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Title: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: FattusCattus on January 09, 2018, 02:25:53 PM
Just got to thinking about a few brands that have disappeared over the years, or more interestingly, ones that don't seem to be stocked as much or have lower profiles:

Ihsan
AS
AM
Surridge (bust?)
Matrixxxxx
Hammer
Roman Jaques
Kicking Horse
Funky

Do they just drift away through lack of marketing, do they need players on telly using their stuff to raise profile?
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Churchy1989 on January 09, 2018, 02:56:30 PM
@FattusCattus if you mean Stuart Surridge - they are now Swannack - http://swannackmade.com/heritage/ (http://swannackmade.com/heritage/)
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Boondougal on January 09, 2018, 03:18:44 PM
@FattusCattus if you mean Stuart Surridge - they are now Swannack - [url]http://swannackmade.com/heritage/[/url] ([url]http://swannackmade.com/heritage/[/url])


Nice.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: FattusCattus on January 09, 2018, 03:20:43 PM
@Churchy1989  - ooh! That's interesting about Swannack, they even do a Jumbo copy - I was quite interested until I saw the prices!!!

I think they might be based somewhere in Surrey?
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Boondougal on January 09, 2018, 03:21:12 PM
Just got to thinking about a few brands that have disappeared over the years, or more interestingly, ones that don't seem to be stocked as much or have lower profiles:

Ihsan
AS
AM
Surridge (bust?)
Matrixxxxx
Hammer
Roman Jaques
Kicking Horse
Funky

Do they just drift away through lack of marketing, do they need players on telly using their stuff to raise profile?

PS (peak sports)

Always wanted a Ps bat as a kid. One of the seniors had one and it was a gun.

Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Rob580 on January 09, 2018, 03:25:52 PM
@FattusCattus if you mean Stuart Surridge - they are now Swannack - [url]http://swannackmade.com/heritage/[/url] ([url]http://swannackmade.com/heritage/[/url])


I love how they've called the middle of one of their bats the 'power hump'


'Lovely, got that one right out of the power hump'     -   Only to be read in the voice of Swiss Tony. (or Alan Partridge)
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: billyb on January 09, 2018, 03:27:55 PM
What happened to Willostix! Craved their gear when I was a kid, had a great social media and forum presence too. In fact, I managed to find an old junior Willostix Salamander last year as a gift to my partner here in Michigan- she loves it!
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Alvaro on January 09, 2018, 05:07:26 PM
Redback
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Northern monkey on January 09, 2018, 05:12:13 PM
Affinity
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on January 09, 2018, 06:25:29 PM
What happened to Willostix! Craved their gear when I was a kid, had a great social media and forum presence too. In fact, I managed to find an old junior Willostix Salamander last year as a gift to my partner here in Michigan- she loves it!

Softs and branding was spot on bats just broke in too 10000 pieces after a season, remember in. Pre-season game against the guys that ran Willostix 3 smashed into
Pieces and another 3 has bad damage
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Jaffa on January 09, 2018, 06:26:37 PM
Aedos.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: JB on January 09, 2018, 06:54:47 PM
Affinity

I'm awaiting a Carbine @Northern monkey  ;)
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: roco on January 09, 2018, 06:59:07 PM
Piri piri

Stac (used to love all their stuff)
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on January 09, 2018, 07:02:18 PM
What were people thinking of with some of these names?
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Maverick79 on January 09, 2018, 07:23:36 PM
Fusion
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: shadowlight on January 09, 2018, 07:49:14 PM
Woodworm (I think they are gone).  Also, were all the bat made in UK?
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Manormanic on January 09, 2018, 08:00:38 PM
Ah, but the greatest of all....

Open Championship!

I would love to find one of their bats in even halfway decent condition!
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Seniorplayer on January 09, 2018, 08:02:31 PM
Woodworm (I think they are gone).  Also, were all the bat made in UK?

Still going based in Redditch
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Andythomo21 on January 09, 2018, 08:04:05 PM
Woodworm (I think they are gone).  Also, were all the bat made in UK?

