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Old 06-24-2010, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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AGD Carbon Fiber Y-Grip!

I Really have been wanting a Y-Grip for a while, but have trouble budgeting a new one (maybe in a while). But I Managed to fab this thing up with a hack saw and some JB Weld.

I cut it were the red line is and flipped it, moving it down a bit. Then clamped the two pieces to a piece of wood with small spring clamps. Made sure the bottom was as parallel as possible. Used some tape to hold the JB weld in place and let it cure over night. After some quick sanding its basically ready for play (hopefully this saturday). Sorry I didn't grab any pics while I was making this, it was a last minute idea and I jumped right on it.

Seems to be quite sturdy, I'm not worried about it breaking on the field but I guess we'll have to wait and see.

I plan to make some custom panels obviously, either out of 1/4 marine plywood I have or 1/4 inch aluminum. I may go with the raw aluminum to match the rail. I'll probably make both and see which I like best.
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I suggest going with the aluminum grips. They would add support. I'm not sure how well that JB Weld is gonna hold with the torque that is supported by the grip. Very cleanly done, though, and very innovative!
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I stuck the tank on it, sort of ran around with it, playing pretend paintball HAHA. Seems quite sturdy. no sign of separating or flexing. I was thinking the same thing about the aluminum grips, I could slather the entire back of the grip with more JB weld and clamp them on for a day.. Then it would NEVER break.

I plan on bringing an extra frame with me this weekend. I figure the worst that could happen is I lose out on a game while I replace it with a stock frame.

Any thoughts on installing a double trigger? I don't like the look without a trigger guard so I'd have to fab one up, but that shouldnt be to bad.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dude that looks pretty sick. I have always wanted to see a single trigger Y/Z grip. Greate work
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That's what I was thinking, I really don't mind the single trigger look/feel/use. I cant wait until I get some grips done, it will look pretty sweet.

As long as weather plays along I will be playing Saturday. But it feels good, just holding it now, pretending to play

**ADD** And it really wasn't that hard, besides waiting for the JB weld it would only take 15-20 min to reproduce.
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Don't change it to a double trigger. I'll be honest, I loved my old Y-grip, but that thing looks even cooler.
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The ergonomics look rough for actually pulling the trigger at that angle. You still need to pull straight back. How does it feel?
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I havent actually fired it because I dont have any air, but just holding it and aiming and what not, it feels like its not going to be bad at all (even trigger pull wise).
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