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SOULMAN1012

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Kook bat widths
« on: October 11, 2019, 07:09:51 PM »

Evening all, can I ask those that own or use Kook bats are the blade widths commonly under the 108mm width?

Im interested in trying one as never really given one a chance and all those at my club perform well but the one Kook a did buy was 103mm wide (verve model) and it was so noticeable it stood out a mile. Been given the width of another and its 106mm.

Is this a way to get big edges in low weights but making the bat narrower??

Sounds weird for 2mm but if its noticeable it will just play on my mind. 
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Re: Kook bat widths
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 09:16:53 PM »

I can't personally confirm this, but I did once hear that a mm off all the edges could save 1oz. So yes, in my opinion manufacturers do shave bats to save weight.
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Re: Kook bat widths
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 09:19:13 PM »

There is  another trend - back of the bat narrower than the face! I have seen kooks do this too.
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Re: Kook bat widths
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2019, 06:27:09 AM »

And top narrower than the lower.
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Re: Kook bat widths
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 12:40:52 PM »

I can't personally confirm this, but I did once hear that a mm off all the edges could save 1oz. So yes, in my opinion manufacturers do shave bats to save weight.

It's 1mm off the entire back of an average density, average shape bat saves 1oz

It's about 0.5oz off if narrowing the face width IIRC
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Re: Kook bat widths
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2019, 05:30:36 PM »

I got a reply from Kookaburra the other day about their "Small Mens" bats and they confirmed the widths were less for those and similar to Harrow,  with also a short blade but a slightly longer handle than a Harrow if that helps?  They also confirmed that most would be 2lb 5 or under for the small mens which makes sense (a couple were weighed at a retailer and were more like 2lb3)

I wonder if it might be a small mens or even a harrow?  Have you measured the total length as they stated these?

Short Handle 59 6+:
Total 86.5cm
 
Small Adult 57 59:
Overall 83cm

Harrow 55 57:
Overall 81.5cm


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Re: Kook bat widths
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2019, 07:42:39 PM »

Cheers all for your input so far.

Could anyone that owns a Kook or two measure the widths and see if there is a common trend to kooks being narrower blades please.

Cheers
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Re: Kook bat widths
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2019, 09:37:43 PM »



My latest purchase. Always wanted a kook. BDM and BAS would be next but not anytime sooner I hope.
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Re: Kook bat widths
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2019, 10:17:44 PM »



My latest purchase. Always wanted a kook. BDM and BAS would be next but not anytime sooner I hope.

@jayralh thanks mate. I cant quite make out from the pic even when zooming in what the width is, could you confirm please? Also looks like a lovely bat for a G4
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Re: Kook bat widths
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2019, 07:03:53 AM »

@jayralh thanks mate. I cant quite make out from the pic even when zooming in what the width is, could you confirm please? Also looks like a lovely bat for a G4
Looks like 106mm there
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Re: Kook bat widths
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2019, 08:55:18 AM »

Looks like 106mm there

Your eyes are a lot better than mine lol
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Re: Kook bat widths
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2019, 09:08:04 AM »

@SOULMAN1012 if you click on the picture it opens in a new window and the resolution is much better, so you can zoom in and still read what it says  :)
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Re: Kook bat widths
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2019, 09:13:45 AM »





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Re: Kook bat widths
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2019, 09:18:48 AM »

Most kooks in the shop are 106mm, smallest a big kahuna at 105.6mm and largest a kook pro at 107.6mm

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Re: Kook bat widths
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2019, 09:21:46 AM »

Comparison with SH but narrower anthem and Harrow GM. I think kook is close to 108 being round face.
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