A very good friend has started bat making - his first few are genuinely beautiful objects.
At a recent net he showcased the bat he selected for his personal use and crickey it goes well.
(He's on the forum & may post photos)
So for a very reasonable price he's going to make me a custom/bespoke bat exactly to my specs we have got as far as selecting a cleft.
Now after 30 years of cricket at all levels I'm really excited - but petrified that I will rush in & regret in leisure
I've used long blade, short handle, lots of M&Hs, eBay bargains, County's when their stickers we awesome, a Kookaburra nicked out of the club bag, a Torpedo, low middles (not for me) refurbed Spartan (actually v good) and currently a massive fan of the Blankbat B-Oz at 2.10.
What profile should I go for?
I'm thinking lightish (2.8-2.9 undressed) with a high middle (I hit the ball further up the blade than I am proud to admit)
Inspiration needed - I don't want to waste this cleft and this opportunity