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What are you using for grips these days?

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by ualtim, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. ualtim

    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    I bought the Golf Works Gripping Station the other week as some of my tools did not make the trip to Texas. If I get up early enough tomorrow, I am planning on re gripping the i10's with the Ping ID8's.

    It should hopefully simplify the re-grip process and speed it up, although I am a bit rusty in my club making skills. During the sabbatical, I worked on a few clubs for my parents as they passed through Orlando on their way to Naples each winter and occasionally for a friend or coworker, but the volume of work was way down. I am hoping it comes back to me fairly rapidly.
     
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    MGP Clubmaking Ho Supporting Member

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    Yeah, still see him and talk with him once in a while. We played golf at least once last year that I remember. Trying to get together with him to play again soon. He may pop up here again.
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    It's like riding a bike.

    I got lost though when the adjustable club heads came out with all the different tips and adapters. I used to buy a lot of clubs, take them apart and sell them separately. Harder to do these days as everybody on eBay wants shafts with X adaptor.

    Still though, gripping is gripping.
     
  4. ualtim

    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    Muscled through a grip change today. First club took longer than expected as it was the first ones in years, but I eventually got into the groove. I also put Sensicore into the irons to see if I can get them a bit more comfortable. That install was fairly easy, no issues there.

    Pet peeve, OEM 's who spiral wrap their grip tape. Pain in the butt to peel that stuff off the handle in small pieces rather than in two large pieces. Eventually found a way to cut be grip off with out scoring the under lying grip tape so at least I got the most of the tape off in fewer pulls. At least Ping does not use that ultra thin grip tape that is next to impossible to pull off by hand. That stuff is like super glue.:mad:
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Linoleum knife. Get one. Takes me seconds to scrape all the tape off of a club. Quick wipe with a rag of acetone removes the residue. Bam...off to gripping.
     
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  6. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    I use a heat gun for grip tape removal.
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Just let it burn off?
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Hit it with heat for a few seconds and it comes right off.
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    newer tape will...the tape that was under my irons for about 12 years....heat didn't do a damn thing for that stuff.
     
  10. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Don't know what to tell you. I've used heat on grip tape that Jesus played.
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    I'm skeptical.
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    I just scrape it off with a grip tape scraper-offer-thingy from Golfworks. No issues.
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Anders_H mmmm, beer

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    Question: I have midsize grips on my woods wich I love, had jumbo on my previous irons but standard on my new Mizzies, you think I should get midsize or jumbo on the new babies or is it a question about "if it an't broke don't fix it"??
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    It all depends on how thick the mittens are you have to wear during 90% of the golf season in Sweden!!!:D
     
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    Splunge Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Is there any good way to salvage a grips that get stuck on the shaft when I get them halfway on? Or do I just have to cut them and restart with a new grip?
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Use a compressor to blow them on...never get stuck, and always come off to be re-used.

    You could, theoretically, inject more solvent under the grip and get it to slide off...but honestly, it's more work than it's worth for me.
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    I like the Ping ID8's so far. Very comfortable and quite grippy without the harshness of the full cord. Of course, the comfort may have something to do with the Sensicore inserts, too. Totally forgot that I had installed them with the grip change and did not notice any change in weight or balance of the clubs. Best part is that my fingers feel great after the hit this morning, no stiffness, swelling, or pain.

    Good start for the new grips and Sensicore inserts.
     
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    Splunge Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    At five bucks a grip, i would probably be worth it, how would you go about getting it underneath?
     
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    A syringe.
     

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