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velvetsky01

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FKW?
« on: April 18, 2018, 05:29:48 PM »

So how many of us are FKWs?

Do you feel it important to have all matching kit? Especially when you purchase a nice new bat? Does it make you feel more confident? I mean you have a better feeling that you look the part so in turn feel more confident at the crease?

Or are you not bothered and actually think its better to have different prices of kit from different brands? As you have the pick of the market then.
Just interested in everyones opinions  - on a personal level I like  to have matching kit
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 05:52:58 PM »

I like to match some stuff as I feel a kind of calm to see smart kit but don't like everything from one company due to fit or whatever, and don't have the mad skillz to not cop a load of stick from being a proper FKW

Matching softs (Uzi Test)
Matching protection (Aero)
Matching bags/ bat covers/ whites/ training gear (GN)
Bat depends on the moon cycle and which way the wind is blowing that day :)

I guess the short answer is want to feel confident and have smart kit but want the kit that fits right and I enjoy using
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 06:05:32 PM »

I used to be a fkw....then i bought morrant pads , so fkw days are over . But i can achieve a certain 'pro' look ,if i feel like , by wearing morrant pads with bas players gloves . I enjoy not being a fkw because now i can interchange my bats freely and pick my absolute favourite softs .
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2018, 06:55:22 PM »

If you play at a lower level (as I do - see: cricketing bottom-feeders), you simply cannot be an FKW. You will look a complete tit, and people will say rude things about you. I actively avoid it where possible. I am currently rocking a Hunts Bat, Red Ink pads and Ayrtek gloves. I am prepared to allow softs to match, but bat as well? #getdafuckouttahere !
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2018, 06:58:34 PM »

There some decent people on this forum, yes really, so I don't want to be rude about people who have matching  kit but it really gets on my nerves, it's just too much about the look rather than how you play  :)
But my kit is trampish to be honest, I do have new pads this year to replace the five quid ones I got on eBay for last season

But anyway.....the point  I was going to make is I was reading about the guy who won the US open, dunno if anyone else read the same article about his equipment

Basically he  shunned the sponsorship even for his clubs, so he has the best putter he likes, a different wedge, a different companies driver and so on.....

Not that unusual you might think but apparently very unusual on the golf pro circuit.

So.....what's the difference with cricket?

I'm sure there's some on here that think a particular set of pads are best, and gloves....

Personally I think salix gloves are the dogs do dahs and Newbery pads feel the most comfortable.

It's not a groundbreaking post this....but I was interested in reading about Reed the golfer and how he deals with his own equipment

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2018, 06:59:38 PM »

Matching pads and gloves. Bat has to therefore be a different brand. Has to be.
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2018, 07:20:04 PM »

Allways wear and use GN matching kit  have done so most of  my career it was quite rare back then  ever since Boycott said you will  feel the part if you look the part
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2018, 07:24:10 PM »

It all depends on which bat I take out as to whether I am a FKW or not. I will be in matching Choice softs so if I use my Choice bat then yes I do realise what i am possibly walking into. However I might take out a different bat so I could be not FKW.

It really doesn't worry me either way, what's important is I am batting in gear I am comfortable it and have confidence in etc...
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2018, 07:24:39 PM »

I have way too much adidas kit... shoes, whites, softs... trusty BB for matches though. I am with @jamielsn15

I also have way too much underarmour
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2018, 07:49:16 PM »

My kit depends on what's on sale. I played only 1 full season so haven't gotten much of kit.
I had bought whatever I could find cheapest to start with. But then I realised as I played cheapest was not comfortable in long innings.

So bought Focus Limited pads off vitas sale. Bought Newbery gloves and Newbery Infinity cheap on sale. So I just go with what I find is cheaper on sale as financially I am not very good situation.
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2018, 08:06:59 PM »

Never will be a FKW. Love puma gloves and pads, hate puma bats.
Love morrants pads, dont know if they even make gloves/bats.
Own bats from 8 or so makers,  cant afford, and wouldnt want the pads/gloves for each as I personally find certain things from different places suit me best
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2018, 08:18:45 PM »

I knew this would be interesting...

Agree on liking a bat but not the softs - have had experience with this with Alfreds awesome bats awful softs (well the gold sovereigns were)

H4L great bats and softs - havent used my neon bat yet but the softs are excellent
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2018, 08:24:21 PM »

I dont mind being a full kit (No Swearing Please)..... and I dont mind if Im not.

I was happy to support Marcus a few season back and ended up fill kit..... but prefer sausage gloves and never got on with the affinity splits is ended up with look splits.


The kook splits died so now have neon splits. They are good. Will be going to him if still available when I need new pads.


Bats, I use what I like, not easy to get in my weight. But if I need a refurb, I tend to get one with the softs Im suing so it comes back with matching softs.

I had my Warner returned by affinity to match my softs.

When my current halestorm needs repair/refurb, Ill probably send it to neon  for the refurb.
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2018, 08:36:43 PM »

Pads and gloves have to match after a certain level, bat can be any brand performance is key anyone using a plank as they spent 200 on a top end set of softs is worthy of more sledging than the FKW. If you are going FKW just make sure you either score runs or have amazing chat for when you are fielding after the onslaught you are due whilst batting. Used to be a FKW with salix but now have salix softs and aldred bat, as long as the colours go its fine. Pet hate is where colours clash horribly, used to have asics gel spikes with a red team kit, had to go!

Also on the topic of looks at the crease, what are peoples thoughts on wearing pads over laces/ bending the ankle protection. Seen people like Smith who hate seeing shoe laces do it.
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2018, 08:38:25 PM »

Never was but now I am after having to buy all new kit. It was more down to getting a bundle rather than wanting to be fkw though, I'd have no problem in getting different kit if it works in the future. I don't mind seeing either though, each to their own. Makes no difference in the grand scheme of things.
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