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Synthetic cork

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You mean "Corkalon". It is no longer manufactured. It was a synthetic grip that looked like cork, however, it was heavier and was difficult to work with.

 

 

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Casey, about all that product did to synthesize cork was to come in a tan color with a cork ring pattern molded into the mediocre grade of EVA. You didn't miss much. Probably some gathering dust here and there; Brielle B&T used to keep some in stock.

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Finally caught Al with a mistake it was spelled Korkalon,at least in my old catalog, Bill is correct not only what he said but if it was stored in an area like a garage in the heat the grips actually would split apart or break in half while being applied.There is a fairly new product available in ring form called rubberized cork that is similar to the end ring on factory StCroix blanks.Supposed to be extremely durable but time will tell.

John

 

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Didn't know it was hard to work with. Have one rod w/ it as fore-grip. Feels nice and has worn well even tho it looks a bit fake. If I remember right it needed warming up before applying.

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Maybe. I'm thinking of building another heaver in the new year and I like the Korkalon as a fore-grip. Or .. it may be an upgrade to my plugging rod and then I'd go for both grips. Obviously the stuff was not a big hit. I'll PM you when I figure it out.

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