How To Build Up with Grip Tape
HOW TO BUILD UP WITH GRIP TAPE
If you're new to re-gripping, first read through the "How To Re-Grip Your Clubs" guide to understand all aspects of re-gripping. Then come back to dive into the details of using grip tape. Here are 6 important topics to review before applying double-sided grip tape.
1) **VERY** IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE
2) HOW MUCH GRIP TAPE DO I NEED?
3) HOW DO I USE GRIP TAPE TO INCREASE MY GRIP SIZE?
Our Premium Double-Sided Grip Tape has a thickness of 0.0075 inches. Using one layer of tape around the shaft already increases your diameter by 0.0075 x 2, or 0.015 inches. Based on this calculation, here are the number of wraps to use when you want to increase the size of your grip, starting with a bare grip:
Apply 4 (extra) WRAPS of grip tape (which will add ~1/16" to the diameter)
Apply 5 (extra) WRAPS of grip tape (which will add ~1/16" to the diameter)
Apply 2 (extra) WRAPS of grip tape (which will add ~1/32" to the diameter)
*(Another) IMPORTANT NOTE: Sometimes adding more than 1 layer of grip tape may compromise the torque (the amount of twisting that can occur during a swing) of your club. Please do so at your own discretion.
4) WHY DO I NEED GRIP SOLVENT
5) CAN I USE MINERAL SPIRITS INSTEAD OF SOLVENT
6) WATCH VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS
It's extremely helpful to watch one of the video instructions. Here you'll see a professional club-fitter applying grip tape and subsequently using solvent to activate it. Watch the instruction video for your brand of grips before you begin. If there is no specific video for your brand of grips below, then use this General Instruction Video as your guide.
Choose the instruction video for the brand of grips you are using:
7) NEED MORE HELP?
That's what we're here for! Contact us by e-mail and we'll help with any re-gripping questions you may have.