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The Smart Parts jewel looks good
Not "sticky" enough
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!
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.
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
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.