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miniature-art Saturday, September 18th, 2004
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock Impulse grips

Dye Sticky Grips 3
Marker Setup: 2004 Impulse Vision
Cricket Board
Evil Pipe kit
ND Rip Valve
ND LPR/ANS kit
Mac Dev LP gauge
Shocktech drop forward
CP on/off
CCM Low Rise feedneck
Evolution 2 hopper
68/4500 Nitrogen tank
Strengths: The Smart Parts jewel looks good
Weaknesses: Not "sticky" enough
Review: These "Pro-Touch" grips are mildly sticky compared to the hard rubber grips that come standard with Impulses. They aren't really soft, nor are they made of a gel material. The grips consits of a clear plastic frame covered by medium density rubber. I didn't feel it was any more or less comfortable then the hard rubber stock grips.

They are similar in shape to the stock grips. Disappointingly the back of the grip is not covered, and allowd the rear of the metal grip frame to dig into your hand. In addtion the grips has a flange on the top rear that does not match the counters of the Impulse grip frame!

Conclusion: I do like the look of the metal logo, and I guess that's important if you are a Smart Parts groupie. In short, the grips need to cover the back of the grip; they need to be stickier, and they should fit Smart Parts markers. Ultimately it's really not much of an "upgrade".

In comparsion, Dye's Sticky 3 grips are softer, much more comfortable, and has rubber for the rear of the grips. Save your money for those instead.
Rating:
5 out of 10
 

Review Comments
e2speedballr Saturday, September 18th, 2004 | 8:47 pm PST
where does it say anywhere that the grips are supposed to be sticky?
   

miniature-art Tuesday, October 12th, 2004 | 11:40 pm PST
Ahem...

That's the point of this review..the medium density rubber needs to be sticky to stay competetive with other grip manufacturers. As is they are quite slippery when wet and offer no real benefit from the stock grips. But be my guest, and purchase a pair if you have money to burn.
Last edited on Tuesday, October 12th, 2004 at 11:41 pm PST
   

sxepb666 Tuesday, March 15th, 2005 | 11:47 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by miniature-art
Ahem...

That's the point of this review..the medium density rubber needs to be sticky to stay competetive with other grip manufacturers.


Just try and deal with the so called "customer service" of Dye, and that will be enough to help you get over the "sticky" factor. These are great grips and I recently ditched my sticky 3s for these grips. Before I got sticky3s I was using Hogue, and never once had any problems due to the lack of stickiness....... I personally saw no justification for the $25 sticky3s over my $12 Hogues or these $19 Smart Parts. The back strap on the Sticky3s is nice, but not a big deal.
   

HoLLo Monday, February 6th, 2006 | 7:48 am PST
Because Sticky's are so mainstream, doesn't mean all grips are "Sticky." All grips will be slippery when painted.
   

jack_empire Monday, May 22nd, 2006 | 10:42 am PST
and you dont even want the grip to go from the back because even if you have a shocker the button in on the back to turn it on and if you had a dye sticky it would cover that.
   

team_xile Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 | 9:17 am PST
Dispute:
they are not designed to be sticky. They are not called smart parts sticky pro touch grips.
   

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