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Aldred Cricket Odyssey
« on: May 08, 2018, 10:27:14 PM »

I was looking to purchase an Aldred Cricket Odyssey bat. I usually get the G1 and weights i prefer are 2.10-11. Previous bats i owned are Laver and Wood (Mega), SS Master 9000, SF Sapphire. All the bats i have are long blade. After a lot of research i decided to go with Aldred but just wanted to see if there are any better bats out there that i might be overlooking

Pitch conditions: Astroturf with a cement base (consistent and predictive bounce)
Playing Position: 2 or 3 down
Playing Style: Mix of timing and power hitting (when required)
Sweet-Spot: Mid to low
Handle: Oval

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Re: Aldred Cricket Odyssey
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 03:37:28 AM »

I have an Aldred and its fantastic. If you are very picky about the dead weight I would go elsewhere as Paul
Will probably not give you a bat of the dead weight you requested. He tends to make bats that are light medium or heAvy In their pickup. This method is contraversial on here but to be honest worked brilliantly for me. Also, all of his bats Ive seen/owned have had a mid/high middle.
Personally I would not worry too much about willow grade. There are many other makers out there you could try. A custom bat/bat bought without picking it up first is always a risk, the fussier you are the less suitable this buying method is.
Good luck and welcome to the forum.
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Re: Aldred Cricket Odyssey
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 06:28:53 AM »

What @Gurujames said, also to mention that Paul now offers a Skype discussion option for anyone wanting a bat who may not be able to visit his workshop. Just email him to arrange an appointment.

Good luck with your purchase!
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Re: Aldred Cricket Odyssey
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 08:18:21 AM »

Thanks guys for your suggestions, it a good to know on how each batmaker differs and i came to the right place.
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Re: Aldred Cricket Odyssey
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 08:57:21 AM »

Do remember that now you have to post up a bat review after you've bought It, with photos!
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Re: Aldred Cricket Odyssey
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 04:33:46 PM »

Will do it once i receive it and have a few net sessions with it to let it open up before i can give it some kind of justification
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Re: Aldred Cricket Odyssey
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 10:40:25 AM »

Love my Aldred, will definitely rebuy once mine breaks. Might have to grab a net bat to go with. 
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Re: Aldred Cricket Odyssey
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 06:15:38 PM »

What Aldred bats have you had the experience playing with ? What kind of pitches do you play on and what profiles do you prefer ?
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Re: Aldred Cricket Odyssey
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 06:46:02 PM »

I have an Aldred and its fantastic. If you are very picky about the dead weight I would go elsewhere as Paul
Will probably not give you a bat of the dead weight you requested. He tends to make bats that are light medium or heAvy In their pickup. This method is contraversial on here but to be honest worked brilliantly for me. Also, all of his bats Ive seen/owned have had a mid/high middle.
Personally I would not worry too much about willow grade. There are many other makers out there you could try. A custom bat/bat bought without picking it up first is always a risk, the fussier you are the less suitable this buying method is.
Good luck and welcome to the forum.

@Gurujames Aldred is fantastic I had a little tap up at nets & much as I hate to say it (as it contradicts everything I thought I knew) it picks up lighter than its weight. Which really ought to be a warning on cbf cliche bingo - but damn it if it isn't true
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