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Re: 2018 gear?
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2017, 02:55:46 PM »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricket/article-5107087/Stuart-Broad-reveals-tools-fast-bowling-trade.html

Apparently Broad's bats only cost 165 - Bargain!


That article might as well have 'sponsored and paid for by Adidas' written across the top. I can 100% guarantee you that those bats are not 165 quid Adidas XTs (whatever the stickers may say!).

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Re: 2018 gear?
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2017, 03:00:05 PM »

That article might as well have 'sponsored and paid for by Adidas' written across the top. I can 100% guarantee you that those bats are not 165 quid Adidas XTs (whatever the stickers may say!).

I'm sure he is using 'Top quality Grade 5 English willow' :D
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Re: 2018 gear?
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2017, 03:03:43 PM »

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So those Stuart Broad fans who really want to look like their hero would have to spend about 580

Shocking deception from such a trust worthy news source  :D
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Re: 2018 gear?
« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2017, 03:04:03 PM »

That article might as well have 'sponsored and paid for by Adidas' written across the top. I can 100% guarantee you that those bats are not 165 quid Adidas XTs (whatever the stickers may say!).

But why would the dailymail lie?
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Re: 2018 gear?
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2017, 10:24:20 PM »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricket/article-5107087/Stuart-Broad-reveals-tools-fast-bowling-trade.html

Apparently Broad's bats only cost 165 - Bargain!


148 on prodirect it is the bottom of the range one, grade 5 willow
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Re: 2018 gear?
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2017, 10:36:08 PM »

Going by JS Wright's grading
http://www.cricketbatwillow.com/blades-grading
The lowest grade of willow is
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A Grade 4 Blade

A Grade 4 Blade is normally over half colour or contains butterfly stain (see our page on Imperfections in Willow). It will still play as well as the other grades. Any number of grains are possible with often only 4 grains, the willow containing butterfly stain is very strong, there could also be more speck and other faults.


Which begs the question, what even is grade 5 willow?
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Re: 2018 gear?
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2017, 10:40:19 PM »

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