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Title: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: objcpp on June 08, 2017, 07:20:47 AM
After going through many glowing reviews about Robinson bats and their customer service, I decided to buy one for myself. I contacted Robinsons through their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/robinsonsports1937/ (https://www.facebook.com/robinsonsports1937/) page and I immediately received a response from Mr. Surinder Singh from Robinsons. Within two days, he sent me the pictures of a few clefts based on my spec and on the same day he sent it to production.

I absolutely agree with the previous reviewers about the level of service Robinsons offers to one random customer; they treated me like one of their regular, VIP customers. Even after fulfilling the order, Mr. Singh was constantly in touch with me to ensure that I received the item in good condition and to make sure that if I was happy with the product.

About the bat:

2 lbs 9.5 oz
12 grains
G1 Grade
Virat Kohli profile
38mm edges
No concaving
Round handle

(http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee418/objectivecpp/Robinsons/IMG_20170501_095654_zps237j5kcw.jpg) (http://s1226.photobucket.com/user/objectivecpp/media/Robinsons/IMG_20170501_095654_zps237j5kcw.jpg.html)

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(http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee418/objectivecpp/Robinsons/IMG_20170501_094632_zpswazkq9ek.jpg) (http://s1226.photobucket.com/user/objectivecpp/media/Robinsons/IMG_20170501_094632_zpswazkq9ek.jpg.html)

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No difference in the pick up -- feels like 2/9ish.

Knocked in for a couple of hours before using it in nets; it pings very well. Looks like upper part of the bat requires little more little knocking in. 

Price: Competitive, much more affordable than the branded ones and it is absolutely worth every penny. And, it arrived with a free and quality bat cover -- though I would have preferred a black color one.

Apart from the stickers, I am pretty happy with the bat.

Among all the bats I have purchased in the past few months (about 15 in the range of $150-$600), I'd rate this as one of the top 3 bats; If I take the price into consideration, no doubt, #1.

I am already working on my second order.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: Simmy on June 08, 2017, 07:25:02 AM
that's stunning what was the damage(price)?
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: dcullen8 on June 08, 2017, 07:29:26 AM
Holy cow that is some stick!
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: JK Lewis on June 08, 2017, 07:32:21 AM
It looks to be a really beautiful bat, great profile and so big for the weight. I hope that you score many runs with it!

The only issue I have is the Union Flag label. I don't know why they need to put it on, but if they are going to use this national symbol at the very least they could avoid printing it upside down.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: sanredrose on June 08, 2017, 07:33:08 AM
@Simmy - Depends on where you are located. Some of my friends spent between 250 to 275 USD to procure this bat from India.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: Kulli on June 08, 2017, 07:37:33 AM
That's a beauty.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: objcpp on June 08, 2017, 07:38:40 AM
that's stunning what was the damage(price)?
I paid $270 for the bat + shipping cost to the USA
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: velvetsky01 on June 08, 2017, 07:47:54 AM
wow is all i can say thats a stunner!

where did you order it from? i cant seem to find that shape on their website
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: sanredrose on June 08, 2017, 07:58:57 AM
wow is all i can say thats a stunner!

where did you order it from? i cant seem to find that shape on their website

I reached out to them via facebook and placed my order.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: velvetsky01 on June 08, 2017, 08:04:58 AM
ah ok
and did you request that shape? or is it something that they do already
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: sanredrose on June 08, 2017, 08:07:26 AM
ah ok
and did you request that shape? or is it something that they do already

I was refering to the same shape as well. Just say VK profile 2.10 will guarantee a full profile.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: potzy248 on June 08, 2017, 08:42:21 AM
Wow  :o
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: Umi on June 08, 2017, 09:57:38 AM
Great looking bat, hope the bat performs as good as it looks
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: petehosk on June 08, 2017, 09:59:20 AM
That is a bit of a looker!
You got a very decent bat there  :D
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: tushar sehgal on June 08, 2017, 11:49:01 AM
Oh my lord that is a stunning bat...i had one arrive earlier in the week and I think i need to share pics of mine too :)...

from personal experience the bats do ping from the get go but I highly recommend gentle knocking and putting a scuff sheet on them for the first season. hope you get tons of run


If anyone is reaching out make sure you mention what handle you want too, RS will do a round handle by default - if not asked - but they do make a very nice oval handle as well.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: InternalTraining on June 08, 2017, 11:54:14 AM
^ Do they make big bats?

Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: tushar sehgal on June 08, 2017, 12:03:28 PM
^ Do they make big bats?

Define big? they cannot make anything bigger than what JS wright give them in cleft form....I had once asked for something made out of oversized cleft but was told they don't get any...so do they make big bats for weight from standard clefts? Yes...can they make a warner replica? probably no unless something has changed in last little bit
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: Churchy1989 on June 08, 2017, 01:34:11 PM
Very jealous, it is a stunner!

Grains, Grains, Grains!
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: LBWCandidate on June 08, 2017, 01:55:27 PM
Nice looking bat..I have one in production with them. Will post details once I receive it.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: objcpp on June 08, 2017, 02:37:47 PM
Nice looking bat..I have one in production with them. Will post details once I receive it.

