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'Hand Pressed'?
« on: April 14, 2018, 10:42:56 AM »

I popped into a cricket shop, yesterday and had a look at the Salix bats. One of them had a hand written sticker 'Hand pressed'. Any idea what this means? Surely all Salix bats are pressed individually (by an individual, perhaps Andrew K) on a pressing machine. In theory, each being pressed according to the nature of the cleft. What is different about this bat's processing?

Any insight welcome.

As an observation, most of the Salix bats were in the 2'7oz to 2'9oz range, with only one I spotted (out of perhaps 10) weighing 2lb 10oz. Seems on the light side (all good sized bats, though).

Lovely looking bats...

David



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Re: 'Hand Pressed'?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 02:53:48 PM »

What it means is rather than the rollers being preset and have no adjustment when the cleft goes through the press as the cleft is fed through the rollers the  top rollers are adjusted by hand
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Re: 'Hand Pressed'?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 05:12:14 PM »

OK. That makes sense. I thought all Salix bats would have had a degree of individual attention to the level of pressing, rather than a 'one pressure fits all' (most), approach.
Clearly, given the quality of bats produced by Salix, their approach works.

I am surprised that one bat in the shop could be highlighted as being, by implication, 'better pressed' than the others.
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Re: 'Hand Pressed'?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 05:25:25 PM »

What it means is rather than the rollers being preset and have no adjustment when the cleft goes through the press as the cleft is fed through the rollers the  top rollers are adjusted by hand

Thought salix had a counter balance press so puts the same pressure though I might be wrong
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Re: 'Hand Pressed'?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 05:35:12 PM »

OK. That makes sense. I thought all Salix bats would have had a degree of individual attention to the level of pressing, rather than a 'one pressure fits all' (most), approach.
Clearly, given the quality of bats produced by Salix, their approach works.

I am surprised that one bat in the shop could be highlighted as being, by implication, 'better pressed' than the others.

A batmaker, or someone who knows a batmaker would know if there could be any difference.

On the face of it I fail to see the difference. If one method is better than the other as you rightly mention it does beg the question why top of the range bats are not all 'hand pressed'

There may be different ways of doing it, it might make a difference, but really could you tell the difference and if not, does it matter to the general bat buying public?

« Last Edit: April 14, 2018, 05:36:55 PM by ppccopener »
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