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Discussion: Nasty rattle in Reebok Melee

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Dec. 11, 2013
215 posts
Nasty rattle in Reebok Melee
has anyone else had this happen??? I have a Reebok Melee that has a nasty rattling in the knob end of the bat when I tap it on the ground......obviously there is something loose but how can it be fixed....the bat is relatively new in regards to usage because I can only use it in it fixable????
Dec. 11, 2013
Men's 65
1000 posts
Chances are it is excess glue from glueing the knob on to the handle. I have had it happen to me and in my particular case, it had no bearing on the performance of the bat.
Dec. 11, 2013
215 posts
This is more than glue loosening....this sounds like a can with muffled coins in there a rod in the handle like the old mikens had
Dec. 11, 2013
223 posts
My end loaded rattle like that for 3 seasons before it broke .it was loud sounded like baby rattle.
Dec. 11, 2013
215 posts
Ok, I think I described it wrong....this is how I hear it...I grab the barrel and tap the handle knob on the sounds like a really bad sounding tuning fork......rattling, noisy and it sounds "broken" inside...the bat still hits but the way it sounds, it feel like it is going to explode even though it is very new
Dec. 11, 2013
Men's 55
40 posts
I had the same issue with my balance Melee.Just sounded loose when you tapped the knob on the plate or concrete/hardsurface. I returned it for examination and they sent a new bat to me within a week.You might have an issue getting a new one right now if they do not have any in stock.
Dec. 12, 2013
Az Iz
64 posts

I had a 28 oz balanced Melee that rattled like that....and it never seemed to perform rid of it!!!

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