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Sitonit

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Seriously, sometimes I feel that the seller is actually trying to take a chance of tricking the buyer into thinking that the bat is light weight for it's description and dimensions, rather than him having a scale the displays only in lbs?
So instead of saying 3 lbs 15 Oz or something, they will advertise it as 2.9 lbs to create a contrasting tease that the bat has 48 mm edges with no concaving.

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stevat

Re: Is there any industry standard format to advertise the bat's weight?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 06:40:53 PM »

All weights should be in grams really. No metric vs imperial conversion issues then. Only problem would be that people over 30, like me, would be most confused at first.
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Re: Is there any industry standard format to advertise the bat's weight?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 07:11:48 PM »

Seriously, sometimes I feel that the seller is actually trying to take a chance of tricking the buyer into thinking that the bat is light weight for it's description and dimensions, rather than him having a scale the displays only in lbs?
So instead of 3 lbs or something, they will advertise 2.9 lbs to create a contrasting tease that the bat has 48 mm edges with no concaving.
Mostly a common issue among pakistani retailers and in most cases even brands. Indian retailers have bypassed this confusion and put the weight in grams. Do ur own conversion. Great idea i believe.
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Re: Is there any industry standard format to advertise the bat's weight?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 12:35:04 AM »

Mostly a common issue among pakistani retailers and in most cases even brands. Indian retailers have bypassed this confusion and put the weight in grams. Do ur own conversion. Great idea i believe.

The only one I know in Pakistani brands is CA.
They put the weight mark on the bats shoulder edge which is the weight in lbs before putting on the grip and stickers.

But what I am saying is that its always the heavier weight bats that are marked as such.

For example a bat that weighs 2 lbs 6 Oz wont be advertised as 2.1 lbs because it makes it look dodgy for a SH size bat.

Its always the 2 lbs 13 Oz kind of bats that are advertised as 2.9 lbs to make the number look like falling in the average weight range
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Re: Is there any industry standard format to advertise the bat's weight?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 03:49:22 AM »

The only one I know in Pakistani brands is CA.
They put the weight mark on the bats shoulder edge which is the weight in lbs before putting on the grip and stickers.

But what I am saying is that its always the heavier weight bats that are marked as such.

For example a bat that weighs 2 lbs 6 Oz wont be advertised as 2.1 lbs because it makes it look dodgy for a SH size bat.

Its always the 2 lbs 13 Oz kind of bats that are advertised as 2.9 lbs to make the number look like falling in the average weight range
MB and HS are suspects of this as well. And its not just this. I have seen bats with 2.11lb and 2.12lb stickers too. Whatever that means.
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Re: Is there any industry standard format to advertise the bat's weight?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 04:29:03 AM »

MB and HS are suspects of this as well. And its not just this. I have seen bats with 2.11lb and 2.12lb stickers too. Whatever that means.

2lb 11oz (1219 Grams) & 2lb 12oz (1247 Grams)
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Re: Is there any industry standard format to advertise the bat's weight?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2018, 04:59:06 AM »

2lb 11oz (1219 Grams) & 2lb 12oz (1247 Grams)
Except it doesnt. They would have bats weighing 2lb11oz and mark it 2.7lb and when asked they'd tell u the weight is in lb not lb and oz. Then they have bats that say 2.12lb and u dont know what that means cause they just told u its in decimals which should mean after 2.9lb its 3lb but but but...
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Re: Is there any industry standard format to advertise the bat's weight?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2018, 05:12:12 AM »

Except it doesnt. They would have bats weighing 2lb11oz and mark it 2.7lb and when asked they'd tell u the weight is in lb not lb and oz. Then they have bats that say 2.12lb and u dont know what that means cause they just told u its in decimals which should mean after 2.9lb its 3lb but but but...

Both these bats from HS were 2lb 7oz (1105 Grams) each and spot on the weights when they arrived.



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Re: Is there any industry standard format to advertise the bat's weight?
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2018, 05:16:47 AM »

Both these bats from HS were 2lb 7oz (1105 Grams) each and spot on the weights when they arrived.


Then ur the lucky one mate. I have wasted so much money on wrongly marked Cas and Maliks. My teammate has a 2lb11oz HS 41 that he spent a fortune on that says 2.7lb on the sticker. My current Mids MM power was currectly marked though. It said 2lb9oz on the sticker and was spot on.
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Re: Is there any industry standard format to advertise the bat's weight?
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2018, 08:53:27 AM »

The only one I know in Pakistani brands is CA.
They put the weight mark on the bats shoulder edge which is the weight in lbs before putting on the grip and stickers.

But what I am saying is that its always the heavier weight bats that are marked as such.

For example a bat that weighs 2 lbs 6 Oz wont be advertised as 2.1 lbs because it makes it look dodgy for a SH size bat.

Its always the 2 lbs 13 Oz kind of bats that are advertised as 2.9 lbs to make the number look like falling in the average weight range

Must be some heavy old stickers, lost count of the number of 2'8 marked CA's I've repaired or knocked in that when i weighed them were almost always 2'14+

Grams is safest, but is not a widely used system for bat weights, particularly in the UK.
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