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Chad

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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2016, 04:08:41 PM »

Ah, back when I started, that is what CA bats looked like. Now they tend to be slightly shorter bladed, but that one is a gem. Never saw a bad CA back then, and they seemed to last longer too!
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2016, 03:49:33 PM »

My favorite bat of all time, and as you can probably tell from my screen name. I still have mine, and it was actually the CA gold model before this one.
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2016, 04:22:50 PM »

Nice bat ... Busting all CA myths eh ?
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2016, 08:42:38 PM »

Right then, still no "ping test" video, but the bat is now ready to be used!

I tried to raise the dents in the face as much as possible, then gave the face a fairly aggressive sand down.
Following this I removed the edge stickers and gave the whole bat a fine sanding round the stickers. After I got the willow to a slightly lighter colour and a nice smooth finish all over I applied a coat of oil. That's all I felt I needed to do to get this bat into a usable state, it was in rather good condition for it's age.

I have just applied half a chevron grip to the bottom half of the handle and a white kookaburra players grip on top. I also put a helicopter scuff sheet on and the bat is good to go. It now weighs a rather nice 2lb9.75 with all that applied  :D









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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2016, 08:50:12 PM »

Needs using now Cam
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2016, 12:37:17 PM »

Looks Brand New! good clean up!

how does it ping?

all the old bats i have bought done seem to get better after the refurb.
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2016, 08:20:55 PM »

Here is a quick overview and ping test on the bat, hopefully this answers questions about performance  :)

https://youtu.be/BSKfYQB88Nc
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2016, 08:25:06 PM »

Looks great Cam, nice work
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2016, 08:28:49 PM »

Nice grip that...
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Re: An oldie but a gold-ie - another eBay find
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2016, 08:36:21 AM »

Here is a quick overview and ping test on the bat, hopefully this answers questions about performance  :)

Great Find! looks like it will do some damage to some red leather!
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