Hi, this is Chris Richard with Personal Pitcher, and this is how to grip tape a baseball bat like a shoelace. If you're looking for a new grip, you want a little bit more advantage with it, a lot of big leaguers use the shoelace type of method with plain athletic tape. Alright. You need a regular roll of athletic tape and what you do is you just split it down the middle, so you have a thin piece of tape to work with. You're going to need four pieces of tape. Two of them are going to run down the handle of the bat, then the other two strips will go on the top and one will go on the bottom to secure it from the peeling bat. To spiral the tape down, a grip usually is about 12 inches long. So, it starts at that 12 inch mark on the bat, one strip will start and you just angle it down and you get finish with that. The other strip will start on the exact opposite side and just spiral the opposite direction. So, it starts lacing over the other one. Depending on what angle you have, it's going to change the X pattern, but it's all kind of a unique thing in a, you know, an individual's preference. So, just keep spiraling it down and then once you get to the bottom, you're going to have this loose ends. And to secure that, you'll need to tape at the, the top here, this will ring around that top and then you'll need to ring around the bottom there, just to keep that tape from peeling back.