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Getting into PURE Grips

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58 minutes ago, Shindig said:

If I remember correctly, I will need to Gorilla Glue my Game Golf tags into the Pure grips?  I haven't installed the tags yet.

Silicone. They also recommend super glue but that will chew up your grips a bit if you ever had to take the tags off for any reason. I've had tags pop off with silicone so I use super glue - just a couple of drops is all you need.

Don't use original Gorilla Glue. That stuff expands and sets hard like resin.

1 hour ago, Shindig said:

It was fun, a little getting used to, and I think we had some issues with consistent length and being sure the grip was on the whole way.  Plus it seems the grip can stretch and compress once on? 

Yea that's one of the issues with PURE grips. Not a big deal if you're paying attention to the details. They also can twist slightly over time, but it's very easy to fix.

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As of today, I have regripped every club in my bag with a PURE grip, except my putter.  Many thanks to my friend who knows a lot more about this than I do and helped me out.  I am going to write out a bit of my experience putting these on in hopes that it helps someone in the future, or perhaps if I did something wrong someone can comment on that. 

Last week, we regripped my 50 degree wedge and my 6-iron.  Part of that was experimenting a bit;  my friend had never used his air compressor to regrip golf clubs (he had done the traditional way many times).  Grips went on fine, there was a bit of figuring out where to hold the grip when applying the air to get it on, to keep it straight, and to keep it from coming back off (they seemed to want to come back off).

Today, we regripped the other 11.  This went much quicker.  One thing we did was to dip the tip in grip solvent to make it easier to get it on and started.  Between that and hand placement, we got the grips on much faster this time.

I have this weird preference for the grip label to be facing down, not up.  I don't know why.  Getting it set up to go on right was easy once we realized a trick:  put the club the right way into the holder, then put that in the thing that holds the holder (look, I'm not very handy, I'm not trying to be difficult here.  Vise maybe?), and then apply label side up.  

Prior to my arrival (I do not own an air compressor, and my friend has an awesome workshop in his garage), my friend used his air compressor to remove a grip from one of his irons and put it back on.  It was not a Pure grip -- I think it was one of the Golf Pride ones.  We then tried to remove my 9- and 8-irons' Golf Pride grips (the ones installed by Ping two years ago) with entertaining results -- the grips blew up a little.  It wasn't 100% entertaining :  my friend's hand was slapped by the grip when it broke.  I have pictures that I will sync later if there is interest (of the grips post-explode, not of my friend's hand).

All in all, installing 11 grips this morning took us about an hour.  Very fast, very fun, would do again but I expect these grips to last a bit longer than my usual ones (and I'm bad about regripping clubs when they should be regripped anyway).

Now that they're installed, I need to look into keeping them nice.  I really like the feel.

 

Thank you again to everyone who offered help, both in this thread and the main one for the grips.

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Hope you'll enjoy them! 

Did you put on any tape or just straight to the shaft? 

I also angled my grips with the logo down. Primarily because I don't want to make the logo placement wonder if I'm gripping the club right or if it's rotated properly. If I used the logo to align my club, I would never be able to trust that I got the logos at the exactly right spot for every club. It would only disturb me.

If yo remove old grips that will never be put on again, you could cut them up rather than blow. Especially if they are attached with double-sided tape on or just sticks a lot. If you absolutely want to blow them off, put one some gloves and goggles.

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I left the tape that was there on.  With one of the hybrids, the tape came off when I removed the grip, so I put fresh tape on.

15 minutes ago, Zeph said:

I also angled my grips with the logo down. Primarily because I don't want to make the logo placement wonder if I'm gripping the club right or if it's rotated properly. If I used the logo to align my club, I would never be able to trust that I got the logos at the exactly right spot for every club. It would only disturb me.

Same.  I care less about that when a professional applies them -- I imagine especially the ones from the Ping or Titleist plant are inspected for that sort of thing.  But when I'm doing it?  I'd rather not have a reminder of my inability to do these things correctly. 

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