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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2017, 01:00:15 PM »

The old shape biggest Kahuna's were beautiful! Nice long middle and incredibly full.

I know @smilley792 used to despair that the only heavy options Kook did were the quirky "power bulge" models
Best bat I've ever had and I reckon ever will have was an old Big Kahuna, god they were good. Genuinely tried to nurdle a single and put the ball out of the ground on more than one occasion, I don't know how it did it.
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2017, 01:02:24 PM »

I'm the complete opposite to virtually everyone on here as I love my Kookaburra kit. The Blaze bats yes had a relatively thin handle (which I personally quite like) but the middle is fairly low and there is almost no concaving yet the edges are a decent size and te bat picks up surprisingly light and most importantly it pings. From the first ball I hit with it I knew is was a gun bat.
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2017, 01:21:52 PM »

Screaming Cat ... the thread does ask which brand NAME put you off, and this one certainly does. The bats are obviously stunning, but as someone who's grown up having pets, I never ever liked the name chosen by JM.
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2017, 01:26:33 PM »

B3
Lekka
Spartan
Nike
Reebok
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2017, 04:08:14 PM »

KIPPAX.  I know they make great bats, but I just can't get Francis Lee and his toilet paper company out of my mind
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2017, 04:23:42 PM »

Just to say first I don't think that uk made bats are better than bats made elsewhere. But I would never buy a bat that was not made in England. I believe it is too important to maintain these skills in this country.
Furthermore, I would Not buy a CNC made bat for the same reason.
Lastly, I avoid all 'major' brands because they fall foul of at least one of the above and I don't like the idea of my bat being mass produced.


what about copy-lathe are you against them too because I can guarantee you have a few of them...

I love this thread.

Not many make in the uk and even less don't use a copy lathe -CNC.


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your telling me there all hand made no lathe no machines!!!


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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2017, 04:37:05 PM »

Witch hunt alert... Pretty sure @Gurujames means something along the lines of he likes his bats to be shaped by hand, rather than that he doesn't want any machinery whatsoever to have been used in their making?
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2017, 04:40:11 PM »

no witch hunt here just a interested party as somebody who has been involved with the Cnc side of things, just like copy lathe do the exact same job. (not sure he new that.)

Just a enquiry really I personally don't care who or what make a bat as long as there decent, as for keeping the trade bats don't drop off a machine finished.

In many respects they allow you to hire more people keeping people in work.






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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2017, 04:43:22 PM »

A copy lathe is not CNC. It is more like a jig. Copy lathes have been used donkeys years to make things like spindles. A CNC lathe is a totally different thing.
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2017, 04:45:58 PM »

A copy lathe is not CNC. It is more like a jig. Copy lathes have been used donkeys years to make things like spindles. A CNC lathe is a totally different thing.

they do the same job they take the back shape out allowing for greater volume and less effort. (the less effort is a flippant remark of course there much more effort going on).


Please tell me how there different copy lathe does the rough shaping as does a CNC but with a little more precision.

Most people use them..

I think a video of the process of both copy lathe and cnc goes through to show the talent and ability people working in the industry have.

Machines  copy and CnC allows the UK bat market to stay alive and competitive.

here you go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecXJLhyrbpc

But I respect your opinion mate...





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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2017, 04:56:29 PM »

They do. And I spend a fair amount of time teaching my students the benefits and drawbacks of different construction methods but At the end of the day I personally prefer a more traditional and hands on approach. It is a personal preference and not a statement that one method is better than another.
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2017, 06:28:07 PM »

Never understood the attraction with gray nichols. As a kid they sidnt sponsor my favourite players and there stickers were quite grown up. Im sure someone somone will correct me but when i was young my perception was it always blockers and hard workers used GN. Thats stayed with me really.
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2017, 06:48:02 PM »

Nike
Reebok
Puma
Adidas

Looks like all shoe manufacturers.
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2017, 06:55:23 PM »

Bad customer service puts me off.
You lie, fob me off or ignore my messages, I will no liner give you as a company my money(doesn't just work for bat's)


Anything else doesn't bother me, I'll use anything as long as it feels good in my hand and pings
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Re: Does any brand name put you off?
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2017, 06:59:45 PM »

Best bat I've ever had and I reckon ever will have was an old Big Kahuna, god they were good. Genuinely tried to nurdle a single and put the ball out of the ground on more than one occasion, I don't know how it did it.

One of my match bats is 2011 Kook Biggest kahuna. I love the bat so much that i got it refurbished & copied by Laver recently. Kook for UK market are better than the ones issued for Indian market (Both are made in India).
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