Step-by-Step Guide on How to Apply the Stick, Pine Stick & Grip Dip June 17 2015, 0 Comments

We have a line of grip enhancers that we are going to introduce you to today with photos that accompany tips on how to apply the product effectively. Each item has it's own "tack level" identified by a number. The higher the number, the more tack. 

We're going to start off with The Stick. The Stick is a wax based pine tar substitute that is meant to be rubbed on the handle or taper of the bat. It offers the driest tack out of all of the products we will be introducing you to today and has a tack level of 7. 

Pelican Bat Wax - The Stick All Natural Bat Grip

The Stick is available in three colors including natural, pine tar brown and black. Today, we went with the pine tar brown option. Each stick is capped off with a paper cap that pops out easy when you're ready to apply.

Pelican Bat Wax - All Natural Bat Grip Stick Pine Tar Stick

Once the product is exposed, find the pre-cut tab and crack one side of it back.

Pelican Bat Wax Pine Tar Stick All Natural Bat Grip

Rip the paper tube off exposing the amount of product needed.  Once the product is exposed, you're ready to apply on the handle or the taper of the bat. If you're throwing it out onto the on deck circle for the whole team to use during a game, you might want to rip a bit more of the tube away so you don't have to worry about doing that during a game. 

Pelican Bat Wax Bat Grip All Natural Pine Tar Stick

While The Stick is formulated for the bat handle, you can also apply it to the taper and grab it before your at bat to bring some tack directly to your hands. It will be pretty subtle this way but depending on how much tack you want, this could be the way to go. You can also tap it with a bit of rosin to dry it up a bit and still keep it tacky. 

Pelican Bat Wax Rosin Bag Dry Tack Powdered Pine Gum

Next up is the Pine Stick. The Pine Stick is a product that can bridge the gap between pine tar heads and players who prefer a grip stick. It comes in a 2oz. twist up tube that is very similar to something you'd see used for chap stick or deodorant. 

Pelican Bat Wax Pine Stick All Natural Pine Tar Based Grip Stick

Simply twist the bottom wheel and the product will start coming up from the tube.

Pelican Pine Stick All Natural Pine Tar Stick Grip Enhancer

Once you've brought a bit out, rub the Pine Stick onto the taper, giving it a nice consistent coat covering the entire circumference of the bat.

Pelican Pine Stick Baseball Bat Pine Tar Based Grip Stick All Natural

Once a nice coat is on there, you can grab it with your hands and bring it down to the handle. The Pine Stick has a Tack Level of 6 so it's not as tacky as The Stick but still has a decent amount of stick to it. 

Vintage Louisville Slugger Pine Tar

If you'd like to add a bit of tack, you can always tap it with a little rosin which will dry it up slightly while increasing it's tackiness.

Baseball Bat with Pine Tar and Rosin

The final product we are going to discuss is the Grip Dip. The Grip Dip has a tack level of 8 and is our stickiest product to date. It's a pine tar & rosin blended formula that has a consistency very similar to peanut butter. If you love pine tar but wish it would be ready to go as soon as it hits the bat, then this is for you. Pine tar usually takes a bit of doctoring before optimal tack is achieved. While this process can be fun and part of the ritual for the player, Pelican's Grip Dip is ready to help the players grip as soon as it's applied. 

Pelican Grip Dip Pine Tar and Rosin blend bat grip enhancer

The Grip Dip comes in a 4oz. tin very similar to something you'd see the other kind of dip in. To begin applying, simply take the wood spoon included and pull a dab out of the container.

Baseball bat pine tar Pelican Bat Wax Grip Dip

Smear the Grip Dip all over the taper covering all sides of the bat.

Baseball Bat With Pelican Grip Dip Pine Tar and Rosin Blend

Once it's on there, you can easily smooth it out with your index finger.

Pelican Grip Dip on Baseball Bat Taper

Once the coat is nice and smooth, you are ready to go. Grab the area where the Grip Dip is applied and bring it down to the handle. 

Bat with Pine Tar Pelican Grip Dip

Just like the other products, if you'd like to dry it up a it while increasing the overall tack level, feel free to tap it with a bit of rosin.

Pine Tar and Rosin on Baseball Bat Pelican Bat Wax

We have spent the past year and a half developing our line of all natural baseball accessories and they've been tested on every stage baseball has to offer. Christian Arroyo, the Giants #1 overall pick in 2013 and current shortstop for the A Advanced San Jose Giants had this to say about our stuff...

"I'm saying this with no exaggeration, this product is by far the best pine tar I have ever used. I already have 3 guys from San Jose ordering. Thank you so much! I will continue to support Pelican Bat Wax."

We also have other items such as shirts and stickers and we'll be adding new items as we continue to grow. 

All photos by Frank Martell.