The woodworm gear is all found on The Sports HQ website.  Unsure where and by whom the bats are made but Woodworm were sponsoring Ian Bell very recently and possibly still are (although Iím unsure of this)?
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Seniorplayer on January 09, 2018, 08:06:51 PM
Piri piri

Stac (used to love all their stuff)
stac
still being
Made in Stourbridge to customer orders.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Chalkie on January 09, 2018, 08:11:15 PM
I have a Classic bat company Rapier and a DH Reaper in my small vintage collection.

Think Classic were in the Bristol area and folded a few years ago. Donít know much about the DH one, think it is from the 80s though
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: shadowlight on January 09, 2018, 08:11:45 PM
Still going based in Redditch

Thx.  Did not realize that they were still in business.  I remember Flintoff and Pietersen (sp?) using them couple of years ago.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: DiscoStu on January 09, 2018, 08:23:00 PM
I was going to say CJI but a quick google and their stuff still available. Our half-blind slogger swears by them.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Latest-CJI-SUMO-TROJAN-LIMITED-EDITION-FULL-SIZE-weight-3lb-10ozs-/380856437705 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Latest-CJI-SUMO-TROJAN-LIMITED-EDITION-FULL-SIZE-weight-3lb-10ozs-/380856437705)
 
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Whispering Death on January 09, 2018, 08:24:44 PM
I was going to say CJI but a quick google and their stuff still available. Our half-blind slogger swears by them.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Latest-CJI-SUMO-TROJAN-LIMITED-EDITION-FULL-SIZE-weight-3lb-10ozs-/380856437705 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Latest-CJI-SUMO-TROJAN-LIMITED-EDITION-FULL-SIZE-weight-3lb-10ozs-/380856437705)

Iíve just picked up a 3lb 7oz cji sumo lam - ping is ridiculous!! Not sure Iím man enough to use it tho!!
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: DorsetDan on January 09, 2018, 08:27:44 PM
CJI is a decent shop to pop in to for a chat. Still popular locally. Probably just not on here so much
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Seniorplayer on January 09, 2018, 08:36:26 PM
Fusion

Batmaker called it a day believe he asked on here if someone wanted to learn the skills.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Big Mac on January 09, 2018, 09:07:24 PM
I was going to say CJI but a quick google and their stuff still available. Our half-blind slogger swears by them.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Latest-CJI-SUMO-TROJAN-LIMITED-EDITION-FULL-SIZE-weight-3lb-10ozs-/380856437705 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Latest-CJI-SUMO-TROJAN-LIMITED-EDITION-FULL-SIZE-weight-3lb-10ozs-/380856437705)

75 quid for 3lb 10? I'm tempted...
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on January 09, 2018, 09:26:48 PM
Not gone I donít think but HitsHard element of Salix Iím not sure about.

Also Salix, donít hear or see anyone post much on there thread, obviously still about and maybe itís now living in Suffolk with Hunts & Garrad & Flack but canít remember seeing one (except mine) last year
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: DorsetDan on January 09, 2018, 09:29:29 PM
Loads of Salix in the South West. Vitas featured them quite a bit on the forum too when they were around
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: JK Lewis on January 09, 2018, 09:32:26 PM
Piri piri

Stac (used to love all their stuff)

Piri Piri are doing cricket coaching in Essex. I don't think they offer their own brand bats or gear now, they have a partnership with Kookaburra.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: sloggerroz on January 09, 2018, 09:34:09 PM
SAF bats, I used to love Andyís ask the batmaker
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: mattw on January 09, 2018, 09:51:21 PM
Vantage
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 09, 2018, 09:51:33 PM
Batmaker called it a day believe he asked on here if someone wanted to learn the skills.

They are still going but focused on the training aid side of things, stumps used globally by lots of international teams. We spoke to them way back when about developing new products but sadly nothing developed from it.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 09, 2018, 09:52:52 PM
Vantage

Been sold a few times and most recently purchased by DFCA who runs a cricket academy here in Bristol.

