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Title: Your favourite kit over years...
Post by: 19reading87 on May 29, 2017, 11:40:10 AM
So, on a wet bank holiday I thought it would be good to see what people's favourite kit has been that they've owned over the years. I shall list the questions, you fill in the rest :)

Bat (brand, weight, grains and number of grips) -

Pads -

Gloves -

Helmet -

Thigh pads -

Boots -

Bag -
Title: Re: Your favourite kit over years...
Post by: jd163 on May 29, 2017, 11:50:23 AM
Bat: 2011 Kookaburra Biggest Kahuna, 2-14, 8 grains & 3 grips.
Pads: BAS Vampire players
Gloves: CA player edition
Helmet: CA players (plastic shell with thin grill)
Thigh pads: Aero V2 strippers
Boots: NB AV4040 bowling boots
Bag: Slazenger Tour wheelie duffle
Title: Re: Your favourite kit over years...
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 29, 2017, 11:57:04 AM
What about your own answers @19reading87?  ;)
Title: Re: Your favourite kit over years...
Post by: 19reading87 on May 29, 2017, 12:06:11 PM
What about your own answers @19reading87?  ;)

Trying to google the names of a couple of things, if that fails i'll add pictures
Title: Re: Your favourite kit over years...
Post by: Bruce on May 29, 2017, 12:14:12 PM
So, on a wet bank holiday I thought it would be good to see what people's favourite kit has been that they've owned over the years. I shall list the questions, you fill in the rest :)

Bat (brand, weight, grains and number of grips) - Talisman LB/SB
It's just about still alive but needs replacing. 20 grain, 2 tone. Messed about with grips a very chunky oval at bottom so had a half grip at top. A weapon aka the TallyWhacker at 2.14

Pads - Ayrtek

Gloves - Ayrtek black/ white ltd edition still going after 4 years

Helmet - most comfy was a nice Albion club but still using my Ayrtek

Thigh pads - P2s

Boots - had lots. Asics strike rates were comfy as, but do like my Vectors and now my boosts for fielding

Bag - England Adidas/ Vodafone coffin bag. Big and roomy
Title: Re: Your favourite kit over years...
Post by: roco on May 29, 2017, 01:05:12 PM


Bat (brand, weight, grains and number of grips) - Stac black prince 2lb11 12 grains 2 grips - custom made and a rocket

Pads - stac black prince - loved these and had them for years great protection and comfy

Gloves - old Vulcan sausage best protection going and were comfy

Helmet - got to be my Ayrtek as still going strong

Thigh pads - strettons miles ahead of anything else I've used

Boots - kook big quicks when I used to bowl seam up - great support and comfort

Bag -  Newbury tour - huge and easy to move about
Title: Re: Your favourite kit over years...
Post by: jamielsn15 on May 29, 2017, 01:17:51 PM
Like this!

Bat - B3 Mullinator 2 stripe, 2.10.5, 6 grains, 2 grips with double binding on bottom hand. Definitely more  performance than looks

Pads - Focus 2017 pads. Current ones, bought at Vitas. Light, great protection and supremely comfortable

Gloves - kookaburra ice from 2008 or 2009. Sausage finger, blue black trim. Loved the triple split thumb and minimal branding. Current Focus gloves run them close...

Helmet - Ayrtek. Current Masuri is great, but the Ayrtek was better to keep in

Thigh pads - Aero strippers P2s

Boots - Asics 200s, current boots. I'll never want for another pair

Bag - Gray Nics Test. Current bag. Fits everything i have perfectly
Title: Re: Your favourite kit over years...
Post by: Buzz on May 29, 2017, 01:33:19 PM
This is about as happy as I have ever been with my kit...

