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Preferred Rod handle #14287443 02/17/22 02:26 AM
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Which do you prefer, cork, foam or Winn style? Why?

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Cork. It’s grippy, wet or dry, shows character as it wears. It’s lightweight, and transfers vibrations almost as well as hard foam.

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Cork. I don't really like my EVA rods as much.

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Almost everything I have is cork, I have a couple with foam, and haven't had a chance to try Winn Grips yet. I prefer cork.


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First choice is the one that is on the Shimano Adrena, second choice is the Winn grip. To me it is a toss up between foam and cork although you can have issues with both. Some of the foam grips get slick when wet, some do not. Some of the cork handles hold up very well some start getting un-smooth and begin to feel rough.

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Winn grips for me. I just prefer the feel and comfort. I may be a bit biased though. I was a Winn user in my golfing days so it’s also familiar. Down side to them is they wear much faster and also degrade over time.

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EVA. Cork has a tendency to give me "Chicken Skin". I do have some Cork grips, but I just prefer EVA.


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Originally Posted by David Burton
EVA. Cork has a tendency to give me "Chicken Skin". I do have some Cork grips, but I just prefer EVA.



What’s chicken skin?

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Split foam....the cork after time does't look good and starts to chip off. I'm sure I could put something on to prolong the cork but give me foam.


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Carbon fiber.

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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
Originally Posted by David Burton
EVA. Cork has a tendency to give me "Chicken Skin". I do have some Cork grips, but I just prefer EVA.



What’s chicken skin?

Hawaiian Pidgin term for Goose Bumps.
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Almost all my rods are cork.


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Originally Posted by fishnfireman
Carbon fiber.


This, on a PT rod.

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