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#1 OFFLINE   gerryg

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:36 PM

I noticed on the Gripper Super Store's Facebook page that there is a new line of grippers coming soon, Wade can you give us some more info on these GHP Grippers? Will the GSS be doing gripper certs?

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:47 PM

Cool beans.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:40 PM

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#4 OFFLINE   Wade Gillingham

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:16 PM

More information will be coming soon on these. We are working hard to get them listed before Christmas so save some of that Christmas cash :)

There will be 10 levels. They are made in the USA and are professionally done. We rethought the gripper from the ground up and added in a number of unique new features that nobody else has. Quality control was a major driving force in design, testing, and production. This is a high performance gripper - not for the faint of heart. The knurling is sharp, the levels are challenging, the the design is aggressive. It's our first time but I really feel like we produced this line right.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 05:00 AM

More information will be coming soon on these. We are working hard to get them listed before Christmas so save some of that Christmas cash :)

There will be 10 levels. They are made in the USA and are professionally done. We rethought the gripper from the ground up and added in a number of unique new features that nobody else has. Quality control was a major driving force in design, testing, and production. This is a high performance gripper - not for the faint of heart. The knurling is sharp, the levels are challenging, the the design is aggressive. It's our first time but I really feel like we produced this line right.


Best news I've heard all year!!!

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:12 PM

I think levels #2,75 and #3.25 (on CoC scale) would sell pretty well.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:53 PM

I'll be buying these. :santa:

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 03:25 PM

More pictures posted on Facebook today, they look great!

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:00 PM

Sick. I can't wait. I hope the price is on par with the current top notch grippers. Are you planning a certification process with these Wade? It seems like a great idea if you're advertising the grippers as "Level 1, Level 2" etc. I'm excited. I just hope they start at a level I can work with. :D

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 11:00 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments. We are working hard to get these ready for sale. Hopefully these will be up in a day or two. No certification plans at this time but I think its a natural assumption that someday we will have something. The design and placement of the dome label on the bottom of the handles is so it is quite easy to see what gripper is being closed in a video or picture. There are a lot of unique features with these grippers that I am real excited to share in the coming days.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 12:09 AM

Wade, Your grippers looking great! :wub:

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:43 AM

I think levels #2,75 and #3.25 (on CoC scale) would sell pretty well.


I agree.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:23 PM

I just read on Facebook that the new GHP grippers will be available on the Gripper Super Site later today! :rock

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:25 PM

...money is burning a hole on my pocket.

I really want to hear more about the unique features!

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 02:43 PM

...money is burning a hole on my pocket.

I really want to hear more about the unique features!


Let that money flow right out of your pocket because they are up for sale NOW!!!

Yahoo!!!

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 02:52 PM

The wait is over! Levels 1-9 are now for sale on Gripper Superstore. Level 10 will be available early in January. I didn't want to hold this up any longer and with the holidays we just were not going to be able to get these all completed by the end of the year. As a small company this was a massive undertaking for us. I have personally spent 3 years off and on with this project with more than one roadblock and dead end. I would not put my name on something unless I knew it was done right and these grippers were done right. I participated in all aspects of the assembly of these grippers and very closely watched the part manufacturing (handles and springs).

We learned a lot during this first run. There were many times during this project that I considered scrapping it and not carrying through. Losing my father in the middle of assembly was extremely difficult and because it was such a busy time in my life with running Gripper Superstore and trying to launch a new brand, I really haven't had a chance to sit down and deal with some of the things I need to deal with. Now that we have these all but done and we are able to put them for sale I am going to sit down and take a serious look at whether I am going to continue on with this project. I've had a lot of encouragement from people that have seen and tested these grippers, which has really helped keep this project moving. Whether this is a one time Limited Edition offering or the beginning of a new era, I am extremely proud to offer these grippers to the public.

Thanks everyone!

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 03:26 PM

They Look great. Can you give some estimates of how the levels compare on a COC scale. I am been looking for some good grippers to fill gaps

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 03:34 PM

They Look great. Can you give some estimates of how the levels compare on a COC scale. I am been looking for some good grippers to fill gaps

I have been comparing the wire size listed on the site to judge.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 03:40 PM


They Look great. Can you give some estimates of how the levels compare on a COC scale. I am been looking for some good grippers to fill gaps

I have been comparing the wire size listed on the site to judge.

Good idea. I actually just checked that out and it looks like level 7 is .001" smaller than a #3 but listed in the GSS ranking category 1 level higher than a #3 so they gotta be pretty close

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 04:06 PM

They Look great. Can you give some estimates of how the levels compare on a COC scale. I am been looking for some good grippers to fill gaps


On rating - we made a decision not to assign a poundage rating to these grippers at this time. Anyone who has experience with grippers from various manufacturers knows that the poundage ratings vary wildly. There is also a question of where to you measure from - end of handle or center of handle. I have worked about as long on trying to come up with a good rating machine as I have to come up with a good gripper line! For now we are sticking with the semi-quantitative labels we put on the different series: Beginner (1,2,3); Novice (4,5,6); Professional (7,8,9). Yes spring size is a very good way to predict difficulty and in the United States there are only so many different sizes of spring wire in this range that most brands overlap. GHP grippers are all very close to 3" in spread and are mounted in the 3/16" range. In addition to physical specs grippers have a certain "feel" to them. The exact same spring on a different set of handles is going to feel different. I know I'm biased but these grippers have a great feel to them. Anyone that I have had try them out agrees that they feel really good in the hand.

Wade