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Equipment => Your Kit => Topic started by: Tom on June 22, 2008, 06:51:40 PM

Title: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Tom on June 22, 2008, 06:51:40 PM
Post pics of your bats with the best GRAINS here
Deadline 1st August
(2 pics max One close up, one long shot)

PICTURES AND DESCRIPTION ONLY! NO CHAT!

Note: You must have owned this bat at one point
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Liam-SCCC on June 22, 2008, 09:05:48 PM
10 grains 2 heartwood.

Long Shot:

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/liam_sccc/IMGP3675.jpg)

Close Up:

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/liam_sccc/IMGP3683.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: e4sby on July 05, 2008, 09:49:31 AM
Another long shot seen as there hasn't been many entries!

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x242/e4sby/S8000723.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SAF Bats on July 05, 2008, 10:39:53 AM
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/9910/img1073hr2.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Tom on July 08, 2008, 10:58:51 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i29/02thoeva/SSA50187.jpg)
Fusion Superbest
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Tom on July 08, 2008, 11:00:33 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i29/02thoeva/HPIM0110.jpg)
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i29/02thoeva/HPIM0109.jpg)
Puma Mirage
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Windmill on July 11, 2008, 06:51:41 AM
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii10/idonescricket/front-1.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii10/idonescricket/grain-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: MD14 on July 14, 2008, 07:23:29 AM
My Warsop Platinum Peerless, with views of the grains on the front and back:

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q289/sleepingwalrus/100_0429.jpg)

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q289/sleepingwalrus/100_0430.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Marcussjd9 on July 26, 2008, 10:12:50 AM
Long Shot

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/marcussjd9/WoodwormBat010.jpg)



Close Up

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/marcussjd9/WoodwormBat003.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Majid_V3 on August 02, 2008, 06:40:26 PM
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/testclassbats.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Redback Cricket on August 11, 2008, 07:05:36 PM
Thought you willow lovers might appreciate this lil' beauty i just made.... The grains are the same all the way down, its just my photography sucks and the light is diff at the bottom...    8)

(http://www.redbackcricket.com/images/lface.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: VIVIAN on August 11, 2008, 07:11:25 PM
Windmills A3 for me !!! REDBACK also love it get some more pics tho please - how heavy are they both ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Howzat on August 11, 2008, 08:27:21 PM
Redback = the best ...what a piece of willow!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Windmill on August 12, 2008, 02:32:15 AM
I have to agree with Leo, the Redback looks fantastic.

I just bought this yesterday, hasn't arrived yet, but I thought that people would like the grain :) I'll take some better pictures when it arrives. Which means next week thanks to Australia Post!

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii10/idonescricket/BDM-Amazer.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii10/idonescricket/BDM-Amazer-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Majid_V3 on August 13, 2008, 12:08:53 PM
Personal Elite collection
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/TestEliteCollection3-1.jpg)
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/TestEliteCollection4-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Majid_V3 on August 13, 2008, 12:38:54 PM
CA BATS made in Pakistan
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/testqualityca.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: VIVIAN on August 13, 2008, 12:45:21 PM
What standard are those CA'S ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Majid_V3 on August 13, 2008, 12:55:34 PM
These are called CA pro level bats, Basil & Armie have sum in stock
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: VIVIAN on August 13, 2008, 01:38:08 PM
Who Are those pics from Basil or Armie ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Majid_V3 on August 13, 2008, 02:05:34 PM
BASIL both these bats are sold but Armie has few CA plus 10k LE in stock atm with similar specs.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Majid_V3 on September 09, 2008, 01:46:52 PM
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/CAI3QNIX.jpg)
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/CAGP4D4Z.jpg)
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/CA9CQ59F.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Majid_V3 on September 09, 2008, 01:48:07 PM
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/CAPLUS10K.jpg)
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/CAPLUS10K1.jpg)
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/CAPLUS10K3.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Majid_V3 on September 09, 2008, 01:49:13 PM
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/caplus10k_2.jpg)
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/caplus10k_1.jpg)
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/IMG_0670.jpg)
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/IMG_0669.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: E-Unit on September 10, 2008, 09:39:59 AM
Bat porn..
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Tikolo on September 10, 2008, 02:03:08 PM
Wait till i post some pics of my mates CA 12000, MASSIVE
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: stevie on September 10, 2008, 05:17:25 PM
Them Ca's look superb
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on September 26, 2008, 07:44:10 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i29/02thoeva/26092008057.jpg)
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i29/02thoeva/26092008058.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on September 26, 2008, 08:33:15 PM
the BAS are custom made have 9 grains on each. Light pick-up and ecvellent ping

Screaming Cat - got it this week from Julian (see post on the Screaming cat discussion thread). 10-11 grains. Dead weight of 2.10 but pics up like a 2.8

Kookaburra ahd 14 grains and awsome ping.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Boofa on September 27, 2008, 03:13:18 AM
My Gm Purist 2 808 9 grains - long shot lol

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll9/Nic_Dennis/DSCN1406.jpg)
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll9/Nic_Dennis/DSCN1409.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ianbuchanan on February 20, 2009, 09:06:53 PM
(http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww331/ianbuchanan/071.jpg)
this is my bat, has good grains, 11 in all with a strip of heatwood on the right handers outside edge.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: bucko2007 on February 20, 2009, 09:29:51 PM
I love the profile of that screaming cat yash
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on February 21, 2009, 08:04:50 AM
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh132/camelotcricketer/P2151288.jpg)

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh132/camelotcricketer/P2151293.jpg)

On Ebay right now, 21 grains and BIIGGG
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on February 21, 2009, 08:05:20 AM
Do I win a prize?????
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: E-Unit on February 21, 2009, 09:51:10 AM
you should
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Uzi Sports on February 21, 2009, 09:58:41 AM
These are called CA pro level bats, Basil & Armie have sum in stock

Majid,

There is concept of Pro level bats. I have just spent 15 days in Pakistan in all the big brands factories and if you ask them they have never heard of any bats we call Pro Level bats. I have also read in varios places that if the stamp is high or lower on a bat, it is pro level. It is all rubbish as you can ask Manufacturer where u want to have their stamp put on.

Regards

Asad
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: sultanofswing on February 21, 2009, 10:45:31 AM
i think i may have just found the love of my life... that newbery mjolnir  :o
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Zulu on February 21, 2009, 10:58:54 AM
very long shot after talisman showed us the holy grail

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp226/Gaybar92/Photo-0018-1.jpg)

(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp226/Gaybar92/Photo-0019-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: hit4six on February 21, 2009, 09:37:32 PM
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6905/dsc00374m.th.jpg) (http://img11.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00374m.jpg)

In the middle of refurbishing this one. I count 21 grains on close inspection under the light. The discolouration is not heartwood, i think the willow has been stained by something. Will work on it again tomorrow, and should get the stains out.

And this bat is a 1990's Hunts County Harrow (stickers removed, fully sanded)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tequilarich on February 24, 2009, 10:35:18 AM
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g269/tequilarich/DSC05331.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g269/tequilarich/DSC05336.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Matchett on February 24, 2009, 12:36:16 PM
([url]http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww331/ianbuchanan/071.jpg[/url])
this is my bat, has good grains, 11 in all with a strip of heatwood on the right handers outside edge.


These are the best grains so far.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: sultanofswing on February 24, 2009, 12:56:50 PM
the computer says no...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on February 24, 2009, 01:19:02 PM
here is my post for the best grains

(1) Newbery GT. A beast of a bat. Unfortunately have to let it go as it is bit heavy for me. This was the one made for one of the many Pros Newbery makes bats for. The ping is supreme.

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/IMG00021.jpg)

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/IMG00022.jpg)


(2) UZU C6+: One it will be using this season. Got from Asad (ASSports). Very meaty bats 2.11 with a 2.5oz grip. Picks up like a feather. Top bats. Probably at par with the Pro bat above.

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/Yash_Uzic6.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on February 24, 2009, 01:24:23 PM
managed to get better pictures of grains on the Newbery GT and C6+

Newbery GT

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/IMG00017.jpg)


Newbery UZI C6+

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/23022009026.jpg)

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/23022009030.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: kenbriooo on February 24, 2009, 09:43:10 PM
Hey loving some of the bats on show here so fab grains, some average ones.  Here are 2 of my bats

(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg306/kenbriooo2007/HeartwoodandGrains.jpg)

sorry cant get these pics on so u'll haver to click the link

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg306/kenbriooo2007/Pedigree/3.jpg (http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg306/kenbriooo2007/Pedigree/3.jpg)
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg306/kenbriooo2007/Pedigree/4.jpg (http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg306/kenbriooo2007/Pedigree/4.jpg)

The bottom 2 pics are of the same bat, the top one is of a dif one.

I hope you like the Grainaige!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on May 16, 2009, 09:54:14 AM
10 grains 2 heartwood.

Long Shot:

([url]http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/liam_sccc/IMGP3675.jpg[/url])

Close Up:

([url]http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/liam_sccc/IMGP3683.jpg[/url])
hey mate those stickers look lush, what year are they  from mate?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Singo on May 16, 2009, 12:19:25 PM
For me Talismans mjolinor! and toms Puma , Oooft there one of a kindsss!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Liam-SCCC on May 16, 2009, 01:19:53 PM
they are the 2006 Millichamp & Hall stickers, they may still have a few available for £10 if you take your bat in, must be an m&H though
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Lekka Global Alliance on October 06, 2009, 03:26:29 PM
(http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr247/lekkasport/020.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on October 06, 2009, 03:29:31 PM
is that a blewmish at the bottom?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Lekka Global Alliance on October 06, 2009, 03:44:51 PM
is that a blewmish at the bottom?

Yes
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on October 06, 2009, 03:52:41 PM
([url]http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr247/lekkasport/020.jpg[/url])


is that your catalog bat or the one for sale? Whereabouts are you based mate - Pak??
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Tom on October 06, 2009, 03:53:30 PM
Is that Kashmir Willow or English Willow?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Lekka Global Alliance on October 06, 2009, 03:56:12 PM
Is that Kashmir Willow or English Willow?

You know it's English Willow Tom.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Howzat on October 06, 2009, 04:11:19 PM
That bat actually looks really nice, like the stickers aswell.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Tom on October 06, 2009, 04:12:00 PM
How do I? To me it looks to what a Kashmir bat looks like, otherwise I wouldn't have asked the question.

The white willow and not very clear grains look like the 'EWNI' I saw at Mohit's place.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Lekka Global Alliance on October 06, 2009, 04:43:17 PM
How do I? To me it looks to what a Kashmir bat looks like, otherwise I wouldn't have asked the question.

The white willow and not very clear grains look like the 'EWNI' I saw at Mohit's place.

I do not sell WHITE WILLOW TOM (as some ppl you met refer to it as + a price of 10 pounds sterling).

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Apple on October 06, 2009, 04:47:15 PM
not a fan of those grains why has it got basiclly GN stickers?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SAF Bats on October 06, 2009, 04:50:53 PM
lets not go down that route again... been through the GN stickers thing Lekka has other stickers now
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: aidy1098 on October 06, 2009, 05:02:22 PM
to me it also looks like english nurtured in india i bought a few from ebay last year and it looks like it to me sorry to say it
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on October 06, 2009, 05:13:29 PM
where are these bats made mate? Could not get info on your bats or the profiles on your website
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Lekka Global Alliance on October 07, 2009, 01:22:13 AM
This bat was made in India.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: thaman303 on October 07, 2009, 02:54:05 AM
This bat was made in India.

looks like a SS from toe shape ??
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: espocrespo on October 20, 2009, 05:35:02 PM
When i get my shark bat back i will let you know as it has loads
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Tom on November 25, 2009, 05:36:03 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i29/02thoeva/SNV80065.jpg?t=1259170547)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GJ on November 25, 2009, 05:40:03 PM
Blimey! i count 25 there!

Looks like a lot of the bat is heartwood too?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Tom on November 25, 2009, 05:42:05 PM
2/3's HW, beautiful bat though 35mm edges which are huge down the whole bat.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GJ on November 25, 2009, 05:45:42 PM
mmmmmmm sounds nice, what bat is it?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Tom on November 25, 2009, 05:47:07 PM
CoR3
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on November 25, 2009, 05:50:36 PM
Crumbs - thats loads of grains!
Are you sure you didn't cheat by having 12 grains and then getting a ruler and pencil in lines in between?  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on November 25, 2009, 06:18:04 PM
http://s875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/JoeColes/?action=view&current=P1010721.jpg (http://s875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/JoeColes/?action=view&current=P1010721.jpg)
http://s875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/JoeColes/?action=view&current=P1010724.jpg (http://s875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/JoeColes/?action=view&current=P1010724.jpg)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: hell4leather cricket on November 25, 2009, 06:22:44 PM
got a few at the moment with about 25 even/ruler straight grains, mostly 2/3s heartwood
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: cd0070 on November 25, 2009, 10:01:13 PM
From - Matt
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Zej9zDkOBhc/Sw2o1wbFuII/AAAAAAAAAgs/iJj059tNpB4/s800/IMG00061-20091125-1852.jpg)(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Zej9zDkOBhc/Sw2o2JD54QI/AAAAAAAAAgw/gINqxjNpfLo/s800/IMG00057-20091125-1852.jpg)
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Zej9zDkOBhc/Sw2o1r09u3I/AAAAAAAAAgo/Vvumbs5fbEc/s800/IMG00063-20091125-1853.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: hell4leather cricket on November 25, 2009, 10:30:24 PM
sorry about the picture quality not that clear ,also only part made at the moment.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: E-Unit on November 26, 2009, 10:01:44 AM
Any pics of the profile tom ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Tom on November 26, 2009, 10:03:15 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i29/02thoeva/SNV80070.jpg?t=1259229774)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: E-Unit on November 26, 2009, 10:03:57 AM
Lovley, is this your one personally ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Chris1976 on November 26, 2009, 07:47:23 PM
Cool what weight is that one Tom?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Tom on November 26, 2009, 10:59:38 PM
2lb 7oz with 1 grip and no we sold it through the website. It was reserved for a player, but was too nice to give away so it went to a customer from Saudi Arabia.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Watsontotty on November 26, 2009, 11:23:57 PM
Tom did you get my pm i sent a day or so ago.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Chris1976 on November 27, 2009, 04:02:09 PM
Looked a lovely bat Tom impressively light-weight too  :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on November 28, 2009, 09:16:14 PM
Here is my entry for the best grains competition:

My monster from SS - 2lb10oz - 17 grains:

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/23102009239.jpg)

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/23102009242.jpg)


And a Bradbury S Players:

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/22102009471.jpg)

And the Adidas Incruza Elitewith 12 grains:

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/20102009229.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: thaman303 on December 05, 2009, 04:37:58 PM
RNS Thunder-
grains-10

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q361/thaman303/DSC_0027.jpg)
(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q361/thaman303/IMG_0663.jpg)

thanks
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: thaman303 on December 05, 2009, 04:41:54 PM
RNS - Custom made
Grains-18

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q361/thaman303/CM1.jpg)
(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q361/thaman303/CM2.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: cd0070 on December 05, 2009, 04:49:51 PM
I'm loving these RNS you got..
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: cd0070 on December 05, 2009, 05:16:37 PM
aren't they the same ones you posted before??
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on December 05, 2009, 05:27:45 PM
aren't they the same ones you posted before??

yeah...forgot that......thanks......but they are worth a second look.....:) ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: cd0070 on December 05, 2009, 05:31:13 PM
haha i do stare at that SS everytime mate..  ;D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: atscricket on December 11, 2009, 04:09:38 PM
who is the winner now??
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tommo256 on December 11, 2009, 05:23:33 PM
(http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af275/tommo256/DSC00141.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: atscricket on December 12, 2009, 01:43:09 PM
(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv244/atscricket/DSC00503-Copy.jpg)

2lb 9oz, 13 grains, 35mm edges
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 400notout on January 03, 2010, 07:03:47 PM
Obviously not an entry but this is possibly the best grains I have ever seen!

http://www.cricinfo.com/tri-bdesh2010/content/image/442199.html?page=1
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on January 03, 2010, 07:05:11 PM
You serious mate? I can't see much under the cherries but doesn't look anything spoecial.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 400notout on January 03, 2010, 07:10:35 PM
Didn't sound funny to me, look at where the scuff sheet ends mate
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on January 03, 2010, 07:12:42 PM
i think the scuff sheet goes down to the bottom of the bat and that is some fibre glass tape over the top? Might be wrong though, and if I am then that certainly is a sweet looking bat!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: niceonechoppy on January 03, 2010, 07:13:35 PM
I can't even see the grains, I'm on my mobile but not very clear at all!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 400notout on January 03, 2010, 07:15:33 PM
Aah looking at it that way, it changes my mind, I'm not sure either way?! But if not it certainly is a sweet looking bat.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on January 03, 2010, 07:28:32 PM
The tape at the bottom has been mistaken for grains, sadly that it not allowed.....
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on January 03, 2010, 07:32:18 PM
I bet you have some bats that would stonk their way to the number one spot on best grains by now eh Mike?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: niceonechoppy on January 03, 2010, 07:37:02 PM
How many bats do you personally own mike?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: harrystokoe on January 03, 2010, 07:38:04 PM
The grains at the top of the scuff sheet look pretty nice.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 400notout on January 03, 2010, 07:58:40 PM
Yeah but not anywhere near any of the bats on here! Disappointing, thought that was some bat!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on January 03, 2010, 10:38:25 PM
I've had 30+ but the best I have here is 21 all sapwood.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: aman on January 06, 2010, 06:56:00 AM
here is my bats

1st bat 12 grains
middle bat 13/14 grains
last bat  19 grains

(http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp275/aman-thakur/DSC01715.jpg?t=1262761390)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: E-Unit on January 06, 2010, 07:57:35 AM
aman what happens to all the bats you buy ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: aman on January 06, 2010, 08:12:55 AM
i use them and then i get some more
and then keep them for memories
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: bat no.7 on January 06, 2010, 09:09:05 AM
Reply #20 September 9, 2008 re CA Plus 10000
Nice looking bat(s) but why put "Ready To Play" on the Sticker? 
If it wasn't ready to play do they put a "Not Ready To Play" sticker on the bat?
Seems a bit superfluous to me. Suspect whoever is labelling the bat(s) means
well but not sure it really achieves anything? 
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on January 06, 2010, 09:15:37 AM
Lovely looking bats Aman, as good a collection as I've seen.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: aman on January 06, 2010, 09:30:43 AM
thanks talisman really appreciate it coming from you as you see alot of bats all the time

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ashvir on January 06, 2010, 10:15:06 AM
Aman the grains on your bats are superb. Did you get your bats from India?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: aman on January 06, 2010, 12:20:58 PM
i got them custom made through Yash and then sent to me direct from the SS factory
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ashvir on January 06, 2010, 03:47:24 PM
i got them custom made through Yash and then sent to me direct from the SS factory

Aah Ok
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: steelcouch on January 07, 2010, 05:05:48 PM
do you mind me asking roughly how much one of those would cost, they look REALLY good
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on January 07, 2010, 06:55:57 PM
Put your order in now for 1st Feb delivery. UK sourced and full UK warranty supplied with each bat. £175 inc P+P and sent from UK not India.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Damo1583 on January 07, 2010, 08:50:15 PM
My new M&H Distinction only 9 grains but awsome ping!
(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr17/damo1583/DSC00135.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: steelcouch on January 07, 2010, 08:56:06 PM
Do you get them Talisman?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Pinch-Hitter on January 07, 2010, 09:05:28 PM
My new M&H Distinction only 9 grains but awsome ping!
([url]http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr17/damo1583/DSC00135.jpg[/url])


Can we have some profile pic's of that bat please ? i need the profile picture for a batmaker to copy it for me ;D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on January 07, 2010, 10:51:39 PM
I will do, hence the date, plus maybe a few more, have been offered 6 CA PLUS 12000's at a great price if there are any takers.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Damo1583 on January 07, 2010, 10:54:15 PM
(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr17/damo1583/DSC00140.jpg)

(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr17/damo1583/DSC00136.jpg)

There you go mate!

M&H use special over sized clefts to get the spine height....
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on January 07, 2010, 10:56:46 PM
Big shape
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Damo1583 on January 07, 2010, 10:58:35 PM
It's pretty concave mate hence the weight is only 2lb 10......Joy to bat with mind!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: steelcouch on January 07, 2010, 10:59:35 PM
Tailsman
Can i pm you for a bit of advise?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on January 07, 2010, 11:01:28 PM
More than welcome but it may be duff!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on January 08, 2010, 12:22:02 AM
I will do, hence the date, plus maybe a few more, have been offered 6 CA PLUS 12000's at a great price if there are any takers.

Mike I will be genuinely interested in at least one CA Plus 12000. Let me know when they arrive. Always wanted to try one these bats out....
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ashvir on March 25, 2010, 05:45:52 PM
(http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/115400/115461.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: kenbriooo on March 25, 2010, 07:08:15 PM
([url]http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/115400/115461.jpg[/url])


Those grains are really straight and defined especially thinking about the lighting conditions
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on March 25, 2010, 07:10:25 PM
Pietersen's looked good in the last test
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on March 28, 2010, 10:59:27 AM
When a team mate receives his CoR3 Custom Pro next week I shall have a look at the grains on that :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Aswani Cricket on March 28, 2010, 11:46:42 AM
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/4/6/3/9/9/webimg/359724821_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on March 28, 2010, 11:49:07 AM
Too many
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on March 28, 2010, 11:50:58 AM
aswani cricket what bat is that bud
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Aswani Cricket on March 28, 2010, 11:56:32 AM
It's a BAS Shadow LE ... just sold to a guy in Australia
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on March 28, 2010, 12:02:39 PM
looks bloody nice that BAs
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Aswani Cricket on March 28, 2010, 12:07:12 PM
Yes, has superb pickup and ping and it's rare to get so many straight grains ... not my personal preference, but still one of those bats you don't want to get rid of ...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: hit4six on March 28, 2010, 12:23:11 PM
I count 29 grains?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: alexrickyponting on March 28, 2010, 12:25:21 PM
i made it 26? however many it is, its a lot of grains :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on March 28, 2010, 12:27:25 PM
how much did this bat go for aswani????
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Aswani Cricket on March 28, 2010, 12:40:37 PM
Can't really divulge the price procricket, sorry
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on March 28, 2010, 12:59:10 PM
not a problem aswani if you get another cracker like that pm me please
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on March 28, 2010, 05:32:14 PM
Got a photo of the whole face? love grains like that, 24 and look straight.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: niceonechoppy on March 28, 2010, 05:41:48 PM
Half heartwood as well! Pro bat by the looks of it...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on March 28, 2010, 08:48:58 PM
Could well be but got to see the whole picture, plus know if it has been pressed well.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on March 28, 2010, 08:54:10 PM
I'd laugh if it had a beast of a butterfly stain covering half of the top bit and the grains went so wavy it was unreal. Butt i very much doubt this ;) :) looks a beut!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Beachcricket on March 29, 2010, 09:42:55 AM
Here's a bat I bought about 10 days ago. Needs a bit of TLC before its debut.
(http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss147/Beachcricket_photos/CIMG0601-1-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SillyShilly on March 29, 2010, 09:48:50 AM
30 plus - amazing! What bat is this? Guessing from the toe-guard it may have been sourced from India. Lovely clean looking grains, so rare to see grains like that.........a firm contender for the number one spot!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Tom on March 29, 2010, 09:50:43 AM
Looks like a Robinsons toe/face.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Beachcricket on March 29, 2010, 10:51:03 AM
It is indeed a Robinsons Sports bat, superb spot! (How?)
I will review it soon, bought it from Quantum Cricket, Richard provides excellent service.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on March 29, 2010, 11:27:28 AM
looks a bloody good bat mate
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on March 29, 2010, 11:36:02 AM
Great spot from Tom, likely because the Caribee model is one of the best value bats around as it has a minimum quantity of grains, 14/15 or something like that and will have a Yellow toe guard. I've seen a couple of beauties but the ones on the website don't look anything like this one.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on March 29, 2010, 03:27:40 PM
Robinson's Triumph?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Howzat on March 29, 2010, 03:44:29 PM
Ahhh thats the winner in my eyes!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on March 29, 2010, 03:49:13 PM
Ahhh thats the winner in my eyes!
Too many for me ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: kenbriooo on March 29, 2010, 04:00:28 PM
Its funny how you fall into almost 2 grains camps.

