I have tried various Grips. Even if I always thought the stock honda and suzuki grips were the best, i gotta hand it down to renthal for these. Surprisingly, they don't tear like i expected them to. Supposedly these are not as durable as the firmer compound. I don't crash that much. A few crashes but my bar ends are still OK. The soft compound is awesome. Like pillow for my hands. I tend to squeeze hard a lot, and boy these make a difference. I used to get arm-pump so much before. These seem to absorb the vibrations much better. I can't tell if it's the grips alone. But Arm pump is gone!!! Your experience may vary though. Try it out! Make sure to fully glue these on the entire tube area and use safety wire. Any area unglued will stretch! MacGrath had these on... I now know why!!!