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Preparing a new bat
« on: January 03, 2017, 04:33:12 AM »

Hi guys,
I have recently purchased a new TNF bat and was wondering how you guys go about preparing your bats.
What I do is:
Oil bat 4-5 times
Knock in for 5 or so hours
Get the bat pressed
Apply scuff sheet
Hit catches with old ball
Start using it in the nets with a old ball

Any suggestions/ideas would be greatly appreciated
Cheers
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 07:31:08 AM »

I just deleted your other topic as we don't need 2 topics about the exact same thing.


Now let's get to helping this fella out
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 08:03:35 AM »

Hi guys,
I have recently purchased a new TNF bat and was wondering how you guys go about preparing your bats.
What I do is:
Oil bat 4-5 times
Knock in for 5 or so hours
Get the bat pressed
Apply scuff sheet
Hit catches with old ball
Start using it in the nets with a old ball

Any suggestions/ideas would be greatly appreciated
Cheers

I think there are some good Youtube videos made by those who do this for a living. Watching those videos may also help.
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 08:04:45 AM »

@SweetSpot
Here is my method but surely we have more knowlegable and experienced members here.

1: Oil twice (left over night after each coat)
2: Start knocking in edges and toe. 1 hour total
3: Middle for 2 to 3 hrs depending on softness of the bat.
4: Apply scuff sheet.
5: Put extra edge tape on edges and toe.
6: Use in nets against spinner with old balls.
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 08:27:03 AM »

Is getting a bat pressed in store an Australian thing?

By the fact it's made it to the shelf to be sold, the bat must have been pressed during the manufacturing process. Surely getting the bat pressed again by some bloke who works in a shop after you've knocked it in/when you've just bought it is unnecessary?
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017, 08:34:07 AM »

Is getting a bat pressed in store an Australian thing?

By the fact it's made it to the shelf to be sold, the bat must have been pressed during the manufacturing process. Surely getting the bat pressed again by some bloke who works in a shop after you've knocked it in/when you've just bought it is unnecessary?

First I've hard of it mate
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2017, 08:37:40 AM »

That bat pressing service is offered on GCCC website too. Why would u need the bat to be pressed again.
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2017, 08:47:17 AM »

That bat pressing service is offered on GCCC website too. Why would u need the bat to be pressed again.
I got my current bat pressed there, then they applied a scuff sheet for me ready to use against the old ball
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 08:57:48 AM »

Don't get caught up on the term "pressing" its obviously just a machine that replicates some degree of knocking in.
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2017, 09:22:16 AM »

Don't get caught up on the term "pressing" its obviously just a machine that replicates some degree of knocking in.

Someone more knowledgeable can correct me but both "pressing" and "knocking in" are trying to do the same thing- put a protective crust on spongy bouncy willow to lengthen the life of the material. Doesn't really matter how you get there.

Don't take my advice, but bats seem fairly robust albeit for a short overall lifetime nowadays...
Buy bat from a shop you trust to look after you so long as you don't take the p1ss
Have shop knock it in
Get impatient to use it and have an hour or two on the bowling machine
Probably get even more impatient and hit some proper balls earlier than you *should*
Use bat until it dies
Repair for a second life if it was dear to you and like close family
Buy something else if not and enjoy a new bat
:)
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2017, 09:24:24 AM »

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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2017, 10:00:33 AM »

Is getting a bat pressed in store an Australian thing?

By the fact it's made it to the shelf to be sold, the bat must have been pressed during the manufacturing process. Surely getting the bat pressed again by some bloke who works in a shop after you've knocked it in/when you've just bought it is unnecessary?

Some Aussie stores do it more in the case of bats that have been in there store for a while maybe its to do with the heat.
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2017, 10:03:21 AM »

Hi guys,
I have recently purchased a new TNF bat and was wondering how you guys go about preparing your bats.
What I do is:
Oil bat 4-5 times
Knock in for 5 or so hours
Get the bat pressed
Apply scuff sheet
Hit catches with old ball
Start using it in the nets with a old ball

Any suggestions/ideas would be greatly appreciated
Cheers
Oiling your bat 4 or  5 times will work against what you are trying to achieve
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2017, 10:09:56 AM »

You tube has a video of Julian millichamp explaining his recommended knocking in / oiling process.
Ive always used his method
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