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Blank Bats or Aldred
« on: April 29, 2018, 09:53:12 PM »

So although my H4L Warbird is an absolute gun its just a tad too heavy for me and my dodgy elbow even though it's only 2lbs 11. So I'm looking at selling to fund either a Blank Bat or an Aldred in a lighter weight. What would be the recommendations? I like all the look of all of the BB shapes and the Aldred Prestige inparticular. I usually like to feel the bat and could get to Aldreds place as I live in Yorkshire, so not far away. Do B&B have a showroom or is there anywhere you can view their bats? Thanks
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Re: Blank Bats or Aldred
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 10:14:56 PM »

If you want a light bat I'd be more inclined to go for a BB than an Aldred
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Re: Blank Bats or Aldred
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 10:30:43 PM »

Had both, liked both, but as Cam says if you want a lighter bat then BB would be my suggestion, my current BB is pingy, big and and under 210.

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Re: Blank Bats or Aldred
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 06:00:26 AM »

Thanks for the replies. Is there anywhere you can view Blank Bats range?
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Re: Blank Bats or Aldred
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 06:15:45 AM »

Send a watsapp message to Tai and he will send you pictures of his stock.
And then more pictures of beautiful bats...
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Re: Blank Bats or Aldred
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 06:19:32 AM »

Your handle preference might be key here - Aldred favours a fairly thick handle, whereas BBs are usually pretty thin iirc?

If the handle thing doesn't send you one way or another then going to visit Aldred and get one made in person seems a no-brainer to me. I have a fairly light butterfly and it's superb so would happily recommend, teammates have also had cracking examples.
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Re: Blank Bats or Aldred
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 06:24:11 AM »

Sorry if this is well known already but are BB keeley made?
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Re: Blank Bats or Aldred
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2018, 06:39:06 AM »

Preference is for a thinner/ rounder handle, which had made me lean towards a B&B as I'd read that Aldreds are pretty thick. Will he not make them thinner if required? I'd prefer to be able to see/pick up the bat if possible, although not a complete deal breaker. I'm looking at 2lbs 8 or there abouts, as i want a really light pick up/feel.
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Re: Blank Bats or Aldred
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2018, 06:40:48 AM »

Both mega bats,,,buy one of each
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Re: Blank Bats or Aldred
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 06:42:17 AM »

Both mega bats,,,buy one of each

 :D Unfortunately not an option!
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Re: Blank Bats or Aldred
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2018, 06:42:56 AM »

Send a watsapp message to Tai and he will send you pictures of his stock.
And then more pictures of beautiful bats...

Is it Tais number on the website?
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Re: Blank Bats or Aldred
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2018, 07:24:18 AM »

If your after a butterfly from aldred the lighter clefts seems to fly out so your better off getting the ball rolling asap
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Re: Blank Bats or Aldred
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2018, 07:27:09 AM »

If your after a butterfly from aldred the lighter clefts seems to fly out so your better off getting the ball rolling asap
Could probably stretch to a grade 1. I know it's not about looks but not sure I'm keen on the butterfly willow, although I know it performs.
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Re: Blank Bats or Aldred
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2018, 07:51:34 AM »

Aldred makes a mean butterfly bat and you shouldnt be hung up on the stain - some can be quite nice adds character to the bat.

But the butterflys can be heavier and I dont think Paul has too many lighter clefts in from what i have read on social media so best be quick
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Re: Blank Bats or Aldred
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2018, 08:18:04 AM »

Some of the light bat issue with Aldreds, iirc, is that you ask for a 2.8, so he sends you a 2.11 because he knows what you want more than you do.....
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