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    Default g5 double grip vs g4 single grip.

    Ok, my question is basically in the title, for discussion purposes lets just say that the grip is yonex supergrap. Is it "better" to have a g5 and add 3 grips so it will be the thickness of g3, or buy a g4 and grip it once, which will also be g3 thickness.

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    if you want the extra cushioning then go with G5.

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    It's your personal choice.

    but i like thinner grips, more maneuverable & powerful IMO

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    well... heong they are the same thickness i just asked this becuz i tried both and g5 with 2 super graps seems to be more "cousion" or "jello" compared to g4 with 1 super grap.

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    basically what phandrew said then.. if you want extra cushioning then go with g5 with double grip

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    IF you prefer more head heavy....then G4 with 1 overgrip. G5 with 2 overgrips makes it a tad more headlight IMO.

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    really?? i thought it was the same thing.

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    Well assuming your G5 and G4 have the same BP, you'll make the G5 more headlight if you add 2 grips.

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    is this just a really minor thing or a big thing, does it affect the performance a lot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AznDude View Post
    is this just a really minor thing or a big thing, does it affect the performance a lot?
    The amount of weight is going to be so small that the BP will shift a couple of mm so the difference is going to be too small to notice.

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    but i got a question, has anyone tried to sand their g4 to a thinner grip like down size it to g5? because i wanna give it a try for my 3u4 racquet.

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    You could do that. I've read that some members have had success with sanding down their grip. I tried it for a bit, but decided mid-process that I'd rather not risk making a mess of it. Instead I use a single overgrip over the wood, instead of a single replacement grip like I usually do, to get a smaller grip size.

    I agree that a smaller grip makes a racket more maneuverable and powerful.

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    anyone know if the warranty will void if you sand the racket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkwingduck View Post
    anyone know if the warranty will void if you sand the racket?
    Wouldn't try it if the racket was still within the warranty period, they'll probably class it as "damage on purpose".

    I've sanded down G3 handles to approx G4/4.5 before, just make sure you do each face the same number of times for consistency (and also try and apply even pressure!), and also make sure you wrap the sand paper around a solid rectangular block (wood, plastic etc) to make sure its flat when you start sanding. Hadven't has a problem so far, apart from more rounded bevel edges!

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    I prefer playing with a sanded, round handle. If I can feel the hard edge of the bevels, I feel awfully awkward playing with the racquet.

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    i've sanded one of my rackets before.

    and i overdid it making it not symmetric and round. (just using the paper without any block or something (not so smart i know))

    It was very small maybe g6 or smaller, so i applied extra grips to make it bigger but the feeling was not really there till I tried only putting a replacement grip. The grip is still small and round but it feels very good and plays good also. Now I use finger power very much . Small grips is not bad at all and the racket is much easier to swing despite same head heavyness (i think).

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