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Title: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on December 19, 2019, 04:44:50 PM
Few people have been helping with feedback to help with the product which is brilliant from a product development point of view.

Some have asked for a longer version (some preferred the first batch of 4 inch one and some like the branded 5 inch one). These will be unbranded and 6 inches long to cover the majority of your forearm when worn with your batting gloves.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y2G8HbGc/760-E94-ED-1-B5-B-4-B03-A86-B-6-E6-D5-F2-BD7-D0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WtV0mmwS)

They are due to reach me on Christmas Eve so Iíll try and get a batch knocked up before new year as they can be pre-ordered online now.
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on December 23, 2019, 11:04:46 PM
Fresh batch of these arrived today, 6 inches long and unbranded. Cover the majority of the forearm.

Iíll be knocking up a batch over Xmas in time for new year if anyone wants to get in early and pre-order via the webshop (thanks to those that have already 😊).

(https://i.postimg.cc/nckfP50t/22-D9-AA10-5660-4699-AA60-91-F5-FB9-F0176.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dLLf75bW)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jj9bh7vw/385-E65-A8-DD6-C-4-D41-94-E4-0-E7-B95-C8-BF41.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nsvgFMyp)

(https://i.postimg.cc/x11VDR4N/75-EBF71-E-C6-F9-40-E1-9229-C74-F4-BDA2-A02.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hf65V9gK)
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on December 27, 2019, 05:24:35 PM
Managed to sneak out to the office to knock up a couple of samples this afternoon...

(https://i.postimg.cc/FzFdkcSF/34-C07522-29-D8-4-DE4-8234-9-DB4-EBBC4481.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cgj4VvTP)

(https://i.postimg.cc/nLZHLxBp/629955-AA-6371-4296-946-C-1-D968-F825-B0-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tsS0rLBM)

(https://i.postimg.cc/cJmdgzBY/790765-AD-1-B76-44-DA-9-FCB-1935-AE2-DF44-B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WDhBxXKb)

(https://i.postimg.cc/28bjc2CR/B4-F1354-F-31-B5-4-E0-C-B0-F5-5219854-E5-D5-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SJ4pjLXD)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YCQrk04d/ECA22-DE5-16-B9-42-CA-9-A8-C-94959-DBB8-B2-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jDd04s4f)

Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 11, 2020, 04:29:06 PM
I've got stock of the 4 inch stubby in black now and have a fresh batch of the 4 inch and 6 inch white version arriving towards the middle of next week having sold out of both currently.

Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: SouthpawMark on February 11, 2020, 04:35:00 PM
Really impressed with my six inchers.

After copping a ball on the thigh which just missed my inner thigh, I feel you should next experiment with circle shorts made entirely from D3O.
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 11, 2020, 05:36:37 PM
Funnily enough Iíve had a few pros asking about various bots as well which was why a care package from D3O reached me last week...

(https://i.postimg.cc/NM41Rs2z/6-D270-CAE-9430-40-C3-8317-EAE40-B40-E8-A6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q9F93rbQ)
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: edge on February 11, 2020, 05:37:04 PM
After copping a ball on the thigh which just missed my inner thigh, I feel you should next experiment with circle shorts made entirely from D3O.
Quite common in the action sports world already, although it might be tricky to find a pair which padded exactly the right areas for cricket.
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 11, 2020, 06:07:21 PM
Quite common in the action sports world already, although it might be tricky to find a pair which padded exactly the right areas for cricket.

Yeh hence the search for something that can be adapted from the extreme sports/motorcycle market to suit the cricket needs with more localised areas of protection 👍
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Buzz on February 16, 2020, 08:39:55 AM
Dug through the garage looking for waterproofs yesterday and found this...
(https://i.postimg.cc/8P1KB5F9/IMG-20200215-124914.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0rB09900)

Who needs d30 anyway...
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 16, 2020, 09:05:57 AM
Rolling back the years, I got asked when I got did them and had to dig back through CBF to work out it was in 2009. That will have poron inside of it from the original batch I did, found a few of the original black ones for comparison the other day too.
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Buzz on February 17, 2020, 11:18:11 AM
Looking at this again, how does the poron foam compare to d30?
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 17, 2020, 11:53:27 AM
Testing my memory here but the Poron was thinner, D3O has superior impact absorption properties over it.
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Tailendfielder on February 17, 2020, 10:34:17 PM
Ive worn one over my apple watch while batting to record a workout. Works well, although i havenít tested if it would save the watch.
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 06, 2020, 06:21:43 PM
Seems most of the England squad went for the Super Size 6 inch version 👍

(https://i.postimg.cc/xC5BZS2y/9973-AD92-E70-D-4478-BC23-D18633-C758-C0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CBZvZXdz)

(https://i.postimg.cc/vTSkQLD4/A38-D1717-79-B2-4-E6-C-9-DBF-CFF8-F8112-DF4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zHK07hCN)

Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: roco on March 07, 2020, 06:16:54 AM
Having had this and the previous version

This seems is definitely thicker but still flexible enough but not sure if his sewing is better haha

Looking forward to using this as xl one a good version
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: velvetsky01 on March 09, 2020, 10:06:56 PM
Is there a current forum discount code Tom before I purchase a 6 incher?
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 09, 2020, 10:52:24 PM
Is there a current forum discount code Tom before I purchase a 6 incher?

