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Re: "Why do you need more than one bat?"
« Reply #75 on: February 02, 2017, 09:06:40 AM »

Wow, there's a lot of thought going into some of these posts!

I mostly pick one out and give it a whirl. Having a net with one, you soon get used to pick up, balance and weight.

Everyone has their favourites, but if you have a few sticks, use 'em all - every bat is an adventure!
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Re: "Why do you need more than one bat?"
« Reply #76 on: February 02, 2017, 12:10:29 PM »

In an ideal world I'd have two identical bats that I loved and then maybe a bigger one for T20, purely because I slog in T20 so want mis-hits to go for 6 if possible.

I suppose the problem with paying for your bats is that you don't often buy two at the same time in case they are not that great. Or do some of you do that?
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Re: "Why do you need more than one bat?"
« Reply #77 on: February 02, 2017, 12:31:15 PM »

2 bats myself 1 match 1 spare incase it breaks due to having different spec to most i.e. long blade etc

Used to have 5-6 but never used them so down to 2 now
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Re: "Why do you need more than one bat?"
« Reply #78 on: May 02, 2017, 01:36:16 PM »

great thread
I take 2 bats to each game and have my wet weather one in the car usually - one with a lower middle and one with a higher middle
my theory is that I will see how the pitch is playing like (bat 3 or 4) so Il pick the correct bat for the job
however I always end up using the same one lol

I have 5 bats in my collection I think that I have the most at my club but there could be other "bat badgers" hidden within the club lol
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Re: "Why do you need more than one bat?"
« Reply #79 on: May 29, 2017, 05:42:35 PM »

I have two, but really only use one
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Re: "Why do you need more than one bat?"
« Reply #80 on: May 29, 2017, 06:24:09 PM »

My ace match bat has delaminated and showing all signs of performance degradation - over 4 seasons old and seen a lot of action. I have some very good bats awaiting action. Hopefully, I won't lose any time during the season waiting for a decent bat.
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Re: "Why do you need more than one bat?"
« Reply #81 on: June 07, 2017, 06:11:08 AM »

I generally carry two bats with me. Lower grade (G3/G4/Butterfly) bat for practice and wet pitches. Higher grade (G1) bat for personal use. Most of my 40over team members tend to have their own kit, but 20over team is notorious. People use others bat during practice, break the bat and silently leave it on the side and escape from the nets. By the time the bat owner finds the bat, everyone would escape from there and leave the owner to fume over his broken stuff. For this reason i keep my G1 bat inside the car and carry it only for matches. For practice i prefer to use butterfly bat.
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Re: "Why do you need more than one bat?"
« Reply #82 on: June 07, 2017, 07:12:02 AM »

Two bats to each game, B3 3stripe for me, and B3 butterfly for spare/team mate/wet conditions - identical shapes.

Leant the butterfly out two weeks ago - only to see it spinning in the air when team mate got run out!

Don't think I will be lending one out any time soon.

2 other bats in reserve, 2 retired bats (presents that I'd like to keep) and a Bradman replica from L&W
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Re: "Why do you need more than one bat?"
« Reply #83 on: June 07, 2017, 07:41:04 AM »

don't you just hate it when team mates disrespect kit that you have leant out really bad really
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Re: "Why do you need more than one bat?"
« Reply #84 on: June 07, 2017, 07:57:29 AM »

4 bats for each game. B3 Shan masood, B3 3 stripes Mullantor, B3 2 stripes custom. These bats I use frequently but I also carry a bat that I am knocking in. I can't knock bats in my house, my wife hates it. I try to knock my bat as I am in the ground.
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Re: "Why do you need more than one bat?"
« Reply #85 on: June 07, 2017, 08:00:15 AM »

so your "One of those people" are you @KW9221 ;-)
we had one of our team mates knocking a bat in the changing room prior to the match - he was prompty sent to the fine leg boundary to do so lol
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Re: "Why do you need more than one bat?"
« Reply #86 on: June 07, 2017, 08:06:10 AM »

@velvetsky01 yes I am one of them. Sadly we don't have dressing rooms in grounds here so I am always knocking them during inning break or after I get out.
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Re: "Why do you need more than one bat?"
« Reply #87 on: June 07, 2017, 09:03:58 AM »

Nothing worse than someone knocking in a bat at a game .
I have 7 bats atm that need knocking in . My neighbours probably think i run a carpentry business from within my flat !  ;)
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Re: "Why do you need more than one bat?"
« Reply #88 on: June 07, 2017, 10:48:53 AM »

yea I have to admit it does my head in at a game lol

but I expect the neighbours feel the same lol
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