RJ Vukovich was playing professional baseball, trying to break into the big leagues, when one day he realized he ran out of pine tar. After coming up with his own concoction to enhance the grip on his bat, he created what eventually became VukGripz.
RJ took out a $6,000 loan from his sister, paid her back just over a year, and turned VukGripz into the world’s #1 performing and #1 slip-resistant sports grip for sports that have rackets, bats, clubs, sticks or handles. RJ joins the show to tell the story of VukGripz - including playing baseball up against Matt Adams & Jonathan Schoop, the early videos of putting his grips through slick oil, and the big breaks of VukGripz into the pros. RJ tells his stories of his friendship with Eric Sogard, pitching his products to large retailers, and dream clients.