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Discussion: Whip Strip

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March 27, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
413 posts
Whip Strip
I have a small hand and am not able to drop my left hand below the knob to obtain the effect of a longer bat and thus faster bat speed. This product claims to anchor the left hand so you can drop the left hand in a number of ways. I am curious if any one has any experience with this product.
March 27, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2617 posts
Would this not be some form of altering the bat?
March 27, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
413 posts
I don't think so. The bat isn't altered, it is like a glove, it wraps around the bat and is a flat strip of a fabric.
March 27, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2617 posts
I just looked at their website, and to me it looks sort of sketchy.

Am I correct that knob cuffs are now illegal to use?
March 27, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4253 posts
No, read page 19 of the book.
March 27, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4253 posts
Re the whip strip, since it's actually attached to one finger as I see it, it would likely be allowed. Cuffs also come like that as well as with "finger" placements areas, ie have molded into the cuff where they might likely be places. since you can't place pics here I can't post one I have both types around but only use the original cone on most all my bats. Just make it feel more comfortable.
March 27, 2012
Donny C
54 posts
I would be interested in this product as I am only 5'5". I have never been able to drop my hand over the knob of the bat. Many swear by this if this product works I would give it a try. DonnyC
March 27, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4253 posts
Donny C,
There are a few makers that have smaller diameter knobs, but not many sr bats. Anderson was one of them.
Height doesn't fit into equation as I see it just the hand, fingers and palm size.
But if your worried about height, maybe elevator shoes would help.,,,only kidding.
The product originally mentioned is different from the cuff, but either might work for you. Same basic principal applies, both fit or should, in the area between you thumb and forefinger in palm area.
March 27, 2012
Donny C
54 posts
taits, I thank you for the info. I will find one of these whips and try it out. "Elevator shoes" I would just get a nosebleed if I wear them. Donny C
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