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1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« on: January 31, 2011, 07:14:39 PM »

Any questions?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 07:16:13 PM »

whats your fav bat profile out of all the companys
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 07:17:56 PM »

Strange one here...

If i went to a shop and saw two different bats i liked, priced differently, felt the same in hands etc, looked similar willow wise, is there anyway to know which will play better and whether the more expensive one is worth it? What would you do in this situation???

As i said may be a crap question but i am interested to know as i often find a couple of bats and wonder which is best for money!!
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 07:19:06 PM »

Has the special stuff arrived yet?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 07:20:09 PM »

can i have a free bat? ;)
in seriousness, what are your most and least favorite aspects of your job? and which is your favorite SAF profile?
plus whats "the special stuff"?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 07:20:42 PM »

Prob been asked before but your opinions on heartwoods effect on performance and durability?

Plus as mr millichamp says 7-9 grains gives you performance and durability what is your view?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 07:22:54 PM »

As we know, reducing moisture content reduces lifespan, but:
Does reducing moisture content, whether it be naturally or artificially, reduce ping?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 07:24:51 PM »

When you have a solid batmaking session, how fast can you turn a cleft into a bat?  And do you part-finish a load, and then finish them all together, or take a cleft through to being a finished bat each time?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2011, 07:26:03 PM »

When you press the bat/cleft is it handled or not? Do you press the bow into the blade when its part shaped or not?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011, 07:26:25 PM »

Since it was asked recently, what effect does the modern concaved shape with big edges have on performance when compared with the traditional Mjolnir like shape and which shape would suit most amateurs better?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2011, 07:29:23 PM »

Have you considered a different latin name for totally custom bats, such as: Desideratus ?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2011, 07:30:44 PM »

Why aren't you answering the questions fast enough?  ;)
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2011, 07:33:02 PM »

On a laminate could you make the bat the same size and the 'normal' version of that bat by taking the existing face off and putting glue in between to enhance what looks like a normal bat?

I can rephrase that if it doesn't make sense :L
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2011, 07:40:58 PM »

How do you recommend bat edges be knocked in?

- Round off with wooden mallet?
- Press edges with a round surface (an old stump, edge of bath tub etc.)
- Something else?

I used to just mallet in the edges, but according to Mr.Millichamp that's not a good idea...

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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2011, 08:42:45 PM »

whats your fav bat profile out of all the companys

SS Jumbo

Strange one here...

If i went to a shop and saw two different bats i liked, priced differently, felt the same in hands etc, looked similar willow wise, is there anyway to know which will play better and whether the more expensive one is worth it? What would you do in this situation???

As i said may be a crap question but i am interested to know as i often find a couple of bats and wonder which is best for money!!

How to pick out a good bat is subjective, it is something that you are comfortable with and happy to play with. If you feel it is good that is the only opinion that matter as you are buying it.

Has the special stuff arrived yet?

Nope I've been very busy and the upshot is I have an order going in soon... so maybe!!!


can i have a free bat? ;)
in seriousness, what are your most and least favorite aspects of your job? and which is your favorite SAF profile?
plus whats "the special stuff"?

Pressing and shaping that is where dreams are made  ;) .... Sanding  and sticking it in a box I hate it...

I like them all I do them because there mean something to me as they are worked out theoretically and then used practically.  If I had to choose a toss up between SAF Audax and SAF Fab, actually probably the SAF Fab as it is easier to shape and sand

"the special stuff" is Inaugural Willow
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