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Title: Bat Grip Database
Post by: uknsaunders on November 11, 2012, 07:35:14 PM
I always get confused by the choice of bat grips, so I thought a thread with pics and some observations might be helpful for forum members:-

Chevron - thin grip, reasonable level of grip

(http://images.itsjustcricket.co.uk/images/products/zoom/1338482330-39313300.jpg)

Octopus - thickish grip, high level of grip but tends to wear out gloves

(http://www.splay.co.uk/v3/image/cache/data/Cricket/CBGOCT-500x500.jpg)

etc - anybody want to add some more?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: pacman75cricket on November 11, 2012, 07:51:52 PM
Spiral, thick grips
(http://images.itsjustcricket.co.uk/images/products/zoom/1338482801-84061700.jpg)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: wilkie113 on November 11, 2012, 07:54:26 PM
GM Shock absorba, decent grip, thicker bottom hand, glove friendly.
My preferred grip of choice

(http://images.esellerpro.com/2718/I/195/74/ND-310512-22-MFW.jpg)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: The_Bird on November 11, 2012, 07:56:01 PM
(http://www.cricket-hockey.com/shop/shopimages/products/normal/aero-bat-grips.jpg)

Aero bat tape, unconventional but very grippy
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: pacman75cricket on November 11, 2012, 07:57:19 PM
Hybrid/combi grip, very good grip, promotes good bottom hand control
(http://images.itsjustcricket.co.uk/images/products/zoom/1338550803-80242100.jpg)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Nickauger on November 11, 2012, 08:05:18 PM
GM Shock absorba, decent grip, thicker bottom hand, glove friendly.
My preferred grip of choice

If you can get hold of them lol.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: The_Bird on November 11, 2012, 08:06:01 PM
Always found some on eBay no problem...
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Nickauger on November 11, 2012, 08:07:21 PM
Lol not in white though!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Johnny on November 11, 2012, 08:08:44 PM
I seem to only ever find them in white, and I prefer yellow
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: The_Bird on November 11, 2012, 08:09:53 PM
Lol not in white though!

Just looked, nightmare!!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: wilkie113 on November 11, 2012, 08:10:41 PM
If you can get hold of them lol.

I gave them an Ian the other day did I tell you?

Should be here soon! haha
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: FattusCattus on November 11, 2012, 08:56:16 PM
Best grips I've used are 1/2 chevron - 1/2 spiral, don't seem to be many of them about though.

I also once had some fantastic grips in soft, flexi rubber with massive, heavy spirals on them, haven't seen them in ages though.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: gdb19 on November 11, 2012, 08:57:31 PM
The GM control grips are very good, I'll try to find a pic.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: uknsaunders on November 11, 2012, 09:16:59 PM
Diamond grip - rubbish unless it's under another grip

(http://www.getpaddedup.co.uk/images/gpu_grip_diamond_black.jpg)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: uknsaunders on November 11, 2012, 09:19:58 PM
here's another rubbish grip - ringline

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-JKGFlQGL._SL160_.jpg)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Vantage_Cricket on November 11, 2012, 09:25:13 PM
Personally not a fan but there's the half moon grips

(http://www.ballsports.com.au/images/P/Grip.Half.Moon.Blk.Slv.B.jpg)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: uknsaunders on November 11, 2012, 09:30:30 PM
Used Matrix grips and quite liked them. Plenty of grip and fairly soft to grip:-

(http://sw.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/2/620821_main.jpg)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Ryan on November 11, 2012, 09:34:22 PM
Used Matrix grips and quite liked them. Plenty of grip and fairly soft to grip:-

([url]http://sw.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/2/620821_main.jpg[/url])


Aren't these same as GM control grips?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: wilkie113 on November 11, 2012, 09:34:37 PM
Kookaburra max grips - lovely!!!
(http://thehut.pantherssl.com/productimg/0/600/750/53/10451253-1307631611-102811.jpg)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: wilkie113 on November 11, 2012, 09:35:11 PM
Gm Control grip!

(http://www.gm-cricket.com/upload/products/imagery/main/pm415.jpg)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: uknsaunders on November 11, 2012, 09:41:00 PM
Aren't these same as GM control grips?

No, control grips have pimples on and the lines that stick out are thin as per wilkie's pic.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Colesy on November 11, 2012, 10:39:21 PM
Diamond grip - rubbish unless it's under another grip

([url]http://www.getpaddedup.co.uk/images/gpu_grip_diamond_black.jpg[/url])


Disagree, I like diamonds, but would have to be over something flat like a chevron or another diamond
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: uknsaunders on November 11, 2012, 10:43:15 PM
imagine they would grip better with 2 grips.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: procricket on November 11, 2012, 10:44:25 PM
I prefer diamond grips I like one on as well and a tiny handle yet I have big hands
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Manormanic on November 11, 2012, 10:54:50 PM
this is all a bit, erm, freaky...
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: wilkie113 on November 11, 2012, 10:58:57 PM
It's rather a gripping subject!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: uknsaunders on November 11, 2012, 11:15:58 PM
anybody tried these:-

(http://www.upfrontcricket.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/gold_arc_delux_ebay-300x264.jpg)

http://www.upfrontcricket.com/news/latest-news/upfront-cricket-develop-new-exclusive-cricket-bat-grip-designs (http://www.upfrontcricket.com/news/latest-news/upfront-cricket-develop-new-exclusive-cricket-bat-grip-designs)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Vitas Cricket on December 11, 2012, 05:52:35 PM
anybody tried these:-

([url]http://www.upfrontcricket.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/gold_arc_delux_ebay-300x264.jpg[/url])

[url]http://www.upfrontcricket.com/news/latest-news/upfront-cricket-develop-new-exclusive-cricket-bat-grip-designs[/url] ([url]http://www.upfrontcricket.com/news/latest-news/upfront-cricket-develop-new-exclusive-cricket-bat-grip-designs[/url])


This style is on all SF bats, i quite like it, though i prefer the unusual ribbed pattern on the top hand, whereas on SF bats its on the bottom hand.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Blazer on December 11, 2012, 06:16:25 PM
Anyone like the scale grip , I quite like the fact that once you grip onto these, they don't let the bat swivel. Used to love Chevron for the lightness of it, but once you start sweating , it's a horror. Not sure if the scale grips are glove murderers.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vxpiNHzBHIE/UMd3RVARkKI/AAAAAAAAAoY/oj1AbYjGd38/s800/DSC04805.JPG)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: wilkie113 on December 11, 2012, 06:18:30 PM
I've been converted into scale grips after using a few bats with them on. Although I still do love the Shock Absorba ones. The scale grips are very very good
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: uknsaunders on December 11, 2012, 07:33:03 PM
any other new grips out there?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Vitas Cricket on December 11, 2012, 07:42:14 PM
Slazenger OctoPlus is my favourite at the moment, cant find a decent picture though.

