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Equipment => Bats => Topic started by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 02:35:23 PM

Title: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 02:35:23 PM
Updated thread on anyone who owns a hawk or just your general opinion on them...thank you ji.
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 17, 2019, 03:11:58 PM
I have a Hawk they are excellent bats if you wish made to your specs also if needed  Mike and Rob  have excellent after sales service plus visitors are  made welcome at the old forge.
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: beaver5 on May 17, 2019, 03:57:41 PM
Don't know why they don't get mentioned on here more. Very good bats, handmade and great customer service. Lots of league players use them in Worcestershire and the players who use them always seem to get runs. Had one last season that was given to me, but I sold it to a team mate as it was just a bit heavy. He's scored a stack load of runs since.
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 03:58:13 PM
I have a Hawk they are excellent bats if you wish made to your specs also if needed  Mike and Rob  have excellent after sales service plus visitors are  made welcome at the old forge.

can i see some pictures and specs if you dont mind ?
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 04:11:28 PM
if anyone has any hawks here, i'd like to have a look...one teammate hit a 16 ball 50 with one last week
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Buzz on May 17, 2019, 04:43:25 PM
Hi @TheFlipper do you have a relationship with the guys at Hawk at all?
I had a team mate who bought a couple of Hawk bats, but that was a long time ago, they were decent enough bats, if a very traditional shape.
They used to make brilliant thigh pads, I wish I had never sold the first pair I bought from them, it would have saved me probably £200 😮😮😮😂😂😂
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 04:45:16 PM
Hi @TheFlipper do you have a relationship with the guys at Hawk at all?
I had a team mate who bought a couple of Hawk bats, but that was a long time ago, they were decent enough bats, if a very traditional shape.
They used to make brilliant thigh pads, I wish I had never sold the first pair I bought from them, it would have saved me probably £200 😮😮😮😂😂😂

just a big admirer since i play birmingham prem hahaha
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 17, 2019, 04:52:32 PM
Updated thread on anyone who owns a hawk or just your general opinion on them...thank you ji.

One of the worst bats I ever saw was a teammates Hawk. Was pressed to within an inch of itís life and just felt awful. Never even considered anything from them since.
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: beaver5 on May 17, 2019, 05:03:08 PM
How long ago? They have changed a lot since their earlier days. A former team mate got 300 not out in a Worcester League match 2 years ago using a Hawk. They seem are highly rated in Worcester & Birmingham league.
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 05:18:18 PM
they are the best bats
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: 19reading87 on May 17, 2019, 05:32:24 PM
Who do you play for @TheFlipper ??
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 17, 2019, 05:43:25 PM
One of the worst bats I ever saw was a teammates Hawk. Was pressed to within an inch of itís life and just felt awful. Never even considered anything from them since.

  a bat pressed within an inch of its life usually pings.
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 17, 2019, 05:56:26 PM
Used to see a lot and Iíd say 5050.:9ír are very good and some are planks . Literally 5050 split from what Iíve seen used and itís enough that itís not just the odd bat.

If you get a good one though they are as good as anything
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 17, 2019, 06:57:32 PM
If you get a good one though they are as good as anything

You could probably say that about most manufacturers. Cricket bats are all different.
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 07:58:26 PM
Who do you play for @TheFlipper ??

Wolverhampton
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 17, 2019, 09:10:21 PM
Wolverhampton

Lovely ground, nice deck tbf
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: jayralh on May 17, 2019, 09:17:32 PM
Wolverhampton
I might come see you bowl. Especially cos you Bowled out jafer. I play in Wolverhampton but different club.
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 17, 2019, 09:19:21 PM
Probably worth mentioning the bats are not pressed as hard as they once were.
You can also get a double pressing on certain models.
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: TheFlipper on May 17, 2019, 10:14:33 PM
Probably worth mentioning the bats are not pressed as hard as they once were.
You can also get a double pressing on certain models.

Whats double pressing?
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 18, 2019, 08:50:36 AM
The cleft is put through the press handled fitted  etc and pressed again for optimum performance.
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: TheFlipper on May 18, 2019, 07:09:12 PM
Hawks are amazing and you know it
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Kulli on May 18, 2019, 07:15:40 PM
Looks like the flipper has flipped!
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: TheFlipper on May 18, 2019, 08:37:14 PM
Looks like the flipper has flipped!

@Kulli i know you hate on hawks paaji
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Bwcc on May 18, 2019, 09:10:27 PM
Who put 50p in the dickhead
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Yorkershire on May 18, 2019, 09:11:22 PM
Probably the worst bats out there....
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: TheFlipper on May 18, 2019, 09:43:49 PM
Probably the worst bats out there....

