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What would your preference be in blade length if you had the option at purchase?

Long blade length
Have only used a standard blade but would try a different length in my next bat
Standard blade length
Not bothered
Short blade length
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DorsetDan

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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2017, 08:00:27 PM »

Reviving an old thread but an interesting one when thinking about custom bats.

Picked up a very interesting bat recently from the forum, just under 2.14, shorter blade, 50+mm edges...

Just as I suspected I found myself holding it in the same place relative to the toe as other bats, ie further from the shoulders. I didn't like the balance of other shorter blades when doing this, but this particular bat felt spot on which goes with my original thinking that it doesn't really matter how long the blade or handle is so long as you can hold the bat ok in your normal stance and the balance feels good when holding in that place on the handle.

... anyway... it is the same length blade and about 10mm longer overall compared to a size 6. Now there's no way I'd buy it being told it is a 2.14 size 6 but it just works on this particular bat.

Point of the ramble is when you break down the numbers of various sizes there isn't actually that much between them and I think there is a lot of scope to play around with bat dimensions and not accept the norm

[dreaming]I wonder if my next custom 2.14 monster size 6 will qualify for junior prices[/dreaming]
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2017, 08:05:18 PM »

bet it was designed by a genius
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #62 on: May 18, 2017, 08:08:41 PM »

bet it was designed by a genius

Or someone who things a size 6 is a normal sized bat  :D

To be fair, it is genius how it all comes together and not many people would mess around with bats as much as that as on paper everything about it seems wrong

edit: the size 6 I compared it to belonged to a scrawny 14 year old only a touch shorter than me who was convinced he'd grown out of it and needed a Harrow. Funny thing was he batted 30 mins with this 2.13-2.14 claiming it was lighter than his own and absolutely loved it
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #63 on: May 18, 2017, 08:09:57 PM »

key is shoulders and toe ratio...
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2017, 03:50:59 AM »

key is shoulders and toe ratio...


Is that 2 shoulders :1 Toe Dave? Just kidding. Do you mean height?
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2017, 04:56:54 PM »



Is that 2 shoulders :1 Toe Dave? Just kidding. Do you mean height?

Come on Marc you done enough videos to understand what i mean.

As a bat designer of a few pro players bats both via copying and adapting models which is pretty much what every body does.

Trott bat was the source and the rest came from a idea of equilateral

Or basically balance of wood and precived middle meeting the actual middle.
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