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Chompy9760

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What does a binding weigh?
« on: September 02, 2019, 12:28:21 PM »

Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone knows how many grams the average binding would weigh on a short handle bat?
I'm partway through making my first bat, but don't have any binding string yet, and am wondering if I need to take any more off to meet my target weight.
Does it make much difference or am I splitting hairs?
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Re: What does a binding weigh?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 02:22:19 PM »

Does a bat handle need to be binded for the entire length? Is medical tape lighter? How does one or the other change the affect on the handle?
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Re: What does a binding weigh?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 11:44:11 PM »

Thanks very much for the reply, you don't get an answer more concise than that!
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Re: What does a binding weigh?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 12:50:15 AM »

Medical tape of the same thickness as binding (5-6 layers IIRC) was almost spot on the same weight to the g.

I would imagine binding is stiffer but nothing else between them otherwise

My takeaway was put on an extra grip is you want to change the feel of the bat, but if you want a thicker handle with as little weight gain as possible then binding or tape are equally good.

Actually, I was wondering if medical tape could be used to reduce the weight of the bat (instead of using "heavier" binding). I have a few bats that could be lighter, so binding and handle thickness are fair game.
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