Reducing grip

Moderators: Viking Lars, Magnus

Reducing grip

Post Number:#1  Postby Michal Duzynski » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:04 pm

Hi
Is there an easy way a grip thickness?
We talking 2-3mm.
Is pssing it with a very fine sandpapper a good idea( the only one I have)?
I dont want to change the shape of it, just make it slimmer.
Cheers
Mike
Michal Duzynski
 
Posts: 978
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:14 pm
Location: Brisbane-Australia

Reducing grip

Post Number:#2  Postby Paul Arden » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:07 am

Can be done with fine glass paper. Better/easier with a lathe! I’ve asked Lee for a comment :)

Cheers, Paul
It's an exploration... Bring Flyrods
Flycasting Definitions
Sexyloops Shop
User avatar
Paul Arden
Site Admin
 
Posts: 10576
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:20 am
Location: Travelling

Reducing grip

Post Number:#3  Postby Michal Duzynski » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:37 am

Ok.
On both I have a tennis racket tape.
On HT 10 with the wrap it is perfect. I feel that I have enough grip and control over it that I can hit it hard if need it.
On my new ST rod with the wrap Im not entirely in contrlo of my rod.
John Waters gave me a guidelines how it should feel when you hold the rod, but it doesnt.
I have no input in building my rod, so I had to exept it. It is briliant , just a grip little to thick.
I will measure it later and let you know.
Mean while let me know the size of the sandpapper...
Mike
Michal Duzynski
 
Posts: 978
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:14 pm
Location: Brisbane-Australia

Reducing grip

Post Number:#4  Postby Michal Duzynski » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:33 am

I check it. HT( which suits me) is very similar to my new rod. Mayne because the rod is stiffer and longer I feel like i need more grip.
It would have to be very small adjustmets.
...and yes I have the thinesst tennins racket wrap.
Cheers
Mike
Michal Duzynski
 
Posts: 978
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:14 pm
Location: Brisbane-Australia

Reducing grip

Post Number:#5  Postby Thomas » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:13 am

Hi Mike,

Its easy to do with sandpaper. Just be careful and use paper with the proper amount of "roughness". I have done this several times with excellent results.

Cheers Thomas
Thomas
 
Posts: 193
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:24 am

Reducing grip

Post Number:#6  Postby Lee Martell » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:52 pm

Hi Mike,

I use 400 -600 grit sand paper to reduce grip. I then work down to to 1500 grit.
I use a turner: lathe to turn down grip. There is option to do this without a turner which can be interesting but can also be hard work.
Things to look out for us the area around the hood of the reel seat as the cork can be thin. Taking of too much cork (no going back)
Slow and steady

Cheers Lee
Lee Martell
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:55 am

Reducing grip

Post Number:#7  Postby Michal Duzynski » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:44 pm

Thank you Thomas and Lee.
I will be carefull. I have to do it without rotating vice.
Anyway It has to be done in a place of the main belly, so it should be fine I think if I put a sandpapper around the desire area and move couple times un and down should do the trick( i think). I have an old butt section, so I will try to do it there first.

Question. After it is done, do I protect the cork somehow after dusting it off- there is bothing there at the moment anyway?

The tennis racket grip wrap will be always on it- it is not a fishing rod.
Cheers
Mike
Michal Duzynski
 
Posts: 978
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:14 pm
Location: Brisbane-Australia

Reducing grip

Post Number:#8  Postby Paul Arden » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:18 am

No the cork is a finished product without the need for anything else. If you find holes in the cork then you’ll need some filler.

Cheers, Paul
It's an exploration... Bring Flyrods
Flycasting Definitions
Sexyloops Shop
User avatar
Paul Arden
Site Admin
 
Posts: 10576
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:20 am
Location: Travelling

Reducing grip

Post Number:#9  Postby Michal Duzynski » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:17 am

Awesome.
Thanks
Mike
Michal Duzynski
 
Posts: 978
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:14 pm
Location: Brisbane-Australia

Reducing grip

Post Number:#10  Postby Michal Duzynski » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:25 am

Hi
It went well. Staryed with p800 and finished with p1200 and I reduce what I wanted.
Now with wrap feels good.
Thank you guys.
Cheers
Mike
Michal Duzynski
 
Posts: 978
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:14 pm
Location: Brisbane-Australia


Return to Tackle

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests