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Surf Rod Grip Diameter

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You can do a nice epoxy ramp to transition the foregrip. Sand down the front a bit an blend the epoxy. I use a 15 min liquid epoxy opposed to the Pro paste for reel seats.

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On 7/17/2019 at 5:03 PM, erz said:

I finally received my CTS 1-3oz blank (a few days after the estimated delivery time for those who may be curious but that was likely FedEx's fault) and I underestimated the skinyness of the butt.

 

I was thinking of using 2-3 layers of some adhesive backed cork tape from Amazon (it seems pretty thin) and putting some shrink tube over it. I'm going to use a Fuji plate style seat—I'm worried about the seat moving after a while, the longevity of this kind of cork tape and whether or not it will give.

 

Does anybody have any suggestions on how to build up some diameter without adding too much weight?

I would use a lightweight reel seat, If I was going to use a reel seat. 

With tape I would use no reel seat.

As far as I am concerned those Fuji reel seat are for the birds. To bulky

 If your going to use two layers of tape, go the opposite way on the second wrap. I think, to spongy.

Wrapping thread, you have to go up the tapper.  to get it tight.

Hope it helps ccb

 

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7 hours ago, Mike Oliver said:

You may want to reconsider using a plate seat.

 

mike

 

5 hours ago, ccb said:

I would use a lightweight reel seat, If I was going to use a reel seat. 

With tape I would use no reel seat.

As far as I am concerned those Fuji reel seat are for the birds. To bulky

 If your going to use two layers of tape, go the opposite way on the second wrap. I think, to spongy.

Wrapping thread, you have to go up the tapper.  to get it tight.

Hope it helps ccb

 

 

What's up with the plate style seats? Now that I have the second layer of tape on it feels much more comfortable.. I think gluing a traditional style seat on the two layers of tape may be the less desirable option considering longevity. I may just use some silicone tape first and see how that goes.

 

To my surprise, with the second layer there isn't much squish, feels like a pretty solid grip.

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On 7/17/2019 at 5:03 PM, erz said:

Does anybody have any suggestions on how to build up some diameter without adding too much weight?

 

Rocket Ship! :)

 

Your looking for a thick grip with a large OD.

As for example your grip is an 1 1/2" OD with a 1/4" ID

and the diameter on the but of your rod is a 3 /4" OD. You'll

need a reamer to bore out a 1/2" from your ID on your grip.

Than you'll still be left with 3/4". Which would be significant

more than a 3/8" grip cork tape. Does that example make 2 cents. 

But cap, wind checks, finishing gudebrod thread, mixing sticks,

masking tape and a slow drying 2 part epoxy. 

 

 

 

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