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Shorter blade T20 style bats
« on: March 27, 2018, 10:50:12 PM »

So what is the view on the shorter blade T20 style bats? Has anyone swapped to these? No you like them? What are the pros and cons?

Personally ive never seen, picked up, or used one so I was just curious.

Are pros using them?

Are the h4l 50/50 and the Newbury Blitz the main ones?

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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 11:00:41 PM »

I've got a couple, one Mongoose cor3 which is quite a bit shorter and one I made myself which is only half an inch smaller than standard. They're great, made myself one to experiment and I'm a convert.
Pros - I like the feel and more wood where it's needed can't be a bad thing. Cons - none? So long as the blade isn't too much shorter there aren't any downsides that I've found batting with one. They do pick up a bit more bottom heavy than a similar standard blade but that's just personal preference whether you'll get on with it or not. If you choke the handle with your bottom hand you won't like them obviously.
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 12:18:23 AM »

I have been using one as a net bat this winter.  I haven't noticed a big difference in the pick up or balance.  The biggest issue I have found is that I use an oval handle but as my hands are further up the handle with it being longer, my bottom hand is above the oval part of the handle so that it feels like a round handled bat.  I have a strong bottom hand grip with is partly compensated by using an oval handle, but as my bottom hand is above the oval section of the handle, I am dragging balls to leg.
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 03:51:21 AM »

I like to grip the handle right in the middle of regular SH bat, so when I needed to grip the bat higher in the shorter blade, longer handle version, I couldn't get on with it. Also, holding the bat higher on the handle made me uncomfortable in playing horizontal bat shots. And I could feel this difference even with just the 1-2 cm shorter blade bat I tried that some people said one wouldn't even notice. All depends on the person I guess..
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 06:26:19 AM »

I've recently reverted to using a short blade bat I had made up back in 2014 and can't look back from it - likely to end up being my match bat come April 14th.

The design itself is slightly different to usual as rather than being a shorter blade/longer handle, the shoulders are simply sloped down (similar to the Newbery Excalibur - effectively just involves taking a standard SH bat and dropping the shoulders either side). Pick up wise the handle and splice have been kept pretty thick so it actually picks up well for what should be a bottom heavy bat. It's probably around 1.5 inches shorter in the shoulders but obviously the same length overall as any SH. The main advantage is it weighs 2.8 and the edges are just under 40mm with the spine touching 65/70mm :D.

I should add I'm 6ft 3", so the shorter blade/t20 style bat not being suitable for taller players is a myth in my opinion!
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 07:15:31 AM »

I have all sorts of T20 style bats including an MMI3, Bulldog, COR3, custom Red Ink and Warbird. Those bats that are an inch/half inch shorter blade make no difference whatsoever, the massively thick handle of the MMI3 posssibly suits some more than others, the fairly thin handle and lightweight nature of my bulldog make it very easy to use. If I play 'normal' sorts I don't find it makes a difference which bat I use.
Then again my bats weigh from 2lb 6oz to 3lb 2oz So I'm not one of those fussy people.
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 07:23:53 AM »

I used a Black Cat Joker for a season. Can't believe I sold it ( On every CBFer's gravestone!) . I dragged a few to leg but they were sailing 20m over rope so wasn't a problem.. So much more power generated
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2018, 07:27:35 AM »

If a GM Neon counts, then it's the best bat I've used for scoring runs.
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2018, 07:43:05 AM »


Are the h4l 50/50 and the Newbury Blitz the main ones?
The H4L 50/50 is a more traditional shape with smaller edges and higher spine - you maybe thinking of the H4L Warbird - which is a shorter length blade
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2018, 07:45:42 AM »

If a GM Neon counts, then it's the best bat I've used for scoring runs.

I used a GM Chrome most of last year (regular SH bat) but I picked up a GM Neon in a silly PDC flash sale which is 15mm shorter blade longer handle and I must say it does just feel better and I seemed to play more shots as seemed to have move confidence when hitting over the top, now this may be a mental thing as I was gripping the bat a bit higher on the handle as I have always chocked the handle as being an opening bat I want lots of control so feel like holding lower helps this.
Coming into this season Im torn between the hat I have always used ie regular SH ot the slightly shorter blade Neon, but I am close to becoming a convert to slightly shorter blade, Ill never go to Mongoose levels but they are becoming more popular
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2018, 07:55:06 AM »

 the Willow Whisperer @KettonJake himself did pick it out for me, so that's partly the reason for its effectiveness...
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2018, 08:29:37 AM »

I have this b*stard - it's huge and I love it. It's not knocked in yet but it taps up amazingly.

It makes me feel very sexy and I will surely be a better batsman with it!



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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2018, 10:54:21 AM »

We have had a few made in sizes 5, 6 and Harrow

Here's one that's was bought Monday, by an adult, Harrow length bat, size 6 blade, 36mm edge



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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2018, 02:16:49 PM »

Anyone know where I can get a really cheap but reasonable short t20 blade style bat? Ive never had the chance to use one and have no idea how I'll get on with one. Tried to buy a mongoose to no avail the other day
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2018, 02:21:28 PM »

The H4L 50/50 is a more traditional shape with smaller edges and higher spine - you maybe thinking of the H4L Warbird - which is a shorter length blade

Yeah i was thinking of that - Thanks.
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