Jake Kaminski Grip - Grips by Jake Kaminksi

I AM – Barebow by Jake Kaminski

The I AM. grip series is the brainchild of Jake Kaminski, two times Olympian, professional archer and coach. Jake has developed the designs during his long career in archery. Each design addresses different needs. The series includes grips for Recurve and Barebow, with a brand-new option for recurvers that just moved from compound.


-Very low wrist, ideal for barebow string walking.
-Flat shape and sharp edges for consistent placement in the hand.


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The I AM. grip series is the brainchild of Jake Kaminski, two times Olympian, professional archer and coach. Jake has developed the designs during his long career in archery. Each design addresses different needs. The series includes grips for Recurve and Barebow, with a brand-new option for recurvers that just moved from compound.


-Very low wrist, ideal for barebow string walking.
-Flat shape and sharp edges for consistent placement in the hand.

Please note, the “pyramidal” antislip, that is selectable for I AM. grips, is applied only in the pressure point as a diamond shaped area. Please let us know if you want the antislip on the full palm area


IAM Barebow – 3D Interactive Model

Additional information

Weight 250 g
Dimensions 12 × 7 × 4 cm
Riser brand Akusta Fotron/Tenbris, Amagi, Backwoods Composites HIT-19, Bear Fred Eichler Signature Series Takedown, Border Tempest (not clones), Bosen Stronghold, CD archery WF series, Chaser Archery Python 25", DAS (Dalaa - HT-21), DAS Tribute, Decut / X-Spot (Rhino), Decut Basha Pro, F161/F261, EXE scream, Fivics Titan (not Fivics Titan EX), Vellator, Fivics Titan EX-NX/Argon X, Gillo G1/G2/GQ/GT/GF, Hoyt Ancient (Avalon, Axis, Matrix), Hoyt GMX 2 (old)/HPX/Prodigy XT (no shim)/RX, Hoyt new (GMX3, Arcos, Xakt, Epik, Alero, Xceed, Xi, XD etc.), Hoyt old (Helix, Nexus, Horizon etc), Hoyt Satori, Hoyt Tiburon, JC Optimus 2.0, JC Sniper, Kinetic Evolium, Kinetic Invinso, Kinetic Sovren, Kinetic Stylized / Sanlida Athletic 7, MK Korea (L3, Beta, S, Z), MK Korea Alpha, Mybo (Wave/Wave X/Elite/Mykan), Mybo Pathfinder, Nishikawa Archery Sakura, PSE X-Factor, Samick Discovery 17", Samick Discovery 21", Samick low end (avante, privilege, ideal), Sanlida Myth X10, Sebastien Flute Ascent, Sebastien Flute Evo, Sebastien Flute ISO Pro, Spigarelli DMS, Zen, BB, Spigarelli Explorer/Old BB/Old Club, Spigarelli Revolution, Stolid Bull Black Thunder, Stolid Bull Vanquish, Stolid Bull Vanquish SX, Tradtech Titan, Uukha Xpro/Xpro2, Vantage Point Archery, W&W ATF-DX, W&W ATF-X 2021 (16mm), W&W ATF-X prior to 2021 (15mm), W&W AXT and compatibles (Aluminum risers), W&W Black Elk, W&W Black Wolf/RCX17, W&W CXT, CX7 and compatibles (Carbon risers), W&W Inno-Light, W&W Nano MAX/Inno MAX, W&W X-pert, WNS, WNS FC-100/W&W RCX-100/Rapido/KAP Cyclone, WNS Vantage AX, Zenit Best, Οther/Unlisted (Contact us first)
Grip material Plastic, Glass-like, Wood
Color / Wood Selection Cherry, Interesting Black, Boring Black, Eyes of Hades black, Epic Purple, Ultramarine Blue, Metal Blue, Deep Sea blue, Sky Limit Blue, Turkey Eyes, Barbaric Bib Blue, Summer Wine Red, Ancient Bronze, Dog $ht Brown, Frog King Skin Green, Green R-O, Traffic Light Green, Electron Scope Green, Hellboy Rot, Herring Red, Lava Orange, Punishing Pacifier Pink, Lethal Lullaby Lilac, Turangalila Mauve, Unicorn Poop Pink, Ken Pink, Bacterial Yellow, Sunflower Yellow, Support Ukraine, Santos Rosewood, Irocco, Walnut, Padauk, Bubinga, Brother Blue, Kryptonite Green, Alien spit green, What's the Deal Teal, Liquid Sky Cyan, Blood Popsicle red, Mad Genda, Perfect Stranger, A touch of Tee, Jurassic Amber, "The answer is..."
Angle Default - As Designed (33°), Compound-like (very low), Low (30°), Mid (38°), High (45°)
Handedness Right handed (you grip the bow with the left hand), Left handed (you grip the bow with the right hand)
Anti-slip palm pattern * No pattern (Anti-slip stickers provided), Pyramidal, Hexagonal
Personalization ** Include a custom logo (SVG file upload), No custom logo

98 reviews for I AM – Barebow by Jake Kaminski

  1. Luke (verified owner)

    Very comfortable grip, nice and low wrist position. Finish is brilliant!

