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beaver5

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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2019, 03:17:04 PM »

Split my GN through the blade in 2 places at the toe, going up about 4-5". I drilled in from the side, glued and dowled it. Lots of glue, sanded, then some fibre tape. Used it all winter in nets and last 5 games of the season. Still holding up fine. Worth giving it a go rather than scrapping it.
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2019, 03:18:42 PM »

With a couple of dowels and maybe binding aswell i think it can be saved....

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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2019, 08:24:00 PM »

If this were a CA, youd have posted in 3 different groups on Facebook, a YouTube review, a CBF thread on how it had zero percent moisture content, bad handle, incorrect pressing etc and thats why you had a few surface cracks on a 2.8 bat with 50 mm edges ;)
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2019, 08:41:39 PM »

If this were a CA, youd have posted in 3 different groups on Facebook, a YouTube review, a CBF thread on how it had zero percent moisture content, bad handle, incorrect pressing etc and thats why you had a few surface cracks on a 2.8 bat with 50 mm edges ;)
Ohh here we go again. This is toe damage and it is through complete fault of my own because i played a very very poor shot. I have never had a bat go like this by my own hands in my life so in a way i am kinda proud of myself. Ca however have many problems not related to toe damage. When u middle a ball u dont expect a piece of wood to fly off from the edge. Also, u dont make 50mm bats that weigh 2.8 and market it to people as top of the range because u dried the life out of it. People dont know better and it is basically fraud. Im a grown up and i take responsibility for my actions. What happened to this bat is my fault because i got it for peanuts and abused the hell out of it. The Ca, on the other hand, is the 2nd most expensive bat i have ever bought and i used it with a lot of care. And it didnt last 2 games without a major repair every time i used it. And the pattern repeated with another Ca 5000 i got, another Ca 5000 my teammate bought, a Ca 15000 another teammate bought, and most recently, another Ca dragon 40mm my teammate got last month. So no. No matter how many times we have this argument, Ca aren't what they used to be 6 years ago and i wouldnt spend my money on one. And that is the end of this particular debate from my side
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2019, 09:38:12 PM »

Ohh here we go again. This is toe damage and it is through complete fault of my own because i played a very very poor shot. I have never had a bat go like this by my own hands in my life so in a way i am kinda proud of myself. Ca however have many problems not related to toe damage. When u middle a ball u dont expect a piece of wood to fly off from the edge. Also, u dont make 50mm bats that weigh 2.8 and market it to people as top of the range because u dried the life out of it. People dont know better and it is basically fraud. Im a grown up and i take responsibility for my actions. What happened to this bat is my fault because i got it for peanuts and abused the hell out of it. The Ca, on the other hand, is the 2nd most expensive bat i have ever bought and i used it with a lot of care. And it didnt last 2 games without a major repair every time i used it. And the pattern repeated with another Ca 5000 i got, another Ca 5000 my teammate bought, a Ca 15000 another teammate bought, and most recently, another Ca dragon 40mm my teammate got last month. So no. No matter how many times we have this argument, Ca aren't what they used to be 6 years ago and i wouldnt spend my money on one. And that is the end of this particular debate from my side
Perhaps the flaw is not with them but in your techniques and lack of preparation. I have 2 Ca 10000 that I abuse in nets and they are the best bats I have got. I use them for hard hitting toward the end of my inning.
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2019, 12:34:22 AM »

Perhaps the flaw is not with them but in your techniques and lack of preparation. I have 2 Ca 10000 that I abuse in nets and they are the best bats I have got. I use them for hard hitting toward the end of my inning.

Do you play tennis ball cricket?  :D
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2019, 03:59:48 AM »

Do you play tennis ball cricket?  :D
No. I just take care of my bats. I have never broken a bat in my life.
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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2019, 04:08:46 AM »

And you think i dont take care of my bats? I have had a BB and an SS for nearly 2 years and they have been doing great with no damage at all. Hell this is the 1st GM that broke among 5 that i have used. In the case of this particular GM, yes fault in the technique. I tried to go bonkers in the nets and mistimed one. But im not that type of batsman. All due respect, you dont know me, neither have you ever seen me bat or my technique. So no, when you middle a drive and a piece of wood snaps from the side of your bat, it is not a flaw in your technique.
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2019, 10:14:11 PM »

So i emailed to Mr. Wilkinson over at GM and he redirected me to the retailer which was pdc. Emailed their customer service and this is what they replied.



I guess it is fair enough. I will keep using it until it gives up. And hope that GM get off their high horse and stop putting their anti-scuff sheets under the stickers. I thank you all for your usual support and suggestions
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2019, 10:55:26 AM »

High horse? Lolz. They do it so the scuff isnt full of bubbles over the sticker.

Is that the official line they give?
I suspect there may also be a case of putting the scuff sheet under the stickers so you have to either risk bodging a refurb yourself or send it back to them and pay a premium.

Maybe I'm just being cynical though...
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« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2019, 12:15:29 PM »

Thats what they say and it makes sense (assuming the scuff and stickers overlap which of course they dont need to do)

As I say, with the latest stickers especially, it is very possible to peel up the bottom section and do your own refurb
With the new stickers yes. But mine was the old neon and a large part of the stickers were under the sheet. I wouldv loved to keep the stickers but just couldnt. They tear right up
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2019, 12:16:44 PM »

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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2019, 12:20:02 PM »

Thats what they say and it makes sense (assuming the scuff and stickers overlap which of course they dont need to do)

As I say, with the latest stickers especially, it is very possible to peel up the bottom section and do your own refurb

GM scuff sheets IMO are the worst to remove as they always take bits of wood away regardless of how carefully you do it!

However, they are also some of the best quality scuff sheets out there so you win some...
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Mfarank

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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2019, 12:22:58 PM »

GM scuff sheets IMO are the worst to remove as they always take bits of wood away regardless of how carefully you do it!

However, they are also some of the best quality scuff sheets out there so you win some...
Its true and i absolutely love the GM sheets. The GN extratec come a close 2nd. I would never have removed it if i didnt have to repair that face crack
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2019, 12:57:09 PM »

Yep those old stickers never go back because of the two sharp corners at the bottom.

I chopped the bottom off so I could keep the stickers but maintain the face without any extra hassle


All or nothing for me 😂
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