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jjelricksmith

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Re: Short blade options
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2018, 02:31:57 PM »

Currently using a blackcat - love the beef but would like a full width face.
Have a kippax colossus at 2.11, feels lighter by miles but still prepping for use. Not as beefy as the blackcat though.
Keeley brand bats are way out of my price range.

Would academy bats still be full length (or as near as makes no difference?). I will look into these, thanks for the tip.

Which black cat do you have that isnt the correct width?
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Re: Short blade options
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2018, 02:37:33 PM »

Which black cat do you have that isnt the correct width?
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Re: Short blade options
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2018, 03:20:22 PM »

jester.

ah ok never knew those werent the correct width.
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Re: Short blade options
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2018, 04:12:14 PM »

GM small men's academy 555mm or 21.85 inches blade  length 280mm or 11.25 inches handle length
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Re: Short blade options
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2018, 04:18:39 PM »

You will gain bat speed at that weight but you will lose blade mass as well which may reduce the value for shots.

Always found what you gain in bat speeds is more beneficial than what you lose in blade  mass if you get your timing right.
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Re: Short blade options
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2018, 04:42:59 PM »

Ive made quite a few shorter blade bats. All seem to have been well liked. Drop me a message if you want to discuss what I can make up for you

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Re: Short blade options
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2018, 04:45:49 PM »

Always found what you gain in bat speeds is more beneficial than what you lose in blade  mass if you get your timing right.

I have to test it out. I haven't used a lighter blade in a long time. We have a match coming up on a raging-turner of a pitch and I will use my size-6-3 bat (@2-8). Other option is to use the XP-80 2000 which at 2-10 is a whippy bat.
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Re: Short blade options
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2018, 05:25:14 PM »

Always found what you gain in bat speeds is more beneficial than what you lose in blade  mass if you get your timing right.

Clearly force = mass x acceleration, so there is an optimal weight for everyone, it is about finding it.
Heavier for drives and swing weight, lighter for pulls and cuts.
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Re: Short blade options
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2018, 05:38:30 PM »

Clearly force = mass x acceleration, so there is an optimal weight for everyone, it is about finding it.
Heavier for drives and swing weight, lighter for pulls and cuts.

For me there is also the consideration of perhaps getting into a better position in the first place with a lighter bat. When I face quicker bowlers or swinging balls I sometimes find myself unable to adjust quickly enough. Possibly psychosomatic but worth a try I think.
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Re: Short blade options
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2018, 06:30:07 PM »

^ You can also get in position very quickly with a heavier bat which is what I do. I use a 2-11.7 bat.
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Re: Short blade options
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2018, 06:34:41 PM »

@blindowl  red ink cricket is an excellent option! All made by hand-held he made me a lovely 1 inch shorter blade beast weighing 2'8.5 that was very reasonably priced- he does a custom shape in a variety of grades and price points,plus he is a forum sponsor.Can show you photos of that bat he made me if you like...
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Re: Short blade options
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2018, 06:39:03 PM »

I have a shorter blade red ink and it is excellent and great value for money.
Another option is a h4l warbird. I also have one of these. It is more expensive but also an excellent t bat.
You could also consider a mongoose cor3 if you can find one.
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Re: Short blade options
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2018, 08:10:33 PM »

So the long handle CA I currently own that's the same length as a standard Short Handle and 102mm wide isn't a narrower face or a shorter handle?
Okay...

i have a standard SH CA dragon series and it is almost the exact length and width as the BB B4 i just got. the blade is exactly the same size and the handle is about half a cm shorter. width wise it is exactly the same. i guess if your height is over 6'2" u could struggle with a CA. otherwise its all good (if you can live with the fragile nature of it)
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Re: Short blade options
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2018, 10:02:49 PM »

For me there is also the consideration of perhaps getting into a better position in the first place with a lighter bat. When I face quicker bowlers or swinging balls I sometimes find myself unable to adjust quickly enough. Possibly psychosomatic but worth a try I think.

I think it's not so much about getting in a better position if you late on the shot and failing to  make contact with the quicker ball it' could be that the bat is to heavy
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