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Re: Weight reduction at toe area
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2018, 10:27:38 AM »

Not seeing seam marks or indentations is a good sign.
When you drag your bat or tap it expect feathering sand out the feathering and harden the  feathering area or apply toe protection.
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Re: Weight reduction at toe area
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2018, 11:31:27 AM »

sell it and buy a bat that suits you. No point in ruining or altering a fine bat just because it doesn't suit you.

As a long time RS fan and compulsive bat buyer Id echo these comments.

If its not right its not right and no amount of tinkering will help... especially now u think of it as bottom heavy

Sell it for as close as you paid for it as you can and buy again.
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Re: Weight reduction at toe area
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2018, 12:02:55 PM »

Not seeing seam marks or indentations is a good sign.
When you drag your bat or tap it expect feathering sand out the feathering and harden the  feathering area or apply toe protection.
Thanks for the help.
I went with sanding today with hand ( sanding block )
Used 60grits first, then 80 and then 120 to give it some finish but will go over it with a finer grit tomorrow to make even smoother finish.
Before this, the bat was 2lbs 9.9 ounces undressed. Now after shoe goo, anti scuff sheet and edge tapes etc on it is weighing at 2lbs 9.5 ounces so surely sandpaper did the trick.
Specially it does not feel bottom heavy anymore and can swing it way better now.
After using the bat in the game today and seeing the ball actually travelling in the first game, i am thoroughly impressed with the bat and will keep it for sure.
Pictures to follow. I did not alter the profile too much but tried to round the back of the toe a bit more circular which is helping alot now.
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Re: Weight reduction at toe area
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2018, 12:04:52 PM »

Intrigued to see pics
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Re: Weight reduction at toe area
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2018, 12:52:22 PM »


So here are the pics, before sanding the back of the edges at the back going to the toe were slightly flat which gave that massive thickness to the toe on the sides too. So i tried to introduce the curve a bit at the back making sure edges size is cut a but on sides and keeping it larger at the line following the spine. It did take ne some time with hand sanding but it was the safest option as i had not done it ever before.
Bat feels way nicer now, initialy i had about 6 to 7 cut grips at top and now only have 3 to help with pick up and dead weight has gone down too.




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Re: Weight reduction at toe area
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2018, 12:53:33 PM »

Thanks for the help.
I went with sanding today with hand ( sanding block )
Used 60grits first, then 80 and then 120 to give it some finish but will go over it with a finer grit tomorrow to make even smoother finish.
Before this, the bat was 2lbs 9.9 ounces undressed. Now after shoe goo, anti scuff sheet and edge tapes etc on it is weighing at 2lbs 9.5 ounces so surely sandpaper did the trick.
Specially it does not feel bottom heavy anymore and can swing it way better now.
After using the bat in the game today and seeing the ball actually travelling in the first game, i am thoroughly impressed with the bat and will keep it for sure.
Pictures to follow. I did not alter the profile too much but tried to round the back of the toe a bit more circular which is helping alot now.

You can feel the difference of 0.4 oz and this small reduction has completely changed the feel??! Fair play, not sure I could tell with such small changes.
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Re: Weight reduction at toe area
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2018, 12:56:06 PM »

As a long time RS fan and compulsive bat buyer Id echo these comments.

If its not right its not right and no amount of tinkering will help... especially now u think of it as bottom heavy

Sell it for as close as you paid for it as you can and buy again.
I love the ping and response from the bat.
It actually got me out today too because of its ping lol.
Pulled one and it hit a bit higher and more towards edge and carried to the fielder at long boundry. Was not expecting that to happen but its a good thing that bat performs great.
Not selling it. Have sorted the issue already.
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Re: Weight reduction at toe area
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2018, 01:06:25 PM »

You can feel the difference of 0.4 oz and this small reduction has completely changed the feel??! Fair play, not sure I could tell with such small changes.
Pal 2lbs 9.9 ounces was the weight before oiling, pretty thick antiscuff sheet, edge tapes, show goo and 1/3 of an extra thick grip.
Now after sanding the toe from the back and adding all of the above the weight is 2lbs 9.5 ounces so its about an ounce of reduction if you consider all the factors. Paul aldreds video about bat balance demonstrates it pretty well where he introduces about 0.5 ounces of wood at the toe emphasising the fact that it even half an ounce can make huge difference in the pickup.
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Re: Weight reduction at toe area
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2018, 03:20:26 PM »

Pal 2lbs 9.9 ounces was the weight before oiling, pretty thick antiscuff sheet, edge tapes, show goo and 1/3 of an extra thick grip.
Now after sanding the toe from the back and adding all of the above the weight is 2lbs 9.5 ounces so its about an ounce of reduction if you consider all the factors. Paul aldreds video about bat balance demonstrates it pretty well where he introduces about 0.5 ounces of wood at the toe emphasising the fact that it even half an ounce can make huge difference in the pickup.

0.5 ounce  upwards can make a difference  to the pickup if  it is removed from the the first 4 inches up from the toe.
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Re: Weight reduction at toe area
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2018, 03:35:26 PM »

0.5 ounce  upwards can make a difference  to the pickup if  it is removed from the the first 4 inches up from the toe.
That is what i have donw too.
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Re: Weight reduction at toe area
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2018, 06:12:27 PM »

Quote from: Seniorplayer link=topic=45090

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0.5 ounce  upwards can make a difference  to the pickup if  it is removed from the the first 4 inches up from the toe.

Interesting, never knew those specific details...cheers...
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