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jp gavan secret willow
« on: April 03, 2019, 04:12:38 AM »

hi i have been looking at a secret willow bat for a while and i was going to see if anyone has got one or if anyone has any reviews on them that would be great, i am mainly looking to see if i preforms well and the pick up on it thanks
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Re: jp gavan secret willow
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 05:57:51 AM »

Serbian Willow - can usually make big bats that are rather light in weight. It terms of performance it can vary, I had one that absolutely flew! Not the prettiest of bats mind!
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Re: jp gavan secret willow
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 06:05:35 AM »

They go well but are a little more fragile than EW was the general consensus wasnt it?
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Re: jp gavan secret willow
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 06:07:45 AM »

Cricketbatinfo , mark had one as a long term test project , he is on youtube & facebook , was impressed with the secret willow big time.
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Re: jp gavan secret willow
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 10:37:44 AM »

I've shaped two Serb willow bats, used one most of last season. Performance and density aren't any different from normal willow, but there are a lot more low density clefts available as it's a big untapped supply. The only unusual thing I was told by my supplier is that unlike with English willow the moisture content doesn't appear to correspond with cleft weight as normal, you can have some very dry heavy ones. Imagine that's more of a processing thing than an inherent property though.

In the particular case of my bats, one is massive and one on the small side. Massive one is only a G3 but is a proper gun, the other one is a really nice grainy G1, feels great in nets but haven't used it outside yet. The sound they both make is fantastic too.
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Re: jp gavan secret willow
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 02:38:38 PM »

I've shaped two Serb willow bats, used one most of last season.

Without asking you to spill the beans on your supplier details, do you know where you can pick up any Serbian willow clefts?
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Re: jp gavan secret willow
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 03:22:23 PM »

Without asking you to spill the beans on your supplier details, do you know where you can pick up any Serbian willow clefts?
Don't be silly, it's "secret willow".
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Re: jp gavan secret willow
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2019, 03:34:17 PM »

Without asking you to spill the beans on your supplier details, do you know where you can pick up any Serbian willow clefts?
I got mine handled and pressed so no help on clefts I'm afraid, other than the Serbian producers Tom posted!
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Re: jp gavan secret willow
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2019, 01:44:53 AM »

@sarg care to enlighten everyone about your thoughts on secret willow
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Re: jp gavan secret willow
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2019, 02:15:47 AM »

What's the price difference between Serbian and English willow clefts?
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Re: jp gavan secret willow
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2019, 01:37:58 PM »

Any manufactures of the bat?  Last year I believe Hunts did couple any other out there?
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