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Re: Warsop and the perception
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2010, 10:34:28 AM »

Have we now entered the SAF trend?!
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Re: Warsop and the perception
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2010, 10:37:27 AM »

Glad to see the comments about not requrieing massive edges. I own one bat with concaviing and big edges. That's the Laver. All of my others are much more traditionally shaped (well maybe not the Xiphos). I'm not too bothered about the "sub-continent" shape as I don't ever play there and I don't think it helps my batting particularly.

Big edges are theoretically nice, but are far more effective if combined with a bat weiging 3lb+... At least then when you slash hard, it has mass behind it as well...
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Re: Warsop and the perception
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2010, 10:45:19 AM »

Have we now entered the SAF trend?!

yep it is nice to get mentioned but I hope not as that isn't what SAF is all about. I like to think that I just do my thing and do it to the best of my ability
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Re: Warsop and the perception
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2010, 11:06:41 AM »

I've had a Kooka Kahuna and I currently own a customised Warsop Venom.

The kahuna had such a small sweetspot on the bat and to be honest I brought it when I possibly didn't know that much about bats.

However my Warsop is a beautiful bat and it's a more of a traditional profile and still picks up beautifully for the weight. I still haven't used the Warsop in a game, but the times I've used it in the nets it has been superb and from what I've heard about Warsops is the more they get used the better they become...
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Re: Warsop and the perception
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2010, 11:16:32 AM »

We live in times where we are told that size matters, constant innovations are taking place. 100% extra free, new and improved, bigger and better etc etc etc . . . . .We buy with our eyes (to quote Mr Talisman).

I have a bat that was classical shaped, not the biggest edges, but boy did it go. Prob the best bat i ever had.

It is all about wood volume.

It has to be said though. when you put a bat with thick edges and concaving alongside a classical shaped bat. . . .same weight, pick up etc, which one would you choose.

Back on topic, never had a warsop, but spoken to Tony a few times ( what a nice chap), they are highly regarded by people in the know for a reason. 
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Re: Warsop and the perception
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2010, 01:39:35 PM »

I have had two Kookaburra Kahuna bats both of which were hand selected in the factory and were and one still is, fantastic, big chunky profile backed by a serious punch and the pick up on the kookaburras is far far better than on the '2'9' warsop that i have owned...its a personal thing all of us have had different experiences with both of these bat makers and we have our own opinions
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Re: Warsop and the perception
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2010, 02:03:53 PM »

I think there is a less negative answer to this. Just by pure numbers, more of us are likely to have had experience with a kook than a warsop. I've had two and used many more kooks, but I can honestly say I've never used a warsop. I don't vote in this game unless I have used both brands in question, but if I had, I'd have voted kookaburra for the above reason. FWIW, of the two I've owned, one was 'ok', and the other was probably my favourite bat of all time. It's about perception yes, but also about experience.
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Re: Warsop and the perception
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2010, 03:21:37 PM »

I was very tempted to put Kookaburra but reminded myself that it was about the bats themselves which is why I voted Warsop
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Re: Warsop and the perception
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2010, 04:20:19 PM »

I didn't vote as I haven't had either bat. I have tried Kooks in shops and they always felt "wrong" pickup wise. It's got to the point where I just ignore them!. Since I've never seen a Warsop I couldn't offer an opinion.

Maybe we should have an abstain vote as well? I'd rather people voted based on relevant experience. Judging by the age of some forum members I'd be surprised if they have experience on every bat voted for.
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Re: Warsop and the perception
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2010, 05:07:56 PM »

agree with that 100%, if you haven't used one, seen one or owned one you don't vote.
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Re: Warsop and the perception
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2010, 06:21:47 PM »

agree with that 100%, if you haven't used one, seen one or owned one you don't vote.

I would normally agree, but I somehow think very few people here or indeed anywhere will have in depth experience with both brands in each vote. I know I'm older than most here and to be honest, going by your parameters, could have voted in only a couple of rounds. It's fun at the end of the day, a way of working through the long off season we now face.
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Re: Warsop and the perception
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2010, 10:00:29 PM »

i have had a little experience of each, and think that warsop wins hands down most of the time, 9 out of ten warsops and kooks you pick up warsop would win, but that one specialy kook is usually very very good!
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Re: Warsop and the perception
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2010, 11:23:18 PM »

I think this comes back to the whole point of this. Most people arevexpressing an opinion with no experience of many bats, and those who have that experience can't be distinguished without some research...
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