Chapter seventeen provides an in-depth look at molded grips, cork grips, leather grips, gutta-percha grips, ceramic grips, weighted grips, curved grips, pear-shaped grips, grooved grips, India rubber grips, sewn grips, braided grips, perforated grips, wooden grips, adjustable grips, and more.

  • In 1897, John Morris and Henry Shaw received a British patent that covered the Champion grips shown. According to their patent, these grips are made from "a compound of rubber and shredded rags, moulded to shape and vulcanised."