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Equipment => Bats => Topic started by: Yorkershire on February 07, 2020, 04:17:01 PM

Title: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: Yorkershire on February 07, 2020, 04:17:01 PM
Anyone ever used these instead of cricket at grips?
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: Jaffa on February 07, 2020, 08:41:12 PM
I've used Aero bat grips before. Seemed a bit too spongy for my linking.

I did try some 3M hammer grip tape stuff from the Lidl once. That worked well but can't seem to find it anywhere online.
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: Arambo on February 07, 2020, 08:57:23 PM
Ive tried the aero grip aswell. Looks great but doesnt work with any normal gloves.
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: Yorkershire on February 07, 2020, 09:10:43 PM
Remember the aero grip. Looks very similar.

Surely baseball players wear gloves...
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: Yorkershire on February 07, 2020, 09:13:50 PM
Think might give the aero grip a go as it's a 'cricket' grip.
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: Arambo on February 07, 2020, 09:22:47 PM
Think might give the aero grip a go as it's a 'cricket' grip.

You will need to buy the Aero batting gloves aswell
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: Yorkershire on February 07, 2020, 09:24:59 PM
You will need to buy the Aero batting gloves aswell


Hahaha no!
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: Arambo on February 07, 2020, 09:27:58 PM
Im not joking Im trying to be helpful. The Aero grip is only designed to work with Aero gloves.

Wearing normal calf or pittards gloves the bat will twist all over the place in your hands and be unusable.
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: Yorkershire on February 07, 2020, 09:35:20 PM
Im not joking Im trying to be helpful. The Aero grip is only designed to work with Aero gloves.

Wearing normal calf or pittards gloves the bat will twist all over the place in your hands and be unusable.

In that case I'll pass... and instead try the new GM grips  :)
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: edge on February 07, 2020, 09:42:18 PM
GN did a hockey style grip years back, it was good but wore out stupidly quickly.
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: SouthpawMark on February 07, 2020, 10:00:26 PM
GN did a hockey style grip years back, it was good but wore out stupidly quickly.

I had one on a Longbow Titanium, around 2002-2003 if memory serves. It was comfortable, but overall was an awful grip, which was way too thin, and if you put another on top the outer grip would slip all over the place.
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: cricketbadger on February 07, 2020, 10:33:46 PM
I've used squash tape/grip stuff before and quite liked it, although after a while it started to peel and would need putting back in place every few balls

Did however score my 1st ton using a bat with this grip on, was 10 years ago though
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: Yorkershire on February 07, 2020, 11:09:43 PM
Well I'm definitely now convinced to stick to normal rubber cricket grips...just seemed a fanciful idea after seeing the multicoloured grips for hockey and baseball... typical CBF in the moment crazy idea... :D
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: joeljonno on February 07, 2020, 11:10:55 PM
The old SS Turbo came with a hockey style grip. Was decent while fresh but faded.

As a hockey player, I know the current grips are very sticky in general, unless you went for a shammy style grip, which seems to work better when it is damp/wet.
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: InternalTraining on February 07, 2020, 11:16:29 PM
Im not joking Im trying to be helpful. The Aero grip is only designed to work with Aero gloves.


That's correct.

Aero grips work with Aero gloves.
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: InternalTraining on February 07, 2020, 11:20:52 PM
Cricket bat handle design is a relic of olde cricket bats. It is not ergonomic.

Pace of innovation is painfully slow in cricket. I'd like to see changes to the handle design - carved to accommodate different grips of top and bottom hands. Unfortunately, the punter behavior is rampant and anything new is ridiculed.
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: Yorkershire on February 07, 2020, 11:41:57 PM
I'd like a handle that was shaped according to mould of my grip... but guess the would be time consuming...

The trade off I guess is what Newbery are fing with their 'axe' handle...
Title: Re: Hockey stick or baseball bat grip...
Post by: InternalTraining on February 07, 2020, 11:55:19 PM
I'd like a handle that was shaped according to mould of my grip... but guess the would be time consuming...

The trade off I guess is what Newbery are fing with their 'axe' handle...

If you are wearing a glove, mould of your hand may not work. What could work is a handle carved to accommodate the fleshy/bottom part of the palm, thumb location, and the index of the gloved bottom hand. Same for the top hand. With those ridges in place for both hands, the twine may not work for the handle and also conventional grips. Maybe the handle itself could be old-style but the grip could be made to have those ridges on top surface.