  2. Luca Rabitti (verified owner)

    Perfect, as always.

  3. Rick Abbott (verified owner)

    I love my r-core grips! Aris and crew truly delivered a great product for me.

  4. Phillip E. (verified owner)

    Very pleased. Love the feel of the glass.

  5. Joel D. (verified owner)

    Very satisfied! Would recommend

  6. Yngve Malmström (verified owner)

    Great quality and realy fast delivery.

  7. Jeffrey M. (verified owner)

  8. Dustin T. (verified owner)

    Wow!!!! This barebow grip has really made my grip more consistent and comfortable. Simple to use website and offers a lot of bow models. Grip well made and not a cheap material. A major plus from a stock grip.

    I’m not a Olympic, target or barebow archer but just a simple hunter wanting to improve my form and bow setup. So almost always having to use a high to medium angle grip I was in the dark when it comes to lower angle grip and I’m happy that I had a option to try something new. Highly recommend this grip.

  9. Mike Snyder (verified owner)

    This is my 2nd Kaminski Bare bow grip, this time in glass. I absolutely love this grip! My wrist stays in the correct position without any slipping. I can feel the pressure point making the bow feel secure while keeping my shoulder down in the correct position. Even my wife commented on how nice it looks on my Hoyt Xceed.

  10. Pablo Aranegui (verified owner)

    Great customer service and well designed and manufactured grip. Thanks for your work!

  11. Roy Agostini (verified owner)

    This is the third grip I’ve tried for my barebow riser. It’s hard when there is not local shop nearby to try them out first…. Anyway, love this grip! The glass grip is a beauty, and I “feel” the diamond pattern in my palm as part of my pre-shot routine. I was concerned about sweaty palm on the glass grip but so far so good!

  12. David Dawson (verified owner)

    As an archer I recommend Rcore grips they’re AWESOME. I believe that a grip is 30% of the bow it fit perfectly on my Gillo and I will buy another one.

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

  14. Dennis W. (verified owner)

    Excellent grip. Excellent feel at pressure point. Great for barebow stringwalkers.

  15. Tony Rideg (verified owner)

    Fits perfect for my grip

  16. Guilherme João (verified owner)

    Great improve on bow shoulder and stability in general. Also, very fast shipping to Portugal.

  17. Charles Stephens (verified owner)

    Perfect fit. Feels more stable in my hand.

  18. Mike Snyder (verified owner)

    The grip fit perfectly and the color is great. I really like the feel of the glass material. Jake’s design is awesome. My hand fits squarely into the pivot point and rests naturally on the pressure point of my hand. I am able to hold my bow much steadier. The grip pattern and lifeline features work conjunctively to hold my bow vertically without twisting or slipping.

  19. Elliott Thompson (verified owner)

    The grip is well made. Like the life line as it gives me a reference point for my hand placement. The stippling pattern is interesting it also gives me a reference point

  20. Peter Nguyen (verified owner)

    Not in love with the grip but the service and Aris are always top notch

  21. Frank Michael Ludwig (verified owner)

    Perfect Grip

  22. Franz (verified owner)

    Outstanding service – delivery time was three days from order to putting on riser!!! Excellent!!!

  23. Txemari Zurbano (verified owner)

    I am very happy with the purchase. It is a grip that adapts much better to the KSL shot cycle and my hand does not even move during the whole process.

  24. John R. (verified owner)

    2 comments. (1) the grip has a small textured area and for a newer shooter 1 year my feel is not equaled to the smaller patch of raised anti slip area. (2) everything else about the grip deserves a 5 rating.

  25. Mark Davies (verified owner)

    Excellent quality and fit. A huge improvement from my stock grip!

  26. desmond heading (verified owner)

  27. Anonymous (verified owner)

  28. Peter I. (verified owner)

    Very happy with my new grip and the service was quick and easy. Will definitely use rcore in the futer.

  29. TERRY FINNEGAN (verified owner)

  30. Jochen (verified owner)

    Perfect fit to the bow and a feels nice and consistent.

