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Several options for increasing grip size.

Discussion in 'Grip' started by jack85, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. jack85

    jack85 New Member

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    I was wondering whether which option below is better and appropriate to increase the size of the yonex grip from yonex G5 (3.25inc) to G4~G3 (3.5 - 3.75inc) instead

    Option 1: Removing yonex original factory grip in the first place, follow by installing Karakal PU super replacement grip, then add on one layer of overgrip

    Option 2: remain yonex original factory grip, adding Karakal PU super replacement on top of it.

    Is it compulsory to remove the original factory grip in order to install the replacement grip???
     
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    nuh u can keep factory grip on, do wot u think feels good :)
     
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    darkyboy is right on. i find the best way to find what is comfortable is to try it out.

    However, if it comes to a choice, i vote for 2. i think option 1 is a bit... different. reason being, Karakal PU is one of the best grips out there, and chance are it would feel better than the other overgrips.
     
  4. DonnyGan

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    i'm using Opt 1. Option 2 may just make your grip really thick. removing the base & use PU super directly is perfect.

    the grip on Zelm is karakal PU super directly with base grip removed.

    my arc10 is running with karakal PU super as the base & a wilson overgrip.
     

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    I'd do it anyway. The original factory grip is applied without any insulation layer (e.g. electric tape) so if the grip gets soaked in sweat it becomes very hard to remove later.

    What I usually do is to remove the factory grip, apply 1 layer of electric tape (as insulation & to keep the handle clean), 1 layer Karakal PU a layer of Wilson overgrip -- pretty much like Donny's ARC10.

    I usually only need to change the Wilson overgrip maybe every 1-1.5 months.
     
  6. Sgbad

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    Hey donny, do you accept students for grip wrapping?:D:p Your finish product of your grip wrapping is good!:p
     
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    For the new ZELM, I'm sure he'd even throw in "How to photograph good grip wrapping". :p
     
  8. DonnyGan

    DonnyGan Regular Member

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    i'm a sucker for grips. i can't stand untidy grip job & taping at the cone.

    anyway, they are not perfect. :eek:
     

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