Grip customization for a more defined bevelSteve Huff
I’ve seen the question asked “How can I make the bevels sharper? Not so rounded?” This usually comes up after a grip build-up, especially when using a heat shrink sleeve. Here’s what I normally do when this comes up (wants sharper bevels after I’ve used a heat shrink sleeve). 1st, I have to remove the old sleeve. If the person wants the grip built up 1 size, I use a half size shrink sleeve. Then, I cut head protection tape in the width of the top and side bevels. I apply 3 layers to the top for ever 2 layers on the side to try to maintain proportions. I leave the diagonal bevels un-taped. Of course, I measure to check the circumference along the process to get to my desired measurements. I’ve found that by leaving the diagonal bevels un-taped, you get a more defined feeling grip. I realize that in theory, the grip may not be in contact with the handle along the diagonal bevels, but in reality, the grip itself is flexible enough that it stays in contact, plus adds to the feeling of a more defined bevel. Give it a try. Let me know what you think.