DYE’s original sticky grip was the first rubber grip developed specifically for use in paintball, and has become the most popular grip on the planet. Now DYE has taken grip technology to the next level with the Sticky 3. The Sticky 3 utilizes a combination of injected materials in two different durometers to give you the ultimate in comfort. The Sticky 3 also offers full wrap design giving your frame a back strap cushion and filling your palm completely. This advanced molding technology provides you a secure anatomically correct fit with a soft shock absorption material that your hands will love. Like the original DYE Sticky, the Sticky 3 will fit all standard 45 frames and is offered in a variety of colors to match your marker. Our quality sphere jewel logo is molded directly into the grip and will stay there forever. Beware of imitations, stick with the original.
The Dye Sticky 3 Grips are newer, so they should be commonly available, both new and used.
I picked these up a long time ago, but just decided two days ago that I'd break them in because I had nothing better to do than run around with my gun in my my hand.
** Key Strengths **
** Extremely High Quality **
From the plastic outer part of the grip, all the way down to the Dye jewel in the center of the grip, it's all high quality. The first batch of Sticky 3's that came out was defective, and would tear, but I've never had that problem in the couple of days I've had them on my gun.
** Extremely Tacky **
After a couple of minutes of gripping them tightly, then peeling your hand off of the grip, it becomes incredibly tacky. Almost like tape or something.
** Comfortability **
Once the grips are broken in, they become very comfy. Much better than my original Sticky's, which are still the same price as the Sticky 3's!
** Key Weaknesses **
** Price **
These are comfy and all, but not worth the thirty bucks I paid for them, at all.
** Hard To take Tippmann's Apart With Them On **
Just what I said. They're not Split Grips, so you have to take them completely off to take apart your gun.
o3 WGP autococker, Dye sticky 3
CP Reg, Cam adjuster, 15 degree asa
WGP Orracle Delrin bolt, LPR and 3-way
WGP STO ram, Slik mini backblock
Check it Products Unimount
FBM Power Angle Enhancer
Freak Barrel Kit
Very comfortable, soft absorption, actually grippy
These grips are the best grips you can buy. Totally worth the money but i wish i had bought the black on clear ones instead of all clear.
The only problem i've had with it is the way it fits on WGP hinge frames. If you don't use the higher holes in the frame, the top edge of the grips (points towards you, between your thumb and index finger) will stick out. This lead to frayin of the edges on my sticky 3's. I then moved them up the to higher holes on my WGP hinge frame, but that squishes the front of the grips against the metal. Not a problem though since it's more comfortable this way. This really isn't a weakness since Dye tried to make them fit all 45 frames.
But these grips are somewhat pointless if you use gloves. They do look great though.
Otherwise, my only regret is not getting them in black/clear to match my marker's color scheme.
Buy these grips they are soo comfortable. I swear i wouldn't be surprised if i saw these grips on an m4a1 assault rifle lol.
Stock Ion grip
Stock Tippmann A-5 grip
Stock MI Orracle grip
Smart Parts Ion (black
Revolution 2 egg hopper
48/3000 Compressed Air tank (all i could afford)
Blue Sticky 3 Dye grip
stainless steel freak back, blue 12 inch freak front
Jewell won't fall off (like smart part's ones)
Putting it on
These grips are amazing! The Dye sticky grip has a great, tacky feel for a strong, sure hold. It is also designed to get tackier the more you sweat, so it won't weaken. The emblem on it looks great. It's built-in with the grip so it won't fall off (like the Smart Part's sticky grips do) Another great thing about the grip is that some of it covers the back, where your palm is. This helps reduce kick.
The only weakness about it was putting it on. I had to take my drop off to put it on (not a big deal), but the screws it came with didn't fit in the Ion very well, so I had to use the Ion's stock grip's screws. Only weakness about it, though.
Best grip I have ever felt;great look. I give this a 10/10 since no grip comes close to the feel of this one.
These grips are amazingly comfortable. They basically conform to your hand. It feels like a gel or something thats in it. The only bad part is that if you have an electronic marker that the battery is in the grip, you'll have to take the whole grip off to replace it. Which can be hard with the macroline, on/off, etc. These grips are perfect if you have a mechanical and still good with an electro.
