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Debating on a new grip for my driver.....

 

Have held the midsize MCC in my hand and like the feel, but have also been doing some research on the plus 4s (but have not been able to try them on a club).

 

What is the main difference between the two sizing of the grips?

 

Do the plus 4s (in a standard size) play a touch larger than a normal standard grip?

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The plus 4 is going to have little to no taper. The portion of the grip where you right hand goes, is going to be/feel the same thickness as your left. Think of little to no taper. It’s going to feel larger at first. 
 

A midsize grip, non plus 4, is still going to have taper but the left portion of the grip will be bigger.  To exaggerate think of a  slim straw compared to a bulky pen.  
 

For me, a standard is too small but a midsize feels too big. So I use a standard grip with two layers of tape. 

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55 minutes ago, Cactus Jack said:

Beyond the taper difference, one aspect that can be overlooked is feel. In my opinion, the +4 bottom hand can get squishy. The additional size comes from extra rubber and feels noticeably softer than the midsize in my hands. Also, the +4s are heavier and will most likely impact your swing weight. 

I agree the +4 feels squishy for the bottom hand. 

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27 minutes ago, sniper said:

I agree the +4 feels squishy for the bottom hand. 

They are a bit compared to a standard cord grip or a firmer rubber.  Still firmer than a lot of midsized grips or these squishy tacky grips they have now like the CP2.  
 

My favorite grip ever was the Lamkin Performance Plus cord.  It was a firm feeling full cord with less taper, almost like a Tour Velvet cord with less taper.  Sadly they quit making them. 

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8 hours ago, Cactus Jack said:

. Also, the +4s are heavier and will most likely impact your swing weight. 


Not much, the extra rubber is on the lower part, and if we talk New Decade +4, Golf Pride has added a rather thick butt cap vs standard, so the SW scale want make much of protest here. (i cant recall the actual numbers, but its nothing to talk about.)

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3 hours ago, Howard_Jones said:


Not much, the extra rubber is on the lower part, and if we talk New Decade +4, Golf Pride has added a rather thick butt cap vs standard, so the SW scale want make much of protest here. (i cant recall the actual numbers, but its nothing to talk about.)


If I remember correctly the +4 is 5-10 grams heavier, so maybe 1-2 point swing weight points at most. 

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1 hour ago, Cactus Jack said:


If I remember correctly the +4 is 5-10 grams heavier, so maybe 1-2 point swing weight points at most. 


Thats what we get when balance point of the grip is unchanged at 4.0", but thats not the case with New Decade +4.

Before this grips came to the marked, i "invented" a Asymmetrical build up who is almost identical to +4, and that tape is only 4.5 grams, and changed the return values by 3/4 of a SWP

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