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B3 visit
« on: July 17, 2019, 03:24:36 AM »

Visited B3 factory during my UK world cup trip
Met Richard
Great to see their operation
I got a nice tour of the factory and really appreciate the effort they put in getting each bat right and with their maths around density and shape creation ....it just shows how dedicated b3 is towards its product

I got to see some pro bats - Steve smith , Joe root, Finch and few more

Finally picked up two grade 2 clefts and handpicking does help
waiting on the bats now

and i forgot how to resize these images









LE cleft


stripe 2 that i picked



Thanks @Butterfingerz for taking the time and spending time explaining B3
« Last Edit: July 17, 2019, 03:26:26 AM by i12breakfree »
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Re: B3 visit
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 04:11:25 AM »

Top notch company, been dealing with b3 and Richard for the last 12 months. The thing I like about b3 is when you see the

CAD drawing you can vision the bat you are getting.
Would be one of my top priorities when I get over to UK again is to go and see there operation.
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Re: B3 visit
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 09:24:13 PM »

Received the bats



BUT one of them has big hole in the back





Waiting for @Butterfingerz to reply or someone else from B3
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Re: B3 visit
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 02:26:17 AM »

How long did you wait before posting here? Manufacturers should always be given a fair shot at addressing any issues.
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Re: B3 visit
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2019, 04:54:31 AM »


Why did you choose cleft with knot/void, Weight saving?
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Re: B3 visit
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2019, 07:28:28 AM »

^if it's same cleft customer must have noticed the knot. Unless cleft has been changed by mistake or something. But why would b3 make bat with hole in it for anyone
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Re: B3 visit
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2019, 07:34:14 AM »

Not as simple as that - you can't see everything inside a raw cleft from the outside before it gets shaped into a bat. That does look less than desirable though.
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Re: B3 visit
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2019, 08:29:49 AM »

Not as simple as that - you can't see everything inside a raw cleft from the outside before it gets shaped into a bat. That does look less than desirable though.

Spot on, you never know what is hiding inside a cleft, and since it isn't in the playing area of the blade it doesn't necessarily warrant downgrading the willow.

I'm sure B3 wouldn't have sold it on if they had any inclination that it would affect the longevity or performance. A bit of willow dust mixed with glue would probably make it far easier to look at if it really bothers you, and equally I'm sure B3 will try to be accomodating I'd you arent satisfied.
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Re: B3 visit
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2019, 09:03:59 AM »

Hi all, I have replied to the email received on Saturday afternoon by @i12breakfree

This was unforeseen in the clefts, some manufacturers fill or cover such makes but this only hides it temporarily. We prefer to leave natural.

I have asked our customer how he would prefer to move forward with this.

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Re: B3 visit
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2019, 11:00:09 AM »

The raw cleft did not have the knot. I would not pick that to start with.
But obviously it showed up during the manufacturing process.
Thanks for the reply @Butterfingerz
Obviously I was not happy to see the hole and emailed about it .

I'll use the bat for now and hopefully there will be no further damage.
Again I am not sure what the industry standard for these issues. May be the required fix would have been done (even if it was doing a wood glue and willowdust fill ) as part of manufacturing because then at least I could have said it's professionally done and cleaned up, instead of me trying and leave glue marks etc as it's a brand new bat.
Or before shipping I would have been informed of and provided options, to avoid such surprises. That would have been a much better approach to handle such issue.
Sending bat back from Usa and all is big hassle.

I do like both the bats and once knocked they will ping amazing.
The shape is excellent and pickup is really good (my main reason to go with this shape).


« Last Edit: July 22, 2019, 11:12:46 AM by i12breakfree »
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Re: B3 visit
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2019, 12:37:49 PM »

Some places would fill it and/or sticker over.

Guess its more honest to leave it as is, but understand its not what you want to see when you first pick up a long awaited bat.

Bit of wood filler and it should be near invisible, not a messy job either.
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Re: B3 visit
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2019, 05:57:18 AM »

The raw cleft did not have the knot. I would not pick that to start with.
But obviously it showed up during the manufacturing process.
Thanks for the reply @Butterfingerz
Obviously I was not happy to see the hole and emailed about it .

I'll use the bat for now and hopefully there will be no further damage.
Again I am not sure what the industry standard for these issues. May be the required fix would have been done (even if it was doing a wood glue and willowdust fill ) as part of manufacturing because then at least I could have said it's professionally done and cleaned up, instead of me trying and leave glue marks etc as it's a brand new bat.
Or before shipping I would have been informed of and provided options, to avoid such surprises. That would have been a much better approach to handle such issue.
Sending bat back from Usa and all is big hassle.

I do like both the bats and once knocked they will ping amazing.
The shape is excellent and pickup is really good (my main reason to go with this shape).


From a different post, on a top CEAT bat:


http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=40608.30
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Re: B3 visit
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2019, 07:40:36 PM »

The raw cleft did not have the knot. I would not pick that to start with.
But obviously it showed up during the manufacturing process.
Thanks for the reply @Butterfingerz
Obviously I was not happy to see the hole and emailed about it .

I'll use the bat for now and hopefully there will be no further damage.
Again I am not sure what the industry standard for these issues. May be the required fix would have been done (even if it was doing a wood glue and willowdust fill ) as part of manufacturing because then at least I could have said it's professionally done and cleaned up, instead of me trying and leave glue marks etc as it's a brand new bat.
Or before shipping I would have been informed of and provided options, to avoid such surprises. That would have been a much better approach to handle such issue.
Sending bat back from Usa and all is big hassle.

I do like both the bats and once knocked they will ping amazing.
The shape is excellent and pickup is really good (my main reason to go with this shape).

i'd call it a blemish, not damage and it has no effect on performance.

random url on putty below. can make your own with pva and willow dust. Avoid acetone as it will destroy the stickers. light hand sand would be enough

https://www.thespruce.com/apply-wood-putty-for-strong-bond-1822743
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