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WalkingWicket37

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Adding weight to a bat
« on: January 11, 2020, 02:19:13 PM »

Hi all

Bit of a strange question but I'm wondering if anyone can definitively answer.

I've got a bat currently with a bat maker for modification. The bat in question was pingy as anything but the corner of the toe had sustained some damage, to the extent it re-broke first use after each repair.

I've asked for the bottom to be chopped off (around an inch) and a longer handle to be put in so it remains full size. This will obviously change the weight/balance.

Would adding lead tape round the bottom of the handle cause any issues? I'm thinking it would be the opposite of a counter balance at the top of the handle, but would it be a problem stopping the handle from flexing properly?

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Re: Adding weight to a bat
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2020, 02:49:59 PM »

Plus a thick toe guard, I guess
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Re: Adding weight to a bat
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2020, 03:08:59 PM »

Leave it in the bathroom for a week and put a toe guard on?
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Re: Adding weight to a bat
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2020, 03:51:07 PM »

I tend not to bother putting toe guards on as they simply come off again after the bats first use...
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Re: Adding weight to a bat
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2020, 04:30:09 PM »

Just leave it next to a few tubs of Roses, a Christmas cake and plenty of beers for a while. Same scenario saw me gain a few lbs in the last month or so! 😣
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Re: Adding weight to a bat
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2020, 04:32:40 PM »

No word of a lie, I reckon Ive eaten 3x boxes,,,,,the mother in law keeps dropping em off

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Re: Adding weight to a bat
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2020, 04:36:50 PM »

Ask for a heavy handle to be put in. No guarantees it will add weight as the original handle could have been heavy too but if its lighter weight, the replacement may weigh a touch more
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Re: Adding weight to a bat
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2020, 07:10:33 PM »

I would suggest wrapping some tape around the toe...or try having one of those hideous "diapers" wrapped around the toe. This should be more than enough.
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Re: Adding weight to a bat
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2020, 10:23:16 PM »

Your original plan sounds good. Just hold off on the lead until you've had a feel of the bat. By removing an inch off the toe you're losing 3/4 of an ounce. So the bat is going to feel lighter anyway.
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