Feature Review - SuperStroke Mid Slim 2.0
You may have seen the SuperStroke's grips on TV, in fact it is quite hard to miss them. They have been making some serious inroads into both the professional game and the elite amateur ranks for some time. So what you might be asking makes these putter grips so special?
Well, SuperStroke make oversize putter grips with a patented design and shape which aims to reduce the tension in your arms and wrists allowing for a free swing of the putter. This is achieved via SuperStroke’s unique parallel shape creating an even pressure in both hands.
What Super Stroke say
The newest size in the SuperStroke line-up, the Mid Slim 2.0 came from players requesting a size between the Ultra Slim 1.0 and the Tour-favorite Slim 3.0. The Mid Slim 2.0 is currently in-play on the tour with its demand increasing at each Tour event.
It is worth pointing out that I have used a relatively large putter grip for many years, so I was not expecting this grip to feel particularly different to my own, but when fitted on the putter it's felt very large indeed with the most notable feature being that the grip is fatter at the bottom and thinner at the top, the opposite to a 'standard' putter grip.
The Slim 2.0 is made from Super Stroke's “CrossTraction” polyurethane texture which gives the grip a really nice feel in the hands, softening the pressure of your grip.
It often takes some time to get used to a new putter grip, but mine was on and out on the course without so much of a practice putt and the results were great! I putted particularly well first time out and certainly felt that my grip had relaxed when on the putter allowing for more of a shoulder led stroke and swing of the putter head.
The feeling of the thinner top to fatter bottom does take some getting used to and I have a tendency to creep my hands up the putter, which was exacerbated by this grip, something I needed to regularly keep a check on.
It works! Well at least it did for me and is clearly working for the likes of Jordan Spieth who has been using a SuperStroke grip for some time on the PGA Tour. The Slim 2.0 really did make a significant difference to the way my hands gripped the putter and in turn how 'free' a stroke I was making. Possibly the biggest compliment I can pay is that I was planning to test the SuperStroke grip for 2 rounds and several weeks later it is still very much in play!
If you are looking for a change and maybe thinking about a new putter grip or simply looking to 'free up' your stroke, then one of the SuperStroke range is well worth a try and has the added bonus that it won't break the bank!
The Super Stroke grip wizard
With a range of 12 grips that vary significantly in both size and weight you might be wondering which SuperStroke is right for you, but never fear, SuperStroke have come up with a very handy grip wizard that takes you through a one minute process and selects the correct grip for your stroke based on misses and putter type.
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SuperStroke putter grips are available at all good Pro Shops and range in price from £29.99.
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