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Another controversial thread........
« on: May 27, 2020, 10:18:40 AM »


I have just received a stunning TK LAM, grainy AF and massive. However it has had weight removed from county as originally was a 50mm edge 3lber and the job done on reducing the weight is awful...... like really bad

Will be going to the best maker in the UK to sort at some point 😀

What is the worst piece of craftmanship any of you guys have seen
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Re: Another controversial thread........
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 10:27:07 AM »

Cant say I've had a really bad bat or workman ship as been particular about bats..

Worst bat I can think of is a fake MRF bat my uncle (who knows nothing about cricket) bought for my brother.

Awful Kashmir willow that had been bleached. Awful stickers which had the 'Brine' Lara edition spelling...
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Re: Another controversial thread........
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 10:29:40 AM »

Girlfriend borrowed a bat from her teammate. It had been "refurbed" by a bloke from their club. This 'refurb' consisted of:

- Knocking the bat again and managing to crack both edges and the toe.

- Somehow splitting the bat at the shoulder badly enough that it cracked through the back.

- Not oiling the bat, leaving it bone dry.

- Covering both edges and the toe in about three layers of tape.

- Fitting a cheap new grip but leaving roughly an inch of binding uncovered while two inches of grip stuck up off the top of the handle.

- Charging 80 for the work and materials.

Took me about two days to glue up the cracks, sand it down, re-oil, stick on a new grip and a scuff sheet. Charged her a fiver for the grip and scuff.
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Re: Another controversial thread........
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 10:29:59 AM »

I went to Nixon once for a weight reduction. It was a 3lb 6oz M&H.  He said he wouldn't do any concaving cos he didn't have the tools just took it down with a draw knife.
It wasn't a bad bit of craftsmanship but defo wasn't what i wanted.
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Re: Another controversial thread........
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 11:02:06 AM »

The guy at romida hacked at a lovely puma I bought to take weight off it. Glorious bat. Ruined.
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