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Re: who makes joe root bats currently?
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2021, 03:09:23 AM »


Im not one to believe in the 2lb 13 but picks up 2lb 9 rubbish. Maybe it does pick up at that weight, but its scale weight is still 2lb 13 and unless you are comfortable batting long periods with that extra weight, you will notice it.

Well said. Most people go to a store / bat maker well rested and fresh. Heavy bats will feel ok, but after 50 overs of fielding, or in a long innings, it can be a totally different story. Thats why its important to have an idea of what weight you usually use, and not deviate from it.

Also feel that we should go a few ounces lighter than the pros, as they are much stronger and fitter. If Ben Stokes is using 2lb 9oz, I should be using 2lb 5!!
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Re: who makes joe root bats currently?
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2021, 07:43:43 AM »

Also feel that we should go a few ounces lighter than the pros, as they are much stronger and fitter. If Ben Stokes is using 2lb 9oz, I should be using 2lb 5!!

Can see why you'd argue that but a couple factors come into it IMO.

Firstly, we're not facing anything like the pace they are. There's a Hales clip from a while back where he said he went down from absolute monster bats to 2'10 ish because he started facing real pace and he had to get into position to play the short ball. Vast majority of clubbies will never face anyone genuinely fast.

Secondly, we're not playing with the quality of cricket balls or on the quality of outfields they are. There are some lovely club grounds but at most I've played on you need a bit of meat to get the ball away, you can't just elegantly time it all along the ground and make many runs. Equally, Stokes can probably hit a 6 with a 2'6 bat due to the sheer power he has. I need a bit of assistance to clear the infield and the best way I've found to do that is a bat with a bit of heft to it.
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Re: who makes joe root bats currently?
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2021, 10:03:41 AM »

Next you will be telling us that it is the fact that Joe Root is quite good that he can hit all those runs and nothing to do with him having a massive ultra low density urber pingy with loads of grains pro bat...
I just won't believe you.

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: who makes joe root bats currently?
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2021, 10:06:36 AM »

Slightly different note, @thebigginge did Root know that the bats were heavier than he'd asked for?

I've heard a few makers suggest that some of the pros will say they want a 2'9, come into the workshop to pick up a bat, take hold of a 2'11 or something and decide they love the feel and take that away despite the weight difference.

Interesting if it's the case and since hearing that I've tried to be a bit less picky about weights myself.

It can happen....but its pretty rare, and its not normally such a huge variance from there actual match weight
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Re: who makes joe root bats currently?
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2021, 10:17:26 AM »

Well said. Most people go to a store / bat maker well rested and fresh. Heavy bats will feel ok, but after 50 overs of fielding, or in a long innings, it can be a totally different story. Thats why its important to have an idea of what weight you usually use, and not deviate from it.

Also feel that we should go a few ounces lighter than the pros, as they are much stronger and fitter. If Ben Stokes is using 2lb 9oz, I should be using 2lb 5!!


From what I've been told, Stokes' bats end up nearer 3lb due to the number of grips he likes to whack on
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Re: who makes joe root bats currently?
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2021, 10:28:29 AM »

Regarding the size - in a cricket market where I am swamped with requests for "Pro size/shape" bats, these bats them selves were no more than average sized retail bats, my point being that the no.1 batter in the world was more than happy with a product that wasn't what the public expect it to be.


Had some Oblivion Stealths from you boys which were modest sized, to say the least, one of them with a 56mm spine and 38mm edges and at 2.10-2.11. When tapping up, the ceiling was in danger - on par with some of the top bats I've seen/had. There is something very appealing about a high volume bat at low weight, especially when buying off pictures. But it is all wood in the end, some pieces will just end up that bit special, regardless of density. Either that, or you sprinkled some magic dust on the bat. ;)
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Re: who makes joe root bats currently?
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2021, 02:49:55 PM »

  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D



Had some Oblivion Stealths from you boys which were modest sized, to say the least, one of them with a 56mm spine and 38mm edges and at 2.10-2.11. When tapping up, the ceiling was in danger - on par with some of the top bats I've seen/had. There is something very appealing about a high volume bat at low weight, especially when buying off pictures. But it is all wood in the end, some pieces will just end up that bit special, regardless of density. Either that, or you sprinkled some magic dust on the bat. ;)
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Re: who makes joe root bats currently?
« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2021, 03:16:13 PM »

I'm not bragging, but I can hit the ceiling with almost any bat. ;)
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Re: who makes joe root bats currently?
« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2021, 03:17:15 PM »

Imagine the Big Ginge was the new Keeley...
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