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Equipment => Your Kit => Topic started by: Buzz on February 04, 2020, 09:09:20 PM

Title: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: Buzz on February 04, 2020, 09:09:20 PM
Which bit of new kit do you think is the must have this season?
The stubby arm guard from TomTek or a particular new duffle?

Or is there a bit of kit you just can't love without (yup that will be my trusty sg thigh pad set then...)
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: ch1p on February 04, 2020, 09:36:01 PM
Perhaps everyone at my club is being tight this year but I haven't seen any new kit so far at nets. Obviously I am on here so have picked up a stubby arm guard (and also a stubby over all the new kit people have on here).

I'm thinking it might be the strettons i've picked up that will be my favourite...  :D
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: jonny77 on February 04, 2020, 09:44:24 PM
New Strettons when they become available I reckon.
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: Jimbo on February 04, 2020, 09:49:38 PM
Going by the response now it's knocked in, the discount Chase bats aren't a bad shout.
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: Tom_90 on February 04, 2020, 09:50:49 PM
I think mine will be my adidas boost basketball trainers spiked up. Could be a game changer in reducing ankle pain.

Oh the new masuri thigh guards are also very good!
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: SouthpawMark on February 04, 2020, 10:07:18 PM
I had the white and yellow Puma 19.1 spikes delivered today. Itís safe to say they look spectacular!
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on February 05, 2020, 06:41:48 AM
For the first time in about 20 years a new box for me, carbon shock Dr.

My favourite new bit of kit is the Qdos duffle I bought itís just a superb bag for the money
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: jayralh on February 05, 2020, 08:54:12 AM
I am loving my kookaburra charge 4.0 in nets that I bought end of season. Will be good to see how we go in match. A new duffle bag and pair of spikes are on wish list.
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: SouthpawMark on February 05, 2020, 09:38:34 AM
For the first time in about 20 years a new box for me, carbon shock Dr.

My favourite new bit of kit is the Qdos duffle I bought itís just a superb bag for the money

I got one of those too! The orange and black one. It really makes being smashed in the goolies slightly less painful, as evidenced at nets last Sunday.
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: Warneymonster on February 05, 2020, 09:42:46 AM
not bought much this year, managed to recover 3 bats that's I had lent to friends - one of which was in horrific condition and had to be sent straight to kookaburra.

so far only a set of surge pro pads and gloves and a tomtek stubby
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 05, 2020, 09:47:11 AM
Having updated my softs this season my Neon Wheelie Duffle is my favourite new bit of kit! Another lad at my club has fallen in love with it too saying "it's the best designed bag I've ever seen" so that could be a contender.

I'm waiting for Mr Fox to release his new thigh pad set, I reckon that will be something that most CBFers purchase  :)
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: Buzz on February 05, 2020, 09:51:22 AM
I got one of those too! The orange and black one. It really makes being smashed in the goolies slightly less painful, as evidenced at nets last Sunday.

I used one of those for years, but have moved to the hard cup
https://www.shockdoctor.com/products/aircore-hard-cup?variant=14354516607029 (https://www.shockdoctor.com/products/aircore-hard-cup?variant=14354516607029)
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: KettonJake on February 05, 2020, 10:21:48 AM
Just me who feels that this thread is lacking in photos?

Can't contribute much as I have barely purchased any equipment for 2 years, shortly taking delivery of new adidas boosts but that might be it aside from Foxys new thigh pads whenever they drop.
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: SouthpawMark on February 05, 2020, 10:36:55 AM
I used one of those for years, but have moved to the hard cup
https://www.shockdoctor.com/products/aircore-hard-cup?variant=14354516607029 (https://www.shockdoctor.com/products/aircore-hard-cup?variant=14354516607029)

Do you not struggle with the lack of ventilation??
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: edge on February 05, 2020, 11:09:21 AM
Hard to have photos of new Strettons when they haven't dropped yet!

The current new kit trend at my club is for sticks from a certain local source... there'll be 6 in the club across our two sides next year, can't wait for that. Here's the newest two, more pics will come when they're finished properly:

(https://i.postimg.cc/Z5jvd1Hz/IMG-20200204-162159-998.jpg)
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: Buzz on February 05, 2020, 11:21:56 AM
Do you not struggle with the lack of ventilation??

Decent reading on the scrotometer maybe, but given the compression shorts holding it all in place, I am not sure any ventilation makes a difference. Plus you wouldn't want anything caught/trapped in a gap...
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: SurreySam on February 05, 2020, 12:00:24 PM
Arm stubbies might become the thing to have this year, followed by Strettons if they ever arrive.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49491402588_94de5f0291_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: SouthpawMark on February 05, 2020, 12:43:32 PM
Decent reading on the scrotometer maybe, but given the compression shorts holding it all in place, I am not sure any ventilation makes a difference. Plus you wouldn't want anything caught/trapped in a gap...

Itís a balancing act isnít it. On balance I think I prefer ventilation and drainage to the unlikely event of testicle egress.
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: Danny1981 on February 06, 2020, 11:25:21 PM
For the first time in about 20 years a new box for me, carbon shock Dr.

My favourite new bit of kit is the Qdos duffle I bought itís just a superb bag for the money
Picked one of these bags up myself. My only gripe is if the side pockets were a touch bigger you could put a pad on each side and have the main section free for other kit
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: Jlscarroll17 on February 07, 2020, 07:57:25 AM
Arm stubbies might become the thing to have this year, followed by Strettons if they ever arrive.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49491402588_94de5f0291_o.jpg)

Where did you source the arm stubbies from? Iíve seen the arytek ones but havenít managed to find the others
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: velvetsky01 on February 07, 2020, 08:26:17 AM
Would love to know too
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: LEACHY48 on February 07, 2020, 08:39:40 AM
Where did you source the arm stubbies from? Iíve seen the arytek ones but havenít managed to find the others

Ayrtek do unbranded ones as well?
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: Buzz on February 07, 2020, 08:41:00 AM
https://www.prodirectcricket.com/products/ESCU-Arm-Guard-White-Protection-220323.aspx (https://www.prodirectcricket.com/products/ESCU-Arm-Guard-White-Protection-220323.aspx)
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: velvetsky01 on February 07, 2020, 08:52:34 AM
wonderful thanks @Buzz I shall order when they are in stock

They make the ones the pros down under have been using right?
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: jonny77 on February 07, 2020, 08:54:27 AM
Or for far less than 20 quid, buy a 6" sweatband and stick your arm guard in it?! No different to the Aero or any other arm guard really. The Ayrtek ones are much slimmer obviously.
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: velvetsky01 on February 07, 2020, 08:56:32 AM
yes I was going to have a look at doing this ha but it properly wont be as good lol
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: SurreySam on February 07, 2020, 09:47:02 AM
It would be too tight, which is why Ayrtek's use of D30 is the only real solution for a sweatband protector. 

The other one I pictured and Buzz linked, is a New Zealand company that came to market in Nov '19, a few guy's on the telly have been using them.
Title: Re: Which bit of new kit...
Post by: jonny77 on February 07, 2020, 01:12:50 PM
I made one a while ago and it was ok tbh. Cut up an old arm guard and placed it between the layers of a 6 inch sweatband, wasn't too tight and felt fine. That said the Ayrtek one (which I have too), is obviously far less bulky.