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Re: Movember --- Ask the bat maker
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2010, 11:00:47 PM »

How do you stop wood 'peeling' when shaping the bat? Is it my fault? i.e wrong technique or not sharp enough tools?
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Re: Movember --- Ask the bat maker
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2010, 11:02:31 PM »

What's your favourite bat you've ever owned?
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Re: Movember --- Ask the bat maker
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2010, 11:05:28 PM »

How do you stop wood 'peeling' when shaping the bat? Is it my fault? i.e wrong technique or not sharp enough tools?

You shape against the grain turn the bat around or yourself
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Re: Movember --- Ask the bat maker
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2010, 11:05:45 PM »

If you could make a bat for anyone, who would you consider it to be the greatest honour to do this for?
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Re: Movember --- Ask the bat maker
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2010, 11:07:25 PM »

What's your favourite bat you've ever owned?

I've got a beat up Julian Millichamp M&H original which I love, plus my "I'm Viv Richards" SS Jumbo
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Re: Movember --- Ask the bat maker
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2010, 11:10:35 PM »

Wondered whether the SS Jumbo might make another appearance :)
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Re: Movember --- Ask the bat maker
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2010, 11:11:07 PM »

If you could make a bat for anyone, who would you consider it to be the greatest honour to do this for?

dead or alive?
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Re: Movember --- Ask the bat maker
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2010, 11:11:57 PM »

Wondered whether the SS Jumbo might make another appearance :)

Not as a line from me, Surridge are still doing the retro I think though
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Re: Movember --- Ask the bat maker
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2010, 11:12:51 PM »

Would pick up improve if the ratio of willow on the shoulders and the middle are similar with less on toe area?
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Re: Movember --- Ask the bat maker
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2010, 11:13:23 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2010, 11:17:00 PM »

Why is pressing considered to be one of the toughest skill while making a bat? Why do soft pressed bats have shorter life span and good performance for a short period of time and vice versa.

In your eyes is Asian bats pressing different to English bats pressing? If so then why and which one is better?

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Re: Movember --- Ask the bat maker
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2010, 11:17:33 PM »

If you could make a bat for anyone, who would you consider it to be the greatest honour to do this for?

I love making bats for everyone, that's what I do and why I do it....

If I had a choice I wouldn't chose a cricketer, I would say 1st choice John Newbery and I'd be bricking it trust me
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Re: Movember --- Ask the bat maker
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2010, 11:19:03 PM »

Would pick up improve if the ratio of willow on the shoulders and the middle are similar with less on toe area?

nope there are all individual ,a handle could weigh more then you expect so every bat should be individually balanced
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Re: Movember --- Ask the bat maker
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2010, 11:26:03 PM »

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Why is pressing considered to be one of the toughest skill while making a bat? Why do soft pressed bats have shorter life span and good performance for a short period of time and vice versa.

In your eyes is Asian bats pressing different to English bats pressing? If so then why and which one is better?

Thanks a ton!!!!

Pressing is a skill because you need to understand what and why you a pressing a piece of willow in a certain way....
 
A soft press bat, in my opinion, is one of the biggest miss conceptions / myths about cricket bats out there.  There is a place for it but you shouldn't soft press a cleft because you think it will be better!!!!! That is when it won't last!
 
Asian pressing in certain aspects is the same as English pressing - you get some good ones and you get some bad ones...  The thing about some asian brands is they press for size or/and for bowing and that makes them worse
 

 
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Re: Movember --- Ask the bat maker
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2010, 11:29:06 PM »

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Pressing is a skill because you need to understand what and why you a pressing a piece of willow in a certain way....
 
A soft press bat, in my opinion, is one of the biggest miss conceptions / myths about cricket bats out there.  There is a place for it but you shouldn't soft press a cleft because you think it will be better!!!!! That is when it won't last!
 
Asian pressing in certain aspects is that same as English pressing - you get some good ones and you get some bads ones...  The thing about some asian brands is they press for size or/and for bowing and that makes them worse

So which one would you say is the best in terms of performance and life?

Just to make myself clear Asian bats pressing is not (in some cases) because of the bow? Why exactly does bow make the pressing worse?

Once again thanks!
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