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Getting your clubs regripped. It is a necessary evil for those that enjoy to play or practice the game fairly frequently. The problem is that most golfers do not change out their grips nearly as often as they need to and because of that deal with issues of slipping, poor grip, and even bad ball striking because of it. Why do we put it off? Why go through the issues of poor play and bad grips? In my opinion, it can be directly linked back to two reasons. First, if you regrip your own clubs, it has been messy and a hassle in the past. Tape, solvents, and other tools all to get your grips on and off and make it work. As someone that has always taken the care to do their own clubs, I can tell you first hand that it was usually a chore in doing so, and not that it took hours to complete, just the hassle of going through it has always left me putting it on the back burner. Second, if you do not do your own clubs, the cost and time associated with paying someone to do them once or twice a year can be a real pain in the you know what. Dropping clubs off to a store, picking the grips, paying someone $2 per grip to put them on (+ the cost of the grip) only knowing you are going to be doing the same thing in 6 months is something none of us look forward to. Enter PURE Grips and a company that says they have a solution to all of the issues that I just described.

A System & Grip For Almost Everybody

PURE Grips Tools
PURE Grips is a grip company and we will get into the grips themselves shortly, but before we do so, we want to talk about the tools used to make this such a revolutionary product. First thing to go over is the air compressor. An air compressor is needed and used in the installation of the grips. If you do not have one, the PURE Grips technology will not be able to work for you, however before you stop reading, we can tell you that one person was so enamored with the process and system that he went right out and bought an air compressor because he knew in the long run, not only would he be saving money on the installation, but he would be able to get properly fitting grips when he needed them, with no mess or hassle at all. Air compressors can be as cheap as $40 if you find a nice sale and in the end, we recommend having one anyway (for numerous reasons). The second tool is the “gun” or PURE Custom Installation Attachment and it is threaded to fit just about every standard air compressor that you have or purchase. The gun itself is nice and sturdy and seems very durable and it comes with a green plastic attachment that fits right on the end. This is where the butt of the grip will be plugged into and it works very well in that regard. The PURE Custom Installation Attachment (gun) will run you about $35.

Grips
Being that PURE is a grip company first, they offer 5 different models that differ in style or feel. Rather than list each one here, you can read about each model they offer on their website catalog PURE grip page and see which one might be the perfect fit for you. Each PURE grip has what they call Injection Mold Technology and what that does is offer perfectly balanced walls of consistent thickness and no seams. According to the company, this advanced technology makes PURE Grips exceedingly well balanced, giving you an edge that exists with no other grip. The grips themselves are made of an interesting blend of rubber that seems to be incredibly water resistant. Testing in the humid conditions of Florida Golf during the summer left most of our testers with no slipping and solid feel throughout. As for the durability factor, THP has been testing these grips for months now and not a single grip is showing any kind of wear. We even put the PURE grips on all of our driver shafts at the recent THP Fall Golf Outing & Demo Day where they were hit repeatedly by 50 golfers over and over again and still not a single sign of wear. One thing is for sure, the company stands behind its product and the durability. They are the first we can remember that guarantees the grip to remain tacky and perform in all conditions for a full year. If you manage to wear one out before then, they will replace it free of charge.

The "Gun" Ready For Use

Most of the THP testers that tried the grips out were extremely positive, however there was one sector that was used to a certain style of grip that did not find what they were looking for from the PURE Grips selection. Those were golfers that are used to some sort of corded grip, they really struggled to find something that offered the same feel. However for the rest of the testers, the different styles seemed to work flawlessly.

Installation
Oh, the joys of writing this section of the review. What used to be a hassle or a pain due to time and money is now actually a whole lot of fun. While I could explain this until I am blue in the face, this simple video from PURE Grips, shows exactly how easy it is. I can tell you first hand, that this video has no trickery or anything else, the grips do slide on just that easy and come off just that easy. It takes a minute or two to get used to, and then you can do an entire set of clubs in minutes. In fact I did 17 driver shafts in less than 10 minutes before our THP Demo Day, without rushing at all.

PURE Grips Tapeless Golf Grip Installation Video from Wes Brasher on Vimeo.

A couple of things to note, we did this all without a vice and had no issues whatsoever, but we definitely recommend using one if possible. Tapeless installation means just that, no more tape or solvent to deal with, but we did try and build up a few grips with tape and once again, it worked perfectly. One question kept coming up during the review was whether or not you could install other grips using their installation gun and compressor. The answer is yes. It worked flawlessly, however we only recommend doing it with the PURE Grips without tape do to the injection molding they use to prevent slipping.

Overall
THP could not be more thrilled with our introduction to PURE Grips. From the quality of the grips themselves to the installation process and the ease of doing it yourself, they have a complete package winner on their hands. If you are an avid golfer, we definitely feel as though this is a complete system you should look into. Three things highlight the entire package that make it worth its weight in gold for any golfer.

