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Re-Gripping an old TaylorMade graphite shaft 3 Wood.

TopMaster

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So I picked up a TaylorMade Titanium 3 Wood Bubble Shaft R-80 Regular Flex Graphite from EBay for little to nothing. The grips are worn out so I was going to re-grip, but when I got the old grip off, I noticed the butt end of the shaft is enormous compared to other shafts I have re-gripped.. I would never be able to get any grip that I have handy here over that huge end.. At least I am very hesitant to try it. Any ideas about this?
Thank you..
 

ualtim

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TM Bubble shafts had special grips due to their large core (.810 vs .580/.600 standard cores) Tacki Mac and Lamkin still make a replacement grip for them. Try a Google search for them and you should have at least two options.
So I picked up a TaylorMade Titanium 3 Wood Bubble Shaft R-80 Regular Flex Graphite from EBay for little to nothing. The grips are worn out so I was going to re-grip, but when I got the old grip off, I noticed the butt end of the shaft is enormous compared to other shafts I have re-gripped.. I would never be able to get any grip that I have handy here over that huge end.. At least I am very hesitant to try it. Any ideas about this?
Thank you..
 
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Hello.. Sorry for the delay in getting back. We've had some annoying internet issues here locally..
Anyway here is a pic as requested. Thank you ualtim, I'll search that.. So you can see that the tape can't completely make it around the shaft at the butt end..
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So I found some sources for the .810" core grip, and a handy installer tool, but what about the tape? Is a spiral wrap required here? Thank you.
 

ualtim

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So I found some sources for the .810" core grip, and a handy installer tool, but what about the tape? Is a spiral wrap required here? Thank you.
I would go with a spiral wrap as the normal wide grip tape will not be wide enough.
 

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