Id imagine quite a bit will pop up locally this forthcoming season.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: jayralh on January 09, 2018, 10:47:07 PM
stac
still being
Made in Stourbridge to customer orders.
I am going to Stac this Saturday

Basically for weight reduction on my current bat but might come home with new one.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: jayralh on January 09, 2018, 10:50:27 PM
I was going to say CJI but a quick google and their stuff still available. Our half-blind slogger swears by them.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Latest-CJI-SUMO-TROJAN-LIMITED-EDITION-FULL-SIZE-weight-3lb-10ozs-/380856437705 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Latest-CJI-SUMO-TROJAN-LIMITED-EDITION-FULL-SIZE-weight-3lb-10ozs-/380856437705)
I bought CJI blank bat kashmir willow for 40. Very cheap but I hit massive sixes with it. Opposition was in shock.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: addu84 on January 09, 2018, 11:19:26 PM
Ihsan are still around and doing well (in Pakistan). They do not market themselves as aggressively as as some of the other local brands (CA, HS, Malik) but their bats are not notch and very good value for money.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: snafu on January 09, 2018, 11:32:40 PM
What ever happened to silouette
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Silver Bullet on January 10, 2018, 01:57:22 AM
Just got to thinking about a few brands that have disappeared over the years, or more interestingly, ones that don't seem to be stocked as much or have lower profiles:

Ihsan
AS
AM
Surridge (bust?)
Matrixxxxx
Hammer
Roman Jaques
Kicking Horse
Funky

Do they just drift away through lack of marketing, do they need players on telly using their stuff to raise profile?

Ihsan is around and very much alive. In fact, it is one of the more popular brands where I play. A buddy of mine has an X1 that pings better than anything I've used in the last couple of years. There's 2-3 guys in the Pakistani national team currently using the X1 as their bat of choice.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: roco on January 10, 2018, 04:51:35 AM
stac
still being
Made in Stourbridge to customer orders.

By same guy?

Used to be stinking bats and good softs

Used all the gear when I played Brum league years ago
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Whispering Death on January 10, 2018, 06:28:24 AM
By same guy?

Used to be stinking bats and good softs

Used all the gear when I played Brum league years ago

Do you mean stonking or didnít you like them?
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: horseman on January 10, 2018, 07:22:04 AM
By same guy?

Used to be stinking bats and good softs

Used all the gear when I played Brum league years ago

Dave Banks Still makes them
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Kulli on January 10, 2018, 08:04:11 AM
Softs and branding was spot on bats just broke in too 10000 pieces after a season, remember in. Pre-season game against the guys that ran Willostix 3 smashed into
Pieces and another 3 has bad damage

Weren't the bats Salix made (at least some of them anyway).
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Mattsky on January 10, 2018, 09:03:33 AM
Affinity still very much alive. I have a nice Carbine that I bought through the forum. They have the Voodoo now with a higher middle than the Carbine (mid) or Spectre (low). And they can make one to your specs.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: mattw on January 10, 2018, 09:24:41 AM
Been sold a few times and most recently purchased by DFCA who runs a cricket academy here in Bristol.

Id imagine quite a bit will pop up locally this forthcoming season.

I knew that IW sold it to a guy who owned quite a few businesses - but it seems to have gone extremely quiet from there.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: mattw on January 10, 2018, 09:25:44 AM
Weren't the bats Salix made (at least some of them anyway).

I believe it was only their one model that was made by Salix. Can't remember the name but I'm pretty sure it was the one that was lazer-engraved.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: justnotcricket86 on January 10, 2018, 09:25:51 AM
Solitaire
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: mattw on January 10, 2018, 09:28:03 AM
Solitaire

Still going I believe, they released a new range of stickers last season. Still see plenty of them around the Worcestershire Leagues
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: FattusCattus on January 10, 2018, 09:48:56 AM
See - this is brilliant knowledge!!!!

It dredges up a few thoughts -

i) I once had a massive lam from Ihsan which was awesome (but didn't last long) from the Hosk - wouldn't mind another one of those again

ii) I think Willostix might have started out or finished off with Larsons stuff (but I'm happy to be corrected)

iii) I really, really want one of those new Swannack Jumbo shapes, might have to sell all my spare bits and bobs to get one (as I am financially responsible :))

iv) AS bats are right off the radar, there was a time when their V10 (?) was briefly a hot commodity and very good value for money

v) Does anyone remember many of the brief lives of stickered up brands on here?  (Bosom, Talisman, et al?)


Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Seniorplayer on January 10, 2018, 09:55:15 AM
Still going I believe, they released a new range of stickers last season. Still see plenty of them around the Worcestershire Leagues

Would say amongst teams from south Worcs Solitaire  in 2017 was very popular.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Buzz on January 10, 2018, 10:32:15 AM
I am going to Stac this Saturday

Basically for weight reduction on my current bat but might come home with new one.

