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shax12

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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2017, 11:41:45 AM »

https://youtu.be/Hb90RsgbPI4

Pressing vs Knocking in. Short video by Whack Sports.
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2017, 01:38:50 PM »

Hi @DorsetDan. I think when you are knocking in with a mallet, you tend to compact surface fibres in the willow whereas when you are pressing the bat, it will compress the whole willow across the cross section so in my opinion, there is a difference. When you hit the bat with a mallet, it is free to swing back to certain extent and it is only one way impact force you are applying to the surface (same thing happens when you are playing against a cricket ball) but when the bat is pressed, the cleft is pressed against a hard surface so the compression happens all the way through!

Other members, please correct me if I am wrong here!

No, both are face surface preparation AFAIAA.
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2017, 02:36:20 PM »

3 to 5 cm, how hard are you hitting it?
That's one way to make these bats with monster edges "legal" once the new regulations come in, I suppose ;)

Manufactures recommendation Cam 3 to 5 mil.
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2017, 02:37:14 PM »

I hope the 3-5cm is a typo!!

What's a typo ?
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2017, 03:01:27 PM »

typing error Senior
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2017, 03:18:54 PM »

https://youtu.be/Hb90RsgbPI4

Pressing vs Knocking in. Short video by Whack Sports.

This is a bit of a confused video in my view.

Pressing and knocking in are both done to compress the bat face for optimum performance.
A shop roller can do the job of a mallet.

You need a hard/stiff bat face for performance.
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2017, 03:29:58 PM »

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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2017, 03:40:29 PM »

All bat reviews should come with a highlighter for a sense of scale.

Edges: 0.25 highlighters, etc.
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2017, 04:28:29 PM »

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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2017, 04:46:44 PM »

The highlighter and ruler aren't aligned properly with the start of the scale drawn on the piece of paper. This is shameless Fox News style propaganda designed to embarrass Seniorplayer and I, for one, will not stand for it.
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2017, 04:49:47 PM »

The highlighter and ruler aren't aligned properly with the start of the scale drawn on the piece of paper. This is shameless Fox News style propaganda designed to embarrass Seniorplayer and I, for one, will not stand for it.

I can't tell if you took my post seriously, or you've just played a blinder... :-[
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2017, 04:51:09 PM »

3cm-5cm mallet compression knocking in a new bat was so much more fun than 3-5mm

@Sitonit no more big edges on that bad boy  :)
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2017, 01:07:58 PM »

Is it a bad idea to take the knocked in bat in the nets against bowling machine with those soft dimpled balls?
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2017, 01:15:58 PM »

Is it a bad idea to take the knocked in bat in the nets against bowling machine with those soft dimpled balls?

I think it's a pretty good way of knocking a bat in, although some may disagree due to the quality of the balls.

There are some differences between the balls I think, have only seen red or yellow myself and they've been fine. As long as your bat has had a decent amount of mallet time and the edges and toe are well prepared an hour or two on the machine will help both the knocking in process and gets you a bit of practice too - what's not to like!

Just like having a net, you still need to be sensible though, i'd start off slow and build the speed up gradually until you're comfortable with it.
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2017, 01:40:46 PM »

I think it's a pretty good way of knocking a bat in, although some may disagree due to the quality of the balls.

There are some differences between the balls I think, have only seen red or yellow myself and they've been fine. As long as your bat has had a decent amount of mallet time and the edges and toe are well prepared an hour or two on the machine will help both the knocking in process and gets you a bit of practice too - what's not to like!

Just like having a net, you still need to be sensible though, i'd start off slow and build the speed up gradually until you're comfortable with it.

Buying (Pre & Post) a new bat isn't an easy task at all. Its almost like you've adopted a baby. So many things to take care of.
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