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Discussion: IS WHIP STRIP JUST ANOTHER GIMMICK?

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April 18, 2012
Full Monty
80 posts
IS WHIP STRIP JUST ANOTHER GIMMICK?

What do you know about Whip Strip?
Any info about this product is appreciated!

Thanks


April 18, 2012
softball4b
Men's 60
768 posts
I spent my $5. I use gloves, but I plan on using it primarily in wet conditions. Simple product, the bat felt very secure in my hand and released quickly. Again, I bought it just for the heck of it, but I will use when moisture is an issue. Ordered and received in a timely manner.
April 18, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4403 posts
I honestly doubt very much it would "increase bat speed" as stated. Might help with comfort like a cone but speed, no.
So, I think that's hype. A crock.
Speed comes primarily from your arms (wrist), waste (body) and legs. MO
April 18, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Full Monty,

To answer your initial question, Yes!
April 18, 2012
mad dog
Men's 65
3958 posts
monty/softball4b...yes it does work,i tested them a couple of months back and they do help in securing the bat so as to do an overlap grip(which is the reason they were made),which does give you more bat speed.i would get the larger size(the one for knob cuffs).my only prol with them,is for rotateing your bat during BP,that is a pain...also forget to use them during games at times.....
April 18, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
How long has this thing been around? I saw guys successfully overlapping in 1977. Somehow they were able to do it at the Open level.
April 18, 2012
Snot Nose Kid
48 posts


How long do these things last?

Is there any problem letting go of the bat after the ball is hit?





April 19, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
443 posts
No problem letting go of bat after swing. It appears they will last but if you like it, for $5
it isn't a big deal. For hitters who want to use a swing in which they let go of the bat with the top hand, this will secure the bottom hand. It definitely will help some who want to use an overhand grip, but that is not working for me yet. All softball bats are 34 inches. If you can use this to drop a few of your lower fingers off the bat, and do it effectively, then it will marginally increase bat speed since the arc is longer. People who haven't tried it should be more open-minded. It is no advantage to a guy with big hands who has mastered the overhand grip
already.
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