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Woodworm IB235 - the review
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:31:27 PM »

Evening all

I asked about these the other day, but as nobody admitted to buying one I decided to be the forum guinea pig!
I ordered a couple of other bits and placed my order, with next day delivery, on Tuesday night and it arrived today.

Looks
Not a stunner, but for the price i never expected it to be!
9 grains (not particularly straight or even!) and a knot right in the middle of the face.
There is a strip of heartwood around 1/3 of the blade on the right handers inside edge (just where I like it!)

The stickers are a modern twist on the trademark W made famous by KP and Freddie back in the day.
The blue and white look good together, with hints of black and yellow making them stand out more. No embossing but the stickers are nicely textured.








Shape
A mid-low sweet spot with moderately thick edges.
Has the trademark scoops in the edge, the shape is reminiscent of the old torch!

There is a fair but not excessive amount of concaving present.







Handle and feel
The bat has a thin round handle, and on first taking it out the box I thought "this feels light!"
The handle feels nice enough out of the packet, but it could probably benefit from an additional grip or two.

Quality and finishing
Now for a couple of knit picks.
The finishing, while not awful could be better. There are a couple of marks on the back that could have been removed with more sanding.

The handle is has 2 rubber inserts, which revealed it wasn't fitted straight!
If i was being overly critical I'd say that the knob could be neater too...





The specs
Edge peak 34mm
Edge at shoulders 11mm
Edge at toe 19mm
Toe peak 23mm
Spine height 56mm
Weight: just under 2lb6



And for those of you who are really OCD!

Width at toe 104mm
Width in middle 107mm
Width at shoulders 105mm

Final thoughts
Not one of the big or fashionable brands, but a well known name none the less.
Not a huge bat by today's standards, but the hitting area looks large enough when you look down the back.

Not the greatest quality or finish, but undeniably a bargain for 30!
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Re: Woodworm IB235 - the review
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 08:50:25 PM »

@WalkingWicket37 - were you able to choose a weight at all?
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Re: Woodworm IB235 - the review
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 08:58:35 PM »

@FattusCattus not on their website, you put one in your basket and it's pot luck what arrives!
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Re: Woodworm IB235 - the review
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 11:44:53 PM »

OCD and me are on a first name basis as far as measurements go.  ;) Great review buddy. Any idea who makes them out of curiosity? Shame it lacks that characteristic woodworm carving around the shoulder. Pressing?
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Re: Woodworm IB235 - the review
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 10:18:44 AM »

Great Review!!! For 30, the bats looks alright. Choice of weight is the only thing that is stopping me buying it :)
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Re: Woodworm IB235 - the review
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 03:00:58 PM »

Cam what's it tap up like mate? It's not the worst looking bat and for the money certainly seems ok as a net/wet weather job or is it a plank for the money
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Re: Woodworm IB235 - the review
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 04:23:15 PM »

Ping video needed
Not bad money at all, when you think what you'd pay for a set of stickers and a grip
Never mind a bat as well
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