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buddyb

A pro bat on the bench
« on: April 26, 2019, 07:18:17 AM »

Hi guys,

Just thought I would share with you a bat I made up yesterday. Recently I have been lucky to have been asked to make some bat's for some pros for a particular brand.

Attached are some images of the bat I made and the specs the sent me.

15mm at the shoulder
35mm edges
20mm toe
Two tone
Full profile
Finish weight between 2.8-9

So completely against what people conceive as 'normal' huge 40mm egdes, 65mm spine etc.





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Re: A pro bat on the bench
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2019, 07:20:57 AM »

Very interesting.
What criteria did you use to select the cleft, or was that chosen by the player?
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Re: A pro bat on the bench
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2019, 07:48:14 AM »

Lovely looking bat!
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Re: A pro bat on the bench
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 07:50:30 AM »

They allow me to choose the cleft. Most come from grade 2 or 3 clefts. Something that carries a good grain and high performance but needs to be a lightweight cleft to get the full profiles.
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Re: A pro bat on the bench
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 08:11:43 AM »

Thanks for sharing @buddyb

I really love the profile, to me that's perfect.

Great work  :)

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Re: A pro bat on the bench
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 08:34:29 AM »

Lovely looking bat  :)
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Re: A pro bat on the bench
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 09:21:20 AM »

lovely lovely shape!

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Re: A pro bat on the bench
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 09:41:28 AM »


Really well made bat, well done,
I know grade 2/3 can have performance bats, reason for pros to use them would be price only or in case they're been sponsored for the brand you're making for.
especially after that I'm using 7 star bats it's difficult to believe that grade 2/3 will be better performers.
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Re: A pro bat on the bench
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2019, 09:57:25 AM »

Great stuff. Good job putting it out there. This will clear some misconceptions regarding pro bats been made from clean looking willow only.
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Re: A pro bat on the bench
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2019, 10:20:22 AM »

Thanks everyone.

Yea a lot of the pros I've dealt with in the past would all love the top end stuff but when they get 5 bat's at a time it's not commercially viable and at the end of the day they just want something that performs well. The preconceptions seem to come from Asia where the clefts are left out to bake in the sun, resulting in lighter clefts but a lot drier and therefore don't last as long.
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Re: A pro bat on the bench
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2019, 12:14:24 PM »

"Just out of interest" how much would one of these cost?
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Re: A pro bat on the bench
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2019, 12:27:24 PM »

@buddyb , did you press the cleft yourself? How is the ping and performance ?

I am a big fan of high performance ugly clefts, I just don't find many bats that meet that criteria.
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Re: A pro bat on the bench
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2019, 01:14:18 PM »

Really well made bat, well done,
I know grade 2/3 can have performance bats, reason for pros to use them would be price only or in case they're been sponsored for the brand you're making for.
especially after that I'm using 7 star bats it's difficult to believe that grade 2/3 will be better performers.

There is very little performance difference between grades. Grading in a retail environment is based on cosmetic looks. Essentially do you buy a brand new car at full price or the small model with a slight dent. One will sell for more than the other but they both do exactly the same job. That's my views on it anyway.
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Re: A pro bat on the bench
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2019, 01:16:28 PM »

"Just out of interest" how much would one of these cost?

Without getting told of by admin, this particular cleft would be in my players range at 260.
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Re: A pro bat on the bench
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2019, 01:22:03 PM »

@buddyb , did you press the cleft yourself? How is the ping and performance ?
I am a big fan of high performance ugly clefts, I just don't find many bats that meet that criteria.

Yep. I do the whole process my self. Attached a photo to prove I have a press. Ball absolutely flies off it with minimal effort. Will get a video posted up on my social media and link it in



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