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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2017, 08:19:30 PM »

As we all have come to know George anything he has done or has plans to do will always be out of the ordinary so to me this has come as no surprise I think Chris Gale  maybe first in the queue sticker wise good luck
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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2017, 08:24:14 PM »

I really do seem to have hit a nerve here, so apologies for the unintentional derail.

Most of your response is just you repeating the points I made in an illogical fashion, but I will take you up on one thing. I have two daughters, 8 and 14. Both come along to my matches. The 8 year old spends her time playing cricket with the other kids of her age, and although the 14 year old is getting a bit too 'cool' to come much these days, I can assure you that neither of them would be remotely interested in a sticker on a piece of wood, let alone offended.

First, you actually conflated two very different issues thus airing your ignorance. So no apology needed, just apologize to people around you.

Second, you have two kids? Wow!
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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2017, 08:27:04 PM »

Is this another "joke" like the see-thru pads?

I think it is in poor taste and cricket world doesn't need such an overly-sexualized display on a cricket bat. Our club now has kids, pre-teens, in attendance for cricket games. Sometimes there are wives and children that tag along with dads w/occasional team participation by a wife or a daughter. What kind of a message are we sending to them? This sticker would be offensive to them.

Sad!

When you go out to bat, do you use one of the bats from your collection? or do you just use that giant stick that's up your ass?
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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2017, 08:27:29 PM »

Ladies. Please.

Anyway the design, not my thing. Each to their own.
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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2017, 08:40:46 PM »

Yes let's keep it civil guys as Goodleave says, the forum needs to be a a place where there is respect its better for everyone.

As for the design, don't find it offensive, I asked my wife she doesn't find it offensive and as @tom line pointed out, there's a whole world out there kids can access, I can't see this causing any issues.

The artwork it's self is good, so from that point of view and the idea it may get people talking about it from a sales point of view-it's probably good thinking. Something different does at least get interest, I'm not in sales, but if I was that would be the idea.

As a bat personally I wouldn't buy it in a million years. If I knew it was a Rob Pack and it was blank-yes I would because he is up there as one of the very best IMHO.

But yes....each to their own, it may well find a target audience.

Good luck with it.
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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2017, 08:54:54 PM »

I'm a fan, I'd ask the wife what she thinks but the truth is that I don't really care
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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2017, 09:05:09 PM »

I actually love there bat, cracking idea, it's fun, and a great piece of art .


Memes I would have attached would be about how those easily offended seem to have escalated this.



Think it's amusing it apparently will offend woman when I woman is the artist behind it.
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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2017, 09:09:54 PM »

First, you actually conflated two very different issues thus airing your ignorance. So no apology needed, just apologize to people around you.

Second, you have two kids? Wow!

No, I have two daughters. I have three kids. Try to keep up :D

Back on topic, I really like the idea. It is different, and well done. Can't think of too many original bat branding designs in recent years.

Good luck to them.

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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2017, 09:12:56 PM »

I'm so offended, cricket gear should be strictly beige and non-offensive.
I think all "made in England" or St. George's cross stickers should be removed from all bats as they might upset someone who considers them racist...



In all seriousness I love them, they'd go excellently with my thigh pads...
There's a beautiful irony here, with all the talk of people being offended and the little anecdote attached to these!)
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=38853.0

Evening all

Bit of a back story to this one.

Back before I broke my thumb and I was able to attend training, I had a complaint about my gear.
One of the colts (I'm guessing under 13s) had stayed on for the adult training session after theirs had finished. His mother came to collect him as I was padding up. Being a training session I wore my thigh pads over my shorts.

The thigh pads in question were Aero P2s. Fairly plain with nothing to cause any upset, right? Wrong! The mother saw me padding up, and came over to tell me my kit was inappropriate to have on display in front of her son. The blank look on my face must have told her I had no clue what she was on about. She then made a point of loudly saying "it's awful that you feel it's acceptable to walk round wearing something plastered with the word strippers"

At the time I didn't know whether to laugh at the stupidity of the whole incident, or cry about the state of society nowadays.

Keen to avoid any controversy, I sought a suitable replacement. Seeing Woodyspin's post of his Strettons made me pine for my old set back, that I foolishly sold. A few texts and a cash plus Strettons swap deal was negotiated with Chad (who I sold my old set to) and everyone's happy. He has a pair of Strettons the right size for him plus some beer money, while I have my bespoke set back.

Even the bag they come in oozes class.


I went for a plain design, with black back so they're easy to keep looking clean


I got my initials on the inside to prevent them going walkabout into someone else's bag


And to make sure I don't upset any easily offended parents, I've kept checking there's no reference to strippers on the artwork. I think these will be fine! ;)




With some strategic strap placement I can even make sure all the artwork is on display if I wear my thigh pads over my shorts



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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2017, 09:14:04 PM »

all can say us she is one smoking lady....

not being funny but it hardly has any flesh showing it hardly a top shelf shuffle is it...

I wouldn't buy one because I have too many bats however there different and great artwork and people shouldn't be offended.







« Last Edit: February 08, 2017, 09:15:57 PM by procricket »
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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2017, 09:16:50 PM »

Just shown my wife and 3 of her mates. They all actually quite like it, appreciate the quality of the artwork & certainly don't find it offensive in anyway.


Love those thigh pads @WalkingWicket37 !

People need to get over themselves if they find a picture of a pin up offensive!
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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2017, 09:18:48 PM »

all can say us she is one smoking lady....

not being funny but it hardly has any flesh showing it hardly a top shelf shuffle is it...

I wouldn't buy one because I have too many bats however there different and great artwork and people shouldn't be offended.

This made me laugh Dave!
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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2017, 09:21:38 PM »

This made me laugh Dave!

PC world gone made nobody played celebrity Darth Vador Box, well maybe not celebrity more deep heat

When the woman form is knocked yet there not a nipple or flange in sight and we talk the way people talk is mental.

My wife just caught me looking and called me a dirty bugger but would she be more worried if I was looking at Hornby Trains weekly , hell she would

I respect people beliefs I do including @InternalTraining but that is not offensive, there so much in the world to worry about than a skilful drawing of a very good looking lady.
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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2017, 09:29:23 PM »

Dave is a legend.

'Flange'

Absolute gold.
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Re: "Wifey" is about to launch
« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2017, 09:34:25 PM »

We are getting to a stage where people will get offended that other people are offended. Way too politically correct these days.
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