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What would you pick?

Grade 3
- 5 (16.1%)
Butterfly
- 26 (83.9%)

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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2020, 10:22:08 PM »

I searched the forum but couldn't find an answer to this.

What is the difference between the butterfly stain and heartwood? They both seem to have darker shade in the bat/cleft.

Or is the darker part still heartwood in a butterfly bat and the massive spot on the right is the butterfly stain (see below)

https://ibb.co/G5FTnnk

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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2020, 06:52:57 AM »

Heart Wood is the inside of an old tree, it tends to be brittle but really can fly.
A butterfly stain is one of the below and can make the wood darker too.


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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2020, 11:32:37 AM »

Heart Wood is the inside of an old tree, it tends to be brittle but really can fly.
A butterfly stain is one of the below and can make the wood darker too.



Ah ok, makes sense. So essentially, the darker tone in this is the butterfly stain and not heartwood? I believe Cleft 2 that you suggested has some dark wood so presumably that is not heartwood?

I am a bit skeptical of heartwood and want to avoid it because I have one bat which has heartwood on the edge and without even much use it has cracked quite a bit.
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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2020, 11:46:34 AM »

Probably cleft 2 for me.

😉

The stain will give longevity to the bat too.
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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2020, 01:18:45 PM »

Thanks everyone for the replies. Really appreciate it.

Thanks Soulman for the offer but unfortunately I am already in conversation with RS so can't take you up on your offer. Sorry.

They have given me an option to choose from the following 4 clefts:

Cleft 1:
https://ibb.co/RSTdfsY

Cleft 2:
https://ibb.co/p0cPY4P

Cleft 3:
https://ibb.co/JtSW2Gm

Cleft 4:
https://ibb.co/G5FTnnk

Will you guys be able to help me choose please?

Thanks

Cleft 3 for me.
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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2020, 11:02:59 PM »

Cleft 2 for me
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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2020, 08:51:37 PM »

they tend to be heavier though, anyone ever seen a butterfly break.?
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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2020, 08:55:15 PM »

Yes of course, why not?
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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2020, 04:05:43 PM »

thanks for the response guys

i actually ended up choosing another cleft as the ones in the thread were too heavy to end up with a 2.10 bat.

I have just got the pictures of the finished bat weighing at 2.11:

https://ibb.co/WK9wZg1

https://ibb.co/HhHh2HM

looks great to me, what do you guys think?
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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2020, 04:08:33 PM »

How does it feel in your hands?
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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2020, 04:11:06 PM »

havent received it yet - will post an update next week when i have got it - hopefully it picks up light!!
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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2020, 07:03:15 PM »

The engraving is a really nice touch, I like that.

Looks a good one, the grains are spread evenly, and the definition of the grains and watermarking I've often attributed with bats that ping. (Had a fair few which look like that which performed excellently)
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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2020, 08:54:29 PM »

Mini thread hijack. I’ve also jumped on the RS butterfly hype train


Should hopefully have it in the next week or two
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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2020, 10:56:59 PM »

Mini thread hijack. Ive also jumped on the RS butterfly hype train


Should hopefully have it in the next week or two

haha excellent!
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Re: Butterfly Willow vs Grade 3
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2020, 08:12:01 AM »

What's the cost of these shipped if you don't mind me asking? Just wondering what the difference is between them and a UK made lower grade.
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