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Title: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Buzz on October 15, 2015, 07:37:43 PM
Having been confident I wasn't going to buy any new kit this year, it appears this hasn't been the case.

Pictures coming tomorrow from me, in the meantime I think we need a 2016 thread.

Get your pictures here!!

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: trypewriter on October 15, 2015, 07:51:08 PM
I think this needs to include purchases made after 2015 kit had been declared - you know - those impulse purchases mid season. It's only right and proper - otherwise it's like building a new school ten miles away and calling it an annex oops!  :o
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: rickjames on October 15, 2015, 08:15:40 PM
I started purchasing this stuff in bits at the start of September for the club I've found, but essentially preparing for winter nets/2016 season. You will notice a constant theme and I'm noooooooooooooooooo sorry, haha. Got most of this stuff in the ongoing sales, pleased so far. Remaining items are a bat and duffle which I'll sort when the new ranges become available, and a pair of spikes before the season starts.

Bats
Spartan MC4000
B3 Custom

Softs
New Balance TC 860 pads
New Balance TC 560 Gloves

Protection
Ayrtek Premium Steel
Aero P2 Strippers
Aero Box

Shoes
New Balance 4030s
New Balance 4040s

Misc
GN Supernova Duffle
Puma bat mallet
Readers bat cone
Salix Bat Wax
GN oil
Puma grips
Various balls
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Buzz on October 16, 2015, 09:07:08 AM
Lots of new GM stuff
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0072_zpsz7xfaotq.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0072_zpsz7xfaotq.jpg.html)

with a bag to come.

New balance shoes box etc not included!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on October 27, 2015, 06:52:18 PM
I'll get phtos of all mine when I'm at home; however, there is quite a lot:

BATS
2 x Kippax Collusus
2 x Custom Hunts
2 x Newbery Krakatoa SPS
1 x NB 560 (Red one)
1 x Adidas Master Blaster Elite

GLOVES
2 x GM Original LE
1 x Newbery Thruxton (Top Line)
2 x GN Powerbow Players
1 x GN Prestige

PADS
1 x GN Powerbow Players
1 x GM D30 909

MISC
1 x Shrey (Masuri Old Style)
1 x Masuri (Old Style)
1 x Aero P1 Strippers
1 x Box
1 x Woodworm Bag - f**king massive and for the money... a bargain!
Flip Flops
Sunglasses

Probably a load more stuff I've completely forgotten to mention!

Areas I'll be adding to:

New Pads - probably GN to match the gloves, and also as I've got little legs, so the GM stuff is huge on me!
New Gloves - add another set of GN Prestige to the collection; seem to have gelled well with them! And they've lasted 3 innings and 2 nets so far - so about as long as the Powerbow Players ones lasted before they got a huge hole in the them!

May also treat myself to a new box ;) Small things that count eh...







Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: gerhard303 on October 28, 2015, 04:10:17 AM
Lots of new GM stuff
([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0072_zpsz7xfaotq.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0072_zpsz7xfaotq.jpg.html[/url])

with a bag to come.

New balance shoes box etc not included!


What's that BB? Not a great fan of the blue and green stickers, but I've heard that BB bats are serious goers! Gonna get me a B1
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Centurion on October 28, 2015, 08:40:42 AM
The beginning of a massive thread. Anyways once December comes I will be getting:

(You will see a lot of Kookaburra stuff because I have just signed a sponsorship with them until next year)

Bats

Kook Kahuna Pro Players
Hunts Custom

Gloves

Kook Kahuna Pro
Kook Blade Pro

Pads

Kook Kahuna Pro

Bag

Kook Kahuna Pro Players
Last seasons Pro Players Duffle (Just for a backup)

Shoes

Adidas 2016 SL22 or something similar (EDIT: Now I've seen the SL22 Boost, I hope there is a normal batting shoe as well).

Helmet

The trusty Albion Ultimate 98 (Steel Grill)

Other Protection

Aero P1s

Will post pics when the new range comes out in December but until then none of this exist without pics.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 28, 2015, 10:08:41 AM
@Centurion is that a free stuff sponsorship, or the Team Kookaburra xx% off RRP "sponsorship"?
If the latter be careful, a teammate was "sponsored" in that way a couple of seasons ago, and even with the discount off RRP from Kookaburra it was cheaper to go to our local sport shop  :-[
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Bowlers Name Please on October 28, 2015, 10:27:07 AM
Bats

- Preordered a GN Select from the Classic range from IJC, this will be my main match bat
- GN F18 (backup match bat)
- GN Nemesis (2015) something a bit different that I picked up cheap at the end of the season.  Not had chance to use it yet but will probably aim to use it in T20.
- GN Matrix (indoor nets, wet weather bat).
- B3 butterfly (wet weather bat).

Gloves

- Will be ordering GN Prestige
- Omega 500's picked up for cheap this season, still going strong and one of the best gloves i've used.
- Oblivion E41's Test - back ups, are a little tight even for my small hands but still a good glove.

Pads

- Aiming to get either Prestige or Legends depending on budget.
- Omega 500's, picked up with the gloves for a decent price.  Really light pad, not the greatest of protection but to be expected for the price but still do the job really well.

Bag

- GN Prestige (2015) no need to change this unless a duffle can sway me.

Shoes

- NB 40/40 (2014) still going really well.  If they go during the season I've got some Adidas from this year as back up.

Helmet

- Masuri Test (club custom) great helmet once I got used to the increase in weight from my old Titanium.  Still not sure about whether to add a Stemguard or not.

Just need to add some new thigh pads in and I'm done.  Interested to see the 'off the shelf' Strettons when released.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Centurion on October 28, 2015, 11:11:37 AM
@Centurion is that a free stuff sponsorship, or the Team Kookaburra xx% off RRP "sponsorship"?
If the latter be careful, a teammate was "sponsored" in that way a couple of seasons ago, and even with the discount off RRP from Kookaburra it was cheaper to go to our local sport shop  :-[

It's not free stuff but it is 50-60% off everything. I was sceptical to sign a contract and to find out that it was cheaper to buy in shops but 50-60% sounded like a good deal.  :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 28, 2015, 11:20:14 AM
It's not free stuff but it is 50-60% off everything. I was sceptical to sign a contract and to find out that it was cheaper to buy in shops but 50-60% sounded like a good deal.  :)

Let's just say that a significantly better discount than my mate was given!
With that much off you'll be fine, just wanted to make sure nobody else got stung in the same way as he did  :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: roco on October 28, 2015, 11:23:34 AM
Nearly got all my 2016 kit together but maybe one more purchase depending on negotiations

seems people settling on kit earlier than previous years

be fun to see how this changes by the time the season comes
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: joshboort on October 28, 2015, 01:28:36 PM
My 2015/2016 Kit for this season. Don't have an overload of gear, but it's enough to keep me going, wouldn't mind snagging a few more bats in the future.

(http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac28/joshboort/_MG_9907_zpsxnzbknah.jpg)

Bats: Laver & Wood Special Reserve SH 2.9, Old Puma bat (New Stickers) SM my backup bat
Batting Pads: Gray Nicolls Fusion 750
Batting Gloves: Puma Calibre Reserve mcgf, old but good
Thigh Pad: Gray Nicolls Test
Wicket Keeping Pads: Puma Kenitic 5000
Wicket Keeping Gloves: Puma Evospeed 3
Helmet: Kookaburra Pro 600
Shoe's: Asics Runners
Other: Gray Nicolls Batting and Keeping inners, Kookaburra Keeping inners, Kookaburra Mallet, Gray Nicolls armguard, Box, Bat tape, fine sandpaper, black tape.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Lwesty143 on October 28, 2015, 06:05:07 PM
Bats: Gray Nics Maverick Limited edition, Helygen Ghost players and a bat I made myself for netting.
Gloves: Not sure what gloves to get I'm definitely tempted by the new H4l range!
Pads: Helygen players, and an old pair of redwoods sprayed black for T20
Thigh pad: Aero p1 if I can stretch the kit budget would love some Stretton's
Helmet: Masuri Vision Titanium.
Bag: Gray Nics Players duffle.
Shoes. Puma Evospeed 1.3 (Blue) and New Balance not sure what model but they're blue as well.
Misc: Might invest in a box of hand warmers for those early season games up int Yorkshire!!!!

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Kez on October 28, 2015, 11:25:30 PM

Misc: Might invest in a box of hand warmers for those early season games up int Yorkshire!!!!

All season you mean! :D and a worth while investment!! loved using mine the last two games of this season.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: pacman75cricket on October 29, 2015, 04:21:10 PM
(http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af298/pacman75cricket/Mobile%20Uploads/20151029_125030.jpg)

2016 match kit ready bat refurbed new pads and gloves
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: jamielsn15 on October 29, 2015, 04:38:00 PM
That is some smart looking clobber!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: pacman75cricket on October 29, 2015, 10:07:28 PM
All the kit is top notch.  Oozes quality.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: springbok45 on October 29, 2015, 11:08:35 PM
Love the look of those gloves.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: grunter on October 30, 2015, 07:11:46 AM
New kit has arrived just in time for our first two-day match!

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah297/grunter007/IMG_0560_zps73jn6kll.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/grunter007/media/IMG_0560_zps73jn6kll.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: pacman75cricket on October 30, 2015, 08:43:58 AM
Love the look of those gloves.

Wool filled so should be more protective once sweated up
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: 19reading87 on October 30, 2015, 08:54:42 AM
@grunter - wow!!! Impressive mate
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: jezza39 on October 30, 2015, 08:57:03 AM
New kit has arrived just in time for our first two-day match!

Love the look of those MC LE bats! How does the Remfy gear work for you? I've tried them on and found it slightly uncomfortable.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JB on October 30, 2015, 09:27:47 AM
All the kit is top notch.  Oozes quality.

Used the new Affinity pads for the latter part of the season, they are excellent quality. The new gloves that I have are different though, similar to the H4L Pro ones but black/green, these are also outstanding
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: grunter on October 30, 2015, 09:36:10 AM
Love the look of those MC LE bats! How does the Remfy gear work for you? I've tried them on and found it slightly uncomfortable.

I previously had the P1 Aero strippers, and the Remfry pads are a class above.

You need to wear them a few times, but they mould to your shape, they're light as and when you wear them in the nets, it honestly feels like you don't have them on. Also, when you get hit, you only feel the initial impact and then nothing. Unlike the P1s, which I found would hurt or even bruise if you got hit square on.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: pacman75cricket on October 30, 2015, 09:47:01 AM
Used the new Affinity pads for the latter part of the season, they are excellent quality. The new gloves that I have are different though, similar to the H4L Pro ones but black/green, these are also outstanding

Tried them on really comfy but just tempted by extra protection
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: jezza39 on October 31, 2015, 04:20:07 AM
I previously had the P1 Aero strippers, and the Remfry pads are a class above.

You need to wear them a few times, but they mould to your shape, they're light as and when you wear them in the nets, it honestly feels like you don't have them on. Also, when you get hit, you only feel the initial impact and then nothing. Unlike the P1s, which I found would hurt or even bruise if you got hit square on.

I'm using Aeros as well, haven't copped many that have left a mark, only on the inner thigh. Did you get them tailored by Mr Remfrey or from GCCC?

I'd love a set but I'm not sure about parting $200 for a set of thigh pads. Sounds like at your level you need them  :(
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: grunter on October 31, 2015, 07:43:30 AM
Just bought them from GCCC, were great, bought Monday, arrived Friday morning.

Another thing with the P1s is the inner thigh pad is actually very small. Most of the area of the thigh pad is thin soft material, and I always seemed to collect those that jagged back into me on that part instead of the actual padding  :(
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 31, 2015, 01:26:07 PM
My 2016 kit hasn't all arrived yet, but it turns out I do have a full set of spare kit!

Red Ink duffle, Albion Ultimate 98 with Ti22 grille, Nike Lunarlon spikes, GN Omega thigh guard set, Woodworm Performance Pads, 2 pairs of Woodworm Pioneer Gloves, 2 pairs of Woodworm Premier Gloves, Woodworm Hard Drive & a blank Matrrixx Venom Jazz bat.

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20151031_131729_zps34ca7ob5.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20151031_131729_zps34ca7ob5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: No.4 on November 01, 2015, 07:46:10 PM
It's Sunday night and the wife has strictly on.  The only sensible thing to do is retreat to the garage and take some pictures of my bat collection.  This will no doubt change before the start of next season!  From L-R we have: B3 Bespoke Crown 2.8, B3 Bespoke no stripe 2.8, B3 DB1 1 Stripe 2.11, County Revolution 2.9, Ton Gladiator Players 2.9, SS Matrix 2.10,  Kook Bubble Power 2.9, County Reflex 2.9, GN F18 Blade 2.9.(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/01/c0548ef834e4bae6aaab5ce58c439a41.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/01/5d8a94c56e73bcab59467876f3cc2671.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/01/098804ca95acf13fe9473554f86bfc27.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Jamesfield on November 01, 2015, 07:56:53 PM
What do you think of the county revolution?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: No.4 on November 01, 2015, 08:05:36 PM
I can only tell you that it has a nice pick up and taps up well. It's yet to see any action!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on November 01, 2015, 09:22:37 PM
I've got one James - it's a belta!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Jamesfield on November 01, 2015, 09:52:08 PM
Should have guessed  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Gurujames on November 11, 2015, 12:52:11 PM
Most of my kit for next season. Will get a 20/20 bat. One of: mongoose cor3, can hunts custom make one????, B3 Pepsi, Red ink, Aldred or h4l Warbird.

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/image_zpscwysszop.jpeg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/image_zpscwysszop.jpeg.html)

Bags - ton elite - great for storing loads of stuff.
Slazenger  vseries - cheap but nearly perfect. Needs a separate shoe compartment
Kookaburra pro duffle - got the shoe storage but needs a bat sleeve

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/image_zpslpnizwn6.jpeg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/image_zpslpnizwn6.jpeg.html)

Bats
Aldred supreme butterfly - no beauty but excellent pickup and performance
H4l NV g2 - phenomenal performance. Went back to h4l for a new handle. They did a brilliant job and put the new stickers on it.
Slazenger catching bat from recent sports direct sale

Pads
B&S LE. Fantastic. Very comfortable and excellent protection
gn Matrix from recent sports direct sale. Very light and almost no protection. Exactly what I wanted for Sunday games when batting at 8 and facing grandad bowling.
Slazenger thigh pad set - never used, don't wear thigh pads.

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/image_zpspc9o9b3m.jpeg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/image_zpspc9o9b3m.jpeg.html)

Gloves
Affinity gloves from recent Vitas sale - brilliant, very comfortable
pUma Karbon 4000 - nice gloves
2 X Salix pod arma - nice tight fit
Ton heritage - only got the left hand as I left the right one at cheddar cc at the end of the last season. Shame as I love these gloves. Anyone got a pair in youth size?????
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: tommo256 on November 14, 2015, 11:01:23 AM
My kit for the season as follows:

Bats- 1 x B&S elite pro
         1 more to be added soon!

Gloves- B&S Impi sausage
            B&S Assegai Sausgae
            B&S 2016 gloves sausage

Pads- B&S LE pads
         B&S 2016 Pads

Spikes- New Balance yellow ones
            Asics

Bag- Adidas Delhi Daredevils

Accessories- Railways Baggy cap, my australian club so has some value to me
                   Sean Dickson Kent Jumper, was my club pro this year and has subsequently become a good mate of mine
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j469/leemarkthompson/6CC5FDB0-FF2C-4B1E-A3CA-D4641A8DDB9E_zpsxm25pg3l.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/leemarkthompson/media/6CC5FDB0-FF2C-4B1E-A3CA-D4641A8DDB9E_zpsxm25pg3l.jpg.html)
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j469/leemarkthompson/8871CED2-DB50-4F28-8070-9124823DC7D9_zpsk1d6trxa.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/leemarkthompson/media/8871CED2-DB50-4F28-8070-9124823DC7D9_zpsk1d6trxa.jpg.html)
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j469/leemarkthompson/EB3C6B78-45BC-475F-B6FF-0FC59295558F_zpscrq2xion.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/leemarkthompson/media/EB3C6B78-45BC-475F-B6FF-0FC59295558F_zpscrq2xion.jpg.html)
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j469/leemarkthompson/5CF62E8F-3DD1-4146-BEE5-CE0435400F09_zpsvxgiw4o3.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/leemarkthompson/media/5CF62E8F-3DD1-4146-BEE5-CE0435400F09_zpsvxgiw4o3.jpg.html)
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j469/leemarkthompson/0F089DBD-75BB-4D05-BCA1-78C618AD8089_zpsbvxyxr8j.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/leemarkthompson/media/0F089DBD-75BB-4D05-BCA1-78C618AD8089_zpsbvxyxr8j.jpg.html)
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j469/leemarkthompson/C3D26B2C-86FE-457A-BEF5-3052E670A56C_zpswjef7v1d.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/leemarkthompson/media/C3D26B2C-86FE-457A-BEF5-3052E670A56C_zpswjef7v1d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: RightArmLedge on November 14, 2015, 11:23:14 AM
The B&S Kit looks fantastic!

How does one go about getting an adidas bag like that ?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Nmcgee on November 15, 2015, 12:24:18 AM
Serious kit Tommo. Where is that Aussie team based?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: waikik on November 15, 2015, 02:52:10 AM
My kit for current 2015/16 season, missing in action is my L&W Private Bin

(http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah134/waikik/Photo0242_zpsn0gc8ghl.jpg) (http://s1379.photobucket.com/user/waikik/media/Photo0242_zpsn0gc8ghl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: tommo256 on November 15, 2015, 06:34:50 AM
Serious kit Tommo. Where is that Aussie team based?

Based in Albany, Western Australia! Looking at going back again next winter
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: petehosk on November 15, 2015, 09:22:35 AM
My kit for current 2015/16 season, missing in action is my L&W Private Bin

([url]http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah134/waikik/Photo02425_zps8vakg0kn.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1379.photobucket.com/user/waikik/media/Photo02425_zps8vakg0kn.jpg.html[/url])


Screaming Cats - very nice!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: waikik on November 16, 2015, 09:37:29 AM
Screaming Cats - very nice!
Yeah, you just can't have 1 ................. unfortunately I can't have 3
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: petehosk on November 16, 2015, 09:56:09 AM
Waikik - I think you would be doing Julian M a great injustice if you didn't post a couple of close-up pics of your screaming cats fella!!
The grains and the profiles I reckon?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: northernboy1987 on November 16, 2015, 11:56:38 AM
My 2016 kit list is at the moment looking dangerously similar to my 2015 kit list!

Bats:

H4L Hellfire Monster G1 3lb 2oz
H4L Tempo Mk1 G2 2lb 12oz (I think)
Kookaburra "Biggest Kahuna" 3lb 2oz

Pads:

H4L NV Pro 2015

Gloves:

H4L NV Pro 2015
H4L NV Classic 2015

Shoes:

Mitre Zooter Spikes (these have lasted YEARS as we play a lot on astro strips and will probably be replaced over the winter)
Adidas 22 YDS AR14 2015 rubbers

Protection:
Masuri VS Elite Black Helmet
Aero P2 Strippers
Aero Box + Shorts

Bag:
H4L Tempo Stand Up Wheelie Bag

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: SwingAndMiss on November 16, 2015, 02:18:56 PM
Still haven't got my butt in gear, only picked up new gloves so far!
Still after
T20 bat (looking at H4L)
Thigh guard set
Bag (going duffle, so many choices)
Spikes (will be asics)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: StillNotOut on November 16, 2015, 02:48:10 PM
I wasn't going to update my kit this year however (Caught the forum bug) I've ordered the following:
A bat from @Red Ink Cricket
Kahuna Players arm guard and Thigh guard which I picked up at a discounted price
A pair of @VKS Superlite batting gloves
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on November 25, 2015, 11:21:23 PM
My 2016 kit hasn't all arrived yet, but it turns out I do have a full set of spare kit!

Red Ink duffle, Albion Ultimate 98 with Ti22 grille, Nike Lunarlon spikes, GN Omega thigh guard set, Woodworm Performance Pads, 2 pairs of Woodworm Pioneer Gloves, 2 pairs of Woodworm Premier Gloves, Woodworm Hard Drive & a blank Matrrixx Venom Jazz bat.

I am having difficulty find a G1 woodworm bat in eBay and here you are  :o .... How did you manage to get so many woodworm stuff ?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 25, 2015, 11:47:21 PM
I am having difficulty find a G1 woodworm bat in eBay and here you are  :o .... How did you manage to get so many woodworm stuff ?

Hi mate

I wanted woodworm stuff for a memorial game I played in last year. I was lucky enough to get all of it from either on here or ebay. It's just a case of keep looking and hope one pops up.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: jwebber86 on November 26, 2015, 12:27:44 AM
i just picked up a set of softs from the original woodworm premier set in red and black for about £14 on ebay. i'll be using them  next season in lms and nets. i still have my orignal set from 10 years ago that i use. just a shame none of the matching bats are anywhere near the right weight for me.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on November 26, 2015, 01:22:49 AM
Hi mate

I wanted woodworm stuff for a memorial game I played in last year. I was lucky enough to get all of it from either on here or ebay. It's just a case of keep looking and hope one pops up.

Just read your post again ... Woodworm is your spare kit ! What is your main kit then ? GM/GN/H4L perhaps ?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on November 26, 2015, 01:25:45 AM
i just picked up a set of softs from the original woodworm premier set in red and black for about £14 on ebay. i'll be using them  next season in lms and nets. i still have my orignal set from 10 years ago that i use. just a shame none of the matching bats are anywhere near the right weight for me.

I see the difference now. When I type ebay on my browser default selection is ebay.com. This one lists mainly US sellers and others who offer world wide. When I explicitly type ebay.co.uk and search "Woodworm", I am able to see lot more options. Many of them seem to offer international shipping to US as well (with exact shipping & customs costs listed). Will start hunting now ....
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: langer17 on November 26, 2015, 11:03:06 AM
Went into GCCC today and loved the look of the F18 1500 they had. Didn't need a bat but loved it and was going to buy it, but then I just happened to grab a GN elite LB and that was even better. 2'7 and a slightly different shapes to the other elites they had. Best feeling lb I've felt and was really nice off the malet and with a ball so much so that Fraser said he wouldn't pay extra for the other one. So went in just to have a look and walked out with a bat , gotta love that. Will post pics soon
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 26, 2015, 12:58:42 PM

Just read your post again ... Woodworm is your spare kit ! What is your main kit then ? GM/GN/H4L perhaps ?

Once Jake's delivery of Gray Nicolls softs comes in he will post my kit to me and my stash for 2016 will look something like this:

Bats
Gray Nicolls GN500
Gray Nicolls Oblivion E41 LE

Pads
Gray Nicolls Oblivion Test

Gloves
Gray Nicolls Prestige (x2)
Gray Nicolls Oblivion E41 5 star
Slazenger inners (youths, £1.50 a pair in Sports Direct!)

Thigh Guard
Gray Nicolls Test inner & outer

Helmet
Masuri Vision Series Elite Titanium (green)
Masuri Stem Guard (Green)

Bag
Gn1000 Duffle

Shoes
Asics Gel 335
Asics Gel Advance 3

Other stuff in the bag
Oakley Radars with GR28 (I think) Lens
Spare white Kookaburra Players Grips
Horizon Club socks
1,000 mile cricket socks
Spare white Chevron grips
A trusty old bat mallet
An even older grip cone
Salix grip tape
Fibreglass bat tape
Self Amalgamating tape (non-branded Grip-Grip)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: jwebber86 on November 26, 2015, 05:18:02 PM
Having watched billings batting tonight, I do like the look of the new powerbow stickers and soft. Almost tempted to get my nemesis restickerd and get the matching gloves
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on November 26, 2015, 05:19:10 PM
Once Jake's delivery of Gray Nicolls softs comes in he will post my kit to me and my stash for 2016 will look something like this:

Alright .. Do upload some pictures when you have received your full stash ...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on November 26, 2015, 05:20:20 PM
Having watched billings batting tonight, I do like the look of the new powerbow stickers and soft. Almost tempted to get my nemesis restickerd and get the matching gloves

Seems like he took classes from ABD ... Scooping Wahab Riaz for a six !!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 05, 2015, 09:54:40 PM
Alright .. Do upload some pictures when you have received your full stash ...


As promised, my full stash is now here so I got the camera out

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20151205_202654_zps9bl0itum.jpg)

Bats
Gray Nicolls Oblivion E41 LE
Gray Nicolls GN500
Kookaburra Bubble Power

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20151205_201337_zpsol6sgmys.jpg)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20151205_201408_zpsdujpsk29.jpg)

Softs
Gray Nicolls Oblivion Test pads
Gray Nicolls Prestige Gloves (2 pairs)
Gray Nicolls Oblivion E41 5 star gloves
Gray Nicolls Test thigh guards

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20151205_201712_zpszcqi5t0s.jpg)

Shoes
Asics Gel 335 (full spike)
Asics Gel advance 3 (half spike)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20151205_202053_zpslfbvlphi.jpg)

Protection
Green Masuri Vision Series Elite Titanium
Green Masuri Stem Guard
Extra Large Box
Adidas Pro Arm Guard (the logo fell off!)

Other
GN1000 Duffle Bag
Sidearm pro
A bat cone I've had forever
A Hunts County bat wacker
Spare grips (Chevron & Kookaburra Players)
Oakley Radars (not pictured) 

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20151205_201948_zps7ocp9alg.jpg)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20151205_210151_zps8tn0yvgj.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on December 05, 2015, 10:08:04 PM
You going for the fake GN sponsorship this season then? :p


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 05, 2015, 10:19:10 PM
You going for the fake GN sponsorship this season then? :p

If you like Benji  :)
I have a problem with OCD and matching kit.
I've gone through a few "fake sponsorships" if that's what you want to think of them as over the last few seasons. Off the top of my head I've had stages of using: Woodstock, Neon, Gunn & Moore, SS, Woodworm and now Gray Nicolls.
It's an expensive way of buying kit, but it keeps me (and probably Jake, now I think of it) happy  :-[
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: lexx on December 05, 2015, 10:31:33 PM
Great looking kit mate,those gn bats look quality.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on December 06, 2015, 09:20:54 AM
@WalkingWicket37 => Your GN kit looks top notch ! Thanks for the pics ... Will drool over it for a while  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: jamielsn15 on December 06, 2015, 05:08:27 PM
One man's fake sponsorship is another man's taking care of one's appearance. You wouldn't step out in a black suit jacket and navy suit trousers would you?!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on December 10, 2015, 07:48:13 PM

Self Amalgamating tape (non-branded Grip-Grip)

Never thought of GripGrip and self amalgamating tape... now it makes so much sense! How could I be so blind? Assuming it works just as well...?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: RightArmLedge on December 11, 2015, 08:39:47 AM

Never thought of GripGrip and self amalgamating tape... now it makes so much sense! How could I be so blind? Assuming it works just as well...?

Works the exact same! (For me anyway) and saved me a small fortune...


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: johnrockin on December 11, 2015, 09:14:24 AM
Both worked perfectly for me last season [emoji3] I'd recommend self amalgamating tape as you can do a lot of bats with just one £2 roll.


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: felix on December 11, 2015, 10:06:59 AM
Both worked perfectly for me last season [emoji3] I'd recommend self amalgamating tape as you can do a lot of bats with just one £2 roll.


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I'll be getting some of this, and I'll try it on my leaking washing machine hose too, which it seems it's good for from reading reviews. Who'd have thought CBF would be the place to come for DIY advice :-)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on December 13, 2015, 08:24:01 PM
Fantastic news! I had a few guys ask me about gripgrip'ing their bats but if this works just as well ill use this instead
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Chad on December 20, 2015, 01:40:13 AM
After finally finding time to have a good look at the collection, weigh each bat individually and put it on a spreadsheet, I have decided on what I'll be keeping! (55 bats is the current count) Here are the ones which made the cut for my personal collection!

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/IMG_8666.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/IMG_8666.jpg.html)

From left to right:
01. SS LE - Repaired a snap, still awesome, but will probably die soon. Scored the most runs with this one!
02. SS Butterfly - Full profile and 2.10 dead. Such a nice response, incredible, almost as good as the SS LE.
03. BAS Shadow (B3 Stickers) - Still not used this, incredible bat. Had it rehandled by B3 as handle was squint.
04. B3 Mullanator 1 Stripe - The best bat I've had from B3, just immense in terms of size, response and pick up.
05. H4L Warbird G2 (Vitas) - Lovely bat, was one of the first Warbirds available for sale to the public. Incredible pick up.
06. H4L Hattori G2 (IJC) - Same as above, lovely bat, and pick up is great! Better than the older Hattori I reckon.
07. BB Misbah LE - Well balanced bat, incredible looks and all round performance, classy stickers - what more to say?
08. Phantom Shadow LE - Bought from Maverick79 on here. Lovely bat, some disappointing aspects, but good enough! (Will explain in separate thread)
09. Helios Atlas - Still perhaps the best responding bat I've ever owned, and possibly the oldest bat in this collection.
10. L&W CHAD Reserve - The original CHAD profile. The grains, the pick up, the shape, just everything about it oozes class.
11. L&W J. Millichamp Reserve - Profile based on the classic profile Julian Millichamp made famous among us kit nerds. C-Ten handle.
12. L&W Bradman Signature - Used to be a 3lb 1oz brute! Still a good sized bat at 2lb 9.4oz, and shaped to Bradman's profile. Gorgeous.
13. L&W CHAD Copy Reserve - Copy, which had weight taken off. Response is arguably better, as is pick up, all while being 2 ounces lighter!
14. RK 19reading87 Custom - Got off Reds, not dissimilar to the Mullanator. Ridiculous pick up.
15. GM Epic Original Limited Edition - Little cracker, a toothpick by todays standards, but response is right up there.
16. GM Purist Original - The REAL Purist, lovely shape and grains. Just gotta love the classic profiles!


The ones which have actually been used, most usage on left to least on right.

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/IMG_8660.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/IMG_8660.jpg.html)

Dem grainz:

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/IMG_8661.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/IMG_8661.jpg.html)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/IMG_8662.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/IMG_8662.jpg.html)

The Salix Pod Players is actually my brothers, and has probably seen the heaviest use of the lot. It's been played in so well, I'm surprised he's nailed the middle so often! Bought from IJC, it's still in great knick, and was purchased back in 2012, when the Players was the best offering Salix had!

Aaaand the ones that I have yet to use:

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/IMG_8663.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/IMG_8663.jpg.html)

Dem grainz again:

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/IMG_8664.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/IMG_8664.jpg.html)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/IMG_8665.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/IMG_8665.jpg.html)


Now, the next thing to worry about, shifting a bunch of bats, and also I have a bunch coming... Why do I never learn?!

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JB on December 20, 2015, 02:20:50 AM
I know the feeling @Chad got 2 H4L customs and a B3 pro before I've shifted the bats I wanted to part with!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: inzaghi316 on December 20, 2015, 09:51:43 AM
WOW
Well here is my kit for 2016 - 2050 I guess......Finance minister at home has banned cricket supplies.

Few new bats and few old, played with most of them and some are still getting knocked in at home.
I am a freak, I come home and clean them.  ;)
(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/inzaghi316/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/P_20151220_125212_zpsutah5q2q.jpg) (http://s428.photobucket.com/user/inzaghi316/media/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/P_20151220_125212_zpsutah5q2q.jpg.html)

(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/inzaghi316/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/P_20151220_125115_zpsatxmaeaw.jpg) (http://s428.photobucket.com/user/inzaghi316/media/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/P_20151220_125115_zpsatxmaeaw.jpg.html)

(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/inzaghi316/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/P_20151220_124338_zpslfdehplv.jpg) (http://s428.photobucket.com/user/inzaghi316/media/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/P_20151220_124338_zpslfdehplv.jpg.html)

BDM TITANIUM AMBIDEXTROUS PADS WHITE AND COLORED. 2 STRAPS AND LIGHT WEIGHT.
RNS light weight pads.
SG Carbo helmet & AJ helmet.
Aero P1 thigh guard.
(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/inzaghi316/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/P_20151220_124713_zpsi6vaor4p.jpg) (http://s428.photobucket.com/user/inzaghi316/media/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/P_20151220_124713_zpsi6vaor4p.jpg.html)

RETIRED BATS

(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/inzaghi316/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/P_20151220_124437_zpsyote4dvk.jpg) (http://s428.photobucket.com/user/inzaghi316/media/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/P_20151220_124437_zpsyote4dvk.jpg.html)

(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/inzaghi316/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/4bc5e68a-33ea-4004-9c0a-44eb4abd4da1_zpsszvfmtpm.jpg) (http://s428.photobucket.com/user/inzaghi316/media/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/4bc5e68a-33ea-4004-9c0a-44eb4abd4da1_zpsszvfmtpm.jpg.html)

(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/inzaghi316/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/P_20151220_124351_zpsjieyvjbg.jpg) (http://s428.photobucket.com/user/inzaghi316/media/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/P_20151220_124351_zpsjieyvjbg.jpg.html)

(http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq1/inzaghi316/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/P_20151220_124950_zpszves0lq3.jpg) (http://s428.photobucket.com/user/inzaghi316/media/ZIONBOY/My%20Kit/P_20151220_124950_zpszves0lq3.jpg.html)

few bats missing here coz my friends have borrowed it and its been months to years now..still waiting. lol
BDM Dynamic T20
MB Gladiator
SS Smasher


Thanks

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on December 20, 2015, 12:24:17 PM
How does everyone have all this money for so many bats? I can barely afford to refurb mine!

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on December 20, 2015, 01:28:01 PM
Got a few back from @Ryan last week that have been cleaned up and repaired, my Ayrtek Edition is still in my kit bag too.

(http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq167/tom_ayrtek/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-12/283CB0E4-AD71-4BCE-8411-578FFCFAF36F.jpg) (http://s444.photobucket.com/user/tom_ayrtek/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-12/283CB0E4-AD71-4BCE-8411-578FFCFAF36F.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on December 20, 2015, 07:19:33 PM
Well, I can't rival some of these collections but here are my bats for next season -

(http://q37.imgup.net/20151220_17a4c.jpg) (http://imgup.net)
(http://r47.imgup.net/20151220_1fab9.jpg) (http://imgup.net)
(http://i64.imgup.net/20151220_1fca6.jpg) (http://imgup.net)


Left to right:

THESE THREE I'LL USE -

Uzi Sports Mamba blank - 2.10,  not knocked in yet, but sublime pick up - feels much lighter and really promising rebound of a mallet and old ball
B3 - 2 stripe - 2.8, massive for the weight, used in the nets and really cracking rebound of the bat
'The' Warbird - 2.10, my new baby and special favourite thing. it has a face maybe only it's mother would love, but I've netted with it, simply stunning performance (even with my skills)


THESE THREE I'LL PROBABLY SELL TO CLUBMATES

Chase Finback R4 - 2.8, featherlight pickup, fully knocked in, ovalish handle
Unknown Indian Blank - 2.11, chunky, square-edged thing, but with a massive bottom!!
Mongoose COR3 G3 - 2.9, great pickup for such a slab-like thing, ugly face, but pretty good off the mallet - might even keep this one.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on December 20, 2015, 07:30:13 PM
@FattusCattus => You do have an unrivaled collection of bats ...  :D.

Question regarding B3 2 strip bat. Is that your complete custom design or a specific model number as listed in B3 chart ? For 2lb8oz bat does have pretty chunky edges. Edge size 35mm or more ?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on December 20, 2015, 07:31:55 PM
I love the shape of the unknown indian blank

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on December 20, 2015, 07:46:25 PM
@FattusCattus => You do have an unrivaled collection of bats ...  :D.

Question regarding B3 2 strip bat. Is that your complete custom design or a specific model number as listed in B3 chart ? For 2lb8oz bat does have pretty chunky edges. Edge size 35mm or more ?

@sanredrose the number on the handle is 2842 - you'd have to ask @procricket B3 or Streaky what that number is.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 20, 2015, 08:03:37 PM
Having seen the B3 in the flesh, I can confirm it's a meaty hunk of tree that only a meaty hunk of a proper batsman could put to good use  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: rickjames on December 20, 2015, 08:07:50 PM
Another +1 for the B3, feels lovely
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Northern monkey on December 20, 2015, 08:44:01 PM
After spending 5 hrs down at Matts Kent workshop, tapping up,stunning bat after stunning bat,, I'm going hell for leather next season.
I don't know how he gets such consistent performance from all his bat grades, but I'm a huge fan now and can't wait for the season to start

Pro pads and gloves as well as 3x bats being finished off by Matt should see me through next season.

And an Uzi duffle from Asad to keep the bats safe from overcrowded changing rooms

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on December 20, 2015, 08:50:15 PM
Monkey!!!!! Have you gone mad?!  Which bat shapes have you gone for? Tell me there's a Warbird?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Northern monkey on December 20, 2015, 09:02:03 PM
Blew my mind down at matts place!
Must have picked up over a hundred bats and tapped em up, all stunning middles on em

The three I've got are almost as good as the ones Simon picked out.
No warbird I'm afraid, I couldn't spring to the ridiculous pro one he has in the showroom,(hopefully no one pops down and buys it,before end of January when I'm back down there).

Of all the bats Simon May has, his new h4l ones are probably his match bats for next year, that's how good they are!

The pick up on those warbirds is soooo good
Bet you can't wait to use it
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on December 20, 2015, 09:19:13 PM
Used it - smashed it - got an erection
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: simonmay5 on December 20, 2015, 09:35:02 PM
Used it - smashed it - got an erection


That makes two of use mate there is something very special about this years h4l bats I upload my collection soon but if you want to see how well they ping I put videos up on the h4l post amazing bats and can't wait for my second custom to be finished and I think mark will be hitting 100 m sixes with easy  :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: tom line on December 20, 2015, 09:42:19 PM

That makes two of use mate there is something very special about this years h4l bats I upload my collection soon but if you want to see how well they ping I put videos up on the h4l post amazing bats and can't wait for my second custom to be finished and I think mark will be hitting 100 m sixes with easy  :)
One thing I'm not looking to about winter nets is bowling at you when you've got one of those H4L bats in your hands
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: fromthehip on January 01, 2016, 07:49:30 PM
My collection ready for nets starting 7th Jan not long to go now
(http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u433/matilda12005/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-01/CCD2B83F-9458-41D5-8438-9416DB2B3898_zpscnaa1h6g.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/matilda12005/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-01/CCD2B83F-9458-41D5-8438-9416DB2B3898_zpscnaa1h6g.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: tom line on January 01, 2016, 08:06:27 PM
@fromthehip could I ask what shrey that is?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: fromthehip on January 01, 2016, 08:20:25 PM
Titanium pro guard
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Liam-SCCC on January 01, 2016, 08:39:12 PM
I will be going into 2016 with the same kit for the 3rd season running (those of you from way back may remember i used to have maybe 2 changes of kit in the off season!). Only potentials are a new bat, I will keep mine going into its 4th season, but realistically I need to be looking for a replacement to bed in, I will use it until its dead though! Also, I need to look into some new spikes, mine are a few seasons old and I had a heel injury last season.

So mine,

Bat: Red Ink (think its the top one)
Gloves: GN A61 1000 LE, GN E41 Test
Pads: GN E41 test
Helmet: Club embroidered Masuri Titanium (single top bar)
Thighs: P2 strippers
Shoes: Asics Gel Strike rates
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Over Gully on January 02, 2016, 01:20:04 AM
My kit for this season:

Bag: Gray-Nicolls Supernova Duffle
Bats: 2 x GN XXX VIII(the one on the left is my match bat, the Hand Crafted top grade, the 2nd is my training bat 1000 LE. Both absolute crackers!)
Gloves: 3 × GN XXX VII (These are from the 2013/14 season. I prefer these over the newer ones, I wear inners so all are in good nick and the leather palms still very soft and supple.)
Pads: GN Legend Gold
Thigh Pads: Shamrock (Bought from this forum!)
Helmet: Shrey Master Class Air
Footwear: Asics Gel Advance 5 (These are brand new, bit of a pre-Xmas gift for myself!), and I also have a pair of Puma rubbers for training only, as we only have hard wicket training nets.
Accessories: I have a bit of a bat care section in the black shoe bag which contains extra grips, linseed oil, fibreglass tape, shoe goo, etc, etc. Also in the mesh bag near the gloves are pairs of inners.

Images below:

(http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u638/ABETTS5/Mobile%20Uploads/20160102_114431_zpsj348h1au.jpg) (http://s1325.photobucket.com/user/ABETTS5/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160102_114431_zpsj348h1au.jpg.html)

(http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u638/ABETTS5/Mobile%20Uploads/20160102_115030_zpssituczih.jpg) (http://s1325.photobucket.com/user/ABETTS5/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160102_115030_zpssituczih.jpg.html)

(http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u638/ABETTS5/Mobile%20Uploads/20160102_115043_zpsb4tvgqrv.jpg) (http://s1325.photobucket.com/user/ABETTS5/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160102_115043_zpsb4tvgqrv.jpg.html)

(http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u638/ABETTS5/Mobile%20Uploads/20160102_115103_zps0lhykvje.jpg) (http://s1325.photobucket.com/user/ABETTS5/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160102_115103_zps0lhykvje.jpg.html)

(http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u638/ABETTS5/Mobile%20Uploads/20160102_115141_zpshz7wckqf.jpg) (http://s1325.photobucket.com/user/ABETTS5/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160102_115141_zpshz7wckqf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Liam-SCCC on January 02, 2016, 01:42:17 AM
Love that Aussie GN range so much! Looks awesome
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Over Gully on January 02, 2016, 01:59:05 AM
Love that Aussie GN range so much! Looks awesome

Yeah its pretty good, however the GN UK range of bags, especially duffles, which are virtually non-existent here, are far superior. I love the GN Prestige range of gear, espcially those batting gloves, full sausage finger style. They will be my next purchase...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on January 02, 2016, 02:13:42 AM
I dont like sausage fingers... :/ just me?

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on January 02, 2016, 02:22:26 AM
Currently in my kit bag is;

Bat: GN oblivion e41 4 star 2.10
Dunamis Cricket Marvel 3 star 2.14

Pads: GN oblivion test
Gloves: GN oblivion test (sausages)
Aero P1s
2014 Masuri Elite steel helmet

2012? adidas 22yrds biwling boots (yellow ones)

2015 Adidas Adipower Vector

All in a GM original Duplex LE Wheelie
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: GoodLeave on January 02, 2016, 11:31:29 AM
Bats:
Puma EvoSpeed 1SE SH - 2015 - Knocked in by IJC, goes like a train. 2.8
Puma EvoSpeed 4 SH - 2015 (Net bat) 2.8
GN Evo Slayer - 2010 (Back up) 2.9

Pads:
Puma EvoPower 1SE - 2015 - Would have preferred EvoSpeed to match, but didn't like the look of them
Kookaburra Kahuna 600 - 2014 (Back up)

Gloves:
Puma EvoSpeed 1SE - 2015
Kookaburra Kahuna 600 - 2014 (Back up)

Thigh Pads:
Aero P1 Strippers V6.0 - 2015

Helmet:
Shrey Masterclass Air (Steel) - 2015
Shrey Neck Guard - 2015
GN Atomic - 2014 (Back up)

Boots:
Puma EvoSpeed 1.4 (White/Lava) - 2015
GN Bailistic - 2014 (Back up)

Wicket Keeping:
Puma Chromium Flextech Pads - 2015
Kookaburra Black Wicket Keeping Gloves - 2015
Puma Chamois Inners
Puma Cotton Inners

Clothing:
Whites
Club Cap

Bag:
GM Original Duffle - 2016

Misc:
Aero Briefs
Aero Box
GN Box
Puma Batting Inners x 5
GN batting Inners x 2 (Left over from last year)
GripGrip Roll
Fibreglass Tape
Black Insulation Tape
Bat Grip Cone (Kookaburra?)
Kookaburra Octopus Grip
Puma Multi Grip x 2
Dukes Select Ball (Box of 6) - Black Friday @
IJC - Chuck pies, but they were cheap!
Readers Windball
Puma Mallet
Spare Toe Guard and Glue (You never know...)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on January 02, 2016, 11:39:41 AM


Dukes Select Ball (Box of 6) - Black Friday @
IJC - Chuck pies, but they were cheap!

One thing i didnt take advantage of! Black Friday for cricket balls... Didnt know anyone was doing a deal :( and as a bowler im in need of some how much were they?


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 02, 2016, 12:32:37 PM
Big change from last year for me. When I get all the gear together, I shall post up the pictures. As some of the kit is yet to arrive! :D

Bats

2 x SS Maximus                                                     (2.9 & 2.10)
B3 Crown in a modified zizi profile                                    (2.11)
B3 (50% off bargain) Brendan McCullum replica              (~2.13)
SS Darren Bravo players bat                                            (2.10)
Puma Cobalt 6000                                                          (2.10)
GM Six6 Original                                                       (2.10 1/2)
GM Icon Original LE                                                          (2.9)
GM Hero Original                                                            (2.11)


Pads

GM Original LE (2014)
2 x SS all white (2015)


Gloves

3 x SS all white sausage finger gloves
2 x Original LE (2014)
2 x Woodstock platinum


Shoes

Puma 1.3? Navy and Pink
Puma 1.4? Orange
New Balance CK10 Minimus White


Helmets

Masuri Elite, not used it other than in nets because its too small  :(
Masuri Test titanium which I won in a #masuricomp with a load of shirts back in the English summer
Older style masuri elite


Keeping Stuff

Woodstock gloves and pads
SS all white gloves and pads
Kookaburra instinct gloves
Puma Evopower 1SE white gloves with Evospeed SE pads


Other Miscellaneous Bits

Salix Pod Players Wheelie bag (Black Friday Bargain)
Oakley Custom Radarlock sunglasses with a plethora of lenses in Sky blue and white
Oakley Radar EV in matte black and orange
About 15 kookaburra players grips
Gray-Nicolls batting inners
Trusox (thought it was worth a punt)
Stretton Fox's
A bag full of spare spikes etc.


I don't think i've got too much stuff; bats wise I'm a bit of a hoarder, but pads and gloves are only in multiples due to how quickly i sweat through each pair. For a student, I reckon I have just the right amount of kit to get me through... maybe... half a season??  :o :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: GoodLeave on January 02, 2016, 01:18:25 PM

One thing i didn't take advantage of! Black Friday for cricket balls... Didn't know anyone was doing a deal :( and as a bowler I'm in need of some how much were they?


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They were £85 a box (£14 each), still good value compared to everyone else, but I got the last box for £60. Should last me 100 years... Still got a couple of Sports Direct Bat Breakers to use aswell, so make that 150 years.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: smilley792 on January 02, 2016, 01:20:40 PM
They were £85 a box (£14 each), still good value compared to everyone else, but I got the last box for £60. Should last me 100 years... Still got a couple of Sports Direct Bat Breakers to use aswell, so make that 150 years.

What club do you play for? So I can avoid ever being in a net with you near by.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: GoodLeave on January 02, 2016, 01:31:39 PM
Trusox (thought it was worth a punt)

Nice kit. Was looking at the Trusox myself, struggling to justify paying £25 for a pair. How are you finding them?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 02, 2016, 01:36:50 PM
Because I'm a sweaty footman, I had to drop money on a couple of pairs that I thought could be a big waste but they work really well and are surprisingly comfortable. Not had any issues so far and unsurprisingly, a pair has been 'permanently borrowed' by my younger brother! Would suggest getting a pair but I must say that they should be made a little bit cheaper for us regular folk to buy
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: GoodLeave on January 02, 2016, 01:41:41 PM
What club do you play for? So I can avoid ever being in a net with you near by.

The net is the safest place to be. Line and Length are very much alien concepts to me.

Village. Very village.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: GoodLeave on January 02, 2016, 01:46:55 PM
Cheers JG,

I'll check back when someone has a sale on. I'd love a pair, but being a Yorkshireman, £25 is a bit step. Perhaps I can find a "Slightly used" pair on EBay...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 02, 2016, 01:49:13 PM
The net is the safest place to be. Line and Length are very much alien concepts to me.

Village. Very village.

I think the issue was that you spend £14 on a ball but still feel it's acceptable to bowl a painted rock that cost £1.50 in sports direct.

If anyone bowls them at me I either leave them every ball, or, if I'm feeling particularly twatish, will keep it down my end and tell the knob bowling it to find a decent ball from somewhere...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: GoodLeave on January 02, 2016, 02:00:53 PM
I think the issue was that you spend £14 on a ball but still feel it's acceptable to bowl a painted rock that cost £1.50 in sports direct.

If anyone bowls them at me I either leave them every ball, or, if I'm feeling particularly twatish, will keep it down my end and tell the knob bowling it to find a decent ball from somewhere...

I'm waiting for someone to put them in the river at the far end of the ground, but my "Special" brand of Line and Length make me very hard to pick... The true definition of Mystery Spin is when even the bowler doesn't know what's going on. Might just have to retire the grenades before Winter Nets start up again on the 7th.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on January 02, 2016, 08:30:12 PM
My best bowler on sunday was abit like that. He goes by the same thinking if i dont know what im bowling neither does the batsman... Strange thing is he used to be a decent bowler so i think its just an act!

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on January 04, 2016, 06:40:17 PM
Getting this topic back on track:

Bats:
Mongoose CoR3 Premium - 2-12
Newbery Uzi Players - 2-10 (but feels heavier than the mongoose)

Softs:
Pads: 2015 Newbery Kudos
Gloves: 2014(?) Mongoose Super Premium; 2013 Chase R11
Aero P2 Strippers
Aero P2 Arm Guard
Aero P1 Chest Guard (ICE)
2016 Ayrtek Field Trial Helmet

Keeping:
Aero P1 Inners
2015 GM Original Gloves
2016 Gray-Nicolls Test Pads

Misc:
Gray-Nics Supernova Duffle
2 pairs Cotton Inners
2014 NB CK4040 Bowling spikes


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on January 04, 2016, 06:59:20 PM

Bats for this season that will be sat and Sunday league cricket between the Laver, H4L and B&S for sat league depending which i like the most after winter nets. I have a few others that I'll net with and T20 with.

GM Aura 808 picked up from eBay brand new 2.9
GM Mogul players 2.7 and 2.10 (net bats but the lighter one is lovely)
B&S elite pro 2.9
H4L Warbird custom in that its full size SH blade and SH handle 2.9
Laver & Wood special reserve players grade willow 2.7
GN Powerbow 5 400 2.8

Pads
B&S impi
H4L Hattori
GM 808 LE

Gloves
B&S impi
B&S GP
H4L pro x2 2015 seasons

Helmet
Masuri

Protection
Aero P2
Salix inner and outer combo

Shoes
Puma spikes
Spiked New Balance trainers

Bag
Aero stand up wheelie
England team duffel for training &T20

Keeping kit
B&S assagi pads and GP pads

(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/3AE1D7BD-CE6A-4520-A47B-A6F8B59ECBE8_zpsfpuvez8r.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/3AE1D7BD-CE6A-4520-A47B-A6F8B59ECBE8_zpsfpuvez8r.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/79C2CDCB-6314-4B82-A321-BC1DA00439A0_zps5ll9sqba.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/79C2CDCB-6314-4B82-A321-BC1DA00439A0_zps5ll9sqba.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/A7AAF9EE-4A3D-4B67-975F-8F13D76301BF_zpsvyjpjf4i.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/A7AAF9EE-4A3D-4B67-975F-8F13D76301BF_zpsvyjpjf4i.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/1C9EE9B1-7C33-4959-8E34-DEB97E543C7F_zpshkbuxofy.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/1C9EE9B1-7C33-4959-8E34-DEB97E543C7F_zpshkbuxofy.jpg.html)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/3EDF34E7-A865-49B4-81AC-534D5FB773FA_zpsetnfmvg4.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/3EDF34E7-A865-49B4-81AC-534D5FB773FA_zpsetnfmvg4.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: bostoncricketer on January 04, 2016, 07:05:38 PM
The Laver looks massive for 2'7  :o. Must be a low density cleft?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: northernboy1987 on January 04, 2016, 07:09:11 PM
That full size Warbird is gorgeous!

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on January 04, 2016, 07:11:03 PM
The Laver looks massive for 2'7  :o. Must be a low density cleft?

I was speaking to Anthony and James for a while and this is from a batch of pro players clefts set aside for an international player so yes a light density cleft. Reasoning being they tend to put weight on and I use 2.9 max normally but still wanted a decent size bat
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on January 04, 2016, 07:12:59 PM


@SOULMAN1012

GM players - Is that a 404 or 505 bat ? It doesn't look like players edition bat to me.


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on January 04, 2016, 07:14:59 PM
@SOULMAN1012 - All of your bats look fantastic. Even the Aura 808 and GN Powerbow 400 has more than 8 grains !

My pick of your lot is the B&S and H4L. Kick ass bats ...


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: hilly_2015 on January 04, 2016, 07:15:55 PM
That G1 WarBird looks amazing! Hope my Hellfire G1 I've got on order comes with those sorts of grains!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on January 04, 2016, 07:18:23 PM

@SOULMAN1012

GM players - Is that a 404 or 505 bat ? It doesn't look like players edition bat to me.


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It's from PDC mate exclusive to them basically a 606 model from the 3 star label and the RRP of £130
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on January 04, 2016, 07:20:20 PM

It's from PDC mate exclusive to them basically a 606 model from the 3 star label and the RRP of £130

Didn't know that .. Thanks for the info. A team member has bought this bat from PDC thinking its GM player edition sold dead cheap ... Seems like he is in for a shock ...


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: rich041187 on January 04, 2016, 07:32:44 PM
Here are my offerings...
Bat weights left to right:
2.9, 2'11, 2'13.5, 2'10, 2'11

Think I may have to offload one or two soon to make room for a brand spanking b3 before feb. Tough times

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: rickjames on January 04, 2016, 07:37:28 PM
Incoming: 1x B3 1 stripe Custom #19 at 2lb9.5oz at the end of January.

Spent all of Saturday another grip on my MC4000, considering I've never done it before it was a bit of pain getting it flush. Palms still ache from pushing grips down the end of the bat cone.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: pranav2108 on January 04, 2016, 07:42:42 PM
Let me know if you plan to sell Aldred sovereign


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 04, 2016, 07:45:04 PM
@rich041187 what is the GN bat mate?
And if either of those Blank Bats need a new home I think I know a lad who'd be keen...  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JB on January 04, 2016, 07:48:36 PM
Like the look of that right hand BB!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: rich041187 on January 04, 2016, 08:22:37 PM

@rich041187 what is the GN bat mate?
And if either of those Blank Bats need a new home I think I know a lad who'd be keen...  ;)

The GN bat is actually a current England ODI player's old bat which I applied my old gn millennium stickers on. It's a hunts county which he used when sponsored by them (who's got their quiz hat on). It's unreal for a light bat.
The Aldred iv only just started using, lovely shape (gold sov) and the response is awesome. Could become a new favourite - and an afternoon spent in Pauls garage workshop comes highly recommended.


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 04, 2016, 08:24:53 PM
That's a Willey tough one to guess from your clue.

Few more pics for us nerds, please?  :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: rich041187 on January 04, 2016, 08:44:25 PM
You want more pics of my Wiley...oh matron!!!


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ams4287 on January 04, 2016, 09:18:39 PM
Big change from last year for me. When I get all the gear together, I shall post up the pictures. As some of the kit is yet to arrive! :D

Bats

2 x SS Maximus                                                     (2.9 & 2.10)
B3 Crown in a modified zizi profile                                    (2.11)
B3 (50% off bargain) Brendan McCullum replica              (~2.13)
SS Darren Bravo players bat                                            (2.10)
Puma Cobalt 6000                                                          (2.10)
GM Six6 Original                                                       (2.10 1/2)
GM Icon Original LE                                                          (2.9)
GM Hero Original                                                            (2.11)


I don't think i've got too much stuff; bats wise I'm a bit of a hoarder, but pads and gloves are only in multiples due to how quickly i sweat through each pair. For a student, I reckon I have just the right amount of kit to get me through... maybe... half a season??  :o :D

@JG sounds a nice collection - appreciate you are yet to receive but could you share some info on the b3 McCullum replica please
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 04, 2016, 09:33:41 PM
After exchanging a couple of emails with a few pictures of McCullums bat from all sorts of angles trying to get the optimum for the mapping, Streaky sent me this rendition of what was depicted. I thought it would be rather suiting to change from a Warner replica or Pepsi and I already own a zizi variant so I thought... why not!  :D

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/Screen%20Shot%202016-01-04%20at%2021.24.11_zps0ijidukw.png) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/Screen%20Shot%202016-01-04%20at%2021.24.11_zps0ijidukw.png.html)

The main issue was with the image quality to get a properly refined shape and profile etc. But i'm quite happy with how it would look, just going to add a tiny bit more to the toe and then it will be complete (this will be the only adjustment from the original above)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ams4287 on January 04, 2016, 09:42:36 PM
Nice thanks, I'll keep a look out for the finished bat
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: rich041187 on January 04, 2016, 10:26:23 PM

That's a Willey tough one to guess from your clue.

Few more pics for us nerds, please?  :)
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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ridhuan on January 05, 2016, 04:14:38 AM
The grain on that Viper look stunning, atleast 14 grains
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ridhuan on January 05, 2016, 04:18:43 AM
@SOULMAN1012, may i know what is the profile of that LW Reserve
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on January 05, 2016, 07:10:01 AM
@SOULMAN1012, may i know what is the profile of that LW Reserve

If you look on Laver & wood website it's called the special profile.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: crobbo on January 10, 2016, 03:35:20 PM
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g426/crobbo83/F8FF0C2E-E3BC-4E55-9797-F3FDC3B742C8.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/crobbo83/media/F8FF0C2E-E3BC-4E55-9797-F3FDC3B742C8.jpg.html)

Gear for this year:

Bat: Cotton Traders Barbarian
Pads: Lorimers Legend
Gloves: Lorimers Legend
Aero P2 Strippers
Ayrtek helmet

Keeping gear:
Kippax Legend Gloves & Pads
Graham Plimmer Custom made
Kookaburra 1500L (short-cuff)
Gray Nicolls Legend limited edition
Cornish Cricket Company plain pads (not shown)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 10, 2016, 09:31:59 PM
A couple of arty shots

Kookaburra Kahuna Pro Issue
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160110_210321.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160110_210321.jpg.html)

Norfolk Bats RR Gear
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160110_212124.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160110_212124.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Turn Of Pace on January 11, 2016, 12:39:19 AM
Love the Norfolk Bats stuff. Top quality kit.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: edge on January 11, 2016, 10:11:03 PM
Here we go, all done for kit purchasing for the winter apart from a new set of spikes to come.
Assorted kit first:
2xMasuri, both titanium grilles, one old one for nets with a tripod mount expoxied in the top and one newer one for games.
Puma Flextechs, say what you want but they're great pads ;)
Puma Evopower SE gloves and last season's Red Inks as spares
P2 Strippers
Red Ink keeping gloves for the occasions I do keep, matching pads are in the bottom of a cupboard somewhere!
Don't have a dog so threw in the cricket ball cushion my sister made me for Christmas.
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w158/eiwm/Mobile%20Uploads/tmp_3533-IMG_20160111_214411681524107_zpsvuyqos6v.jpg)
Bats:
Homemade eyein bat, was once an MSR that the toe got smashed into pieces
Spares/lendout bats:
Spyder Custom I got cheap off here, not in the best nick but pretty good bat!
Phoenix Black (local shop brand, Hunts made I'm pretty sure, came back from a refurb with no stickers so gained NB ones. Good bat but too much concaving and damage so retired.)
Assorted bats for match use:
MMi3 for slogging, rechristened the Mong
B3 DB1 butterfly, 2.10 (been my indoor bat this winter)
Red Ink X1 custom, 2.10.5
Aldred Silver Sovereign butterfly1, 2.11
Mongoose Rebel Prime, 2.8.5
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w158/eiwm/Mobile%20Uploads/tmp_3533-IMG_20160111_214439-760449143_zpsrspmrec4.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Roaster323 on January 12, 2016, 05:57:30 PM
This is my collection to date, this will be my first full season so stuff was borrowed last year, I suppose I can upgrade as I go along.

Salix Pod Grade one
Kookaburra Xenon Pads & Gloves ( Think the cat was trying them for length)
Adipower Premiertech Helmet from Ayrtek (thanks Tom)
NB moulded sole shoes 4020
Kookaburra Spikes (Elite SN2)
Slazenger Abdo proguard
Kookaburra Shorts/ Integral thigh pads
Kookaburra Mallet & Cone
Gray Nichols GN300 wheelie (Which isn't going to be big enough)
(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd484/roaster323/b373b9b230e941f337067955632f75b5.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Maverick79 on January 14, 2016, 10:39:48 PM
All done and ready to go for the season now the SL22's have arrived. In the photo:

Focus Cricket Wheelie
2015 Phantom LE softs
2016 GN prestige softs
Bespoke Stretton Fox thigh pads
2016 adidas SL22's
Masuri test titanium
Ayrtek Premiertek titanium
GN Warner signature 2.12
GN Maverick LE (in Legend grade willow) 2.9
Phantom Illusion Pro Reserve 2.8
Phantom Shadow Pro Reserve 2.8

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/_Maverick27_/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpssmql8qq0.jpeg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: uknsaunders on January 15, 2016, 12:40:53 PM
Have you been buying more kit Chris lol!

