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Reduce the size of the grip?

Discussion in 'Grip' started by stanley85, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. stanley85

    stanley85 Regular Member

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    Anyone tried to use whatever method to reduce the size of the grip?

    I can only find G3 grip size here and it is a bit big for me..is it possible to use sandpaper to make it thinner? lol...
     
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    You can use overgrip to replace the original grip, which usually much thicker. Yes, you can sand down the grip size, but you need to make sure do it in a balanced way on all sides.
     
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    Be careful of the smaller grip size. I have found that since I have increased my grip size it help my tennis elbow ;)
     
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    well ya, i'm afraid that i can't balance on all the sides..thats why i'm not sure what else can i do:confused:
    I tried to use overgrip, but it still seem too big for me..:(

    the G3 just way bigger for my hand...
     
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    If the bare wood is still way too big, besides sanding it down, there's nothing you can do.

    Babolat VS grip is the thinnest overgrip I've tried. I usually use 1 layer of VS and layer of Yonex on my G4.
     
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    ehm..look like i can only stick with the size of the grip...

    thx guys. :)
     
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    get a g4 racket?
     
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    can't get 1, i asked a few website and they say they only sell G3:mad:
     
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    Hey, Stanley85,

    You really haven't tried too hard I fear :). Just look at the UK website for Apacs rackets, for example. apacs-sports.co.uk. Almost all the apacs rackets come with G4 - it's the standard grip for their rackets. Oh, and their rackets just happen to be great quality and fantastic value for money Just read the reviews on this website!
    All the best luck.
     
  10. stanley85

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    nope...I only hunt for yonex:p
     
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    Oh, don't be so passe :p Yonex is so 'yesterday' ;). No, seriously, as a Yonex user myself (AT500), I recently broadened my horizons and dipped my toes into the Apacs seas, buying a Nano 900 Power. I was pleasantly surprised. Give Apacs a go - you may feel the same :)
     
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    nope, i already own 2 arc-saber 10;):D
     
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    hi Mike,

    your testimonial is quite interesting, but i hope more players can voice their opinion and their experience that using a bigger grip size can help avoid tennis elbow, or is it really true tat tennis elbow "will" happen with when using a smaller grip. i do have tennis elbow before but i was thinking tat i might have some problem with my handling the racket, poor strokes, etc, until i read yr experience.

    then many players can have a better understanding and choices. have less injuries and a better game for a long time. Enjoying badminton :)
     
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    Hi there.

    I not sure whether I had a tennis elbow or whatever, last time when my hitting position were incorrect, it causes my arm, the joint of my arm feel pain. After i learn the correct way to hit the shuttlecocks, my arm no longer feel pain.

    cheers.
     
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    Having re-read Dinkalot's comments on the Arcsabers, are you sure you don't want to reconsider the Apacs? :eek::eek::eek:;)
     
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    well, what he wrote was according to his taste but not mine. So does it mean I have to follow his though? :eek:
     
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    I just had a very interesting experience relating to this topic today.
    I was using APACS AP700 with towel grip, then later I tried out my new Yonex AT600 without any grip. straight-away I can feel the tennis-elbow "feeling" on my hand. Therefore, I think the grip size does play a part, but as to will bigger grip size negate tennis elbow, I think need further experimentation
     
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    Have you considered looking for smaller grips such as G4 and G5 overseas?
     
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    haha well said:):D u r rite jus go for ur feelings... i own arc 10 too is a great racket imo... well review is review but most important is how u urself feel... +1 for u and good luck on finding a smaller grip racket... cheers:D
     
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    Steady guys ! Just a little leg pulling. I agree with your comments. Honest.;)
     

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