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Title: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: WK_85 on March 28, 2019, 03:59:20 PM
I am looking for a pro-level bat ideally low-mid sweet spot and ideally suited for power hitting. Any advice or recommendations?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on March 28, 2019, 04:09:51 PM
Are you not sponsored?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Gingerbusiness on March 28, 2019, 04:12:21 PM
Are you not sponsored?

I thought everyone was sponsored to the tune of 20% these days... ;)
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: WK_85 on March 28, 2019, 04:34:17 PM
I am not sponsored and hence looking to source one myself.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: InternalTraining on March 28, 2019, 04:46:02 PM
1. Tim Keeley bat in the shape of Newbery Blitz.
2. Tim Keeley bat in the shape preferred by Joe Root.


Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on March 28, 2019, 05:28:43 PM
GM Noir OLE or players addition

H4L custom as he makes for Kent county plus a few associate nation International players.

Or by 5 GM signature bats for the same price as pro blade bat as doubt it will make any difference either way to how many runs you score. Or get a couple of custom made bats from any of the forum sponsors who all make great bats
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: KW9221 on March 28, 2019, 05:50:44 PM
Well I usually get my top notch bat from forum sponsors. @Butterfingerz or @Blank Bats should be able sort you out.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Luke-scicc on March 28, 2019, 06:21:58 PM
Get in touch with blank bats, I picked one up a week or so back. Best bat I've used without a doubt.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: jonny77 on March 28, 2019, 06:48:38 PM
I'd start with....what exactly do you mean by pro-level?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Sitonit on March 28, 2019, 07:38:19 PM
I am looking for a pro-level bat ideally low-mid sweet spot and ideally suited for power hitting. Any advice or recommendations?

Get hold of a pro and try to buy his bat. May cost you a bit more and you may need some luck, but that will be an authentic "pro-level bat".

It's another story that you may not like the weight, balance, feel and pick-up because every person has a different muscle strength, and ligament flexibility.

Playing with Kohli's bat will not make you play like Kohli.

Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: JK Lewis on March 28, 2019, 07:42:08 PM
I am looking for a pro-level bat ideally low-mid sweet spot and ideally suited for power hitting. Any advice or recommendations?

Where are you located @WK_85 ? It might be best to call round to see your local batmaker, get some advice and select a cleft that suits.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on March 28, 2019, 07:45:49 PM
Got a cracker if your looking for one
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Sitonit on March 29, 2019, 06:53:35 AM
Got a cracker if your looking for one

The florescent green grip on your Grifton bats, do you sell those grips?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: WK_85 on March 29, 2019, 07:09:44 AM
Vulcan it would be interesting to see what you have mate. Based in UAE at the moment.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Cover_Drive on March 29, 2019, 09:20:32 PM
What's your budget? Do you want sharpie one?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Red Ink Cricket on March 29, 2019, 10:36:46 PM
I can make something up to specs if you are interested. Im not going to make some unjustified claims that I make for this pro or that pro but the bats are good and feedback has been positive. Plenty of reviews on here as a guide
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: hazant0803 on April 20, 2019, 10:08:18 AM
What's your budget? Do you want sharpie one?
what type of sharpie bats are you talking about
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 20, 2019, 01:36:55 PM
what type of sharpie bats are you talking about
Usually refers to a pros name on the toe.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: hazant0803 on April 21, 2019, 01:37:46 AM
Usually refers to a pros name on the toe.

what pro player bats are they?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: sarg on April 21, 2019, 05:24:40 AM
If I had pro level ability would it matter?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Yorkershire on April 21, 2019, 09:32:20 AM
Having had a bat that was destined for a pro.. my thoughts...

- All pros have different preferences and set ups
- you may end up with a nice looking bat.. but is the handle shape right for you? The pick up?
- the pro may have got it for a specific tour...
- some pros like heartwood... where some brands would grade such bats grade 2 or below..

Personally you are better of getting something custom to you... after all that is what a pro would do...

