Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Big grip VS Small grip?

Discussion in 'Grip' started by johnnxiv, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. johnnxiv

    johnnxiv New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Your job
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Which one you prefer? and why?
     
  2. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    13,663
    Likes Received:
    292
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Big if you're a power player, small if you're a deceptive placement player. I prefer medium. :)
     
  3. latecomer

    latecomer Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,076
    Likes Received:
    45
    Occupation:
    selfemploy
    Location:
    aberdeen
    There is no big or small, only corrected grip size.
     
  4. craigandy

    craigandy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,363
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    UK
    Why do you say that. Just that when I try a bigger grip I lose power.

    I prefer smaller grip(wood then towel). Easier for me to keep a relaxed grip and easier to change to different grips and allows me to keep space between palm and grip.
     
  5. Elisha

    Elisha Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    818
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    I believe this as well. Small is too uncomfortable and big is a bit too comfortable so everyone needs to find their own preferred size.
     
  6. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    4,115
    Likes Received:
    246
    Location:
    Germany
    Extremely thin (small) for deception and quick movement. :)
     
  7. Shinichi

    Shinichi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Teacher
    Location:
    Brunei Darussalam
    Go for the correct grip size
     
  8. Elisha

    Elisha Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    818
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    [MENTION=93632]Shinichi[/MENTION] - how are you liking the TK6k? Did your local store get more stock of the MX90?
     
  9. Shinichi

    Shinichi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Teacher
    Location:
    Brunei Darussalam
    already post the review of the K6000. I haven't check for the new stock of the X90
     
  10. Thompson

    Thompson Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Supervisor Pharmaceutical Industry
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    I think this is different for each person, we all have different size hands also right?
    I prefer medium. Wood, protection tape, thick overgrip.
     
  11. ucantseeme

    ucantseeme Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,397
    Likes Received:
    116
    Location:
    Location
    I think it depends on liking, level of play, technique and the size of your palm. I have small hands and use Yonex G4 with a layer of towelgrip on wood for summer and a layer of thin overgrip with less overlapping for winter.
    From my experiences I lose control and can't change the grips quickly if I use a too thick grip. It offers a strange feeling like holding a tin of coke and I cant use fingerpower properly. Maybe I have small girlish hands. :D I noticed only disadvantanges if I use a too thick grip. Too thin grips can cause tennis elbows, but I never had problems.
     
  12. meteor

    meteor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    and what would that be?
     
  13. ucantseeme

    ucantseeme Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,397
    Likes Received:
    116
    Location:
    Location
    IMO and from my experience the gripsize is right by this rule of thumb. Grap the rackethandle like shown on the pic. Beware this is NOT the correct way to hold a racket. If your fingers nearly to slightly touch your palm the gripsize should be right or a good start to customize the grip for your liking. It will offer room between your palm and racket and you will be able to use finger power. If you grab it the right way. With adding an overgrip or by replaycing the factory grip with a thinner grip you can tune your grip for your liking in both directions.

    DSC_0047.jpg
     
  14. Cheung

    Cheung Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    16,326
    Likes Received:
    49
    Occupation:
    wannabe badminton phototaker
    Location:
    Outside the box
    From that picture, I advise having a smaller grip diameter. YMMV.
     
  15. Elisha

    Elisha Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    818
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    I agree. That grip seems a bit big.
     
  16. ucantseeme

    ucantseeme Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,397
    Likes Received:
    116
    Location:
    Location
    Funny thing. At my club all are laughing about my small grip. :D
    I must add that I grapped it loose on the picture. If I grap it tight my ring and middlefinger touch my palm clearly.
     
  17. Elisha

    Elisha Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    818
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    A little on the big side (G5 stock grip with G08 0.75mm):

    CAM00050.jpg

    Perfect size (G5 stock grip with G11/G09 0.6mm)

    CAM00049.jpg


    Of course the bigger one feels very nice and cushy but on certain occasions, I feel like the racket is also going to fly off when I do an extra large and fast swing!
     
    #17 Elisha, Jul 9, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2013
  18. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    13,663
    Likes Received:
    292
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Nah, that towel grip is fluffy and compresses easily, so it only looks big.
     
  19. Elisha

    Elisha Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    818
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Lol like a shag carpet.
     
  20. Cheung

    Cheung Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    16,326
    Likes Received:
    49
    Occupation:
    wannabe badminton phototaker
    Location:
    Outside the box
    I notice that Europeans (including ethnic asians who have learnt badminton in Europe) tend to favour wider diameter grips relative to their hand size. Of course, this is a very general observation. Perhaps a lot of people crossover with tennis with which you definitely need a bigger sized handle.

    I used to have a large diameter grip. Then I was taking some lessons and found it hard to copy the coach in doing some hold and flick shots and manoevering the racquet head for smashes. Since the coach and I were around the same height and build, I wondered if any other factors could be at hand. I had a look at his racquet and was astounded to find the handle so thin. Later that evening, I took a few layers off the handle. Took a bit of time to get used to. I find I prefer smaller sized grip for doubles and a marginally larger grip for singles.

    If I see people having difficulty moving their racquets around, I can't resist asking them to reduce the size of their grip. :D
     
    #20 Cheung, Jul 9, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2013

Share This Page