I got one of these bat chokes recently and now had to take it off for my oldest son's bat. I had to take reciprocating saw to it! It stayed in place when it was on, but that was about it. I damaged the grip getting it off also. For my 9 year old, I bought Grippi Rings. Much easier to get off and on at anytime. You can also use one for a slight choke-up or you can use 2 for a little higher choke-up.