Osaka grip thickness.... too thick?

Discussion in 'Other Gear Questions & Reviews' started by G Star, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. G Star

    G Star FHF Newbie

    Nov 11, 2008
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    Just picked up a new Osaka 3PTO which is great however I find the grips on this years Osaka range very thick. Personally I find it too thick to put a chamois over (which is a problem as it never stops raining in Ireland!). Anyone else find the same?

    Considering replacing the grip but worried about messing with the foam underneath. If I do replace it, can anyone recommend a decent "thin" grip to use?
    #1 G Star, Jan 30, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2018
  2. Rfl9

    Rfl9 FHF Newbie

    Nov 25, 2017
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    adidas gauze is thin
  3. Simon_GK_Mason

    Simon_GK_Mason FHF Legend

    May 29, 2015
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    As far as I know from sticks that I have seen (last Osaka one was a few months ago) both the Mercian and Osaka sticks that have a foam under-layer have it very well bonded to the shaft of the stick. You have to in order for the multiple layers not to slip on each other. The issue is that getting it off makes a mess! It can be removed but you will need a sharp knife and patience. Even trying to get the upper grip off and leave the foam is a very delicate task.

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