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Bat width - narrow vs standard
« on: December 31, 2018, 05:01:01 PM »

I knew I was opening pandoras box when I started measuring the width of bats I owned/bought. Some have been bang in line with standard 108mm width (B3, NB LE, Laver), while others have been quite a bit thinner (Indian bats, and much to my surprise, even a few GM player editions!!!).

Cricket being a mind game, its hard to not let this get to you (what if I cut the ball, and instead of flying over slips, its just a thin feather to the keeper?). Wondering if I am the only one with this problem, or if there are others obsessed with this?
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Re: Bat width - narrow vs standard
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 05:08:25 PM »

I knew I was opening pandoras box when I started measuring the width of bats I owned/bought. Some have been bang in line with standard 108mm width (B3, NB LE, Laver), while others have been quite a bit thinner (Indian bats, and much to my surprise, even a few GM player editions!!!).

Cricket being a mind game, its hard to not let this get to you (what if I cut the ball, and instead of flying over slips, its just a thin feather to the keeper?). Wondering if I am the only one with this problem, or if there are others obsessed with this?

A small sample:
B3s: 108mm
NB LE (bought from Aus): 108mm
Laver (i have owned a few): 107.5mm
SF Black Edition: 106mm
SS bats: 107mm
CA bats: Range from 106.50 to 107.5mm
GM Player Editions: range from 106.5 (!!!) to 107.80

Of course this raises the question...how narrow is too narrow, and where does one draw the line?
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Re: Bat width - narrow vs standard
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 05:16:44 PM »

Fascinating stuff

Bats seeem to vary from 107 to 108 and perhaps a touch less 106.5

Guessing a mm here or there is normal margin for error when cutting ..
I'm not going to be one to make comment if it's important to you that's all that matters. I guess on your day 105mm will be more than enough and on a bad day even 112 mm would not suffice

Nice thread :)
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Re: Bat width - narrow vs standard
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 06:05:07 PM »

All about that extra 2mm, could make all the difference between middling the ball and snicking off for the 12th consecutive week
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Re: Bat width - narrow vs standard
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 12:04:42 AM »

2mm can also be applied to the size of cricket balls being used.
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Re: Bat width - narrow vs standard
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 02:10:00 AM »

ive had 2 bats which measured narrow...

Grove Majestic 105mm-106mm (with factory fitted scuff sheet and taped edges)
Hitman Kohli Profile 104mm-105mm ***part of the early 2018 hitman debate***
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Re: Bat width - narrow vs standard
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 03:40:59 AM »

Interesting topic.

To go further down the rabbit hole - if 2mm is such a negligible measurement are there any bat makers on here that would if requested make wider bats than the legal maximum? Some do, after all, make Lams and bats that dont fit through the gauge
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Re: Bat width - narrow vs standard
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2019, 05:26:15 AM »

Interesting topic.

To go further down the rabbit hole - if 2mm is such a negligible measurement are there any bat makers on here that would if requested make wider bats than the legal maximum? Some do, after all, make Lams and bats that dont fit through the gauge

Might get an edge behind when you otherwise wouldn't... :o

Funny debate alright.
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Re: Bat width - narrow vs standard
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2019, 05:39:27 AM »

In both occasions I received narrow bats as mentioned earlier they were sent back/refunded...

while only a couple of mm as people have suggested it was absolutely a mental confidence thing for me...

both bats were noticeably narrow at a glance which then led me to verniers/comparing to other bats...
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Re: Bat width - narrow vs standard
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2019, 06:08:55 AM »

Interesting topic.

To go further down the rabbit hole - if 2mm is such a negligible measurement are there any bat makers on here that would if requested make wider bats than the legal maximum? Some do, after all, make Lams and bats that dont fit through the gauge

Sitonit was keen to get some 120mm wide bats made up when starting out his batting cage project 2 years ago.
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Re: Bat width - narrow vs standard
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2019, 06:13:29 AM »

I dont have any individual match bat, I use different one every week. I didnt want to rely on any single bat and it helped me adjust to different width and length blades.
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Re: Bat width - narrow vs standard
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2019, 11:08:42 AM »

had this debate tonight, my match bat for 2day and 1day games is 108mm.
my t20 bat i measured tonight is 102, it was 106 but few seasons of sanding back is now 102

I hit the ball probably out of the middle more and have used in the back half of the seasons the last 2 years, we have t20s around christmas.
i barely notice it while batting or in the nets.
I compare it to the GM Kaha which i just got and it is 108 and almost feels to wide for some reason
pic of my 3 blades, SG is actually a LEKKa TPX t20
Mids International Players bat, GM Kaha 404
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Re: Bat width - narrow vs standard
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2019, 12:17:14 PM »

The mids looks stunning but also looks longer ... Are my eyes playing tricks
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Re: Bat width - narrow vs standard
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2019, 12:38:33 PM »

The mids looks stunning but also looks longer ... Are my eyes playing tricks

The other 2 are short blades
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Re: Bat width - narrow vs standard
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2019, 01:07:41 PM »

The mids looks stunning but also looks longer ... Are my eyes playing tricks
yep other 2 are both 525mm
mids is Standard SH length
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