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Overgriping racket over the shaft damages the racket ?

Discussion in 'Grip' started by LD rules!, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Optiblue

    Optiblue Regular Member

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    I've always gripped mine that high, all personal preference!
     
  2. Yoppy

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    Do you hold the racket higher too?
     
  3. Alom

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    I've also been doing this for a while. I find it easier to kill shots off at the net when gripping the racket slightly higher (where the cone connects to the shaft).
     
  4. Deathsticks

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    that is because as you hold the racket towards the middle it decreases swing weight. making it more maneuverable
     
  5. pickles8768

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    lol that's not a over grip then, tennis overgrips are just like badminton ones, no glue except at the bottom tip. tennis replacement grips replace the old original grip and that does always have a strip of glue end to end on the grip. do not use tennis replacement grips on a badminton racket, very bad.
     
  6. caduceusnz

    caduceusnz Regular Member

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    I've got a tennis replacement grip on my Lethal 60 because I really like bulky grips (covered by an overgrip). Fills my hand and reduces unintentional movement of racquet at the grip level (which gets magnified at the head level).

    @ Pickles: why's a tennis replacement grip "very bad"?
     
  7. Trmun

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    The size of them is pretty ridducoulus and makes you lose a lot of power unless you got gianourmus hands...
     
  8. Yoppy

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    caduceusnz can you show us (with pic) how you wrap your grip??
     
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    caduceusnz Regular Member

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    [​IMG]

    I've actually got average sized hands (18cm long x 10cm wide). Had been using skinny grip for past couple of years until rediscovered the joy of a big grip in the last few months.
     
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    Can you hit a back to back backhand clear with that?
     
  11. caduceusnz

    caduceusnz Regular Member

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    Not overhead (but can't do that with any grip/racquet) but anything below 45 degrees above the horizontal I can. Guess I'll infer you think that grip size is important in backhand clears?
     
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    Yes and no, I guess it depends on the player. It helped me a lot when I learned how to hit a proper backhand to go down in grip size (I had 2 replacement grips on top of each other, my only excuse is I was young :p) partly because it was easier to do a bevel grip and partly because I could get more power from the wrist/tightning around the grip.

    But again, I guess it depends on the player.
     
  13. Yoppy

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    Thats certainly a big size mate :p
     
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    Yes you can find overgrips with the strip... I played competitive junior tennis for 4 years and tried many different grips in that time. Of course that was 20 years ago and I haven't played tennis regularly in 15 years so I'm not sure whether they are still available. I also know the difference between overgrip and replacement grip.
     
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    @ Yoppy: given all this feedback I'll certainly give a slimmer grip another go. I find though I don't have to focus much on holding the racquet with a bigger grip, whereas with a thinner grip I have to consciously grasp more tightly to keep the racquet from slipping.

    Anyway, this is all off-topic, if it's not already created, I'll start another thread on grip size later.
     
  16. Yoppy

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    hi caduceusnz, I personally have very small hands in comparison to most and therefore i always go for G5 rackets that are smaller grip size. Plus I also put a very thin layer of grip on the racket (by streching it and cuting them).

    Maybe you can try changing the grip type as well, while its smaller it will also give extra grip on your hand. I just found few months ago a Wilson grip, the package is in red and white colour and has Roger Federer pic on it, its really good.
     
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    @ Yoppy: have started another thread here.
     
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    my thumb sometimes reaches up that highfor a net kill.
     
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    Yeah it's one of those guidelines isn't it that the closer you are to the net, the closer your grip should be to the shaft of the racquet?

    By the way, just to keep this post vaguely on topic, I agree overgripping at the shaft shouldn't damage unless it's a very poor quality paint job on the racquet (or you use superglue to stick the grip on to the shaft and then try to get the grip off later!).
     
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    my armortec 500 GR version. Due to wrap the grip till the shaft.

    It is normal that when you swing the raquet it makes noises?
     

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