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3 Reasons Why Your Softball Grip Matters

By Lindsey Wallace, Rip-It Blog, 07/20/17, 9:45AM CDT

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When fastpitch softball players look for a bat they normally seek a bat that has the balance they want, pop, a fast swing speed, and a desirable design. 

When fastpitch softball players look for a bat they normally seek a bat that has the balance they want, pop, a fast swing speed, and a desirable design. What a lot of bat consumers normally underestimate is the grip. Although the grip tape may not be the deciding factor of purchasing your bat, it should be an aspect that is taken into consideration, here’s why:

1)  Eliminate Vibrations

One crucial factor of a grip is that it is meant to shield your hands from unwanted bat vibrations. This will reduce the chance of you experiencing sting when you are playing in cold weather or have made contact with an inside pitch.