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Title: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 29, 2016, 05:29:06 PM
As it's nearly November, and we are no doubt thinking about winter nets, it's around that time of year that kit for 2017 season starts to take shape.

My gear is almost sorted, so I snapped a couple of pictures while I was sorting my bag for a net tomorrow.

Knowing me I'm likely to change my mind, so my intention is to use this for 2017:

Hunts County Aura Wheelie bag
Hunts County Aura batting pads
Hunts County Aura batting gloves
Hunts County Triumph batting glovess
Aero P1 Arm Guard (badge removed)
Aero P1 V6.0 thigh pads
Aero Box
Masuri Elite Titanium with Stem Guard*

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20161029_142700_zpscudjbmoy.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20161029_142700_zpscudjbmoy.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20161029_151344_zpspsq7ripc.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20161029_151344_zpspsq7ripc.jpg.html)

And bats:
Hunts County Aura 700
Hunts County Turbo Revolution 900
Hunts County Aura 650
Hunts County Triumph
Hunts County Reflex (refubed by Hunts as an Aura 1000)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20161029_141030_zpso1gf9ulk.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20161029_141030_zpso1gf9ulk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Alvaro on October 29, 2016, 05:31:16 PM
And so it begins 😀👌
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: DorsetDan on October 29, 2016, 05:33:46 PM
Lovely looking kit. Thank goodness you removed the logos from the inners to keep the consistency in brands ;) :)

What is your pick of the bat bunch?

Are the bags from the chap who was producing the cricket bat socks? Do you know if they are still available (my Googlefu is weak)?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Northern monkey on October 29, 2016, 05:50:34 PM
Apart from that lovely bat you kindly allowed me to purchase from you, I've nowt sorted

I must admit, the 50/50 softs look mega and are a definite
And wishing to be a full kit wan@er again, I will also have to buy a bat,(I want one of those clefts that shall not be named tho 😈)
And a new duffle if possible as Jnr Jnr monkey has trashed my lovely Uzi duffle
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Gurujames on October 29, 2016, 06:02:18 PM
Here are my bats. Can't be bothered to get the rest of the kit out but will keep my Affinity gloves as no. 1 Puma Karbon's the no. 2.
Still using my B&S LE pads though will look to get some lightweight ones perhaps 2nd hand GM rsb's.
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0082_zpskdepbck6.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0082_zpskdepbck6.jpg.html)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0081_zpscqkqe8tn.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0081_zpscqkqe8tn.jpg.html)

From left to right
Bulldog spirit. Bought from fattestcattus I think. Picks up lovely and hit good runs in friendly t20's with it.. 2lb 8oz
Homemade laminate Easton something and Salix the edge 2lb7oz
Gun oblivion originally long handle but cut down to SH due to toe damage. Very low middle now. about 2lb9oz
Aldred supreme butterfly. High middle, picks up well, got me playing the pull shot again. Very responsive.  2lb12oz
H4l NV grade 2 - match bat 2lb 10oz. Sublime
Affinity carbine sport - reserve bat/next seasons match bat. Very good long middle. Hit some big 6's last season.  2lb11oz
H4l devil in the shape of a Newbury mjolnir. 2lb7oz best shaped handle ever

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Gurujames on October 29, 2016, 06:18:59 PM
Changed my mind.
Bags
Ton elite - great bulk storage
Mongoose duffle - this was not designed by a cricketer. Shame, love the colour
2 x Slazenger v series duffle. Love these, perfect for me.
Gloves all youth rt hand
Affinity - got from vitas. The mutt's nuts. But a white cuff is no good as it gets mucky
Puma karbon 4000
Puma comething else
2 x Salix pod arma

Pads B&S LE - can't criticise these.
A sidearm club and sidearm pro. These are worth their weight in gold. Particularly if you have no cartilage in your kness and suffer from arthritis.
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0095_zpszwc9k41r.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0095_zpszwc9k41r.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: smilley792 on October 29, 2016, 07:03:12 PM
Shall we have a sweepstake on how many brand changes @WalkingWicket37 has before April??

I'll say 3
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on October 29, 2016, 07:07:26 PM
Shall we have a sweepstake on how many brand changes @WalkingWicket37 has before April??

I'll say 3
I'm thinking only 2 actually - Probably the new GM range and the new H4L Fifty50 ranges I think
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: JB on October 29, 2016, 07:18:53 PM
Shall we have a sweepstake on how many brand changes @WalkingWicket37 has before April??

I'll say 3

Is that 3 including the hunts kit or another 3 on top?  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: smilley792 on October 29, 2016, 07:28:50 PM
Is that 3 including the hunts kit or another 3 on top?  ;)

On top! Lol
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: JB on October 29, 2016, 07:39:41 PM
Haha, I'll go one change then! It'd cost a fortune and take ages to change 3 times, saying that Cam has probably sourced all of his next set of kit on eBay subconsciously!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: sanredrose on January 04, 2017, 02:17:40 AM
@WalkingWicket37 - Hunts county kit looks good !
@Gurujames - Nice collection of SS & Slaz ...

Sorting up my kit for this year. Once i get my bats, i will start posting photos ....
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Alvaro on January 06, 2017, 04:40:15 PM
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/DSC_1401_zpsktarnwoh.jpg) (http://s224.photobucket.com/user/fake_street_spirit/media/DSC_1401_zpsktarnwoh.jpg.html)

Narrowing down the bats for 2017 is tough...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: GarrettJ on January 06, 2017, 04:43:12 PM
retired
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Woodyspin on January 06, 2017, 05:27:03 PM
([url]http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/DSC_1401_zpsktarnwoh.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s224.photobucket.com/user/fake_street_spirit/media/DSC_1401_zpsktarnwoh.jpg.html[/url])

Narrowing down the bats for 2017 is tough...


Got any more pictures of the blank in the middle and the Batas?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Alvaro on January 06, 2017, 05:48:48 PM
Here you go @Woodyspin

Batas http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=38461.msg613591#msg613591 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=38461.msg613591#msg613591)
Blank
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=32493.msg650618#msg650618 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=32493.msg650618#msg650618)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: t2ylo on January 28, 2017, 01:13:42 PM
So I was sorting my kit out ahead of winter nets
Having owned every imaginable brand at some stage or another I have had a proper eBay sort out over the winter & sold off the stuff I don't use.
I plan on running 2 kit bags - the coffin & the standup duffle. One will live down the ground I expect.

Bats
Red - 2.9 a Spartan of unknown heritage from M&H as a refurb for 85 - sensational middle
Blue - Blankbat B Oz 2.10 lovely bat really high middle 160 from IJC
White - Custom from a friend 2.10 150 - yet to be used in anger but feels great as I knock it in

Pads
2 x unbranded X1 pads from online stockist/eBay 45 in total

Gloves
2 x RS Plain white with pittards from cricket shed/eBay 60 in total

Helmets

1 x County had forever 1 x C&D had ages too (neither expensive)

County coffin must be 20 years old & still love it
Duck & Run duffle 25 in sale and a belter
Single thigh pad (big son has swiped my other one) as I've never really mastered "strippers"
Gray Nics pimples for batting 25 from IJC
Puma Spikes for bowling had for ages
Various club caps - the snapback is my 12 year olds

Lurking in the corner my M&H pads & gloves that I haven't yet shifted but will likely end up in a net bag.

The strategy is really plain kit so any bat will go with them & as I'm over 40 less is more in branding & colour
Finally I'm a fan of a bargain - there's something about getting a great bit of kit cheap when some local stores flog inferior stuff for a fortune to the unsuspecting

Be gentle - I'm new at this

(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg545/t2ylo/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-01/Bespoke%20Bat/BD00F6E4-29C6-4361-B7D1-AA42992E5D05_zpshckfzxoz.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/t2ylo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-01/Bespoke%20Bat/BD00F6E4-29C6-4361-B7D1-AA42992E5D05_zpshckfzxoz.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 28, 2017, 02:52:16 PM
Nice selection, my kit is subject to change depending on what tickles my fancy from the 1st batch of Eite Editions arriving early next week 😁

Will be using the sample Softs in nets once they have been used for photography and helmet, bag and spikes + Foxy thigh guards will be the same as last year.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: KW9221 on January 29, 2017, 03:06:13 AM

Pads
2 x unbranded X1 pads from online stockist/eBay 45 in total

How are these pads? I was thinking of buying them
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: t2ylo on January 29, 2017, 09:18:46 AM
How are these pads? I was thinking of buying them


Very impressed with the pads
Firstly they are not small (which was a worry) I am 6ft and the fit really well. I have used them at indoor nets and they are easily as good as any branded purchase, and attract a surprising amount of questions from those that would prefer plain kit.
Secondly I paid slightly more from OLS for X1 over Test for the added padding at ankle/shin - the quality of the pad has really pleasantly surprised me for the money
Finally they appear to be IDENTICAL pads to those at twice or three times the price once they have been branded, check out SF Sapphire to name but one.

(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg545/t2ylo/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-01/Bespoke%20Bat/77FFE98A-5E13-4120-AEBA-BB90421EADA2_zpsvxluz3pg.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/t2ylo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-01/Bespoke%20Bat/77FFE98A-5E13-4120-AEBA-BB90421EADA2_zpsvxluz3pg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Buzz on January 29, 2017, 01:47:23 PM
Very similar to last year for me. A splurge of orange and blue SG hilite softs (I have spare set of the pads in the garage), lovely blank bats plus some blank bats gloves, my bonkers masuri lid and the spikes...

