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Gurujames

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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2017, 09:43:47 PM »

The benefit of it as a counterbalance is dependent on its weight and distance from the fulcrum (your hands). As the counter balance would be so close to your hands the weight of it would have to be really quite substantial to make a noticeable difference, most people would struggle to notice a toe guard glued 30 inches from their hands, how would they feel something even 5 times a toe guard's weight 1inch from their hands? I think much of it is in the mind.
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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2017, 09:56:01 PM »

Newbery Merlin is the one with LV.
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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2017, 10:02:51 PM »

Whether it works or not is psychological, I think. I have used it twice, made a 2lbs 9 oz bat 2lbs 11 oz using lead tape , preparing it day before the match, was preoccupied all about it whilst batting. I ended up forgetting to watch the ball and got bowled for a low score. I gave up after that. I stuck to replicating comfort at the crease and establishing simple routine, rather than fiddling too much with the bat. If I had made a hundred with it, I would have stuck with it i guess.
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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2017, 10:11:19 PM »

Also disappointed  with lead tape found it made. Little difference due to ts thinness as an experiment  once used a  narrow strip of roofing lead  taped around the top of the handle  worked a treat.
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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2017, 10:18:53 PM »

ABD uses one means there must be something to it. But as with any change done to ones bat, we cant judge its utility by how it affects our score in the next few games since many of us need some time to adjust to new bat/change to a bat. Only after trying out in few games/net sessions can we really know if it is something that will work going forward or not.
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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2017, 08:28:15 AM »

Thought I'd add to this counter balance thread as it has links to all the others in one of the earlier posts...

Can anyone identify this knob-end? There seems to be quite a few players with this type o' thing



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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2017, 08:31:55 AM »


Can anyone identify this knob-end? There seems to be quite a few players with this type o' thing




They're the fancy trackers being used to measure each players' bat speed - been pretty interesting to watch the results actually!

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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2017, 08:33:45 AM »

its a bat sensor for the tourni

lets tv people see bat speed and other things

they use it to judge how well they have timed a ball I heard but not sure on the maths
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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2017, 08:34:15 AM »

Ah ha! I knew they were being used but didn't click that that was what these were. Ta!

Do you have a link to the results?
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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2017, 08:35:13 AM »

not sure there published but were coming up on screen during games

maybe a sky thing
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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2017, 08:49:32 AM »

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they use it to judge how well they have timed a ball I heard but not sure on the maths

It'll just be an accelerometer, so the links to velocity and relative position from acceleration is school maths (in principle, but the clever stuff is trying to get a robust and accurate measure of these with all the various errors in the devices)
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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2017, 08:52:19 AM »

I just couldn't be bothered to think about it
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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2017, 09:01:00 AM »

:)

Well, I may be a smart (No Swearing Please) but I missed those big red things for flippin' ages didn't I :)
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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2017, 09:03:30 AM »

engineer by trade but its Friday buttie time so brain turn off now
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Re: Counter balance on cricket bats..do they really work?
« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2017, 03:54:51 PM »

@DorsetDan - you asked if anyone could identify that knob end ?

- um , Aaron Finch ?
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