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oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« on: June 07, 2017, 03:02:03 PM »

Hello,

Not sure if there are some other threats out there regarding oiling bat vs. not oiling new bat, but want to see what are the advantage and disadvantage of oiling and not oiling new bat.  Thanks!
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 03:16:36 PM »

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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017, 03:19:16 PM »

I like to oil my bats and wait a while before putting on a scuff. There's different views from everyone, but this is why I do it:

  • Allows you to round the edges more smoothly with a rolling pin
  • Brings out the grain and makes it more defined
  • I like to knock in before scuffing, and oiling helps prevent some cracking damage that may occur during knocking
  • The above point makes it much easier to do a more thorough job without worrying as much about cracks
  • Almost becomes like a little ritual after you've done it on a few bats

Disadvantages include:

  • Unnecessary if you're going to scuff first, as the scuff sheet prevents moisture from leaving via the face anyways
  • Have to wait a while to apply a scuff sheet if you oil first
  • Some finishing compounds make it so that oil doesn't quite fully absorb into the surface of the willow, which often requires a wipe and sand to solve
  • If you're not careful, you can over-oil (Extremely rare)
  • Heartwood doesn't absorb the oil quite nearly so readily, so can often take some extra time/wiping to dry off

I like to really give the edges a good round and do most of the knocking without a scuff on. Then after about a week, I'll pop the scuff on and give it a final 20 minutes of knocking before using. I would ALWAYS oil the exposed areas of a bat, I just feel it is a worthwhile and easy procedure to do which helps protect your bat against rain and moisture. Hope this helps!

TLDR: If you scuff, not necessary to oil the face, but oil the exposed areas of the bat. If you don't scuff, do oil or wax before use/preparation.


^Gorgeous bat btw
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 03:33:58 PM »

The main objective of oiling is to preserve the life-span of the bat, surely?
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2017, 03:36:48 PM »

I am planning on applying the facing after good knocking and applying oil on the back only.  I don't see most PROs oiling the bat these days.  Trying to get the maximum performance
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2017, 03:44:46 PM »

These days? I've being hearing 'pros don't oil their bats' for over thirty years!

Evidence - much of it gathered on here - suggests to me things are going the other way, if anything. 
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 03:46:54 PM »

...I don't see most PROs oiling the bat these days.  Trying to get the maximum performance

PROs get their bats for free and don't care if they break them.

In my experience, oiling does not diminish the performance of a bat.
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2017, 03:52:31 PM »

I don't oil my bats.

Stick a scuff on and head to the middle.


They don't last long, need lots of repairs. But I also hit some massive sixes, and being rather talentless, I'm gonna say slot of it is down to the bats(but not necessarily the lack of oil)

So to conclude, mine is a pointless post........
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2017, 04:27:28 PM »

I do not oil any of my bats. If I break one it is an excuses to buy a new one (or five)
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2017, 04:48:00 PM »

I do minimum prep on ny own bats, usually the same as Smiley,
I'll get a new one, coat of bat wax just to seal it, scuff sheet and bowling machine net before a match.
I don't keep my bats in a car though and always in covers so little chance of them getting heated enough to dry them out, guess oiling depends on the conditions of which you play and keep the bats
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2017, 04:55:28 PM »

I always oil, knock in thoroughly and scuff. I remove the scuff, sand and reoil at the end of each season and rescuff. I keep my equipment in as pristine a condition as possible out of respect to the maker and their craft. As a former cabinetmaker myself I would be distraught if someone who had bought my work didn't treat it respectfully.
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2017, 05:07:52 PM »

oil or no oil, thats one nice looking bat
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2017, 05:13:55 PM »

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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2017, 05:28:58 PM »

Have a look here - https://b3cricket.com/latest/help/cricket-bat-preperation/

I'd have used a colon rather than a semi-colon after varied. ;)
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2017, 05:29:51 PM »

Your new bat as a moisture content oiling with raw linseed  will help the bat retain it and  help dispel moisture wetness
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