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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2017, 09:33:25 AM »

I bet the grip would be awesome!

Spoke to a big brand bat maker once and he made a version of an old school Hunts County reflex with a rubber insert instead of the air pocket. Not match bat legal so it was a net bat but it flew - but heavy he said!
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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2017, 10:03:49 AM »

I wonder if they do Ulysses as well, there seems to be some link.


Wrong Hitman?
http://onlinestockist.com/CEAT-HITMAN-English-Willow-Cricket-Bat-Select-Willow-2017-P5668419.aspx

Definitely a link between Ulysses and Hitman brands



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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2017, 10:17:04 AM »

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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2017, 08:22:54 PM »

Extremely massive bats for the weight with very good pickup due to the high middles.

The ones I have have 44-45mm edges, I suggest to look around and pickout the particularly special ones from their batches as the newer batches seem a lot more standard with the approximate ~40mm edges and weighing 2.11-2.12 compared to the previous batch which had worse grains ala Kabooms but were a lot thicker and lighter.

Curiosity got the better of me so I had to give it a go... [edit, it is a Hitman]





It was a 2.9, looked nice, great profile, decently thick handle, felt nicely balanced... specs not amazing (39mm edge, ~60mm or less spine) but the ball seemed to come off nicely and it sounded awesome...

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.... but the stickers on the back felt rough and I couldn't believe it was just an air bubble, and sure enough it wasn't



The pictures don't do it justice, and they were quite deep too. It would probably be fine but was like that both sides of the splice down to the bottom of the sticker. Definitely not fine on a bat of that cost!
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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2017, 08:34:21 PM »

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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2017, 08:34:56 PM »



You get bats with those kinds of blemishes from MSR for like 40-60. :-[ It does look a good shape and sure, the uncovered parts look good, but shame about the parts under the sticker. :(
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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2017, 08:37:31 PM »

@DorsetDan how much did you pay for it?
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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2017, 08:44:58 PM »

I paid nothing, it went straight back!
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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2017, 08:58:58 PM »

Well done with the photos Dan.....yours was the only one that exists chap!  ;)
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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2017, 03:12:16 AM »

Considering that hitman seems to be their top of the range bat, very surprised at the willow under the stickers. Was tempted to get one earlier but after seeing this, I would stay clear..
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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2017, 07:55:36 AM »

Perhaps it was graded on performance...  ;)
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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2017, 08:30:10 AM »

The profile is great and the rebound of a ball even when new/ sound off a mallet is probably the best I've seen. So in many ways this particular one is a great bat but I couldn't get past the "blemish" and was hoping for the promised monster size. Handle is quite round too which in hindsight probably wouldn't have been the best for me either so I'm not too unhappy with the outcome.

In case anyone is curious there are two places to get these in the UK and if I were to give one a shot again I would try EAS next time ;)
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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2017, 05:46:58 PM »

The profile is great and the rebound of a ball even when new/ sound off a mallet is probably the best I've seen. So in many ways this particular one is a great bat but I couldn't get past the "blemish" and was hoping for the promised monster size. Handle is quite round too which in hindsight probably wouldn't have been the best for me either so I'm not too unhappy with the outcome.

In case anyone is curious there are two places to get these in the UK and if I were to give one a shot again I would try EAS next time ;)

A lot of people have mixed opinions on eas but Hanif seems to get good bats from brands that could otherwise be more hit and miss .I was , at one time , tempted to get a hitman and basically i was willing to pay more to get it from eas , rather than ols or somewhere similar . In the end i got over my ceat fetish , and your pics helped to a large degree - i suppose that i was temporarily attracted to the promised massive sized bats .
   I keep meaning to do a post on the 2 c.a big bangs i got off Hanif ( c.a ...a good example , one of my favourite brands , great when you get the good ones , not worthy of kindling when you don't ) , they are the two pingiest bats I've ever pinged - 2lb6.5 and 2lb7 but ping basically the same as my 2lb10oz xp80s . If I ever did get tempted by a brand like ceat , mrf etc , then I'd likely get the bat from eas .
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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2017, 08:07:29 PM »

CA and other asian brands are handpicked by someone local in india/pakistan for Hanif. Never heard anything bad regarding quality of bats or his customer service.
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Re: Who makes the CEAT Cricket Bats?
« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2017, 01:44:11 PM »

ZX sporting makes CEAT bats in India.  They also make some MRF grand edition bats.
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