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Re: Kookaburra 2018
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2017, 12:26:36 PM »

It's only the top of the list range(140rrp) kahuna pad that has the different shin bolster, rest of range is standard

I can't find pictures of that anywhere.
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Re: Kookaburra 2018
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2017, 12:40:57 PM »

It's on their twitter feed, posted yesterday I believe
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Re: Kookaburra 2018
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2017, 02:51:23 PM »

Great to see some innovation from a big brand. I imagine some of these tweaks will make their way onto other big brands equipment, just like the Kahuna knee cutout did many years ago.
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Re: Kookaburra 2018
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2017, 07:28:47 AM »

The guys at Its Just Cricket talk a bit about the new bat profiles in this video (having been to the Lords trade show?), guess we'll just have to wait for Kooka to release some profile images to get a proper look...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A4P29UjnlA
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Re: Kookaburra 2018
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2017, 01:43:09 PM »

@justnotcricket86 this is the top Kahuna pad with moulded shin bolster:



Also, they've just released an image of the new 'PRO TOUR' bag, nice to see Kooka moving away from lime green on their top bag (assuming 'TOUR' means top end?) to electric blue with "heavy duty tarpaulin, denim cotton" material  :o

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Re: Kookaburra 2018
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2018, 11:37:13 PM »

Having seen IJC review of the 2018 kahuna, realized that the kahuna and all the 2018 kooka ranges now have a proper round face.
Personally, I loved the flat face of the kahuna (that was really the main attraction for me regards the kahuna) and the other kooka range, so was disappointing for me. What do you guys think of the change?
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Re: Kookaburra 2018
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2018, 09:34:55 AM »

Having seen IJC review of the 2018 kahuna, realized that the kahuna and all the 2018 kooka ranges now have a proper round face.
Personally, I loved the flat face of the kahuna (that was really the main attraction for me regards the kahuna) and the other kooka range, so was disappointing for me. What do you guys think of the change?
This is coming from my own personal views (being apart of Team Kookaburra doesn't come into it) but I personally like the 2018 range and the changes to the profiles/faces. When I was picking my kit up around 6 weeks ago I was talking to the staff up there and they explained the changes were to optimise the size of the bats whilst also making sure they are in line with the new bat laws being introduced. I must admit my Kahuna is a 2' 9 3/4 and it still picks up very well, the edges are still quite big (I'm lucky that the one I picked had quite full profile for a Kahuna as well) and it definitely pings. I looked at over 10 bats that day in the 2' 9 weight range alone and must say they are definitely an improvement from 2017 and I thought they were very good bats.
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Re: Kookaburra 2018
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2018, 09:43:40 AM »

Rounder face and more oval handles across all ranges is a winner for me
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Re: Kookaburra 2018
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2018, 11:45:11 AM »

Definitely a winner, remember when Kookaburra used to churn out amazing bats like noone else and they all had round faces and big oval handles? Those were the days.
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Re: Kookaburra 2018
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2018, 06:36:29 PM »

Just the other day, was looking at the Kook  Aus range in https://www.meulemans.com.au/product-category/cricket-bats/kookaburra-1617/

At the bottom of the page, it says "One of the biggest selling points of these beautiful bats is that each and every one is handmade here in Australia by expert craftsmen..."

Always thought kook bats are made in India and by SG. Anyone can throw light on the above regarding Aus made for Aus ranges..


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Re: Kookaburra 2018
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2018, 06:59:41 AM »

I have heard recently of Kookaburra opening up a division in Aus
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