The Superstroke has earned a reputation for being one of the most durable grips on the market. Don’t be surprised if it manages to outlast your putter. If you can remove the grip, you should be able to put it onto your new putter.
Alternatively, after several years the grip might be looking a little worse for wear. It might finally be time to replace it. But this raises an important question. How to remove a Superstroke putter grip? There are three methods that you can use. Here are some of the options you can explore.
If you have an air compressor, this might be the ideal approach for you. If you don’t have this machinery, a can of compressed air should work just as well.
This approach will rely on the heat from the air compressor drying the glue. This breaks the bond that is keeping the grip on the club. From there, the removal will be fairly simple. You should be able to slide it off.
The good news is that this is a very simple approach. Just line up the air compressor properly. Put the air compressor at the top of the grip, blowing the air down the handle. After a while, you’ll notice that the grip is starting to loosen as the glue dries out. Then, you slide it off.
The only potential issue is that you can apply too much pressure. Sometimes, this can cause the grip to start to inflate like a balloon. If you start to see this happening, turn off the air compressor and allow the pressure to return to normal. Then, you can return to loosening the putter grip.
Ideally, this method should reduce the amount of damage done to your grip, so you’ll be able to re-use it. This article walks you through the process of re-gripping a club.
This is an easy method to remove a putter grip, without doing too much damage. First, you’ll need to position the remover just under the lip of the grip. This will allow you to put some solvent into the gap. The solvent will help break down the glue, so you’ll be able to slide off the grip. Because the gap between the grip and the shaft will be so small, you might need to use a needle to insert the solvent.
After you’ve added the solvent, you’ll need to leave it to sit for a few minutes. This gives it a little time to break down the glue. You should be able to use the grip remover to slide the Superstroke off the club. If the grip gets stuck, you can apply more solvent.
The only potential drawback to this approach is that Superstroke putters have a foam interior. Because of this, you need to avoid applying too much pressure. This can push the grip out of shape.
So far, we’ve looked at how to save a Superstroke grip. But if you aren’t concerned about re-using the grip and just want it off your club, there is an easy method you can explore, cutting the grip away. Here’s how this approach works.
First, you will need to place the club into a vice. Make sure to use rubber grips, so you don’t accidentally scratch the club or bend it out of shape. It’s also a good idea to use a pair of gloves, so you don’t accidentally cut yourself.
Once everything is set up, it’s time to start cutting. You’ll only need to make a small vertical tear in the base of the putter grip. Be careful when doing this. You don’t want to scratch the shaft of the club. The tear only needs to be a centimeter or two.
After you’ve made the cut, you should be able to use your hands to tear the grip. Because of the durability of the Superstroke, it might take a little more effort than usual to remove it.
Hopefully, you now have a better idea of how to remove a Superstroke putter grip. But how often should you do this? Usually, it’s recommended that you replace the grip once a year. Though, if you play frequently, it might be best to re-grip every six months.
Often, a quick inspection will be able to tell you when the grips have become too worn. They might have developed a sheen in some areas. At other times, you might find that the club is starting to fall out of your hands. If you want more advice on finding the right time to replace golf grips, check out this article.
Removing and re-gripping your clubs is a common maintenance task. The good news is that you can learn how to remove a Superstroke putter grip at home. Though we’ve looked specifically at Superstroke products, these methods will help you remove any type of grip. You just need to be careful. If you try to rush it, there is a chance that you will damage the grip and your club. Though, as long as you are doing it properly, it should only take a few minutes. Re-gripping will have a big impact on your golf game, allowing you to greatly improve your accuracy.