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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2020, 09:21:59 AM »

There is a product in Aus that is essentially a rubber strip to do the same thing. Maybe it was a grip with a fat rubber strip I cant remember. I saw it again in the BBL but cant for the life of me remember the name. Anyone else remember?

https://www.cricketcentre.com.au/product-group/14418-squirrel-locator-bat-grip/product

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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2020, 02:00:45 PM »

There is a product in Aus that is essentially a rubber strip to do the same thing. Maybe it was a grip with a fat rubber strip I cant remember. I saw it again in the BBL but cant for the life of me remember the name. Anyone else remember?

Was it a squirrel grip?

https://www.cricketcentre.com.au/product-group/14418-squirrel-locator-bat-grip/product
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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2020, 02:09:00 PM »

I didn't see this had ticked over to a second page and the question has already been answered hours ago! :-[
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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2020, 02:23:07 PM »

https://www.cricketcentre.com.au/product-group/14418-squirrel-locator-bat-grip/product

That's interesting. I hadn't seen this before.

There was another product discussed here which had more pronounced ridges on the surface of the grip. Another thing I remember about it was how expensive it was. :D
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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2020, 02:47:03 PM »

That's interesting. I hadn't seen this before.

There was another product discussed here which had more pronounced ridges on the surface of the grip. Another thing I remember about it was how expensive it was. :D

I think they were the 2mm bat grips which were endorsed by Daniel Vettori.

Does anyone know if they're still available?  :D
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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2020, 03:15:40 PM »

^ Yes, that's what I was thinking about. Almost USD 30.

Looks like a very good idea but too expensive.
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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2020, 05:06:13 PM »

I'm still curious to try one if I can get hold of one.
At the time they were first discussed there were a couple of things put me off ordering.

1) they cost a fortune for a grip
2) they weren't available in the UK, only from New Zealand (so add postage to the already high cost)
3) worst of all, they didn't come in white!
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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2020, 05:56:34 PM »

^ Well, in other sports, people do equipment trials by trying something and then shipping it to the next person to try it out. This way, the whole groups gets to experience/use an equipment and share their thoughts - excellent set of pros/cons. This may not work across the pond (cost prohibitive shipping) but could be tried in the UK (or N. America exclusively).

Something for CBF-ers to consider.
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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2020, 11:10:43 PM »

Great knowledge, that was the one I had in mind. I think one of the middle order for the Melbourne Stars uses it but that is the only time I've seen it used. Bargain at 50 dollars!!!

I know Daniel Hughes (sydney sixers + NSW) uses one.  His salute when he made a hundred, was to hold the bat up by the blade, showing the squirrel grip.  He had quite a lot of success with it early in the season, and did many of these celebrations during NSW 1 day and 4 day matches.  Apparently Alex Blackwell used one, but I can't think of any others.

I've also noticed Kane Williamson spinning the bat in his gloves while in his batting stance, and having eyes on the bowler.  I thought it odd, but the bat always seemed to settle in the perfect position without him looking at it.
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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2020, 11:22:38 PM »

You can use tennis over grip to shape the handle. Its cheap and you can experiment on the shape till you find perfect fit.
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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2020, 11:23:40 PM »

$50 hmm pass.

Strips of tape under the grip or a strip of yoga mat foam trimmed and sanded will do the same job.

I did some videos on diy handle mods

https://youtu.be/StIvyvJsVNk

https://youtu.be/T73vkP7Eb7k
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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2020, 11:48:09 PM »

^ Very cool!
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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2020, 11:56:54 AM »

Any ideas about where you can get the GN Aus tape binding?
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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2020, 04:17:01 AM »

Any ideas about where you can get the GN Aus tape binding?

it's found...wait for it...

on GN Australia made bats.

As i said in the non flexible video zinc oxide tape is fine. their tape is even thinner.
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Re: Alternatives To Bat Handle Twine
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2020, 06:50:12 AM »

I know that this thread has gone off on a bit of a tangent, but heres photos of the binding over the top of the built-up handle. Its held in place well, no slipping or anything like that.





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