Normal octupus style at the top, with the 'suckers' getting gradually bigger the further towards the bat you go. Gives a really nice cushioned feeling on the bottom hand.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Uniquedan90 on January 06, 2013, 07:43:54 PM
Kookaburra max grips - lovely!!!
([url]http://thehut.pantherssl.com/productimg/0/600/750/53/10451253-1307631611-102811.jpg[/url])


Big fan of these grips
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Buzz on January 06, 2013, 07:46:20 PM
what do people think about scale grips? they are on gn bats and a load of Indian made bats, partially because they are light.
 
I think they are truly ghastly.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: wilkie113 on January 06, 2013, 07:49:50 PM
what do people think about scale grips? they are on gn bats and a load of Indian made bats, partially because they are light.
 
I think they are truly ghastly.

I had a couple on bats I've had off Dean and if there english made ones there heavenly
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Chad on January 06, 2013, 07:54:44 PM
what do people think about scale grips? they are on gn bats and a load of Indian made bats, partially because they are light.
 
I think they are truly ghastly.

I quite like them. They are nice and grippy, and don't tear your gloves apart like octopus do! Mind you, I think the best scale grip I have tried was one on my Hunts County Triumph. There's something different about that scale/snakeskin/half moon grip compared to the GN ones. It's probably because they are made of a better quality rubber. I actually used a GN half moon grip over my Laver to prevent some shock while knocking in, and had to actually cut it in half before I could roll it off. Was really surprised with the bad quality of them, as they really should have been easier to put on and take off, but it was a struggle. I was actually in pain trying to take it off, as the grip kept rolling over my fingers! :-[ A bit disappointing, as it was a brand new GN Legend one. I can at least use it to make a round handle more oval at least, so not all is lost! 8)

My favourite type of grip currently is the hybrid. I got a few from Vantage, and they really were top quality, easy to put on and had good grip. :)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: uknsaunders on January 06, 2013, 10:32:55 PM
are they different to the others on here, any pics to show us?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Vitas Cricket on January 06, 2013, 10:47:33 PM
Hunts scale grips are different to grays and kookaburra ones.

The hunts ones are very nice in my opinion. Grippy but not harsh on gloves, thick enough to provide good cushioning, but not so that it feels like you are holding a drainpipe.

I'll take some pics tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Tumo on January 06, 2013, 11:04:45 PM
Hunts scale grips are different to grays and kookaburra ones.

The hunts ones are very nice in my opinion. Grippy but not harsh on gloves, thick enough to provide good cushioning, but not so that it feels like you are holding a drainpipe.

I'll take some pics tomorrow.
Tend to agree, got one on my Hunts, I've had it for 3 or 4 years, and I've only used 2 Hunts grips in that time, it's lovely.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: hell4leather cricket on January 06, 2013, 11:08:00 PM
Don't think any uk companies make the scale style grips ? All Indian or Pakistani made
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: badgerer on January 06, 2013, 11:16:15 PM
Favourite grip has to be the GM Shock Absorber, anyone know where you can still buy these?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Vitas Cricket on January 06, 2013, 11:31:48 PM
Don't think any uk companies make the scale style grips ? All Indian or Pakistani made

Hunts ones are indian
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: wilkie113 on January 06, 2013, 11:39:51 PM
Don't think any uk companies make the scale style grips ? All Indian or Pakistani made

I do stand corrected then, well the ones Dean has on his vulcans and on the choice willow sticks are really nice, sound similar in description to the hunts ones
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: smokem on January 07, 2013, 01:20:27 AM
I'm a fan of the scale/half moon grips myself. They are grippy, have nice cushioning and have been durable so far. They also work well on my GM Grip Applicator.

I used an octopus once and it tore on me while batting. Never again...
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: LDifa on January 07, 2013, 11:06:47 PM
I love the hibrid grips and think that the kookaburra ones are perfect, I have tried the diamond grips and they improve when doubled up, as they came on my GM bats.

Pardon the pun but I just couldn't get to grips with chevron, even though my laver came with two.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: joeljonno on January 07, 2013, 11:11:27 PM
Has anyone ever used the tape grip? I remember that a bat had one in the 80s but I cannot remember which (ss turbo perhaps).

I also ask if anyone has ever use as hockey grip and what would be the negatives for using one? I know they are rather cushioned, but are very grippy. If no-one has tried it may be something I could look at as I have some spares somewhere.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Ciaran on January 07, 2013, 11:14:30 PM
I do stand corrected then, well the ones Dean has on his vulcans and on the choice willow sticks are really nice, sound similar in description to the hunts ones

Picked up a few of these from the Choice centre the other day. I quite like them, I know theyre not always that popular on here, but they are pretty grippy and I cant seem to find Shock Absorba in white anywhere!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: FattusCattus on January 08, 2013, 09:09:42 AM
Has anyone ever used the tape grip? I remember that a bat had one in the 80s but I cannot remember which (ss turbo perhaps).

I also ask if anyone has ever use as hockey grip and what would be the negatives for using one? I know they are rather cushioned, but are very grippy. If no-one has tried it may be something I could look at as I have some spares somewhere.

Hewie,

I love the Aero tape grips - although many don't - however they are a bit tricky on big oval handles and no good if you like fatter handles.

I'd give hockey tape grip a go, I reckon that would be well comfy.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Gelds on January 08, 2013, 02:34:59 PM
I know a lot of people aren't fans but my grip of choice for the last 3-4 seasons have been octopus grips.  Used to like spiral grips but they seemed to wear out very quickly.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: johnnyw on January 15, 2013, 11:09:06 PM
Just came across a pyramid grip. Have these gone out of production as I remember they used to be on alot of GN bats 3/4 years ago

(http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx98/johnnyw18/yellow-grip-2_zpsc2c30158.jpg)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: uknsaunders on January 15, 2013, 11:11:14 PM
were they any good?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: farnham_quins_2 on January 18, 2013, 09:15:55 PM
Does anyone know what companies custom companies use for their grips?
My Black Cat has a really quality thick spiral grip on it, and I'm sure I've read somewhere that some companies have their grips made over here.
Anyone know where to get them from? Im looking to avoid cheap Indian/Pakistan made grips.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Blazer on January 18, 2013, 10:00:52 PM
Does anyone know what companies custom companies use for their grips?
My Black Cat has a really quality thick spiral grip on it, and I'm sure I've read somewhere that some companies have their grips made over here.
Anyone know where to get them from? Im looking to avoid cheap Indian/Pakistan made grips.
Keiron @ bulldog cricket sells them, so does it's justcricket .
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: 03jaworf on January 18, 2013, 11:26:22 PM
Favourite grip has to be the GM Shock Absorber, anyone know where you can still buy these?
Ebay is your best bet mate
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: charliemott on January 21, 2013, 08:47:10 PM
Just came across these on ebay,
 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Splay-Cricket-Bat-grip-SPIRAL-replacement-grips-COIL-/230506703712?pt=UK_SportingGoods_CricketBats_SM&var=&hash=item35ab452b60 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Splay-Cricket-Bat-grip-SPIRAL-replacement-grips-COIL-/230506703712?pt=UK_SportingGoods_CricketBats_SM&var=&hash=item35ab452b60) look similar to matrix and spirals? :(
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: uknsaunders on January 21, 2013, 10:28:14 PM
The coil?

