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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #90 on: September 17, 2019, 05:31:35 AM »

Another couple of refurbs done on teammate's Macer Platinum gun and SG player edition. The SG also had edges delaminating and a lot of cracks on the edges. Very similar to how i have seen on most Ca bats recently. Flat face and dry willow maybe? The handle has got too much flex and i dont see it lasting very long. Always disappointed to see bats that cost a kidney and a spleen that behave this way.

The macer I quite liked. Be interesting to know who makes for them. Shoulders were quite similar to TK but the handle was thin and round.



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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #91 on: September 17, 2019, 07:32:42 AM »

Interestingly, i have a GM Neon 808 and it is going exactly the same way. Not quite there yet but i can already see a small crack forming through the toe exactly like this. Could it be a design thing? Using a mid/high sweetspot bat on low bounce wickets? Very interesting.
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I believe square toe bats are slightly more susceptible to toe damage but most of the tracks we play on have a bit of bounce certainly our home deck, also I'm an opening bat so more balls certainly hit higher up the blade. All I know is I need to keep it going as long as possible so hopefully I can get the fix right
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #92 on: September 18, 2019, 09:25:52 PM »

Here it is finished, worked out ok and got the seal of approval from the cat. The owner gave it a thrashing in the nets and nothing fell off, with any luck it will make it through this season.


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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #93 on: October 15, 2019, 08:59:35 PM »

Slazenger V800 which had a 'pig skin' on it, now I know why. I don't know if it's worth saving but I've glued it up and will see how it looks in a couple of days.





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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #94 on: October 21, 2019, 08:59:55 PM »

I picked up a couple of very cheap GN's from Gumtree which I'm going to use to make some junior bats.
The first one is an Omega 1500 in SM size, for the princely sum of $40aud because the toe was 'badly cracked' according to the seller. It weighed 2'4 with grip and scuff, I'm turning into a long handle short blade size 6 it's looking pretty good thus far. I chopped the toe off so the cracking is no longer and issue, just finalising the balance at the moment.




The other bat is an F18 from the same seller and was $20aud and advertised as unrepairable and suitable for tennis balls only. In true Dunning Kruger style I figured that it would be something fairly minor and would be fixable, well I've got my work cut out for me here. Interestingly the crack is only on the back of the bat and hasn't yet made it through to the face. If I had to guess at the cause I would say a poorly fitted handle has caused the crack to propagate from the very bottom section of the splice.
I clamped the toe end in the vice very tightly then attached a 6 foot length of 50mm pipe to the handle to open up the crack, then filled it full of Gorilla glue before wrapping it in packing tape. I then reversed the blade so it was spine side down and compressed the timber back into the correct shape with my big lump of steel and a ratchet strap. I'm not sure what I'll do after that, I'm considering some bow tie joints but I'll see what it looks like with the tape off before I go too much further.




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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #95 on: November 11, 2019, 09:56:20 PM »

This is what I did with the knackered F18, it's a size 6 length but with a 25mm longer handle and the overall width is 102mm. The toe looks wonky in the pictures but looks ok in the hand and it's for a 12 year old who will only leave it in the rain anyway so I don't really care. I used the kookaburra stickers to hide the massive repair which was plenty of titebond 3 and dowels and it's surprisingly strong, I clamped it in the vice and tried to break it and was worried I'd pull the handle out of it.



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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #96 on: November 11, 2019, 10:00:28 PM »

Then I picked this up on Sunday from our keeper who was wondering why in made a strange noise off the toe.....
It's a weird shape and I've never seen one of these before, super concaved and a really low middle (didn't take a profile shot) with the spine right through the toe. It also doesn't have the GN braded edges which I though was odd but I'm not really up to speed with the GN changes over the years so that may be normal.
The crack didn't really want to open up much so I had to inject it with a syringe and use a foaming glue to fill any voids, then a put a dowel in and clamped it up it's currently drying in the vice.







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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #97 on: November 11, 2019, 10:09:37 PM »

Had these in for a once over as its the off season, they came up pretty well I think. The Delaminated one is a young lad who I sponsor who plays a lot due to being part of Somerset academy and on a scholarship at Clifton college so has hit a lot of balls!









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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #98 on: November 12, 2019, 12:15:26 AM »

^ What happens to a bat if delamination is left untreated?
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #99 on: November 12, 2019, 06:41:43 AM »

^ What happens to a bat if delamination is left untreated?

The wood starts to break off the bat. Ive seen some horrible ones that are only held together by the scuff sheet.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #100 on: November 12, 2019, 08:39:57 AM »

^ What happens to a bat if delamination is left untreated?

Performance is lost as youre left with a gap between the delaminates area and the rest of the bat. As Potzy says it will end up breaking horizontally and pieces will just fall off.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #101 on: November 12, 2019, 10:22:31 AM »

^ What happens to a bat if delamination is left untreated?
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #102 on: November 16, 2019, 04:56:39 PM »

This is my old match bat which must be 24 years old now. Was sat in the cupboard for years, then the garage after not being used for probably 18 years. Badly delaminated and some serious cracks opened up on the edge. All glued up but lost some of the face when the scuff sheet came off.

Love the retro stickers and the shape still. It was an absolute gun and still pings now! I got my first senior ton at a decent level with this bat, so nice to get it spruced up a bit.

Only just squeezes through the bat gauge as you can see  :D Which just proves big edges don't really matter, as I hit the ball just as far with this bat as I do with the modern bats now.

















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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #103 on: November 16, 2019, 05:18:26 PM »

Great job
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #104 on: November 16, 2019, 05:27:01 PM »

Thanks mate. Might give it a go in nets for old times sake  :D  Would have been in the best grains thread when new, lovely bit of willow.
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