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Title: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: six and out on October 10, 2018, 06:19:44 PM
Hi all,

I just had sent to me a link to a VIP early look at the Kookaburra 2019 catalogue after I signed up to their website.

I have tried putting the link into here but doesn't seem to work. But it is very easy to sign up.

Very impressed with their new stuff.
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: richyreed on October 10, 2018, 06:46:55 PM
Here's the link - https://www.dropbox.com/s/aocgmjx3zpbttcb/2019-Cricket-Brochure.pdf?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/aocgmjx3zpbttcb/2019-Cricket-Brochure.pdf?dl=0)

The new 'Rampage' Buttler bat looks awesome
(https://i.postimg.cc/DwbQBjXw/Screenshot_2018-10-10_at_19.48.45.png)
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on October 10, 2018, 06:56:30 PM
Range looks quite decent, pics make all the shapes look quite generic but overall quite decent
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: edge on October 10, 2018, 06:59:46 PM
That's a lovely looking shape that Rampage.
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: stevat on October 10, 2018, 07:20:39 PM
All look great, always been a Kook fan since having a Gold Crown as a 16yo budding opener. 'Which will allows' though?!
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: smilley792 on October 10, 2018, 07:39:31 PM
How do I choose between the big kahuna and a ghost obscene????



Not sure I can, have to get one of each.

Any sponsor that can guarantee me the bats in 2.15 gets my business. I’ll also won’t some black pro gloves with it.

Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: liscon12 on October 10, 2018, 07:52:13 PM
Kook luggage range looks the best out of the big brands this year, more understated and classy.

Would love to see the Pro Players duffle up close
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: six and out on October 10, 2018, 07:58:07 PM
Here's the link - https://www.dropbox.com/s/aocgmjx3zpbttcb/2019-Cricket-Brochure.pdf?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/aocgmjx3zpbttcb/2019-Cricket-Brochure.pdf?dl=0)

The new 'Rampage' Buttler bat looks awesome
(https://i.postimg.cc/DwbQBjXw/Screenshot_2018-10-10_at_19.48.45.png)

Well done, it wasn't letting me link the dropbox for some reason.

I also think the Rampage looks great but also the colours on the Nickel work well.

Although I will never understand why Kookaburra don't have z butterfly style buckle/strap on the top pads like all the other brands. It makes pads fit and much more comfortable.
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Tom on October 10, 2018, 09:30:16 PM
Really enjoying the simplified grading structure, with a 2.0 mapping to a Grade 2 etc. Makes it so easy to understand what you're getting.

Liner on the Kahuna Pro pads looks interesting, too
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Tom on October 10, 2018, 09:31:45 PM
Also, they've added 'Alternative Willow' to the Junior ranges which doesn't appear to be Kashmir. Canadian? Serbian?
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on October 10, 2018, 09:37:17 PM
Did kookaburra run out of stickers on the rear of the rampage ? Looks absolutely dreadful
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: adb club cricketer on October 10, 2018, 10:07:28 PM
Are they still doing round faces and oval handles across the range as they did last year?
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Hoover on October 10, 2018, 11:36:44 PM
My wife’s comment,” the players are hardly inspiring young girls to join a team. Where’s the joy ?!”
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on October 11, 2018, 07:38:46 AM
Really enjoying the simplified grading structure, with a 2.0 mapping to a Grade 2 etc. Makes it so easy to understand what you're getting.

Liner on the Kahuna Pro pads looks interesting, too
Liner/inner is the same as last years, but in a distressed look this season. Also similar inner for the rest of the kahuna range.
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 11, 2018, 09:31:39 AM
I don't need a new bat...
I don't need a new bat...

@Six Sixes Cricket are you allowed to tell us the price of the Big Kahuna and Ghost Obscene?
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: JTtaylor145 on October 11, 2018, 10:00:20 AM
I don't need a new bat...
I don't need a new bat...

@Six Sixes Cricket are you allowed to tell us the price of the Big Kahuna and Ghost Obscene?

Please share @Six Sixes Cricket as I want one of each...even though I am a weakling and they will be far too heavy for me!!

I need one of each in my life, just to really complete me  :)
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on October 11, 2018, 10:34:17 AM
Please share @Six Sixes Cricket as I want one of each...even though I am a weakling and they will be far too heavy for me!!

I need one of each in my life, just to really complete me  :)
I don't need a new bat...
I don't need a new bat...