Nothing really changed apart from selling a load of net kit and my bats from last season. With the proceeds I brought some bats:-

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lnLuPwACthwFC0exXHIMlI8_uhfaW0gk40W51h22CjQo-B71KsXlqaDL3L3uaxIt_FwcZYJ7rPBmxQ_MVKPGgEBLyzGmcmYtvlMWRO-bABsyzsE9vchN08ZO9K1p6VIOalomH7_yT7IDjsEw8P4q-3OK9HksFKiBDqNRAWfQvn_yvtqFEAYeS-gvAc217N6odF8x9qT1cnTKlyL2M1_COPCxOI4tHhc8HzzP97VNEH75mw5KoO7tNp3q54DbJdLyrBOQdtWyLYwNAZJ1hvIUXk6yf5YAxu2RRRsdqap-UfNetsnPDq8K5SX7YN5xhSnd4eMidYnKCNYdpNUyiGcKsK30cbW7xBYww4OZEhhdYP-_H3qNb1b1HN7dit0NTt3YkdmNO_Qw27W62XZx7BVe684JpaNMjsX3kM8TzHQ1uhUhxSVGeVj90n4jWWxFzB48kKs2-BZRF9MQdlhm1Mq9PoTMpvEkoVrr51NSryHf7GWZiDTTfvpmYttYGFTjmFIAkJzNVXro-6CWO3jtQiwMKlztsl0niBFZGTARhKK9lFcqzAPLpjf_wQ24oQ0j6wd7WVm9qw=w1366-h584-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0YlbGn5FW1SwHWC-3NnUqSRd9-vGHa270ySK0Ehm1IpvAfdW1Dx6MjxIyHOgkqXke7vkFtpm_uzzMs4YkXAjlAV2MWDxDN7HYa0LGlvlUzA6qy2JGCKZ_rupF7wz83e00_PcHvjzULpMdbszAkETAf8Bz89sCfg9FutL5K0HAC9Hq8pdk6rTAGS8B15xcVSKmULbL04pDztB7WENF98EeGyF1-E9bP7P6cW6yTMf_nusRAQg5lnwWafdGZLdn5enjL2PvSokGIAFJis5ZyKqIQQAipEmlIWGUArXxqVliS1oEA2PNn_7FIgAdiOjDrPmNfdQxxpkM3GZSxe9Mg0XvQHAh7xvwsOhVdGOvKCzapRWYwMDjBNA-3PGpRgxtcnNTQAZhBIw77wN_HZHE0lMgaUIWBkty_P4iAkLOqJ0WZM71kyzuSBMGJUkuL2aRhA2U5knGoPEa5-8gPY7MOBW6A36QmS9uwe6-NZ9Jgrp_gF2YQUud-sFlDVVk_8bquwQP51O5TTp_aIo7KkwsZdj-tWC7s4elZw9JZgG_OppbSX7CT_EzXQ7Gew89i7sOJNTQGQ3CA=w1070-h667-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/XXS-_g68_V87LAjVTfJHQ9WeyX8n6eyWXoT7K65Kk1gJ-Iedv8GoTN_k7Hmikmc_hY3LrNlI19CL22uEn9W8y9RwD4a0Q0xqzVKONGPW6ohI_RKaCHw8ecP6NJ9PfCw-jxRWAbeith6pgVwjzrBD9rFL99eh-yrPa65Pd1UzKBvjXhRnf_vA2bAe7d2k5wwlk5_N6ECljtQzqNeHuGd69J-5Azk9CqPk3oO2DX_-iz1yJAuz053ejA5ACIP3EwtGd7SDnm1VViOBMLI4_h3LqzI1ezx9iEu_cN1RnPBcywQpCevUx--yE5TTEq2tCjnUFnuCPjeBjRax6e95OCNh0qrQfpNKRr-nT2b8QiVz7gGuTeELsI5iHtkZQivnAUvC3TvsiXjgoBBgMkZ5ijIIn_4Mgf7D33ORm038T6dKcwhRtqH9PdVMeSG7jzYsHHq4SzxS7mwFUyJFEnx0OL6cDHKb1c8w87f92tjliGqV_K7fLXQNMghNRJO2q-zxWYmSMTy7wDFp-LPzNuwvtmmW7F4kt39dcAik3y3E_TTdjlDp2ufbKPWzEs_uGo90ZQUID6St8A=w1366-h624-no)

All approx 2'10.4-7 starting weight.
All harrow length.
Red Ink - 2'10.4 - Spine 70mm, Edge 44m, no concaving
RK - 2'10.4 - Spine 75mm, Edge 32mm, minimal concaving
B3 - 2'10.7 - Spine 60mm, Edge 45mm, concaving in splice area

Also brought some SD Bargains for netting:-

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ve-BqZyUxhlX6gWS78AmFuf8zYZwAPOKeQiZixLJLiVP4GF789Ufd-F04PhamxhODwuN9tVJ9-8NDwIZd_000eb4PsEc773RBGAbDbUAjUfy492XEWpD623iGM8KiPHwqWhsV8jKV2hcRm2aHcKWJHATdVMwwPKzo9roebJ_NsYmQArlcSotsVSUReFJKWbS5K9kYC1deVKTngDr7QLX1V3LouCrBy5S_xnosrazxR3tOM-SHEBldUvf7emcjXXMsv5Px2AvttRaENujfMSDoEqWF6LhFiE1wPobmsr7haR7MLqdR84JSFLbtGa7DSwOXkSqMDkUKZqbk0ynEQalYvzP-jMbRJIvFg_t8wDrRq_Wz7XcjEPiMj5jVt2L_HIF7XinpiDkmKOK2Col4xLCer6K0IpHwboKiUJaND8ZgklKfh6AsouQIbJsuxekOKaAOHRzpZdaSbjwIY-X05YMJ1kax1byt64WOu4idi6F05NLJSCn7Q5ImlRXlAqLLeJcGwWfIT8w4tUYOswbOyyf1suh3_xlvmoUlAtT84eFAja2VskGyn2d6jlGubdSi9G6vCzT5Q=w494-h667-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SX04JJRZWqhCHzZvGy0LnTY9mT2GZvwm4dfLaTMTgWr0yrH_WRFuQY4J-C6B0ckcBQ1ubBjC8liawdP1oRV1Zc6SL0lUPqgPg5rmJWx9Mr2jYLr_40YyiceQPcy8_s6M8URqkLgMJa5venwZGclIVtkcHpLY4js50quljHC7fAkhxDbgMHCVxr71rv6ZsigbM99mTqxApLK97XQGGt_7VDGwv2Xw9A5FO0o3IJ3GdCSQdkFs-49YOhJ8YGKBmXLttCQynTQAUbZ6a8m-iyLfiyMsgkA29ZHplYIcnO0UMVajMhrUl2pmQcHf3YMCURXTz_tBB2Ja3XLlt97ucYdi5l57oPNd9a8z8Q_Ca-8J72tl71Ome2jh-i8ij1RRfqEZ1jbnpH98IjDXnngEvMbJF-T32mGeYhyU3rpg07oFraxFa-7PcSsLbN1Jn9hA7I5ugWU_umm5KsX5VBMmthE_23sSrSXrnvsaVg8a0LJR7CWoW0Kg956mxr6vbpFxrcNJKknecPbFMFi5YGGsVJcdxWajKyKvVhGxQPhpr4MA8hC-q72XPOAVVDJ0u6tHVR7yhin1fw=w902-h667-no)

F18 - sh 2'9
Six6 - sh - 2'11
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: thecord on January 15, 2016, 01:05:25 PM
Were B3 pretty accommodating with the dropped shoulder bat Nick @uknsaunders ?
Have been thinking about trying one but not many options around
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: uknsaunders on January 15, 2016, 01:20:34 PM
Were B3 pretty accommodating with the dropped shoulder bat Nick @uknsaunders ?
Have been thinking about trying one but not many options around

They have done two for me, no issues.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: SwingAndMiss on January 15, 2016, 01:40:40 PM
That RK looks great!!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: uknsaunders on January 15, 2016, 03:09:43 PM
That RK looks great!!!


topic here http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=36993.0 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=36993.0) @SwingAndMiss
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: bostoncricketer on January 15, 2016, 04:35:31 PM
These must be the best grade 3 bats I have seen yet. I bet they all go pretty well too.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on January 15, 2016, 04:39:25 PM
Like the shape of the b3 any more pictures?

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ch1p on January 15, 2016, 04:53:13 PM
Moved from a Kookaburra theme to a Nottingham theme this year...

(http://i63.tinypic.com/j6ka2r.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: uknsaunders on January 15, 2016, 04:57:49 PM
These must be the best grade 3 bats I have seen yet. I bet they all go pretty well too.

No expert with a mallet or ball bouncing but they all seem to go ok. I've done a bit more knocking in on the Red Ink but the RK seemed responsive out of the box. The b3 seems ok as well but with barely any knocking in. Totally agree on the G3 grading, using batmakers on the forum gets you generous grading and a bigger than average bat (with some imagination  ;)).
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: uknsaunders on January 15, 2016, 04:59:46 PM
Like the shape of the b3 any more pictures?

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http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=36809.150 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=36809.150)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: thecord on January 15, 2016, 06:22:54 PM
They have done two for me, no issues.

Thanks mate
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on January 15, 2016, 08:46:04 PM
Moved from a Kookaburra theme to a Nottingham theme this year...

([url]http://i63.tinypic.com/j6ka2r.jpg[/url])

Whered you get the bag from?

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Tailendfielder on January 16, 2016, 10:52:18 PM
This is my kit for 2016 season.

(http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa464/dav1d55/P1030196.jpg) (http://s1199.photobucket.com/user/dav1d55/media/P1030196.jpg.html)

(http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa464/dav1d55/P1030207.jpg) (http://s1199.photobucket.com/user/dav1d55/media/P1030207.jpg.html)

(http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa464/dav1d55/P1030215.jpg) (http://s1199.photobucket.com/user/dav1d55/media/P1030215.jpg.html)


Bats:
Laver and Wood - 2lb 15oz - Visited the workshop when I was travelling round NZ and ordered this bat. We debated the weight I needed and he made me a 2lb-10oz - the bat which currently ways 2lb-15oz. Never really used, could never quite wield it. Been debating whether to sell or get the weight reduced. I only kept it as a memento and if I have weight reduced I will lose the stickers which feels like part of the point.

Salix - Hand made - was 2lb 8 when I started using, after several refurbs it now weighs about 2lb 7oz. It's special. It has a split straight through the toe and half way up which has been repaired and I can't bring myself to let go. For me the best bat I've ever picked up. Don't think it is replaceable. Tried 6 times.

Salix 'Pod' - 2lb 12oz - Heavy for me but I am hoping to use as my match bat through 2016. Bought on a visit, to pick up a bat for a team mate after he won the club raffle kindly offered by Salix.

Salix 'Torque' - 2lb10oz - probably the ugliest grain wise with a big piece of heartwood and an unusual stain. Best looking shape of the four, goes really well and scored a lot of runs.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Vitas Cricket on January 16, 2016, 11:11:37 PM
@Tailendfielder we have lots of Salix bats at 2'7, some even 2'6 and 2'5 if you did want to try one more time to replace old faithful? ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Tailendfielder on January 16, 2016, 11:18:16 PM
@Tailendfielder we have lots of Salix bats at 2'7, some even 2'6 and 2'5 if you did want to try one more time to replace old faithful? ;)

I've traveled the country looking already! Barstead, Nottingham, Mansfield, Headingly and Birmingham. Given up! Thanks for the offer but I think I'll get some weight out the Laver or wait until I can visit B&S this winter when I'm in South Africa.

Stop tempting me. Already bought a helmet and shoes for 2016 when theres nothing wrong with what I already have.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: smilley792 on January 16, 2016, 11:25:44 PM
I've traveled the country looking already! Barstead, Nottingham, Mansfield, Headingly and Birmingham. Given up! Thanks for the offer but I think I'll get some weight out the Laver or wait until I can visit B&S this winter when I'm in South Africa.

Stop tempting me. Already bought a helmet and shoes for 2016 when theres nothing wrong with what I already have.


Better research and a trip to peterborough(or Salix themselves) would have been better than the dodgy tour of Britain you did.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Tailendfielder on January 16, 2016, 11:41:09 PM

Better research and a trip to peterborough(or Salix themselves) would have been better than the dodgy tour of Britain you did.

All three were made when i visited salix, in barstead. The best one was a copy of a previous favourite but it was better. Ill try one more time when the others are broke.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ch1p on January 17, 2016, 08:38:52 PM
@Woodyspin it just popped up on eBay mate, great bag and huge for a duffle
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Waleed96 on January 17, 2016, 11:00:22 PM
Lots of mixed stuff.
1 boom boom grade 2 bat
1 Slazenger V360
1 Slazenger Gloves
1 Ca plus 10000 pads
1 ca thighpad
   


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Waleed96 on January 17, 2016, 11:01:15 PM
Guys has anyone ever used kookaburra helmet???
I need a review desperately because i was about to order one


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Cublingtoncc on January 17, 2016, 11:16:25 PM
Bats:

GN Kaboom DW Signature
GM Six6 909 SH

Pads:

GN Legends

Gloves:

Newbery SPS

Shoes:

Adidas Mid Vector
New Balance CK4050v1

Protection:

Masuri VS Elite Black 
Aero P2 Strippers


Bag:

Gray Nicolls Supernova 900 Holdall
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: gaurav23 on January 18, 2016, 12:21:40 AM

Guys has anyone ever used kookaburra helmet???
I need a review desperately because i was about to order one


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Have been using from the past 4 years & totally love it.


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on January 18, 2016, 03:49:11 AM
Bats:

GN Kaboom DW Signature
GM Six6 909 SH

Bag:

Gray Nicolls Supernova 900 Holdall

Pics please ...  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 18, 2016, 03:15:40 PM
Decided to give you lot a teaser of some of my collection, however I am still missing 2 pumas of which one is a recent acquisition  :) a woodstock, the Darren Bravo bat, My old school hero original and my 50% off B3 (I think thats all thats missing??). Will get the remainder of the pictures up next week when I get back to uni and can get it all together! Enjoy  :D

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/BA3E4C63-A3F9-4A15-B860-4B36DC2B103B_zpsdxaksgwf.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/BA3E4C63-A3F9-4A15-B860-4B36DC2B103B_zpsdxaksgwf.jpg.html)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/ACB239BA-412A-4FE7-94DF-20E04B2F0A93_zpsgya7yqt6.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/ACB239BA-412A-4FE7-94DF-20E04B2F0A93_zpsgya7yqt6.jpg.html)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/710CD52B-B637-4DCC-BD4E-C780163B3334_zpsfb2aue1w.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/710CD52B-B637-4DCC-BD4E-C780163B3334_zpsfb2aue1w.jpg.html)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/F221B67D-37BC-4384-9CDA-83684F10B722_zpsk9svbkct.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/F221B67D-37BC-4384-9CDA-83684F10B722_zpsk9svbkct.jpg.html)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/2F1D2036-0178-4C52-9134-28F6C0A08903_zpsadiuethp.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/2F1D2036-0178-4C52-9134-28F6C0A08903_zpsadiuethp.jpg.html)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/7B3BE4C9-55E7-4ADA-92FC-5BE8B9A87C60_zps5rfgwgsu.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/7B3BE4C9-55E7-4ADA-92FC-5BE8B9A87C60_zps5rfgwgsu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: liscon12 on January 18, 2016, 03:23:17 PM
Nearly all of them have lovely grains especially the B3 however the Icon LE doesn't seem like and LE to me.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 18, 2016, 03:36:35 PM
Yeah its the rendition on the ZIZI profile, in all honesty it has taken a long time for me to grow the cahoneys and use the thing! it flies, absolutely flies!

The GM LE was bought for £175 from lorimers, honestly wasn't fussed with the grain because the resell price was too good to be true (made a nice markup from a teammate who's giving me £250). It is quite hard as expected with the GM pressing but similarly it went nicely out the middle
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: liscon12 on January 18, 2016, 03:45:31 PM
Have you done a review of the B3 i.e. more pictures?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 18, 2016, 03:58:25 PM
No but i shall do a comprehensive review of both B3 bats when the new one arrives. It was going to be just a bat that i have but didn't use- more of a show bat than anything else  ;) but with the peer pressure of all of my university mates in the team telling me to use it, i just handed it off to a number 10/11 to go and give it some welly so didn't tentatively play the shots!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Nmcgee on January 18, 2016, 10:48:29 PM
Those Kippax bats are easy on the eye!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 18, 2016, 10:54:33 PM
Both were bought off one of the forum members who was having a clear out due to redundancy. Must say they go like a train! bit firm at the moment but i reckon a bit of breaking in will only better their performance. Originally i thought the stickers would be plain and garish but in actual fact they are embossed and very nice sky blue which meet flush with the anti-scuff, very very impressed for my first purchase of a kippax
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ridhuan on January 19, 2016, 09:20:27 AM
Good buy @JG, the grain on the GM LE straight like ruler
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on January 19, 2016, 10:21:48 AM
Good buy @JG, the grain on the GM LE straight like ruler

I would be so annoyed of my GM LE looked like that, in fact I would be annoyed if my 808 model looked like that.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 19, 2016, 10:35:38 AM
Like i said previously, I had got it so cheap that it didn't really bother me that much as it's made me enough money to go off and buy a couple of other sticks comfortably! already sold it on and have not had them complain about grain, I reckon they are more interested in the label than anything else!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JB on January 19, 2016, 10:53:03 AM
I only live 2 miles from Lorimers, theres been a few times i've been in and wasn't impressed with the OLE's they had. Decent sized blemishes on the playing area, yet some of the ones posted on here have looked perfect
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 19, 2016, 11:01:29 AM
I have noticed that as well! I think they hold a lot larger stature in the online market for what they don't show people in the store! noticed the presence of some top quality sticks on their social media pages (probably to drum up the interest). I must say though, with the GM stuff I think I am correct in assuming whichever retailer sells them just has a lottery for the looks of the blades they receive. Fortunately, so far I have been able to get some nice looking sticks with no blemishes etc  :D Grain count aside
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Pilgrim on January 19, 2016, 03:06:47 PM
So here are my 7 bats that I have bought in the last 6 months or so:

Newbury Platinum from It's Just Cricket - 2lb 9.5oz
SS Limited Edition from OnlineStockist sale - 2lb 9.5oz (with 2 grips)
GM Mana 606 from Vitas Cricket - 2lb 9.5oz (with scuff sheet)
B3 Bespoke 2 stripe in 50% deal - 2lb 8.5oz (with scuff sheet)
Hammer Beserker ST LE from eBay SQ Sports - 2lb 9oz
Warner replica shape from OnlineStockist Facebook page - 2lb 14oz
BDM custom shape from OnlineStockist - 2lb 11oz (with scuff sheet)

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Nurts/image_zpswml80g5p.jpeg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Nurts/media/image_zpswml80g5p.jpeg.html)

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Nurts/image_zpsaw0ay4dn.jpeg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Nurts/media/image_zpsaw0ay4dn.jpeg.html)

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Nurts/image_zpsxlbivsum.jpeg) (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Nurts/media/image_zpsxlbivsum.jpeg.html)

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I think I will probably end up keeping 3 of them, almost certainly the Newbery and B3 and one other. B3 picks up best. SS is probably most impressive size-wise and has the best grains. Warner replica is massive but heavy. A bit of choosing to do before I flog some to my club mates or stick one or two on eBay.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ridhuan on January 19, 2016, 04:00:03 PM
@Pilgrim , nice collection you have there, B3 looks stunning, which profile did u pick, looks like shorter blade to me
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 19, 2016, 04:31:52 PM
Another one to add to my list is a 2016 GM Six6 Original just bought of the bay of e  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Pilgrim on January 19, 2016, 04:36:21 PM
@ridhuan hi, I put a review of my B3 in the B3 50% off bargain thread the other day. Hope you can find it! It is a great bat. Shorter blade, just like the Mana.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Andythomo21 on January 19, 2016, 06:21:16 PM
Both were bought off one of the forum members who was having a clear out due to redundancy. Must say they go like a train! bit firm at the moment but i reckon a bit of breaking in will only better their performance. Originally i thought the stickers would be plain and garish but in actual fact they are embossed and very nice sky blue which meet flush with the anti-scuff, very very impressed for my first purchase of a kippax

Hi @JG , that was me!  Managed to get a job 1 month after being made redundant which was a relief.  Only temporary until April for now though so only went for a 1 stripe on the B3 50% offer.  :-[

Glad the Kippax' are going ok.  Must admit, I was like a kid in a sweet shop when I visited their setup near Leeds! :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 19, 2016, 06:25:44 PM
I'm glad to hear you got yourself a new one! No need to flog off anything else like your new 1 stripe (to me)  ;) My friend is using the lighter one although he is a bigger lad and i've used the other one! Being in York I am quite tempted to make a trip to their workshop to pick up some more kit....

It seems like every week I am finding more stuff to blow my student loan on  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Andythomo21 on January 19, 2016, 06:36:26 PM
Yeah, I've kept a Colossus and a PureBlade for myself.  They were going to be my match bats for this season.  But have the old faithful Nixon, the B3 1 Stripe, and an Aldred so who knows what I'll be using?!  Have Kippax softs so if I decide to use a different bat, I will obviously need new softs!!  :D :-[

Also waiting for a little something from @Ryan that I'm rather looking forward to. :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 19, 2016, 07:15:43 PM
Currently I am waiting to receive:

B3 50%er BMac's shape
Puma evopower 1 se
SS Darren Bravo
Woodstock Airstream Players LE
Stretton Fox custom pads (still need to make a trip to see mr fox)
GM Six6 Original
Ayrtek Lid + nek tek

EDIT: (and waiting for the following)

SS all white pads
SS denesh Ramdin Keeping gloves and pads

Only other thing i want is a GM mana



All of the above have been paid for in the last week... I think i have CBForumitus  :-[ certainly is not good for my wallet  :(
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on January 19, 2016, 08:14:00 PM


Hammer Beserker ST LE from eBay SQ Sports - 2lb 9oz

Have you reviewed this?



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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 19, 2016, 10:15:45 PM
Nek-Tek + Lid will be heading out tomorrow for ou @JG so will reach you shortly 👍
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 19, 2016, 10:16:31 PM
Still working on my kit for the season as a change in direction that presented an opportunity to good to turn down has meant I'll be picking up a few new bits before nets start in the 1st week in Feb 😀
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 19, 2016, 10:17:22 PM
Ok fantastic, glad it will be here for my last net before travelling back up to the north!  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: smilley792 on January 19, 2016, 10:26:06 PM
Still working on my kit for the season as a change in direction that presented an opportunity to good to turn down has meant I'll be picking up a few new bits before nets start in the 1st week in Feb 😀


Hmmmm, what colour you gone for Tom????
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 19, 2016, 10:27:03 PM
@Ayrtek an opportunity, with whom, for what? Feed the speculation if you'd please  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 19, 2016, 10:32:45 PM
@JG Haha a few members may know what I'm referring too but I'm prob not allowed to say too much as the brand in question isn't formally a forum sponsor. I have however come on board with them as sales director to collaborate with MC to further the brand.

I think you've gone one in ur collection though in a purple colour scheme 😜
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 19, 2016, 10:35:17 PM
Is it conveniently anything to do with a recent tweet by said brand with the customisations? what was it... errrmmm.... infinity cricket, no no no its something similarly sounding i'm sure  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on January 19, 2016, 10:35:18 PM
OOH OOH i think i know!!!

did your appointment double the number of employees in the company?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 19, 2016, 10:37:12 PM
Nothing wrong with only having 1 employee 😜

Size isn't everything haha
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on January 19, 2016, 10:48:42 PM
Didnt say there was :P
in many ways smaller companies are better, you get to speak to people higher up the food chain within them, meaning you are more likely to get along on a humanitarian level, increasing the chances of customers having an affinity with that brand.this is what all the forum sponsors do very well


oops
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: northernboy1987 on January 19, 2016, 10:56:59 PM
My kit for 2016 so far:

B3 3 Stripe Pepsi 2lb15oz
H4L G1 Hellfire Monster 3lb2oz
H4L G2 Tempo MKII 2lb14oz

H4L NV Pads

H4L NV Pro Gloves
H4L NV Classic Gloves

Masuri Helmet

H4L Tempo Stand Up Bag

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 19, 2016, 11:03:01 PM
After seeing them a couple of times, I am actually quite a big fan of the pepsi and hellfire profiles! Could be more to add to my list  :(
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: northernboy1987 on January 19, 2016, 11:05:22 PM
It's hard to tell just how big that Pepsi is due to it being alongside two other massive bats but if you saw my thread last year on the Hellfire it should give you some indication haha both are huuuuge!

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 19, 2016, 11:07:23 PM
I could imagine! Its a lovely collection you have there and being a bit of a purist myself, those softs are very easy on the eye
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Leno on January 19, 2016, 11:08:03 PM
Does any body know of a good double decker bag with a pullout handle of any price that is worth buying
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 19, 2016, 11:18:29 PM
Best idea is to ask one of the forum sponsors! they are more in the know on these sorts of things in terms of versatility of the bag etc. Especially when the majority of us are heading up the duffle bag revolution  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: northernboy1987 on January 19, 2016, 11:19:22 PM
I could imagine! Its a lovely collection you have there and being a bit of a purist myself, those softs are very easy on the eye
Best softs I've ever used and by all accounts this years Custom range are just as good if not better!

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 19, 2016, 11:22:57 PM
I've seen a few reviews and was wondering how the fit would for someone with a larger build but of average height?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: northernboy1987 on January 19, 2016, 11:30:40 PM
Hmm not sure, I'm pretty well built but I'm about 6'3" so I may not be best placed to offer advice. Although saying that more of my height is in my torso than my legs (if that makes sense?!) and the pads are a good fit on me!

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 19, 2016, 11:36:00 PM
haha thats fair enough, I wouldn't worry to much but is there any significant size differences between the H4L and any other makes you may have previously used?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: northernboy1987 on January 19, 2016, 11:43:40 PM
haha thats fair enough, I wouldn't worry to much but is there any significant size differences between the H4L and any other makes you may have previously used?
Can't say I've noticed a difference mate so I'd reckon they come up pretty average size-wise.

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on January 20, 2016, 09:11:36 AM
Still working on my kit for the season as a change in direction that presented an opportunity to good to turn down has meant I'll be picking up a few new bits before nets start in the 1st week in Feb 😀

Why so mysterious?

Edit:  duhhh Bruce, read the whole thread before commenting!!!

So, you will be working closely with the self-proclaimed 'Massive Bellend' - tremendous fun, how is he?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 20, 2016, 09:26:13 AM
Why so mysterious?

Edit:  duhhh Bruce, read the whole thread before commenting!!!

So, you will be working closely with the self-proclaimed 'Massive Bellend' - tremendous fun, how is he?

Haha Yes mate, he's on good form and I'm keeping him busy by adding some business acumen to the mix. We're not just working out the 250% profit margins on everything in time for the season  :-[

A very talented bloke but by his own admittance he has his hands full and in order to further things some areas he will need assistance with. Rather than me starting up our own softs etc again after nearly 3 years off it makes sense to team up with a bat maker with a v strong reputation for quality and help to grow the brand organically with him.

Looking forward to it as what I've seen so far has left me very impressed.....otherwise I wouldn't have said yes to the opportunity 😄
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: roco on January 20, 2016, 09:51:32 AM
waiting for him to update the website with 2016 softs
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 20, 2016, 10:30:11 AM
waiting for him to update the website with 2016 softs

I've just re-done the website so the new one will be launched once we have everything in place 👍
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 20, 2016, 01:57:33 PM
Back on track, one of the new acquisitions has rocked up today and Oh my, my! is it big!

Basic bits:
Weight:       2-11.3
Edge:      ~ 40mm
Spine:     ~ 63mm

Picks up a lot lighter than the weight on the scales with the classic puma oval handle! Will stick another grip on there and a scuff sheet... Might go all out and stick some shoe goo on the toe. I'm pretty happy with the Ebay purchase @£156  :D Happy Days  :D

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/57303B3D-A188-473B-B0EA-5DA42F72D964_zpsey2rw5ez.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/57303B3D-A188-473B-B0EA-5DA42F72D964_zpsey2rw5ez.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/94678C29-EBEA-42EC-9A6E-48A02039B533_zpsrbrqwdeg.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/94678C29-EBEA-42EC-9A6E-48A02039B533_zpsrbrqwdeg.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/32AE733F-9E4C-4FB1-82F5-2666F107793B_zpse70r3fov.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/32AE733F-9E4C-4FB1-82F5-2666F107793B_zpse70r3fov.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/2E9C82AE-1FA4-47EB-94DD-20AA3810A881_zps2dqsedl5.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/2E9C82AE-1FA4-47EB-94DD-20AA3810A881_zps2dqsedl5.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/0583D120-CDFC-4450-8D72-7D6C54FEF98D_zpszr3jqyya.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/0583D120-CDFC-4450-8D72-7D6C54FEF98D_zpszr3jqyya.jpg.html)

Classic sticking issues with the puma, little bit of bubbling on the back but all in all seems ok, still needs some knocking in but if my last pumas are anything to go by I reckon it could be a big boomer!  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 20, 2016, 04:55:33 PM
Those slippers look comfy, JG  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on January 20, 2016, 06:23:09 PM
Those slippers look comfy, JG  ;)

Kangaroo Nut-sack they are.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 20, 2016, 06:45:54 PM
at the ripe old age of 21, I decided to invest in some comfy old man slippers  :D I've not got a clue what they are but a good enough guess i reckon @FattusCattus
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on January 20, 2016, 08:45:19 PM
They look like my Mum's!!!


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 20, 2016, 08:50:10 PM
Very observant! Was having a laugh, my size 11 feet would not fit into those stupid things. They're my mum's slippers, and are bloody everywhere in the house wherever I go!  >:( >:(
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on January 20, 2016, 08:59:21 PM
What do I win for it?
A bat?


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 20, 2016, 09:03:15 PM
Hmm I unfortunately don't think I have any bats to give you!  ;) got to remember with my rare CBForumitis I need to have one bat for every over of an innings throughout the year  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Danny1981 on January 21, 2016, 05:43:48 PM
Match gear



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Other stuff


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Alvaro on January 21, 2016, 08:20:58 PM
You're a kook fan then?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Cin88 on January 21, 2016, 09:08:22 PM
I'm probably going to get laughed at for mine but here goes:

Kookaburra Kahuna 350 one weighing 2'8 and other 2'10.
GM Aura 303 weighing 3lbs.
GN Powerbow 3 Star originally weighing 2'9 but probably a bit heavier nowadays.
GM 606 youth sized batting gloves circa 2009. Hoping to replace these with this year's 808s
GM Duelist Select youth sized pads that i've had for so long that I can't even remember what year I was given them. Hoping to finally replace them with GM 808s.
Woodworm Tough Nut helmet.
Slazenger batting inners.
Xpro Keeping pads and gloves. Presuming I bother putting them on at all this year.
Puma keeping inners.
Addidas Adipower Vector shoes.
Millichamp and Hall wheely bag.
Slazenger trousers.
Lancashire CC training shirt from 2013. Presuming I don't end up with a club shirt this year.
Trusty old ECB vodafone sponsored baseball cap. Presuming I don't end up with a club one.

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 21, 2016, 09:11:56 PM
Pictures or it doesn't exist!  ;)

And why won't you end up with club kit? Is it presented for a good performance or do you just refuse to buy it?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Cin88 on January 21, 2016, 09:24:31 PM
Pictures or it doesn't exist!  ;)

And why won't you end up with club kit? Is it presented for a good performance or do you just refuse to buy it?

Think you can put up with blurry mobile phone pics?  :D

It's a more a case of the club having not had any kit made for the last couple of seasons, they put a survey out last month to see who'd be interested in buying what if they had some stuff made. I said i'd be happy with a shirt, a pullover and a cap.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: dannyhall04 on January 21, 2016, 11:04:45 PM
When I decided to play again this year, I thought my kit would need only a slight overhaul. So far I'm a B3 bat down, B3 pads and gloves and bag, a new @Ayrtek lid with some new trousers and spikes catching my eye. I blame my return to CBF  :(
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Warneymonster on January 24, 2016, 02:15:22 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160124/c9168b5c906e66b2d9b5e82447c5bc46.jpg)

Got a b3 on the way as well but nothing else needed for a while

This is my match day kit, using old pads gloves etc for nets



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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 24, 2016, 03:18:10 PM
Fantastic looking kit @Warneymonster. The Ghost and bubble combo looks great. Are the softs pro issue or available through retailers?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Warneymonster on January 24, 2016, 03:24:48 PM

Fantastic looking kit @Warneymonster. The Ghost and bubble combo looks great. Are the softs pro issue or available through retailers?

Pro issue mate, managed to lay my hands on 5 pairs of gloves so should last a while.

Also got a new style masuri vision series but I think it's a bit too heavy


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 24, 2016, 03:26:15 PM
Once Jake's delivery of Gray Nicolls softs comes in he will post my kit to me and my stash for 2016 will look something like this:

Bats
Gray Nicolls GN500
Gray Nicolls Oblivion E41 LE

Pads
Gray Nicolls Oblivion Test

Gloves
Gray Nicolls Prestige (x2)
Gray Nicolls Oblivion E41 5 star
Slazenger inners (youths, £1.50 a pair in Sports Direct!)