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Splay-Cricket-Bat-grip-SPIRAL-replacement-grips-COIL-/20/!BzW9()Q!mk~$(KGrHqQOKjwEws-LkR9IBMVt33WEbQ~~_12.JPG)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: ajmw89 on January 21, 2013, 10:40:32 PM
They are horrible grips
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: jamielsn15 on January 22, 2013, 03:59:30 PM
Love the Kookaburra Xtreme grips, octopus and snake grips - my utopia is finding a sky blue snake grip, but no one seems to stock them!
Simply cannot get on with chevrons or spirals.  I've never found that any grips damage my gloves, but that's maybe because I'm never in long enough...
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Uzi Sports on February 01, 2013, 07:39:40 PM
Hybrid/combi grip, very good grip, promotes good bottom hand control
([url]http://images.itsjustcricket.co.uk/images/products/zoom/1338550803-80242100.jpg[/url])

which colour is more popular in these combi grips if u have a choice from the following colours

Red
Blue
Silver
Gold
Navy
White
Orange
Sky Blue
Turquise
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: charlie15 on February 01, 2013, 07:43:26 PM
Black and White please!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Blazer on February 01, 2013, 07:51:47 PM
Hybrid/combi grip, very good grip, promotes good bottom hand control
([url]http://images.itsjustcricket.co.uk/images/products/zoom/1338550803-80242100.jpg[/url])

Where would I be able to buy sky blue ones please ?.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: farnham_quins_2 on February 01, 2013, 11:28:21 PM
Try Kieron (bulldog cricket). He has a thread called grips; and got me a variety of colours delivered within a week
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: mattw on February 02, 2013, 12:34:55 AM
Where would I be able to buy sky blue ones please ?.

I've got some Royal Blue ones available. £3 each.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: PM7 on February 02, 2013, 08:16:50 AM
Best grips I've used are 1/2 chevron - 1/2 spiral, don't seem to be many of them about though.

Indeed these were quite superb and I bought quite a few from Sam Peplow and also Johan but foolishly gave some away to my team mates. Does anyone know where to get them in white?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Uzi Sports on February 02, 2013, 09:09:26 AM
we will be stocking the following colours from next week

White
Blue
Gold
Sky Blue

any other colours u guys like?

Regards

Asad
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: joeljonno on February 02, 2013, 09:15:26 AM
we will be stocking the following colours from next week

White
Blue
Gold
Sky Blue

any other colours u guys like?

Regards

Asad

What types of grip Asad?  I'm always looking for decent white grips.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Number4 on February 02, 2013, 09:44:40 AM
Spiral, thick grips
([url]http://images.itsjustcricket.co.uk/images/products/zoom/1338482801-84061700.jpg[/url])


I'd like to try these but can't find these in Aus
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: farnham_quins_2 on February 02, 2013, 09:48:17 AM
I'd like to try these but can't find these in Aus

Not sure about in Australia, but Paul at IJC has some
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Uzi Sports on February 02, 2013, 10:28:20 AM
What types of grip Asad?  I'm always looking for decent white grips.
the ones in the photo, half spiral/half chevron
we already have these available in Black
other colours have been ordered
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Bulldog Cricket on February 02, 2013, 11:07:55 AM
We have 1/2 and 1/2 grips in stock in white , black and a very nice turquoise colour.

Can get any grip you want.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Bulldog Cricket on February 02, 2013, 04:38:06 PM
We also have gold 1/2 and 1/2.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Maverick79 on February 03, 2013, 03:31:08 PM
Slazenger OctoPlus is my favourite at the moment, cant find a decent picture though.

Normal octupus style at the top, with the 'suckers' getting gradually bigger the further towards the bat you go. Gives a really nice cushioned feeling on the bottom hand.


I'm a big fan of these and use them on top of a chevron on all my bats. Agree with Jake, they give a really nice cushioned feel

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6575/dscf0158vq.jpg)

Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: smokem on February 08, 2013, 03:40:19 AM
The coil?

([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Splay-Cricket-Bat-grip-SPIRAL-replacement-grips-COIL-/20/[/url]!BzW9()Q!mk~$(KGrHqQOKjwEws-LkR9IBMVt33WEbQ~~_12.JPG)

These are the worse grips ever. The ribs are thin and floppy. So they catch on each other when you roll the grip up. When you unroll them, it bunches the grip up on the handle and it's almost impossible to un-bunch. The ribs then rip, etc, etc. And they won't work on the GM Applicator either because they don't stretch enough. They are truly hideous grips. Steer clear at all cost!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: jamielsn15 on February 08, 2013, 08:05:54 AM
Does anyone have/can they get sky blue snake grips?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Bruce on February 08, 2013, 09:07:32 AM
These are the worse grips ever. The ribs are thin and floppy. So they catch on each other when you roll the grip up. When you unroll them, it bunches the grip up on the handle and it's almost impossible to un-bunch. The ribs then rip, etc, etc. And they won't work on the GM Applicator either because they don't stretch enough. They are truly hideous grips. Steer clear at all cost!

