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Unique Sports Products Bat Grip Durable

Reviewing: Unique Sports Products, Inc Cushion Bat Grip  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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I used this cushioned grip tape on a hiking stick and it has held up well despite lots of use.

I prefer the feel of a wooden hiking stick to metal trekking poles, but the wood gets slippery over time from your hand and the oils thereon smoothing the wood. Wrapping the top of the stick with sports grip tape works well, and this brand has held up particularly well.

The grip tape in the picture was applied about five years, and over 1000 walking miles ago. You can see that the sticky tape that holds down the final wrap is still firmly stuck, and the wraps have not separated.

The previous time that I had applied grip tape to my stick I wrapped it so that the laps faced upward, and that never felt good in my hand. So this time I wrapped it with the laps downward, but this meant that I had to fasten it with the sticky tape at the top end of the stick. I had concerns about how soon this would begin to come loose since you run your hand over that section pretty often. But it hasn’t even started to come loose yet.

The first summer the grip tape was in place it tended to feel sticky when it was hot outside, but this improved with time. I think for baseball wrap use it’s supposed to feel this way, since the backing card advertises that it has a “tacky feel.” If that’s good, I can testify that it feels that way for about a year.

The tape is slightly cushioned, and still feels that way. I have been very pleased with this product for the alternate use to which I put it.

It is advertised as suitable for baseball or softball bats, wood or aluminum. It comes in black, gray, and assorted bright colors. The tape is lightly perforated, is 1 inch wide, and there are 42 inches in a roll.