GIG GRIPS - FAQS
A. Gig Grips Ghost are made from Platinum-Cured silicon to achieve a highly smooth surface for your finger and a high friction surface against the stick. The material extends to over 600% it's size before breakage. The holes are precision cut to avoid nicks and edges that would cause splitting. Our Rock Black grips are made from a special rubber compound. As Gig Grips are made in a facility that uses latex you should not open the pack if you have a latex sensitivity or allergy - see pack for warning.
A. Gig Grips will fit any size of normal drumstick. We use them on 5Bs.
A. Gig Grips are fitted from the butt end of the stick and pulled down to your normal grip position, and then adjusted to just the right gap for your finger. The Gig Grips should cling tightly to the stick but be loose around your finger for comfort.
A. Gig Grips are comfortable as they do not cling to your fingers, just the sticks. They are
made from a super-smooth compound.
A. It depends on usage and playing style. Most drummers buy new Gig Grips with new sticks.
We have drummers re-buying after 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and a year, so it depends on your playing.
A. As Gig Grips are just looped over your finger, you can swipe a broken stick off with your other hand and grab a fresh stick.
A. Gig Grips let air through to your palms for cooler play - and you touch your sticks, not sweaty gloves, sticky wax or lumpy tape. Gig Grips let you play drums the way you were meant to: with a relaxed, natural grip. They also let you actually touch your sticks. There is no better way to keep in touch with the beat than actually sensing the wood of your sticks!
A. Research by the Performing Arts Medicine Institute, in Terrassa, Spain over a period of two years has found that Gig Grips helped drummers with reduced grip as a result of injuries from over-use and trauma. They have helped drummers with grip problems to drum again. By encouraging a more relaxed, natural grip, Gig Grips can help drummers to avoid injury. Research by the Performing Arts Medicine Institute, in Terrassa has shown that 85% of drummers will sustain an injury and 30% will miss a performance or end their career early as a result of injury.
A. We are happy to work with pro drummers who currently play and love Gig Grips. Contact us to discuss how we could work together. You need to be a gigging drummer with a high profile.
A. Traditionally you pick up sticks randomly and you don't control which surface hits the rim. With Gig Grips YOU decide and can move away from areas of wear. To get the most from your sticks rotate them within the Gig Grips between sets.
US Patent 7968782 & UK Patent GB2460718 apply - Gig Grips may contain a rubber compound do not use if you have a latex sensitivity.
Images may show black or cream grips for clarity - actual grips are 'clear' color except for special offers.
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