New grips, slick?

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My GolfPride MCC grips has been on a few years, so I decided to get some fresh ones. I took the clubs to Golf Galaxy to have them installed. They’re the exact same model.

I went to the range yesterday. It was extremely humid and I swear the new grips feel much more slick than the old ones.

I’m just hoping it’s temporary and over time they will develop some tackiness.

Has anyone had a similar experience?


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My GolfPride MCC grips has been on a few years, so I decided to get some fresh ones. I took the clubs to Golf Galaxy to have them installed. They’re the exact same model.

I went to the range yesterday. It was extremely humid and I swear the new grips feel much more slick than the old ones.

I’m just hoping it’s temporary and over time they will develop some tackiness.

Has anyone had a similar experience?


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Maybe a stiff brush and some soapy water will make them more tacky. Disappointing I am sure.


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Possibly old stock that sitting around for a few years?
 

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Use warm soap and water to wash the grips.
 

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Maybe a stiff brush and some soapy water will make them more tacky. Disappointing I am sure.


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Both Ed and Scott make good points - I was thinking maybe there's a little sumthin'-sumthin' left over on the grips from the manufacturing process. A good wash might get whatever-it-is off.

If not, you might check in with GP?
 

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If they used solvent to install the grips then there’s a pretty good chance they were wiped down with a towel either soaked in or at least covered partially with solvent. We used to take a little running alcohol on a towel and wipe off each grip fresh after install to clean the grease/solvent off then hand them to the customer or zip tip them together and stand upside down to let any reside bleed out.


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Nothing a gripe or some windex and a towel couldn’t fix
 

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I had the same thing happen, whatever they used to put the grips on was dried on the grip and made them really slick especially if my hands were damp. I cleaned them off with windex, then rinced under a running sink and toweled dry and they tacked right up.

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The answer is.... Dri Tacs!!

I know it's all personal feel but I just don't like the MCC type grips. They're not soft, they chew up my hands and gloves, and they're just not grippy.

I know most prefer them but they're just not for me.
 

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Wash 'em after brushing them with a wet brush - might have some spirits on them from the install.
 

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A quick application of Windex and a rinse solved the issue.
 

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