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Equipment => Bats => Topic started by: mohawks94 on November 09, 2018, 01:32:24 AM

Title: Aussie shopping list
Post by: mohawks94 on November 09, 2018, 01:32:24 AM
So whilst I'm out here I am looking at getting a couple of bits and pieces (bats) to bring home along with my Ace stash. Current thoughts on brands to consider are:

Icon- I had a Signature for a while from Romida, but looking at getting another or a Reserve.
Focus
TNF
JP Gavan

Considering getting Remfry whilst I'm here as well.

Anyone else got suggestions for smaller Aussie brands to look at?
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: billyb on November 09, 2018, 01:50:33 AM
Aussie GNs have always seemed like a sound investment to sell on the forum!  ;)

Grove, the bats I think Voges used? TNF for me though.
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: edge on November 09, 2018, 02:02:37 AM
Find someone who makes the bats in Australia surely - you can buy stickered up SS/Larsons etc anywhere in the world!
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: mohawks94 on November 09, 2018, 02:44:01 AM
Grove is a good shout. Also Coopers look decent.

@edge assume you mean Icon for the stickered up SS/Larsons? I know focus aus were Indian made for a while but thought production had moved back to Aus.
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: edge on November 09, 2018, 02:57:53 AM
Grove is a good shout. Also Coopers look decent.

@edge assume you mean Icon for the stickered up SS/Larsons? I know focus aus were Indian made for a while but thought production had moved back to Aus.
Don't know the exact source but all of those are Indian manufactured? (don't know Coopers) Would assume Focus would have been shouting from the rooftops about it if they were getting them made domestically suddenly. Their black gloves though, mmm...

McVicar got mentioned as a batmaker on here a while back?
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: lazza32 on November 09, 2018, 02:58:21 AM
Grove this year are sublime, excellent value considering they are made by GN. XXX are good as well and Bradbury
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: edge on November 09, 2018, 03:03:29 AM
Grove this year are sublime, excellent value considering they are made by GN. XXX are good as well and Bradbury
Only the top grade Grove are made in Aus? Bradbury's a great shout, don't know how I missed that.
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: mohawks94 on November 09, 2018, 04:16:47 AM
Josh Gavan gets in handled clefts and shapes them, pressed them himself.

https://coopercricket.com.au
According to their site they are made in Brisbane
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: edge on November 09, 2018, 04:30:38 AM
I may be wrong of course, but he doesn't press them.
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: mohawks94 on November 09, 2018, 05:54:27 AM
I'm probably wrong there then, but defo shapes them!
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: six and out on November 09, 2018, 06:15:46 AM
I follow Focus Australia on Instagram and their kit this season looks amazing.
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: mohawks94 on November 09, 2018, 06:22:37 AM
I haven't managed to find XXX online so far, just came up with YouTube videos of cricket punch ups when I looked!
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: lazza32 on November 09, 2018, 06:40:44 AM
XXX is meulmans own brand made by GN in Australia' look at there website
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on November 09, 2018, 08:22:35 AM
Focus Aus bats were uk made
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: delazy on November 12, 2018, 03:02:41 AM
most of the brands mentioned in the original post are all sticker brands...

ulysses and hitman cricket are also both sticker brands...

as for josh @ jpgavan...he definitely buys prepressed handled clefts and shapes himself...that said some of his bats look amazing!

McVicars is the pick for me...stoked with the bat i purchased from him earlier in the year and will most definitely purchase further bats from him in the future...
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: mohawks94 on November 12, 2018, 03:52:46 AM
Thanks for the info folks. Currently looking at a featherblade from JP Gavan, plus the feedback from Mcvicars sounds great so I'm looking into that. I'd forgotten about Ulysses, but have seen mixed reviews of Hitman so most likely not going there. I'm thinking of getting a Honey Badger from NZ as well, or using the Willow Blue bat makers list to find small start ups making their own sticks.

Got sledged a lot at the weekend as we were play against the guy who runs Ace's team, though he's injured and out for the season after hand surgery.
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: delazy on November 12, 2018, 05:28:10 AM
Thanks for the info folks. Currently looking at a featherblade from JP Gavan, plus the feedback from Mcvicars sounds great so I'm looking into that. I'd forgotten about Ulysses, but have seen mixed reviews of Hitman so most likely not going there. I'm thinking of getting a Honey Badger from NZ as well, or using the Willow Blue bat makers list to find small start ups making their own sticks.

Got sledged a lot at the weekend as we were play against the guy who runs Ace's team, though he's injured and out for the season after hand surgery.

if social media is anything to go by Josh used the last feather-blade cleft he had recently...might be abit of a wait for the new stock to arrive...could be worth starting discussion with him relating to his "secretwillow" claims he has been throwing around...

as for McVicars...strike up conversation with him and you'll find him to be as genuine as they come and he turns out a very impressive stick...feel free to mention that i spoke highly of him (John D from Tasmania)...ive purchased 2 from him and referred 2 others in the past 6-9 months now :D

if you are looking across the ditch to NZ you really cant go past laver and wood :) the conqueror @ $300 aud has tempted me on a few occasions lately
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: lazza32 on November 12, 2018, 06:43:01 AM
mg2 from NZ is brilliant as well
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: CricketXI on November 12, 2018, 05:27:02 PM
1. Screaming Cat bats (if they are still making bats)
2.McVicar bats.
3.Bradbury bats.

Rest all are Indian manufactured bats(not saying they are bad or anything), which you can get anywhere at a very low price.
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: essendon2 on November 18, 2018, 12:34:27 AM
Should also look at Fisher bats. Handmade by Lachlan Fisher two hours outside of Melbourne. Check out his website for his mobile number and heíll be more than happy to have a chat
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: Yorkershire on November 18, 2018, 03:55:20 PM
Don't get a hit man bat!!!!
Title: Re: Aussie shopping list
Post by: Sitonit on November 18, 2018, 10:55:29 PM
A pro grade St. Peterís bat from Saxon sports.
Saxonsports.com.au