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What grip size is normally used by professional players?

Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by ditorajo, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. ditorajo

    ditorajo Regular Member

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    I wonder what's the popular grip size used by the pros. Small ones or big ones? I've watched some double and single match videos and I think they used G4 size.
     
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    how can you tell the difference between G3/G4/G5 by watching a video? :eek:

    the camera is so far away and you are talking about millimeter differences.
     
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    Yes. You're right. But I noticed those players used smaller grips (G4 or G5) when I watched the replay or sometime I used slow motion and zoom features to get a very very closer look.
     
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    grip size

    The Korean women's team all use G5 Yonex rackets, I've read Kim Dong Moon uses G3, but then he's pretty tall. I wonder what Yoo uses, he's about my size.

    I started playing with G3, then moved to G4 and now only feel comfortable with G5. Do most people use thinner grips as their game improves? I don't know many league players who use really thick grips.
     
  5. ditorajo

    ditorajo Regular Member

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    In my case, I use G4. I used to use G3 before but feel less power and control. Since you need to have a 'reasonable space' between your thumb and pointer finger while holding the racket in badminton, I think smaller grip size will give you extra control and power while you swing the racket. Means 'loose' better than 'tight' in badminton.
     
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    So KDM has big hands with long fingers.



     
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    In the Athens olympics MD Semi Final (against Sang Yang and Zheng Bo), I noticed a white grip underneath the blue overgrap he is using. Assuming he would choose the racquet with the biggest grip avail (G4 in Korea), it should be a G3 (or even G2).

    jl
     
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    Sometimes, a racket in a big man's hand looks like a match stick. :D
     
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    I think HA Tae Kwon was using the AT-800 G5 racquet during his 2004 Olympic Men's Doubles final match. KIM Dong Moon's Ti-10 looks like it is of bigger grip size. It was either that or he was using double grips.
     

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