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Advantages - if any, of using more then 1 over grip?

Discussion in 'Grip' started by Sonic Smash, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Sonic Smash

    Sonic Smash Regular Member

    Jul 18, 2010
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    BA Mathematics Student
    London, UK
    Hey guys,

    I was reading around and was intrigued by how many people used more then one overgrip. I just wondered why? Is it all down to comfortability, i have never tried more then one because i assumed the racket would feel the same to everyone with a single grip? Is it perhaps to make the end of the racket heavier? or for people with large hands?


  2. Mark A

    Mark A Regular Member

    Sep 2, 2005
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    Warehouse dogsbody, Stringer, Panda reseller,
    St Helens, UK
    Grips are never used explicitly to move a racket's balance; that will happen anyway.

    An overgrip tends to lie in the 0.6 - 0.7mm region, while replacement grips can be anywhere from 1.6 to 2.0 mm. Thus, using two overgrips can give a size "between" replacement grips, and this is why it's done. I would estimate it takes three overgrips (@0.6 mm or so) to go up one complete Yonex grip size, so people with very precise requirements (like me) can fine tune it (but I'm happy with a 1.7 replacement grip right on the wood of a G5;)).

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