Grips. Additional weight: 4-8 grams; Change in Balance: Negligible; Half size shrink sleeve. ...
Increasing One Size (1/8”) The most effective way to bring your grip up one full size is using a heat shrink wrap. You will need pliers to remove a staple from the current grip, a heat gun the to shrink the wrap and either a new grip or you can use your old one if in good condition. Remove the current base grip carefully if this is down properly you will be able to reuse this later.
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This is the most common, cheapest and easiest way to increase the size of a grip. An overgrip is a tape-like cloth wrap that is applied to the grip of a tennis racquet to provide extra stickiness, softness, and/or absorb sweat. This tape comes in a variety of materials and thicknesses.
This is the PROPER way of increasing a grip size. Each heat sleeve will add exactly one grip size and maintain the grip’s shape. It is done by shrink wrapping a rubber sleeve on to racket handle pallet. It is quick to do and the preferred method by most racket brands. If you add a heat sleeve and it is too big, it can be removed.
Adding two will increase your grip size by 1/8 of an inch for a full-size increase. ...
Increasing 1/2 Size (1/16 inch) If you’ve ever used an overgrip, you increased your grip by 1/2 size. Most overgrips are 1/16 inch thick and are perfect for many players to achieve just the right grip size, as well as provide extra moisture absorption and cushioning.
A typical overgrip will increase a grip by 1/16 inch. You can also increase grip size using a heat-shrink sleeve. One heat shrink sleeve will increase grip size by 1/8 inch. Both methods will increase overall racquet weight slightly (7-16 grams), but the benefits of a correct grip size far "outweigh" the disadvantages of this added mass. We also recommend you replace your grip regularly.
If there’s a lot of space for your index finger to fit in between, try out a smaller grip. Remember! It’s always better to go with a smaller tennis racquet grip size than a larger one. There are a number of ways to make a grip larger including overgrips and heat shrink sleeves.