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Sitonit

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Does any brand name put you off?
« on: August 08, 2017, 01:09:01 AM »

Perhaps sometimes I stereotype,  but I just never get on with Kookaburra and BAS bats.

I know many of you must have some great experience and feedback with these two but I am wondering if anyone else has the same reaction to any other brand?

I mean, I simply pass whenever any of these two bats are up for sale, regardless of the price and how does the bat look?

Is it weird or some of you guys hold the same feeling for any brand name?

I think I will also throw MSR in the list.
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 01:33:11 AM »

CA always found they go but I always find the handles to be terrible thus avoid them, also dislike kook as you mentioned and never personally got on with gray nics
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 01:36:03 AM »

Kook are ok - seen some decent ones and some poor ones.
BAS? Had a couple and used a few from other people - easily one of the best brands i have used!!
Slazenger have been hit or miss, as are one or two other brands i could mention!
Not sure there are any i would avoid as there is always good and bad in all brands.
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 02:38:15 AM »

I have the same feeling for Spartan. I know they are just a Sticker company like Kook amd NB but never got attracted to them.
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 03:38:40 AM »

Ive always hated kookaburra,  so , even though I've seen a few i like , I've never considered s.g either . Never liked spartan , slazenger , and have disliked puma for years now . I won't touch any of these brands . I'm also increasingly put off by s.f .
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 05:30:58 AM »

I have an irrational aversiom to GM and Gray Nics. Probably because as a kid, before i could afford to buy my own gear, my dad would always buy me those brands at rock bottom prices, when all i ever wanted was a Kook like allan lamb, greenidge and the aussies!
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2017, 06:03:42 AM »

Kook, Slazenger and CA for Me.
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2017, 06:06:07 AM »

Similar to others, always been Kook & Spartan for me.
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2017, 06:49:30 AM »

Lekka
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 07:00:36 AM »

I don't mind the traditional brands personally, only because they've been around so long - I, like most of us, grew up with the likes of Kook/GM/GN/Hunts/Fearnley which is probably why!

For me it's clichd brand names, but then that goes for all industries not just cricket! The generic 'animal' or 'historic event' names.

@WalkingWicket37 also knows my thoughts on claiming to be 'innovative' and 'market leading' whilst selling the same gears as everyone else... ;)

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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2017, 07:41:03 AM »

Lekka

Agree with this, some of the bats have looked alright over the years that ive seen pics of on here, its the owner rather than the equipment!
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2017, 07:56:59 AM »

I avoid brands that have held no affinity for me growing up. For better or for worse, that would include Indian, Pakistani and Aussie brands! So the likes of TON, SAF, CA, along with Kook. They don't get me excited at all. (Scat being an exception, obvs.) Why buy an overpriced Kook anyway? The enemy! I don't understand why you'd buy one (as a Brit) when there are so many top class home-grown brands to choose from. Additionally, I avoid naff sticker-up brands, too. (But proper handmade, boutique brands I'm all for.)

As well as GN, GM, Newbery, etc. and our terrific forum sponsors, I've a particular soft spot for Duncan Fearnley and Slazenger, based on their dominance thanks to the legends that wielded them through the 70s and 80s.



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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2017, 08:50:52 AM »

For me Chase, horrible shapes and everyone if picked up has just been not very nice, also CA due ti thinner blades and very thin handles, 2 brands in never used in any way.
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2017, 09:25:31 AM »

cant believe i forgot to mention g.m. absolutely hate their bats . i guess the fact i forgot them shows just how not-an-option they are for me..... i might hate kooks , but i at least remembered them.
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2017, 09:51:31 AM »

Bats look better without stickers, in my opinion.
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