@jayralh please take your camera and give us an update!
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: jayralh on January 10, 2018, 10:47:10 AM
Will Update with photos and videos Saturday or Sunday.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Calzehbhoy on January 10, 2018, 11:05:28 AM
Choice Willow
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: FattusCattus on January 10, 2018, 11:10:06 AM
I don't think Gary ever marketed Choice that hard anyway, they may have been quite a 'local' brand to his area. Lovely bloke though, and makes a good bat.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: justnotcricket86 on January 10, 2018, 11:36:48 AM
Here's one for you forum old school lot......

Instinct Cricket

Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: FattusCattus on January 10, 2018, 11:49:39 AM
Oooh! I loved instincts graphics, and the bats were pretty good - sourced through Brimblemort, so either TK's or maybe Larsons. The couple I used were really, really good, but nothing revolutionary, simply good sourced willow I think.

How about -

Itias (best softs ever Tom!)
Bosom Bats
Blenheim
FatBats
Helios
Crusader
Kali
Centurion
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: justnotcricket86 on January 10, 2018, 11:51:25 AM
TK made I believe, sourced via Brimble.

I remember the Soviet branding! @procricket wrote a heavy review on one of the sticks
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Neon Cricket on January 10, 2018, 12:30:17 PM
Here's one for you forum old school lot......

Instinct Cricket

I might be miles off but didn't they get their softs made in the UK? Weirdly just came to mind so unsure!
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Kulli on January 10, 2018, 12:39:13 PM
I might be miles off but didn't they get their softs made in the UK? Weirdly just came to mind so unsure!
Softs made in the Uk would surely be astronomical!
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: roco on January 10, 2018, 12:51:31 PM
Dave Banks Still makes them

Sweet may have to get one as used to get discount through old club and was kitted out in black prince stuff

Top quality all round
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Andythomo21 on January 10, 2018, 01:59:08 PM
Oooh! I loved instincts graphics, and the bats were pretty good - sourced through Brimblemort, so either TK's or maybe Larsons. The couple I used were really, really good, but nothing revolutionary, simply good sourced willow I think.

How about -

Itias (best softs ever Tom!)
Bosom Bats
Blenheim
FatBats
Helios
Crusader
Kali
Centurion

A lot of people in our league used to use the Centurian gear as one of the players pushed it a bit.

Was decent kit and the bats always seemed to perform well.

They had a model of pad that was similar to the Surridge pads Gooch wore with a strange knee joint!

Any more details on the brand or what happened to them?
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: FattusCattus on January 10, 2018, 02:09:09 PM
I think it was all imported and stickered up, but it was good stuff. They did a bat in a similar shape to a Jumbo. was endorsed by Devon Malcolm I think (which come to think of it, may have affected it's longevity!)

Re-appeared briefly in Essex a few years ago.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Andythomo21 on January 10, 2018, 02:10:45 PM
I think it was all imported and stickered up, but it was good stuff. They did a bat in a similar shape to a Jumbo. was endorsed by Devon Malcolm I think (which come to think of it, may have affected it's longevity!)

Re-appeared briefly in Essex a few years ago.

Good, interesting thread this @FattusCattus
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: FattusCattus on January 10, 2018, 02:14:46 PM
There you go:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Centurion+Cricket+bats&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjd8rLFyc3YAhVsBMAKHf4HArcQ_AUICygC&biw=2021&bih=1014#imgrc=iAPEi6lUO_bfKM:&spf=1515593444037 (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Centurion+Cricket+bats&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjd8rLFyc3YAhVsBMAKHf4HArcQ_AUICygC&biw=2021&bih=1014#imgrc=iAPEi6lUO_bfKM:&spf=1515593444037)


Smasher
Sovereign Cricket

Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Alvaro on January 10, 2018, 02:19:50 PM
I think it was all imported and stickered up, but it was good stuff. They did a bat in a similar shape to a Jumbo. was endorsed by Devon Malcolm I think (which come to think of it, may have affected it's longevity!)

Re-appeared briefly in Essex a few years ago.

