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Equipment => Other Gear => Topic started by: Blank Bats on February 10, 2018, 06:26:54 PM

Title: Own up
Post by: Blank Bats on February 10, 2018, 06:26:54 PM
So who will be using a box from last season or older?

If thereís one thing you need new each season itís a box for the Crown Jewels.

But am I in the minority.




Title: Re: Own up
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 10, 2018, 06:33:24 PM
Not I, Iíve got a lovely new D3O one 👌
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Post by: Smmatle1 on February 10, 2018, 06:39:43 PM
Got the new Ayrtek one which is great protection and built to last! Would like like to see a cooling gel pack incorporated into the inner....may end up looking like a cod piece though!
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: Buzz on February 10, 2018, 06:52:09 PM
I have been using the same box for more than 10 years.

Writing that down makes me feel a little sick
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Post by: Calzehbhoy on February 10, 2018, 06:52:57 PM
New Ayrtek one for me this year.
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Post by: joeljonno on February 10, 2018, 06:55:58 PM
Mines over 20 years old.

#oldfaithful
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Post by: six and out on February 10, 2018, 07:09:29 PM
Mines over 10 years old and going strong.

Definitely sounds gross but i got one probably square on flush in the jewels last season and it did me proud!
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Post by: Gurujames on February 10, 2018, 07:18:40 PM
Not got one, never had one, not planning to get one. Play straight.
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Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on February 10, 2018, 07:38:13 PM
Precious one was from 2011 when I started... new tomteks for this year and Iím hoping they last
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Post by: JB on February 10, 2018, 07:59:12 PM
Not got one, never had one, not planning to get one. Play straight.

You are brave!!

Iíve got a teammate who is nearly thirty and still uses his first box from playing under 11ís!! 😂😂 Iím using a lovely new Ayrtek one myself
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: Gurujames on February 10, 2018, 08:02:45 PM
In 30 odd years of playing (at times at a high level too) I've only been hit once, that way by a slow bowler so not too bad. I like to think I'm technically quite solid and I don't like the thought of having to run with one in. It's also why I don't wear a thigh pad or helmet.
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: Calzehbhoy on February 10, 2018, 08:43:08 PM
Judging by this thread @Ayrtek Cricket is retiring on the profits from new box sales this year!! 😉
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Post by: ppccopener on February 10, 2018, 08:44:43 PM
Modern days thigh pads are a magnet for caught short leg off inside edges, the ball seems to ballon off them like its supercharged

Older members of the forum have have used a wet towel which would surely kill the ball dead, and the thigh bone

As for batting without a box, got hit twice in the same innings and was poleaxe for a couple of overs, without one on I dread to think...

Title: Re: Own up
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on February 10, 2018, 08:48:11 PM
Canít believe I am admitting this but my box is about 20 yrs old to me and was pinched from m school kit bag but the 3/4 times itís been required itís done itís job
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: Seniorplayer on February 10, 2018, 08:48:36 PM
Mines probably over 20 years old only been hit a couple of times can't be bothered with a thigh pad due to the bulk used to wear one on the outside of the trousers but it was a magnet for comments from the opposition
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 10, 2018, 08:54:16 PM
Judging by this thread @Ayrtek Cricket is retiring on the profits from new box sales this year!! 😉

Haha if only, sadly due to the nature of the product it isnít particularly cheap to make compared to other more traditional guards. It has however helped with the purchase of more D3O thatíll be integrated into the air liner of the new helmets in 2018 👍
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: NT50 on February 10, 2018, 09:07:16 PM
A bloke i play with doesn't wear a box, his reasoning being "i've never worn one before."

He got hit in the nuts once in a friendly much to the amusement of the rest of the team. Two balls later, bang, straight in the onion bag again! Still doesn't wear one!