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170129_133315_zpsb7rfvmi7.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170129_133315_zpsb7rfvmi7.jpg.html)

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170129_133332_zpschxm9itn.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170129_133332_zpschxm9itn.jpg.html)

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170129_133338_zpsloe66amv.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170129_133338_zpsloe66amv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 29, 2017, 02:40:24 PM
No kit bag, @Buzz?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Buzz on January 29, 2017, 03:37:36 PM
I thought I had one, but it was lost in my kids' kitchen
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: 19reading87 on January 29, 2017, 03:43:05 PM
I recognise some of them spikes @Buzz 🤔
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: fromthehip on January 30, 2017, 08:01:13 PM
Gone totally against the unwritten forum rules
And gone for  just 1 of everything
(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/MatildaSexton/IMG_3132_zpsn9ror1hi.jpg) (http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/MatildaSexton/media/IMG_3132_zpsn9ror1hi.jpg.html)
(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/MatildaSexton/IMG_3131_zpsm0d9xobp.jpg) (http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/MatildaSexton/media/IMG_3131_zpsm0d9xobp.jpg.html)
(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/MatildaSexton/IMG_3128_zpsjibzsdy6.jpg) (http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/MatildaSexton/media/IMG_3128_zpsjibzsdy6.jpg.html)
(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/MatildaSexton/IMG_3127_zpsvdefgqr8.jpg) (http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/MatildaSexton/media/IMG_3127_zpsvdefgqr8.jpg.html)
(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/MatildaSexton/IMG_3133_zpssjdqa3sp.jpg) (http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/MatildaSexton/media/IMG_3133_zpssjdqa3sp.jpg.html)
(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w503/MatildaSexton/IMG_3130_zpskn7lmxqj.jpg) (http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/MatildaSexton/media/IMG_3130_zpskn7lmxqj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: 19reading87 on January 30, 2017, 08:25:52 PM
Stunning!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 30, 2017, 09:21:25 PM
Lovey looking kit 👌
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: TGB1997 on February 02, 2017, 10:48:04 AM
At the moment I've got the following ready for the 2017 season:
-Kookaburra Blaze bat 2. 9
-Kookaburra Blaze gloves
-Kookaburra Blaze pads
-Aero P1 V6.0 thigh pads
-Standard shape box
-Masuri Vision Series Elite Titanium with Stem Guard
-Adidas Adipower Vectors 2015, 2016 and 2017 colour ways
-Kookaburra Pro D1 duffle with Pro 150 holdall
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: petehosk on February 02, 2017, 11:24:42 AM
At the moment I've got the following ready for the 2017 season:
-Kookaburra Blaze bat 2. 9
-Kookaburra Blaze gloves
-Kookaburra Blaze pads
-Aero P1 V6.0 thigh pads
-Standard shape box
-Masuri Vision Series Elite Titanium with Stem Guard
-Adidas Adipower Vectors 2015, 2016 and 2017 colour ways
-Kookaburra Pro D1 duffle with Pro 150 holdall

None of which exist without photos!!  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: TGB1997 on February 02, 2017, 11:33:32 AM
None of which exist without photos!!  ;)
I'm sorting my bag out in the next couple of days so I will try to upload some this week :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Jaffa on February 02, 2017, 01:58:30 PM
That RPC kit looks class.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Warneymonster on February 04, 2017, 02:53:47 PM
My match kit for 2017

Still need to sort some coloured batting pads

(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad74/warney2009/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-02/D87BBD26-D0CF-4943-9527-718CF835A0F3.jpg) (http://s923.photobucket.com/user/warney2009/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-02/D87BBD26-D0CF-4943-9527-718CF835A0F3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: 19reading87 on February 04, 2017, 05:58:51 PM
Those Merlin pads 😍😍😍
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Maverick79 on February 04, 2017, 06:23:21 PM
Those Merlin pads 😍😍😍

Guess who's now furiously googling 'merlin pads'..... 😂
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Seniorplayer on February 04, 2017, 06:42:15 PM
Just brought some GN sunglasses now have 6 pair
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: GeorgeB93 on February 11, 2017, 08:35:59 PM
My assortment of kit! Shame my knee op will rule me out all season  :(

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/GRB2493/image11_zpszywoxzzg.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/GRB2493/media/image11_zpszywoxzzg.jpg.html)
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/GRB2493/image21_zps0f0s1qce.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/GRB2493/media/image21_zps0f0s1qce.jpg.html)
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/GRB2493/image31_zpsnmbsyon7.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/GRB2493/media/image31_zpsnmbsyon7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Bwcc on February 11, 2017, 09:14:06 PM
@19reading87 I've got 2 pairs of the pads and the gloves.. they are superb
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 11, 2017, 09:26:23 PM
@GeorgeB93 I love that flare!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: GeorgeB93 on February 11, 2017, 09:32:04 PM
@GeorgeB93 I love that flare!


@wayward_hayward and I discussed it a while back and he reckons it's a purist! Either way, it's a beast of a bat!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: 19reading87 on February 11, 2017, 09:57:25 PM
@GeorgeB93 - gutted to hear you're out for the season mate
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: GeorgeB93 on February 11, 2017, 10:48:06 PM
@GeorgeB93 - gutted to hear you're out for the season mate

I've been waiting for this operation for nearly around a year so can't complain to much
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Ams4287 on February 11, 2017, 11:19:32 PM
I've been waiting for this operation for nearly around a year so can't complain to much

Ligament reconstruction @GeorgeB93  ?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: GeorgeB93 on February 12, 2017, 01:17:04 PM
Ligament reconstruction @GeorgeB93  ?

Yes chap! Screwed it playing football and then decided to try and play again 6 months later. Did it all over again! Any recovery work I had done straight out the window
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Ams4287 on February 12, 2017, 01:20:03 PM
Yes chap! Screwed it playing football and then decided to try and play again 6 months later. Did it all over again! Any recovery work I had done straight out the window

Feel your pain I had double ligament repair / reconstruction the back end of September so am in the middle of rehab at the moment. Like you this seasons probably too much of a stretch for me (I'm not looking forward to the end of April and being on the other side of the boundary rope).
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 12, 2017, 02:07:35 PM
Having had both knees reconstructed it's a frustrating period having to do the rehab and Physio. Had to pack in football at the ripe old age of 22 as a result as it took me a week to recover from a 90 min game.

Surgery techniques have prob moved forward now along with recovery times tho so fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 12, 2017, 02:21:54 PM
I've been waiting for this operation for nearly around a year so can't complain to much

Medically, you are f**ked mate. Still a better batsman than me with 1 knee.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Andythomo21 on February 12, 2017, 02:25:09 PM
@GeorgeB93 what are the blank pads and gloves mate?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: GeorgeB93 on February 12, 2017, 04:16:24 PM
Having had both knees reconstructed it's a frustrating period having to do the rehab and Physio. Had to pack in football at the ripe old age of 22 as a result as it took me a week to recover from a 90 min game.

Surgery techniques have prob moved forward now along with recovery times tho so fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.

Hopefully, if I commit properly to rehab and physio, I can potentially make a return to football. Take things as they come I suppose!

Feel your pain I had double ligament repair / reconstruction the back end of September so am in the middle of rehab at the moment. Like you this seasons probably too much of a stretch for me (I'm not looking forward to the end of April and being on the other side of the boundary rope).
Spent the good part of the entire last season behind the rope. Fortunately I had coaching duties to fall back on which satisfied my craving for the game!

@GeorgeB93 what are the blank pads and gloves mate?
Got them off online stockist, 12 a set on the gloves and 17 on the pads. Labelled up as 'test quality'. Not as good as GP247 softs but would highly recommend if you wanted cheap gloves and pads!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Buzz on February 25, 2017, 04:19:25 PM
Proper match kit...

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMG_20170225_161227_zpsyy0cttgu.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/IMG_20170225_161227_zpsyy0cttgu.jpg.html)

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMG_20170225_161441_zps4yell04a.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/IMG_20170225_161441_zps4yell04a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: mohawks94 on February 25, 2017, 05:04:02 PM
I have been having a big clear out of gear ahead of this season, and will be selling more over the next few weeks. This is because I need to raise funds for two reasons, firstly that I am starting teacher training in September and secondly I am saving up to hopefully play in the u24 Ultimate World Championships with GB in Jan 2018 (in Perth, Aus hence already saving).

My kit is largely the same as it was from halfway through last season, and I will source pictures soon.

Bats:
B3 Bespoke 3 Stripe - shape 19, semi oval handle, 2lb8 undressed and 2lb9 dressed - probably the best bat I have ever used.
Blueroom Bombora bought on here, though that may be moved on despite being absolutely fantastic. 2lb8oz gun.
Icon Signature bought last season at Romida Hemel. Not a looker but huge and pings. Only 2lb10oz so light enough for me to use.
GM Flare Original - much more traditional than the others, 2lb9 and just a lovely piece of willow that feels great.

Pads, gloves, thigh pads, bags, keeping kit are all Legget and Coe Prophecy. Nice kit, though showing some wear after a seasons hard use.

Helmet has changed from being a Masuri Vision Test Ti to a Shrey Masterclass Air Ti with NekTek. Much lighter and feels more comfy.

Spikes are now Asics in blue to match my other kit, bought in the end of season sales along with the lid.

I've been pretty badly injured over Xmas (tore my left anterior talofibular ligament and in the process trapped an interior ankle ligament in my ankle joint) but have been able to bowl a reasonable amount. Batted for the first time today and I don't think I've ever hit a ball so hard! S&C programme for GB must be working wonders! Hopefully fully fit soon and able to properly push myself with the leggies and variants ahead of the season.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 05, 2017, 09:25:41 PM
In true CBF style, I decided that lugging my match kit to training every week was a bit unnecessary.
The obvious resolution to this problem was to get a 2nd set of kit for training!

All of my Hunts County gear for the season has now arrived, so I got the camera and snapped a few quick pictures tonight.

First up my net kit.

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170305_204437_zpskvgoznwa.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170305_204437_zpskvgoznwa.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170305_202321_zpsgzpy9psp.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170305_202321_zpsgzpy9psp.jpg.html)


Hunts County Triumph Duffle Bag
Hunts County Revolution Batting pads
Hunts County Aura Batting Gloves
Hunts County Triumph Batting Gloves
Moonwalk Thigh Pad Set
Aero P1 Arm Guard
Aero Box
Masri Vision Series Elite Titanium with Stem Guard
Gunn & Moore Maestro Shoes (side logo removed and tongue whited out)

And now for my match kit

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170305_204319_zpssedzoyu2.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170305_204319_zpssedzoyu2.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170305_203115_zps5icvtnhr.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170305_203115_zps5icvtnhr.jpg.html)

Hunts County Aura Wheelie Bag
Hunts County Aura Batting Pads
Hunts County Revolution Batting Gloves
Hunts County Aura Batting Gloves
Aero P2 Stripper Thigh Pad Set
Aero Box
Masuri Original Series 2 Titanium with Stem Guard
Asics Gel Gully 3 Shoes

And last but not least...

