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Companies => Off-the-shelf companies => Gunn & Moore => Topic started by: tggt2fan on April 09, 2019, 11:31:38 AM

Title: How to properly hold a Neon bat
Post by: tggt2fan on April 09, 2019, 11:31:38 AM
Silly question time... what is the proper way to hold the Neon bat? This is my first L540 length bat and it seems like I should modify my hand position to hold the bat correctly. Any advice would be appreciated.
Title: Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on April 09, 2019, 11:50:59 AM
This forum only gets more ridiculous.  :o
Title: Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
Post by: strang on April 09, 2019, 12:00:17 PM
This forum only gets more ridiculous.  :o
Nothing wrong with having a think about your grip and asking for suggestions. Pretty important part of batting IMHO. I know that I only realised recently that the way I always held it as a kid was a lot less than optimal and made some changes based on research.
Title: Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on April 09, 2019, 12:18:32 PM
Yes, you should always alter your grip according to what model of cricket bat you are using. And best check the weight and density too..
Title: Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on April 09, 2019, 12:19:31 PM
Enough. Bye.
Title: Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
Post by: edge on April 09, 2019, 12:24:20 PM
The same distance from the top of the handle as on a normal bat, otherwise you'll end up with effectively a shorter bat.
Title: Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
Post by: tggt2fan on April 09, 2019, 01:33:16 PM
Thanks for all the replies. I’ll experiment with the suggestions and try to not overthink it  ;) I guess I just needed to make sure there wasn’t some “magic” trick with this bat  :D
Title: Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
Post by: SD on April 09, 2019, 01:57:17 PM
I don't like the short blade long handle combination for this reason.  My hands simply didn't feel comfortable in any position on the handle
Title: Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
Post by: Kulli on April 09, 2019, 02:04:53 PM
I don't like the short blade long handle combination for this reason.  My hands simply didn't feel comfortable in any position on the handle

Same, i get the theory and that it works for some, but I just end up with a too short bat and a bit of extra handle getting in the way.

I guess some people locate their grip in relation to the top of the bat (and shorter blades work for them) and others in relation to the shoulders.