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Re: Lower end bats dont perform-True?
« Reply #60 on: September 04, 2017, 11:35:41 AM »

I was thinking of buying one of those when they were 100!

Definitely worth it even for 100...my friend got it in an end of season sale where they had put up a few bats.
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Re: Lower end bats dont perform-True?
« Reply #61 on: September 04, 2017, 12:01:09 PM »

Every time I've looked at a range of NBs in a shop I've been really confused by the idea that anybody would see them and then choose to buy the higher end models! Only difference usually seems to be the grade sticker, and there's been plenty of reports on here and elsewhere of the low grade ones pinging.


There are differences, I agree that many of the lower end examples of NB bats have been very good, perhaps too good which affects sales of the higher end somewhat, this is also something i've noticed with Kookaburra in the past. These are the last 2 New Balance bats i have left and both are probably the 'worst' examples of their grade that we had in stock. Thats not to say they are bad bats, i'm basing this mostly on looks, there were definitely some nicer looking TC1260s and DC 1080s for example.

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Re: Lower end bats dont perform-True?
« Reply #62 on: September 04, 2017, 12:06:31 PM »

Thanks.

I'm happy with the (Hunts) bat I've got, for now.  But it's reassuring to know that for 135 you could get a bat fit for one of the all-time greats? (Admiittedly he didn't hit that many big sixes.)

140 for now. This is the time of year when pricing switches over to the following season, so it may go up.

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Re: Lower end bats dont perform-True?
« Reply #63 on: September 04, 2017, 01:19:15 PM »

There are differences, I agree that many of the lower end examples of NB bats have been very good, perhaps too good which affects sales of the higher end somewhat, this is also something i've noticed with Kookaburra in the past. These are the last 2 New Balance bats i have left and both are probably the 'worst' examples of their grade that we had in stock. Thats not to say they are bad bats, i'm basing this mostly on looks, there were definitely some nicer looking TC1260s and DC 1080s for example.




That 460 Looks a steal for 80!
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Re: Lower end bats dont perform-True?
« Reply #64 on: September 04, 2017, 03:29:53 PM »

That 460 Looks a steal for 80!

Certainly is when my teammate is being quoted 40 go a refurb
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Re: Lower end bats dont perform-True?
« Reply #65 on: September 04, 2017, 05:50:34 PM »

Certainly is when my teammate is being quoted 40 go a refurb

@Seniorplayer is that 40 for a full tidy up, minor repairs and replacement stickers?
If so I think that's about the going rate from most companies now (and possibly cheaper than some!)
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Re: Lower end bats dont perform-True?
« Reply #66 on: September 04, 2017, 11:45:04 PM »

Only higher end/higher grade bats perform & the lower end/lower grade bats are duds - Is this not misleading customers by such a big re seller. What does a bats weight have to do with performance? There have been & are bats with smaller edges & concaved profile which have performed/perfom like guns.



What a piece of crap cricket merchant! Obviously sellers want you to buy more expensive stuff! I had a SS, 18 very clear grains, no heartwood and perfect looking bat - totally disaster and on the other hand, an Australian made Puma (most likely by JM), lowest grade bat - Possibly, the best bat I ever had in my hands.
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Re: Lower end bats dont perform-True?
« Reply #67 on: September 05, 2017, 07:31:17 AM »

I was selling bats for a bat company and I had 20 odd bats to choose from when I picked my bat. The 2 best pinging bats were both graded as grade 3's. One was too light so I sold it to my best mate, the other I kept for myself and it's the best bat I've had.
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Re: Lower end bats dont perform-True?
« Reply #68 on: September 05, 2017, 07:56:15 AM »

@Seniorplayer is that 40 for a full tidy up, minor repairs and replacement stickers?
If so I think that's about the going rate from most companies now (and possibly cheaper than some!)

Yes Cam also return postage was on top of the 40.00.
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