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Re: Grip Poll
Posted by: John Allgood (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 19, 2018 01:30PM

I like and use cork grips.

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Re: Grip Poll
Posted by: herb canter (70.40.105.---)
Date: May 19, 2018 03:40PM

Tom Kirkman Wrote:
> Carbon fiber skinned grips are no "slicker" than
> wooden hammer handles and those have stood the
> test of time in all sorts of weather and
> conditions. Hundreds of thousands of carpenters
> over a few centuries seemed to find them easy
> enough to grip.
> ............

OK, so make sure it's a skinned carbon fiber grip . Not sure the differences but will research, when i see the gloss shine on some of them thats where that "Must be slick" thought comes in.

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Re: Grip Poll
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: May 21, 2018 08:03AM

Slick and smooth aren't the same thing.


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Re: Grip Poll
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: May 21, 2018 11:28AM

(of an action or thing) done or operating in an impressively smooth, efficient, and apparently effortless way.
"a slick piece of software"
synonyms: efficient, smooth, smooth-running, polished, well organized, well run, streamlined
"a slick advertising campaign"
(of skin or hair) smooth and glossy.
"a dandy-looking dude with a slick black ponytail"
synonyms: shiny, glossy, shining, sleek, smooth, oiled
"her slick brown hair"
an oil slick.
a race car or bicycle tire without a tread, for use in dry weather conditions.
make (one's hair) flat, smooth, and glossy by applying water, oil, or cream to it.
"his damp hair was slicked back"
synonyms: smooth, sleek, grease, oil, gel
"his hair was slicked down"
make someone or something smart, tidy, or stylish.


having an even and regular surface or consistency; free from perceptible projections, lumps, or indentations.
"smooth flat rocks"
synonyms: even, level, flat, plane; More
(of food or drink) without harshness or bitterness.
"a lovely, smooth, very fruity wine"
synonyms: mellow, mild, agreeable, pleasant
"a smooth wine"
give (something) a flat, regular surface or appearance by running one's hand over it.
"she smoothed out the newspaper"
synonyms: flatten, level (out/off), even out/off; More
in a way that is without difficulties.
"the course of true love never did run smooth"

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Re: Grip Poll
Posted by: Barry Thomas Sr (73.112.83.---)
Date: May 21, 2018 10:51PM

Being that I mostly build Surf rods I use a Lot of Cork Tape and Shrink wrap, easy to maimtain and replace if need be.

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Re: Grip Poll
Posted by: Arthur Moody (---.dsl.rtmc.net)
Date: June 17, 2018 12:18AM

What are the carbon fiber grips finished with? I mean what type of coating?

I too have never experienced building any rods other than with EVA and cork and am new to this so I too like the idea of the carbon for its sensitivity and lightweight characteristics.

Can carbon fiber grips be left un-coated or un-finished and if they can be would they hold up?

Somewhere or someone maybe on here mentioned that they could snag on things.

New builder but old would like to know.

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Re: Grip Poll
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 17, 2018 12:46PM

Arthur, I like the carbon fiber grips quite a bit. They are very light,sensitive and very durable. I have mostly used the CFX grips from Mudhole. They come in an unfinished matte black, which will work very well as is without any additional finish. I like to clear coat them with a couple of coats of Permagloss. I apply the PG with a foam brush with the grip rotating on some sort of mandrel. The PG cures very quickly and gives the grip a really good look. If you have any questions E-mail me.

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