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    When my son chokes up on his bat and swings through the ball the knob of the bat is hitting and rubbing on his wrist and cusing a bruise. then he keeps irritating it and it is making BP not to much fun.

    has this happened to anyone or do you have any ideas?

  • #2
    It happens to my 9 year old, I have him chock up about 1/2 inch. This is also a rubber thing you can add to the handle, it goes above the bat knob, not over it.
    Last edited by LAball; 06-01-2008, 07:57 PM.

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    • #3
      yeah my son is 7 and i was it got bad. I was thinking of maybe a larger wrist band but that rubber piece sounds good. does your son use it?

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      • #4
        No my sone just chokes up, but another kid on the team does. The add on piece is nice and soft and it keep the hard knob away from the hand.

        http://www.homerunmonkey.com/homerun...bat-choke.html
        This is what he uses. I duno if it would help you..

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        • #5
          My first question is, Why is this player choking up on the bat?

          The whole concept of the knob, is to have something to pull against while swinging the bat. If they have to choke up, then the bat is either to long or to heavy. This is where I would start first, instead of trying to make the bat, in all reality, shorter, with a knob extender. JMHO
          The Magicman Principle

          "Always look until you find video that can be used to prove your point, and when all else fails, bash someone"

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          • #6
            My son chokes up becuas he says the knob on the bat hurts him.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LAball View Post
              My son chokes up becuas he says the knob on the bat hurts him.
              I can understand using the rubber knob cover to help stop vibration, and a little more comfort. But with the knob cover I would still recommend getting down to the end of the bat, to have something to pull against. Choking up even an inch takes away leverage needed to hit the ball harder. Choking up usually creates more of a sting, on balls not hit square.
              The Magicman Principle

              "Always look until you find video that can be used to prove your point, and when all else fails, bash someone"

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              • #8
                Make sure that they are holding the bat correctly, it sounds as if they have the wrong grip and are rolling over prematurely, causing the handle to twist into the wrist.


                This is a good place to start.
                In memory of "Catchingcoach" - Dave Weaver: February 28, 1955 - June 17, 2011

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Three A's baseball View Post
                  When my son chokes up on his bat and swings through the ball the knob of the bat is hitting and rubbing on his wrist and cusing a bruise. then he keeps irritating it and it is making BP not to much fun.

                  has this happened to anyone or do you have any ideas?
                  Yes, this happened to my son also! He ws choking up on the bat since it was a little long for him. I bought a shorter bat. We measured from the middle of his chest all the way out to where his fingers are extended(like pulling the string on a bow). At the time, it measured 25 inches and so I hunted for a bat that was 25 inches. I actually ordered it online from baseball express (around 30 bucks)since the local wal-mart and k-mart didnt have that short of a bat.

                  Buying a bat thats correct in length for him to swing(I read that is how you measure a bat before you buy for your child), solved the problem of bruising.
                  Hope this helps.

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