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Subject: [Towertalk] Phillystran Grips
From: (Mike Gilmer, N2MG)
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 07:49:36 -0700 (PDT)
I have several grips to install on (the newer style) 
6700# Phillystran. I have no instructions for these 
grips, per se, (I've asked TexasTowers for them - 
didn't realize that I was not sent them) but do have 
them for the "normal" grips for EHS.  I have installed 
several dozen of the EHS grips on 1/4" cable with 
little difficulty.  The final twist of the grip yields 
a confidence-inspiring "snap" when done correctly.

With the Philly grips, however, I get no such snap. I 
am following PLP's sheet that instructs one to split 
the end of the grips and weave them back and forth 
somewhat (rather than stitching one side fully then 
the other). However, the tips of the grip tend to 
bunch up since (it seems to me that) the jacket on the 
Philly flows a bit.  This leaves the end of the grip 
quite easy to unwind  - WAY more easily than the grips 
on EHS (which require a screwdriver or other suitable 
tool to get them started to unwind).

TT sent me tiewraps as well - never used any on EHS 
grips so not sure what they are for...I hope these are 
not expected to hold the end of the grips together...

Any ideas?

73 Mike N2MG

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