Yakgrips or tennis racket wrap?
Posted by: old_user on Jun-01-13 8:55 AM (EST) Category: unassigned
Read reviews on yakgrips and people complain about them slipping around. I was wondering if anybody uses tennis racket wrap. I've seen many people using it on fishing rod handles and several other things that need grip and comfort. Very durable stuff.
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Yak Grips: not a fan|
Posted by: Fred_Randall on Jun-01-13 5:11 PM (EST)
I bought a pair of Yak Grips, and I ended up taking them off. For the record, they never slipped on me. My issue was the resulting increase in shaft diameter made them uncomfortable to use. Felt like trying to paddle with a baseball bat.
Posted by: Dr_Disco on Jun-01-13 5:17 PM (EST)
If you really need to increase your grip with no extra bulk then I recommend sex wax. http://www.sexwax.com/ Not a joke. But I can't think of a reason that you would need anything.
Posted by: Waterbird on Jun-01-13 6:49 PM (EST)
Are you kidding, once you put those babies on you have to practically cut them off with a hacksaw. I used mine inside out so they would slip off.
depends on your hand size|
Posted by: wolfmanrobby on Jun-01-13 8:16 PM (EST)
My hands are more like bear paws. I like the super thick feeling of the yakgrips myself. I've had no problems with them slipping. Then again, I followed the directions and put them on WET... Many people try to put them on dry and wind up stretching them. That might be why they slip?
I had them too|
Posted by: Canuka on Jun-01-13 9:31 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Jun-01-13 10:38 PM (EST)
Thanks for the replies. Most of the amazon reviews said they slipped so i was just referring to that. I'll try em without anything and see if i have issues.
Yakgrips. Some may find that |
Posted by: ezwater on Jun-02-13 12:07 AM (EST)
a spongy resistance causes them to reflexively grasp harder than they should.