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Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« on: June 27, 2018, 12:38:10 AM »

Why do we need to use a wooden mallet? Would'nt the bat face get knocked in equally well with a plastic or rubber mallet? Thanks.
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Re: Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 04:28:42 AM »

I can't imagine plastic would be heavy enough or hard enough, and I'm not a scientist, but I would think that a rubber mallet would absorb most of the impact when striking the bat instead of the actual bat. Anything you use to knock in a bat would have to be as hard or probably harder than the willow itself. I've heard of people trying out hammers though, in theory that should work but it would be very easy to damage the bat, so probably don't take a hammer to your bat. 

Personally I subscribe to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" school of thought and will keep using my bat mallet.
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Re: Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 06:05:33 AM »

Short answer no .
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Re: Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018, 06:07:47 AM »

Yes is the answer.
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Re: Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2018, 06:33:27 AM »

I would've thought a strong resin would do the job - but when wooden mallets are under a tenner there is literally zero point in exploring this lol

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Re: Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018, 08:05:38 AM »

I'm sure I've seen a picture somewhere of Sehwag hitting his bat with a claw hammer....
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Re: Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 08:18:48 AM »

Aldred is the only non-wooden one I can think of recently (note also the Newbery box in the background ;) )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI9Zq0T_Wuw
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Re: Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 08:27:36 AM »

Didn't the podfather himself use a Nylon mallet?

Edit, see here https://youtu.be/KRAd8vrYhQo
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Re: Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 08:36:35 AM »

Aldred is the only non-wooden one I can think of recently (note also the Newbery box in the background ;) )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI9Zq0T_Wuw

He does all the repairs for Newbury, that's whats in the boxes.
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Re: Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2018, 12:24:18 PM »

Didn't the podfather himself use a Nylon mallet?

Edit, see here https://youtu.be/KRAd8vrYhQo

This nylon mallet was identified in a old thread too. Search and you may find.
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Re: Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2018, 03:18:10 AM »

Short answer no .


Shut up , you're talking rubbish .  :D
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Re: Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2018, 03:21:04 AM »

So , basically , if you were hell bent on not using a wooden mallet and could source a nylon one then you could use that .....but a claw hammer is really asking for trouble /craters .
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Re: Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2018, 05:09:36 AM »

Modified sledge hammer would be good, round the edges. Mount it onto a hammer drill
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Re: Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2018, 05:22:58 AM »

Didn't the podfather himself use a Nylon mallet?

Edit, see here https://youtu.be/KRAd8vrYhQo

I reached out to the podfather a few years ago asking about said mallet... He indicated hed had it professionally engineered and cost him well over $100 years before hand. I did the numbers the and figured it was going to be about $200 to get one made... So Ive still got my timber one.
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Re: Can we use a non-wooden mallet for knocking in a bat?
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2018, 06:55:07 AM »

I'm sure I've seen a picture somewhere of Sehwag hitting his bat with a claw hammer....


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