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    If covered before I apologize...I have an '06 Bengal with the rubber grip that gets extremely slippery when shooting on warm days. Any ideas what I can use or due to eliminate the problem.
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    Athletic tape maybe?
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    I like a slippery grip. Slippery, the grip slips to where it's supposed to be, where it can't slip any more. Pour oil over the grip, face cream, or butter, if you have your hand to the riser grip properly the bow won't go anywhere but where it should.
    Yep, had that done to me. I forget what it was, but it was slippery. I was then told to draw my bow, in not a pleasant way. Scared, you bet, but I drew my bow and it slipped right to where it was supposed to go and held. Never had hand torque issues again with any bow...
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    If that's true, Martin's grip on the Bengal is the best one in the market...

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    Sonny is correct. Although many people think they have to hold onto a bow the most consistent and accurate grip is NO GRIP. Using proper hand positioning on the riser is not understood well by most amateurs. Hand position coupled with a grip area that slides into the same position does help eliminate shots that go high or low. Improperly gripping the riser causes torque which usually causes left/right variations. Rubber grips on a bow, although warmer for hunting, are probably the worst kind you can get. Something else, besides butter (LOL), that you can use is unscented talcum powder. Position your hand properly and let the riser slide into the hand wherever the pressure of the bow wants to put it. Learn this and shoot with the hand totally relaxed and accuracy will get better.
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    Barry, you reminded me of the ole talcum bag! There me was, young pup that I was then, shooting with some Old Timers. Right at hand on their hip were leather bags full of talcum powder. Ever so often their dipped into the bag and powder went all over the grip. These two gentlemen shot the more common Competitive Bowhunter class. This being of heavy tackle for hunting; a compound bow, fingers, no sights and arrows of heavy weight. Come forward a few years (ahem) and I shot with another old timer. Him shooting Bare Bow class with his heavy tackle set up. Sure enough, talcum powder bag.

    Of note; Competitive Bow Hunter can shoot in the Bare Bow class, but Bare Bow can not shoot in Competitive Bow Hunters if using that allowed for Bare Bow - no restrictions for stabilizer and draw checks.

    Today, I know of only two gentlemen who actually shoot Competitive Heavy tackle, but most all clubs put them in the Bare Bow class. And this being a mistake due to the fact most people don't know they are actually two different classes.
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