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2 new sticks
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:40:14 PM »

Afternoon all.

Thought I would share some pics of a couple of stunners that I picked up from Salix yesterday. As some may know I spent a few years working at salix about 5 years ago when I lived in Kent but since then have struggled to find the time to go and catch up with friends etc. So having spent Sunday and Monday catching up with old friends and my old club on the Sunday I had a bit of spare time before coming home.
So I popped into have a catch up and possibly get myself another bat as loving my GMs this season but still the best bat I ever had was my HitsHard Super Power.

Anyway set up is still the same with everything done by hand, lovely selection of willow across all grades. Anyway after the catch up and cup of tea etc I finally started talking about a new bat for myself, Andrew then showed me these 2 stunners. So these are AJK clefts so finite grade but they have tiny amounts of compression cracks (storm damage) in the heartwood section, I have tried to show this on the pics but it generally is quite small and faint. Andrew was always so meticulous when it comes to grading and grades and checks every bat himself throughout the process to ensure his grading remains so exact, Im sure a lot of others would just put these out as top end.
Anyway bith bats are 2.12 but one is very full profile with a slight duckbill toe and the other so lightly concave with spine running into the toe. Both have the new black and navy labels which in the light look amazing. Size wise both very similar the fuller profile is slightly bigger at 39mm edges and the other is 37mm edges with decent spine, inside the the new measurements for sure.
The most impressive element is the performance, both have the rounded face with salix having moved away from the flatter faced bats and the pressing is so spot on. The convex shape really in mind blowing in immediate response. Regardless of the slight compression cracks I think these are fun times bats maybe wont last as long as others but will perform from the go.











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Re: 2 new sticks
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 09:28:45 PM »

Lovely timber. Lucky you.
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Re: 2 new sticks
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 06:50:37 AM »

Oh lucky you! You snapped these up then they do look amazing and certainly worth the risk lol
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Re: 2 new sticks
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 08:22:27 AM »

Oh lucky you! You snapped these up then they do look amazing and certainly worth the risk lol

Yea right place, right time I guess.
Personally minimal risk i think as the storm damage is very minimal and almost non existent on one plus Im not someone who bludgeons the ball anyway so should last me ok
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Re: 2 new sticks
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 08:41:06 AM »

they were on their new specials section of the website the other day - if only I wasn't getting married in a week lol 
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Re: 2 new sticks
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 08:42:22 AM »

They look fantastic mate, top quality podshaving! Good luck at the crease.
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Re: 2 new sticks
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 08:49:20 AM »

Yea right place, right time I guess.
Personally minimal risk i think as the storm damage is very minimal and almost non existent on one plus Im not someone who bludgeons the ball anyway so should last me ok

You mean you might actually use them?
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Re: 2 new sticks
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 08:58:06 AM »

Stunning blades. Use them well.
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Re: 2 new sticks
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 10:43:18 AM »

Was wondering who snapped these up, congratulations! Great bats and a bargain.
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Re: 2 new sticks
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 12:22:18 PM »

You mean you might actually use them?

Yep these will certainly be in the used section of my collection. Had a very good start to the season with my GM so will stay with that whilst the goings good but these will get a good run this year I reckon
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