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Sloggerz

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Cutting handle
« on: November 05, 2023, 08:51:37 AM »

Came across a video where kohli cuts a little off the top of his handles and i was thinking of doing the same on my SH as it doesnt feel quite right. Does it affect the balance of the bat?
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Re: Cutting handle
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2023, 08:59:07 AM »

Balance wise it doesnt make any difference.

If I were you I would cut it half way through the knob and try it for a couple of nets (before chopping it all)- depending on how tall you are it might feel a bit weird.



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Re: Cutting handle
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2023, 09:37:17 AM »

Im planning on removing half an inch as my other custom made is half inch shorter on SH and feels better.
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Re: Cutting handle
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2023, 09:50:00 AM »

What about it doesn't feel right? Depending on why it's not right would depend on what you may need to alter, surely?
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Re: Cutting handle
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2023, 10:43:23 AM »

I used to do this on SBLH bats, don't think it has a huge impact on balance or feel, but I did find you lose a bit of a sense of where to place your top hand if you grip from the top of the handle.
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Re: Cutting handle
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2023, 12:29:01 PM »

Ive done this a few times with SB LH bats. Cut the majority of the (No Swearing Please) off leaving a few mm so the binding doesnt start coming apart
 Then used layered cut strips of grip to remake the (No Swearing Please) at the top of the handle, one of them remains my best bat ever. Never had any issues.
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Re: Cutting handle
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2023, 02:35:22 PM »

What about it doesn't feel right? Depending on why it's not right would depend on what you may need to alter, surely?

Feels awkward on pulls and short balls.
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Re: Cutting handle
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2023, 02:36:04 PM »

Ive done this a few times with SB LH bats. Cut the majority of the (No Swearing Please) off leaving a few mm so the binding doesnt start coming apart
 Then used layered cut strips of grip to remake the (No Swearing Please) at the top of the handle, one of them remains my best bat ever. Never had any issues.

Interesting. What bat is it?
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Re: Cutting handle
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2023, 02:41:08 PM »

What weight do you currently use ? Could it be too heavy and you need to go down 2 Oz ?
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Re: Cutting handle
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2023, 09:25:58 PM »

Ended up cutting the handles today. No noticeable affect on balance etc. Feels right now.
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