What is the 'anti-slip palm pattern' and the 'lifeline ridge'

The anti-slip palm pattern

For additional traction on your grip you can add an anti-slip palm pattern withpyramidal or a hexagonal texture to the pressure point of the grip

The anti-slip texture can be added to all plastic, glass or wooden grips. The available combinations are: 

  • Plastic grip: Pyramidal pattern
  • Glass grip: Pyramidal or Hexagonal pattern
  • Wooden grip: Hexagonal pattern

The printed pyramidal pattern is bigger on the simple plastic grips and smaller on the glass grips (due to the resolution of the respective printers)This makes it behave like skate tape.

If you feel the pyramidal hard on the hand you can easily file it with a simple nail file to tone it down. On the plastic grips, you can also warm it up a bit to make it a little softer and squish the pyramids a bit.

Please note that the pyramidal anti-slip pattern that is selectable for the IAM grips is applied only in the pressure point as a diamond-shaped area unless otherwise requested.

On glass grips,  if your hand is not very sweaty or greasy, it is preferable to leave it smooth as it sticks very well. To get an idea of how sticky the glass grip is, you can try sliding your palm on a window glass. 

If you choose to order your grip without any antislip options, your grip will come with a laser-cut skate tape, which is a 3M SafeWalk tape; you can buy a roll of it fairly cheaply and cut it to your desired shape.

Plastic grip with pyramidal pattern

Plastic grip with diamond-shaped pyramidal pattern

    Glass grip with pyramidal pattern

    Glass grip with diamond-shaped pyramidal pattern

Glass grip with hexagonal pattern

Wooden grip with hexagonal pattern

Glass grip with a laser-cut skate tape

(included with grips without any antislip)

The lifeline ridge


A life-line ridge is a bump on the left side of the palm area of the grip. This helps with precise placement of the hand as it “pops” into place. 

The main idea is that the ridge is high enough to make its presence noticeable when placing your palm. With only 0.7mm height, you will feel it when it “snaps” in your palm’s lifeline. When on full draw, the lifeline disappears, as it is much thinner than your skin tissue thickness. 

The life-line ridge is available for all plastic, glass and wooden grips.