Making a grip midsize question

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I have tried the golf price multicompound grips for the past few seasons but just don’t like the feel. I think the last grip I really enjoyed the the golf pride tour velvet cord grips. I realize that for some reason they don’t make a midsize grip in that model anymore, which I still finish ridiculous image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



My question is, if I took a standard gp cord grip and added 5-6 wraps of tape would that roughly equate to a midsize? What adding that much tape add “too much” weight to the butt end of the club? I realize they make the z cord in a midsize but that’s not really what I’m after.



Thanks in advance for the wrx expertise
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  • monkeyboymonkeyboy Lefty Boomers  835WRX Points: 249Handicap: 8.6Posts: 835 Golden Tee
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    You can add layers of tape to get close to a midsize grip diameter.

    I don't think a standard grip with multiple layers will fell exactly the same as a midsized grip with no layers as you'll be stretching the standard grip a good amount - but it is all about what feels good to you.



    See chart

    https://www.golfworks.com/images/art/GripSizing2.pdf



    I use blue painters tape instead of multiple layers of grip tape (grip tape goes on last)
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  • MaximilianMaximilian Members  1511WRX Points: 305Posts: 1,511 Platinum Tees
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    The midsize grips are quite a bit heavier than the standards, so I'm not sure the added build up tape to a standard grip will amount to a much heavier grip in the end compared to a midsize. I'm really not sure. I've built up grips with six layers without any trouble. Putter grips are different because they become more round in shape with that many layers, but since swing grips are obviously round anyways I think it just comes down to a slightly different feel.



    Never compared them side by side, but you might have a look at the Crossline Full-Cord, they are available in midsize.
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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers  24796WRX Points: 1,469Posts: 24,796 Titanium Tees
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    monkeyboy wrote:


    See chart

    https://www.golfwork...GripSizing2.pdf



    I use blue painters tape instead of multiple layers of grip tape (grip tape goes on last)




    Double sided tape is also a lot thicker. That chart/table references number of wraps to get the desired results with 0.010" build up tape (or masking tape is similar). If one uses double sided grip tape as the build up tape, the number of wraps needs to be reduced by 1/3rd (e.g +4 wraps instead of +6).


    Maximilian wrote:


    The midsize grips are quite a bit heavier than the standards, so I'm not sure the added build up tape to a standard grip will amount to a much heavier grip in the end compared to a midsize.




    It will be fairly close.


    Maximilian wrote:


    Never compared them side by side, but you might have a look at the Crossline Full-Cord, they are available in midsize.




    I agree that might be a good alternative. I might even suggest trying the UTX cord grips as well.
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  • MattM97MattM97 Members  972WRX Points: 418Posts: 972 Golden Tee
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    If you prefer Golf Pride try the Z-Grip Cord that comes in midsize, I have one on my hybrid and quite like it. Others would be the Crossline Full Cord like mentioned above but I think the Lamkin UTx is closer to the GP Tour Velvet Cord.



    But you have options to try vs going with a ton of tape on each club.
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    GolfBum82 wrote:


    I have tried the golf price multicompound grips for the past few seasons but just don’t like the feel. I think the last grip I really enjoyed the the golf pride tour velvet cord grips. I realize that for some reason they don’t make a midsize grip in that model anymore, which I still finish ridiculous image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    My question is, if I took a standard gp cord grip and added 5-6 wraps of tape would that roughly equate to a midsize? What adding that much tape add “too much” weight to the butt end of the club? I realize they make the z cord in a midsize but that’s not really what I’m after.



    Thanks in advance for the wrx expertise

    MattM97 wrote:


    If you prefer Golf Pride try the Z-Grip Cord that comes in midsize, I have one on my hybrid and quite like it.




    Nice.
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