@Six Sixes Cricket are you allowed to tell us the price of the Big Kahuna and Ghost Obscene?
Not in the shop today, but I will post the prices tomorrow for you 👍
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: ibrartariq on October 11, 2018, 12:06:38 PM
Are these still made by SG?
if yes then why not go for SG at half the price  ;)
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 11, 2018, 12:21:44 PM
Are these still made by SG?
if yes then why not go for SG at half the price  ;)

Because that wouldn't have shiny new Kookaburra stickers, and if I get a Kahuna I'll be able to bat just like Keaton Jennings... ;)
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on October 11, 2018, 12:43:24 PM
Ok, have been emailed the price list.......

big Kahuna will be £165 posted uk, and Ghost Obscene will be £135 posted Uk
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Novak on October 11, 2018, 01:15:23 PM
Big kahuna would be interesting as price is relatively low
If can find a great pick up one that picks lighter than static weight

Don't know the heritage of big kahuna...
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 11, 2018, 01:53:35 PM
£165 for a "grade 4" and £135 for a "grade 5"

It doesn't seem long ago these were the prices of the top end offerings... How times have changed!  :(
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: csnew on October 11, 2018, 03:40:01 PM
£165 for a "grade 4" and £135 for a "grade 5"

It doesn't seem long ago these were the prices of the top end offerings... How times have changed!  :(

Absolutely crazy
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Novak on October 11, 2018, 04:02:14 PM
Ahh interesting

India is the best bat for bats now .
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: edge on October 11, 2018, 05:26:32 PM
£165 for a "grade 4" and £135 for a "grade 5"

It doesn't seem long ago these were the prices of the top end offerings... How times have changed!  :(
I remember picking out a first generation Big Kahuna (grade 1 I think) in the local Intersport... £100, and getting my dad to spend that much took some serious persuading!
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Gurujames on October 11, 2018, 06:17:20 PM
Ahh interesting

India is the best bat for bats now .
What do you mean?
These Indian made kookaburra bats are great? Or that you can get better value bats that are also made in India?
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: ibrartariq on October 14, 2018, 05:29:10 AM
Here's the link - https://www.dropbox.com/s/aocgmjx3zpbttcb/2019-Cricket-Brochure.pdf?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/aocgmjx3zpbttcb/2019-Cricket-Brochure.pdf?dl=0)

The new 'Rampage' Buttler bat looks awesome
(https://i.postimg.cc/DwbQBjXw/Screenshot_2018-10-10_at_19.48.45.png)
I was looking for a decent profile for my next ROBINSONS SPORTS custom bats, guess what, rampage it is ;)
Lovely shape
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Novak on October 14, 2018, 08:18:38 AM
Rampage looks nice

What I meant was yeah rampage and KB is made in India but has UK prices

So India better money wise buying Indian prices
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: alexhilly1492 on October 15, 2018, 10:19:51 AM
anyone else slightly disappointed with the ghost softs?

love the updated bat (mainly stickers) but not a fan of the gloves! don't like the two sausage two split finger design!

never been a big fan of the UK pads mainly because my aus ones are so nice!
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: jbrommo on October 15, 2018, 04:09:30 PM
Personally the aussie softs look so much better, think i'll wait until the GCCC sale in Feb/March and stock up!
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: slog_sweep118 on October 22, 2018, 07:42:41 PM
Just saw this on social media - the 'Nickel'... nice! Modern or retro though? Bit like the old Gold Crown front sticker (big old bird)!

(https://vgy.me/ojLlSi.png)

(https://vgy.me/4XVhOg.png)
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Johnny on October 23, 2018, 08:14:12 AM
The inconsistent branding does my nut in.
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: liscon12 on January 22, 2019, 10:44:32 PM
Would appear that Jos is in fact using the Kahuna stickers this season instead of the Rampage ones which some thought would be the case
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Alvaro on January 23, 2019, 10:03:11 AM
He's advertising Kahuna on the Kook website
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: liscon12 on January 23, 2019, 10:13:12 AM
He's advertising Kahuna on the Kook website

I think it was RichyReed who thought he was gonna use the Rampage.

If you look in the Kook 2019 catalogue Jos is also in the Rampage gear too
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: richyreed on January 23, 2019, 12:18:07 PM
I think it was RichyReed who thought he was gonna use the Rampage.

If you look in the Kook 2019 catalogue Jos is also in the Rampage gear too

Yep my mistake, when skipping through the catalogue I saw Jennings with the Kahuna then Jos with the Rampage range. I didn't spot Jos with the Kahuna on the first page  :D
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: cheese on January 23, 2019, 01:59:56 PM
Maybe he'll use the Kahuna in the longer stuff and rampage in the short forms of the game?
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: billyb on January 31, 2019, 02:42:12 AM
Does anyone else think Kook have lost their way with kit in the past year or so? Out of the big three, GM and GN just seem a much better proposition in my eye...

