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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2017, 05:32:58 PM »

Julian Millichamp liked it. Geoff Boycott didn't.
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2017, 05:37:14 PM »

I'd have used a colon rather than a semi-colon after varied. ;)
er.. I wouldn't have. ;)
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2017, 06:17:11 PM »

All of the MRF bats I have seen are very dry and prone to cracks. Your's look slightly dry too, I would suggest some oiling for it.
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2017, 06:20:09 PM »

I've gone back to oiling with linseed oil
Not a fan of wax
Bit of oil on it like the great jm shows on his vid
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2017, 06:37:54 PM »

All of the MRF bats I have seen are very dry and prone to cracks. Your's look slightly dry too, I would suggest some oiling for it.

Glad you posted , my friend just gave me a MRF genius to knock in for him. I havnt knocked a bat in for years

It's a lovely bat and huge for the weight, looks dry to me thou. Are they pre-prepared at the factory or does it need proper knocking on service like a shop provides?
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2017, 06:40:54 PM »

Glad you posted , my friend just gave me a MRF genius to knock in for him. I havnt knocked a bat in for years

It's a lovely bat and huge for the weight, looks dry to me thou. Are they pre-prepared at the factory or does it need proper knocking on service like a shop provides?

From what I've seen of them, the middles are normally all good but the toe will be soft and edges sharp and square, so I'd say smack the toe and round the edges, with a scuff sheet should be good to go mate
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2017, 06:48:16 PM »

Indeed, need lots of knocking in to be safe to play, very soft willow, but perform from word go.
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2017, 06:48:25 PM »

I've never oiled a new bat. I oil them after a seasons use.
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2017, 08:21:21 PM »

oiled bats age gracefully.
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2017, 09:37:19 PM »

Linseed oil is the smell of some of my favourite childhood memories!  These days i love the smell of a good bat wax even more !
I agree with chads post, solid advice.
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2017, 04:24:28 AM »

Related question. For oiling, I hear two kinds of suggestions.

1) Oiling only the face of the bat -- 3 times, 24 hours apart each time
2) Oiling edges and the back side

#2 sounds weird to me, any recommendation?
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2017, 05:19:58 AM »

Related question. For oiling, I hear two kinds of suggestions.

1) Oiling only the face of the bat -- 3 times, 24 hours apart each time
2) Oiling edges and the back side

#2 sounds weird to me, any recommendation?

You wouldn't /shouldn't do #1 . If  you are not applying a scuff you would do #1 and #2 together . If you wanted to apply a scuff after doing #1 and #2 that's one option , if you wanted to apply a scuff before oiling then you would do #2 only .
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2017, 08:25:31 AM »

Always felt there's no real need to oil the back of a bat.
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2017, 10:14:37 AM »

Always felt there's no real need to oil the back of a bat.

I think this is always going to be a debating point. Personally, I do it because of the rain - yes, the finishing compound should keep the back of the bat free from any moisture intake, but not all the time, and it wears off. If you refurb a bat, I think it's almost a necessity to either wax or oil the back to help prevent moisture intake or escape.
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Re: oiling new bat vs. not oiling it
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2017, 01:33:20 PM »

what about putting Extratec all over the bat? therefore no need to ever oil the bat?
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