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Re: Preparing TK Bats For Matches
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2018, 08:40:11 PM »

^ Right on!

This is what I have found: great bats don't require much knocking.

SK are ready to go out of the box, though :D
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Re: Preparing TK Bats For Matches
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2018, 10:04:59 PM »

So after spending 500 on a keeley superior pop a scuff sheet on it and away you go madness lol not sure I could do that

The true madness is spending 500 on a bat...
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Re: Preparing TK Bats For Matches
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2018, 05:24:06 AM »

I am not using excessive mallet because it delaminates the bats.

If it delaminated in knocking you are hitting too hard too early, too dry, Not oiled correctly, not pressed correctly.

A bat should not delaminate in preparation unless you or the bat maker did something wrong.

I use the same process on all bats and regulate the amount of knocking accordingly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkkBpC6ff60&t=1s
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Re: Preparing TK Bats For Matches
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2018, 05:59:15 AM »

The true madness is spending 500 on a bat...

Yes perhaps

But if someone was happy to do so I dont think just putting an anti scuff sheet on and then start using it is good advice - that would surely go with any bat

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Re: Preparing TK Bats For Matches
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2018, 08:01:39 AM »

Yes perhaps

But if someone was happy to do so I dont think just putting an anti scuff sheet on and then start using it is good advice - that would surely go with any bat

Think it depends what you mean by start using it straight away is. If you get a new bat scuff it go in the nets swinging at anything and people, are using cheap rocks than yes that's stupid but using straight away against Bola machine set at half volleys at 60mph for a few sessions and then against quality used balls is fine and always has been for me. Don't get me wrong if it's a full on Yorker with a new bat in the nets I'll just leave it but personally I think you get better results also getting used to your new bat in terms of weight pick up etc. No 2 bats ever feel the same even if the same weight so as long as your sensible it's always been ok for me, I'm an opening bat and I wouldn't take a bat Iv just bought straight out against a new ball simply because I want to get used to how it feels and performs not because I'm worried it will get a crack etc
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Re: Preparing TK Bats For Matches
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2018, 09:44:27 AM »

If it delaminated in knocking you are hitting too hard too early, too dry, Not oiled correctly, not pressed correctly.

A bat should not delaminate in preparation unless you or the bat maker did something wrong.

I use the same process on all bats and regulate the amount of knocking accordingly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkkBpC6ff60&t=1s




@sarg is a bat prep guru......i like the way he prepares bats and try to emulate it as closely as possible.
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Re: Preparing TK Bats For Matches
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2018, 01:38:23 PM »




@sarg is a bat prep guru......i like the way he prepares bats and try to emulate it as closely as possible.

Thanks mate.

It is all commonsense and freely available information, found on this forum and all over the internet. Anyone can prepare the bat, just most leave it too late and rush the job to get it out to the middle. I did it too.

Some really strange  ideas about preparation out there. Dont ask a pro, they dont pay for the bat. Scuff and play is just taking a unnecessary risk and a shortcut.

Buying a new bat is exciting. I have listened to lots of people, read and practiced and come up with this process I use on all bats and continue to improve. Knocking a bat is not a chore it is a way of learning about your new bat. You buy a bat that may have crafted especially for you or it is the result of hours of grading and production, 3-4 hoirs of patience is a fair trade off.
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