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I still do it the old fashioned way -- double side tape and solvent and slip it on by hand.  I don't even use a vise, anymore.

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1 minute ago, CarlH said:

I still do it the old fashioned way -- double side tape and solvent and slip it on by hand.  I don't even use a vise, anymore.

Show off 😉.  What's great is no smell, much easier tape removal (if you opt to use tape) and you easily try a new grip w/o destroying the old one.

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14 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Show off 😉.  What's great is no smell, much easier tape removal (if you opt to use tape) and you easily try a new grip w/o destroying the old one.

Not showing off....too lazy to use a vise 😄 😄 

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I just regripped a club using an air compressor.  It was very easy and much less messy than using grip tape and solvent.  Highly recommend it.  I did it on just one club as I had a spare grip.  Now that I know how easy it is, I will be ordering grips for the rest of my clubs.

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I installed a grip with compressed air for the first time and it was fine. Makes sense to do for putters for sure. Think it also makes sense for polyurethane swing grips as well. Rubber grips, maybe, but can get those off pretty easily with a blade style grip remover or I have a solvent gun with needle. Although the solvent gun with needle is not fun, sort of messy. 

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Forgot to note, when regripping with an air compressor, you need to pay more attention to the butt size of the shaft. If the grip core size is larger than the shaft butt OD, then its not going to work well unless you add a few layers of single sided tape (painters tape, masking tape, etc). 

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20 hours ago, dlow206 said:

Forgot to note, when regripping with an air compressor, you need to pay more attention to the butt size of the shaft. If the grip core size is larger than the shaft butt OD, then its not going to work well unless you add a few layers of single sided tape (painters tape, masking tape, etc). 

Not only that, some grips still move a bit even if they seem to be a tight fit. AFAIK, only Pure and Star suggest using their grips without solvent/tape.

Each one of my Sonar Tours have a little bit of twist in them at this point, the worst being on my 54 wedge. Doesn't bother me other than the logo isn't perfectly aligned anymore.

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On 9/9/2021 at 7:53 PM, CarlH said:

Not showing off....too lazy to use a vise 😄 😄 

Carl has hands like vise grips ! @fixyurdivot

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48 minutes ago, edingc said:

Not only that, some grips still move a bit even if they seem to be a tight fit. AFAIK, only Pure and Star suggest using their grips without solvent/tape.

Each one of my Sonar Tours have a little bit of twist in them at this point, the worst being on my 54 wedge. Doesn't bother me other than the logo isn't perfectly aligned anymore.

I am really anal about these types of things, so what I did after i installed a grip was try to twist at various points up and down the grip. I found with two painters wraps of tape, no wiggle with my iron shafts, but with my wedge shafts (different shaft), there was some wiggle in the bottom three inches of the grip, so I blew it off, added two more wraps of tape only on that last 3 inches of the shaft, and blew it back on and no more wiggle. 

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1 hour ago, edingc said:

Not only that, some grips still move a bit even if they seem to be a tight fit.

The cross you bear for that 120 mph swing speed 🙂.  It would interesting to if any tour players have their grips installed with compressed air.  I'm guessing few, if any.

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On 1/18/2021 at 7:28 PM, TBT said:

I really need to learn how to regrip my own clubs, I’ve got an air compressor and a work bench


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Get yourself one of these to place in your vise. You can't beat it for $4. 

https://www.golfworks.com/rubber-shaft-clamp/p/gw0142/

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32 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

The cross you bear for that 120 mph swing speed 🙂.  It would interesting to if any tour players have their grips installed with compressed air.  I'm guessing few, if any.

My guess is that 0% have them air installed; even those that tinker themselves.  

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10 minutes ago, cnosil said:

My guess is that 0% have them air installed; even those that tinker themselves.  

I think it was Zach Johnson that I saw being talked about on a Golf Pride video, there is only about an inch of double sided tape at the very butt end of the shaft, and then they put a load of solvent on the steel shaft, and push the grip on.

While that is not the same as air installed, its basically using the friction and size of the shaft and grip to keep the grip in place (besides that one inch of tape on the butt end). 

But i will also counter my own point above with the fact that Golf Pride is very against using air to install grips, the large majority of Tour Pros use Golf Pride grips, so that will automatically rule out a large percentage from even considering air for installs.

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The other point about PGA Tour pros and tour vans in regards to grips. If a pro wants to test multiple grips, they are probably not going to blow one on, take it back to the van, remove the grip and put on a different one. They will probably just build 5 of the same club with different grip configurations upfront for the testing. 

Most of don't have that luxury lol. 

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I've used blown on Pure grips for 7 or 8 years now and they continue to be my favorite. Pure grips are made to blow on and they stand up to air pressure better than others. You can't go wrong with the advice others have already provided (use heat to take old tape off, 60 PSI in short bursts). Unless you have a pretty high swing speed, you'll never have a Pure grip twist on you. I don't know the SS threshold but I used to be in the low 100s so I would guess in excess of 105 mph, meaning the vast majority of those reading this post will never have a problem with blown on Pure grips. (You lucky minority have no choice but continue using the messy tape/solvent method 😄 I'd love to be you!!!). I play a fair amount of golf (50+ rounds a year plus weekly range time) and I easily get 2 seasons out of the these grips on my most highly used clubs proving them to be more durable than any others I've used. After the 1st time, it only takes minutes to put on a new grip making that club immediately usable.  Again, unless you're a high swing speed person, I think you'll be happy.

BTW, Ian Frasher at TXG once said that they typically blow on grips for testing, but use tape for the permanent install. But as I said earlier, Pure grips are made to blow on so your mileage may vary using other grips.

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I work at 2nd Swing.  I know for a fact that all our locations and headquarters use air compressors to install grips.  It's much faster, cleaner and works just as well if not better than the old way.  Plus changing grips is a breeze and much faster if you're looking to try out multiple grips.  I'd be surprised if the Tour Vans didn't use air compressors, and offered the old-fashioned way if a player requested it.

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I have seen my share of tour van videos and worked with tour pros. I've never seen them use air. I can turn around a set in 10 minutes with air. To use solvent ... 30+ and a lot of clean up. They can be a bit anal about how things are done. 

Most like 3 wraps under a 58R Tour velvet or velvet cord. NO more NO less

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I've never been in a tour van - or on tour but I did stay in a Holiday Inn. My guess would be that the clubs are regripped before they get to the tour event unless something unusual happened. 

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Definitely blew up a grip today. Thought it wasn't installed with double sided tape, but I was wrong. It had been installed with some super thing double sided tape. 

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On 9/25/2021 at 11:07 PM, dlow206 said:

Definitely blew up a grip today. Thought it wasn't installed with double sided tape, but I was wrong. It had been installed with some super thing double sided tape. 

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