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    Sweaty riser grip

    Hi, Have just completed my beginner course and bought my first bow. Have a SF Forged + riser. I found whilst shooting, on my course, that the riser grip got very sweaty. Am sure this will be the case on the SF + riser as it is of the same material. Apart from changing the grip to a wooden one is there a way to combat this problem?

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    My wife wraps a few turns of "vet wrap" around her prodigy. It needs replacing every few weeks but she buys boxes of a few rolls from ebay, works out about 1 per 4.5m roll, so doesn't break the bank.

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    Yep, vet tape.

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    You could give this a go...

    Dunlop | Tour Tennis Racket Over Grip | Tennis Accessories

    It lasts for ages, very soft and thin (slightly padded) so it does not bulk out the grip very much. I've used it for the last 5 years and found it to be excellent at stopping any sweat.
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    Some people will tell you that it's not a problem: the slippery grip will tell you whether you are getting the right hand position. Some will even tell you to oil the grip, to tell if you're getting it right...

    I've seen tennis tape used. I've used chamois leather stretched round the grip. I haven't used vet wrap (aka "cohesive bandage" on a bow grip. I have used it on suitcase handles, where it seems to hold up for a while.

    One thing to consider: all these options are absorbent. That can be unpleasant in wet conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KidCurry View Post
    You could give this a go...

    Dunlop | Tour Tennis Racket Over Grip | Tennis Accessories

    It lasts for ages, very soft and thin (slightly padded) so it does not bulk out the grip very much. I've used it for the last 5 years and found it to be excellent at stopping any sweat.
    Yup, that's the go-to stuff at my club, I have it on both my recurve grip and my Hoyt Podium compound.

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