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Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-15-2013, 04:23 PM
Anyone have one of these grips on their bows!
Martin Thermal Elite Grip

http://mediacdn.shopatron.com/media/mfg/189/product_image/819978d9b5b9d9a9e8021c67f7f03052.jpg?1226421522


I am wondering how is feels?, how it fits?, How it looks?


Hutch:cool:

joshclark
02-15-2013, 08:39 PM
i have no idea, but on my 2013 phantom donthave screw in for that but they are just square and comfortable but i wish they would add a non slippery like full rubber as hoyt and bear has on thier raiser

kylecurtis04
02-15-2013, 10:48 PM
i have no idea, but on my 2013 phantom donthave screw in for that but they are just square and comfortable but i wish they would add a non slippery like full rubber as hoyt and bear has on thier raiser

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the screw in hole will be underneath the grip plate. Such as the wood plate with the bows name on it or the plastic grip plates.

HawgEnvy
02-16-2013, 09:54 AM
http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bar/3562864745.html

If i could come up w a way to get this bow, i could give a review. Is this bow a Bullet X w Nitrous cams?

Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-16-2013, 10:02 AM
http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bar/3562864745.html

If i could come up w a way to get this bow, i could give a review. Is this bow a Bullet X w Nitrous cams?Not a bad price $200 or trade



Hutch

bbjavelina
02-16-2013, 01:44 PM
I've got that grip on an '07 (?) Pantera. Since then I've bought a Rytera Nemisis and a Bowtech Invasion. If I could convert them to the Thermal Elite grips, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

It's my favorite grip of all time.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm not one to grip my bow. I prefer to shoot with a light cotton glove (no plastic knobbies, please) and let the bow do what it will with the least amount of friction possible between the grip and my thumb pad. I know not everyone agrees with that style.

Best of luck to you.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-16-2013, 03:16 PM
I've got that grip on an '07 (?) Pantera. Since then I've bought a Rytera Nemisis and a Bowtech Invasion. If I could convert them to the Thermal Elite grips, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

It's my favorite grip of all time.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm not one to grip my bow. I prefer to shoot with a light cotton glove (no plastic knobbies, please) and let the bow do what it will with the least amount of friction possible between the grip and my thumb pad. I know not everyone agrees with that style.

Best of luck to you.
Thanks bbj,



Hutch:cool:

Rockyhud
02-18-2013, 08:27 PM
Hutch, I was going to recommend Loesch grips but alas it appears he's no longer in business - at least I couldn't find his business on the web any more. I thought about Martin's Thermal Elite at the time I bought the Loesch grips. When I talked with Joel about these he recommended them highly.

Phantonza
02-19-2013, 03:59 AM
i have no idea, but on my 2013 phantom donthave screw in for that but they are just square and comfortable but i wish they would add a non slippery like full rubber as hoyt and bear has on thier raiser

A rubber grip? That's a bad idea, since it induces torque. It is better to have a slippery grip that adjusts itself straigth on your hand "automatically".

Phantonza
02-19-2013, 04:02 AM
Anyone have one of these grips on their bows!


I made a more or less similar grip to my old 2003 Phantom II myself:

http://imageshack.us/a/img651/7043/jalkeen2.jpg

HawgEnvy
02-19-2013, 06:15 AM
I made a more or less similar grip to my old 2003 Phantom II myself:

http://imageshack.us/a/img651/7043/jalkeen2.jpg

Nice DIY. Details?

Tosi
02-19-2013, 09:05 AM
Anyone have one of these grips on their bows!
Martin Thermal Elite Grip

http://mediacdn.shopatron.com/media/mfg/189/product_image/819978d9b5b9d9a9e8021c67f7f03052.jpg?1226421522


I am wondering how is feels?, how it fits?, How it looks?


Hutch:cool:

Hutch put one on my 2010 Pantera. I liked it as I like the harded feel on the grip then the basic thermal grip rubber type. Looks much better too! East to replace.

wscywabbit
02-19-2013, 09:19 AM
Phantoza, that looks awesome! Good job :)

Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-19-2013, 01:57 PM
So Phantonza, How did you mount your grip?





Hutch:cool:

Phantonza
02-19-2013, 03:16 PM
So Phantonza, How did you mount your grip?


I used epoxy, so the grip would actually be hard to remove in case of second thoughts. The wooden side plates (made of curly birch) are much simpler than in a genuine Thermal Elite Grip, which I believe would need machining to produce. I needed to fill the space below the side plates before putting the dark brown leather wrap on the grip. I used pieces of thick, hard leather that I cut to shape for this purpose - could have been wood also. This is shown in the pics below. Then I simply glued the self-made side plates on the brown leather wrap. It is somewhat brutal construction in my opinion, but it works and the side plates have stayed well in place. The bow is no longer in active use, though.

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1553/kahvataytto2.jpg http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/7807/kahvataytto.jpg http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/4972/kahvao.jpg

Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-19-2013, 03:28 PM
Nice job, I might have to think about doing that instead of buy it. Thanks for posting it. Makes it easy to see how its done.




Hutch:cool:

Tosi
02-19-2013, 03:29 PM
Good Job. You may have customers....