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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2021, 04:06:27 PM »

Im a bit less scientifical. A bat either picks up well or not.

For me, it lets me get a big bat in a little bit less weight and the majority of the time, thicker shoulders which (in my head or not) helps me manoeuvre the ball better when glancing on the back foot.

Go custom, support a batmaker on here and have a play.

It has been suggested (many times) elsewhere that size/weight ratio has little to do with a bats performance. (Speak to the Big Ginge if you're still not convinced.)

But I think you've got totally the right attitude in regards to pick-up. It not something that you can calculate with numbers and measurements.
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #46 on: November 02, 2021, 06:26:47 PM »

During my time at one of the Forum Sponsors we found from club players and International players that the Shorter Blade 'DOES' increase batspeed however please think that youre removing around an ounce from further up the bat and putting it on the rest of the blade. 

And Im sorry 'It not something that you can calculate with numbers and measurements.' is incorrect! When designing with CAD there are calcs which you can aquire which give you this and thats why I was able to create over 75 Bespoke desins which receive positive feedback
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2021, 09:10:17 AM »

I guess Ill have to agree to disagree with your views on this mr edge,,
It's a bit of a moot point, but ok - how would you make an equivalent shorter blade bat pick up better? Same mass and shape, but that mass is now further away from your hands - it must pick up 'worse'.
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2021, 01:28:53 PM »

It's a bit of a moot point, but ok - how would you make an equivalent shorter blade bat pick up better? Same mass and shape, but that mass is now further away from your hands - it must pick up 'worse'.

You have to hold the bat further up the handle, you cant choke the shoulders
Personally, Ive used this style for about ten years now,,originally with an af toro, I think that was about 45mm shorter blade from memory , I had to build up the grip to stop my hands dropping down the handle
Dead weight on that bat was pushing 2.12,,,picked up nice, but was more about bat speed with certain shots,,,I couldnt cut the quicker balls but generally I could play most shots comfortably

Fast forward to my knackered present day body and Im down to about 2.10 dead weight with a 25mm shorter blade
Picks up like a feather, and the lighter weight means I can bat a little longer without suffering fatigue.

Definitely definitely suits some but not all
As with all things, each to THEIR own,,,and whatever suits a particular batting style/game/wickets etc etc

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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2021, 08:17:48 AM »

It's a bit of a moot point, but ok - how would you make an equivalent shorter blade bat pick up better? Same mass and shape, but that mass is now further away from your hands - it must pick up 'worse'.

I don't think the weight transfer is notably going to make it pick up better or worse, I think it is down to the bat maker and wood placement.  Moving a few cms and spreading them across the bat wouldn't be a massive change for most people, and I have two normal bats, both 2.10, but pick up is notably different due to shape.

The one thing I noted when I used a short blade, and I prefer them generally, is that I realised I held the bat a little further down the handle, which made the longer handle offset some of the weight, which may be one reason why people feel it could pick up better.
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Re: Shorter blade T20 style bats
« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2021, 10:14:24 AM »

Ngl this concept sounds pretty interesting and I'm interested in trying that out.
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