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Wozaboxa

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Netting with a smaller bat...
« on: November 27, 2019, 06:31:21 PM »

I was in the garage and came across my lads Kookaburra Blaze 400, it's only a size 6 but it's a smashing bat, got me thinking about using a smaller bat to encourage getting over the ball, timing etc... has anyone tried this?
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Re: Netting with a smaller bat...
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 06:53:33 PM »

I was in the garage and came across my lads Kookaburra Blaze 400, it's only a size 6 but it's a smashing bat, got me thinking about using a smaller bat to encourage getting over the ball, timing etc... has anyone tried this?

I have used size-6 bats in matches. I am short - 5'6''. They are a lot of fun, especially against quicks. The first match in which I used it, I faced a lots of bouncer and a 2-8, size 6 (with a size 3 blade) bat was exactly what I needed to pull, cut and drive. I scored a lot of boundaries in that game.

The only reason I stopped using those bats was because they were too light for me. I couldn't get one made in 2-10/2-11 weight which is my ideal weight range.
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Re: Netting with a smaller bat...
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 09:20:28 PM »

@InternalTraining purely our of curiousity have you got these bats kicking about still? If so can you post a picture of it next to a "normal" short handle bat please?

I get the concept that it's a longer handle shorter blade job, but I just can't visualise it! And is it 108mm, so full width, or narrower like a standard size 6?
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Re: Netting with a smaller bat...
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 09:49:56 PM »

^ Would be happy to.

What's the easies way to post pics?
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Re: Netting with a smaller bat...
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 10:08:25 PM »

Urrrr, very good question!

I think the easiest way is to upload them to https://postimages.org then post the hotlink for forums into your message on here
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Re: Netting with a smaller bat...
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2019, 06:23:00 PM »

@WalkingWicket37 , Here are the pics:

 

Top to bottom:

- Keeley made standard SH - 2-11 (brand new)
- Keeley made Joe Root profile SH - 2-11 (brand new, picks up better than any bat in this line up)
- Keeley made Blitz shape SH - 2-11 (match bat #2)
- MG2 made size-6 bat with size-3 blade - 2-8 (retired and lives in a temp controlled environment & pings better than the Blitz shaped Keeley)




Top to bottom shoulders:

- Keeley made standard SH - 2-11
- Keeley made Joe Root profile SH - 2-11
- Keeley made Blitz shape SH - 2-11
- MG2 made size-6 bat with size-3 blade - 2-8




- Keeley made standard SH - 2-11 ( next to a measuring tape in cms)



- Keeley made standard SH - 2-11 ( close up next to a measuring tape in cms)



- MG2 made size-6 bat with size-3 blade - 2-8 (blade width in cms)



- MG2 made size-6 bat with size-3 blade - 2-8 (close up blade width in cms)
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Re: Netting with a smaller bat...
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2019, 06:27:29 PM »

PS: from what I was told, size-6 length with a size-3 blade was first created by James Laver. Marty Graham apprenticed for Laver and  my first size-6-size-3 configuration bat was made by Marty. The bat was just too good and I wanted a backup so had Laver make a couple. They all swing extremely well ! If you are a short batsman, I highly recommend you look into this configuration. I'd still use them if the weight was right for me.
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Re: Netting with a smaller bat...
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2020, 07:53:54 AM »

How much did this smaller bat cost?
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Re: Netting with a smaller bat...
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2020, 05:39:10 PM »

^ Same price as a grade-1 bat, it bought it many years ago so I don't remember the exact figure.

It goes like a trampoline and then some!

I had Laver make a similar bat in lower grade, it was under USD300. It is a great bat as well.

I think you'd get a much cheaper deal these days. Marty at MG2 is a great bat maker, highly recommended!
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Re: Netting with a smaller bat...
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2020, 06:48:10 PM »

^ Same price as a grade-1 bat, it bought it many years ago so I don't remember the exact figure.

It goes like a trampoline and then some!

I had Laver make a similar bat in lower grade, it was under USD300. It is a great bat as well.

I think you'd get a much cheaper deal these days. Marty at MG2 is a great bat maker, highly recommended!

Whats the performance like on the laver and wood? Any pics of the laver and wood ones?

What is a size 3 blade?
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Re: Netting with a smaller bat...
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2020, 08:15:15 PM »

Whats the performance like on the laver and wood? Any pics of the laver and wood ones?

Performance on my Laver & Wood 6-3 is excellent; I used it in many matches. I will post pics later but in terms of dimensions, it is just like the one I posted.

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What is a size 3 blade?

Size 3 blade is the size of the bat blade for a size-3 bat. A 6-3 configuration (size 6 bat with a size 3 blade) is basically a bat of overall size-6 length with a shorter blade of a size-3 bat. So you have a long handle, short blade effect and it is designed for short batsmen. I am 5'6'' and that configuration swings beautifully. My bats were 2-8, hence too light for me. I use a 2-11. So, the bats you see in the pics above have counter-weights set at size-6 length and I am able to drive without dragging the toe on the pitch.
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