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trypewriter

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I've got a B3 Butterfly which has a Hunts County Insignia duckbill style design.

I'd got my cricket gear in at work one day and an old boy was very taken by the butterfly. He reckoned that they used to be the ones reserved for the Pro's back in the day.
Bear in mind that the pro's used to revere longevity in a bat, especially one that they had become used to, unlike today's situation.
However, what I can say about the B3 is that the grains look all over the place, but it's an optical illusion caused by the stain, they are actually very straight.
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I have 2 Aldred Butterflys and a Hunts Carelux - While the Hunts is a lovely bat, you CANNOT go wrong with an Aldred Butterfly.  I got the first bat in the Titan profile - shorter blade, longer handle and no concaving.  Aldred knows how to make a butterfly.  And it's not prohibitively expensive, still a 1 handle.  Just do it.

And my suggestion - if you normally use a 2lb 9oz bat, ask Paul to make one slightly heavier as he uses a thick handle and therefore the slightly heavier weight to maintain the same pick up.
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bostoncricketer

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Most bats will open up if you play them in long enough
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Most bats will open up if you play them in long enough

Don't be saying that on here... people can't wait and need any reason to buy a new bat  :D
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@edge sorry i forgot to take some so will just share this one of the current bat collection. I would not say its overgraded at all as it goes like a train. I've just emailed Paul to order a butterfly to use on the occassional sunday and mid week T20 when they use canon balls.

https://imageshack.com/a/img922/1351/ogYCkG.jpg
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The knot is under the tape across the middle but i wouldnt say it affects performance at all and Paul obviously knew exactly what he was doing when choosing as players grade.
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Sheesh that's some expensive collection of top-line bats you have right there...!
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Sheesh that's some expensive collection of top-line bats you have right there...!

Ebay works wonders, only ones there i didn't get from Ebay are the Aldred and the salix factory grade, i got the salix 2 years ago at the Serious cricket try before you buy for 60. I think for the rest of them i paid under one M&H retail price.
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Know you haven't considered Phantom but they advertised these a few weeks ago on FB/Twitter. Sold them all in about half hr. Said they were getting more in soon but at 150.  Usually range is TK made but not sure the butterfly ones are? Middle one looks very nice tho!

https://twitter.com/Phantom_Cricket/status/968760556013355009?s=19
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Know you haven't considered Phantom but they advertised these a few weeks ago on FB/Twitter. Sold them all in about half hr. Said they were getting more in soon but at 150.  Usually range is TK made but not sure the butterfly ones are? Middle one looks very nice tho!

https://twitter.com/Phantom_Cricket/status/968760556013355009?s=19

Wow at 100 great deal.
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Ideally where should the stain be? Do people have a preference?
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jjelricksmith

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Ideally where should the stain be? Do people have a preference?

I just spoke to Paul and he is getting a new batch of willow this week or next week so if you ever wanted one this would be your best chance.
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Just an update... Shifted some bats so ready to purchase. Just couldn't get past my need to have value for my money...

Have just let James at JEDi know I want a new JEDi  :D :D :D Hope to get a choice of clefts by end of week.

Just great service, quality and value. Although, I am sure give it a year my head will turn again and the idea of switching will cross my mind ..
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