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Re: Newbery Axe?
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2019, 09:22:23 PM »

If Paul Aldred has stopped making bats for Newbery, I'm surprised there's not a dedicated thread.

Newbery's thin oval handles were great, back in the day.  Indeed, I seem to remember someone on here desperately trying to find one not that long ago.

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Re: Newbery Axe?
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2019, 02:10:30 AM »

Everyone has done this now. I mean I guess there's only so much you can innovate with a cricket bat but still... GN had the fusion handles and then the XRD handle (I'm sure there were others too). GM focused on the grips- remember when the shock-absorba came out with the catalyst? There was the Uzi, C6+, there's Kippax, L&W, Puma did it...

And now we're back to Newbery. I'm all for innovation, but I hate marketing gimmicks. The jury is out on this one.

I wonder what the last innovation that actually caught on was? Maybe GM's DXM/machining process?
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Re: Newbery Axe?
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2019, 08:02:25 AM »

Might be nice if you happen to hold the bat in the right place, wouldn't be any good at all for the taller or shorter chap who holds the handle at either end. As for 'increases power'... sigh.

There's been plenty of ways to innovate, but if they're any good they get banned. Kiln drying is the only genuine change to bat production I can think of that's stayed, CNC is just a different method of doing the same thing.
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Re: Newbery Axe?
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2019, 09:24:58 AM »

Years ago I had a GN Longbow, and decided to get the titanium handle version.it came with a grip that resembled a tennis racquet grip than a bat grip. It was a mighty powerful beast, but I guess that was likely down to to it being an unusually decent piece of willow, rather than the handle. The one thing the titanium handle did very well though, was send vibrations through your hands and up your arms better than any cricket bat I had used before, or since.
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Re: Newbery Axe?
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2019, 04:35:18 PM »

What % of power do  we really lose by using normal oval/ round handle?
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Re: Newbery Axe?
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2019, 05:13:10 PM »

What % of power do  we really lose by using normal oval/ round handle?
If a thin round handle, at least 33.33%. (recurring of course).
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Re: Newbery Axe?
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2019, 05:15:29 PM »

If a thin round handle, at least 33.33%. (recurring of course).
Based on some of the marketing claims from some companies more like 133%   ;)
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