Putting a New Grip on Your Stick

How to Put Grip on a Stick
How to put a grip on your stick

1. Remove your old grip (unless you are putting on a chamois, see below.)

2. Practice wrapping the grip a few times with the adhesive covering on to get the hang of how far to start down the shaft and the overlap needed.

3. Carefully peel back a little bit of the adhesive covering and place where the original grip started, near the center of the stick.

4. Sit with the stick across your lap. The handle should be to your right. This ensures the grip will be put on in the correct direction.

5. Start at about the center of the stick and work you way to the top of the handle. The point of the tip should be facing away from you to start, pull the grip with your right hand in a downward motion.

6. Make sure the first rotation is very tight, then apply even pressure and be consistent with the amount overlapped (it should be about an 1/8.)

7. Peel the adhesive a little at a time as you go.

8. Once you get to the top of your stick cut the excess grip off and tape with electrical tape. You can also tape the bottom of the grip to secure it if you like. If you prefer a non-slip surface you can use hockey tape over the electrical tape.

Two grips can be applied for added girth, but many players find better control with a thin handle. Remember to reapply electrical tape when it starts coming loose.

*If applying a grip with texture on one side, practice wrapping with the adhesive on to gauge how far the smooth section will extend on the lower part of the shaft. If needed, trim slightly to extend the traction control at the top of the shaft. Be sure not to trim too much or you may run out of grip at the top.

How to apply a chamois

A Chamois is an over-grip that provides a non-slip grip on the handle when wet, also used as a vibration dampener or to add girth to the handle. Used by top players who play on wet turf, in damp conditions, or to absorb sweat. Dita chamois are genuine chamois material in its natural color. It is the same type of chamois used to spotlessly dry automobiles.

1. Apply over an existing grip. No adhesive is needed.

2. Start at near the center of the stick.

3. Place the stick across your lap with the handle to your right.

4. Place the Chamois at your desired starting point. Point the tip of the chamois away from you and pull the length in a downward motion with your right hand. Make sure your first rotation is very tight.

5. Continue wrapping applying even pressure the rest of the way.

6. Secure the grip with electrical tape at the end and top. Athletic tape can be used over that if desired. Some players like to also use tape on both ends, but if the chamois is applied correctly this is unnecessary.