I probably the only one in this forum who owns the Red Vapen Golf Red Grip or the only one who repeatedly confesses of owning it in this forum.
I think the red grip is very comfortable, it is almost like a cushion to your hand, not slipper at all and doesn't make me look like Hemingway
You won't notice it at all when you are fishing it, I mean how often are you going to admire or checking yourself when you are fishing right? You'll be too worry with what is happening outside the rod tip.
I personally love everything about the Vapen Red, call me a victim of the marketing, but put the aesthetic aside, the rod performs to my liking, it is iight, sensitive, a canon but also a pistol.
The review says no butt power? Well, if you want the butt power, go get the Redington Predator. The Vapen will drag a salad bowl with a bass inside it from the middle of the shaft.
Try one if you can, and hopefully you'll like it too.
BEWARE...Once you switched, you can't switch back. :
and NO, I am not an expert, I just think like one.