Hi mate, afraid not as demand is practically outstripping supply after the weekend orders. Itís likely Iíll run out of D3O foam for the 6 inch Model as what I thought would last me well until the season has already sold and I can get the new drop until after April 1st once theyíve finished making it to ship.

So if you want one get in early or they will be on back order again until early April 😆
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: velvetsky01 on March 10, 2020, 06:42:35 AM
So have you not got any in stock at the moment then? Shall I wait until April to order instead?
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 10, 2020, 07:23:27 AM
So have you not got any in stock at the moment then? Shall I wait until April to order instead?

Yep in stock atm if you want to order 👍

https://www.ayrtekcricket.com/product/hybrid-sweatband-d3o/ (https://www.ayrtekcricket.com/product/hybrid-sweatband-d3o/)
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Psi on March 10, 2020, 07:28:23 AM
I've ordered one maxi size. If you happen to have a maxi size with the logo on then I'd prefer that. But the size is more important.
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 10, 2020, 07:39:57 AM
The logo is only on the 5 inch models as it seems pros arenít allowed to use a branded version and quite a few people preferred them logo free 🥺
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 10, 2020, 07:41:03 AM
I've ordered one maxi size. If you happen to have a maxi size with the logo on then I'd prefer that. But the size is more important.

Order all received though and Iíll get it en route today for you 👍
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Psi on March 10, 2020, 07:58:17 AM
Thanks. Hopefully I typed the post code right this time...
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: velvetsky01 on March 10, 2020, 08:31:22 AM
Yep in stock atm if you want to order 👍

https://www.ayrtekcricket.com/product/hybrid-sweatband-d3o/ (https://www.ayrtekcricket.com/product/hybrid-sweatband-d3o/)

Great order placed!
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: SouthpawMark on March 10, 2020, 09:21:13 AM
Loving mine so far. The only issue I have with them is that you can see the orange protection through the wristband itself. I think I might have to beg Mr Ayrtek to make me some custom ones with the D3O wrapped in white material, then stitched into the wristband.
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: jamesisapayne on March 10, 2020, 09:34:30 AM
Or just not worry about it :-0
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Wozaboxa on March 10, 2020, 09:38:20 AM
My lad loves his, he had a real problem with arm guards being big and cumbersome and was made to wear one by the coaches which is understandable he's only 12, but he finds it very comfortable and after netting with it that he forgets he has it on and has been seen bowling with it still on!

I've just ordered another for myself but I've been approached by another club member who wants one! 
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: velvetsky01 on March 11, 2020, 05:57:59 PM
Wow! Mine arrived today! Such amazing service thank you Tom! Love it!
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 11, 2020, 07:10:42 PM
Wow! Mine arrived today! Such amazing service thank you Tom! Love it!

Cool, glad it arrived safely 👍 trying my best to keep up with demand 😂
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: SurreySam on April 06, 2020, 10:48:47 PM
IJC has just put a review up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=441fFVB2iVE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=441fFVB2iVE)
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Psi on April 07, 2020, 12:02:47 AM
Blimey be does waffle on. I liked the mallet test, I think that probably hurt a bit though. Great product though...
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on April 07, 2020, 08:07:13 AM
Yeh its the balance between thickness of foams and function, I could make them so that the foam is 20mm thick but then it would be closer to a traditional arm guards thickness which from feedback a lot of people wouldn't opt to wear.

They are labelled Hybrid for the reason in that they are predominantly a sweatband but with an element of protection should you get pinned.

Feedback has been great in terms of fine tuning the product and I'm always happy to accommodate special requests in the event someone does want something different (as a few CBF members have).
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Psi on April 07, 2020, 10:19:25 AM
Sure, no criticism of the product intended, people obviously really like it.

My personal comment would be to make a larger version that covers wrist and forearm, maybe articulated with two or more pieces of the rubber. I have experimented in the nets with wearing the medium sized one plus the large one and this covers me almost up the the elbow. Still comfortable and light weight. Mostly academic for me though as I'm very tall and have never been hit on the elbow (yet)
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: alexhilly1492 on July 08, 2020, 08:16:27 PM
Bit late to the party on these but with cricket round the corner ordered two tonight! (Birthday present from the Mrs) one green one white! Can't wait to try them out
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on July 08, 2020, 08:22:32 PM
Thanks Alex, trying to keep up with demand currently which is a nice problem to have. Didnt expect to be scaling up volumes quite as quickly as they have :)
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: alexhilly1492 on July 16, 2020, 11:06:11 AM
Hybrids arrived today, quick try on with gloves and they feel great! cant wait to try them first games Saturday and Sunday

Thanks for getting them out so quickly @Ayrtek Cricket
Title: Re: Hybrid Sweatband
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on July 16, 2020, 11:07:07 AM
No worries mate, hope they serve you well 👍