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Sweet spot position of your ideal/match bat

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What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« on: September 13, 2017, 10:26:16 PM »

Submit your option for preferred sweet spot position of your ideal bat shape.
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Re: What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 06:11:03 AM »

I have always used a mid sweet-spot. Then a couple of years ago, I decided to experiment with a high middle, to see if it had any impact on the power generated and to try a lighter pick-up.
Whilst the pick up is lighter, I don't feel I can hit the ball as far, so am looking to go back to a mid middle bat. The search is on....
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Re: What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 07:30:12 AM »

All about a big low middle
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Re: What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 07:39:43 AM »

High high middle. As far high as it can be.

Had my best last few season to date switching to high middles. And the ball goes a long why when it's hit.
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Re: What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 08:21:02 AM »

Mid to high. I think many people would be surprised how high on the bat they actually hit the ball even on a low and slow wicket.
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Re: What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 08:26:00 AM »

always used low then used the cric tech sheets and found I was hitting the ball way higher than I thought so now use mid middle and feel the difference in pick up and more balls middle.
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Re: What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 08:59:32 AM »

Mid to high. I think many people would be surprised how high on the bat they actually hit the ball even on a low and slow wicket.

Completely agree. Always used to go for low middles, as a front foot player, but turns out i hit a lot on the up, now its mid middles all the way for me
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Re: What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 09:01:02 AM »

At 5ft 6  and a bouncy home track Mid middle left hand opening bat  Style of play strong in defence poor in attack Hooking  and pulling
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Re: What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2017, 09:18:08 AM »

Used the crictech sheets as well and found I was hitting low, so low middles for me
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Re: What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 10:08:53 AM »

I'm abstaining from this vote due to the lack of an inside edge option.
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Re: What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 10:24:29 AM »

Was using a high throughout preseason on bouncy headingly nets and tried to use it first few games of the season but changed back to middle. I personally think it's more to do with your style of batting more than anything else.
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Re: What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2017, 10:35:39 AM »

Mid to high .
Opening bat , play on decent bouncing wickets , hit on the up a bit , play off back foot a bit .
Only have to look at my bowling machine bat to know where i hit the ball .
Also , i have no plans on trying to hit yorkers for six  :D.
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Re: What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 10:47:17 AM »

prefer a higher middle and validated by scuff sheet showing where on the bat I hit the ball most.

use a heavier bat (say 2lb 13oz) so still plenty of wood in the driving zone.

5ft 8 , open the batting, aim to hit poor short balls so again I feel this points towards selecting a higher middle.

I did score a 50 this season with a Kook Verve which has a lower middle, it was fairly new and most of the hits were higher, the bat itself was a beauty and had a noticeably long middle

this is why I like M&H who have produced higher middle shapes over the years, I have also used a Newbery Kudos this season which according to Newbery has a slightly higher middle
« Last Edit: September 14, 2017, 04:36:04 PM by AlanB »
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Re: What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2017, 08:13:04 PM »

Mid to high .
Opening bat , play on decent bouncing wickets , hit on the up a bit , play off back foot a bit .
Only have to look at my bowling machine bat to know where i hit the ball .
Also , i have no plans on trying to hit yorkers for six  :D.

Totally agree and same as my preferred choice exception being used a GM Chrome
This season but found personally the performance is mid profile
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Re: What sweet spot position folks prefer for their ideal bat
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2017, 09:06:28 AM »

I think, as per a very old Crictech sheet thread, many people actually need a slightly higher middle than they think they do.

Maybe it's something to do with a better balance from a slightly higher middle?
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