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Maverick79

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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2011, 08:04:38 PM »

Thanks Matt. CD they feel very comfortable and I can only really compare them to the Pod Arma ones I had and they are a lot more comfortable and feel better quality. I have popped them on and held a bat with them and they are going to take a bit of wearing to get a bit more of a bend in the fingers but other than that I would definitely recommend them.
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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2011, 08:10:33 PM »

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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2011, 08:15:28 PM »

Thanks mate. Don't think neighbours are going to be too impressed though, will have 2 bats to knock-in tomorrow.
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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2011, 10:16:12 PM »

Gary strikes again!!
He really does make some amazing bats!
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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2011, 10:18:09 PM »

Have to agree it looks a beauty and would suit me for sure, will hopefully get one in the near future if i catch him in the right mood.
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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2011, 10:27:39 PM »

Realised I didn't talk about the bat :o :o
Absolute drummer mate, hope it serves you well up the top of the order and allows for a great all-round fame to be played effectively. My Paradox is starting to really hit it's stride now; some shots in Tuesday's net felt great :D
Another beauty from Gary: Gary if you see this, I am guessing the Wisden Bat was sold, purely out of interest? :)
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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2011, 06:15:21 PM »

It's been a while since I posted the pics of my new Paradox LE and after using the bat for the first time in a game on Saturday I would add to the initial review.

I asked for the bat to be knocked in which Gary did for me before I received it but I continued to knock the bat in for a further 5-6 10 minute sessions before facing some throw-downs in the nets. I then used the bat (carefully - I have a habit of breaking bats in nets!) in a couple of net sessions and then on to score 70 with it in Saturdays league game.. The dead weight of the bat is 2.10 with a single grip (and I asked for a spiral over the top so probably weighs around 2.11-12 now) and it picks up well. Not the lightest pick up (around 2.9) I have had form a bat the same weight and grip set up but it is superbly balanced and feels great in the hands which to me is the most important aspect.

The bat really did come alive the more I used it and it was still noticeable in the game. When I first started to net with it I thought the middle may be a little low for me as the first 6 inches of the blade (bar the first inch) from the toe was the area to really get going first. I went back to using the mallet and really focused on the area above this before returning to the nets a few days later and this definitely made a difference as a much bigger are of the blade was now starting to respond well.

I walked out to the wicket with the banter already starting, "he's got a good bat, wonder if he knows how to use it" being the opening comment. Using it in the game I found it hard going early doors and struggled to find the middle but was quite adept at using the edges! Eventually after a few overs I started to time the ball well and began to find the middle and what a beauty it is. To begin with I was having to hit the ball hard to reach the boundary but as time progressed I was finding as a result of my improved timing and middling the ball a lot more it became effortless. The opposition bowler bowled a full ball which just short of yorker length which I blocked towards wide mid-off and this resulted in four runs past the fielder. Having said that I found the bat quite forgiving with off-center shots which was very pleasing.

Reading other Redback owners reviews and posts, these bats really seem to get better and better the more they are used and I can't wait to use it again next week. A number of the lads were asking where I got it from and were very impressed with it so you may have some more customers soon Gary!
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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2011, 06:27:47 PM »

Nice looking bat, thanks for posting an upate on your progress.

If your Paradox LE is anything like my Allegiance Premier the middle will get better the more you use it! 

Hope you get lots of runs with it.
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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2011, 06:59:04 AM »








omg those pads look so good. there really narrow which is good i find too many pads are too wide and bulky. those pads look very good
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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2011, 09:31:39 PM »

That bat is gorgeous!
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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2018, 03:39:22 PM »

How many bats have you owned since this @Maverick79 lol ;)
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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2018, 03:42:39 PM »

Not sure if anyone has noticed, but Redback are back...
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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2018, 03:45:56 PM »

How many bats have you owned since this @Maverick79 lol ;)

Probably the same number as pairs of pads youve had since 2011......
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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2018, 03:48:25 PM »

Not sure if anyone has noticed, but Redback are back...

Thought they would have mentioned it...
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Re: Redback Paradox LE
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2018, 03:51:00 PM »

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