1) About 8-15 well defined straight grains

or

2) You look for as many grains as you can and are only happy with 20+.

Although I have to say that Robbinsons looks a beaut of a bat!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Beachcricket on March 30, 2010, 10:53:17 AM
I unfortunately won't be using it any time soon now, cut my index finger quite badly at nets. I'll spare everyone the details but I won't be playing cricket for a few weeks.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: seedy on March 30, 2010, 11:19:36 AM
Agree kenbiroo, I always look for 8/9 straight grains as I find that these have always been the best performers for me.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: kenbriooo on March 30, 2010, 12:49:19 PM
Agree kenbiroo, I always look for 8/9 straight grains as I find that these have always been the best performers for me.

I was originally a 10 ish grain man, but my current bat has 20+ and its truly pinging at the moment, I just hope that it lasts like it is all season as its 3/4 heartwood.  So i think I might be a 20+ convert!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Mr Cricket on March 30, 2010, 01:56:51 PM
8-12 grains is my preference, this often gives a good balence between performance and durability
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: thaman303 on April 07, 2010, 10:12:40 PM
(http://i43.tinypic.com/5arxxe.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Cover_Drive on April 07, 2010, 10:21:19 PM
Which bat is that theman303?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ashvir on April 07, 2010, 10:22:18 PM
It looks like a SS Platinum Reserve
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: thaman303 on April 07, 2010, 10:25:18 PM
yes SS Platinum
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Cover_Drive on April 07, 2010, 10:27:44 PM
Ohh okay thanks Ashvir and theman303.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: wilmarcb on April 22, 2010, 01:18:41 PM
Any1 that can help me upload some pics give me a shout.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Perkins17 on April 29, 2010, 05:45:40 PM
Here is a bat i wash given
15 nice straight grains with half heartwood
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_8qybc1ve93I/S9nFF39jJEI/AAAAAAAAAeA/DgQyshsitPc/s640/IMG_0172.JPG)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: The Finisher on April 29, 2010, 05:59:57 PM
wat did u wash it with ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Perkins17 on April 29, 2010, 06:02:11 PM
just refurbed it so has been buffed 
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on April 29, 2010, 06:34:49 PM
I think he means was.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SillyShilly on May 04, 2010, 06:15:03 PM
Slazeneger V500 Select - 18/19 grains, heartwood on the inside edge.
(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww13/sillybeard/102_0304.jpg?t=1272996777)
(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww13/sillybeard/102_0305.jpg?t=1272996868)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Liam-SCCC on May 04, 2010, 06:21:13 PM
sexy willow for a classic bat! car boot?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SillyShilly on May 04, 2010, 06:28:54 PM
no, got this off a team mate for a fee.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on May 04, 2010, 06:30:20 PM
not the most grains but nice looking and i like it

(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae59/ajer2000/nyny002.jpg?t=1272997665)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Mr Cricket on May 04, 2010, 09:36:46 PM
slazenger just dont make em like they used to shill!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SillyShilly on May 04, 2010, 09:48:20 PM
I agree - i wouldnt go near a slaz with a barge pole right now, since they started making the bats in India i think that the quality of the bats has decreased significantly. Not a slur on Indian batmakers by the way, just from what i have seen i have been massively dissapointed (especially the top of the range bats)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Mr Cricket on May 04, 2010, 09:52:39 PM
yeah agreed although a team mate of mine has a pure blade and it pings like hell!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on May 05, 2010, 03:25:50 PM
I agree - i wouldnt go near a slaz with a barge pole right now, since they started making the bats in India i think that the quality of the bats has decreased significantly. Not a slur on Indian batmakers by the way, just from what i have seen i have been massively dissapointed (especially the top of the range bats)

The Powerblade Ultimate I got from you was an awesome bat, scored me my first 100 :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Marcussjd9 on June 09, 2010, 03:41:34 PM
Did you use it when you got your duck last week?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on June 09, 2010, 03:45:33 PM
Everyone has a bad day mate :) You should know, you have one every Saturday!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Marcussjd9 on June 09, 2010, 03:49:44 PM
Touche, this season has started somewhat shockingly.
Am blaming that on the fact I had barely any preparation due to football and then I've not managed to play any number of consecutive games because of exams.
Starts for real this Saturday :p
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on June 09, 2010, 03:50:46 PM
Fair enough mate! Who you playing?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Marcussjd9 on June 09, 2010, 03:57:31 PM
Gorran at home. Should be decent, have asked them for an early start so we can be finished for the England game haha.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: espocrespo on June 09, 2010, 04:36:54 PM
how does mine compare?
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee39/boucherk_2007/DSC02046.jpg
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on June 09, 2010, 04:38:17 PM
That looks very nice mate, tad too much heartwood for me personally though. What bat is it?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Beachcricket on June 09, 2010, 04:47:05 PM
That Robinson's bat has some miniscule cracks after knocking in, I'm too scared to use it against a cricket ball in case it disintegrates.

Display purposes only.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Buzz on June 09, 2010, 04:52:26 PM
That Robinson's bat has some miniscule cracks after knocking in, I'm too scared to use it against a cricket ball in case it disintegrates.

Display purposes only.

Interesting, the Robinson's bat I have is very soft and I am not sure about the pressing it has had - I am thinking of taking it to a shop and have them "knock it in" for me with a press. To be fair I was warned before I bought the bat that the pressing on Indian bats. Pics here.. http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=5070.msg79971#msg79971
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Beachcricket on June 09, 2010, 05:04:14 PM
I'd be very gentle, use it only against an old ball in nets. take your time knocking it in. I think I was perhaps a little aggressive early on with the mallet.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: kenbriooo on June 09, 2010, 08:41:39 PM
how does mine compare?
[url]http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee39/boucherk_2007/DSC02046.jpg[/url]

I presume this is Bulldog?  Looks nice and very similar to mines
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: espocrespo on June 09, 2010, 09:06:59 PM
yup sure is
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on June 09, 2010, 10:05:26 PM
That RS is similar to a team mates, which snapped horribly second game
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Buzz on June 10, 2010, 07:33:18 AM
That RS is similar to a team mates, which snapped horribly second game
Sounds terrible!! Still hopefully it will be a go-er

I'd be very gentle, use it only against an old ball in nets. take your time knocking it in. I think I was perhaps a little aggressive early on with the mallet.
Humm time - not something I have much of at the moment, as a result the bat is spending rather a lot of time in my garage and not much time in the nets!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Full_Blade on June 10, 2010, 03:33:52 PM
how does mine compare?
[url]http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee39/boucherk_2007/DSC02046.jpg[/url]


Liking it looks pretty nice, pretty large stain near the toe though, and the grains aren't dead straight but something about the bat just looks good cant put my finger quite on it though :P looks a good stick!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: thaman303 on June 18, 2010, 08:45:59 PM
(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q361/thaman303/gains.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Black Cat Cricket on August 05, 2010, 02:31:30 PM
Some bats I have in at the moment or have recently sold:

(http://a.imageshack.us/img690/1618/grains.jpg)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: kavi on August 05, 2010, 02:39:10 PM
Those black cats look really nice charlie
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on August 05, 2010, 04:27:23 PM
there ok but not no winners in my eye i like a nice clean face no heartwood
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on August 05, 2010, 08:05:38 PM
I concur Dave-o-tron - not a heartwood fan at all.

I like my bats like I like my women: thick bottomed with shapely shoulders and clean faces.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on August 05, 2010, 08:08:41 PM
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs051.snc4/34926_139439406086240_123448064352041_304579_2433746_n.jpg)
Mine's on the left, our 2's skipper is middle and no idea about the other lol
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on August 08, 2010, 12:18:27 AM
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=6670.75

without doubt up there
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Bez013 on August 16, 2010, 07:07:35 PM
(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk67/bez013/DSC_0104.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SillyShilly on August 16, 2010, 07:54:15 PM
Fair few grains on that last one - looks good! What bat is it?

I have what i think is an absolute stunning piece of timber......12/13 straight sapwood grains and weighing in at 2.9. Enjoy these grains as they dont come around very often........

(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww13/sillybeard/100_0689.jpg?t=1281988329)
(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww13/sillybeard/100_0690.jpg?t=1281988353)
(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww13/sillybeard/100_0692.jpg?t=1281988383)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on August 16, 2010, 07:59:56 PM
i do like this surely not i like a lekka

looks similar to the hick chase on the front
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Bez013 on August 16, 2010, 09:11:32 PM
Nice Lekka there SillyShilly - really like the spacing of the grains, between 8 and 15 seems a decent number for me.

The bat I posted was an old Slazenger V600 that a teammate didn't want anymore, I cleaned it up before giving it to a cricket charity in Sri Lanka.  It didn't have much of a middle, looked alright though when I'd removed all the tape and muck, he didn't really look after it.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: pedaloboy on September 06, 2010, 07:18:49 PM
Hi folks
Thought I would put these two up.
3lb 3oz on the left and 13 grains. 3lb 2oz and 15 grains on the right.
Lovely bit of heartwood on each bat.
Talisman is responsible for the beautiful cadbury stckered Zeus - Thanks again Mike  ;)

(http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/henrymagic14/001.jpg)
(http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/henrymagic14/008-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: thebd11 on September 06, 2010, 07:23:43 PM
dom how much for that lekka, with my discount please :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on September 06, 2010, 07:26:18 PM
Both 3lb+ bats!!! Jeez, I bet they scare bowlers!  :(
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: pedaloboy on September 06, 2010, 07:41:50 PM
Ha ha, yes Pete! The Grizzly has had a lot of comments this season. It really does go - and so do my wrists the morning after!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Richard on September 06, 2010, 07:47:50 PM
Proverbial railway sleepers!!  :o
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: thebd11 on September 06, 2010, 07:48:27 PM
Proverbial railway sleepers!!  :o

not that proverbial tbh
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on September 06, 2010, 07:51:13 PM
Tree on a stick well guess it counts as a work out swinging those around who needs weights lol
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Apple on September 06, 2010, 07:52:00 PM
Ha ha, yes Pete! The Grizzly has had a lot of comments this season. It really does go - and so do my wrists the morning after!!

Im sure its just the bats causing said wrist problems
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on September 06, 2010, 07:53:52 PM
And the tone has been lowered lol was only a matter of time
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on September 06, 2010, 08:04:18 PM
I do have a few 3lb+ bats, and am lucky enough to be big enough to use them that heavy without wrist problems (obviously I've had many years of wrist strengthening in the past!  ;) ) but I'm getting on so well with 2'13 that I am not tempted yet!
Maybe in the nets I'll give the beasts a go and see what I've been missing out on!  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on September 06, 2010, 08:19:32 PM
(http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq167/tom_ayrtek/CIMG1784.jpg)

This one was 2.13 I think was a bit of a beast that has scored a fair few runs for the lad who had it this season!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: pedaloboy on September 06, 2010, 08:37:15 PM
What a beauty!
I like heartwood and that's got plenty!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on September 06, 2010, 09:02:20 PM
Yeh plenty of grains as well as a good dose of heartwood to it! Got some other pics a bit closer up of it somewhere but prob on my laptop rather than iPhone
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on September 06, 2010, 10:31:25 PM
Billy's got a better average with it though ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on October 07, 2010, 06:54:16 PM
http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/image/480404.html?page=1
Hussey's I'm guessing. Stunner though!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on October 07, 2010, 07:00:09 PM
managed to find the close up pic of the one i had as posted above.....
(http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq167/tom_ayrtek/CIMG1787.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on October 07, 2010, 07:02:39 PM
Who did that go too
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on October 07, 2010, 07:07:59 PM
one of the lads at Colseys club
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on October 07, 2010, 07:12:47 PM
Favouristism for the local lads ay I see
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: espocrespo on October 07, 2010, 07:15:50 PM
ayrtek, do you have anymore bats like that plenty of grains and heartwood, that go like trains as they are my kinda bats ;)
especially after that stunna i got from kieron
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on October 07, 2010, 07:19:17 PM
more 1st come 1st served mate....a few on the forum have got the bats now though ;)

I havent got any others like than in at the moment as this was just one of the 10 i had off of talisman at the start of the season, depends what mike gets his hands on and what weight range they are in as they are graded on performance not looks, although im sure people would pay a few quid extra for one of the above ;)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GJ on October 07, 2010, 07:34:46 PM
Bought this last year and will continue to use it next year. Fabulous bat!
(http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss210/GregDude99/bat2008.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on October 07, 2010, 10:31:27 PM
That one of Tom's got almost 1000 this year, Ayrteks at our club (4 of them) got a combined total of over 4900 runs
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on October 08, 2010, 07:06:44 AM
Not too bad then in the 1st season...good job not too many of those runs were scored when playing against me lol
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on October 08, 2010, 08:59:54 AM
Well it would've gone up if I had played you ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tim2000s on October 08, 2010, 03:58:11 PM
Why is everyone obsessed with the number of grains? I'm not always sure that it does make a bat look better...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on October 08, 2010, 04:00:18 PM
all mine have 7-8 on em i think :) cant afford all these posh ones with all these grains
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on October 08, 2010, 04:03:06 PM
Most i have is the gt with 12/13, but that doesn look crammed, i like 9-10 straight, evenly spaced grains if we are talking look alone, think it looks more solid and just neater than 20+ crammed in!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on October 08, 2010, 04:04:41 PM
I believe my bat has 11. The most I've had on a bat.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on October 17, 2010, 07:53:40 PM
not bad set of grains think was 19 the last time i counted

(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae59/ajer2000/673a5c8c.jpg?t=1287345010)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on October 17, 2010, 07:59:39 PM
I have a 20 grainer with about 5 heartwood and no blemishes which I will put up soon :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on October 17, 2010, 08:00:49 PM
this has some heartwood but not bad for a size 5 as is my sons xmas present
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on October 17, 2010, 08:33:19 PM
Looks nice mate ;) don't let him outscore u with it lol
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on October 17, 2010, 08:38:29 PM
Well got my batting trophy last night so put it next to his county champions trophy to make myself feel better lol
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on October 17, 2010, 08:40:25 PM
Haha good work mate....only got a medal at our end of season league dinner :(
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on October 17, 2010, 08:41:53 PM
Only bad thing was I ended up drinking out of it as it's a decent size cup still a great night from what I remember as had a little too much
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on October 17, 2010, 08:43:51 PM
Haha I got back in at 12 on Friday from the dinner then ended up going back out to meet up with the lads from our Saturday side until 3am!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GJ on October 18, 2010, 04:13:37 PM
I have a 20 grainer with about 5 heartwood and no blemishes which I will put up soon :)

Is this the Talisman that you bought? Also did you sort that weight/balance issue you had on the bat a while ago?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on October 18, 2010, 04:19:10 PM
Yeah it is mate, I havn't sorted out the weight yet, will be sending it to Newbery to have 1.5 ounces shaved off and then it will be perfect :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Kaboom786 on October 23, 2010, 03:34:09 PM
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs041.snc4/34435_161627437181800_121460267865184_533641_4206334_n.jpg)
Saw these narrow grained bats on onlinestockist facebook profile.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on October 23, 2010, 05:44:40 PM
Nice grains, good advert for your supplier, ask Leo for sponsor rates.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Wills on October 23, 2010, 05:55:51 PM
haha Talisman
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Kaboom786 on October 23, 2010, 06:02:35 PM
It wasnt an advert for any suppliers. I've actually bought one of those bats coz they looked good quality and cheap aswell.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on October 23, 2010, 06:15:13 PM
Of course...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Wills on October 23, 2010, 06:17:53 PM
Now that you mention it Mike, his SS stuff for sale have all been sourced from onlinestockist...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: niceonechoppy on October 23, 2010, 06:19:52 PM
Musama 91, ring a bell anyone?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Wills on October 23, 2010, 06:24:33 PM
isn't that umz/
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Cover_Drive on October 23, 2010, 07:00:22 PM
Why show double standard guys? Kaboom posted pictures from Onlinestockist so he is advertising whereas a poster couple of days ago posted about SG bat in the following thread nothing happened to him;

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=7948.0
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Whispering Death on October 26, 2010, 08:45:15 AM
whats the most grains anyone has ever seen on a bat?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on October 26, 2010, 08:47:07 AM
29, on the £400 Talisman.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GJ on October 26, 2010, 10:16:10 AM
i'd love to see that many grains - is there a picture somewhere?

Found it. In the safe hands of the Hosk now....

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=4411.msg57805#msg57805
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Whispering Death on October 26, 2010, 10:17:47 AM
wow, am impressed with that!

too good to use at that price - hang it on the wall and admire
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: espocrespo on October 26, 2010, 12:15:47 PM
i have seen one in Spyder for MS Dhoni it had between 25 - 30 on it, but could really count them there was that many.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Lekka Global Alliance on October 26, 2010, 01:12:18 PM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1061/5117110959_8eb221883a_b.jpg)

8 Grains.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Howzat on October 26, 2010, 01:31:51 PM
Nothing special might be nicer if they were straight
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: golders on October 26, 2010, 03:16:38 PM
Nothing special might be nicer if they were straight

Ouch
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on October 26, 2010, 03:20:06 PM
i agree they arent "the best" but they are decent. the ones i prefer are on the yellow one i have, 14 grains bit of heartwood. very nice
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on October 27, 2010, 03:12:43 PM
Julesoak's Vantage Volt is a contender!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on November 03, 2010, 05:40:24 PM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc106/bobsmith007/SNC00305.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on November 03, 2010, 05:42:40 PM

now thats a contender
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: espocrespo on November 03, 2010, 06:21:44 PM
that can't be a genuine kook! they never have them that nice
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: johan95 on November 03, 2010, 06:24:53 PM
I think he said it was a tim Newley custom which he got the weight reduced of by kook- they put new stickers on for him as far as I'm aware..! :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Julesoak on November 03, 2010, 08:12:09 PM
Julesoak's Vantage Volt is a contender!


(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/4957/photo5vn.jpg) (http://img840.imageshack.us/i/photo5vn.jpg/)


Too kind!

Scared of putting it up as they are a bit wavey! :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Alvaro on November 07, 2010, 11:52:28 AM
(http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/124100/124113.jpg)

Ouch, that looks sweet
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 07, 2010, 12:01:12 PM
stickers need a anti scuff cover on them by the looks of it lol nice looking bat though
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ProWannabe88 on November 07, 2010, 12:08:18 PM
Jesus how many grains are on that bat???  :o
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: johan95 on November 07, 2010, 12:26:55 PM
Bout 25 I think..
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ProWannabe88 on November 07, 2010, 12:29:23 PM
Now that's a beaut. Might only last him a year but god I bet it pings!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: johan95 on November 07, 2010, 12:30:33 PM
Pw- I suppose that's why it's 400 pounds no- maybe specially for the ashes :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on November 07, 2010, 01:15:14 PM

That legend looks quality, looking forward to seeing one in the shops
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: hell4leather cricket on November 07, 2010, 01:17:46 PM
Gray nics must have some bloody nice trees! stunning peice of willow
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: johan95 on November 07, 2010, 01:24:30 PM
Gray nics must have some bloody nice trees! stunning peice of willow

And bloody nice profit margins too..! First impressions of the pic, I thought it was a plank lol- couldn't see the grains ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on November 07, 2010, 01:27:33 PM
it says the legend is made only using the finest English willow. Only hand selected clefts that represent the premium 1% of willow available will be used in the hand crafting of every Legend bat.

Sounds pretty top notch to me
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: johan95 on November 07, 2010, 01:31:14 PM
Pretty top notch indeed! Wonder if there are better clefts around this forum though? Mike maybe?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 07, 2010, 01:32:28 PM
And bloody nice profit margins too..! First impressions of the pic, I thought it was a plank lol- couldn't see the grains ;)

Hes just scored 120 with it so it's hardly going to be a plank is it !!!! And don't think gn would issue him with anything but the cream of their crop to represent their brand. When kooks are priced at £375 everything seems to be on the up!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on November 07, 2010, 01:33:16 PM
it says the legend is made only using the finest English willow. Only hand selected clefts that represent the premium 1% of willow available will be used in the hand crafting of every Legend bat.

