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JK Lewis

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Re: The Storm Damage myth
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2018, 03:17:00 PM »

Afternoon all!

Raining here in Suffolk, the season is all over, so I thought I'd briefly wrap this up as promised. The bat made it through, quite comfortably really, it was responding much better at the end of the season than the beginning. This makes sense as there was zero knocking in prior to the first game. At season end, it weighed about 1.5oz less than at the beginning. I batted 12 times, scored just over 300 runs at about 30, with 2 50's.

In my opinion the storm damage made no difference to performance, though at my level of talent it's hard to suggest that I bring the best or worst out of any piece of kit! There are some good looking cracks on the face and edges. Personally, I think that there is a correlation between these cracks and the lines of storm damage, but it's tough to be sure. You need to see it in your hand to really judge, but anyway here's some final photos for you to consider.

Overall, it was an interesting experiment. I might take off another 3-4 oz in the close season, it is a bit of a lump to be honest. Alternatively, I might make another bat. Decisions, decisions...









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Re: The Storm Damage myth
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2018, 04:07:42 PM »

Thanks for sharing your experiment. It was an interesting read. So it is going to be a feature in your living room now?
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Re: The Storm Damage myth
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2018, 06:46:13 PM »

Thanks for sharing your experiment. It was an interesting read. So it is going to be a feature in your living room now?

Hahaha well I guess my wife might say 'it's me or the bat.' As I said earlier, decisions decisions...  :)
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Re: The Storm Damage myth
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2018, 06:49:15 PM »

Hahaha well I guess my wife might say 'it's me or the bat.' As I said earlier, decisions decisions...  :)

The bat. The bat  ;)
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Re: The Storm Damage myth
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2018, 04:08:58 AM »

Could your next experiment be to use an underpressed ('pro pressed') bat and see how that lasts ?
Thanks for this thread , good read.
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Re: The Storm Damage myth
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2018, 11:57:44 AM »

Could your next experiment be to use an underpressed ('pro pressed') bat and see how that lasts ?
Thanks for this thread , good read.

That's an interesting idea. Just need to find a batmaker who does actually press differently for pros and is prepared to do the same for me. I'll look into it. Alternatively I could just go with a completely unpressed cleft, and see what happens.
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Re: The Storm Damage myth
« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2018, 12:07:26 PM »

Or over dry a cleft and see if it does give an improved performance?
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Re: The Storm Damage myth
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2018, 12:16:44 PM »

Or over dry a cleft and see if it does give an improved performance?

That's good too. Probably getting to a stage where we would need a better batsman than me, who practises and plays more games than i do, to really understand the results.
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