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AJ2014

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Expensive bats that never
« on: February 25, 2019, 04:44:37 PM »

You paid a lot of money for bat, but it never got a place in your heart? sitting there somewhere or sold on?
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 05:04:24 PM »

That AM pro bat with Ayrtek stickers...  :) as lovely as it is I prefer the GM and another non pro AM bat..

Probably because it was made for someone else and the other bats (bar the GMs) were made for me. Luckily it didn't cost me the earth.
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 05:42:02 PM »

Theyre normally sat around for me. Ive caved into pressure from the wife and weeded out 7 to sell. Could get rid of a few more but theyre too good to sell for buttons!

Only used 2/3 bats in matches over the last couple of seasons
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 05:51:03 PM »

For me, it was a M&H Distinction that I picked up in the IJC 30% off sale of legend.  It was, frankly, glorious.  It was bang on my weight, and picked up like a dream.  The middle was superb.  And I could not get on with it.  The lad who bought it from me emailed me a few months later to thank me having made nearly a 1000 league runs with it.

One of those occasions when we seperated where it wasn't her, it was definitely me! :)
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 05:58:00 PM »

For me, it was a M&H Distinction that I picked up in the IJC 30% off sale of legend.  It was, frankly, glorious.  It was bang on my weight, and picked up like a dream.  The middle was superb.  And I could not get on with it.  The lad who bought it from me emailed me a few months later to thank me having made nearly a 1000 league runs with it.

One of those occasions when we seperated where it wasn't her, it was definitely me! :)
You're a legend, man, guess it's the fate!
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 07:24:04 PM »

An affinity carbine was the last time i spent a decent wedge on a bat and was a total plank, pick up was rank as well, sold it via ebay a few years ago
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 08:00:32 PM »

A keeley Superior in the root profile literally the best pickup I have ever known in a bat the nicest looking grains and feel in the hands - however I just couldnt get on with it in a match I continued to get out in the same way in every innings I used it in so it went after I changed bats no more dismals at cover lol

I believe it was the pickup and the shorter length bat and handle may well had been in my head in the end
Such a shame as it was a beautiful bat
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 08:47:31 PM »

Im hoping my GM Stokes player edition doesnt fall into this category....

Was going to use it in winter nets but already bust 1 bat in the first session.
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 08:50:47 PM »

A couple for me. First of all a GM Icon Ross Taylor players edition. Lovely profile and a decent pick-up for the weight but the dead weight played on my mind as it was a couple of ounces heavier than I normally used. Ended up selling it unused to retain some value but really wish I had given it a go.

Second was a Chris King made GN Maverick. Massive blade for the weight but just didn't get on with it at all. Used it in 2/3 net sessions and then sold it for barely half what I paid for it  :(
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 09:37:14 PM »

 for me top of the line gm mana aussie ones as i scored a couple hundreds with a different bat when i swapped to the mana i was expecting some more but they just didnt ping or do anything to the ball
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2019, 09:40:08 PM »

Many times, I liked the pickup and balance of al-cheapo bats that fellow teammates own, and I don't feel that same goodness in a few of my own bats. It's probably a psychological effect? I don't know.

A friend has an old and beaten up kook (and I am never impressed by Kooks) but this one is an exception. I loved the feel and balance. So I took the scale with me this time. Weighted the bat, and it was right on the nose at 2 lbs and 10 Oz which is usually heavy for me.

This fellow does not like the bat, neither plays with it, but just keeps it in the kit bag. Many times I offered him cash but he won't let go. So this time, I offered him two good pricey bats and some cash, which sorta moved him.
So hoping that he falls for it.

I was batting low in the order and played with the bat that day. Easily hit 4 sixes in the last over which won us the match.
 
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 09:41:22 PM »

Im hoping my GM Stokes player edition doesnt fall into this category....

Was going to use it in winter nets but already bust 1 bat in the first session.
Think you should never use your match or best bats in indoor nets, unless you've got replicas 😀
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2019, 09:44:04 PM »

Many times, I liked the pickup and balance of al-cheapo bats that fellow teammates own, and I don't feel that same goodness in a few of my own bats. It's probably a psychological effect? I don't know.

A friend has an old and beaten up kook (and I am never impressed by Kooks) but this one is an exception. I loved the feel and balance. So I took the scale with me this time. Weighted the bat, and it was right on the nose at 2 lbs and 10 Oz which is usually heavy for me.

This fellow does not like the bat, neither plays with it, but just keeps it in the kit bag. Many times I offered him cash but he won't let go. So this time, I offered him two good pricey bats and some cash, which sorta moved him.
So hoping that he falls for it.

I was batting low in the order and played with the bat that day. Easily hit 4 sixes in the last over which won us the match.
Can we call this bat chemistry?
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2019, 09:50:08 PM »

Cricket is a strange thing, but we pick up a cricket bat and start imagining, how far a ball will be hit with it
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2019, 10:14:44 PM »

Can we call this bat chemistry?

Probably.
And this time I closely analyzed that bat, and I guess it's the handle. It's looks a lot heavier than in other regular bats. You can tell straight up that this is quite a heavy handle.

Perhaps the proportion of blade's weight and handle weight is different than in other bats with regular thin handles, and this is what makes it feel pretty awesome in hands?
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