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Equipment => Other Gear => Topic started by: ibrartariq on December 08, 2018, 11:54:37 AM

Title: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: ibrartariq on December 08, 2018, 11:54:37 AM
I know this had been asked many times in different context but just wnated to start a topic to discuss what you people like and why you like it.
Your favourite bat grip and why you like it!
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: DorsetDan on December 08, 2018, 01:58:58 PM
Different grips seem to suit different bats and I think the handle shape and thickness influences it.

Out of choice, it would be a UK made Chevron on top every day of the week and another chevron from getpadded up underneath as they are quite hard and thin so two grips doesn't feel too spongy.
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Post by: Jlscarroll17 on December 08, 2018, 02:07:55 PM
Either a yellow or black snake scale grip with a thin half grip chevron underneath
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Post by: Buzz on December 08, 2018, 02:09:19 PM
GM matrix grip, soft light, high quality and grippy... I haven't used anything else for ages!
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Post by: Duck Duck Mongoose on December 08, 2018, 02:18:46 PM
I think GM make pretty good grips on the whole. I've been using their "terrain" grip recently, it's a bit like the old shock absorba
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Post by: Gurujames on December 08, 2018, 02:21:29 PM
Coil in either black or white.
I like the feel a ribbed grip gives.
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Post by: Yorkershire on December 08, 2018, 02:31:08 PM
Chevron but looking forward to using new GM terrain grip. Generally outside the chevron the GM grips look good.
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Post by: adb club cricketer on December 08, 2018, 02:35:21 PM
Depends on handle thickness and bat weight considerations:

Snake/Scale grip for reducing weight
Coil/wave grip if i can go extra weight or need handle thicker

Can't go wrong with GM grips in general  - haven't used recent terrain grip but older diamond grips feel fantastic..

No octopus under any circumstance


Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: InternalTraining on December 08, 2018, 02:51:12 PM
Thin Chevron pattern used by Laver & Wood. It is light and feels secure in hands but it doesn't last long.
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Post by: Seniorplayer on December 08, 2018, 03:09:35 PM
 Like o feel the bat handle in the hands Chevron nice and thin ones allow you to.
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: KW9221 on December 08, 2018, 04:46:49 PM
I only use chevron. I have never felt better with anything else.
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: jamielsn15 on December 08, 2018, 05:56:06 PM
Used snake/scale for many years, but now have the wave grip on my oval handle B3 with a chevron grip underneath. Perfect for that bat, nice thick handle with a grip that has give in it. Works for me!
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Post by: Tailendfielder on December 08, 2018, 07:44:47 PM
A nice thick ribbed rubber for me.
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Post by: Kanak on December 08, 2018, 09:03:33 PM
The New Adidas Ones are pretty nice not too thick or thin and double up and it's just right :D
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: Cover_Drive on December 08, 2018, 09:31:14 PM
UK made chevron, keyword is "UK made".
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: alexevo94 on December 08, 2018, 10:02:20 PM
UK made chevron, keyword is "UK made".


Where do you get these from, Iíve got some from getpaddedup just wondering if anywhere else did any decent ones
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: Alvaro on December 08, 2018, 10:10:42 PM
UK made chevron, keyword is "UK made".

Thatís two words, Uzair.
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: KW9221 on December 08, 2018, 10:46:01 PM
Thatís two words, Uzair.
Yes I forgot to mention. UK made thick Chevron grips.
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: Cover_Drive on December 09, 2018, 12:45:14 AM

Where do you get these from, Iíve got some from getpaddedup just wondering if anywhere else did any decent ones

I always source them from @Blank Bats (both single and double).
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: Cover_Drive on December 09, 2018, 12:46:22 AM
Thatís two words, Uzair.

Indeed, sir it hasn't been a good offseason for me!
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: Cholrudee on December 09, 2018, 12:57:20 AM
Indeed, sir it hasn't been a good offseason for me!

