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How often has it happened?
« on: March 24, 2021, 09:57:37 AM »

Bats feeling lighter or heavier with the course of time, even being stored in the same area.
Are muscles too a factor to consider?
How often has this happened? Thanks
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Re: How often has it happened?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 10:56:05 AM »

I think over the winter bats definitely feel heavier especially in the UK but I think a lot of it is just in our head and also based on form. Yeah, I think your strength changing can definitely affect it too, I noticed my Kookaburra felt lighter since I am still growing but then again maybe its just in my head ;)
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Re: How often has it happened?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 11:36:20 AM »

Is your question how often do bats change weight based on moisture levels or how often would you expect your muscular strength to change enough to effect your perception of the weight of the bat?
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Re: How often has it happened?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2021, 11:46:54 AM »

Put your bats on the scales. They could have gained some moisture in the winter.
Or you could have to do some work in the gym...
Bearing in mind there has been a pretty wet winter and we have been in lockdown, I am expecting both.
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Re: How often has it happened?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2021, 11:48:26 AM »

I think over the winter bats definitely feel heavier especially in the UK but I think a lot of it is just in our head and also based on form. Yeah, I think your strength changing can definitely affect it too, I noticed my Kookaburra felt lighter since I am still growing but then again maybe its just in my head ;)
Enjoy your cricket, thanks for sharing your thought
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Re: How often has it happened?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2021, 11:51:05 AM »

Put your bats on the scales. They could have gained some moisture in the winter.
Or you could have to do some work in the gym...
Bearing in mind there has been a pretty wet winter and we have been in lockdown, I am expecting both.
You mean to say gained a lot of weight? 😀😃
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2021, 11:52:53 AM »

Is your question how often do bats change weight based on moisture levels or how often would you expect your muscular strength to change enough to effect your perception of the weight of the bat?
Both, actually, guessing both have to do with each other
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Re: How often has it happened?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2021, 12:39:37 PM »

It's totally possible that 1 bat has gained moisture (and therefore weight), and 1 bat has lost moisture.

Depends on the humidity of the room they were in and the moisture content of the willow before you left them.
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Re: How often has it happened?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2021, 12:49:36 PM »

I also find that storing bats in a garage/environment with more humidity, the willow fibers can expand and roughen the surface finish a little.
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Re: How often has it happened?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2021, 12:52:21 PM »

Is storing bats in attic/loft a good idea?
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2021, 12:56:43 PM »

I also find that storing bats in a garage/environment with more humidity, the willow fibers can expand and roughen the surface finish a little.

Noticed this too... I bought a GM Noir Signature last year at the end of the season and left it in the garage and picked it up recently and the finishing seemed worse than when I originally got it.
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Re: How often has it happened?
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2021, 01:00:50 PM »

Is this not just normal fluctuations in how wood is?

Would end of season care with an oiling etc avoid this?
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Re: How often has it happened?
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2021, 01:21:34 PM »

Can honestly say Ive never noticed a change in weight of any bat I have e be ever owned, and there have been a LOT.
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Re: How often has it happened?
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2021, 01:27:16 PM »

It's totally possible that 1 bat has gained moisture (and therefore weight), and 1 bat has lost moisture.

Depends on the humidity of the room they were in and the moisture content of the willow before you left them.
Makes sense,
I'm also trying to understand the influence of muscles to bat's weights, pickups and feeling
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2021, 01:34:19 PM »

I also find that storing bats in a garage/environment with more humidity, the willow fibers can expand and roughen the surface finish a little.
I only store them in my room, at room temperature which is at least at comfortable feel.
Non of them felt dry at all, even butterfly had a very light coat and later had to wipe oil.
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