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    Default Badminton grip size issue

    So living in Canada most of the racket that I love are g4, while in Malaysia I always play g5, but in Canada they don't sell g5, so is there any idea how can I reduce my grip size from g4 to g5, I want it smaller. It possible to do it with a kicthen knife? or anyone do you have any method to cut this damn wood?? I saw my friend had g6 racket and g5, I envy them. In Canada most head heavy racket seem to be g4, while headlight for double g5. g4 too big for me so, how can I reduce it. I already remove the original grip and is still too big for me.

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    Perhaps using a small sander to sand the grip from each of the sides, might take a while but is safer than hacking it with a knife.

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    Thanks but I have no money to buy sander haha. Is there other cheap equipment that I can use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1994 View Post
    Thanks but I have no money to buy sander haha. Is there other cheap equipment that I can use?
    Sandpaper. Might take a while.

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    I have the same problem; I went so far as to import from Japan... about $20 for shipping so quite reasonable.

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    Personally I take the original grip off and just use one or two layers of overgrip on the wood, seems to do the job for me. G4 with one layer of overgrip is very small indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racketman123 View Post
    Personally I take the original grip off and just use one or two layers of overgrip on the wood, seems to do the job for me. G4 with one layer of overgrip is very small indeed.
    I do a single overgrip on my G4 rackets, it works but isn't very comfortable, and still feels a bit larger than G5 with the original grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemrod View Post
    I do a single overgrip on my G4 rackets, it works but isn't very comfortable, and still feels a bit larger than G5 with the original grip.
    Best get sanding then

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    So I am dead meat if I can't get sander? What about knife instead of cutting I scracth one layer by layer, tried that, but it will takes 4 hour to do that lol it might make things worse. Sigh.

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    Just get a $5 filing tool from Home Depot. And do this. But make sure you maintain the bevels!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvppjvGX4Ik
    Last edited by visor; 07-27-2015 at 09:32 PM.

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    I used one of these with satisfactory results:

    http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-12-101...dp/B00002X1ZC/

    Bevels weren't perfect but good enough for me.

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