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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2017, 03:41:29 PM »

I treat my bats like a baby.
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2017, 04:51:56 PM »

I treat my bats like a baby.

You shake it when it doesn't do exactly what you want, are forever comparing it to other people's bats and spend the rest of your life wondering whether those thirty seconds of excitement at the time of purchasing were worth it?
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2017, 05:11:10 PM »

I treat my bats like a baby.

I'm not sure why, but the thought of your trying to compress it 3 to 5cm with a mallet has become a lot more worrying... :D ;)
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2017, 05:20:11 PM »

I'm not sure why, but the thought of your trying to compress it 3 to 5cm with a mallet has become a lot more worrying... :D ;)

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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2017, 07:05:13 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.
Absolutely the best way to knock in a bat! Do the edges and toe and a token effort round the rest of the blade, then set the machine up bowling 50mph half volleys and ease into the straight drives, happy days. Knock your bat in and make yourself feel good at the same time, what's not to like. Balls are fine unless old and perished or some bugger's dropped a few hockey balls in the bucket, so just take those out and you're golden.
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Re: Preparing a new bat
« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2017, 08:09:50 PM »

Personally I hardly ever knock in bats for much longer than an hour or two just on the edge and toe, personally find just tapping an old ball on the bat for 5-10 mins per day works fine. I keep most of my kit on an abounded floor at work and put a ball in an old sock to do edges and toe, that's how I was first shown how to prepare a bat and have always done since. Does help I don't try and smash bowling ever really though.
Other benefit of facing bowling machine is you can start at easy pace and get used to how the bat feels and get used to it.
Some must spend there whole life knocking in bats with there collections chad and Simon may must never stop lol
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