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Discussion: Too many black bats

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Dec. 28, 2006
azsenior
92 posts
Too many black bats
Our team has converted to black Rip It bat, we have 8 of them so far. Any ideas on how to mark the bat to tell them apart. I put address label on it but so did everyone else. Can't read the thing anyway. Does anyone know where to get those colored caps that go over knob. Do they work and can you add on to the bat.
Dec. 28, 2006
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
Have you thought using knob cuffs of different colors? They work great, especially if you are using the overlap grip.

Sal
Dec. 28, 2006
Bobby L
Men's 55
29 posts
Just get different colors of spray paint and put a squirt on the knob.Been doing it for years and it works.
Dec. 29, 2006
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
sal thought you were color blind :):)
hows it going,heard you were impressing some young kids in a bp over there a couple of weeks back.some SBF board members.of course i denied knowing ya :):)
Dec. 29, 2006
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
Have you looked at the Battoos. He must have something that would work maybe with the players #. I have some on my Rip-It and they really stick out on the black.

Knob cuffs and colored knobs wouldn't work as they are illegal. Though rarely enforced I have been to tournaments where they have made me take them off.

I think spraying the knobs with different colors would work. Thats is what we use to do.
Dec. 29, 2006
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
mad dog............I use red, yellow and black tape on my bats.................makes it look green! Hope to get out and get more BP with the boys at SBF........Maybe I'll see you at the SPA championship. I think it will be in Oklahoma this year.

Sal
Dec. 29, 2006
smooth01
Men's 50
121 posts
I agree, just put a ring of colored tape at the top of the grip, I usually re-grip my bat with hockey tape from Scheels, it comes in lots of different colors and is easy to pick out, If you run out of colors, use a double ring of 2 different colors.
Dec. 30, 2006
Dbax
Men's 60
1265 posts
Wow , you can really tell this is a senior board when guys can't find their bats!
Dec. 31, 2006
Robo2
222 posts
One simple way is to take white bat tape and use a script marker and put your unifor number on it. circle the bat just above the handle. It never peals off and the script marker does not run when wet.
Dec. 31, 2006
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
Fred Scerra.................I just found the solution to ASA.
You can use the Knobcuff Unplugged.........................
http://cgi.ebay.com/Knobcuff-UNPLUGGED-DeMarini-Miken-Mizuno-Worth-Softball_W0QQitemZ200038699560QQihZ010QQcategoryZ50800QQcmdZViewItem............................I just bought two to have in my bag just in case the ASA ump objects to the regular knobcuff.

Sal
Dec. 31, 2006
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
With so many matching bats and so many guys using tape I have double banded my bats one band above the knob and one band at the end of the grip. As this is not permanent I have for years used a rasp/file to put a vertical notch on the knob just deep enough to be seen. If I sell the bat I put a second notch in the knob and inform the new owner why. I have this past year used a Dymo label above the tape above the grip with my name and phone number just in case a bat somehow accidently gets miss-placed. I use the same color tape on both bands and it's definately open to anyones imagination what they want to use. I found a good vinyl tape at Orchard Supply (OSH) but I'm sure all like stores have it. It has not worn off at the knob with a few years of use and can be replaced easily. That's my simple solution and easily visable.
Jan. 2, 2007
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
salio2k I have seen them on another board. The general opinion was that they are still illegal but would take a real sharp ump to catch them.

For the very few tournaments that the rule is enforeced IMO wouldn't be worth the trouble. In those tournaments I use a different batting glove that has some padding in the thumb area which works fine for me.
Jan. 2, 2007
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
I know of someone that actualy cut a knobcuff in half and sewed it into a batting glove. This idea is better than that.

Sal
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