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Re: Butterfly Willow
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2017, 11:42:03 AM »

Hi Guys - did anyone apart from Mr Taylor end up buying these, and if so, any pics / reviews?

@VKS do you have any of these left in the lighter weights?
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Re: Butterfly Willow
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2017, 11:51:59 AM »

Hi Guys - did anyone apart from Mr Taylor end up buying these, and if so, any pics / reviews?

@VKS do you have any of these left in the lighter weights?
Yes we have 2.8 and 2.9 available so anyone that wants one can go ahead and order online.

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Re: Butterfly Willow
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2017, 12:01:42 PM »

where is the swell position please?
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Re: Butterfly Willow
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2017, 12:07:20 PM »

Mid to maybe mid-low middle I'd say, got one of these just before xmas and it's some stick for under a ton.
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Re: Butterfly Willow
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2017, 12:29:36 PM »

Are these round or oval handle?
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Re: Butterfly Willow
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2017, 01:20:36 PM »

Mines is pretty round, maybe a very slight oval to the bottom hand but if so barely noticeable.
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Re: Butterfly Willow
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2017, 02:13:59 PM »

I bought the fuller, softer sounding 2lb7oz one from the video. I actually really like the look of the face and the playing area is quite clear with some decent looking grains. I actually don't find the butterfly that firm on this bat and have had seam marks there early on.

Specs...
Max edge: 37-38mm
Max spine: ~60mm
Max toe: 25mm
Min toe: 22mm
Min shoulder: 12mm
Face width: 107mm



Back has a bit more "character" but looks pretty nice in the flesh IMO



Profile is a mid-low to low sweetspot I'd say. The middle is pretty much the middle of the "O" in the picture (the angle of the picture is deceptive), roughly 200mm up from the toe. Back is full with 1mm or less concaving. Handle is forward set with a quite distinct low bow in the blade too so all added up is bowtastic!



There isn't much meat high up and it does feel a touch bottom heavy but is a very light bat at the end of the day. End result is it is easy to get bat speed through a shot and it won't feel like a lump to carry around. The balls seems as good as any out of the middle and low down but does suffer higher up the blade as a trade off.

Weight with a normal chevron was under 2.7 but now I've settled on 3 layers of tape under a GN chevron bringing the weight to 1130g or 2lbs7.9oz if you prefer :)



Handle is pretty much 31mm wide all the way down in the front view...



... and 31mm wide at the top, to 35mm wide at the bottom



It sounds stupid but the handle is the main reason I wanted to try this bat and it feels very natural in the hands. It is semi-oval without getting in the way too much giving a lot of room for the bottom hand to manoeuvre. The combination of low weight, slightly bottom heavy feel and shape of handle means I have been playing more with hands and bat speed than timing/ punching and I think that is the type of person it would suit.

Can't think of anything else to write but I am really enjoying using it, it feels very natural in the hands from the first moment and if I make it to the Southern nets again then feel free to have a go!

Oh, and excellent service and help from Vinay in choosing a bat, knocking it in and the super quick turnaround to get it out ready for the last Southern nets, thanks!
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Re: Butterfly Willow
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2017, 07:37:30 PM »

nice bat that pick up is decent and feel a sturdy bat for a light weight...
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Re: Butterfly Willow
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2017, 07:14:07 PM »

Any more 2.7's knocking about?? Really interested in one of these!
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Re: Butterfly Willow
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2017, 05:36:42 PM »

Any more 2.7's knocking about?? Really interested in one of these!
2.7's are all sold. We have 2.8's and 2.9's available.

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Re: Butterfly Willow
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2017, 05:51:56 PM »

Noticed these are sold on your website. Getting anymore in?
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