I purchased these because I sat on a friends bike and they felt great. A week later I installed a set on my bike and went on the maiden voyage.
I was having trouble holding on to the bars and controlling the bike the way I normally do. The grips just felt too small without any waffel. I had to grip the bars more and without the waffel it was hard to tell where my hand placement was.
Renthal makes a great grip, but there is a reason most top mx pro's ride with half waffle grips.
i've always ran these grips, especially if you like the simple, sometimes calice-ing firmness of diamond grips. Can't beat these! They seem to hold up well too. Although i replace about every 20hrs, simply beacuse they are so cheap.
I just got these grips put on the bike with a few rides on them. I got the soft grips and ride a 250 2 stroke so at first it felt like i made the wrong choice because i could feel all the vibrations up through my arms. But after a little of getting used too, i find the grips to be one of the best i have used yet, they have great grip and a good feel to them when your riding. I would recommend these grips to everyone.