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#31 z18

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:03 AM

View PostDeNinny, on 16 May 2018 - 10:51 PM, said:

I've played Iomic Stickies and NO1 Pros and they were great in terms of traction and no slippage.  But my issue with both was the very quick wear.  Both are silicone based elastomers which makes them wear and feel a little different than rubber grips.  To me they grip better but wear out faster than rubber.  Not worth it to me but neither is rubber.  I much prefer GripMaster leather grips.
Particularly if you don't play with a glove, IMHO I don't think there is a better grip than one made of leather. I haven't had mine long enough to vouch for their longevity, but supposedly they last much longer than rubber.

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#32 DeNinny

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 12:28 PM

View Postz18, on 30 August 2018 - 05:03 AM, said:

View PostDeNinny, on 16 May 2018 - 10:51 PM, said:

I've played Iomic Stickies and NO1 Pros and they were great in terms of traction and no slippage.  But my issue with both was the very quick wear.  Both are silicone based elastomers which makes them wear and feel a little different than rubber grips.  To me they grip better but wear out faster than rubber.  Not worth it to me but neither is rubber.  I much prefer GripMaster leather grips.
Particularly if you don't play with a glove, IMHO I don't think there is a better grip than one made of leather. I haven't had mine long enough to vouch for their longevity, but supposedly they last much longer than rubber.

I can vouch for the longevity of leather.  After six years with GripMasters on my Mizunos they are still as good as brand new.  Also my new Miura set has had some for two full seasons and again they play like newly installed.

And rubber or any polymer is fated to decay as soon as UV light from the sun hits it. This, couple with the mechanical abrasion of your hands rubbing against the grip will cause them to wear faster.  There is no way around this.  Polymers are much more susceptible to UV light decay over leather.
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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:26 PM

I have the Tour G 50s on a few clubs and really like them. Tackier and slightly thicker than GP Tour Velvet (I find GP TV too slick feeling). They are pricey but quite durable so far (almost 2 yrs)

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