Why don't more people like them ESI foam grips?
The stickiness is fine when they are clean
and they definitely dampen wrist shock through the bars.
What am I missing here about why they are not more popular?
Likely cause they're not lock-ons.
I just went back to Oury's. Tried a bunch of different grips this year. Ergon GS1 (liked except in techy sections), Token's (too thin) [HTML_REMOVED] Lizard Skins DSP (went to shit real quick). Then rode a friends bike with Oury's and remembered I had them on an older bike and loved them. Why did I ever try anything else….