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04-18-2013, 10:38 AM
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Grip vs. No Grip

What do you prefer?

Picking up an Easton Stealth 65s this weekend but I can only find the grip version of this stick. Traditionally I avoided grip sticks because as a defenseman I tend to move my hands up and down the shaft alot. That said, I haven't ACTUALLY used one on the ice before, so I might just be being a big baby

Read the sticks general thread and couldn't make up my mind. What have your guyses experiences been with Grip vs. Non Grip? Is there a way to remove manufacturer grip?

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04-18-2013, 10:59 AM
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I've got an APX with a grip, and one without. You can definitely tell there's a difference but once I'm out skating I don't really notice it at all. I'm sure some do, but neither seems to hinder or advance me in any way.

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04-18-2013, 11:54 AM
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I prefer grip myself, i saw one of my team mates use sock tape on the shaft similar to candy caning to make it slide more.

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I prefer grip... cuz I feel like I get a better, ya know, grip. =P

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I have the Mako 2 Grip. It's weird for sure. At the beginning of practice, I usually hate it as my gloves are rather difficult to get off (don't open much) but once they get slightly wet from falling/sweat I love the grip as then it holds perfectly and simply doesn't slip. I will probably spiral some tape down the shaft to have grip/no grip zones there for the best of both worlds.

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Grip because my palms aren't very grippy.

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No grip, there's plenty of ways to make a stick grippier without it, but very few to make a stick less grippy. I can't stand it when I can't move my hands up and down the stick because the grip won't let my hand slide.

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Im usually a fan of the Nipple Grip/Grip Warrior provides on their sticks..

But i recently purchased a Dolomite without grip and i used Tape Tar for the first time and put it on the stick. I really liked the feel of it with regular Nash palms.. Idk why but i did. I felt i could get more on my shot by having a firmer grip on my stick. Passing was normal. And catching passes was slightly better. Stick Handling was normal. At least for me.

So i might be going that route from now on. But yeah.. Grip haha


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I can never add the right amount of grip. It's very sticky and gets all over the palms. I can deal with a variety of factory grips a lot easier.

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Does anyone have advice on adding grip to a non grip stick? I'm not a big fan of the candy cane tape job. My ONE60's do not have grip and I really wish they did. Wanting something that's really not going to jack up the palms on my gloves.

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And on the previous posters point, any suggestions on how to unsticky a grip stick?

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Does anyone have advice on adding grip to a non grip stick? I'm not a big fan of the candy cane tape job. My ONE60's do not have grip and I really wish they did. Wanting something that's really not going to jack up the palms on my gloves.
Maybe add grip (clear plasti-dip?) to the fingers or fingertips of your gloves?

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And on the previous posters point, any suggestions on how to unsticky a grip stick?
Time and use. They normally start out VERY grippy, and it goes away with time.

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Some grips are such that they tend to peel off, such as earlier applications of Warrior's Velvet grip. Most grips nowadays are applied quite durably and tend not to peel off. I actually haven't heard of a good way to remove grip short of sanding it all off. That's why I suggest to those on the fence to opt for non-grip, as other posters mentioned, one can always add grip later in various forms.

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Does anyone have advice on adding grip to a non grip stick? I'm not a big fan of the candy cane tape job. My ONE60's do not have grip and I really wish they did. Wanting something that's really not going to jack up the palms on my gloves.
Only decent way I've found is rubbing the sticky side of stick tape on the corners. A little goes a long way. Usually I hate it initially and end up taking most of it off and just leaving a little residue behind.

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And on the previous posters point, any suggestions on how to unsticky a grip stick?
Only time I ever had to do this, I took a Scotch Brite pad and lightly scuffed it up, worked perfect. For me it was way easier to remove grip than to add grip. Also works nicely on the neck of glossy guitars to make them slicker

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Maybe add grip (clear plasti-dip?) to the fingers or fingertips of your gloves?
I have a can of Plasti-Dip, it works okay to add some grip but peels off very quickly and looks terrible.

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Grip. I can't shoot without grip.

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I hate grip. Tried it with both Warrior and Bauer sticks and never again will I buy a stick with grip. I use some tape on my shaft which gives me gripping points when needed without the stickiness. And I absolutely hate it when my gloves feel stuck to the stick when I'm trying to move my hand off or slide it on the shaft.

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Overall, I prefer grip over no-grip. But my BASE Savoy Special has a matte grip which is a happy medium between gloss grip and no grip.
I've just received my BASE Supernatural which has polar fibre. I'll be trying it tomorrow.

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I can't stand non-grip, but even worse than that was that matte finish that was all the rage for a while. Felt really gritty and weird. I love grip.. let's me, you know, grip.

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And on the previous posters point, any suggestions on how to unsticky a grip stick?
Sandpaper and spray enamel

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I got an APX w/ grip 2 Christmas' ago. The grip was noticeable at first but negligible during play. Over time and use the grip has worn off but the stick is still good as new.

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Can't use grip except for one stick I own. Weird? Yes. If anything, a very very slight grip...

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Eew, no grip. I like to slide my hand up and down the shaft (yeah, I know how that sounds, but it's true) depending on the shot I'm taking, so no grip for me.

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Grip. Non-grip slides around on me way too much.

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