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Duck Duck Mongoose

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Bat shapes
« on: November 21, 2020, 12:49:15 PM »

I'm thinking about getting a blank bat but am a bit confused by the descriptions of the different shapes on the website. The only one I understand is the one for the B20 and that's the profile that I know I definitely don't want!

Is anyone able to give me a bit more of a detailed overview?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Bat shapes
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 01:14:17 PM »

Hulk is essentially a Newbery Tour shape, really good coverage
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Re: Bat shapes
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 01:38:15 PM »

Hulk is essentially a Newbery Tour shape, really good coverage

Not sure the Hulk profile is one that's listed on their website mate.

B1 - full profile, traditional length blade, traditional length handle mid middle.

B2 - some concaving - not loads but more than the other profiles, big edges, mid-low middle.

B4 - minimal concaving, shorter blade, longer handle, mid middle.

B14 - shorter blade, longer handle, full profile, mid middle.
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Re: Bat shapes
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 01:39:58 PM »

What I would recommend is dropping them a message via WhatsApp with a description of what you're looking for.

They were very helpful when I asked and were happy to discuss a range of factors and then to make a suggestion of the most suitable bat for me.

Ended up with a B4 and haven't regretted it, a lovely bat and at a very reasonable price.
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Re: Bat shapes
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 09:00:31 AM »

Thanks folks, I am after a light bat so doubt I am the target market for the hulk.


I think I've got an idea about the B1 and B2 but still struggling with B4 and B14, how much shorter are the blades on these? Are they both the same length or is one even shorter than the other? What difference does this make to pick up?


I did email Tai but didn't get very much info in reply.
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Re: Bat shapes
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 10:18:24 AM »

Thanks folks, I am after a light bat so doubt I am the target market for the hulk.


I think I've got an idea about the B1 and B2 but still struggling with B4 and B14, how much shorter are the blades on these? Are they both the same length or is one even shorter than the other? What difference does this make to pick up?


I did email Tai but didn't get very much info in reply.

Have you called Tai or sent a message via WhatsApp? Number is on the website.
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Re: Bat shapes
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 11:16:40 AM »

Thanks folks, I am after a light bat so doubt I am the target market for the hulk.


I think I've got an idea about the B1 and B2 but still struggling with B4 and B14, how much shorter are the blades on these? Are they both the same length or is one even shorter than the other? What difference does this make to pick up?


I did email Tai but didn't get very much info in reply.

B4 is a half inch shorter blade, stands to reason that the B14 would be the same.
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Re: Bat shapes
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 09:17:08 PM »

B4 is a half inch shorter blade, stands to reason that the B14 would be the same.

Jimbo I'm sure the B4 is a standard length blade set-up. I have one which I checked and also on the BB website on the product page they don't reference it to being a shorter blade/longer handle set-up. @Blank Bats should be able to confirm.
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Re: Bat shapes
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2020, 09:30:35 PM »

Jimbo I'm sure the B4 is a standard length blade set-up. I have one which I checked and also on the BB website on the product page they don't reference it to being a shorter blade/longer handle set-up. @Blank Bats should be able to confirm.

I have a B4 and it's a half inch shorter blade mate. There's an IJC review that confirms as much I believe.
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Re: Bat shapes
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2020, 09:44:29 PM »

I have a B4 and it's a half inch shorter blade mate. There's an IJC review that confirms as much I believe.
In this video from IJC the B1 is the shorter blade/longer handle and the B4 is the standard blade length? Unless it's changed over time which I don't have knowledge on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP2RgeelVoM
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Re: Bat shapes
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2020, 10:23:11 PM »

In this video from IJC the B1 is the shorter blade/longer handle and the B4 is the standard blade length? Unless it's changed over time which I don't have knowledge on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP2RgeelVoM

Not a scooby then mate, mine is definitely a shorter blade B4 because it's bang on the same blade length as my Harrow bats.
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Re: Bat shapes
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2020, 10:26:31 PM »

I'm glad I'm not the only one confused! I will give Tai a ring soon and hopefully be able to clear things up
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