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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2017, 10:04:11 PM »

@BatGoonMcClintock No bat collection is complete without some Aussie, Kiwi, indian & pakistani flavors  :)
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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2017, 10:05:50 PM »


As long as I get good service, honest feedback and great bats, I'm happy to patronise any store.



That's the most important thing :)

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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2017, 10:13:23 PM »

That's the most important thing :)

Feel free to give me a call anytime, open til 7 every day in the week

Hopefully I can speak with you tomorrow morning before my game then.
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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2017, 10:15:31 PM »

@BatGoonMcClintock No bat collection is complete without some Aussie, Kiwi, indian & pakistani flavors  :)

True that but right now, I would like to support UK bat makers while indulging my (hopefully temporary) craze.  Also, I'm not able to do my DD on makers in other countries and will have to rely on stockists.
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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2017, 10:38:36 PM »

For the love of God stop this stupidity now!

'Sake!

You will regret even considering this in a few weeks time but a 'thought' is a lot cheaper than owning howevermany average sticks, of the same shape with different stickers.

Go balls out on a Custom (or even a laver Signature) in your specs if your feeling really Brewers Millions. But sod this plan. Sort of crap/logic Shaq himself would pipe up with.
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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2017, 10:44:56 PM »

Hopefully I can speak with you tomorrow morning before my game then.

I'm not in tomorrow, but you can email anytime. Jake@vitascricket.co.uk

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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2017, 11:09:37 PM »

For the love of God stop this stupidity now!

'Sake!

You will regret even considering this in a few weeks time but a 'thought' is a lot cheaper than owning howevermany average sticks, of the same shape with different stickers.

Go balls out on a Custom (or even a laver Signature) in your specs if your feeling really Brewers Millions. But sod this plan. Sort of crap/logic Shaq himself would pipe up with.

Point taken - my day job involves slapping people upside the head (figuratively speaking) and telling them to stop being irrational and be responsible with their money.  But I also do know that every once in a while, you need to indulge your madness.  This is probably the only craze I've picked up since collecting turn-based computer games 20 years ago.

And I don't believe you're getting the point.  My aim is not to get the best stick - I'm kind of an over the hill player anyways who is inconsistent, poor eyes and will only play a good innings only once in a while to get any benefit from having an absolute gun.  I do derive genuine enjoyment from seeing all my bats stacked side by side.  And for that, I do need a few sticks.  Yes, this is wasteful, yes, this is irrational, Yes I may even have buyer remorse, but it's harmless in the end if it stops with a couple of thousand quid up in smoke.  I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't gamble, so I reckon I have built up some goodwill to blow on a craze.
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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2017, 11:13:31 PM »

Point taken - my day job involves slapping people upside the head (figuratively speaking) and telling them to stop being irrational and be responsible with their money.  But I also do know that every once in a while, you need to indulge your madness.  This is probably the only craze I've picked up since collecting turn-based computer games 20 years ago.

And I don't believe you're getting the point.  My aim is not to get the best stick - I'm kind of an over the hill player anyways who is inconsistent, poor eyes and will only play a good innings only once in a while to get any benefit from having an absolute gun.  I do derive genuine enjoyment from seeing all my bats stacked side by side.  And for that, I do need a few sticks.  Yes, this is wasteful, yes, this is irrational, Yes I may even have buyer remorse, but it's harmless in the end if it stops with a couple of thousand quid up in smoke.  I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't gamble, so I reckon I have built up some goodwill to blow on a craze.

And perhaps half of this will be given as presents for my 40th in any case.  The missus has already broadcast this to the family.
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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2017, 06:14:36 AM »


I do want an Affinity Carbine at some point along with a Black Cat and a White Willow bat.  Just out of curiosity, which of your bats are match bats and which would you use in which match situation?  Like for instance, you're batting at No. 6 with 10 overs to go, which bat do you reach for?  Or you are opening in a timed match, batting second with 55 overs to face, which bat do you take out to the middle?

