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An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« on: April 01, 2016, 08:24:40 PM »

As some of you may know I went to Asad's store the other week and I found it very hard to resist the CA bats he had in stock.
There was a method to the madness of leaving without one though (and the fact I bought a New Balance made up for it...). I had my eye on one on a well known auction site.

I stumbled upon this listing, and put it on my watch list hoping I'd bag a bargain. It may sound like a forum cliche, but CA is a brand I've always liked but never given the attention it deserves. I know a lot of people rate CA highly, and one of the best bats I've ever used was an old CA Plus 150,000. The ones in Uzi Sports re-kindled my love for the Pakistan made brand and convinced me I wanted one. As the forum was in it's dead period when the auction ended I was safe from the curse of the Bargain Spots thread. I paid less than 50 posted for this stick.

It was listed as "New Other - Unused, left in storage and grip removed". I'm not sure I believe this ad there appears to be some ball marks near the stickers. Hmmm... ???
Used or not, it seems to be in fairly good condition for it's age and responds well. No idea of weight as I haven't weighed it yet, nor have I measured any of it, but when I tapped up an old ball lets just say it put a smile on my face. It feels light and being an older model isn't a huge bat, but is a full shape.
The only disappointment is the blob of filler near the bottom of the right hander's outside edge.

There are 7 evenish, fairly straight grains that run through the toe and a few speckles on the face.
Enough waffle about nothing, I'll weight it, measure it and do a 'ping test' video tomorrow. Now for the pictures from when it arrived (yesterday)











Bonus picture, I also got some new shoes yesterday

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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2016, 08:26:39 PM »

Your shoes match your mokka
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2016, 08:27:24 PM »

Your shoes match your mokka

Both as manly as eachother?

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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2016, 08:28:12 PM »

Not a fan of the shoes cam. Gotta go with adidas hamburg or gazelle ; )
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2016, 08:29:36 PM »

Wait.........!!! @smilley792 @WalkingWicket37 Are those Fluffy socks you are wearing??

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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2016, 08:30:09 PM »

Both as manly as eachother?

I might not have a manly taste in shoes or cars, still shag birds though...  ;)
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2016, 08:31:44 PM »

Wait.........!!! @smilley792 @WalkingWicket37 Are those Fluffy socks you are wearing??

Possibly but they aren't meant to be, they were once hiking socks but they're now paper thin and bobbly. No holes in them so i refuse to throw them out!
Why buy socks when you can spend the money on cars and bats
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2016, 08:32:16 PM »

I might not have a manly taste in shoes or cars, still shag birds though...  ;)

Isn't that beastiality?

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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2016, 08:34:39 PM »

I might not have a manly taste in shoes or cars, still shag birds though...  ;)
It's a bloody good job Bill Oddie hasn't done a bird watching programme in a while if that's the case ;)
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2016, 08:43:15 PM »

Like that bat a lot!
Love the grains, but for me the bat seems almost loud and proud of the made in Pakistan
Walk out with that bat and wristily smack the ball to all parts.
I'm on me fifth Stella after nets tonight, and getting a bit blurry eyed and strangely aggressive (where's the missus hiding?)
But I'm sure that bat would still be a stunner in the morning :)

Trainers an socks are the dogs danglies too

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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2016, 08:58:48 PM »

One of those stickers says "used and recommended by"
Are you supposed to write your name there?

Or is that where the sharpie was let loose in the olden days?
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2016, 10:42:03 PM »

Good find!
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2016, 02:53:50 PM »

Right then, quick update on this. No ping test video yet, but I've had the scales and tape measure out.

A couple if bits I didn't mention in the OP:
This bat has a nice semi oval handle. I was expecting it to be round so this came as a pleasant surprise. It's a 3 spring handle with cork inserts.
Some people say that SH CA bats come up smaller than an English made SH. To see if this was true, I put it in between 2 H4Ls. I picked a Warbird and an NV for this test. Because they are both full size in length, but the Warbird has dropped shoulders being a SBLH, if the CA was smaller it would be clear. It actually has the longest blade of the 3 bats (only by a couple of MM) and is definitely the same overall length.



And now for the vital stats
Weight in its current state: 2lb6.5 (as pictured, no grip or scuff sheet)
Peak edge size: 28mm
Edges at shoulder: 12mm
Edges at toe: 15mm
Thickest point of toe: 27mm
Spine height: 59mm
Concaving: none

And as it's a CA, who apparently make narrower bats,  I measured the width too.
Face width (middle): 107mm
Face width (shoulders): 105mm
Face width (toe): 106mm



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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2016, 02:58:41 PM »

What are those trainers Cam - I love them!!!!

ps. bats not bad.
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2016, 04:05:15 PM »

This is a fantastic looking bat @WalkingWicket37

Top bat badgering.
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