I didn’t see any issues with over tightening and I got mine about as tight as I could using just my hands. The videos from GP show that it is possible to over tighten a grip but the fix it just loosen the end cap and re tighten. No rush of ruining the grip as far as I can tellA couple more questions on this.
do we know what the tension system itself is? I tried looking around for it and didn’t see it mentioned in detail anywhere. From the video it almost appears like tension wire (I’m thinking FJ BOA or Puma DISC),
any concerns with over tightening? Or losing tension over time?
Once you get them on, you twist the top with the horn, and twist the bottom of the grip, and that locks it on the club.
It is super easy and I did it while watching TV. I could have changed most of my bag in the time it would have taken me to drive somewhere so this is huge for me. The worst part is the tape removal in my eyes but that could also be a thing of the past soonEight minutes for removal sounds like a lot of fun for someone who has never tried this before! I have an older set of clubs that I will definitely try this out on. Taking my clubs once a year to the PGA superstore near me and dropping them off so they can change the grips has never been a big deal and the installation fee was pretty reasonable for the convenience. Plus, it would give me time to try new putters on their putting green while I waited. However, having the opportunity to do this at my own home sounds like a lot more fun to me. I’m interested to see how the grip feels. Great review and I’m looking forward to see what the other forum members have to say about it.
I'm in agreement about the grip itself. I like the MCC grip, in midsize, so I would prefer that material. But when talking about the Helix technology, i found it to work great, and didnt encounter the issue of the horn not going on the grip far enough.I was a lucky one to be a tester and I was 50/50 on the product. Yes for a first time installer i took my time doing the installs but IMO the grip itself reminded me of the Black Widow grips. They were very thin and slick. Also I had a problem of getting the tool far enough into the grip to do the install, but I put a little oil on the tool for the next 2 grips. Yes it is an interesting concept but I just didnt like the grip that they chose to use for it.
I didn't use any chemicals to get the old tape off and my clubs where all a year old when I removed the tape. Just get a hair dryer and heat it up to loosen the glue and it will peal right off. Once you do that go to the cupboard and grab so Extra Virgin Olive oil and a wash cloth, put some (2 table spoons of oil) on the washcloth and rub the tape residue and it will come right off. Then just use some rubbing alcohol and to remove the oil and your done. Was super easy and I have never done grips before in my life.Just after I bought all the tools to do my grips the "old" way!! Looks like a pretty cool idea!
Only issue is the removal of old tape, still gonna need those stinky chemicals....
Its more than people think, but if people didnt have to deal with tools necessary, it would definitely increase.This seems SUPER promising! Love when we get some new innovative tech in the golf world. These seem to be a major step forward in the grip world, but does GP expect them to have good marketability? I think there is a certain small % of golfers who change their grip regularly (its not even every THP'er), other than that people fall into the very infrequent or the "you can change a grip?" category. Obviously to spend the $$ on R&D GP expects this to provide a return, I'm just interested to see how quickly this becomes main stream.
Grip can’t explode like a grip installed with an air compressor.
According to Golf Pride (and most other grip companies used on tour) if you use a cord for example, high pressure air can cause deformation and even ripping of the individual cords. It is one of the biggest reasons it is not done at the highest level this way.