Were these the same as that were on the Kookaburra Blade runner? They sat nicely in the hand.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: smokem on February 08, 2013, 09:39:51 AM
Were these the same as that were on the Kookaburra Blade runner? They sat nicely in the hand.
I haven't tried the Kooks. For the grip that I did manage to put on, it squirms around in the hand which I find a bit disconcerting. Also bits tear off from the ribs quite quickly...
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: ajmw89 on February 18, 2013, 11:25:09 AM
(http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s463/thunderball89/20130211_212817_zpsf8a85cd1.jpg)
These are definitely my favourite kind of bat grip, salix hybrid style.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 18, 2013, 03:28:07 PM
just swapped a couple of my bats to this type of grip this afternoon to see what they are like, only marginally heavier than a normal chevron and alot lighter than a spiral.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: swamidude on February 18, 2013, 06:43:29 PM
What style of grip is the bottom half of the Salix hybrid grip? It looks slightly different to a spiral.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: vibrate on March 10, 2013, 06:02:06 AM
Im guessing ebay is the best place to buy some grips?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Buzz on March 10, 2013, 07:15:53 AM
Im guessing ebay is the best place to buy some grips?
try the forum sponsors. they have loads!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Blazer on March 10, 2013, 08:15:25 AM
Im guessing ebay is the best place to buy some grips?
Bulldog cricket and Ryan Fletcheruk sell some lovely UK made grips.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: RoCo Da Pixie on March 21, 2013, 09:58:04 AM
I need to bulk up the bottom hand on my Salix bat, The oval handle isn't as large as I would generally like it. So what suggestions do people have?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: 19reading87 on March 21, 2013, 10:20:53 AM
Half a grip??
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: ProWannabe88 on March 21, 2013, 10:28:19 AM
Would this aid bottom hand control?? I have a bit of a problem with my bottom hand taking over my top hand. Only when I'm defending. Driving etc is all ok because I'm going at the ball. In defence I close the face. Not a lot but would half a grip under my normal set uo aid the issue??
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: RoCo Da Pixie on March 21, 2013, 10:30:25 AM
I would think half a grip. But it was more of a census to see what others use. As in half a spiral, Chevron etc.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: tushar sehgal on March 22, 2013, 04:12:29 PM
Can't quote today
"I would think half a grip. But it was more of a census to see what others use. As in half a spiral, Chevron etc. "


Anyone ever weigh their grips? during the excercise of weighing my bats I ended up thowing some grips on the scale to see what the weight was and found...

Chevron (Most H4L have this white Chevron on): 61gm
Salix Hybrid: 43gm
Salix Spiral: 47 gm

So if you are adding grips to make handle thicker as the bottom and weight is a consideration I would almost suggest cutting a spiral in half and hybrid on top...will weigh the rest later tonight and I have a few different kinds
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: El Nino on May 08, 2013, 03:58:45 AM
(http://www.cricketcentre.com.au/productimages/enlarge/BRK904.jpg)

Anyone with any thoughts on these kook grips? always used octopus but these look the goods?

good/bad reviews?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: morgzy10 on May 08, 2013, 08:41:14 AM
nino, look back through this thread, youll see the views,  i had one on my old kooka blade and the grip was an absolut train wreck, it got worn and sticky and just went all over the shop,    after two uses!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: El Nino on May 08, 2013, 09:42:00 AM
Yeah, was only reviews on other ones similar was hoping the Kook ones might've been a bit better quality. No worries thanks for that I'll steer clear!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Gloves on May 29, 2013, 10:57:30 AM
http://www.upfrontcricket.com/upfront-octopus-arc-dual-colour-cricket-batting-grip-white-red-423.html (http://www.upfrontcricket.com/upfront-octopus-arc-dual-colour-cricket-batting-grip-white-red-423.html)

These look nice, the postage is a decent price as well. Might purchase some soon!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: praguetaz on May 29, 2013, 09:15:35 PM
Just looked, nightmare!!

Try Uzi Sports.. just ordered white and a black alongside aero grips...
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: The Palmist on June 04, 2013, 07:06:02 PM
(http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90/chancesilver/20130604_194026.jpg) (http://s564.photobucket.com/user/chancesilver/media/20130604_194026.jpg.html)

Have you seen a grip like this?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: FattusCattus on June 04, 2013, 07:43:15 PM
Yes - in a pack of 3 from a vending machine at the Rose & Crown.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: LEACHY48 on June 04, 2013, 07:50:04 PM
yes, I got some from Kieron at bulldog last season in red
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on June 04, 2013, 07:57:21 PM
Yes - in a pack of 3 from a vending machine at the Rose & Crown.

Where's that damn 'Like' button gone!!  :D
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: praguetaz on June 06, 2013, 03:10:07 PM
yes, I got some from Kieron at bulldog last season in red

A grip like that must shred the pittard palms.. what's been your experience?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: calvin1mac on June 06, 2013, 03:29:39 PM
found this yesterday

http://www.cricketbatgrips.co.uk/ (http://www.cricketbatgrips.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: johnnyw on June 06, 2013, 05:04:48 PM
found this yesterday

[url]http://www.cricketbatgrips.co.uk/[/url] ([url]http://www.cricketbatgrips.co.uk/[/url])

Owned by getpaddedup by the looks of it
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: LEACHY48 on June 06, 2013, 05:21:34 PM
A grip like that must shred the pittard palms.. what's been your experience?

no, not at all? nothing like octopus grips, the nobbles are soft, and the grip is a diamond grip, so no, they dont damage gloves at all
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: hopwoodbear on July 08, 2013, 01:37:48 PM
These are the worse grips ever. The ribs are thin and floppy. So they catch on each other when you roll the grip up. When you unroll them, it bunches the grip up on the handle and it's almost impossible to un-bunch. The ribs then rip, etc, etc. And they won't work on the GM Applicator either because they don't stretch enough. They are truly hideous grips. Steer clear at all cost!

absolutely love them! not easy to get on but have one as a 2nd grip on top of the standard GN grip on my gn100

best grip i've ever used
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: beaver5 on August 10, 2013, 01:53:33 PM
Anyone know where I can get a new grip from which will fit my son's size 3 bat? Have looked about but can't seem to find any. If no luck think I'll get a hockey stick grip and put that on.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: johnnyw on September 06, 2013, 12:26:37 PM
Just bought myself a bunch of these grips. I think they are cool

(http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx98/johnnyw18/rainbowgrips1_zps8cac7366.jpg) (http://s745.photobucket.com/user/johnnyw18/media/rainbowgrips1_zps8cac7366.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: ajmw89 on September 06, 2013, 12:30:45 PM
Now that's something fattus would like!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Kulli on September 06, 2013, 12:40:06 PM
They'd gook good on blank bats, not so sure about anything with stickers though.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: ACM0608 on September 06, 2013, 01:35:19 PM
Be interesting to see what colour the glove palms go with them. :D
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: FattusCattus on September 06, 2013, 01:58:21 PM
Just bought myself a bunch of these grips. I think they are cool

([url]http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx98/johnnyw18/rainbowgrips1_zps8cac7366.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s745.photobucket.com/user/johnnyw18/media/rainbowgrips1_zps8cac7366.jpg.html[/url])



ONG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rubber Johnny - you have a PM
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: alee on October 20, 2013, 06:01:49 AM
Hi guys,

so if anyone had to choose between an octopus grip or a spiral/coil grip which one would it be?

I wear batting inners. Would that help less damage on my palms with an octopus grip?

And do the spirals have a good grip on them or do they wear out quickly?

thanks,
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 20, 2013, 09:41:02 AM
Hi guys,

so if anyone had to choose between an octopus grip or a spiral/coil grip which one would it be?

