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Much of a muchness
« on: October 06, 2011, 10:50:34 AM »

Having spent quite a bit of money on the top top bats that money can buy. . . .i can say that there is a minimal difference between them in terms of performance. Everytime a new bat came out i wanted to try it out, thinking i will find the ultimate performance. i have recently seen bats that were destined for world class international players but they arent worlds apart, maybe slightly better.
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Re: Much of a muchness
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 10:55:17 AM »

The problem you have is that Pete manages to buy all the best bats before anyone else gets a look in...!
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Re: Much of a muchness
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 11:03:26 AM »

i think your heading has hit the nail on the head....
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Re: Much of a muchness
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 11:07:10 AM »

100no and I swap bats sometimes so it's probably more the fact the Ahmed is fussy about handles and pickup! People judge bats many ways and a bat that one person will love and use brilliantly will seem like a plank to someone else!
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Re: Much of a muchness
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 11:07:49 AM »

Having spent quite a bit of money on the top top bats that money can buy. . . .i can say that there is a minimal difference between them in terms of performance. Everytime a new bat came out i wanted to try it out, thinking i will find the ultimate performance. i have recently seen bats that were destined for world class international players but they arent worlds apart, maybe slightly better.

Go on then,what you top 5 bats?  :D
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Re: Much of a muchness
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 12:09:45 PM »

Alot of the time its about self confidence. What I mean is, if you love the bat then its going to be a world beater no matter the cost. Yes there is different grades of willow avaliable to us but at the end of the day its just willow. And they are all the same....
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Re: Much of a muchness
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 12:31:56 PM »

Hmmm, remember posting a similar topic myself!!!
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Re: Much of a muchness
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 12:33:03 PM »

The art of selling alot of bats doesn't really seem how good they are, but how good you can get people to think they are.
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Re: Much of a muchness
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 12:33:16 PM »

Yes there is different grades of willow avaliable to us but at the end of the day its just willow. And they are all the same....

I cannot agree with that.

Once in a while a marvellous piece of Salix Alba will cross your hands....

Do you believe in love at first sight?

You will when you effortlessly crunch your first boundary.
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Re: Much of a muchness
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2011, 12:40:00 PM »

I'm with Reds. My favourite bats I've used have been a GM 808 and 909, not Original or Original L.E. Sure my Ayrtek was a good bat but it didn't feel as nice as the other two. I'm really picky when it comes to the feel of a bat a bit like 100not out because there is no point having a bat which goes well but doesn't fill you with confidence. At the end of the day if you time your shots well, it's not necessarily that important if you have a G1 bat or G3.
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Re: Much of a muchness
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 12:43:58 PM »

I cannot agree with that.

Once in a while a marvellous piece of Salix Alba will cross your hands....

Do you believe in love at first sight?

You will when you effortlessly crunch your first boundary.

I agree with that to an extent, I've had 2-3 bats that I've seen as a perfect match for me, and two of them were well under 100 pounds at the time. I think buying an expensive bat just increases your chances of getting a good bit of wood. The rest is down to luck and personal preferences.
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Re: Much of a muchness
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 12:51:29 PM »

Gray Nics Nitro 5*is my fave bat. 2.7lb looked huge at the time, looks a standard bat now!
120 quid lasted 2 seasons, how I miss thee!
Admitedly the 4* picked up a lot better in the shop but I went with the slightly higher quality of willow.
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Re: Much of a muchness
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2011, 12:54:47 PM »

i think there's a case to be made for a little knowledge can be dangerous. While i've learnt loads about bats on here I'm now way fussier, before i'd wander round and pick up bats till one felt good and that would be that so long as the rebound was passable. I was starting to get super fussy after a year or so on here till I realised it hadn't made a blind bit of difference to my game and went back to anything that felt good.
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Re: Much of a muchness
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2011, 12:58:21 PM »

i think there's a case to be made for a little knowledge can be dangerous. While i've learnt loads about bats on here I'm now way fussier, before i'd wander round and pick up bats till one felt good and that would be that so long as the rebound was passable. I was starting to get super fussy after a year or so on here till I realised it hadn't made a blind bit of difference to my game and went back to anything that felt good.
So right... find a bat you love, then use it. The bats I've scored most runs with haven't been top of the range...
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Re: Much of a muchness
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 01:16:37 PM »

So right... find a bat you love, then use it. The bats I've scored most runs with haven't been top of the range...

The problem is, after too long on here, plenty of people would write off anything with less than 10 grains, or a knot, or that didn't cost 300+
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