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puckmover 11-08-2011 10:11 AM

grip or non grip
would you recommend grip or non grip

for puck moving defenceman?

not much of a shooter wrist shots mainly, dont take many slapers,

stick handle and passing, usually take puck to to the net in close and deke,


noobman 11-08-2011 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by puckmover (Post 39128403)
would you recommend grip or non grip

for puck moving defenceman?

not much of a shooter wrist shots mainly, dont take many slapers,

stick handle and passing, usually take puck to to the net in close and deke,


There isn't a definite recommendation since it's a matter of personal preference. Guys who move their bottom hand around the shaft a lot tend to prefer non-grip, while guys who set their hands in position tend to prefer grip. I haven't seen any patterns in player preference.

I'm usually sliding my hand up and down my shaft a lot while stickhandling. Right before I shoot I slide down on the shaft, load it up, then release. :naughty:

Jarick 11-08-2011 10:21 AM

It's personal preference. I want the grippiest stick possible because I don't want my hands sliding around. I like to stick handle and deke and then take snappers around the slot/circles.

Wilch 11-08-2011 11:09 AM

I use both a grip and a clear stick. It's a preference thing really. Like the others said, if you move your bottom hand a lot go with clear.

Stickmata 11-08-2011 11:52 AM

Gone back and forth on this and I prefer grip. Stronger on my stick in all situations with it.

IDuck 11-08-2011 03:57 PM

try before you buy...i HATE grip sticks and like EVERYONE is saying its a personal prefrence.

kr580 11-08-2011 04:04 PM

I also vote that is 100% personal preference. I personally love the grip on my 8K sticks.

mbeam 11-08-2011 04:07 PM

I ended up getting a grip shaft just because it was the only high end shaft I could find in a 77 senior flex and I hate grip (my favourite is the shark skin grip like on the 2010 matte CCM CL - I think it's the same on the 2011? Hadn't checked.) so I ended up just taking some sandpaper and shaving it all off so it feels like a clear now. Much better.

But, yeah, personal preference will win this one. There seems to be no correlation between this and player type.

The Kingslayer 11-08-2011 04:33 PM

Have both. Grip for ice and clear for ball hockey.

Dallas Stars 11-08-2011 05:20 PM

Personal preference, I for one don't like it.

Cowbell232 11-08-2011 05:26 PM

Definitely personal preference.

For me, it also depends on the brand.

For example, I have a TotalOne with the corner grips and I really like that. But when I play with Easton's, I don't like the grip (S19, RS Stealth, etc.)

Xvash2 11-08-2011 05:38 PM

I used to not like grip, but when I bumped up to a higher-end stick (from a 4k to a 10k) I found the grip really helped with snapping shots off and keeping my hands in proper position.

ponder 11-08-2011 06:43 PM

Big fan of grip sticks, and I do the whole tape-rub thing on non-grip sticks. Totally personal preference obviously, but I don't feel like grip sticks really impede my hand from moving for stick handling, but I like the extra grip for shooting, and for just generally keeping hold of my stick when it gets whacked and whatnot. Some coatings are grippier than others, I find the odd grip stick to be a bit much when the palms of my gloves are dry, but once the palms get a little wet/sticky I've never found a stick that's too grippy for me.

Best feeling grips I've used, personally, are the grip on the Bauer one95 (the TotalOne has a similar grip I think), and the nipple grip on Warrior sticks. Both have a more subtle texture to them, unlike the "rubber coat" feeling of Bauer Vapor grips, Easton grips, etc.

elevation 11-09-2011 09:41 AM

it depends on the palms too...never liked grips that much until I got MSH2...

Jarick 11-09-2011 10:08 AM

Yeah good call on that. I like Nash and Clarino palms and grip finish sticks. I had a pair of gloves that had grippy rubber dots all over the palm and could only use clear finish sticks. MSH2 feels really slippery to me so that makes sense to use it with a really grippy stick.

hyster110 11-09-2011 01:42 PM

i like the corner grip on the one95/totalone sticks, but other than that i prefer non grip sticks. if i feel my hand sliding i just take a beater to the corners and that works fine for me. i find espicially in bauer sticks that the stick-up coating peels quite easily so i just don;t think its work the extra money

Pittsburgh Proud 11-09-2011 07:18 PM

As a forward or even when I play some D I prefer non stick 'um grip. I have a checkerboard bump pattern on my TotalOne, I like it it isn't a big inhibitor at all but I can tell it gives me something extra gripping the stick. Besides I definitely feel like the palms of my gloves wear faster on stick 'um grips.

First Ballot 11-10-2011 04:10 PM

I prefer the stick um nipple grip coating but I'm literally the only one who would recommend it out of all the people I play with non-competitively, so as everyone else above has said it's all your preference. It does wear down my gloves quicker than it would without having it though.

nullterm 11-10-2011 05:27 PM

Started wrapping hockey tape on the shaft like Duncan Keith, candy cane style. Great compromise between the two.

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