Glad to answer any questions about my grips!
Couple MOA buddies of mine asked that I post here to give members a chance to ask questions about my new neoprene Original Beemer Buddies. Not sure how to start a dialogue, except to say that no question is a bad question, and I'm happy to say hi and be available for questions. :wave
Original Beemer Buddies
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Question/Answer example on my invention from another forum
[U][B]Question from Forum member[/B][/U]
Quote from: XXXXXXX on Today at 11:49:29 AM
[I] "Hi Dave (again). Another question for you on your invention, and sorry if I missed this in one of the reports from your users.
How grippy are these? I am beginning to suspect part of the pain in my right hand and wrist is from over-gripping when I am wearing my gloves. Would you consider the surface of the OGB's to be "grippy"?
Thanks for the additional information!"
[I][B]Sorry if I haven't previously made this information clear: My invention is covered with an "embossed rubber skin" vulcanized to the neoprene, (the neoprene making up the majority of the grip material) along with the UBL (unbroken Loop) backing. It is this rubber skin which comes in contact with the driver of the machine. I selected this material because (regardless of moist weather conditions) this surface stays "grippy" and promotes operator control of the machine, and continuous comfortable contact (through this "grippiness") with the operator of the motorcycle.
Another aspect to my answer about your "death grip" on your OEM rubber grips is that my invention, along with giving you relief from this discomfort, may (in fact) allow you to be less distracted (due to this feeling of discomfort and the resulting degradation of your ability to control your machine) and afford you the opportunity to enjoy your machine and allow you to focus on using your best safety techniques (example: improved "rider radar" like what we teach in our motorcycle safety class), which could ultimately save your life.
This last has not been proved in a scientific study, but seems to come up often (and constantly) in the real-world anecdotal comments of users of my invention.
I hope this answers your good question.
P.S. it seems I come by my scientific credentials honestly with regard to working with Neoprene bonded to the rubber skin of my invention, as my Uncle (John Fennebresque) was one of the scientists responsible for the invention of the vulcanization of rubber process in the 20th century.[/B][/I]