One of the most common questions we get from new customers is how to wrap an Axe Bat.
Today, we'll show you exactly how it's done so you can easily replace or install grip tape on any of our alloy, composite, or wood bats.
1. Peel the backing from the first 8" to 12" of the grip tape. If you're using Axe Bat grip tape, make sure the side with the Axe logo is where you're beginning the wrap. You'll notice the first few inches of the grip tape are angled -- this makes for a smoother line around the bottom of the Axe Handle.
If you're not using Axe Bat grip tape, that's okay. Simply cut the first 3" to 4" of the grip tape at an approximately 30-degree angle to help avoid bunching around the handle.
2. Start taping on the front, or "hook" side, of the Axe Handle, bringing the tape down around the back side. Keep tension on the grip tape as you pull it around from the front.
3. Pressing the tape as you go, bring the grip tape down to about a 1/2" from the bottom of the Axe Handle on the back side. Do not go all the way to the bottom.
4-6. Bring the grip tape all the way around to where you started at the front of the Axe Handle, overlapping the first layer by about 1/8". Make sure to keep tension on the tape and apply pressure as you lay it on the bat. If you make a mistake, you can always unwrap and re-do the problem spot before continuing.
7-8. Finish by wrapping a small piece of electric tape over the top 1/2" of the grip tape, securing the final wrap and anchoring it to the surface of the bat handle.
Follow these steps, and you'll have a perfectly wrapped Axe Bat in no time. Happy hitting!