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Yea I wanted to try 4 extra wraps at the bottom of my grips - already playing midsized winn dri tec grips - I've used air now for about 5 years.  Love it.  I even made a small tool to remove grips installed the traditional way - I can wet it a little with grip solution, slide it up under the grip, add more and work it down to the bottom and then around and just pull the grip off.  Then clean up the shaft, install my grips with air and then either hold onto grips for friends that don't care what kind etc or sell the set online.  OR keep the grip in case you want to sell a club but don't want to loose a nice winn, leather, special edition grip - So far I'm 100% in removing traditional grips using my method and I use full max pressure on my compressor - 120psi, never blown a grip out but then again I can feather the button so its not full blast all the time.
I'm glad the guy got it to work because its one of the best ways to install a grip.  I tend to wear down my left hand thumb area on the grip first - I can rotate the grip 90 degrees so I cannot see or feel the wear spot - the entire grip feels new again.  *this only happens with winn grips because they're so soft.  People think rubber lasts longer and I always say it doesn't - it looks better longer but it doesn't mean you shouldn't change them every year.  I hate doing a guys grips who hasn't changed them since the 90's because the rubber disintegrates as you try to remove it and your left pulling tiny pieces off stuck to the shaft.  I'll tell those guys take it to a shop hahaha.  I've even been at a tournament where this place had an air compressor right as you entered a locker room to blow debris off your shoes - well I thought, with that nozzle I can adjust grips - and I did LOL people looked at me crazy but interested.
You don't even need a special nozzle to blow grips on or off - as long as its pointy enough to get into the small hole at the end you're good to go.  I always wonder what the big box stores think when they do a grip job on a club I re-gripped last - no grip tape! WTF. LOL.


Exactly! It’s so convenient and smart. When I sold some clubs these past few months I had basically brand new grips on. Once they sold I just blew the grips off (I told the buyers that they would come without grips).

Can you share a picture of the home made tool you built?


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Surely I will once I get home. Not really home made. Compressor came with two attachments a tire pump and a nozzle type inflator I believe one would use on some inflatables lol but it works fine for this purpose too. I had to cover up the blow out holes with good ole duct tape. I’ll take a photo when I get home.


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Surely I will once I get home. Not really home made. Compressor came with two attachments a tire pump and a nozzle type inflator I believe one would use on some inflatables lol but it works fine for this purpose too. I had to cover up the blow out holes with good ole duct tape. I’ll take a photo when I get home.  

 

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Ah, I thought you said you home made a tool.

 

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Current: 130mph

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Woods: :taylormade-small: 2007 Burner TP 3 wood and 5 wood

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z765 4-PW (1 degree flat) with KBS $-130 shafts

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Here’s the air compressor nozzle
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Driver: Ping G – Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 73 X (10.5 Degree)
3 Wood : Callaway Epic Flash – Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 75 S (15.5 Degree)
3 Hybrid: Tour Edge CBX 119 – Project X EvenFlow Black 85 S (18 Degree)
3 Hybrid: Ping G – Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue HY 86 S (19 Degree)
4 – GW: Ping i210 - Oban CT-115 X (22.5 - 50 Degrees)
SW: Titleist SM7 S Grind - Tour Chrome - Stock S200 (54 Degree)
LW: Titleist SM7 D Grind - Tour Chrome - Stock S200 (58 Degree)
All Grips:  Winn Dri-Tec Midsize - Gray/Blue w/ 2 extra wraps low hand
Customizing:
Lime Green/Hot Pink Custom Paintfill - all clubs
White ferrules with Blue Stripes from Cell-Parts.net
Irons fitted & built by True Spec Golf
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Here’s the tool I made.
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Putter: Mizuno by Bettinardi BC1 w/SuperStroke MidSlim 2.0 Flamed finish (1 Degree)
Driver: Ping G – Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 73 X (10.5 Degree)
3 Wood : Callaway Epic Flash – Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 75 S (15.5 Degree)
3 Hybrid: Tour Edge CBX 119 – Project X EvenFlow Black 85 S (18 Degree)
3 Hybrid: Ping G – Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue HY 86 S (19 Degree)
4 – GW: Ping i210 - Oban CT-115 X (22.5 - 50 Degrees)
SW: Titleist SM7 S Grind - Tour Chrome - Stock S200 (54 Degree)
LW: Titleist SM7 D Grind - Tour Chrome - Stock S200 (58 Degree)
All Grips:  Winn Dri-Tec Midsize - Gray/Blue w/ 2 extra wraps low hand
Customizing:
Lime Green/Hot Pink Custom Paintfill - all clubs
White ferrules with Blue Stripes from Cell-Parts.net
Irons fitted & built by True Spec Golf
Custom Headcovers from Sunfish Golf
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Here’s the tool I made.

