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Little trip to Chase...
« on: December 23, 2019, 12:56:24 PM »

More shortly, but what a lovely place to visit. .







































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Re: Little trip to Chase...
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2019, 01:05:53 PM »

It turns out my office is closer to Chase than I realised, as it is quiet and there are some deals in the offing, I thought I would do a bit of Christmas shopping...

First thing, for those looking to buy the 65 bats, they are cheap. Some are good. Some are awful. But please don't waste Dan's time talking about grains and mid position. It is pot luck!
But they have about 50-60 of the bats left, so you can still get a good one.

That last butterfly is 2-7 and a wand. The one above it... hummm
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Re: Little trip to Chase...
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2019, 01:39:49 PM »

I spoke to them on the phone today.

They were very busy but very friendly and approachable.

Invited me to pop down and visit the workshop etc. I'll plan a visit sometime in the New Year.

Seemed like very nice people.

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Re: Little trip to Chase...
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2019, 02:12:23 PM »

Now I am not saying I bought myself a Christmas present. But I may have found a 2-10 gun for myself...











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Re: Little trip to Chase...
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2019, 03:14:06 PM »

@Buzz looks very similar to mine mate and I must say that after about an hour or so knocking in so far its turning into a lovely bat.
Looks a decent place to visit and from a conversation with Dan last month he is certainly a great guy to chat all things cricket with
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Re: Little trip to Chase...
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2019, 03:21:17 PM »

It turns out my office is closer to Chase than I realised, as it is quiet and there are some deals in the offing, I thought I would do a bit of Christmas shopping...

First thing, for those looking to buy the 65 bats, they are cheap. Some are good. Some are awful. But please don't waste Dan's time talking about grains and mid position. It is pot luck!
But they have about 50-60 of the bats left, so you can still get a good one.

That last butterfly is 2-7 and a wand. The one above it... hummm

I definitely think I've got one of the better ones. No blemishes on the face. Grains nice, straight and relatively evenly spaced (even in the toe). Just some defects on the rear. All of that didn't really matter. In the comment box I just asked for weight and middle position (no mention of looks, just hoping for one with semi-decent ping).

So I'm going to have to disagree with you Buzz. While ordering, why have a comment box if it is going to be ignored with no mention beforehand that it's potluck? It would save both our time and me money.

Nice butterfly you've picked up though.
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Re: Little trip to Chase...
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2019, 03:56:40 PM »

I think there is a happy medium, absolutely stat weight etc, it is just that they have had some pretty specific 7 grains mid middle, oval handle etc, which can be a big ask for a 65 bat...
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Re: Little trip to Chase...
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2019, 04:28:15 PM »

Now I am not saying I bought myself a Christmas present. But I may have found a 2-10 gun for myself...











One of the best looking butterfly bats. Good luck.
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Re: Little trip to Chase...
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2019, 11:29:52 PM »

The spine on that looks way offset to the right.
I'm guessing it's a perspective thing though.
Either that, or you like a challenge, Buzz.  :D
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Re: Little trip to Chase...
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2020, 11:33:30 AM »

I have had a chance to start knocking this bat in now and set the grip up as I like it.

Reasonable to say this bat is a complete gun and will be in the bag for the summer.











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Re: Little trip to Chase...
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2020, 01:12:16 PM »

Looks good. That Keeley has taken a few good blows to the shoulders. Do you open on a lively track? I'm beginning to regret selling on my Chase, but there's only so many bats you can really use...
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Re: Little trip to Chase...
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2020, 03:59:49 PM »

I play against a few public school first teams for the forty club. I got worked over at Reeds...!
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Re: Little trip to Chase...
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2020, 08:14:22 PM »

Thats a superb shape! Hope you enjoy it
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Re: Little trip to Chase...
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2020, 09:59:30 PM »

What might a big trip to Chase look like?
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Re: Little trip to Chase...
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2020, 10:01:08 PM »

What might a big trip to Chase look like?

A hoard of CBF members descending on the place at once and clearing Dan's workshop of all the willow...
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