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bucko2007

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Pre-Knocked in bats
« on: January 23, 2009, 07:39:26 PM »

What exactly do manufacturers like GM do to bats to knock them in. Like for how long do they do it? do they use machines? What do these machines do?
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Re: Pre-Knocked in bats
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 08:00:10 PM »

May be wrong but mostly I think its just an extra hard press through a machine!
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Re: Pre-Knocked in bats
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 08:28:10 PM »

Some manufacturers have a machine that knocks the bat in, using a mallet, and they vary the speed and pressure at which it hits the blade.
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Re: Pre-Knocked in bats
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009, 10:28:09 PM »

Some hand knock in too with a hammer, my first Fusion was done like that and I remember hearing another company did it too.
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Re: Pre-Knocked in bats
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009, 10:38:11 PM »

Newbery knock theirs by hand with a cobblers mallet, Chase use a machine with a heavy metal ball on an arm, Kookaburra use a machined bar in a press to give the impression that it has been knocked.
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Re: Pre-Knocked in bats
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009, 11:14:25 PM »

my first workshop prepared bat was my recently accuired Salix Pod 1. By the look of it, the bats seems to have been lightly oiled and pressed and then sanded again to get the whiteness in the willow back. I have tapped/knocked it with a mallet and only very minor dents appeared.

I had a look at the Kookaburra Ricky Ponting Kuhana (Kooks top end bat). It has a wave sort of a feel on the face as the bat comes factory knocked-in and ready to play.

I have not tried the Newbery bats with hammer Edge treatment, but hear they are knocked-in very well.

However, I feel it is more fulfilling and satisfying to put in time and effort to knock the bat yourself....
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Re: Pre-Knocked in bats
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 11:38:37 PM »

How long would u guys recommend knocking in for? And using what technique? I know the edges and toe are obviously the most vulnerable areas...
My philosophy on the pre knocked-in bats are just knock them in normally anyway, the more knocking in the better
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Re: Pre-Knocked in bats
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2009, 12:07:31 AM »

Mark Waugh used to just take bats into nets and hit the ball as hard as he could for an hour or two, if they lasted he deemed them a good bat :P
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Re: Pre-Knocked in bats
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2009, 12:26:02 AM »

up to 2 hrs is more than enough for the softer pressed bats. the first blow should be the hardest then work around the dent created to level the face.

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Re: Pre-Knocked in bats
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2009, 12:45:50 AM »

i think if you can over knock in though, why keep bashing the middle with a mallet, surely u want it as receptive as possible. When i got my fusion james cornforn told me just to play it in nets rather than knock in
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Re: Pre-Knocked in bats
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2009, 07:59:55 AM »

Knock as hard as you like until you get any more than small dents, only work the edges and toe. Old balls in nets are great at knocking the bat in and you get the fun of batting rather than the pain of knocking.
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Re: Pre-Knocked in bats
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2009, 09:18:12 AM »

Are bowling machine balls ok for knocking in as well?  They are pretty soft so I can't see them doing much harm.
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Re: Pre-Knocked in bats
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2009, 12:36:10 PM »

Richie, use an old ball fella.
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Re: Pre-Knocked in bats
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2009, 02:41:59 PM »

Yeah, sorry.  I've just read what i've wrote; what I meant to say was could you knock it in on a bowling machine?
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Re: Pre-Knocked in bats
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2009, 11:42:46 AM »

Knocking in is very over-rated.
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