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I don't get the love for REL 3Gens


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#1 poizster

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:23 PM

I gamed these last summer after reading the reviews on WRX. I was satisfied with them but they didn't stand out, especially for all the love they get. I put new ones on in January as I had 8 leftover and am extremely disappointed.  They haven't performed well at all in the cold temperatures. I've cleaned them but the moment they are in 40 degree weather for an hour or two the tackiness is completely gone. Can anyone suggest a better grip for colder weather? Tour Velvets? Crosslines?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

GP Tour Wrap 2G works for me.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

aren't they basically a tour velvet?
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:07 PM

I have the REL 3Gens on my irons and ACE 3Gen Crosslines on my woods.  The ACE is a big improvement.  Tackiness is similar, but the crossline pattern provides more grip than the REL.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:07 PM

View Postbrianmontgomery2000, on 26 February 2013 - 07:59 PM, said:

GP Tour Wrap 2G works for me.
Me too. They stay soft and tacky in the cold. Tour Velvets aren't bad either, but they do get cold to the touch even though I think they stay tacky well.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:10 PM

View Postheavybladed, on 26 February 2013 - 08:07 PM, said:

View Postbrianmontgomery2000, on 26 February 2013 - 07:59 PM, said:

GP Tour Wrap 2G works for me.
Me too. They stay soft and tacky in the cold. Tour Velvets aren't bad either, but they do get cold to the touch even though I think they stay tacky well.

If these get wet do they get slippery?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

View Postpoizster, on 26 February 2013 - 08:10 PM, said:

View Postheavybladed, on 26 February 2013 - 08:07 PM, said:

View Postbrianmontgomery2000, on 26 February 2013 - 07:59 PM, said:

GP Tour Wrap 2G works for me.
Me too. They stay soft and tacky in the cold. Tour Velvets aren't bad either, but they do get cold to the touch even though I think they stay tacky well.

If these get wet do they get slippery?

Yes, they do and without the "tack" they have no surface roughness to hold onto.  Great tack in dry conditions.  So tacky they pick up dust/dirt from inside your bag.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

View PostCyFan, on 26 February 2013 - 08:52 PM, said:

View Postpoizster, on 26 February 2013 - 08:10 PM, said:

View Postheavybladed, on 26 February 2013 - 08:07 PM, said:

View Postbrianmontgomery2000, on 26 February 2013 - 07:59 PM, said:

GP Tour Wrap 2G works for me.
Me too. They stay soft and tacky in the cold. Tour Velvets aren't bad either, but they do get cold to the touch even though I think they stay tacky well.

If these get wet do they get slippery?

Yes, they do and without the "tack" they have no surface roughness to hold onto.  Great tack in dry conditions.  So tacky they pick up dust/dirt from inside your bag.

Living in the northwest I don't think these would be the best idea. Perhaps I'll try the crosslines as you previously mentioned.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:41 PM

I much preferred the Performance Plus 3gens (which is why I've been buying them lately because my local store already quit carrying them). Loved the lessened taper.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:57 PM

My original reason for the REL love was fairly cheap price with a great choice of colors.  They felt great in the summer, but I agree don't hold up well in colder temps.

Recently switched to PURE Pro grips and they are much much better.  If you shop around they aren't much more expensive and still have a great color selection.  They are amazingly tacky and hold up well in colder temps.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:11 AM

Personally, I love the R.E.L. grips.  I think they do very well with humidity and sweat, and have enough traction.  With that being said, I would prefer a crossline pattern, like on the ACE, but I'm skipping right over to the i-line now.  Trying out a couple of test clubs for a couple of months...and if that goes well I'll likely get the whole set gripped up with them.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:13 AM

Just started using the new Golf Pride Niion grips & love them, I've used Tour velvet grips forever but these new Niion grips are the best GP grips I've ever played. Feel, tackiness, response is the best I've felt even compared to Iomic Stickys I used to use. I'm in Florida so it hasn't been too cold but did play one morning where it was freezing then in the 40's-50's by the time I finished & they felt tacky in the cool air. What I liked most is in the humid muggy air they seem to get tackier, wipe them with a damp rag & they're tacky as hell. Great new grips from Golf Pride!
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:25 AM

View PostHoMStYLz, on 27 February 2013 - 01:13 AM, said:

Just started using the new Golf Pride Niion grips & love them,

I've eyed these with interest because I'm always looking for better GRIP,  but cant get over the trend towards jolly rancher colors and/or loud overdone patters in grips. Hate it! So no thanks. The original GP NDMC is about where I draw the line as the simple black + primary color two-tone scheme still looks professional. Call me old but I still like just BLACK.

