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Ihsan King (2020 Range)
« on: December 16, 2020, 08:24:18 PM »

Hi all

Thought I'd share my recent purchase with you guys :D

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Bn86EyoHmtVsi1xo6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FoPUaXgVE17Dhqv3A

Ihsan has come up with a 2020 range where they have introduced their old stickers and this Ihsan king is like a hybrid of old/new stickers. I really like these as a lot of the Pakistani players used these stickers/bats in the 90's.

Purchased this directly from the factory in Sialkot and got it delivered in Pakistan as I am visiting at the moment. Spoke to Maroof at Ihsan and he was really good at picking out the bat I wanted. I told him the number of grains I wanted and the weight and he sent me lots of photos and videos so I was happy with the customer service.

Paid 130 for this including shipping to Karachi which i think is an absolute bargain! I was told that they ship worldwide.

I have done some knocking and have attached a video below showing the mallet response and the ping with a used readers sovereign. I think it is an absolute smasher! cant wait to use this in nets!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/paCiUtTb2bxkwELz8

Let me know your thoughts!
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Re: Ihsan King (2020 Range)
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2020, 08:39:45 PM »

Nice! I always liked the retro Pakistani bats.. although I have to admit some were a little garish :D ... Ihsan classic is very 1992 world cup! Imran and Wasim were rocking Ihsan bats! I still want the AS stickers Miandad was using during that world cup!

Good to Ihsaan back, they have been quiet for a while.
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Re: Ihsan King (2020 Range)
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2020, 10:17:11 PM »

Ihsan are great bats, very underrated.

I don't care about stickers but bats are just superb!
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Re: Ihsan King (2020 Range)
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2020, 04:15:29 PM »

Nice!

Shame they are off the radar now days. Once they were such an established brand!
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Re: Ihsan King (2020 Range)
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2020, 04:40:45 PM »

Have knocked some in in the past, and what I noticed is that they feel very whippy, and the press was on the firm side. The 2 set the owner back probably sub 100 each, seemed pretty damn good value. The only thing I disliked was the back sticker from memory, and I hope you don't mind me saying this, but the sticker design is horrendous in my view on the back - even worse than what my friend had maybe 8 years ago!
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Re: Ihsan King (2020 Range)
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2020, 04:56:28 AM »

Ihsan is one of the cheaper guys around with good looking willows.
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Re: Ihsan King (2020 Range)
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2020, 08:59:56 AM »

Sounds good with mallet and ball.
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Re: Ihsan King (2020 Range)
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2020, 02:11:39 PM »

Have knocked some in in the past, and what I noticed is that they feel very whippy, and the press was on the firm side. The 2 set the owner back probably sub 100 each, seemed pretty damn good value. The only thing I disliked was the back sticker from memory, and I hope you don't mind me saying this, but the sticker design is horrendous in my view on the back - even worse than what my friend had maybe 8 years ago!

haha yeah stickers might not be for everyone. I agree, they are a bit OTT but for me it has nostalgic value since a lot of pakistani players used similar stickers in the 1992 world cup.

I am impressed with the performance though after a bit of knocking, pings all over!
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Re: Ihsan King (2020 Range)
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2020, 05:26:12 PM »

haha yeah stickers might not be for everyone. I agree, they are a bit OTT but for me it has nostalgic value since a lot of pakistani players used similar stickers in the 1992 world cup.

I am impressed with the performance though after a bit of knocking, pings all over!

I think this sums it up perfectly... branding is very subjective but if there's an emotion or moment a brand/sticker gets associated with, we subconsciously see past the horrible branding...  :D

Had Pakistan not won the world cup in 1992 and had my uncle not gifted me an Ihsan bat around the same time I'm sure I wouldn't be looking at them through rose (or green in this case) tinted glasses.  :)
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