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WalkingWicket37

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Can a plank come good
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:23:49 PM »

Hi all

In what was now a rather silly idea I bought a couple of painted GM "players" from Sports Direct for the fun of stripping them down.

Having now used one of them a fair bit, and letting other players have a go it's turned out to be a total plank.

Is there anything I can do about this to try and get some kind of performance out of it, or do I just write it off as a lost cause?
Has anyone had a plank come good at all?
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Re: Can a plank come good
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 03:55:41 PM »

I did but it took years. I suggest you loan them out to enthusiastic youths.
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Re: Can a plank come good
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 04:20:49 PM »

@Gurujames as I'm sure everyone who used it will agree, this bat is such a plank it may put off said enthusiastic youth
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Re: Can a plank come good
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 04:27:44 PM »

@Gurujames as I'm sure everyone who used it will agree, this bat is such a plank it may put off said enthusiastic youth

Could put it on a knocking in machine for a while to see if there is any improvement?
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Re: Can a plank come good
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 04:30:50 PM »

@LEACHY48 the danger is it doesn't
The use of the machine would likely cost near to, if not the same as the bat did.

What started off as a bit of fun is now a waste of a bat grip haha
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Re: Can a plank come good
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 04:32:39 PM »

@LEACHY48 the danger is it doesn't
The use of the machine would likely cost near to, if not the same as the bat did.

What started off as a bit of fun is now a waste of a bat grip haha

Haha fair enough good point. Loan it out to a junior bat badger to knock in for hours on end?
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Re: Can a plank come good
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 04:40:46 PM »

tidy it up again, add a clock or drill holes to turn into a wine rack?
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 04:42:10 PM »

You could try the "old school" oiling method. Give it multiple coats of oil. And if that fails.. resort to the old "stand it in a bowl of linseed" strategy. Could soften up the fibre a touch. Apparently, back in the day bats would be super hard pressed, and then players would spend a long time oiling the cr*p out of them. So this could work.
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Re: Can a plank come good
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2018, 05:15:36 PM »

You could try the "old school" oiling method. Give it multiple coats of oil. And if that fails.. resort to the old "stand it in a bowl of linseed" strategy. Could soften up the fibre a touch. Apparently, back in the day bats would be super hard pressed, and then players would spend a long time oiling the cr*p out of them. So this could work.

Witnessed someone do this  unfortunatly it didn't make much difference to the bats performance
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Re: Can a plank come good
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2018, 06:09:10 PM »

Start a bonfire...
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Re: Can a plank come good
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2018, 06:23:12 PM »

@WalkingWicket37 - mate, that doesnt even qualify as a plank, judging by the sound it made, its more of a plink or a plunk!
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Re: Can a plank come good
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2018, 06:54:00 PM »

Turn it into a shelf,,, that's all it's good for
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Re: Can a plank come good
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2018, 07:04:02 PM »

Northern what is he difference between a grade 4 UK English willow bat that is dead as an iron bar and a grade 1 or 2 English willow bat that does 'ping'

It's same wood but one has more elasticity than the other? Or is it all to do wi the pressing?

There's normally cosmetic differences but what else if anything separates the grades.

Something I've always wondered.
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Re: Can a plank come good
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2018, 08:16:22 PM »

Depends who using it Cameron!!!
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Re: Can a plank come good
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2018, 08:20:50 PM »

Grades are seperated by desireability created by the willow cosmetics which dictate price
We don't see many ugly grade 4s in shops
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