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Chalkie

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Question for Kook fans
« on: February 09, 2017, 08:33:08 PM »

Guys,

Someone I know has offered me a Kook Kahuna, they don't know the age, but it looks like it was from just after they stopped the graphites.

The thing is it is badged up as 'Limited Edition' and I can't seem to find anything on google to suggest Kook used that term in grading, so thought I would ask the best on-line cricket kit encyclopaedia I know - is it likely to be real or a fake?

Thanks
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Re: Question for Kook fans
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 08:36:19 PM »

Get some pictures of it would be my advice. There are plenty on here who would be able to help you from those. Difficult without seeing the bat itself
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Re: Question for Kook fans
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 08:40:06 PM »

There should be an 'E' stamp and a number stamp 11,12,13 etc on each shoulder of the bat
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Re: Question for Kook fans
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 08:46:00 PM »

Here you go on pictures, checking with the owner on the shoulder stamps




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Re: Question for Kook fans
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 08:47:49 PM »

Apparently the shoulders say 2J
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Re: Question for Kook fans
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 09:22:19 PM »

Could be a 12.... should be an E on the other shoulder
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Re: Question for Kook fans
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 09:49:22 PM »

Could be a 12.... should be an E on the other shoulder

Thanks for your comments mate. I would say the sticker style looks too old to be 2012

I have asked them to check, but their text said 2 and a J, so could be 2002 (the year Kahuna first came out?) but not sure what J signifies if E is England.

Putting the stamps to one side for now, do you know if they did an LE Kahuna? Can any of the sponsors who stock Kooks help @Uzi Sports @VKS @Vitas Cricket

Thanks,
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Re: Question for Kook fans
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2017, 10:05:28 PM »

Could be a 12.... should be an E on the other shoulder

That is 100% not from 2012. 2012 wasn't to dissimilar to now

Looks more like a 2006-8 style to me give or take.

Best bet is to find pictures of Ricky ponting batting
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Re: Question for Kook fans
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 10:10:00 PM »

Get a picture of the stickers on the binding near the top of the handle, should tell you all you need to know, including model and grade, year, original country marketed in etc.

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Re: Question for Kook fans
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2017, 10:39:48 PM »

It was mid to early noughties model. I had one.

I was sponsored by Kook at the time. The limited edition replaced the twister and warrior as the top models in aus and U.K respectively
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Re: Question for Kook fans
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2017, 10:41:12 PM »

Definitely early 2000s. There was a graham thorpe bubble top end bat that time, think it was an LE...
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Re: Question for Kook fans
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2017, 11:16:42 PM »

My Kahuna of a similar vintage has a 6 on one shoulder and L on the other of that's any help @Chalkie, 2/J sounds similar enough? Would be from about 04-06 I think, bought mine about 05 and these stickers were either one before or after if I remember right. Side profile shot should tell you a lot if that's available? Fakes usually seemed to be terrible in those days, so would likely be a different profile if it wasn't legit.
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Re: Question for Kook fans
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2017, 04:33:25 AM »

Cant be limited edition with 6 grains. Doesnt that close the case?
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Re: Question for Kook fans
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2017, 10:15:58 AM »

Cant be limited edition with 6 grains. Doesnt that close the case?

I was thinking the same, but didn't mention as wanted to see if anyone picked up on it.
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Re: Question for Kook fans
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2017, 10:18:29 AM »

Get a picture of the stickers on the binding near the top of the handle, should tell you all you need to know, including model and grade, year, original country marketed in etc.

Thanks Jake, any idea when they started doing this, as this one apparently doesn't have a sticker on the binding, but does have UK written in sharpie.

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