Thigh Guard
Gray Nicolls Test inner & outer

Helmet
Masuri Vision Series Elite Titanium (green)
Masuri Stem Guard (Green)

Bag
Gn1000 Duffle

Shoes
Asics Gel 335
Asics Gel Advance 3

Other stuff in the bag
Oakley Radars with GR28 (I think) Lens
Spare white Kookaburra Players Grips
Horizon Club socks
1,000 mile cricket socks
Spare white Chevron grips
A trusty old bat mallet
An even older grip cone
Salix grip tape
Fibreglass bat tape
Self Amalgamating tape (non-branded Grip-Grip)

Well since I last posted mine there has been a few changes  :-[

I'll wait until all the new gear is in my possession and I'll update the pictures again.
This lot will definitely maybe be my match kit for 2016.  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 24, 2016, 04:35:27 PM
Pro issue mate, managed to lay my hands on 5 pairs of gloves so should last a while.

Also got a new style masuri vision series but I think it's a bit too heavy


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5 pairs! How did you get hold of them? My Kahuna pro issue gear is very impressive.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Warneymonster on January 24, 2016, 04:38:22 PM

5 pairs! How did you get hold of them? My Kahuna pro issue gear is very impressive.

I just bought all the pairs available, they were made for one of the Aussies who never made the ashes tour. Best gloves I have worn.

I have 2 pair of the kahuna pro gloves as well but imo the bubble pros are more comfortable


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: fromthehip on January 24, 2016, 06:15:10 PM
Thought I was done but no couple of new additions
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(http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u433/matilda12005/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-01/21E04D7D-08C8-4236-8941-3DEC82A5C946_zpswd0bobmr.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/matilda12005/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-01/21E04D7D-08C8-4236-8941-3DEC82A5C946_zpswd0bobmr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: fromthehip on January 24, 2016, 06:18:20 PM
And a few bits that missed the cut
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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: tommo256 on January 24, 2016, 07:08:52 PM
Thought I was done but no couple of new additions
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Making my B&S stuff look tame now, lucky im seeing Gary this week to resolve this issue
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 24, 2016, 07:46:34 PM
Not 100% ready to post all of my kit (still waiting to order my B3, Norfolk butterfly needs new stickers and I have some spikes in the post) but I do have a few bats so photographed them last night.

Newbery GT335 Cadbury - Originally a Salix Falx Grade One. Best performance out of all my bats and my personal favourite. Love the high middle profile and pick up it creates.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Salix%204.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Salix%204.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Salix%205.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Salix%205.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Salix%201.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Salix%201.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Salix%202.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Salix%202.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Salix%203.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Salix%203.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Salix%206.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Salix%206.jpg.html)

Kookaburra Kahuna Pro Players - Picked up off a sponsored Kookaburra player. It is a long blade and is much fuller than off the shelf Kahuna's from the time. Very sweet middle from the small amount of use so far.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Kook%204.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Kook%204.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Kook%205.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Kook%205.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Kook%201.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Kook%201.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Kook%202.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Kook%202.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Kook%203.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Kook%203.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Kook%206.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Kook%206.jpg.html)

Mongoose COR3 Premium - Massive bat thanks to the shorter blade. Very impressed with the performance considering the lack of preparation, lovely long middle. The huge toe means the pick up isn't as light as I would like it but I am going to use this in T20 and LMS games this season.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/MON%204.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/MON%204.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/MON%205.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/MON%205.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/MON%201.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/MON%201.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/MON%202.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/MON%202.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/MON%203.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/MON%203.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/MON%206.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/MON%206.jpg.html)

Norfolk Bats RR Special Edition - I patched this bat back to together after cracking twice through the toe and up the edge. I doubt it has a huge amount of life left in it but its a gorgeous piece of straight grained willow. I will probably use this as a net bat and loan it out to club mates.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/NB%204.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/NB%204.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/NB%205.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/NB%205.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/NB%201.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/NB%201.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/NB%202.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/NB%202.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/NB%203.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/NB%203.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/NB%206.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/NB%206.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on January 24, 2016, 08:19:32 PM
@fromthehip - very nice B&S collection ...


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on January 24, 2016, 08:21:35 PM
@wayward_hayward => Very nice collection of bats. What's the weight on Kahuna pro and mongoose bat ??


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 24, 2016, 08:36:42 PM
@wayward_hayward => Very nice collection of bats. What's the weight on Kahuna pro and mongoose bat ??


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Kahuna is around 2'11/2'12, Mongoose is 2'10.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: langer17 on January 24, 2016, 08:46:35 PM
I just bought all the pairs available, they were made for one of the Aussies who never made the ashes tour. Best gloves I have worn.

I have 2 pair of the kahuna pro gloves as well but imo the bubble pros are more comfortable


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Where from? Only place I've seen that sells them is Lorimers
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Warneymonster on January 24, 2016, 08:57:58 PM

Where from? Only place I've seen that sells them is Lorimers

An ex teammate was sponsored by kooks, I think more because he worked at a retailer. He put me in touch with a contact he had


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 24, 2016, 09:05:58 PM
@fromthehip the choice didn't make the cut?  ??? I like the packets and packets of grips, now i know where to go to get some  :D how is the shrey?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: langer17 on January 24, 2016, 09:15:33 PM
An ex teammate was sponsored by kooks, I think more because he worked at a retailer. He put me in touch with a contact he had


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Ooh lucky. I got some CCX Players ones from Lorimers a few years back and love em. Kookaburra softs are easily my favourite and wish I had of bought all the ones they had in hindsight haha.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: spoonbed on January 24, 2016, 09:43:13 PM
@wayward_hayward - beautiful grains on that Norfolf
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: fromthehip on January 25, 2016, 11:00:02 AM
Ooh lucky. I got some CCX Players ones from Lorimers a few years back and love em. Kookaburra softs are easily my favourite and wish I had of bought all the ones they had in hindsight haha.
Shrey is OK did have a vision but this is much lighter
Choice is quality but just won't use it
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on January 28, 2016, 12:37:53 AM
Got a cheeky pick up from eBay at a lovely GM Six6 original at a bargain price of £195. I'm sure it comes under the bargain spots, but thought it was suitable to add to the kit collection!  ;)

Vitals:

Weight:      2-9.4
Edge:       ~38mm
Spine:      ~56mm
Grains:       9 (one extra on the left edge of the blade in picture)

Picks up super light so its pretty nice, the new grips they are using on the 2016 models are something else as it gives a thicker feel for the bottom hand. All in all quite happy with the purchase, unsure as to whether i should sell it on as it was my main intention similarly to the puma I got but have no idea now i have it in my hands. Just waiting for a few more bits now. It's got a very clear face and back etc so may be comparing to my other bats that should be arriving shortly. Happy viewing  :D

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/B7938075-D677-45EF-819D-8813777E035C_zpsh8oy6kpr.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/B7938075-D677-45EF-819D-8813777E035C_zpsh8oy6kpr.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/D5EEC8B1-2CF8-4023-8105-D3D4DEE0F9DF_zpsb7ioeycf.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/D5EEC8B1-2CF8-4023-8105-D3D4DEE0F9DF_zpsb7ioeycf.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/20EF1082-9F19-4259-BDFB-AE82079FD603_zps7jja8ss7.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/20EF1082-9F19-4259-BDFB-AE82079FD603_zps7jja8ss7.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/602E98F3-D2B1-46DA-8DCB-33EBFE31E61F_zps42dszn9e.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/602E98F3-D2B1-46DA-8DCB-33EBFE31E61F_zps42dszn9e.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/110C5F88-C05E-44AC-B81B-654ED5DC25CA_zpsrjoq3u8e.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/110C5F88-C05E-44AC-B81B-654ED5DC25CA_zpsrjoq3u8e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on January 29, 2016, 03:16:59 PM
@JG - Good buy. The bat looks fantastic. GM original bats perform really well. Six6 generally feels so light in your hands. Hope you score loads of runs with this one ...


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on January 29, 2016, 04:40:01 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160129/dd6fc6e3b6c6bc5c4e7208cb3d85e0bc.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160129/645c6e75de54f82148b9a28791e66ee8.jpg)

My weapons for this year

GN scoop - 2lb 10.9
GN Oblivion - 2lb 10.6
SS World Cup - 3lb 1.5
SS VVS Laxman - 2lb14
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Gurujames on January 29, 2016, 04:49:39 PM
Surprised you don't have a Dunamis in there
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: jamielsn15 on January 29, 2016, 04:51:35 PM


My weapons for this year

GN scoop - 2lb 10.9
GN Oblivion - 2lb 10.6
SS World Cup - 3lb 1.5
SS VVS Laxman - 2lb14

Is the additional weight on that SS the sticker on the back?...  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on January 29, 2016, 04:59:55 PM
Probably! seeing as the Laxman is noticeably bigger you would have thought it was the other way around
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: tushar sehgal on January 30, 2016, 02:39:02 AM
SS World Cup is Kashmir willow. If you look at the sticker on the face it says genuine willow and English willow. Nothing to do with the weight just as observation. Nice bats there


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ams4287 on January 30, 2016, 08:48:34 AM
Stuff for this season - I only normally have 2 bats as match bats but got suckered into the B3 voucher 😀

Bats
GM Epic
Affinity modified Carbine shape
B3 custom
Black cat Jester for mucking about with - this was a mates who broke the edge and repaired it very badly so it ended up in my kit bag - only used it in a game once (batted 3 overs and got 30 odd as just teed off).

Softs
B&S GP274 which I used the 2nd half of last season

Bag
GN supernova duffle - treated myself to carry loads of kit around the countryside

other stuff - couple of pairs of shoes (Nike blue and white bowling boots from a couple of years ago and the NB white and blue ones bought off the for sale page last week), Stretton fox thigh pads, Shrey helmet

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on January 30, 2016, 09:34:33 AM
Stuff for this season - I only normally have 2 bats as match bats but got suckered into the B3 voucher 😀

Bats
GM Epic
Affinity modified Carbine shape
B3 custom
Black cat Jester for mucking about with - this was a mates who broke the edge and repaired it very badly so it ended up in my kit bag - only used it in a game once (batted 3 overs and got 30 odd as just teed off).

Softs
B&S GP274 which I used the 2nd half of last season

Bag
GN supernova - treated myself to carry loads of kit around the countryside

other stuff - couple of pairs of shoes (Nike blue and white bowling boots from a couple of years ago and the NB white and blue ones bought off the for sale page last week), Stretton fox thigh pads, Shrey helmet

([url]http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/ams4287/2016%20Kit/84791601-616D-48E7-9DFA-DE2ED51F602B_zpsrhuk2x7h.jpg[/url])[/[URL=http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/ams4287/media/2016%20Kit/B6D932D2-CD5F-4CA5-98A3-FAA5396C7036_zpsvl9kr4vf.jpg.html]([url]http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/ams4287/2016%20Kit/B6D932D2-CD5F-4CA5-98A3-FAA5396C7036_zpsvl9kr4vf.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/ams4287/media/2016%20Kit/84791601-616D-48E7-9DFA-DE2ED51F602B_zpsrhuk2x7h.jpg.html[/url])([url]http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/ams4287/2016%20Kit/DB08E5FF-AC27-462E-B96D-F22D6726B222_zpsj5hc9hrv.jpg[/url])[/[URL=http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/ams4287/media/2016%20Kit/BA3AE6DA-51DC-46FD-B932-FCB7CA57B845_zpskpg06qma.jpg.html]([url]http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/ams4287/2016%20Kit/BA3AE6DA-51DC-46FD-B932-FCB7CA57B845_zpskpg06qma.jpg[/url])[/[URL=http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/ams4287/media/2016%20Kit/E9DA38EB-73A0-4959-BC5E-0F8CA7F85140_zpstdb1cwwq.jpg.html]([url]http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/ams4287/2016%20Kit/E9DA38EB-73A0-4959-BC5E-0F8CA7F85140_zpstdb1cwwq.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/ams4287/media/2016%20Kit/DB08E5FF-AC27-462E-B96D-F22D6726B222_zpsj5hc9hrv.jpg.html[/url])

Loving the support for Opening Up!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: mohawks94 on January 30, 2016, 07:05:02 PM
Been trying hard to behave, and have in fact sold quite a lot of kit! So far since the end of last season I have sold:
Two bats (Recoil and Kahuna carbon)
Albion helmet
Four pairs of gloves (2 kooka, 1 onlinestockist and 1 crusader)
Flix thigh pads
Blank pads and crusader pads.

Only bought one bat (Ice 850) which I couldnt resist/was a bit tipsy when it was finishing late on Boxing day... and a lot of kit as my club has switched to AllRounder.

Match kit is now:
Helmet: Masuri Vision Test Ti (single bar)
Pads: Impulse 950
Gloves: Impulse 950 and Impulse Players
Thigh pads: Kook players
Spikes: Nike Lunar Dominate
Bats: 2x Impulse 950 (2lb8/9 and 2lb10, heavier on ebay atm), GM Flare Original now stickerless apart from an Opening Up sticker (2lb9).

Pics will follow.

Spare kit at present amounts to:
Masuri helmet which I'm keeping for if I ever have to keep or if I'm in danger on the bowling machine.
Ice Sub Zero/850 pads, gloves x2 and bat
Kook players thigh pads (currently on ebay)
Puma Evospeed in yellow and blue, Adidas SL22.
Rogue 850 bat which may be sold
Blade 950 with Ricochet stickers, should sell it but I got my first ton with it so can't bring myself to do it!
I'm repairing a Puma Iridium 5000 a team mate left at the clubhouse as broken, seeing if I can't suprise him with a proper fix (with his permission)

Kit for selling:
MSR pads
Neon keeping kit
Kooka CCX 900 bat
Possibly a Rogue 850 bat
Kooka Genesis Hurricane depending on if I am feeling sentimental
GM OLE gloves

I have retired my Ice Sub Zero bat (again) after six years hard use especially after a team mate smacked it into a net post when nearly new and has caused it to split up the spine :( I spoke to Newbery about it whilst working at Hove and they said it would probably suddenly break so I'm not taking the risk.

Plenty of temptation around, loving the plain softs from H4L, Phantom and others, like the Legget and Coe kit, but saw the Phantom Shadow earlier and love the look of that!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 30, 2016, 09:51:52 PM
Hmmm, which bat and soft combo to use...

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160130_210851.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160130_210851.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160130_210946.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160130_210946.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160130_211006.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160130_211006.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on January 30, 2016, 09:53:04 PM
Hmmm, which bat and soft combo to use...

([url]http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160130_210851.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160130_210851.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160130_210946.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160130_210946.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160130_211006.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160130_211006.jpg.html[/url])

Second lot
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: mohawks94 on January 31, 2016, 12:21:29 PM
As promised:

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160131_114614_zpstlhhlkgz.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160131_114614_zpstlhhlkgz.jpg.html)
Left to right in preference: 2lb8/9, 2lb9, 2lb7, 2lb10
(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160131_114552_zpsqzu0rrqt.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160131_114552_zpsqzu0rrqt.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160131_114514_zpssmfvtpay.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160131_114514_zpssmfvtpay.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160131_115155_zpscke0ueid.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160131_115155_zpscke0ueid.jpg.html)
NB. It is a coffee stain on my thigh pads, it has been commented on before!
(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160131_115234_zpsquv7rgdx.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160131_115234_zpsquv7rgdx.jpg.html)
A few extra bits for coaching with
(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160131_115321_zpsd4erxtom.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160131_115321_zpsd4erxtom.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160131_115718_zpshx9o0jvv.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160131_115718_zpshx9o0jvv.jpg.html)

With coaching at the moment my MPG is down quite a lot as I'm having to transport the bowling machine around... Not much space left!
(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160131_120401_zpszfnc9m6f.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160131_120401_zpszfnc9m6f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on January 31, 2016, 09:35:06 PM
After much chopping and changing, here is my set-up for this year (I'm sure it won't change at all!!)

Main kit:

(http://e34.imgup.net/20160131_2baca.jpg) (http://imgup.net)
(http://c53.imgup.net/20160131_25588.jpg) (http://imgup.net)

OLS blank pads and gloves - really pleased with these for the money, very soft and flexible, and the pads feel really snug against the legs + lightweight.

SS Matrix gloves - so, so comfortable - head for Asad if you want a pair of these!

Some kind of plastic Albion helmet, pretty damn comfortable and I like it!

Aero P2 strippers - am beginning to lose enough belly for these to actually work, and not end up around my knees!!

Prostar Bag - stand up wheelie with internal, padded bat pockets - cannot recommend these enough for the price, compact size, yet swallows up a lot of kit!

And now the weapons!! 

(http://y35.imgup.net/20160131_2fc2d.jpg) (http://imgup.net)
(http://w46.imgup.net/20160131_22738.jpg) (http://imgup.net)

My beloved Warbird - 2.9lbs and the best bat I've ever had. It suits me perfectly and picks up like a feather
BDM Somethingorother - 2.8lbs, slightly higher sweetspot, but again picks up so light. No concaving at all.
SS MAster 7000 - 2.9lbs, big old lump, but truly my favourite shape at the moment - love the SS branding.


Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Nmcgee on February 01, 2016, 12:17:11 AM
As promised:
With coaching at the moment my MPG is down quite a lot as I'm having to transport the bowling machine around... Not much space left!
([url]http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160131_120401_zpszfnc9m6f.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160131_120401_zpszfnc9m6f.jpg.html[/url])


Looks suspiciously like the boot of my car. Any more kit and I'd say we both need to upgrade to large 4WDs.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: brokenbat on February 01, 2016, 12:30:19 AM
There's an idea... a cricket Kit CAR !
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: dcullen8 on February 01, 2016, 12:50:12 AM
Weve had to update the car after investing in a couple of 60+kg dogs, good job really as this forum has doubled my gear in a bloody month

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: mohawks94 on February 01, 2016, 09:20:55 PM
Looks suspiciously like the boot of my car. Any more kit and I'd say we both need to upgrade to large 4WDs.

Can't afford that! Dropped a team mate home as well plus brought back two kwik cricket sets, genuine car tetris!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: mohawks94 on February 01, 2016, 09:22:26 PM
Weve had to update the car after investing in a couple of 60+kg dogs, good job really as this forum has doubled my gear in a bloody month

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I used to fit 40kg of golden retriever in the boot plus coaching/playing kit in the back seat, not just in the MG but my old Polo as well, now that was tight!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: dcullen8 on February 01, 2016, 09:24:27 PM
I used to fit 40kg of golden retriever in the boot plus coaching/playing kit in the back seat, not just in the MG but my old Polo as well, now that was tight!
Got a couple of newfoundlands, i think its gear or dogs going to a game, definitely not both

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Reidy2000 on February 06, 2016, 02:14:56 PM
Some of my 2016 Kit

Bats -

Kookaburra Recoil
Kookaburra Midas Pro
Newbery GT Players
Gunn&Moore 6SIX 606

Softs -

Kookaburra Ice Sub Zero
Newbury GT Murray Goodwin Limited Edition
Gunn&Moore 808 Batting Gloves
Aero P1 Protectors

Helmets -

Masuri Titanium - Navy
Masuri Titanium - Maroon (Somerset CCC)
Ayrtek Elite - Navy/Pinstripes (Derbyshire CCC)
Ayrtek PremierTek Titanium - Green/Pinstripes

Not Pictured -

Gunn&Moore 909 D30 Batting Pads
Gunn&Moore Original limited Edition D30 Batting Gloves

(http://i66.tinypic.com/s6ktpw.jpg)
(http://i68.tinypic.com/51klw.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/20078zl.jpg)
(http://i63.tinypic.com/ify2rk.jpg)

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on February 06, 2016, 03:25:25 PM
Bit of vaseline on the lens to give that misty soft-focus?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: langer17 on February 07, 2016, 09:18:46 AM
I love the GT shape. My Helios is one of those and it's easily the best bat I've had
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Reidy2000 on February 07, 2016, 10:31:46 AM
Bit of vaseline on the lens to give that misty soft-focus?

They looked fine when I uploaded them, can tell my photography skills need working on haha
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: dannyhall04 on February 07, 2016, 02:49:55 PM
(http://s23.postimg.org/m619rkvln/image.jpg)

(http://s8.postimg.org/dwhop50d1/image.jpg)

Bats:
B3 > http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=37400.0 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=37400.0)
Blueroom > Topic seems to have gone missing!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Waleed96 on February 08, 2016, 01:19:57 PM
Has anyone tried the Slazenger v5 3 star bat? Getting a bargain at sports direct but want to confirm if it's any good


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 08, 2016, 01:23:50 PM
Has anyone tried the Slazenger v5 3 star bat? Getting a bargain at sports direct but want to confirm if it's any good


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I'm not certain but I think this was one of the UK made modes.

Just order it, if it's not up to much you can always return it  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Waleed96 on February 08, 2016, 01:25:19 PM
I can? I haven't ordered anything from sports direct yet so i was not sure about their return policy


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on February 08, 2016, 04:08:52 PM
@dannyhall04 - is that a medium sized bag or large sized one ?


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: dannyhall04 on February 08, 2016, 04:15:07 PM
@dannyhall04 - is that a medium sized bag or large sized one ?


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The b3 one? It's the medium one, buddy. The large is huge - too big for my car :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: No.4 on February 08, 2016, 04:15:14 PM
More my 2016 net kit than match kit.
B3 Tonto 2 stripe.
B3 no stripe. Copy of my crown.
B3 traditional pads.
B3 gloves.
Strettons.
Ayrtek trial helmet with nektek.
NB rubbers.
Ton duffle.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160208/57a84156d92b82148e4a54c166fa6eda.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Waleed96 on February 08, 2016, 04:40:15 PM
Guys does anyone know the difference between Slazenger g4 and fusion bat?


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: alee on February 09, 2016, 02:56:34 AM
Guys does anyone know the difference between Slazenger g4 and fusion bat?


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I think Fusion is Grade 3 not 4. g4 stands for grade 4.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: number3 on February 09, 2016, 12:26:10 PM
I've been lurking around the forum for couple of years and finally decided to contribute something. I must admit this forum makes you buy quite unnecessary equipment but oh well! why not?

(http://i.imgur.com/VcY0SEe.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/LTkK5LF.jpg)
1) Blank Bat - Lovely blankbat.co.uk bat. Refurbed and stickered as a B3. It is 2.7 lbs and it was my very first English bat.
2) Salix SLX - 2.7 lbs. I've only played couple of matches with it and it goes off like a train in the nets. It will be my next match bat probably.
3) Salix SLX - 2.7 lbs. It was going really well until it broke from the spine. It has been repaired but I only use it in the nets.
4) CA SM 18 7 Star - 2.8 lbs. Huge bat for the weight. I've only used it in the nets and it picks up unbelievably light for it's edges.
5) Newbery Kudos - 2.9 lbs. Very light pick up. My most reliable possession and it is in it's 4th season. It gets a refurb every year with new scruff sheet and oiling. It is my match bat and the sole reason for me to not try the other bats I have in my collection.
6) Newbery Kudos 2 - 2.9 lbs. It's not in the picture as it is gone for refurb. Not as impressive as Kudos 1 but I hope with time, it opens up and performs like Kudos 1.

Some of the gloves. Gray Nicolls Legend are my match gloves followed by SS Gladiators.
(http://i.imgur.com/C487z9E.jpg)
My match kit
(http://imgur.com/kgbWDoi.jpg)

For Nets
(http://imgur.com/rVbO8fH.jpg)

Haven't used these as much I would like to but will be used in the nets
(http://imgur.com/dxmUq1P.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Waleed96 on February 09, 2016, 12:40:49 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160209/1450ec283cd1deafa662974a328afa1b.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160209/e63bda55dcbda1c853b3a93c09e757ee.jpg)
Just got my bat, looks quite decent, better than what i was expecting


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: RightArmLedge on February 09, 2016, 12:42:14 PM
@Waleed96 I like how you can see the Sports Direct sticker silhouettes !
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Waleed96 on February 09, 2016, 12:43:25 PM
Haha well it does come with some consequences bud


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Waleed96 on February 09, 2016, 12:44:25 PM
@RightArmLedge I think a couple of coats of oil will do it good


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: gaurav23 on February 09, 2016, 01:22:46 PM
Your SM18 looks lush @number3. Huge for 2.8 but a mid-high middle


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on February 09, 2016, 05:49:43 PM

I've been lurking around the forum for couple of years and finally decided to contribute something. I must admit this forum makes you buy quite unnecessary equipment but oh well! why not?

([url]http://i.imgur.com/VcY0SEe.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i.imgur.com/LTkK5LF.jpg[/url])
1) Blank Bat - Lovely blankbat.co.uk bat. Refurbed and stickered as a B3. It is 2.7 lbs and it was my very first English bat.
2) Salix SLX - 2.7 lbs. I've only played couple of matches with it and it goes off like a train in the nets. It will be my next match bat probably.
3) Salix SLX - 2.7 lbs. It was going really well until it broke from the spine. It has been repaired but I only use it in the nets.
4) CA SM 18 7 Star - 2.8 lbs. Huge bat for the weight. I've only used it in the nets and it picks up unbelievably light for it's edges.
5) Newbery Kudos - 2.9 lbs. Very light pick up. My most reliable possession and it is in it's 4th season. It gets a refurb every year with new scruff sheet and oiling. It is my match bat and the sole reason for me to not try the other bats I have in my collection.
6) Newbery Kudos 2 - 2.9 lbs. It's not in the picture as it is gone for refurb. Not as impressive as Kudos 1 but I hope with time, it opens up and performs like Kudos 1.

Some of the gloves. Gray Nicolls Legend are my match gloves followed by SS Gladiators.
([url]http://i.imgur.com/C487z9E.jpg[/url])
My match kit
([url]http://imgur.com/kgbWDoi.jpg[/url])

For Nets
([url]http://imgur.com/rVbO8fH.jpg[/url])

Haven't used these as much I would like to but will be used in the nets
([url]http://imgur.com/dxmUq1P.jpg[/url])

Can you sort your grips out please?
Too much rubber over the knobs!


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ballinger on February 09, 2016, 06:44:51 PM
My main match bats(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160209/4e900545cbf20fe1693d3806621931ad.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160209/37dd8414dcd950a42341b01d219adc31.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160209/d89e50a1bdec55dc0bf6ba261819756f.jpg)



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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on February 09, 2016, 07:59:42 PM
@ballinger nice couple of sticks there! Personally, I am certainly not a fan of the M&H bat, it seems obscenely big  ???
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ballinger on February 09, 2016, 08:04:47 PM
It's huge by picks up ridiculously light


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ballinger on February 09, 2016, 08:05:35 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160209/d74803ff136c449f04f608ce073acb64.jpg)


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on February 09, 2016, 08:33:22 PM
Can you sort your grips out please?
Too much rubber over the knobs!

Which is never a good thing - it can lead to friction burns when fiddling about with your weapon.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Waleed96 on February 09, 2016, 08:50:51 PM
@ballinger  that's a good weight for that size


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ballinger on February 09, 2016, 09:09:07 PM
@waleed96 picks up like 2-8 as well


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JB on February 09, 2016, 09:15:50 PM
Any chance of a toe up pic of the M&H?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 09, 2016, 09:18:04 PM
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/IMG-20160209-WA0006.jpeg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/IMG-20160209-WA0006.jpeg.html)

The absolute denifition of unnecessary kit purchases. I will do a full kit review at the weekend.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: liscon12 on February 09, 2016, 09:22:42 PM
Are those clefts to the left of the bats?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 09, 2016, 09:26:17 PM
Are those clefts to the left of the bats?

1 cleft next to the blue and black Norfolk bat. I hope to start bat making this year.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Mel Jessop on February 09, 2016, 09:38:14 PM
([url]http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/IMG-20160209-WA0006.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/IMG-20160209-WA0006.jpeg.html[/url])

The absolute denifition of unnecessary kit purchases. I will do a full kit review at the weekend.


Ryan you really meant it when you said you had ended up with loads lol, well if ya gonna bring that lot for me to play with I don't think there will be room for the family...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 09, 2016, 09:53:17 PM
Ryan you really meant it when you said you had ended up with loads lol, well if ya gonna bring that lot for me to play with I don't think there will be room for the family...

I actually have more kit than I can fit into my two bags so I may have to be picky over what I bring!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Buzz on February 09, 2016, 10:10:28 PM
Urm, no. You just buy a third bag, obviously!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: jwebber86 on February 09, 2016, 11:25:26 PM
i had that much kit i ended up with 4 kit bags. slowly shrinking though.

i have changed the kit im using for this season, will take a pic in the morning but it consist of

mongoose mmi3 or gray nics nemesis.
woodworm premier softs circa 2005.
ayrtek helmet in perth scorchers orange but with the new designed grille
moonwalkr thigh pads.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on February 10, 2016, 05:44:35 AM
It's huge by picks up ridiculously light


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MH bat is just WOW !!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on February 10, 2016, 05:45:56 AM
@number3 - Ur SM-18 bat looks stunning ! Where did u get it form ??
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: number3 on February 10, 2016, 11:45:30 AM
@number3 - Ur SM-18 bat looks stunning ! Where did u get it form ??

It is a stunning bat indeed. I got a good deal from Zed Sports. I can send you more pictures of it if you want.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: number3 on February 10, 2016, 11:55:00 AM
([url]http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/IMG-20160209-WA0006.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/IMG-20160209-WA0006.jpeg.html[/url])

The absolute denifition of unnecessary kit purchases. I will do a full kit review at the weekend.


Just beautiful
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 13, 2016, 03:13:36 PM
Here we go, finally got all my gear out and photographed.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160213_144600.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160213_144600.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160213_144651.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160213_144651.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160213_144643.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160213_144643.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160213_144707.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160213_144707.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160213_144702.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160213_144702.jpg.html)

Bats
Kookaburra Kahuna Pro Issue long blade
Norfolk Viper Butterfly short handle
Salix Falx Grade One (Newbery GT335 stickers) short handle
Mongoose COR3 Premium shorter blade, longer handle

Softs
SS Test Opener pads and SS Super Test gloves (White, blue and red versions)
Kookaburra Kahuna Pro Issue pads and gloves
Norfolk RR1 pads and gloves
Puma Evopower1  pads and gloves

Other protection
Stretton Fox custom inner and outer thigh pads
Masuri helmet

Spikes
Puma Evospeed 1.3 spikes (white/blue/black and purple/yellow/blue)
Adidas 22yd Mid's
Nike Vapor TR trainers
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on February 13, 2016, 04:11:46 PM
The more strettons i see the more i want some :(
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: northernboy1987 on February 13, 2016, 04:14:45 PM
The more strettons i see the more i want some :(
This man speaks the truth.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on February 13, 2016, 04:16:38 PM
This man speaks the truth.
F#@* it! Ill save my money for an early birthday present!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: northernboy1987 on February 13, 2016, 04:17:45 PM
F#@* it! Ill save my money for an early birthday present!
You're my hero.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Eliotroberts on February 13, 2016, 04:39:12 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160213/47154cf776333097b50a605e4f8cd1ea.jpg)

Affinity softs. Bat to come soon, undecided on whether I need a new helmet yet. Nike spikes and whites trousers ordered.


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Mel Jessop on February 13, 2016, 04:47:53 PM
([url]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160213/47154cf776333097b50a605e4f8cd1ea.jpg[/url])

Affinity softs. Bat to come soon, undecided on whether I need a new helmet yet. Nike spikes and whites trousers ordered.