Their bags are top notch though.
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Warneymonster on April 01, 2019, 11:50:21 AM
shame none of these ever reach the uk

https://www.playerssports.co.nz/cricket/product/8655/kookaburra-frontline-pro (https://www.playerssports.co.nz/cricket/product/8655/kookaburra-frontline-pro)
https://www.playerssports.co.nz/cricket/product/8436/kookaburra-paint-blast-pro (https://www.playerssports.co.nz/cricket/product/8436/kookaburra-paint-blast-pro)

id def have the camo one
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Calzehbhoy on April 01, 2019, 05:02:54 PM
Genuine question - Do many people actually still buy Kookaburra? Every clearance sale shops have appears to be Kookaburra stock and they never seem to be seen when playing anymore.
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Tom on April 01, 2019, 05:20:45 PM
Kookaburra's UK figures look pretty healthy, other brands less so. Perhaps the forum isn't representative of the wider public.
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 01, 2019, 06:17:38 PM
Love the softs never used the bats!

They get less hype than legends but imo just as good and look better!! Especially when they get that lovely ripple!
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 02, 2019, 07:26:30 AM
Love the softs never used the bats!

They get less hype than legends but imo just as good and look better!! Especially when they get that lovely ripple!

Funny that as. I have always found the softs to be rubbish especially the gloves. Bats however have been pretty good although never used one for a long period of time only the odd net and then sold on as i cant be a FKW due to the softs being uncomfortable and poorly fitting.

Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Warneymonster on April 02, 2019, 08:00:18 AM
Genuine question - Do many people actually still buy Kookaburra? Every clearance sale shops have appears to be Kookaburra stock and they never seem to be seen when playing anymore.

love the stuff, been a FKW for years, using the ghost pro pads and gloves from last year with a blaze 2000 bat. cant fault any of the recent bats I have had, the original ghost and bubble remakes are some of the best ive ever used.

wasn't a fan of the over concaving a few years back but they seem to have moved on from that quickly
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 02, 2019, 08:13:45 AM
Funny that as. I have always found the softs to be rubbish especially the gloves. Bats however have been pretty good although never used one for a long period of time only the odd net and then sold on as i cant be a FKW due to the softs being uncomfortable and poorly fitting.

I've got some Aussie ghost pro players that are outstanding and used kahuna pads as a junior (may also have another pair of kook pads on the way too)

Compared to the slazenger and Newberry ones I've had in between I won't use anything else

Also have UK ghost pro gloves which are excellent have h4l customs (first version) that don't get a look in anymore
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Alvaro on April 02, 2019, 08:19:06 AM
Kookaburra gloves are the best I have used so far. The UK Ghost Pros are fab - especially the colour way.  Miles ahead of GM / GN.
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 02, 2019, 08:24:40 AM
Kookaburra gloves are the best I have used so far. The UK Ghost Pros are fab - especially the colour way.  Miles ahead of GM / GN.

how do you find the neoprene wrist strap?

i used them all last season and still undecided the fit and feel is incredible but i bought wrist bands to use with them in the end
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Alvaro on April 02, 2019, 08:31:05 AM
Fine. I had one of my best ever seasons and at no time did I become exasperated by the neoprene. Even despite the heat I only changed gloves once or twice all year.
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: stevat on April 04, 2019, 11:19:36 AM
Best bat I ever had was a Gold Crown yonks ago, lovely stick that could send a well timed push careering to the boundary.

These days they seem a bit steady, but still pretty solid bats nonetheless - see plenty of them up here.
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: hazant0803 on April 22, 2019, 10:49:19 PM
are these the uk bats or the au ones?
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 23, 2019, 08:48:37 AM
are these the uk bats or the au ones?

uk
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: Warneymonster on May 28, 2019, 10:15:33 AM
do you think kookaburra will be releasing this range? or just changing the stickers for the WC

https://images.app.goo.gl/S5NYuy9953MJTuqt7
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: george_parv on May 28, 2019, 10:24:19 AM
Recently bought a Rampage 4.0 having never been a big fan of kook bats since I snapped one when I was 14. Currently knocking it in but seems responsive and the shape is perfect for me as player. Will hopefully be able to offer a review in due time.

My first impression is just a change of stickers for the WC.
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: JB on May 29, 2019, 02:35:19 PM
do you think kookaburra will be releasing this range? or just changing the stickers for the WC

https://images.app.goo.gl/S5NYuy9953MJTuqt7

@Warneymonster Lorimers have just posted on their insta page that they will be stocking it shortly
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: hazant0803 on June 12, 2019, 08:59:55 AM
Here is the aud 2019 stock
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iU6Pa9yE9vYxqxZzbr7BiRGfo0bSwWAwXsJ1OTHWqLw/edit?usp=sharing
Title: Re: Kookaburra 2019
Post by: alexevo94 on June 12, 2019, 09:29:42 AM
Do really like the black stickers