Sounds pretty top notch to me

Does sound top notch, but the mess they have made over mike's (among others) custom pro perf. bats from lords means they do a little bit of lying ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 07, 2010, 01:34:22 PM
You would need to be buying large volumes if clefts to find the 1% of premium stuff as explained last week at GM. Some clefts are found by luck when buying in bulk
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on November 07, 2010, 01:39:25 PM
Hes just scored 120 with it so it's hardly going to be a plank is it !!!! And don't think gn would issue him with anything but the cream of their crop to represent their brand. When kooks are priced at £375 everything seems to be on the up!


talking of prices being on the up........

http://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/2011_Kookaburra_Kahuna_Players_batting_gloves.html

£100 RRp batting gloves...... OUCH

and as for the legend looking like a plank, i doubt Srauss has used a plank since he was a kid, if ever.......
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: hell4leather cricket on November 07, 2010, 01:40:36 PM
to find a tight grained cleft without any heartwood is very rare ,normally the older the tree it tend to have a lot of heartwood ,the tree must be 35 yrs + old 
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 07, 2010, 01:43:40 PM
Alot of money for some gloves that don't feature anything special, even if strauss had used a plank I'm sure he would still have scored runs...bit like the F1 lads on top gear in the reasonably priced car will extract the best possible result from what they have to work with :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on November 07, 2010, 01:44:56 PM
to find a tight grained cleft without any heartwood is very rare ,normally the older the tree it tend to have a lot of heartwood ,the tree must be 35 yrs + old 

would it also not last as long? i had a 18 grainer M&H that snapped clean in half :(
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 07, 2010, 01:45:29 PM
Gn are one of the oldest bat brands so must have some old trees dotted about I'd imagine....prob some they have forgotten about too

old and tight....the victor meldrew of the cricket world!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: johan95 on November 07, 2010, 01:46:22 PM
I wasn't saying his bat was rubbish. I'm on iPod touch so I couldn't see the grains so first impressions were: this is a plank!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 07, 2010, 01:47:47 PM
Even without seeing the bat why would a pro be using a plank ???
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: johan95 on November 07, 2010, 01:49:48 PM
I dunno...hmm got no idea why I said that lol. Not one of my better moments!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on November 07, 2010, 01:51:21 PM
Unless they take on what we all suggested to GM and issue Watson with a bat which has no middle or performance to it....purely by accident obviously ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Kulara on November 08, 2010, 08:40:38 AM
Thought these might be worthy (hope this works - if not on GCCC facebook page - photo 7 and 12)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=132664120116402&set=a.132663800116434.19865.109252792457535#!/photo.php?fbid=132664266783054&set=a.132663800116434.19865.109252792457535&pid=163328&id=109252792457535

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=132664120116402&set=a.132663800116434.19865.109252792457535#!/photo.php?fbid=132664216783059&set=a.132663800116434.19865.109252792457535&pid=163323&id=109252792457535
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on November 09, 2010, 09:25:00 AM
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/canners1983/Perfect%20storm/170-1.jpg)

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/canners1983/Perfect%20storm/162-Copy.jpg)

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/canners1983/Perfect%20storm/0102.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: johan95 on November 09, 2010, 11:21:34 AM
Lovely bat! Is that your new beauty Mike? - looks just as nice as the SAF!  8)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on November 09, 2010, 11:34:45 AM
it is indeed mate and im over the moon with it, really flies off the mallet, doesnt look to bad either eh ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: RoCo Da Pixie on November 09, 2010, 11:48:33 AM
it is indeed mate and im over the moon with it, really flies off the mallet, doesnt look to bad either eh ;)

That bat looks familiar, Is it the one you got off Mike at the pub? Seemed a nice stick then, Welcome to the pink sticker club by the way, I like your taste
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on November 09, 2010, 11:52:06 AM

yep its the one i was holding dearly in the pub, yeah i liked the stickers on your one so thought i'd copy you lol, hope you dont mind ;)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: RoCo Da Pixie on November 09, 2010, 11:54:36 AM
yep its the one i was holding dearly in the pub, yeah i liked the stickers on your one so thought i'd copy you lol, hope you dont mind ;)




Ha not at all mate, I have the black stickers on my redback also, So best of both worlds now, I think they are very good stickers, Look really simple but a great concept behind the design
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ProWannabe88 on November 09, 2010, 11:55:55 AM
Has any seen the price for a GN custom
At the GCCC?? $799.00aus that's about £500 I think  :o Insane money!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on November 09, 2010, 11:59:24 AM
Best grains thread, hope to match a GN custom here this week and pray it will be good enough to post.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on November 09, 2010, 12:05:54 PM

sounds interesting.......... will this be the next £400 bat?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on November 09, 2010, 12:11:16 PM
Ahhh third time lucky mike!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on November 09, 2010, 12:23:31 PM
Indeed, I really hope they get it right this time.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on November 09, 2010, 12:24:36 PM
God help them if they dont !
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on November 09, 2010, 12:30:57 PM
I'll give up if they don't get this one right.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on November 09, 2010, 12:32:07 PM

maybe they'l exchange it for a legend if its not up to standard this time?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on November 09, 2010, 12:38:34 PM
No, I wanted Legend labels on it as I think they are by far the best but they will not fit them, since the bat was sold to me as a players bat I thought that this might qualify the Legend but I think it is purely a money spinning model and will be strictly sold at the top end price to maintain profits.

Having said that the bat I am waiting for is mean't to be custom made to my specifications and made from performance based clefts, basically asked for the best performing cleft, this should be big and possibly have tight clean straight grains as shown to us at Gunn & Moore last week.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on November 09, 2010, 12:40:30 PM
Are you hopeful this time??
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on November 09, 2010, 12:50:32 PM
money grabbing b*******

well fingers crossed its a good'un
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on November 09, 2010, 12:52:00 PM
Not really, having seen and indeed used some lovely ones in the past I feel a bit deflated after the last 2 bats. I think that GN Australia are miles ahead from the offerings I've seen.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: golders on November 09, 2010, 01:20:46 PM
Mike did you get direct from GN or a contact of yours? Agree with you about the legend labels, but they are tight bastards for not giving you them!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on November 09, 2010, 01:27:17 PM
Direct from their stand at Lords this summer, I can understand them not wanting to label it up as a Legend if it is not that good, otherwise if it were it would get a great bit of free advertising on here.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Beachcricket on November 09, 2010, 02:10:07 PM
The good GN's I've used have always been grade 3 or 2's and they've been great. The top models never really impressed me, I never felt like I was getting a lot more for my money. Will you send it back if it's another underwhelming offer?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on November 09, 2010, 02:29:30 PM
I actually agree totally with the lower grades being better, I've had tight grained 5 stars and Extreme's before which were superb.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: AlRidd on November 09, 2010, 04:05:47 PM
Page 18 mate.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 123* on November 09, 2010, 04:23:12 PM
Page 18 mate.

Schoolboy error :$
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ca_gold on November 09, 2010, 04:42:21 PM
I actually agree totally with the lower grades being better, I've had tight grained 5 stars and Extreme's before which were superb.

i was thinking the same thing. My preadator 5 start was one of my best bats. took some time to come to life - but it was brilliant. 5 grains!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: maxy1 on November 09, 2010, 05:17:24 PM
same experience here , my dads got a 5* powerbow , and so has one of our 1st team bats, they both look and plays better than pro performance models that iv seen , dosent really make much sense to me , some of the ones you see in sports direct look like theyv been labelled up wrong
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 19reading87 on November 09, 2010, 05:33:20 PM
same experience here , my dads got a 5* powerbow , and so has one of our 1st team bats, they both look and plays better than pro performance models that iv seen , dosent really make much sense to me , some of the ones you see in sports direct look like theyv been labelled up wrong

Im yet to see a decent one in sports direct :(
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GJ on November 09, 2010, 06:35:09 PM
Canners-Lovely bat, could you treat us to some profile pics? Ive got a perfect storm and love mine too so you wont be disappointed! Stickers look rather fetching too, I think he should bring some out in electric blue  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: kalph on November 09, 2010, 06:43:27 PM
for colesy ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on November 09, 2010, 06:44:07 PM
ok il post the rest of the pics, will have to wait til 2moz now as the gf has just arrived
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on November 09, 2010, 06:45:52 PM
for colesy ;)

YES!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: kalph on November 09, 2010, 06:46:38 PM
LOL :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: uknsaunders on November 09, 2010, 08:23:23 PM
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_blLLx3gm1k0/TNmtiZF0SvI/AAAAAAAAB2k/uD3Kw_fCqVQ/s512/2010-11-09%2020.21.38.jpg)

sorry, best I can do  :-[
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: thedon on November 10, 2010, 02:16:45 PM
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc41/rahul100/P1000418-1-1.jpg)
My trusted matrix....
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 19reading87 on November 10, 2010, 07:22:53 PM
Nice willow... not a fan of the stickers tho
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: lovers99 on November 18, 2010, 02:34:38 PM
Can I email someone a photo of the best grains I've ever seen?!?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Simmy on November 18, 2010, 02:35:31 PM
djsimmy@gmail.com email away
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ProWannabe88 on November 18, 2010, 02:39:36 PM
Forward those grains simmy boy. You know I like my grains  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: lovers99 on November 18, 2010, 02:42:14 PM
They are perfect I promise. The best only get the best I presume....
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Simmy on November 18, 2010, 02:42:43 PM
lovers 99 go back to page 18!

its just Strauss's legend we have all seen
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ProWannabe88 on November 18, 2010, 02:43:28 PM
That's right we do!!  ;) haha I wish
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ProWannabe88 on November 18, 2010, 02:44:38 PM
Awww boooo! I was getting my hopes up then lovers.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: lovers99 on November 18, 2010, 02:46:51 PM
I should never underestimate the power of this forum. Apologies. They're still perfect though!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Howzat on November 18, 2010, 02:48:58 PM
Surely the best grains we have seen are that Laver and Wood signature posted the other day!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Simmy on November 18, 2010, 02:51:05 PM
Surely the best grains we have seen are that Laver and Wood signature posted the other day!!


i agree that thing was crazy

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q151/iwandirect/IMG_0059.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ProWannabe88 on November 18, 2010, 02:52:40 PM
That was a thing of beauty!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tim2000s on November 18, 2010, 06:01:04 PM
Far be it from me to disagree with all and sundry but I actually don't really like the way that that looks!!!!  :o

I can see/feel the shuddering and shock emanating from you all....
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 19reading87 on November 18, 2010, 06:18:34 PM
I'm so glad I started that convo again :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: jonpinson on November 23, 2010, 06:10:20 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/jonpinson/P1010451.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Simmy on November 23, 2010, 06:11:46 PM
nice!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Washington on November 23, 2010, 09:17:11 PM
What stick is that Jon?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: jonpinson on November 23, 2010, 10:44:31 PM
Something special, pm inbound. :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 19reading87 on November 23, 2010, 10:47:21 PM
Also interested.......
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: IanW88 on November 24, 2010, 12:56:08 PM
The laver still hasnt had a ball bowled at it, its sitting nicely framed in my office...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Washington on November 24, 2010, 01:15:49 PM
The laver still hasnt had a ball bowled at it, its sitting nicely framed in my office...

Thats like pulling Cheryl Cole, taking her home, getting her into the bedroom, stripping her stark boll*ck naked and going . . . . actually love im taking a vow of celibacy!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ProWannabe88 on November 24, 2010, 01:19:49 PM
Even the pope wouldn't have that kind of self control!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: PM7 on November 24, 2010, 02:07:55 PM
Unless the Pope was bent ........................ mmmmm
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ProWannabe88 on November 24, 2010, 02:20:38 PM
Now now let's not get into a debate over the current popes sexuality and any other taboo subjects that could incorporate the catholic following.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Black Cat Cricket on November 24, 2010, 10:55:34 PM
I have this bat in front of me now...

(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/7642/l1000254.jpg) (http://img825.imageshack.us/i/l1000254.jpg/)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Liam-SCCC on November 24, 2010, 11:00:00 PM
How many grains? My eyesight isn't that great at this hour!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Washington on November 24, 2010, 11:00:09 PM
Very nice!! Is it mine??
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Black Cat Cricket on November 24, 2010, 11:03:09 PM
How many grains? My eyesight isn't that great at this hour!

15/16. Have another next to it that also has 16 straight grains. Lovely bats...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 19reading87 on November 24, 2010, 11:04:22 PM
I count 16

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Beachcricket on November 24, 2010, 11:46:15 PM
Smooth, Sexy and blemish free!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: espocrespo on November 25, 2010, 07:43:15 PM
price :O
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Black Cat Cricket on November 27, 2010, 08:35:25 PM
price :O

Sold, sorry. Plenty more available though.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: maxy1 on December 01, 2010, 12:36:03 AM
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/cricket/3251799/Englands-Ashes-stars-are-record-breakers.html

both the GNs look BEAutiful :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Mr Cricket on December 01, 2010, 07:57:04 AM
the legend in particular
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: RichW on December 01, 2010, 09:43:06 AM
I don't think that was the bat Trott was using in the innings
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Cover_Drive on December 02, 2010, 05:59:00 AM
It is not. The one he used in the match had scuff sheet running across the face. That bat was also cracked.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 19reading87 on December 02, 2010, 06:36:55 PM
[url]http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/cricket/3251799/Englands-Ashes-stars-are-record-breakers.html[/url]

both the GNs look BEAutiful :)


How thin does Cooks handle look lol
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: kenbriooo on December 02, 2010, 06:41:44 PM
19Reading87 apologies for my facebook message, trying to wind a mate up!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 19reading87 on December 02, 2010, 06:51:41 PM
19Reading87 apologies for my facebook message, trying to wind a mate up!

No worries dude :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Black Cat Cricket on December 04, 2010, 10:35:59 PM
This one is for sale...

(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5493/l1000315.jpg)
By fernando9 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/fernando9) at 2010-12-04

And the profile pic, in case anyone is interested...

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/5300/l1000312.jpg)
By fernando9 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/fernando9) at 2010-12-04
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: jonpinson on December 04, 2010, 10:41:51 PM
What a cracker :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Black Cat Cricket on December 04, 2010, 10:55:20 PM
Forgot to say, 2lb 8.5oz with a toe-guard, no grips/stickers etc.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: espocrespo on December 05, 2010, 12:26:55 AM
How much is that?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: johan95 on December 05, 2010, 12:28:45 AM
I guess £200.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Simmy on December 05, 2010, 12:58:44 AM
and the rest lol

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on December 05, 2010, 01:01:19 AM
My ayrtek not far off that as it has 14/15 grains plus got a h4l that don't need with 14 grains will get some pics in a bit
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on December 05, 2010, 01:26:49 AM
(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae59/ajer2000/ae979c2d.jpg?t=1291512005)
the ayrtek trust me there are 14 grains and pretty straight bit dirty as is the net/20-20 bat
(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae59/ajer2000/70b2aa42.jpg?t=1291512253)
the h4l 14 grains and pretty nice if i do say so which may be for sale as purchased for a friend but he pissing me about so may sell it on

what you guys think as i think both are nice?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tugga_5 on December 05, 2010, 02:51:02 PM
both look stunning mate!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: arif786 on December 05, 2010, 04:50:57 PM
strauss' legend looks amazing, great grains, cook's bat's not bad either
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on December 05, 2010, 05:35:00 PM
Like KP's bat atm, not too many grains but all straight and evenly spaced
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tugga_5 on December 05, 2010, 09:54:40 PM
KP's is a beaut! Cook's and Strauss' bats are also sweet.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Cover_Drive on December 18, 2010, 07:06:13 AM
Not the best around but the best grains I have had on my bat;

(http://uzisports.com/images/Salix_Rogue4_Grade1_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Black Cat Cricket on January 11, 2011, 08:39:15 PM
A lovely Joker...

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/1323/l1000372.jpg) (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/l1000372.jpg/)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: jonpinson on January 11, 2011, 08:52:07 PM
'pissin 'eck'

or

That's rather lovely.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on January 11, 2011, 08:57:32 PM
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=7021.0

Not much is better than this sorry i know they do not sponsor the forum but it is a bloody good bat

oh forgot he wants it back :o
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on January 11, 2011, 09:26:37 PM
As I said to you before bud that would class as a l&w signature cleft as grains are perfect
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SAF Bats on January 11, 2011, 10:11:59 PM
141 is nice :D (http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/6517/img3492large.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SillyShilly on January 11, 2011, 10:16:38 PM
If i was to ever buy a bat off you, i would demand a re-issue of 007! Nice looking bats there, i assume they come with pro-ping as standard, with the offset edge technology and Oscar's meticulous stamp of approval :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SAF Bats on January 11, 2011, 10:19:01 PM
If i was to ever buy a bat off you, i would demand a re-issue of 007! Nice looking bats there, i assume they come with pro-ping as standard, with the offset edge technology and Oscar's meticulous stamp of approval :D

Of course Dom - I shall get oscar in the next pic for you :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SillyShilly on January 11, 2011, 10:21:52 PM
He's my favourite forum pet :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on January 14, 2011, 08:03:05 PM
I appreciate these are not totally straight - but I just found this old bat in my kit bag and had forgotten just how nice the face and grains were.

It's a from an asian batmaker too!!

(http://i51.tinypic.com/ax09i1.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on January 14, 2011, 08:05:55 PM
love that mate looks a good un
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on January 15, 2011, 12:13:26 AM
Not the clearest, or best, but 16 predominantly straight grains is good. Right? ;)

(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab312/JoeColes/100_1200.jpg?t=1295050355)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Liam-SCCC on January 15, 2011, 12:22:22 AM
Looks good, although, please take that gm grip off and put it round straight so the GM logo is dead centre in the face of the bat! I'm a little OCD like that!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on January 15, 2011, 12:23:33 AM
I am too!! I had an arguement with the grip cone and lost track of where the 'GM' was on the grip. Had that problem with my Puma grip. Nightmare!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on January 15, 2011, 12:24:59 AM


(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2937/abbatface.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/i/abbatface.jpg/)

Not bad but not as good as the batmakers bat
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Howzat on January 18, 2011, 06:12:40 PM
Not sure if I have posted this in the topic yet... but surely up there with the Laver and Wood signature that was posted...
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/1158/033af.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on January 18, 2011, 06:27:03 PM
sorry leo it not even up there with the Chase batmakers but then again i am biased
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Washington on January 18, 2011, 06:32:22 PM
Beats it hands down in my opinion Dave looks a beaut that Leo
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Howzat on January 18, 2011, 06:37:41 PM
Yeah I love that bat! Can imagine it with the Signature stickers on aswell...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on January 18, 2011, 06:54:11 PM
not great photos

27 grains all ruler straight Albie Morkel made bat

 (http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/4093/grainsbestof.jpg) (http://img843.imageshack.us/i/grainsbestof.jpg/)

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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Howzat on January 18, 2011, 06:55:31 PM
nice bat but IMO the best grains are all sapwood...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on January 18, 2011, 07:03:19 PM
Maybe mate iam happy with it though and as you know i'am not the biggest of fan of heartwood but it looks nice put the truth about this bat is the pick up
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Cover_Drive on January 18, 2011, 07:03:48 PM
Best grains on my bat;

(http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac91/minhasuz/DSC05057.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: jonpinson on January 18, 2011, 07:07:10 PM
([url]http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/60/faceblemishfree.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://img194.imageshack.us/i/faceblemishfree.jpg/[/url])

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Dave for christ's sake rub the vaseline off the lens :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Tumo on January 18, 2011, 07:13:28 PM
Cover_Drive - awesome grains that! Loving that one as well Leo!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 100 not out on January 29, 2011, 09:53:58 PM
I reckon this is a top 10 contender, but then again what do i know.

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l595/ahmedt01/IMG_0368.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 29, 2011, 10:04:20 PM
May have a few entries once I get a few pics of our new batch
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 100 not out on January 29, 2011, 10:10:20 PM
looking forward to seeing them Tom. Is your scat is this thread too. got any pics anywhere?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on January 29, 2011, 10:12:35 PM
Surley petes m&h is worth a shout
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 29, 2011, 10:23:42 PM
No the scats wouldn't set the world on fire with the looks as miloicjamo says 7-8 grains gives optimum performance.

There are pics on the forum of them tho...yeh that M&H had a few grains to it as well.

Depends if ur looking for lots of grains of sum perfectly straight ones with 7-10 I guess

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Perkins17 on January 29, 2011, 10:30:24 PM
i'm have a new part made coming from Mike next week with 10-11 grain's which could hopefully be up there :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 100 not out on January 29, 2011, 10:34:28 PM
you have to ask the question, which is rare to see, 20 odd grainers very straight, or 10/12 grainers.

for me i think that laver someone posted is the winner. . . .or maybe mine. . lol
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on January 29, 2011, 10:40:04 PM
best grains are in the eye of beholders...

and rarity, on here, a 9-10 grain isnt much more common than a 20 grain bat haha!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on January 29, 2011, 10:59:43 PM
I think you're right. Some people love 10 grains, others love the more grains the better. Some like the blade 1 shade, whereas others love some heartwood! If we were all the same then some bats would never sell!!
So keep the pics coming chaps........great to see!  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SillyShilly on January 29, 2011, 11:04:28 PM
I have a DF bat that i will be posting up next week......will be turning a few heads for sure!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 100 not out on January 29, 2011, 11:15:10 PM
dont tell Yash. . . he was disappointed with DF
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on January 29, 2011, 11:16:14 PM
Or dave he night try to buy it
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ryan on January 31, 2011, 07:43:48 PM
Blueroom new wave custom made a few weeks back. 13 straight grains with a touch of heartwood.


(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/8526/img00077201101221646.jpg)

(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/460/img00076201101221645.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on February 14, 2011, 01:12:34 AM
obviously not the winner, but not bad imo, maybe could have done with a little better spacing, and was pre oil so grains arent as outstanding! found its way to a new home this evening anyway so all is good!

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/speplow03/100_2693.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: johan95 on February 14, 2011, 01:18:05 AM
What bat was that Sam? The Cor? ???
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: generalcustard on February 14, 2011, 02:05:00 AM
my H4L from matt, during the 2009 pommy season
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb152/generalcustard/IMGP0412.jpg)

and just a little snippet of a bat that went under my knife last summer
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb152/generalcustard/IMGP0676.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on February 14, 2011, 08:10:15 AM
no mate it was a black cat that was bradbury silvered up johan...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: johan95 on February 14, 2011, 10:25:46 AM
Ohh, you have/had wayy more bats than I thought haha :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on February 14, 2011, 10:38:32 AM
yeah i have a few, it was for the good of my cricket club, i took 9 down to our preseason quiz thingy and sold 5 :) all at no or minimal (£5) profit so have the last 4 to sell, of which 1 has gone!

then i have mine :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ussie on March 05, 2011, 12:25:38 AM
This is the best bat i own. Weighs 2lbs 5ounces all in (grip, armourtec etc) has a middle like my 3lb bat. I wish i could clone this bat. Not a fan of big edges which seems to be the fashionable thing these days. Much rather have a high spine with plenty of wood in the middle and a light bat. More of a timer than an out an out hitter :)

and yes, i am a die hard Aussie fan through the ups and downs. I think Mitchell johnson rocks! and the sweat shirt use to belong to Tim Paine :) hell i even drove from nottingham to cardiff to see Australia play england! ...like i said, die hard Aussie fan

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8302/p1080039.jpg) (http://img220.imageshack.us/i/p1080039.jpg/)

My Ice sub zero 7 of the most evenly spaced straight grains i have seen :)
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/7137/p1080032.jpg) (http://img508.imageshack.us/i/p1080032.jpg/)

Genesis Hurricane (graphite) 7 grains not as straight as the sub zero weighs around 2lbs 6 ounces
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/5310/p1080035k.jpg) (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/p1080035k.jpg/)

The Beast 6 grains wide spacing. Weighs 2lbs 10ouncs very nice bit of wood
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/9343/p1080037z.jpg) (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/p1080037z.jpg/)

Custom made bat, 14 even grains but not straight on the full length of the bat. weight 3lbs
(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/3651/p1080040.jpg) (http://img703.imageshack.us/i/p1080040.jpg/)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on March 05, 2011, 12:29:56 AM
That's some collection, not a massive fan of Kook gear but I'd happily take all those off you.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ussie on March 05, 2011, 12:42:21 AM
I love kookaburra gear. The link below shows all my gear (recently added some fielders pads from kookaburra) All of my mates prefer GM and i get a fair bit of stick from them lol

I dont know why people dont like kookaburra. Must admit i have broken 2 of them pretty much beyond repair. My pure beast graphite that was repaired free of charge after 3 seasons of play. I dare not use it again ...i dont think it can take another drive or yorker. I have a diablo Dm which suffered the same fate as well :(

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=7562.660

(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/3880/p1080042.jpg) (http://img847.imageshack.us/i/p1080042.jpg/)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on March 05, 2011, 12:44:31 AM
What's with the dowels/repairs in the face?

