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What tape/solution for DIY pole grip repair
I have some nice poles that I like with good pow baskets but one of the grips is coming apart. It has a crack that goes like 90% of the way around the grip and now the top half wants to pull off like a lid. This part that is coming apart is on a seam so I am thinking I will try putting some glue in there. I am then planning to over wrap the grips with some sort of tape. I have big hands so I could use some fatter grips anyways. Thinking I will continue the wrap below the grip in case I use these poles for touring or something.
What should I use? People have suggested some sort of rubber mastic tape from the hardware store and also hockey tape (not sure where they sell hockey tape) and also road bike grips which sounds probably more expensive than tape
Hockey tape would work best. Dicks or Dunhams sells it and im sure amazon does too
+1 for Hockey tape from Amazon
If you're really trying to get luxurious, put some nice tennis racket grip over the hockey tape grip you just created.
If you want to keep the shape of the grips I'd reccomend hockey tape.
I use road bike bar tape below my grips and I really like it for when I need to choke down on my poles for hiking. It's like $15 for a set of foam tape. You could totally remove the pole grips and get creative with the tape layering to get a thick straight wrap with a little bit of contour for the width of your hands. I wouldn't necessarily reccomend road bike tape over the existing grips unless you want really thick grips.
hockey tape should get here tomorrow. I will let you know how it goes
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