I wear batting inners. Would that help less damage on my palms with an octopus grip?

And do the spirals have a good grip on them or do they wear out quickly?

thanks,
Spiral all day long to avoid wear on palms of my gloves. Never had a problem with grip using them.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: billyb on October 20, 2013, 11:59:07 PM
I batted without a grip tonight, and whilst I could hold the bat, the rotation upon the ball striking the blade was significant, and it made my bat sound terrible, unless it has died already.

In summary: Use a grip.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: alee on October 21, 2013, 02:26:55 AM
Yeah bat with a grip for sure. Just want to know whether which one of the two (spiral or octopus) are better.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: petehosk on October 21, 2013, 07:29:05 AM
Yeah bat with a grip for sure. Just want to know whether which one of the two (spiral or octopus) are better.

Octopus grip tends to wear and tear the palms of you gloves!
Therefore I tend to avoid these grips.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: jamielsn15 on November 04, 2013, 05:07:02 PM
Sponsors - any news if and when you will be stocking the following?

2013/14 Spartan grips
2014 GN grips
2014 Kook grips

I've officially given up finding my dream grip - a sky blue snake grip (best ever grip I've used was a Kook snake grip and I'm a Coventry City fan unfortunately!) - but I do like the look of the new grips on the latest bats.  V sports were stocking them but have no news on a next delivery

May also look at the GM ripple grips
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Vitas Cricket on November 04, 2013, 05:12:14 PM
I have confirmed dates for bats, pads & gloves with all of those suppliers.

Everything else is a little more hit and miss.

Mostly pre-xmas, nothing more specific.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: jamielsn15 on November 04, 2013, 05:24:35 PM
Cheers Jake, will add some to my purchase list from you over the winter!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: cricketfan6969 on March 09, 2014, 09:41:28 AM
I've always used a white chevron grip, can't go past them.
firstly because white goes with most colours, and the it gives the handle a really good feel, which I like.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Number 11 on March 11, 2014, 10:21:19 AM
I'm using a GM Ripple at the moment.
Weighs in at 2oz, it's thick, comfortable and there's no slipping even with my old shiny palmed gloves.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: BigBlueMachine on April 19, 2014, 06:52:27 AM
Sorry for digging up an old topic.

Currently loving the kookaburra xtreme grips. All white of course (classy).

(http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r783/Slasd/ddd396c4d4530d2b1bdbf937ba5178cb_zps7e2ceb32.jpg)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: cricketfan6969 on April 19, 2014, 07:04:28 AM
Sorry for digging up an old topic.

Currently loving the kookaburra xtreme grips. All white of course (classy).

([url]http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r783/Slasd/ddd396c4d4530d2b1bdbf937ba5178cb_zps7e2ceb32.jpg[/url])


Agree with you, very good grip, considering using these over my beloved chevron grips!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: toenails97 on April 19, 2014, 10:03:18 AM
I'm also using the kookaburra xtreme grips in all white and highly rate them, I find them really usefull as sometimes my bottom hand is quite strong so having the different grip reminds me to keep it loose when after each ball
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Danny1981 on April 23, 2014, 07:56:01 PM
Im after the new Gray Nicolls blue/orange Kaboom zone grip.Does anyone know if it can be purchased or due to be released in the UK? So far I can only see it in Oz.Cheers in advance
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Danny1981 on April 23, 2014, 11:13:40 PM
Ive just looked again now and from OZ it would be 54 dollars.Roughly £30 for a grip :o.I dont think so.A few years back I sent a football shirt to Oz.Im sure It was under £6.Surely I m ust be able to get one in the UK? On the Gray Nicolls website they had grips but minimum of 10 but not the zone grip.I may have to ring them tomorrow
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Vitas Cricket on April 23, 2014, 11:29:02 PM
Im after the new Gray Nicolls blue/orange Kaboom zone grip.Does anyone know if it can be purchased or due to be released in the UK? So far I can only see it in Oz.Cheers in advance

I assume you looked on Chappell cricket centre or similar? Their overseas shipping prices are extortionate.

The zone grips have not arrived into the UK yet. I ordered loads in November, but no stock as of yet.

Any custom made bats we've had made at Robertsbridge for customers have had old style scale or chevron grips on them.

I'm not sure the kaboom grip is even available to purchase separately, I don't recall seeing it in the price lists.

Jake
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 24, 2014, 09:01:35 AM
Certain G.N Zone grips ARE  available at Amazon, Sports Supermarket and Barrington sports i  brought 3 maverick groups last week.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Vitas Cricket on April 24, 2014, 09:16:59 AM
Grays online system shows zero available, and has done since the zone grips were added to the range. I enquired as to the whereabouts of our grips a couple of weeks back and was told no stock had arrived yet. Not sure where others are sourcing theirs from if that is the case.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 24, 2014, 04:09:51 PM
The GN Zone grips  currently available are Oblivion, Powerbow & Maverick.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Vitas Cricket on April 24, 2014, 05:09:49 PM
Along with Legend, the 3 grips seniorplayer has mentioned are the only ones listed as being available, no sign of Kaboom or X181 style grips.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: mp07 on July 03, 2014, 05:40:52 PM
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c334/mrunal007/ca-grip_zps166a84c6.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/mrunal007/media/ca-grip_zps166a84c6.jpg.html)


Probably one of the worse grip, comes with CA bats
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: shax12 on July 11, 2014, 04:58:11 PM
Sorry for digging up an old topic.

Currently loving the kookaburra xtreme grips. All white of course (classy).

([url]http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r783/Slasd/ddd396c4d4530d2b1bdbf937ba5178cb_zps7e2ceb32.jpg[/url])


Can someone please help me. I am stuck between this grip and a octopus grip. I just want to know out of the two which grips better for bottom hand as the kookaburra is spiral for bottom hand.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: cricketrob on July 12, 2014, 07:37:45 AM

Can someone please help me. I am stuck between this grip and a octopus grip. I just want to know out of the two which grips better for bottom hand as the kookaburra is spiral for bottom hand.

Octopus grips ruin gloves and tear very easily in my experience I went through 2 in one week once. I currently have a kookaburra grip on my bat which seems to be good giving me good control over the bat no twisting in my hands.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Seniorplayer on July 12, 2014, 08:26:07 AM
Octopus grips stick to gloves particularly on warm days and as stated can tear gloves matrix pattern is my preference for bottom hand grip as it seems to help when playing with soft hands.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Mattsky on August 25, 2014, 10:44:38 AM
Anyone had experience of the Puma 2014 grips? They come in three colourways and look pretty effective.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/2014PlatinumSilverGrip_PL.jpg)


Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: calcurtis98 on August 25, 2014, 10:48:56 AM
Had a 2013 grip, don't know if they're the same but it was very very thin and I felt everything through the handle.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Mattsky on August 25, 2014, 11:17:25 AM
Had a 2013 grip, don't know if they're the same but it was very very thin and I felt everything through the handle.

