Advertise on CBF

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5

Author Topic: Ask the batmaker?  (Read 25012 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

procricket

  • International Superstar
  • *******
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 13958
  • Trade Count: (+32)
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2011, 09:31:50 PM »

Andy

silly question but one i have encountered mate

do you fine making one side of say a spine harder than the other one side the whole side my weaker arm side harder to shape

How did you learn to become a podshaver..

Who do you look up to in the batmaking world

What is the easiest way to get sharper spine and edges

Last one

Beeswax on cricket bats do you have any other products which give a shiny smooth finish to a cricket bat with a person with limited equipment
« Last Edit: March 18, 2011, 09:33:24 PM by procricket »
Logged
"Doubt whoever but never doubt yourself"

SAF Bats

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1455
  • Trade Count: (+3)
    • San Andreas Fault
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2011, 09:33:29 PM »

Andy,

What other wood has been used/tried to make cricket bats out of apart from willow?

What is the nearest substitute to willow? And also has Ash ever been used?

Poplar, Ash has been used and Willow was all red until a few decades ago when the hybrid willow we use now, Salix Alba caerula became fashionable.  They all used to be one piece as well before we started splicing handles in.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2011, 10:32:28 PM by SAF Bats »
Logged
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SAFBats/105654529506944
Email: cricket@safbats.co.uk
2010 AOC - Best Bat / Editors Pick

procricket

  • International Superstar
  • *******
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 13958
  • Trade Count: (+32)
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2011, 09:34:50 PM »

One last question if i asked you because like you i love willow would you take a part time un paid apprentice on to learn the basics of batmaking and pressing and Pete I know your turning your arm...

Logged
"Doubt whoever but never doubt yourself"

SAF Bats

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1455
  • Trade Count: (+3)
    • San Andreas Fault
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2011, 09:36:20 PM »

What difference does a quality handle make to a bat as see recent quote about handles varying in weight by 3oz

talking to "100 not out" last night about this... You can potentially get a 30% performance increase from a handle realistically or legally you cant do it but you can still get % gains from using a well made handle
 
not sure about the 3oz handle thing I missed that one
Logged
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SAFBats/105654529506944
Email: cricket@safbats.co.uk
2010 AOC - Best Bat / Editors Pick

SAF Bats

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1455
  • Trade Count: (+3)
    • San Andreas Fault
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2011, 09:39:21 PM »

How would you remove clear polyarmour if you were going to refurbished a bat painted with it?

Tim I saw this and still not sure what you mean by polyarmour!  Any further clues?

how's Bertha and I promise as soon as I stop hemorrhaging willow I'll get your custom bat sorted for you
« Last Edit: March 18, 2011, 10:33:20 PM by SAF Bats »
Logged
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SAFBats/105654529506944
Email: cricket@safbats.co.uk
2010 AOC - Best Bat / Editors Pick

tim2000s

  • Administrator
  • International Superstar
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10613
  • Trade Count: (+19)
  • If I only could bat....
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2011, 09:45:31 PM »

Tim I saw this and still not sure what you mean by polyarmour!  Any further clues?

how's Bertha and I promise as soon as I stop hemorrhaging willow I'll get custom bat sorted for you

Cheers Andy,

In the eighties and early nineties, slaz and Stuart surridge used a clear varnish on their lower grade bats. Slaz called it polyarmour. Other than nitromors, the only other option looks like loads of sand paper.

Bertha is well. She comes out for nets from time to time and is remarkably close to the old dynadrive in the way she plays.
Logged

Simmy

  • Forum Legend
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5954
  • Trade Count: (+3)
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2011, 09:45:37 PM »

Poplar, Ash has been used and Willow was all red until a few decades ago when the hybrid willow we use now Salix Alba caerula became fashionable.  They all used to be one piece as well before we started splicing handles in.
id just like to ad that when on tour in kent a guy had a bat made from ucaliptus(sp) wood it sounded awfull but went ok it was white in colour
Logged

SAF Bats

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1455
  • Trade Count: (+3)
    • San Andreas Fault
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2011, 09:52:00 PM »

Andy

silly question but one i have encountered mate

do you fine making one side of say a spine harder than the other one side the whole side my weaker arm side harder to shape

How did you learn to become a podshaver..

Who do you look up to in the batmaking world

What is the easiest way to get sharper spine and edges

Last one

Beeswax on cricket bats do you have any other products which give a shiny smooth finish to a cricket bat with a person with limited equipment

To use a Lekka term, Jasus Dave how many questions :D
 
do you fine making one side of say a spine harder than the other one side the whole side my weaker arm side harder to shape

Yes I'm left handed and when the bottom hand is my right hand on the drawknife it is something you need to get used to.
 