The willow

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170305_200852_zps8srejlyd.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170305_200852_zps8srejlyd.jpg.html)

From left to right:
Hunts County Triumph
Hunts County Butterfly Custom (Aura 1000 stickers)
Hunts County Reflex (refurbished as an Aura 1000)
Hunts County Aura 650 (2016 stickers)
Hunts County Turbo Revolution 900
Hunts County Aura 700 (2016 stickers)
Hunts County G1 Custom (Aura 1000 stickers)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 05, 2017, 09:40:57 PM
Good to see your sponsor looking after u @WalkingWicket37 👍
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: procricket on March 05, 2017, 10:01:35 PM
just sorting my kit out-- think I have gone overboard this winter.....
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: edge on March 05, 2017, 10:11:49 PM
How often do you need a change of gloves in a net Cam? ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 05, 2017, 10:13:56 PM
How often do you need a change of gloves in a net Cam? ;)

It depends which bat I use as to which pair f gloves I wear... :-[

I've realised I have serious issues! 2nd brand kit bag pictures to hopefully be posted next weekend!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: edge on March 05, 2017, 10:49:22 PM
It depends which bat I use as to which pair f gloves I wear... :-[
Of course, silly me! 🙈🙈🙈
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: edge on March 06, 2017, 03:31:24 PM
Well, as of today my 2017 kit is complete (probably!). So without further ado, here's the match only gear:
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w158/eiwm/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170306_150854_zpsxbu5n3y1.jpg)
GN Predator bag
Bradbury players softs - too classy, hopefully I'll lull some oppositions into a false sense of respect walking out with these on!
P2 Strippers
Puma SE backup gloves
Red Ink keeping gloves for the odd occasion I keep in friendlies, suspect these won't get much use this year. Matching pads are lurking about somewhere.
Just realised I haven't included lid and spikes, but Masuri Test ti and Asics 210no

and the willow, these are the few most likely to get used frequently. All sourced through the forum, all crackers!
H4L NV - 2.12.5
GN Nemesis - 2.12.5 and likely to be first choice, I like the others but when this is available to use it's so hard to walk out to bat with anything else.
Red Ink custom LB - 2.11.2
Aldred Silver Sovreign - 2.11
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w158/eiwm/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170306_150915_zps21djuh9h.jpg)
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w158/eiwm/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170306_151004_zpsjdcaknlm.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: FattusCattus on March 06, 2017, 04:21:39 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Nemesis!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 06, 2017, 07:43:08 PM
@edge what are those red marks on your bats?

I don't think I've seen anything like that posted on here in a long time!  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Dunamis Cricket on March 06, 2017, 07:44:58 PM
We see alot of those from people that claim to score runs... is that a thing?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: t2ylo on March 06, 2017, 07:55:21 PM
Nail polish removal pads 99p in Superdrug - nobody likes a show off ;-)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 06, 2017, 08:10:16 PM
We see alot of those from people that claim to score runs... is that a thing?

Who told you about them then?  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: edge on March 06, 2017, 08:35:49 PM
@edge what are those red marks on your bats?

I don't think I've seen anything like that posted on here in a long time!  ;)
Oh those? Just from nets, wouldn't do anything so vulgar as score any runs with my bats!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Woodyspin on March 06, 2017, 09:57:52 PM
You hit the ball in nets? What witchcraft is this???
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: procricket on March 10, 2017, 06:08:32 PM
Match Kit

(https://s28.postimg.org/o0xp4dj6l/IMG_0459.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ku35kqyqh/)print screen windows xp (https://postimage.org/app.php)

and potential all in for sale kit

(https://s4.postimg.org/izip89mj1/IMG_0460.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/k1svqt5c9/)image hosting no registration (https://postimage.org/)

if I do sell it will be a all in I think...

ps it not a real kaboom


Halestorm is a superb cricket bat
keeping kit and stuff not in picture bags I have the junior pred and new balance duffles.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: e4sby on March 10, 2017, 06:13:57 PM
Is the mini pink guitar for rainy days in the changing rooms?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on March 10, 2017, 06:14:48 PM
Some more pics of that XP80 are needed @procricket . Looks a beauty!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: wilkie113 on March 10, 2017, 06:27:31 PM
Cracking looking kit that dave
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Bwcc on March 10, 2017, 06:45:44 PM
(http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt220/jamietilling/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-03/4E7F6B25-E6CE-40E5-9182-639310BBB8FF_zpsso3ttvyq.jpg) (http://s613.photobucket.com/user/jamietilling/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-03/4E7F6B25-E6CE-40E5-9182-639310BBB8FF_zpsso3ttvyq.jpg.html)

Think I'm done collecting kit for this season
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Alvaro on March 10, 2017, 07:06:00 PM
@Bwcc nice kudos. Do you know what the pressing trick is that allegedly makes such a difference?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Bwcc on March 10, 2017, 07:10:12 PM
I think that's all marketing smoke and mirrors @Alvaro
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Alvaro on March 10, 2017, 07:12:40 PM
I think that's all marketing smoke and mirrors @Alvaro

Oh complete horse. If it was that different why not press all their bats that way. It was the first sign the brand was going south imo...

:)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Ams4287 on March 10, 2017, 07:13:34 PM
@procricket  not seen an ace for a number of years Dave, bit of nostalgia
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Bwcc on March 10, 2017, 07:14:52 PM
exactly @Alvaro if you can make better pressed bats make all your bats better pressed 
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Bwcc on March 10, 2017, 07:15:47 PM
Just noticed the grains on that ace @Ams4287 that looks stunning
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: procricket on March 10, 2017, 07:20:10 PM
the ace is a original pro bat
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: e4sby on March 10, 2017, 07:30:31 PM
the ace is a original pro bat

Get it on eBay mate, will be worth a fortune!

You've got some stunning bats mate - first dibs of you decide to sell any....
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: procricket on March 11, 2017, 01:48:03 PM
I'm going to going to strip the kaboom so it in original condition as it a aoc bat from last year...

think I stick a decent reserve on the lot @e4sby

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Northern monkey on March 11, 2017, 02:00:40 PM
I'm sure there would be a few takers for the ace bat.

Managed to pick up some slaz gloves off flea bay
That's me done now, as long as jnr brings my bats back in one piece
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: DorsetDan on March 11, 2017, 02:08:05 PM
I'm going to going to strip the kaboom so it in original condition as it a aoc bat from last year...

think I stick a decent reserve on the lot @e4sby

Might be some takers at the *proper* Southern net tomorrow!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: procricket on March 11, 2017, 02:18:38 PM
aye no machine I don't think dan...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: laurencepickin on March 11, 2017, 05:21:28 PM
This is my kit for the 2017 season I got all of the Gray-Nicolls kit this year and they will be used as my match softs the three bats will be used in nets and the legend will more then likely be my match bat for the season, all I need now is a white grip for it. The other pads and gloves will be used in the nets and as a spare set of kit, although the OLS gloves may be used in games If I want to use split finger gloves.

Here are the pictures.
(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg551/laurencepickin/IMG_9902_zpshb1ookbc.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/laurencepickin/media/IMG_9902_zpshb1ookbc.jpg.html)
(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg551/laurencepickin/IMG_9903_zpsbd1bikyi.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/laurencepickin/media/IMG_9903_zpsbd1bikyi.jpg.html)

Kit
Bats- Ian bell bat from hawk
       X2 Hawk XB900, Refurbished and plain
Pads- Gray-Nicolls Legend pads 2017
         Hawk XB900 2016
Gloves- X2 Gray-Nicolls Prestige 2017
           X2 Online stockist plain 2016
           Hawk XB900 2016
Helmet- Masuri VS Test Titanium with yellow stemguard
            Arytek steel Grille Helmet
Bag- Gray-Nicolls supernova duffle
Spikes- New Balance CK10
Others- Aero P2 Strippers
           Gray-Nicolls Arm Guard
           Hawk box
           Assorted brand batting inners



Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: KW9221 on March 11, 2017, 05:42:19 PM
@laurencepickin awesome kit mate. How much did you pay for those hawk pads? They look stunning and well protected.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 11, 2017, 06:25:58 PM
Incase I decide I fancy a change​ away from Hunts at any stage...

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170311_180731_zpsfnjmw1ie.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170311_180731_zpsfnjmw1ie.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170311_181341_zpslzj6kups.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170311_181341_zpslzj6kups.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Buzz on March 11, 2017, 07:11:40 PM
That looks way bet than your hunts kit Cam...!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 11, 2017, 07:29:09 PM
That looks way bet than your hunts lit Cam...!

Have you been drinking?  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: 19reading87 on March 11, 2017, 07:30:44 PM
@laurencepickin are you local to hawk?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: laurencepickin on March 11, 2017, 07:32:39 PM
@laurencepickin awesome kit mate. How much did you pay for those hawk pads? They look stunning and well protected.
@KW9221 Paid about 65 I think mate but ive seen them one sale for 55 before, they're great pads looks and protection wise and are great value for money.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: laurencepickin on March 11, 2017, 07:33:39 PM
@laurencepickin are you local to hawk?
@19reading87 Yes I am quite local its about a 30-45 minute drive from where I am.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: 19reading87 on March 11, 2017, 07:37:44 PM
@19reading87 Yes I am quite local its about a 30-45 minute drive from where I am.

Are you Warwickshire or the other way?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: laurencepickin on March 11, 2017, 08:27:24 PM
Are you Warwickshire or the other way?
The other way.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: KIPPERS on March 11, 2017, 09:17:42 PM
Just one addition Aldred Spectre Flea Bay
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: thedevil on March 12, 2017, 02:23:55 PM
Bats for now....other kit once decided  ;) Also lucky enough to know nick and tim a bit

(http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u486/devlin004/For%20sale/new/7734DA00-C0E2-4464-86A7-E946E79AF9E6_zpsisqegvrd.jpg) (http://s1070.photobucket.com/user/devlin004/media/For%20sale/new/7734DA00-C0E2-4464-86A7-E946E79AF9E6_zpsisqegvrd.jpg.html)

Shapes are not necessarily thruxtons etc, just preferred stickers
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 12, 2017, 02:34:10 PM
Did you colour that scuff sheet in? ???
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: thedevil on March 12, 2017, 02:51:44 PM
Did you colour that scuff sheet in? ???

Guess youve worked out which one is my favourite @WalkingWicket37    :D Been fixed a few times but still holds 1st place
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Kulli on March 12, 2017, 03:32:40 PM
Are they all TK made, some unusual looking shoulders in amongst them?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Jaffa on March 12, 2017, 03:35:58 PM
Are they all TK made, some unusual looking shoulders in amongst them?

I was thinking the same.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: thedevil on March 12, 2017, 03:59:41 PM
Are they all TK made, some unusual looking shoulders in amongst them?

All from the brothers themselves, tend to deal mostly with Nick. Majority most likely off the CNC machine
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: brycenz on March 13, 2017, 06:50:19 PM
Great collection there thedevil, the merlin stickers are really started to grow on me the more I see them around
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Kulli on March 13, 2017, 06:59:38 PM
All from the brothers themselves, tend to deal mostly with Nick. Majority most likely off the CNC machine
Wonder if they have different styles of shoulder finishing each.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: it's_a_pudding on March 13, 2017, 10:24:14 PM
Always wanted the Thruxton. Those bats look beautiful.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: thedevil on March 13, 2017, 10:31:59 PM
Wonder if they have different styles of shoulder finishing each.

Yeah never really paid that much attention to it. Having looked at them now some of my older ones are different to my more recent ones
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: thedevil on March 13, 2017, 10:36:18 PM
Always wanted the Thruxton. Those bats look beautiful.

