Advertise on CBF

Author Topic: Scientific study of bats  (Read 1517 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

cesare_in

  • County 2nd XI
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 327
  • Trade Count: (0)
Logged

Big Mac

  • County 2nd XI
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 462
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Scientific study of bats
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 11:19:44 PM »

The first thing that leapt out at me was the minuscule difference between Kashmir and English willow.

The second was how a composite backing seemed to make a bigger difference than the type of willow or knocking in. However:

Quote
Accordingly, a 4.5% increase in MOI was found to increase bat performance by 0.85%. Thus, roughly half of the performance advantage attributed to a composite reinforced blade is due to its mass.

Finally, knocking in sacrifices a tiny amount of performance in exchange for longevity/durability.

So, putting all of these factors together...

Which CBF member is going to be the trendsetter and stock up for next season with half a dozen of the heaviest Kashmir willow bats he can find and go into games without knocking in or oiling them at all?

I am honestly quite tempted to just spend 30-40 quid on a 3.5lb Kashmir Willow plank and see how it goes.
Logged

WalkingWicket37

  • International Superstar
  • *******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 12058
  • Trade Count: (+26)
Re: Scientific study of bats
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 11:33:19 PM »

Where can I source graphite backed Kashmir bats in bulk?
5 or 6 should last the season if they're not oiled or knocked in :-[
Logged

edge

Re: Scientific study of bats
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 11:57:48 PM »

@d7bow maybe that stunning kashmir Ton you had is the way forward then!
Logged
HS: 126, BB: 7-20

InternalTraining

  • World Cup Winner
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3422
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Scientific study of bats
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2017, 02:09:51 AM »

What is a composite backing?
Logged

Boondougal

  • County 1st XI
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 876
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Scientific study of bats
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2017, 09:11:57 AM »

Bring out the beast
Logged

DorsetDan

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 1693
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Scientific study of bats
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2017, 10:35:13 AM »

Sorry to be a Christmas kill joy .... but :)

The study basically showed nothing and found nothing. It isn't worth reading anything in to it

That said, good old anecdotal evidence says one of the best performing bats I've ever seen was a TON Kashmir willow bat. Huge, beautiful balance, pingy and about 50 in the local sports shop
Logged

edge

  • World Cup Winner
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3531
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Scientific study of bats
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2017, 10:41:58 AM »

Sorry to be a Christmas kill joy .... but :)

The study basically showed nothing and found nothing. It isn't worth reading anything in to it

That said, good old anecdotal evidence says one of the best performing bats I've ever seen was a TON Kashmir willow bat. Huge, beautiful balance, pingy and about 50 in the local sports shop
Aw what, you mean some students doing a test on 3 bats isn't conclusive enough evidence for you? Come on Scrooge, lighten up ;)
Logged
HS: 126, BB: 7-20

Seniorplayer

  • Forum Legend
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5745
  • Trade Count: (0)
Logged

DorsetDan

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 1693
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Scientific study of bats
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2017, 11:57:55 AM »

Aw what, you mean some students doing a test on 3 bats isn't conclusive enough evidence for you? Come on Scrooge, lighten up ;)

Je refuse :)

Hate it when stuff like this has the word "scientific" involved... or no units on Figures... or worse still those units are Imperial  :o  :D
Logged
 

Advertise on CBF