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joe roots bat shape
« on: January 10, 2019, 04:54:56 AM »

hi heres a photo of joe roots bats shape

https://i.imgur.com/MsSUQf3.jpg
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Re: joe roots bat shape
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 09:23:27 AM »

Here's a better one from @JPGavan

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Re: joe roots bat shape
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 10:12:41 PM »

JP Gavan put up the pictures, saying that he was shortening the blade.
1) Does Root not already play with a short blade?
2) Would it not do strange things to the balance by taking a bit off the top and bottom?
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Re: joe roots bat shape
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 10:21:05 PM »

I noticed that too. Presumably whoever supplier that batch of bats did so with the wrong blade length.

That type of shape is rediculously well balanced so I doubt an inch off the shoulders will change much and worse case Im sure you could balance it out elsewhere on the blade
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Re: joe roots bat shape
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 10:43:14 PM »

Looks like he uses a counterbalance on the top of the handle as well
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Re: joe roots bat shape
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 11:24:26 PM »

I don't get the counterbalance thing. Surely a touch more wood at the top of a handle can't make any difference?
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Re: joe roots bat shape
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 12:11:31 AM »

I use 3 grips on bats and I always find that the balance and pick up feels much better when i have added 2 more grips than when it comes from the maker with just 1 grips on.  I don't understand why it would be the case - and it could even be a mental thing - but pick up and how something minor can effect it seems to go clouded in mystery
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Re: joe roots bat shape
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 01:29:46 AM »

I use 3 grips on bats and I always find that the balance and pick up feels much better when i have added 2 more grips than when it comes from the maker with just 1 grips on.  I don't understand why it would be the case - and it could even be a mental thing - but pick up and how something minor can effect it seems to go clouded in mystery

Not really. It changes the balance point to higher up making the pick up better.
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Re: joe roots bat shape
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 03:05:46 AM »

^ For me, this trick works with low/mid-low balance point bats and not with mid-high bats like Amplus or XP80 where my timing goes completely off.
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Re: joe roots bat shape
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2019, 08:55:33 AM »

I don't get the counterbalance thing. Surely a touch more wood at the top of a handle can't make any difference?
Nope, it doesn't.
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Re: joe roots bat shape
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2019, 09:04:10 AM »

Nope, it doesn't.

But it can mentally, and that can be a very powerful thing.
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Re: joe roots bat shape
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2019, 09:06:29 AM »

As discussed on here, I think a 'counterbalance' is a misnomer, I think it's a comfort/grip location thing for most.
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Re: joe roots bat shape
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2019, 09:35:44 AM »

Glad it's not just me then. Would take a lot more than a few grams of wood at the top of the handle the make a difference. A grip or two maybe, but I had a H4L Warbird and always chuckled at the 'counterbalance' claim. Lovely bat all the same though.
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Re: joe roots bat shape
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2019, 10:08:24 AM »

Not really. It changes the balance point to higher up making the pick up better.

Like a few on here, I am sceptical that a tiny amount of weight at the top of the handle can seriously alter the balance point of hefty chunk of wood. 
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Re: joe roots bat shape
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2019, 10:16:36 AM »

^ Potzy's comment was about extra grips not a counterbalance
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