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Whats the point of split grips?

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they have less material contacting the blank, that means that there is less stuff that will mute the vibrations of a bite. The result is a LITTLE bit more sensitivity and less weight. I also think they look cool.

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A little more vibration/sensitivity a bit less weight and a lot more S E X Y!!!!                          ;)

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IMHO, I think it is aesthetics.  Any gain in overall weight loss for the rod and therefore making for a more sensitive rod is perhaps negligible.

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I think they are a bit more comfortable, after using a split grip then going to a solid grip the solid grip seems a bit bulky, but maybe that's just me.

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It seems to be the "in" thing these days.  I pray the rod manufacturer I use won't fall prey to jumping on this bandwagon full speed like others have.  There really is no advantage to them.  

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I don't like them. I think the most comfortable rods, at least for me, are the BPS rods with the power hump. Fits perfectly in my hand when palming a low profile reel.

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Does it give any advantages?

They are a product of the custom rod industry, they started about 6 years back if I remember right.

They helped the builder balance rods buy aiding in the placement of reel seats and not adding weight with super long full cork or foam composite grips. Once they caught on then they became an area that allowed the builders some creative freedom. The production rod companies are just catching on to them, their using fore grips in pairs like crazy, nothing like a quality custom turned and placed grip set......

I personally travel with both full size and split style cork grips in my custom arsenal, the split grips do get more looks/questions though.

Just a thought... ;)

Tight Lines!!!

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I have some of each, but I find the full grips more comfortable for certain applications.

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Split grip, definitely looks cool and more modern.

Wish "one" rod manufacture would get on the band wagon.

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Split grip, definitely looks cool and more modern.

Wish "one" rod manufacture would get on the band wagon.

I'm sure that's the same rod company I hope doesn't screw up their rods by going to split grip.

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I don't like them. I think the most comfortable rods, at least for me, are the BPS rods with the power hump. Fits perfectly in my hand when palming a low profile reel.

I use All Star Titaniums and Platinums which also have the raised hump.  I like that feature as well though many others don't.  

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I don't like them. I think the most comfortable rods, at least for me, are the BPS rods with the power hump. Fits perfectly in my hand when palming a low profile reel.

I use All Star Titaniums and Platinums which also have the raised hump. I like that feature as well though many others don't.

I hear most people say the don't like it but can't see what advantage you get from it

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I don't like them. I think the most comfortable rods, at least for me, are the BPS rods with the power hump. Fits perfectly in my hand when palming a low profile reel.

I use All Star Titaniums and Platinums which also have the raised hump. I like that feature as well though many others don't.

I hear most people say the don't like it but can't see what advantage you get from it

Comfort, which is subjective.  

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Split grip, definitely looks cool and more modern.

Wish "one" rod manufacture would get on the band wagon.

I'm sure that's the same rod company I hope doesn't screw up their rods by going to split grip.

They could certainly go the same route as St Croix.  I know I would buy a GLX if it was available without a foregrip.

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Does it give any advantages?

They are a product of the custom rod industry, they started about 6 years back if I remember right.

They helped the builder balance rods buy aiding in the placement of reel seats and not adding weight with super long full cork or foam composite grips. Once they caught on then they became an area that allowed the builders some creative freedom. The production rod companies are just catching on to them, their using fore grips in pairs like crazy, nothing like a quality custom turned and placed grip set......

I personally travel with both full size and split style cork grips in my custom arsenal, the split grips do get more looks/questions though.

Just a thought... ;)

Tight Lines!!!

These split foams & grips date back ( for me anyway) 20 years.  My ex-wifes cousin owned a tackle shop back in the late 80's early 90's and built customs, he put the split eva foams on our surf rods to keep the weight down on them, slinging 2 & 3oz plugs on a 11 & 12ft surf rod can wear on you.   I still own 3 of the dozen or so rods he's built for me, and I think my brother still has a split grip surf rod hangin in is garage.

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These split foams & grips date back ( for me anyway) 20 years.  My ex-wifes cousin owned a tackle shop back in the late 80's early 90's and built customs, he put the split eva foams on our surf rods to keep the weight down on them, slinging 2 & 3oz plugs on a 11 & 12ft surf rod can wear on you.   I still own 3 of the dozen or so rods he's built for me, and I think my brother still has a split grip surf rod hangin in is garage..

Yup I saw custom salt rods in custom turned split wooden grips when I worked the tackle shop in San Diego in the 80's, they wound up on the half/full day boats...

I should have stipulated in the bass rod industry they are really quite new...

Tight Lines!!!  

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It's a way for manufacturers to cut costs buy reducing the use of more expensive and more scarce cork, all while fooling the average fisherman that their product with less cork is trendier and sexier.  

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I think the split grips look good but I do not like them for my reaction bait rods (cranks, jerks, spinnerbaits)...I really just dont see the point.

Now on my jig rods, flippin rods and worm rods, I'll use a split grip without hesitation.

I do however, think all bass rods should be made without foregrips, regardless of what kind of grip is behind the reel.

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A fore grip is basically a waste.  It's not like we're trying to winch a Tuna up from 200' or somethin.....  

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A fore grip is basically a waste. It's not like we're trying to winch a Tuna up from 200' or somethin.....

Agree 100%

A bass rod, especially a casting rod, should never ever come with a foregrip.  Total waste IMO.

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A fore grip is basically a waste. It's not like we're trying to winch a Tuna up from 200' or somethin.....

A bass rod, especially a casting rod, should never ever come with a foregrip.

Like a Steez ?   8-)

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A fore grip is basically a waste. It's not like we're trying to winch a Tuna up from 200' or somethin.....

A bass rod, especially a casting rod, should never ever come with a foregrip.

Like a Steez ? 8-)

Naaaaa, he was talking about my G-Blanks ;D   ;)

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A fore grip is basically a waste. It's not like we're trying to winch a Tuna up from 200' or somethin.....

A bass rod, especially a casting rod, should never ever come with a foregrip.

Like a Steez ? 8-)

Naaaaa, he was talking about my G-Blanks ;D ;)

According to USPS tracking, I'll have one of those G-Blanks on Monday!  

(NO Im not comparing it to any of my existing rods)

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