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When did Ping start making Reminder grips using tape?

NessismNessism To measure is to know...Advanced Members Posts: 18,080 ✭✭
edited March 12 in WRX Club Techs
Pulled grips off some G410's and was surprised to find this? When did they starting making reminder grips using tape?



Ping G400 driver w/Adila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
TEE XCG6 3 & 5 fairway woods & CB Pro U hybrid
Ping G25 irons w/Recoil 95 F4's
Ping Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110's
Ping Anser putter - the "real deal!"

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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Advanced Members Posts: 7,035 ✭✭
    Hum. That’s different.
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    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
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  • weavej1weavej1 Advanced Members Posts: 85
    I am still trying to figure out why reminder grips are making a come back.
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  • TommyjTommyj Advanced Members Posts: 293 ✭✭
    Seems like a lot of added work for Ping. Can't imagine they are doing this on all clubs instead of just using the Tour Velvets with reminder.



    A question on Ping grips: when you order on line you can select the Tour Velvet grip by colour code, same as what Ping used to have for their proprietary grips. Does anyone know if the colour codes represent different grips, or is it all the same grip with different amounts of buildup?
  • gongshow44gongshow44 Advanced Members Posts: 239 ✭✭
    Tommyj wrote:


    Seems like a lot of added work for Ping. Can't imagine they are doing this on all clubs instead of just using the Tour Velvets with reminder.



    A question on Ping grips: when you order on line you can select the Tour Velvet grip by colour code, same as what Ping used to have for their proprietary grips. Does anyone know if the colour codes represent different grips, or is it all the same grip with different amounts of buildup?




    I was wondering the same thing. Just ordered an i500 3i with an "Aqua" tour velvet uninstalled just to see. I'll update when I receive.
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  • trhodetrhode Fitter / Builder Advanced Members Posts: 1,941 ✭✭
    Are you sure Ping did that? Been a while, but I usually don't see grip tape that's not spiral wrapped on a Ping factory club.
  • otwotw Doug Ferreri Advanced Members Posts: 303 ✭✭
    Ping color codes on grips differentiate the grip size.
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  • denkeadenkea Advanced Members Posts: 364 ✭✭
    Ness ~~~ I agree with TRHODE. Don't think Ping did this. I have never seen a factory gripping from Ping without the spiral wrap. They have even said on some videos that they won't use 2" tape because of the overlap.
  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Advanced Members Posts: 18,080 ✭✭
    I'm almost certain Ping did the build up. The grips came off some G410 irons which were just released, and the grips were Ping branded. I suspect Ping buys the tape/rib from a supplier and just slaps it on. Saves money from having to stock ribbed grips.
    Ping G400 driver w/Adila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    TEE XCG6 3 & 5 fairway woods & CB Pro U hybrid
    Ping G25 irons w/Recoil 95 F4's
    Ping Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110's
    Ping Anser putter - the "real deal!"
  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Advanced Members Posts: 7,035 ✭✭
    Nessism wrote:


    I'm almost certain Ping did the build up. The grips came off some G410 irons which were just released, and the grips were Ping branded. I suspect Ping buys the tape/rib from a supplier and just slaps it on. Saves money from having to stock ribbed grips.




    I don’t love to know where they get them. I use reminder Tour velvets but I have some iomic I’d like to try but they just feel wrong without reminders after 30 years of using them.



    I know Golfworks sells “spines” you can stick on. Might give those a try.
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    14* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X 42"
    16* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X, 41.5" (set to 17*)
    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
    4-9 2016 Hogan PTx, KBS Tour V, 120X
    Ping glide 2 46-12, 50-12, 54-14 (at 55) stealth, 60-14(at 61) stealth, All wedges Recoil Proto 125 F5
    33.5" Ghost spider slant neck.
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    Jones Trouper Bag
  • GooseHookGooseHook Keep it Fraiche Advanced Members Posts: 11,595 ✭✭

    Nessism wrote:


    I'm almost certain Ping did the build up. The grips came off some G410 irons which were just released, and the grips were Ping branded. I suspect Ping buys the tape/rib from a supplier and just slaps it on. Saves money from having to stock ribbed grips.




    I don’t love to know where they get them. I use reminder Tour velvets but I have some iomic I’d like to try but they just feel wrong without reminders after 30 years of using them.



    I know Golfworks sells “spines” you can stick on. Might give those a try.




    I pulled one of those Golfworks spines off of a shaft pull I'd bought. It felt just like the other ribbed grips that I always use. I'd recommend them, especially if you don't mind using a little extra tape to 'tack' the spine down before gripping.
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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Advanced Members Posts: 18,080 ✭✭




    I know Golfworks sells “spines” you can stick on. Might give those a try.




    Hum, didn't know you could buy these ribs separate. The Ping ribs are quite large and create a very noticeable bump in the grip, subjectively more so than a typical reminder grip.
    Ping G400 driver w/Adila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    TEE XCG6 3 & 5 fairway woods & CB Pro U hybrid
    Ping G25 irons w/Recoil 95 F4's
    Ping Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110's
    Ping Anser putter - the "real deal!"
  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Advanced Members Posts: 7,035 ✭✭
    edited March 13
    Nessism wrote:





    I know Golfworks sells “spines” you can stick on. Might give those a try.




    Hum, didn't know you could buy these ribs separate. The Ping ribs are quite large and create a very noticeable bump in the grip, subjectively more so than a typical reminder grip.




