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Ideal bat price range for a pingilicous bat?

100 - 150 GBP
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Acceptable Bat Price Range
« on: December 21, 2019, 06:13:08 PM »

Now that I am not paying exorbitant prices for bats, I am having a lot of fun finding hidden gems at low prices. These searches have led to me ask questions about acceptable price ranges. So, what'd be your ideal range for a trampoline of a bat regardless of "looks" (could be classed by some gougers G1 or G1++)?
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Re: Acceptable Bat Price Range
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2019, 06:52:45 PM »

250 seems my limit at the moment. Less is preferable...
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Re: Acceptable Bat Price Range
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2019, 07:22:48 PM »

Ideally no more than 200

I think the last 4 bats I've bought have cost 60 each and they're as good as any of the more expensive sticks I've had in terms of performance
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Re: Acceptable Bat Price Range
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2019, 08:25:38 PM »

I'd be unwilling to really go above 150-ish unless it was something very special. 250 max really as I cannot see it worth more to sit around in my bag most of the time.

I don't mind the looks of a blade, and some of the uglier willow done by the right guy works well enough for me.
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Re: Acceptable Bat Price Range
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2019, 08:43:35 PM »

No more than 150. BF chase bat turned out very good. My only gripe with the bat is edge size and shoulder size.
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Re: Acceptable Bat Price Range
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2019, 09:35:52 PM »

How many sub 150 bats does it take before you select one to play with?
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Re: Acceptable Bat Price Range
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2019, 09:46:11 PM »

I like the face of the bat to look totally clean and have straight grains. Sadly that means I have to go the upper end of the price scale, as it seems far too much emphasis is placed on aesthetics during the grading process, rather than solely performance.
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Re: Acceptable Bat Price Range
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2019, 09:46:16 PM »

Always had 250 as max and now use the GM 808 as my yard stick... but if you want to treat yourself then no limit, just what you are comfortable with spending  that is the point of a treat... spoiling yourself...
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Re: Acceptable Bat Price Range
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2019, 10:28:45 PM »

How many sub 150 bats does it take before you select one to play with?

My match bats have been sub 150 for the last 3 years and play as well as any others tbh and this years will be less than 150.

Thats just my preference though if others want to spend 500+ then thats there choice but i would prefer 3 or 4 bats compared to just one
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Re: Acceptable Bat Price Range
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2019, 07:57:02 AM »

A decent bats worth whatever someones willing to pay for it
My only issue with the super rare pro bats, is their fragility,,,,,if youve paid a hefty chunk for them,(say 350 plus) then they have to be treated very carefully and used primarily for match days.

I dont think cost really comes into buying a decent bat tho,,,its more knowing what suits you and your game, then digging through as many bats as you can, or trusting a bat maker or supplier, to source something that suits.
As long as its not been over pressed, chances are most bats can be knocked in and prepared to give decent performance.
Trouble is, no one wants to knock a bat in anymore

Best bat I ever had was 25quid off a former teammate,,,
Ive had a hundred quid ace bat that performed unreal for years
Aaaannnd, thanks to this forum, Ive paid a hell of a lot more for some lovely pro bats.

Best performing bats Ive made? Two of my mates are using grade three bats I made for them, and both claim they are the best bats theyve ever used,,(both of em are old campaigners like me)

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Re: Acceptable Bat Price Range
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2019, 11:15:38 AM »

This is a good question as the most I have paid was 250 when 300 was about the limit which was probably about 10 years ago.
These days 250 would still be my limit for a shop bat (e.g. not a genuine pro bat), wonder how many bats are sold to club players in the 450-500 range or above. With the big brands it always seems the pros must surely get their best bats so am not convinced there is not much value there for amateur cricketers.
There is value though in the upper end of a mid range bat (GM 808 , 909 as a benchmark) with a bit of effort made to pick the cream of the crop or an end of season bargain. No doubt there will be examples of lower grades than these.
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Re: Acceptable Bat Price Range
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2019, 11:56:27 AM »

My match bats have been sub 150 for the last 3 years and play as well as any others tbh and this years will be less than 150.

Thats just my preference though if others want to spend 500+ then thats there choice but i would prefer 3 or 4 bats compared to just one

150 on a bat multiplied by quite a few a season still equals a fair bit of money Chris ;)

I've never spent more than 250 (M&H Distinction was the most expensive way back) and wouldn't spend any more than 200 now as I don't think it's worth it playability wise, you're just paying for the looks 99% of the time and I'm not fussed about that sort of stuff really.

Two of the best bats I've ever had were a 606 Flare from Tony Pryce Sports and my current Neon signature from @t2ylo which is the best bat I've used I think.
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Re: Acceptable Bat Price Range
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2019, 11:58:43 AM »

Still not sure what constitutes a 'genuine pro bat'. If a bat is pressed well then it will perform imo, regardless of cost and grade. Most people on here will have had ugly looking sticks l and cheap bats which perform as well as anything.

As Northern Monkey says, any bat is worth what someone is willing to pay. If you like nice grains and have the money, then pay 500 if you're happy. However sub 200 will buy you a bat which anyone would be happy to use in terms of performance and would be able get runs with. That's dependent on ability obviously, no amount of cash spent on a bat can make up for lack of skill! :D
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Re: Acceptable Bat Price Range
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2019, 12:32:36 PM »

You just pay more money for looks, although it can be harder to find quality bats in low grades - the big companies tend to overpress or overdry the cheap bats. Making your own saves you money but the highest grade bat I've walked out in a league game over the past couple of seasons is a G3, and the ball doesn't go any less far!
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Re: Acceptable Bat Price Range
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2019, 01:11:36 PM »

150 on a bat multiplied by quite a few a season still equals a fair bit of money Chris ;)

I've never spent more than 250 (M&H Distinction was the most expensive way back) and wouldn't spend any more than 200 now as I don't think it's worth it playability wise, you're just paying for the looks 99% of the time and I'm not fussed about that sort of stuff really.

Two of the best bats I've ever had were a 606 Flare from Tony Pryce Sports and my current Neon signature from @t2ylo which is the best bat I've used I think.

Oh Im well aware of that mate, i dread to think how much money iv spent on willow over the past decade.  My point however for me is that if i was going to spend say 1000 a year on bats or kit I would rather 6/7 bats as opposed to a couple of OLE or LE bats for example.
AND AS FOR THIS PRO G1++++ NONSENSE DOMNT EVEN GET ME STARTED ON PRO BATS as to the vast majority they are no different to what you or i get except they are 10 times better players and practise daily and have done most of there lives
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