Also used by some West Indies players, Roger Harper and Courtney Walsh definitely. And Tufnell.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: justnotcricket86 on January 10, 2018, 03:33:10 PM
BoomBoom
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: justnotcricket86 on January 10, 2018, 03:35:40 PM
And my personal favourite (as far as entertainment value goes)....

Lekka
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Yorkershire on January 10, 2018, 03:38:24 PM
Just got to thinking about a few brands that have disappeared over the years, or more interestingly, ones that don't seem to be stocked as much or have lower profiles:

Ihsan
AS
AM
Surridge (bust?)
Matrixxxxx
Hammer
Roman Jaques
Kicking Horse
Funky

Do they just drift away through lack of marketing, do they need players on telly using their stuff to raise profile?

AM Bats - quality bats - like most Pakistani brands they don't market themselves well and they used to have the most horrible stickers but have improved massively now with Monarch and Excellent model bats.

Way better value than some of the more well known brands.  Think Fusion used be pushed everywhere... I also remember classic bat co and Zenith back in the day...
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: FattusCattus on January 10, 2018, 03:53:09 PM
Who's selling AM bats in the UK?
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Jaffa on January 10, 2018, 04:03:50 PM
And my personal favourite (as far as entertainment value goes)....

Lekka

I missed the whole kerfuffle that got Lekka banned and my own first contact wasn't pleasant. I have noticed though he has calmed down.

Maybe invite him back? (He says while lighting the touchpaper and running away bravely)
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Seniorplayer on January 10, 2018, 04:23:40 PM
I am going to Stac this Saturday

Basically for weight reduction on my current bat but might come home with new one.
Jayralh
Just in case you don't know  and theres no one around the Stac unit is behind the cricket  pavilion.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Yorkershire on January 10, 2018, 04:35:28 PM
Who's selling AM bats in the UK?

I've always bought direct from them. Don't think they have an official distributor. See some on ebay. Think UZI Sports used to sell them and am sure they could still source them?
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on January 10, 2018, 05:01:39 PM
I think it was all imported and stickered up, but it was good stuff. They did a bat in a similar shape to a Jumbo. was endorsed by Devon Malcolm I think (which come to think of it, may have affected it's longevity!)

Re-appeared briefly in Essex a few years ago.
.  I used to be get free kit from in my younger days neal Patel was the owner he pasted away about 3 years ago and Jon corps worked at the wickford place had a two lane net there. Had a net with Clayton lambert. They had a bat bat that was like the v800 called the Kingston think they were made by crown
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: justnotcricket86 on January 10, 2018, 05:14:38 PM
I missed the whole kerfuffle that got Lekka banned and my own first contact wasn't pleasant. I have noticed though he has calmed down.

Maybe invite him back? (He says while lighting the touchpaper and running away bravely)

We should bring back Pinson, fasteddie and Lekka, put them in a single thread and watch the carnage unfold
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Seniorplayer on January 10, 2018, 08:11:12 PM
We should bring back Pinson, fasteddie and Lekka, put them in a single thread and watch the carnage unfold

Along with Andy from Saf miss there entertainment
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: iand123 on January 10, 2018, 08:35:57 PM
What happened to Willostix! Craved their gear when I was a kid, had a great social media and forum presence too. In fact, I managed to find an old junior Willostix Salamander last year as a gift to my partner here in Michigan- she loves it!

Iím meeting Andy from willostix this Saturday, I think they are still going (technically) but will ask and update here
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: jayralh on January 10, 2018, 09:54:19 PM
Jayralh
Just in case you don't know  and theres no one around the Stac unit is behind the cricket  pavilion.

Thank you @Seniorplayer

I been in touch with Dave ( that's the name I believe) he gave me his number and we have appointment in afternoon.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: ca_gold on January 11, 2018, 03:19:34 AM
Talisman
Black Cat
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Over Gully on January 11, 2018, 03:49:52 AM
I know they're still around because Jimmy Anderson uses them, but here is Australia Slazenger has disappeared off the face of the earth. Once Clarke and then Steve Smith stopped using them the market has well and truly diminished for them.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: LateBloomer on January 11, 2018, 03:53:13 AM
Talisman

Good bats - I think most were TK made - but the last I heard of the proprietor was that he was pawning his parents jewellery to keep the wolves from the door
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Seniorplayer on January 11, 2018, 10:07:45 AM
Good bats - I think most were TK made - but the last I heard of the proprietor was that he was pawning his parents jewellery to keep the wolves from the door

Someone posted a picture of him on here on here last year I think    receiving an award for inventing a shoe for cows feet.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: justnotcricket86 on January 11, 2018, 11:46:29 AM
Someone posted a picture of him on here on here last year I think    receiving an award for inventing a shoe for cows feet.

