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post #1 of 17
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Just saw an ad and then read an article about these.

 

What's up with these things? Anyone try 'em out? Sounds kinda gimmicky but the testimonials are interesting.

 

I have an old 6 iron, I might buy one and try it out. Trouble is, I'm horrible at golf (working on it;-)), so I'm probably not the best judge of equipment.

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post #2 of 17

I think I asked about these too and I believe someone said they might exaggerate something about your swing if its off. Maybe cause you to hook or slice worse? I cant really remember.

I saw that infomercial and they were VERY tempting a3_biggrin.gif

post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Golfs-for-Fun View Post

I think I asked about these too and I believe someone said they might exaggerate something about your swing if its off. Maybe cause you to hook or slice worse? I cant really remember.

I saw that infomercial and they were VERY tempting a3_biggrin.gif


Is this something they EXPERIENCED or something they ASSUMED?

 

I believe the common consensus is that bigger grips don't release as easily but the Jumbomax guys claim the opposite. I read a bunch of guys bashing the concept on an other site until a Jumbomax rep posted and offered a free set to anyone who would review them. The lead basher took him up on it and never posted the review.

 

Just curious to hear some real life assessments rather than knee jerk dismissals! I'm thinking of installing one on a spare club next summer to see for myself.

 

post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post


Is this something they EXPERIENCED or something they ASSUMED?

 

I believe the common consensus is that bigger grips don't release as easily but the Jumbomax guys claim the opposite. I read a bunch of guys bashing the concept on an other site until a Jumbomax rep posted and offered a free set to anyone who would review them. The lead basher took him up on it and never posted the review.

 

Just curious to hear some real life assessments rather than knee jerk dismissals! I'm thinking of installing one on a spare club next summer to see for myself.

 

Not sure. I cant remember if I asked here or on another forum that I dont go to anymore because its too hostile, but I think the guy was answering based on his own research of reviews, not on personal experience. Just my guess based on his response.

 

Id be interested in trying one on a club I dont really care about.
 

 

post #5 of 17

Ernest and Golfs-for-Fun,

 

If you can set aside your preconceived notions and what you have been told about grip size, putting a JumboMax Grip on your driver may be the best $11 you will spend on golf equipment. I was a skeptic myself until the inventor, Mike Kachlik, took me to the driving range and let me try them firsthand. It took me a few swings to adjust, but I was hitting the ball so much straighter, I was convinced. I now work for the company. 

 

In the early days of golf, the shafts were made of a small tree, whittled down to be the correct diameter so it would offer the right amount of flex. The club makers then fashioned a piece of leather around the shaft for the grip. It had nothing to do with what fit the human hand. We had to adapt to this too-small size through various gripping techniques which most people still struggle with.

 

Mike saw this as a potential flaw in club design and decided to explore it further. He looked at other stick sport handles (and hand tools for that matter) and wondered why golf grips were so small in comparison. Baseball bats, tennis rackets and hockey sticks are all much larger, yet they feel comfortable in our hands when we hold them.

 

Mike began experimenting with golf grips in larger diameters and through his own trials found that they easily outperformed "standard" size grips in accuracy and distance. Testing on hundreds of golfers of varying abilities confirmed his findings. Now it was a matter of developing the combination of materials which would produce a larger handle, offer the correct amount of cushioning and yet retain the torsional strength and twist-resistance a better player would require. The result of his 5 years of development and testing is the patented JumboMax Grip. 

 

JumboMax Grips provide maximum gripping power with the minimum amount of grip pressure required. Because they fit your hands better, you automatically hold it correctly with light grip pressure so you will actually release the club better with more club speed. It is also easier to bring the club face back to square at impact much more consistently.

 

I know it flies in the face of "conventional" thinking, but it is only because we have all been introduced to golf with a certain size grip and that is what we've come to accept as "normal". Once people see how much easier golf can be using a grip that is easier to hold correctly and control, we think that the JumboMax grip will become the norm.

 

I hope you will at least give them your consideration, and I welcome any questions or comments!

 

Dale Rehus

VP Sales & Marketing

JumboMax Golf Grips

 

 

post #6 of 17

I used to recite the "larger grips take your hands out of the swing" mantra too.  But when I got my PURE Grips, I started playing around with the number of wraps, and where I placed them.  I am currently at two wraps for the full length of the grip, and 3 wraps under my right (low) hand (starting the extra wraps at 5" down from the end of the shaft).  This feels the best yet, and whether it actually has anything to do with anything, or not.. my ball flight is much better now.  