By far my favourite stickers ever from newbery. Subtle bit of flashness with the racing flags but not over the top. Between those and the classic grizzly stickers

Great collection there thedevil, the merlin stickers are really started to grow on me the more I see them around

Yeah picked up these by chance by popping into hove, and they interestingly let me purchase the stickers for 15(2 sets) after i mentioned the old ones they were selling online, whch i was surprised  by given they are continuing the range
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: 19reading87 on March 14, 2017, 09:48:18 AM
(http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/19reading87/BB4879A0-C93F-4874-9FA7-B1A283C2B841.jpg) (http://s766.photobucket.com/user/19reading87/media/BB4879A0-C93F-4874-9FA7-B1A283C2B841.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Alvaro on March 14, 2017, 09:56:22 AM
Nice @19reading87 - what are the speckles for the Uzi bat? Is it an impossibly light wand.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: 19reading87 on March 14, 2017, 10:00:17 AM
Nice @19reading87 - what are the speckles for the Uzi bat? Is it an impossibly light wand.

37 mm edge, 65 mm spine. Currently weighs 2.10 but just need to add a scuff sheet
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Mowglee123 on March 14, 2017, 05:00:44 PM
Here is my kit for 2017. In the process of acquiring another long blade RS.

SS Master 9000 long blade, 42mm edge, 66 spine 2.10 was my match bat last year and is currently on a ventilator. It performed exceptionally well.
SS Reserve Edition SH, It hasn't seen as much use yet. Ignore the white tape, it'll come out. Not sure what i was thinking.
B3 crown, actual Shan Masood bat that Streaky sold off through his Facebook offering last year. Ok bat. I am just not getting along with it. Maybe a bit too light. Was sold off at 2.10 but ended up being 2.8.
RS pro SH, this is a gift for a friend. Unreal ping
RS pro LB, 40mm edge, 65 spine, no concaving, 2.10. This will be my match bat this year. Looking forward to using it.

(http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b520/mowglee123/2017%20gear_zpsqhxsbija.jpg) (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/mowglee123/media/2017%20gear_zpsqhxsbija.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: KW9221 on March 14, 2017, 05:16:03 PM
@Mowglee123 nice collection mate. I like your bat collection.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Umi on March 14, 2017, 05:19:30 PM
Love your collection mate, I have the TON reserve bat as well same stickers also, but not getting used to it. Probably will sell it
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: it's_a_pudding on March 14, 2017, 05:19:43 PM
Ss Master looks like it's had some use. Bats look lovely the reserves grains are very prominent!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: GoodLeave on March 14, 2017, 08:18:50 PM

RS pro SH, this is a gift for a friend. Unreal ping

Can I be your friend too?

We might have to have a chat about blue pads and green gloves though. It's making me feel ill.

SS Reserve looks like a beast. Lovely graynes. That's the one you should gift me  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: DorsetDan on March 14, 2017, 10:23:02 PM
@Mowglee123 How do you like the handles on the RS Pro's? I don't know if it is just the picture but they look a bit square at the bottom??? How thick would you say they are?

Ta!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Mowglee123 on March 14, 2017, 10:30:23 PM
@DorsetDan The handle feels really good. It is thickish semi oval at the bottom and round at the top. I usually put two grips on all my SS bats, but will stick with the one grip on RS. Robinsons quality is really top notch.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Mowglee123 on March 14, 2017, 10:31:54 PM
@GoodLeave  Why not.. Absolutely  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Mowglee123 on March 14, 2017, 10:34:19 PM
@GoodLeave good point about the mismatch in colors. I do have a blue BAS players gloves as well that I plan to use. Also, in the process of getting a RS Robinsons all white glove (clearly becoming their biggest of fans. Even their scuff sheet is top notch). Will use the Kookaburra for nets only. Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: DorsetDan on March 14, 2017, 11:12:55 PM
Sorry this is getting a bit off topic but the kit looks great :) @Mowglee123 thanks for the handle info. I'm guessing the RS Pro is a mid middle? Roughly how far up from the toe would you say the middle is if you are able to measure it?

Good to see a properly used bat in the pics too! :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Mowglee123 on March 15, 2017, 05:54:16 PM
@DorsetDan yes it is mid to low middle. I am not sure exactly how much higher the middle. Will measure and can post back if needed.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Jaffa on March 16, 2017, 12:28:19 AM
I still have to get my gear into (the same) place. In the meantime here's a photo or two.

The theme was I needed 2 of everything. High and low(ish) middle plus T20 bats with their wet weather spares.

The pink gripped bat is the AOC test bat made by Hunts and is going very well. Turbo profile. The Vortex is the spare.

High middle bat on it's way from Hunts (Matt hybrid profile) while the Aura is the spare.

And the silver gripped one is a LB H4L Hellfire is spare for just in case something happens to the AOC Hunts.

I was fixated that I needed T20 bats so along came the Mongoose and the Uzi. Good as they are I can't see myself going to the middle with one of these so they're surplus.

The GM is promised to a team-mate. The SAF is a bit of an enigma to me. Well made but the face is too round for me and it's out of vogue. CA was my match bat but toe is cracked and needs repair. The one of the left is just an old school LH Slaz (V800?). Just wanted a cheap 'old' profile LH to see what they're about.

Pads - Puma Iridium Flex and Kook Pro's
Gloves - Ayrteks, M&H Black sausage and Kook Pro's
Thigh pads - Foxes, Remfrys and Mongoose.
Fielding pads - Foxes
Helmets - Albion 98 and Club Pro
Bags - GN Supanova, Newbery tour and Adidas players duffle.


(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b540/busav8/IMG_0755_zpstdnhczny.jpg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/busav8/media/IMG_0755_zpstdnhczny.jpg.html)

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b540/busav8/IMG_0775_zpscr5pqctp.jpg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/busav8/media/IMG_0775_zpscr5pqctp.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Northern monkey on March 16, 2017, 07:31:16 PM
@Mowglee123  stunning bat collection!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: sanredrose on March 16, 2017, 08:20:18 PM
Helmets - Albion 98 and Club Pro

Finally an albion helmet :D, seeing one after a long time ...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: sanredrose on March 16, 2017, 08:22:31 PM
@Mowglee123 - Master 9000 seems to have taken a lot of brunt. How long have you been using this bat? Some of my friends have had broken handle issues with this model. Wondering what is your experience ...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Mowglee123 on March 21, 2017, 04:26:28 PM
@sanredrose I got only one season out of it unfortunately, about 550 to 600 runs. I am a hard hitter, so that doesn't help. However, I agree with others that SS bats are relatively drier, but perform really well. Regarding the handle, it has been ok. This was a custom bat made by jatin sareen, and I think he put these stickers since this model had just been launched. I didn't pay for this bat :) 
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: DorsetDan on March 23, 2017, 10:03:00 PM
Really enjoyed the pre-season to try loads of kit and see what I like and what I don't. Have much more stuff but am unlikely to use it ever again as I am pretty settled with what I have now. The tools are sorted now just the plonker using it to work on :)

GN Maverick http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=41349.0 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=41349.0)
GN bags: Not too big and all I need in a neat package
Aero body protection: Most comfortable kit by a long way and feel natural so a winner for me
GM helmet: Super light, super comfortable and super cheap http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=40141.15 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=40141.15)
Pads: TON something or other with logos removed for first class cricket (not that I need to worry about that!). Tiny pads so awesome
Gloves: TON Pro: Feel natural, very light and fit well so can't ask for more.

Not FKW but enough consistency between brands to keep my OCD at bay ;) :) Roll on the season!

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3827/33612507425_041790c1c0_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: KW9221 on March 24, 2017, 01:28:50 PM
@DorsetDan only one bat? :o I thought you should always carry minimum of 2 bats with you at all time.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: DorsetDan on March 24, 2017, 03:59:28 PM
Have a few, only like one. Another arrived in the post today ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: KW9221 on March 24, 2017, 04:17:45 PM
@DorsetDan is it good enough to be your bat this year?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: GoodLeave on March 25, 2017, 08:02:41 PM
Had my kit out this evening so thought i'd throw some photos up. Bit of a Saturday night puzzle at the end too.

Nothing new for the 2017 season unfortunately. Should have some more cash towards the end of the season so i'm eagerly awaiting the EOS sales so i can fulfil my destiny of becoming Kook Surge FKW. For now i'll have to be happy with Puma FKW.

(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/GoodLeave/IMG_0769_zpsy1r21d2g.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/GoodLeave/media/IMG_0769_zpsy1r21d2g.jpg.html)

The Kit:

Bats:
Puma EvoSpeed 1SE 2015 - Match Bat
Puma EvoSpeed 4 - Net Bat

Pads:
Puma EvoPower 1SE 2015

Gloves:
Puma EvoSpeed 1SE 2015

Helmet:
Shrey Masterclass Air Steel 2015, With NeckGuard 1.0 - Build quality on mine is excellent. Go figure.

Thigh Pads:
Aero P1 V6.0 Strippers

Boots:
Puma EvoSpeed 2015

Extra:
Millions of Puma Inners (Serious FKW territory)
Aero P1 Arm Guard (Never used, never seen a ball bounce over hip height in Sheffield)
Aero Abdo-Guard, With briefs not pictured
Box of Balls - New Dukes, for when i fancy an evening of swinging. Use a potato for my usual filthy Offies.

Bag:
GM Original Duffle 2016

Now. The Puzzle.

Who makes Puma? I always thought it was FCS. But i rolled down the grip to see if i could find any clues and found this "UK" mark and a stamp on the binding... Any ideas?

(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/GoodLeave/IMG_0775_zps1cxn8yno.jpg) (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/GoodLeave/media/IMG_0775_zps1cxn8yno.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: shizzie on March 27, 2017, 05:33:30 PM
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/Photo%2027-03-2017%2017%2055%2052_zpswz9uaant.jpg)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/Photo%2027-03-2017%2017%2056%2024_zpse1he9isp.jpg)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/Photo%2027-03-2017%2017%2056%2000_zpsoky7hfmw.jpg)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/Photo%2027-03-2017%2017%2056%2012_zpsz8xeqv0e.jpg)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/Photo%2027-03-2017%2017%2056%2006_zps8n6pewbg.jpg)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/Photo%2027-03-2017%2017%2056%2017_zpsrm8klga1.jpg)

My 2017 Kit

BATS
SS Limited Edition
MB Malik Bubar Sher Limited Edition
CA Plus 15000
MRF Grand Edition

GLOVES
SS Millennium
SS Dhoni
MRF Grand Edition
CA Players 15000
MB Malik

HELMETS
Masuri VS Titanium
Shrey Air Titanium

PADS
SS
CA

SPIKES
Nike
Puma
New Asics

THIGH GUARD
Aero P1

 :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: KW9221 on March 27, 2017, 06:45:16 PM
@shizzie nice kit mate! Which ones are your match bat?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: shizzie on March 27, 2017, 07:50:09 PM
@shizzie nice kit mate! Which ones are your match bat?
thanks mate, CA is match bat, MRF is new wanna have that as match bat next season mate :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: FattusCattus on March 27, 2017, 08:02:41 PM
@shizzie  my pizzie - love many parts of your kit. Love the Malik, and the CA pads and gloves - how do you find them to use?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Bwcc on March 27, 2017, 08:41:04 PM
That ca looks beautiful
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Woodyspin on March 27, 2017, 08:47:07 PM
The MRF intrigued me more if im honest... 
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Bwcc on March 27, 2017, 08:54:06 PM
Once I zoomed in a bit I realised they are all lookers
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: shizzie on March 27, 2017, 09:07:36 PM
@shizzie  my pizzie - love many parts of your kit. Love the Malik, and the CA pads and gloves - how do you find them to use?
CA and malik gloves are very comfy and CA pads not as comfy as SS though  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: shizzie on March 27, 2017, 09:08:48 PM
Once I zoomed in a bit I realised they are all lookers
Thanks matey, the SS was apparently rejected by one of Kings XI punjab player in IPL  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: FattusCattus on March 30, 2017, 08:34:47 PM
Okey dokey - here's mine (and before anyone says it, yes I have more bats than my talent dictates - but hey!! that's why I'm on the forum!!)

