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Grips of Choice

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by warbirdlover, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    It looks like a U.S. leather grip company has sprung up as a competitor to Grip Master.

    Based in Texas. Best Grips: Genuine Leather Golf Grips and Covers Made in the USA

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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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  3. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Used to be a lot of Vardon's around when I was growing up. Mangy pests. Ate chickens and possums. We'd hang 'em up in the barn and skin 'em while they was still livin'. Turn 'em back loose and they'd grow the skin right back. Had a few of them hung around the barnyard and I swear we skinned 'em four or five times. Never thought about makin' golf grips. Used the hides for useful things like underwear. I can still remember the soft... the very soft... the cuddly soft... feel of that Vardon fur on my..... Excuse me. I need to go take care of some business. Be right back.
     
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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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  5. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    I wanted to try blowing on the grips with something underneath because with the regular grips I felt they might not be to size and it recommended doing that on the SpeedyGrip gun I tried. So I popped off the Lamkin Z5 tour taper grips (no tape on shaft) with air (works great!) and put on some clear 2" wide duct tape I bought that was the right thickness. I didn't want to use painters tape because I wanted the tape to be more permanent so that in the future I can just use air to remove and replace the grips and no fooling with tape anymore. Grips blew back on with the tape just great and I'm a happy camper. This is fun! (Especially since we can't golf yet up here). :p And the SpeedyGrip gun works much better then the Pure grip gun and at lower PSI.
     
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  6. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    If'n it cain't be fixed wid duct tape, tha Good Lord cain't even fix it.:D
     
  7. PaPaD

    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Duct tape is kind of "glossy" on the outside (slippery-ish). I hope the grips stick ok. The rubber inside of most grips will stick really well to steel, graphite, and most any tape that is rough on the outside like masking tape, friction tape, etc. Do NOT use electrical tape. I never tried duct tape to build up diameter.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    I didn't notice it going on any easier then with no tape and couldn't budge them pulling on the grip so will find out.
     
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    Me too. I switched to Tour Wrap Midsize a couple of years ago. They are great for us seniors and are very reasonably priced. I tried Winn grips and they didn't hold up very well.
     
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    Lamkin Crossline Midsize. I notice you guys talking about blowing on grips. I used to make my own clubs. Had a set of irons for each day of the week. Had a complete shop in the basement with L and L machine, a frequency analyzer, etc... I always blew on grips. No tape, no special attachment for blowing on grips. Just a standard blow gun.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    I've put on some grips using different methods (air/no tape, air//tape, solvent/tape) and different grips (58 core, 60 core, midsize, standard) and am going to measure the "outside diameter" 4" down from the end of the grip so I can see what the sizes are by diameter where your hand actual goes. The charts and info out there is just a mishmush of useless information. I'm doing this for fun while we still can't golf up here in the tundra.
     
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    It's what I use now, with two layers of tape.
     
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    I went to Lamkin midsize crossline for a few years, but back to golf pride.
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Some members at our course think the pro shop should stock "a few" grips. We've tried to explain the reality. Some like Golf Pride. Some Lamkin. Some Winn. They you have a number of different materials/styles offered by each manufacturer. In any given brand/style you have standard, midsize, and oversize... which doesn't include something for the ladies. Each brand/style/size needs at least 13 in stock at any one time to regrip an entire set. To cover the three sizes in each brand/style would suggest a minimum of 40 grips each. The three main manufacturers and 3 to 5 styles in each brand... you're well on your way to an initial stock of 500 grips. Then, there are the putter grips.

    Someone buys one grip. Now you don't have enough of that style to regrip an entire set. So, when do you place an order for a handful of grips and pay shipping, etc.?

    So many golfers have a favorite brand/style and it would be very difficult to satisfy all. I've been extremely negative about the course getting into the grip business. We've got more than enough, now, in balls and gloves and hats and shirts. Let the local Dick's or Golf USA stock the grips.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    sssmokin and I have gone to the GolfPride MCC+4 (STD). Really like them and I see that's what you use according to your sig.
     
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    Yuppers. I am back to Golf Pride MCC+4, but with two layers of tape. Before the MCC+4, I used to do one layer of tape with two more on the lower hand, until I went to the midsize crossline, but no more. MCC+4 is comfy.
     
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    Also on the grip conversation, I have used many putters, and a lot of different grips. I have gone back to the Odyssey #9 with a standard Winn AVS grip with one layer of tape.
     
  18. thegolfclubdoc

    thegolfclubdoc Active Member

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    I use the tacki-mac arthritic jumbo grips. Love the feel.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
     
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    Lol, funny story. Ive been gaming the Scotty Futura X. Also, i sold the new round back, and bought s Newport. Just back from the custom shop... for sale.....it's pretty. Ill attach a pic
     
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