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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2019, 08:11:21 PM »

Other thing is how huge were those big 6s in those days? Only a handful of batsmen who could hit ball out of the stadium!
Mate does hitting 6 define you as a batsman? Look at Sachin, Kallis or Sanga runs to sixes ratio. Bow or no bow doesnt make you a better player. Your skills, temperament and execution makes you a better batsman.
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2019, 08:45:57 PM »

Brad man hit 6 sixes in his entire career and I hear he wasnt too shabby 🤷‍♂️
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2019, 09:23:42 PM »

Would Bradman top 10, T20 or 50 overs tables? trends have changed, you wouldn't want to watch top class batsmen running singles and doubles, with 4s here and there, our lives are too fast, many a times I feel that even 20 - 20 games are dragging, even they only last for 3 hours.
Tendulkar's mindset was different, plus he used most of his career 3lb plus bats, there for there were strokes he wasn't able to execute,
most of the times he scored his runs quickly, so his 4s compesated for 6s he didn't score, people were more interested in his 50s and 100s than anything,
most of his test 100s are scored in team's 1st inning, when there's less pressure
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2019, 09:55:01 PM »

Here is a quick search. Top 5 six hitters are all modern batsman with modern bats. :D

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/283122.html

Viv used a bowed bat.

Right, never mind the fact that this is a ridiculous way of arguing that bowed bats hit more sixes... Let's have a look at that list, you really don't help yourself.

Which of these bowed monsters is responsible for the massive hitting?
Mccullum's Puma?


The famous Millichamp blades of Gilchrist? (enormous photo)
http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=19591&stc=1&d=1320028149

Even Gayle's is hardly off the straight...


Kallis?


Expected Sehwag's bat to be hugely bowed tbf, but...

I could go on... Flintoff: https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/englands-andrew-flintoff-with-his-broken-bat-on-the-fourth-day-of-the-picture-id828753522
Cairns: https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/aug-1999-chris-cairns-of-new-zealand-bats-during-the-fourth-test-picture-id1240916?s=612x612

But you get the point, this is daft. I like bowed bats, they feel much nicer in the hands in my opinion. They make no difference though, the middle is in the same place after all.
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #64 on: March 07, 2019, 10:05:23 PM »

Getting sense from the blokes who usually talk sense and not much from those that don't  :D There's some strange ideas on here at times, good fun though listening to them and everyone's entitled to their opinion. Gonna get myself a bowed bat and make the T20 world cup squad!
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #65 on: March 07, 2019, 10:25:55 PM »

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I tried using flat bats but don't get the elevation for clearing the rope. If you only on a fast outfield and like hitting the ball on ground, sure, use a flat bed. They are great for boring style of cricket which is already going out of style.

I have two Lavers.  One with a flat face and bowed blade with a more Subcontinent Profile (Mid swell).  The other almost flat with a traditional Profile (mid to low swell).  They are both at different weights - 2.08 and 2.11.  One has 11 grains and the other 6 grains. One oiled and other with just a face sheet.  Two completely different bats.  And I have hit sixes with both of them!  I have had team mates borrow the Traditional flat bat and hit some big ones with it too.  I think Ping and Body strength make a bigger difference than Bowed or Flat profile.

Funny how we get older, T20 becomes more boring and Test/ODI becomes more enjoyable to watch and play.  Style and timing over slogging any day for me. 

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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #66 on: March 08, 2019, 07:36:42 AM »

I would imagine technique and power have the most to do with sixes.
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #67 on: March 09, 2019, 03:15:48 PM »

I would like to have a bow so deep in my bat that it might just look like a wooden harvesting sickle.
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #68 on: March 09, 2019, 03:27:24 PM »

Your cuts should be shots to watch then
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #69 on: March 09, 2019, 08:46:32 PM »

Your cuts should be shots to watch then

Yep, it will deceive the fielders quite nicely.
The will all look to point position but the ball will cross the boundary line on long off.
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #70 on: March 10, 2019, 12:24:42 AM »

Would Bradman top 10, T20 or 50 overs tables? trends have changed, you wouldn't want to watch top class batsmen running singles and doubles, with 4s here and there, our lives are too fast, many a times I feel that even 20 - 20 games are dragging, even they only last for 3 hours.
Tendulkar's mindset was different, plus he used most of his career 3lb plus bats, there for there were strokes he wasn't able to execute,
most of the times he scored his runs quickly, so his 4s compesated for 6s he didn't score, people were more interested in his 50s and 100s than anything,
most of his test 100s are scored in team's 1st inning, when there's less pressure

Bradman wasn't a classical batsman, he was a bottom hand dominant player who favoured the leg side.  Not quite as ungainly as Steve Smith is today, but not far off.  He scored a lot of his runs quickly and I have no doubt he would have adapted to playing limited overs internationals.
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Re: Expensive bats that never
« Reply #71 on: March 22, 2019, 11:10:14 PM »

But doesn't mean that Bradman would've used an old tooth of a cricket bat. He'd use the modern bats with nice bows. Flat-bats are old technology. Embrace the modern age of cricket bats, people. Resistance is futile.
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