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So you pump the grip with air and use the tool to slide it off?

 

If just grabbed by and and slid it off before. Is the tool easier than just taking it off by hand?

 

 

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Pre training max driver speed: 124mph

Current: 130mph

WITB:

Driver: :ping-small:G400 LST 8.5* with HZRDUS SMOKE 6.5 70g 

Woods: :taylormade-small: 2007 Burner TP 3 wood and 5 wood

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z765 4-PW (1 degree flat) with KBS $-130 shafts

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 50/12/F, 54/10/S and 58/12/D

Putter: 681811256_Odysseylogo.png.499799aea6663befa411c8db1d859702.png Stroke Lab Ten S 33"

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So you pump the grip with air and use the tool to slide it off?
 
If just grabbed by and and slid it off before. Is the tool easier than just taking it off by hand?
 
 
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I believe he is talking about using this tool to remove grips installed with double sided grip tape.

I actually bought this one from golfworks. New-GolfWorks-V-Groove-Grip-Remover-Gripping-Tool.jpeg
After using it a few times and getting the hang of it, it takes less than a minute to remove most grips. Some stubborn ones can take a little longer but I haven't come across one yet that didn't eventually come off. I don't have an air compressor but this works well enough for me.

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Yea I don’t use the tool with an air compressor. I use the tool to remove grips installed using standard double sided grip tape. I didn’t want to buy a tool for 20 or more dollars so a piece of steel for $3 and some time on the grinder to thin it out, refine the shape. Real easy.


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WITB:
Putter: Mizuno by Bettinardi BC1 w/SuperStroke MidSlim 2.0 Flamed finish (1 Degree)
Driver: Ping G – Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 73 X (10.5 Degree)
3 Wood : Callaway Epic Flash – Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 75 S (15.5 Degree)
3 Hybrid: Tour Edge CBX 119 – Project X EvenFlow Black 85 S (18 Degree)
3 Hybrid: Ping G – Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue HY 86 S (19 Degree)
4 – GW: Ping i210 - Oban CT-115 X (22.5 - 50 Degrees)
SW: Titleist SM7 S Grind - Tour Chrome - Stock S200 (54 Degree)
LW: Titleist SM7 D Grind - Tour Chrome - Stock S200 (58 Degree)
All Grips:  Winn Dri-Tec Midsize - Gray/Blue w/ 2 extra wraps low hand
Customizing:
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White ferrules with Blue Stripes from Cell-Parts.net
Irons fitted & built by True Spec Golf
Custom Headcovers from Sunfish Golf
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On 5/25/2019 at 9:03 PM, B81Smith said:

Here’s the air compressor nozzle
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I used to use this nozzle. One thing you have to be careful of with this o e is that if you push too hard when installing, you can split the butt of the grip. 

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On 7/22/2018 at 3:03 PM, Kor.A.Door said:

Using the air on the grips that have the weight in it is difficult. Because you can blow out the whole thing. The threaded sleeve in the grip portion is just glued in, so too much air and it will just blowout. Also, there is no hole in the screw end of the weight for SS grips. So your effort will useless unless you use the one that is just the screw Cap with the hole in it. I found also that not using 2-sided tape on some grips, they will move. The SS 2.0 pistol GTR will move, or at least mine did. So did the midsize align grips.

I've found adding a layer of build up tape (one sided) helps some groups stay in place better when they've been blown on.  For example, Golf Pride Plus4 Midsize grips can be a wee bit resistant to staying in place but build up tape has easily resolved that

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On 3/28/2019 at 8:32 PM, Kor.A.Door said:

What grips are you trying to put on? It doesn’t hurt to use a little bit of solvent or mineral spirits to help the grip slide and not stick. It doesn’t take a lot, I use my pinky finger and dip it into the solvent and lightly rub it on the tape and just around the tip of the grip to help it slide sometimes. 

I also use a rag with some solvent on it to clean the shaft of tape debris etc and that helps the grips that like to grab or stick - its just enough 🙂

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On 4/22/2019 at 2:25 PM, yungkory said:

Was this to install the TV Plus4 grips? I'll be interested to see how they hold up for you. I just put them on the rest of my irons after testing with my 4i,8i, and 56. Kinda feels like the air might've stretched them out and that they're a lot softer than the Pure grips, so they didn't shrink back down. Might actually be good to use some actual grip tape for these when installing with air, because I can kinda twist the grips currently without it.

