Jake Kaminski Grip - Grips by Jake Kaminksi

I AM – Recurve 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.


-Slightly narrower than the Hoyt Grip but was a close model to it. Essentially a similar version of the Hoyt Grip without the lowered pivot point.
-I shot this grip during the 2017 season when I switched to W&W.


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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.


-Slightly narrower than the Hoyt Grip but was a close model to it. Essentially a similar version of the Hoyt Grip without the lowered pivot point.
-Jake shot this grip during the 2017 season when he switched to W&W.

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 Recurve – 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 Automotive, Plastic, Glass-like, Wood
Color / Wood Selection 4, Fuchs Ake, Bleu Borealis, Bleu Iceland, Caribbean Black, Cherry, Crème Brûlée Beige, Dangerine Tream, Dental Pearly White, English Cart Green, Gandalf Hairspray Gray, Meen Mint, Plin Plon Pink, Popeye's favorite green, Rubbin' Red, Rust Juice, Tell Tale Teal, Toutes les Étoiles!, 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, Sparkly 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 (38°), 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 * Surfboard, No pattern (Anti-slip stickers provided), Pyramidal, Hexagonal
Personalization ** Include a custom logo (SVG file upload), No custom logo

66 reviews for I AM – Recurve by Jake Kaminski

  1. Brent (verified owner)

    Grip feels great & delivered quickly. Only difference from pictured is the lack of “I AM” logo on the grip.

  2. Robby (verified owner)

    This is a really good grip. I’ve got mine with the lifeline ridge and that feels amazing! Delivery time was quite fast considering current global pandemic.

  3. Mario S. (verified owner)

    I am very pleased with my new grip. It fitted the Hoyt bow with no issues and it’s very comfortable in the hand. The entire , order and delivery process was very easy and reliable albeit to the UK. Already recommended it to my club members too

  4. Jeffrey M. (verified owner)

  5. Philipp H. (verified owner)

    Good grip for use on my recurve bow. Fits perfect onto the riser. Service and delivery as described.

  6. Patrick Cullen (verified owner)

  7. Rhys (verified owner)

    Grip arrived promptly and fits the bow exceptionally well

  8. Kjell Eriksson (verified owner)

    Perfect, same hand position Evert shot!

  9. weihua liu (verified owner)

    Great grip, it helps me keep my hand in a more accurate way

  10. Roman (verified owner)


  11. Rhys (verified owner)

  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I like the grip, it was done in a short time frame and I received it quickly as described. My grip did not fit the bow perfectly and rocked and loosened a bit with use, I fixed it with a small amount of door foam insulation tape. Quite happy with how it shoots and looks.

  13. Barry Green (verified owner)

    Just getting to grips with this. Hand position is more consistant

  14. Anonymous (verified owner)

    A big improvement over the stock grip on my CX7! The glass material stays pretty temperature neutral which was a nice surprise.
    The lifeline ridge + pattern have also really helped with the feedback and consistency of each shot. I did have to add some rubber washers to the screws to keep it secure, but it hasn’t moved since.
    Tighter groups and it looks great in the sun!

  15. Bob Jones (verified owner)

    Great product. Excellent service.

  16. Andrea FRANCO (verified owner)

    Points good: the “diamond” sears is really useful to feel the pressure point.
    The grip is comfortable.
    Points to improve:
    The holes for my Hoyt GMC were not fully matching on the riser, although the small offset did not harm to turn the screws.
    The plastic material is stiff and do not help my super sweating hand: I would like it more sticky.

  17. Juliette (verified owner)

    shape corresponding to my expectation, but a little slippery plastic

  18. Christopher (verified owner)

    I have two of these grips and have been impressed with not only the shape / style / manufacturing of the grip itself but the service received. The packaging showed a nice attention to detail and wanting to give a nice customer experience. The free pen and mini bow grip key chain were nice additions too. I love the walnut wood I chose for my grips and it’s very well machined. I would not hesitate recommend to others or indeed purchase again myself. Awesome

  19. Alec Lynas (verified owner)

    I ordered a wooden Rcore grip at the recommendation of Jake Kaminski on YouTube. Ordering was easy with a wide range of options easily chosen from an excellent website. The grip arrived a couple of weeks ago and was well packaged . The grip fits my riser perfectly and the quality of finish is excellent. Having shot with this grip for a couple of weeks I am very happy with the feel which is already reflected in my scores. Rcore we’re very responsive to my questions and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them

  20. Štěpán (verified owner)

  21. Tobias (verified owner)

    Der Griff passt perfekt auf mein EXE Scream Riser. Die Form, Farbe und die Haptik, sowie das eigentliche Halten und greifen mit der Bogenhand ist viel besser als beim original Griff. Ich bin mit dem Kauf sehr zu frieden und würde ihn auch weiter empfehlen!

  22. JAVIER MARTINEZ (verified owner)

  23. Derek M. (verified owner)

    The service was brilliant, with the grip delivered in just a few days. The grip itself is well made and fits my riser perfectly and my scores have improved dramatically now my hand is always in the same place with no slip.

