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Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: January 28, 2020 01:23PM

With the amount of injected grips on commercial rods, I am wondering if there are any such grips available for the rod builder.

With the relatively short life of Winn grips, and the non suitability of EVA and Hapalon grips for some uses, I was wondering if the use of such injected grips as found on some of the commercial rods would make sense for the low volume rod builder?

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: January 28, 2020 01:25PM

For example, the material that is used in composition reel seats would likely be a good possibility for use as a rear rod grip. Just wondering if any of the reel seat companies would have grips available made of the same material? I have never seen any in my searches, but perhaps someone else has seen such items.

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: Mike Laver (---.home4.cgocable.net)
Date: January 28, 2020 02:12PM

Somthing I have wondered about would be a 3D printed grip, could print custom ones with with logos names etc.?

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: January 28, 2020 02:16PM

is not the making of carbon sleeve grips your answer..

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: January 28, 2020 02:46PM

Pacific Bay has done quite a bit of experimentation into 3D printed grips. They will have a couple booths at the Expo and you may be able to get more information from them at that time.

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: January 28, 2020 09:46PM

Actually, Ben, I was thinking of a grip that was made of one solid material in the form of a plastic type fluid injected into a mold and then removed and ready for use.

take care

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: January 29, 2020 10:35AM

molds can be fabricated..i bet you already got one on the drawing board..lol.

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 29, 2020 06:10PM

Roger, I have not seen an "injected grip." What is the injected material? Are there name brands using these for their rods?

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 29, 2020 06:10PM

Roger, I have not seen an "injected grip." What is the injected material? Are there name brands using these for their rods?

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: January 29, 2020 08:31PM

Ben,
You may be correct; Roger could very likely have built a mold and is simply toiling with us lol. Ya know, I haven’t built a mold for quite some time and …… ?.?.?

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: January 29, 2020 08:42PM

how about preformed EVA grips..are they inject molded....(then a good flocking..lol.)

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: January 30, 2020 05:30PM

In particular, I was looking at these St. Croix legend elite spinning rods and for those rods, the rear grips in particular:

[stcroixrods.com]

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: January 30, 2020 06:14PM

NFC make a similar type of handle.
[northforkcomposites.com]
Norm

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: January 30, 2020 11:45PM

Norman,
Thanks very much for the information. This could be the very same grip that is being used by St. Croix. Or, is St. Croix making them for NFC?

Take care

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: February 01, 2020 02:20PM

Saw a picture once of a St. Croix Mojo bass rod grip bare, looked like some kind of foam material on blank at the butt and reel seat than a shrink tube like material over that, this was a reverse engineering photo though of a Mojo grip being removed.

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Re: Injected composite rod grips?
Posted by: Kendall Cikanek (---)
Date: February 01, 2020 05:22PM

Ironic,

I'm currently building on a blank that St.Croix only offered built with the "Xtreme" molded grip package (SCV72MM). I wanted to avoid this particular factory configuration. The Legend Xtreme rods, that are built on blanks used in other Legend series, are far heavier. It seems that the difference in guide-trains would only account for a minor portion of this mass. There appears to be a lot of aluminum and other dense materials in those grips, both visually and in the specifications. You certainly could have an idea that would be lighter, though. Also, St Croix might be intentionally adding weight for those who like an unrigged, balanced feel.

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