I'm a GM man myself ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ussie on March 05, 2011, 12:48:32 AM
Basically i played, possibly, the best drive shot i had ever played but it didnt sound what it was suppose to sound like, looked at the bat and it was a goner. Needed to have another bat sent to kookaburra for a refurb and they said send them this one and repaired it free of charge. However, no gurantees as the damage was very pretty bad and i dare not use it with a hard ball. its good for back yard cricket though :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on March 05, 2011, 12:50:52 AM
I have my GM Purist II taped back into 1 piece and use it with a tennis ball in the garden now lol.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on March 05, 2011, 12:52:55 AM
I have one of the Beast Graphite bats - very arty indeed on the back of the bat.
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=6670.60 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=6670.60) towards the bottom of the page!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on March 05, 2011, 12:57:47 AM
Love it
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ussie on March 05, 2011, 12:59:10 AM
I love the Graphite bats. I have all 4 of the graphites. Kahuna ICON, The Beast (2 of these), Diablo DM and Hurricane Genesis (2 of these) (page 45 on your kit topic)

Conterary to popular belief, they dont improve the performance of the bat. each bat has a peak period of performance, the graphite backing enchances the duration of this period so the peak period lasts longer. Its no different to applying an anti scuff sheet to prolong the life of a bat. I belive they were banned because they were a major step forward and woul make kookaburra a monopoly :) due to patents etc
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on March 05, 2011, 01:02:17 AM
i think there gimmicky crap.

I admire your love of sg cricket though and all they do.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ussie on March 05, 2011, 01:03:58 AM
lol thats another way of looking at it but they do work due to the physics envloved when a player hits a bat etc

whats sg cricket? :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on March 05, 2011, 01:04:53 AM
http://www.sgcricket.com/

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ussie on March 05, 2011, 01:08:34 AM
are kookaburra linked to sg cricket (may be a dumb question) lol
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on March 05, 2011, 01:36:03 AM
yes mate they are Kookaburra
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Howzat on March 05, 2011, 02:50:49 PM
Maybe what Dave is trying to say is SG make Kookaburra's bats
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: jonpinson on March 05, 2011, 05:22:01 PM
Nice bats Ussie, you've decided what works for you and stuck to it. Don't worry about those who only have nasty things to say.  :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on March 05, 2011, 08:08:58 PM
Yes sorry Leo yes that what i was trying to say mate sg make Kook gear mate and make it very well

Jon please stop the born again Christian stuff or your name might change to Cliff Richards....

We all like different kit it looks ok but sorry if we do not all like the same things
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ussie on March 05, 2011, 10:38:39 PM
Thats ok, im a pretty chilled out relaxed kind of guy. Besides, i didnt even think someone had said anything nasty :)

I have the graphite bats for collection mainly as they are becoming rarer to find. The fact that i have all four makes it all that more special for me :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Alvaro on March 05, 2011, 11:01:13 PM
Nice bats Ussie, particularly that Kahuna.
Do you like the Mitchell Johnson song? ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: jonpinson on March 05, 2011, 11:08:27 PM
Thats ok, im a pretty chilled out relaxed kind of guy. Besides, i didnt even think someone had said anything nasty :)

I have the graphite bats for collection mainly as they are becoming rarer to find. The fact that i have all four makes it all that more special for me :)

Exactly. They're not my cup of tea, but they are interesting. May even be worth something due to their rarity :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on March 05, 2011, 11:09:33 PM
Thats ok, im a pretty chilled out relaxed kind of guy. Besides, i didnt even think someone had said anything nasty :)

I have the graphite bats for collection mainly as they are becoming rarer to find. The fact that i have all four makes it all that more special for me :)

were did the thundercats poster come form i want one for me and my lad
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on March 05, 2011, 11:10:14 PM
I have held onto me Beast cos it's not common and it's also in excellent condition!
And as I said before, it's nice to have the artwork on there!  :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: jonpinson on March 05, 2011, 11:12:30 PM
I have held onto me Beast cos it's not common and it's also in excellent condition!
And as I said before, it's nice to have the artwork on there!  :D

Just remember not to hold on to your beast in public. Remember what happened last time?

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on March 05, 2011, 11:36:50 PM
I know....NEVER play with your wood in public! People think it strange!  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: essexarsenal on March 05, 2011, 11:54:38 PM
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae18/essexarsenal/ss.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on March 05, 2011, 11:57:48 PM
I recognise that beauty!!  8)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ussie on March 06, 2011, 12:04:30 AM
were did the thundercats poster come form i want one for me and my lad


I really cant remember. My sister has also wanted me to buy her one of these for a long time now but i cant remember for the life of me where i got it. I think it was a poster sale at university.

there is a website address on it and one i use regularly to buy posters from. Have had a look on it but they dont have the same one but maybe this one will do. I have ordered it :D

http://www.gbposters.com/movies/thundercats-poster (http://www.gbposters.com/movies/thundercats-poster)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ProWannabe88 on April 01, 2011, 09:52:30 AM
Here's something I have lying around at home :)
(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa381/pidge1988/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: justnotcricket86 on April 01, 2011, 09:58:03 AM
Looks a plank
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ProWannabe88 on April 01, 2011, 09:59:45 AM
Your a plank!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: espocrespo on April 01, 2011, 04:01:18 PM
Your a plank!
Quality call!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 19reading87 on April 01, 2011, 04:30:24 PM
Banter....
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Cover_Drive on April 01, 2011, 11:02:14 PM
I would take that plank with my eyes close :D:D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ProWannabe88 on April 02, 2011, 12:01:47 AM
I'd let you have it if you lived over here mate :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Simmy on April 02, 2011, 06:46:15 AM
get some pics up pidge ill photoshop the stickers off :P
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Cover_Drive on April 02, 2011, 07:11:27 AM
I'd let you have it if you lived over here mate :)

It can always be posted to Canada :D :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on April 02, 2011, 09:08:13 AM
Saw a variety of Instincts last night - 2 or 3 of the top ones had lurvely grains!!

Also, ask Roco da Pixie for pics of his new Talisman Twins - mmmmmmmmmmmmm woody-goodness!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on April 02, 2011, 09:15:08 AM
No kicking horse tho....they must be sumthing special with the wait for the right willow
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on April 02, 2011, 09:19:31 AM
Hey - the boys at Kicking Horse take bloody forever to choose anything - it's a nightmare!!

Still, nearly there, just the Donkey-S model to sort out now.

May need to talk to you about a publicity lid for the launch, the boys at nets were all over my helmet like a rash.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: RoCo Da Pixie on April 02, 2011, 09:30:14 AM
I have heard alot of encouraging things about this kicking horse brand, I'm intrigued to find out more, Any news when us forum folk here about a new boutique brand?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on April 02, 2011, 09:45:13 AM
Just waiting to get wood.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: cricketboy2010 on April 02, 2011, 10:09:13 AM
I have heard alot of encouraging things about this kicking horse brand, I'm intrigued to find out more, Any news when us forum folk here about a new boutique brand?
its just a guy that buys bats and stickers them up as his brand... his name is "tea time fat cat" on cricket supplies forum...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on April 02, 2011, 10:10:29 AM
I met the CEO and he handmakes every one lovingly with his secret method I reckon they could be big
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Alvaro on April 02, 2011, 10:10:55 AM
do the math
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Alvaro on April 02, 2011, 10:12:19 AM
Just waiting to get wood.
prime cuts of willow grown in sheba?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: cricketboy2010 on April 02, 2011, 10:13:17 AM
I met the CEO and he handmakes every one lovingly with his secret method I reckon they could be big

must have changed guys :-[
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on April 02, 2011, 10:18:55 AM
No I met him when he was doing in depth research on the Asian brands he even purchased one to compare

Plus offered his expert advice on selecting my bat
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on April 02, 2011, 03:51:57 PM
its just a guy that buys bats and stickers them up as his brand... his name is "tea time fat cat" on cricket supplies forum...

Surely not - that's not what I was told. I thought it was unique hand-selected clefts.

Do you think I should steer clear of this guy?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ProWannabe88 on April 02, 2011, 03:54:11 PM
It can always be posted to Canada :D :D
There Is that option lol
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: cricketboy2010 on April 03, 2011, 06:36:40 AM
Surely not - that's not what I was told. I thought it was unique hand-selected clefts.

Do you think I should steer clear of this guy?

i dont know... thats what he was doing in 2007-2008,  but now he might have a full-blown company...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on April 03, 2011, 08:09:53 AM
Right, I'll call his bluff and try to speak to him - see if he's for real or not.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: cricketboy2010 on April 03, 2011, 08:19:37 AM
i always thought he was u, cause of the similar names on the forum HAHA :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on April 03, 2011, 09:07:24 AM
I saw Kicking Horse the first time round, they were good but the shifty seller put me off, if the brand has been sold and the new guy is more trustworthy than the old one then it will be a top brand I'm sure.

On a side note have you ever thought of suing that TTFC guy on CSF Fattus? he looks like he is trying to copy you.....
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: cricketboy2010 on April 03, 2011, 09:33:28 AM
I saw Kicking Horse the first time round, they were good but the shifty seller put me off, if the brand has been sold and the new guy is more trustworthy than the old one then it will be a top brand I'm sure.

On a side note have you ever thought of suing that TTFC guy on CSF Fattus? he looks like he is trying to copy you.....

haha good call.


i hope they have changed guys, cause TTFC did not seem very reliable....
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on April 03, 2011, 12:39:53 PM
haha good call.


i hope they have changed guys, cause TTFC did not seem very reliable....

Well we can't have that can we!

It should all be cleared up next weekend, I'm visiting the warehouse and sealing the deal.

I don't think that TTFC guy has posted on here ever so he must be long gone!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Beachcricket on April 03, 2011, 01:21:13 PM
There was an amazing looking Symonds bat on Quantum cricket that I almost bought, was only £90!

It should all be cleared up next weekend, I'm visiting the warehouse and sealing the deal.

Is a new brand in the works?

or am I behind the times and missed something?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: cricketboy2010 on April 03, 2011, 11:08:42 PM
There was an amazing looking Symonds bat on Quantum cricket that I almost bought, was only £90!

Is a new brand in the works?

or am I behind the times and missed something?

no mate, we are just not sure who the guy that owns this company is and if he is for real or not.


hope that clears it up.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Nespresco on April 13, 2011, 03:51:47 PM
My salix i bought a year ago, nicest grains i have ever had, equally spaced and dead straight.

(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/394/img0101hn.th.jpg) (http://img34.imageshack.us/i/img0101hn.jpg/)
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/895/img0102mw.jpg) (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/img0102mw.jpg/)
Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: espocrespo on April 16, 2011, 09:16:06 AM
Surely...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Custom-Adidas-Sachin-Cricket-Bat-BIG-BAT-/270734464825?pt=UK_Sporting_Goods_Cricket&hash=item3f09081739#ht_814wt_922

They said 6 straight grains, seems they struggle counting as I'm sure there is only 4
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on April 16, 2011, 09:23:29 AM
its our friend from stoke on trent again!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: espocrespo on April 16, 2011, 09:25:34 AM
Ahh I still don't know who this is, and they must live near me
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on April 16, 2011, 09:28:24 AM
6 very straight and very tight grains. I love how everything in the whole comment is just utterly wrong!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on April 25, 2011, 06:53:33 PM
Just got this bat today.....

What do you guys think??

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/e2514558.jpg)

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/e2703a60.jpg)

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/1f6a2416.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Liam-SCCC on April 25, 2011, 06:55:45 PM
19 grain CCx 900?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Talisman on April 25, 2011, 07:12:42 PM
Well I would count it as 20 and add that it is stunning....
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on April 25, 2011, 08:06:01 PM
Yep - I counted 20 grains too! And that's bat porn!
If I were a low grade bat, I would be very excited right now!  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: barry1 on April 25, 2011, 08:45:38 PM
Very nice looking, what about performance?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on April 26, 2011, 08:39:13 AM
Very nice looking, what about performance?

Definitely not a dumb sexy blonde :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: sgcricket on April 26, 2011, 08:45:57 AM
yash, will you be using this one then?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on April 26, 2011, 08:49:32 AM
yash, will you be using this one then?

Maybe, surplus to my requirements.

Then, why did i buy it?
Just got stunned by the grains, pick-up/balance and middle..... not many such beauties floating around
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: espocrespo on April 26, 2011, 08:12:39 PM
Selling it...
Haha
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on April 26, 2011, 08:16:54 PM
Selling it...
Haha

Yes, for the right price. PM me if you are interested......
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on November 12, 2011, 09:09:37 PM
well this one takes some beating in my eyes :D

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/speplow03/Bat1Face.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: kieranl73 on November 13, 2011, 12:11:31 AM
(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x354/kieranl73/Grains.jpg)

The lighting isnt the best and the sheet doesnt show them that well but they are all perfectly straight :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on November 13, 2011, 07:49:52 PM
Is that a Chase?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: johan95 on November 13, 2011, 08:08:08 PM
Looks like one of the new 2012 models I think Pete - you should know you put the pics of them up ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on November 13, 2011, 08:09:32 PM
Thought I recognised the R11
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Johnny on November 13, 2011, 08:12:26 PM
And it's got the new wotsit-doofer scuff sheet thingy
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: junter97 on November 13, 2011, 08:13:37 PM
Defo looks like these http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=13817.165
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on November 13, 2011, 08:17:24 PM
Not as nice as my Chase!  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Joe on November 13, 2011, 08:19:52 PM
And it's got the new wotsit-doofer scuff sheet thingy


What is this new wotsit-doofer scuff sheet thingy you speak of? I can't quite make out what ADS stands for...


edit: I see it's active defence system. That's helped ???
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on November 13, 2011, 08:22:25 PM
Chase....mmmmm.
(http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/ii471/petehosk/Chase/Hick/Hick07.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on November 13, 2011, 08:30:32 PM
Aaah.......The Hick bat....the finest blade in the Hosk collection! First dibs ok  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on November 13, 2011, 08:31:31 PM
You've got dibs on a lot of bats
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on November 13, 2011, 08:35:38 PM
Just keeping my options open! He'll never part with that anyway....I've tried!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on November 13, 2011, 08:39:21 PM
I tried to put it in the car other week but he spotted me
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on November 13, 2011, 08:45:20 PM
Roco - it wasn't me that spotted you! I'd already put one of the dogs in your boot so he alerted me!!  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on November 13, 2011, 08:47:09 PM
Pete, you should get some pics up of the grains on that DF, from what I remember that's on a par with the Chase?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on November 13, 2011, 08:48:08 PM
Damn you Peter I'll have another chance soon
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on November 13, 2011, 09:05:52 PM
I'll have the other dog waiting Roco!
And will do at some point Pedals! Have other bits to do first though.  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: kieranl73 on November 15, 2011, 08:51:17 PM
Is that a Chase?


Yuuup, a new lancer :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on November 15, 2011, 09:10:04 PM
Dan gets some nice willow at chase  8)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: kieranl73 on November 15, 2011, 10:04:04 PM
Dan gets some nice willow at chase  8)

VERY nice!! haa
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Rik on November 16, 2011, 12:57:06 AM
That Chase looks lovely Pete.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 100 not out on November 16, 2011, 02:11:08 PM
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l595/ahmedt01/76d7b7a3.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 100 not out on November 16, 2011, 02:20:08 PM
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l595/ahmedt01/IMG_0397.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on November 16, 2011, 03:17:55 PM
Has anyone ever proved that a bat with less grains performs differently to a bat with more? 
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on November 16, 2011, 03:20:50 PM
how would one go about "proving" that?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on November 16, 2011, 03:27:26 PM
I haven't got the faintest idea! Just wondering whether our obsession with grains (mine included) actually makes any difference whatsoever to the performance of a bat......
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on November 16, 2011, 03:32:00 PM
the myth is that more grains = less time to play in and find ultimate performance
so less grains = more time needed to play in and find the ultimate performance

must still be a myth as not sure how it can be proved at all, let alone generalised for all willow.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on November 16, 2011, 03:35:24 PM
And bearing in mind that 'ultimate performance' is subjective as well I guess it must be a myth!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Cover_Drive on November 16, 2011, 03:35:52 PM
I remember when I was talking to Julian he said depending on how much you use a bat but more grains one will last for a season or season and a half while fewer grains one can take you for three season.

Again depends how much you use, how you use etc
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on November 16, 2011, 03:37:12 PM
And bearing in mind that 'ultimate performance' is subjective as well I guess it must be a myth!

another good point :), not only is it a subjective thing but at which point could you subjectively tell your bat will get no better?

I think its safe to say its a myth and people will have their varying thoughts on the subject
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 100 not out on November 16, 2011, 04:01:18 PM
Pedals youve tried the scat. What did u think?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tim2000s on November 16, 2011, 04:26:22 PM
We've proven that bats with varying numbers of grains perform pretty similarly (unscientifically of course). Look here:

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=14247.msg227295#msg227295

All the ping scores of 10 are from bats with differing numbers of grains.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on November 19, 2011, 09:19:53 AM
(http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx165/d7bow/181f60a8.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Cover_Drive on November 19, 2011, 06:42:54 PM
Perfect mate, really wins the race. 10 out of 10 easily!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on November 19, 2011, 07:41:36 PM
Perfect mate, really wins the race. 10 out of 10 easily!

Cheers CD, hope to get some better pics when I get some quiet alone time!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: mattcoll12491 on April 27, 2012, 06:56:10 PM
Apologies for bringing up an old topic, but I thought with people getting new bats for 2012 that it might have be interesting to see new entries; plus I was just going through my Photobucket account and found some pictures.

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x153/mattcoll12491/b9707917.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: junter97 on April 27, 2012, 07:19:28 PM
What bat is that?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: mattcoll12491 on April 27, 2012, 07:21:03 PM
What bat is that?

M&H Solution
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peplow on April 30, 2012, 10:55:31 PM
(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/speplow03/daf4336b.jpg)

oops did i not say this MIGHT be surplus to requirements ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on April 30, 2012, 11:28:07 PM
Sammy boy you haven't lost it ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Cover_Drive on April 30, 2012, 11:38:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/c5SR0.jpg)

:D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tushar sehgal on May 01, 2012, 12:22:41 AM
where is the drool button? lovely bats Sam and CD
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tushar sehgal on May 01, 2012, 12:24:38 AM
([url]http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/speplow03/daf4336b.jpg[/url])

oops did i not say this MIGHT be surplus to requirements ;)


Ahem..please elaborate :) and share some details via pm or post ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Elreepo on May 01, 2012, 08:43:14 PM
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/jenks7_2007/145.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/jenks7_2007/143.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/jenks7_2007/092.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on May 01, 2012, 09:59:26 PM
Stunner!!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on May 01, 2012, 10:04:30 PM
([url]http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/jenks7_2007/145.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/jenks7_2007/143.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/jenks7_2007/092.jpg[/url])


Stunning as Canner said.

Didn't Mike (Talisman) have one very similar that he got made @ Robertsbridge and was looking @ selling for 400 or more?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Elreepo on May 01, 2012, 10:08:33 PM
I got this bat from Richard pryah of Yorkshire:)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: PedalsMcgrew on May 01, 2012, 10:14:35 PM
Richard Pryah? He's dead isn't he? And American....!  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 19reading87 on May 01, 2012, 10:15:20 PM
You've been on here before haven't you elreepo???
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Elreepo on May 01, 2012, 10:22:59 PM
I have mate yeah, couldn't remember my details so just got a new one! Had the bat refurbed again since I last came on.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on May 01, 2012, 10:26:45 PM
I think mike sold his closer to £500
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: razor2000nz on May 02, 2012, 06:52:50 PM
(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k530/razor2000nz/8a64a2fd.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: acko109 on May 02, 2012, 06:57:55 PM
([url]http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k530/razor2000nz/8a64a2fd.jpg[/url])
Weak at the knees !
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Whispering Death on May 02, 2012, 08:01:40 PM
not my bat but the grains on this look immense!

shame its a junior model!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/puma-cricket-bat-/330726361955?pt=UK_SportingGoods_CricketBats_SM&hash=item4d00d3cb63
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Cover_Drive on May 02, 2012, 09:38:53 PM
Fake too!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Dan W on May 02, 2012, 10:12:08 PM
(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg715/scaled.php?server=715&filename=dsc0440bz.jpg&res=medium)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: scottish_slogger95 on June 21, 2012, 09:43:32 PM
I know this is the back of the bat but this should be a contender
(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb433/robertson545/Cricket%20photos/DSC00331.jpg)
(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb433/robertson545/Cricket%20photos/DSC00332.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Simmy on June 21, 2012, 09:49:25 PM
shittt that is a beauty!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: wilkie113 on June 21, 2012, 09:50:27 PM
I'm laughing at toss war, is that some new kinda thing that happens in the changing room before hand?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: scottish_slogger95 on June 21, 2012, 09:51:09 PM
would have love to have seen what the front was like. the stupid guy had a horrible scuff sheet covering all of the bat face :(
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Bruce on June 22, 2012, 11:08:18 AM
My old Hunts County Reflex:
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd409/dcoy7/Snapbucket/2F414381-orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on June 22, 2012, 11:28:43 AM
Our overseas just got a bat with incredible grains, will get pictures soon!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on June 22, 2012, 12:58:59 PM
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/542416_2891043054409_924103637_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: essexarsenal on June 23, 2012, 11:44:04 AM
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae18/essexarsenal/Braintree-20120622-00171.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tushar sehgal on June 27, 2012, 12:24:45 AM
Currently in my kit, got it off Mr. Hosk :)

(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc453/tusharsehgal/H4L%20Excel/016.jpg)
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc453/tusharsehgal/H4L%20Excel/015.jpg)
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc453/tusharsehgal/H4L%20Excel/018.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: wilkie113 on June 27, 2012, 12:46:39 AM
Dear me Tushar that looks an absolute beauty!
What profile is it?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tushar sehgal on June 27, 2012, 01:19:24 AM
I thought this was the standard excel profile but couldnt be sure as i haven't seen a excel in hand before...its very similar to my RPC with a slightly higher middle..
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tommo256 on June 27, 2012, 06:07:36 AM
Eiether my eyes are playing tricks on me or thats 28 grains either way its a beauty
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tim2000s on June 27, 2012, 06:15:41 AM
Eiether my eyes are playing tricks on me or thats 28 grains either way its a beauty
I don't like that many grains - I really don't think it looks good at all. But each to their own!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: trypewriter on June 27, 2012, 08:26:46 AM
Oh dear, I'm struggling to insert images here - help!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: mattcoll12491 on June 27, 2012, 08:42:06 AM
Oh dear, I'm struggling to insert images here - help!


http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=7712.0
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: trypewriter on June 27, 2012, 09:27:35 AM
(http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o559/trypewriter/bat1.jpg)
(http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o559/trypewriter/bat2.jpg)
(http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o559/trypewriter/bat3.jpg)
(http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o559/trypewriter/bat4.jpg)

Hope this works ok many thanks matt - not the most grains, or the least grains, but maybe not a bad looking lightweight.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: dhackett89 on June 27, 2012, 09:44:55 AM
cricket box bat?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: trypewriter on June 27, 2012, 09:50:16 AM
That's right - if the image is zoomable you can see the sticker top right.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: dhackett89 on June 27, 2012, 09:53:54 AM
they've improved the stickers a lot i had one as a net bat and had to take them off because they were shocking. looks decent and isn't a bad shop at all.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: trypewriter on June 27, 2012, 10:09:44 AM
They are local to me so it was easy to pop in and spend a bit of time checking out the bats - I think I spotted one which might have had the stickers you mention but most were dressed like mine.
Good shop, I've been very impressed with how much time and trouble they take to make sure that youngsters get bats that are the right size and weight.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Liam-SCCC on June 27, 2012, 10:19:00 AM
Those stickers just shout Intinct at me!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tushar sehgal on June 27, 2012, 11:24:14 AM
Eiether my eyes are playing tricks on me or thats 28 grains either way its a beauty

Yeah arnd 27-29...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Johnny on July 26, 2012, 08:24:00 AM
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff42/johnnywinter147/4a23ddec.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Number4 on July 26, 2012, 08:27:25 AM
Very nice Johnny
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Alvaro on July 26, 2012, 08:28:35 AM
Readers? ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: mally777 on August 18, 2012, 06:34:12 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GarrettJ on August 18, 2012, 06:38:36 PM
this is my MH Distinction .... massive profile 72mm spine height at 2lb 11 ... not bad grains for an MH Distinction

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7140/7686856584_867dec685b.jpg)



Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on August 25, 2012, 10:04:50 PM
New arrival

(http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx165/d7bow/E1311686-5F80-4C75-BB9E-1BBB56A567A1-407-00000029F34C0C44.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: toenails97 on August 25, 2012, 10:23:40 PM
What bats that mate ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on August 25, 2012, 10:27:48 PM
Have a guess
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: wilkie113 on August 25, 2012, 10:30:24 PM
A GM of some sort would be my guess?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: toenails97 on August 25, 2012, 10:31:40 PM
Just a wild guess ermmm a forum sponsor bat ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on August 25, 2012, 10:47:19 PM
GM
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on August 25, 2012, 10:49:06 PM
A GM of some sort would be my guess?

