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Originally Posted by dwoloz
Mind if I feature this on my blog?
How do they feel? Did you think about wrapping the leather over the existing grip rubber for some additional cushion?
Blog it! I think this can easily be expanded on...look forward to seeing what others come up with.
Oddly enough, the leather was about the same thickness at the soft part of the grip I removed. The ruffian is a fairly thin grip which I like because I always wear (padded) gloves.
As far as going over the original grip, I thought about it. I feared the glue wouldn't stick, or if it did initially, that the squishy nature of the rubber would cause it come loose later. Although, in hindsight, I had the idea to wrap the "core" with a layer of cloth tape first. If you wrapped it flush with no overlap, it would give a bit of padding and diameter without creating ridges, and the glue would certainly adhere well to it.