Cricket Bat Grip Textures
A comprehensive list of all cricket bat grip textures commonly available to purchase as replacement grips; textures used specifically by one batmaker are excluded.
Diagonal groves create a surface resembling thousands of diamonds. The texture is relatively flat and is the original cricket bat grip texture.
Alternating bars (of approx 3cm width) of diagonally raised grooves.
Alternating bars (of approx 3cm width) of diagonally raised grooves. This texture is thinner than the standard chevron, with the grooves less raised. It became very popular in 2017 when many bat manufacturers used this texture on new bats, primarily as it adds just 30g to the bat weight.
Narrow bars (approx 1cm width) of slightly raised diagonal groves, alternating in direction.
Raised rows of diagonal groved bars, alternating in direction, with a small flat gap between each bar. Become very popular in 2016 onwards with bat manufacturers. Due to the die construct, colour bleeding is higher on this grip. Hence, the camouflage design, where bleeding is helpful, has become very popular in players matrix.
Surface of the grip is covered in hundreds of mini pyramids.
The surface of the grip is covered in hundreds of mini octopus-like suckers and was the first grip texture to give a prominent raised texture. When choosing a grip of two and especially three colours, the octopus texture (due to the die construction) gives the least bleeding of colours into each other.
The surface is covered in hundreds of "half moons" all facing in the same direction giving a texture resembling fish scales or snake skin. Usually called scale, it is sometimes known as snake. Generally considered to be the best texture for bond between bat and gloves.
Alternating half moons creates a texture that resembles wave ripples. Due to the die construct, this is a good texture for three and four colour grips as there is little bleeding of colours (octopus still recommended if minimal bleeding is vital).
The penta grip has five bars of alternating textures: Scale - Bands - Scale - Bands - Scale. The scale bands are usually the same colour with the two bands sections in one or two other colours.
Essentially a pyramid grip, with hundreds on mini pyramids across the grip. The bottom hand is banded to create a thicker grip with simple pyramids on the top hand. The dynamite is characterised by the two bands at the top of the grip. At cricketbatgrips.com, any dynamite grip (one base colour or two colours, split between top and bottom hand) includes any colours you'd like on the bands (two of one colour or different).
two textures in one grip - octopus and bangles combination. The duo grip was popular for a short time around 2011 / 2012 but is now out of favour. cricketbatgrips.com can offer this on demand only, for larger quantities.