  24. Andrea (verified owner)

    I’m very satisfied. The service has been great and the grip fits perfectly on my bow. Thanks a lot

  25. KAIFEI L. (verified owner)

    A perfect grip for recurve archer, especially for big hand archer. Fit perfectly and looks beautiful on my riser

  26. Markus (verified owner)

    I have testet different stock grips and never was a big fan of them. Next I tried the Master and Caerus from RCore which was a huge improvement. But after a while I always found something missing…so I decided to give this grip here a go. After some good testing I want to say, that this I AM RECURVE grip from Jake Kaminski is the best fitting and best performing grip for me I had so far. I can find the same hand position all the time and the flat surface helps me a lot to direct the bow completely straight (which was an issue for me with der Caerus because of the sloped design). My hand size is on the large side and up to now I have no reason to ever change my grip again 🙂

  27. Markus K. (verified owner)

  28. Peter Godfrey (verified owner)

    I’ve had the grip now for a few weeks. It fits my gillo riser but not quite perfect there is a gap between the top of the grip and my riser. I notice another archer at my club who shoots barebow I shoot recurve had exactly the same gap on his gillo riser. Whether this makes any difference I haven’t noticed. Sits in the hand very well but i find the top of my index finger gets soar not sure why but I’m working on it.

    • Aris Korbetis (store manager)

      Hi Peter,

      the 0.5mm gap on the top flange of the grip is to compensate for machining errors on the risers and does not affect the shooting at all.

      Thank you for your review.

  29. Byron (verified owner)

    Excellent grip, really helpful with hand positioning. Fantastic customer service, had a problem and it was fixed asap. I will definitely be buying RCore grips for future bows.

  30. Riku R. (verified owner)

    Excellent quality

  31. Mike S. (verified owner)

    Great customer support. I had an issue with the first grip I received. After a short discussion I received a new grip which was made to perfection.
    Quality people. Support them.

  32. Clayton S. (verified owner)

    The stippling on the grip was a little too much but sandpaper took care of that. Otherwise the grip is perfect and my groups have tightened up.

  33. Chris G. (verified owner)

    This is my second identical grip, and they are just fantastic. Quality grip, service, packaging. Thank you very much

  34. Kjell Eriksson (verified owner)

    All excellent – order, delivery, exact fit to riser, quality of grip – perfect !

  35. Omar (verified owner)

    Excellent grip, with a nice profile to fill the gap between thumb and forefinger. Arrived promptly and nicely packaged. Fit my bow perfectly.

  36. David Hawkins (verified owner)

    Great fit on w&w riser. Love the sharp edge on the wooden grip makes it easy to place in the same spot in my palm every

  37. George Griffin (verified owner)

    I prefer this grip to the I-AM lower pivot but its a close decision.

  38. Pedro Antonio L. (verified owner)

    La rapidez del envío y del servicio de atención al cliente me sorprendió gratamente. El envío tardó una semana exacta a Tenerife. El grip glass encaja perfectamente en mi arco, agradecer a Aris que me mandase un email preguntandome por el año de fabricación, ya que no eran el mismo tamaño de un año para otro. El color varía un poco respecto a las fotos me paso en el grip glass Liquid Sky cyan es más claro que en la foto. El color Brother blue glass es igual a la foto. Los acabados son magníficos. Decir que es super confortable y los patrones de diamante y/o hexagonales son estupendos, hacen que mi mano tenga una mejor referencia de encaje. Mi mano no se resbala con el sudor, está muy estable. Aún sigo probando entre el angulo de 30 y el 38*. Si cambio en un futuro de riser seguiré comprando en Rcore. Muchas gracias

  39. Walter (verified owner)

    Der Griff ist echt Super,liegt gut in der Hand und die Verarbeitung ist top. Das bleibt mit Sicherheit nicht mein einziger

  40. Stephan (verified owner)

    Starting with the order and delivery process..absolutely brilliant and thanks for the fast delivery
    I placed the grip on my riser and it fits great. I have a great feeling in my bow hand during my shot cycle which gives me more bow control.
    I ordered the anti slip pattern this time which is a great idea and will help you to get a solid grip feeling especially during hard competitions
    Thanks Aris and it will be not my last grip from you

  41. Marcin Pietrzak (verified owner)

  42. Michael Weber (verified owner)

    fits perfect. Exactly what i need.

  43. Edward Gribben (verified owner)

    Fantastic product and great quality.

  44. Markus (verified owner)

    Well made, great fit. Won´t be my last Grip.

  45. Thomas Knüpfer (verified owner)

    Perfect fit

  46. Steven C. (verified owner)

    I have two Jake Kaminski “I Am Recurve” grips. One is for a MyBo Elite riser and the other for a Hoyt Satori. Both are excellent and are a big improvement over the OEM grips. Mine are made using the plastic material and have the anti-slip checkering and lifeline ridge.

