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Title: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Churchy1989 on February 13, 2018, 12:00:00 PM
Decided to get a B3 Bat - after some review got a SSH Mull, Weight 2lbs 10.5oz, 105mm width, Edge 40mm ish, Spine 67mm ish.

Picks up well - the only gripe is the thickness of the standard oval handle WHICH B3 HAVE SAID I CAN SEND BACK AND THEY WILL ADJUST IT TO BE THINNER! but I am not sure if I wanted it smaller yet.
Just to give you an idea its like 3 normal grips on my BB bat. -I am a bit busy knocking other bats atm to get around to sorting this out.


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Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: edge on February 13, 2018, 01:42:25 PM
Looks nice that, has the Mull shape been MCC updated?

Keep the handle, it's so hard to find a proper handle these days it'd be a waste to thin it down! Strange though, both B3s I've had I asked for a thick handle and both were distinctly skinny, imo anyway. No accounting for taste I suppose!
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Umi on February 13, 2018, 01:44:54 PM
Best strickers in the business
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: edge on February 13, 2018, 01:48:38 PM
Best strickers in the business
What stickers?
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Umi on February 13, 2018, 02:00:57 PM
B3 stickers
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Churchy1989 on February 13, 2018, 02:09:45 PM
Looks nice that, has the Mull shape been MCC updated?

Keep the handle, it's so hard to find a proper handle these days it'd be a waste to thin it down! Strange though, both B3s I've had I asked for a thick handle and both were distinctly skinny, imo anyway. No accounting for taste I suppose!

No I wanted to try a 105 mm face to see how high the spine would go.

ill get to the handle end of next week I think. few bats to knock in.
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: moonball on February 13, 2018, 02:13:33 PM
What stickers?

SUPERB
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Tailendfielder on February 13, 2018, 08:15:50 PM
I want one!
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: JB on February 13, 2018, 09:04:12 PM
I love a B3 handle, I think the thick handles balance them well
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Canners on February 13, 2018, 10:33:34 PM
Lovely bat mate
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Churchy1989 on March 12, 2018, 07:48:03 PM
So a little update on the B3 after an oil, rounding of the edges, and my normal knocking in process (just ask @velvetsky01  about the H4L i knocked in), after 1.5 hours  i had a few issues.

Some cracking of the grains by the edge, the face lifted off the toe in a bizzare manner, middle pinged but slightly concerned, it pinged well so what is a few issues really cause a problem? Sent some pics to  @simon_may put a scuff on.. after some concerns from Simon i then decided against this and called B3 the next day, who were about to close due to the snow... Follow up call by Richard after some pics, and looked like a new one was going to be made as a replacement..

Further call today with a follow up call tomorrow should hopefully resolve the issue.

Pics to follow AM.

Will advise the outcome.
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Churchy1989 on March 13, 2018, 03:19:24 PM


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Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: velvetsky01 on March 13, 2018, 05:40:44 PM
Christ never seen this before @Churchy1989 hope B3 can sort you out
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Alvaro on March 13, 2018, 05:51:22 PM
I had a bat do the very same. Maker replaced it without any fuss.
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Northern monkey on March 13, 2018, 06:19:15 PM
Wow!
That looks goosed!
Is that not storm damage??
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Canners on March 13, 2018, 06:44:15 PM
Wow- how hard were you hitting it with the mallet 😱
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Alvaro on March 13, 2018, 06:53:53 PM
More brittle low grade wood than storm damage.
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: KW9221 on March 13, 2018, 07:06:51 PM
Were you using metal mallet to knock it?
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: ppccopener on March 13, 2018, 07:29:30 PM
Yes I does look more like brittle wood knocking in should not do this

I would however be looking very close for horizontal lines or creases across the grain
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Churchy1989 on March 13, 2018, 07:38:53 PM
So I've done the same process as all my bats (circa 65) never seen this except a one off which was not pressed correctly...

Anyway, I've had a few comments from batmakers saying it's either a drying issue or storm damage.

Richard at B3 said he thought it was me taking a scuff off incorrectly...i explained this happened in the knocking in process and i was going to use it at a net (wqcked a hammer edge scuff on) then @simonmay5 5old me to send it back..

So another call today, they have sanded the bat and slimmed the handle, bat to be posted tomorrow, will review it and see how it plays, but i do feel this bat could have further issues 😫
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Kulli on March 13, 2018, 09:17:57 PM
It’s a drying/moisture issue. Usually happens in Kashmir willow bit occasionall in EW too.
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: SD on March 14, 2018, 12:52:25 PM
Looks nice that, has the Mull shape been MCC updated?

Keep the handle, it's so hard to find a proper handle these days it'd be a waste to thin it down! Strange though, both B3s I've had I asked for a thick handle and both were distinctly skinny, imo anyway. No accounting for taste I suppose!

I also found the handle on my B3 to be very skinny compared to my other bats
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: petehosk on March 14, 2018, 07:07:37 PM
Anyway, I've had a few comments from batmakers saying it's either a drying issue or storm damage.

Richard at B3 said he thought it was me taking a scuff off incorrectly...

Personally (only my opinion) is that it is storm damage or could be drying issue? There is no way that this particular cleft is structually sound!

And come on....surely nobody told you it was caused by taking the scuff off incorrectly? Seriously?
Title: Re: 1 Stripe B3 Mull
Post by: Butterfingerz on March 17, 2018, 03:38:47 PM
Hi Richard if B3 here.

The kind of feathering on the face usually only happens as a scuff facing is taken off when removing with the grain rather than across it, hence the question being asked.

As mentioned there were plenty markings on the face and edges of the bat when returned to us. There were some very small cracks also, these were only slight and sanded out. The bat had been pressed and tested the same way as all our bats are, if anyone want to visit and see how this is done please feel free to arrange a visit and we can talk you through what is done at B3.

Following comments the bats was further inspected for any potential storm damage and I can confirm there appears not to be any instances of this.

The bat has been returned, the face sanded, edges re-boned and new scuff sheet applied.

I’m very interested in the comment regarding the bat not being ‘structurally sound’ and would like to know why this would be said. The last thing we at B3 want to do is send out a new bat to a customer which will only come back because of a known issue.

I’d be interested to hear how the bat has been since been returned.