I've been using these in red and blue (stop mix ups between 9 and 6 and wedges) for three years now and I haven't felt the need at all to look at the options. These feel like they are made of soft rubber or plastic but anyway they wear very little so they are lasting over a year of playing 4/5 times a week and practice. In the wet they are obviously not as good as cord grips - but they are a pretty good compromise - certainly way better than grips with no pattern. The patterned surface gives lots of grip and texture that you can feel through a glove - in a good way. These could probably be blown onto a shaft but I've used tape - although you have to be quick - these are a good fit and that means you can't hang about once you're ready to fit the grip on the shaft. Easy to line up as they have the usual marks and of course the grip pattern is easy to align. (Don't clean up the job with petrol - the white paint will start to dissolve) Def an A1 grip.