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    I was at a local Cabelas the other day and I saw they had the new Pantera and the Onza there. I noticed the Pantera had the older grip with the nice thermal pad. The Onza had a much smaller grip with very little thermal grip. I know the smaller and thinner grip is on most of the new Martins. I wanted to see how everyone likes the new grip versus the old one. I personally like the older grip. I have a 2010 Cheetah and would not go to the Exile based on the grip. Many bow companies use the thinner grip but Im not sure what the advantage of that would be for hunting? I know its personal preference, for hunting the thicker grip seemed easier to hold the bow and had more of the thermal feature.The new Pantera looked and felt like a great bow for the price. The thinner grip seems more suited for target shooters. I could be wrong just my thoughts. What is everyones' preference?

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    I like smaller grips on all my bows, less torque . Haven't tried a 2011 Martin yet.

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    Of the Onza3 the grip is contoured and narrow like that of a target bow. So I sort of like that. If hunting and wear gloves the narrow grip should set better in the natural "pocket" of the hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    Of the Onza3 the grip is contoured and narrow like that of a target bow. So I sort of like that. If hunting and wear gloves the narrow grip should set better in the natural "pocket" of the hand.
    x 2 Sonny is right, it also cuts down on wanting to grip the bow.

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    I also liked the older grips as well, but I gotta say, the new grips are pretty sweet!
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    Took a bit to get used to the small grips,but starting to like them now.
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    I'm with SL on this one. I had a heck of a time getting my FC400 to tune well. Tried everything, and nothing seemed to help much. Finally I tried moving the riser slightly out from my palm towards my thumb. Accuracy change was immediate, and for the better. I personally liked the old grips better, but after moving the riser slightly out of the "pocket" of my hand, I'm getting as good of groups with the new FC as I did with the old one. Same with my Onza. Guess the new risers just didn't like my old grip. lol
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    I like feel like I can stabilze the bow better with the older grip. I cant hold it with just my thumb and index finger like some people do. I feel my palm gets more stabilization with the older grip along with the thermal grip.

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    I like the old grip with wood side plates,ive always liked that kind of grip.

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    My first impression of the new thinner grip was "I don't like the feel of this", but after shooting it for a while, my dislike softened to "I don't mind this new grip" BUT, when I went back to the old thermal, I knew that was the one I prefer. It's an individual thing, my grip on a bow is very light so I have virtually no torquing problems. The thin grips certainly are a help in that department.

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