I'd never buy a pro bat again personally but I can see the allure..
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: strang on April 21, 2019, 12:09:58 PM
A pro would also be physically different from even very good club player - weights, daily practise, diet. So could potentially handle a heavier bat.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: hazant0803 on April 22, 2019, 06:50:29 AM
WK if you are still looking for a bat probably
-chase master
-ca player edition
-newbery legacy
 hope this helps
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: LDifa on April 22, 2019, 09:11:58 AM
B3 all day long and you get be involved in the design process.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 14, 2019, 10:35:24 AM
hawk cricket is the only place.....bairstow, root, ian bell, ateeq javid, samit patel all use their bats (according to the bat maker who showed pictures of them visiting and taking his bats)
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Yorkershire on May 14, 2019, 11:22:29 AM
hawk cricket is the only place.....bairstow, root, ian bell, ateeq javid, samit patel all use their bats (according to the bat maker who showed pictures of them visiting and taking his bats)

Think you will find Hawk isn't the only place. No doubt Hawk make quality bats and pros do use their bats, but to say they are the only place...?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: InternalTraining on May 14, 2019, 01:14:12 PM
Hawk Cricket used to have a nice web site. This current web site is a nightmare.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 14, 2019, 01:39:51 PM
Jonny Bairstow must go through some bats!

Hunts County could probably make something remarkably similar to a Newbery Legacy, at half the price or less.

Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 14, 2019, 01:45:25 PM
There have been some wanky threads started on this forum, but this one takes the biscuit.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: SD on May 14, 2019, 01:48:12 PM
Hawk Cricket used to have a nice web site. This current web site is a nightmare.

Agreed.  Not sure there is a bat out there good enough to make me persevere with a website so bad
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 15, 2019, 08:26:17 AM
You should say that to hawkS owner face like theres no point being 2faced🤷‍♀️
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 15, 2019, 08:32:34 AM
Oh dear!
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Yorkershire on May 17, 2019, 10:47:44 AM
A pro would also be physically different from even very good club player - weights, daily practise, diet. So could potentially handle a heavier bat.

I've heard the same from a bat maker. The cricketers now are much stronger and fitter, happily have 2.10 +  lb bats and not necessarily ultra light bats. Seen more than a few interviews where bat pickup is preferred over dead weight.

PS I'm still impressed with the way the ping ball back to the keeper when fielding, whereas I'd get a sore shoulder with a weak throw :D
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: SD on May 17, 2019, 11:54:19 AM
I would say that the amateur form the 90s used a far heavier bat than the overwhelming majority of pros do today.  These days the focus seems to be on bat speed
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: InternalTraining on May 17, 2019, 02:34:43 PM
I don't know the bat weight used by Bairstow or Jason Roy. I guess it is 2-10 to 2-11. BUT, and this is a big but, both Roy and Bairstow are fitter, stronger, and bigger than an average clubbie. Proportionally, and by that I mean strength wise, Roy and Bairstow are also using lighter bats. Same for J Butler. Let me clarify, for their fitness and strength level, a 2-10/2-11 bat is light hence the whippy bat speed.

I look at Bairstow's shots and I wonder how he is generating all that power! His shot is a short arm slap and no follow thru as in NO full-blooded swing. Things that make you go 'hmmmm'.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 02:43:07 PM
i think ur underestimating the players that play a very good standard like myself
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: InternalTraining on May 17, 2019, 02:50:43 PM
i think ur underestimating the players that play a very good standard like myself

Ok. Are you better or as good as Butler, Roy, and Bairstow? Got any videos discussing modern batting technique and power hitting? Info on technique?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 02:55:46 PM
i've clean bowled wasim jaffer in the nets....leading run scorer in ranji trophy so i dont think butler or bairstow will be hard lol
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: InternalTraining on May 17, 2019, 03:01:13 PM
i've clean bowled wasim jaffer in the nets....leading run scorer in ranji trophy so i dont think butler or bairstow will be hard lol

So, you are an up and coming cricket phenom. Good for you.

Back to my original question: modern batting technique.

What's up with the off-stump guard?
What's the mindset behind the off stump guard and your area of operation? The way I see it, you play in the area one yard outside the popping crease and few inches outside off stump to a:) avoid lbw; b:) pick off balls in the channel.

How to develop that power hitting short arm jab so beautifully deployed by Bairstow?
How to find the right bat weight for your body size and strength level?
What's the full body workout routine to develop that kind of power displayed by Butler and co.?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 03:05:24 PM
dont think too much... i just see the ball and hit ball like andre russell lol
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 03:05:58 PM
im ripped bro already and im 6'3
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: InternalTraining on May 17, 2019, 03:09:15 PM
That's not very helpful,  is it.