Brimble?
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Seniorplayer on January 11, 2018, 02:43:29 PM
Yes
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: justnotcricket86 on January 11, 2018, 03:59:23 PM
Would very much like to see that photo
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Alvaro on January 11, 2018, 04:26:32 PM
Along with Andy from Saf miss there entertainment

I wonder if Japanese customs see much cricket-related business these days?
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: alexhilly1492 on January 12, 2018, 07:17:56 PM
This might be me imagining things but Iím sure there used to be a brand called

Stick bats

They had a model called fire which was red and Iím sure owzat stocked them at some point
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: bk on January 12, 2018, 08:57:50 PM
Popped into Cricket-Hockey (https://www.cricket-hockey.com/) near Salisbury yesterday. They're still stocking their FUNKY brand but have gone big on all the major players. They try and stock everything available from the suppliers they use and they have a huge bat stock. (It might be the largest in the country.) I like the fact that you can see full stock availability from the website. Didn't realise how big their hockey, snooker and darts stocks are too. All in all a good place to while away some time.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 12, 2018, 10:45:42 PM
They own funky hence the strong link into Hampshire previously with the kit.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: bk on January 13, 2018, 11:31:31 AM
Cricket-Hockey still run the shop at the Rose Bowl but I don't think there's any Funky branded Hampshire kit around anymore. They don't have any sponsored players left either. You still see a few bats around the Hampshire/Southern leagues. There's a few good specials on the web site.
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: DorsetDan on January 13, 2018, 12:01:37 PM
Popped into Cricket-Hockey (https://www.cricket-hockey.com/) near Salisbury yesterday. They're still stocking their FUNKY brand but have gone big on all the major players. They try and stock everything available from the suppliers they use and they have a huge bat stock. (It might be the largest in the country.) I like the fact that you can see full stock availability from the website. Didn't realise how big their hockey, snooker and darts stocks are too. All in all a good place to while away some time.

I enjoyed my browse there too. The way the guy was explaining bats to a young un and his mum  in a very honest and non BS way was very refreshing
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Maverick06 on January 13, 2018, 12:03:57 PM
I wish Symonds come back in existence somehow. KP would be happy to be their ambassador ;)
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: jayralh on January 13, 2018, 04:59:48 PM
@jayralh please take your camera and give us an update!

@Buzz here is image after visit to Stac today.
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2qk2i4l.jpg)
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: jayralh on January 13, 2018, 05:10:00 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/2608u9u.jpg)
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: FattusCattus on January 13, 2018, 05:15:44 PM
I wish Symonds come back in existence somehow. KP would be happy to be their ambassador ;)

This.  I would love another Tusker in a funky shape!
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: beaver5 on January 13, 2018, 07:09:42 PM
Loved my Stac gear and my first bat was still just about the best bat I've ever owned. Don't like the current stickers though. Older ones were much classier!
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: t2ylo on January 13, 2018, 07:15:38 PM
Iím sure I had a Baronet Cricket bat at school in the midlands, as did a few of us (25ish years ago)

Do they still exist?
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Calzehbhoy on January 13, 2018, 07:32:01 PM
Iím sure I had a Baronet Cricket bat at school in the midlands, as did a few of us (25ish years ago)

Do they still exist?

Bernie Facer used to make those from his shed in Buckden, about 10minute drive from me. My first bat was a custom made Baronet.

He stopped making them and went to Work for Hawk. My guess is heís probably retired by now
Title: Re: Brands You Hear a lot Less Of
Post by: Seniorplayer on January 13, 2018, 07:50:03 PM
Bernie Facer used to make those from his shed in Buckden, about 10minute drive from me. My first bat was a custom made Baronet.

He stopped making them and went to Work for Hawk. My guess is heís probably retired by now

Your right he worked  with the  Hawk boys when they started but has been retired a while now.