You'll have to click on the images to make them bigger I'm afraid!!

First of all the general kit:

Bag:  Faithful Salix Pod- love these, and a really good size bag for the club cricketer

Pads & Gloves:  Blank Bats plain - I cannot tell you how good this stuff is, light, comfortable and flexible

Helmet: Original 'Graham Gooch' Albion retro-lid

Thigh Pads: Strippers - can't get past them, well comfortable

(https://s16.postimg.org/oofg2r7sx/image1_-_Copy_3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/oofg2r7sx/)



Bats:

Right to left:

GN Nemesis 4* - 2.9lbs and well, well pingy.
Willostix Hurricane - 2.9lbs - boy does this pick-up well!!
Red Ink X2 Custom - 2.9pls - took a while to open up as last years match bat, but really flies now
H4L DVL Hellfire - 2.8lbs - This years match bat, knocked in and ready to go, mallet test would suggest a definate keeper!!!!
Chase Custom - 2,12lbs - LH / Short Blade and just bloody massive, the go-to stick for T20 violence!!!

(https://s12.postimg.org/sjr7mozft/image2_-_Copy.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/sjr7mozft/)
(https://s21.postimg.org/iazjqucj7/image3_-_Copy_3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/iazjqucj7/)

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Buzz on March 30, 2017, 08:39:05 PM
I always knew you were the Stig Bruce
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Alvaro on March 30, 2017, 08:39:29 PM
Glorious grippage
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Bwcc on March 30, 2017, 08:47:35 PM
How is that h4l a dvl?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: FattusCattus on March 30, 2017, 08:53:42 PM
It's got a big old chunky knot out of the back and edge which has been filled - otherwise it's in pretty good nick!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 30, 2017, 10:23:46 PM
I always knew you were the Stig Bruce

Or his chunky American cousin 😊🇺🇸
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on March 30, 2017, 10:38:23 PM
That nemesis looks a beauty @FattusCattus !
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Cow_corner on March 31, 2017, 01:11:18 AM
Where did you source the Stuart Surridge stickers from?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: FattusCattus on March 31, 2017, 09:19:59 AM
GCHQ or whatever it's called in Australia. I wouldn't bother, they are stupidly expensive and not the best quality anyway
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Alvaro on April 14, 2017, 07:01:44 PM
Well, with the first friendly tomorrow, and before it rains or I have a change of heart, here are my kit bags for this season league and my friendly side.

League first
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/4dcddfaada9ee00d6a209249c7f357fc_zpsuv1ghzel.jpg)

Bat: Uzi Sports Black Mamba, 2.98. Great ping all over this bat, unlikely to be challenged for no.1 spot for a good while.
Softs: Batas Cricket, top stuff, great value and protection really pleased with these.
Helmet, Masuri Test steel - this is a stopgap in this bag  until my new club lid arrives.
Aero P2s
Asics Gel Advance

Friendly second
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/cd1b914263a6da3b1fe6cdb486f4f274_zpsvfdhbnq4.jpg)

Bats: Hunts Insignia, 2.9, GM Neon 808 a pair of beauties from Jake at Vitas. The Hunts is proper and will step up if anything happens to the Uzi, the Neon is just waking up too.
Softs: SS Whiteouts and Newbery Marlins. Lovely.
Masuri Test steel well, you've that those before.
Aero P2s old, stinky, ripped and grooved to my person, hence the new ones above.
Asics 100 not outs

The league stuff packs up beautifully into a GN Legend, the friendly a chintzy Slazenger Tour SD special.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: FattusCattus on April 14, 2017, 07:23:08 PM
Woof!! @Alvaro  - love that Insignia - you know how I love my funky bat shapes!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Alvaro on April 14, 2017, 07:26:51 PM
Woof!! @Alvaro  - love that Insignia - you know how I love my funky bat shapes!


(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/e6f3f00b26a393281543162b59410171_zps6a01856e.jpg)

As it's Friday ...

Speak to Jake, he can make Tony Cook do wonderful things if you cross his palm with silver.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: FattusCattus on April 14, 2017, 07:31:14 PM
Ooooof! Gotta have a sit down!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Northern monkey on April 14, 2017, 07:42:37 PM
Look at that!
I'd have a do wi that
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: langer17 on April 14, 2017, 07:55:39 PM
Think I have that same SD slazenger Tour bag. It's pretty good value
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Buzz on April 21, 2017, 05:11:50 PM
Very similar to last year for me. A splurge of orange and blue SG hilite softs (I have spare set of the pads in the garage), lovely blank bats plus some blank bats gloves, my bonkers masuri lid and the spikes...

([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170129_133315_zpsb7rfvmi7.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170129_133315_zpsb7rfvmi7.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170129_133332_zpschxm9itn.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170129_133332_zpschxm9itn.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170129_133338_zpsloe66amv.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170129_133338_zpsloe66amv.jpg.html[/url])


So last year in the month before the season started I ended up with a whole new set of kit.
Despite being happy with my kit, it appears I may have done it again... 😮😮

Seems I have a load of the new adidas kit... lousy pics below, but my match kit will now be
Masuri lid with ti grille
Adidas elite pads and 2 pairs of elite gloves
SG thigh pad set
SG bag
Nike spiked trainers and some NB boots too...
And my trusty blank bats
Not sure now this happened.
Also got some adidas whites to.

FYI the pads are the same super light weight as my SG pads but a much better quality with leather instep. Likely to squeak mind!

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMG_20170421_180512_zpsqquyhofw.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/IMG_20170421_180512_zpsqquyhofw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Northern monkey on April 21, 2017, 05:23:24 PM
Like them pads
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: DorsetDan on April 21, 2017, 06:12:20 PM
Great looking kit @Buzz !

Urban camo bag and white lid are at opposite poles on the traditional vs modern stakes though :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 21, 2017, 08:03:04 PM
First game of the season tomorrow.
I've just packed my bag, and this is what I'll be taking with me.

I'm still not 100% set on my match kit for 2017 but this may be a good indication of what I'm leaning towards!

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170421_205653_zpsavcf7clg.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170421_205653_zpsavcf7clg.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170421_205739_zpsldeqobhj.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170421_205739_zpsldeqobhj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: FattusCattus on April 21, 2017, 08:20:41 PM
Ah! You are packing the wooden thigh-guard @WalkingWicket37  - have you packed your wooden knob-guard too?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 21, 2017, 08:22:34 PM
Ah! You are packing the wooden thigh-guard @WalkingWicket37  - have you packed your wooden knob-guard too?

The moonwalkr is the wooden sounding thigh guard Fattus!
As for a knob-guard I'm just going to put a cycle helmet down there...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Jaffa on April 22, 2017, 12:21:02 PM
Mostly settled on my gear.

The Bats
Custom Hunts players grade, still needs to be prepared.
Hunts AOC test bat in Revolution profile. Going very well.
GM Aura 404 with butterfly stain on the back. Wet weather/loan bat.
Plus possibly an Aldred Sovereign Butterfly.

Pads
Puma Flextech, very comfy and light.
Stretton fielding pads. I feel a must for any bowler.

Gloves
Kook Kahuna Pro players. Protection and feel.
M&H T1, cheap and good enough.

Thigh pads
White Remfrys
Black Stealth Strettons

Helmets
Albion 98
Albion Elite Pro, very light
There's also an Masuri on it's way to me.

Shoes
Adidas, replacing my SL22 mids, a lot lighter but I'm missing the extra support.
Puma Evos for when I'm feeling fleet of foot.

Match Bag
GN Supanova duffle
Newbery Tour (mainly for storage)

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b540/busav8/IMG_1769_zpsxqvnnnrw.jpg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/busav8/media/IMG_1769_zpsxqvnnnrw.jpg.html)


Honourable mentions
M&H Leather bag
Adidas Players duffle
Player issue Albion 98

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b540/busav8/IMG_1770_zpsf5z6a8xb.jpg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/busav8/media/IMG_1770_zpsf5z6a8xb.jpg.html)


On their way to me
Adidas Players coffin. Bought for a mate who has since changed his mind. Might interest someone outside the UK.
GM Six6 Academy Original.
Aldred Sovereign Butterfly.
Salix LH softs bought as a bundle along with LH P2 strippers and Masuri Titanium lid. Anyone fancy some cheap LH gear?

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b540/busav8/image1_zpsqojtmlkf.jpg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/busav8/media/image1_zpsqojtmlkf.jpg.html)
(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b540/busav8/IMG_1636_zpstob0hayb.jpg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/busav8/media/IMG_1636_zpstob0hayb.jpg.html)
(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b540/busav8/13052cea-c10f-428b-bad1-7bbdfc65b112_zps32ejoijd.jpg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/busav8/media/13052cea-c10f-428b-bad1-7bbdfc65b112_zps32ejoijd.jpg.html)


Not made the cut
GN Lucky 7 - 2lb9oz on the handle, 2lb12oz in reality. Now modified the handle with medical tape and magnetic tape (on the knob). The pickup and feel is way better.
SafBats Origin - really nice bat but the face is too round for me.
GN Vortex 5 Star - Very nice rebound but too heavy at 2lb 10,5oz , even with the tape modifications.
GM 1885 - again very nice but face is too round for me. Team mate is after this.
H4L LB Hellfire - Spoilt for choice. No reason to be on the left behind list apart from too many bats.
Nike spikes - too big at size 46.
Albion Club - Very nice but too many helmets.

