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Grips

Oct. 17, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
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Posted by: tashi

. I had the hand clinic make me a brace designed to protect it when riding,

Was it the black melty-plastic thing?  Did the restricted movement while wearing it cause less grip strength?

Nov. 17, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
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Saw these on PB: https://www.redmonkeysports.com/collections/klampz-lock-ons/products/klampz-lock-on-silicone-grips?cmpid=PBgiftguide18&variant=11405947732083  

(35mm lockon silicone)

Nov. 17, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
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Posted by: Timv

Posted by: tashi

. I had the hand clinic make me a brace designed to protect it when riding,

Was it the black melty-plastic thing?  Did the restricted movement while wearing it cause less grip strength?

It was a tan, perforated melty-plastic thing with some velcro straps to hold it to my hand.  It didn't restrict my movement in a negative way, just kept my thumb in a grip position.  The intent was to prevent my thumb from folding back again if pushed during the recovery period.  I had less grip strength (for about two years or so I opened a beer with my left hand) due to my torn and repaired ligament, commonly called "skiiers thumb".  Nose dived off a rock drop on A-line warming up for the first Air DH back in 2001...

Dec. 11, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
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Does anyone know of an LBS stocking the ESI silicone grips? NV or east of Boundary?

Dec. 11, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
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The more I ride with the Diety Knuckledusters the most I like 'em. I would also love to try the ODI Elite Pro and the DMR Death Grip.

Dec. 11, 2018, 11:07 a.m.
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I've struggled finding the right grips since I broke my thumb last year and then sprained my other thumb this year. My Range came with Race Face Love Handles which didn't have nearly enough padding for my liking. Then I tried some old Specialized single clamp waffle grips which were better, but still not padded enough. Then I went all out and tried some ODI Rogue's (ok, so Oury grips would probably be 'all out'). They were comfortable, but felt like I was trying to palm a basketball. Finally, I've settled on Deity Knucklebusters. A bit thick for my hand size, but a nice mix of cushion and size. The only way they could be better is if they removed all the padding from the finger side because it adds unnecessary thickness.

Dec. 11, 2018, 12:46 p.m.
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Posted by: pedalhound

The more I ride with the Diety Knuckledusters the most I like 'em. I would also love to try the ODI Elite Pro and the DMR Death Grip.

Those'll be the next two grips I try too. Or ODI Flow? (Same grip, but padding only on one side).

ESIs feel great, but if you're a hacker and put it down often it becomes an expensive habit. After I weaned myself off of ESIs, I went Race Face Half Nelson for a couple rounds. Very nice feel and padded, but bare hands wet were slippery.

I'm using Macaskills now. Somewhat similar to my previous 50 pairs of now dead Ruffians, but softer . Work well enough. Bought them because yellow.

Dec. 22, 2018, 9:10 p.m.
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Posted by: nouseforaname

Does anyone know of an LBS stocking the ESI silicone grips? NV or east of Boundary?

http://odigrips.com/store/mtb/mtb-products/f-1-vapor-mtb-ply-grips

I have ran ESI and another brand similar material , switched to these and love them. They don,t dry out over time and are more durable .

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