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Ajdal

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Re: Bats peaking...
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2019, 12:06:47 AM »

Oh wow didnt think you need to start preparing a bat 2 years in advance before using it in a game. I personally use a mallet for about 30 odd mins, maybe net with it once to get the confidence going and its ready for games.

Ive found bats to almost always feel/ping better in a game than in practice.
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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2019, 09:47:45 AM »


Ive found bats to almost always feel/ping better in a game than in practice.
Newer harder balls come off bat better
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« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2019, 11:36:38 AM »

Oh wow didn’t think you need to start preparing a bat 2 years in advance before using it in a game. I personally use a mallet for about 30 odd mins, maybe net with it once to get the confidence going and it’s ready for games.

I’ve found bats to almost always feel/ping better in a game than in practice.

I think phrasing it '2 years' is little misleading, more about getting enough net sessions/prep time before the season in which you use the bat. As said, many of us don't play enough or net enough to really play in the bat, I think that was the point.

Even if I buy a bat end of this season, I won't really start playing it in until winter nets or next year. I will be looking to use it in 2021 season. It may even become my second bat if my GM is pinging, with a view to using next.

Have had some great bats that I think I let go too early.


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« Reply #33 on: Today at 03:13:53 AM »

I think phrasing it '2 years' is little misleading, more about getting enough net sessions/prep time before the season in which you use the bat. As said, many of us don't play enough or net enough to really play in the bat, I think that was the point.

Even if I buy a bat end of this season, I won't really start playing it in until winter nets or next year. I will be looking to use it in 2021 season. It may even become my second bat if my GM is pinging, with a view to using next.

Have had some great bats that I think I let go too early.

My question really would be - approx. how many balls is the bat expected to hit before it peaks, irrespective of how many seasons it took to get to that number. 1K / 5K / 10 K? Some approximations might help deciding when to really make one useful in a match..
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« Reply #34 on: Today at 10:59:32 AM »

Depends on the pressing. Some Aldreds ive had have come out in about 700 balls to peak. But my teammates Salix just about opened up this year and hes probably faced 2000 balls with it.
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« Reply #35 on: Today at 12:01:26 PM »

Surely there's lots of factors here. The pressing, the willow itself, the type of ball (hard/soft), the type of batsmen/shots played and finally what constitutes 'peaking' or 'opening' up. My BB was good from the start and is still good, can't say I've felt a big change in two seasons use (and a lot of netting).
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« Reply #36 on: Today at 12:29:04 PM »

My question really would be - approx. how many balls is the bat expected to hit before it peaks, irrespective of how many seasons it took to get to that number. 1K / 5K / 10 K? Some approximations might help deciding when to really make one useful in a match..

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« Reply #37 on: Today at 01:19:44 PM »

Birthday bats arrived this morning :D 

6 are match ready with the balance moved on to greener pastures.
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« Reply #38 on: Today at 02:24:28 PM »

I've had 2 years of my B3 DB3. It initially felt very hard pressed - the ball went ok, but it didn't really ping. I used through winter nets and into the season. Around July it really started to open up and flicks started going for 6, forward defences for 4 etc. I avoided using it in winter nets and its been great all summer. I intend to keep playing with it until it breaks.

My other B3, that I bought last winter as cover, is not quite there yet I used it in nets last winter and in a few games in July just to try it out - hit a few 6s but it clearly doesn't fly as well as the DB3. If I use it over this winter, I expect it to be ready for summer - and then I'll have a choice of excellent bats.
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