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Old 10-03-2012, 12:40 PM   #12
coachrick
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You KNEW you were cool if you had the ONE wrap of Gauze Tape at the base of the grip--about 1/2" from the very end. Got the great feel of the leather, but had just that extra bit of security from the gauze. Ah, the good old days!

'Back then', the Fairway was about the thickest leather grip around(unless you count the 'extra' from the rib on the 'raised' grips); so folks had to take into consideration the thickness of the Fairway. I had more than one customer who dropped down a grip size on a new stick, knowing they would replace the original grip with a Fairway. The most drastic change would be noticed when swapping a perforated Wilson grip or the really skinny Yamaha and Yonex grips of the '70s.
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