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Split Grip or Full Grip whats your preference?

How does the grip effect your purchase decision?

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Neither.  The absence of the fore grip is what is important.  I love the ability to lay a finger directly on the blank.  The missing cork on the rear saves about 15 grams.  It looks pretty trick though.

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Definitely full grip. I've had a couple split grip rods, but I just don't like they way they feel while making a two-handed cast. It's also just a bit too trendy and gimmicky for me. 

I find it irritating that just about all of the new rods that have come out in the past year or so are only available in split grip.  >:)

Don't even get me started on the foam grips... 

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I have 1 split grip rod that I use for inshore saltwater.  It's fine for handling those small fish under 10# but when you have a bruiser on that you have to walk down the beach because it's spooling out 50-100 yards of line, I like the rod butt under my armpit.  The split grip is fine if you are in one spot with butt resting on your hip.  The actual casting split vs full makes no difference to me.

Many surf rods now are built not split but a very thin butt.........I don't like them.

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I like spit grip rods, I always have.  When I started bass fishing, I always looked at the Daiwa L&T series of rods and the Phenix MBX rods.  I have and fish both types of rods, with foam and cork, with no real beef with any certain style.  Most of my rods are spit grips though.

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If there is any fishing equipment that screams

PERSONAL PREFERENCE, this is it. I have

a Dobyns Champion 683C (split grip) matched up

with a CH50MG...sweet! However, I will never own

another. I just prefer a full grip and cork.

8-)

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I owned a split grip once and sold it after a few outings.  I cast with two hands and I just hate holding onto a nub at the bottom of the rod.  I will only buy a full grip rob, but with the way the trend seems to be going, I am going to have a harder and harder time finding full grip rods.

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I have always owned a full grip rod but recently purchased my first split grip and to tell you the truth I don't even notice a difference.

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Full grip for me - for all the reasons already mentioned above. I am open to grip material however- I might choose something besides cork if it felt good to me...

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Full Grip, I don't like being told where to hold a rod :)

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I never had a mullet or wore parachute pants in the 80's and couldn't quite commit to the grunge look in the 90's. The emergence of the split-grip has finally given me a chance to be 'trendy' and I'm jumping on it.

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i was excited when split grips really started getting popular and have had owned many. however, after the initial buzz wore off, i've found that i really do prefer the feel of a full grip. split grips look cooler but i've almost come full circle...most of the rods that i have kept are full grip. dobyns gives you a choice which drove me nuts at first but that i really appreciate now.

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I prefer split grip, but the only thing that is a deal breaker for me when purchasing is if my index finger doesn't come in contact with the rod blank.

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Split grips...They feel much more comfortable.I also much prefer the the fore grip gone as well.

It's just me....there's no wrong or right in this.Strictly personal preference.

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I got a split grip Falcon Lowrider and I really like it so my vote goes to split grips, but most of my full grip rods are basspro rods with the "powerhump" so I don't really have a good full grip rod to compare to.

Like others have said mostly personal preference.

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I've never used a split grip rod, but I don't really see any reason to switch to one.  I'm not concerned about weight saving, and when I do need to make a two-handed cast, it's nice to have something for my back hand to actually hold on to.

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As mentioned by an earlier poster, removing the fore grip is of more importance to me as well.  All of the rods that I'm currently using (both baitcasting and spinning) have a full rear grip that I have sanded to an elongated hour-glass shape.  I enjoy the feel of this shape grip for both two-handed casting and retrieving.

steve

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i have both, and prefer the split grips.  just feels more comfortable to me.

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full grip....and  cork.

i don't own a split grip but have held and considered one but i didn't like the feel of it..

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IMO i prefer split grips, but the style of grip will not keep me from buying one rod over another. I prefer split grips because:

~they're a little tad lighter,

~when i cast i feel more of a catapult effect

~they look pretty B.A

~And correct me if im wrong, less cork = more rod vibration right? so more sensitivity? i know rod manufacturers are claiming that.

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Split grips.

I'm shallow.

I own both, and don't notice a real difference between the two.  I just feel trendy and younger when I use split grips.

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  I just feel trendy and younger when I use split grips.

HAHA !   lol very very true!! well said

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