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Equipment => Bats => Topic started by: t2ylo on November 22, 2020, 10:36:16 AM

Title: Yet another Keeley thread...
Post by: t2ylo on November 22, 2020, 10:36:16 AM
This was very interesting about shape & grade

https://twitter.com/batsoutcricket/status/1330243725029761027?s=21

Title: Re: Yet another Keeley thread...
Post by: velvetsky01 on November 22, 2020, 05:35:26 PM
Gotta love a keeley

Title: Re: Yet another Keeley thread...
Post by: Batoff on November 22, 2020, 05:41:15 PM
I wonder if the generosity of grading depends on what they think of the retailer...
Title: Re: Yet another Keeley thread...
Post by: beaver5 on November 28, 2020, 08:52:32 PM
I've had a look at the Keeley Superiors on Bats Out Cricket  https://batsoutcricket.co.uk/ 
They have a grade 1,2 & 3 and to be honestly I can't tell much difference between them. Is there really going to be much difference in performance that would justify spending the extra 160 for the grade 1 over the grade 3?

Title: Re: Yet another Keeley thread...
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 28, 2020, 10:53:42 PM
Come down to aesthetics and density really, a good bat maker will extract the best performance out of every cleft regardless of grade.

I use a G2 as my match bat as it ticks the box for me in terms of pick up, performance and has some lovely graping in my hitting zone.
Title: Re: Yet another Keeley thread...
Post by: jonny77 on November 28, 2020, 10:55:41 PM
Short answer in my opinion, none at all if they're pressed the same
Title: Re: Yet another Keeley thread...
Post by: Jimbo on November 28, 2020, 11:08:55 PM
Suppose there's possibly more chance that you might get something with ridiculous low density and massive specs in a G1 but that's pure speculation. I had a G2 Keeley that was excellent looking and performed very nicely, sadly a bit heavy for my noodle-like forearms. I personally don't think you'll get a 160 better bat with the G1s and every chance you'd get a cracker at G3 price.