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Salix SLX
« on: May 11, 2014, 07:34:31 PM »

Thought I would share a few pics of my new SLX. Grade one model so the entry level in SLX behind the players and finite option. Picked this cleft for the sole reason that it pings like a trampoline on steroids. Performance is truly unbelievable. This one weighs 2.10 which is my normal weight option and has 38mm edges, no concaving with a traditional rounded face. From all the models we have released this is my favourite. Really love the minimal stickers on this and is all about the quality of the finish which as normal is sublime. Pick up is excellent as this has a mid placed profile. Single spiral grip set up on this.

This will give my current HH match bat a run for its money by the time I get round to knocking it in. I will try and add some better and a few more pics when I have time. In the mean time here are a few pics of in my opinion and although I work at Salix this is in my view one of the classiest bats on the market.
















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Re: Salix SLX
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 07:37:30 PM »

Nice bat,  any profile shots?

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Re: Salix SLX
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 07:46:31 PM »

Nice bat,  any profile shots?

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I'll take some later mate.
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Re: Salix SLX
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 07:59:55 PM »

Not the prettiest looking but if it pings like you mentioned then who cares looks, it is performance which matters.
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Re: Salix SLX
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 09:07:12 PM »

A few profile shots for you guys





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Re: Salix SLX
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2014, 09:23:15 PM »

Wow, it's big for the weight! Why don't Salix make that a stock profile?! I suppose not all clefts are that light!
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Re: Salix SLX
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 09:38:09 PM »

Wow, it's big for the weight! Why don't Salix make that a stock profile?! I suppose not all clefts are that light!

This was just a cleft that I found when going through the selection when I was helping a customer pick a bat a couple of Saturdays, he choose another cleft for his bat and its original state it looked a bit ropey but pinged like anything so I asked Andrew if I could have this made into a SLX for myself and he kindly agreed:)

This is not a special cleft and is the stock SLX shape I had profile set a tad higher as I'm an opening bat.
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Re: Salix SLX
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 09:46:07 PM »

Aren't the SLX bats normally concaved though? Does look a beauty though, had forgotten how good their shaping skills are until I received a HH. Probably the best in terms of shaping and finishing bats.
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Re: Salix SLX
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2014, 10:31:15 PM »

Are we having another Soulman vs Simon Bat buy off?

Looks fantastic....could we be expecting a clear out soon? I'm sure many of us wait with baited breath.....
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Re: Salix SLX
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2014, 12:27:02 AM »

Nice bat . The shape looks similar to blank bats B1 shape with the difference in concaving levels.
On the back see a flat start after the splice before the spine starts. Is that common to all salix bats?
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Re: Salix SLX
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2014, 08:53:53 AM »

The flat piece on the back of the bat is unique to the SLX model.
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Re: Salix SLX
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2014, 09:12:24 AM »

This looks similar, in grading terms, to another Salix which was bought by another cbf member. He was going to send it back. If I recall correctly, most posters on the thread had the cleft at <G1 and the purchaser was seriously considering returning the bat.

It does show that we could do with a standardised grading policy. Salix selling this as G1 when it was not classed as G1 from the source.

So,if you work this through, Wrights are sending a consignment of mixed clefts, of which this one would be G2/3, Salix are then re-selling this as G1, and many others from the small sample we've seen.
Salix it appears are selling clefts they buy as G2/3 as G1.
Is this not the same as buying a pig and selling it as a prize bull?

If you look at other bat makers (just here on the forum) how many would sell this as a G1, especially at the prices Salix charge.

I know some will say it's a dig at Soulman and Salix. It's not. It's highlighting a product sold as G1 when it is clearly not.
I know some will say that it 'pings like a trampoline', but grading is on cosmetics and NOT performance.

It's more a light on the need (to protect the uninformed consumer) to introduce a standardised grading system. If you are an informed buyer then you should have the knowledge to make the decision yourself. However, for the majority, who rely on the brand for guidance, this isn't cricket.

Why not be honest and grade it correctly. Pay your tax, Barlow, grade your bats properly, Salix and others.
It's not cricket (nor is it personal).

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Re: Salix SLX
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2014, 09:23:50 AM »

I'd put money on every bat maker upgrading
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Re: Salix SLX
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2014, 09:43:45 AM »

I'd put money on every bat maker upgrading

I agree, which is why the grading system is worthless and when companies dress-up a pigs ear it is wrong.
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Re: Salix SLX
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2014, 10:04:14 AM »

I sort of agree with grading policy on looks.

I mean we never see any 10+ straight grain , clean willow bat get classed as Grade 3 because of it's poor performance.
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