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3 Steps to Upgrade Your Controller with No-Slip Thumb Grips

by Troy Gloski 21 Apr 2023

KontrolFreek No-Slip Thumb Grips are now available on KontrolFreek.comThumb Grips are the perfect solution for gamers that need to improve or revive the grip of their controller for more comfort and control. Unlike KontrolFreek Performance Thumbsticks, which are more impactful at improving performance in competitive games like First Person Shooters, Thumb Grips can enhance your gaming experience while playing almost any game on any controller. Are you dusting off that Switch Pro controller to play Breath of the Wild before Tears of the Kingdom comes out? Or are you defending the galaxy from the empire in Jedi Fallen Order before Jedi Survivor comes out? KontrolFreek No-Slip Thumb Grips will enhance the look, comfort, and grip of any controller so that you can play at your best no matter what you play!

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If you are curious about how to apply these amazing upgrades to your controller, we’ve got you covered. Upgrading your joysticks for more grip, comfort, and style is as easy as flip it, stick it, and grip it! 



To apply your KontrolFreek No-Slip Thumb Grip to any compatible controller joystick, first flip the thumb grip inside out. The easiest way to do this is with one finger from each hand. With the thumb grips upside down and the hole on top, place both fingers on opposite sides of the opening and use opposing force to flip the ridges around. If you’ve done this correctly, you should see the KontrolFreek logo inside the opening. 


For the next step, place the controller you want to upgrade on a flat surface. Rest the inside out thumb grip directly on top of the analog stick you want to enhance. Use this opportunity to line up the logos however you like, as it will be harder to adjust once the thumb grips are secured to the joystick. 



Finally, to secure your No-Slip Thumb Grip to your controller, all you have to do is turn the Thumb Grip right side out again, while keeping it on top of the analog stick. Start with one edge and press it down until it slides around the underside of the joystick top. Then go around in a circle, pressing down the ridges of the Thumb Grip to secure around the joystick. Look underneath the joystick to ensure that the entire Thumb Grip is secured around the corners of the thumbstick. If done correctly, you should experience no slippage when applying force to or trying to rotate the thumbstick face! 

To see these steps in action, check out this Tik Tok Tutorial made by our very own KontrolFreek Chris! 

KontrolFreek No-Slip Thumb Grips are currently available in 8-packs for PlayStation, Xbox, and Universal. The Universal Thumb Grips are compatible with almost all major controllers including PlayStation, Xbox, Switch Pro and most third-party controllers. We’ll release a full compatibility guide breaking down which Thumb Grips work for every popular controller. If you want more tips and recommendations for how to improve your game, check out our other KontrolFreek Blogs. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok to stay up to date on the latest gaming content and join our Twitch streams for some always entertaining gameplay and opportunities to win free KontrolFreek and SteelSeries products! 

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