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Re: Regripping myself now... question? 7 years 5 months ago #58234

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Spaceman_Spiff wrote:
Well I've been purchasing pieces/tools here and there to re-grip my own clubs.... I took the grips off my driver, 3 and 4 hybrids today. I still have yet to purchase the final and most I,portent piece.... A vice. So now I've got the grips off them, I am still looking to purchase a heat gun and vice.

Did I mention I'll be re-shafting my clubs myself too? Hence the heat gun...

Vice and heat gun will be purchased this weekend!

I'll bite on this one.

1) You don't need a vice. After you put the tape on the club, put some solvent in the grip with your thumb or forefinger over the hole on the end and shake it around. Then pour out the excess through the hole in the end over the grip tape. Now instead of using a vice, put the clubhead on a towel on the floor and wedged between your two feet. The angle of the shaft will naturally make it easy to get leverage on sliding the grip on with ease. Once the grip is on you have about a minute or so to adjust it so it is aligned properly.

2) Not sure why you need a heat gun. I've never seen anyone use it to regrip and I have regripped without one and have never come close to having a grip slip off the tape.

Let me know if you need any more help. PutterAddict is also a great person to talk to about it.
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Re: Regripping myself now... question? 7 years 5 months ago #58236

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Bruce, I think his heat gun is for reshafting the clubs.

I'm also looking into doing all of this on my own one day.
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Re: Regripping myself now... question? 7 years 5 months ago #58237

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As previously mentioned, re-gripping is very easy and inexpensive. Just did two wedges this afternoon. I do not use any tools (other than a utility knife to cut the old grip off) either or put the club in a vice. Hate to pay retail for grips (use GP New Decade Multi-compound and them suckers are $9 + dollars in a retail store) so I buy off Ebay and put them on myself. A roll of grip tape and bottle of solvent from Golfsmith are all you need to grip several sets of clubs. Like another poster, I re-use the solvent by letting the excess drip into a large plastic bowl and using a funnel to put it back into the bottle. As long as you use round as opposed to ribbed grips, it is not absolutely critical that the grip go on perfectly straight. You definitely have a few minutes after sliding the grip on to adjust the grip to exactly how you want it. The only build-up I have ever done is with my Mashie hybrid. The butt diameter of this shaft is .590 so I put a layer of masking tape under the double sided grip tape to build it up to .600 to keep a consistent feel with the rest of my clubs.

One thing to watch when installing your own grips is the size of grips you buy and the butt diameter of the shafts the you are putting the grips on. Same grip size as butt diameter will yield a standard men's grip size. If the grip size is smaller than the butt size (i.e., .580 grip size on a .600 butt shaft), it will actually yield a finished grip that is .020 oversized to standard. Opposite effect if grip size is bigger than shaft butt size (finished grip will be undersized to standard). Learned this lesson the hard way when I tried to put a standard NDMC grip (.600 grip size) on my Cleveland Classic with C. Kua shaft (.650 butt size). After struggling mightly to get the grip on the club, the finished grip was HUGE in comparison to what I am used to and what I wanted.
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The only build-up I have ever done is with my Mashie hybrid. The butt diameter of this shaft is .590 so I put a layer of masking tape under the double sided grip tape to build it up to .600 to keep a consistent feel with the rest of my clubs.

One thing to watch when installing your own grips is the size of grips you buy and the butt diameter of the shafts the you are putting the grips on. Same grip size as butt diameter will yield a standard men's grip size. If the grip size is smaller than the butt size (i.e., .580 grip size on a .600 butt shaft), it will actually yield a finished grip that is .020 oversized to standard. Opposite effect if grip size is bigger than shaft butt size (finished grip will be undersized to standard). Learned this lesson the hard way when I tried to put a standard NDMC grip (.600 grip size) on my Cleveland Classic with C. Kua shaft (.650 butt size). After struggling mightly to get the grip on the club, the finished grip was HUGE in comparison to what I am used to and what I wanted.


This is great information I didn't consider at all... thank you for sharing! Now I need to verify both for sure. I bought jumbo grips to test this go round, but I know for sure my hybrids and driver are have wider butt ends (i know i know) and I don't want to feel like I'm gripping a baseball bat. But I definitely need larger grips, I've worn out my most recent gloves from my finger nails breaking through the tips and digging into my palm, and when i warmup without a glove, my fingernails again dig into my palm far too much.
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Re: Regripping myself now... question? 7 years 5 months ago #58299

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Sounds like you definitely need larger grips. I have always understood that your fingertips should touch your palm but should not dig in. Most new grips will have the grip size listed on the label and most if not all have the grip size printed on the inside of the grip at the very bottom (i.e., 60R for a .600 round grip). A few graphite shafts have the butt size printed on the shaft but most you will just have to go to the shaft manufactures website or do a google search for specs or your particular shaft. Same with steel shafts.

The basic premise of standard men's grips is the smaller the size, the thicker the rubber in the grips. A .580 grip on a .580 butt shaft will have the same diameter as a .600 grip on a .600 butt shaft because the .580 grip has slightly thicker rubber than the .600 grip.
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I'm way late on this post but I wouldnt even put masking tape in for your grip.

- If the purpose of your masking take is to make the grip bigger than merely lay more double sided tape. The masking tape will be nothing but a pain to get off later. I have re-gripped a few clubs with my coach and at my old job and boy there are some nightmares out there.

- As for any tips on re-gripping just be super consistent and even on what ever you put down. you may not think it wont make a difference but you will think about the issues every time you come up to the ball.
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