I've bought an ayrtek one for this season as i've been using my old box for hockey (which i've been roped into playing). Haven't been hit yet! Though last year i had one belted into them during catching practice and i couldn't walk for about 2 days, it was a worse pain than breaking my ankle! Would never play without one.
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: Tailendfielder on February 10, 2018, 09:09:17 PM
Haha if only, sadly due to the nature of the product it isnít particularly cheap to make compared to other more traditional guards. It has however helped with the purchase of more D3O thatíll be integrated into the air liner of the new helmets in 2018 👍

What exactly is d30? Will it make your helmets heavier?
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Post by: petehosk on February 10, 2018, 09:11:38 PM
I have 2 I use - these are identical and were off this forum similar to the D30 ones in style. They are a few years old now.
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Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 10, 2018, 09:40:42 PM
What exactly is d30? Will it make your helmets heavier?

Itís marginal but the 15-20g weight gain overall will see improved impact absorption as a result. D3O is an High impact material that has no memory and therefore can sustain multiple impacts. Best bet is to check out their website as lots of other industries and well know. Sports brands use it in a whole host of applications for protection.
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: play-yourself-in on February 10, 2018, 11:37:54 PM
Got my box when I started playing at 12, now 38 and still use the same one. Only been hit once, and that was when keeping wicket (which Iíve only done 4 times), my word that took the wind out of my sails!
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: langer17 on February 11, 2018, 03:55:07 AM
My aero box has been  holding up well for the last two years
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: Cover_Drive on February 11, 2018, 06:35:42 AM
I started playing cricket in 2009, so I am using that same box along jock straps.

Two weeks ago, I forgot my box home and I bought one from the store, used it and then threw it away.
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: Northern monkey on February 11, 2018, 07:27:31 AM
The things discussed on here??

I use a cheap sports direct box, must be 10yrs old
And the bloke who doesnít use one?? Seriously your mad, Iíve seen blokes carried off after being hit whilst wearing one , never mind without.
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: richthekeeper on February 11, 2018, 11:56:31 AM
Iíve been using the same one for about 15 years. I recently bought a new Ayrtek D30 one but itís much bigger than the old one and I havenít found a way to make it feel comfortable yet
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 11, 2018, 12:29:12 PM
Iíve been using the same one for about 15 years. I recently bought a new Ayrtek D30 one but itís much bigger than the old one and I havenít found a way to make it feel comfortable yet

People normally claim they're too small... ;)
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: richthekeeper on February 11, 2018, 01:22:28 PM
Ha no, everything fits in it just fine, but it extends much further down than the old one so itís kinda nestled right between my inner thighs all the time. A bit awkward.
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: NT50 on February 11, 2018, 02:57:03 PM
Ha no, everything fits in it just fine, but it extends much further down than the old one so itís kinda nestled right between my inner thighs all the time. A bit awkward.

I know exactly what you mean! Used mine for indoor cricket last week and is awkward to run in
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: FattusCattus on February 11, 2018, 07:27:04 PM
I have to have mine custom- made.
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: Mattsky on February 12, 2018, 09:33:59 AM
...by a jeweller? They have those high-powered microscopes, don't they @FattusCattus?  ;)
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Post by: Kulli on February 12, 2018, 09:51:51 AM
I've had my shock doctor and matching JS for 4-5 years, also keep my old Kooka one in a pocked in my kitbag just in case.
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Post by: tuffers007 on February 12, 2018, 10:23:07 AM
ive been using the same box i had when i was a young boy. 30+years now.
i was either a very blessed as a child or i have a small (No Swearing Please)!
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: FattusCattus on February 12, 2018, 10:33:25 AM
...by a jeweller? They have those high-powered microscopes, don't they @FattusCattus?  ;)

Nah - by a Fruiterer, when your plums are the size of papayas, it pays to go to the experts!
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: bruggers100 on February 13, 2018, 11:53:09 AM
I'm not certain that I have ever bought a box.  The one in my bag I have had  for as long as I can remember.  I'm not certain where it came from either as it's had a crack in it since I can remember as well !!

I think someone pilfered one that I had when I was in my teens, and I picked this one along the way (probably a spare in the family). It's been with me ever since, so it's at least 25 years old.
Title: Re: Own up
Post by: moonball on February 13, 2018, 12:33:21 PM
1989... and still going strong, well... gaffer taped up, etc.