  31. JAVIER MARTINEZ (verified owner)

    Excelent bow fittment on riser’s side and general finish on archer’s side. Traction is superb, I recommend glass over standard plastic (ordered both myself). My experience is that of a repeating customer, talking of different bow makers and 37 years on the sport. Kudos to Aris!

  32. KAIFEI L. (verified owner)

    Impressive grip, great quality, fit perfectly. Highly recommended, lower wrist is good for stringwalking or beginner to overcome their bow shoulder issue. Also, the glass grip feels very comfortable .

  33. Jan-åke (verified owner)

  34. Andrew Buatin (verified owner)

    Before having the RCore grip I have had a lot of inconsistency with my bow hand placement and began to lose it after a few hours of shooting. I am glad I bought one as my grip that came with my riser is a tad too high.
    The RCore grip gave me the consistency that I needed and my bow hand does not slide up like it used to when my hand get sweaty.
    I am looking forward to purchase another grip but slightly lower than the default design. My only wish is RCore can send direct to me in Malaysia instead of my having to have it send to Singapore; I am lucky a good friend was kind enough to receive it and resend the package to me in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia.

  35. Sven Blomkvist (verified owner)

    Very good!!!👍

  36. stephen vannan (verified owner)

    I can not recommend this product or the service from RCore highly enough. I struggled with a manufacturers grip finding it awkwardly shaped and slippery in my hand. The Kaminski Barebow (In wood) transformed my experience completely. Communication with RCore is exemplary. The product was slightly modified at my request, shipped quickly and arrived well packaged. The grip itself is fantastic, I dont think it will ever be replaced..

  37. Yngve Malmström (verified owner)

    Perfect grip and superfast delivery.

  38. Raik B. (verified owner)

    Fit to the riser (Kinetic Adeo) could be improved. Other than that – feels great!

  39. Dainius Spudys (verified owner)

    Shipping is to expensive

  40. Yngve Malmström (verified owner)

    Perfect grip and superfast delivery.

  41. Higinio Mora Miguel (verified owner)

    Estoy muy contento, muchas gracias.

  42. Andree Wilken (verified owner)

    Sehr guter Griff

  43. Benoit D. (verified owner)

  44. Stig-Olof Carlén (verified owner)

    Feels great while shooting and looks good on the riser.

  45. Cornelius Mcdonald (verified owner)

    I’ve been using the grip for 2 weeks and have no regrets about my purchase. This the best Christmas gift I could have received for my barebow Journey.

  46. david Lamoreaux (verified owner)

  47. Anonymous (verified owner)

  48. Jonny (verified owner)

    Just perfect 🤠

  49. Christian Kurz (verified owner)

  50. Michael Read (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the grip, it was a perfect fit.Very happy with the service I,m quite poor on the IPad.

  51. Daniel Gustavo Ferdman (verified owner)

    Perfect grip! And beautiful!

  52. Dejan Miličić (verified owner)

    Grip is made with high quality and perfectlly stay on bow. Feeling in hand is awesome, angle is correct and not sliperry. Delivery was for 3 days from order, gift is very nice detail and package without damage.
    Shooting with such kind of grip is real plaesure.
    My strong recomendation for all archers why try to find solution for grip.

  53. Joshua S. (verified owner)

    Complete game changer. Grip is very comfortable, and almost impossible to grip incorrectly. Fit and finish are impeccable.

  54. Ian Macrae (verified owner)

  55. Glyn R. (verified owner)

    Excellent grip. Fits into my palm well and I like the nonslip pattern. Very quick delivery.

  56. James Moloney (verified owner)

    Brilliant custom grip, its given the riser a new lease of life 🙂

  57. Samuel Guiffrida (verified owner)

    Awesome grip! Quality is great and this style fits me well.

  58. Christoph (verified owner)

    Very nice grip! Love it for my CD Archery WF21 riser. Fit to the riser is good and it looks great in glass! I ordered this grip in low (30 deg). Very stable for shooting barebow, absolutely no torque at all. Fit to the hand ist very nice with bigger hands (glove size 9-10).

  59. Dirk G. (verified owner)

    I love it. Fits perfect.
    Got two of them for each of my Gillo’s – G1 and GT.
    My absolute favourite is the layered wood version, last ordered.
    Top, friendly service and fast delivery.
    It was a pleasure.

  60. Luis Alberto (verified owner)

    Great product, delivered on time and very well presented. A great experience. Thanks RCore Team!!!!

  61. Fanus Van Der Merwe (verified owner)

    The service was great and the delivery went without any problems. I received my grip in good order and it works perfectly as expected. I can recommend RCore with confidence to all my archery friends.

  62. Luciano (verified owner)

    Very fast service and superb product!

