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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2014, 05:58:54 PM »

I'm not bothered either way.
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2014, 06:08:05 PM »

I don't mind, both were very very good bats. The bat I have now has some on
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2014, 07:35:39 PM »

I've just knocked in a bat with an inside edge of heartwood. It cracked like billyo.

No idea if makes a difference with performance and I'm ambivalent about looks.

If the best bat makers say it works then I'll take their word.

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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2014, 09:13:36 AM »

It's all about taste, fashion.

Yes it's brittle, as it's taken from the centre of a tree you tend to get tighter / straighter grains. i like it, it gives a bat character.

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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2014, 09:13:48 PM »

I have a bat with no heartwood and a bat thats all heartwood in my collection

Can you post a pic mate? Never seen one that is all heartwood.

For the record, I despise heartwood because it is hard, brittle, cracks easily, doesn't absorb oil readily, etc...
Heartwood is like a fugly woman who is also high-maintenance :D
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2014, 09:38:33 PM »

Can you post a pic mate? Never seen one that is all heartwood.

For the record, I despise heartwood because it is hard, brittle, cracks easily, doesn't absorb oil readily, etc...
Heartwood is like a fugly woman who is also high-maintenance :D

Pictures here courtesy of Buzz who owned the bat before I did.












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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2014, 09:49:35 PM »

And a close up of the face.


If heartwood is more brittle a everyone says I'm wondering what state it will end up in!
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2014, 10:56:41 AM »

You should enjoy it - it is a super bat!!

And that is a lovely garden...  :D

funny how times change - I loved these three bats and have now sold them all!!
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2014, 11:01:07 AM »

you could construct a nice single lane net in that garden
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2014, 11:04:04 AM »

you could construct a nice single lane net in that garden
Wouldn't that be fun... not sure Mrs Buzz would be too enamoured with that plan.   ???
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2014, 06:16:01 PM »

Thanks Cam! This is like all heartwood with a sliver of sapwood!



Rumour has it Jayasuriya used to ask for all heartwood bats from Laver. You are in good company  :)
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2014, 06:19:34 PM »

I had a jayasuriya cast off, I complained to laver about the wood being two different colours! Lolol First time I'd ever seen it
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