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Re: Anyone ever found �the one�
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2020, 08:29:22 AM »

Something funky definitely happens in the 808 grade at GM. I had an old Icon 808 that is in the top 5 of bats Ive ever owned and got to a point where I couldnt prize it from a teammates hands. Serious value at 140 back when it was first released.

It is the highest grade a cleft with a larger amount of heartwood will get to with GM so there are some incredible 50/50 808's to be had
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Re: Anyone ever found �the one�
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2020, 08:42:43 AM »

Found my Excalibur a couple years ago when I tried a GM neon signature at nets that @t2ylo had brought along. As soon as I tried it at nets I knew it was the one, the handle, the pickup, the performance.

I think he was a bit reluctant to let it go at the time, but I was persistent and a few weeks later it was in the bag. I'm not playing so much at the mo but for the past 2 years I've been totally faithful and couldn't think of using anything else.

Your mate sounds like a most excellent chap
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Re: Anyone ever found �the one�
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2020, 08:43:48 AM »

I am so glad I am not that fussy about bats!
Although when I have one I like I do keep it for a few seasons.
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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2020, 09:08:11 AM »

I had a very special bat as a junior, we went down to Chase and I got a size 6 bat which was originally a pro grade cleft, but due to some issue it was cut down to a junior bat. It was so much better than any other bat I had up to that point and probably started my interest in cricket bats!

As a senior, I got a very special bat from Phantom. I went to visit their showroom and noticed this unstickered bat hidden in the corner, after tapping it up I had to have it, the ping on it was miles better than any other bat I have used. It's very similar to one that Chad uses, it must be special to beat out all his other bats :)

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Re: Anyone ever found the one
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2020, 09:20:34 AM »

Im not too fussy. I have trimmed down my bats to only 6 and I rotate them. They all perform well, are different weights, have different handles etc but it doesnt make a difference to me. So long as a bat goes well the rest is down to me.
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Re: Anyone ever found �the one�
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2020, 09:46:29 AM »

I am so glad I am not that fussy about bats!
Although when I have one I like I do keep it for a few seasons.

Have to agree here. I've generally picked a bat up and if I like it I go with it. When I was younger I couldn't afford to buy multiple bats, so even if I had one which wasn't amazing I'd play with it until it went. Never really affected how many runs I scored tbh.

Also, the more you play with them the better they get, but think people want instant results these days too.
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Re: Anyone ever found the one
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2020, 10:01:54 AM »

still searching  :(
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Re: Anyone ever found the one
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2020, 10:02:38 AM »

Thanks to cbf I've tried a number of bats and found my sweet spot is SH, mid middle and under 2,10.

Yet the one for me at the moment is a SSH, L&W Special Reserve Ultra (mid to low?) and 2,12 (2,13 with thicker grip and counter weight). Sounds epic and hit a big six to win the game last Sunday.

Looking to swap a bat for a teammates H4L Butterfly which I can use in the nets to preserve the Ultra.
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Re: Anyone ever found the one
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2020, 04:52:57 PM »

I have found at lease 30 odds the one since joining CBF. When I first joined CBF, I had 6 bats and now I have 136.
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Re: Anyone ever found the one
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2020, 05:22:46 PM »

I have found at lease 30 odds the one since joining CBF. When I first joined CBF, I had 6 bats and now I have 136.

You have 136 cricket bats? 😳😮😮😮

Time to get the camera out!
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Re: Anyone ever found �the one�
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2020, 06:08:17 PM »

Yes and it's about to break!

Picked up off here, Newbery Krakatoa SPS off @Chad (the piano sold it really 😂)

Absolutely flies but has gone through the toe and up the back

Hoping my GM noir ends up as good! In its early stages but it's promising
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Re: Anyone ever found �the one�
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2020, 05:06:49 PM »

I had found "the one" but it was not my bat.
It was a cheap grade 3 Kashmir willow DSC bat. Prolly cost US$20.

The weight and balance was unreal for me. I was playing strokes with it like crazy. Every single shot that I wanted to play, executed to perfection. I found the middle of that bat at every time. Picked an off toes ball pitched on the leg stump to deposit for a huge six without any effort. Played inside out strokes for sixes in a nice size boundary.
The same bat was just another ordinary bat for the owner. He had bought it for nets or something.

Before I could make a move to get it off his hands, he moved out of the country.
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Re: Anyone ever found �the one�
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2020, 07:28:07 PM »

I had found "the one" but it was not my bat.
It was a cheap grade 3 Kashmir willow DSC bat. Prolly cost US$20.

The weight and balance was unreal for me. I was playing strokes with it like crazy. Every single shot that I wanted to play, executed to perfection. I found the middle of that bat at every time. Picked an off toes ball pitched on the leg stump to deposit for a huge six without any effort. Played inside out strokes for sixes in a nice size boundary.
The same bat was just another ordinary bat for the owner. He had bought it for nets or something.

Before I could make a move to get it off his hands, he moved out of the country.

Hunt him down.
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Re: Anyone ever found the one
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2020, 05:09:15 PM »

I've had so many that I ahve foolishly gave away or sold!! I still see some of them here locally scoring runs and hitting massive hits...too bad i can't claim any of them :(
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Re: Anyone ever found the one
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2020, 07:51:12 PM »

Still havent got out since I started using it. 33*, DNB, 35* and 74*

Why didnt I find this at 15 (and get proper coaching)
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