    RCore’s customer service is second to none. My grips were shipped very quickly and I had them within three or four days shipped from Greece.

    If you are wanting to upgrade your grip I highly recommend giving RCore a try. I don’t think that you will be disappointed!

  47. Jonas Hellsén (verified owner)

    It’s great! Just as good as the “Lowered Pivot Point”. Can’t really decide which I like the best.

  48. Yngve Malmström (verified owner)

    Perfekt fit in the hand and superfast delivery.

  49. Ismael Flores (verified owner)

    Great grip, love the color so much and I’m really enjoying shooting with it

  50. Lee P. (verified owner)

    Bought this version to see how similar it feels shooting two different makes of riser with exactly the same grip… in this case my Hoyt Factor and Wiawis TFT. Answer is fantastic. I can now swap between both bows without dealing with different hand positions. Fitment is perfect on both bows, and hand positions feel identical. Would love to try the same thing with my Uukha.

  51. Karol Domański (verified owner)

    That’s the grip I use currently on my Xceed. Feels great, fits my hand perfectly, and its slope makes it easier to maintain both strong bow arm and proper tension and direction. Great design by Jake Kaminski.

  52. JAVIER MARTINEZ (verified owner)

    Perfect fit to the riser (Mybo) and look. I am a repeting customer, and sure will be in the future, what else can be sayed?

  53. Shancheng H. (verified owner)

  54. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I ordered this grip for my SF forged riser based on a WNS grip model. I ordered the amber “glass” material and it arrived in a timely period and looked great. It fit snugly onto the riser and I have enjoyed shooting with it. I like the way the ridge fits into the life line of the hand and the squared off palm side of the grip– I think that is so much better hand fit than grips that are rounded.

  55. Martin Tsang (verified owner)

    Delivery was fast, just at a few days to reach Asia.
    The grip work great with my W&W NXpert riser. You can more accurately placed your palm on the grip due to its unique design. This grip allow higher archery accuracy, and happiness!

  56. Martin Tsang (verified owner)

    I continue to break my PB after get used to this new grip. It is more stable and comfortable. It can help you to achieve a firmer and consistent grip. Helpful in achieving high score. I particularly love the little angle on the top.

  57. Eirik Douglas Russell Roberts (verified owner)

    Ordered the glass version, «the Answer is..» colour, and it is a beaut. Looks good, feels good, and fits the bow well

  58. Balogh M. (verified owner)

    Perfect Grip, Thx

  59. Philip Korpus (verified owner)

    I bought the Recurve plastic grip designed by Jake Kaminski for my Hoyt Exceed riser. It fit my riser very well and looks as good as the original Hoyt that came with the riser. The only difference between the Hoyt and the RCore, besides my preferring the design of the RCore, is that the Hoyt is friction fit to the riser and the RCore will slip off until the screw is inserted and tightened. Once tightened, the grip is very secure and looks perfect on the riser. I also bought the Lowered Pivot Point grip by Jake at the same time to see which I preferred. Unfortunately, the shipping cost is a major percentage of the total cost because it is shipped from outside the USA. I bought the two at the same time rather than trying out one at a time to make the purchase more cost effective. I selected the Recurve grip, am very happy with it and prefer it to the original Hoyt grip.

  60. Andreas Vana (verified owner)

    Love the Shape and the Color.

  61. Michael (verified owner)

  62. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Really awesome.

  63. Steve Smith (verified owner)

  64. Susan Swain

    I received my Low Pivot grip a little over 3 months ago and had a try for a week before taking time from archery. It felt quite good. I am now shooting again and have had time to work with the grip and I love it. I don’t know if it is my imagination or not but I am getting tighter groups and arrows are not bearing to the left any more. I have a small hand and the W&W grips are a bit broad for my hand, maybe that was the problem. I purchased the median 38 degree grip.

  65. Azizul (verified owner)

    The search for a grip has continued on to the the IAM Recurve. Previously had the IAM Barebow and the Master grips.

    The IAM BB was at the default angle. Still a bit of a noob at the time so didn’t know what I’d prefer and thought it wasn’t low enough. The throat was nice and thick with but the palm pad was too wide. The Master I ordered at low (30 degrees) angle and it was too low for me. My hand felt like it was constantly feeling outstretched, straining my shoulder and the throat didn’t feel as secure but the palm pad was quite nice with the lifeline ridge.

    The IAM Recurve at default angle (38 degrees) is a bit narrower in all aspects with regards to the throat and palm pad compared to the IAM BB. Even so, and even without the lifeline ridge, your palm will sit nicely at the palm pad edge at the draw. 38 degrees might be a touch too high for me so the angle search continues.

  66. Rene Kiessling

    Since I have this grip me and the G1 have become best friends! I was long looking for the right grip because the orginal one was not for me. The wood version of the IAM Kaminski design grip feels really like I was looking for.
    And thanks to the makers of the wooden version of that grip. It was fitting perfectly to the riser. I also like the anti-slip pattern. Now I’m finding the perfect hand position with every shot.

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