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t2ylo

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What is the difference?
« on: March 10, 2019, 07:01:50 AM »

Ive assumed that XT Black & XT White were identical - I could not find differing descriptions from retailers.

So I picked up a Black to go with my White. Ignore the LE stickers I just had those knocking about in my cricket drawer.

Same weight for both bats now set up at 2lb 7oz but theres differences

Firstly I modified the toe on the White after a little net damage, so ignore that

Overall height is identical. Blade length differs. Shape differs. The black handle was thinner until I put a thin chevron underneath which has made weights identical. 

Who makes Adidas bats? Why would they be different? Is it just my imagination?







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Re: What is the difference?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 08:47:40 AM »

In my head white was fuller profile to toe and black was duckbill. But both look similar profile in these photos.
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Re: What is the difference?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 01:07:09 PM »

Could just be manufacturing variation? I guess they are Indian made and I know that some of the top Indian bats come with a bit of variation in handle size, amount of bow etc. Just watch some of the reviews on EAS where they have several bats for sale that are 'the same'
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Re: What is the difference?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 06:32:51 PM »

These both look like xt 2018 model? The 2019 model has different stickers on the back.

What grade are these bats? I'm guessing xt 2.0 or 3.0 from the grains? I'm interested because I'm thinking of ordering one and don't know which grade to choose. Apparently Adidas grade quite generously, so even a 5.0 can be decent.

Apparently the xt White has a more pronounced bow, but yours look to be the other way round. The handle is usually small to medium with full oval. On the IJC review I watched they said the black had a thinner handle.
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Re: What is the difference?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 11:15:42 PM »

That white one is a 5.0
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Re: What is the difference?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 11:58:32 PM »

Thanks. Looks like decent grains. Was it hand selected from the warehouse?
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Re: What is the difference?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2019, 09:50:20 AM »

That white one is a 5.0

And it really is a very good bat too!!!

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Re: What is the difference?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2019, 10:27:51 AM »

Change of factory?
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