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/buzzrockport/IMG_20170529_142349_zpsdtrspjow.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/buzzrockport/media/IMG_20170529_142349_zpsdtrspjow.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your favourite kit over years...
Post by: 19reading87 on May 29, 2017, 02:06:58 PM
Bat (brand, weight, grains and number of grips) - RPC custom made. 2:11 ish , 10/11 grains , 2 grips

Pads - Gray Nicolls powerbow test circa 2005/6

Gloves - my current Vulcan ones are superb. 2 seasons of heavy use and they've not gone crusty yet! And I'm a very sweaty batsman

Helmet - Masuri Titanium, this includes any of the style of recent adjustable grills

Thigh pads - I seem to always go back to p2s 🤔

Boots - can't remember the name but these

(http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/19reading87/C2367527-2F4B-49C9-9B0B-7AABA681BF08.jpg) (http://s766.photobucket.com/user/19reading87/media/C2367527-2F4B-49C9-9B0B-7AABA681BF08.jpg.html)


Bag - Kook kahuna players
Title: Re: Your favourite kit over years...
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 29, 2017, 08:02:35 PM
Bat (brand, weight, grains and number of grips) - I've never got on with one of my own bats, strange really! I had a teammates Purist Original, had 10  ruler straight grains, weighed 2lb 10ozs on the nose and went like a train!

Pads - My current SS Tests are the best quality wise that I've owned. Had a pair of 2 strap foam Slazengers a few years ago and they were extra comfy!

Gloves - Once again, my current SS Tests are the best quality I've owned.

Helmet - I never used to wear a helmet at all, my Ayrtek is brilliant though.

Thigh pads - Stretton's are another level to anything I've owned!

Boots - Woodworm Base London Boots.

Bag - Probably my current legend.
Title: Re: Your favourite kit over years...
Post by: Seniorplayer on May 29, 2017, 08:54:46 PM
Brought a GN Pro  performance  bat when they first came out about ten Years ago.from the Edgebaston shop it had been made for a Warickshire pro but he found it to light paid 180.00 for it.
Title: Re: Your favourite kit over years...
Post by: Alvaro on May 29, 2017, 09:16:54 PM

Bat (brand, weight, grains and number of grips) - GT335 Player from Asad, 2.10, 7 grains, one thicker than the rest, two chevrons, I think.

Or the BAS Master Blaster, 2.10, 10 grains, beautifully even, and a white spiral

Pads - Batas, hands down

Gloves - Salix Pod

Helmet - Masuri Vision Test

Thigh pads - P2s

Boots - some old reeboks

Bag - GN Legend
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Title: Re: Your favourite kit over years...
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 29, 2017, 09:54:13 PM
After much deliberation (and trawling through my photobucket to see what I had pictures of!) I think my favourite kit I've owned would be:

Bat (brand, weight, grains and number of grips)
Gunn & Moore Purist 303 - 9 grains once I removed the white polycoat
From memory it was 2lb10 ish with 1.5 grips, no stickers and a scuff sheet.

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/Screenshot_20170529-221601_zpspbvwbtkm.png) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/Screenshot_20170529-221601_zpspbvwbtkm.png.html)

Pads
Quality and comfort wise I think Gray Nicolls Legends are the best I've owned.
Thigh pads
I'm rather fond of my current moonwalkr thigh guard combo.
Also used Aero P2s for years which I've never grumbled about.
Helmet
Safety & comfort wise I think my Masuri OS2 is the winner here.

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170501_153835_zpsrz0sm2vp.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170501_153835_zpsrz0sm2vp.jpg.html)
 
Gloves
I'm not overly fussy with gloves.
I'm currently using Hunts County Aura's, so they must be as good as any I've owned
Pittard palms, nice and flexible and comfy straight out the packet.
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160702_170948_zpsegqs3vc4.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20160702_170948_zpsegqs3vc4.jpg.html)

Boots
Asics Gel Advance 3 in green
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20160217_211536_zpsuevwahvh.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20160217_211536_zpsuevwahvh.jpg.html)

Bag
An old Slazenger I had when I was about 14. It was like this one (picture stolen from ebay) but in black & grey.
It fitted everything comfortably and had pockets! Had to sell it as it wouldn't fit in the boot of my Mum's car, and she used to take me to training and my games :-[
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/20170529_225128_zpswpdl3si0.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/20170529_225128_zpswpdl3si0.jpg.html)