First prize, I take it the toe is the giveaway?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: wilkie113 on August 25, 2012, 10:49:50 PM
First prize

Can tell by the scuff/toe guard.

What model is it mate?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on August 25, 2012, 10:51:40 PM
Can tell by the scuff/toe guard.

What model is it mate?


(http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx165/d7bow/5934F1A9-91F0-44AF-B6F3-2A4BFB7B08E1-407-000000367E3716CC.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: toenails97 on August 25, 2012, 10:56:36 PM
Trott or Ross Taylor ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on August 25, 2012, 11:00:18 PM
Ross Taylor
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: toenails97 on August 25, 2012, 11:04:50 PM
Is that the one from lorimers mate ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on August 25, 2012, 11:07:50 PM
Yes
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: toenails97 on August 25, 2012, 11:09:57 PM
Nice !
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vantage_Cricket on September 12, 2012, 10:08:43 AM
Heres one for the lovers of lots of grains!
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af29/matthewwatkins7/8068C96E-43A1-43ED-972B-5AB7E287F428-10202-000007D57E0A7344.jpg)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ajmw89 on September 12, 2012, 10:23:37 AM
WOWSERS!  How many's that?  I make it about 29 grains!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vantage_Cricket on September 12, 2012, 10:36:48 AM
WOWSERS!  How many's that?  I make it about 29 grains!

Yeah something around that! Lot's of heartwood on that it well.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on September 12, 2012, 10:38:49 AM
That's a beautiful face
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ajmw89 on September 12, 2012, 10:40:06 AM
Bet that pings like mad!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vantage_Cricket on September 12, 2012, 10:50:09 AM
Bet that pings like mad!

It certainly goes well off of the mallet!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on September 18, 2012, 05:40:03 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A3FwJqeCEAAuil3.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: M77 on September 18, 2012, 06:20:02 PM
([url]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A3FwJqeCEAAuil3.jpg:large[/url])


See that i like a lot... I do get the loads of grains thing but i personally prefer that cm spacing and all fairly equal.

The key is when you cut and shape the toe and the grains fall straight down with no wave... beautiful and you know it'll go like a train. Also the natural depth of colour in between the grains.

(http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o482/safcap77/sureshot.jpg)

(http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o482/safcap77/M7even.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on September 18, 2012, 06:35:57 PM
10 or 11 straight, evenly spaced grains is enough for me
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Blazer on September 18, 2012, 06:40:30 PM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HTo6ePDyq0w/UFi_3_4u5lI/AAAAAAAAAaU/3LRJAALQRko/s800/DSC04750.JPG)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: junter97 on September 18, 2012, 06:53:28 PM
Ooh I like those! I always prefer the heartwood (if there is any) to be always be equal to the sapwood, not just a thin little strip.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vantage_Cricket on September 18, 2012, 07:41:49 PM
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af29/matthewwatkins7/9243D15E-7215-47A0-B040-697EBB798B74-14714-00000A1589DA453E.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tushar sehgal on September 19, 2012, 02:16:41 AM
([url]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af29/matthewwatkins7/9243D15E-7215-47A0-B040-697EBB798B74-14714-00000A1589DA453E.jpg[/url])


That looks lovely...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Number4 on September 19, 2012, 06:28:30 AM
This

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x406/number414/DSCN7073Medium.jpg)

Or this will do me..


(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x406/number414/CRW_0024.jpg)

Not the grainiest but nice all the same
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: RightArmRapid on October 28, 2012, 08:31:41 AM
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh607/olisaeloka1/IMAG0228.jpg)
Icon 909+ not perfect by any means but fairly straight.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on October 28, 2012, 08:44:36 AM
Not everyone's cup of tea but 20 straight grains has for to be up there

(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae59/ajer2000/50348158-AC3F-44E4-898B-78C5BFD08B28-3574-0000042045ED8A33.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on October 28, 2012, 09:24:34 AM
Can we introduce the 'worst grains' thread - I feel inadequate!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: uknsaunders on October 28, 2012, 12:02:18 PM
here you go:-

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=8221.msg124417#msg124417
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Manormanic on October 28, 2012, 12:11:39 PM
Surely that MSR practice bat trounces any of those?!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Perkins17 on October 28, 2012, 01:00:28 PM
Here's one i found a while ago, not sure what it made :P
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SHN6F7Gn0Rc/UI0sBWQGHqI/AAAAAAAABGs/bq7rTl1fwDg/s512/20120920_074358.jpg)

Will have a look for some more nice ones this week and some shockers too
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: RightArmRapid on October 28, 2012, 06:42:17 PM
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh607/olisaeloka1/IMAG0226.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on January 31, 2013, 07:46:39 PM
Probs not the best on here - but the best I've ever had!!!

(http://i47.tinypic.com/2nv8odi.jpg)
(http://i47.tinypic.com/14iptmd.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: The_Bird on January 31, 2013, 07:50:31 PM
Eat your greens....!!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Kulli on February 07, 2013, 01:36:54 PM
One of the Norwegian guys has rocked up with the bat to the far right here

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/71835_444742555598599_850747253_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ajmw89 on February 07, 2013, 01:41:17 PM
Maybe not the best, but I think looks pretty good for the last bat I made...
(http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s463/thunderball89/20130203_172702_zps8f6170d3.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ewan68 on February 07, 2013, 01:44:08 PM
Well,think Sergei wants to join in!!

(http://i.imgur.com/0FEF95g.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/A05kO9b.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/F30cYxO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Is3ePFM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/E5tOyb2.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Buzz on April 10, 2013, 11:08:45 AM
Even the Don like nice grains...!!
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Thedon_zps3af47364.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tushar sehgal on April 10, 2013, 11:11:00 AM
Here is my latest contribution to this thread courtsey of RP :). I count 14 all evenly spaced :)
(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc453/tusharsehgal/BR%20LE/001_zps875bdbd4.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Optical on April 10, 2013, 11:47:06 AM
One for all you harties
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q679/hickers26/photo1_zps4e66d1ad.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: vividgreen on April 10, 2013, 12:03:21 PM
Try this, some pictures of a superb SCAT - my best ever bat......  Its getting abit long in the tooth, but always seems to have runs in her.
The middle is effortless.

(http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s572/markmanolini/Cricket%20Bats/SCAT3_zps4539268a.jpg)
(http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s572/markmanolini/Cricket%20Bats/SCAT1_zpsa0f858c3.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on April 10, 2013, 12:10:33 PM
This Scat would have been nice to see when it was new! Bet it looked lovely!  8)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vitas Cricket on April 10, 2013, 12:27:30 PM
Here's our old friends the custom Dynadrives

(http://i.imgur.com/hwo2al.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/ygYfCl.jpg)

You can't beat a grainy GN in my book, here's a Strauss Maverick for a team mate and Robins old Legend

(http://i.imgur.com/DFFUyl.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/XyIfFl.jpg?2)

For fans of straight, even grains and flawless faces ahead of a million grains, here are some lovely Recoil 900's that I handpicked, and the Flare Original that was our 1000th post prize.

(http://i.imgur.com/v38fZM0l.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/5KriVirl.jpg)

£180 for a B&S Fireblade, here's a pretty typical example

(http://i.imgur.com/Vgqlcl.jpg?1)

M&H grains

(http://i.imgur.com/SiOMRl.jpg?)

(http://i.imgur.com/nrd1wFCl.jpg)

Was lucky enough to knock these 3 beauties in all in the space of a few days

(http://i.imgur.com/SzdKgl.jpg?1)

My own collection

(http://i.imgur.com/4pV7ql.jpg?1)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: vividgreen on April 10, 2013, 12:37:34 PM
Your showing off now !!!!!!!

Some absolutely lovely looking bats there.

Any chance you can show use some more profile shots of the B&S Fireblade - looks interesting. 
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vantage_Cricket on April 10, 2013, 12:40:52 PM
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af29/matthewwatkins7/8BD5D9EA-7431-410D-A942-A1EF240031D3-1347-00000054E62EEFD8_zpse3168214.jpg)

Two beauties that have recently gone out to customers
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ewan68 on April 10, 2013, 01:00:50 PM
Your showing off now !!!!!!!

Some absolutely lovely looking bats there.

Any chance you can show use some more profile shots of the B&S Fireblade - looks interesting.

that is actually my bat that I got from Jake/Rob @ Vitas!!
there are more pics earlier in this thread and also on another thread that I started when began the search for a new bat......
lovely bat(my mate also then purchased a B & S Supreme from them!)
both look and go really well....can recommend!!   :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: vividgreen on April 10, 2013, 01:05:15 PM
that is actually my bat that I got from Jake/Rob @ Vitas!!
there are more pics earlier in this thread and also on another thread that I started when began the search for a new bat......
lovely bat(my mate also then purchased a B & S Supreme from them!)
both look and go really well....can recommend!!   :D

looks like the middle is slightly higher ? similar to a GNE41 shape.
Does it pickup lighter than its weight ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on April 10, 2013, 01:11:15 PM
Please take this offline or via PM fellas - this topic should be about gorgous grains. Thanks
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Simmy on April 10, 2013, 01:13:12 PM
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t118/djsimmy_photos/3shot_zps2a146f78.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on April 10, 2013, 08:03:49 PM
Not all got the most grains you will ever see but all evenly spaced and run straight through the toe


My Choice Willow bat, little heartwood as well

(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/C6CDE860-0B86-4698-976F-D53BFA473A56-42568-00000C66874C6FC3_zpsdb5e2cd1.jpg)

HitsHard Grade One
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/478B3542-B834-4C3D-8349-254EF00BB6E5-16554-000004ECED2DEDB8_zps94f42f64.jpg)

Salix Falx Grade One
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/9C167289-1DC6-43C1-A50C-5B9AA29236C1-16554-000004ED34A89AEC_zps07015fd8.jpg)

Warsop Platinum (sponsored county players cleft)
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/AEEA7FAB-6CD9-450E-A332-B5B40FCB3083-16554-000004EE0A5E9034_zps38ceacfa.jpg)

BB Malik Profile
(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/7DD007E5-A1CF-40B2-BCC5-6B4ECA51989C-16554-000004EE6CF83303_zps63e5be2d.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: shoab68 on April 11, 2013, 08:12:18 AM
([url]http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af29/matthewwatkins7/8BD5D9EA-7431-410D-A942-A1EF240031D3-1347-00000054E62EEFD8_zpse3168214.jpg[/url])

Two beauties that have recently gone out to customers
These 2 beauties can easily win the best grains competition !!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: mdg20 on April 11, 2013, 07:38:48 PM
Those two Vantage's look awesome
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: sloggerroz on April 11, 2013, 08:04:12 PM
Heres my entry a kook menace 700 from asad.
(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g356/richroz1/21AABA4F-40FC-43E5-A72E-ABC28AF7C0E4-6739-00000138C544EB6A.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: toenails97 on April 11, 2013, 08:05:52 PM
That is gorgeous mate!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 11, 2013, 08:08:24 PM
My Dad's £65 CA T0-20 had these hidden under a scuff sheet

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/0DB77499-4715-4667-969E-446F21DEB7CF-291-000000258D76453A_zps02949e33.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Lukeys Sports on April 11, 2013, 09:38:33 PM
(http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u499/lukeyssports/image_zpsc9704ef8.jpg) (http://s1070.photobucket.com/user/lukeyssports/media/image_zpsc9704ef8.jpg.html)

(http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u499/lukeyssports/image_zps7df277a2.jpg) (http://s1070.photobucket.com/user/lukeyssports/media/image_zps7df277a2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: jblowe on April 12, 2013, 06:00:24 AM
My Chase R11
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa246/jbl_012/P1030546.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/jbl_012/media/P1030546.jpg.html)
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa246/jbl_012/P1030545.jpg) (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/jbl_012/media/P1030545.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 123* on April 12, 2013, 10:25:10 AM
(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s145/doogle_photos/IMG-20121122-00006.jpg) (http://s151.photobucket.com/user/doogle_photos/media/IMG-20121122-00006.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tushar sehgal on April 12, 2013, 12:36:00 PM
([url]http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s145/doogle_photos/IMG-20121122-00006.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s151.photobucket.com/user/doogle_photos/media/IMG-20121122-00006.jpg.html[/url])


Dang!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on April 12, 2013, 12:41:25 PM
You bringing them crowns on Sunday is one open to grabs I like that I like that a lot
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: toenails97 on April 12, 2013, 02:28:50 PM
Them crowns are all amazing goers too!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on April 17, 2013, 02:16:15 AM
12 Straight Grains on this lovely kookaburra Ricochet 550 - 2lb 8oz, 43mm edges
(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/Ricochet1_zps38d78f05.jpg) (http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/i12breakfree/media/Ricochet1_zps38d78f05.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: morgzy10 on May 07, 2013, 10:46:23 PM
12 Straight Grains on this lovely kookaburra Ricochet 550 - 2lb 8oz, 43mm edges
([url]http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/Ricochet1_zps38d78f05.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/i12breakfree/media/Ricochet1_zps38d78f05.jpg.html[/url])


mmmmm heartwood!  whish my ricochet had more than like 2mm and its even on the wrong edge!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: simonmay5 on June 11, 2013, 08:01:00 PM
- See more at: http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpsca9bf78a.jpg.html?sort=2&o=2#sthash.kUVnSvE3.dpuf (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpsca9bf78a.jpg.html?sort=2&o=2#sthash.kUVnSvE3.dpuf)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tushar sehgal on June 11, 2013, 11:35:12 PM
- See more at: [url]http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpsca9bf78a.jpg.html?sort=2&o=2#sthash.kUVnSvE3.dpuf[/url] ([url]http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpsca9bf78a.jpg.html?sort=2&o=2#sthash.kUVnSvE3.dpuf[/url])

([url]http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/image_zpsbe15239b.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpsbe15239b.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/631c8712-feeb-4b81-a08b-5fcd9ffdd5c0_zpseca50049.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/631c8712-feeb-4b81-a08b-5fcd9ffdd5c0_zpseca50049.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/image_zps2d92eb96.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zps2d92eb96.jpg.html[/url])



Wow that's a lovely looking bat mate.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: simonmay5 on June 14, 2013, 02:13:08 PM
It's not bad is it looks stunning
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Bruce on June 14, 2013, 08:19:04 PM
The Slazenger in deanoknights Spartan thread looks beaut
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Colesy on June 15, 2013, 07:48:04 PM
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b560/JoeyyColes/null_zps8e530626.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Tomm92 on June 22, 2013, 05:09:06 PM
Cook seems to be a grain lover too!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BK4qzLlCQAAJhLq.jpg)

Picture source: https://mobile.twitter.com/pythoncricket/status/343856181850300416
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: The_Bird on June 25, 2013, 07:40:07 AM
(https://fbcdn-photos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/922749_10151739778556974_1007854432_n.jpg)

From Laver and Wood's Facebook...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: rbblack on June 25, 2013, 09:07:47 AM
Oh my days.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: johnnyw on June 25, 2013, 09:56:44 AM
Perfection
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Number4 on June 25, 2013, 10:27:01 AM
That is seriously nice wood
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on July 04, 2013, 04:53:58 PM
my bat

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/canners1983/null_zps39d0c8e0.jpg) (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/canners1983/media/null_zps39d0c8e0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Chad on July 04, 2013, 05:00:05 PM
my bat

([url]http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/canners1983/null_zps39d0c8e0.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/canners1983/media/null_zps39d0c8e0.jpg.html[/url])


Looks lovely, the blemishes make the bat look nicer IMO! It just gives it some life, I take it that it has been serving you well? ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Canners on July 04, 2013, 05:02:11 PM

its certainly a pinger, but the user has been letting it down recently......
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Chad on July 04, 2013, 06:09:47 PM
its certainly a pinger, but the user has been letting it down recently......


Happens to us all! :-[

Some of my nicer looking bats, apologies if these have been posted before, the sun was out so I figured that taking some pics would be the best use of it, seeing as the ground is soaked! :-[

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u419/Chaddy_117/P1030583_zps7521edd2.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/Chaddy_117/media/P1030583_zps7521edd2.jpg.html)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u419/Chaddy_117/P1030582_zps23042e9f.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/Chaddy_117/media/P1030582_zps23042e9f.jpg.html)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u419/Chaddy_117/P1030581_zpsc22d3dda.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/Chaddy_117/media/P1030581_zpsc22d3dda.jpg.html)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u419/Chaddy_117/P1030580_zpsf660e769.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/Chaddy_117/media/P1030580_zpsf660e769.jpg.html)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u419/Chaddy_117/P1030579_zps82344536.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/Chaddy_117/media/P1030579_zps82344536.jpg.html)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u419/Chaddy_117/P1030578_zpsd46c8a0a.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/Chaddy_117/media/P1030578_zpsd46c8a0a.jpg.html)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u419/Chaddy_117/P1030577_zpsaa539894.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/Chaddy_117/media/P1030577_zpsaa539894.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on July 04, 2013, 07:38:28 PM
Chad it will be better to take the picture with bat face facing the window. Nice collection though
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Chad on July 04, 2013, 07:48:34 PM
Chad it will be better to take the picture with bat face facing the window. Nice collection though

Ah right, cheers for the tip! Will do that next time, I'm not really much of a photographer, nor do I know what angles work best etc. :-[
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on July 04, 2013, 08:25:21 PM
Great Grains on these BAS bats

(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/BasNew_zpsb3623809.jpg) (http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/i12breakfree/media/BasNew_zpsb3623809.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: The_Bird on July 05, 2013, 01:10:34 PM
it appears your carpet needs a trim...

lovely bats!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on July 05, 2013, 02:21:13 PM
it appears your carpet needs a trim...

lovely bats!

I don't think the wifey will approve any carpet trimming :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: coolcucumber_1 on July 17, 2013, 11:07:10 PM
Those BAS bats are indeed lovely  :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: himanshuvohra on July 19, 2013, 06:07:46 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/19/u5umepe8.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/19/9unu9y8a.jpg)

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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: himanshuvohra on July 19, 2013, 06:19:20 AM
Ton slasher... 40 mm edges
12 straight grains
2.8 lbs


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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Number4 on July 19, 2013, 08:23:17 AM
Great Grains on these BAS bats

([url]http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/BasNew_zpsb3623809.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/i12breakfree/media/BasNew_zpsb3623809.jpg.html[/url])


I don't ever remember seeing a bad BAS to be honest. Would like to try one in the future I think
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on July 19, 2013, 11:23:27 AM
These are the first BAS bats i received and easily one of the best quality ones from the Indian brands
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Buzz on July 31, 2013, 01:57:03 PM
in my bag for the weekend...

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/utf-8BSU1BRzAyODYuanBn_zps94521556.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/utf-8BSU1BRzAyODYuanBn_zps94521556.jpg.html)

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/utf-8BSU1BRzAyODkuanBn_zpse839905f.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/utf-8BSU1BRzAyODkuanBn_zpse839905f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: coady123 on July 31, 2013, 02:02:04 PM
looks amazing buzz , what type and weight bat is it ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Chad on July 31, 2013, 02:45:48 PM
in my bag for the weekend...

([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/utf-8BSU1BRzAyODYuanBn_zps94521556.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/utf-8BSU1BRzAyODYuanBn_zps94521556.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/utf-8BSU1BRzAyODkuanBn_zpse839905f.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/utf-8BSU1BRzAyODkuanBn_zpse839905f.jpg.html[/url])


Is that the £400 bat twin? Looks lovely. :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on July 31, 2013, 02:53:13 PM
in my bag for the weekend...

([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/utf-8BSU1BRzAyODYuanBn_zps94521556.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/utf-8BSU1BRzAyODYuanBn_zps94521556.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/utf-8BSU1BRzAyODkuanBn_zpse839905f.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/utf-8BSU1BRzAyODkuanBn_zpse839905f.jpg.html[/url])



In you bag or in your bed?

Have you stopped stroking it and grinning yet?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GarrettJ on July 31, 2013, 03:08:57 PM
(https://fbcdn-photos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/922749_10151739778556974_1007854432_n.jpg)

From Laver and Wood's Facebook...

the left one even has nice grains on the flipping handle!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Buzz on July 31, 2013, 03:18:18 PM
In you bag or in your bed?
BAG fattus, BAG, I have a lovely wife who has no interest in my bats (other than ensuring I don't have a garage full)

Have you stopped stroking it and grinning yet?
Yes and no...!!

Is that the £400 bat twin? Looks lovely. :D

yes and it is lovely. Been giving it some TLC today too.

looks amazing buzz , what type and weight bat is it ?

2lbs 9oz
made by some bloke in the Kent/Sussex general direction whose brother is more famous for making bats than he is.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: shoab68 on July 31, 2013, 05:52:59 PM
Amazing grains on this one Buzz !!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Maverick79 on July 31, 2013, 06:10:30 PM
Not taken in the best light but...

