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Equipment => Bats => Bat Care => Topic started by: amnitg on September 23, 2018, 09:08:00 AM

Title: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: amnitg on September 23, 2018, 09:08:00 AM
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/amnitg/20180923_104814_zpskbnbxlcp.jpg)
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: LEACHY48 on September 23, 2018, 09:14:59 AM
the short answer...yes it is, will it affect the bat, probably not
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: Seniorplayer on September 23, 2018, 08:03:54 PM
I think so  also nice evenly space prominent  mainly straight grains.
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: amnitg on September 24, 2018, 09:23:56 AM
Thank you both. performance is really good, but i take that it's lifespan will be short ?
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: Seniorplayer on September 24, 2018, 11:18:40 AM
Not necessary a guy at my club who gives the ball a thump has  had one for 4 seasons and the bats  still going strong.
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on September 24, 2018, 12:26:52 PM
Can you post a closer pic ?
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: amnitg on September 24, 2018, 12:39:03 PM
Sure. Here you go. These marks run along the edges and through to the back of the bat.

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/amnitg/20180921_164608_zps6jsifu1c.jpg)
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on September 24, 2018, 12:40:48 PM
Hard to tell from that, storm damage that ive been shown tends to be like a grey-ish ligthing strike across the bat
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: amnitg on September 24, 2018, 12:47:54 PM
Hard to tell from that, storm damage that ive been shown tends to be like a grey-ish ligthing strike across the bat

Do you, by any chance, have a pic of a bat face with such marks? Couldn't find any clear pics on the forum or elsewhere.
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on September 24, 2018, 01:05:44 PM
Do you, by any chance, have a pic of a bat face with such marks? Couldn't find any clear pics on the forum or elsewhere.
I donít, next time I visit the bat makers I will get some to show
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: brokenbat on September 24, 2018, 01:39:24 PM
This might not be... do these marks go on to the edge and back of bat too ?
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: amnitg on September 24, 2018, 01:54:54 PM
This might not be... do these marks go on to the edge and back of bat too ?

Yes
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: Rob580 on September 24, 2018, 02:16:39 PM
To be fair, I can't see anyone giving you your money back for that.

Best off just using it and don't worry about it.
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: Yorkershire on September 24, 2018, 02:29:58 PM
Def storm damage... not worth the risk... you may need to invest in several bats!
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: amnitg on September 24, 2018, 03:35:04 PM
Pics of the edge and the back. The marks line up from face, along the edge and on the back.

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/amnitg/20180924_172538_zpsjvczg7t2.jpg)

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/amnitg/20180924_172551_zpsx4em3vp7.jpg)
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: Mattsky on September 25, 2018, 12:50:40 PM
Since you've now recorded a 'before' photo of the possible storm damage,then if it does happen to snap at that point, you will have a case.
Score some runs with it and don't worry about it any more!
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on September 25, 2018, 01:28:52 PM
Just out of interest, where did you get that bat from?
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: amnitg on September 25, 2018, 05:15:42 PM
Just out of interest, where did you get that bat from?


www.cricketershop.com (http://www.cricketershop.com)

They are based in Mohali, India. Good Blokes.
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: JK Lewis on October 14, 2018, 08:27:34 PM
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It does look like storm damage, very similar marks to my 2018 bat - see the thread I've been running in the Bat Making section. How light is your bat? In my opinion storm damage is unlikely to be a problem unless the willow has been really over dried. If you can get hold of a moisture meter see what the percentage is, and post up the result in here.
Title: Re: Is this storm-damage ?
Post by: amnitg on October 18, 2018, 08:05:36 PM
It does look like storm damage, very similar marks to my 2018 bat - see the thread I've been running in the Bat Making section. How light is your bat? In my opinion storm damage is unlikely to be a problem unless the willow has been really over dried. If you can get hold of a moisture meter see what the percentage is, and post up the result in here.

i will take a look at your thread. My bat is around 2 lb 11 ounces after oiling, and i will try to get hold of a moisture meter soon. Thanks for the input!