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LEACHY48

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Re: B3 or Blank Bats?
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2019, 05:49:10 PM »

I'll weigh in on this one, like Canners, I have used many many keeley made bats, and I am currently using 2 B3 root shaped bats. If I am being brutally honest, the B3 bats, in my opinion, are fractionally more forgiving and you are also more likely to get a monstrous bat. I've had 3 b3s and they are all enormous, and put my keeleys to shame tbh, and the keeleys are no slouches either. I feel like you wouldn't go wrong with either as both will give you a great performing bat. However, if I could only buy one, it would probably be a B3 low density
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Re: B3 or Blank Bats?
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2019, 05:58:40 PM »

What is this word OR in the original post, and what does it mean? 😉
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Re: B3 or Blank Bats?
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2019, 07:15:24 PM »

Blank bats is where my money would go.
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Re: B3 or Blank Bats?
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2019, 09:54:23 PM »

How does one go about getting a low density from B3? It's a tempting offer at the moment!
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Re: B3 or Blank Bats?
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2019, 10:20:03 PM »

Contact @Butterfingerz or B3 direct and hand over a fair wedge of cash  :D
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Re: B3 or Blank Bats?
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2019, 01:13:27 AM »

Am I correct in assuming that low density attracts a premium price?
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Re: B3 or Blank Bats?
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2019, 01:59:50 AM »

Am I correct in assuming that low density attracts a premium price?
No, not always. You may get a low density cleft that isn't all that pretty though. They are definitely worth the money!
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Re: B3 or Blank Bats?
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2019, 05:53:07 AM »

Cannot go wrong with either of these two brands. One thing I will say is that B3 have a firmer feel, and generally are ready to use without much prep. BB tend to have a slightly softer, whippy feel, so need to spend time prepping it. Personally prefer the handle shapes of the B3s I've had, tend to be a bit thicker. B3s and GMs I find eat the new ball for breakfast, very responsive, particularly against a harder ball. (Entirely personal feel, nothing scientific to it from me)
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Re: B3 or Blank Bats?
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2019, 08:01:25 AM »

Cannot go wrong with either of these two brands. One thing I will say is that B3 have a firmer feel, and generally are ready to use without much prep. BB tend to have a slightly softer, whippy feel, so need to spend time prepping it. Personally prefer the handle shapes of the B3s I've had, tend to be a bit thicker. B3s and GMs I find eat the new ball for breakfast, very responsive, particularly against a harder ball. (Entirely personal feel, nothing scientific to it from me)

The more recent B3 bats are slightly different and have a deeper, softer (nicer!) feel in the press. It may just be in my head but the handles seem a little less stiff too so they feel more forgiving now (ball still flies of course!)
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Re: B3 or Blank Bats?
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2019, 04:43:25 PM »

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Am I correct in assuming that low density attracts a premium price?

I was thinking of asking this for a long time- How does density of the bat impacts the performance.

Baseball bats are made from maple or ash and they moved from ash to maple because maple was more dense.
And denser bats are more preferred  bats in base ball where else in Cricket lower density bats attracts more demand.

Why there is a such parity in 2 industries.

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Re: B3 or Blank Bats?
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2019, 05:22:29 PM »

I was thinking of asking this for a long time- How does density of the bat impacts the performance.

Baseball bats are made from maple or ash and they moved from ash to maple because maple was more dense.
And denser bats are more preferred  bats in base ball where else in Cricket lower density bats attracts more demand.

Why there is a such parity in 2 industries.
And adding to this sensible question, the density seems to have reduced in recent years (my Newbery Mjolnir is the same weight as modern bats but about half the dimensions!).  Is it just due to the willow demand increasing so less dense due to this or has anyone ever shown the difference in power as result of density vs volume of wood.  I think some is dried out these days to hit the large profiles that have become the new norm but doesn't mean old bats don't go? 

Must be some physics to this somewhere as i thought the force was related to mass and accelerations (with a bit of length for moments chucked in) so in which case only the bat weight would really matter?  I guess there may be a spring effect in there somewhere and that dense wood doesn't spring quite as much  but is there really that much difference?
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Re: B3 or Blank Bats?
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2019, 12:32:18 PM »

both are amazing.
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Re: B3 or Blank Bats?
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2019, 06:33:22 PM »

Which one did you end up buying?
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