(http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/827/qb6p.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Torque on July 31, 2013, 08:39:36 PM
Not taken in the best light but...

([url]http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/827/qb6p.jpg[/url])


Mmmm.

What bat is this?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Maverick79 on July 31, 2013, 08:47:58 PM
Hawk - it's a net bat believe it or not  :o It had a pressing crack in the shoulder so was graded as a workshop reject and is a copy of my other which isn't as pretty to look at but taps up just as well.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on July 31, 2013, 09:22:00 PM
Does this qualify for beat grains:

(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/A6F96CE5-04E2-49EC-9C8A-B722B4924E12-6258-00000330AD1C964E_zpsdbcd194d.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: coady123 on July 31, 2013, 09:40:46 PM
Does this qualify for beat grains:

([url]http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo305/yvk3103/A6F96CE5-04E2-49EC-9C8A-B722B4924E12-6258-00000330AD1C964E_zpsdbcd194d.jpg[/url])


what bat is it ? grains are perfect
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on July 31, 2013, 09:45:28 PM
Persuade Hosky to get pics of his B3 up - thats got cracking grains - belting bat too!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: yvk3103 on July 31, 2013, 10:16:19 PM
what bat is it ? grains are perfect

Guess mate. There is a big hint in the picture - sticker and type of antiscuff.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: morgzy10 on July 31, 2013, 10:24:39 PM
That would be a hits hard

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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on July 31, 2013, 10:31:31 PM
Persuade Hosky to get pics of his B3 up - thats got cracking grains - belting bat too!

You just love the Aero grip on it, and the white of the grip compliments the grainage.

Yash - very nice HH bat! Lush grains!!!  :o
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GarrettJ on October 06, 2013, 08:27:54 PM
this thread is not for self promotion.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GarrettJ on October 07, 2013, 01:15:31 PM
the bats posted were unstickered blanks bats ............ how can that be promotion?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 07, 2013, 02:29:28 PM
the bats posted were unstickered blanks bats ............ how can that be promotion?
Just out of interest was it even one of your bats mate??
I was tempted to post pictures on another thread of my kit, but due to recent attitudes I'll probably be accused of promoting/having associations with neon cricket (which for the record I don't)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Buzz on October 07, 2013, 02:53:14 PM
the bats posted were unstickered blanks bats ............ how can that be promotion?

because you posted the pictures to promote the question of what bats are they, ergo you get the promotion and some potential sales.
Tight yes, ott, almost certainly, but also fair.

If it was your personal bat then it wouldn't be the same - but these are clearly not.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on October 07, 2013, 02:56:44 PM
Tight yes, ott, almost certainly, but also fair.
Tight & OTT yet fair, is that statement not contradicting itself somewhat??  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GarrettJ on January 27, 2014, 08:37:12 PM
https://twitter.com/talentcricket/status/427852474960347136

Nice grains
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 27, 2014, 08:41:30 PM
https://twitter.com/talentcricket/status/427852474960347136

Nice grains
Bat porn!  :o
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Alvaro on January 27, 2014, 08:44:05 PM
It's all about the one on the right.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Alvaro on January 27, 2014, 08:45:15 PM
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/ff56eb63c7a1026b3e5d2fb4f5f9f141_zps1c4e5527.jpg)

This bat looks good
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: smilley792 on January 27, 2014, 08:52:58 PM
Is that a he or a she? I really can't tell
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 27, 2014, 08:56:17 PM
Is that a he or a she? I really can't tell
I'm sure it's one of the two!  ???
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on February 10, 2014, 01:28:23 PM
Received this Ihsan bat few weeks back. I have only see 2 Ihsan bats till date but feel that they are better than CA. Better profile and better pressing.

(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/IS2014Com_zps766f102b.png) (http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/i12breakfree/media/IS2014Com_zps766f102b.png.html)

(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/ISBat3_zps6696417f.jpg) (http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/i12breakfree/media/ISBat3_zps6696417f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Neon Cricket on February 10, 2014, 01:33:57 PM
Grains look nice, those edges are very square though! I'd be afraid of them cracking personally
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 400notout on February 11, 2014, 12:00:49 PM
Hows this!
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z158/400notout/photo54.jpg) (http://s190.photobucket.com/user/400notout/media/photo54.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Neon Cricket on February 11, 2014, 12:13:39 PM
Where's the splice?? Is it a Mongoose?

Looks nice either way!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 400notout on February 11, 2014, 12:16:30 PM
Yeah its a Mongoose! Something weirdly nicer about the fact it doesn't have a splice!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on February 11, 2014, 12:25:44 PM
The willow looks really nice and clean.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: shoab68 on February 11, 2014, 01:42:10 PM
Beauty Mate --
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on February 12, 2014, 03:13:00 AM
Another ihsan beauty - had to post this one for the grain lovers - i have counted 24
(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/F7A5A4F8-C632-4EEA-B186-E9284ED8DF52-903-00000053D7F7A3D0_zpseeb1b5f4.jpg) (http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/i12breakfree/media/F7A5A4F8-C632-4EEA-B186-E9284ED8DF52-903-00000053D7F7A3D0_zpseeb1b5f4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: mujju on February 12, 2014, 03:57:22 AM
Lovely grains ...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: toenails97 on February 12, 2014, 07:21:16 AM
That's lovely! Shame their handles are pretty crap
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Marc28 on February 12, 2014, 08:25:20 AM
Where did you pick that bat up from as it looks a stunner
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: smilley792 on February 12, 2014, 07:38:14 PM
My b3

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/44CB05FD-242C-4AC4-B75C-E2D979C3CA3F-394-00000067CCBFDDE2_zpsa7c548b7.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/44CB05FD-242C-4AC4-B75C-E2D979C3CA3F-394-00000067CCBFDDE2_zpsa7c548b7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on February 12, 2014, 08:37:05 PM

Where did you pick that bat up from as it looks a stunner

That Ihsan with 24 grains is a stunner and pings crazy. I have a reliable supplier in Pakistan . He keeps sending me good stuff like this.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tim2000s on February 12, 2014, 10:11:42 PM
All these bats with 20+ grains look like Grade 2 to me. I think they look slightly wrong. 10-20 dead straight is much nicer!


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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Buzz on February 13, 2014, 12:19:22 PM
All these bats with 20+ grains look like Grade 2 to me. I think they look slightly wrong. 10-20 dead straight is much nicer!

I agree.
Separately they will also be from quite near the top of old trees (you can assume this as the grains on a bat get narrower the higher up the trunk of the tree you go and the number of grains give an indication of age) as a result the chances of them breaking from storm damage are really high.

Still they will be go-ers... :o
 
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GarrettJ on February 13, 2014, 12:25:23 PM
for me 9 to 12 looks best.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XUYHkBUifLA/UnlA0RxpWrI/AAAAAAAAAGk/IOArrzepUbA/s320/3+bat+3.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Blank Bats on February 13, 2014, 12:26:30 PM
I like your taste John
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: smilley792 on February 13, 2014, 12:31:23 PM
I like more grains, not due to looks, but mainly due to all my many grains bats go instantly and don't need to open up,

The issue with that is, they are soft and don't last long, that b3 did 900 runs last year, yet had two refurbs!

My mates b3 with 12grains, did 900 runs, and looks like the day it came out the factory..........
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: mo_town on February 13, 2014, 04:31:06 PM
I like more grains, not due to looks, but mainly due to all my many grains bats go instantly and don't need to open up,

The issue with that is, they are soft and don't last long, that b3 did 900 runs last year, yet had two refurbs!

My mates b3 with 12grains, did 900 runs, and looks like the day it came out the factory..........

Maybe he's just a better player  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: smilley792 on February 13, 2014, 04:36:55 PM
Maybe he's just a better player  ;) ;) ;)

There's no doubting that, has very little bearing on a soft bat though. But it's a forum I should have closed that loophole. Newb mistake.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GarrettJ on February 13, 2014, 04:46:47 PM
can someone explain this opening up phenomenon to me, does it literally split down the grains?

Is a bat not just knocked in when it stops denting and and no seam marks are presnt??
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Buzz on February 13, 2014, 05:05:16 PM
can someone explain this opening up phenomenon to me, does it literally split down the grains?

Is a bat not just knocked in when it stops denting and and no seam marks are presnt??


Personally, I have absolutely no idea what is it.

I know when you have scored about 1500 runs with a bat the grains may well have split a bit and the wood cracks - but opening up? I have no idea

now a bat with a loved face like
(http://i109.piczo.com/view/2/g/5/l/n/8/m/2/u/e/h/l/img/i241200017_93900_7.jpg)
that is a treat!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GarrettJ on February 13, 2014, 05:41:48 PM
You won't see many bat like that on here.

My one and only bat, which I used last year would have people on here laughing at the state of it!,
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on February 13, 2014, 05:51:29 PM
can someone explain this opening up phenomenon to me, does it literally split down the grains?

Is a bat not just knocked in when it stops denting and and no seam marks are presnt??
I would love to know what this soft/med/hard pressing is as well
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Cedrictoad on February 13, 2014, 05:53:53 PM
We need an 'ugliest grain' competition!

I think I have a contender ha ha
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 13, 2014, 05:58:26 PM
We need an 'ugliest grain' competition!

I think I have a contender ha ha


http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=8221.15 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=8221.15)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on February 13, 2014, 09:11:10 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/600/njlr.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/gonjlrj)

Proper Grade 1 in everyway
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 13, 2014, 09:13:27 PM
([url]http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/600/njlr.jpg[/url]) ([url]https://imageshack.com/i/gonjlrj[/url])

Proper Grade 1 in everyway

Bat porn in every sense!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: morgzy10 on February 13, 2014, 09:20:04 PM
I have a bat similar to what buzz posted.  It was an itias which has been through many facelifts over the years, scoring me close to 1200 runs in all formats. But its still going strong as a back up willow. From my recollection itias bats were as bats and from my memory and very soft pressed. So in my eyes. Hard/soft pressing in relation to bat longevity is rubbish. All about how you play and care of the bat

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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Beaup123 on February 13, 2014, 09:27:33 PM
can someone explain this opening up phenomenon to me, does it literally split down the grains?

Is a bat not just knocked in when it stops denting and and no seam marks are presnt??

My Hammer Bat Has Split down the grains just from knocking in, I Hit the bats very hard to get this happening to get the max performance.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on February 13, 2014, 09:30:40 PM
URL=https://imageshack.com/i/npoi4gj](http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/853/oi4g.jpg)[/URL]

like this some see it as a sign bats are ripe like my above picture.

I call it bat wear it the area you hit the most...

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: shoab68 on February 14, 2014, 09:46:34 AM
([url]http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/600/njlr.jpg[/url]) ([url]https://imageshack.com/i/gonjlrj[/url])

Proper Grade 1 in everyway
Very nice Dave. Which bat is this?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: morgzy10 on February 14, 2014, 11:27:37 AM
How about these??(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/14/aqasu7u4.jpg)

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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: fasteddie on February 14, 2014, 02:05:14 PM
Here is my match bat.

It's way to good for my club fisted batting, but I try.

(http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o706/fastedd1e/IMG_1851_zpscf9c49a4.jpg) (http://s1339.photobucket.com/user/fastedd1e/media/IMG_1851_zpscf9c49a4.jpg.html)

(http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o706/fastedd1e/IMG_1854_zpsb953475c.jpg) (http://s1339.photobucket.com/user/fastedd1e/media/IMG_1854_zpsb953475c.jpg.html)

It was chosen purely on performance and weight of cleft.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tushar sehgal on February 14, 2014, 02:18:46 PM
Wow Fasteddie...that is great grains...perfect for pro model
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: rbblack on February 14, 2014, 02:21:36 PM
Oh my days.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on February 14, 2014, 03:09:07 PM
Very nice Dave. Which bat is this?

That is my normal 3 stripe Custom mate not a crown or anything
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on February 14, 2014, 04:18:04 PM
Loving those grains on H4L
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: mujju on February 14, 2014, 05:12:44 PM
Just love this thread :) lovely looking bats wow
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: shoab68 on February 14, 2014, 05:55:37 PM
Here is my match bat

It was chosen purely on performance and weight of cleft.
so looks combined with performance, rare combination. Lovely bat that fasteddie.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: fasteddie on February 14, 2014, 06:15:53 PM
so looks combined with performance, rare combination. Lovely bat that fasteddie.

I had to stand smile very sweetly at Matt for days to get that cleft. He is a real gent.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GarrettJ on February 14, 2014, 06:23:50 PM
amixed bag for the heartwood lovers, 15 + grains and 10-12 grain people

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUx0eWHCcAA5gEe.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BSTZzEVIIAAltTw.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUwcRSvCEAAcAxD.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: fasteddie on February 14, 2014, 06:31:00 PM
A couple more.

(http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o706/fastedd1e/IMG_18531_zpsee4fd6fb.jpg) (http://s1339.photobucket.com/user/fastedd1e/media/IMG_18531_zpsee4fd6fb.jpg.html)

I took it to show Paul at IJC and we put it up with the other H4L's. Mine is front and center.

(http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o706/fastedd1e/IMG_18611_zps3dc65553.jpg) (http://s1339.photobucket.com/user/fastedd1e/media/IMG_18611_zps3dc65553.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: shoab68 on February 14, 2014, 06:33:31 PM
A couple more.

([url]http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o706/fastedd1e/IMG_18531_zpsee4fd6fb.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1339.photobucket.com/user/fastedd1e/media/IMG_18531_zpsee4fd6fb.jpg.html[/url])

I took it to show Paul at IJC and we put it up with the other H4L's. Mine is front and center.

([url]http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o706/fastedd1e/IMG_18611_zps3dc65553.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1339.photobucket.com/user/fastedd1e/media/IMG_18611_zps3dc65553.jpg.html[/url])
fasteddie, yours is the best of lot.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: mujju on February 14, 2014, 06:38:36 PM
amixed bag for the heartwood lovers, 15 + grains and 10-12 grain people

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUx0eWHCcAA5gEe.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BSTZzEVIIAAltTw.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUwcRSvCEAAcAxD.jpg)
[/quo


Those are beauties ..wow ..amazing
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: wilkie113 on February 14, 2014, 07:36:59 PM
I have more but there packed up haha!

(http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx149/wilkie113/P1010348_zps99ea07be.jpg) (http://s750.photobucket.com/user/wilkie113/media/P1010348_zps99ea07be.jpg.html)
(http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx149/wilkie113/B644209B-2AD6-457A-92BB-1C4282D31C5D_zps9jrjkoq5.jpg) (http://s750.photobucket.com/user/wilkie113/media/B644209B-2AD6-457A-92BB-1C4282D31C5D_zps9jrjkoq5.jpg.html)
(http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx149/wilkie113/082555AD-0AF6-4C73-8497-254A86149891_zpsiweqb1mc.jpg) (http://s750.photobucket.com/user/wilkie113/media/082555AD-0AF6-4C73-8497-254A86149891_zpsiweqb1mc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Chad on February 15, 2014, 07:00:48 PM
That Dynadrive is a thing of beauty, just a real shame it just felt a touch too light for me... I'm glad it's in a good home now! Also, that Salix has passed through my hands I think, it isn't the biggest bat, but it is a little rocket! Very good looking for a Performance grade too! :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: shoab68 on February 15, 2014, 08:04:12 PM
I had to stand smile very sweetly at Matt for days to get that cleft. He is a real gent.
:) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Steveo1000 on February 15, 2014, 08:37:02 PM
Not bad for a kook kahuna 350

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a501/steveo1000/20140215_105922_zps7c9ec5fd.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GarrettJ on February 15, 2014, 08:50:40 PM
Looks like a £400 Salix or hammer ..... Cue the riot  :o
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on February 15, 2014, 08:53:39 PM
(http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae59/ajer2000/Mobile%20Uploads/198596D1-CC84-4C22-9991-D3707D9CF2CC_zpskfdty9c5.jpg) (http://s957.photobucket.com/user/ajer2000/media/Mobile%20Uploads/198596D1-CC84-4C22-9991-D3707D9CF2CC_zpskfdty9c5.jpg.html)

I like these
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: procricket on February 15, 2014, 08:54:43 PM
New Aldred bats arron ???
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: roco on February 15, 2014, 08:59:06 PM
One new other refurbed as handle went after 1200 so runs and maybe a bit of rough handling after a run out
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: potzy248 on February 15, 2014, 09:24:32 PM
Not bad for a kook kahuna 350

([url]http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a501/steveo1000/20140215_105922_zps7c9ec5fd.jpg[/url])


Saaaaaay Whaaaaat?  :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: morgzy10 on February 16, 2014, 11:18:51 AM
thats better than my pro issue recoil!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Maverick79 on February 19, 2014, 02:55:56 PM
In the middle of knocking a couple of my bats in and thought most were worthy of being in here (minus the TDF) so here they are  :)  (L-R Hawk XB900 Players - workshop reject, Woodstock Airstream Platinum, Woodstock TDF Platinum, Hawk XB900 Players, GM Icon Ross Taylor Players Edition)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/571/dym0.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/32/jmbz.jpg)

[(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/543/bog3.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/822/7o28.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Buzz on February 21, 2014, 01:17:04 PM
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzE1ODguanBn_zps97095746.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BSU1BRzE1ODguanBn_zps97095746.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Blank Bats on February 28, 2014, 10:01:48 AM
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l595/ahmedt01/77AD3FC3-8039-4049-AABD-9A03F9B6378A.jpg) (http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/ahmedt01/media/77AD3FC3-8039-4049-AABD-9A03F9B6378A.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 400notout on February 28, 2014, 10:35:18 AM
Very nice BB! Love the green/black stickers too. Definitely think that when you have a straight grained bat with no blemishes the smaller stickers to show it off make a huge difference!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: mujju on February 28, 2014, 10:38:22 AM
([url]http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l595/ahmedt01/77AD3FC3-8039-4049-AABD-9A03F9B6378A.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1125.photobucket.com/user/ahmedt01/media/77AD3FC3-8039-4049-AABD-9A03F9B6378A.jpg.html[/url])


Lovely grains ..It should had Gold edition stickers on that beauty imo :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: coolcucumber_1 on April 03, 2014, 05:31:02 AM
Figured this needs to get a mention on this post for sure :

(http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b515/coolcucumber_1/Mobile%20Uploads/20140402_000327_zps21lprvmj.jpg) (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/coolcucumber_1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140402_000327_zps21lprvmj.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 100 not out on April 03, 2014, 05:41:53 AM
This is the best thread on the forum for me. Some out and out beauties for sure.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Khalil Y on April 04, 2014, 03:34:33 PM
^ ditto absolute beauties
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vitas Cricket on April 04, 2014, 03:53:40 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkOjW3QIcAIspxn.jpg:large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkOjYEBIUAAQrkz.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Alvaro on April 04, 2014, 03:59:09 PM
That Gold Sovereign should be posted here!
Title: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Khalil Y on June 14, 2014, 07:16:34 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/15/rupaqumy.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/15/yru9edaz.jpg)

G&H Delta Kudos


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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Alvaro on June 14, 2014, 07:17:48 PM
That's lovely - haven't heard of the brand. Any info?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Khalil Y on June 14, 2014, 07:19:58 PM
Gerry Hardstaff makes them and is based in Cheshire don't really know much else and only bought it due to the grains LOL haven't knocked it in either but couldn't resist


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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on June 14, 2014, 07:41:47 PM

Gerry Hardstaff makes them and is based in Cheshire don't really know much else and only bought it due to the grains LOL haven't knocked it in either but couldn't resist


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That is a beautiful face. How much did it cost?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Khalil Y on June 14, 2014, 07:50:21 PM
£85


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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Khalil Y on June 14, 2014, 07:52:59 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/15/emeganup.jpg)

My entire collection


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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: simonmay5 on June 14, 2014, 08:07:21 PM
(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/imagejpg6_zps2e951032.jpg) (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/imagejpg6_zps2e951032.jpg.html)
(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/imagejpg3_zps3dc3ffde.jpg) (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/imagejpg3_zps3dc3ffde.jpg.html)
(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/imagejpg4_zpsab86cbc0.jpg) (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/imagejpg4_zpsab86cbc0.jpg.html)
(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/imagejpg2_zps05762df2.jpg) (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/imagejpg2_zps05762df2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on June 14, 2014, 08:31:02 PM
I think I like the V6 best Si!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: mini998 on June 14, 2014, 08:32:37 PM
^I love that uzi bat, not because it has like hundred grains, I love the way it is divided half and half with heartwood and normal wood .
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: simonmay5 on June 14, 2014, 09:02:35 PM
I think I like the V6 best Si!

It's a top stick mate that's for sure reminders me off the old slazenger bats that my dad had all use to go very well
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: simonmay5 on June 14, 2014, 09:09:30 PM
^I love that uzi bat, not because it has like hundred grains, I love the way it is divided half and half with heartwood and normal wood .


It goes well that's for sure it's my match bat

(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/imagejpg1_zpsc31e335a.jpg) (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/imagejpg1_zpsc31e335a.jpg.html)(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/imagejpg9_zps1b20b2bc.jpg) (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/imagejpg9_zps1b20b2bc.jpg.html)
(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/imagejpg13_zpsc2ba05ce.jpg) (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/imagejpg13_zpsc2ba05ce.jpg.html)(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/image_zpsdf1c6e95.jpg) (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpsdf1c6e95.jpg.html)(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/image_zpsc360307a.jpg) (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpsc360307a.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on June 14, 2014, 09:34:56 PM
Tbf, the Red Ink and the SF aren't too shabby either!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: himanshuvohra on June 15, 2014, 06:14:13 AM
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/15/rupaqumy.jpg[/url])

([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/15/yru9edaz.jpg[/url])

G&H Delta Kudos


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hey, mind sharing how much did you pay for this beauty??
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: smilley792 on June 15, 2014, 06:54:03 AM
Well read


£85


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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Chad on September 12, 2014, 02:24:29 AM
Thought I'd revive this topic a bit. :)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/IMG_8272.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/IMG_8272.jpg.html)


(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/IMG_8273.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/IMG_8273.jpg.html)


IMO, the closest to perfection is that Argon, with 7 very evenly spaced and straight grains. If only it didn't have the blemishes... :-[
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: InternalTraining on September 12, 2014, 02:40:57 AM
^ That Reserve is a beauty! How long do these tight-grained bats perform well? By that I mean what is the period for which these bats perform ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: mp07 on September 12, 2014, 04:06:01 AM
Chad - how is that screaming cat, is it as good as they say? 
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: potzy248 on September 12, 2014, 04:17:16 AM
That reserve. :o
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Chad on September 12, 2014, 05:35:28 PM
^ That Reserve is a beauty! How long do these tight-grained bats perform well? By that I mean what is the period for which these bats perform ?

I have no clue. Not even going to try give an answer, as all bats are very different, and grain structure can only suggest things, but it isn't always the case! I know Gray Nicolls say that tighter grained bats are lighter, yet Andy Norbs, the guy who used to run SAF bats, said that more grains suggest that the cleft is more dense/heavy. All I know is that if you treat and use your bats well, knock them in well and they haven't been overdried/storm damaged, chances are that they will last a while!

