Custom made grips

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  • March 1, 2006 at 3:42 pm #495039 Back to Top REPORT
    hokiehunter
    hokiehunter

    Joined: 3/22/2005
    How many of you have switched to something other than the factory grip on you bow? Please give the details of the differences you noticed, good, bad, or just different.
    March 1, 2006 at 3:49 pm #499894 Back to Top REPORT
    hokiehunter
    hokiehunter

    Joined: 3/22/2005
    If you were using the factory mathews grip (med/high)? Is this correct?

    And switched to a low wrist grip, How much does it change your draw length?

    March 1, 2006 at 3:59 pm #499895 Back to Top REPORT
    bsizzle
    bsizzle

    Joined: 8/11/2005
    i went to a hicks pro grip and noticed a slight increase of my draw, but nothing major. it also helped with the torqueing of the bow.
    March 1, 2006 at 7:01 pm #499896 Back to Top REPORT
    nippers
    Nippers

    Joined: 1/10/2006
    Still using the factory grip…..just picked up a nice piece of Koa so I’m going to try an make my own…….wish me luck [=}=]
    March 1, 2006 at 7:35 pm #499897 Back to Top REPORT
    808xt
    808XT

    Joined: 2/8/2006
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    I removed the grip to try shooting off of the riser to see if it had any effect. Since I have small hands, it made a big difference. The factory grip is too wide so I had a tendency of applying torque. However, the riser is uncomfortable so I made a grip out of Cocobolo (with my brother’s help) which is significantly thinner than the factory grip. It works really well. My brother has a piece of Bubinga that I’m going to try next :D .
    March 2, 2006 at 12:16 am #499898 Back to Top REPORT
    brew
    brew

    Joined: 10/21/2005
    JUst installed a Hicks low wrist on my SB Monday night. Feels alot better with my smaller hand. I got the stock grip off in one piece. =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <!-- s:thumbup --><img src=
    March 2, 2006 at 12:34 am #499899 Back to Top REPORT
    iowaswitchback
    IowaSwitchback

    Joined: 11/26/2005
    Location: Guess!
    I’m going with (TRONJO) grip
    March 2, 2006 at 12:39 am #499900 Back to Top REPORT
    desertrat
    DesertRat

    Joined: 2/7/2005
    I just built 4 custom grips for my bow. I am now trying to decide which one I want to keep. They are all slightly different. SO far, the thinner grips have made a difference with torque. I will post some pics in the next few days as soon as I have my USB port fixed.
    March 2, 2006 at 3:04 am #499901 Back to Top REPORT
    hokiehunter
    hokiehunter

    Joined: 3/22/2005
    Can someone post a side profile picture of a stock mathews grip next to a custom low wrist grip? I would like to see the difference side by side.

    Thanks [=}=]

    March 5, 2006 at 4:56 pm #499902 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Some pictures. Low wrist, stock Q2 grip, med/high
    please keep in mind that these are two old flawed grips that I had nearby, I am moving and everything is in boxes.

    March 5, 2006 at 5:10 pm #499903 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    What do most professionals shoot?
    March 5, 2006 at 7:35 pm #499904 Back to Top REPORT
    desertrat
    DesertRat

    Joined: 2/7/2005
    Here are 3 out of the 4 grips I made. I made them all a little bit different and picked the one that fit the best.

    The 1st one one from the left is about the slimmest and I purposely left it marked up so the stain would sink into it giving it that GRANDPA’S OLD DEER RIFLE look. The final coat is drying as we speak.

    The second one is a bird’s eye maple that I will clear coat to give it a deep shine. The grain in this wood is almost like a holograph in the light. I love that kind of maple.

    The 3rd one is solid maple, has been primed white and will be airbrushed and cleared.

    The 4th (not in the pic) one is on my bow at this time and it is also a solid maple that has been shaved down about as thin as I thought I could get away with wood.

    My findings for what they are worth is that I shoot better with a slimmer grip. I don’t medium size hands and it is simply what works for me. All of these grips have reduced shelf sizes and number 2 and 3 have no shelf on the right side.

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