Broken RedBack :.( What to do?
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Broken RedBack :.( What to do?
« on: August 27, 2013, 12:58:52 PM »

Hi Guys,
           Looking for some advice here. I spent some hard earned on a redback allegiance a year and a half ago. I was loving my new bat until the unbelievable happened. It cracked. :(

I'm not a great batsmen, my high score for the time i've had the bat has been 8, so very lower order, but could not believe my bat cracked! I spent the dollars thinking it would last me a good amount of years.

any advice from the redbackers out there?
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Re: Broken RedBack :.( What to do?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 01:12:46 PM »

Drop Gary the Redback boss man an e mail and he will sort it out !! He is a top bloke but is realy busy so don't worry if he does not get back to you straight away!!
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Re: Broken RedBack :.( What to do?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 01:18:45 PM »

RedBack have told me the bat is not repairable.

Pictures can be seen here:





« Last Edit: August 27, 2013, 01:44:28 PM by Buzz »
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Re: Broken RedBack :.( What to do?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 01:35:30 PM »


Looking at the pics I believe you don't have much option other than to buy a new bat  :( . It broke right in the playing area.
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Re: Broken RedBack :.( What to do?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 01:39:35 PM »

I seriously loved this bat...

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Re: Broken RedBack :.( What to do?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 01:41:28 PM »

I contacted RedBack. Spoke to someone (email) called Kiri.

They said it was out of warranty, so there's nothing they can do.
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Re: Broken RedBack :.( What to do?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 01:54:29 PM »

It being out of warranty only means you would have to pay for the repair, if it can be repaired.

I'm sure someone on the forum would give the repair a go, or you could use it as an excuse to buy a new bat. 18 months is a good run for a bat! Mine are lucky if they last 6!
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Re: Broken RedBack :.( What to do?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 01:55:04 PM »

Bats are usually repaired or exchanged for 12 months these days.
This is totally normal. To really get a bat to last a long time these days, it needs to be hard pressed but don't expect the best performance.
These days most bats are pressed a little softer for performance but they are more prone to breaking.
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Re: Broken RedBack :.( What to do?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2013, 02:05:49 PM »

Liam - didn't know that. Thanks! I'm a noob, just started playing cricket a year and a half ago.

Pete - I didn't know they had such short lifespans! Guys on my team have had bats for 5-10 years. Maybe they are hard pressed like you said.

So, from the replies on the forum i'm guessing i'm in the market for a new bat. Bitter Sweet.
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Re: Broken RedBack :.( What to do?
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2013, 03:06:03 PM »


Some of our forum sponsors may help you repair it to an extent. You may use it as your net bat if it can be repaired a bit.
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