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ursmasti

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B3 Beluga Crown
« on: December 22, 2016, 08:15:28 PM »

Got my second B3 bat since last year 50% off offer. This is very unique and different shape bat from all the bats i own. Ordered this last Thursday and it has arrived just few minutes back . When i first looked at the video i had my concerns that how would this pickup ? will it be bottom heavy ? but after holding the bat in hands feeling is amazing WOW this picks up very light .it picks up almost like 2.8 .Here are the specs of the bat

weight - 2.9
edge - 37mm
Toe - 27mm
grains - 12
Profile - Beluga ( no concaving)

Overall i am happy with the bat , there are few minor things i noticed could have done batter by B3 atleast for a Crown willow bat.
1. Handle joint at the splice - looks like a cheap quality bat with no perfection
2. Stickers you could see from various stickers they are not applied perfectly
3. handle very thick compared to any off the shelf or custom bats but not a big issue for me lucky as i have long fingers.

good things --  Service is excellent and good to see B3 thinking ahead of time with MCC laws coming up soon.

Now the pictures
















« Last Edit: December 22, 2016, 08:22:17 PM by ursmasti »
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Re: B3 Beluga Crown
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 08:22:36 PM »

Nice cleft but the profile is too out there for me. Plus the lovely subtle styling that was a B3 Crown has gone with those awful
Indian looking stickers up the back of the blade. Also still no bat cover included on a 500 bat, is just wrong in my opinion.
Hope you like and score lots of runs with it mate
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Re: B3 Beluga Crown
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 08:24:16 PM »

Nice cleft but the profile is too out there for me. Plus the lovely subtle styling that was a B3 Crown has gone with those awful
Indian looking stickers up the back of the blade. Also still no bat cover included on a 500 bat, is just wrong in my opinion.
Hope you like and score lots of runs with it mate
@SOULMAN1012 agree with you that stickers are bit out for me as well. They did include Bat cover and also applied toe guard / scuff Sheet for free which is nice of B3.
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Re: B3 Beluga Crown
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 08:26:34 PM »

I agree lovely cleft but for the money the stickers would of really bugged me and for b3 flagship bat I would expect the qc to be a bit better. Saying that I would love to pick one up as it really looks like it would pick up terrible but everyone says it picks up so well be interesting to see how you get on with it
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Re: B3 Beluga Crown
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2016, 08:29:10 PM »

I agree lovely cleft but for the money the stickers would of really bugged me and for b3 flagship bat I would expect the qc to be a bit better. Saying that I would love to pick one up as it really looks like it would pick up terrible but everyone says it picks up so well be interesting to see how you get on with it
@simonmay5 i had same concerns earlier but after picking it up multiple times i dont feel its even 2.9 feels more like 2.8 and very well balanced . I still need to knock it in before i could use.
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Re: B3 Beluga Crown
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2016, 08:31:13 PM »

Profile is so "out there" even the stickers can't handle it! Or maybe they were put on at arms length :)

I've no problem with something ugly but effective if it does its job though! Enjoy, and let us know how it goes for you
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Re: B3 Beluga Crown
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2016, 08:31:22 PM »

What's the name of the bat?  :D

Shape looks pretty ugly but I suppose it's one of getting around the proposed regulations.
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Re: B3 Beluga Crown
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2016, 08:31:40 PM »

You say you're happy with the bat, but you shouldn't be as there's a few issues there.

However, I'd also have contacted B3 to discuss these before posting them on the forum, as it looks like something has gone awry there. 
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Re: B3 Beluga Crown
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2016, 08:34:12 PM »

It's not for me, but an excellent and honest review. How does it perform in relation to other bats you have?. Also can you post photos of it against a more 'normal' bat.
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Re: B3 Beluga Crown
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2016, 08:35:04 PM »

You say you're happy with the bat, but you shouldn't be as there's a few issues there.

However, I'd also have contacted B3 to discuss these before posting them on the forum, as it looks like something has gone awry there.
@Stratts why should i not be happy when the bat itself reached my expectations ... and also i wont bat with stickers .. stickers are only to catch someone or your eyes ... as long as bat performs i am happy. feedback by B3 should be taken as constructive feedback rather a back lash . i did inform B3 already about this .
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Re: B3 Beluga Crown
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2016, 08:36:43 PM »

Personally it's a waste of a crown cleft with a god awful needless shape!
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Re: B3 Beluga Crown
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2016, 08:37:22 PM »

It's not for me, but an excellent and honest review. How does it perform in relation to other bats you have?. Also can you post photos of it against a more 'normal' bat.
@Gurujames I still need to knock it in before i can take it to nets. i will post an update once i use it .
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Re: B3 Beluga Crown
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2016, 08:38:21 PM »

Hats off to you for having a different shape and style-most of us just use a variant on standard shapes.
To get a bat that light and that big is an a achievement..its certainly unusual
Could be the angle of the photo but looks like the cane of the handle does not fit flush-might just be the photo
Good luck hope it suits yr game which is the main thing after all
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Re: B3 Beluga Crown
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2016, 08:48:46 PM »

@Stratts why should i not be happy when the bat itself reached my expectations ... and also i wont bat with stickers .. stickers are only to catch someone or your eyes ... as long as bat performs i am happy. feedback by B3 should be taken as constructive feedback rather a back lash . i did inform B3 already about this .

Fair enough, I was assuming (incorrectly) that you'd want it to be perfect but good for you if you're happy. The handle not fitting was more of a concern, but if it's structurally ok and you are happy then enjoy the bat.
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Re: B3 Beluga Crown
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2016, 08:52:33 PM »

@Gurujames I still need to knock it in before i can take it to nets. i will post an update once i use it .

Are b3 not ready pressed so you can use straight away I pretty sure b3 say they ready to go from ball one
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