Chad - how is that screaming cat, is it as good as they say? 

I've not actually properly used it! Extremely well balanced, crafted and responds well when tapping it up. The handle is amazingly shaped too! I wouldn't pay £400+ for one though, not that they're overrated or anything like that, but I have never and don't plan to spend more than £320 on a bat!


That reserve. :o

Indeed, of all the bats, it has the best oiled look. :) Found out that the scuff sheets Laver use weigh about 0.8 of an ounce... Pretty much double your standard scuff!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Turn Of Pace on September 12, 2014, 10:20:43 PM
Love the look of that Helios Midas.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Silver Bullet on September 29, 2014, 05:25:25 AM

([url]http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh132/camelotcricketer/P2151288.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh132/camelotcricketer/P2151293.jpg[/url])

On Ebay right now, 21 grains and BIIGGG

Link ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: 19reading87 on September 29, 2014, 05:52:16 AM
Link ?

Well this was posted coming up to 6 years ago... It might have sold now mate
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Twelfth Man on September 29, 2014, 06:08:11 AM
Well this was posted coming up to 6 years ago... It might have sold now mate

Though there's still probably more chance of this being for sale than finding him!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: petehosk on September 29, 2014, 07:12:20 AM
To be fair, you probably stand more chance of finding the bat than the seller!  ;)

I did see an equally gorgeously grained Mjolnir at Uzi Sports a while ago! That classic traditional profile with long middle, mixed with amazing grains does look totally lush!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Kulli on May 01, 2015, 05:11:29 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-05/23998515-906E-4E4F-B459-64883D74E67E_zpssm32qjzu.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-05/23998515-906E-4E4F-B459-64883D74E67E_zpssm32qjzu.jpg.html)

Saw this today, 2'8 and big for the weight, no idea why it wasn't an LE, must perform like a dog!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: abdulwq on May 01, 2015, 10:54:27 PM
Great looking bat.

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-05/23998515-906E-4E4F-B459-64883D74E67E_zpssm32qjzu.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-05/23998515-906E-4E4F-B459-64883D74E67E_zpssm32qjzu.jpg.html[/url])

Saw this today, 2'8 and big for the weight, no idea why it wasn't an LE, must perform like a dog!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Northern monkey on May 02, 2015, 07:27:32 AM
That looks a lovely bat,,,wonder if its had the life pressed out of it?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Kulli on May 02, 2015, 12:20:50 PM
I'll let you know me he starts using it. Was in the stockroom at morrants when someone went to pick up some of our league balls and he made them an offer the couldn't refuse.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on May 03, 2015, 02:17:33 PM
Very happy with my selection of grainy beauties

(http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/5B2B6805-887A-483D-B7D6-D794660B3B12_zpsq1fvtmze.jpg) (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/5B2B6805-887A-483D-B7D6-D794660B3B12_zpsq1fvtmze.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: IWTUK on May 03, 2015, 03:12:33 PM

([url]http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/5B2B6805-887A-483D-B7D6-D794660B3B12_zpsq1fvtmze.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/5B2B6805-887A-483D-B7D6-D794660B3B12_zpsq1fvtmze.jpg.html[/url])


That Hits Hard looks lush Chris, you know you don't really need it mate ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: smilley792 on May 03, 2015, 03:26:39 PM
I want the NB!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: himanshuvohra on May 14, 2015, 11:42:02 AM
These are my last 2 bats, (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/14/4a220483784b17db40b5deeb61b0c18e.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/14/9ce9383715af88235f5a12576371ecfc.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/14/d1f0c39fb1db99b0c98cb3b8ff649b08.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/14/e9b2d464d88c89fa942fa3c29193d289.jpg)




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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: sanredrose on May 18, 2015, 02:13:15 AM
(http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp302/sanredrose/IMG_0063.jpg)

SG sunny gold - 11 grains ... current season bat
Kook Kahuna 1000 - 11 grains ... next season bat !
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: sanredrose on May 18, 2015, 02:14:40 AM
Very happy with my selection of grainy beauties

([url]http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u642/soulman1012/5B2B6805-887A-483D-B7D6-D794660B3B12_zpsq1fvtmze.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/soulman1012/media/5B2B6805-887A-483D-B7D6-D794660B3B12_zpsq1fvtmze.jpg.html[/url])


New balance TC 560 bat looks amazing ..... Wish they start selling NB in USA :-(
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: RoyalParkReds on June 10, 2015, 11:38:34 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/t31.0-8/10006098_10153398961786974_3966324444591023817_o.jpg)

Had to show this facebook picture of a l&W signature. Pretty Pretty Pretty nice!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: peristocle on June 11, 2015, 11:02:39 AM


Oh that is nice!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: TangoWhiskey on June 11, 2015, 03:08:24 PM
(http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee458/tanwatfa/IMG_13231_zpsced9b794.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: ursmasti on June 11, 2015, 05:56:16 PM
My Laver's

(http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o707/ursmasti/Sig_1_Praveen_zpsb3514aa2.jpg) (http://s1339.photobucket.com/user/ursmasti/media/Sig_1_Praveen_zpsb3514aa2.jpg.html)
(http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o707/ursmasti/IMG_0125_zpsj4sgkg02.jpg) (http://s1339.photobucket.com/user/ursmasti/media/IMG_0125_zpsj4sgkg02.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: skip1973 on June 12, 2015, 01:04:09 AM
I am not a fan of Lavers but that first one looks lovely, just looks like it would go.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: CrickFreak on June 12, 2015, 03:59:31 PM
My Laver's

([url]http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o707/ursmasti/Sig_1_Praveen_zpsb3514aa2.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1339.photobucket.com/user/ursmasti/media/Sig_1_Praveen_zpsb3514aa2.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o707/ursmasti/IMG_0125_zpsj4sgkg02.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1339.photobucket.com/user/ursmasti/media/IMG_0125_zpsj4sgkg02.jpg.html[/url])


A run per grain per game will be a good season lol
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vitas Cricket on July 02, 2015, 08:55:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ahI3wC9h.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/6SyLLPnh.jpg)

Hunts low density players willow. Very limited quantity, available to be custom made into most shape/weight combinations for £265

One of those is gone already, made into this beauty at 2'9

(http://i.imgur.com/0XJBQHhh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/kVB2yHFh.jpg)
Title: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: icewolf on July 04, 2015, 11:40:32 PM
@Vitas Cricket cricket how thick r the edges and spine and how's the ping?


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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: avkrish on July 18, 2015, 10:30:28 AM
My collection. Trying to figure out why I bought so many  :(. This topic has helped me realise how much I have spent on cricket bats  :-[

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag4/avkrish/Grains%2001_zpskqiqbmay.jpg (http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag4/avkrish/Grains%2001_zpskqiqbmay.jpg)

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag4/avkrish/Grains%2002_zpspwt9q9vp.jpg (http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag4/avkrish/Grains%2002_zpspwt9q9vp.jpg)

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag4/avkrish/Grains%2003_zpshxi7x9hv.jpg (http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag4/avkrish/Grains%2003_zpshxi7x9hv.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: avkrish on July 18, 2015, 10:32:39 AM
Thought the images will be copied instead of the links. Will required some help again please for this.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Number4 on July 18, 2015, 10:42:13 AM
Thought the images will be copied instead of the links. Will required some help again please for this.


Just follow the instructions

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=7712.0 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=7712.0)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: avkrish on July 18, 2015, 04:17:18 PM
Thanks; Let me give it a try:

(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag4/avkrish/Grains%2001_zpskqiqbmay.jpg) (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/avkrish/media/Grains%2001_zpskqiqbmay.jpg.html)

(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag4/avkrish/Grains%2002_zpspwt9q9vp.jpg) (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/avkrish/media/Grains%2002_zpspwt9q9vp.jpg.html)

(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag4/avkrish/Grains%2003_zpshxi7x9hv.jpg) (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/avkrish/media/Grains%2003_zpshxi7x9hv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on July 19, 2015, 10:08:17 AM
Hello Avkrish - is it possible to see more pics of the Super Tusker (particularly the profile?)  Many thanks.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: trypewriter on July 19, 2015, 10:44:12 AM
I'd like to see it too - lovely old bats tuskers!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: avkrish on July 21, 2015, 04:40:32 PM
Hello Avkrish - is it possible to see more pics of the Super Tusker (particularly the profile?)  Many thanks.

Here they are, not sure about the picture quality. The bat is not the old Super Tusker, got this from Quantum Cricket; I think one of the last 2 they had then. Still, it was a dream come true for me :)

(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag4/avkrish/SST01_zpsgkpry24m.jpg) (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/avkrish/media/SST01_zpsgkpry24m.jpg.html)

(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag4/avkrish/SST02_zpsw7xqqcph.jpg) (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/avkrish/media/SST02_zpsw7xqqcph.jpg.html)

(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag4/avkrish/SST03_zpsoavwukm6.jpg) (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/avkrish/media/SST03_zpsoavwukm6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on September 21, 2015, 06:18:47 PM
Here's one of mine. Not perfect grains, but plenty of 'em!!

(http://i.imgur.com/ooXUBNz.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/YYaQzvB.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Buzz on September 21, 2015, 07:09:37 PM
Is that an oar? Are you taking up sculling Fattus?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on September 21, 2015, 07:13:03 PM
Them's aint oars!!! Them's paddles!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: gerhard303 on September 22, 2015, 05:48:33 AM
As well as I have seen them perform and how grainy they are, I have never been a fan of TON bats - the stickers are a massive turn off for me.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on November 12, 2015, 04:39:42 PM
Checkout the grains on the RS pro-edition tendulkar profile i received

(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/Mobile%20Uploads/3177ae29-55be-4811-9924-e98f9fc9591c_zpslwmtocom.jpg) (http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/i12breakfree/media/Mobile%20Uploads/3177ae29-55be-4811-9924-e98f9fc9591c_zpslwmtocom.jpg.html)

(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20151112_082932_zpshsripp0n.jpg) (http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/i12breakfree/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20151112_082932_zpshsripp0n.jpg.html)

(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/Mobile%20Uploads/2675aaf6-6591-45fc-9d98-c23e35f259b8_zpszkhzaloy.jpg) (http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/i12breakfree/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2675aaf6-6591-45fc-9d98-c23e35f259b8_zpszkhzaloy.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Centurion on November 12, 2015, 04:43:03 PM
One of the most gorgeous bats on this forum and the shape is class  :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Neon Cricket on November 12, 2015, 04:44:43 PM
Naughty! How much did you pay? (if you don't mind me asking!)

No doubt this cleft would be a Signature level - cracking grains
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Centurion on November 12, 2015, 04:54:45 PM
If you dont mind me asking, where did you get that stick mate?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on November 12, 2015, 05:24:54 PM
Naughty! How much did you pay? (if you don't mind me asking!)

No doubt this cleft would be a Signature level - cracking grains

Got this directly from robinson. Yes for sure any brand can claim this as top level cleft. Costed me less than 200 gbp.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: gaurav23 on November 12, 2015, 05:36:34 PM
Whoa !!
RS doing embossed stickers & top notch finishing - class act that mate.
Specs ??


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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: gaurav23 on November 12, 2015, 05:38:30 PM
Whoa !!
RS doing embossed stickers & top notch finishing - class act that mate.
Specs ??


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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: mujju on November 12, 2015, 06:10:31 PM
That is the most beautiful bat i have ever seen for that price ..enjoy mate
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on November 12, 2015, 06:12:55 PM
Whoa !!
RS doing embossed stickers & top notch finishing - class act that mate.
Specs ??


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This one weighs around 2-10.5
I haven't measured the specs as i got it last night only. Will post it later in the evening today.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vitas Cricket on November 12, 2015, 06:25:05 PM
Ooooo

(http://i.imgur.com/niDekULh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/SbLkGikh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/4TwWi9Zh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/wPjn6REh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/gEOAqevh.jpg)

Nice grains can be found away from the top end too.

(http://i.imgur.com/Fp4jZWMh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/KmLTn7oh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/mUbazVKh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/gFqVd2xh.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: RightArmLedge on November 13, 2015, 08:21:41 AM
Oh wow! Those Paragon LEs are superb!


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Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: wasted_talent on November 13, 2015, 09:06:20 AM
 :o Wowsers, that RS looks superb! Lovely profile and the grains simply amazing!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: sgcricket on November 13, 2015, 09:07:36 AM
That RS looks superb! Serious bat envy
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: SwingAndMiss on November 13, 2015, 09:48:54 AM
Spoilt for choice with those GMs!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: liscon12 on November 13, 2015, 10:24:12 AM
Got any pic of that NB TC560 I can see in the background? @Vitas Cricket
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: FattusCattus on November 13, 2015, 11:13:50 AM
Cooo! What weight is the 404 Mogul Jakeus?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vitas Cricket on November 13, 2015, 11:31:51 AM
Cooo! What weight is the 404 Mogul Jakeus?

2'11
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vitas Cricket on November 13, 2015, 11:32:32 AM
Got any pic of that NB TC560 I can see in the background? @Vitas Cricket

pm me @liscon12 its not a bat worthy of the bat grains thread.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on November 13, 2015, 11:43:41 AM
Whoa !!
RS doing embossed stickers & top notch finishing - class act that mate.
Specs ??


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Correction on the weight
its 2-9.9
38 mm edges , 62 mm spine and full profile..no concaving
picks up really nice
one thing i like about RS bats other than profile is their pressing
Feels like made in UK and by that i mean its not super soft pressed like many SS/SG bats these days.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 06, 2016, 03:21:14 PM
Just picked us a little gem for under £20 on a selling site. I think that it might compete with a few of these gems when i give a good clean!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: shax12 on June 28, 2016, 06:53:53 PM
(http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20160220-WA0009_zpslrzagsxc.jpg) (http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20160220-WA0009_zpslrzagsxc.jpg.html)
(http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20151014-WA0019_zpsr4mkb8aa.jpg) (http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20151014-WA0019_zpsr4mkb8aa.jpg.html)
(http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0154_zpsybohyy3b.jpg) (http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0154_zpsybohyy3b.jpg.html)
(http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/20160617_153458_zpstimqqwae.jpg) (http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160617_153458_zpstimqqwae.jpg.html)
(http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/20160617_153546_zpsrdwhzcx0.jpg) (http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160617_153546_zpsrdwhzcx0.jpg.html)
(http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/20160617_154820_zpswaapxdec.jpg) (http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160617_154820_zpswaapxdec.jpg.html)
(http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20160610-WA0065_zpsqpqrbgpa.jpg) (http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20160610-WA0065_zpsqpqrbgpa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 28, 2016, 06:56:52 PM
That HS on the left is pure bat porn!!  :o
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Sivlar13 on June 28, 2016, 07:41:12 PM
Oh my days I want one of those Salixes 😢😢
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: traditionalslogger on June 28, 2016, 08:36:22 PM
@shax12 all those are absolutely beautiful pieces of wood.... cant help but be incredibly jealous!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: raza147 on June 28, 2016, 09:02:45 PM
those salix look amazing
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: simonmay5 on June 28, 2016, 09:24:32 PM
Add this to the mix

(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3nfwfeld.jpeg) (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3nfwfeld.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: gaurav23 on June 29, 2016, 03:26:52 AM
This guy shax only does players willows & reserve edition stuff. Pocket full of sunshine eh ??!! :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Batbuddy99 on June 29, 2016, 08:10:55 AM
Ooh Simon that Stallionz looks lovely
That's not the first stunner I've seen come out of there either
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Wickets-then-runs on June 29, 2016, 08:39:43 AM
Ok, now you're just showing off....!! :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ridenmarke on June 29, 2016, 08:59:28 AM
Those AJK's are quite magnificent.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: sarg on June 29, 2016, 10:04:10 AM
I cannot resist a chance to post my current best grains

(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p570/marcinadelaide/B3%20Bowcaster/973A9698-847E-472C-897C-AF8A9FCBF94D_zpsh7cdhdlu.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/marcinadelaide/media/B3%20Bowcaster/973A9698-847E-472C-897C-AF8A9FCBF94D_zpsh7cdhdlu.jpg.html)

(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p570/marcinadelaide/B3%20Bowcaster/4B516A60-2F42-4F72-B056-920CD7AD8AD3_zps4nj0dwut.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/marcinadelaide/media/B3%20Bowcaster/4B516A60-2F42-4F72-B056-920CD7AD8AD3_zps4nj0dwut.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Nmcgee on June 29, 2016, 10:19:51 AM
Show off   :D
@sarg
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: rahul_1987 on June 29, 2016, 10:58:33 AM
This B3 looks fantastic  :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: shax12 on June 29, 2016, 05:05:14 PM
@shax12 all those are absolutely beautiful pieces of wood.... cant help but be incredibly jealous!

Thanks they are beauties but unfortunately I can't use all of them.

This guy shax only does players willows & reserve edition stuff. Pocket full of sunshine eh ??!! :)

Reason being then I can't blame the bat for batting crap as I have the best available willow same as pros. I tend to blame a bat for my shortcomings and get rid of it and get another one. But learnt my lesson it's not the bat but batsmen. No more stupid spending on pro bats which I have spent silly amount of money as no manufacturer want to sell pro bats to public.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: mattw on June 29, 2016, 06:11:00 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmIwUYpWgAAktfA.jpg)

This was one of the only decent pics I took of this bat, lovely grains though that ran straight down the bat and through the toe.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tushar sehgal on June 30, 2016, 03:27:01 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmIwUYpWgAAktfA.jpg)

This was one of the only decent pics I took of this bat, lovely grains though that ran straight down the bat and through the toe.

Holy cow amazing stickers...i know its for grains but branding looks very very nice
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vitas Cricket on June 30, 2016, 04:04:24 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClpnT21XEAQ-IGc.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: simonmay5 on June 30, 2016, 08:12:49 PM
(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/image_zpszdaimjmx.jpeg) (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpszdaimjmx.jpeg.html)(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r659/Simonalfie5/image_zpstnx8agib.jpeg) (http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/Simonalfie5/media/image_zpstnx8agib.jpeg.html)

These are going to take some beating @petehosk @Northern monkey
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: JB on June 30, 2016, 08:24:12 PM
Those at Matts, @simonmay5? I'm hopefully going to call in on Monday if it's ok with matt
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: simonmay5 on June 30, 2016, 08:26:08 PM
Those at Matts, @simonmay5? I'm hopefully going to call in on Monday if it's ok with matt

Say no more mate they are stunning your going to have a field day
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: JB on June 30, 2016, 08:45:14 PM
Going to Disneyland with the kids. First thought was that I'll drive so I can call in at matts!! Not very often I'm in the area, got to make the most of it  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Northern monkey on June 30, 2016, 09:56:20 PM
Those look stunning Simon !
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Blaise on July 01, 2016, 09:56:29 AM
Love the third from the left H4L - beautiful indeed.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: TCB on August 17, 2016, 01:59:50 PM
An old thread but thought I would add to it. I think I can count 20.

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah203/mecy69/IMG_20160817_143829440_zpsr8khbvct.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/mecy69/media/IMG_20160817_143829440_zpsr8khbvct.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vitas Cricket on August 17, 2016, 02:07:28 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CprNjJsWgAEUgng.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: TCB on August 17, 2016, 02:10:03 PM
@Vitas Cricket NICE!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vitas Cricket on August 17, 2016, 05:30:36 PM
A few more i noticed on the shelves when wandering through the shop earlier.

(http://i.imgur.com/4AwOSnch.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/58woflwh.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Sivlar13 on August 17, 2016, 07:04:58 PM
That B&S is outstanding! As are those GMs, do you have a grainilicious Mana @Vitas Cricket?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vitas Cricket on August 17, 2016, 07:33:42 PM
That B&S is outstanding! As are those GMs, do you have a grainilicious Mana @Vitas Cricket?

The Mana has gone pretty well, I think we have some nice 808s left but that's it. They are good bats but probably not worthy of this topic
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on September 04, 2016, 01:03:47 PM
Grains grains grains

(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/CricDeals-stock/pro-bat/IMG_20160903_133804_zpsvasx10qa.jpg) (http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/i12breakfree/media/CricDeals-stock/pro-bat/IMG_20160903_133804_zpsvasx10qa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: singapore rookie on September 04, 2016, 01:14:29 PM
wow!!! Almost 25 grains..did you buy it from rns directly or from a dealer?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on September 04, 2016, 03:00:59 PM
wow!!! Almost 25 grains..did you buy it from rns directly or from a dealer?
Rns directly
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: madpra6 on January 13, 2017, 03:31:52 PM
My new bats for 2017
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f30/madpra6/20170113_202206_zpsiefchioq.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/madpra6/media/20170113_202206_zpsiefchioq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: shax12 on January 13, 2017, 04:05:06 PM
(http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170110-WA0063_zps6kzjiv8e.jpg) (http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170110-WA0063_zps6kzjiv8e.jpg.html)

(http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170110-WA0070_zps9ciivpts.jpg) (http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170110-WA0070_zps9ciivpts.jpg.html)

(http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20161221-WA0017_zpsl0cs7frl.jpg) (http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20161221-WA0017_zpsl0cs7frl.jpg.html)

New CA SM18 7 star bats are too tempting.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: jamielsn15 on January 13, 2017, 04:06:27 PM
My new bats for 2017
([url]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f30/madpra6/20170113_202206_zpsiefchioq.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s44.photobucket.com/user/madpra6/media/20170113_202206_zpsiefchioq.jpg.html[/url])


Slightly offended. Not very PC are they?...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Northern monkey on January 13, 2017, 04:10:39 PM
([url]http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170110-WA0063_zps6kzjiv8e.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170110-WA0063_zps6kzjiv8e.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170110-WA0070_zps9ciivpts.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170110-WA0070_zps9ciivpts.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20161221-WA0017_zpsl0cs7frl.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20161221-WA0017_zpsl0cs7frl.jpg.html[/url])

New CA SM18 7 star bats are too tempting.


Very very nice!!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tate035 on January 13, 2017, 04:18:48 PM
([url]http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170110-WA0063_zps6kzjiv8e.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170110-WA0063_zps6kzjiv8e.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170110-WA0070_zps9ciivpts.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20170110-WA0070_zps9ciivpts.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/Shax_Raja/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20161221-WA0017_zpsl0cs7frl.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s838.photobucket.com/user/Shax_Raja/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20161221-WA0017_zpsl0cs7frl.jpg.html[/url])

New CA SM18 7 star bats are too tempting.


Wow... Even stick on grain sheets aren't as straight as those.😁😁

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: JB on January 13, 2017, 04:21:15 PM
The grains on the CA are perfect! Nice bat
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: jd163 on January 13, 2017, 05:28:20 PM
This one has few grains too  :D

(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp10/jd1631/DA655ABF-0B31-4AC9-9D2B-D8071889F53C_zpsdu6agpdk.jpg~original) (http://s392.photobucket.com/user/jd1631/media/DA655ABF-0B31-4AC9-9D2B-D8071889F53C_zpsdu6agpdk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Alvaro on January 13, 2017, 05:38:52 PM
@Maverick79 Your @Uzi Sports bat....
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Maverick79 on January 13, 2017, 07:43:48 PM
@Maverick79 Your @Uzi Sports bat....


