View Full Version : Question about knob on Clubbell
02-03-2004, 06:02 PM
One of my Clubbells arrived with the knob coated with rubber urethane, and one without the rubber.
I assume that this would not affect the functionality/safety of use?
As an aside, I'm glad I bought the fifteens, (thanks for the advice Bob S. !) Though nice and unwieldy, I feel I will progress well, and may have gone through the tens too quickly. This way I have room to grow...
I'm looking forward to playing with these more, and will definitely seek much advice as how to go about it from you folks.
NONE of my clubbells have any type of urethane coating (I have a complete set) on the knobs. I would imagine that you have received a factory "defect", for lack of a better term. I try and grip slightly higher than on the "ball" end of my clubbells. It is much more comfortable (at least in my humble opinion) while swinging it or in any grinding exercise. You may be lucky in having that little bit of cushion on the ball of one of your clubbells or maybe not...Experiment with what you have to work with and wait for your serious training until a qualified Coach can respond!
Best of luck!
02-03-2004, 11:12 PM
RMAX.tv Productions is checking into this, and will resolve the issue promptly.
02-03-2004, 11:28 PM
Thanks for the advice! Always appreciate any help and assistance.
Yes, I emailed customer service about it. I don't think its that big of a deal, I was just a little worried about whether it posed a safety issue at all. It doesn't seem like it will though, just thought I should let you folks now about it.
And as I am returning home this sunday, I won't bother sending it back or anything like that.
Again, I really like the feel of the Clubbells, the heft and balance of it, just wonderful! I understand now when people post that they can't walk by it without wanting to lift them! :P
Thanks so much,
02-04-2004, 01:17 PM
I personally talked to manufacturer's people. They were surprised to hear that you received one of the Clubbells with the knob coated with rubber urethane. They are not sure what is that. Is it possible that you can take a picture of that knob and email it to us?
Indeed, old phenolic knobs were changed for new knobs with black mat finish, which match handle well; but those new knobs were not coated with rubber urethane.
02-04-2004, 04:13 PM
Yes, I can take a picture of it for you. I will do so when I get back tonight.
02-05-2004, 12:39 PM
Thank you for the photos. The clubbell on the right has new type of knob with black mat finish. It is not polyurethane.
We sent you an email message.
02-05-2004, 03:29 PM
Yes, I guess I was confused about the composition of the material on the knob, since it was different than the other which had no covering. I had thought that it was a harder rubber. The more I play with it I realize that it is different than the polyurethane covering the "meat" of the clubbell.
I've been playing with them and can see no discernible difference in the feel of the movements.
Thanks again for your service. I appreciate it, and will order products from you folks without worries.
02-05-2004, 03:33 PM
You are very welcome!
02-05-2004, 03:34 PM
The upgrade in the material was due to the need for a sturdier purchase of the knob against the top of the grip (pinky-side). The upgraded knobs provide greater friction coefficient in heavy or high volume swings. We're constantly working with the engineering group to evolve the Clubbell to meet the increasing demands of you, the Clubbell athlete.
Plus these new knobs are significantly less likely to ever break should you ship your Clubbell somewhere (with sufficient packaging protection.)
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