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Equipment => Bats => Topic started by: WABH-J on May 30, 2019, 09:06:46 PM

Title: Chase 2018/2019 Finback?
Post by: WABH-J on May 30, 2019, 09:06:46 PM
Hello all,

I was just wondering if anybody had any up to date reviews of a new(ish) finback? Iím after a new stick and was having a look around serious cricket in Basingstoke and tried out loads of different bats. Of everything i tried I thought the chase stuff Ďfelt rightí and I loved the pickup of the finback. Iím concerned about the reports of an overly high middle and am slightly worried the scalloping will have taken all the power out? Cricket bats seem so expensive now I canít really afford to get it wrong, but just purely going off Ďinstinctí - the finback is what i would have chosen 🤔
Title: Re: Chase 2018/2019 Finback?
Post by: jonny77 on May 30, 2019, 09:32:29 PM
Haven't used one but Chase bats are nice from what I've heard. Personally I don't like that much concaving, but that's personal preference due to me being a little older and growing up with full bats. I think you should go with what feels best in the hand but also the one you like the look of shape wise and are comfortable with, regardless of brand etc. Not sure if that helps!  :D
Title: Re: Chase 2018/2019 Finback?
Post by: WABH-J on May 30, 2019, 10:00:52 PM
I guess a more succinct way of asking my question is: Is that much concaving going to affect the performance of the bat?
Title: Re: Chase 2018/2019 Finback?
Post by: DorsetDan on May 30, 2019, 10:09:43 PM
The good Doctor at B3 was of the opinion concaving didnít affect performance (ping) and he is suitably qualified to give an informed opinion looking in to such questions at GM and designed bats for various pros over the years.

Anecdotally the two best performing bats Iíve had were both very full (GM Stokes Players Edition) and highly concaved (Alsop FC Sondhi) so Iíd say the individual bit of wood and the pressing are a far bigger factor.

Go for what you like the look and feel of IMO.
Title: Re: Chase 2018/2019 Finback?
Post by: AJ2014 on May 30, 2019, 10:17:52 PM
Imo for driving, full/fuller profile plus mid low or lower middle profile are more suitable, everyone has own preference obviously 🙂
Title: Re: Chase 2018/2019 Finback?
Post by: jonny77 on May 31, 2019, 07:24:31 AM
I don't think it makes a difference essentially, just a looks/preference thing. It allows bigger edges at lighter weights, but not sure what benefits this gives you. Seen really nice bats in both and big shots hit with smaller edge/full bats and big edge/heavily concave bats. As said abv its in the pressing for me. I just don't like the look of heavily concaved bats personally, but not against them.