How To Fit A Cricket Bat Grip
There are a few methods of learning how to fit a cricket bat grip. Some are complicated and involve lubes, talcum powder, shopping bags and other methods. Using a gripping cone is the easiest way to fit a cricket bat grip. Gripping cones are also very cheap to buy.
To fit a cricket bat grip, you will need:
- Gripping cone
- Cricket bat grip
- Cricket bat
- Electrical tape
- Pull the grip over the narrow end of the cricket bat cone until it fully covers the cone. It should fit snugly over the cone like a sheath or a sleeve. The narrow tip of the cone should be where the grip ends.
- Roll up the end of the grip that is closer to the broad end of the cone from the bottom like you are rolling up your sleeves. Be sure that the narrow end of the cone is pointing upward toward the sky. Roll it almost all the way up until there is just a couple inches of unrolled grip. This leaves an open end of the grip on top.
- Remove the grip from the cone, flip it and fit the loose open end of the grip onto the narrow tip of the cone. The flabby and loose open end of the grip needs to fit snugly over the end of the cone. If it does not, unroll the grip another inch or two.
- Point the broad end of the cone away from your body and push the grip toward the broad end of the cone. It will become more difficult as you push the grip through wider portions of the cone. The grip will maintain its rolled up shape. Stop when the grips fits around the wide base of the cone.
- Grab the cricket bat with one hand and keep the big end of the bat on the floor. Point the handle toward the sky. You are now ready to fit the cricket bat grip.
- Touch the broad tip of the cone to the cricket bat handle tip and pull the grip toward and over the cricket bat handle. Pull it all the way down to the cricket bat's shoulder. Align the end of the grip with the beginning of the shoulder. This could take a few adjustments.
- Unroll the grip upward along the length of the bat. Keep the end of the grip aligned with the shoulder. The grip may go past the tip of the bat when fully unrolled.
- Cut the excess so that the grip is the same length as the cricket bat handle. The grip should fit snugly over only the bat handle. Throw the snipped excess in the trash.
- Tape the ends of the grip to the bat with electrical tape. You may need to cut the tape the long way so that it is narrower. Wrap the tape around it many times so that the grip will not slip.
You'll save lots of time and money now that you know how to fit a cricket bat using a grip.