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Re: FKW?
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2018, 08:54:36 PM »

Never been a FKW, but recently crossed my mind to get some GN bat stickers (going to have to be off ebay i am afraid), even if I don't have a GN bat.

After purchasing legend pads, I got some prestige gloves which are to be my match gloves. I use non GN gloves in nets.

The urge to experience being a fake FKW has crossed my mind just to see if having matching kit makes you feel better. I it s borderline OCD?
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2018, 09:10:34 PM »

Pet hate is a bat with stickers that donít belong.
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2018, 09:13:29 PM »

Pet hate is a bat with stickers that donít belong.

Yup that bugs me, hence why I'd be a fake FKW. Seen some nice GN bats but really not sure I want to pay that much when there's better value out there...
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2018, 09:51:21 PM »

Iím afraid I am and always have been a FKW right down to the bag and thigh guards and including Wicket keeping kit.
Personally own FKW from bag up from GM, GN and Newbery at the moment, personally just makes me feel like the Pro I wish I was I guess lol.
My club is a mix of half are FKW 3 Woodstock sponsored and the other half are not bothered at all really
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2018, 09:55:11 PM »

Bat and helmet aside everything is New Balance. I play cricket to look good, not score runs.
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2018, 10:12:05 PM »

I match pads and gloves as much as I can, got to take some pride in your appearance after all! Prefer not to match the full set but do end up with same brand bat occasionally as my favoured wet bat is a Puma and I prefer their softs.

Never mind same brand kit though - what this is really about though is the full matching same brand/range/colour affair, preferably plus shoes etc. Makes you look a right berk, let's be honest...
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2018, 05:51:50 AM »

I do often think it would be far easier to have a devil may care attitude and simply pick the most comfortable gloves and pads, no matter what the brand. Then i realise that's all I'd be thinking about when batting...

I used to match colours, not brands. Let's put that down to the impetuousness of youth...

I do however think that once you are playing at a good enough level where player's are sponsored it's entirely acceotable to be a FKW.  That many Indian players are not really bugs me!
« Last Edit: April 19, 2018, 05:53:53 AM by jamielsn15 »
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2018, 07:21:24 AM »

Pet hate is a bat with stickers that donít belong.
Most international players then?
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2018, 07:25:53 AM »

I match pads and gloves as much as I can, got to take some pride in your appearance after all! Prefer not to match the full set but do end up with same brand bat occasionally as my favoured wet bat is a Puma and I prefer their softs.

Never mind same brand kit though - what this is really about though is the full matching same brand/range/colour affair, preferably plus shoes etc. Makes you look a right berk, let's be honest...

I accidentally almost did that!

Have kookaburra ghost softs, kookaburra indoor shoes, masuri and a blank bat to net with!

Didnít realise till week 2 of nets 🙈
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2018, 07:44:04 AM »

I play cricket to look good, not score runs.

James Vince and I are waiting for style points to be introduced in cricket. Far more important than runs :)
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Gurujames

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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2018, 08:20:34 AM »

Most international players then?
Yes. The fact that they mislead people into buying products that they don't actually use themselves does not sit comfortably with me.
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2018, 08:28:38 AM »

Apart from one season I've always been an fkw. Always used to be Kookaburra, then Legget and now GN. At the moment I have full GN softs but will be using B3/Hunts bat, maybe get a GN when I can afford! My mild ocd drives my parents mad- they complain about me devaluing bats by taking stickers off, but if the stickers don't go id prefer a plain bat!
Took stickers off my GM Flare a couple of years back, but colour wise that would have matched my Prestige kit.
Always have to have a plain white grip, and I add an Opening Up sticker as I'm a big supporter of what they do.
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Re: FKW?
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2018, 08:52:01 AM »

I am also of the view point that when you walk into bat looking the part (Nice neat kit etc) it gives you a psychological edge over the bowling side (abelt for one ball in some cases lol) but an edge non the less.

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Re: FKW?
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2018, 08:58:38 AM »

I am also of the view point that when you walk into bat looking the part (Nice neat kit etc) it gives you a psychological edge over the bowling side (abelt for one ball in some cases lol) but an edge non the less.
Only if you feel that way though, which is an important point I suppose. Alternatively, try some reverse psychology - try to con them into relaxing and thinking you'll be an easy wicket. Simple to do, just stroll out wearing one of these:

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Re: FKW?
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2018, 09:12:46 AM »

James Vince and I are waiting for style points to be introduced in cricket. Far more important than runs :)

James Vince has scored more than 8000 first-class runs.
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