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03-09-2007, 04:34 PM #1
Victor grip size - how to tell if it's too small for me
I just got a new racket (Victor Prodigy 507), it was selected by a friend, I'm a total beginner only had 3 lessons so far. The grip seems too small to me but I'm used to holding a tennis racket. The grip is 2 but I read that the sizes are different for each brand, I even found one post by searching these forums that said a Victor 2 is equal to Yonex G4. I'm 6'2" so I'm wondering how I can tell if the grip is too small. In tennis it's very bad to have a grip that is too small but for badminton I have no idea what the rules are.
Thanks for any advice.
03-09-2007, 05:40 PM #2
use what your comfortable with
03-09-2007, 06:10 PM #3
The grip is too small if, when your hand is wrapped around it and you're using proper grip technique, your last two fingers are touching your palm.
A badminton grip will definitely feel small after being used to a tennis one, that's for sure. I use a Victor with grip size 2 with one overgrip on top, so since you have probably large hands, you may want a grip size up but of course, it's all feel.
Ideally, you want to go with teh smallest grip you can play with comfortably as a smaller grip allows for better maneouverabilily.
03-09-2007, 08:54 PM #4
if you're that tall, more than likely you'll have a fairly large hand...
Westwood mentioned, some good rules of thumb... err fingers in this matter i guess
I'm thinking the grip will be too small for you.
A good way to find out, is get a couple rolls of overgrip (so that you can peel them off easily enough), and wrap them up around the handle, and go play a few rallies, adjusting them between games by taking off, or adding on layers to see how they feel in your hand.
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