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Kookaburra blade bat
« on: August 10, 2016, 02:06:10 PM »

Saw one of these and the profile was staggering! Rounded back, no concaving at all! Has anybody else used/seen one?
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Re: Kookaburra blade bat
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 02:43:14 PM »

lovely bat! released circa 2010/11

the first ton i had hit against me was with one, not overly big if i remember correctly, seen quite a few others and they all went like rockets, yellow and black colour scheme
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Re: Kookaburra blade bat
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 02:44:21 PM »

i think steve smith used it, then the relaunch this year happened and a few old club mates bought them instead of the ghost for some reason
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Re: Kookaburra blade bat
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 02:45:09 PM »

I believe Phi Hughes was using Blade at some point as well
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Re: Kookaburra blade bat
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2016, 03:05:35 PM »

I was on about the 2016 shape, sorry
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Re: Kookaburra blade bat
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2016, 03:09:31 PM »

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Re: Kookaburra blade bat
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2016, 03:11:55 PM »

Black stickers look a bit bland IMO
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Re: Kookaburra blade bat
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2016, 03:30:33 PM »

not seen one but as above a few ex club mates bought them instead of the ghost.

Looks a lovely change from the massively concaved same profile different sticker approach recently taken on by kookaburra
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Re: Kookaburra blade bat
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2016, 06:42:06 AM »

I like the shape but am guessing the pickup is not the lightest. It's great to see Kooka thinking different in the UK at least. I considered buying a Blade 500 but am happy it went with my own B3 design with a convex profile.

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=38129.0

IJC has two reviews of the Blade

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https://youtu.be/ydXRPecqAqE
500
https://youtu.be/fOY9m88hAd0

Here is OZ the Kookaburra Storm has the same black colour scheme as the Blade but no convex spine. Booooo.
Quick review of that bat here

https://youtu.be/S0ZbykXlg6Q

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Re: Kookaburra blade bat
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2016, 09:02:26 PM »

From experience having seen and sold a few, they are IMO a very nice bat. I echo comments which talka bout how good and refreshing it is from Kooks to use a different shape from the usual ones.

However, they didn't go well for us at all. I think the fact we only really found them in 2'10 and above (with some exceptions, but predominantly heavy or medium), and the lack of any sort of light pick up, has resulted in them being a bat the customer discards in store based predominantly on the feel in the hands.

It's a shame - if they relaunched it with say a shorter blade as is the fashion nowadays, I think they'd be really popular and be able to address the concerns. Hope it doesn't fade away - the all black stickers are gorgeous in the flesh!

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Re: Kookaburra blade bat
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2016, 09:36:32 AM »

I havent seen them in the flesh, but in the pictures I am a massive fan of the softs. Very nearly picked some up but probably need to have a look first.
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Re: Kookaburra blade bat
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2016, 11:00:40 AM »

Years ago when they were first released, the Blade was the light option of the Kooka range, from memory.
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Re: Kookaburra blade bat
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2016, 11:15:14 AM »

These look great hopefully there will be some good end of season bargains to be had :D
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Re: Kookaburra blade bat
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2016, 08:52:00 PM »

These look great hopefully there will be some good end of season bargains to be had :D

Or current season Mr @Buzz  ;)
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