Grip material weight comparison

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Grip material weight comparison

Post by MardukFIN » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:22 pm

Just got carbon grips first time, so I managed to test how light it is. I weighted three similar split grip butts. Carbon, EVa and Cork. EVA has just little bigger id hole, so result "lies" a bit.

Lightest:

1) Carbon, 3,8g (31% lighter thank cork)

2) EVA, 4,2g (23% lighter than cork)

3) Cork, 5,5g.
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Re: Grip material weight comparison

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:03 pm

I have a set of carbons. I like them. I put a thin layer of epoxy on them to make the carbon texture pop.

The one bad thing is that I got the black and pink ones and the pink looked more like lavender
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Re: Grip material weight comparison

Post by jimmyb » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:55 am

do you have a link for the carbon grips???

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Re: Grip material weight comparison

Post by drift123 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:11 pm

I always thought cork weighed the least! Great information

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Re: Grip material weight comparison

Post by drift123 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:12 pm

Even with the inserts on carbon these numbers have me stumped?..

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Re: Grip material weight comparison

Post by MardukFIN » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:58 pm

drift123 wrote:Even with the inserts on carbon these numbers have me stumped?..
Why?

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Re: Grip material weight comparison

Post by Dug » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:26 pm

Wouldn't you want to go heavier rather than lighter on the butt grips for Balance?

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Post by MardukFIN » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:40 pm

Dug wrote:Wouldn't you want to go heavier rather than lighter on the butt grips for Balance?

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It depends. If i have shorter than 7' rod what weights under 110g, bit tip heavy doesnt count. Overall weight is so light.

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Re: Grip material weight comparison

Post by Dug » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:52 pm

That makes sense, and really there is less than 2 grams difference between the Cork and carbon Butts so it's marginal.

I know, every bit counts.....

Thanks

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