How did you learn to become a podshaver..

Trial and error to start with oh and keen interest in why and how bats perform... finally and if I knew that why not give it a try!

Who do you look up to in the batmaking world
 
Look up to, there is only one chap for me and I still maintain there is/was no one better then John Newbery
 
 
In general I'm really liking Garys work at Redback, loving Tim Keeleys work, Nick Nixon up north and Stuart Kranzbualer [mis-spelt]

What is the easiest way to get sharper spine and edges

shape block plane or flat edge spokeshave

Last one
phew ;-)

Beeswax on cricket bats do you have any other products which give a shiny smooth finish to a cricket bat with a person with limited equipment
 
Yes pm me


 
 
« Last Edit: March 18, 2011, 09:56:43 PM by SAF Bats »
Logged
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SAFBats/105654529506944
Email: cricket@safbats.co.uk
2010 AOC - Best Bat / Editors Pick

SAF Bats

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1455
  • Trade Count: (+3)
    • San Andreas Fault
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2011, 09:53:32 PM »

One last question if i asked you because like you i love willow would you take a part time un paid apprentice on to learn the basics of batmaking and pressing and Pete I know your turning your arm...


Dave you are more then welcome to turn up mate... We can always go and cause trouble in the locals if we get bored as well
Logged
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SAFBats/105654529506944
Email: cricket@safbats.co.uk
2010 AOC - Best Bat / Editors Pick

SAF Bats

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1455
  • Trade Count: (+3)
    • San Andreas Fault
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2011, 09:55:18 PM »

Cheers Andy,

In the eighties and early nineties, slaz and Stuart surridge used a clear varnish on their lower grade bats. Slaz called it polyarmour. Other than nitromors, the only other option looks like loads of sand paper.

Bertha is well. She comes out for nets from time to time and is remarkably close to the old dynadrive in the way she plays.

Willow will soak up loads of varnish I fear nitromors nor sandpaper will help without ending up with matchstick
Logged
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SAFBats/105654529506944
Email: cricket@safbats.co.uk
2010 AOC - Best Bat / Editors Pick

procricket

  • International Superstar
  • *******
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 13958
  • Trade Count: (+32)
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2011, 10:07:20 PM »

Another bad boy

How do you see the future of bats are we looking and heading for revolutionary shapes and even heavier bats or are we looking at turning full circle ##

sorry about the questions mate i'am just interested indeed not every day you get to talk to proper batmakers
« Last Edit: March 18, 2011, 10:10:52 PM by procricket »
Logged
"Doubt whoever but never doubt yourself"

Kal

  • First XI Captain
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 165
  • Trade Count: (+1)
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2011, 10:11:30 PM »

Hi

Do you think the sub continent players have a different type / style of bats? The reason I ask this is that whenever you see sky sports, Nasser and Bumble are always going on about these "massive bats" the likes of Sehwag, Yuvraj etc use...
Logged

keysersolze

  • County 1st XI
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 846
  • Trade Count: (+2)
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2011, 10:12:39 PM »

Whats  the most difficult bat shape or bat you have been asked to reproduce for a customer?
Logged

SAF Bats

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1455
  • Trade Count: (+3)
    • San Andreas Fault
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2011, 10:18:19 PM »

Another bad boy

How do you see the future of bats are we looking and heading for revolutionary shapes and even heavier bats or are we looking at turning full circle ##

sorry about the questions mate i'am just interested indeed not every day you get to talk to proper batmakers

the only thing I think that might kick off is offseting the edge and getting the most out the coefficient of percussion in relation to the hitting area ;-)
Logged
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SAFBats/105654529506944
Email: cricket@safbats.co.uk
2010 AOC - Best Bat / Editors Pick

SAF Bats

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1455
  • Trade Count: (+3)
    • San Andreas Fault
Re: Ask the batmaker?
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2011, 10:20:37 PM »

Hi

Do you think the sub continent players have a different type / style of bats? The reason I ask this is that whenever you see sky sports, Nasser and Bumble are always going on about these "massive bats" the likes of Sehwag, Yuvraj etc use...

Our pressing techniques and drying techniques have definatley changed since bumbles playing days. Nasser must have used a more classic shaped bat... the old concave and non-concave thing again. they look bigger but aren't!
Logged
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SAFBats/105654529506944
Email: cricket@safbats.co.uk
2010 AOC - Best Bat / Editors Pick
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5
 

Advertise on CBF