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himanshuvohra

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Harrow vs short handle....
« on: July 15, 2013, 06:11:07 AM »

Hiii friends

Was just wondering if there is any other difference then that of hieght in harrow and short handle bats.....

As I am 5 feet 8 and I am getting GN LEGEND harrow at 175  GBP...as compared to 400 gbp short handle....quite a difference for 3/4 Inch.

As there are many retailer friends in here.....help me guys...

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Re: Harrow vs short handle....
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 06:14:13 AM »

Harrow bats a narrower too. Small Mens might be a more appropriate compromise?
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Re: Harrow vs short handle....
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 06:27:00 AM »

Being at 5'8 and for that price difference I would go for the Harrow sized bat!
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Re: Harrow vs short handle....
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 08:13:17 AM »

The difference in width is only about 2.1mm.  The difference in length is 0.75 inches, as you said.

At 5'8" you are on the borderline, so an Academy/Small Mens/Super Short Handle might be worth considering.  Ultimately, it's a personal thing, though, and it depends which one feels best in the hands...

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Re: Harrow vs short handle....
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 08:26:18 AM »

The only problem with harrow size is the availability of weights above 2 lbs 7oz.
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Re: Harrow vs short handle....
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 09:11:07 AM »

Buy a harrow from MSR, I'm sure they've got some for about 20, to get used to the size. Or chop 3/4 of an inch off the bottom of an old bat?

Personally, for the price, and your height, I'd go for the harrow. I can never understand how junior bats sell for so much less than full size bats, when in reality they're not much smaller.
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Re: Harrow vs short handle....
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 09:15:03 AM »

Most of the young lads at my club are around my size 5'7 i know short (No Swearing Please), but they all use harrow and not the cheap specs the full Gunn and moore LE models only ones that don't are sponsored or half sponsored and get their kit for a discount, otherwise an academy would be a good idea i think.
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Re: Harrow vs short handle....
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 10:21:50 AM »

Hi,

You haven't said how old you are. If you are still growing then before you spend 175 pounds I would suggest getting a SH from a place like MSR (net bat or lower grade) and have a few nets with it. This way you can then take some length of the bottom of the bat or even the handle. I bought my son SH bats because he needed a heavier bat (long story!). I then cut the handle down and then counter balanced the bat with weights.

If you have stopped growing then I would still get a cheap SH and take it from there.
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Re: Harrow vs short handle....
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2013, 10:29:31 AM »

I think the handles a lot thinner on junior bats as well.
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Re: Harrow vs short handle....
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2013, 10:35:33 AM »

I too have been thinking this, i use light bats as it is so i might as well save huge amounts and just go for a harrow. Would 2 mm off width make much of a difference at all?
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Re: Harrow vs short handle....
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2013, 10:37:51 AM »

I think the handles a lot thinner on junior bats as well.

Ha! That's part of my long story :) my son has big hands and he felt uncomfortable with the thinner handles and double grips didn't help either. :(
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Re: Harrow vs short handle....
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2013, 11:58:07 AM »

thanks for the reply guys.... i am 25...i dont think i ll grow more :-p

actuallly i am from India and have always wanted to own a gray nics legend...but the retail price of that bat is vey much out of my budget. So, after receiving a good deal on this one made me think of going for a harrow bat.....

I am more of an attacking batsman, and at present i am using a 2.8 lbs bat.

so my point is...will that 2.1mm and 3/4 inch make much of a  difference?\

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Re: Harrow vs short handle....
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2013, 12:08:54 PM »

I think if you get it,you would soon adapt to it, as long as you keep using that bat and not using another of different dimentions.
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Re: Harrow vs short handle....
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2013, 01:11:22 PM »

I've just bought myself another harrow and I'm 6ft1, I alternate between harrow and short handle depending on my mood haha
My logic was its the weight I use and the difference in size isn't noticeable 95% of the time
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Re: Harrow vs short handle....
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2013, 07:40:45 PM »

sometimes people can get away with a harrow if your lucky,
im 6 foot on the dot and ive used a harrow in the past, although a heavy one and worked well and saved some money too!
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