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PostSubject: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:29 pm

hi..

i saw one grip by Lamkin N-DUR 3 GEN online, and it looks great, was thinking to buy online and have it change locally

I was wondering, id there anything i should be aware of about the grip before i make the purchase ?

eg like, size ? how do i know which size i should buy ?

secondly, anyone keen to join me for the purchase online ? that could help to lower the shipping cost...

feel free to make comment here

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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:09 pm

How about the weight of the grip besides the size ?

Coz if weight is relatively more than your current one then it will affect the swingweight of your clubs.
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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:22 pm

weight of the grip, and the size

some grips are .58 butt, and some are .60 butt. I think this has to do with the butt diameter of the shaft that the grip is being fitted to. You'll also want to check if the grips are ribbed or unribbed. Ribbed grips have a 'spine' running down the inside.

So, size (.58 vs .60), ribbed/unribbed, weight, and whether you are choose full cord, half cord, or rubber (e.g. Tour Velvet)
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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:23 pm

i am considering the Gripmaster putter grips
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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:24 pm

hi

i found out about the weight and core size of this grip

weight is 57gm and size is 0.58 inch round

but i'm not too sure is this consider a standard grip ?

but when i check back to my nike grip, the weight is 51gm and core size is 0.6 inch round.

so, if i purchse the Lamkin grip, is it compatible ?

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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:38 pm

ghoonk wrote:
weight of the grip, and the size

some grips are .58 butt, and some are .60 butt. I think this has to do with the butt diameter of the shaft that the grip is being fitted to. You'll also want to check if the grips are ribbed or unribbed. Ribbed grips have a 'spine' running down the inside.

So, size (.58 vs .60), ribbed/unribbed, weight, and whether you are choose full cord, half cord, or rubber (e.g. Tour Velvet)

hi bro

i have find out some more info

I'm using the NSpro 950 which butt diameter is 0.61 and my current Nike grip is 0.6..so this is quite match.

Does that mean, if i purchase the Lamkin Grip with core size of 0.58, it cannot be fitted into the NSpro shaft ?

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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:43 pm

There is no such thing as a 'standard' grip. Different manufacturers use different compounds, weights are different between manufacturers

The butt diameter and the ribbing are the only 'consistent' standard between manufacturers

Oh, and you'll want to check for overall grip size as well -- there's standard, midsize and oversize.

A .60 grip can replace any .60 grip.
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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:23 pm

ghoonk wrote:
There is no such thing as a 'standard' grip. Different manufacturers use different compounds, weights are different between manufacturers

The butt diameter and the ribbing are the only 'consistent' standard between manufacturers

Oh, and you'll want to check for overall grip size as well -- there's standard, midsize and oversize.

A .60 grip can replace any .60 grip.

hi bro,

In that case, then in that I cannot replace my current Nike grip with lamkin grip liao, rite ?

Nike grip is .6 and lamkin grip is .58

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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:45 pm

lamkins has .60 grips

Most good brands have .58 and .60 sizes
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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:51 pm

ghoonk wrote:
lamkins has .60 grips

Most good brands have .58 and .60 sizes

hi bro

the N-DUR I saw in lamkin website, it stated .58 but did not mention it has .6

Will check with lamkin again

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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:33 pm

0.58 grips will fit 0.6 butts, after installation the grips will be slightly bigger than your original. Are your original grips the right size? Grip size can be build up with tapes at the butt prior to installation.

If your new grip is 57g vs your existing 51g, your club will drop 1 swing weight after the change.

Where do you intend to order your grips? I need to stock up some new mid size Tour Wraps as well.
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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:00 pm

ultraman wrote:
0.58 grips will fit 0.6 butts, after installation the grips will be slightly bigger than your original. Are your original grips the right size? Grip size can be build up with tapes at the butt prior to installation.

If your new grip is 57g vs your existing 51g, your club will drop 1 swing weight after the change.

