Abstract: A pad for the blade of hockey sticks is provided which includes an elastic body having a plurality of ridges and knobs for contacting the puck or ball and controlling the same. A self-adhesive layer is provided for adhering the pad to the blade of the stick.
Abstract: A device is provided for use in installing a resilient replacement hand grip onto the handle portion of a manual implement particularly such as a baseball or softball bat after a worn grip has been removed. The installation device comprises a circular array of elongated leaf-type guide springs suspended from an upper platform to define a cylindrical column for supporting a sleeve-shaped replacement hand grip in a partially radially expanded condition. The knob end of the bat adjacent the handle portion is inserted downwardly through a central opening in the upper platform and further through the guide spring cylindrical column to a stop position seated within an aligned recess in a lower platform positioned slightly below the guide spring column and the supported hand grip. The guide springs are withdrawn upwardly through the upper platform leaving the replacement hand grip in place on the bat.
Abstract: A golf club grip has an end cap retained in place by a bond with the plastic grip. The cap has a central recess which receives a transparent closure, beneath which is a desired display. The cap is composed of molded plastic and has circumferential shoulders enabling withdrawal of the mold parts and forming recessed seats for the transparent closure, at the outside of the cap, and the plastic grip material, at the inside of the cap.