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Jimmy Tieana

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Reshaping Used bat
« on: January 02, 2019, 02:38:22 PM »

Hey forumites, I am getting a cheesy deal on a used bat through a friend but apparently I will have to reshape the bat in order to conform it to the ICC regulations (Edge size, 5-6 mm off the mark).

Wondering what your thoughts are on reshaping: whether it will have any serious affect on performance or otherwise.

The bat is from a very reliable maker, and will still be a good deal if I add the reshaping cost to the final price.

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WalkingWicket37

Re: Reshaping Used bat
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 02:41:29 PM »

Do you play at a level where the bat size restrictions will be enforced?
If not I wouldn't bother...
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Re: Reshaping Used bat
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 02:42:43 PM »

If its from a reliable maker cant you get him to make a bat that doesnt have to be re-shaped in the first place

Seems a bizarre scenario
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Re: Reshaping Used bat
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 03:16:22 PM »

Do you play at a level where the bat size restrictions will be enforced?
If not I wouldn't bother...

Yes, playing in US/Canada at State/Provincial level they are getting bit picky now on the edge size. And the cost of a new bat from UK is always a limiting factor :(

Thanks  for the reply though...
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Re: Reshaping Used bat
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 03:41:55 PM »

It is quite easy to take a few mm off of the edge. In my experience it will have no effect on the performance of the bat.
If you dont have the tools or confidence yourself a competent carpenter in the USA should be able to do it for you.
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Re: Reshaping Used bat
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 03:46:25 PM »

How much does the bat weigh at the moment, and what profile is it?

The biggest impact taking 5-6mm off each edge is likely to have is the bat will come back a lot lighter.
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Re: Reshaping Used bat
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 03:51:50 PM »

How much does the bat weigh at the moment, and what profile is it?

The biggest impact taking 5-6mm off each edge is likely to have is the bat will come back a lot lighter.

Agreed. The problem with 'big' bats like this one is that they can be overdried in order to get them to useable weight. If it has 45mm edges then it probably has a 70mm spine or something like. You'll have to shave the spine down as well as the edges to get through the gauge.
If the bat weighs 2.10 or less then I would worry about the structural integrity after removing 5mm from the back and edges.
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Re: Reshaping Used bat
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 05:10:30 PM »

Agreed. The problem with 'big' bats like this one is that they can be overdried in order to get them to useable weight. If it has 45mm edges then it probably has a 70mm spine or something like. You'll have to shave the spine down as well as the edges to get through the gauge.
If the bat weighs 2.10 or less then I would worry about the structural integrity after removing 5mm from the back and edges.

Completely agree with the last three comments. I was missing the overdried cleft component in my initial calculations. Although it is 2.14 now but it may still affect the overall structure of the bat. Thanks guys for all your input, and wish you all a great new year!
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Re: Reshaping Used bat
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 05:24:18 PM »

2.14, thats a big bat,,,sand the edges and spine down so they are legal, and leave it as full profile as you can, get a gauge to check it fits
Will still be a weapon
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Re: Reshaping Used bat
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 05:31:36 PM »

Surely this thread needs pictures @Jimmy Tieana :)

The gauges are slightly bigger to allow for a scuff sheet/ edge tape etc so you may have to remove less material than you think (only down to 42-43mm edge for example)
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Re: Reshaping Used bat
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 11:08:30 PM »

Agreed. The problem with 'big' bats like this one is that they can be overdried in order to get them to useable weight. If it has 45mm edges then it probably has a 70mm spine or something like. You'll have to shave the spine down as well as the edges to get through the gauge.
If the bat weighs 2.10 or less then I would worry about the structural integrity after removing 5mm from the back and edges.

Not sure it will be much of an issue if it's allowed to add some moisture back into the bat after sanding, and return to it's pre-sanding weight. Might even help the life span of the bat.
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Re: Reshaping Used bat
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2019, 12:15:25 AM »

It does pose the questions as to what one is to do with old bats that don't fit through the bat gauge and therefore can't be used anymore.  I have a 3.3 GN extreme which I used as a t20 bat which I can no longer use in games as it doesn't come close to fitting through the bat gauge.  To use it again in games, it would need to be essentially treated as new cleft and completely reshaped with no guarantee of performance or pick up once the work had been completed.  Personally I think limiting bat size will have limited impact in rebalancing the ascendancy of bat versus ball in professional cricket, and none whatsoever in the amateur game.  It seems to me to be a complete waste to have equipment which predates the bat regs which is now banned from use
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Re: Reshaping Used bat
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2019, 01:42:44 AM »

Illegal bats can be sent to M&H for a tradein for one of their newer 2019 bat models - http://www.millichampandhall.co.uk/tradein.html
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