I use all my bats in at least one match a season or otherwise I pass them on. The 'best' ones, in no particular order, are the Aldred Supreme, H4L NV, Affinity Carbine Sport (grade 2/3), and the Red Ink.
For Hard, bouncy tracks I use a mid/high middle bat that has some weight behind (Aldred, red ink). For wet ones I go for the Affinity/NV.
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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2017, 08:44:23 AM »

Point taken - my day job involves slapping people upside the head (figuratively speaking) and telling them to stop being irrational and be responsible with their money.  But I also do know that every once in a while, you need to indulge your madness.  This is probably the only craze I've picked up since collecting turn-based computer games 20 years ago.

And I don't believe you're getting the point.  My aim is not to get the best stick - I'm kind of an over the hill player anyways who is inconsistent, poor eyes and will only play a good innings only once in a while to get any benefit from having an absolute gun.  I do derive genuine enjoyment from seeing all my bats stacked side by side.  And for that, I do need a few sticks.  Yes, this is wasteful, yes, this is irrational, Yes I may even have buyer remorse, but it's harmless in the end if it stops with a couple of thousand quid up in smoke.  I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't gamble, so I reckon I have built up some goodwill to blow on a craze.
As someone who doesn't smoke drink or gamble and as no other interests outside cricket and as
 many bats and spends more time looking at them than using them (i buy 3  bats a year ) and only use one fully understand you wanting a collection.
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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2017, 08:54:56 AM »

As someone who doesn't smoke drink or gamble and as no other interests outside cricket and as
 many bats and spends more time looking at them than using them (i buy 3  bats a year ) and only use one fully understand you wanting a collection.

Thanks @Seniorplayer , it's reassuring to know I'm not the only one....just curious, how many bats do you own?
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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2017, 08:55:54 AM »

Don't really get the idea of having lots of identical spec bats with different stickers, surely variety is the spice of life? :) Quantity over quality wouldn't be my thing either but hey

In the interest of being helpful ( :) ) how about Kippax? Already kind of have one on your list though it might be nice since they are one of the few with their own wood
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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2017, 09:48:39 AM »

Thanks @Seniorplayer , it's reassuring to know I'm not the only one....just curious, how many bats do you own?

34 keep them in a dry clean garage out of there sleeves so the willow can breathe  they are all in an excellent  clean condition bats are checked and played around with most days ball marks scuffs are cleaned off toes are checked  dryness and ping  checked etc.
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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2017, 10:15:44 AM »

Point taken - my day job involves slapping people upside the head (figuratively speaking) and telling them to stop being irrational and be responsible with their money.  But I also do know that every once in a while, you need to indulge your madness.  This is probably the only craze I've picked up since collecting turn-based computer games 20 years ago.

And I don't believe you're getting the point.  My aim is not to get the best stick - I'm kind of an over the hill player anyways who is inconsistent, poor eyes and will only play a good innings only once in a while to get any benefit from having an absolute gun.  I do derive genuine enjoyment from seeing all my bats stacked side by side.  And for that, I do need a few sticks.  Yes, this is wasteful, yes, this is irrational, Yes I may even have buyer remorse, but it's harmless in the end if it stops with a couple of thousand quid up in smoke.  I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't gamble, so I reckon I have built up some goodwill to blow on a craze.

I have been through this stage and am now almost over it. This is a dangerous hobby unless you have lots of free funds available.
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Re: Suggestions for bat collection
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2017, 10:25:15 AM »

34 keep them in a dry clean garage out of there sleeves so the willow can breathe  they are all in an excellent  clean condition bats are checked and played around with most days ball marks scuffs are cleaned off toes are checked  dryness and ping  checked etc.
Sounds like me. Though I keep them in their covers and in the house. I sand, oil and rescuff them all at the end of each season, and wash the grips through the season every couple of weeks.
They are all important to me and kept in as pristine a condition as possible.
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