Re: Lamkin Crossline vs. GolfPride Tour Velvet
I use GP Tour Velvets on all my irons. They hold up well for me and I'm pretty anal about my grips being in "like new" condition all the time. I definitely lean to the "soft and tacky" camp, I don't care for cord grips at all. I would probably try the Crosslines but they don't seem to make a ribbed version and I prefer ribs on my iron grips (except the GW, LW and SW).
Cost wise, they appear to be about the same to me from my grip sources.
I re-gripped a lot of clubs this winter and spring so I got to see and try quite a few grips.
I re-gripped my wedges with GP DD2 grips, so far I really like them. Definitely soft and almost tacky but I can still feel what the clubheads are telling me on the shot. If they have any kind of durability I think I will like them a lot. The yellow and black coloring is pretty loud, but I guess if you hit a Nike Sumo driver you wouldn't mind too much...
I'm hoping they come out with the grips in some different colors.
I also did a couple sets of clubs with GP Dual Durometer grips. I personally don't like them that well, they feel kind of hard to me for rubber composite grips but the friends who I did them for love them.
I did a set of woods with the Winn AVS Dsi grips and they felt really nice, not sure how they will hold up though. I'm building a new driver and I may use this grip on it.
I really like Winn putter grips and re-gripped all my putters with the Excel AVS graphite grips. Kind of understated looks, but they fit my hand and feel great. As Jack stated, they are very soft and sticky but that's what I like in my putter grip.
Heh... I never took count of how many clubs I actually did this year but my re-gripping station definitely got a workout.