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Did I buy too heavy of a filed gripper?

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wobbler

Just to mention it, that probably was a ~150 lb #3 before the filing. After filing, it has further to close, which of course takes more force.

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Vinnie
38 minutes ago, wobbler said:

Just to mention it, that probably was a ~150 lb #3 before the filing. After filing, it has further to close, which of course takes more force.

In my opinion, the filing makes the gripper even harder than the RGC rating, because the total pounds of pressure to close must carry through a larger range of motion, the end of the range being the hardest.  I find my 141 filed COC 2.5 harder than a 145 COC 3.

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ChimpGrip
On 4/16/2018 at 10:51 AM, Vinnie said:

@ChimpGrip I will turn 50 on April 27, 2019.  I would like to be ready to cert the COC 3 and or the MM1 for that birthday.  Let's race.

You got a deal! I hope there are IM judges in Texas.

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jvance
On 4/16/2018 at 4:27 PM, Vinnie said:

In my opinion, the filing makes the gripper even harder than the RGC rating, because the total pounds of pressure to close must carry through a larger range of motion, the end of the range being the hardest.  I find my 141 filed COC 2.5 harder than a 145 COC 3.

A 141?! Newish? Crazy numbers recently

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Vinnie
20 minutes ago, jvance said:

A 141?! Newish? Crazy numbers recently

It was 141 after filing.  It had to have been less before filing, because extra pounds would be needed to close the handle that much farther to touch.  My other 2.5s are 127, 129, and 132 (the 132 is pretty hard for an unfiled 2.5).

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Joseph Sullivan
2 minutes ago, Vinnie said:

It was 141 after filing.  It had to have been less before filing, because extra pounds would be needed to close the handle that much farther to touch.  My other 2.5s are 127, 129, and 132 (the 132 is pretty hard for an unfiled 2.5).

I was gonna saaaayyy!! 141 for a 2.5 is insane if it was unfiled. Haha

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Andrew Dube

I recently filed a CoC 2.5: 130 out of the package and 138 after filing. I have a GHP 6 that rates 137 and without a doubt, the filed gripper feels harder to close. However, this is the first filed gripper I've ever tried and I wonder how much that feeling will change once I am more familiar with it. 

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Climber028

I don't see how there is so much controversy about this, a filed gripper will always be more difficult unless you somehow manage to deform the spring which is pretty unlikely unless using a cheapo gripper. 

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Joseph Sullivan
20 minutes ago, Climber028 said:

I don't see how there is so much controversy about this, a filed gripper will always be more difficult unless you somehow manage to deform the spring which is pretty unlikely unless using a cheapo gripper. 

I never thought anyone would not think that a filed gripper is harder to close. That’s the whole point of the filing . More distance to travel increasing the poundage needed to get the job done. 

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