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lefty50

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Switch Grips vs Vise IT - Updates?
« on: November 28, 2015, 12:56:52 AM »
I may be "switching" back to Switch Grips from Vise IT in order to use a new driller. Looking for feedback on current generation Switch Grips, which I've been away from for at least 5 years.
Constructive feedback always appreciated...
Thanks

 

Bowlaholic

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Re: Switch Grips vs Vise IT - Updates?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 07:51:22 AM »
I've been using Switch Grips for over five years now with no problems.

Steven

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Re: Switch Grips vs Vise IT - Updates?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 09:56:21 AM »
If you believe the new driller will make a marked improvement to your fit and layouts, that should be your #1 priority. Nothing ranks higher than good feel.
 
Unless I had a high rev and high speed speed release, I wouldn't worry about the difference between the two systems. The "new" Switch Grips supposedly have stronger tabs, but it's still the same design. I find it interesting that Turbo has a disclaimer on how much force the tabs can withstand, and that normal wear dictates periodic inspection by your driller. To me, that doesn't inspire confidence, but based on your profile, you should be OK.

lefty50

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Re: Switch Grips vs Vise IT - Updates?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2015, 10:08:48 AM »
Agreed. Feel is king. I have a significant investment in IT inserts, but that's minimal in the grand scheme of things. I also agree the IT is a superior system overall. I did break a few tabs in the first generation Switch Grips, but I admit I also had 3 spin and not come out in the first gen IT before they made modifications.

Bottom line, good to hear the tab breakage seems to be in the past now.
Thanks to all for the responses.

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Re: Switch Grips vs Vise IT - Updates?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2015, 11:30:51 AM »
I use Turbo Switch Grips and I've never had any issue.  I would recommend to anyone. 
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Re: Switch Grips vs Vise IT - Updates?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2015, 12:52:15 PM »
The new tabs on the Turbos do wear over time. I have been using Turbo for over three years and have had a couple of failures.

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Re: Switch Grips vs Vise IT - Updates?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2015, 01:09:28 PM »
The new tabs on the Turbos do wear over time. I have been using Turbo for over three years and have had a couple of failures.

 
Which is acknowledged by Turbo. Kudos to the company for their honesty.
 
I used the original Switch Grips for several years before converting to IT. I had 2 failures in that time (single tab breaks), but otherwise the system worked fairly well.
 
The good news is that failures usually have warning. I could feel a tab starting to give before losing the sleeve unexpectedly. 
 
If my proshop guy hadn't converted to IT as his preferred interchangeable product, I'd probably still be using Switch Grips. As a medium rev player, I don't put enough stress on the sleeves to cause expected breaks. But in having made the change, there is no question that IT is a superior design. Everything else being equal, it's hard to make the case for Switch Grips. 

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Re: Switch Grips vs Vise IT - Updates?
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2015, 02:26:29 PM »
I am not knocking Switch Grips. I went with them because the start up is cheaper and they are easy to install. I have no regrets.

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Re: Switch Grips vs Vise IT - Updates?
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2015, 02:53:48 PM »
I am not knocking Switch Grips. I went with them because the start up is cheaper and they are easy to install. I have no regrets.

 
I'm not knocking them either. Given Lefty's tradeoff, going with Switch Grips is the right move.
 
Having an honest conversation about pros/cons of the two systems isn't bashing by any means.