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Chmaiden

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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2017, 10:08:05 PM »

Farnley used to be such a good brand....vr 5* was an awesome bat...where did it all go wrong?!
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2018, 12:29:14 PM »

I remember my old man having a monster of a Magnum was about 3lb and went like a rocket.  Once all the edges where smashed he cut them off and myself and junior used it as a middling bat long before they where sold as a coaching aid
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2018, 02:56:52 PM »

It makes me very sad to see this happen to DF.  If they were still offering really good kit (and they might be i just don't want to risk it) i would be fully kitted out. I grew up with DF and they will always have a big place in my heart.

I know they have a big market in all the umpiring gear, we got a big flashy catalogue when i did my umpiring course. I wonder if this is enough to keep them ticking along?
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2018, 03:08:24 PM »

I always love it on forums when an old thread just pops into life and no one bats an eye.

I just had a quick browse on the DF site... 440 for their top end offering. Bargain.

I had assumed they were another SD brand... but maybe not.
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2018, 05:31:22 PM »

am with you guys,iconic brand now run on a shoe string it appears with a woeful website

am gonna pop along to the factory/shop at the end of the month and have a butchers at their `classic` range softs and duffel bag that features on their twitter now and again...in my heart,its really good and vfm,but..

we should all club together and buy them,i reckon
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2018, 05:42:20 PM »

I popped in the other week. Softs seem very poor, but the bats which they make in the factory there are all absolute stunners! They press them flat, so no bow in the blade, but apart from that they seem to be fairly big for the weight as well.

Just the price is a bit steep for what is a failing brand, which seems to survive by its club whites and kit sales, and being the place that all the school kids go to get their cricket stuff! When I was at primary school, EVERYONE had a cheap fearnley bat, which could only be told apart by everyones initials/names being scribbled over them in permanent marker!
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2018, 08:41:01 PM »

Yeah that's a very strange move I get some company's have other brands of shoes like paynter at salix etc but not the whole kit surely that can only harm their own range?
could be wrong but
Think it's more to do with where certain   NB bats are made
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2018, 08:53:49 PM »

could be wrong but
Think it's more to do with where certain   NB bats are made

Which (or who's) New Balance bats do you suspect they make mate?
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2018, 10:35:30 PM »

I bought an Atom last season, well the back end of the season. It's a decent size bat and picks up well along  with tapping up well.

If you're patient enough you'll find offers throughout the year offering decent money off their bats. Mines was less than 200 so over half price.
I am aware this bat technically doesn't exist without pictures!
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