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Cricket bat minor cracks and holes
« on: September 06, 2020, 01:20:07 PM »

Hi all

Just wanted to find out if couple of cracks on the edge of the bat are anything to worry about. See pics below.

Also, i have noticed that there are holes on the side of the bat (havent seen in my other bats) but i believe these are just naturally occurring in the wood?

https://ibb.co/QK5WcLq

https://ibb.co/3W1Mtjt

https://ibb.co/YjwhQDY

https://ibb.co/sp7PSN6

Lastly, i have searched a lot but cant find anywhere but when i do a ball ping test on this bat, although it pings fine, i just feel that it sounds a bit hollow compared to my other bats which feel solid and sound heavier. Have people experienced this with their bats and what are your views on this? I have knocked this quite a bit but it still feels soft and i m not getting any indentations, and neither do i get seam marks when i bounce the ball...

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Re: Cricket bat minor cracks and holes
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 01:57:34 PM »

Hi all

Just wanted to find out if couple of cracks on the edge of the bat are anything to worry about. See pics below.

Also, i have noticed that there are holes on the side of the bat (havent seen in my other bats) but i believe these are just naturally occurring in the wood?

https://ibb.co/QK5WcLq

https://ibb.co/3W1Mtjt

https://ibb.co/YjwhQDY

https://ibb.co/sp7PSN6

Lastly, i have searched a lot but cant find anywhere but when i do a ball ping test on this bat, although it pings fine, i just feel that it sounds a bit hollow compared to my other bats which feel solid and sound heavier. Have people experienced this with their bats and what are your views on this? I have knocked this quite a bit but it still feels soft and i m not getting any indentations, and neither do i get seam marks when i bounce the ball...

Thanks

All the pics are fine. The cracks are very fine - you can superglue and tape them up. I dont see any holes - those black marks are quite normal.

Cant say much about the sound - but if there are no more indentations then the bat is fully knocked in.
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Re: Cricket bat minor cracks and holes
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 03:39:08 PM »

All the pics are fine. The cracks are very fine - you can superglue and tape them up. I dont see any holes - those black marks are quite normal.

Cant say much about the sound - but if there are no more indentations then the bat is fully knocked in.

ok, thanks for your response. appreciate it.

I have uploaded 2 videos below. First one is the bat which sounds a bit shallow to me and doesn't feel solid. Not sure if you can hear it. It is hard to capture the sound and feel on camera.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TbLzJLWjaoSPH_ufiYIum9my3Mvqx_sQ/view

Second bat just feels and sounds right and solid. see below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eePmfK-JvosQpBwDkaMUuP0BfLir4Kw7/view

Hopefully you can hear the hollowness in the first bat otherwise i guess it is what it is...

Thanks
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Re: Cricket bat minor cracks and holes
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2020, 05:26:03 PM »

Nothing to worry about IMO.. .super glue then sand and then tape it !

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Re: Cricket bat minor cracks and holes
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 10:34:37 AM »

Thanks for the response.

I did a net session with the bat and the crack has actually gotten worse:

https://ibb.co/NxfdKQJ

https://ibb.co/jTSRqrk

https://ibb.co/qWbVdWL

https://ibb.co/RCSKXhK

Does this need to be looked at properly or can it still be fixed at home?

Also, regarding super glue, do I need to just put glue on top of the cracks or do I need to open up the crack and try filling it inside?

When you say sand and tape, presumably you mean once the glue is dry, sand it and then put edge tape / anti scuff?

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Re: Cricket bat minor cracks and holes
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2020, 11:22:31 AM »

Does the crack close when you press on it?.
Yes - prise open the crack with a table knife, stuff in as much PVA glue as possible, using another long, blunt thin object to push the glue as deep as possible. Wipe away any excess. Use brown parcel tape to tightly wrap around the repair, this will keep it clamped as the glue dries. Wait overnight. Remove tape and sand.
No - carefully add superglue to the cracks, the glue will get drawn into the crack somewhat.

If there is a hollow sound to the damaged area AND the cracks wont move when pressed then it may need more experienced hands.
Hope that helps, so long as you dont cut anything or drill any holes most attempts at repairs are fairly easily reversed.
Good luck.
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Re: Cricket bat minor cracks and holes
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2020, 12:49:46 PM »

Thanks mate. i'll give it a go but might just give it to someone to look at it. Havent done this before so dont want to mess it up further..
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Re: Cricket bat minor cracks and holes
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2020, 11:05:24 PM »

Does the crack close when you press on it?.
Yes - prise open the crack with a table knife, stuff in as much PVA glue as possible, using another long, blunt thin object to push the glue as deep as possible. Wipe away any excess. Use brown parcel tape to tightly wrap around the repair, this will keep it clamped as the glue dries. Wait overnight. Remove tape and sand.
No - carefully add superglue to the cracks, the glue will get drawn into the crack somewhat.

If there is a hollow sound to the damaged area AND the cracks wont move when pressed then it may need more experienced hands.
Hope that helps, so long as you dont cut anything or drill any holes most attempts at repairs are fairly easily reversed.
Good luck.


Isnt rocket science for this repair mate... have a look at this video... u will have a pretty good idea of how to do it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRfveMrfhiw

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Re: Cricket bat minor cracks and holes
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2020, 05:27:38 PM »


Isnt rocket science for this repair mate... have a look at this video... u will have a pretty good idea of how to do it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRfveMrfhiw

Thanks - this video is very useful.

I understand this can be done for the light cracks that i have on the edges.

Can i also pour glue and just sand for the bigger crack at the toe? see below:

https://ibb.co/NxfdKQJ

https://ibb.co/jTSRqrk

https://ibb.co/qWbVdWL

https://ibb.co/RCSKXhK

From Paul's video, looks like i just need to glue and sand while it is wet and no need to clamp/tape to put pressure on the cracks?
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Re: Cricket bat minor cracks and holes
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2020, 05:36:55 PM »

If you can open it up it will enable you to get the glue in further. If you use PVA it needs clamping. Superglue sets quicker and if the cracks dont move then the clamps wont hold the joint together so are pointless.
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