Not taken in the best light and using my phone, but my Uzi Sports Pro and my Chris King crafted Maverick LE (Lucky 7 stickered following its refurb)

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/_Maverick27_/Mobile%20Uploads/9339CF2D-196A-4467-B752-3499F3A0A908_zpsgcum0z9a.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Northern monkey on January 13, 2017, 08:02:40 PM
Can't beat one of Asads Uzi pros
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Alvaro on January 13, 2017, 08:20:29 PM
Not taken in the best light and using my phone, but my Uzi Sports Pro and my Chris King crafted Maverick LE (Lucky 7 stickered following its refurb)

([url]http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/_Maverick27_/Mobile%20Uploads/9339CF2D-196A-4467-B752-3499F3A0A908_zpsgcum0z9a.jpg[/url])


That's what I'm talking about!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: jbrommo on January 13, 2017, 09:03:48 PM
Really glad I helped to talk @Maverick79 into that Uzi rather than the relatively disappointing H4l 50/50 he went for. Looks great and is a gun!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: singapore rookie on January 14, 2017, 12:48:30 PM
@shax12 where did you buy this beauty from? hav you used it?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: shax12 on January 14, 2017, 12:55:07 PM
@shax12 where did you buy this beauty from? hav you used it?

No I ain't bought it. But very tempted. My relative sent me these pictures from Pakistan and I sourced the second one in the picture for a mate and it's exceptional. I don't really like the profile on CA bats so that's putting me of. Unless I get a custom made with similar or better grains.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: madpra6 on January 14, 2017, 01:16:48 PM
Slightly offended. Not very PC are they?...

@jamielsn15 it depends from person to person. It was my choice with the best looking bats that they had & performers as well....But yes looking at the many other bats on this thread mine are not the best lookers  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: jamielsn15 on January 14, 2017, 01:24:42 PM
@jamielsn15 it depends from person to person. It was my choice with the best looking bats that they had & performers as well....But yes looking at the many other bats on this thread mine are not the best lookers  ;)

I'm sorry mate. The bats are stunning. It was just my poor attempt at wry humour with reference to your stickers... I'll order myself a taxi...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: madpra6 on January 14, 2017, 01:33:02 PM
I'm sorry mate. The bats are stunning. It was just my poor attempt at wry humour with reference to your stickers... I'll order myself a taxi...

All good mate....that was some good humor.... :) PC=Phoenix Cricket but they still are "Piecey"  ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Shinpathy on January 14, 2017, 01:52:03 PM
(https://i.gyazo.com/d5dd4a70eeeccd85fa6cfaf974648745.png)
(https://i.gyazo.com/8c4099ff44f83ae60f2b8d7210014097.png)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on January 20, 2017, 04:01:28 PM
not sure if i posted this earlier

(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/CricDeals-stock/pro-bat/IMG_20170120_083637_zpsrx6vl6y9.jpg) (http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/i12breakfree/media/CricDeals-stock/pro-bat/IMG_20170120_083637_zpsrx6vl6y9.jpg.html)

(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/CricDeals-stock/pro-bat/IMG_20170120_083632_zpsqk1bbrpv.jpg) (http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/i12breakfree/media/CricDeals-stock/pro-bat/IMG_20170120_083632_zpsqk1bbrpv.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Buzz on January 20, 2017, 04:10:01 PM
I will see your BB and raise you with this!
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMAG0771_zpskpe0s244.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/IMAG0771_zpskpe0s244.jpg.html)
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMAG0775_zps9naoxipv.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/IMAG0775_zps9naoxipv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: KW9221 on January 20, 2017, 04:14:00 PM
None of my bats has this many grains lol :( bb making some beautiful sticks. How is the ping guys?

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: i12breakfree on January 20, 2017, 04:36:29 PM
None of my bats has this many grains lol :( bb making some beautiful sticks. How is the ping guys?

i am knocking mine. u cannot go wrong with BB.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Contrails on January 25, 2017, 01:53:36 AM
Laver Signature in the making.  Low Density cleft too!

(https://i.imgsafe.org/804673f8e3.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Ams4287 on January 25, 2017, 06:16:07 AM
(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/ams4287/H4L%20Fifty50/aea5153bdcc79f6a7bf2856208eb02a2_zps1lpuuylg.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/ams4287/media/H4L%20Fifty50/aea5153bdcc79f6a7bf2856208eb02a2_zps1lpuuylg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Northern monkey on January 25, 2017, 02:38:39 PM
Wow! Grains on that
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: sarg on January 25, 2017, 09:11:17 PM
(http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p570/marcinadelaide/4C31C99F-B2F9-4D30-95E6-CA45A4482186_zpsfqqlrz2h.jpg) (http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/marcinadelaide/media/4C31C99F-B2F9-4D30-95E6-CA45A4482186_zpsfqqlrz2h.jpg.html)

Best Grain SHEET qualify?  :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Chad on January 27, 2017, 06:33:07 PM
Best Grain SHEET qualify?  :D

To be honest, I think CX have got something quite exceptional to offer, I have no issues with grain sheets, and these seem to be the most natural looking ones I've seen. It's a real shame they seem to go about it in a dishonest way and try to justify the prices.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Chad on January 27, 2017, 06:39:27 PM
There will be a fair few bats which I have posted on this already, but may as well retake photos when I get the collection out. :)

Large brands

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20170127_142238.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20170127_142238.jpg.html)


Black, white and silver

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20170127_142145.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20170127_142145.jpg.html)


Pair of TK Pros

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20170127_142047.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20170127_142047.jpg.html)


Bit of orange anyone? (Slazenger are G3)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20170127_141747.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20170127_141747.jpg.html)


H4Ls

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20170127_142011.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20170127_142011.jpg.html)


Lavers

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20170127_141634.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20170127_141634.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vitas Cricket on February 11, 2017, 09:15:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gx4mo3Rh.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4X5ddGWMAAh51M.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4Of2YkWIAADDZj.jpg)

A few of the bats sold in the last 48 hours or so to very lucky customers.

Legends not too shabby is it @GoldenArm ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GoldenArm on February 11, 2017, 09:28:25 PM
@Vitas Cricket  ha! Okay I'll have to eat my words temporarily as that at least looks the part but I stand by what I said. I still think the prices have gone completely crazy for what you actually get. Can we honestly say that all the legends look like that? I'll always feel that for the best part of a grand you should get the rockstar treatment and not just have a bat off the shelf. I'd have that travis head personally over that and it's nearly a hundred quid cheaper isn't it?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vitas Cricket on February 11, 2017, 09:50:31 PM
@Vitas Cricket  ha! Okay I'll have to eat my words temporarily as that at least looks the part but I stand by what I said. I still think the prices have gone completely crazy for what you actually get. Can we honestly say that all the legends look like that? I'll always feel that for the best part of a grand you should get the rockstar treatment and not just have a bat off the shelf. I'd have that travis head personally over that and it's nearly a hundred quid cheaper isn't it?

I agree top end bats are rather expensive nowadays. The number of top end clefts isn't going up year on year but there has been an explosion of bedroom brands who market themselves as selling 'pro grade' or 'players grade' etc bats. The simple supply and demand equation does have an impact here, and some of the demands made to batmakers who supply on a white label basis are ridiculous. In the specific case of the legend it is one of the only bats that I have found to be genuinely limited edition. Forget 'a run of only 100' or 'extremely limited edition' etc, we sold 4 Legends in 2016 and I had a customer wanting what would have been our 5th. A simple 'I'm afraid they are all gone for this season' was the response. Apart from a model being discontinued or trying to order something when a warehouse is empty 2 weeks before a brand takes delivery of the new seasons order, I've never been told a bat is completely off the table.


I personally feel the mid/lower price points have barely changed in the 5 and half years we've been in the business, top end has gone up significantly though.

We sell Legends for £575 and yes the GM Player Editions are cheaper than that, lovey bats. My post was very tongue in cheek but I did see what you said in another topic, if you want that experience where you can visit Robertsbridge and sit down with the batmaker and have something truly bespoke then you can, you really won't get much change from £1000 though, we sell it for (I think) £950
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GoldenArm on February 11, 2017, 10:20:13 PM
@Vitas Cricket ah they still offer that then? I didn't even realise that still existed, never hear of anyone actually doing it. I'd love to see what they walked out with; can someone with loads of money please go and do it!!! Yeah fair enough in everything you said, you'd know a lot more about it than me seeing these bats on a daily basis and dealing with GN directly. I'd just seen some really underwhelming legends last couple of years and it made me think blimey has the quality really dropped this far? They were quite weedy and not the best lookers.just not what I would expect from something that's supposed to be the cream of the crop. Pleased to see that at least the sponsors on here can get hold of the good stuff still!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vitas Cricket on February 11, 2017, 10:33:41 PM
@GoldenArm yes it is still available, I think we did our last one about 18 months ago. The customer got a lovely bat and really enjoyed their day out. It was obviously better value when the day also included at least a couple of hours with the England captain, that option is sadly no longer on the table.

I've seen some questionably graded bats from all brands, whilst we don't hang out hat on handpicking as we feel our relationship is good enough with the brands we deal with to be able to trust them to choose a bats to suit what we ask for, it is obviously beneficial when we visit a brand to be able to filter out the 'lesser' bats. All opinion of course.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: tushar sehgal on February 17, 2017, 04:46:10 PM
I think this is a pretty good candidate, perfectly straight top to bottom. I think it will look even better once I oil it :)

(http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc453/tusharsehgal/006_zps5ixekeob.jpg) (http://s1212.photobucket.com/user/tusharsehgal/media/006_zps5ixekeob.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: avkrish on February 19, 2017, 02:26:23 PM
My collection of grains....not very pretty but there are a few

(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag4/avkrish/IMG_3572_zpsqpuketkx.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Gurujames on February 19, 2017, 02:45:16 PM
Love those. They are so similar they could be the same bat but with different stickers.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: DorsetDan on February 19, 2017, 03:07:49 PM
You definitely have a "type"!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Vitas Cricket on February 20, 2017, 03:48:41 PM
A couple more belters sold today, lovely grains!

(http://i.imgur.com/UKG4uoUh.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: GoldenArm on February 20, 2017, 04:08:49 PM
A couple more belters sold today, lovely grains!

([url]http://i.imgur.com/UKG4uoUh.jpg[/url])


There's some serious lottery winners out there buying all these legends!!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: csnew on March 06, 2017, 10:14:45 AM
on ebay, but have a look at these grains:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/B3-Cricket-bat-/172562686908?hash=item282d89a3bc:g:mVsAAOSwTM5YvBT3 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/B3-Cricket-bat-/172562686908?hash=item282d89a3bc:g:mVsAAOSwTM5YvBT3)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: manno on March 06, 2017, 12:24:23 PM
Another from ebay that ive been meaning to post up here. A couple of blemishes but some seriously consistant grains!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262487915957 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262487915957)

(http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad99/Manno31/9FB114AD-1588-4CB9-B520-DCA16AEFE359.jpeg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Chad on March 06, 2017, 03:55:11 PM
(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/IMG_9016.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/IMG_9016.jpg.html)

Around 24 on the King Hitter!

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/IMG_8967.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/IMG_8967.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Shinpathy on March 08, 2017, 12:14:00 PM
The King Hitter looks sexy af....  :o :o
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: i12breakfree on October 21, 2017, 06:56:57 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/GLjpArQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: mattw on October 21, 2017, 07:46:15 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/GLjpArQ.jpg)

Whilst those grains look lovely, I'm not sure what that 'fully knocked' sticker means...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on November 15, 2017, 04:26:28 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4540/26662744219_099d88b8bd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GC6wWx)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GC6wWx) by  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/137931451@N08/)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: InternalTraining on November 15, 2017, 04:29:40 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/GLjpArQ.jpg)

Where did you get this from?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: FattusCattus on November 15, 2017, 05:49:28 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4540/26662744219_099d88b8bd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GC6wWx)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GC6wWx) by
 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/137931451@N08/)

What is it Bowser?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on November 15, 2017, 06:22:21 PM
What is it Bowser?
A very low graded Ton vision Catman
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: FattusCattus on November 15, 2017, 06:29:15 PM
Mmmmmm! Thatís nice, that turns me on!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Nmcgee on November 16, 2017, 04:58:30 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/GLjpArQ.jpg)

Provided the grains on the face match the grains under that toe guard, that's one of the best I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Buzz on June 28, 2018, 09:43:17 PM
i agree that thing was crazy

([url]http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q151/iwandirect/IMG_0059.jpg[/url])


So happy photobucket is back...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Kulli on June 28, 2018, 09:50:54 PM
Did the god of all cricket bats end up on Pinsons bonfire in the end?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Calzehbhoy on June 28, 2018, 10:28:08 PM
(https://s26.postimg.cc/6ibqs7f6x/1_DD7_B8_AB-133_E-4262-_A598-8_A91_B8006_A50.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on July 17, 2018, 02:38:58 PM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1770/42750635904_534dd1ce70_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/288JbDo)GM QDK Players Edition (https://flic.kr/p/288JbDo)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1763/42750633764_c85f3f373e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/288Jb1u)GM QDK Players Edition (https://flic.kr/p/288Jb1u)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/41659535660_63e8c7f93b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26tj1yd)GM QDK Players Edition (https://flic.kr/p/26tj1yd)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
Post by: Sivlar13 on July 17, 2018, 02:59:26 PM
So happy photobucket is back...

Literally the best news Iíve heard in a long time!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: hammersjr on July 17, 2018, 04:13:22 PM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1770/42750635904_534dd1ce70_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/288JbDo)GM QDK Players Edition (https://flic.kr/p/288JbDo)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1763/42750633764_c85f3f373e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/288Jb1u)GM QDK Players Edition (https://flic.kr/p/288Jb1u)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/41659535660_63e8c7f93b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26tj1yd)GM QDK Players Edition (https://flic.kr/p/26tj1yd)

Is this on the website yet?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on July 17, 2018, 05:20:06 PM
Bat was made to order, and off to the lucky owner tomorrow
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Mfarank on July 17, 2018, 06:22:53 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/iay7b4n8f/20180717_220716.jpg)

(https://s33.postimg.cc/bkhq1v04f/20180531_103737.jpg)

(https://s33.postimg.cc/mwubjqo9r/20180514_190115.jpg)

(https://s33.postimg.cc/5xld44adr/20180409_112017.jpg)

(https://s33.postimg.cc/a6q36fqjj/20180402_094556.jpg)

(https://s33.postimg.cc/p2ome2rof/20180309_000344.jpg)

(https://s33.postimg.cc/b909p4tz3/20180309_000515.jpg)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on July 17, 2018, 09:11:27 PM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/4vb6x6a8l/4374_F846-_AAEF-4657-_AFA2-_B6_C10_E036221.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4vb6x6a8h/)(https://s8.postimg.cc/582l35i5x/FEA2_AC1_D-4_AE5-4_FBB-_A1_F5-0_C24_F180_DF26.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/v3mbmcjzl/)photo uploader (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Ajdal on July 26, 2018, 07:52:49 AM
XXX handcrafted (2018 season)

(https://i.imgur.com/sqatCv1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bXzSKSx.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Australian fast bowler on July 26, 2018, 07:55:29 AM
(https://s15.postimg.cc/i5fnni5pj/37663467_10155678686541146_2623183711625019392_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/i5fnni5pj/)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: mattw on July 26, 2018, 08:30:47 AM
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0913/8054/products/pryzm-cricket-exclusive-special-handmade-g1_-grade1plus-cricket-bat-worcester-worcestershire-uk-england-best_2.png?v=1530087755)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Kulli on July 26, 2018, 09:32:01 AM
XXX handcrafted (2018 season)

(https://i.imgur.com/sqatCv1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bXzSKSx.jpg)

If it wasn't for the heartwood this would be up there with that Laver of Pinsons.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: delazy on July 26, 2018, 10:31:42 AM
definitely wont be the best...but more than enough to keep me satisfied...

(https://preview.ibb.co/hM58ZT/36717492_1872670083037123_6211819575391027200_n.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kJYHTo)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: mattw on July 26, 2018, 11:02:45 AM
You've just got to love this forum sometimes... I post a picture of a bat with nice grains on, in the correct thread (without any self promotion anywhere) and it gets taken down. I've tried to contact the admins on more than one occasion about becoming a forum sponsor and get no response.  :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Aussiecollector on July 26, 2018, 11:10:27 AM
If it wasn't for the heartwood this would be up there with that Laver of Pinsons.
    (https://s15.postimg.cc/jivupy0a3/20180404_132930.jpg)  here is your bat @adjal  as a cleft ready to go , can you pick it ???
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Ajdal on July 26, 2018, 11:24:06 AM
    (https://s15.postimg.cc/jivupy0a3/20180404_132930.jpg)  here is your bat @adjal  as a cleft ready to go , can you pick it ???

Third from the right?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Chad on July 26, 2018, 09:12:54 PM
You've just got to love this forum sometimes... I post a picture of a bat with nice grains on, in the correct thread (without any self promotion anywhere) and it gets taken down. I've tried to contact the admins on more than one occasion about becoming a forum sponsor and get no response.  :D

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0913/8054/products/pryzm-cricket-exclusive-special-handmade-g1_-grade1plus-cricket-bat-worcester-worcestershire-uk-england-best_2.png?v=1530087755)

If it's this one, I can see it ??? The second point you make is a bit frustrating, especially since you've contributed in the past under a different brand. If it's space for sponsors issue - I just don't see Shark or T Rapta cricket really engaging with us... Anyways, not the correct thread to discuss this, so feel free to censor/edit this post as you please admins.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 26, 2018, 09:29:00 PM
While this isn't ugly by any means (I actually love it!) if there were some big stickers hiding the character towards the top of the bat this would likely be classed as perfect!

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20180726_222344_zps5l2v0nqo.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20180726_222344_zps5l2v0nqo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Chad on August 11, 2018, 10:07:24 PM
(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/IMG-20180811-WA0047.jpeg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/IMG-20180811-WA0047.jpeg.html)

Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: i12breakfree on August 22, 2018, 04:43:08 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/YBSSWsX.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Novak on August 22, 2018, 04:44:00 PM
Who actually makes the mrf bats ?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: i12breakfree on August 22, 2018, 05:07:04 PM
Who actually makes the mrf bats ?

SS, KG and RNS

The top grade ones are SS
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Post by: Alvaro on August 22, 2018, 05:38:23 PM
Which take Sharpie the best?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: FattusCattus on August 22, 2018, 08:10:15 PM
Which take Sharpie the best?

Hmmm - naughty you are!
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on August 22, 2018, 08:45:48 PM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/rlvetegud/48_BD5_E0_F-8_A3_F-454_D-_AB42-_AD808_C4_C12_AF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wxabe42wx/)

This might sneak into my kit bag if no one buys it 1st...2.7 and picks up beautifully 👌
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Biggie Smalls on August 23, 2018, 03:14:52 AM
Sneak into your kit bag Tom......no one's looking . ;)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: prim0pyr0 on October 05, 2018, 01:05:28 AM
(https://pasteboard.co/HGY9eKX.jpg)
(https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/HGY9eKX.jpg?o=1)
(https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/HGYanh0.jpg?o=1)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Chad on February 19, 2019, 05:20:01 PM
That time of year again when the bat buying bug strikes again! Thought I'd reawaken this thread :D

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20190218_223339.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20190218_223339.jpg.html)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20190218_215203.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20190218_215203.jpg.html)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20190218_215146.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20190218_215146.jpg.html)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20190218_215126.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20190218_215126.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Kulli on February 19, 2019, 06:15:30 PM
Did you get 10 Kippax's?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on February 19, 2019, 07:44:53 PM
Did you get 10 Kippax's?

Looks like all the stock from TCB
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Post by: Chad on February 19, 2019, 09:06:29 PM
Did you get 10 Kippax's?

Was tempted, but nope! Closer to 10 than 1 Kippax though...

Looks like all the stock from TCB

They looked fantastic too, but got mine off Eclipse
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: jonny77 on February 19, 2019, 09:40:07 PM
Are these all for you....to use....this season?! You must play a lot of cricket!  :D
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Yorkershire on February 19, 2019, 11:40:30 PM
Wow @Chad that is an impressive collection.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Yorkershire on February 22, 2019, 04:46:02 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/zB609zSj/stickers-ayrtek.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: AJ2014 on February 22, 2019, 05:14:28 PM
Is that your match bat? 😀
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Yorkershire on February 22, 2019, 05:20:27 PM
Is that your match bat? 😀

Probably my spare bat - I'm actually using a GM 808 this year as main bat. Let this open up...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: AJ2014 on February 22, 2019, 05:25:55 PM
Think this a higher grade, think so many grains will help open it up sooner than you think 🙂
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Yorkershire on February 22, 2019, 05:28:04 PM
It is an actual genuine pro bat for a Zimbabwe International... wish it was more glamorous but hey...

But I like the GM bat too its very nice... each will get its turn when the time is right :)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: alexevo94 on February 22, 2019, 05:31:39 PM
It is an actual genuine pro bat for a Zimbabwe International... wish it was more glamorous but hey...

But I like the GM bat too its very nice... each will get its turn when the time is right :)

What make was it? Because I presume the stickers you bought from Tom
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Yorkershire on February 22, 2019, 05:41:31 PM
What make was it? Because I presume the stickers you bought from Tom

It's an AM bat, but the player isn't sponsored by AM but probably like most pros picks bats up from various manufacturers.

The AM branding/stickers are a bit like marmite... I don't mind it but some people aren't keen so took them off. Decided to keep it in the end and hence why I bought stickers from Tom.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: AJ2014 on February 22, 2019, 05:50:53 PM
It definitely looks a very good stick, which gm 808 is the one?
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Yorkershire on February 22, 2019, 05:54:03 PM
It definitely looks a very good stick, which gm 808 is the one?

It's a Noir, quite like the shape but wish the GM would have thicker toes, but is lovely...
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Jaffa on June 16, 2019, 09:54:26 PM
One of the oppo was in India recently and on his way back to the airport he stopped off at the TON factory and said something like "I haven't got much time. What is your most expensive bat"?

He came away with this...
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48075627252_c88a045aaa_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gfha43)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48075521791_bbd2ef6727_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gfha43)
Grains are almost straight through the toe. No sharpie. Rebound above average.
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: Northern monkey on June 17, 2019, 05:42:45 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/KcgyKcps/82-FE62-A2-F122-458-E-AFE6-C0-CD2-A455-E5-A.png)

Not bad
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: LDifa on June 18, 2019, 06:15:04 AM
Just had my B3 refurbed by a friend - grains have come up nice

(https://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b577/LDifa/HqAdqcSoQTWqHRbsnuggFQ_zpspl9v58wv.jpg) (https://s1292.photobucket.com/user/LDifa/media/HqAdqcSoQTWqHRbsnuggFQ_zpspl9v58wv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
Post by: avkrish on June 20, 2019, 05:13:04 AM
(https://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag4/avkrish/edited-image_zpsud13bcxi.png)