Tell ian bell that matey
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Yorkershire on May 18, 2019, 09:47:13 PM
Great cast there ... hoping to catch a flipper ... :D

Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: TheFlipper on May 18, 2019, 09:52:54 PM
Great cast there ... hoping to catch a flipper ... :D

Iíd cheat on my girl but never on my hawk
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: TheFlipper on May 18, 2019, 10:06:23 PM
Is there noone on this forum except me with a hawk?
Come on lads
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: jonny77 on May 18, 2019, 10:07:10 PM
I had a hawk once, it flew!
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Yorkershire on May 18, 2019, 10:37:05 PM
Is there noone on this forum except me with a hawk?
Come on lads

Get Ian Bell to join the forum...
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 19, 2019, 06:26:38 AM
Tell ian bell that matey

Most bat makers have made for one pro or another. Throwing names about isnít helpful as all makers could do that. The mark of a good brand isnít whatís top players use it (as we know they get the good willow and full treatment).. itís what the bang middle of the range bat is like if you literlaly walked up and picked 10 out . No special custom this or that,, just 10 off the shelf

As Iíve said before, from thr many Iíve seen itís been a 5050 split.. so in this case Iíd expect circa 5 to be decent and 5 to be below par. Hence why for me, I wouldnít risk buying one unless i was going too grade a side Iím sure that means theyíll give you there better willow etc

Always just a personal opinion though as thatís what all thoughts on brands are from everyone
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: TheFlipper on May 19, 2019, 08:01:29 AM
Most bat makers have made for one pro or another. Throwing names about isnít helpful as all makers could do that. The mark of a good brand isnít whatís top players use it (as we know they get the good willow and full treatment).. itís what the bang middle of the range bat is like if you literlaly walked up and picked 10 out . No special custom this or that,, just 10 off the shelf

As Iíve said before, from thr many Iíve seen itís been a 5050 split.. so in this case Iíd expect circa 5 to be decent and 5 to be below par. Hence why for me, I wouldnít risk buying one unless i was going too grade a side Iím sure that means theyíll give you there better willow etc

Always just a personal opinion though as thatís what all thoughts on brands are from everyone

I have seen pictures of england cricketers having his bats (hawk), so its not just naming as the owner said dont use this shape just because root came and picked this shape etc
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Yorkershire on May 19, 2019, 08:49:42 AM
Are you a simpleton?

Theres hundreds of pros out there... do you think they all go running to one manufacturer?

No denying Hawk make decent bats ( I've never used one but nay people speak highly of them), but there's so many others... if you like Hawk fair play. However to say they are the best is very subjective.
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 19, 2019, 09:08:04 AM
Saw  a  couple of Hawks at  our match yesterday one caught a mouse.
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: TheFlipper on May 19, 2019, 12:13:55 PM
If you got a hawk ur a decent bat and thats just facts
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Buzz on May 19, 2019, 02:28:02 PM
If you got a hawk ur a decent bat and thats just facts
Brilliant, all batting problems solved, all we need is another new bat...
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 19, 2019, 05:11:17 PM
Get Ian Bell to join the forum...

He's got some time on his hands,  I think?
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: Wozaboxa on May 19, 2019, 08:14:14 PM
A well like brand at our club, some absolute guns among them, however I always see quite a few going in for repair/exchange, whether it's the bats or the preparation of the owner, I dunno.
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: InternalTraining on May 19, 2019, 08:17:26 PM
itís what the bang middle of the range bat is like if you literlaly walked up and picked 10 out

I have yet to meet a Keeley bat I didn't like.
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on May 19, 2019, 08:25:48 PM
I have yet to meet a Keeley bat I didn't like.

This to me anyway is what Iíd look for. If a brand produces quality time after time at the mid range then the higher ranges should in theory be as good or better.

Win win then
Title: Re: Hawk Cricket Bats
Post by: petehosk on May 20, 2019, 07:44:43 AM
I have had 2 Hawks (cricket bats, not birds!) and they have been decent enough.
The lighter one I sold on a long time ago. And I sold a heavier Hawk in my last clear out or the one before...can't remember which.
But decent enough bats and I seem to remember using a Pro one in the nets a few years ago. Was a lovely bat...pick up was great, well balanced and response off the middle was superb.
But was the "pro" any better than some of the other bats I have had? The answer is No, better than some but not as good as others.
But this is subjective really. People likes different weights, different handle shapes, different balance and different feel! Also some like clean 8 grains, some like 30 grains, some like heartwood, and some butterfly stains.
What I am try to say is that everyone is different and to say that there is only ONE brand that everyone should worship is more that a little niave!
That said, if you love the brand then sing it from the rooftops. But try not to be so insanely biased that you sound worryingly obsessive.