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Cleft Selection - Opinion
« on: September 12, 2017, 07:59:48 PM »

I've been offered a choice of handled two clefts for a custom bat - SH, 0.5 inch shorter blade.  Apparently, the cleft on the right side (heartwood on the right hander's inside edge) pings better.  Any thoughts?

Incidentally, both are classified Grade 2.

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Re: Cleft Selection - Opinion
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 08:06:04 PM »

One on the right!
Better ping and heartwood in the right place, no brainer!  :D
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Re: Cleft Selection - Opinion
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 08:06:15 PM »

Looks better too for me.
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Re: Cleft Selection - Opinion
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 08:08:18 PM »

Buy both! Simples
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Re: Cleft Selection - Opinion
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 08:10:17 PM »

Looks better too for me.

Thanks @Kulli BTW, been meaning to ask, how come the Captain from Das Boot as your avatar?

One on the right!
Better ping and heartwood in the right place, no brainer!  :D

Thanks @WalkingWicket37 , that was my initial thought too and when he mentioned the ping, that clinched it.  Thanks for confirming it.

I've got 4 more new sticks (incl. this one) to bring my stash to 8, waiting to get the last 2 made and knocked in to post pics.
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Re: Cleft Selection - Opinion
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 08:11:46 PM »

Buy both! Simples

@19reading87 Sure thing mate, but help me rob a bank first!  :D  This is a seriously expensive hobby/addiction.
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Re: Cleft Selection - Opinion
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 08:14:56 PM »

The one on the right for me
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Re: Cleft Selection - Opinion
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 08:21:59 PM »

Ah....sorry in the minority here. The one on the left. Less grains and no heartwood. I've always found white bats softer and more responsive.

Just my preference, I think if it's white it plays a bit softer if you see what I mean.a bit more 'feel'

This is probably for another thread(or has been done before) but I've never thought more grains means a higher grade.

But I'm not a batmaker just a clubbie who likes bats ! :)
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Re: Cleft Selection - Opinion
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2017, 08:25:15 PM »

Ah....sorry in the minority here. The one on the left. Less grains and no heartwood. I've always found white bats softer and more responsive.

Just my preference, I think if it's white it plays a bit softer if you see what I mean.a bit more 'feel'

This is probably for another thread(or has been done before) but I've never thought more grains means a higher grade.

But I'm not a batmaker just a clubbie who likes bats ! :)

Incidentally, both are classified Grade 2.
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Re: Cleft Selection - Opinion
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2017, 08:26:35 PM »

Thanks @Kulli BTW, been meaning to ask, how come the Captain from Das Boot as your avatar?

Just like the film, and he's an ace character.
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Re: Cleft Selection - Opinion
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 08:26:44 PM »

The one on the left for me, much prefer a white bat. I prefer a smaller amount of heartwood
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Re: Cleft Selection - Opinion
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2017, 09:03:06 PM »

One on the right!
Better ping and heartwood in the right place, no brainer!  :D

This! The one on the right is perfection.
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Re: Cleft Selection - Opinion
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 09:15:39 PM »

If it was purely on looks I'd opt for the left - mostly evenly spaced grains which run pretty straight down the blade which is always a good sign!

But then I never buy a bat on looks, so I'd end up taking the pingy one haha

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Re: Cleft Selection - Opinion
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2017, 10:40:04 PM »

I'd have taken the right hand even before the batmaker told me it pinged more!
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Re: Cleft Selection - Opinion
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2017, 04:28:50 AM »

Id ask to ping test if possible .
If i couldnt do that , id take the one on the left . Sap wood , even grains ....should be softer /more responsive. 
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