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GarrettJ

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Re: Blank Bats coming soon to IJC!!
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2014, 07:18:52 AM »

I remember bb as quality willow without the expensive stickers, I've had 4 of them so it's disappointing to see the value for money no longer being their on the top top bats. No doubt this is comparable with other 400+ plus bats but I didn't think this was what BB were all about. I'm think ijc have something to do with this pricing but at the end of the day when it moves from a sort of hobby/trial to a proper business prices will inevitably rocket.
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Re: Blank Bats coming soon to IJC!!
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2014, 07:55:52 AM »

I thought these were 400 RRP before IJC?
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Re: Blank Bats coming soon to IJC!!
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2014, 08:41:48 AM »

we agreed that the quality was sufficient to justify the price. Anyone who comes into the store to see the bat will hopefully agree, but of course if you think it is too expensive you are entitled to your opinion. I don't think that opinion means much until you see the bat in the flesh though...

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Re: Blank Bats coming soon to IJC!!
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2014, 08:45:18 AM »

I've not made an effort to look at the price of the top end bats to be totally honest with you, Paul.

When buying a bat I don't want to spend more that 175, so that rules out some brands straight away anything above a "middle of the range" bat anyway.



Out of interest, do you sell a lot of these 400 bats, or do most people want something more "affordable".
If Joe Public, who's bat that was bought in 2005 needed replacing, walked into the shop (assuming he doesn't have 12 others at home like everyone on here) would he be shocked by the price of some bats or is it accepted bats cost the same as a car these days?
(I'm guessing sub 200 bats are the best sellers, but that is just a guess).

If we could get more bats than this we'd probably sell more of them than sub 200 bats, as ours is a more specialist clientele who often prefer the very top end bats.

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Re: Blank Bats coming soon to IJC!!
« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2014, 08:53:06 AM »

but the trouble is, for various reasons we are unable to get large stocks of bats like this. The main reason is that willow quality like this is just not available in any kind of quantity, so we can never really "stock up" on it, unlike the sub 200 bats...

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Re: Blank Bats coming soon to IJC!!
« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2014, 09:08:34 AM »

yeh but whats the performance like?

the mallet response is actually what I like best about it. I know that's not a definitive guide to top performance but certainly bodes well I think...

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Re: Blank Bats coming soon to IJC!!
« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2014, 10:14:32 AM »

IMO the profile is similar to the Black Cat Shadow.
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Re: Blank Bats coming soon to IJC!!
« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2014, 11:09:24 AM »

i'm sure there is a market for the manufacturers offering 400.00 plus bats for club players, everyone can choose how to spend their own money, some have lots of it, some don't-that's society!

As a consequence thou every time the top end gets stretched further the market for the small(ish) British batmaker gets healthier and more gaps come up

And for that those of us that value the brilliant job they do should be grateful :) :)
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Re: Blank Bats coming soon to IJC!!
« Reply #38 on: November 24, 2014, 02:17:50 PM »

The price is the price and in business that's all that matters. We have seen that there is a great variety of choice now a days with bats especially if you are aware like a lot on this forum are. Some will see this bat as perfectly justified for 400 others will just not be willing to spend that amount on a bat neither is ring or wrong.

Having had 1 BB in my time and it was a 2nds with a big know towards the toe it certainly performed well and I know from talking to others that BB bats do go very well. The other fact that has been mentioned is that this is going into a store in London. London being where there are plenty of clients who will not need to ask the price of a bat and if they like it that's good enough.

Personally well done to the BB boys for getting into a retail outlet and to Paul for supporting a forum brand through his shop .
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Re: Blank Bats coming soon to IJC!!
« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2014, 12:45:48 PM »

the mallet response is actually what I like best about it. I know that's not a definitive guide to top performance but certainly bodes well I think...

Looking forward to the video review! Will you be stocking any of the other BB models?
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Re: Blank Bats coming soon to IJC!!
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2014, 01:50:50 PM »

I think that when you see grains like that you expect a bat to be priced in a certain bracket - there just ain't many clefts like that about, especially as it's a big bat for the weight.
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Re: Blank Bats coming soon to IJC!!
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2014, 02:03:55 PM »

I think that when you see grains like that you expect a bat to be priced in a certain bracket - there just ain't many clefts like that about, especially as it's a big bat for the weight.

Well if you look at affinity, m&h etc. even the wider and less grains are priced highly. At least with this one you get the grains.
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Re: Blank Bats coming soon to IJC!!
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2014, 08:02:51 PM »

Looking forward to the video review! Will you be stocking any of the other BB models?

Yes, we will, but just waiting for a new stock of willow to select from.  I've been told it's more likely to be in January now...

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Re: Blank Bats coming soon to IJC!!
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2014, 08:45:13 PM »

I watched the video review last night along with the top 5 bats. The bb looked immense, I've got high end bats which are 5oz heavier which are around the same size!
Didn't last long either, shows that it was well priced for a top end bat
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