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Shiva_ruxin

New Woodstock
« on: January 22, 2019, 06:01:56 PM »

Hi All,

Today I traveled to see John at Woodstock in order to get a couple of bats refurbished and pick up a new stick for the coming season. My brother and I have been going to John for bats for around 7 years now and have never been disappointed. As any of you who have had a bat from him may know, his customer service is exceptional and he always makes you feel welcome and wanted as well as providing a quality product. Today was no exception.

 I arrived at John's workshop (read shed) after an interesting car journey involving HGVs and tiny country lanes. He immediately welcomed me in and we had a catch-up about how my previous season had gone and about the last bat I had purchased from him. After this we moved onto the selection of my new bat. I was interested in the Classic shape as this was the same as the last bat I had and John said he had a couple of special blades in the shop currently. He then rummaged around for about 30 seconds and produced two enormous sticks from his stock. He then proceeded to tell me that these were two pro sticks and were actually meant for Tim Ambrose who was coming to the workshop next week. As I was a longtime customer of his he told me that he would be able to let me have one of these bats for the same price as his normal Players LE edition. To say I was excited was putting it mildly! Anyway enough talk, I imagine many of you only read these reviews for the pictures anyway:

Specs -

11 grains
37 mm edge
58 mm spine
28 mm toe at centre
23 mm toe at edge
15 mm shoulder
2.95 weight 1 grip
2.11 fully gripped (2 & 1/2 grips)






It might not have the best grains but the ping is amazing and the pick up is exceptional for such a full profile, I can't wait to get it knocked and played in and to hit some balls in the nets!

Thanks,
SR
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Re: New Woodstock
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 06:10:47 PM »

Well done, that is a tremendous looking bat.
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Re: New Woodstock
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 06:42:50 PM »

ooo er that is proper lovely!

I bought a few bits from John and he really went above and beyond.
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Re: New Woodstock
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 06:48:38 PM »

Thanks both

John really is a lovely man, and I would recommend his services to anyone.
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Re: New Woodstock
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 06:51:37 PM »

Thats a stunning looking bat. Love the shape.
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Re: New Woodstock
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 07:21:50 PM »

Does John work from handled clefts or does have have control of everything (asking for a "friend" who is very particular on handle shapes) :D
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Re: New Woodstock
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 07:30:20 PM »

I'm pretty sure he works with handled clefts similar to the way JPGavan does things. I'd say if you want something done specifically I'd shoot him an email as it's usually his wife who answers the phone. He has done different handle shapes for me so I think you'd be able to get what you want done.
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Re: New Woodstock
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2019, 08:17:37 PM »

Just wonderful bat - size and shape
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Re: New Woodstock
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2019, 09:16:59 PM »

Stunning bat - good luck.

Theres one I saw earlier on eBay that I was tempted by! Even more so now
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Re: New Woodstock
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2019, 10:20:40 PM »

What a Gorgeous bat! Cant wait for next Christmas..
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Re: New Woodstock
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2019, 09:12:18 AM »

Proppa bat, that. Lovely bit of willow.
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Re: New Woodstock
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2019, 09:59:43 AM »

the profile/shape is brilliant, plenty of wood in all the right places!!!!
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Re: New Woodstock
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2019, 10:06:32 AM »

Best-looking bat I've seen on here for a while.
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Re: New Woodstock
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2019, 06:22:28 PM »

Wow. This is incredible, can't wait to see it in For Sale section! :D
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Re: New Woodstock
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2019, 01:19:38 PM »

I've been thinking of heading to Woodstock. He's connected with Ansty so a club discount for one thing, but my team mates who use them all have quality bats that perform and last. This sort of post makes me want to stretch my overdraft even further!
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