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Bow Grips

Well guys, I am in the process of buying the Carbon Rose from BowTech. I love the bow. I'm actually very excited to get her out and start targeting and whatnot. BUT... I hate the grip on it. I'm so used to my Razor's grip. It fit perfectly in my hand. I found a company online that had a cool looking grip but it won't fit my bow and I asked the guy at my archery store and he's like, <span style="font-weight: bold">You're buying a Big Girl bow... of course it's different! You don't want to put anything on it! It's not like that other bow!!! </span> I told him, Hey... I bought that bow as a beginner because I didn't want to dump money into something I wasn't sure I liked. I've been using that bow since 2010 and I'm actually going to keep the bow in working order. So, he ended up asking me if I still wanted the bow and yes, I do. I just want to see if there is something out there to give that blocky grip a smoother contour to my hand.

I ended up calling Lancaster Archery after a google search and I explained to him that it's like holding a 2x4. Not heavy, just really blocky and he said that he and a lot of others are wrapping their bow grips with baseball bat tape.

Anyone ever do this? Have any of you guys seen the grips on these new BowTech bows? It's the only thing I do not like about this bow.

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-08-2014, 03:59 AM
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Re: Bow Grips

Janie, do NOT buy anything for a bow because it looks pretty! I did this for a PSE grip back in the day when I didn't know any better. The grip needs to WORK good, not LOOK good. Seen the wrap on many bows while people shooting for scores. Find/do what works best for you!
Also seen MANY big shooters remove grip completely and shoot off riser along. Better feel for their rig! To each, their own...
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Doesn't matter if it looked *pretty* or not, if it works, it works and that's what I'm looking for because I'm not in love with the grip on this bow. Everything else, imo is what I want.

Needless to say, I can't find a grip for this bow because no one makes one to fit it. I did buy some baseball bat tape and if, after I get it and continually shoot it and I still don't like the grip, I'm going to attempt a taping on it.

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Is the new grip wood? I used to shoot for several different bow companies and when switching brands the grip was always alittle different than I was used to so I would file and sand away until the new grip was closer to what I was comfortable with. I have rather small hands and couldn't get used to a thicker bulkier grip. Taping over the new grip will make it feel thicker and bulkier than it already is.
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Janie Google torgueless grips, no matter what bow I shoot the factory grip comes off and a torqueless goes on. Many styles to choose from. I like Mathews bows, but absolutely hate their grips. They make grips for every bow on the market.

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I thought the carbon rose just had sideplates. Basically call one of the grip guys and tell him you want a slimmer grip. With either one of these 2 companies, you are going to get a grip, doesnt matter if they dont make one for your bow yet or not. Usually if your the first one, they give you a discount.


Ive used Rattlers grips, and yeti grips. As far as custom,yeti just blows guys out of the water with some of the material he uses. Ive also had torqueless sideplates on a few elites.

http://www.yetiarchery.com/

http://www.rattlergrips.com/
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Janie, I really like the torqueless grip I put on my Elite. Not sure if they make one for your bow but google Torqueless Custom Grips and see what grips they sell.

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Torqueless was the first one I called and they don't have grips for the carbon rose. I'm going to look at the links above! I just hate the grip on this bow. It's discusting but I love the bow.

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Ron(yettigrips) makes some excellent grips. he may not have a pattern for your bow. I think he would make grips for any bow, but may need the riser or bow to do so.
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My buddy just got a very good deal at the sportsman show on a Mission bow with the sights, quiver and stabilizer. I was going to buy one, but I did not like the square type grip

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