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Butt Cap Enlargement (Bulbus) 


 

For some of us, the stock/manufacturers butt cap is not to our liking. This could be for a number of reasons such as:


Uncomfortable, causes blisters/hard skin, racquet has a tendancy to slip or twist. 


For me, the benefit of an enlarged butt cap, is having a little more at the end, to allow for more 'whip' without holding the racquet too tight.


 

Original (Wilson BLX) Butt cap

 

Custom Butt cap (bulbus)

 




Richard Gasquet re-gripping his racquet. Note the oversized butt cap.



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Comparison. Original - Custom

 
 
 



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For this particular customisation, I used heat shrink of various sizes .


 

1st to apply  -    1/4"
2nd to apply -    3/4"
3rd and last  - 1 1/2"


For this method you will need:


Heat shrink (Specially formulated heat shrink sleeve increases handle size by 1/8" (full grip size) per application.

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