Where do you intend to order your grips? I need to stock up some new mid size Tour Wraps as well.

hi bro

I intend to buy from golfsmith. Any other place u wld recommend ?

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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:13 pm

Hireko shows N-DUR @ 6.79 but Golfsmith also offer this price > 10 pcs

Golfsmith might charge more for freight (you can check by trying to 'order & checkout' from both websites but don't complete the payment part)

lets see what the others require and we can decide where to order from.

I need 20 pcs Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G midsize, 6 pcs Golf Pride Players Sofftie midsize & 2 pcs 2 Thumb putter grip colour lite in red & blue.
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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:18 pm

can consider this one also... http://www.globalgolfsales.net/

i got my N-DUR from them.... specs mean nothing until you touch and feel the real thing... this grip is thicker and heavier than the "standard" one...

can also check with BFG if they are bringing in.

will take photo and give FR, if got time.
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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:27 pm

actually, to answer your first question, first thing to look out for is imitation grips...

my first golf pride MC was "imitation" one... but i m still happily using them.
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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:34 pm

Hi bro,

Yes, was hoping any one interest, can make it a group buy and share the freight cost, it will be cool!

I'm targeting after cny then start the order, will that be ok for you ?

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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:55 am

How much are you saving, compared to buying them locally?

The price difference, when arranging with a good fitter for cost of fitting and discount for group buy, may not be significant after that. Be mindful, unless you can get them fitted for free somewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:07 am

ghoonk wrote:
How much are you saving, compared to buying them locally?

The price difference, when arranging with a good fitter for cost of fitting and discount for group buy, may not be significant after that. Be mindful, unless you can get them fitted for free somewhere.

hi bro

understand.

Actually my main objective is not able saving $$, if I can find the N-DUR grip locally, I will go for it here. But so far, I dnt see any locally, that why I check it out online.

I will keep a lookout locally first

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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:14 pm

kopiO wrote:
can consider this one also... http://www.globalgolfsales.net/

i got my N-DUR from them.... specs mean nothing until you touch and feel the real thing... this grip is thicker and heavier than the "standard" one...

can also check with BFG if they are bringing in.

will take photo and give FR, if got time.

The price for grips from "globalgolfsales" seems to be the lowest so far

snowman - my Tour Wrap G2 are not available for shipping till March, if you need your N-DUR by Feb, please go ahead with your order
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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:18 pm

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ghoonk wrote:
How much are you saving, compared to buying them locally?

The price difference, when arranging with a good fitter for cost of fitting and discount for group buy, may not be significant after that. Be mindful, unless you can get them fitted for free somewhere.

hi bro

understand.

Actually my main objective is not able saving $$, if I can find the N-DUR grip locally, I will go for it here. But so far, I dnt see any locally, that why I check it out online.

I will keep a lookout locally first

Thanks

snowman

Nobody seems to sell lamkin here in Sin - strange

Ordering online is not about cost savings - sometimes we get the latest stuff by paying a little more but most of the time we do not get what we want here in Sin eg. nobody stocks those mid size grips I want so i end up buying a year supply of grips each time
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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:19 pm

I used to get my Lamkin grips from Raymond Er who runs My Golf Shop in TradeHub 21
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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:09 pm

ghoonk wrote:
I used to get my Lamkin grips from Raymond Er who runs My Golf Shop in TradeHub 21

hi bro

thanks for sharing...i will check with Raymond first

would you mind tell me the exact location of this shop and contact no ?

will give them a call maybe next week.

thank you so much

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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:13 pm

TradeHub21, bro. It's near Toh Guan. Don't have his number on me now... might be easier for you to find since I am in Dubai
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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:15 pm

Oh..i see...keke..pai seh bro, i thot you are in here in Singapore...

Ok..i go search for it....

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PostSubject: Re: what should i be aware of when wanted to buy grip online   Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:41 pm

mygolfshop - no stock.......... don't think anyone brought in the new grips yet
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