You have just received a stunning BDM, ordered a RS and already working on a custom SS?  :o
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 08, 2017, 02:53:35 PM
I paid $270 for the bat + shipping cost to the USA

Stunning value for 208 at today's rate
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: Northern monkey on June 08, 2017, 02:53:51 PM
Wow!!!
Absolute stunner
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: t2ylo on June 08, 2017, 02:54:58 PM
Love these bats. Hard to argue with Robinsons at the moment.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: LBWCandidate on June 08, 2017, 04:57:13 PM
You have just received a stunning BDM, ordered a RS and already working on a custom SS?  :o

Living the life! I don't need that many for sure as I am an avg. player but I do like buying them.  :D
Not planning on using all...may even sell few at some point or just hang them in my office!
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: objcpp on June 08, 2017, 05:22:02 PM
Living the life! I don't need that many for sure as I am an avg. player but I do like buying them.  :D
Not planning on using all...may even sell few at some point or just hang them in my office!

Ping me when you are planning to sell that BDM.  ;)
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: procricket on June 08, 2017, 06:37:53 PM
great bats and great compnay
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: Shinpathy on June 09, 2017, 01:23:48 AM
Apparently to Aus you need extra fumigation costs.
Plus shipping and bat price , it doesnt actually seem to work out better than say a Ton Reserve or a top of the line BDM...
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: Shinpathy on June 09, 2017, 02:27:14 AM
Also cant tell the images but is the top part of your shaped like this?
(https://s13.postimg.org/re26b8npj/19030213_1590944094250120_9133131686952433478_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: Biggie Smalls on June 09, 2017, 04:05:05 PM
It looks to be a really beautiful bat, great profile and so big for the weight. I hope that you score many runs with it!

The only issue I have is the Union Flag label. I don't know why they need to put it on, but if they are going to use this national symbol at the very least they could avoid printing it upside down.


I would have thought that if a flag was going to be used to signify English willow then an English flag should be used , as opposed to a British one .

Nice bat . All Robinsons seem grainy , well finished and great value . Just not fussed on the stickers . And the initials R.S make me think of a profanity involving rodent droppings .
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: Michael.Franks1965 on June 09, 2017, 05:44:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EpT25k8.jpg)
A more suitable bat sticker I feel.

RS are producing some great bats at the moment.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: mrazvi on June 14, 2017, 03:32:28 AM
Super bat congrats, I will certainly buy from RS.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: LBWCandidate on June 19, 2017, 07:02:31 PM
I got mine over the weekend. Average to good in terms of looks, great ping and decent balance which was what requested. Will post a detailed review at some point.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: t2ylo on June 19, 2017, 08:28:07 PM
I have also picked one up. Just being prepped by a "cricket friend" but early impressions are blooming marvellous. Photos and review to follow.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: Calzehbhoy on June 20, 2017, 09:55:12 AM
I've got 3 on the way. Hopefully being shipped today
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: t2ylo on June 29, 2017, 09:46:47 PM
https://gyazo.com/95805c259340eb5e410a85a58349f8cc
https://gyazo.com/ed36e62e36f88850a824e9877f467c9c
https://gyazo.com/aef454263badd690e60d314ef7d96acf
https://gyazo.com/8928cfea87d18d6063958b5799ee14c4
https://gyazo.com/88cce499dae11da4391d76ba7c0fe56a
https://gyazo.com/88cce499dae11da4391d76ba7c0fe56a

I'm having serious issues with photobucket but hopefully these do the bat justice
Knocked in now and edge tape, face & two grips have taken it to 2.10
40mm edges and I am incredibly impressed with feel, balance and the size and response of the middle
Could not resist a net with old balls and it's as good a bat as I hoped it would be... straight in match day bag.
Robinsons do not disappoint.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: sanredrose on June 29, 2017, 10:21:36 PM
@t2ylo - Nice bat. Is this a profile copy of some bat or a standard profile from RS?
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: Shinpathy on June 29, 2017, 10:21:57 PM
With their supposed brilliant cuetomer service, they seem to have enough customers to even have time to reply whatsapp messages these days  ;)
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: t2ylo on June 30, 2017, 11:22:40 AM
I think they tried to tell me it was Kohli profile ;-)
In reality I picked it on weight and looks (and highish middle)
Then I just hoped it performed.
Bit of a gamble but very impressed with balance
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: Calzehbhoy on June 30, 2017, 12:13:05 PM
Looks a beauty @t2ylo !! I've got 3 on their way over from India at the moment.
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: Righthand on June 30, 2017, 01:58:01 PM
What are the opinions on the performance? There is a lot of fervor in the forum about these bats but I haven't read much about the performance? 
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: tushar sehgal on June 30, 2017, 03:18:52 PM
What are the opinions on the performance? There is a lot of fervor in the forum about these bats but I haven't read much about the performance?

Right up there with some of the best imo
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: mo_town on June 30, 2017, 03:31:33 PM
Whats the best way to get in touch with RS? Facebook?
Title: Re: Robinsons (RS) Bat Review
Post by: objcpp on June 30, 2017, 03:39:49 PM
Whats the best way to get in touch with RS? Facebook?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robinsonsports1937/ (https://www.facebook.com/robinsonsports1937/)