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Re: rubber vs cork?
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2013, 03:22:32 PM »

Could be where they are turned on the lathe that the operator is using a blunt chisel when he's turning them out. Someone posted a lovely video of a bat factory on here somewhere and you can see the guy turning square handles into round ones (you've gotta be real careful doing that belive me!) Ryan, are you making your own handles on your lathe? I might have a go if i can source some cane.
Sounds interesting - this video. which company was it for? wont mind checking it out.
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Re: rubber vs cork?
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2013, 10:01:17 PM »

The video is somewhere on the bat makers section, I'm sure. It's all one guy doing most of it on a 3 phase band saw. Amazing to watch and something I would never even think about doing for fear of lopping off a finger!

Ryan, I am chasing down a company that might be able to supply raw cane that could be machined into slats. Well up for making my own handles instead of buying them for 15 a piece! I'll keep you posted.
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Re: rubber vs cork?
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2018, 06:32:11 AM »

Hello everyone,

I just recently bought a Gray Nics Powerbow 900 bat and what i noticed is that the inserts are not at a straight line.

They are running diagonal across the handle. An analogy would be like looking at a clock and running 10 to 4 rather then 9 to 3 ( straight line)

Does this mean it is a poorly fitted handle?

thanks for the responses,
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Re: rubber vs cork?
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2018, 09:33:54 AM »

Unusual for a GN, but yes I probably does. Is the bat definitely genuine?
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Re: rubber vs cork?
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2018, 09:46:40 AM »

Hmmm! I read this as using a rubber or a cork, surely there is a place for both?
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Re: rubber vs cork?
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2018, 01:38:00 PM »

Oooooh, missus!
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Re: rubber vs cork?
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2018, 07:18:26 PM »

Unusual for a GN, but yes I probably does. Is the bat definitely genuine?

Yes, it is a genuine bat. The ping is not bad actually. The handle is a bit towards the thinner side, slightly oval at the bottom.

Also there seems to be a white residue, maybe a filler, shaved where the handle and the blade meet.

Should i return the bat back?
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Re: rubber vs cork?
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2018, 05:23:18 AM »






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Re: rubber vs cork?
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2018, 05:24:51 AM »

I've got a couple of bats where the handle's like that, never had any problems. Photo of the binding's not clear but just looks like glue.
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Re: rubber vs cork?
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2018, 10:04:04 AM »

Looks fine. Enjoy the bat
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Re: rubber vs cork?
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2018, 10:18:52 AM »

Rubber inserts alot heavier than cork. Thats the only real difference. I heard something like ten times heavier.
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