Should I install

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by JimmyChapter, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. JimmyChapter

    JimmyChapter New User

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    I bought a leathergrip and I was wondering if I should go to a Certified Stringer to replace it? I wrapped plenty of overgrips, but I'm scared I'd ruin the grip if I do it myself.

    What is the cost to have someone replace it?
     
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  2. Power Game

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    Do it yourself. The one problem may be stapling the grip to the handle, but you may or may not have to do it.

    Pros charge about $5
     
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  3. kninetik

    kninetik Rookie

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    Hopefully when you rip out the old grip, the sticky residue will be left over so you can use it as a guideline to see if you are on track or not.
     
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  4. Young Pete

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    most leather grips do have some adhesive on the back.....i strongly suggest you install it yourself....u dont really need a stapler...just make sure to wrap it evenly and tight.

    :wink:
     
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  5. Ace

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    yourself

    definately do it yourself. its not difficult. i do mine and i don't use the staple. like the above post said, just make sure you wrap it evenly and tight. and make note of the angle and direction of your old grip, so you get it just right.
     
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  6. nazer13

    nazer13 New User

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    if your worried about the grip slipping you can always lay down some double sided tape to help with it.
     
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  7. JimmyChapter

    JimmyChapter New User

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    I tried wrapping the grip myself and I am stuck at the end. I don't know how to finish the grip and put on the finishing tape. Little help please
     
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  8. Ace

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    top of grip

    you have to cut the end with scissors in such a way that when you wrap it, it will be straight across the top.
    you can wrap it up higher, then get a pen, and draw the straight line you want around the grip. then unwrap it and make the cut.
    it will end up that you are just cutting a tapered end off the rest of the grip. then put the tape on and you are done.
     
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