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Custom X1
« on: August 25, 2016, 03:45:21 PM »

I recently contacted John about getting a bat made to the same shape as Joe Root's and I sent him a number of pictures and videos and basically pestered him for a week or so. I decided on X1 grade and he found a cleft and I indicated around 2lb 8oz/9oz weight.
That was a few weeks ago and now I have the bat in my possession. It has 8 really straight grains that run through the toe and up the back of the bat. The finishing is fantastic and I love the stickers and grip. Its shape looks pretty spot-on (although I guess we are never going to get it quite as big as Root's) and it feels really nice. It weighs 2lb 9 1/2oz. It has 39mm edges at its highest point, about a 60mm spine. The toe is 22mm at the bottom and the shoulder is 20mm. It has just the slightest bit of concaving - very full profile really. It is a slightly shorter blade and longer, oval handle.
As a comparison, a while ago I had a 2 stripe B3 done with a similar request and it weighs 2lb 8oz and has 34mm edges, 18mm toe and 10mm shoulder, with a slightly higher spine but definitely more concaving than the Red Ink.
I would highly recommend the experience and the resulting bat should be great (already knocked-in too). Many thanks to John.
I will update once I have used it but here are the pics for now:













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Re: Custom X1
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2016, 03:54:58 PM »

You're the lucky bugger who got this beauty!!
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Re: Custom X1
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2016, 03:57:08 PM »

Massive fan! Really, really nice looking bat.
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Re: Custom X1
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2016, 04:01:06 PM »

You saw it in the process of being made did you?
I forgot the toe-up shot for a view of the lack of concaving. Here you go:

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Re: Custom X1
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2016, 04:07:41 PM »

Lovely looking bat! Good work again John.
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Re: Custom X1
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2016, 04:15:37 PM »

John posted it on twatter
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Re: Custom X1
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2016, 04:17:54 PM »

Very jealous!!
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Re: Custom X1
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2016, 04:20:30 PM »

Oh year, hadn't spotted that!! Just put it on Twitter again myself!
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Re: Custom X1
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2016, 04:33:51 PM »

looks amazing. you are a lucky chap. well done John on another beauty.
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Re: Custom X1
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2016, 05:04:34 PM »

Very Nice. how short is the blade?
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Re: Custom X1
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2016, 05:52:26 PM »

That's a beauty.
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Re: Custom X1
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2016, 08:31:03 PM »

Very Nice. how short is the blade?
Basically the same proportions as the GM Mana. Not really noticeable until you are told about it.
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Re: Custom X1
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2016, 08:31:46 PM »

 Thats a cracking blade
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Re: Custom X1
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2016, 08:47:51 PM »

Very nice indeed
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Re: Custom X1
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2016, 04:18:01 PM »

It is a lovely bat, glad you are happy with it. Enjoy using it and thanks for the review on here and Twitter. Always nice to get good feedback and spread the word.

I've got plenty of clefts in stock at the moment and can duplicate this or any other bats you want so get In touch guys
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