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Two Hunts County Clefts
« on: January 19, 2018, 07:28:56 PM »

I acquired a couple of repaired bats at the end of the season.
Both had cracks in the shoulder, one repaired with glue & dowels, the other glue and twine.
Both from Hunts County clefts & shaped by well known bat makers - I debated how to sticker them after I had cleaned them up up on another thread but decided that old school County (customised a little) seemed closest to their provenance.

So here they are....

The first is short blade longer handle at 2.9
The other is standard SH at 2.11

Both pick up well as u would expect well made bats to, Ive had to put thicker grip on heavier bat to aid the feel (for me)
I think they are good looking and after a net at the weekend both really do go very well out of the middle.
I was surprised that the short blade felt so good - its the first time Ive used one but I think its going to be in the match bag for 2018
The heavier one will need a bit more time in the nets - as Ive got older I need my bats lighter I think
How long will they last?
Thats part of the fun, the repairs look really professional and both played really well in the 20 minutes or so Ive used them.
Always a gamble to buy a repaired bat but its been good fun pottering on them















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Re: Two Hunts County Clefts
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 07:35:35 PM »

Just realised that one of the photos gave the impression there was MASSIVE size difference. This one is a bit clearer

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Re: Two Hunts County Clefts
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 07:54:48 PM »

Love the retro county stickers. I think Hunts County would do well to look back at this style of branding.

It's unclear. Did you refurb them or did you buy them in this state?
I know you like your county bats.
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Re: Two Hunts County Clefts
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 08:04:31 PM »

They had been repaired already. But needed a tidy up.
One had clearly been used, broken, returned and repaired.
The other was harder to tell but assumed came back under warranty and repaired.
I was merely sticker/scuff/Grip remover, sander and sticker/scuff/Grip replacer - Im not gifted enough to do the repairs alas.


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Re: Two Hunts County Clefts
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2018, 08:11:40 PM »

I was surprised with the initial size difference in the pics at first. Always been a fan of the minimum branding that hunts have available, like your style
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Re: Two Hunts County Clefts
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2018, 08:12:00 PM »

I am also looking for a set of Hunts county stickers for my Custom Hunts bat. Are they available from Hunts?
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Re: Two Hunts County Clefts
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2018, 08:22:52 PM »

I just phoned the number on their website and explained what I wanted them for and they arrived next day.
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Re: Two Hunts County Clefts
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2018, 09:10:31 PM »

They look cracking, youve done a good job of the clean up! I agre with the other comments that the retro hunts stickers are far better than some of the modern ones!
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Re: Two Hunts County Clefts
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2018, 09:37:48 PM »

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