Hmmmm. Did it look anything like this 2014 grip?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: calcurtis98 on August 25, 2014, 11:33:40 AM
Yeah quite similar tbh, in bule and green.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Kulli on August 25, 2014, 12:46:31 PM
whats the opinion on the new GM grips?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: calcurtis98 on August 25, 2014, 12:57:32 PM
Love my GM Ripple, very grippy and thick.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 25, 2014, 01:00:40 PM
whats the opinion on the new GM grips?
Absolutely love them but the blue ones stain your gloves like you wouldn't beleive!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Kulli on August 25, 2014, 01:03:25 PM
Absolutely love them but the blue ones stain your gloves like you wouldn't beleive!

No issue with staining, so long as they don't burn through palms at an alarming rate.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 25, 2014, 01:13:00 PM
No issue with staining, so long as they don't burn through palms at an alarming rate.
No issue with glove wear whatsoever mate.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: calcurtis98 on August 25, 2014, 01:15:26 PM
No I've had no problem with wearing out my gloves yet with it.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Kulli on August 25, 2014, 02:03:03 PM
Thanks for the feedback.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: kal_m on August 25, 2014, 06:51:26 PM
Where can I find the GM Ripple grips? Can't seem to find them anywhere.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: calcurtis98 on August 25, 2014, 06:54:17 PM
Where can I find the GM Ripple grips? Can't seem to find them anywhere.

Aswani Cricket are selling them.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: kal_m on August 25, 2014, 07:00:28 PM
Aswani Cricket are selling them.

Will check it out. Thanks mate!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Vitas Cricket on August 28, 2014, 02:05:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EDPXr6Ul.png)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Number 11 on December 25, 2014, 11:12:07 PM
That's different, are they also available from Ann Summers??? ;)

Seriously though, looks like an interesting development but not sure how long the spikes would last. I suspect you won't get much slippage with one of these.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: JG on January 04, 2015, 12:38:15 AM
Have a look at the second grip in the background of the picture, anyone for a suction cup? taking the octupus grip to the next level:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW-TOP-QUALITY-CRICKET-BAT-GRIPS-OCTOPUS-SPIRAL-COIL-STYLE-RED-BAT-GRIP/150799388829?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D28111%26meid%3D234924ea2dd441cb8feac4e05848aba1%26pid%3D100009%26prg%3D11472%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D271729303772 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW-TOP-QUALITY-CRICKET-BAT-GRIPS-OCTOPUS-SPIRAL-COIL-STYLE-RED-BAT-GRIP/150799388829?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D28111%26meid%3D234924ea2dd441cb8feac4e05848aba1%26pid%3D100009%26prg%3D11472%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D271729303772)

Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: i12breakfree on January 06, 2015, 10:50:48 PM
Are there any grips from GN that are pre made as 1.5 grip, I guess double think for bottom half ?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Seniorplayer on January 07, 2015, 09:47:35 AM
Not aware of any the   thickness GN I have seen  are the 2015 zone grips.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: FattusCattus on January 07, 2015, 10:26:09 AM
There used to be some fabulous half spiral/half chevron ones around, which were excellent at thickening the lower half of your handle.

Someone may have some on here - I think #Bulldog had some at one point.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: 19reading87 on January 07, 2015, 10:28:31 AM
Glad to see people's views on the new GM grips.

Has anybody noticed they destroy gloves apart or are they decent??
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Come in 5 and left a bit on January 07, 2015, 10:37:33 AM
There used to be some fabulous half spiral/half chevron ones around, which were excellent at thickening the lower half of your handle.

Someone may have some on here - I think #Bulldog had some at one point.


Like these?  http://www.salixcricketbats.com/catalogue/bat_extras/index.html (http://www.salixcricketbats.com/catalogue/bat_extras/index.html)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: FattusCattus on January 07, 2015, 11:39:22 AM
Nope - they were 1/2 spiral and 1/2 chevron, they were really good actually. There were loads of them floating around in white at one point.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: FattusCattus on January 07, 2015, 11:45:57 AM
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=15442.msg247891#msg247891 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=15442.msg247891#msg247891)

crappy picture, but these are the ones. They were the nuts.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: GoldenArm on October 18, 2015, 02:26:09 PM
I'm trying to find some good quality black diamond grips, amazingly I can't find anywhere online that actually sells them! Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Lwesty143 on October 18, 2015, 05:23:18 PM
This website lets you design your own grip including diamond, min order is 25 though. Discount goes up the more you order.
http://cricketbatgrips.co.uk/index.html (http://cricketbatgrips.co.uk/index.html)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Mel Jessop on December 07, 2015, 02:44:42 PM
I'm looking for a thick black spiral grip, similar to the ones Paul Aldred uses on his bats, anybody know where I may source such a grip?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: i12breakfree on December 07, 2015, 03:20:08 PM
I'm looking for a thick black spiral grip, similar to the ones Paul Aldred uses on his bats, anybody know where I may source such a grip?


http://www.talentcricket.co.uk/cricket_bat_accessories/salix_spiral_grip/c262p1634.html (http://www.talentcricket.co.uk/cricket_bat_accessories/salix_spiral_grip/c262p1634.html)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Mel Jessop on December 08, 2015, 09:31:39 AM
Thanks, do you know if they are a good quality grip?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: horseman on December 08, 2015, 10:19:59 AM
Thanks, do you know if they are a good quality grip?

Yes pal.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: horseman on December 08, 2015, 11:12:00 AM
@Mel Jessop
Have you tried Paul directly, Im sure he would send a couple out to make the postage cost effective. 
@Aldred Cricket Bats
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Mel Jessop on December 08, 2015, 11:17:14 AM
I haven't approached him directly as yet, need to sort a bat issue out with him first..  The bat he sent me us too heavy, I may send it back for some out of it, but worried a couple of ounces will alter the profile to much, so I may sell it on, as its new hopefully it will sell quickly if I take that decision..

Thanks..
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Aldred Cricket Bats on December 08, 2015, 01:18:13 PM
I haven't approached him directly as yet, need to sort a bat issue out with him first..  The bat he sent me us too heavy, I may send it back for some out of it, but worried a couple of ounces will alter the profile to much, so I may sell it on, as its new hopefully it will sell quickly if I take that decision..

Thanks..

