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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2012, 10:14:59 AM »

It has to be the longest 7 letter signature I have ever seen
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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2012, 11:51:52 AM »

he's gonna look so good in kook gear!,

my guess is that them pads will be sitting very low!

anyone find any better images than this? only shows gloves really

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/ian-bell-of-england-during-a-nets-session-at-the-icc-global-news-photo/136396873
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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2012, 12:02:24 PM »

Looks like he has a steel grill now tho instead of  titanium
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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2012, 12:09:38 PM »

hes gonna look awfull in kook gear!
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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2012, 12:41:13 PM »

Looks like he may actually be using a Kook

Look at the square toe on that

http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan-v-england-2012/content/image/548565.html?object=9062
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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2012, 01:37:33 PM »

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/136900/136926.jpg the toe on his Adidas was rather square as well though...
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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2012, 01:56:36 PM »

Not sure if he is using bats supplied by Kook themselves.

Maybe he stickered his old Adidas bats and still getting his bats made from a UK batmaker he has been using for long and putting Kook stickers.

Kook wouldn't be bothered as long as they are getting the publicity they are paying for.
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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2012, 01:58:49 PM »

He's probably just re-stickered like you say.
If he's been using them for ages, he isn't going to want to change just because of a different contract.
Well unless it was in the contract that he has to use Kookaburra blades
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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2012, 01:59:07 PM »

His bats are made at Hawk in Belbroughton, Worcestershire.
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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2012, 01:59:58 PM »

His bats are made at Hawk in Belbroughton, Worcestershire.
I hear that bounded around every week - but other than on here, have you got actual evidence that they are made there?
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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2012, 02:01:39 PM »

I was going to say, I've only ever heard it on here that he uses hawk.
Not seen or heard any real evidence about him using them
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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2012, 02:07:23 PM »

Fellas - according to rumours, he's been using Hawk bats for years!
Did he used to use Hawk? Yes!
Does he still use Hawk? We don't know! Only Hawk and Bell know. Maybe he does sometimes or won't use anything else! Or maybe He's happy to try other brands. And maybe he is happy to stick with his sponsors bats.
But unless someone knows for sure, then best not speculate guys?
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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2012, 02:19:59 PM »

i've spoke to his old coach at Moseley who had a couple of his adidas' and i asked where they were made and he said hawk.
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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2012, 02:31:26 PM »

Ok - so as the rumours say that he may still have got a few made at hawk when he was at Adidas. But you'd need to see if he got them all made by hawk?
Also whether he will continue to get them made by hawk?
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Re: Ian Bell joins Kookaburra
« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2012, 02:45:19 PM »

I personally feel the debate where the player gets his bats made is unnecessary. Sometimes players have 2-3 diff bat suppliers and they pick the best ones from the lot sent to them and sometimes they just might pick something from the brands warehouse.

I would assume that the players are more concerned about the feel, balance and performance than who or where the bats were made and what grade willow was used.

As long as they keep scoring runs and bat for long, their sponsors should also not be concerned with which bat they used and why.
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