Hi G-Life champs!
it’s time for another review of mine, this time we’re moving on to grips.
Fortunately, Gryphon has a wide enough variety to suit your individual needs. The lifetime of these grips is fantastic, and there are a bunch of colours available. I’ll do my best to cover the stuff that I think you need to know!
Cushion: The classic grip that comes with the stick. You can’t go wrong with this, or its different colours if thats what concerns you most! The grip level is sticky enough to survive your sweat yet not too grippy for when you’re trying to rotate the stick through your grip. There’s a reason all of the sticks made by Gryphon have these grips, they’re just what you need. Nothing fancy, and will suit anyone from minkey level through to our international superstars.
Chubby: Same style of grip as the cushion grip but with some extra tricks up its sleeve. The design of this grip is much thicker than the standard cushion, I’d hazard a guess at it being around 1.5-2x bigger. The clever thing that Gryphon have done here is that on the sticky adhesive underside, they haven’t made the thickness continue right to the edges of the grip. This allows a groove to be made when you put the grip on, which helps increase your grip. A lot of people do a ‘candy cane’ type of gripping their stick, where they leave a gap between the edges. The Gryphon Chubby grip does this for you. A definite win for people who like a bit of a chunky grip with the high level of stick.
Chamois: This used to be a favourite of mine. The chamois material is a softer, cloth like substance which works just as well (if not better) in the wet as the dry. It is still relatively thin, pretty much a touch under the cushion grip. Unlike some other brands, the Gryphon Chamois grip comes with an adhesive underside. This is really good, as when you have used the grip for a while, it remains in place. Other grips tend to twist and become displaced, because lets face it, you can put a fair bit of twisting force through the grip as you play. This grip is for someone who isn’t scared of getting down and dirty in rain, hail or shine.
Towel: This is my personal favourite. A bit more of an old school design, the Gryphon Towel grip is a bit thicker, and a bit rougher than the Gryphon Chamois grip. The grip you get from this one is fantastic, I enjoy the way that I can roll it through my hands with ease when doing close skills, and yet when shooting I can hold firm and the stick won’t twist out of my hands on ball contact. As with the Chamois grip, it works amazingly well in the rain.
So there you have it, the selection of Gryphon grips in my personal opinion. Let me know if you have anything you think I missed out, or what your favourite grip/grips are on our Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/GryphonHockey) or Twitter (@gryphonhockey).