This may cheer you up Uzair :)

https://youtu.be/jHF138B8CXw
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: DorsetDan on December 09, 2018, 08:22:33 AM

Where do you get these from, I’ve got some from getpaddedup just wondering if anywhere else did any decent ones

Get padded up don’t do “UK made” as far as I am aware. For most people that means the softer, more latex feeling ones without molding lines inside.

I’ve always used Uzi sports but their postage is a killer. Lately Woodstock for a better all around price
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Post by: velvetsky01 on December 09, 2018, 08:27:51 AM
Iím not sure if Adam from @Neon Cricket still sells his chevrons but they were very good value and good quality
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: ibrartariq on December 09, 2018, 08:29:49 AM
I was chevron fan, then my hands started slipping a lot. Switched to gm new terrain grips. They have lovely grip but texture feels a but rigid to me. Switched back to chevron again and using newer pair of gloves with sheep leather palm.
Where can we get uk made chevrons in australi?
Have used gn as well as kookburaís.
Kooka.s are thinner an gn are thicker.
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Post by: Mfarank on December 09, 2018, 08:55:05 AM
Chevron or octopus. Or the grips GM used to put on their bats in 2017 i think it was called dynamic
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Post by: blindowl on December 09, 2018, 09:41:18 AM
I like  a coil/ribbed grip. always feels more grippy/secure to me.
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: edge on December 09, 2018, 03:39:08 PM
A nice thick ribbed rubber for me.
But what about your bat grips?
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: Tailendfielder on December 09, 2018, 11:47:46 PM
But what about your bat grips?

I just like the way the ribs fit round my fingers
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: langer17 on December 10, 2018, 02:02:07 AM
Yellow Snake scale for sure.
Half moon isn't half bad either.
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Post by: Neon Cricket on December 10, 2018, 07:48:12 AM
UK made or Indian made is literally pointless when discussing grips - rubber is rubber regardless of which part of the world it's shaped into a grip (I would argue the same for a piece of willow but lets not debate that one again!)

The key I've found with grips is the thickness, quite a few brands use very thin grips to save on weight. The difference between a thick and thin grip can be over 0.5oz, this may not sound much but by the time a thicker grip, toe guard, scuff sheet etc have been added it can be a good 2/3oz more for a properly finished bat than one with just a thin grip and labels - which leads us into the deadweight Vs pick-up rabbit hole too...
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Post by: Neon Cricket on December 10, 2018, 07:49:30 AM
Putting that all aside, if it's not a White Chevron then it's not for me - I've tried almost every combination going and still can't find a better option for a combination of both grip and longevity.
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: Seniorplayer on December 10, 2018, 09:01:15 AM
Get padded up donít do ďUK madeĒ as far as I am aware. For most people that means the softer, more latex feeling ones without molding lines inside.

Iíve always used Uzi sports but their postage is a killer. Lately Woodstock for a better all around price
I think they now are as

Get padded up grips state UK made on the invoice they also seem slightly thicker than previously.
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: DorsetDan on December 10, 2018, 09:06:57 AM
That's a shame in many ways as their thin, harder ones are perfect underneath another grip
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: SD on December 11, 2018, 09:38:10 AM
Like many on here I guess, I have spent more hours of my life than i would care to admit playing around with different grip combinations.  I use 2 chevron grips with an octopus grip on top.  I have always found a thick handle improves pick up but also my control over the bat.  I have a tendency to grip the handle too tightly but the octopus grip gives me the right balance between control over the bat without gripping it too tightly. 
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: Cover_Drive on December 11, 2018, 03:18:40 PM
This may cheer you up Uzair :)

https://youtu.be/jHF138B8CXw

Blimey!!! That looks like a poor and bootlegged version of Younis Khan! Ha.
Title: Re: Your fav bat grip texture/type and why?
Post by: Kulli on December 11, 2018, 03:35:58 PM
Can only use a spiral/Chevron combo one, but it looks like nobody seems to sell them anymore :(

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=33986.0 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=33986.0)