  63. Raik B. (verified owner)

  64. James (verified owner)

    Ergonomically, perfect. As though it was designed specifically for me!

  65. Marco Drudi (verified owner)

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  67. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Finally the grip that suits my style of barebow, repeatable grip on all shots cycle. The glass material fits well in my hand

  68. Jonas Hellsén (verified owner)

    Bought for a friend. He loves it!

  69. Stéphane T. (verified owner)

  70. Michael McCulloch (verified owner)

    3d printed plastic is to hard. Feels low quality.

  71. Dominic (verified owner)

  72. Chase Burch (verified owner)

    Could not be more pleased with this grip. It’s an awesome design and Aris’ workmanship is fantastic! He was extremely personable and answered any questions I had. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a grip!

  73. Mark Henry W. (verified owner)

    Unique grip angle which provides good contact and support.

  74. Andrew C. (verified owner)

    Bought this for my Decut Basha Pro. Honestly it made a bigger difference than I had expected. The bow not only feels more sturdy and stable when I’m at full draw, but also feel more repeatable due to the life line grove and the grip pattern. 10/10 would recommend.

  75. Faupel, Thomas (verified owner)

    Slightly a little to short for my hand.

  76. Steve W. (verified owner)

    Great service and product as always

  77. Adam Polacsek (verified owner)

    Amazing . Worth every penny. Changed everything for me .

  78. Tyler (verified owner)

    Excellent grips and great service from RCore!!

  79. Higinio Mora Miguel (verified owner)

    Empuñadura gran calidad, seguiré comprando

  80. Tony (verified owner)

    Super service, really fast and an excellent grip. I feel this will really help with my shot consistency

  81. Sven Blomkvist (verified owner)

  82. Jonathan (verified owner)

    I bought this grip for my kinetic stylised A1 and it completely transformed it. I could not be happier.

  83. David (verified owner)

  84. Michal Bátora (verified owner)

  85. Yngve (verified owner)

    Perfect fit. And superfast delivery.

  86. Jeremy Bourgeon (verified owner)

    Simply the best.
    I used to have torque and now over.

  87. jan (verified owner)

    Ein sehr schöner Griff. Vorallem die Rundung in der Daumenkuhle passt perfekt so liegt er super in der Hand.
    Hinzu kommt noch ein super Service von RCore. 👍🏻

  88. Michael Montoya (verified owner)

    R core makes the highest quality and most comfortable grips. They are both durable and beautiful. Customer service is responsive and helpful. Have bought two grips so far, will definitely be back for more. I have converted my whole shooting team to r core grips. R core is simply the best!

  89. Steven Burch (verified owner)

    Grip was excellent but for the wrong model riser. A replacement is being made for the correct model. Customer service response was very prompt. One could not ask for better quality or customer service. As for the grip being for the wrong model, mistakes happen to everyone. The response was first class customer service. I will purchase again.

  90. Till Essers (verified owner)

    I got the barebow grip in plastic with the pyramidical anti slip pattern. The grip fit perfect on my Gillo G1 riser, but the pattern was really pointy and sharp and hurt like hell. I was really disappointed and wrote Aris about it. He said to melt it with a heat gun or sand it down. I did both, melt it down carefully, tried, melt again, tried… you get the idea. I used some 400 grid sandpaper in the end to remove the last sharpness and I am happy now.
    If I’d known about that I would have ordered it without the anti slip, but after modding it I’m really happy with the grip. It looks good (herring red) and it feels really good now, so 5 stars.

  91. Winfried Gockert (verified owner)

  92. Thomas H. (verified owner)

    Good grip … fits very well

  93. Jmaes Scheer (verified owner)

    I have tried many different grips and modified a few on my own. This is the best grip by far.

  94. Adrian Lama (verified owner)

    Aris was very friendly and helped determine a grip that would fit my riser. Grip fits great, feels comfortable in the hand and looks awesome. Definitely an improvement over the stock Decut grip for barebow.

  95. Rune (verified owner)

    Excellent grip and very fast delivery

  96. Georg B. (verified owner)

    Nice shape, nice color, excellent 🙂

  97. Lucas P. (verified owner)

    Excellent grip, works really well on my Mybo Mykan, the Ultramarine blue looks very good with my black riser.

  98. Daniel W. (verified owner)

    Today I received the I AM – Barebow grip for my Spigarelli Revolution, which I tested immediately during today’s training session. I wouldn’t necessarily describe it as comfortable – but that could also be because the Revolution is simply very solidly built – but it sits very well in the hand and almost forces you to grip the bow properly. What’s more, you almost always grip it the same way. Very repeatable. I never had such consistent fits over the entire training session with the original grip. I am thrilled!

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