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Couple of Players bats
« on: April 20, 2020, 03:05:12 AM »

These photos are from England's last tour. Ben Stokes gave one of our young players his bat and McCullum's was in for a fix up at a local bat makers workshop when I was there. Both were absolutely massive. McCullum's is next to a normal SH bat to see how much he cuts off the top of his handles.































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Re: Couple of Players bats
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2020, 04:07:49 AM »

Wow what a lucky kid. the GM players shapes are so nice
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2020, 06:07:29 AM »

The handle on Stokes bat looks absolutely huge!
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Re: Couple of Players bats
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2020, 07:40:00 AM »

top post and pics @potzy248
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2020, 07:52:44 AM »

The handle on Stokes bat looks absolutely huge!

And the grips on upside down!
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2020, 07:58:11 AM »

^ Absolutely. The forum needs more of this stuff! Cheers @potzy248

Few interesting things I'd like to try have come up in posts in the last few days; SSH and then big lump right up against the top hand like BMac/ AB for some dirty slogging help and just chopping the knob off a la Tendulkar for a bit more maneuverability (I can find the top of the handle hits my forearm). No going back from either of these though!

What is the GN?
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Re: Couple of Players bats
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2020, 08:50:19 AM »

That GM is lovely, definitely one of the best shapes about.
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Re: Couple of Players bats
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2020, 09:00:52 AM »



What is the GN?
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Thats from a First Class player here in NZ. Put it there for comparison.
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2020, 09:04:45 AM »

The handle on Stokes bat looks absolutely huge!

2 Grips on it and GM handle probably already pretty thick.
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2020, 09:33:21 AM »

surprisingly i would take the GN over the GM, much nicer shape
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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2020, 09:34:10 AM »

Brilliant pics @potzy248 thanks for sharing! Did you happen to know what weights they were?

From an interview Root did with Sky he was saying that Stokes is terrified of over gripping the bat, leads him to getting his bats, wrapping the handle in tape, putting a grip on, wrapping it in tape again and then putting another grip on top. Makes sense given how thick those handles look.
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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2020, 09:42:53 AM »

What material is used for the counterbalance on McCullum's bat?
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2020, 10:42:53 AM »

Brilliant pics @potzy248 thanks for sharing! Did you happen to know what weights they were?

From an interview Root did with Sky he was saying that Stokes is terrified of over gripping the bat, leads him to getting his bats, wrapping the handle in tape, putting a grip on, wrapping it in tape again and then putting another grip on top. Makes sense given how thick those handles look.

Is this interview online anywhere at all?
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Re: Couple of Players bats
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2020, 10:59:37 AM »

Hi mate, he talks about it in this video as well as showing off his "retired stick" from the world cup - can't remember exactly when he talks about Stokes but its a good 8 minutes anyway  :)

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-X4Bn_BBM5/?igshid=3ewytm0gecj5

Easier to find it on Instagram but im sure it will exist across their other social channels if you don't have an account
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2020, 11:03:36 AM »

What material is used for the counterbalance on McCullum's bat?

A sh.t ton of grips if it is anything like his previous bats. 2.10 with one grip, 3lbs counterbalanced with a lot of grips up top
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