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My PE2's came with those spiral style rubber grips.  About 10 years ago I had them re-gripped with nearly the same style.  Having trialed some G400's this past winter, which had the "Tour Velvet" grips, and thinking it's about time mine get redone, I'm looking at options.  I'd really like to keep the Ping logo - no, not a brand snob, just preference.  The Tour Velvet certainly had a softer feel to them which felt pretty good. I don't recall whether they had a Ping logo on them or not; a quick search did not find them. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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4 hours ago, iacas said:

Unless you order grips from PING you're not keeping the PING logo, basically.

My recommendation: http://puregrips.com/. By far.

Hmm, well dang.  Guess I'll have to decide just how important that Ping logo is.  Looking at the Ping website, and the reviews, it would seem the ID8 are the closest to the Tour Velvet that were on the P400's.  I rolled back through the forum pages and found another thread on this as well - good info. 

The other question I had is about grip size.  I just did the Lamkin grip sizer/type ( http://www.lamkingrips.com/choosing-your-grip/find-your-size ) and it says my grip is "mid size".  Looking at Ping's sizing chart, it has me in the "standard" (close to Gold, +1/32"). My current grips have white lettering (standard) and they seem to fit pretty well but since I'm close to the gold wondering if going up a size makes sense.   What are the prevailing thoughts about grip sizing - favor a little larger than smaller?   I know for a spell some years back, some of the folks I played with were favoring upsized grips on their drivers.  I did try this at one point (persimmon days we're talking here) and honestly cannot recall whether it was helpful. 

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@iacas has sizing of your grip changed over the years? Old thinking larger grips could produce a slice new thinking play the size that feels comfortable no harm ball flight. 

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55 minutes ago, jmanbooyaa said:

@iacas has sizing of your grip changed over the years? Old thinking larger grips could produce a slice new thinking play the size that feels comfortable no harm ball flight. 

No. I've stuck with what's been comfortable. I never really bought into the BS about grip size.

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2 hours ago, iacas said:

No. I've stuck with what's been comfortable. I never really bought into the BS about grip size.

Thanks for this. I've been considering midsize with maybe one wrap for the comfort offered my arthritic hands. I have them in wedges and I like them a lot. Plus I used them years ago, and couldn't see that I blocked shots right because of them. Nor do I find standard grips help me "roll" my hands. Best, -Marv

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14 hours ago, colin007 said:

PUUUUUUUUREEE

FTMFW.

How can that be if they don't say Ping on them? ;-) I did check their website and they appear to have a big following.  To be honest I'd never heard of them before @iacasmentioned them.

PS; also had to look up FTMFW :naughty:.

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12 hours ago, MarvChamp said:

Thanks for this. I've been considering midsize with maybe one wrap for the comfort offered my arthritic hands.

I play with a quite a few guys in their 70's that have the grips built up on their clubs for this reason.

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17 minutes ago, scotth said:

I play with a quite a few guys in their 70's that have the grips built up on their clubs for this reason.

That would make some sense.  I know I'm already loosing some tactile sensitivity in my hands. Also gripping things often feels like I'm working with a pair of mitts at times. Didn't think to ask some of the older guys I play golf with in Yuma.

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i regripped a few of my irons, with Winn dri-tac midsize and really like the feel...  the other irons i didnt regrip have the Tour Velvet on them and i like that grip too...  but if i was going to stick with one... i'd go with Winn Dri-tac 

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On 6/24/2018 at 12:41 PM, fishgolf said:

Hmm, well dang.  Guess I'll have to decide just how important that Ping logo is.  Looking at the Ping website, and the reviews, it would seem the ID8 are the closest to the Tour Velvet that were on the P400's.  I rolled back through the forum pages and found another thread on this as well - good info. 

The other question I had is about grip size.  I just did the Lamkin grip sizer/type ( http://www.lamkingrips.com/choosing-your-grip/find-your-size ) and it says my grip is "mid size".  Looking at Ping's sizing chart, it has me in the "standard" (close to Gold, +1/32"). My current grips have white lettering (standard) and they seem to fit pretty well but since I'm close to the gold wondering if going up a size makes sense.   What are the prevailing thoughts about grip sizing - favor a little larger than smaller?   I know for a spell some years back, some of the folks I played with were favoring upsized grips on their drivers.  I did try this at one point (persimmon days we're talking here) and honestly cannot recall whether it was helpful. 

For what it's worth, I regripped my I25 irons, Ping G driver, and G15 3 wood with Golf Pride CP2 grips and I love them.

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My clubs are gripped in Ping ID8 1/32 oversize with reminder rib.  They can be had online pretty easily.  I have played with PURE grips and they are nice, not magic or anything.  The PURE grips are available online and they install them at my club in Michigan.

My ID8's are blown on, no tape.

I got the ID8's on my irons new Ping I200's and I liked them so I added them to all my clubs.  I really like the reminder rib also it helps keep a consistent grip and a tactile feel if you are opening or closing the grip.

 

I played in the rain with the ID8's and I had no problem with no glove.

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On 6/24/2018 at 2:10 PM, jmanbooyaa said:

@iacas has sizing of your grip changed over the years? Old thinking larger grips could produce a slice new thinking play the size that feels comfortable no harm ball flight. 

Definitely old thinking, at least as it applies to me anecdotally.  I have a midsize grip on my driver (accidentally chose the wrong one when I got it re-gripped) and my misses go left far more, both in how often and in magnitude, than they go right.

I keep thinking I'll get it regripped right, but I'm hitting it fine and at this point, when I want to regrip next I'll just buy the darn air compressor and install pures. 

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It is that time of year again for me. The summer season is over time to regrip. I am going with Tour Velvets from MCC for the fall winter months. Velvet 360 for driver and 3W. Always cool to get new grips. 

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