Of course u will need a new helmet..... And one bat is not enough either....
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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Eliotroberts on February 13, 2016, 04:49:52 PM


I have 2 bats now 1 a puma iridium and a fm catalyst. The catalyst is to light for me now so I'm looking at maybe keeping the puma or selling it and buying a msr or kookaburra off amazon


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on February 13, 2016, 04:54:00 PM
You're my hero.
Haha well i really like the custom idea just hope i will get on with them when i buy them
You're my hero.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on February 13, 2016, 04:56:19 PM

It is a stunning bat indeed. I got a good deal from Zed Sports. I can send you more pictures of it if you want.

Thanks man. It would be great, If you can post on here more pics of the profile and edges ....


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: northernboy1987 on February 13, 2016, 04:57:15 PM
Haha well i really like the custom idea just hope i will get on with them when i buy them
I do to but I only tend to wear a thigh pad about 25% of the time anyways so struggle to justify the cost haha

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Calzehbhoy on February 13, 2016, 04:58:56 PM
VKS Superlite Pads & Gloves

Bats -
(http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y306/calzehbhoy/7067c86c-f6cd-4acb-b41c-bdba7473328c_zpsffm2hfsn.jpg~original)
(http://s1024.photobucket.com/user/calzehbhoy/media/ef15c60d-5695-4037-9af4-57fd73d9d84a_zps23fhvnfy.jpg.html?state=copy&sp=false)

P2 Strippers

Carbon Fibre Box

Ayrtek Premiertek lid.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on February 13, 2016, 05:10:36 PM
I do to but I only tend to wear a thigh pad about 25% of the time anyways so struggle to justify the cost haha

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Haha i wear my p1s all the time and have done for years! I guess i had to when i was getting pelted with 80mph+ jaffers
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: northernboy1987 on February 13, 2016, 05:13:50 PM
Haha i wear my p1s all the time and have done for years! I guess i had to when i was getting pelted with 80mph+ jaffers
I have some P2's but I don't play a very high standard very rarely does anyone get into the 70's so I only tend to put mine on if I know the oppo has someone spicy haha

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 13, 2016, 05:14:46 PM
Haha i wear my p1s all the time and have done for years! I guess i had to when i was getting pelted with 80mph+ jaffers

Do you stillget a lot of those playing 4th team cricket?  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on February 13, 2016, 05:17:04 PM
Do you stillget a lot of those playing 4th team cricket?  ;)
🔫 shots! Only when the ringer plays for the oppo!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Mel Jessop on February 13, 2016, 08:45:23 PM
Still got a couple of things to add, spiked trainers and some Foxy gear.. but here it is for now..

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/Mel-Jessop/IMG_1650_zpspw8wcdi7.jpg) (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/Mel-Jessop/media/IMG_1650_zpspw8wcdi7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Maverick79 on February 14, 2016, 12:09:05 PM
So this is my 2nd post in this topic and the season hasn't started yet  :(

Decided to streamline some of my kit from the previous photo as the spare room was just full of kit and replaced some of the kit I had for a different brand after an underwhelming experience with one of the bats I had. So this is it for the season - no more purchases requires except for a second set of gloves.

Bats: GN Maverick LE 2.10, Focus Black Label (stickered as GT-S) 2.9, Focus Black Label 2.9
Pads: Focus Evo
Gloves: Focus Evo
Protection: Bespoke Stretton Fox
Helmets: Premiertek Ti, Masuri Test Ti
Boots: Adidas SL22 2016
Bag: Focus Wheelie

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/_Maverick27_/Mobile%20Uploads/1C73FA7C-73FC-427B-AA8C-11CFCF81B27C_zpsbemhg50y.jpg)

And the willow:

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/_Maverick27_/Mobile%20Uploads/61A4805C-8052-4EF3-98F0-65A721FED6EF_zpsp3wfu5os.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Alvaro on February 14, 2016, 07:13:17 PM
Is that Mav from Asad?  if it's the bat I think it is, then you're a lucky fella.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Maverick79 on February 14, 2016, 07:59:16 PM
Yes, it is. I believe Simon also has one from Asad which looks very similar too. Lovely, lovely bat
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on February 14, 2016, 09:34:08 PM
So this is my 2nd post in this topic and the season hasn't started yet  :(

Decided to streamline some of my kit from the previous photo as the spare room was just full of kit and replaced some of the kit I had for a different brand after an underwhelming experience with one of the bats I had. So this is it for the season - no more purchases requires except for a second set of gloves.

Bats: GN Maverick LE 2.10, Focus Black Label (stickered as GT-S) 2.9, Focus Black Label 2.9
Pads: Focus Evo
Gloves: Focus Evo
Protection: Bespoke Stretton Fox
Helmets: Premiertek Ti, Masuri Test Ti
Boots: Adidas SL22 2016
Bag: Focus Wheelie

([url]http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/_Maverick27_/Mobile%20Uploads/1C73FA7C-73FC-427B-AA8C-11CFCF81B27C_zpsbemhg50y.jpg[/url])

And the willow:

([url]http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/_Maverick27_/Mobile%20Uploads/61A4805C-8052-4EF3-98F0-65A721FED6EF_zpsp3wfu5os.jpg[/url])

Have you done a review on that bag?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Mel Jessop on February 14, 2016, 09:57:51 PM
The focus stand up bag is the same as the H4L stand up, apart from it has three slightly smaller pockets on one side, whereas the Tempo has two larger pockets..
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Maverick79 on February 14, 2016, 10:59:31 PM
Not done a review on it, but more than happy to do so. It's the wheelie version, not the stand up. I just store it like that to save space in the back room
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on February 15, 2016, 03:31:00 AM
@Maverick79 - GN bat looks stunning !


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: play-yourself-in on February 15, 2016, 09:52:28 PM
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/Richardporter1979/image.jpg1_zpsygcjwcfv.jpg) (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/Richardporter1979/media/image.jpg1_zpsygcjwcfv.jpg.html)

I know by CBF standards this is a poor effort and I think it would be fully justified if I was excommunicated from this site...but this is just the kit I have in the USA at the moment, I do have some other kit back in the UK.  I think we will play mainly on astro wickets over here so just need to add some trainers to my kit ( I may just wear some old running shoes).

I've included the ironing board in the picture as this will be used by the misses to make sure my whites are looking sharpe!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on February 15, 2016, 10:03:52 PM

([url]http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn175/Richardporter1979/image.jpg1_zpsygcjwcfv.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s304.photobucket.com/user/Richardporter1979/media/image.jpg1_zpsygcjwcfv.jpg.html[/url])

I know by CBF standards this is a poor effort and I think it would be fully justified if I was excommunicated from this site...but this is just the kit I have in the USA at the moment, I do have some other kit back in the UK.  I think we will play mainly on astro wickets over here so just need to add some trainers to my kit ( I may just wear some old running shoes).

I've included the ironing board in the picture as this will be used by the misses to make sure my whites are looking sharpe!

Who are you fooling?
I see the bag in the background with more kit in it!


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 17, 2016, 10:33:32 PM
Alrighty then!
Since my last post on here I think I have replaced almost everything...  :-[
Here is my kit for the 2016 season, which I have definitely settled on!

I will be using:
H4L Warbird G2
H4L NV G2
H4L NV pads
H4L NV Pro gloves
H4L NV Classic gloves
Aero P2 strippers
Masuri Elite Titanium (with stem guard)
H4L Warbird Duffle bag
GM plum protector
Asics Gel Advance 3 shoes
Asics Gel 335 shoes

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160217_211157_zpseq1suc7k.jpg)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/IMG-20160216-WA0026_zpsjjc8l1jk.jpeg)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160217_211718_zpsggdsfreb.jpg)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160217_211629_zps8bitxrct.jpg)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160217_211536_zpsuevwahvh.jpg)

And some other bits and bobs lurking in my bag:
Oakley radars with spare yellow lenses
Wash kit
Deodorant
Cricket balls
An indoor ball
Grip cone
Spare grips
Aero P1 chest pad
Spare sweat band
Spare inners
Masuri internal padding
Masuri swoopa band
Elbow and knee supports

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160217_214958_zpsucbpbcuq.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Danny1981 on February 17, 2016, 10:56:47 PM
Jesus h @WalkingWicket37  :o that is some change since December
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: rickjames on February 17, 2016, 11:03:53 PM
I give it 3 weeks...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on February 17, 2016, 11:38:12 PM
The helmets the same at least!


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 18, 2016, 09:44:28 PM
Jesus h @WalkingWicket37  :o that is some change since December
The helmets the same at least!

I've just compared the threads to be certain, but the things I haven't changed (and some of these are scraping the barrel to make the list longer!)

Both pairs of shoes
Arm guard
Helmet & stem guard
Grip cone & grips
Bat mallet
Sidearm
Oakley sunglasses

Basically my whole kit has had an overhaul, my fling with GN lasted about 6 months! :-[

I give it 3 weeks...

I think I may have finally found kit that I'll use for at least one full season! I can't remember the last time I even claimed I'd try to do that...  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: liscon12 on February 18, 2016, 10:02:19 PM
Where's all the GN stuff gone then?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ppccopener on February 18, 2016, 10:03:13 PM
Have to say having has salix bats for a long time -in fact I was described by an un-named member of the forum as a salix(woman of the night found in kings cross) I have just got off Mike on here (excellent to deal with) a used h4l hellfire to see what everyone was raving about.It has a remarkable pick up,is massive for 2lb 8 and has a great handle

So I am being converted to h4l. Who would of thought a small outfit could be up there with the big boys for quality..

Now...just need to score some runs with it
 :)

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: northernboy1987 on February 18, 2016, 10:05:42 PM


Now...just need to score some runs with it
 :)

The crux of the matter right there.



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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 18, 2016, 10:07:16 PM
Where's all the GN stuff gone then?

Oblivion was refurbed and died spectacularly
GN500 swapped with Chad
Floor fell out the Duffle bag
Prestige gloves started coming unstitched in a couple of places
Oblivion gloves sold to a teammate
Thigh guards were cheap enough I bought them out of curiosity (and they no longer match the rest of my kit  :-[)
I still have the pads but am looking to sell them  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 18, 2016, 10:14:35 PM
Have to say having has salix bats for a long time -in fact I was described by an un-named member of the forum as a salix(woman of the night found in kings cross) I have just got off Mike on here (excellent to deal with) a used h4l hellfire to see what everyone was raving about.It has a remarkable pick up,is massive for 2lb 8 and has a great handle I wanted that, for once I was too slow in the sale section!  :(

So I am being converted to h4l. Who would of thought a small outfit could be up there with the big boys for quality.. I'd go as far as to say they're better quality than some of the big boys. Matt makes each batt individually and gives it his full attention, while some brands are all about quantity. That personal attention given to each bat is worth it's weight in gold to my mind

Now...just need to score some runs with it
I haven't ever done with with any of my kit, you've set yourself a high standard  ;)
 :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Danny1981 on February 18, 2016, 10:26:10 PM
Oblivion was refurbed and died spectacularly
GN500 swapped with Chad
Floor fell out the Duffle bag
Prestige gloves started coming unstitched in a couple of places
Oblivion gloves sold to a teammate
Thigh guards were cheap enough I bought them out of curiosity (and they no longer match the rest of my kit  :-[)
I still have the pads but am looking to sell them  ;)


If you're thinking of getting rid of your gn thigh pads I'd be interested
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: liscon12 on February 18, 2016, 10:31:13 PM
Oblivion was refurbed and died spectacularly
GN500 swapped with Chad
Floor fell out the Duffle bag
Prestige gloves started coming unstitched in a couple of places
Oblivion gloves sold to a teammate
Thigh guards were cheap enough I bought them out of curiosity (and they no longer match the rest of my kit  :-[)
I still have the pads but am looking to sell them  ;)
Wait was that the Oblivion that recently went down and came back with Supernova stickers and a horrible tough toe?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 18, 2016, 10:37:35 PM
Wait was that the Oblivion that recently went down and came back with Supernova stickers and a horrible tough toe?

That's the badger!  :(
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: liscon12 on February 18, 2016, 10:41:26 PM
Oh s**t I've just seen your Twitter @WalkingWicket37 and that looks terminal, that toe repair did a good job!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on February 18, 2016, 11:52:39 PM


And some other bits and bobs lurking in my bag:
Oakley radars with spare yellow lenses
Wash kit
Deodorant
Cricket balls
An indoor ball
Grip cone
Spare grips
Aero P1 chest pad
Spare sweat band
Spare inners
Masuri internal padding
Masuri swoopa band
Elbow and knee supports

([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160217_214958_zpsucbpbcuq.jpg[/url])


The indoor ball? Plastic one or have you found something similar to the aussie yellow ones but in red?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 19, 2016, 12:20:42 AM
The indoor ball is a horrible red hollow plastic thing with no real seam that somehow swings round corners and never travels quite as far as you think it's going to.

What is this Aussie yellow ball you speak of?  ???
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: edge on February 19, 2016, 12:24:23 AM
What is this Aussie yellow ball you speak of?  ???
They're good, actually like an cricket ball! Just yellow, lighter and a bit softer. Tiflex do something similar I think that some leagues use, ones I play in use a pink cheaper version.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: langer17 on February 19, 2016, 01:27:24 AM
They're good, actually like an cricket ball! Just yellow, lighter and a bit softer. Tiflex do something similar I think that some leagues use, ones I play in use a pink cheaper version.

Yellow ones are a tad softer/lighter than the red ones, but still bloody hurt if you get hit.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on February 19, 2016, 07:11:22 AM
They're good, actually like an cricket ball! Just yellow, lighter and a bit softer. Tiflex do something similar I think that some leagues use, ones I play in use a pink cheaper version.
Would you recommend these for dead indoor nets? Where are these pink ones?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on February 19, 2016, 09:35:39 AM
Have to say having has salix bats for a long time -in fact I was described by an un-named member of the forum as a salix(woman of the night found in kings cross) I have just got off Mike on here (excellent to deal with) a used h4l hellfire to see what everyone was raving about.It has a remarkable pick up,is massive for 2lb 8 and has a great handle

So I am being converted to h4l. Who would of thought a small outfit could be up there with the big boys for quality..

Now...just need to score some runs with it
 :)

@ppccopener  - Surely Carlo this now means we must find a netting venue around Heathrow so that your Hellfire can meet my Warbird. Perhaps they will mate!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Alvaro on February 19, 2016, 09:36:43 AM
@FattusCattus @ppccopener  A Hellbird?

Exciting times.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 19, 2016, 09:54:17 AM
@ppccopener  - Surely Carlo this now means we must find a netting venue around Heathrow so that your Hellfire can meet my Warbird. Perhaps they will mate!!

Aren't you both at Dummer next weekend anyway?
With the attendees it will be a like you've fallen into the H4L showroom  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: northernboy1987 on February 19, 2016, 09:54:57 AM
Hellbird?

Known a few of them in my time!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ppccopener on February 19, 2016, 10:06:52 AM
Aren't you both at Dummer next weekend anyway?
With the attendees it will be a like you've fallen into the H4L showroom  :D

yep it's a dummer convention next Saturday and we can compare H4L's !!  you and  Brucie have the new Warbird, looking forward to seeing the new model
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: edge on February 19, 2016, 10:11:26 AM
Yellow ones are a tad softer/lighter than the red ones, but still bloody hurt if you get hit.
Man up! ;) Nothing like getting hit with a real cricket ball, I've absolutely belted one into a bloke's face at very short range in a game and he was fine once he'd got over the shock ha.

@Woodyspin Maybe, they work well bowling off a short run like indoors and to bat against, feel very different to bowl with off a proper run due to the lightness though. Pretty sure the league gets them direct from India in bulk, don't know where you can buy them in the UK.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on February 19, 2016, 11:15:23 AM


@Woodyspin Maybe, they work well bowling off a short run like indoors and to bat against, feel very different to bowl with off a proper run due to the lightness though. Pretty sure the league gets them direct from India in bulk, don't know where you can buy them in the UK.
Might have to buy a yellow ine and see how that goes, bowling at my indoor nets it pretty much pointless
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: petehosk on February 19, 2016, 12:32:06 PM
yep it's a dummer convention next Saturday and we can compare H4L's !!  you and  Brucie have the new Warbird, looking forward to seeing the new model

Plus there will be several more H4L bats including Si's Scat copy H4L plus my Warbird Pro and a few more!
It will be H4L Paradise!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 19, 2016, 02:58:57 PM
Plus there will be several more H4L bats including Si's Scat copy H4L plus my Warbird Pro and a few more!
It will be H4L Paradise!!

Other than Matt's workshop, there probably won't be anywhere with as many H4Ls in the same place at any one time  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 19, 2016, 03:02:24 PM
Mine is nearly there now, might need some new boots and not sure what to opt for have the SL22's but holding out to see what the boost are like or a pair of Asics advance again like i had before going all adidas.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Batoff on February 19, 2016, 03:08:58 PM
Dust off the score sheet and have a proper H4L batoff - take a video to and do it in the CBF way please!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 19, 2016, 03:10:56 PM
Just 6 days since my last post and I have bought another bit of gear.......

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160219_150414.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160219_150414.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 19, 2016, 03:25:22 PM
@wayward_hayward that's a bit different to the picture of your helmet you just texted to me, there were more fleshy coloured bits in the other photo!  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on February 19, 2016, 03:41:16 PM
I don't know whether it is a perspective issue but that helmet looks massive!

@WalkingWicket37 surely its got to be close though? A fair bit of fleshy colour and man-bush below the helmet has got to be a close representation of what I assume you saw  ;) plus its starring right at you  :-[ (how risqué)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 19, 2016, 03:45:18 PM
I don't know whether it is a perspective issue but that helmet looks massive!

@WalkingWicket37 surely its got to be close though? A fair bit of fleshy colour and man-bush below the helmet has got to be a close representation of what I assume you saw  ;) plus its starring right at you  :-[ (how risqué)


Pretty similar indeed, but a couple more fleshy coloured bits of tape in the picture I was sent

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/IMG-20160219-WA0014_zpsu1rzffki.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/IMG-20160219-WA0014_zpsu1rzffki.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 19, 2016, 04:25:48 PM
I don't know whether it is a perspective issue but that helmet looks massive!

@WalkingWicket37 surely its got to be close though? A fair bit of fleshy colour and man-bush below the helmet has got to be a close representation of what I assume you saw  ;) plus its starring right at you  :-[ (how risqué)


(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20160219-WA0006.jpeg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20160219-WA0006.jpeg.html)

The helmet is a large size, I need slighter thicker internal padding to make it a bit more snug.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: 19reading87 on February 19, 2016, 07:54:26 PM
Seeing these pictures makes me feel cheated on!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: mcgill123 on February 20, 2016, 12:56:08 PM
@Ayrtek Tom have you tried the asics shop at Clarks village in Street?, it might be a bit of a trek for you but could be worth it.
I got a pair of gel strike rate 3's in an 8 1/2 for £32, a mate picked them up for me so I'm not sure what their stock is like but you could find yourself a bargain and there's brownie points to be had if you take the family for a days shopping.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 20, 2016, 12:57:37 PM
@mcgill123 good should, only issue is if I go there the wife will spend 4x more than me!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: mcgill123 on February 20, 2016, 01:01:30 PM
@mcgill123 good should, only issue is if I go there the wife will spend 4x more than me!
Well you need to balance it against the pub passes you will gain and work out if it's a good ROI.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: it's_a_pudding on February 20, 2016, 01:47:38 PM
Thought I may as well post my kit up while I'm doing some work on my bats so here we go

2015 Newbery Kudos Bag
2014 Kookaburra Ricochet 800 currently being refurbished 2.9lb
2014 Kippax Collosus Wavex 2.10lb
2013 WillowWizard Black currently being refurbished 2.7lb
2016 Gray Nicolls Supernova LE 2.8lb
2015 Newbery Kudos Pads
2015 Newbery Kudos Gloves
2015 Newbery Sps 1 Gloves
2013 GM 808 Sausage
2015 Adidas Vector Boots
2014 Adidas SL22 Boots
2015 Aero Obo P2 Set
2014 Masuri Titanium Green
Multiple White grips
Dukes county ball
Stuff not pictured:
Warsop Custom Venom 2.7lb
GM Hero 808 2.9lb
Kookaburra 1000 Ice pads
WillowWizard Pro Gloves Split
WillowWizard Pro Pads
WillowWizard Bag
Hopefully the pictures work enjoy 😊

http://s649.photobucket.com/user/SamRyanFCC/library/Mobile%20Uploads (http://s649.photobucket.com/user/SamRyanFCC/library/Mobile%20Uploads)

(http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/SamRyanFCC/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsy7mtfcoq.jpeg) (http://s649.photobucket.com/user/SamRyanFCC/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsy7mtfcoq.jpeg.html)(http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/SamRyanFCC/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpses6foerk.jpeg) (http://s649.photobucket.com/user/SamRyanFCC/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpses6foerk.jpeg.html)(http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/SamRyanFCC/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsayjfmifs.jpeg) (http://s649.photobucket.com/user/SamRyanFCC/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsayjfmifs.jpeg.html)(http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/SamRyanFCC/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpskh99dxji.jpeg) (http://s649.photobucket.com/user/SamRyanFCC/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpskh99dxji.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ams4287 on February 20, 2016, 03:02:46 PM
Thought I may as well post my kit up while I'm doing some work on my bats so here we go

2015 Newbery Kudos Bag
2014 Kookaburra Ricochet 800 currently being refurbished 2.9lb
2014 Kippax Collosus Wavex 2.10lb
2013 WillowWizard Black currently being refurbished 2.7lb
2016 Gray Nicolls Supernova LE 2.8lb
2015 Newbery Kudos Pads
2015 Newbery Kudos Gloves
2015 Newbery Sps 1 Gloves
2013 GM 808 Sausage
2015 Adidas Vector Boots
2014 Adidas SL22 Boots
2015 Aero Obo P2 Set
2014 Masuri Titanium Green
Multiple White grips
Dukes county ball
Stuff not pictured:
Warsop Custom Venom 2.7lb
GM Hero 808 2.9lb
Kookaburra 1000 Ice pads
WillowWizard Pro Gloves Split
WillowWizard Pro Pads
WillowWizard Bag

Need some help with photos as I took them with my iphone6 but size file is too big ? Unless I can send them to someone ?

Pop them in photo bucket mate and copy the link - if you use the search function on the forum there's plenty of guides on how to do it
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: it's_a_pudding on February 20, 2016, 03:43:25 PM
Can anyone let me know if the link works please 😊 Anyone that has any questions then feel free to ask !
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on February 20, 2016, 03:51:40 PM
@SamRyanFCC - supernova looks real nice.


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 20, 2016, 04:11:28 PM
Can anyone let me know if the link works please 😊 Anyone that has any questions then feel free to ask !

Have you considered getting that split in the arm of your sofa seen to?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: it's_a_pudding on February 20, 2016, 04:20:26 PM
Sanredrose thanks mate it looks the part hopefully it performs how it looks ! Seems a little hard at the moment but it's getting a lot of knocking in 😊 Ironically Kippx is the heaviest bat but has the best pick up. Thanks for the upload ams4287 👍🏻. And WalkingWicket37 new puppy in the full kit photo has been making the most of ripping it up so gonna replace once he has grown up haha.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Alvaro on February 20, 2016, 04:47:51 PM
@Ayrtek Tom have you tried the asics shop at Clarks village in Street?, it might be a bit of a trek for you but could be worth it.
I got a pair of gel strike rate 3's in an 8 1/2 for £32, a mate picked them up for me so I'm not sure what their stock is like but you could find yourself a bargain and there's brownie points to be had if you take the family for a days shopping.

There's one in Gloucester too.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 20, 2016, 04:56:36 PM
Street is only 45mins away apparently so not too bad 👍
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on February 20, 2016, 07:50:39 PM
@SamRyanFCC - For 2lb10oz, Kippax bat is huge !!


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: it's_a_pudding on February 20, 2016, 08:03:11 PM
1st season didn't think it was that great and when I bought it I got it cheap because they said it had storm damage. So bought the supernova in December to be my match bat. But sanded down Kippax really oiled it gave it a hit with a mallet for some time and in the nets it has been flying. Also lost the storm damage discolouration it had when I first bought it. Wavex handle isn't too bad Though at first I thought it was a bit like the titanium handle in the old GN evo's seemed a bit tinny and seemed to vibrate more and it was meant to do it less. But bat seems to have changed since it was caressed. Wavex now feels like just a big ribbed grip on it.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on February 20, 2016, 08:33:04 PM
I heard about Kippax brand but never seen one. Looks good mate ..


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: TGB1997 on February 26, 2016, 11:14:24 AM
My kit for the 2016 season I think is complete. As a bowling all rounder I'm very specific on certain aspects of my kit and currently I'm very happy with my equipment.

Bats:
2x Willostix Original Spitfire, weight- 2lb 8oz (one is from the past 2 seasons the other is brand new for this season)
1x Willostix Anaconda (stickered as a Spitfire) from a few seasons back, weight- 2lb 8oz
I use 1 and a half grips on all my bats and tend to prefer the octopus or snakeskin grips.

Pads:
Willostix Spitfire Pads
In storage I also have my old Willostix Anaconda pads too that lasted me 4 seasons before I purchased an updated pair

Gloves:
2x Willostix Spitfire Gloves
2X Cotton full finger batting inners

Thigh Pad:
Aero P1 Strippers

Box:
Willostix standard box

Helmet:
Masuri Vision Series Elite Titanium with Stemguard fitted

Boots:
I am mainly using the 2015 Adidas Adipower Vector (White, Solar Red and Core Black)
Back up pair- Adidas SL22 Fs II (White, Blue and Black) fairly used from previous seasons

Sunglasses:
Oakley Radar- Dark Blue and Black frames 
Oakley Radar- White and Red frames
Oakley Fast Jacket- Yellow and White frames
Oakley Radarlock- Sky Blue and White

Bags:
I am currently using the Willostix Spitfire Duffle and Sports bag combo which suits me very well as i like keeping certain parts of my kit separately. 

Clothes:
My clubs kit is manufactured by Surridge so therefore my playing kit is all from my clubs ranges.
I use a variety of different brands for my socks but mainly use Horizon and Kookaburra.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: SirScottiod on February 26, 2016, 11:38:33 AM
My kit for the 2016 season I think is complete. As a bowling all rounder I'm very specific on certain aspects of my kit and currently I'm very happy with my equipment.

Bats:
2x Willostix Original Spitfire, weight- 2lb 8oz (one is from the past 2 seasons the other is brand new for this season)
1x Willostix Anaconda (stickered as a Spitfire) from a few seasons back, weight- 2lb 8oz
I use 1 and a half grips on all my bats and tend to prefer the octopus or snakeskin grips.

Pads:
Willostix Spitfire Pads
In storage I also have my old Willostix Anaconda pads too that lasted me 4 seasons before I purchased an updated pair

Gloves:
2x Willostix Spitfire Gloves
2X Cotton full finger batting inners

Thigh Pad:
Aero P1 Strippers

Box:
Willostix standard box

Helmet:
Masuri Vision Series Elite Titanium with Stemguard fitted

Boots:
I am mainly using the 2015 Adidas Adipower Vector (White, Solar Red and Core Black)
Back up pair- Adidas SL22 Fs II (White, Blue and Black) fairly used from previous seasons

Sunglasses:
Oakley Radar- Dark Blue and Black frames 
Oakley Radar- White and Red frames
Oakley Fast Jacket- Yellow and White frames
Oakley Radarlock- Sky Blue and White

Bags:
I am currently using the Willostix Spitfire Duffle and Sports bag combo which suits me very well as i like keeping certain parts of my kit separately. 

Clothes:
My clubs kit is manufactured by Surridge so therefore my playing kit is all from my clubs ranges.
I use a variety of different brands for my socks but mainly use Horizon and Kookaburra.

Now that's thorough!! Even includes his socks!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: TGB1997 on February 26, 2016, 12:31:15 PM
@SirScottiod I included all my kit including my socks because I am very loyal and don't like to change too much away from what I am comfortable with. I have tried in the past several different products that I didn't list as I didn't get on with as well and therefore haven't used them consistently. These include:
Willostix Stick- I found it was a bit too light and was therefore loosing my shape
Newbury Chest Guard- I purchased this item after an incident in the nets of being hit in the ribs a lot and due to my small size at the time faced a lot of bouncers. I thought it would just help me get used to the short ball when I was a lot younger but eventually felt it restricted my movements too much.

I've also played around a bit with the number of grips on my bats but I'm now settled on 1 and a half grips.

I didn't list my old Masuri Test Titanium helmet as I tried the Vision Elite Titanium and couldn't turn back, from the minute I put it on it just felt right and especially now I've added the Stemguard it feels complete. I have considered getting some Trusox as I've heard they are a unique experience but I'm not sure they are worth the price tag.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: SirScottiod on February 26, 2016, 12:36:14 PM
@TGB1997 I'm a bit jealous of range of kit you have/have tried!! I had never put any thought into my socks, as long as they were white is all cared about!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Mel Jessop on February 26, 2016, 12:53:22 PM
My kit for the 2016 season I think is complete. As a bowling all rounder I'm very specific on certain aspects of my kit and currently I'm very happy with my equipment.

Bats:
2x Willostix Original Spitfire, weight- 2lb 8oz (one is from the past 2 seasons the other is brand new for this season)
1x Willostix Anaconda (stickered as a Spitfire) from a few seasons back, weight- 2lb 8oz
I use 1 and a half grips on all my bats and tend to prefer the octopus or snakeskin grips.

Pads:
Willostix Spitfire Pads
In storage I also have my old Willostix Anaconda pads too that lasted me 4 seasons before I purchased an updated pair

Gloves:
2x Willostix Spitfire Gloves
2X Cotton full finger batting inners

Thigh Pad:
Aero P1 Strippers

Box:
Willostix standard box

Helmet:
Masuri Vision Series Elite Titanium with Stemguard fitted

Boots:
I am mainly using the 2015 Adidas Adipower Vector (White, Solar Red and Core Black)
Back up pair- Adidas SL22 Fs II (White, Blue and Black) fairly used from previous seasons

Sunglasses:
Oakley Radar- Dark Blue and Black frames 
Oakley Radar- White and Red frames
Oakley Fast Jacket- Yellow and White frames
Oakley Radarlock- Sky Blue and White

Bags:
I am currently using the Willostix Spitfire Duffle and Sports bag combo which suits me very well as i like keeping certain parts of my kit separately. 

Clothes:
My clubs kit is manufactured by Surridge so therefore my playing kit is all from my clubs ranges.
I use a variety of different brands for my socks but mainly use Horizon and Kookaburra.

A proper kit beaver, but alas maybe it doesn't exist???? No pictures?? Forum rules and all that...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: TGB1997 on February 26, 2016, 12:59:58 PM
@SirScottiod I'm really lucky that I've had some great kit especially from Willostix over the past 6 seasons (this is my 7th season with them) and Andy has really looked after me since I started using their stuff. I've had some beautiful bats, even though I didn't get with my Stick but it was an amazing bat for a size 6. It had 22 grains and they were really straight too. The Spitfire bats are phenomenal and have such an amazing sweet spot. I really would recommend them as my older Spitfire is going into its third season.

I wasn't going to buy the Adidas Vectors last season but I picked up an achilles injury during last season and felt that I needed a bit more support so I decided to get them as I saw them in a sale and they have been fantastic to wear. I'll be honest that I'm really fussy on my socks as I like a padded feeling due to a past ligament injury.

