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H4L Warbird Review


I recently purchased this wonderful Grade 2 Warbird via @Uzi Sports during their H4L sale. I went last sunday to have a little look at what they had one offer and I was not disappointed. It was between this and a stunning Pro grade warbird. I am after a spare for my Kippax hence the shape As my Kippax is a shorter blade longer handle config - So wanted something similar. As this would be a "spare" I couldn't really justify the Pro.

This G2 example is just over a "half and half" (more heartwood than sap - just) and has 15 straight grains through it. There are a few small blemishes within the heartwood which I assume is why this was graded a G2 as well as the amount of heartwood.

As you can see - Simply Stunning.....

The pickup is very good and is aided by the counterbalance on the handle. The handle is interesting as Uzi told me that it is not the usual H4L handle - and in fact an SS one - which Uzi gets Matt to use on their bats for him. It has a lovely feel to it and is oval at the top hand and feels very solid.
 Here it is;

The bat as you would expect from Matt performs brilliantly and will only improve with knocking in - although it said it was Knocked in by H4L I shall still do some more. It is a touch hard in some spots but that must be due to the heartwood. The bat feels great in the hands. I think I will enjoy driving the ball with this bat feels great. The bats pickup will also help with batspeed to the shorter ball. The bat has a nice high spine which runs into the toe - well its almost taped *(i think thats the term)* Iv tried to show it in this photo

I really like the shape of the warbird

Next to my Kippax (for shape comparisons)

I hope to use it through out the winter to prep it for next summer.

I just need to work out if i am going to keep the stickers or remove them and put some Kippax ones on to match my kit - OR take advantage of H4Ls current softs sale  :D :D

Thank you again to uzi for allowing me to take the time to go through lots of bats until I made my mind up as well as all the cricket chat

Looks a lovely shape, always wanted a H4L just never got round to purchasing one

Looks great although having problems getting to the postimg pics for some reason?

Really lovely bats H4L obviously and the Warbird is my favourite shape of theirs. Looks like a good purchase and hope it goes well.

Still not convinced the 'counter balance' does anything tho tbf.  :D


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