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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2019, 11:03:47 PM »

For me it was a H4L NV

Lovely shape, lovely pickup and I used it throughout the winter  nets to find the ping was great.
Then I broke my thumb while batting with it in the first outdoor training session of the season. It wasn't the bats fault, but I never quite got on with it the same after that  :(
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2019, 04:53:50 AM »

I picked up a Gray Nicolls Gold off a team mate. Beautiful bat felt amazing but just couldn't get on with it sold it to another team mate and the same happened to him so he got rid of it.
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2019, 07:54:10 AM »

I prefer to think of the opposite position, when you aren't sure about a bat then use it...
I have a couple of examples, my SAF Genus which I scored a mountain of runs with, but never really liked (!) And I was very sceptical about my BB hulk. Then I used it...!
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2019, 08:08:11 AM »

I had this at the back end of last season.

I bought an M&H Amplus from the Outlet and scored 3 50's with it in the last 3 matches of the season and then promptly sold it on eBay for a considerable loss.

I just didn't love the bat maybe it was the SSource that bothered me deep down inside  :)



 

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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2019, 09:32:14 AM »

picked up a special H4L Devil (look like a pro) so didnt cost the earth

lovely bat pings well fantastic pick up just never got on with it
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2019, 09:58:45 AM »

Picked a Salix Prsanthia from a selection of clefts and gtot to follow it being made by photo, lovely looking bat and felt great. Never scored me any runs though so it go passed on to a teammate that racked up heaps before it blew a shoulder.
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2019, 10:34:07 AM »

Salic SLX Finite that was too nice to use, and NB DC 1080 LE that I got when I was infatuated with Steve smith (now in sale section)!
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2019, 10:40:40 AM »

I prefer to think of the opposite position, when you aren't sure about a bat then use it...
I have a couple of examples, my SAF Genus which I scored a mountain of runs with, but never really liked (!) And I was very sceptical about my BB hulk. Then I used it...!
Think it makes sense as well, obviously if you've good earned money for it, if it doesn't work then sell, it's price wouldn't bother you for sure
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2019, 10:59:39 AM »

Had this with a Salix at the back end of the 2017 season. On paper had everything I would have asked for, but it just didn't feel right. Sold for a loss on eBay.
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2019, 07:13:40 PM »

I had a Salix that was beautiful but never used it. It felt/looked too good to use, honestly. Like a piece of art :)
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2019, 07:58:13 PM »

I prefer to think of the opposite position, when you aren't sure about a bat then use it...
I have a couple of examples, my SAF Genus which I scored a mountain of runs with, but never really liked (!) And I was very sceptical about my BB hulk. Then I used it...!
I completely agreed! I had a B3 that I picked up from eBay. It was used by Mullaney himself. I picked it up and didnt like how it felt. I put it in selling pile but one day I gave my match bag for refurb and decided to use it for my match, I hit huge sixes with it simply by placing the ball. I always keep it in my bag even if I dont use it.
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2019, 08:07:37 PM »

I completely agreed! I had a B3 that I picked up from eBay. It was used by Mullaney himself. I picked it up and didnt like how it felt. I put it in selling pile but one day I gave my match bag for refurb and decided to use it for my match, I hit huge sixes with it simply by placing the ball. I always keep it in my bag even if I dont use it.

You got any pictures of the B3 you speak of 😉
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2019, 08:23:53 PM »

You got any pictures of the B3 you speak of 😉
I am not good at posting pictures on forum but I can send you directly.
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2019, 08:27:56 PM »

Most expensive bat I had, was an absolute stunner of a bat
Unfortunately the circumstances and brand I got it from, totally ruined the bat for me, I just had no affiniti with it.
It didnt help it was way over my usual weight and picked up like a piece of lead
First bat I re profiled and managed to get a little better,,,,scored a few runs with it, before it started to split in two
Managed to cut it down and pass it onto our 1st team captains daughter to use.

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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2019, 09:21:02 PM »

I've still got an unused Stan kranzbuhler bat. With my normal weight being 2,8 - 2,10 it is just too heavy for me at 2,13ish.

With my match bat working well and another one just like it coming along in the nets I've no need just yet to thicken the handle and balance it out (which has worked for me it the past). Odd that.
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