I'm a bit of an equipment nerd and I'm really into new technology and trying little bit of new stuff at a time. 
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: TGB1997 on February 26, 2016, 01:04:07 PM
@Mel Jessop Unfortunately I'm at sixth form at the moment and haven't got any pictures with me, also all my kit is packed for nets tomorrow morning. I can get pictures from the internet if you would like
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: hanif on February 29, 2016, 12:32:50 AM
Kippax bats have shorter blade and longer handle, which is well known. But what can as a surprise to me is the overall length is 1cm shorter than a standard short handle bat. Everyone of the new kippax bats I have seen have been the same. Anyone else noticed this? Seems like they are copying off the Pakistani bat makers, in an effort to reduce weight and increase size.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on February 29, 2016, 07:54:44 AM
My kit for the 2016 season I think is complete. As a bowling all rounder I'm very specific on certain aspects of my kit and currently I'm very happy with my equipment.

Bats:
2x Willostix Original Spitfire, weight- 2lb 8oz (one is from the past 2 seasons the other is brand new for this season)
1x Willostix Anaconda (stickered as a Spitfire) from a few seasons back, weight- 2lb 8oz
I use 1 and a half grips on all my bats and tend to prefer the octopus or snakeskin grips.

Pads:
Willostix Spitfire Pads
In storage I also have my old Willostix Anaconda pads too that lasted me 4 seasons before I purchased an updated pair

Gloves:
2x Willostix Spitfire Gloves
2X Cotton full finger batting inners

Thigh Pad:
Aero P1 Strippers

Box:
Willostix standard box

Helmet:
Masuri Vision Series Elite Titanium with Stemguard fitted

Boots:
I am mainly using the 2015 Adidas Adipower Vector (White, Solar Red and Core Black)
Back up pair- Adidas SL22 Fs II (White, Blue and Black) fairly used from previous seasons

Sunglasses:
Oakley Radar- Dark Blue and Black frames 
Oakley Radar- White and Red frames
Oakley Fast Jacket- Yellow and White frames
Oakley Radarlock- Sky Blue and White

Bags:
I am currently using the Willostix Spitfire Duffle and Sports bag combo which suits me very well as i like keeping certain parts of my kit separately. 

Clothes:
My clubs kit is manufactured by Surridge so therefore my playing kit is all from my clubs ranges.
I use a variety of different brands for my socks but mainly use Horizon and Kookaburra.
Someone must have had a good trip to Tunbridge Wells for all that Willostix gear
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Kulli on February 29, 2016, 08:10:29 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/698A70A4-2CE3-4626-9B91-216140BECC3A_zpsryl53kou.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/698A70A4-2CE3-4626-9B91-216140BECC3A_zpsryl53kou.jpg.html)

My kit for the 2016 season, couldn't find my post from last years thread but not much has changed.

CA 5000 2'9
CA 5000 2'8

Blue Salix Pod One batting pads

Salix Gloves, can't remember the model and google is being unhelpful
Newbery SPS batting gloves

Stretton Fox thigh guard set
Old Style Masuri Ti
New Balance CK4020TV Spikes

Take a whole load more stuff with me on match days bit this is the essentials.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/IMG_4709_zpsq2gdup0b.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/IMG_4709_zpsq2gdup0b.jpg.html)
Close up of the bats, both relatively standard grade 3's but the old one goes better than many grade 1 sticks I have (and have had), the new one hasn't been knocked in or used yet.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Kulli on February 29, 2016, 08:24:52 AM
My reply from 2015, still have the H4L but haven't used it, sold the TK to a teammate who fell in love with it, changed one pair of gloves. I fear my membership here may need downgraded.

Cap still going strong

([url]http://i.imgur.com/tS5uJS9l.jpg[/url])

Have meant to post in here for ages but never got round to it. So the above is my matchday kit for this season.

For those that are interested the kit above is

H4L Hellfire LB 2'9
CA 5000 SH 2'9
TK cleft shaped by @SillyShilly, reshaped and lightened by Salix and finally repaired by @Ryan, SH 2'8

A big bunch of fingerless inners

Salix Pod One pads in blue

Newbery Tour Fielding pads.

A Pair of old Chase gloves I got on here for the odd occasion I bat long enough to need a second pair.

A lovely pair of Salix gloves whose model name currently escapes me.

A huge stretton fox inner and outer thing guard set, having finally found someone tall selling a pair second hand, cheers @roco

Shock doctor box and pouch

An Old school masuri lid with Slazenger Ti grille

and finally a properly sun bleached cap, not sure how that happened playing in Oslo!

EDITEd to make the photo less of a 1:1 scale.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: gazr5 on February 29, 2016, 10:20:13 PM
Here is my settled line-up for 2016

(http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr196/gareth_roberts3/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0394_zpsnqpwrqyx.jpg) (http://s483.photobucket.com/user/gareth_roberts3/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0394_zpsnqpwrqyx.jpg.html)

Bats are SS master 5000 (2lb8 main bat)
Msr bat stickered as a GN for wet weather
GM maxi 2lb14 as a spare.

Pads - GN legend 2016
Gm mogul 909 2015

Gloves - ss limited editions
Gn prestige

Other - Shrey helmet, basics gel advance 5s

Not pictured- Red ink duffle
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Eliotroberts on March 02, 2016, 05:11:31 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160302/75d6beb789a3cdecf6d5e60f12ed029b.jpg)

So I've finally got all my gear sorted.
H4l Nv g2
Puma iridium (wet/net bat)
Affinity softs
Ayrtek premiertek helmet
Gray nicolls duffle

Not pictured aasics spikes
Puma helmet (spare)
Gm catalyst


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Alvaro on March 02, 2016, 08:19:20 PM
That's some top CBFing you've fitted into a short space of time :)

Also, is that a lady ornament next to your cinema screen?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Tailendfielder on March 02, 2016, 09:42:19 PM
Love the colour co ordination, love the softs. Definitely a lady ornament.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on March 02, 2016, 09:45:11 PM
Yep, it's definitely a lady ornament - I have it on good authority from my friend - Buttus Pluggus
Title: My Kit 2016
Post by: aman on March 04, 2016, 03:52:23 PM
My current kit at the request of @19reading87
Pretty simple compared to some I've seen on here.
(https://scontent.fadl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/v/t1.0-9/12801368_1001850326535029_1438563000541151085_n.jpg?oh=b7325974aa8b996355ccf31ae4995037&oe=5756EE80)
(https://scontent.fadl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/v/t1.0-9/12718064_1001850276535034_3265014982335357737_n.jpg?oh=ad24fee00e508af460a7dc36357d91a9&oe=57639D02)
(https://scontent.fadl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/5432_1001850543201674_3493356000717366896_n.jpg?oh=ed9399a0cef6e3ab4702e4d05aa0bda9&oe=576A698A)
(https://scontent.fadl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/t31.0-8/q82/s960x960/12615191_1001850793201649_1296060920048623420_o.jpg)
(https://scontent.fadl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xal1/v/t1.0-9/12790853_1001851099868285_8662126214190756689_n.jpg?oh=42708825bc45adcb3a1d13a60c52cfe6&oe=5751A61E)
Title: Re: My Kit 2016
Post by: smilley792 on March 04, 2016, 03:53:54 PM
I'd get yourself a bat cover to protect the ton.

And then all you need is a bag to put it all in.
Title: Re: My Kit 2016
Post by: aman on March 04, 2016, 03:57:09 PM
I've got one. It's resting on it, camo pattern and a sleek inner cover came with it to!
Somehow it fits in the Spartan duffel in the back haha
Title: Re: My Kit 2016
Post by: jamielsn15 on March 04, 2016, 03:58:52 PM
I'd get yourself a bat cover to protect the ton.

And then all you need is a bag to put it all in.

Beat me to it!  never, ever gets old!
Title: Re: My Kit 2016
Post by: Calzehbhoy on March 04, 2016, 06:48:34 PM
why's the 3rd picture down blank?  :D
Title: Re: My Kit 2016
Post by: aman on March 05, 2016, 01:36:20 AM
why's the 3rd picture down blank?  :D

Hahaha! I swear something was there. In fact I can't see my bag anywhere!
Title: Re: My Kit 2016
Post by: rajesh500 on March 05, 2016, 03:37:43 AM
what is the that net for?
Title: Re: My Kit 2016
Post by: aman on March 05, 2016, 04:09:21 AM
For throwdowns/machine, hang it at the back of the net to stop the balls from going out
Title: Re: My Kit 2016
Post by: i12breakfree on March 05, 2016, 04:19:49 AM
For throwdowns/machine, hang it at the back of the net to stop the balls from going out

your inbox is full
Title: Re: My Kit 2016
Post by: aman on March 05, 2016, 05:35:18 AM
your inbox is full

Try now mate!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: paul090971 on March 10, 2016, 11:05:17 AM
Thought Id get some pics up on here.

(http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u441/Paul_Ley/20160310_102858.jpg) (http://s1068.photobucket.com/user/Paul_Ley/media/20160310_102858.jpg.html)
Main match bat, blank BAS I believe. 2:10.5. Being held together by tape & scuff sheet but still flies of the middle

(http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u441/Paul_Ley/20160310_102718.jpg) (http://s1068.photobucket.com/user/Paul_Ley/media/20160310_102718.jpg.html)
Main end of the innings or fancy a smash bat  GN Dynadrive 2:12  Nice free gift from a Kent player

(http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u441/Paul_Ley/20160305_094425.jpg) (http://s1068.photobucket.com/user/Paul_Ley/media/20160305_094425.jpg.html)
Classic shaped RPC, thin edge no concaving etc 2:11 great for using on slow early season pitches.  Needs a tidy up

(http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u441/Paul_Ley/20160307_162538.jpg) (http://s1068.photobucket.com/user/Paul_Ley/media/20160307_162538.jpg.html)
New bat knocked in & ready to go. SF Black Edition Weight 2:11.5. Not sure whether to keep, it  has a thin handle & an extra grip takes it to 2:13.2.  Rebound though is very very good so may keep it


Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Vitas Cricket on March 10, 2016, 11:17:17 AM
@paul090971

I'd get that Dynadrive looked at sooner rather than later if i were you. The splice/handle look to be on the way out. An early warning sign is that damage/creasing evident on the sticker.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: paul090971 on March 10, 2016, 11:35:53 AM
I was given it in that condition a couple of years back, hasn't seemed to alter the bat much. But yes your right I should get it repaired if I want it to last
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on March 14, 2016, 01:47:25 PM
So finally reduced my kit to just the following for this season

Main match kit is full B&S kit.

Elite Pro bat 2.9
My BB bat with some B&S LE stickers I had spare as my net bat 2.9
Impi pads
Impi gloves
GP74 gloves
New 2016 plain gloves
GP keeping pads
Assagi keeping gloves

P2 strippers, puma shoes and Aero stand up bag not included or the rest of spare grips etc

(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/DCD5261F-FECA-4349-B81A-C4B31D4A0CEE_zpslttxxuqp.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/DCD5261F-FECA-4349-B81A-C4B31D4A0CEE_zpslttxxuqp.jpg.html)

My T20 kit only decided to use this for T20 as I can't bring myself to sell the H4L Warbird

Custom Warbird in that its a standard SH size no reduced blade on this one
NV pro gloves
Hattori pads
Salix thigh guard and adidas inner

(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-03/CB123029-A3A4-4AAF-ABFB-2D281E2E1ED8_zps40jlcdoq.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-03/CB123029-A3A4-4AAF-ABFB-2D281E2E1ED8_zps40jlcdoq.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Thesmiff on March 14, 2016, 06:44:11 PM

So finally reduced my kit to just the following for this season

Main match kit is full B&S kit.

Elite Pro bat 2.9
My BB bat with some B&S LE stickers I had spare as my net bat 2.9
Impi pads
Impi gloves
GP74 gloves
New 2016 plain gloves
GP keeping pads
Assagi keeping gloves

P2 strippers, puma shoes and Aero stand up bag not included or the rest of spare grips etc

([url]http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/DCD5261F-FECA-4349-B81A-C4B31D4A0CEE_zpslttxxuqp.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/DCD5261F-FECA-4349-B81A-C4B31D4A0CEE_zpslttxxuqp.jpg.html[/url])




Wish they did those Assegai wk gloves in Impi colours [emoji20]
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 15, 2016, 07:48:08 PM
@Joshthesmall SSome SStunning looking batSS there mate
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Joshthesmall on March 15, 2016, 07:53:55 PM
Don't normally chose bats on looks but I think I've got quite lucky
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Thesmiff on March 15, 2016, 08:02:53 PM

@Joshthesmall SSome SStunning looking batSS there mate
think you've got a sticky keyboard letter there [emoji848][emoji848]
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Gurujames on March 15, 2016, 08:04:14 PM
Don't normally chose bats on looks but I think I've got quite lucky
Not so lucky on the cracked toe. How bad is it? I've seen many M&H break in this manner recently.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Alvaro on March 15, 2016, 08:05:44 PM
@Joshthesmall I like that custom profile. Did you go to the workshop to have it made?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Joshthesmall on March 15, 2016, 08:11:16 PM
Yer I went down a couple a weeks ago and Rob (the head bat maker) made it for me.

The break in the toe isn't that bad, its be repaired once all ready, it's still playable tho. However, it's properly my fault as I tap the bat down a lot     
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 15, 2016, 08:19:53 PM
Yer I went down a couple a weeks ago and Rob (the head bat maker) made it for me.

Did you get to see him do it?
Or did you pick your custom shape, Rob took your instructions then locked himself out of sight and then re-appeared with a finished bat?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Joshthesmall on March 15, 2016, 08:24:32 PM
Yer, you got to see him make it in before you very eyes. Why??
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Joshthesmall on March 15, 2016, 08:26:11 PM
the clefts were all ready handled, but were far from being finished as well. So you got to chose the cleft as well
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: liscon12 on March 15, 2016, 08:26:30 PM
Oh god not again :(
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Alvaro on March 15, 2016, 08:29:31 PM
the clefts were all ready handled, but were far from being finished as well. So you got to chose the cleft as well

Great - I hope it was a good day.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on March 15, 2016, 08:34:21 PM
Did you get to see him do it?
Or did you pick your custom shape, Rob took your instructions then locked himself out of sight and then re-appeared with a finished bat?
Stop it let him have his moment
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 15, 2016, 08:36:46 PM
Yer, you got to see him make it in before you very eyes. Why??

Just curious  :)

Stop it let him have his moment

I only asked, and he has answered!
No harm in curiosity (unless you're a cat, then it kills you...)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on March 15, 2016, 08:43:54 PM
Just curious  :)

I only asked, and he has answered!
No harm in curiosity (unless you're a cat, then it kills you...)
Hmm 😏
Title: Re: My Kit 2016
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 17, 2016, 12:13:58 PM
With the season now only 4 weeks away I've finally got around to finishing off my 2016 kit.  There are a couple of other bats that are in my other kit bag that I used last year but this is essentially what will go with me each weekend during the season.

Having offloading 1st team captaincy I can now get away with using a duffle bag as I don't have to carry all the paraphernalia that comes with being skipper!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160317/2c050abb9a0d470e4f514bab7ae17143.jpg)


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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: procricket on March 17, 2016, 12:24:47 PM
Can't get away from it I like them pad Tom look very nice indeed like the look of the bats too
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Alvaro on March 17, 2016, 12:35:19 PM
@Ayrtek do your bats have custom profiles? lovely stash.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 17, 2016, 12:37:36 PM
Pads are lovely mate, only procured myself a set the other week as my other set were still ok after 2 seasons use but a bit rough around the edges. The quilted top hat is a nice little touch that I like.....Cant take any credit for design input into these though sadly as this is all Marcus's work.

Bats are going well and I've even managed get some cherries towards the centre of one without needing to paint them on :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 17, 2016, 12:41:04 PM
@Ayrtek do your bats have custom profiles? lovely stash.

These are a mish mash of profiles in all honesty, since my Scat I've been looking for a match bat that meets the mark. Ive been through a TK from Talisman that has pressing cracks but went really well until it delaminated and started to show the effect of 3 seasons use and a fair few runs.

A Carbine was my match bat last year and went really well until my brother borrowed it at nets and returned it in a condition that was less than idea after toeing one!

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: simonmay5 on March 17, 2016, 01:08:56 PM
This will be my match kit for 2016


Bats
H4l custom scatt copy
H4l custom low middle
H4l wet weather bat
H4l hell fire for hard fast tracks as its very light

Pads
H4l custom

Gloves
H4l custom
And puma evospeed 1 keeping gloves

Thigh pad
Aero p2

Shoes
Puma ego speed

Bag
H4l warbird duffle

Helmet
Shrey titanium marster class

(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/image_zpssicju6bl.jpeg) (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpssicju6bl.jpeg.html)(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/image_zpsgwjr7lzx.jpeg) (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpsgwjr7lzx.jpeg.html)


Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: RightArmLedge on March 17, 2016, 01:10:36 PM
Bats
H4l custom scatt copy
H4l custom low middle
H4l wet weather bat
([url]http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/image_zpssicju6bl.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpssicju6bl.jpeg.html[/url])([url]http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/image_zpsgwjr7lzx.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpsgwjr7lzx.jpeg.html[/url])


@simonmay5 What is the 4th bat ?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: simonmay5 on March 17, 2016, 01:12:45 PM
Sorry it's a hell fire which will be used on very hard fast tracks if we get any this year
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JB on March 17, 2016, 01:22:13 PM
These are a mish mash of profiles in all honesty, since my Scat I've been looking for a match bat that meets the mark. Ive been through a TK from Talisman that has pressing cracks but went really well until it delaminated and started to show the effect of 3 seasons use and a fair few runs.

A Carbine was my match bat last year and went really well until my brother borrowed it at nets and returned it in a condition that was less than idea after toeing one!

I thought you'd have gone for the Ayrtek Edition stickers Tom!! The Affinity softs are superb, mine are still in excellent nick from last year, that's the main reason I didn't get the H4L Customs
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 17, 2016, 01:39:57 PM
I thought you'd have gone for the Ayrtek Edition stickers Tom!! The Affinity softs are superb, mine are still in excellent nick from last year, that's the main reason I didn't get the H4L Customs

One of my bats has them on still but we only produced 50 of them in total as the bats were obviously a limited edition run at the time. These have now all sold so ive been converted to a different version now haha.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Neon Cricket on March 17, 2016, 01:49:22 PM
@simonmay5

Those shoes... no words
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: simonmay5 on March 17, 2016, 02:12:24 PM
@simonmay5

Those shoes... no words


Won't be many pairs around that's for sure mate
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 17, 2016, 02:54:28 PM
Lad in our team has the purple version and another has the pink/red pair....needless to say they dont really blend in with the kit.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Neon Cricket on March 17, 2016, 03:03:54 PM
Won't be many pairs around that's for sure mate

Haha I'll give you that one!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Mr_Orange on March 17, 2016, 03:49:49 PM
This will be my match kit for 2016


Bats
H4l custom scatt copy
H4l custom low middle
H4l wet weather bat
H4l hell fire for hard fast tracks as its very light

Pads
H4l custom

Gloves
H4l custom
And puma evospeed 1 keeping gloves

Thigh pad
Aero p2

Shoes
Puma ego speed

Bag
H4l warbird duffle

Helmet
Shrey titanium marster class

([url]http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/image_zpssicju6bl.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpssicju6bl.jpeg.html[/url])([url]http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/image_zpsgwjr7lzx.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpsgwjr7lzx.jpeg.html[/url])


In love with that bat collection!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: simonmay5 on March 17, 2016, 03:52:19 PM
In love with that bat collection!


That's just a very small number of them being my match kit I got lots more bats and softs etc than this I think last count was over 50  :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Kulli on March 17, 2016, 03:55:06 PM
All that super classy minimalist gear and then 'those' shoes!  :o
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Vitas Cricket on March 17, 2016, 03:59:25 PM
Here we go then, missing a few miscellaneous bits like my oakley sunglasses and every wicket keepers best friend; the little bag full of bits like tape, spare studs, grips, grip cone, suncream, chewing gum, sweets, basic medical supplies, lotions and potions etc etc etc
I have some odds and sods that i will be selling soon including B&S LE batting gloves, Asics Gel 210 Not Out shoes and a few other very cheap bits, these are not pictured.

All thats missing is a pair of the new Adidas SL22 Boost which aren't due in until the end of the month. Everything fits in these 2 bags

(http://i.imgur.com/ajPqGpyh.jpg)

Bats
(http://i.imgur.com/TaDiDwph.jpg)

Pads & Gloves
(http://i.imgur.com/NSGT3IIh.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/ddYcH0eh.jpg)

Shoes, Lids & Thigh Pads

(http://i.imgur.com/HLXdD0zh.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/VYk5k2ih.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/SIyJuBnh.jpg)

And here is the mess I have made in the net....

(http://i.imgur.com/9Itb40Nh.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: simonmay5 on March 17, 2016, 04:07:46 PM
All that super classy minimalist gear and then 'those' shoes!  :o

Not feeling a lot of love for the shoes I might have to rethink and go back to adidas then   :(
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on March 17, 2016, 04:24:33 PM
Not feeling a lot of love for the shoes I might have to rethink and go back to adidas then   :(
I hate them, but wear what you want
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: IWTUK on March 17, 2016, 04:29:02 PM
Not feeling a lot of love for the shoes I might have to rethink and go back to adidas then   :(

Personally Simon, I think they're nice, and will juxtapose really well with the plain H4L softs....but to each their own!  :)

(Mind you, they'll clash terribly with the Puma keeping gloves!) ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: simonmay5 on March 17, 2016, 04:37:34 PM
Personally Simon, I think they're nice, and will juxtapose really well with the plain H4L softs....but to each their own!  :)

(Mind you, they'll clash terribly with the Puma keeping gloves!) ;)

I thinking I might have to get some more spikes Saturday now  ;)any excuse to buy more kit
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: petehosk on March 17, 2016, 06:04:12 PM
I am likely to be coming with you to see Asad on Saturday so let's see what shoes he has  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: simonmay5 on March 17, 2016, 06:06:44 PM
I am likely to be coming with you to see Asad on Saturday so let's see what shoes he has  ;)


That's one way of putting it mr Hosk lol be a very good day with some very special h4l bats to have a look at 
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on March 17, 2016, 06:19:37 PM
@simonmay5 - what size are your feet? :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: smilley792 on March 17, 2016, 06:23:53 PM
@Vitas Cricket  loving the mass array of kit you plan to use, also love the focus gear, looks good next to the other stuff.

Glad i ordered pads now

Also need to convince my team to change club colours to pink so I can rock better gear.



@simonmay5 those shoes are lush. Wear kit because you like it, not because the forum gives the thumbs up.
The forum is not the emperor of kit, they do not decide what lives and what dies. You do!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JB on March 17, 2016, 07:23:18 PM
I'm with Chris on the shoes, kept looking at them when they came out last year! I'd love a pair
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on March 17, 2016, 07:35:21 PM
@simonmay5 I have the same pair of purple Puma's, love the colour scheme. I will use them for T20 games and LMS, undecided on red ball stuff yet.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: simonmay5 on March 17, 2016, 07:37:26 PM
@simonmay5 I have the same pair of purple Puma's, love the colour scheme. I will use them for T20 games and LMS, undecided on red ball stuff yet.


I had the white and turquoise ones last year just decided to add a bit of colour in to my kit
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: wayward_hayward on March 17, 2016, 07:40:59 PM

I had the white and turquoise ones last year just decided to add a bit of colour in to my kit

I have the white, turquoise and black as well. I will probably stick with white on a Saturday and purple for Sundays and mid week.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Northern monkey on March 17, 2016, 07:43:50 PM
Like those Pumas a lot Simon
Might upset a few, but I'd love to play in coloured gear
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Alvaro on March 17, 2016, 08:29:24 PM
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/31324a79cd7638a0346900df19a13819_zps9mvl3quq.jpg)

Here's my gear in a bad photo, as it's dark...

2 X mambas
1 X red ink t20
Vulcan pads
GM Original 2014s
Masuri
P2s
Asics Advance 5s
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Cover_Drive on March 18, 2016, 04:49:38 AM
@Alvaro, very nice mate. I like the diversity.

@Vitas Cricket you probably got enough kit for a batting pair. So, I guess you take kit for your batting partner too? :O

@Ayrtek Is the Affinity on right shorter blade than rest or it's how the picture is taken?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on March 18, 2016, 07:14:46 PM

Won't be many pairs around that's for sure mate

@simonmay5 I had those shoes last season and still have them for this season and I got heaps of abuse lol just made me wear them even more. Bloody comfy
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: liscon12 on March 26, 2016, 12:21:03 PM
Thought it was about time to post a pic of my kit for 2016. Hoping to maybe get a new pair of Vectors but that's about it to complete the kit. Will probably sell the Spartan softs and SF bat this year as well.

GM Hero 808 (stickered as Aura)
B3 2 Stripe 'Gaz Cross'
Spartan MC Ltd Ed.
SF Dwayne Smith

GM 808 batting pads
B3 batting pads
Spartan MC Ltd Batting pads

Red Ink Pyro gloves
B3 Sausage style gloves
Spartan MC 100 batting gloves

GM Original Arm Guard
Masuri Steel Grill Helmet
Custom Stretton Fox Thigh pad
Kookaburra Pro Players Duffle

Adidas Twenty2 Low Bowling boots
Puma Mid bowling boots

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k126/Liam_Mulholland/20160326_114124_001_zpsvxmkvi8v.jpg) (http://s87.photobucket.com/user/Liam_Mulholland/media/20160326_114124_001_zpsvxmkvi8v.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: gaurav23 on March 26, 2016, 01:39:51 PM
SF is Dwayne Bravo or Dwayne smith ??
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: liscon12 on March 26, 2016, 01:50:34 PM
SF is Dwayne Bravo or Dwayne smith ??
Opps yes you're right, modified the post :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on March 26, 2016, 04:42:25 PM
@liscon12 - If u r selling spartan mc le bat ... i am interested  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: 123* on March 26, 2016, 05:44:30 PM
Liscon do you know a Jonny Greenwood?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: liscon12 on March 26, 2016, 05:48:08 PM
Liscon do you know a Jonny Greenwood?
Yeah I know John Greenwood, plays for the same team I do.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: calcurtis98 on March 26, 2016, 10:48:32 PM


(http://i.imgur.com/y3x2XRu.jpg)

Here's my kit, not the best or most expensive but it gets me through the season.

Pads and Gloves: Arytek Youths bundle that I bought last season, great quality.

Bats: GM Icon 808 - seen two years of use.
BB Butterfly - bought from Jaffa at the end of last season. Probably be my match bat this year, pinging machine!

Bag: GN1000 duffle, does the job but it's a year old and already stitching and interior pocket has ripped.

Helmet: Masuri Steel Vision Series purchased at the start of last season. Nice looking thing, bit heavy if I'm truly honest.

Spikes: Not in the photo, but recently purchased Asics gel 400 I think they're called.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on March 26, 2016, 11:14:48 PM
Has the bb got a butterfly on the back?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: calcurtis98 on March 26, 2016, 11:16:00 PM
Has the bb got a butterfly on the back?

Yes it does, I can get some pictures of the stain tomorrow if you'd like?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on March 26, 2016, 11:33:17 PM
Yes it does, I can get some pictures of the stain tomorrow if you'd like?
No it's ok thanks 👍, I knocked and played it in for Jaffa 😉
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Jaffa on March 27, 2016, 06:09:58 AM
No it's ok thanks 👍, I knocked and played it in for Jaffa 😉

For which I was very grateful. Fantastic bat and even though it was too heavy for me I was very sorry to see it to go.

I have to say I'm looking at the photos like you'd look at a photo of an old girlfriend and think maybe she was a keeper.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: edge on March 27, 2016, 01:39:50 PM
After a spot of returning and obtaining some shiny new discounted Asics, my match kit for the season is now complete, just can't wait to get playing! Pretty happy with it, here it is:
GN Nemesis and Aldred Silver Sovereign Butterfly, not sure which will be first choice yet
Mong for t20
Puma Flextechs, Puma SE gloves/spare blanks, Aeros
Masuri Test Ti
Asics Gel Advance 6
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w158/eiwm/Mobile%20Uploads/tmp_25484-IMG_20160327_1433291362644234_zpswt1chrlb.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on March 27, 2016, 02:09:21 PM
I had the similar looking adidas pads to your pumas, how do you find the top hat section?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: edge on March 27, 2016, 02:13:58 PM
I had the similar looking adidas pads to your pumas, how do you find the top hat section?
Only netted in them so far but fine, don't notice the top hat even though it's a far bit chunkier than normal. If it's the Adidas ones I'm thinking of they may look similar but are very different in the design of the top hat and how they attach.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on March 27, 2016, 02:55:43 PM
Yeah the adidas one were just sewn on
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: fromthehip on March 27, 2016, 04:05:36 PM
All finalised and this little lot will be what I will use
(http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u433/matilda12005/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-03/99E6F59B-979E-4DF6-BF38-A36E878017E5_zps9qarw0pz.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/matilda12005/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-03/99E6F59B-979E-4DF6-BF38-A36E878017E5_zps9qarw0pz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Alvaro on March 27, 2016, 05:46:30 PM
I like those gloves (obviously all the rest looks top too) - what's the sizing like?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: fromthehip on March 27, 2016, 06:10:37 PM
Ideally I would have liked small men's
On my hands a bit to big but nothing that will concern me
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JB on March 27, 2016, 06:46:02 PM
I've not got massive hands size 9/10 in work gloves and they fit me fine
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Alvaro on March 27, 2016, 06:49:55 PM
Thanks @JB @fromthehip
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JB on March 27, 2016, 06:54:55 PM
Lovely gloves for the money as well!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Sivlar13 on March 27, 2016, 08:12:05 PM
Trying to go for a more minimalist approach this season and make sure all my stuff actually fits in my duffle bag.

All B&S softs this season, with a Woodstock and Blank Bats stick to make up the rest.

Asics One Day spikes were upstairs so couldn't be bothered to get them.

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/3E6374E4-7C0E-4608-A010-71EC7103FE95_zpsdhnguevf.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/3E6374E4-7C0E-4608-A010-71EC7103FE95_zpsdhnguevf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Sivlar13 on March 27, 2016, 08:14:42 PM
All finalised and this little lot will be what I will use

Superb B&S kit there mate. Absolutely love those stocks!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: TGB1997 on March 31, 2016, 11:22:38 AM
I've just switched bags from a duffle and sports bag combo to one big duffle. I decided on the Gray Nicolls Supernova duffle and its amazing. Easy to carry, very spacious and it stands up which is an important feature for me.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 01, 2016, 04:26:34 PM
Promised my parents that I would't buy any more kit unless I broke my number 1 bat... Right on cue, felt weird in penultimate indoor net low down, then in the last net a tasty crack has opened up across the toe and about an inch up. GN workshop thought it was fixable but I will see how I go with my others. Most likely make do and mend until I can afford something else, may try to do the whole season and then buy a full new set. Will be difficult with only two bats, one too light and the other that has already had to be professionally repaired.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on April 01, 2016, 05:12:32 PM
@fromthehip - Very nice B&S kit !!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Nmcgee on April 02, 2016, 04:43:38 AM
@fromthehip - Very nice B&S kit !!

