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What grip should I use?

post #1 of 21
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I need to regrip my woods/hybrids and don’t know what to use. I play in pretty dry conditions for the most part but with all the types and brands I'm lost.
post #2 of 21

i just put on a set of the WINN and love them

post #3 of 21

What I did was go to my local pro shop, and try different grips. Granted you can't swing clubs with them, but you can get a good idea of what feels comfy to you. Asking on a site will get you Many different answers, and that won't help. 

 

With re: to the Winn's, I have the DriTac mid size grips on my driver, and 3 wood. While they feel soft, and tacky, I found out later that they wear out pretty fast, so I'll probably replace them when they wear out with another brand. 

post #4 of 21
The used club rack also allows you to feel different grips on the actual clubs and be able to swing them.
post #5 of 21

winn feel very nice but as hammer 4 said they do not last very long.

golf pride last the longest and have a wide variety to choose from 

personally i play lamkins tour velvet 

all going to depend on what it feels like in your hands

post #6 of 21

Golf pride new decade or Pure pro.

 

The pures are cheaper and they can be installed with compressed air, taking about 1/10th of the time and being removable without needing to cut them off. Plus they are a very nice texture and the rubber remains tacky for a good while. If you want to install them yourself you'll thank yourself for getting the compressor attachment along with a set because you never have to remove old tape after the first install. Having done it both ways, the compressor method is worth it and you never have to pay someone to regrip for a method that takes 15-20 seconds.

 

The Golf prides are half cords, meaning they have a cloth layer embedded in the rubber on the butt half, making for a rougher texture. I like them because I play without a glove so the extra texture gives me a great grip, plus they work better than most grips in wet conditions which I don't avoid, and they last long enough to be well worth the money because they last double what most traditional rubber grips last. They cost almost double though, and not everybody likes the rougher texture (they all have baby hands).

post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by LuciusWooding View Post
 

Golf pride new decade or Pure pro.

 

The pures are cheaper and they can be installed with compressed air, taking about 1/10th of the time and being removable without needing to cut them off. Plus they are a very nice texture and the rubber remains tacky for a good while. If you want to install them yourself you'll thank yourself for getting the compressor attachment along with a set because you never have to remove old tape after the first install. Having done it both ways, the compressor method is worth it and you never have to pay someone to regrip for a method that takes 15-20 seconds.

 

The Golf prides are half cords, meaning they have a cloth layer embedded in the rubber on the butt half, making for a rougher texture. I like them because I play without a glove so the extra texture gives me a great grip, plus they work better than most grips in wet conditions which I don't avoid, and they last long enough to be well worth the money because they last double what most traditional rubber grips last. They cost almost double though, and not everybody likes the rougher texture (they all have baby hands).

i dont like the pures for just 1 reason if i have to double layer the tape to beef up the size a little bit. and as far as the full or half cords my baby hands got destroyed by them. but hey did play very nice  

post #8 of 21
I don't like anything better than Chamois mid-size, and they last a long time.

Never had my hand slip with a Chamois and I don't use gloves. The surface allows so much traction that somebody with tender hands probably wouldn't like them if they hit very many balls.
post #9 of 21
Just did all my irons with Lamkin crosslines (love the old school look) and put Pure Pros on my woods and hybrids. First time with the Pures, I like the way they feel but it'll be a while before I get a chance to swing 'me, unless of course I pony up for the simulator this week.
post #10 of 21

I'll second the recommendation of the Golf Pride New Decade.  I try to avoid getting rained on, but in Florida during the summer (winter too sometimes) you do sweat.  The New Decades perform well wet or dry and they do wear well.  I wear a glove most of the time but they don't bother me even if I don't have it on and I have pretty soft hands.

post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by mikeparker View Post

I need to regrip my woods/hybrids and don’t know what to use. I play in pretty dry conditions for the most part but with all the types and brands I'm lost.

That's like asking what type of woman you should marry!

Go to your local Golfsmith, other golf retailer, or pro-shop and pick 'em up and feel them. I love the GP New Decades but what I, or anyone else likes means nothing to you.
post #12 of 21

Yeah. grip preference is personal, you have to try for yourself. Just bought these as I'm still trying to use up all my tape & solvent before going with air compressor installed Pure Grips. Good deal @ $35 for 14 grips and also got a dozen Ray Cook balls free, although probably not all that good. I used to be a steadfast Golf Pride Tour Velvet user but have discovered that alternate brands aren't that much worse, although w/regards to grip, I'm more flexible than most.

 

http://www.rockbottomgolf.com/zero-friction-advantage-series-grips.html


Edited by nevets88 - 2/17/14 at 11:30am
post #13 of 21

I'd just like to point out that the pure pros come in midsize as well as standard, as do the golf prides. In fact that's what I use because I like a bit thicker grip. If you like a bit more buildup you can use masking tape but the midsize is about 3-4 wraps of grip thicker and feels better to me. If you haven't tried midsize grips it's worth trying out different sizes.

post #14 of 21

If you like a tacky feel and may need some moisture management than have a look at Lamkin UTX, they address both issues.

post #15 of 21

Pure Pro. Easy to install and last longer than other grips I have used over the years.

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post #17 of 21

I have Lamkin Crosslines on my clubs now and like the way they feel and love the longevity of them.  I like the idea of the Pure grips (no solvent, ability to change them with just a compressor, more colors, etc..) but haven't seen them any place local where I could wrap my hands around them.   Does Pure make a grip similar to the Crossline?   If so, how does it hold up compared to the Crossline?

post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by teamroper60 View Post
 

I have Lamkin Crosslines on my clubs now and like the way they feel and love the longevity of them.  I like the idea of the Pure grips (no solvent, ability to change them with just a compressor, more colors, etc..) but haven't seen them any place local where I could wrap my hands around them.   Does Pure make a grip similar to the Crossline?   If so, how does it hold up compared to the Crossline?

I just regripped all my irons with crosslines but did my woods and hybrids with Pure Pros. Won't get to really try out the Pures till winters gone but they feel amazing in your hands. I'm thinking next regrip will be all Pures.

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