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Which handle shape do you prefer

Oval (includes all levels such as oval/semi-oval etc)
- 34 (82.9%)
Round
- 7 (17.1%)

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adb club cricketer

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Bat handle shape preference
« on: February 28, 2018, 06:39:00 PM »

I love oval/semi-oval handle bats to the level that I can get on with an average pinging bat with oval handle but not a professional pinging bat with a round handle.  Curious to see what the majority prefers. Also post a comment on why you prefer round/oval, if any.

To clarify, the oval/round shape under discussion is only for bottom part of the handle. The top part is always round. Some folks seem to think oval means oval all the handle which is not the case.
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Re: Bat handle shape preference
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 06:46:04 PM »

I have no preference seeing as I'm a bowler who can't bat...  :(
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Re: Bat handle shape preference
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 06:50:16 PM »

I prefer as oval a bottom hand as possible but I have found that it has made no difference in my batting scores, it's more of a comfort thing for me,
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Re: Bat handle shape preference
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 07:06:15 PM »

I much prefer Oval - and Im a proper batsman!

A nice Hunts handle suits me.
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Re: Bat handle shape preference
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 07:07:58 PM »

I prefer as oval a bottom hand as possible but I have found that it has made no difference in my batting scores, it's more of a comfort thing for me,

This.
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Re: Bat handle shape preference
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 07:09:28 PM »

Best handle Ive had is an Affinity that Marcus made with a quite rectangular handle. Fit in my bottom hand perfectly
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Re: Bat handle shape preference
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 07:13:27 PM »

Best handle Ive had is an Affinity that Marcus made with a quite rectangular handle. Fit in my bottom hand perfectly

Are you a Lego figure?  :)
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Re: Bat handle shape preference
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 07:23:39 PM »

I have no preference seeing as I'm a bowler who can't bat...  :(
How many bats do you have?

I prefer Oval.
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Re: Bat handle shape preference
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 07:25:04 PM »

How many bats do you have?

Too many...
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Re: Bat handle shape preference
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 07:29:22 PM »

Proper oval only, none of this semi-oval nonsense ;)

To clarify, the oval/round shape under discussion is only for bottom part of the handle. The top part is always round. Some folks seem to think oval means oval all the handle which is not the case.
It's unusual admittedly but I've got several bats with handles that have an oval shape all the way up, I like the handles on them very much!
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Re: Bat handle shape preference
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 07:31:59 PM »

Are you a Lego figure?  :)

You must be columbo!!
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Re: Bat handle shape preference
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 08:10:19 PM »

I prefer medium thickness semi oval handle that tapers to a round handle up top. My confidence drops when playing with a skinny round handle
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Re: Bat handle shape preference
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2018, 08:26:05 PM »

Round as dispite what the coaches tell us I  like to give the ball a bottom hand thump.
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Re: Bat handle shape preference
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 08:27:50 PM »

Round as dispite what the coaches tell us I  like to give the ball a bottom hand thump.

Nothing wrong with that at all, if it's there give it some Welly!
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Re: Bat handle shape preference
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2018, 08:28:32 PM »

GN-AUS Kranzbuhler handle or Tim Keeley oval handle.
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