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    Default Gripping a badminton racket.

    Hi. I leave my factory grips on my rackets and then use Yonex's super grap to grip over them. However, when I finish gripping my rackets, they feel big and squishy, as opposed to when my friends grip them, they are aren't as big and squishy. What am I doing wrong? I like the handle smaller. (I already try and pull them as tight as I can).

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    Do your friends use overgrips over the factory grips as well?
    How much overlap do you have?
    Are they using replacement grips (removing factory grips)?
    What is your rackets grip size?

    Yonex G3 or G4 or G5 (thicker - thinner)
    Victor G3 or G2 (thicker - thinner)

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    Ask them to show you how to apply it properly. Has to be under constant tight tension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanucksDynasty View Post
    Do your friends use overgrips over the factory grips as well?
    How much overlap do you have?
    Are they using replacement grips (removing factory grips)?
    What is your rackets grip size?

    Yonex G3 or G4 or G5 (thicker - thinner)
    Victor G3 or G2 (thicker - thinner)
    My grip sizes are Yonex G5 and Victor G2. I only put one yonex super grap over the stock grip. Are less overlap better than a lot of overlap in general? O_O

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    Here's a good video:

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Ask them to show you how to apply it properly. Has to be under constant tight tension.
    Any good videos you know of that I can view online? =] or maybe I should just tell them to grip it for me.
    Thanks.

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    Lol you knew what I was gunna ask!

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    . ...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioxyg3n520 View Post
    My grip sizes are Yonex G5 and Victor G2. I only put one yonex super grap over the stock grip. Are less overlap better than a lot of overlap in general? O_O
    The amount of overlap is up to user preference. I tried very little but now just do a normal half overlap. I find it fits my hand better while still giving me room to be a bit more manuverable. I use RKEP G09 overgrips on my Yonex G5 and Victor G2. I find the RKEP grip is thinner than Yonex super grap.

    Have your friends show you how to grip (as visor suggested).

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    Hmmz....the way the video shows is opposite what i've being doing always.....i would usually use the tapered end with the double-sided tape on the bottom of the handle rather than at the top....then the top portion i would cut it diagonally to taper it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porky View Post
    Hmmz....the way the video shows is opposite what i've being doing always.....i would usually use the tapered end with the double-sided tape on the bottom of the handle rather than at the top....then the top portion i would cut it diagonally to taper it again
    where've you been?

    this method has been around for a while... so you don't have to trim at all at the cone

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    there is another reverse method

    u need not trim at the start

    just take the cut thin strip side n stick to the shaft bottom n work it up to cone.

    u can cut it when u end it near the cone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Here's a good video:
    this is a good video

    but the thing is that if your grip comes with the brand or model, you cant do like this rite? the brand n model is be upside down..

    n if u want it to be the right way up....it shd be considered good for left handed racket n not for right handed

    pls correct me if i am wrong

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    ^^ yes, that is the downside.

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    There's a better way to grip a racket according to left and right handed? O.o

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioxyg3n520 View Post
    There's a better way to grip a racket according to left and right handed? O.o
    yes, all factory grips are wrapped for right handed comfort... try grabbing one with your left hand and you'll see that your fingers go across the "grain" of the grip instead of going with the "grain" with your right hand

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    so the right side should be going downwards correct?

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