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InternalTraining

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Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« on: February 01, 2019, 06:29:24 PM »

I had a bat handle replace and the job is done cleanly. A day later, I noticed that there is a crack (inch long) on both (front and back of the bat) of the splice right where the tip of the new handle meets the bottom of the splice's V ( like so >- ). The handle seems fine and I don't think that the splice will split any further. Anyone has any experience with this kind of a split? Could it get worse? What's the best way to reinforce the willow and prevent further cracking? Thanks.
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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 06:41:49 PM »

 Can't be sure without seeing the bat  but it's Quite possible  the bat handle is overtight in the vee  if it is usually once there's a split   the more you use the bat the worse it will get.
You  could fibreglass   or Gorrilla tape it tight.
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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 08:21:24 PM »

Yeah,  only thing Id suggest would be tightly binding around bottom of splice.
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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 09:05:51 PM »

What's the easiest way to post pictures on the forum?
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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 09:06:38 PM »

You could also run some dowels through the handle/splice to give it some extra support as well
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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 11:27:33 PM »

Can't be sure without seeing the bat  but it's Quite possible  the bat handle is overtight in the vee  if it is usually once there's a split   the more you use the bat the worse it will get.
You  could fibreglass   or Gorrilla tape it tight.
I second this. Whoever put in the handle, put it too tight.
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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2019, 11:33:39 PM »

What's the easiest way to post pictures on the forum?

@InternalTraining photobucket is working again and has the best app for posting photos to a forum that come out a sensible size
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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2019, 07:35:47 PM »

^ Thanks!
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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2019, 09:51:16 PM »

totally looks like the handle is too big for the bottom of the splice, i must admit i've never seen a crack like that before - would be really interested to see what ideas people come up with for a solution!!
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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2019, 08:52:13 AM »

Is it possible to take it back to where the new handle was done and ask them to sort it out for you?
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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2019, 09:16:59 AM »

I think the handle  as been knocked in as far as it will go ( its not flush with bottom of the vee ) and is to wide for the vee forceing a crack.
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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2019, 10:46:51 AM »

In engineering, we would drill a hole right at the bottom of the crack. It relieves the stress at that point and prevents it spreading...
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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2019, 10:53:03 AM »

That is good advice
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