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mohawks94

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Making a handle thicker
« on: May 28, 2020, 05:49:12 PM »

Wondering what people use to do this? I've just used kinesiology tape on one of my bats as I felt the handle was a bit thin for my hands.
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2020, 05:54:28 PM »

Have used tape, as well as extra twine (pain in the butt doing it by hand though)
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2020, 06:16:42 PM »

Medical tape doesn't add much thickness, adding twine that too a thicker twine is a decent option. It will take a while to do it but it does help. For one of my bats that had ridiculously thin handle, I added twine and then added medical tape on top.
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2020, 06:31:42 PM »

Fabric strapping is what I have always used and its very cheap to purchase
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2020, 06:50:39 PM »

Medical tape doesn't add much thickness, adding twine that too a thicker twine is a decent option. It will take a while to do it but it does help. For one of my bats that had ridiculously thin handle, I added twine and then added medical tape on top.

It makes no difference. The same thickness Zinc Oxide tape and binding weigh the same amount and if they are the same thickness then they are the same thickness :) The advantage of the tape is it is easier for most people to do and you can keep checking as you add each layer. 1/2 overlap as you wrap is a good way to effectively get two layers on at a time
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2020, 06:55:40 PM »

I use 3 grips on my bats - the first two will be chevron had they provide a solid base, then an octopus grip on top
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2020, 07:10:40 PM »

Wondering what people use to do this? I've just used kinesiology tape on one of my bats as I felt the handle was a bit thin for my hands.

I use the same tape. I add it lengthways and stretch it out to oval out the handle.
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2020, 07:40:15 PM »

Tennis overgrip
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2020, 07:42:21 PM »

Tennis overgrip

I second that. Best way I have found to make the handles thick without adding much weight at all(0.3 oz approx)
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2020, 07:53:28 PM »

Very hard to overcome a handle that's too thin. The only thing I've ever found satisfactory is remove the twine and rebind with much thicker stuff, by the time you've added enough thickness with tape you've added a load of weight and the feel of the handle just isn't the same when you've added a thick soft layer under the grip.
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2020, 07:58:07 PM »

Very hard to overcome a handle that's too thin. The only thing I've ever found satisfactory is remove the twine and rebind with much thicker stuff, by the time you've added enough thickness with tape you've added a load of weight and the feel of the handle just isn't the same when you've added a thick soft layer under the grip.
I prefer the spongey feel, have on occasion thinned a handle and then built it up the same size with tape  :o
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2020, 09:09:29 PM »

I had it double gripped when I used it this week, but just didn't feel right. Now a single wrapped over layer on tape over the entire handle, feels a bit chunkier so I'm pretty happy.
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2020, 12:27:07 AM »

It makes no difference. The same thickness Zinc Oxide tape and binding weigh the same amount and if they are the same thickness then they are the same thickness :) The advantage of the tape is it is easier for most people to do and you can keep checking as you add each layer. 1/2 overlap as you wrap is a good way to effectively get two layers on at a time

Definitely, if tape gets same thickness as binding, I would prefer it as it is much easier to put tape than binding. Maybe it is the specific tape I used that was not thick enough..
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2020, 07:19:41 AM »

Plaster tape (the type of plaster you use for a cast) to build up the shape you want. Once it's set wrap in the fabric plaster tape. That's what we use to use on pros bat's.

If you just use fabric tapes it will be too spongey and get bottom handed. You want to get it so it feels like a natural shape and solid as part of the handle.
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2020, 07:27:00 AM »

@buddyb to confirm you effectively cast the handles? Do you wet the tape first with water or do you use glue?

Plaster casting bat handles is going to be the new forum trend, I can see it now 😂
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