Agreed. @fromthehip Beautiful kit mate.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Jordansh on April 03, 2016, 01:39:22 AM
Kookaburra KD2000 Duffle + Hold-all for kit, training kit and clothes
Kookaburra Richochet 750 Pads
Newbery GT335 Batting Gloves
Evolution Cricket Batting Gloves
Newbery Arm Guard
Shrey Armor Helmet
Newbery Aegis WK pads
Gray Nicolls Powerbow Players WK gloves

Evolution Cricket Majestic Bat
Matrixx Gladiator Bat

Slumming my last year of uni before I can buy some new decent kit  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 03, 2016, 02:34:12 PM
Will have to put up some very different photos to my previous ones now...
Needed a pick me up (will explain in a different post), and with my bat baing busted decided to order new kit. A whole set.
Now awaiting:
Legget and Coe Prophecy pads, gloves x2, bat x2 (2lb7 and 2lb9), protection and bag.
Will definitely be selling more kit to fund it!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 05:19:27 PM
@mohawks94 - Got any pics of your new kit ?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 03, 2016, 05:24:08 PM
@sanredrose only ordered it this afternoon! Will post when it arrives
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 03, 2016, 07:32:16 PM
I did request grainy bats though @sanredrose so hopefully they don't disappoint!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 07:37:36 PM
I did request grainy bats though @sanredrose so hopefully they don't disappoint!

Nice ... looking forward to the pics ...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: shizzie on April 05, 2016, 10:03:01 PM
My kit for 2016 (I love sub continental stuff as you can tell  :D )

CA plus 15000
MB Malik Buber Sher Limited Edition
Custom made bat with MRF stickers

CA 15000 Players edition gloves
MB Buber Sher gloves
SS Dhoni7 edition gloves
MRF Shikar Dhawan gloves

Masuri titanium vision series helmet
Shrey Air titanium helmet

CA 15000 players edition pads
SS pro test pads

Nike spikes
Puma spikes

Aero v7 strippers

Gray Nicolls players bag

I got OCD When it comes to cricket kit  :D I buy what I like  :D 

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/image_zpszngpyfhr.jpeg)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/image_zpswp07yes8.jpeg)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/image_zpsopgz949e.jpeg)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/image_zpsyuyiq44x.jpeg)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/image_zpsb1i3eehy.jpeg)

Just out of curiosity my 1:5 rc truck  ;)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah70/asifsuleman1/image_zpsr3wogpmo.jpeg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Sivlar13 on April 05, 2016, 10:05:47 PM
Can't get enough of those MRF stickers, they just look ruddy fantastic.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 05, 2016, 10:31:28 PM
As you own (and have presumably used) a Shrey and a Masuri, which would you say is the better lid?

And which one is coolest/best ventilated while you're batting? My Masuri is comfortable but I find myself getting very warm while wearing it
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: SweetSpot on April 06, 2016, 03:50:34 AM
I am new, and I was wondering how do you post a picture without the file size being too big. I have an iPad and every time it try to post a picture it says the fool size is too big.
Thanks
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: gaurav23 on April 06, 2016, 05:55:14 AM
Great to see new entrants in the forum. Great kit right there mate & you better be prepared for manifolds 😜😂
P.s :- that truck is just super cool !!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Alvaro on April 06, 2016, 06:08:41 AM
I am new, and I was wondering how do you post a picture without the file size being too big. I have an iPad and every time it try to post a picture it says the fool size is too big.
Thanks

Use the photobucket app and post a photo's img code :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Sivlar13 on April 06, 2016, 06:09:02 AM
I am new, and I was wondering how do you post a picture without the file size being too big. I have an iPad and every time it try to post a picture it says the fool size is too big.
Thanks


http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=7712.0 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=7712.0)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Alvaro on April 06, 2016, 06:20:19 AM
I really like the CA stuff too, but great looking kit all in (green Pumas aside, sorry)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: shizzie on April 06, 2016, 07:45:02 AM
As you own (and have presumably used) a Shrey and a Masuri, which would you say is the better lid?

And which one is coolest/best ventilated while you're batting? My Masuri is comfortable but I find myself getting very warm while wearing it

I'd say masuri has better ventilation while batting, but shrey is light as feather (you do feel the difference) ventilation in shrey is good but masuri is relatively better  :) hope this helps.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: shizzie on April 06, 2016, 07:46:55 AM
Can't get enough of those MRF stickers, they just look ruddy fantastic.

ordered them off ebay high quality decals for £5, i'd buy them again if i get another plain bat  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: shizzie on April 06, 2016, 07:50:42 AM
Great to see new entrants in the forum. Great kit right there mate & you better be prepared for manifolds 😜😂
P.s :- that truck is just super cool !!

haha i'm thinking of using this truck to put go pro on and film playing field between the overs which will be similar to spider cam (can't afford that)  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: shizzie on April 06, 2016, 07:54:25 AM
I really like the CA stuff too, but great looking kit all in (green Pumas aside, sorry)

haha first time i wore those green spike while batting i got sledged hard one of my fav sledge line by opposition was 'batsman turn that flash light off we need to field'  :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Kulli on April 06, 2016, 08:53:11 AM
ordered them off ebay high quality decals for £5, i'd buy them again if i get another plain bat  :D

Might want to edit this post before the admins get their banhammer out!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Kez on April 06, 2016, 12:28:02 PM
Here we go! First pre season game on saturday and bats had some TLC from @Vulcan Cricket (great job thanks Dean).

Final Kit for 2016.

Bats:
Slaz V12
Kook Verve
B3 (Scott Elstone 2014 shape)

Pads:
Ricochet 1000

Gloves:
Kook Recoil IB
Hunts County Clipper
Warsop Platinum
Slaz Pro Tour

Helmet: Badged Masuri Ti

Thigh Guards: Kook Kahuna Pro Edition

Spikes:
Asics 452
Adidas SL22 yellows

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Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 06, 2016, 03:17:01 PM
Bats:
Slaz V12
Kook Verve
B3 (Scott Elstone 2014 shape)

Really Like your V12, what are the specs on it? looks like it packs a punch?

Also what are the NK stickers? local sponsor?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Kez on April 06, 2016, 10:00:06 PM
Really Like your V12, what are the specs on it? looks like it packs a punch?

Also what are the NK stickers? local sponsor?

V12 is 2lb 9.8
Edge max 38/39 mm
Spine Height 65/66 mm

It's one of the first batch of V12 made by Fearnley, nice long middle, sounds lovely and certainly goes. 

And yes local sponsor ;-) its my coaching/ sports performance analysis "company".
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 07, 2016, 08:59:26 AM
V12 is 2lb 9.8
Edge max 38/39 mm
Spine Height 65/66 mm

It's one of the first batch of V12 made by Fearnley, nice long middle, sounds lovely and certainly goes. 

And yes local sponsor ;-) its my coaching/ sports performance analysis "company".

Thats looks like a lot of wood for that weight!

I really like the stickers, i will be suggesting that to our committe. Not sure who would sponsor us for that tho, have 4 main sponsors already.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Kez on April 07, 2016, 09:38:22 AM
For comparison the Kook is 2lb 9.1 with 35mm edges and a similar spine height but less concaving. And the B3 is 2lb 11.6 with no concaving, again 65 mm spine and edged of 30mm but they still lead to a 5mm bigger toe and shoulder than the slaz and kook.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: rickjames on April 07, 2016, 10:46:31 AM
Well, these arrived. More comfortable after shifting a half size up

(http://i.imgur.com/g7ERWzs.jpg)

Also got my Adidas jumper, bloody hell they're warm. Maybe a little tight but will have to try on with a shirt tonight...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 07, 2016, 10:49:02 AM
Well, these arrived. More comfortable after shifting a half size up

Wont miss you in the dark! Wowza!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Mr_Orange on April 07, 2016, 10:56:10 AM
I do love those NB boots. Wouldn't mind a pair myself but I'd probably only use them to train in, wouldn't want to risk the glare from the sun!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: rickjames on April 07, 2016, 11:04:33 AM
Little miffed that they haven't come with a spike key though, not sure whether that's NB or PDC's fault.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on April 07, 2016, 12:45:20 PM
Lad at my club just got them and same goes: "You've got to be bloody good to wear those!" - which we followed up with - "And you're not" Hahaha!

Hope you perform every week or you'll be in for endless abuse from opponents, and your own team!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: smilley792 on April 07, 2016, 12:49:34 PM
Well, these arrived. More comfortable after shifting a half size up

([url]http://i.imgur.com/g7ERWzs.jpg[/url])

Also got my Adidas jumper, bloody hell they're warm. Maybe a little tight but will have to try on with a shirt tonight...


These were on sale in the new balance outlet at 32 quid last weekend. Plus it was 3 for 2 on anything in the shop

So 3 mates want spikes, that's 21.33 each!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: smilley792 on April 07, 2016, 12:50:22 PM
Lad at my club just got them and same goes: "You've got to be bloody good to wear those!" - which we followed up with - "And you're not" Hahaha!

Hope you perform every week or you'll be in for endless abuse from opponents, and your own team!

"Oh now someone might sledge me".

 man up!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 07, 2016, 01:06:11 PM
Well, these arrived. More comfortable after shifting a half size up

([url]http://i.imgur.com/g7ERWzs.jpg[/url])

Also got my Adidas jumper, bloody hell they're warm. Maybe a little tight but will have to try on with a shirt tonight...


I ended up using these last season, a mate brought them and got abuse and he's not into abuse so stopped playing. I offered a trade with my plain ones (new that year too etc) and we swapped. Meant he kept playing and people have yet something else to go off about at me. It's ok though, this year I'll instantly keep reporting it to the umpire. Hopefully they'll start enforcing the no personal abuse stand umpires are supposed to take
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on April 07, 2016, 01:30:24 PM
'No personal abuse' stand? There ought to be a 'no stupid shoes' stand.

I mostly think people who 'sledge' in amateur cricket are whoppers. But I could make exception.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: rickjames on April 07, 2016, 02:06:47 PM
If I get sledged for wearing shoes that aren't white I'll just laugh about it, DGAF
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Karlo84 on April 07, 2016, 03:14:30 PM
Kit in my bag this year (not listing everything I own, unlike some who need a bag the size of Yorkshire to fit all of their "current" kit into  :D ) ...

Bats
Paul Aldred gold sovereign players
Paul Aldred gold sovereign butterfly 1

Batting Pads
Paul Aldred

batting gloves
Guess what... Paul Aldred.

Aero P2's
A puma number to look after the jewels!

Helmet -  Masuri elite (green - club colours)

Keeping gloves
Kookaburra 1000L
Keeping pads
Kookaburra 1000

Spikes
Asics Gel gully

Bag - a mighty Gray Nics number!

Roll on this weekend!!!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on April 07, 2016, 03:32:25 PM
Depends; I love a bit of banter. Makes the day go a bit quicker if it's a dull one in the field!

Bit if you give it, you gotta take it!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 07, 2016, 03:40:55 PM
Depends; I love a bit of banter. Makes the day go a bit quicker if it's a dull one in the field!

Bit if you give it, you gotta take it!

That's not a reasoning though, what happens if someone doesn't give any?? Will 'you' respect that or gob off anyway? Banter is fine, just do it with your mates and leave the Oppos out of it ? They aren't your mates after all so why talk to/about them?

Anyway, I think the sledging has been done to death.. You are either for it or against it and there is no middle ground because people unfortunatley can't distinguish between humour and sledging
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: play-yourself-in on April 07, 2016, 03:50:25 PM
My take on it is hammer your mates on your team as much as possible and just ignore the opposition....the old "he's fishing", "he's only got one shot" rubbish just makes me a bit embarrassed to be honest.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on April 07, 2016, 04:08:54 PM
Good-natured banter is fine. It's the people who 'sledge' (dish out unrefined verbal abuse) because they've heard that it"s what the pros do, that I find nauseating.

It only started about ten or fifteen years ago when it became a regular topic of conversation on TV.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on April 07, 2016, 04:13:56 PM
If I get sledged for wearing shoes that aren't white I'll just laugh about it, DGAF

But why would you want to? Are you an attention seeker?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Batbuddy99 on April 07, 2016, 04:17:36 PM
But why would you want to? Are you an attention seeker?
Because they look good?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on April 07, 2016, 04:23:51 PM
Because they look good?

*Cough*
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: edge on April 07, 2016, 04:27:24 PM
But why would you want to? Are you an attention seeker?
Why not? People can wear whatever coloured shoes they like!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on April 07, 2016, 04:28:44 PM
Why not? People can wear whatever coloured shoes they like!

And trousers? And shirts?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Vitas Cricket on April 07, 2016, 04:44:49 PM
Little miffed that they haven't come with a spike key though, not sure whether that's NB or PDC's fault.

They quite often fall out through the holes in the new balance boxes unfortunately.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 07, 2016, 05:24:00 PM
Four days after ordering, and receiving payment confirmation, and I have heard literally nothing from Legget besides my paypal receipt and order confirmation. Have sent in an enquiry, but if I hear nothing for another couple of days I will be less impressed by the service than I already am! Their t's & c's page says postage next business day, or within two if ordered at the weekend or a public holiday.
Kit better be damned good if/when it does turn up!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Gelds on April 07, 2016, 05:35:45 PM
Bats:
B3 3 stripe shape 14
B3 2 stripe bespoke shape (modified Trott)

Gloves & Pads:
Gray-Nicolls Oblivion 5 star (bargain buys from their ebay store)
Gray-Nicolls Test thigh pad and inner thigh pad

Helmet:
Adidas premiertek in green

Shoes:
Adidas SL22 (2015 model)

Bag:
Kookaburra pro players duffle (blue/yellow 2015)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: 19reading87 on April 07, 2016, 08:22:02 PM
My only 2 bats currently. Will do a proper review of them at some point but I've been very lucky as 1 of them has come straight out of a current county players bag. Which shows you they don't all use a million grains

(http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/19reading87/24DA4186-FBAF-46BE-98CF-308A63119101.jpg) (http://s766.photobucket.com/user/19reading87/media/24DA4186-FBAF-46BE-98CF-308A63119101.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: springbok45 on April 07, 2016, 09:07:50 PM
Ok, my kit for this season is;

Bats
Red Ink Custom X2
An RK i picked up off of ebay.
M&H Signature 2000 (more for a collection piece than for use)

Gloves
B&S Assegi split finger
SF Triumph (sames as B&S)
Affinity Green split fingers

Pads
Gray Nicholls Powerbow Gen X players
M&H Signature 2000

Shrey Masterclass Air Ti

Others
Aero P1 v7/GN Test thigh pads
Addidas Vectors/Asics Strike rate 3
Salix Pod Pro bag
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Neon Cricket on April 08, 2016, 08:30:30 AM
Still not completely sorted my kit but it'll be a mix of the following once I finally decide!

Bats
New Balance DC1080
B3 3 Stripe Mull profile
3 Neon's (currently on their way back from a clean up by @Ryan!)

Gloves
B&S GP274
New Balance DC1080
Neon Pink

Pads
B&S GP274
Neon Pink

Helmet
Ayrtek - Titanium grill with the EPS liner. Weighs literally nothing, wouldn't dream of using anything else

Others
Ayrtek/Moonwalkr Thigh Guards
Neon Thigh Guard
All White Nike Free Runs (spiked up by @Vitas Cricket)
Kookaburra KD5000 Duffle
Neon Wheelie

Will get some pictures up once I've got the other 3 bats back!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ElPerro on April 08, 2016, 09:54:30 AM
Bats:

H4L Warbird
SS Maximus

Pads:

PiriPiri Classic

Gloves:

PiriPiri Classic
Warsop Platinum

Helmet:

Masuri (an old style one)

Others:

New Balance CK 4030 Spikes
Aero Strippers P2
Supernova Duffle
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Sivlar13 on April 08, 2016, 10:02:41 AM
My only 2 bats currently. Will do a proper review of them at some point but I've been very lucky as 1 of them has come straight out of a current county players bag. Which shows you they don't all use a million grains

([url]http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/19reading87/24DA4186-FBAF-46BE-98CF-308A63119101.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s766.photobucket.com/user/19reading87/media/24DA4186-FBAF-46BE-98CF-308A63119101.jpg.html[/url])


Do Woodworm no longer do the small curves at the top of their sticks? Gutted.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Kulli on April 08, 2016, 10:14:29 AM
It's probably not made as a Woodworm.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Chalkie on April 10, 2016, 08:33:29 PM
My kit for 2016

About a year ago after a 15 year break from cricket I joined the forum and a few weeks later I bought some kit - lightweight own brand gloves and pads from Vinay at VKS, a great duffel from Gary at B&S, and a V1200 Fusion from Kevin at Sports Direct (they hand pick all their bats don't you know 😉)

So this is what I had for the start of last season.

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/cricket_zpsuojybbgm.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/cricket_zpsuojybbgm.jpg.html)

Fast forward a year and mainly due to this forum I have developed a serious kit addiction  - the first thing a new joiner should see when they sign up is a warning - This forum may  cause serious harm to your bank balance.

First up the bats:
B3 3 stripe TKC 2.12
Aldred Spectre Players 2.10
Bradbury Ex-pro bat 2.10
H4L Tempo MK2 2.9
B3 2 stripe (shape 11) 2.8

Haven't decided yet which will be my match bat - I will probably just chose one when I see the track and depending how I feel that day.

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zpsul0diyqa.jpeg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zpsul0diyqa.jpeg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zps8xa6mixk.jpeg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zps8xa6mixk.jpeg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zpsbii4irv2.jpeg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zpsbii4irv2.jpeg.html)

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zpshtp3ycmo.jpeg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zpshtp3ycmo.jpeg.html)

Softs and accessories
Aldred pads and gloves - for match
P2 Aeros
VKS ultralight OSM pads and gloves - for nets

GN Supernova duffel (match)
B&S Assegai duffel (nets)

GM Pro Select helmet

NB4030 spikes

(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o744/alasdairwhite/image_zpszmc6tobx.jpeg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/alasdairwhite/media/image_zpszmc6tobx.jpeg.html)

Not bad for a bowler...........pity no one else at my club is a kit badger so the only comments I get are - why have you got so many bats - they are just so uneducated!

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ams4287 on April 10, 2016, 08:39:54 PM
See you've kept the Aldred softs @Chalkie  some nice kit / willow.

I've also upgraded my B&S duffle with an accompanying supernova duffle 👍
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: GoodLeave on April 10, 2016, 08:51:41 PM
What happened to the "Hand Picked" Slaz? Presume it's now propping a door open?

My first bat was a GN Evo Slayer from SD, absolute plank it was, wasn't fit to prop open a door tbh. If I'd have taken the grain sheet off before burning it, I'd have probably found it was made of MDF.

I covet my neighbours H4L Tempo... Could I "Borrow" it?  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Chalkie on April 10, 2016, 09:01:17 PM
See you've kept the Aldred softs @Chalkie  some nice kit / willow.

I've also upgraded my B&S duffle with an accompanying supernova duffle 👍

I had considered swapping the Aldred softs for B3 or H4L through the forum but never got round to it - they are also feel really nice so very happy with them ( not actually used yet though).

I like the B&S duffel, it stands up better than my Supernova, think it's the difference in thickness of the material they are made from, but it just isn't big enough for all my match day kit.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Chalkie on April 10, 2016, 09:05:16 PM
What happened to the "Hand Picked" Slaz? Presume it's now propping a door open?

My first bat was a GN Evo Slayer from SD, absolute plank it was, wasn't fit to prop open a door tbh. If I'd have taken the grain sheet off before burning it, I'd have probably found it was made of MDF.

I covet my neighbours H4L Tempo... Could I "Borrow" it?  :D

Sold the Slaz to a team mate - it was actually pretty decent. I have also had about 5 other bats since the start of last season and sold all on.

The Tempo is a recent addition, I have been admiring others H4Ls all winter and just had to get one. I haven't used it yet but taps up really nicely. Expect it will be my match bat when pitches get a bit harder and faster later in the season.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 11, 2016, 07:24:14 AM
I have a tempo, must admit it is lovely.

Love both your B3's #add to dream list
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Shortpitch on April 15, 2016, 12:00:04 AM
Kit for this Season

Bats: 1. Laver Reserve
         2. Aldred Butterfly
Pads: 1. BAS Players Edition
Gloves : 1. BAS players
             2. BAS cheaper sausage version (actually comfortable)
Helmet: Shrey Masterclass Steel
Shoes : Adidas turf (Not in the pic, in the car)

(http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i443/srikanthmantha/IMG_20160414_192532.jpg) (http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/srikanthmantha/media/IMG_20160414_192532.jpg.html)

(http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i443/srikanthmantha/IMG_20160414_192252.jpg) (http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/srikanthmantha/media/IMG_20160414_192252.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Nmcgee on April 15, 2016, 01:37:28 AM
Those bright BAS gloves are sweet. I thought about getting a pair too.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Shortpitch on April 15, 2016, 03:31:30 AM
When I saw the pics for the Gloves, I thought the same, they also Have the Floro Green and Navy Color combination too. These are cheaper in the BAS Gloves. Because seller made a mistake With my order he threw them on the order for free. Bought the pads and the White Split finger Gloves for 75 US incl shipping. Pretty satisfied.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: felix on April 16, 2016, 09:19:51 AM
Here's my weapon of choice for the season. Took a trip up to Vitas a couple of weeks ago on the hunt for something sub £200 and light enough for my weedy frame, and had a very enjoyable few hours stroking wood and tapping into Jake's considerable knowledge. Very impressed by first visit there, well worth the long trip. After a lot of prevarication, this was my selection. 2-9, pick up feels nice and light even though it's got a pretty low middle. Apparently this had been on the shelf for sometime and was one of the 1st 2016 stock - I'm surprised.  Nice bit of wood for a G2, the blemish in the face is surely too low down to matter.  It wasn't until it arrived knocked in the other day that I noticed the grip's wonky, and I can't straighten it, which might play havoc with a few people's OCD but it feels absolutely fine.
Really looking forward to using it in anger, though a tad anxious too - I know I should use it with an old ball for a bit, but I'm an opener and I get so few chances to net...
(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah185/Malcburt/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160416_091426910_zpsh4qhln8a.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/Malcburt/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160416_091426910_zpsh4qhln8a.jpg.html)
(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah185/Malcburt/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160416_091856105_zpssywhiist.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/Malcburt/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160416_091856105_zpssywhiist.jpg.html)
(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah185/Malcburt/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160416_091712531_zps8f8sxj3k.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/Malcburt/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160416_091712531_zps8f8sxj3k.jpg.html)
(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah185/Malcburt/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160416_091536220_zpsvh7u8cu3.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/Malcburt/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160416_091536220_zpsvh7u8cu3.jpg.html)
(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah185/Malcburt/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160416_091514212_zpsxvocsr4e.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/Malcburt/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160416_091514212_zpsxvocsr4e.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: gaurav23 on April 16, 2016, 09:39:49 AM
Great find there mate. Nice extended swell. Hope it scores you well 👍🏻
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Alvaro on April 16, 2016, 09:48:19 AM
Looks great for early season puddings, should we ever get outside!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: felix on April 16, 2016, 09:51:12 AM
Looks great for early season puddings, should we ever get outside!

That was my thinking, I expect I'll be spending the season in our 3s so much as I love firm bouncy tracks, I doubt I'll see many  :(
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: mohawks94 on April 18, 2016, 08:42:11 PM
Legget kit has finally arrived. Really like the kit, the only thing I can fault is the customer service and slow dispatch.
My kit for 2016 (take 2):

Bats: Legget and Coe Prophecy G1 2lb7oz
(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_53_05_Pro_zpslimuj1vb.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_53_05_Pro_zpslimuj1vb.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_53_17_Pro_zps8innmhcp.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_53_17_Pro_zps8innmhcp.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_53_30_Pro_zpskxdimg2c.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_53_30_Pro_zpskxdimg2c.jpg.html)

Legget and Coe Prophecy G1 2lb9oz:

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_53_53_Pro_zpsnngq0e5h.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_53_53_Pro_zpsnngq0e5h.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_54_02_Pro_zpsd8tefrbi.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_54_02_Pro_zpsd8tefrbi.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_54_10_Pro_zpswxjmaz8n.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_54_10_Pro_zpswxjmaz8n.jpg.html)

GM Flare Original with stickers removed:

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_54_42_Pro_zpsjbaecrdf.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_54_42_Pro_zpsjbaecrdf.jpg.html)

All 3 have OpeningUp stickers on, cause that I am very keen to support

Protection: Legget and Coe Prophecy inner and thigh pads

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_55_29_Pro_zpsz6ovcvrk.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_55_29_Pro_zpsz6ovcvrk.jpg.html)

Gloves: 2x Legget and Coe Prophecy

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_56_12_Pro_zpshdjjq8tx.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_56_12_Pro_zpshdjjq8tx.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_56_25_Pro_zpsgypnostj.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_56_25_Pro_zpsgypnostj.jpg.html)

Pads: Legget and Coe Prophecy

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_57_03_Pro_zps0ye4i6uw.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_57_03_Pro_zps0ye4i6uw.jpg.html)

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_57_35_Pro_zps16dnbqz2.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_57_35_Pro_zps16dnbqz2.jpg.html)

Helmet: Masuri Vision Test Titanium single bar

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_58_21_Pro_zpsfg5tzpar.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_58_21_Pro_zpsfg5tzpar.jpg.html)

Spikes: Nike Lunarlon, spares are Adidas SL22 and Puma EvoSpeeds

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_58_42_Pro_zpsr4wv2i4w.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_58_42_Pro_zpsr4wv2i4w.jpg.html)

Other bits: inners (fingerless and fingered), box, sweatband and club cap. Couldn't find club snapback.

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_59_56_Pro_zpshv07ofjw.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_59_56_Pro_zpshv07ofjw.jpg.html)

Bag: Legget and Coe Prophecy duffle

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s493/mohawks94/WIN_20160418_20_52_39_Pro_zpsrrry2t9g.jpg) (http://s1054.photobucket.com/user/mohawks94/media/WIN_20160418_20_52_39_Pro_zpsrrry2t9g.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Buzz on April 19, 2016, 12:17:16 PM
Lots of new GM stuff
([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0072_zpsz7xfaotq.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0072_zpsz7xfaotq.jpg.html[/url])

with a bag to come.

New balance shoes box etc not included!


Oh how things change...
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMAG0845_zpsupxxc9nd.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/IMAG0845_zpsupxxc9nd.jpg.html)

Likely match kit...

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMAG0847_zpszhkschwb.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/IMAG0847_zpszhkschwb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on April 19, 2016, 12:20:02 PM
Those NB shoes are alright once they've loosened up a bit!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on April 19, 2016, 02:51:05 PM
@Buzz hows the visibility on the helmet on the right?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Buzz on April 19, 2016, 02:56:51 PM
Rubbish, especially the peripheral vision. My son also has also had some concussion issues after I have bounced him in garden cricket
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: justnotcricket86 on April 19, 2016, 07:31:08 PM
Buzz, can you link me up with the SG softs you have there please, thanks :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: pranav2108 on April 20, 2016, 06:12:19 AM
So inspired by everyone's post, I finally decided to post my kit bag for 2016. This is a my current list and I plan to add a few more mid season.

Match bats: BDM dynamic power super, SG Sunny Tonny
Nets bats: GM ICON 707 - My most favorite bat of all signed by MS Dhoni at the back, One custom bat with butterfly mark(I guess)
Pads: Protos Test Pro
Gloves: Protos Test limited edition, For nets: SG Exelite
Thigh Pad: BAS player's edition - Sachin style
Helmet: Forma with stainless steel grill
Bag: New Balance duffle
Shoes: Nike rubber and spikes(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h417/pranav2108/20160420_070403_zps6eod8r6k.jpg) (http://s1108.photobucket.com/user/pranav2108/media/20160420_070403_zps6eod8r6k.jpg.html)
(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h417/pranav2108/20160420_070451_zpsytadzovm.jpg) (http://s1108.photobucket.com/user/pranav2108/media/20160420_070451_zpsytadzovm.jpg.html)
(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h417/pranav2108/20160420_070445_zpsre0z5zri.jpg) (http://s1108.photobucket.com/user/pranav2108/media/20160420_070445_zpsre0z5zri.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: J40BSY on April 20, 2016, 06:20:25 AM
Like them Nike spikes @Buzz  they called domains or something? Thinking about getting myself a pair what they like for comfort?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on April 23, 2016, 08:37:48 AM
Here is my kit for the season (http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac120/bullyboy176/DA3A5651-343B-465B-8E11-B9F930B089F5_zpseclk6tjk.jpg) (http://s891.photobucket.com/user/bullyboy176/media/DA3A5651-343B-465B-8E11-B9F930B089F5_zpseclk6tjk.jpg.html) my bats are all round 2 8 to 2 9 mark getting older 🙃 Pads are a pair I had made up in imperial but same style as elegance gloves elegance pair from last year and others are this years res etd thigh pads ever trusted streton fox and lid in a new style maz . Have a good season all
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 23, 2016, 09:47:39 AM
Here is my kit for the season ([url]http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac120/bullyboy176/DA3A5651-343B-465B-8E11-B9F930B089F5_zpseclk6tjk.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s891.photobucket.com/user/bullyboy176/media/DA3A5651-343B-465B-8E11-B9F930B089F5_zpseclk6tjk.jpg.html[/url]) my bats are all round 2 8 to 2 9 mark getting older 🙃 Pads are a pair I had made up in imperial but same style as elegance gloves elegance pair from last year and others are this years res etd thigh pads ever trusted streton fox and lid in a new style maz . Have a good season all


You sponsored by Vulcan or something dean???
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Nmcgee on April 23, 2016, 10:07:44 AM
Beautiful looking kit @Vulcan Cricket . Stickers look brilliant.

Not sure about St Georges Cross on the box though! I thought it was supposed to be near the heart for you blokes?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Mattsky on April 23, 2016, 05:49:58 PM
Nice looking sticks, there. Liking the stickers on the sticks too!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Mattsky on April 23, 2016, 06:08:13 PM
Righto chaps, this is the kit I'll be striding into battle with this season.
I'm retaining a black and red thaang I've had goin' awn from the last season or so.

MATCH BAT: B3 Crown custom, around 2.10 with counterbalanced handle
WET WEATHER/NET BAT: B3 copy of match bat
PADS: Puma Platinum 5000 Elite
GLOVES: Puma Platinum 5000 Elite
BOOTS: Puma Platinum convertible spike
HELMET: Albion Elite Pro
PROTECTION: Custom Strettons

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/Yautja_Zelda/Playing%20kit%202016.jpg) (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/Yautja_Zelda/media/Playing%20kit%202016.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on April 23, 2016, 09:02:31 PM
Beautiful looking kit @Vulcan Cricket . Stickers look brilliant.

Not sure about St Georges Cross on the box though! I thought it was supposed to be near the heart for you blokes?
old box from when I use to get stuff from kookaburra it does a job
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: J40BSY on April 24, 2016, 06:37:10 AM
St George's cross with the Crown Jewels rightly so haha, like them gloves @Vulcan Cricket what's the protection like?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on April 24, 2016, 06:46:12 AM
St George's cross with the Crown Jewels rightly so haha, like them gloves @Vulcan Cricket what's the protection like?
top end and very very clear comfy
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sanredrose on April 24, 2016, 10:11:41 PM
I can't really say this is kit for 2016, but i have the stuff sorted out now. Some of the items have been loaned out but most of them are here ...