    These guys. I’ve never used them but I imagine they’d be fine if you were very careful making them straight. A bit tedious.



    https://www.golfworks.com/the-golfworks-grip-rib-pack/p/gw0017/
    9.5* Cobra LTD, Old school Grafalloy Blue, 43.5"
    14* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X 42"
    16* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X, 41.5" (set to 17*)
    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
    4-9 2016 Hogan PTx, KBS Tour V, 120X
    Ping glide 2 46-12, 50-12, 54-14 (at 55) stealth, 60-14(at 61) stealth, All wedges Recoil Proto 125 F5
    33.5" Ghost spider slant neck.
    Srixon Z-star XV
    Jones Trouper Bag
  • mokedaddymokedaddy Advanced Members Posts: 1,239 ✭✭
    I used those ribs until I went to leather grips. They work quite well.
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    TM M2 18 GD Tour AD MJ8x
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    Ping Glide 2.0 50, 55, 60 KBS TOUR V 125 S+  - Heel grind, WRX grind
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  • brianmontgomery2000brianmontgomery2000 Advanced Members Posts: 731 ✭✭

    Nessism wrote:


    I'm almost certain Ping did the build up. The grips came off some G410 irons which were just released, and the grips were Ping branded. I suspect Ping buys the tape/rib from a supplier and just slaps it on. Saves money from having to stock ribbed grips.




    I don’t love to know where they get them. I use reminder Tour velvets but I have some iomic I’d like to try but they just feel wrong without reminders after 30 years of using them.



    I know Golfworks sells “spines” you can stick on. Might give those a try.




    I've got the spines on a couple of sets -- works great and you can feel them. Only issue was it made the grips hard to blow on with air since the grip does not form a perfect seal with the shaft.
  • denkeadenkea Advanced Members Posts: 364 ✭✭
    Nessism wrote:


    I'm almost certain Ping did the build up. The grips came off some G410 irons which were just released, and the grips were Ping branded. I suspect Ping buys the tape/rib from a supplier and just slaps it on. Saves money from having to stock ribbed grips.




    Ness ~~~ Give Ping a call with the serial numbers. They should be able to tell you exactly how they were built. I'd be interested to hear what they say. Also if they deviate by more than .040" they would be nonconforming.
  • sampga1976sampga1976 PGA Professional Advanced Members Posts: 596 ✭✭
    Every grip installed by PING that I've ever seen AND been fortunate to visit their factory in Phoenix to see first hand... uses 3/4" tape and spiraled around the shaft. Unless they've changed their installation techniques which is quite possible.



    GP Tour Velvet grips made for PING are made to size and indicated by the color end cap, just as the PING grips are. If I'd have to guess its possible that GP is just making round grips for PING and now a rib has to be "manufactured" using the strips.
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  • Steele47Steele47 Advanced Members Posts: 1,133 ✭✭
    Nessism wrote:


    I'm almost certain Ping did the build up. The grips came off some G410 irons which were just released, and the grips were Ping branded. I suspect Ping buys the tape/rib from a supplier and just slaps it on. Saves money from having to stock ribbed grips.






    I'm guessing you bought the G410's used? Also, I've never seen this either from Ping having had several sets over the years having regripped them all myself.
  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Advanced Members Posts: 18,080 ✭✭
    Time change gentleman. The grips are Ping 360 ID8 Gold and I'm pretty sure these clubs are dead stock.
    Ping G400 driver w/Adila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    TEE XCG6 3 & 5 fairway woods & CB Pro U hybrid
    Ping G25 irons w/Recoil 95 F4's
    Ping Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110's
    Ping Anser putter - the "real deal!"
  • farmerfarmer Advanced Members Posts: 7,714 ✭✭
    sampga1976 wrote:


    Every grip installed by PING that I've ever seen AND been fortunate to visit their factory in Phoenix to see first hand... uses 3/4" tape and spiraled around the shaft. Unless they've changed their installation techniques which is quite possible.



    GP Tour Velvet grips made for PING are made to size and indicated by the color end cap, just as the PING grips are. If I'd have to guess its possible that GP is just making round grips for PING and now a rib has to be "manufactured" using the strips.
    I have some G30's with graphite that I regripped, and they had some weird clear tape. I pulled stock Ping grips off, I assume these were factory installs.
  • NPVWhizNPVWhiz Advanced Members Posts: 1,976
    Nessism wrote:


    Time change gentleman. The grips are Ping 360 ID8 Gold and I'm pretty sure these clubs are dead stock.




    Maybe the original purchaser had a preference for that exact grip but likes a rib, and a 360 model isn’t going to come with a rib, so they improvised and delivered. Could be the purchase had the 360 on the woods and wanted the same grip but with a rib. Not too hard to do.
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  • WanLeftyWanLefty Advanced Members Posts: 460 ✭✭
    I always though ping wound their tape on using that machine where they "twang" the shaft and use the rotation to wind on the tape.



    Seems unlikely to be aftermarket if it's the 410 range and just released.



    Wan
  • WoodersonWooderson Advanced Members Posts: 1,965 ✭✭
    Nessism wrote:


    Time change gentleman. The grips are Ping 360 ID8 Gold and I'm pretty sure these clubs are dead stock.




    I would bet a Coke that the original buyer asked for the grips in the box and then installed the tape rib.
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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Advanced Members Posts: 18,080 ✭✭
    You guys were right! Grips shipped loose.








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    Length STD

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    Grip ID8-GOLD

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    TEE XCG6 3 & 5 fairway woods & CB Pro U hybrid
    Ping G25 irons w/Recoil 95 F4's
    Ping Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110's
    Ping Anser putter - the "real deal!"
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