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Discussion: knob cuff advocates

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Sept. 17
garyheifner

651 posts
I have been trying out tappered knob cuff. For someone who has been using one for a long time:

What is the value of or rather how does it help your hitting?
Sept. 18
surf88
Men's 65
1000 posts
I personally believe it gives me better control as I swing through the ball. Have used one for 10 years.
Sept. 18
taits
Men's 65
4548 posts
Use on all my bats and feel it helps 'fill the void' in the area between the pinky finger and palm siding when holding the bat. For me it stability holding the bat. Have had them since first introduced over a decade ago.
Have tried most of what's out there too. From one that releases from bat to the 'grooved' types. Some are longer than others but I prefer the cone style.
Sept. 18
Fred S
Men's 85
297 posts
Agree with above. I use the Grip-N-Rip which I think give you a better grip especially if you drop your pinkie. Been using them for 15+ yrs before they were legal. Only had one ump say anything over all those years.
Sept. 19
OlyPenSenior

21 posts
I also use and like the simple cone shaped cuff on all my bats. It makes a big difference in grip through the swing for me. I recommend using it.
Sept. 19
BigTuna

26 posts
I also use them on my bats. One thing they do for me is eliminate the knob from digging into my palm and giving me blisters during BP. I agree it fills in the void creating a natural grip - BigTuna!
Sept. 23
Goater

65 posts
I now have a knobcuff on all of my bats and feel that my hitting has improved since .... I now can drop a pinky comfortably ... but I think that the real difference maker is that I now grip the bat with my fingers and do not bury the handle in my palms.

Different players used to coach me to line up my knocker knuckles. When I tried to line them up without holding the bat in my fingers and burying the bat in my palms, it was not a happening thing. Lining up the knocker knuckles is quite natural when holding the bat handle in the fingers.

Then, using the knob cuff to facilitate "dropping a pinky" also becomes natural ... the combination of a "fingers grip" and "dropping a pinky" has improved my hitting
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