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Who Likes Heartwood?
« on: April 13, 2014, 12:59:02 PM »

Thought I would start up a topic that I have been thinking about doing for a few days...

Who Likes Heartwood?

I have mixed feelings about it, I think if it is uneven and not defined it can be quite ugly and put me off quite a bit....

On the flip side, a nice piece of heartwood that is straight and really contrasts toward the sapwood can look really stunning, and gives the bat a fantastic amount of character. I think one of the Amplus' that Paul recently picked is a fantastic example of this, It looks simply Beautiful!

So what do you guys think?

I have simply talked about aesthetics, although does anyone have any theories about it affecting performance?

Cheers,

Beau

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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014, 01:55:59 PM »

I thing it adds character.
performance... I have no idea.

personally I think a bat will call to its owner, so it gives you confidence. if it has heartwood great, if not...

beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2014, 02:07:31 PM »

I dont mind it either way.
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2014, 03:30:45 PM »

Regarding the performance of heartwood because it does not have much sap this makes the wood more brittle, heartwood is usually found in the centre of the willow tree where the wood is older therefore naturally harder but correctly pressed and prepared prior to use  bats made of heartwood should then be able to absorb stress  and play the same as sapwood bats. Also  heartwood bats can  produce a different contact sound.
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2014, 05:39:22 PM »

Apparently it is harder so I like it on my inside edge, not overly fussed either way though.
I have a bat with no heartwood and a bat thats all heartwood in my collection
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 03:56:22 AM »

I think it would be good to have it on the outside edge or the toe region of the bat. Would not mind it on a average bat but not in a higher grade bat. if I am paying for a higher grade willow and since grading is all about looks...no blemishes allowed.
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2014, 07:31:15 AM »

personally I dont like heartwood........

Mianly due to purchasing a quite expensive slazenger which had an amout of heartwood, it was a disaster.........

So I will now not buy bats with heartwood.
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2014, 07:45:53 AM »

Poor people
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2014, 09:50:29 AM »

Poor people
Great post, I'm sure you wouldn't let a heartwood bat near your Ferrari...
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2014, 10:03:56 AM »

Great post, I'm sure you wouldn't let a heartwood bat near your Ferrari...
ooh how much I like you for saying that and hope it comes true.

Lol I fall in the category who have to like heartwood mate...
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2014, 10:24:42 AM »

ooh how much I like you for saying that and hope it comes true.

Lol I fall in the category who have to like heartwood mate...
I wish I could like heartwood, MDF bats from sports direct are the way forward  :D
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2014, 12:30:03 PM »

Personally I never used to mind heartwood but from my experience in last few years every bat with HW that I have had has developed cracks in the HW area. I sold a bat, when the buyer got it he told me there was a crack on the HW side edge and has been professionally repaired  :o . Considering this was a virtually new bat with barely any use I was surprised and unhappy.

Have noticed similar issues with all HW bats that I have, so I prefer not to buy them anymore.
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2014, 12:45:02 PM »

i have had two and both split where the HW meets the normal wood but I did get thousands of runs out of them.
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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2014, 05:26:49 PM »


i have had two and both split where the HW meets the normal wood but I did get thousands of runs out of them.

From that, I cannot work out if you like them because they got a load of runs or dislike because they split????


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Re: Who Likes Heartwood?
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2014, 05:56:48 PM »

From that, I cannot work out if you like them because they got a load of runs or dislike because they split????


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I think your find he likes heartwood
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