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I have been using Pure grips for a number of years because they are very easy to put on and off with air.

What other brand of grips do you guys use with air?

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I have found most any brand will go on with air.  Grips with cord are a bit tougher, though.  I have put a just a little grip solvent in the grip with those and they go on nicely.  But then they tend to stick a bit coming off, so my extraction rate with corded grips is much less than 100%

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Any of them. There's a lot of discussion regarding re-gripping in the forum. Try a search on Goggle (better than searching here in most cases) and you'll find a link to many MGS forum posts relating to re-gripping. With air or without.

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Only grips I don't do with air are Golf Pride multi-compound.  I find the lower portion blows up.  All other grips go on with air without any problems.  

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I would be wary of multi layer grips such as winn. The underlisting isn't know for stretching.

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3 hours ago, McGolf said:

I would be wary of multi layer grips such as winn. The underlisting isn't know for stretching.

I agree.  I've managed to put some Winn grips on for my wife with air, but it's tricky and takes a lot of patience... something that I don't have a lot of when it comes to grips.  My wife now plays Pure Wrap in midsize, so all is good.

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If anyone is interested in using leather grips, I have been installing both Master Grip and Best Grip leather grips for years using blue painters tape and air. You just have to be aware of shaft butt diameter and how much tape you want to use. Keep the pressure below 80 lbs and use short bursts through a pointed tip (1/8" hole max) to keep from popping them. If they seem tight when you start, stop immediately, remove the grip and measure the shaft butt. The underlisting is thinner than a normal grip and if you go at it too hard, you will ruin an expensive grip!

BT

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Not sure air works well with many putter grips. Putter grips are like a masterpiece not all install the same.

 

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I use it for any and all grips. If they seem to be tough to go on, I just use a little bit of mineral spirits to help it slide better. I only use blue painters tape underneath.  
 

 

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15 hours ago, 10shot said:

Not sure air works well with many putter grips. Putter grips are like a masterpiece not all install the same.

 

I used air to put on a SuperStroke Slim 3.0 last year and it worked fine, I just had to go slow and be be patient.

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I will say, some grips work better than others. The issue I have found with putter grips especially the superstroke is that you can turn the grip by hand for whatever reason. So with putter grips I use some 2-sided tape to help so they don’t move, but that’s just my preference. I use the pure grips air gun so not all the grip ends will fit, but I have another air nozzle that I use for the larger grips. You just have to be careful. I have blown out the cap on the super stroke putter grip trying to remove it. My fix for that is not using superstroke grips anymore. I found something I like better. I prefer using air especially when doing my own stuff, it makes changing or swapping the grips very simple. 

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Not sure air works well with many putter grips. Putter grips are like a masterpiece not all install the same.
 

I’ve done all types of normal “rubber” grips, and all the putter grips aren’t really a problem IMO except the Super Stroke. I still go old school tape & solvent with those, as I find it easier, and I’m not planning to remove & reuse those grips anyway.


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I know this has been spoken about somewhere on the forum, but I cannot find it right now.  Has anyone had success installing a Gravity Grip with air?

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On 1/9/2020 at 1:28 PM, Kor.A.Door said:

I will say, some grips work better than others. The issue I have found with putter grips especially the superstroke is that you can turn the grip by hand for whatever reason. So with putter grips I use some 2-sided tape to help so they don’t move, but that’s just my preference. I use the pure grips air gun so not all the grip ends will fit, but I have another air nozzle that I use for the larger grips. You just have to be careful. I have blown out the cap on the super stroke putter grip trying to remove it. My fix for that is not using superstroke grips anymore. I found something I like better. I prefer using air especially when doing my own stuff, it makes changing or swapping the grips very simple. 

Depending on the butt diameter size of putters you may have to use like 2 or 3 layers of tape with a Super Stroke grip. In that case it will not affect the diameter of the finished product. I have not had any problem installing or taking off any Super Stroke with air. Now the newer ones have the metal cap that is removable for the weights. I have not used air on one of them yet. I have been thinking on it and may try to epoxy the cap in and drill the air hole a little larger Since I do not use counter weights on my stuff anyhow.

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On 1/9/2020 at 5:08 PM, JohnSmalls said:

I know this has been spoken about somewhere on the forum, but I cannot find it right now.  Has anyone had success installing a Gravity Grip with air?

I'm quoting myself because I've found the answer.  The Gravity Grip will go on with air like butter on a hot roll.

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5 hours ago, BIG STU said:

Depending on the butt diameter size of putters you may have to use like 2 or 3 layers of tape with a Super Stroke grip. In that case it will not affect the diameter of the finished product. I have not had any problem installing or taking off any Super Stroke with air. Now the newer ones have the metal cap that is removable for the weights. I have not used air on one of them yet. I have been thinking on it and may try to epoxy the cap in and drill the air hole a little larger Since I do not use counter weights on my stuff anyhow.

I tried blowing off the superstroke with the cap and blew the whole cap right out. I’ve found the the superstroke grips go on really tight. I probably could use some mineral spirits to help it slide a little better. I do t use superstroke anymore so I don’t have an issue with them. 

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Im a solvent guy and so is the wife, no kidding she puts on more grips than I do.

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10 hours ago, McGolf said:

Im a solvent guy and so is the wife, no kidding she puts on more grips than I do.

LOL I can see it now at your house---- Honey can you please re grip my driver before Saturday????  

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I put all of my grips on using air.  Putting some grip solvent in the end right before install really helps.  It gives you a little bit of time after the grip is on to do some small adjustments to alignment.  The downside is you can't play with the club right away.  

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