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mohawks94

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Re: Bat weight and timing
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2018, 01:34:06 PM »

Im 6'3 with long levers, but always use a light bat, between 2lb7 and 2lb9.
I always rely on bat speed rather than brute force, even though I can hit a long ball.
I would describe myself as lean, and with the added weight of a heavier bat I struggle to time it. I used a 2lb10 for a couple of games but just didn't get on with it, and used a team mates b3 warner in the nets a couple of times but it was far too heavy.
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Re: Bat weight and timing
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2018, 04:46:07 PM »

I have the same issue.  All my bats are between 2.14 and 3.2.  Anything lighter and I find myself struggling to time the ball as I am too early on the shot
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Re: Bat weight and timing
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2018, 05:26:33 PM »

...I've got bad eyes, cannot be corrected to 20/20 and have bad astigmatism, so I don't pick it out of the bowlers hand - and therefore,I need a heavier bat to help me get the ball off the square - I struggle with lighter bats - I tend to begin my downswing OK but my hands adjust after picking up the line late and so my bat speed slows as it changes direction ever slightly and so I need the weight - this of course is for the nudges and nurdles - if its short and wide, or tossed up, no problems there but I still prefer the comfort of swinging something heavier so I don't swing myself off my feet.

So, do I. I am wondering if this is a vision issue with me although I love to punch a ball (watching a really late) than anticipating trajectory and making a fast swinging bat meet the ball's flight path. Ever watch Virat Kohli in the nets? He swings his light bat with all his might and basically catches the ball with his swing in its flight path. Pretty amazing!

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Re: Bat weight and timing
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2018, 12:39:43 PM »

I find when I'm batting really well and nailing everything, a slightly lighter bat is significantly better as it gives me the freedom to really pile into my shots and express myself best. If I'm not batting so well or the pitch is a bit sticky, the ball isn't coming on to the bat so well etc, a slightly heavier bat helps me to slow it all down a bit more and helps me with timing it and playing the simpler shots better. What would be really helpful was if I could predict which would be best before I walk out!

I fully agree with this. my home ground is an uncovered, perennially damp seaming wicket where it's difficult to play shots. using a lighter bat often results in the ball going aerial.

on that note I'm going to look for a slightly heavier stick!
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Re: Bat weight and timing
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2018, 10:05:38 PM »

I keep thinking I need a lighter bat at around 2lb 8 oz, but have found my bats that I like are actually just over 2lb 10 oz.

I have one heavy bat I think around 3lb which I have only ever used successfully once in a T20 game, shots were almost baseball-esque. Medium pace sitting up is the only bowling I can play with it  :D I just like having it in case I ever feel strong enough.
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