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b540/busav8/IMG_1771_zpswubzqtgz.jpg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/busav8/media/IMG_1771_zpswubzqtgz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: langer17 on April 22, 2017, 02:45:28 PM
This is what I bought over with me from Australia (have much more gear back there). Purchased the helmet here and only have the arm guard because you never know haha.

(http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h440/butsy1723/20170422_140823_zpsdjtwkwa2.jpg) (http://s1109.o.com/user/butsy1723/media/20170422_140823_zpsdjtwkwa2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Northern monkey on April 22, 2017, 04:39:33 PM
First game tomorrow
Probably using last years bat, or may dig my old Affinity toro out and use that, as I've given it a good sand and it's looking lovely.
Plus I've got three h4l Devils that may get a run out at some stage
Gonna look a bit of a tit walking out with loads a bats and swapping every 5 mins tho!

Gloves, I've got some top end slaz which I love and pads are gn lightweight things
Shoes are my old asics

And my trusty Uzi duffle

Sorted
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Kulli on April 29, 2017, 06:31:04 PM
Not sure too much has changed from 2016 but my 2017 year is all set.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/FB63EBA6-FB98-4DC7-82BB-F6841F656044_zpshed6hyct.jpg)
Bats are L-R and in order of ranking (and all costing less than 150)
Ton Butterfly 2'8
TK made Slazenher V5 2'7
CA 5000 2'8
Blank Bats Tour shape 2'9
CA 5000 2'7 Match bat

The Ca was a 60 bargain from eBay, on her last legs now but still flies more than the rest. Battle between the Bb and her pretties sister when she does finally give up.

GN Legend pads, got a well used pair for Jake that I like so much I splashed the cash on the new ones in blue.

Newbery SPS 1
Salix Pod Pro

Stratton fox thigh guard set

Ancient non compliant Masuri kid
New balance  4020 trainers
Shock doctor jock and box

Not pictures is a Ton and Red Ink duffles.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 01, 2017, 10:35:56 AM
Taken me until after my first game to get around to sorting photos. Largely because I've been spending loads of time chasing frisbees nationwide, but we have family staying next weekend so my store room/ brothers old room needs to be emptied!

This is my kit for now, but will likely change as I think my B3 is on the way out and I've trashed my softs a bit.

Bats from left to right:
Icon Signature 2lb10. Bit of a minger but definitely a goer. I love the profile but tend towards a lighter bat still. Body off Baywatch, face off Crimewatch this one.
B3 Shape 19 Bespoke 3 Stripe 2lb8. Absolute goer, but suspect a toe crack has got rapidly bigger up the face and will be terminal in the near future.
GM Flare Original 2lb9. More traditional shape, understatedly quality and a very reliable backup.
Kookaburra Impulse 950 2lb7. More a net bat or slogging bat than anything, held together with considerable amounts of glue in the shoulder, handle, splice and toe.

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_51_11_Pro_zpsdgnh7kty.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_51_11_Pro_zpsdgnh7kty.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_51_43_Pro_zps3n8af7ed.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_51_43_Pro_zps3n8af7ed.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_52_02_Pro_zps1pn4ydr3.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_52_02_Pro_zps1pn4ydr3.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_52_09_Pro_zpsezp1dxx6.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_52_09_Pro_zpsezp1dxx6.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_52_25_Pro_zpsr5ornxtz.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_52_25_Pro_zpsr5ornxtz.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_52_31_Pro_zpsvxkz4vlw.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_52_31_Pro_zpsvxkz4vlw.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_53_36_Pro_zpsu3hmljil.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_53_36_Pro_zpsu3hmljil.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_53_41_Pro_zpsam3hes0q.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_53_41_Pro_zpsam3hes0q.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_53_58_Pro_zpsmnsliolk.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_53_58_Pro_zpsmnsliolk.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_54_05_Pro_zpsgdoctrg6.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_54_05_Pro_zpsgdoctrg6.jpg.html)

Pads, Gloves, Keeping kit all Legget and Coe Prophecy. Nice but doesn't seem to be particularly hard wearing. Asics Gel spikes and a Shrey Air Titanium with NekTek finishes off the lot.

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_54_45_Pro_zps70h5qifw.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_54_45_Pro_zps70h5qifw.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_55_18_Pro_zpsei1x0d2m.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_55_18_Pro_zpsei1x0d2m.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_55_35_Pro_zpsxwtvab5j.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_55_35_Pro_zpsxwtvab5j.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_55_51_Pro_zpsicsxl9i1.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_55_51_Pro_zpsicsxl9i1.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_56_14_Pro_zpsja6swtyz.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_56_14_Pro_zpsja6swtyz.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_56_27_Pro_zpsusrpjljo.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_56_27_Pro_zpsusrpjljo.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_57_23_Pro_zpstqugv6u9.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_57_23_Pro_zpstqugv6u9.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_57_49_Pro_zpstxv7k2pp.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_57_49_Pro_zpstxv7k2pp.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_10_58_15_Pro_zpsyqki19er.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_10_58_15_Pro_zpsyqki19er.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20170501_11_00_37_Pro_zpsmsqzczvo.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20170501_11_00_37_Pro_zpsmsqzczvo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 01, 2017, 10:41:11 AM
@mohawks94 if you're that worried about the crack in the B3 becoming terminal why don't you glue it before it gets to that stage?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 01, 2017, 10:48:00 AM
It was glued when it had a separate repair after last season, and I've glued it during winter nets when it opened up again. On the profile picture it's the crack on the upper edge on the toe.

I will be re-gluing it today to make sure it lasts a bit longer.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: procricket on May 01, 2017, 11:00:08 AM
love the icon mate looks a very good shape.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 01, 2017, 05:35:51 PM
Well I think I've got my match day bag pretty much set for the season now.

Bag
Following a few rave reviews on here, and encouraged by the fact it can hold 3 bats I got myself a Supernova duffle!
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170501_152445_zpsyfpf2a9l.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170501_152445_zpsyfpf2a9l.jpg.html)

Shoes
Spikes - Asics Gel Gully 3
These were in the pro direct end of season sale and I loved the colour.
Worn these in a couple of games now, rubbed a touch first game but comfy enough.
I've done the opposite of most people and replaced the normal laces with quick laces.

Astro - GM Maestro rubbers
Bought at Dummer when I turned up to net without any shoes!
Cheap but incredibly comfy. I removed the GM badges from the side so they match my other gear and swapped the laces out for quick laces.
For the price I am really impressed with these, highly recommended.

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170501_153107_zpscnxeuohn.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170501_153107_zpscnxeuohn.jpg.html)

Softs/protection
GN legend batting pads.
Top of the range and rightly so, was initially unsure of the twist in these but after a couple of nets you don't notice it.
Not the lightest pads in the world, but protection and comfort is excellent!

GN prestige gloves
Classic look and sausage fingers, excellent protection, need I say more?
Some may find them a bit bulky but I love mine!

Moonwalkr thigh guards
Possibly a bit bright for some, but they go under your whites!
Light, comfy, good protection and a ridiculously good price! A great alternative to the ever popular Aero strippers

Masuri OS2 Titanium & stem guard
More classic look than the VS I had last season.
I find the OS is more comfortable and is lighter than the VSv

Oakley radars
Old faithful Oakley's I've had since 2010.
Think these are the now discontinued G26 lenses which were great for cricket (now overshadowed by the cricket specific Primz)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170501_153835_zpsrz0sm2vp.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170501_153835_zpsrz0sm2vp.jpg.html)

Match bats
Hunts County Aura 700
2lb10 & 5/8 with 1.5 grips and a scuff sheet. Bought from Jake last season and after knocking in and a few nets it started to ping nicely.

Gray Nicolls GN500
2b11 & 1/8 with 1.5 grips and a scuff sheet. Hand picked for my by Jake again.
Heartwood on the inside edge and nicely balanced. Not the prettiest face but performance more than makes up for that.

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170501_160724_zps6lhywnbd.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170501_160724_zps6lhywnbd.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170501_160816_zpscw9f9rgt.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170501_160816_zpscw9f9rgt.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170501_160850_zpsrdgfi8ra.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170501_160850_zpsrdgfi8ra.jpg.html)

For net use/being played in
Hunts County Aura batting gloves
Bought to match my bat, nice and flexible. Good protection & pittard palms

Gray Nicolls Velocity XP1 550 batting gloves.
Bought these as a bit of an impulse buy in Serious Cricket.
I removed the Velocity badges as they weren't central and it was doing my head in!
Very comfortable for sub 30 gloves and ideal for net use.

Forest Storm white bat
2lb10 & 1/2 with 1.5 grips and a scuff sheet. Being borrowed by a teammate who seems to like it.
This is almost a Laver esque profile with plenty of wood in the hitting area.

Hunts County custom
2lb11 dead with 1.5 grips. I have knocked this in and the response when tapping up a ball is rather good.
I need to apply a scuff sheet and get using this now!

Gray Nicolls Sabre
2lb9 & 7/8 with 1.5 grips. Bought from Jake as I have a bit of a soft spot for scoopy Gray Nicolls bats.
Repaired a crack on the edge it got after one use (should have used the middle). Need to apply a new scuff sheet and get using it again!

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170501_175701_zps4p3dyczy.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170501_175701_zps4p3dyczy.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170501_161437_zpsdnbmvppf.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170501_161437_zpsdnbmvppf.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170501_161739_zpsf0kmsdsr.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170501_161739_zpsf0kmsdsr.jpg.html)

Rather worryingly I still have plenty of decent willow waiting to be used that isn't included in this lot.
It's a nice problem to have but I may need to have a clear out at some stage... :-[
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on May 01, 2017, 06:13:50 PM
Mines nearly complete once pads and gloves arrive next week, bat going well and finally found the middle of it at the weekend a few times. Still searching for the perfect duffle that has capacity and pockets to suit my needs.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: raza147 on May 02, 2017, 01:00:27 PM
first league game saturday and i finally have my match kit sorted
(http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/araza1/F90C608A-353B-40AC-92C1-95D8E51D191F_zpsuo6gvo7u.jpg) (http://s1044.photobucket.com/user/araza1/media/F90C608A-353B-40AC-92C1-95D8E51D191F_zpsuo6gvo7u.jpg.html)

(http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/araza1/48E6AECC-7E75-45F6-91A7-EFA6AC936A33_zps36fmwmog.jpg) (http://s1044.photobucket.com/user/araza1/media/48E6AECC-7E75-45F6-91A7-EFA6AC936A33_zps36fmwmog.jpg.html)

(http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/araza1/D36A8719-6209-4ACE-BB3F-CF1F2C6DDE2C_zpsmyh0s1kv.jpg) (http://s1044.photobucket.com/user/araza1/media/D36A8719-6209-4ACE-BB3F-CF1F2C6DDE2C_zpsmyh0s1kv.jpg.html)

bats
gn xp80 - 2-10.5
b3 mullinator - 2-9.5
bb b20 - 2-9.5

gn legends
gn prestige
ton sanga le
stretton fox thighpads
masuri test helmet
gn legend duffle



Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: petehosk on May 02, 2017, 01:07:34 PM
first league game saturday and i finally have my match kit sorted

bats
gn xp80 - 2-10.5
b3 mullinator - 2-9.5
bb b20 - 2-9.5

gn legends
gn prestige
ton sanga le
stretton fox thighpads
masuri test helmet
gn legend duffle

What are you using for main match bat?
Have you used that XP80? If so, how does it play?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: raza147 on May 02, 2017, 01:16:57 PM
xp80 will start as my match bat, have used in 5 nets sessions, absolutly love it, probably the most pingiest bat iv ever had.. i was surprised how good the ping is lower on the bat considering how high the middle is
will start using the b3 once its played in
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 02, 2017, 01:32:30 PM
@raza147 is that tape or binding at the bottom of the XP?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: petehosk on May 02, 2017, 01:40:26 PM
xp80 will start as my match bat, have used in 5 nets sessions, absolutly love it, probably the most pingiest bat iv ever had.. i was surprised how good the ping is lower on the bat considering how high the middle is
will start using the b3 once its played in

Thanks for that. Always good to know how some of these bats play  :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: raza147 on May 02, 2017, 01:41:51 PM
@raza147 is that tape or binding at the bottom of the XP?
its tape buddy
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 02, 2017, 07:20:20 PM
Ok here goes,

bats:

Newbery Krakatoa sps stickered as a tt
Hell 4 leather devil with tempo stickers
Also got a couple more but these are the main two - ss master 1000 and a blank stickered as a newbery uzi

pads:

Heritage spitfire
Newbery tt

Gloves:

H4L custom
Cicada
Grey nics predator 4 star (old)

extras:

Masuri elite ti
P2s
Oakley polarised jawbone with extra lenses (the orange ones)
Grips
Salix bat wax
2016 sl22s
Bose soundlink
Grips
Spare spikes and blanks
Balls
Edge tape
Scissors
Grip grip
Bat cone cross mallet

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah106/alexhill11/7FE5258B-536D-4D33-A6CE-4CF7DE9DAB9B_zpsk8yjilgx.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/alexhill11/media/7FE5258B-536D-4D33-A6CE-4CF7DE9DAB9B_zpsk8yjilgx.jpg.html)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah106/alexhill11/04887333-70EB-4789-9197-2989F648AE78_zpsene9noz4.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/alexhill11/media/04887333-70EB-4789-9197-2989F648AE78_zpsene9noz4.jpg.html)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah106/alexhill11/F9AB7A52-101C-4C1D-B1C7-7E99CA8DB452_zpsny8dks1z.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/alexhill11/media/F9AB7A52-101C-4C1D-B1C7-7E99CA8DB452_zpsny8dks1z.jpg.html)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah106/alexhill11/77633FC0-B6E1-464F-86E6-65AFFFAF3806_zps2vl8zssv.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/alexhill11/media/77633FC0-B6E1-464F-86E6-65AFFFAF3806_zps2vl8zssv.jpg.html)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah106/alexhill11/F2099855-921B-423B-9779-24113A805F63_zpshm6qispk.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/alexhill11/media/F2099855-921B-423B-9779-24113A805F63_zpshm6qispk.jpg.html)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah106/alexhill11/FF13F8A0-BC4C-40B7-B9DD-B31427CC88C3_zps3hxoeatp.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/alexhill11/media/FF13F8A0-BC4C-40B7-B9DD-B31427CC88C3_zps3hxoeatp.jpg.html)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah106/alexhill11/727E3DE7-2EBF-41AE-AB5D-FA13ECCF6208_zpsm5pwmgz5.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/alexhill11/media/727E3DE7-2EBF-41AE-AB5D-FA13ECCF6208_zpsm5pwmgz5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: KW9221 on May 02, 2017, 09:02:27 PM
Beautiful kit @alexhilly1492. Which pads and gloves do you use in match?

@raza147 Great bats pal. Especially B3 and GN x80 look yummy.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 03, 2017, 06:32:52 AM
The heritage pads and h4l gloves mate and at the minute I'm using the tt stickered newbery
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Biggie Smalls on May 03, 2017, 09:56:31 AM
([url]http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/Photo%2027-03-2017%2017%2055%2052_zpswz9uaant.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/Photo%2027-03-2017%2017%2056%2024_zpse1he9isp.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/Photo%2027-03-2017%2017%2056%2000_zpsoky7hfmw.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/Photo%2027-03-2017%2017%2056%2012_zpsz8xeqv0e.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/Photo%2027-03-2017%2017%2056%2006_zps8n6pewbg.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/Photo%2027-03-2017%2017%2056%2017_zpsrm8klga1.jpg[/url])

My 2017 Kit

BATS
SS Limited Edition
MB Malik Bubar Sher Limited Edition
CA Plus 15000
MRF Grand Edition

GLOVES
SS Millennium
SS Dhoni
MRF Grand Edition
CA Players 15000
MB Malik

HELMETS
Masuri VS Titanium
Shrey Air Titanium

PADS
SS
CA

SPIKES
Nike
Puma
New Asics

THIGH GUARD
Aero P1

 :)


How are you finding those ss dhoni 7 gloves compared to the mrf kholi gloves ? Same as bas players ?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: skip1973 on May 03, 2017, 10:17:22 AM
My favorite ever asics shoes.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Northern monkey on May 04, 2017, 06:18:43 AM
I do like the look of those xp80,s
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 04, 2017, 07:11:43 PM
Two days before the season starts, and my number one bat is away being checked over by the doctor at B3, and the handle on my number two has broken this evening. Down to my Flare and Icon, plus two Legget bats that are too heavy. Great.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Ams4287 on May 04, 2017, 07:38:15 PM
Two days before the season starts, and my number one bat is away being checked over by the doctor at B3, and the handle on my number two has broken this evening. Down to my Flare and Icon, plus two Legget bats that are too heavy. Great.

Ah only 4 bats to choose from - only could this be a catrosphiry on the forum! 😂
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: FattusCattus on May 04, 2017, 07:41:12 PM
Yes, the last 4 sticks really is scraping the bottom of the barrel! 😱
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: DorsetDan on May 04, 2017, 08:03:51 PM
First world problems eh? :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFyvOvGb4oQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFyvOvGb4oQ)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: mohawks94 on May 04, 2017, 08:50:54 PM
Ah only 4 bats to choose from - only could this be a catrosphiry on the forum! 😂

Realistically two as the leggets are far too heavy for scrawny me and are both on ebay at present. Frustrating as I look after my sticks properly. But I can see why that may come across as a bit uptight from me.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on May 11, 2017, 11:08:42 AM
Sent this bat off to James @ Jedi Cricket for a Refurb as I was feeling a bit lazy.

Before
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4157/34205167550_73084510db_z.jpg)

After
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4191/33748093954_e25bd94819_c.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4163/34591097645_bab4c32218_c.jpg)

Not bad grains - 16
My new 'light' bat 2lbs 7 dead.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Northern monkey on May 11, 2017, 07:12:53 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Alvaro on May 12, 2017, 12:11:15 PM
proper job
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on May 12, 2017, 01:22:59 PM
Used it last night, cannon for a 2lbs 7oz bat! Very happy boy.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Northern monkey on May 20, 2017, 07:46:44 PM
After the toe dropped off my match bat last week, the legend Mr Hosk,quickly sorted me out a stunner

And,,, it's a Salix
Absolute weapon, the middle on it, is huge, just a beautiful piece of English craftsmanship
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: tom line on May 20, 2017, 07:53:14 PM
After the toe dropped off my match bat last week, the legend Mr Hosk,quickly sorted me out a stunner

And,,, it's a Salix
Absolute weapon, the middle on it, is huge, just a beautiful piece of English craftsmanship

The refurb on it wasn't bad either 😉😜
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: sanredrose on May 23, 2017, 02:36:12 AM
b3 mullinator - 2-9.5

@raza147 - Your B3 Mull looks real nice. Profile number of this bat?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: raza147 on May 23, 2017, 12:06:40 PM
@sanredrose profile number is 5466, its a lovely bat
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: t2ylo on June 04, 2017, 03:23:23 PM
I've taken the plunge & reduced to 2 match bats for the season - the pick of which is this MRF
I obtained it from a fellow enthusiast and crickey it goes.
Two grips and a light oil has taken it to 2.12

(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg545/t2ylo/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-06/5239BC2C-DC9B-4A5B-924E-CB3A794B2776_zpslnm2dko0.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/t2ylo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-06/5239BC2C-DC9B-4A5B-924E-CB3A794B2776_zpslnm2dko0.jpg.html)

(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg545/t2ylo/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-06/EF3A7C85-1C6D-4FD9-9E1D-FB476850CE64_zps6q0o1aqv.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/t2ylo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-06/EF3A7C85-1C6D-4FD9-9E1D-FB476850CE64_zps6q0o1aqv.jpg.html)

(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg545/t2ylo/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-06/3EF5AEE0-5F0A-47DA-9ECD-EFDBA687A132_zpsw9133uon.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/t2ylo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-06/3EF5AEE0-5F0A-47DA-9ECD-EFDBA687A132_zpsw9133uon.jpg.html)

(http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg545/t2ylo/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-06/B5C6D46C-7012-44FD-AC1A-2278288B856A_zpso6jtz4kn.jpg) (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/t2ylo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-06/B5C6D46C-7012-44FD-AC1A-2278288B856A_zpso6jtz4kn.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on June 05, 2017, 01:27:18 PM
@t2ylo nice profile.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Tailendfielder on June 05, 2017, 05:59:09 PM
I watched that good looking bat smash my filth for two sixes. Nice plain white robinsons gloves as well.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Northern monkey on June 06, 2017, 04:24:10 PM
Got myself a lovely B3 as well.
Had to trim a bit of weight off it, only an ounce or so
But pings unreal, really looking forward to using it
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: t2ylo on June 06, 2017, 05:39:52 PM
I watched that good looking bat smash my filth for two sixes. Nice plain white robinsons gloves as well.

Cheers mate - the Robinsons softs are seriously lovely - I've been very impressed.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Ams4287 on June 06, 2017, 05:47:14 PM
Cheers mate - the Robinsons softs are seriously lovely - I've been very impressed.

