Handles and grips
Most new commercial rods have handles or grips of foam or shrink tube.
Cork was less used, but is recently more demanded and applied.
A rod with handles of cork has (I think) a much nicer appearance than one with foam handles, although this is a personal choice.
People asks me often to chance rods with foam or shrink tubing handles into cork handles.
The rods therefore gets a better view and yet a greater added value.
It’s a natural product, it feels warm and soft.
Of course I place foam and heat shrink handles.
Every one has his own personal tast
A combination of cork and foam is also possible
See below different grip materials
There are 4 types of shrink tubing available.
- Plain shrink sleeve with soft skinny feel.
- Plain black rubber shrink tube.
- Shrink tubing with X pattern, blue.
- Shrink tubing with X pattern. Black.