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Ask the batmaker?
« on: March 18, 2011, 08:33:17 PM »

Anyone fancy a ask the bat maker session?
 
Haven't been on here for a while so there might another brand running one? [James Laver excluded obviously]
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Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 08:33:44 PM »

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Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 08:34:46 PM »

Yes please
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Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 08:38:17 PM »

Go ahead chaps open for a couple of hours!
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 08:39:05 PM »

Right

Has any research ever been done with grains going from side to side instead of up and down.

And cheers andy
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Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 08:40:53 PM »

It's been asked before but does an artificially dried bat increase performance or just size and is it comparable to true low density?
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Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 08:41:22 PM »

Right

Has any research ever been done with grains going from side to side instead of up and down.

And cheers andy

It would snap early mate because the grain is the driest part the blade
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 08:43:35 PM »

What is your all time favourite bat shape and can you remember the best bat you ever made...


Why did you get into bat making and do you intend to update cricket stuff website
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Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2011, 08:46:44 PM »

what aspect of bat making did you struggle to get to grips with when first starting out (if any) and how did you get around it?

do you adapt your technique for different bats or are the basics the same no matter what bat you make?

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Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2011, 08:46:50 PM »

It's been asked before but does an artificially dried bat increase performance or just size and is it comparable to true low density?

I haven't answered this question before but as James has, I will as well as it has be answered incorrectly by others ... Ok caveat line DONT DO THIS AT HOME please

The biggest or highest % increase you gain from drying a piece willow is because you make the blade stiffer.  The train of thought that the volume increase gains you performance is not the main reason and is slightly incorrect. 

The reason why the increase happens is in James thread.
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Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2011, 08:49:59 PM »

What is your all time favourite bat shape and can you remember the best bat you ever made...


Why did you get into bat making and do you intend to update cricket stuff website

Millichamp and Hall Orginal as made by Julian a timeless bat

Best bat I ever made was the 1st one I saw score a 100 the guy is still using it....

www.cricket-stuff.co.uk will get updated but it is on the back burner as I have 101 things to sort out for SAF

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Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2011, 08:51:28 PM »

Hi  Andy

Do you get your willow from a specific source ie one company, if so, is the choice of willow specifically for you or for other batmakers?
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Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2011, 08:52:42 PM »

Thank you Jesusssssssss  :D

Andy, how would you fix a bat that's been overpressed?

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Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2011, 08:52:50 PM »

Do you offer extra drying of bats
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Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2011, 08:53:46 PM »

Hi Andy,

How can someone like myself walk into a shop look at 20 bats and choose the best performing one?
Apart from bouncing a ball against it or tapping it with a mallet what makes one bat different from the other
apart from the aesthetics?

Cheers, P
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