Mel
 The last time we spoke we had apparently sorted it out you were sending it back to me. I hardly ever have any issues but if any do come up everyone who knows and has dealt with me is fully aware that I sort it out for them, that's called customer service and mine is second to non, and there are some who do try and take the Mickey. I can't help but find it incredibly strange that I try and help out in the best way possible for someone to firstly feel he can't back in touch with me about a bat grip if that's what he wants or not finalise what had been organised with the issue you had. I say this because I do find it upsetting that when a company or person has done what they can to help that people then post dissatisfaction publicly with not even half a story there for people to read. I do hope that you get in touch again and we can proceed as was originally arranged.
regards
Paul
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Mel Jessop on December 08, 2015, 01:41:49 PM
Paul never did I say I was dissatisfied in that post, just that I needed to sort out wether I was going to have some weight reduction or if I thought that it would diminish from the profile to much sell it on as it is and get a new bat made at a different weight.

The bat grips are a separate issue tbh.

I am sorry if you have read it that I was posting that reply as a dig, I was not just that I had a decision to make, seems that if someone could use a bat at just under 2.13 why not let them use it as it is, as my thinking is that it is an amazing bat and would be a shame to take the weight out of it if it was to the detriment of the bat itself, no offence was meant Paul, I am sorry if this has offended you.
Perhaps you can message me and reassure me that the bat will still be as amazing with the weight out of it, as I really would like to keep it..

Thanks and sorry for the offence this may have caused you.

Mel.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Aldred Cricket Bats on December 08, 2015, 05:42:42 PM
Apology accepted Mel but this is one of the problems with forums. People type things that can be a killer for small businesses. It's a constant battle for the small sole trader companies with no form of investors other than themselves to compete against the bigger boys that have big financial backing. This is why the small companies generally give such good customer service because it's the way they survive alongside the quality of their products. One small piece of criticism in any world sticks around far longer than a huge piece of praise and therefore will stain a fantastic reputation, I learnt that very quickly as a professional cricketer that is why i will stick up for myself for the simple reason I have sacrificed so much to create my business on my own just myself and my wife and when I know I do everything I can to make it not only the best product but the best service and advice that you can find it hurts when one simple line can be written and totally misconstrued by others. I don't say this just for myself I say it for the other small companies out there fighting to build a business
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Mel Jessop on December 08, 2015, 05:58:31 PM
I do understand that bad rep can stick Paul, but it honestly was not meant that way.

With the bat in mind, has my message found its way through to you?

Thanks

Mel..
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Aldred Cricket Bats on December 08, 2015, 06:08:05 PM
I have Mel I will get back to you in the morning.
Paul
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Mel Jessop on December 08, 2015, 06:14:04 PM
Ok thanks Paul.

Have a good evening.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: it's_a_pudding on February 27, 2016, 01:43:51 PM
Thought I'd add my input on this as I have a shed load of grips now all of them white apart from one.

2x White and 1x black spiral salix
1x White GM shock absorb
1x GM control white
2x new GM white/black/green
2x new GM white/red/blue
1x kookaburra players white
2x new kookaburra vee white
3x white chevron
2x new GN supernova grip white/blue
1x kookaburra snake white
I think their is a comple more kicking round just don't have my bag on me atm.
Always use to be a fan or the old spiral grips felt they sat nice in your hand and had a lot of grip. But now after testing them all I have to say kookaburra have pulled it out of the bag with the vee it has so much comfort and very grip haven't felt my hands move at all on the bat. It's a bit like an all over shock absorber but without the flexibility of it. But you can only get it in black or white at the minute.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: sammmyt1 on February 27, 2016, 05:29:28 PM
Thought I'd add my input on this as I have a shed load of grips now all of them white apart from one.

2x White and 1x black spiral salix
1x White GM shock absorb
1x GM control white
2x new GM white/black/green
2x new GM white/red/blue
1x kookaburra players white
2x new kookaburra vee white
3x white chevron
2x new GN supernova grip white/blue
1x kookaburra snake white
I think their is a comple more kicking round just don't have my bag on me atm.
Always use to be a fan or the old spiral grips felt they sat nice in your hand and had a lot of grip. But now after testing them all I have to say kookaburra have pulled it out of the bag with the vee it has so much comfort and very grip haven't felt my hands move at all on the bat. It's a bit like an all over shock absorber but without the flexibility of it. But you can only get it in black or white at the minute.

Excessive?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: it's_a_pudding on February 27, 2016, 05:56:38 PM
Some would say it's a lot but I do have 6 bats in total and always nice to have the right feel when batting. Plus it's nice to have options. This year their seems to be a lot of new styles of grip and lots of options if you look around a few shops.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: SirScottiod on March 07, 2016, 12:12:50 PM
Where's the best (cheapest) place to be getting grips? I could do with a few cos I want to start messing around with combinations :D
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: megisti on March 07, 2016, 12:29:31 PM
I'm trying to source a Kookaburra Ghost grip, does anyone know where I might pick one up? I'm UK based.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Kez on March 07, 2016, 12:46:57 PM
I'm trying to source a Kookaburra Ghost grip, does anyone know where I might pick one up? I'm UK based.

You looking for that style or exact colour way?
Its the kook Max grip style, bought a job lot off Lorimer's (ebay) pre christmas and aswani sorted me out the year before.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: pigeonman007 on May 01, 2016, 04:47:34 PM
I like the wave grips but they dont get on with my gloves and wear them away quickly so going back to the good old chevron.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Wills on August 01, 2016, 11:59:01 PM
Currently in the process of sending some bats for refurb at Gray Nics nod stumbled upon the grip options. I was wondering if anyone had run into a foam grip (presumably under the standard one) and what they thought of them? Seem quite tough to get hold of elsewhere
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: InternalTraining on August 02, 2016, 12:06:43 AM
([url]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c334/mrunal007/ca-grip_zps166a84c6.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s30.photobucket.com/user/mrunal007/media/ca-grip_zps166a84c6.jpg.html[/url])


Probably one of the worse grip, comes with CA bats


These grips are great as a first-layer grip in a two grip setup. I need a few for my new bats that I am preparing. Anyone got any?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Batbuddy99 on August 02, 2016, 11:11:20 AM
Currently in the process of sending some bats for refurb at Gray Nics nod stumbled upon the grip options. I was wondering if anyone had run into a foam grip (presumably under the standard one) and what they thought of them? Seem quite tough to get hold of elsewhere
The omega xrd has strips of xrd foam underneath the grip, but I've never heard of a foam grip before
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: hopwoodbear on August 03, 2016, 09:25:48 AM
big fan of the ribbed spiral type grips but cant seem to get hold of any at the moment

very thin ribs or gills, anyone know what i'm on about?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Neon Cricket on August 03, 2016, 09:31:30 AM
big fan of the ribbed spiral type grips but cant seem to get hold of any at the moment

One for you @FattusCattus
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Mattsky on December 12, 2016, 12:40:24 PM
Just stumbled onto this site, which is probably known to some:

http://cricketbatgrips.com (http://cricketbatgrips.com)

They offer custom grips, with a minimum order of 3.
Various styles, and you can have up to 4 colours.
'Players Matrix' is the in grip for 2107. Who knew?
Free postage too.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: GoodLeave on December 12, 2016, 03:20:41 PM
Just stumbled onto this site, which is probably known to some:

[url]http://cricketbatgrips.com[/url] ([url]http://cricketbatgrips.com[/url])

They offer custom grips, with a minimum order of 3.
Various styles, and you can have up to 4 colours.
'Players Matrix' is the in grip for 2107. Who knew?
Free postage too.


