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B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« on: September 26, 2014, 03:50:14 PM »

So, I decided to send down my BAS to B3 for a rehandle, and while I was at it, I sent them my Laver and SCAT Series 1 to copy, as:

1, I may never be able to get my hands on a SCat again.

2, I hate the weight gain that comes with Lavers.

3, They are my favourite profiles, so being able to have them replicated accurately is a great thing.

And 4, Seems like my Laver profile is reasonably popular, and the Screaming Cat Series 1 is a pretty coveted profile on here, from what I've seen. (Share the love!)


Laver:






Screaming Cat:







Spoke to Streaky over the phone, and it turns out that one made in the Laver profile will weight 2lb 11.5oz, and one in the SCat profile will weigh 2lb 9.5oz. This means that the actual cleft weights of the two bats I sent them aren't actually anything extremely light! (2.12 and just under 2.11 respectively) However, the scuff sheets that Laver use weigh around 0.8 ounces, and the toe guards are pretty heavy too, so you have a few things to keep in mind! (I also think that JM leaves a lot of weight in the handle to help aid the balance!) I personally think they look pretty darn close myself, obviously with the B3 press roller being a slightly flatter face, it won't be completely identical to the SCat, but very close indeed. (Admittedly, I feel that the spines are slightly longer on the originals, but I think that's only because the copies are in a smaller image!)

Thanks again Streaky! Didn't realise the Laver's spine height was 66mm!

PS. I don't have the numbers for these profiles, but I'm sure if you contact Streaky or Dave, and request one of these profiles, they'll be able to do it for you under the Bespoke option. :)
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Re: B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2014, 08:01:25 PM »

Lovely, thanks for sharing.

For Screaming Cat I know that elongated spine runs into the handle whereas in aforementioned B3 profile snap as you mentioned is not only long enough but gets flatten out just before where handle starts.

May I ask which willow will you be opting out for? Crown?
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Re: B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2014, 08:10:18 PM »

this means you can let me have the scat back then Chad!  :-)
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Re: B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2014, 08:34:58 PM »

Lovely, thanks for sharing.

For Screaming Cat I know that elongated spine runs into the handle whereas in aforementioned B3 profile snap as you mentioned is not only long enough but gets flatten out just before where handle starts.

May I ask which willow will you be opting out for? Crown?

That's true, I'm not 100% sure, but I think the shoulders will be trimmed a little, as they still have to handle and blend them in, and I think it flattens out because they'll be shaping the handle around that area anyways!

I'm not 100% sure yet, but I don't think I need to go for Crown, simply because I use a weight of around 2.9 and a half to 2.12 anyways! Once I get all my gear sorted, and all the unwanted stuff sold, I may as well go for a 3 stripe! I could possibly go for a crown and ask them to increase the size of the bat, but I don't think it will be too necessary!


this means you can let me have the scat back then Chad!  :-)

Haha I'm sure it's a collector's item now! I've been thinking of selling it, simply because it will probably not see any use at all, but it is pretty rare! Great that B3 can now offer the profile, as I'm sure many folk will want a copy!
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Re: B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2014, 08:58:06 PM »

I so love that SCAT profile. marvellous.
Can't wait to see the Dr's work on these bats.
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Re: B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2014, 09:43:36 PM »

To me the CAD doesn't look quite right. But then again it is missing the bow in the bats, could be that needs to be factored in. I'm sure the final product will come out just like the originals.

But good lord that scat is glorious, I wouldn't mind someone copying that for me.

Looking through it again, the edges on the CAD are alot bigger than the originals.
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Re: B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2014, 06:51:37 AM »

68mm spine on the laver?
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Re: B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2014, 06:55:49 AM »

Are they copying the handle shape too? SCat handles are huge
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Re: B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2014, 07:28:01 AM »

B3 have a great selection of handles, some real nice thick oval like, if not better than, M&H handles.
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Re: B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2014, 08:14:56 AM »

Are they copying the handle shape too? SCat handles are huge


We are not copying anything my handle is 20cm diameter it is a thick as possible on the 1271.

middle bat shows this


People forget a handle is limited to thickness by the shoulders.

I noticed Australians players we make for  tend to like thin handles

« Last Edit: September 27, 2014, 08:24:15 AM by procricket B3 »
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Re: B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2014, 08:24:20 AM »

38mm edge on the scat seems a bit high
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Re: B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2014, 08:37:19 AM »


38mm edge on the scat seems a bit high

I would think edge size and spine size are taken from the straight not taking the bow of the bat into account
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Re: B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2014, 09:10:20 AM »

We are not copying anything my handle is 20cm diameter it is a thick as possible on the 1271.

middle bat shows this


People forget a handle is limited to thickness by the shoulders.

I noticed Australians players we make for  tend to like thin handles
What do you mean you are not copying anything, the customer wants a copy of the bat doesn't he?
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Re: B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2014, 09:12:38 AM »

Woo somebody angry haha

Are we not talking about handles mate????

I made the comment we already do a thick handle diameter...

But thanks for you comments and no we do not copy anything we BAT MAP.
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Re: B3 Bat Mapping (Laver and Screaming Cat)
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2014, 09:15:51 AM »

I'm not angry, the question was asked if the handle shape of the screaming cat was being copied as well. Surely it's being copied if he wants the same bat?
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