You are a big, strong dude but you can't talk about techniques that a clubbie can use to improve.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 03:57:15 PM
u can feed me long hops tho lol
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: jonny77 on May 17, 2019, 09:57:45 PM
Better than what you're feeding everyone on here  :D
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 10:22:18 PM
Always need abit of drama on the forum everyone seems too serious these days lol
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: jayralh on May 17, 2019, 10:39:42 PM
i think ur underestimating the players that play a very good standard like myself
If I am right  you are left hand bowler. If that's correct then I have played against you. And standards we played were not the way you boosting
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 10:45:24 PM
Getting me mixed up with someone else probably
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 18, 2019, 07:00:34 AM
I play 1st team
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Modern.Maharaj on May 18, 2019, 10:35:27 AM
In the staffs league?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 18, 2019, 10:36:43 AM
No in the dummy league🙄
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 18, 2019, 10:59:31 AM
Get a room?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 18, 2019, 04:07:51 PM
I cant i was busy hitting 353*
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 18, 2019, 07:11:16 PM
Hi @Modern.Maharaj you should really get urself a hawk and then maybe you can hit a triple ton instead of only hitting double tons
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Buzz on May 18, 2019, 08:03:42 PM
You average 25 in your first team after a few season, with no league tons, which suggests a certain good level, but not quite as amazing as you make out.
If you scored 353 today that is truly exceptional. Congratulations, that will be a lifetime best and almost certainly will be the highest score made in club cricket this summer across all matches.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: thegowerwaft on May 18, 2019, 08:29:07 PM
Many seasons when I haven't managed that as my total runs, Buzz  :o

Take more pleasure as a Captain now... not batting or bowling but making sure everyone else gets a game.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: jonny77 on May 18, 2019, 08:30:51 PM
Do you offer coaching @TheFlipper?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 18, 2019, 08:33:48 PM
@jonny77 25/hr which is alot cheaper than monty panesars 100 an hour whos looking to make a comeback to get a professional contract he told me
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: jonny77 on May 18, 2019, 08:36:09 PM
I'll speak to Monty  :D
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 18, 2019, 09:11:25 PM
@jonny77 25/hr which is alot cheaper than monty panesars 100 an hour whos looking to make a comeback to get a professional contract he told me

Would you accept an English lesson in exchange?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 18, 2019, 09:45:52 PM
Would you accept an English lesson in exchange?

No how rude of u and now im gonna have to rip ur leg stump out
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: jayralh on May 18, 2019, 10:07:17 PM
why these people are allowed here.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 18, 2019, 10:12:19 PM
why these people are allowed here.

If you dont like keep scrolling?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: jayralh on May 18, 2019, 10:27:15 PM
I do...But you keep showing off on many threads. A bowler bowling out jaffer and hitting 300+ not out. Got a proof?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: HellomynameisJ on May 19, 2019, 03:06:04 AM
You sound like a serious player @TheFlipper,  with all of these accomplishments you've no doubt got a pretty handy sponsorship arrangement from one of the big brands, Surely the OP could buy one or your bats which is no doubt pro quality timber and since you're probably getting bats for free because you're just that good, you can make some profit!  Problem solved.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 19, 2019, 08:02:48 AM
You sound like a serious player @TheFlipper,  with all of these accomplishments you've no doubt got a pretty handy sponsorship arrangement from one of the big brands, Surely the OP could buy one or your bats which is no doubt pro quality timber and since you're probably getting bats for free because you're just that good, you can make some profit!  Problem solved.

Very true matey
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 19, 2019, 08:04:57 AM
No how rude of u and now im gonna have to rip ur leg stump out

Knowing my own game as I do, hitting me on the pads seems more likely.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: Buzz on May 19, 2019, 08:21:19 PM
I cant i was busy hitting 353*


Must have been some dream you had, this is the Wolverhampton 1st team result from yesterday.

http://wolverhampton.play-cricket.com/website/results/3914421 (http://wolverhampton.play-cricket.com/website/results/3914421)

Looks like it was an excellent game mind you.
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: LEACHY48 on May 19, 2019, 09:32:58 PM
Must have been some dream you had, this is the Wolverhampton 1st team result from yesterday.

[url]http://wolverhampton.play-cricket.com/website/results/3914421[/url] ([url]http://wolverhampton.play-cricket.com/website/results/3914421[/url])

Looks like it was an excellent game mind you.


I'm smelling something that smells vaguely like bullshit everytime he posts so it doesn't surprise me
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: TheFlipper on May 20, 2019, 07:50:33 AM
I'm smelling something that smells vaguely like bullshit everytime he posts so it doesn't surprise me

Could u not detect the sarcasm, no wonder you cant pick the googlies lol
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: jjelricksmith on May 20, 2019, 09:44:51 AM
I'm so so confused, is this thread a complete meme or is this guy being serious?
Title: Re: Looking for a top notch pro-level bat
Post by: LateBloomer on May 20, 2019, 10:15:12 AM
I do wonder why these sorts of characters arent immediately banned. You could tell the guy was a tool after 2 posts!