 

The biggest thing I noticed about having the larger diameter under my low hand was that I wasn't gripping as tightly as before.  The difference, even though it's only measured in thousands, is like the difference between gripping a pencil and a golf shaft.  In order to feel the shaft in my low hand before, I had the feeling that I had to grip tighter.  Now my grip feels much more relaxed, and I believe that is one of the largest reasons why I am coming into impact with a much squarer face than in the past.

 

I'm starting to lean to the "size doesn't matter as much as you've been told" side.  f3_laugh.gif  Sure wouldn't hurt anything to try one or two and see for yourself what difference it makes.   

post #7 of 17

I have a jumbo max grip on a 11 degree Callaway driver with a senior flex shaft and believe me I have never hit the ball as straight as I am now.  Tried the grip on my 7 iron and did not like the feel on the irons but the driver is a different story.  Just hope  it continues.

post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by BEAGLEDAWG View Post

I have a jumbo max grip on a 11 degree Callaway driver with a senior flex shaft and believe me I have never hit the ball as straight as I am now.  Tried the grip on my 7 iron and did not like the feel on the irons but the driver is a different story.  Just hope  it continues.



If you are hitting the ball straighter now, what was your miss before, more to a fade/slice or draw/hook?  Curious to know WHAT the larger grip did for your ball flight.

post #9 of 17
You know.....looking at your username Ernest Jones... Jones was never an advocate of oversized grips. Always recommended that you use a grip as thin as you can tolerate but not so thin that yo feel like you have no contact or control with it!!! But back to your question...I have not used these or know anyone that has. I would imagine that it would be hard to release the club with them....good luck
post #10 of 17

Curious at this point and have a question for anyone familiar with the product regarding the weight of these grips. looked at the site and see the weight is 104 grams:

 

how does the grip weight effect the swing weight and feel of the club during full swings?

 

thanks.

post #11 of 17

No way these things would fit in my bag...

post #12 of 17

people talk about release like they know what they're talking about...

 

hold a tennis racket or baseball bat like you hold a golf club and "release" it. pretty sure you won't find it to be any different than your golf club. i had these grips and the only reason i stopped using them was because a buddy of mine convinced me to do the "flat line frequency" fitting which requires standard grips. FLF shafts are bullshit by the way. not worth the price of admission. anyway, the grips work. when i switch back to standard tapered shafts, the jumbo grips are going back on. 

post #13 of 17
I've been hitting a draw/hook for 10-15 years so when I put a medium Jumbomax on my Taylormade Burner last week I was sure I would see the dreaded fade/slice because of the "loss of hands"... Surprise!!! I hit 140 or so drivers then played 36 holes the past two days and found out two things--- I can grip the club much less tightly and still hit a slight draw. The biggest difference that I wasn't really looking for, was added distance. I'm 60. In fairly good shape and average around 255 off the box, so I was very pleased with another 12-15 yards.
Shots almost never hook badly with these grips and really seem to go straighter and farther... Think I'll keep them -- at least on the Driver.
post #14 of 17

I tried the jumbo grip on my putter and liked it. So, I thought, what the heck lets give the JumboMax grips a try. I can hit draw or fade shots but can't trust my swing to be consistent enough and tension/grip pressure is usually the culprit when I hit a bad shot.

 

When I tense up I'm strangling the club and I used to wear out a glove every 10 - 12 rounds or so. With the JumboMax grips I'm not seeing any wear on my glove and I know I'm hitting the ball a little farther. I can still hit draws or fades, but I haven't yet gotten control of how much.

 

I put the grips on all my clubs, even my wedges, and I can't hardly stand to swing a club with a conventional grip anymore.

 

I'm going to get fitted soon and I'm wondering what their going to tell me about the big grips.

 

BigWave

post #15 of 17

Hello Dale!!

 

How about sending me a set of grips and I will test them out and give some feedback? :D

post #16 of 17

I don't know about Jumbomax, but I do use 1/8 oversize Winn, and I couldn't go back to a skinny grip. As to the bit about release, if you're going to release first you have to cock. I find a standard grip makes me hold the club too tightly to cock the wrists, and if you don't cock them you can't release them. The oversize feels more secure, so I relax my grip and I get a better wrist cock. I now hold the club so loosely with my right hand that I can take it back well past parallel; not bad for an arthritic 63 year old.
 

post #17 of 17

I have a friend who struggles with his game and he put them on throughout his bag and the next day they were thrown away.  I tried them on the range the day he showed up and I must admit that was one of the worst feels I have ever had.  My draw turned into a filthy hook when trying to square it at impact.  But on a side note that experience does make for some good laughs when we are re-gripping for the season.  "do you remember when I put the Jumbomax grips on" that experience will live on for ever.

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