Looks good.

Not sure I'm up for waiting 90 years for it to turn up though.  ;)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Mattsky on December 14, 2016, 09:49:13 AM
* honk *  :D

I won't bother correcting that gaff.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Kulli on December 14, 2016, 10:24:46 AM
[url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=15442.msg247891#msg247891[/url] ([url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=15442.msg247891#msg247891[/url])

crappy picture, but these are the ones. They were the nuts.


My annual beg to see if anyone knows of anywhere still stocking these, the king of grips!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: velvetsky01 on April 03, 2017, 08:27:12 AM
what grip tends to be the best to prolong the life of your gloves?

after reading parts of this forum - I see that the Octopus grips seem to be the worst (which is what I have always used since trying them lol)

I like the look of the salix hybrid ones

any recommendations?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: tom line on April 03, 2017, 08:30:45 AM
I'd imagine chevrons would be best on gloves, and hybrids would probably be pretty good on them too, as you say octopus tend to shred the palms
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Kulli on April 03, 2017, 08:31:54 AM
Might be biased but I'd say the Hybrid ones i posted above your post are by far the best all round grips, unfortunately they're not stocked many places.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: DorsetDan on April 03, 2017, 08:36:41 AM
Somehow I seem to have stocked up about a million grips and after much faffage have stuck with GN chevrons as they are reasonably thick, stay in place and seem to last well.

I'll have to embrace my inner geek and get pics and weights of all the spares I have when back home  ;) :)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: DorsetDan on April 14, 2017, 10:51:37 AM
Somehow I seem to have stocked up about a million grips and after much faffage have stuck with GN chevrons as they are reasonably thick, stay in place and seem to last well.

I'll have to embrace my inner geek and get pics and weights of all the spares I have when back home  ;) :)

Super sad life... not only quoting myself but sitting down to weigh grips  :(

All grips are from getpaddedup unless otherwise stated:

Chevron: 34g, 45g, 50g
Octopus: 43g
Scale: 41g
Ripple: 52g
Ripple (SS): 51g
GM control style: 44g
GM dynamic style: 45g
GN (thicker) chevron: 42g, 42g, 42g, 45g, 46g, 47g, 49g

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2812/34028758775_d590f6d3bf_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Buzz on April 14, 2017, 10:57:52 AM
43gramms a shade over 1.5ounces
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: DorsetDan on April 14, 2017, 11:03:28 AM
43gramms a shade over 1.5ounces

Lightest grip I have is 1.2oz and heaviest 1.8oz in old money if it helps others get context to the weights in g (34-52g)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Biggie Smalls on April 14, 2017, 12:42:25 PM
Aero bat grips are lighter , the one i expermented with with was about 18gm , but now that i think about it , my handle was thin so i cut a little excess off ....but still, would have definitely been less than 25gm .
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: waikik on May 24, 2017, 05:58:07 AM
Has anyone seen, heard or used the these 2mm grips from New Zealand
they seem ok but not to sure. Opinions?

http://www.2mmsports.com/ (http://www.2mmsports.com/)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuKPth-bEjI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuKPth-bEjI)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7e_B1Cii-Q&t=18s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7e_B1Cii-Q&t=18s)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7BWt_3-QfY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7BWt_3-QfY)
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: skip1973 on May 24, 2017, 06:08:20 AM
Heard of them a few years ago, $60 a go to see if they like it might discourage a few. Gimmick in my opinion.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 28, 2017, 03:04:44 PM
Heard of them a few years ago, $60 a go to see if they like it might discourage a few. Gimmick in my opinion.

Just had a look on their website as I'm still curious about these.
$69.95NZD and they only come in blue.

When they're half the price (preferably less...) and available in white I may try one! :-[
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: skip1973 on May 29, 2017, 12:04:03 AM
We have a nice Harbor Bridge in Sydney you might be interested in, not sure I can do it in white though.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: DorsetDan on May 30, 2017, 03:02:03 PM
Right then bat nerds.... :)

Where is the best place to buy average thickness chevrons that are nice and soft?

I have GN (thick and a bit plasticy but fine as a single grip), getpaddedup ones (thin and plasticy but fine under another grip) and one from a second hand bat that was jusuuuust right as a top grip with another underneath (I like this one and would like more).

This mystery one is soft and sticky one with no mold lines inside... just a better all around quality grip and I'd like to buy some more if anyone has any recommendations?

Ta!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: bigc92 on April 25, 2018, 05:18:13 PM
Right then bat nerds.... :)

Where is the best place to buy average thickness chevrons that are nice and soft?

I have GN (thick and a bit plasticy but fine as a single grip), getpaddedup ones (thin and plasticy but fine under another grip) and one from a second hand bat that was jusuuuust right as a top grip with another underneath (I like this one and would like more).

This mystery one is soft and sticky one with no mold lines inside... just a better all around quality grip and I'd like to buy some more if anyone has any recommendations?

Ta!

Salix chevron grips are top quality!
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: DorsetDan on April 25, 2018, 06:36:47 PM
Found decent UK made ones at Uzi Sports and Woodstock cricket in the end
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: bigc92 on April 26, 2018, 02:12:40 PM
Hi All,

Any idea where I can get double thick chevron grips? I know Salix used to do them but they seem to be out of stock everywhere. Cherrs
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Buzz on April 26, 2018, 02:54:58 PM
Try @Uzi Sports or @Bulldog Cricket
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: Uzi Sports on April 26, 2018, 03:10:09 PM
Try @Uzi Sports or @Bulldog Cricket
we have few, depending on how many you need
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: bigc92 on April 26, 2018, 03:23:52 PM
we have few, depending on how many you need

Just had a look on your website but couldn’t see any?
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: mattw on April 26, 2018, 03:29:27 PM
I believe we get our grips from the same place as Salix (UK Made) - we have white and black chevron grips in and also white combi's available.
Title: Re: Bat Grip Database
Post by: edge on April 26, 2018, 05:46:40 PM
Does anyone know a source for GM ripple grips without the GM branding? The best grip money can buy but don't really want GM branded ones on my own bats, all the alternative plain ripples I've tried haven't been good enough. Would be prepared to buy in a decent quantity from a manufacturer or similar if necessary.