One of the newest developments in the grip industry is how grip manufacturing has changed. It was only until very recently that slip-on rubber grips could only be produced by using a single material throughout. Fortunately for those that play today, those days are long gone. As a way to differentiate the grips by adding a vibrant appearance and to improve performance characteristics, manufacturers are now incorporating multi-compounds or multi-densities into a single grip. These types of grips are referred to as “hybrids”.
The new Karma putter grips is yet another example of a hybrid grip and start out much the same way as a regular rubber composition grip, yet slightly undersized. The dual layer construction starts with the firm black rubber core providing a solid foundation for torsion resistance. The red colored section (as pictured here in a cutaway view) is the softer secondary layer providing additional feel for the ultimate in comfort and traction.