White Grip Advice Requested

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So as I'm sitting here in the cold this winter, I find myself slowly morphing into a club ho. I am going to be gaming a new bag for the most part when spring hits but I have decided I need/want all white grips. Does anybody have experience with the following and/or have any reco's?



http://www.golfsmith.com/products/18743/La....580_Round_Grip



http://www.golfsmith.com/products/93093/TA...omic_White_Grip



http://www.golfsmith.com/products/57607/Wi...dard_White_Grip





I know there are Iomics as well, but those are a tad out of my price range. Ultimately, I am going to be taking a leap of faith in whatever I order because no shop around me has these grips. I'll be making my decision with the help and suggestions of GolfWRX!!!
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  • Stinger82Stinger82 Members  3542WRX Points: 0Handicap: 11Posts: 3,542
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    Those white lamkin's are sweet. The itomics look good to but I would guess that the lamkins will last longer and are only like .50cents more. The winn's seem overpriced and in my experience the winn grips don't last long at all.



    Any one of those are going to look sweet though!
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  • brucejun444brucejun444 Banned  632WRX Points: 0Posts: 632
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    I personally like the Lamkins.
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    I too like the Lamkins... but I can't decide between the two..



    http://www.lamkingrips.com/NDUR_Black_and_White.php



    http://www.lamkingrips.com/Performance_Plu...EN_Standard.php



    the first one has a completely different pattern on back, and the back 1/3rd is black. The picture lets you rotate it so you can see. I don't care so much about the black, but the pattern on the back and the write up for it has me intrigued. Plus it's less white to have to wipe down!



    Does anyone have any experience with the NDUR ??
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  • cb_golfercb_golfer "fine purveyor of skanky fades" Members  1365WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,365
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    I've got the Lamkins installed in my irons and they feel great. I wipe down my grips with a wet towel soaked with little bit of dishwashing liquid after each round so it never really gets dirty. If this is an issue with you then skip the white grips.



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  • ClarkGrswld4ClarkGrswld4 Members  1765WRX Points: 131Posts: 1,765 Platinum Tees
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    albatrosser wrote on Dec 22 2009, 05:01 PM:
    I too like the Lamkins... but I can't decide between the two..



    http://www.lamkingrips.com/NDUR_Black_and_White.php



    http://www.lamkingrips.com/Performance_Plu...EN_Standard.php



    the first one has a completely different pattern on back, and the back 1/3rd is black. The picture lets you rotate it so you can see. I don't care so much about the black, but the pattern on the back and the write up for it has me intrigued. Plus it's less white to have to wipe down!



    Does anyone have any experience with the NDUR ??






    those NDUR's are cool but I decided if I'm going to go white, I'm going ALL white lol
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  • elcheneelchene Members  1117WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,117
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    Haven't tried the Lamkins or Winns, but based solely on past grips, the Winns would probably wear out quickly and the Lamkins will be good.



    That said, I have tried the Itomics and like them. Can't comment yet on durability, but they are firm and very tacky.



    However, Iomics are still better than the Itomics IMO. They feel nothing alike, the Iomic is very soft while still tacky. It isn't rough like the Itomic, but rather "velvety" and fabric-like. They are incredibly durable as well! So, even though they are ridiculously expensive, you won't be replacing them anytime soon. Every time it gets dirty, a rub with a sponge and soap + water makes it seem like it's new again.



    *That was a last attempt to get you to consider Iomics - I am very impressed by them
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  • ClarkGrswld4ClarkGrswld4 Members  1765WRX Points: 131Posts: 1,765 Platinum Tees
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    I'm actually leaning in this order right now:



    Winn

    Lamkin

    Tacki-Mac



    I think since the Winns are firm, they may be easier to clean? I plan on cleaning once a week if this influences anybody's decision
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    elchene wrote on Dec 22 2009, 05:07 PM:
    Haven't tried the Lamkins or Winns, but based solely on past grips, the Winns would probably wear out quickly and the Lamkins will be good.



    That said, I have tried the Itomics and like them. Can't comment yet on durability, but they are firm and very tacky.



    However, Iomics are still better than the Itomics IMO. They feel nothing alike, the Iomic is very soft while still tacky. It isn't rough like the Itomic, but rather "velvety" and fabric-like. They are incredibly durable as well! So, even though they are ridiculously expensive, you won't be replacing them anytime soon. Every time it gets dirty, a rub with a sponge and soap + water makes it seem like it's new again.



