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I'm looking at grabbing some new grips and have decided on cords.

 

I used to have crossline cords on my mp57 irons 10+ years ago but replaced them with Lamkin R.E.L ACE grips, mostly for the colour (orange). Recently I picked up my old 3 iron that still has the crossline cord grip on it and was shocked at how much I liked the feel (just swinging it in the backyard)

 

I was going to just buy the crossline cords but then one day I was at golftown and held the mp20 irons that come stock with Z cords and I  really liked the feel of them as well. 

 

So now I'm a little conflicted, I liked the z cords but have heard they're pretty harsh (didn't feel too bad, but also didn't hit balls). I also haven't had the opportunity to further check out grips as I live in Ontario where everything is closed for the time being.

 

I was wondering what you guys prefer and if you have reviews or recommendations. Thanks!

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Long time user of both and would pick the Crossline Cords over Z-cords as my main grips.  I do find that Z-cords can get harsh on my hands and feel a bit skinnier at the bottom end, so have to build u

I am moving to z cords now that I have run through my stock of victory cords. I don't find them harsh and they provide a great grip. I don't wear a glove and find the crossline cords are less grippy a

I have found that the Lamkin cord grips last much, much longer than cord grips from Golf Pride.

Long time user of both and would pick the Crossline Cords over Z-cords as my main grips.  I do find that Z-cords can get harsh on my hands and feel a bit skinnier at the bottom end, so have to build up a bit more as well.  The Crosslines also just have a more consistent feel over all.  Just don't have as much 'bite' as the Z-cords do.

 

It's just easier to find Z-cords over the Crossline Cords most times unfortunately.

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Lamkin players cord is a great grip. Less taper in the right hand in the standard plus model too. Great feel and hold up fantastic. Cheap on eBay too...seen them for $4.75 in bundle buys

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5 hours ago, snb9 said:

I'm looking at grabbing some new grips and have decided on cords.

 

I used to have crossline cords on my mp57 irons 10+ years ago but replaced them with Lamkin R.E.L ACE grips, mostly for the colour (orange). Recently I picked up my old 3 iron that still has the crossline cord grip on it and was shocked at how much I liked the feel (just swinging it in the backyard)

 

I was going to just buy the crossline cords but then one day I was at golftown and held the mp20 irons that come stock with Z cords and I  really liked the feel of them as well. 

 

So now I'm a little conflicted, I liked the z cords but have heard they're pretty harsh (didn't feel too bad, but also didn't hit balls). I also haven't had the opportunity to further check out grips as I live in Ontario where everything is closed for the time being.

 

I was wondering what you guys prefer and if you have reviews or recommendations. Thanks!

Check for the ACE Crossline Cords on eBay. Found some for pretty cheap recently.  They’re a great combo of the crossline cord with the ACE shock absorption.

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I had the Z cords on several clubs for a while and I do feel they wear more quickly than other GP grips I've used in the past.  I also agree they have too much taper therefore I'm trying the MCC Plus 4 right now, which I feel may have too little.  🙄

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I don't like the Z Cord too much, but the Z Grip +2 is great.  But that said, if I had to pick from the OP's two choices I would also go Lamkin all day.  

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8 minutes ago, Mattn1106 said:

I think those zgrip +2 are going to be my next grip, I'm currently using the tour velvet +4. Those seem perfect

The ZGrip +2 is one of the better grips I have used.  I generally use MCC with+1 wrap so they are an easy transition.  Nice traction without being rough on the hands, slightly more shock absorption than an MCC.  Great grip.  I love them for wedge grips.

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19 hours ago, PEI_Golfer said:

Long time user of both and would pick the Crossline Cords over Z-cords as my main grips.  I do find that Z-cords can get harsh on my hands and feel a bit skinnier at the bottom end, so have to build up a bit more as well.  The Crosslines also just have a more consistent feel over all.  Just don't have as much 'bite' as the Z-cords do.

 

It's just easier to find Z-cords over the Crossline Cords most times unfortunately.

Well, I was going to write a reply until I realized @PEI_Golfer had already written for me 😆. Lamkins all day for me if I have the choice as I think the rubber compound is better and they are a little more humane on my hands, but Z-cord is an acceptable fallback. 

 

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depends how much "cord" you want. I love the Z-cords and have played them the past 5 years. They definitely have a more rough/harsh feel than the Lamkin's

 

As for the golf pride's wearing out faster, I use a steel brush to clean them and rough them up again after they wear down a little. not sure what the life span of cord grips are but I get 2+ years no problem. Yes new ones would be nice but they still have plenty of traction left

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