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Biggie Smalls

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Has anyone used a squirrel grip ?
« on: July 14, 2018, 10:11:05 AM »

If you've used one , are they any good?  Able to apply the grip by yourself /with a grip cone ? Nmcgee told me that they might not be suitable for wristy batsmen.  I'd like some more info/experiences from anyone if possible as I'm contemplating getting some . Thanks.
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Re: Has anyone used a squirrel grip ?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 12:22:59 PM »

What is the appeal of them?
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Re: Has anyone used a squirrel grip ?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 03:34:38 PM »

Other than that they may make round handles feel better to oval handle users , apparently,  they aid in reducing bat twist , keep the hands locked in the correct position better , and just feel better .....apparently.
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Re: Has anyone used a squirrel grip ?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 03:54:50 PM »

Why not just tape a strip of something under the grip? Or don't buy a round handle bat and bodge it if you like oval handles, or is that crazy :)
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Re: Has anyone used a squirrel grip ?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 01:53:36 PM »

Why not just tape a strip of something under the grip? Or don't buy a round handle bat and bodge it if you like oval handles, or is that crazy :)

Yep, they are valid options.
Personally im not a fan of adding tape to change shape of handle though . The squirel grips are meant to have the extra strip placed slightly off centre to pad out where the v of the hands actually is for most people. ..this intrigues me . Also , i have oval , semi oval , and round handles onvarious bats as my arthritic hands need something different on an almost daily basis (just depends which area hurts most etc) , so having something that can change the handle shape and feel somewhat , and be easy enough to change back again , also appeals.
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Re: Has anyone used a squirrel grip ?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2018, 11:32:40 AM »

Pics?
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Re: Has anyone used a squirrel grip ?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018, 07:24:35 AM »

Pics?


I don't own any  ;).
Google image search  'squirrel cricket' or 'squirrel grip cricket'.....just dont google image search 'squirrel grip' ! That brings up very different images.  :D
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Re: Has anyone used a squirrel grip ?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2018, 08:44:58 AM »

Interesting idea that I hadn't seen before - an extra strip of rubber down the 'V' of the hands (a number of batsmen have used a slightly different grip with great success). It suggests it helps reduce choking the handle at the bottom. Adam Gilchrist used a squash ball inside his glove to achieve this. The squash ball was in his palm (ie further around the handle), rather than in the 'V'.  Different approaches (different locations of additional rubber) to solve the same issue.

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Re: Has anyone used a squirrel grip ?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2018, 03:10:06 PM »


I don't own any  ;).
Google image search  'squirrel cricket' or 'squirrel grip cricket'.....just dont google image search 'squirrel grip' ! That brings up very different images.  :D

Well I didn't listen and googling 'squirrel grip' images made my eyes water.

As for the actual product, when I use proper oval handled bats they tend to sort my hand position out for me but I think I'd find this helpful on round handled bats.
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Re: Has anyone used a squirrel grip ?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2018, 03:10:32 PM »

Why not just tape a strip of something under the grip? Or don't buy a round handle bat and bodge it if you like oval handles, or is that crazy :)

How would you go about bodging it?
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