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Indian made Butterfly eBay experiment
« on: September 07, 2018, 08:58:22 PM »

Got bored one evening and came across a guy selling Butterfly willow bats made in India for 80 inc postage on eBay. Returning to playing after a few years out I was surprised by the cost of high grade bats now and the more I read the more I wonder if you can actually get a decent stick for next to nothing and how it would stack up against a top grade bat, so I decided to buy one as a bit of an experiment....

After the guy sent me some pics of a few clefts I picked one out which looked fairly clean, specified a low middle with duckbill shape and weight at 2lbs 9oz /2lbs 10oz, then paid through PayPal on Saturday.

The bat arrived today and I'm pretty surprised at what's turned up for the money tbf. It's a nice shape, with 45mm edges and around a 61mm spine. The grains are pretty straight through the toe, it weighs just over 2lbs 10oz and picks up quite nice too. It feels to be pressed well and pings nice, if a little firm where there's some graping abv the middle. I've tapped a few bats up from various brands this year and it seems to ping as nice as bats I've tapped up costing 4 or 5 times more. Really surprised tbh as wasn't expecting that much and it even came with a full length SS cover.

Obviously I have no idea how it will go longer term but feels decent and the finishing wasn't bad at all. There is a little bit of filler in the splice area, but only a tiny bit and due to the size v's weight I'm guessing its maybe dried a bit more than is necessary. Suppose time will tell but worth the experiment. The handle is round and a little thin too but that can be sorted with another grip. Apart from that it seems decent.

Just to add that my match bat was UK made and bought from a sponsor and it is top notch, so I do think it's important to support the UK bat trade, this was just out of curiosity more than anything but could be interesting.

I'll try to upload pics but not quite sure how to do this  :(
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Re: Indian made Butterfly eBay experiment
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 09:01:09 PM »

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Re: Indian made Butterfly eBay experiment
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 09:04:50 PM »

Yep, that's the one.
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Re: Indian made Butterfly eBay experiment
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 09:06:00 PM »























« Last Edit: September 07, 2018, 10:19:11 PM by jonny77 »
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Re: Indian made Butterfly eBay experiment
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2018, 09:15:53 PM »

Out of interest what are people's views on whether to leave this blank or not?
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Re: Indian made Butterfly eBay experiment
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2018, 09:33:59 PM »

I like my bats blank for the most while, if you dont then find some you like and sticker it up!
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Re: Indian made Butterfly eBay experiment
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2018, 09:39:47 PM »

My main bats a BB, so pretty minimal  :D I was looking for some stickers but most I can find seem pretty poor.
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Re: Indian made Butterfly eBay experiment
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2018, 06:57:51 AM »

What were other clefts like, mind sharing?
Does the ss cover sugest it's made by ss?
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Re: Indian made Butterfly eBay experiment
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2018, 07:04:15 AM »

What were other clefts like, mind sharing?
Does the ss cover sugest it's made by ss?

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Re: Indian made Butterfly eBay experiment
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2018, 07:32:47 AM »

He didn't say, just that they're made in Jalandhar.













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Re: Indian made Butterfly eBay experiment
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2018, 09:49:51 AM »

Someone very knowledgable will, in a minute, make a comment about the Sareen style shoulders
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