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alexevo94

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Bat handle thicker
« on: September 04, 2018, 09:05:38 PM »

I have a very thin handle at the moment and would like to make it thicker without adding an extra grip. I know a lot of people use tape Im just wondering what tape people use and were to get it from. Someone I spoke to also mentioned weighted tape if anyone could help.

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Re: Bat handle thicker
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 09:08:56 PM »

You can either add an extra layer of binding or wrap the handle with Zinc Oxide tape to make the handle feel thicker :)

I think the weighted take you're referring to would be lead tape (the same as you'd use on golf clubs), but you'd only apply that to the knob on the top of the handle as a counter balance
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Re: Bat handle thicker
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 09:17:31 PM »

Thanks mate can you pick them both off fleebay and whats the point of the counter balance
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Re: Bat handle thicker
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 09:24:24 PM »

Zinc oxide tape
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F151846477585

Twine (you'll also need PVA glue to double bind the handle)
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183286781369

As for a counter balance, if you think it will improve the pick up then adding weight to the top of the handle will make the bat feel lighter.
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Re: Bat handle thicker
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 09:26:35 PM »

Zinc oxide tape
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F151846477585

Twine (you'll also need PVA glue to double bind the handle)
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183286781369

As for a counter balance, if you think it will improve the pick up then adding weight to the top of the handle will make the bat feel lighter.

Thanks mate Im going to give them both a go, how much zinc oxide tape would you need to be used for 2 bats you reckon? Thanks again
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Re: Bat handle thicker
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 09:29:42 PM »

Have also seen Sarg in a video use a tennis grip I believe that was to make it thicker
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