    *That was a last attempt to get you to consider Iomics - I am very impressed by them






    ooh i'm glad i made this thread already...I do not like rough....Tacki-Macs remain on the bottom of the list
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    cb_golfer wrote on Dec 22 2009, 06:03 PM:
    I've got the Lamkins installed in my irons and they feel great. I wipe down my grips with a wet towel soaked with little bit of dishwashing liquid after each round so it never really gets dirty. If this is an issue with you then skip the white grips.



    DSC00090.jpg




    White grips? Sorry didn't notice.



    I was too busy admiring those outstanding MP-33's!!!
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    I have a white feeltec grip on my R7 tp have a look at the japanese website, They are very different. I haven't seen to many around http://www.feeltecgrips.com/english_v1/FeeltecGrips_3.html
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    I have never been a fan of imitations. To me, TackiMac "ITOMIC" sounds too much like Iomic - I'm pretty sure TackiMac did this on purpose to lure Iomic shoppers. That alone is a turnoff.
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    brucejun444 wrote on Dec 22 2009, 07:00 PM:
    I have never been a fan of imitations. To me, TackiMac "ITOMIC" sounds too much like Iomic - I'm pretty sure TackiMac did this on purpose to lure Iomic shoppers. That alone is a turnoff.




    Sure, but they aren't terrible grips. And plus, the name similarity worked on me - an indication that perhaps they had something close to Iomics. There's a huge market for anything that feels like an Iomic but that is a third of the price.
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    elchene wrote on Dec 22 2009, 05:07 PM:
    Haven't tried the Lamkins or Winns, but based solely on past grips, the Winns would probably wear out quickly and the Lamkins will be good.



    That said, I have tried the Itomics and like them. Can't comment yet on durability, but they are firm and very tacky.



    However, Iomics are still better than the Itomics IMO. They feel nothing alike, the Iomic is very soft while still tacky. It isn't rough like the Itomic, but rather "velvety" and fabric-like. They are incredibly durable as well! So, even though they are ridiculously expensive, you won't be replacing them anytime soon. Every time it gets dirty, a rub with a sponge and soap + water makes it seem like it's new again.



    *That was a last attempt to get you to consider Iomics - I am very impressed by them






    I'm actually considering Iomics again based on your comments....I mean what the ****, If I'm going to spend $8+ on Winns then what is $14 or 15 on Iomics, ya know?
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  • samphillips9samphillips9 Go Buffs Salt Lake City, UTLefty Boomers  218WRX Points: 55Handicap: 0.5Posts: 218 Fairways
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    I game the white itomics. Great grips. Feel a little more midsize. Look amazing, I get so many compliments. They feel great. I haven't tried the other ones. But i guarantee you the tacki macs are great.
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    ClarkGrswld4 wrote on Dec 22 2009, 05:15 PM:
    elchene wrote on Dec 22 2009, 05:07 PM:
    Haven't tried the Lamkins or Winns, but based solely on past grips, the Winns would probably wear out quickly and the Lamkins will be good.



    That said, I have tried the Itomics and like them. Can't comment yet on durability, but they are firm and very tacky.



    However, Iomics are still better than the Itomics IMO. They feel nothing alike, the Iomic is very soft while still tacky. It isn't rough like the Itomic, but rather "velvety" and fabric-like. They are incredibly durable as well! So, even though they are ridiculously expensive, you won't be replacing them anytime soon. Every time it gets dirty, a rub with a sponge and soap + water makes it seem like it's new again.



    *That was a last attempt to get you to consider Iomics - I am very impressed by them






    I'm actually considering Iomics again based on your comments....I mean what the ****, If I'm going to spend $8+ on Winns then what is $14 or 15 on Iomics, ya know?






    Well, hate to make your decision even harder, but if you are willing to lay down the green for Iomic, then before pulling the trigger, you should also consider Dance With Dragon grips, or, Nowon. Some fans of Iomic like the DWD's or Nowons even better than the Iomic.
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    Ugo DeRosa wrote on Dec 22 2009, 06:34 PM:
    ClarkGrswld4 wrote on Dec 22 2009, 05:15 PM:
    elchene wrote on Dec 22 2009, 05:07 PM:
    Haven't tried the Lamkins or Winns, but based solely on past grips, the Winns would probably wear out quickly and the Lamkins will be good.



    That said, I have tried the Itomics and like them. Can't comment yet on durability, but they are firm and very tacky.