Besides, I think colors in rubber dramatically alters its durability. Bad enough we pay $7-20 for these 'perrty' grips, they (grip companies) love they don't last as long.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:50 AM

View Postjewofgolf, on 27 February 2013 - 12:11 AM, said:

Personally, I love the R.E.L. grips.  I think they do very well with humidity and sweat, and have enough traction.  With that being said, I would prefer a crossline pattern, like on the ACE, but I'm skipping right over to the i-line now.  Trying out a couple of test clubs for a couple of months...and if that goes well I'll likely get the whole set gripped up with them.

You know what, I actually liked the stock Adams grip from 2012. Nice rubber textured pattern, kinda like the new 3Gen Ace. That feels good too but I wish they didn't put a red cap on it...
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:53 AM

View PostRookieBlue7, on 26 February 2013 - 10:41 PM, said:

I much preferred the Performance Plus 3gens (which is why I've been buying them lately because my local store already quit carrying them). Loved the lessened taper.

I have the Performance Plus on almost all of my clubs including the wedge grips. Standard on everything but the driver which is midsize. Not sure if it's just me but the standard feels smaller than normal standards and the midsize feels larger than most midsizes. Should have just done +2-3 wraps on all of then but I've already mentally committed to other projects.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:11 AM

In my opinion, REL 3Gen's have a unique feel.  Something to do with the rubber make up.  To me they feel a little harsh, but traction is good despite the smooth surface, and they don't create blisters or anything like that.  I like them okay, but won't buy them again.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

View PostNessism, on 27 February 2013 - 08:11 AM, said:

In my opinion, REL 3Gen's have a unique feel.  Something to do with the rubber make up.  To me they feel a little harsh, but traction is good despite the smooth surface, and they don't create blisters or anything like that.  I like them okay, but won't buy them again.

This about sums it up for me, pretty much feel the same way.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

View Postpoizster, on 26 February 2013 - 08:10 PM, said:

View Postheavybladed, on 26 February 2013 - 08:07 PM, said:

View Postbrianmontgomery2000, on 26 February 2013 - 07:59 PM, said:

GP Tour Wrap 2G works for me.
Me too. They stay soft and tacky in the cold. Tour Velvets aren't bad either, but they do get cold to the touch even though I think they stay tacky well.

If these get wet do they get slippery?

If they get damp, you can rub them dry with a towel no problem. If they get soaked, you are hitting soaked grips. I'm not certain but I bet you could actually wring them out when they are drenched. Depends how often you play in the rain.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:15 PM

Went out and bougth the GP Niion, GP VDR, and a crossline. Put them on my 3 wedges. I'm really liking the feel of the Niion so far, I think that'll be the winner!

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:26 AM

In my opinion the 3GEN R.E.L is a bad grip in cold winter. Absolutely slick and the worst I have ever played. And that after 2 weeks! :(


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:25 AM

View PostCyFan, on 26 February 2013 - 08:52 PM, said:

View Postpoizster, on 26 February 2013 - 08:10 PM, said:

View Postheavybladed, on 26 February 2013 - 08:07 PM, said:

View Postbrianmontgomery2000, on 26 February 2013 - 07:59 PM, said:

GP Tour Wrap 2G works for me.
Me too. They stay soft and tacky in the cold. Tour Velvets aren't bad either, but they do get cold to the touch even though I think they stay tacky well.

If these get wet do they get slippery?

Yes, they do and without the "tack" they have no surface roughness to hold onto.  Great tack in dry conditions.  So tacky they pick up dust/dirt from inside your bag.

+1...always have to carry wet towel to wipe down. Otherwise these are very tacky
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:39 AM

View PostWoodie, on 26 March 2013 - 11:26 AM, said:

In my opinion the 3GEN R.E.L is a bad grip in cold winter. Absolutely slick and the worst I have ever played. And that after 2 weeks! :(

Yep, I agree and the main reason I switched away from them.  They are horrible in low humidity or cold conditions.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:54 AM

whats the difference between the

performance plus 3gen
crossline ace 3gen
perma wrap ace 3gen
REL 3gen

which one is the softest
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