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    I already ordered a cool blue camo lizardskin 1.8mm.

    He'll give it a try!

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    The bat doesn't have the larger cone shape at the knob that bbcor's have. What is it's purpose and should I buy one for it before I add the new lizardskin?

    Does it help with hand sting? lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana View Post
    The bat doesn't have the larger cone shape at the knob that bbcor's have. What is it's purpose and should I buy one for it before I add the new lizardskin?

    Does it help with hand sting? lol.

    bat taper ?

    personal preference - but (for majority)!probably better to have a taper near the knob for the heavier (-3) bats

    ( probably a reason majority of BBCOR bats have a taper )

    ( and almost all wood bats have a taper - so theoretically might be smoother transition to wood )


    benefits of taper:

    > taper adds weight near knob

    > increased diameter near knob with a taper can increase control / can assist to reduce unwanted movement ('bat flop', 'wrist flop')

    end effect : bat with a taper can swing a tad lighter / more balanced and with more control



    problem : where to find a taper (mild taper that can be installed under a grip)

    not a fan of knob cuff which is external ... too short, not gradual ...

    grip n rip lite ... eh ... hard plastic, too short, not gradual enough

    easton offered a nice taper years ago (packaged with a grip) - but no longer produced
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana View Post
    Does it help with hand sting? lol.
    I doubt it - but it is possible it does help a (very) small amount to help dampen vibration

    would be a better question for Dr Russell ... or Dr Nathan ...



    http://www.acs.psu.edu/drussell/bats/sting-damp.html


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    Okay, thanks Tom.

    Unfortunately, this 30/27 Rawlings is more like 28.5 oz. I thought it felt heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana View Post
    Okay, thanks Tom.

    Unfortunately, this 30/27 Rawlings is more like 28.5 oz. I thought it felt heavy.


    that's ok ... might then be a good practice bat ... (and maybe some of the extra weight is located near the handle ?) ...

    we had a 30/27 Typhoon that swung like an iron pole ... used it to build up strength

    30/27 S4 weighed 27 oz
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    The balance point is about 11 1/4" from the end of the barrel. It feels like a slight end load.

    http://www.justbats.com/product/rawl...pl3/16336/#non

    Yep, maybe a good practice bat. We'll see.

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    I built up a taper with bike handlebar tape under the lizardskin. It feels pretty good. I used to alter the shape of my tennis grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana View Post
    I built up a taper with bike handlebar tape under the lizardskin. It feels pretty good. I used to alter the shape of my tennis grips.

    plasma.jpg

    nice !

    did you use genuine Cinelli bar tape to form the taper ?

    if so you can become a member of the Claudio Chiapucci fan club !


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2022dad View Post
    We've had about a dozen of the Easton XL1 variants. The only failure I've ever seen was the very first 2012 (gray) -10. It was replaced by Easton even though I bought it from a non-authorized seller from Ebay, it was out of warranty by a couple of months or so, and I all I could provide was a PayPal receipt that made no mention of what it was that I purchased. I've never seen another failure of the connection. We have a white XL1 -5 that has a million hits on it...no problem. As a matter of fact, the only XL1 I bought new was the very first. All others have been bough used.

    I bought the kid a LS 916 when they were first available. It promptly failed at the connection and was replaced under warranty. The replacement has held up just fine.


    2022 -

    checked out the video of the 14 yr old

    make sure he does not open up too early - and does not open up too much

    ( good follow through - but almost too much )

    related to that - also keep an eye on the front foot ... make sure he is not stepping out

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