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Handle Survey
« on: June 01, 2010, 12:41:58 PM »

I'm not sure if this has been covered elsewhere on the forum.

I thought that it might be interesting to ask forum members to have a check of their bats report back their findings.

What you need to do is, have a check of your favourite (best pinging) bat and report back whether the handle is stiff or has some flex in it. This way we can tell whether the better performing bats have stiff handles or some flex in the handles. (You must say bat brand, weight and flex or no flex) 

I think this is one area often ignored, people get obsessed with edge thickness and no. of grains but pay little attention to thye handle.

I'll start off

CA Plus 10000 - 2lb 9oz - quite some flex in handle



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Re: Handle Survey
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 12:44:40 PM »

Bas Vampire Shadow-2.10-Very stiff handle
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Re: Handle Survey
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 12:45:28 PM »

GM Icon LE- 2lb 8, slight flex.
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Re: Handle Survey
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 12:46:32 PM »

My Laver had a very stiff handle and played superbly, my Talisman has a mid way handle and again is superb. You might find that bats with handles designed to be stiff or flexi will play the best, most will just have a handle designed to not break and no more design input than that.
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Re: Handle Survey
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 12:46:55 PM »

GM Icon LE- 2lb 8, slight flex.

GM may make the very best handle on the market!!!
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Re: Handle Survey
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 12:56:03 PM »

Angelina Jolie Limited Edition Bat with Grade 1++++ Willow - Rigid handle, very stiff :D

Talisman Perfect Storm with Black Stickers - Quite stiff handle, some flex but not much. Moving towards a more oval handle.
Talisman Perfect Storm with Pink Stickers - Bit more whippy, but not overly so. A slightly thinner handle.
Lekka TPX - Halfway house between stiff and whippy, probably due to the length of the handle.

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Re: Handle Survey
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2010, 01:48:22 PM »

GM Hero 808, 2 - 10, stiff handle...
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Re: Handle Survey
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2010, 02:23:07 PM »

my icon has a stiff handle but what i like best about it is that it doesnt curve up with the shoulders and stays thin down to the blade, making my low grip possible
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Re: Handle Survey
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2010, 03:03:31 PM »

my new bat i got todayy

stanford blaze 2-8
little bit flexi handle
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Re: Handle Survey
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2010, 03:18:14 PM »

Was your new SF Blaze free?
Or did you manage to find some money after you couldn't get a free bat??
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Re: Handle Survey
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2010, 04:30:48 PM »

If he got it free he did bloody well then seeing as its 120 on onlinestockist so id assume he found some cash down the back of the sofa  :D
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Re: Handle Survey
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2010, 04:40:27 PM »

So if he can afford a nice bat like that, then why does he need a bat for free??
Sounds like a great sofa with 120 in loose change down there!  :D
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Re: Handle Survey
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2010, 04:42:01 PM »

So if he can afford a nice bat like that, then why does he need a bat for free??
Sounds like a great sofa with 120 in loose change down there!  :D

He must have raided my house over the bank holiday weekend!
 
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Re: Handle Survey
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2010, 05:02:19 PM »

bday prezzie from the grandma actually!!
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Re: Handle Survey
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2010, 07:54:25 PM »

ss matrix 2 lb 9 oz original handle extremely flexible. Replaced with a newbery handle, much stiffer, and I feel performance has been compromised
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