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crankn101 08-04-2012 10:59 PM

Retro...Old cork to split grip...
 

Not perfect, but Im happy with the results.

The palm side is kinda squared off and I have a pinky grove carved into the other side, it fits my short fat fingers pretty darn good.

Before and after shots. Ones a 7' and the other is 7' 6" All Star rod so their not identical but really close.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z...s/100_1723.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z...s/100_1722.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z...s/100_1721.jpg


http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z...s/100_1718.jpg


http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z...s/100_1714.jpg


koldkut 08-05-2012 06:48 AM

Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...
 
What did you use for handle material on it? it looks seamless against the back of the seat, almost like you molded it and then turned it down. Looks good!

crankn101 08-05-2012 07:23 AM

Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...
 
Thanks man.

I used the original cork and put a coat of BSI 2 part epoxy across the cork and reel seat, then sanded it down smooth. But it left some imperfections so I had to do it a second time. Then I used some rattle can bed liner for the reel seat and handle, its actually really comfortable and not harsh like I thought it could be.

Ive been fishing a Compre for a couple weeks and so far I haven't noticed a crack between the reel seat and handle, but time will tell.

Zman 08-05-2012 10:37 AM

Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...
 
Looks really good...

swimbait 08-05-2012 12:45 PM

Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...
 
Looks great, better than my effort.

SS

crankn101 08-05-2012 03:44 PM

Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dictator Tot
Looks great, better than my effort.

SS

Ive seen guys use the foil scale method...

Worth a try?

swimbait 08-05-2012 05:28 PM

Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...
 
not that silly goose, this...

http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...o/IMGP5427.jpg

koldkut 08-05-2012 07:57 PM

Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dictator Tot

is that a new build or a full grip to split grip conversion?

swimbait 08-06-2012 12:22 AM

Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...
 
Conversion.

koldkut 08-06-2012 04:40 AM

Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...
 
I bet they look the same if you coated it like Crankin did.


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