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Mfarank

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Can this be saved?
« on: October 02, 2019, 04:22:36 AM »

Its the GM Neon 808 that i got back in February. Hasnt yet fully opened up enough for me to take it into a game. Been just netting with it and today i notice this. What started as a surface crack on the face (which i superglued and sanded) You can now already see the crack forming all along the toe. Can this be saved at this point or is it just a matter of time?



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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2019, 05:04:41 AM »

I think it is just a matter of time. It looks pretty bad mate.
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2019, 06:03:38 AM »

A mate had something similar that was fixed and has been fine since

V sports in Coventry did the work and put a lamitoe in and it's been fine since bat is a canon though
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2019, 06:06:13 AM »

A mate had something similar that was fixed and has been fine since

V sports in Coventry did the work and put a lamitoe in and it's been fine since bat is a canon though
Unfortunately i dont think anyone here in the UAE is capable of pulling off something like that
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2019, 07:11:30 AM »

Unfortunately i dont think anyone here in the UAE is capable of pulling off something like that

if you think its dead, give it a go yourself? whats the worst that could happen?

sounds like your expecting to need a new bat anyway, best case scenario would be you keep a bat that you like and enjoy using, worst case you get a new bat.. win win???
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2019, 07:12:23 AM »

if you think its dead, give it a go yourself? whats the worst that could happen?

sounds like your expecting to need a new bat anyway, best case scenario would be you keep a bat that you like and enjoy using, worst case you get a new bat.. win win???
This sounds like a plan!
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2019, 07:20:46 AM »

I had similar crack to one of my bats. I glued it and did play with it untill one missed shot and it opened up again.
Fix it yourself and see how long it lasts.
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2019, 07:25:03 AM »

Think i will just go ahead and keep using it in the nets until it gives in. Was a net bat anyway. Cause it hasnt yet opened. Wait for the crack to open and then have a go at fixing it
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2019, 08:18:09 AM »

If you got in Feb this year, you could always just email GM and see what they say, they may offer to repair free of charge or even replace, which is unlikely but you never know.

If your looking at Lamitoe maybe email or contact Dean at Vulcan cricket and ask his advice as he puts these in as standard on Vulcan bats
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2019, 08:23:30 AM »

If you got in Feb this year, you could always just email GM and see what they say, they may offer to repair free of charge or even replace, which is unlikely but you never know.

If your looking at Lamitoe maybe email or contact Dean at Vulcan cricket and ask his advice as he puts these in as standard on Vulcan bats
I dont think toe damage like this covers in the GM warranty. It is afterall completely my fault and i dont blame GM in any way whatsoever. Moreover i have had to remove the stickers cause they were on top of the scuff sheet (so frustrating) so not sure if they will entertain. Worth a try though. Any contact details?
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2019, 10:19:25 AM »

Lamitoe is hard to do without the right equipment, at the very least you'll need a plunge router and a guide jig.
I think a dowel would be just as successful for this repair and much simpler to execute without heaps of tools.
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2019, 12:40:57 PM »

I dont think toe damage like this covers in the GM warranty. It is afterall completely my fault and i dont blame GM in any way whatsoever. Moreover i have had to remove the stickers cause they were on top of the scuff sheet (so frustrating) so not sure if they will entertain. Worth a try though. Any contact details?
SWilkinson@unicorngroup.com
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2019, 12:44:58 PM »

SWilkinson@unicorngroup.com
Thanks mate. I will drop an email
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2019, 02:02:59 PM »

Think i will just go ahead and keep using it in the nets until it gives in. Was a net bat anyway. Cause it hasnt yet opened. Wait for the crack to open and then have a go at fixing it

Find a local carpenter (finish carpenter) with a cricket background (Commonwealth nationality), which will be easy to locate in UAE. Show them few YouTube clips on how to insert a dowel, and they may do the job for free.

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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2019, 02:33:27 PM »

On the one occasion that I fitted a lamitoe I used a bandsaw. I think a router would prove far more difficult.
With willow being such a soft timber a sharp hand saw, chisel and a vice is all you need to fit your own by hand and any compentent joiner would do this in no time.
Fitting a dowel is in my view a less good option but is a very simple job.
Good luck
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