*** Bats ***
Kook Kahuna 800 - 2lb 9oz 
Puma Pulse 5000 - 2lb 8oz
GM Zona 505 - 2lb 7.5oz
BAS Exploder - 2lb 9oz
BAS Titus LE - 2lb 10oz
TON Player Edition - 2lb 9oz
B4 Blank bat - 2lb 9oz
B3 2stripe custom bat - 2lb 10oz
B2 Blank bat - 2lb 8oz
Hammer ST Pro - 2lb 10oz
GM Octane F2 808 - 2lb 9oz
Renegade T20 - 2lb 11oz

*** Gloves ***
Kook Kahuna Players - 2013 model
Ayrtek - 2015 model
BDM LE - 2014 model
Kook Kahuna 1000 - 2015 model

*** Pads ***
Hammer Core - Black, Mens 
Affinity Carbine - White, Small Mens
Thigh pads - Kook Pro guard

*** Shoes ***
NB CK 4040
Reebok

*** Bag ***
Blank bats wheelie bag

(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y343/contactst/CBF/Kit_10_zpsolzazbev.jpg)
(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y343/contactst/CBF/Kit_9_zpsw7muuimc.jpg)
(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y343/contactst/CBF/Kit_8_zpsyeuw3dsp.jpg)
(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y343/contactst/CBF/Kit_7_zpsyv0bul9q.jpg)
(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y343/contactst/CBF/Kit_6_zps7xygikmv.jpg)
(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y343/contactst/CBF/Kit_5_zpsmmw7yzfn.jpg)
(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y343/contactst/CBF/Kit_4_zpszkvoh2sg.jpg)
(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y343/contactst/CBF/Kit_3_zpshdamaxds.jpg)
(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y343/contactst/CBF/Kit_2_zpsj0vw6ios.jpg)
(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y343/contactst/CBF/Kit_1_zpsaei046t7.jpg)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Northern monkey on April 27, 2016, 08:17:01 AM
My h4l bats are sorted now, I've got three for this year
I managed to break a couple of bat handles last year on my bats and it caused me no end of grief.
So hopefully this year I should be sorted
Still waiting for my pads,(trying these morrant shin paddy things this year)
Gloves are SS gladiator which I love, and really need to get a couple more pairs
Might spring to new pair of asics but my gel advances are still looking good at the mo
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on May 01, 2016, 10:52:02 PM
I thought, like some, to have a little shake-up prior to the season starting. So my finalised match kit is as follows:

Bats
GM Mana OLE                (2.10)
2x B&S Supreme LB       (2.11)
Retro GM Hero Original   (2.11)

Pads
2x B&S 2016 white
B&S 2016 navy (awaiting arrival)
SS all white pads

Gloves
3x B&S sausage style
2x SS All white Test

Wicket Keeping
SS Dinesh Ramdin style gloves
SS all white keeping pads

Other Bits
Puma Evospeed 1.3 white and orange
Adidas Boost SL22 (awaiting arrival)
Masuri Test Titanium (Competition Win  :D)
Oakley Radar EV Custom with infield Prizm lenses
Custom Stretton Foxes with my initials/number and a homage on the inside to late friends
B&S Duffle bag
A university and sample baggy blue courtesy of Gentlemen & Players

And now for some pictures...

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/1CEF1B78-C249-4F30-82BD-071693247E12_zps7kudpyqu.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/1CEF1B78-C249-4F30-82BD-071693247E12_zps7kudpyqu.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/3F7C2759-3890-4118-9D2F-ED48A11BB240_zpsu8qwoqs6.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/3F7C2759-3890-4118-9D2F-ED48A11BB240_zpsu8qwoqs6.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/9F531C3F-D970-4CBC-AD7E-2EB35412823F_zps9mxcmqnr.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/9F531C3F-D970-4CBC-AD7E-2EB35412823F_zps9mxcmqnr.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/D16ABE18-142E-45C4-817E-FB79B0BA1E3D_zpswzr8sfrm.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/D16ABE18-142E-45C4-817E-FB79B0BA1E3D_zpswzr8sfrm.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/355A4988-750C-4C97-94AD-83CE088261A2_zpsdl3pkks4.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/355A4988-750C-4C97-94AD-83CE088261A2_zpsdl3pkks4.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/E04DDF76-CDFD-4A03-BC68-2449243BA861_zps7p81o1w2.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/E04DDF76-CDFD-4A03-BC68-2449243BA861_zps7p81o1w2.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/D8134D0D-CD9C-4573-8EEA-5FB485D20B52_zps9m3tioc3.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/D8134D0D-CD9C-4573-8EEA-5FB485D20B52_zps9m3tioc3.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/ED4FA843-D516-4F81-A59B-9FD26FCE0EE8_zpscvkiq3u7.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/ED4FA843-D516-4F81-A59B-9FD26FCE0EE8_zpscvkiq3u7.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/C1224336-06D3-4D6D-9148-02708F88CB41_zpsejtlsk9r.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/C1224336-06D3-4D6D-9148-02708F88CB41_zpsejtlsk9r.jpg.html)
(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/Joshua_Gurney/F3968753-662F-4229-828A-412839D790A1_zpsuuw1gf2t.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Gurney/media/F3968753-662F-4229-828A-412839D790A1_zpsuuw1gf2t.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: TGB1997 on May 03, 2016, 12:24:33 PM
I've just ordered a new pair of Adidas Adipower Vectors in the 2016 colour way to go along with my 2015 ones
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Mattsky on May 03, 2016, 10:36:54 PM
@JG, what are your thoughts on the B&S duffle? It's the classiest-looking one out there, IMO.
Nice looking sticks, BTW.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on May 03, 2016, 11:03:02 PM
Its marvellous! got so much kit in there currently including the three bats that I can't imagine fit in any other duffle with covers so easily! Cheers, what other way is there to spend my money when finishing my dissertation?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: JG on May 04, 2016, 08:30:17 AM
@jamferg clear out your inbox (completely different topic i know, sorry) sent the strettons via the post office yesterday!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: justnotcricket86 on May 06, 2016, 10:21:43 AM
Its marvellous! got so much kit in there currently including the three bats that I can't imagine fit in any other duffle with covers so easily! Cheers, what other way is there to spend my money when finishing my dissertation?

Where did you get the SS keeping gloves mate? Lovely looking kit by the way
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ElPerro on May 06, 2016, 11:20:44 AM
with the SS keeping gloves are they similar in sizing to the batting in that they come up a bit smaller??
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on May 06, 2016, 04:08:28 PM
My Kit, mainly a few years old

B3 Bat
Puma Calibre 4000 2 strap pads (2 seasons use)
Puma Calibre 5000 gloves (new)
Puma Pulse 6000 gloves (3 seasons + use)
Puma Evospeed boots (2+ seasons use)
Puma Pulse 5000 wk pads
Puma Pulse 5000 gloves, making there debut tomorrow
M&H t2 bag
Ayrtek carbon fibre helmet
Strettons
(http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx165/d7bow/Mobile%20Uploads/F990B815-7D41-4AFF-9924-BE496CAE5E3A_zpsxfkueced.jpg) (http://s752.photobucket.com/user/d7bow/media/Mobile%20Uploads/F990B815-7D41-4AFF-9924-BE496CAE5E3A_zpsxfkueced.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on May 06, 2016, 05:07:51 PM
I'm sorry Bowser - I think you've cropped the image, I can only see 1 bat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: bk on May 06, 2016, 05:11:59 PM
@ElPerro I think you lost most people when you said your kit was "mainly a few years old".
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ElPerro on May 06, 2016, 05:25:33 PM
@bk not sure I'm catching your drift?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on May 06, 2016, 05:33:42 PM
I'm sorry Bowser - I think you've cropped the image, I can only see 1 bat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Haha, it's goes that well i only need the one
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: bk on May 06, 2016, 06:43:22 PM
@bk not sure I'm catching your drift?


Ooops, Meant to add the bit about your kit being "mainly a few years old". Sounds like justification for a refresh!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: bk on May 06, 2016, 06:45:54 PM
@bk not sure I'm catching your drift?

Oops. The text I quoted is in a tiny font. Was trying to say that if your kit's mainly a few years old then you have every justification for a refresh!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: 21wilsonj on May 06, 2016, 08:35:55 PM
Can't post any pictures right now, but I have:

BATS:
Puma Bionic 4000 stickered up as a Phantom
5+ year old gray nicolls with no stickers

GLOVES:
Puma EvoPower 3 Wicketkeeping gloves
Kookaburra Instinct Wicketkeeping gloves
Kookaburra Instinct Batting Gloves
Chase R4 Batting Gloves

PADS:
Willostix Spitfire Wicketkeeping pads
Salix pod batting pads

SHOES:
Nike Lunartempo
New Balance CK10AC

OTHER:
Helmet is an old style navy Masuri
Bag is a GN500 Duffle
Have both Kook and Puma keeping Inners
Carry my oakley quarter jackets in my bag as well

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Tom Short on May 08, 2016, 06:40:10 PM
All my new kit is here now. Went for New Balance this year (as a ocd matching kit badger.)

Bats:
New Balance dc 580+
GN Oblivion 5 star (3-4 years old)

Pads:
NB tc 1260
GN powerbow gen x 500

Gloves:
NB tc 1260
GN powerbow 500

Other:
Aero P3 strippers
Masuri VS Test (steel)
Newbery armguard
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Chisel408 on May 09, 2016, 03:55:56 AM
Hi everyone, I just joined.
Bats - Ulysses pharaoh
       - SIDS monster bat 50mm edge
       - Bas pro dolphin
       - SS Ton limited edition players bat
Pads - gray Nicholls legend
Gloves - gray Nicholls e18
Thigh guard - Remfry
Will post pictures asap  ;)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: mohawks94 on June 05, 2016, 07:35:00 PM
Ended up buying a GM Icon OLE refurbed by B3 a few weeks back. Sold as 2lb9, weighs in just under 2lb12. Havent got any pictures yet but it flies. May end up back on ebay as I prefer a light bat. Also ended up buying a set of Stanford Powerbow keeping kit as I didn't have a keeper for a Sunday game. 0 byes later from 21 overs and I think I will now be keeping in all Sunday games possible. Pictures will follow for these as well. Parents don't know about my most recent purchases, and as they are out the country from Wednesday morning I will have a chance to snap a couple of pics and clear out my car boot of all the accumulated kit!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Australian fast bowler on June 08, 2016, 07:45:58 AM
Cleaned out my bag this afternoon so thought i would get up some snaps,
included everything except my strettons which i forgot to include in the pics! (just plain nothing special)

Here is a couple of Pics
Ulysses Signature Edition bat
Focus Evo bat, gloves and pads
Shock Doctor Titanium box
Slazenger Spikes, courtesy of Sports Direct
Shrey Titanium AIR with Shrey Stem Guard

(http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc367/JaseKingy345/Mobile%20Uploads/20160608_131136_zpssu1kk16l.jpg) (http://s1208.photobucket.com/user/JaseKingy345/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160608_131136_zpssu1kk16l.jpg.html)

(http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc367/JaseKingy345/Mobile%20Uploads/20160608_131157_zpsm0jalgog.jpg) (http://s1208.photobucket.com/user/JaseKingy345/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160608_131157_zpsm0jalgog.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: skip1973 on June 08, 2016, 10:30:03 AM
What's the Ulysses like ?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Australian fast bowler on June 08, 2016, 11:12:26 PM
What's the Ulysses like ?
@skip1973  amazing mate, worth the price tag, beautifully finished and amazing performance
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: TangoWhiskey on June 09, 2016, 09:13:27 AM
(http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee458/tanwatfa/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsmpkawpxv.jpeg)

(http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee458/tanwatfa/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps6xvxuzu3.jpeg)

Bats:
Aldred Gold Sovereign - 2'9 and about a million grains
GN Custom - Was a birthday present and part of the Lord's Batmaking tour. 2'10.5
GN Oblivion Carbo - I bought this blind from Serious Cricket and scored my first ton with it, then went on to hit another 4 more that season!
Woodworm Globe - I've had this for 10 years. Thought I'd lost it but rediscovered and rescued it from my parent's attic.
HitsHard Mojo - Purchased from the forum but I haven't really got round to using it just yet.

Other Kit.
Lids - Ayrtek PremierTek Titanium - Got this for an absolute steal as part of Ayrtek's christmas advent offer. I was intrigrued but never thought I would get along with it and got it for such a good price I thought I'd sell it on for profit. Tried it on for a net and fell in love with it, relagating my old Masuri on the right to the fielding grill role.
Gloves - H4L custom. So pretty. GN Legends. Combats - from eBay when I was a poor student. Never wear them.
Pads- GN Legends.

I'm a bit of a GN fanboy, though a couple of years on here is broadening my horizons.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Gurujames on June 10, 2016, 03:36:29 PM
Got my h4l devil back from a teammate. I lent it out about a year ago so gave it a sand and re-cover. It's a bit unusual as it is not the standard hellfire profile but a copy of the original Newbury mjolnir. It has 24mm edges and 55nn spine. No concaving and a mid and long Middle. Weighs 2lb 8oz
5 or 6 fairly way grains with a little heartwood on the inside edge. It performs well but will probably not get used which is a bit of a shame.

This is it compared to my NV

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/image_zpshpngptzv.jpeg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/image_zpshpngptzv.jpeg.html)
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/image_zpszt2o8jcw.jpeg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/image_zpszt2o8jcw.jpeg.html)
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/image_zpscrxua2jy.jpeg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/image_zpscrxua2jy.jpeg.html)
Less bow than the NV
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/image_zpsaeamwpxd.jpeg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/image_zpsaeamwpxd.jpeg.html)
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/image_zpsfa0wpcev.jpeg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/image_zpsfa0wpcev.jpeg.html)
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/image_zpsmj0oggpj.jpeg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/image_zpsmj0oggpj.jpeg.html)





Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on June 11, 2016, 07:35:46 AM
Maybe it was a custom bat that got cucked in the devil pile that meeted your specs...
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: HellomynameisJ on June 17, 2016, 08:13:31 AM
Even though it's the off season in Australia I thought I've been wanting to put some pics up for a while. I'm not overly fussy with matching kit, I only like it to be fairly simplistic and classy in regards to design. Here we go!

Bats

Un stickered not sure what make, it seems like like it had bdm stickers judging by the shape of the whiter areas on the back of the bat, but no branding. I was given it as payment for some help moving a house and was told that it was an IPL reject, can't say for sure that it is but 42mm edges, tiny amount of concaving, 20+ grains and it was a dry as anything when I got it. 75% redwood and Weighs just on 2.9. It also came with a warning to only use it on game day!

Phantom Custom performance grade
2 pound 9.5, full mid to low profile, 8 straight and even grains with a touch of heartwood on the right handers outer edge. Really lovely bat, ping is fantastic and is only going to open up more.

Gray Nic's f18 800 stickered as a phantom.
14 grains, high middle and some heartwood on the right handers outer edge with a generous bow. This was my go to before I discovered upper body strength haha, but has been relegated to a ball machine bat as it only weighs 2.6.
 
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a442/Mcjacob23/IMG_20160617_163803_zps3ncye9gd_edit_1466147141709_zpsbulnr6ov.jpg) (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/Mcjacob23/media/IMG_20160617_163803_zps3ncye9gd_edit_1466147141709_zpsbulnr6ov.jpg.html)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a442/Mcjacob23/IMG_20160617_163934_zps6gjmwnc8_edit_1466147013800_zpsa8npdcqn.jpg) (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/Mcjacob23/media/IMG_20160617_163934_zps6gjmwnc8_edit_1466147013800_zpsa8npdcqn.jpg.html)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a442/Mcjacob23/IMG_20160617_172543_edit_1466148421414_zpskyfv7ae2.jpg) (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/Mcjacob23/media/IMG_20160617_172543_edit_1466148421414_zpskyfv7ae2.jpg.html)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a442/Mcjacob23/IMG_20160617_164059_zpskvoxneug_edit_1466146929762_zpsucenyqto.jpg) (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/Mcjacob23/media/IMG_20160617_164059_zpskvoxneug_edit_1466146929762_zpsucenyqto.jpg.html)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a442/Mcjacob23/IMG_20160617_164130_zpsdb8anyco_edit_1466146383410_zps4clcz3sw.jpg) (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/Mcjacob23/media/IMG_20160617_164130_zpsdb8anyco_edit_1466146383410_zps4clcz3sw.jpg.html)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a442/Mcjacob23/IMG_20160617_172511_zpsiggeuzkf_edit_1466148638484_zpseo0dahho.jpg) (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/Mcjacob23/media/IMG_20160617_172511_zpsiggeuzkf_edit_1466148638484_zpseo0dahho.jpg.html)

Softs
Icon Signature
Lightweight, gray Nic's legend style sawtooth glove with a really nice sheepskin palm.

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a442/Mcjacob23/IMG_20160617_171536_zpshph8ajp1.jpg) (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/Mcjacob23/media/IMG_20160617_171536_zpshph8ajp1.jpg.html)

Phantom type 2
Really solid gloves with super protection, they do feel a bit heavier on the hand but it's a fair trade of for the extra protection. Quality Pittard leather palm.

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a442/Mcjacob23/IMG_20160617_172335_zpskkfushwu_edit_1466148537287_zpszxemmnfd.jpg) (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/Mcjacob23/media/IMG_20160617_172335_zpskkfushwu_edit_1466148537287_zpszxemmnfd.jpg.html)

pads
ICON Signature
Really nice lightweight full cane pads that look classy and are really well made.

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a442/Mcjacob23/IMG_20160617_163223_zpstak8mpdz_edit_1466147464009_zpsfuzlnto2.jpg) (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/Mcjacob23/media/IMG_20160617_163223_zpstak8mpdz_edit_1466147464009_zpsfuzlnto2.jpg.html)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a442/Mcjacob23/IMG_20160617_163245_zpsew19wvus_edit_1466147543362_zpsuquoawt8.jpg) (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/Mcjacob23/media/IMG_20160617_163245_zpsew19wvus_edit_1466147543362_zpsuquoawt8.jpg.html)

Also SS players series keeping gloves, really soft and flexible out of the packet and also a standard Masuri Elite helmet.

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a442/Mcjacob23/IMG_20160617_171450_zpss1eobq9w_edit_1466148014706_zpstgurhoar_edit_1466151012925_zpsa0ttlk7c.jpg) (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/Mcjacob23/media/IMG_20160617_171450_zpss1eobq9w_edit_1466148014706_zpstgurhoar_edit_1466151012925_zpsa0ttlk7c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: vibrate on June 19, 2016, 01:33:29 AM
About time i upload my kit guys.

(https://s32.postimg.org/8bqoy9n01/20160618_101942.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/8bqoy9n01/)

(https://s31.postimg.org/t8qjqt7vb/20160618_102130.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/t8qjqt7vb/)

(https://s31.postimg.org/fqk3xxf8n/20160618_102149.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/fqk3xxf8n/)

Pads - PUMA evoPOWER 2 Black edition

Gloves - PUMA evoPOWER Sausage finger edition

Helmet -  Some shrey helmet can't exactly remember which one but i rarely use it

Bats - Slazenger v600 Pro. Got this for a absolute steal. Ping is great but it is very hard needs to be used a lot more to open up. Was my game bat now is my net bat. Weighs in about 2.11
         Spartan mc1000 - Was really disappointed at first when i received this bat cause the description said no concaving and there is a lot. But once i used it it pings like crazy! Easily the best bat i have ever used. Hit my first 6 and 50 with it. Currently my    game bat. Weighs in roughly around 2.9

Shoes - Nike lunar Dominate im an all rounder for my club and opening bowler so these are my shoes of choice.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: sunny_Kris on June 22, 2016, 05:25:07 PM
Even though it's the off season in Australia I thought I've been wanting to put some pics up for a while. I'm not overly fussy with matching kit, I only like it to be fairly simplistic and classy in regards to design. Here we go!


 Very classy @HellomynameisJ . Beautiful sticks and pristine softs. i like the phantom gloves - they look like they do a really good job of protecting the fingers.
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Jlscarroll17 on June 22, 2016, 06:38:52 PM
My kit for 2016 consists of:

Bats:
B3 3 stripe custom shape 11
RPC heritage
Puma platinum 6000
Chase volante r11
Newbery Krakatoa - players grade

Gloves:
Puma platinum 6000
Mongoose super premium
Ton elite split finger
Blueroom bombora
Newbery merlin

Pads:
Funky elite
Blueroom bombora

Keeping gloves:
2x GM original le
Puma Karbon 5000
Blueroom bombora

Keeping pads:
GM original

Spikes:
Adidas vectors 2015
Asics gel strike rate 4
Nike lunar dominate 2015

Other gear:
Masuri titanium helmet
P2 strippers
Cji double decker bag


Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on June 26, 2016, 06:25:29 PM
Finally got al of my kit ready and shouldn't be buying any more kit his season!!

Bats:
1) hell4leather devil (hellfire profile)
2) newbery Krakatoa
3) adidas incurza

Gloves:
1) hell4leather custom
2) gray nics predator 4*

Pads:

1) newbery tt

Misc:

Old masuri steel
Box
Got a puma arm guard somewhere
Aero p2

And I've got a bag of bat repair stuff or grips wax tape etc
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 26, 2016, 06:52:59 PM
My corner of the dressing room today

#FullKitWanker
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160626_123057_zps7ogoja8v.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20160626_123057_zps7ogoja8v.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: jamielsn15 on June 26, 2016, 07:03:52 PM
Played yesterday and an oppo bat walked out in a pair of DF 405 pads which, by the size of them, he'd had since he was 12. Pure retro!!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: FattusCattus on June 26, 2016, 07:40:26 PM
My corner of the dressing room today

#FullKitWanker
([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160626_123057_zps7ogoja8v.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20160626_123057_zps7ogoja8v.jpg.html[/url])


What a flash Hunt!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: OllieWalker39 on June 27, 2016, 07:21:17 AM
That hunts looks barely used?!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 27, 2016, 07:29:58 AM
That hunts looks barely used?!


That's because I've just given it a clean up  ;)
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=39308.0 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=39308.0)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: ppccopener on June 27, 2016, 07:47:01 AM
Cam has a enviable ability to make a used bat look nearly new.

 :)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 04, 2016, 09:21:37 PM
And my kit for this week... :D

Bats
Hunts County Aura LPZ 700 - 2lb10.5 with a chevron grip and half a snake grip, scuff sheet and edge tape applied.
Hunts County Reflex Conquest - 2lb9.75 with a chevron, half a snake grip and a scuff sheet applied.

Protection
Hunts County Glory batting gloves (for nets)
Hunts County Aura batting gloves.
Hunts County Aura batting pads.
Aero P2 Strippers.
Aero P1 Arm Guard (with logos removed)
Aero Box
Masuri Elite Titanium with Stem Guard

Other
Asics gel 335 Shoes
Hunts County Aura wheelie bag

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160804_214717_zps83xyz0cl.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20160804_214717_zps83xyz0cl.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160804_215350_zpsnsdpj0il.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20160804_215350_zpsnsdpj0il.jpg.html)

Stuff that may find it's way into my bag
Hunts County Aura LPZ 650 - 2lb10.125 with a chevron and half a snake grip applied. This still needs knocking in and a scuff sheet to be applied.

Asics Gel Advance 3 Shoes
Strettons Fox bespoke thigh guards.
Shrey Master Class Air Titanium with neck guard.

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160804_215540_zpssqmpnn2x.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20160804_215540_zpssqmpnn2x.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on August 04, 2016, 09:25:53 PM
@WalkingWicket37 and all your h4l kit is... sold?
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: smilley792 on August 04, 2016, 09:29:49 PM
@WalkingWicket37 and all your h4l kit is... sold?

It better not be, I've been trying to buy some off it for last few months now and he keeps changing the subject!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 04, 2016, 09:33:00 PM
It better not be, I've been trying to buy some off it for last few months now and he keeps changing the subject!

Not sold, I still have it all.

And changing the subject? I'm still waiting for you to send me pictures of the bat covers as I was willing to swap!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: smilley792 on August 04, 2016, 09:37:59 PM
Not sold, I still have it all.

And changing the subject? I'm still waiting for you to send me pictures of the bat covers as I was willing to swap!

I have a memory like a sieve and work away a lot. You have to remind me. Lol
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Woodyspin on August 04, 2016, 09:46:42 PM
Not sold, I still have it all.

And changing the subject? I'm still waiting for you to send me pictures of the bat covers as I was willing to swap!

Im taking a punt that the all white gloves you had were regular size? I think i might need some matching gloves soon!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Chad on August 05, 2016, 09:37:56 PM
Mine for this season, missing my Warbird as it's currently with someone else as they needed a bat! Absolutely no concaving on the bats whatsoever.

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_221237.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_221237.jpg.html)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_222144.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_222144.jpg.html)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_222127.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_222127.jpg.html)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_222040.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_222040.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ams4287 on August 05, 2016, 09:50:59 PM
Mine for this season, missing my Warbird as it's currently with someone else as they needed a bat! Absolutely no concaving on the bats whatsoever.

([url]http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_221237.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_221237.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_222144.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_222144.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_222127.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_222127.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_222040.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160805_222040.jpg.html[/url])


Hey @Chad long time no speak - some stonker of some bats there mate! Are the 2 Newburys actually Newburys? Takes something for those lavers not to make the line up! Hit me up if that bb and Helios are ever up for grabs 😉
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Chad on August 05, 2016, 10:44:52 PM
Hey @Chad long time no speak - some stonker of some bats there mate! Are the 2 Newburys actually Newburys? Takes something for those lavers not to make the line up! Hit me up if that bb and Helios are ever up for grabs 😉

Hey @Ams4287 , how do you define a Newbery? My answer depends on your one. ;)

The Helios is actually the Tour on the right in the first picture, and the Tour on the left I believe was Kieron's (from Bulldog) match bat. Both had domed profiles similar to the Newbery Tour, and I felt like refurbishing them, so got my hands on some Tour stickers to do so. They both look incredible and have similar profiles, so the Tour stickers suit. :) The Lavers I've not really used, just because I've been trying to stick to a few bats this year, and I believe the only bats I've used in matches are the B&S and my H4L Warbird!
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Ams4287 on August 05, 2016, 10:50:07 PM
Hey @Ams4287 , how do you define a Newbery? My answer depends on your one. ;)

The Helios is actually the Tour on the right in the first picture, and the Tour on the left I believe was Kieron's (from Bulldog) match bat. Both had domed profiles similar to the Newbery Tour, and I felt like refurbishing them, so got my hands on some Tour stickers to do so. They both look incredible and have similar profiles, so the Tour stickers suit. :) The Lavers I've not really used, just because I've been trying to stick to a few bats this year, and I believe the only bats I've used in matches are the B&S and my H4L Warbird!



Haha cool, both from the same workshop then! Both lovely sticks, must be if there in your bag (well nearly) after a fair few years
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: alexhilly1492 on August 07, 2016, 07:17:23 PM
Finally got al of my kit ready and shouldn't be buying any more kit his season!!

Bats:
1) hell4leather devil (hellfire profile)
2) newbery Krakatoa
3) adidas incurza

Gloves:
1) hell4leather custom
2) gray nics predator 4*

Pads:

1) newbery tt

Misc:

Old masuri steel
Box
Got a puma arm guard somewhere
Aero p2

And I've got a bag of bat repair stuff or grips wax tape etc


Ok so this list is nearly accurate by with another set of pads added: heritage spitfire (the same as my newbery tt pads just a different colour way)
Pics below;

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/alexhill813/112959FA-7DA5-4102-998C-B2BB12A93F08_zpseqt0xvck.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/alexhill813/media/112959FA-7DA5-4102-998C-B2BB12A93F08_zpseqt0xvck.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/alexhill813/6D611598-5B9F-42F7-9938-544FDFC95FBC_zpskzjkxltn.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/alexhill813/media/6D611598-5B9F-42F7-9938-544FDFC95FBC_zpskzjkxltn.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/alexhill813/93C8EDB7-0CD9-4847-A020-37188A64FD33_zps90eprntm.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/alexhill813/media/93C8EDB7-0CD9-4847-A020-37188A64FD33_zps90eprntm.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/alexhill813/BFD7E9A4-2304-4C71-A0F3-B6E78331017E_zpsbvdfzyvg.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/alexhill813/media/BFD7E9A4-2304-4C71-A0F3-B6E78331017E_zpsbvdfzyvg.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/alexhill813/9806C5BF-2D01-4833-9134-68068798BF77_zpshjgrsgjx.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/alexhill813/media/9806C5BF-2D01-4833-9134-68068798BF77_zpshjgrsgjx.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/alexhill813/47920CC6-41FB-4FF6-B87C-23A8F74C703F_zpskhembppb.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/alexhill813/media/47920CC6-41FB-4FF6-B87C-23A8F74C703F_zpskhembppb.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/alexhill813/D6A0B792-F0F2-4F67-997B-455391FD9C39_zpsmoymewk6.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/alexhill813/media/D6A0B792-F0F2-4F67-997B-455391FD9C39_zpsmoymewk6.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/alexhill813/4052BC0A-22E5-434D-86CC-9716FA7817C7_zpsbdntupf8.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/alexhill813/media/4052BC0A-22E5-434D-86CC-9716FA7817C7_zpsbdntupf8.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/alexhill813/225C67A3-3DBA-4731-A08B-D01116729252_zps4cfcfgnj.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/alexhill813/media/225C67A3-3DBA-4731-A08B-D01116729252_zps4cfcfgnj.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/alexhill813/97B9E501-45B3-4AA6-8104-8CF82BB72A63_zpsl0xj8xrz.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/alexhill813/media/97B9E501-45B3-4AA6-8104-8CF82BB72A63_zpsl0xj8xrz.jpg.html)

All that isn't in the is my spikes which are Pumas but I'm after another pair possibly adidas sl22s but that can wait until the off season and another bag/bigger bag to replace my county duffle
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: AlanB on September 19, 2016, 05:02:14 PM
This was the kit I used this year together with some post-season thoughts. Most of the bats have featured on the forum already hence no photographs.

Bats

B3 Series DB1 2lb 14oz - used once first match of the season, very good indeed and went from ball one, sold it to a team mate purely because I had too many bats. Had featured on the forum when new

Gray-Nicolls Powerbow Strauss LE 2lb 12oz - a lovely bat used in earnest this season, was tempted in to sell it though. Had featured on the forum when new.

Millichamp & Hall Amplus profile 2lb 14oz (storm damaged) - two years old and still going strong (!), used mainly in nets.

Warsop Butterfly 2lb 12oz - one of the last "pure" Butterfly bats from Warsop (nowadays all bats can be graded as Butterfly with the sticker added), traditional profile with thinner edges and no concaving, does feel harder than my other bats, the ball certainly travels when middled. Less effective off-centre though as would be expected with this shape.

Gray-Nicolls Powerbow Generation X Extreme Players 2lb 14oz - on line gamble from SD, huge bat even for the weight and performance is very impressive indeed. Really pleased with this, has made me realise how G-N have gained their reputation. Was a bit sceptical given some of the willow grading examples on here.

Softs

Have mainly used Gray-Nicolls Oblivion E41 Test gloves and Powerbow Players pads from a couple of years ago. Alternatively, M&H Alpha. Good kit.

Wicket Keeping

Sold my Ton Gladiator Elite gloves early in the season, replaced with G-N Legend. The Ton gloves were I thought at the time very good but once softened up a bit, the Legends are a joy to use and superior imo (and fit me better).

I acquired some matching Legend pads, these are quite narrow which I may get used to but haven't had match use yet. Continuing with Salix Pod pads which are more generous in size and I really like them, wearing well too.

Shoes

Asics ODI for most of the season, not sure I can notice any difference from the Advance but as I got a good deal this is not material, I am very happy with them, used for batting, bowling, WK, fielding and a spot of bowling too.

Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: Churchy1989 on September 20, 2016, 12:15:08 PM
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@Chad Are these staying in your bag over the winter? or are any looking for a new home  :D
Title: Re: Your kit for the 2016 season
Post by: bh18700 on December 18, 2016, 12:21:39 AM
I'm getting my 2 sg bats stickered up as TON's, i have a choice of the new t20, vision,legacy, or master blaster labels. Which ones should i go for?