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What would your preference be in blade length if you had the option at purchase?

Long blade length
Have only used a standard blade but would try a different length in my next bat
Standard blade length
Not bothered
Short blade length
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2017, 05:29:47 PM »

I'm in the same boat height wise and have thought about an unusual combo - inch shorter blade, inch and a half longer handle to come out 1/2 longer in total. Did the sums and that's pretty close to the golden ratio 👍

I wonder how the golden ratio works with us humans. Are we in perfect balance or do we need an out of balance bat to counter that?
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2017, 05:32:11 PM »

With an SH I hold at the top, with left hand against the knob, would probably do the same with longer bat.

You would get away with having a longer handle then (as apposed to a Longer blade) as this would add less weight - we could also look at a shorter blade option with a longer handle as suggested below as this would reduce the overall weight but hopefully keep a similar pick up.

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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2017, 06:41:22 PM »

These are my 'shorter blade' bats alongside my NV. The red ink is about 15mm shorter, the other, a Bulldog, about 50mm shorter. Don't really have any strong opinions either way, just thought I'd share a photo.

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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2017, 08:23:20 PM »

I believe that @petehosk like to use an LB, where as @tim2000s prefers LH, is that correct, and keen to understand people's view on the differences between the two in terms of balance and does it depend on the middle position?

Tim is your xp80 and LH or SH?
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2017, 08:28:07 PM »

I use long blade at 6ft4 and will never go back to sh

I found long handles picked up wrong for me as I don't like weight further from my hands

I found long blade perfect as raised middle on bat and helped with stance
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 09:18:04 PM by roco »
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2017, 09:12:38 PM »

I use long blade at 6ft4 and will never go back to sh

I found long blades picked up wrong for me as I don't like weight further from my hands

I found long blade perfect as raised middle on bat and helped with stance

You might want to look at this post oh Hairy one! Do you mean long blade worked and long handle didn;t?
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2017, 09:18:29 PM »

You might want to look at this post oh Hairy one! Do you mean long blade worked and long handle didn;t?

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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2017, 09:24:18 PM »

I use long blade at 6ft4 and will never go back to sh

I found long handles picked up wrong for me as I don't like weight further from my hands

I found long blade perfect as raised middle on bat and helped with stance

This is a post from someone with a Prince Albert - ie, they are uncomfortable with the extra weight at the end of the shaft and work better with the batting equivalent of a cock-ring, ie the weight nearer the top of their weapon.
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #53 on: February 17, 2017, 09:30:11 PM »

This is a post from someone with a Prince Albert - ie, they are uncomfortable with the extra weight at the end of the shaft and work better with the batting equivalent of a cock-ring, ie the weight nearer the top of their weapon.

I'm lost for words

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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #54 on: February 17, 2017, 09:41:50 PM »

You know I speak the truth.
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2017, 11:42:28 AM »

I believe that @petehosk like to use an LB, where as @tim2000s prefers LH, is that correct, and keen to understand people's view on the differences between the two in terms of balance and does it depend on the middle position?

Tim is your xp80 and LH or SH?
No, I'm an LB user. My XP80 is LB.
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2017, 12:11:15 PM »

I guess it mostly depends if you hold the handle in relation to the top of the handle or the shoulders.

My grips in relation to the shoulders so I found LH no use at all whereas I didn't really notice a difference with a LB.
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2017, 12:28:49 PM »

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I guess it mostly depends if you hold the handle in relation to the top of the handle or the shoulders.

I would argue it is hand position relative to the bottom of the bat that is important (i.e. can you position your hands to get a comfortable stance with the bat not too high or low from the ground) and then secondly, once in that position is the balance and feel good.

IMO it makes no difference how long or short the handle or blade are, so long as my hands are the right height up from the toe and the balance of the overall bat feels good. The only pointless thing for me would be LH as the top of the handle would just get in the way. As the blades and handles get longer you are also potentially adding dead weight. That said, I could place my hands where I want them equally well on a Harrow and a LB but an off the shelf bat in these two sizes will have massively different balance/ feel.
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #58 on: February 21, 2017, 05:15:23 AM »

I guess it mostly depends if you hold the handle in relation to the top of the handle or the shoulders.

Same with me, I hold in relation to shoulder of bat, any other way (holding higher or lower to compensate for shorter/longer blade) just didnt feel right..So anything other than regular SH hasn't worked for me...

However, those who hold in relation to top of handle will find the short blade perfectly fine I would think..
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Re: Long Blade / Standard / Short blade
« Reply #59 on: February 21, 2017, 08:54:28 AM »

I suspect you use the shoulders as a reference of where to place the hands as this gives the best balance/ feel of the bat or maybe it is just habit. It would be interesting to see if a custom bat with different proportions but the same balance meant you still place your hands in the same place relative to the shoulders (where the balance would now feel different but the hands would look the same) or relative to the toe/ top of handle (where the hands might look odd at first but the balance would stay the same). I guess it all depends on how these bats of different proportions are designed and I do agree that all off the shelf shorter blade bats I've tried have the balance out of whack for me
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