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#1 rawbuffalo

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:54 PM

I’m looking for a grip similar to the the upper cord section of the new decade multi compound. Not a whole lot of cord and not super roughy.  Would a BCT cord grip be what I’m looking for?


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:13 PM

Yes, the BCT is pretty light on the cord compared to the good ole' days of cord grips, in my opinion.  Certain Lamkin UTx versions are "cord-lite" as well.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:30 PM

View Postcmb71, on 17 May 2018 - 07:13 PM, said:

Yes, the BCT is pretty light on the cord compared to the good ole' days of cord grips, in my opinion.  Certain Lamkin UTx versions are "cord-lite" as well.

Have you had the chance to try both? If so would you say it’s a comparable feel?

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:35 PM

I've played both and feel the UTx is a bit more tacky than the BCT. I like tacky so I prefer it. Firmness is comparable.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:36 PM

I've tried most cord grips out there (over the last 10-15 years), but I prefer the firmer and more "cordier" versions.  Both BCT and UTx were too little cord, for me... BCT though has more of a cord feel than UTx version, imo.  Others will chime in I'm sure. I grew up using Golf Pride Victory cords, and now mostly use either Lamkin cords or Golf Pride Z-cords.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:38 PM

Sad to say, but the Tour Velvet Cord has been a little lacking in the amount of cord used in the last few years. Even if you get a few that have more than your liking, you can always just sand them down a little.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:49 PM

Thanks for the replies guys.  Anyone have a comparison between the bct tour velvet cords and maybe the v55 cord or bct cord and the upper cord section of the NDMC?  I bought a shaft recently with the v55 on it and it’s a little too rough for me and a little too firm.

If I could find a grip that is like the upper half of the NDMC that would be perfect for me

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:49 PM

I’ve been using Tour Velvet BCT for years. They’re great in humidity, moist weather, and if your hands get sweaty. They’re not too hard on your gloves as long as you don’t hold the club like a gorilla.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:48 PM

View PostIcemanYVR, on 17 May 2018 - 07:49 PM, said:

I’ve been using Tour Velvet BCT for years. They’re great in humidity, moist weather, and if your hands get sweaty. They’re not too hard on your gloves as long as you don’t hold the club like a gorilla.

Yeah that’s why I was considering the cords. I’ve had to go rain gloves on each hand to hold on before

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:19 AM

View Postrawbuffalo, on 17 May 2018 - 08:48 PM, said:

View PostIcemanYVR, on 17 May 2018 - 07:49 PM, said:

I’ve been using Tour Velvet BCT for years. They’re great in humidity, moist weather, and if your hands get sweaty. They’re not too hard on your gloves as long as you don’t hold the club like a gorilla.

Yeah that’s why I was considering the cords. I’ve had to go rain gloves on each hand to hold on before

I also use rain gloves due to hand sweat and i have played most recent cord offerings.  To answer your questions regarding the BCT and the UTX: The UTX had minimal cord and had a tackier feel, not at all a bad grip from that standpoint but i wore out a set quick specifically on my driver and wedges (most used clubs).  The BCT cord is a inexpensive cord (at least directly from ping when I ordered my irons) but my issue with them is that they get slick over time instead of having a more pronounced cord like some of the old school cords.  In my experience the best cord on the market at this time is the Z Cord.  it is firm, the cord is pronounced, and they last.  Biggest downside is the price point of the z cords.  When I replace my grips I will go back to the Z Cords without a doubt even with the higher price point.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:29 PM

Lamkin Tour black full cord.  Won't chew up your hands, I had it on two sets of older blades.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:42 PM

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