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Alternative grips for F75?

abcoin

Active member
I have a T2 as well as a (pre-DST) F75. They're both great machines in many respects.

One thing I don't like are the foam grips that both machines use. They get dirty really easily in the field and hard impossible to clean thoroughly.

Does anyone use a cover/alternative grip on their machines? I remember seeing someone a few years back with a leather cover over the grip on a T2 that looked cool and provided lots of protection. I'm curious if anyone knows where to get one of those/knows of something similarly hefty you can buy that would provide similar protection?
 

miserman

Well-known member
I have seen tennis racket handle tape used.
 

sprchng

Well-known member
I had a couple 75s and was always disappointed by the cheapo foam wrap and the wobbly control head especially for what was once a $1000 flagship machine. When the first handle became too dirty to stand i peeled it off and used a small pool noodle wrapped with that self adhering vet wrap stuff. I never used the second one enough to do anything but convince me I made the right decision when I sold the first one.
 

abcoin

Active member
I had a couple 75s and was always disappointed by the cheapo foam wrap and the wobbly control head especially for what was once a $1000 flagship machine. When the first handle became too dirty to stand i peeled it off and used a small pool noodle wrapped with that self adhering vet wrap stuff. I never used the second one enough to do anything but convince me I made the right decision when I sold the first one.

I love it. And no worries about getting it wet when you need to clean it.

Also, I really love the pistol grip idea, but you're right, it's not very stable. I recently picked up an F70, which has the control box mounted directly to the shaft. You lose the trigger pinpoint/GB but gain a solid machine.
 

rick in mi

Well-known member
The foam grip on my 75 camo came loose and rotates. Never really bothered me though. It really don't effect the overall performance. But..since you mentioned it. I may try your suggestions!!.. hhricknmi
 

WV62

Well-known member
I haven't tried this on my F75 but my E-Trac grip gave up several years ago and I used this thin mouse pad material. I tried items that didn't help or last and this mouse pad material seems to be the best way to go for me.
Here is some pictures to give an idea of what to do and use and how it turned out.
Hope this helps,
Ron in WV IMG_8984.jpg IMG_8985.jpg IMG_8986.jpg
 

rick in mi

Well-known member
Now that looks nice.. hhricknmi
 

woodbutcher

Well-known member
Huh, that's one of the things I like most about the f75 is the grip.As the guys said above, you could use non stick tennis racket handle wrap , walmart sells a 3 pack for like $6. Ive used them alot and they're really good
 
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