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How to properly hold a Neon bat
« on: April 09, 2019, 11:31:38 AM »

Silly question time... what is the proper way to hold the Neon bat? This is my first L540 length bat and it seems like I should modify my hand position to hold the bat correctly. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 11:47:25 AM »

However you are comfortable!

I found that if I held the handle the same distance from the top of the handle as a full length blade then it felt really weird and poorly balanced. If I hold it the same distance from the shoulders as a full length blade then the balance feels nice but the top of the handle hits my forearm and gets in the way plus I go over the top of a lot of full balls. When I just pick it up and hold it wherever feels best then I end up somewhere between the two.

Moral of the story, don't over think things and just hold it however feels natural.
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Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 11:50:59 AM »

This forum only gets more ridiculous.  :o
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Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 12:00:17 PM »

This forum only gets more ridiculous.  :o
Nothing wrong with having a think about your grip and asking for suggestions. Pretty important part of batting IMHO. I know that I only realised recently that the way I always held it as a kid was a lot less than optimal and made some changes based on research.
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Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 12:18:32 PM »

Yes, you should always alter your grip according to what model of cricket bat you are using. And best check the weight and density too..
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Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 12:19:31 PM »

Enough. Bye.
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Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 12:24:20 PM »

The same distance from the top of the handle as on a normal bat, otherwise you'll end up with effectively a shorter bat.
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Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 01:33:16 PM »

Thanks for all the replies. Ill experiment with the suggestions and try to not overthink it  ;) I guess I just needed to make sure there wasnt some magic trick with this bat  :D
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Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2019, 01:57:17 PM »

I don't like the short blade long handle combination for this reason.  My hands simply didn't feel comfortable in any position on the handle
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Re: How to properly hold a Neon bat
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 02:04:53 PM »

I don't like the short blade long handle combination for this reason.  My hands simply didn't feel comfortable in any position on the handle

Same, i get the theory and that it works for some, but I just end up with a too short bat and a bit of extra handle getting in the way.

I guess some people locate their grip in relation to the top of the bat (and shorter blades work for them) and others in relation to the shoulders.
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