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Re: My 2 new b3 no stripe specials and Ryan and simmy tour
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2014, 09:41:13 PM »

It was made for a massive Irish opening bowler who retired mate so i cut it down to short handle length mate.  It tapped up so well i have done it before so no issue mate adds to the balance i think with my special tape
Ah faire enough bud, I didn't realise it was that big so I thought you'd cut it down to SSH
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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2014, 09:42:53 PM »

Cheers, Dave! The B3's you had were best value I've seen! When I get the torque from lorimers I might post in the 2013/2014 kit section? I'll bring my Aldred on Sunday if you're coming

There even better know knocked in mate yes be good to have a butchers at your Aldred mate I should be there mate looks like i might have a green go go go
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« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2014, 09:47:05 PM »

Another question if you don't mind Dave.
Why do you spend so long knocking in??
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Re: My 2 new b3 no stripe specials and Ryan and simmy tour
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2014, 09:48:02 PM »

There even better know knocked in mate yes be good to have a butchers at your Aldred mate I should be there mate looks like i might have a green go go go
That's good to hear Dave, was a good net the other day! Despite batting like an idiot haha
I've seen the Aldred before and it is a beautiful bat, a little heavy for me but still it's a great bat!
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Re: My 2 new b3 no stripe specials and Ryan and simmy tour
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2014, 09:51:29 PM »

Another question if you don't mind Dave.
Why do you spend so long knocking in??

Because i do not have much cricket budget i love great equipment but i shop on budgets and i want my best for my bats and feel it a system that helps and i will keep playing it in mate.

I do not buy as much as people think and i want to maximize my kit.

I feel a great satisfaction as well preparing my bats mate i knock all my bats in...

I use one till it can play no more then have another ready and ready the other two then just keep doing this...

I have never been a hoarder of bats Pads yes Bats are too expensive not to get the best out of
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Re: My 2 new b3 no stripe specials and Ryan and simmy tour
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2014, 09:55:11 PM »

Because i do not have much cricket budget i love great equipment but i shop on budgets and i want my best for my bats and feel it a system that helps and i will keep playing it in mate.

I do not buy as much as people think and i want to maximize my kit.

I feel a great satisfaction as well preparing my bats mate i knock all my bats in...
I might be being thick but is it possible I over knock a bat??
Could the extra knocking in spee up delanination as it's replicating the ball being hit??

As I said I might be being thick but is there any truth at all in my theory??  ???
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Re: My 2 new b3 no stripe specials and Ryan and simmy tour
« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2014, 10:00:09 PM »

I might be being thick but is it possible I over knock a bat??
Could the extra knocking in spee up delanination as it's replicating the ball being hit??

As I said I might be being thick but is there any truth at all in my theory??  ???

I have a way of knocking in by gradual i just do not thump it.

It goes back to when i was a young lad i new a player who had 3 bats one he used and two he knocked in for a season then used the season after.
My very first b3 the custom one was only used in 4 games at the end of the season after the trott sustained damage so it came straight in and was ripe and still is.

I play 60 games possibly more this season so i always like 3 bats good to go in theory but was offered 2 so got them both.

The other b3 has had possibly 20 hours knocking in and over 1000 overs on a machine and has had no ill effect mate.
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Re: My 2 new b3 no stripe specials and Ryan and simmy tour
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2014, 09:27:57 PM »

so how many hours with the mallet before you go to the machine? and then how many hours with the machine before you go to nets?
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« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2014, 09:40:48 PM »

Good question I would say 5-10 hours before the go on the machine and depend on what I'm working on the machine.

I would say possibly 2 hours on a machine before I go to use proper balls.

However one of these bats I have not used yet other have tried it out like JB but I intend through the season to play it in.  With my other 2 returning the first ever production bat might be my match bat and I will use that in games till it breaks and just net with the others till a natural order is formed.   

The first production bat has had to wait since Sept 12 and has only been used in 4 games but has had a full season in the nets and machine play so is more than ready.
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Re: My 2 new b3 no stripe specials and Ryan and simmy tour
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2014, 02:44:56 PM »

5-10 hours, despite B3's knocking in service? that is some dedication! how hard do you end up bashing the bat towards the end of these 5-10 hours? for some of my bats, i've laid them down on a bed, and really given them a pounding with full force. not sure if it did more harm than good.
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Re: My 2 new b3 no stripe specials and Ryan and simmy tour
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2014, 02:49:14 PM »

I knock me own bats in mate it is part of buying a bat in my eyes.
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Re: My 2 new b3 no stripe specials and Ryan and simmy tour
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2014, 02:54:17 PM »

i hear ya.. so how hard with the mallet towards the end? lay it down on a soft surface, and give it a thwack like you're hitting something on an anvil? or is that too extreme?
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« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2014, 02:58:21 PM »

It all personal preference i tend to go easy towards the toe not too hard i do not want it to split.

I have a technique involving a hard floor and a ball but that's not for a forum mate as bats can get damaged by it and i do not recommend it just i have always done it.
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Re: My 2 new b3 no stripe specials and Ryan and simmy tour
« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2014, 03:19:23 PM »

There is something rather therapeutic about hitting something regularly and hard with a hefty mallet.
A bit like bulling boots.

Both of which I really enjoy
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Re: My 2 new b3 no stripe specials and Ryan and simmy tour
« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2014, 03:23:05 PM »

Yes mate indeed takes stress out if life
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