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    Default Several options for increasing grip size.

    I was wondering whether which option below is better and appropriate to increase the size of the yonex grip from yonex G5 (3.25inc) to G4~G3 (3.5 - 3.75inc) instead

    Option 1: Removing yonex original factory grip in the first place, follow by installing Karakal PU super replacement grip, then add on one layer of overgrip

    Option 2: remain yonex original factory grip, adding Karakal PU super replacement on top of it.

    Is it compulsory to remove the original factory grip in order to install the replacement grip???
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    nuh u can keep factory grip on, do wot u think feels good

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    darkyboy is right on. i find the best way to find what is comfortable is to try it out.

    However, if it comes to a choice, i vote for 2. i think option 1 is a bit... different. reason being, Karakal PU is one of the best grips out there, and chance are it would feel better than the other overgrips.

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    i'm using Opt 1. Option 2 may just make your grip really thick. removing the base & use PU super directly is perfect.

    the grip on Zelm is karakal PU super directly with base grip removed.

    my arc10 is running with karakal PU super as the base & a wilson overgrip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack85 View Post
    Is it compulsory to remove the original factory grip in order to install the replacement grip???
    I'd do it anyway. The original factory grip is applied without any insulation layer (e.g. electric tape) so if the grip gets soaked in sweat it becomes very hard to remove later.

    What I usually do is to remove the factory grip, apply 1 layer of electric tape (as insulation & to keep the handle clean), 1 layer Karakal PU a layer of Wilson overgrip -- pretty much like Donny's ARC10.

    I usually only need to change the Wilson overgrip maybe every 1-1.5 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnyGan View Post
    i'm using Opt 1. Option 2 may just make your grip really thick. removing the base & use PU super directly is perfect.

    the grip on Zelm is karakal PU super directly with base grip removed.

    my arc10 is running with karakal PU super as the base & a wilson overgrip.
    Hey donny, do you accept students for grip wrapping? Your finish product of your grip wrapping is good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgbad View Post
    Hey donny, do you accept students for grip wrapping? Your finish product of your grip wrapping is good!
    For the new ZELM, I'm sure he'd even throw in "How to photograph good grip wrapping".

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    i'm a sucker for grips. i can't stand untidy grip job & taping at the cone.

    anyway, they are not perfect.

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