If youre tired of the stock grips, get these. Def worth the $20 or so. Just if you have an electro find an easier way or something to replace the battery without taking the on/off and macroline off or moving anything.
The feel of these are a lot nicer than the older ones. The hard plastic near the screw holes stops the screw from going through. The backs on them are a nice touch, but they also can suck at times. I wouldn't recommend to buy these for a Shocker, even though they I like them on mine. Any gun with the battery or controls inside of the grip really shouldn't use them. For me, to change a battery, I must unload/degas, remove the ASA from the frame, remove the grip screws, slide the grips down, then replace the battery. After that, I have to go back through it to get the gun ready again. A solution may be to cut the back, but I'm not going to ruin them after I paid $25 for them.
Nice, but sucks for battery or setting changes.
5 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, April 22nd, 2005 at 5:36 pm PST
Spyder Imagine - S
12 oz. pure energy tank w/ on-off valve
APP tank butt
Dye Sticky 3 Grip
Feel great on your hands, and installs easy
Allen head screws supplied are the wrong thread/size
These are a great cheap upgrade for any gun. The gel is a big improvement from the stock grips on pretty much so every gun I have ever held. These are nice and tacky, and are anatomically correct and fit your fingers and thumbs very well. They are easy to install, however the new allen head screws that they give you with the grips are the wrong size and will not thread into the holes, however you can re-use the stock screws. Took me about 3 min. to get them on and screwed down. The grips are tacky when you get them, and will get even tackier when you use them a few times.
Get these for your marker, they are cheap, easy to install and will reduce hand fatigue ten fold.
3a 10pc Barrel Kit
WGP ERGO reg
Psyco Ballistics Drop
Kapp Ram With QEVs
Kapp Ball Detent
Steel Braid Setup
gelly (Oh God Yes)
better made than most stickies
Not alot of weaknesses, but see below.
They grips are great. The are comfortable as hell and are great looking. They fit snugly on my hinge frame. Not alot more to say about that. There was one complaint though. The first layer of rubber started to peel away. But it kind of fixed itself a little. And dye still adds to it by being the only grips, to my knowledge, to have back panels for back confort as well.
These are good grips. Not sure they are worth $24, but they are still pretty nice.
Stock cocker, spyder & ion grips.
Smart Parts Protouch - not as soft but i like SP ones better.
Older Dye Stickys - there's pros & cons.
ASP QEV kit
Hybrid MSD & Grind
Halo B w/ Rip drive
Soft & grippy.
Installation = :(
Frays a little
First got these for my cocker, which had some stiff stock grips. Then i transferred them to my Ion.
Putting them on is not easy. You have to remove whatever bottomline setup is on the frame then wiggle these grips on because they literally wrap around. ALL around. So that was a pain. But once they were on the mech cocker, it was no problem. Soft & comfy and i had very little reason to remove them.
Now for the Ion. I usually only play once a month so i take the battery out after a day of playing. Not an easy task with these grips. I eventually slit the back so they folded open like regular grips.
For some reason, however, these aren't as comfortable anymore. It's like they're TOO soft. So i replaced them with Smart Part Protouch grips.
I also bought some for my Spyder E99. Oddly enough, they feel just fine on there. Probably because the spyder's e-frame is a little wider than other frames. And it wasn't the slip-on grip like the standard .45 Sticky 3s. So installation was cake.
If you've got a decent pair of paintball gloves, you don't need these. The gloves will provide the grip you need. But if you prefer "Naked Palm" style, Daniel-san, then get these so your marker doesn't fall out of your hand when you sprint off the break, you clumsy buffoon.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, August 8th, 2005 at 3:51 pm PST
spyder flash blue/purple fade
16" custom products barrel (purple)
blue flame drop
ricochet AK loader
newdesign locking feed neck
dye sticky grips
Sticks out a little at the top with my spyder
Want a good comfortable grip? But dont have alot of cash? Get the dye sticky grip i just got mine today and i love it. i first felt them on my friends 98 custom. right then i knew I had to get a pair. They really do make ur gun nicer, and its just so comfortable.