    However, Iomics are still better than the Itomics IMO. They feel nothing alike, the Iomic is very soft while still tacky. It isn't rough like the Itomic, but rather "velvety" and fabric-like. They are incredibly durable as well! So, even though they are ridiculously expensive, you won't be replacing them anytime soon. Every time it gets dirty, a rub with a sponge and soap + water makes it seem like it's new again.



    *That was a last attempt to get you to consider Iomics - I am very impressed by them






    I'm actually considering Iomics again based on your comments....I mean what the ****, If I'm going to spend $8+ on Winns then what is $14 or 15 on Iomics, ya know?






    Well, hate to make your decision even harder, but if you are willing to lay down the green for Iomic, then before pulling the trigger, you should also consider Dance With Dragon grips, or, Nowon. Some fans of Iomic like the DWD's or Nowons even better than the Iomic.






    wow, ive never even heard of those....will check them out, thanks
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    ClarkGrswld4 wrote on Dec 22 2009, 04:15 PM:
    elchene wrote on Dec 22 2009, 05:07 PM:
    Haven't tried the Lamkins or Winns, but based solely on past grips, the Winns would probably wear out quickly and the Lamkins will be good.



    That said, I have tried the Itomics and like them. Can't comment yet on durability, but they are firm and very tacky.



    However, Iomics are still better than the Itomics IMO. They feel nothing alike, the Iomic is very soft while still tacky. It isn't rough like the Itomic, but rather "velvety" and fabric-like. They are incredibly durable as well! So, even though they are ridiculously expensive, you won't be replacing them anytime soon. Every time it gets dirty, a rub with a sponge and soap + water makes it seem like it's new again.



    *That was a last attempt to get you to consider Iomics - I am very impressed by them






    I'm actually considering Iomics again based on your comments....I mean what the ****, If I'm going to spend $8+ on Winns then what is $14 or 15 on Iomics, ya know?




    I wouldn't. They're really THIN grips. Thin. The rubber is thin. If you try to pad it with tape underneath, it starts to feel different - not a good thing. The only good thing I will say about them is that if you play in hot weather, they feel cooler than normal grips.
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  • generalbolggeneralbolg Members  1191WRX Points: 1Posts: 1,191 Bunkers
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    since youve got time in the offseason, why not buy one of each, and install one on each iron. you have a few weeks/months to decide what you really like.



    sure youll eat the extra shipping cost and the cost of the grips you didnt choose, but itll still wind up being cheaper than if you buy a set of one, and decide a week later you dont like them. if youre anything like myself or some of the other people on this thread, youll be pretty picky about grips. i know ive ripped off a few grips 10 minutes after I put them on because i didnt like the look/feel. give your top grips a test drive and save yourself the frustration down the road.
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  • texcromtexcrom Franklin, TNClubWRX  3699WRX Points: 329Posts: 3,699 ClubWRX
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    What's the best source for the Iomics?



    I have never seen them in this area.



    Thanks.
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    ClarkGrswld4 wrote on Dec 22 2009, 05:15 PM:
    elchene wrote on Dec 22 2009, 05:07 PM:
    Haven't tried the Lamkins or Winns, but based solely on past grips, the Winns would probably wear out quickly and the Lamkins will be good.



    That said, I have tried the Itomics and like them. Can't comment yet on durability, but they are firm and very tacky.



    However, Iomics are still better than the Itomics IMO. They feel nothing alike, the Iomic is very soft while still tacky. It isn't rough like the Itomic, but rather "velvety" and fabric-like. They are incredibly durable as well! So, even though they are ridiculously expensive, you won't be replacing them anytime soon. Every time it gets dirty, a rub with a sponge and soap + water makes it seem like it's new again.



    *That was a last attempt to get you to consider Iomics - I am very impressed by them






    I'm actually considering Iomics again based on your comments....I mean what the ****, If I'm going to spend $8+ on Winns then what is $14 or 15 on Iomics, ya know?





    texcrom wrote on Dec 22 2009, 07:15 PM:
    What's the best source for the Iomics?



    I have never seen them in this area.



    Thanks.






    I just bought 9 iomics on eBay for $91 including shipping



    ...which i know is an odd number to buy, but that was the size of the auction. Its weird like the sellers who sell 14, but im not complaining it was a geat deal... BTW it was an auction and not a BUY it Now
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    Here you go

    http://www.iomicusa.com/index.html



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