Any pics @t2ylo ? Always liked the styling and simplicity - what's the sizing like?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: t2ylo on June 06, 2017, 06:50:40 PM
https://twitter.com/t2ylo/status/872163129010028547

Lazy way to upload photos but internet is in short supply with kids home

Sizing is great. Perfect for me & i have recently used m&h and county gloves
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on June 07, 2017, 02:26:55 PM
2 more bats purchased  :(  not sure why.....both potentially to be sold to team mates for a profit :-D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: sanredrose on June 07, 2017, 06:37:03 PM
2 more bats purchased  :(  not sure why.....both potentially to be sold to team mates for a profit :-D

No photo means it doesn't exist  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on June 07, 2017, 09:06:02 PM
No photo means it doesn't exist  :D

The are nothing 'Amazing' but here is a cheeky Preview!

Bat 1
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4212/34999584722_2bb20c5569_c.jpg)
Bat2
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4276/35033945381_3f3906c27f_c.jpg)

Name the Brand/Brands?

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Biggie Smalls on June 07, 2017, 09:26:01 PM
The are nothing 'Amazing' but here is a cheeky Preview!

Bat 1
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4212/34999584722_2bb20c5569_c.jpg)
Bat2
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4276/35033945381_3f3906c27f_c.jpg)

Name the Brand/Brands?



Brew Box !
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: sanredrose on June 07, 2017, 09:29:13 PM
The are nothing 'Amazing' but here is a cheeky Preview!
Name the Brand/Brands?

Absolutely no clue  :D :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: velvetsky01 on June 08, 2017, 07:56:35 AM
Heres mine - I took the photos before adding a pair of Aldred Batting pads and a G2 H4L Hellfire

(http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz3/velvetsky01/cricket/C39B8692-08A9-4B64-9BAE-9818847FDF6A_zpsykqgf9nn.jpg) (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/velvetsky01/media/cricket/C39B8692-08A9-4B64-9BAE-9818847FDF6A_zpsykqgf9nn.jpg.html)

(http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz3/velvetsky01/cricket/20392F09-8F4C-4B53-8436-297004F0D208_zpsdqxsgs8o.jpg) (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/velvetsky01/media/cricket/20392F09-8F4C-4B53-8436-297004F0D208_zpsdqxsgs8o.jpg.html)

(http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz3/velvetsky01/cricket/8F1EA087-2137-494A-A17A-70374A583BBD_zpsqvzebmdp.jpg) (http://s808.photobucket.com/user/velvetsky01/media/cricket/8F1EA087-2137-494A-A17A-70374A583BBD_zpsqvzebmdp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: cricketbadger on June 08, 2017, 09:07:45 AM
The are nothing 'Amazing' but here is a cheeky Preview!

Bat 1
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4212/34999584722_2bb20c5569_c.jpg)
Bat2
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4276/35033945381_3f3906c27f_c.jpg)

Name the Brand/Brands?

Pryzm bats both of them
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on June 08, 2017, 12:01:15 PM
@cricketbadger
Half correct - only 1 is.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: ljtinsley13 on June 09, 2017, 02:22:54 PM
Hi all, I've not seen much on here about this boutique brand called Elite Cricket but I have started using this gear this season after using big brands in the past who are just after your money and no customer service!

Its a new boutique brand from Scarborough in Yorkshire and so far so good, this kit is amazing! The brand is run by a Father and Son I think based up there and the kit is absolutely class!

Ive got full gear with keeping gear also, and to put it to the big brands, this keeping gear is the best I have ever used I used to use GM and that was it I was a keeping snob with that brand! The gloves are so soft and supple and you can wear them straight out of the packet, which for any keeper will know is brilliant!
Could someone help me upload pictures, it wont let me for some reason.

Thanks


Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: edge on June 09, 2017, 04:37:53 PM
So are you the father or the son @ljtinsley13 ? ;) You can't upload photos to the forum, you'll need to do it on a photo sharing site like photobucket etc and embed them in your post.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: ljtinsley13 on June 09, 2017, 04:51:59 PM
im neither I'm afraid. I'm from sunny Shropshire not Yorkshire!

Thanks for the help, I'll add them when I'm next on the PC!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: sanredrose on June 10, 2017, 08:38:33 PM
@velvetsky01 - Kit looks nice. For the bats can you add more details like weight, edge size etc?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on June 13, 2017, 08:26:39 PM
Bat 1 bought, Phantom - Made in India (believed to be the same as Vitas Lion bats) - 2lbs 9, New for 2017/18, mix between Illusion and Cyborg (asked for Illusion stickers), came with a full length Orange bat cover.
Shoulder: 15 mm
Edge:37 mm
Toe:15mm
Spine:60mm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4219/35124106332_ba67b2692a_h.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4280/34902859180_3da13da2b4_h.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4275/35124105112_c8e656b3d3_h.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4247/34902858300_1bec0f379e_h.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4212/34902857970_ba7611019b_h.jpg)

Bat 2, Pryzm P4 (Grade 3) like a H4L Devil...but cheaper with code atm (MYSTERY) and you get a hat! 2lbs 10, hand made in the UK!
Shoulder:10mm
Edge:35mm
Toe:20mm
Spine:59mm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4239/34902857450_e0861f4143_h.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4203/34902857070_b40d532d02_h.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4195/35124102282_f4610521a1_h.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4217/34902856280_114c8bb332_h.jpg)

Bats Side by Side
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4266/35124101342_288d4278c5_h.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4255/34902854980_bde10de438_h.jpg)

Observations,:-
Pick Up: Both pick up very well, Phantom wins as its lighter
Handle: Pryzm oval, Phantom Round
Response: without knocking in, Pryzm wins, a trampoline like bounce already
Price: Both cost the same, but I am sure the Phantom will be more expensive when it officially comes out. Both between 125 and 130 posted.
Grains: I had a choice for both, picked the best Pryzm wins with 8 straight grains, take those blemishes out between the grains and its a G1 Easily! Phantom has 6
Finish: both exceptional
Shape: almost identical, Phantom spine runs slightly lower.

Have already sold the Phantom to a team mate, he picked it up and said wow! How Much...I was silly enough to not make a profit lol, but he now has no excuse to blame the bat!

Overall, I would say these are great bats to have a go with!

Hope you Enjoyed!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Ams4287 on June 24, 2017, 11:12:05 AM
(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/ams4287/2017%20Kit/5A26C132-2BB7-44B0-8422-1BD99FAF4E8B_zpsyyhwmvco.jpg)


(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/ams4287/2017%20Kit/E4036C76-5B48-4513-9340-086752DC8697_zpstomveibs.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Biggie Smalls on June 24, 2017, 12:26:17 PM
That prism is super for a grade 3 .  :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on June 25, 2017, 10:25:05 AM
That prism is super for a grade 3 .  :)

Bargain for those grains.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on July 04, 2017, 07:13:18 AM
Pads [Warspo / Bellingham & Smith / H4L]
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4287/35700546415_7ca9b56fa7_z.jpg)

Helmets [Shrey Steel / Shrey Ti / Masuri Steel]
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4232/35700548275_7be4b717cc_z.jpg)

Gloves [ B&S x 2 / H4L / Blueroom]
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4144/35531533202_94acdb09e7_z.jpg)

Bats to follow....
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 04, 2017, 02:58:46 PM
This is what I have been using last few weeks and really happy with this years GM kit. Massive improvement in the performance of GM bats in my opinion this year

Pads - GM 808
Gloves GM 808 and GM ST30
GM original thigh pad set
Masuri TI
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/IMG_0274_zpsca0kxpxc.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/IMG_0274_zpsca0kxpxc.jpg.html)

Bat is a GM Chrome signature from Asad, stunning performance 2.9

(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/IMG_0275_zpsxdfbvy4r.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/IMG_0275_zpsxdfbvy4r.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/IMG_0277_zpsfnufzgef.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/IMG_0277_zpsfnufzgef.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/IMG_0278_zpsenmjjdbm.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/IMG_0278_zpsenmjjdbm.jpg.html)





Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Sivlar13 on August 01, 2017, 03:29:43 PM
Have finally added the final touches to my kit for this season. Needless to say now I am a FKW. This kit should last me to the end of next season, but as a forumite, there is always a chance/inevitability that I'll get more.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZQkqzNC.jpg)

Really happy with the selection of bats that I've got for this year, most of which won't be allowed if the regs went across all the divisions, hopefully won't come to mine!

(https://i.imgur.com/PPGKC4r.jpg)

Apologies for the ridiculous sizing of these pictures, still trying to work Imgur out!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: springbok45 on August 01, 2017, 06:15:24 PM
Saw your collection on the B&S Instagram account earlier, very nice.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Biggie Smalls on August 01, 2017, 10:31:29 PM
@Sivlar13 , hows the black edition bat treating you ( i really love the shape / coverage idea ) ?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Sivlar13 on August 02, 2017, 12:42:34 PM
@Sivlar13 , hows the black edition bat treating you ( i really love the shape / coverage idea ) ?

The ping is exceptional that is for sure mate! Ping from just above the toe to just below the stickers. At the moment using the one with blue stickers as my love for shorter blade bats grows.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: FattusCattus on August 03, 2017, 11:59:39 AM
@Sivlar13  - Sylvia, I'm not very 'au fait' with the B&s range. Is the shorter blade / longer handle one a standard model?  also, what is the purple-stickered one on the far left? That is a very interesting shape.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Sivlar13 on August 03, 2017, 12:15:39 PM
@Sivlar13  - Sylvia, I'm not very 'au fait' with the B&s range. Is the shorter blade / longer handle one a standard model?  also, what is the purple-stickered one on the far left? That is a very interesting shape.

The shorter blade one isn't a standard model unfortunately, only a few of them were produced I believe. One of my favourites though for sure!

The purple stickered one is a refurbished Kippax with a change of stickers! Very square.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: t2ylo on September 09, 2017, 06:28:57 PM


(https://s26.postimg.org/t0d32amnd/IMG_5235.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/473j1n3mt/)

A productive afternoon of cleaning up and re-gripping bats before they go away for the winter
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: wcepunter on November 27, 2017, 03:14:10 PM
My Kit For This Season:
Bats~
MRF virat Kohli grand edition 2'10
 Old blank bat same shape 2'9
Pads~
GN e41 1000le
Gloves~
GN legend
GN F10 15000
Puma calibre reserve
All with full length inners
Thigh pad~
Stretion fox inner and outer
Helmet~
Old musuri test can't bet it
Wicket keeping~
Puma pulse 5000 gloves
Puma Eco speed 3000 pads
Aero p1 inners
Bag~
Gn legends standup wheelie bag
Shoes~
Asics gel advance 4
Asics runners

All gear the the Australian version
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on November 28, 2017, 12:36:51 PM
@wcepunter Rule#1 - no pics, they don't exist!

Don't forgot - Photobucket does not work - try Flickr! BBCODE
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2017 season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on November 28, 2017, 12:43:08 PM
https://postimages.org/ (https://postimages.org/)

Easiest site I've seen/used for uploading photos. Prefer it to Photobucket!