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Can anyone tell me what is the difference between EVA and Hypalon. I think I have hypalon spelled correctly.:eek2:
 

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EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) foam grips are remarkably light weight and extremely durable. Chip resistant. EVA foam provides a firm, yet comfortable gripping surface.

Hypalon was brought about in rodbuilding back in the 70's. It is softer, less durable, will chip or chunk off the rod if abused.

Inless you are looking for hypalon, most of the grips today will be EVA.

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Thanks Kevin: The reason for the question is that I was watching a video by Doc Ski and he kept talking about and using Hypalon to build a tuna rod. Thanks for your response.

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When was the video made. If it was more than 10 years ago, the main grip material was hypalon. Since then, EVA has found a solid niche in the market.

No problem, Bill.

All these questions, we won't have anuthing left to talk about when we get together in January or early February. Have you built your grandkids rods yet?

Looking forward to the get together.

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we used hypalon in san diego alot because we would put shrink tubing over top, the hypalon that we used instead of letting it stretch back out after putting it on usually you would go ahead and stretch it back out, but we keep it shrunk down till the epoxy dries to make it a "stiffer" grip.
 

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Men: I can't tell when the video was made i.e. no indication of date on the video or package.
Kevin: I have not started the rods for my Grandsons. However, I did buy a kit and I'm trying to put it together for practice and I am learning quickly that I need a work bench that I can pull a chair up to do the work. The old legs get tired easily. Looking forward to meeting you.

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Bill - -

I think it's safe to say it is an older video...maybe 5+ years.

Here's a picture of me and Doc from last month, while I was out in California on business. I spent three evenings hanging out with him learning all I could!



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Sean: What city in Calif does Doc live?-just curious

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