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A hole on the bottom of the toe???
« on: May 30, 2013, 07:57:41 PM »

hi guys,

i seen this in quite a few bats, what is the actual meaning for it???? reduce the chance of toe breaking?

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Re: A hole on the bottom of the toe???
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 08:01:17 PM »

Not 100% but I think it is so they can put it in the spinning machine to wrap the handle in string

Sorry not used the correct words probibally  :)
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Re: A hole on the bottom of the toe???
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 08:02:17 PM »

It's where the lathe secures into the bottom of the bat.
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Re: A hole on the bottom of the toe???
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 08:13:27 PM »

Back in India when I first took up cricket, I was told by other village lads that the hole was were the oil went in to the "oil bat ". I have dug through many Kashmir willows and pumped it using a syringe with olive oil , Castrol engine oil etc  :o . The result was devastating with all the bats breaking off the toe  :D.
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Re: A hole on the bottom of the toe???
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 08:15:32 PM »

hahaa so i guess it is just to reduce the chance of breakage??
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Re: A hole on the bottom of the toe???
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 08:16:41 PM »

hahaa so i guess it is just to reduce the chance of breakage??
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Re: A hole on the bottom of the toe???
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 08:17:24 PM »

And just to whet your appetite ,there are a few good items on sale today  ;).
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Re: A hole on the bottom of the toe???
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2013, 08:21:32 PM »

hahaa the sales section....
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Re: A hole on the bottom of the toe???
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 08:22:57 PM »

It is an indent needed so the little nozzle on the lathe will fit on it, so when the twine is being put on it doesn't need someone to hold onto the bat. No other reason really.

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Re: A hole on the bottom of the toe???
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2013, 06:36:51 AM »

I always presumed it was from putting twine on the bat handle, but my bats just back from a refurb at Salix and the same hole has appeared on the bottom of it, surely they wouldn't have replaced the twine in a simple refurb?
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Re: A hole on the bottom of the toe???
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2013, 07:21:18 AM »

it is 100% due to the use on a lathe. its possble that at a refurb it needed redoing. possibly was working its way loose or got damaged when it was being refurbed.
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