I tried one of these grips on a demo club at Golf Galaxy this past winter and fell in love with the way it helps reduce wrist movement during the stroke (i assumed this was a big problem in my game). I purchased a new Cleveland Bronze blade putter (which I also loved) and promptly had a SuperStroke Slim grip put on.
I have played about 15 rounds with this putter and haven't noticed any real improvment (i might be worse). Because the Bronze putter has a soft(er) face insert, it seems like the fatter grip eliminates a lot of the feel and feedback I get on putts making it harder to judge distance. Also, it seems like with a blade putter (inherently lighter than mallet style) the large grip causes it to feel even lighter and less pedulum-like, as the weight feels spread out thru the entire club. This makes a smooth back-and-forth stroke tougher regarless of the lack of wrist movement.
This might all just be in my imagination, since I haven't been putting particularly well, but i remember really liking the feel of the Bronze putter in the shop and not getting that same feeling after installing the new grip. That being said, I never actually played with the new putter b4 installing the new grip (it was winter and this was an xmas gift) so I have nothing to compare it to (the putting i did on the perfectly flat, synthetic surface in the Golf Galaxy hardly qualifies as "real" putting).
Q1: Has anyone else had this issue? Is it just in my head?
Q2: Is it possible to have a SuperStroke Slim grip removed w/o destroying it (like they did my original cleveland grip)?