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baffled abt grip

Discussion in 'Grip' started by |R|S, Oct 21, 2001.

  1. |R|S

    |R|S Regular Member

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    i own a mp77 and i took out the original grip and replaced it with pacific smash grip and a thin overgrip. i find that the weight is fine but its too small for my hands, so i added another not so thin overgrip. and the racket became very heavy!!

    y is that so??

    i thought the thicker and heavier the grip is, the racket willl feel lighter isntead as the balance point is changed...
     
  2. kaushik

    kaushik Regular Member

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    hi,
    how do u expect a racket to feel light when you put a heavier grip.when u put thicker or heavier grips the "net weight of the racket" is going up.Only the balance is shifted so u do not feel the weight on the head.
     
  3. |R|S

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    that is wat i mean...

    but in this instance, the racket feels heavier! it is as if the racket becomes head heavy!
     
  4. modious

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    Frankly speaking, I've no idea because the racket head should feel lighter!!
    But what you're saying is that it feels heavier rite??
     
  5. Tony Halim

    Tony Halim Guest

    Hey |R|S!
    Whatever feels good to you.... just do it!
    If making your grip as thick as a baseball bat makes it feel lighter to you.... then do it.
    I personally have given up trying to figure out these things eg grip sizes, string tension, racket balance etc etc. : )
    That's why all my 3 rackets have different grips, grip sizes, strings and string tension.
    They each feel great to me anyways and I can use any one and still play to my best ability.
    Moral of the story: Stick to what feels good to you.
     
  6. |R|S

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    hmm....
    what you say does make sense, but still, i want to know how come this is happening... just curious =)
     
  7. ptang777

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    Maybe the new grip is lighter than the original grip. Therefore the head will feel heavier. Some grips even though being thicker could be lighter.
     

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