I blew on the Tour Velvet MicroSuede grips last week and they needed far less pressure than others - quite thin and stretchy almost like PURE but felt like I could have ballooned  them very easily .....

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On 5/28/2019 at 1:24 PM, Kor.A.Door said:

I used to use this nozzle. One thing you have to be careful of with this o e is that if you push too hard when installing, you can split the butt of the grip. 

Yep. I used that for a short time, but when you get that stubborn grip and split the butt end and ruin a new grip, it sucks. 

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On 4/23/2020 at 3:29 PM, taskerc said:

I also use a rag with some solvent on it to clean the shaft of tape debris etc and that helps the grips that like to grab or stick - its just enough 🙂

Yep, just enough to help slide but not enough to make loose. 

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25 minutes ago, Kor.A.Door said:

Yep. I used that for a short time, but when you get that stubborn grip and split the butt end and ruin a new grip, it sucks. 

I have changed the grips on my clubs and may wife's clubs for 5+ years and never had a grip split.  If a grip is hard to get on, something is not right.  I use short bursts of air, not continuous air, and just "walk it on".  Grips that are somewhat rigid with a collar are a little more difficult because the collar doesn't allow a seal with the shaft.  Solvent helps for those, but I haven't had to use solvent for any of my grips.

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10 hours ago, Kenny B said:

I have changed the grips on my clubs and may wife's clubs for 5+ years and never had a grip split.  If a grip is hard to get on, something is not right.  I use short bursts of air, not continuous air, and just "walk it on".  Grips that are somewhat rigid with a collar are a little more difficult because the collar doesn't allow a seal with the shaft.  Solvent helps for those, but I haven't had to use solvent for any of my grips.

I’ve switched to the Pure grips air gun and haven’t had any issues with it. I have had the mouth of the grip get stuck on a few grips where it rolls under on the shaft. I really just dip the tip of my finger in some mineral spirits and just wet the opening of the grip. It really helps the grips slide right on with very little air. Just a couple bursts and then one last burst to seat the butt end. I just found an easy for myself. I had issues with the air gun shown a few posts earlier where I would push just a little too much and it would slide all the in and then split the end of the grip. 

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I don't have a specialized or home made tool to remove the grips installed with traditional double sided tape.

Been able to save some OEM grips for my other jobs when reshafting a couple of broken shafts.  People were pretty surprised that they received their reshafting job back with the OEM grips.

What you need are two simple tools which you might have around the house ( or been tossing them in recycle bin in the past ).  The hard cardboard tube which comes in the plastic food wraps ( Saran Wrap ) fits over the grip , which is a little larger than you need.  If you can go to hardware store and get a piece of plastic pipe ( or hard rubber tube ) which slide on the grip with a little room allowed for expansion.  You'll need an air compressor with reserve tank to maintain a pressure of > 95 psi.  I use 100-110 psi because I want it done faster and could control the expansion of the grip with the sleeves mentioned above.

When the air hits a tough spot inside the grip and the wall of the grip starts to expand, the hard sleeve you put on the grip will stop the grip from further ballooning to deform  the shape.  You can gently twist the tube withe the grip tightly fitted inside the tube to loosen it.  If nor budging, give a few drops of solvent into the vent hole of the grip and let the air send the solvent down to the spot where it got stuck.

Usually, you will hear a loud POP, when the air stream went through the grip fasten by the grip tape.  Grip the tube and twist it with solvent applied to remove the grip.

The grip will expand a little but if you reinstall it with double sided grip tape, it'll be serviceable.

You can use a section from the by gone year's club tub.  Those were made from plastic, tough enough to hold the expanding grip in place and also if cut open one end you can overlap the wall to have a firm hold on the grip to give it a twist to loosen it from the grip tape.  Solvent will help if used with the air tool.

It took me several rounds of practice , but one could get the idea pretty quickly.   The only grip that would not work well to remove is a double layer construction . i.e. the Winn wrap, which has a thin under listing and wrap over the underlisting.  Because the two material have different expansion rate, it can not be saved is it had been installed with double sided tape.  Even using the grip removal tool and solvent.  The wrap will be separated from the rubber under listing once solvent is involved.

No issue with the jumbo putter grips if they were installed with air in the first place.  With the larger putter grips often need to built up the lower hand section because the shaft is tapered skinnier on the low hand but the grip I.D. is a parallel void .    So build up the lower hand section with a few layers of tapes to make sure the putter grip will stay on firmly.   This is often overlooked even by the "professionals " at our local golf stores.  Had to fix a few of these for friends.

 

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Has anyone had any practice removing the arccos connnect grips with the embedded sensor?  I need to get the sensor out and remove the grip.  Any tips/ideas? 

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