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--- Quote from: Jimbo on November 24, 2020, 11:06:09 AM ---Suppose some players lose the feel with a really light pick up, wasn't that supposedly why Tendulkar used such big bats?

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Think he always used heavier bats having grown up, playing with his older brothers bats.


--- Quote from: SurreySam on November 24, 2020, 09:22:17 PM ---Think he always used heavier bats having grown up, playing with his older brothers bats.

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Yeah but I think the reason for sticking with them is that lighter bats didn't feel right in his swing, which would be one explanation for why a player might prefer a heavier pickup.


--- Quote from: Jimbo on November 21, 2020, 10:39:24 PM ---Top work mate, great review. Huge fan of those photos on the reflective table surface as well.

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(Musical Instrument-wise) Heathen! It's a piano! :D Thanks for taking the time to read. :) Glad you like the photos! Just need to get a nicer camera now rather than just snapping them all on my phone!

--- Quote from: e4sby on November 21, 2020, 11:03:17 PM ---Absolutely love mine! Picks up so much better than my PE Stokes did... mine weighs just under 2.8 (when I weighed Wednesday) and picks up like a wand, right up my street. Also have a bat on order which is similar shape so will be interesting to compare.

Top photos as per @Chad

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Yeah, they definitely do feel lighter than the dead weight suggests - the Stokes generally feel how you'd expect them to, which isn't surprising given the size and position of the swell! I'd be interested to see what your ordered @e4sby :D

--- Quote from: InternalTraining on November 22, 2020, 01:21:10 AM ---Comparison with Ben Stoke's model is a good idea.

Chroma's shape looks like the shape of bats used by Virat Kohli. Or am I off here?

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Very similar - a lot of pros use pretty similar profiles these days! I think the Keeley Superior is also another bat which is similar, which I believe was based off the Kohli profile too. (Could be talking rubbish)

--- Quote from: Ayrtek Cricket on November 22, 2020, 09:23:47 PM ---Good to see that piano back in vogue 👍

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Need to get it tuned and played, and also give it a good wipe/dust!

--- Quote from: avkrish on November 23, 2020, 07:28:11 AM ---
An excellent review as usual@ @Chad. Do we see a possible Phantom Anniversary edition bat review soon from you?

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Not reviewed my Phantom stuff yet even after a couple of years! (I'm guessing the ball may have hinted that I bought a Phantom recently - I haven't!) I'm not too sure I'll go for a 5 year Anniversary bat for £550 though... (I do have a nice 150 anniversary bat to share sometime though) It looks nice, but not quite my cup of tea... Even with a cricket bat addict like me, you'd be hard pressed to find me paying that much for a sticker up company. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but for me, it'd be spent on a bat from a brand that makes their own bats.

@Chad here you go...

Bought from Talent Cricket had a choice of 4 which all weighed around 2.8. The cleanest one was snapped up minutes after I saw the photos so settled for this beauty.

Weighs a smidge under 2.8, will be adding a hex grip instead of these new lighter grips so expect bat to weigh 2.8.5 after. Hoping pick up improves further when grip is added. Going to take some dislodging for next seasons match bat although I do have one on the way...

Here’s the photos of the 4 bats I as sent from Talent


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