1. The ability to keep fresh grips on your clubs without taking them in for installation or without having to do the install yourself using tape and solvent which can be a messy and time taking process.
2. The durability of their grips is outstanding in our opinion so far and has really exceeded expectations.
3. The enjoyment of being able to put the grips on and off (any grips) and fine tune in stretching, rotating, and more to get the exact fit you want for your game.

The grip is one of the most important aspects to the game of golf and with systems like this that make it tremendously easy, there is no reason why someone should not be able to perfect the art of regripping and find a perfect solution for their needs. For more information on the PURE Grips or the entire system, check out their website at www.puregrips.com.

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Josh is the Publisher of The Hackers Paradise and co-founder of THP Media with his wife Morgan Babbitt. Together they share a passion for golf, and they travel the country along with their two dogs in the THP Tour Van bringing their love and knowledge of the game to golfers everywhere.

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  1. thanks1974 says:

    One of my favorite reviews that you’ve done JB. Awesome read. I’ve always seen my favorite big box store install my grips and have often thought ‘I could probably do that’ but always shied away from it due to all of the materials involved as well as the time it would take to practice and get it right. This system looks/sounds simple, easy to use, and straight forward that even I could get it done myself.

  2. Ryan says:

    I love that this product has made re-gripping so much easier. You are 100% correct when you say that it is a pain. I wasn’t a huge fan of the grip itself, but I suspect that is mainly due to it not being my preferred style. I’d like to try a different style to see what it is like.

  3. SethO says:

    Great review! These grips intrigue me very much. Using a compressor to blow on the grips is certainly the way to go. It is very nice to be able to change grips while watching TV.

  4. Adam says:

    As someone that has been using an air compressor for years now, I totally agree that it is MUCH easier and faster to do. It also makes it possible to reuse grips to find the correct size for players (remove grip, add a layer of tape and reinstall. I would like to note a couple of things though…1, it is very loud, and there is definitely a reason that the PURE video had a nice soundtrack playing over it! If doing this in a public setting, be mindful of the air compressor noise, and the noise coming from the grip while being installed/removed. 2, I have had grips explode while using this method, and more often than explode, they will balloon up (causing your heart to skip a beat in anticipation of the explosion!). Use EXTREME caution, and the proper safety gear (glasses, gloves, etc.) when using this method.

  5. Administrator says:

    Adam,
    I agree that it is loud, but I have a question for you in regards to the issue with blowing up grips and expanding balloon like grips. Were these PURE grips? I did not have a single issue with their grips doing this.

  6. bonknhead says:

    I’m interested in seeing these grips in person. I re-grip my own clubs, but like the article states it’s a messy, smelly job. PURE did a good job in making this chore easier. Thanks for a great article JB.

  7. Chris says:

    I have a feeling Adam may NOT have been using between 60-120 psi on the compressor and/or only applying with 1-2 second shots… imo

  8. Wes Brasher says:

    As Adam states, it is dangerous to blow conventional grips off. We do not recommend that, we prefer to cut them off. However, if a PURE grip is installed with air, it will blow off without popping because it does not have a seam or weak spot to explode. Also, we have a more detailed instructional video on installation located at http://puregrips.com/blog/view/video_tutorial_on_pure_grips_tapeless_golf_grips_installation/

    Thanks!
    Wes from PURE grips

  9. Great review!

    I happened to walk into the PGA Superstore in Roswell GA determined to get some new grips. On that day, PURE just happened to be in house doing a demo. The guys at their booth very very pleasant and helpful. The feel of the grips is hard to explain. But they are not like “typical” grips, but I mean that in a good way. Your grips will never feel like they are going to fly out of your hands with PURE grips, thats for sure. At any rate, I picked out the grip that best fit my hands, and then shock of shockers, the PURE rep told me how much he’d charge me, and how long it would take. Suffice it to say, I went out to the car and got all my clubs. 15 minutes later, my entire set was re-gripped. But in the mean time, wondering around the PGA Superstore, I managed to pick up a new wedge… So of course… I re-gripped it on the spot. An entire set of clubs re-gripped for less than $30. Can’t beat it. And these things are good looking too! Keep up it up PURE.

    I sent am email into PURE, and their CEO took the time to respond in a very thoughtful way. I think that spoke volumes as well. I’m a customer for good.

  10. Rick Yorke says:

    Great information and review–thanks!!

  11. SeeMoreGuy says:

    Had a few grips changed at the same Roswell, GA PGA store a couple of weeks ago and was suprised to see them using the Pure Grip system to install my GP New Decade grips. Worked like a charm and quickly too, I might add. Am considering picking up my own system for home.

    SMG

  12. 10YardDraw says:

    I know im a little late seeing this but i gotta say im excited to try this system out once my grips need replaced, well done Pure it really seems like a quality product that works great

  13. portaltib says:

    special sale on the installation gun at TGW
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  14. AkE84 says:

    Just bought a set of these grips now, hated regripping with tape and solvent. Looks like I did`nt make a to bad purchase.

  15. Canio says:

    I’ve got a set of these grips, and I just bought a 3 gal. compressor to install them. I’m really looking forward to NO solvent and tape!!

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