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Equipment => Bats => Topic started by: LEACHY48 on November 28, 2018, 10:19:07 AM

Title: Dkp bats
Post by: LEACHY48 on November 28, 2018, 10:19:07 AM
Who makes DKP bats? Does anyone know? They say they are made in the Midlands but I am struggling to think of many bat makers in the Midlands other than B3?

If anyone knows I'd be grateful
Title: Re: Dkp bats
Post by: stevat on November 28, 2018, 12:00:03 PM
Who makes DKP bats? Does anyone know? They say they are made in the Midlands but I am struggling to think of many bat makers in the Midlands other than B3?

If anyone knows I'd be grateful
Guess that depends on what your definition of the Midlands is.  Hawk?  B3?  GM?  Hunts County?
Title: Re: Dkp bats
Post by: DorsetDan on November 28, 2018, 12:20:27 PM
DKP guy was a PITA to deal with. Really helpfully when taking your money but not so much afterwards (glove had a large hole in- minor to sort but he really dragged it out). This is where that dodgy CEAT I bought with the mouldy knot under the stickers came from. I would buy through ebay for the protection offered there if at all... that's all I would say.

Edit: Apologies to DKP, having checked my emails it was The Cricket Shed who ripped off Chase's new stickers and they have since changed the design it appears.
Title: Re: Dkp bats
Post by: LEACHY48 on November 28, 2018, 12:33:35 PM
Thanks for the heads up. Will avoid.
Title: Re: Dkp bats
Post by: 19reading87 on November 28, 2018, 01:41:35 PM
Nik is a great guy, canít recommend enough. Iím not sure on who makes the bats but his service is very good.

👍👍
Title: Re: Dkp bats
Post by: Butterfingerz on November 28, 2018, 01:52:16 PM
Not us!
Title: Re: Dkp bats
Post by: Tailendfielder on November 28, 2018, 09:21:09 PM
His in Solihull, shapes his own. Invited me down but I didn't go. They sponsor the Warwickshire League
Title: Re: Dkp bats
Post by: Seniorplayer on November 29, 2018, 09:31:56 AM
Yes he's in sollihull  if I remember correctly the owner is Nik Patel

pretty sure he used to be in Stourport on Severn in the heart of Worcestershire  saw a few guys in the Worcester league  with his bats  in 2018 inc one guy at my club the ball flies off his  the bat  the grip looks Sub continent he as pictures of a workshop on a local selling website contacted him by email re a bat  about this time last year after the fourth email from me re the bat specifics  he didn't reply.
Title: Re: Dkp bats
Post by: dtl2018 on March 18, 2019, 04:53:47 PM
I ordered one of his bats at the weekend and I have to say his service was second to none.

They very kindly upgraded a bat for me as when I purchased online the bat I picked had already sold.

A teammate of mine has had two bats off Nick this year and both are belters.

I've had 2 x New balance bats off him in the past and again I can not knock the quality for what I paid!
Title: Re: Dkp bats
Post by: csnew on June 12, 2019, 11:03:05 AM
Reopening this discussion - any idea who makes his own brand bats? look decent value
Title: Re: Dkp bats
Post by: Yorkershire on June 12, 2019, 11:43:46 AM
My guess would be SS
Title: Re: Dkp bats
Post by: Seniorplayer on June 12, 2019, 12:36:12 PM
DKP state they make their own  bats outside Birmingham probably Birmingham Rd  Sollihull  where he's based and have photos of a workshop  you can visit  by appointment the guy is called Nik the initials DKP  are in memory of  Niks  late father Denish Patel
Title: Re: Dkp bats
Post by: jjelricksmith on June 13, 2019, 10:00:55 AM
First time ive ever seen this company mentioned ever, jesus christ if all those bats are real and not just stickered im shocked hes not smashing the asian brand bat market in the uk and being a pretty big player overall.
Title: Re: Dkp bats
Post by: Sitonit on June 14, 2019, 03:35:01 AM
I purchased an SG players bat from him last year and itís currently my match bat.
The bat specs were as advertised - so no discrepancy there.

For his DKP brand,  I have asked to keep me in mind if he gets a 2.7 with 40 mm edges in menís full size