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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2011, 08:43:50 PM »

Is your new handle going into production? Do you offer this in your bats at present?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2011, 08:46:57 PM »

Some people say Asian bats are not as good as English bats, so why is that?

How much a bat should be pressed in order to have longest batlife and best performance (eg hard, soft, medium etc)? Any brands who follow this rule?

People say soft pressed bats don't last very long, so generally speaking how long is there life? For example, if you bat out 50 overs will the bat be finished towards end of your innings?

Lastly, how do you figure out which handle is of good quality and which one is of bad quality ?

Thanks mate!
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2011, 08:50:05 PM »

Thankyou.
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2011, 08:51:10 PM »

Prob been asked before but your opinions on heartwoods effect on performance and durability?

Plus as mr millichamp says 7-9 grains gives you performance and durability what is your view?

heartwood needs a bit more care, in my opinion is does make any difference and probably adds to performance

Grains!!!! yep maybe on average you'll fine they are the best one's but they all differ, it is hard to say for certain.

As we know, reducing moisture content reduces lifespan, but:
Does reducing moisture content, whether it be naturally or artificially, reduce ping?

This question has been banded about on here for a while now and I'll answer it in similar way as before.  As if I gave an answer either way you could ruin your bats!!! 

I would say the 99.9% of you don't have a moisture content reader and I'm sure none of you would stick the prongs into a finished bat.  If you did stick it into a bat what moisture content would you be looking and would that be even across the length and width of the blade...!  It isn't a question I'm going to answer sorry!
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2011, 08:54:59 PM »

Are you going to sponsor any players this year ?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2011, 09:02:38 PM »

When you have a solid batmaking session, how fast can you turn a cleft into a bat?  And do you part-finish a load, and then finish them all together, or take a cleft through to being a finished bat each time?

Not sure of timings - I press and handle one day and then shape another, then sand another.  If I get a bit bored/lost whislt pressing or shaping I stop and do something else and then go back to what I was doing.  I never just finish off a job because I started it, that is not why I make bats!  I make them because I enjoy it!

When you press the bat/cleft is it handled or not? Do you press the bow into the blade when its part shaped or not?

You could technically do it in all the scenarios you stated! ;)

Since it was asked recently, what effect does the modern concaved shape with big edges have on performance when compared with the traditional Mjolnir like shape and which shape would suit most amateurs better?

Performance nothing - the classic shape will give you a longer middle closer the centre line the big edge will be slightly shorter and more on the outer edge.  As an amateur I would just say don't go for anything to heavy we aren't playing baseball!

Why aren't you answering the questions fast enough?  ;)

I started now! :D
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2011, 09:07:20 PM »

if you put a long handle into a short handle bat would performance go?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2011, 09:08:12 PM »

On a laminate could you make the bat the same size and the 'normal' version of that bat by taking the existing face off and putting glue in between to enhance what looks like a normal bat?

I can rephrase that if it doesn't make sense :L


Yes please you have lost me   :o

How do you recommend bat edges be knocked in?

- Round off with wooden mallet?
- Press edges with a round surface (an old stump, edge of bath tub etc.)
- Something else?

I used to just mallet in the edges, but according to Mr.Millichamp that's not a good idea...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWBxiPJYvLw&feature=player_embedded

 
mallet or round off on something like a sink or bath... Not sure JM has his style of knocking in for his bats. I'd knock them in because a ball hitting any edge can cause damage
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2011, 09:12:39 PM »

What makes inaugural willow..... Special??

Performance or looks?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2011, 09:20:55 PM »

I'd hazard a guess at both mate :)
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2011, 09:21:43 PM »

Is your new handle going into production? Do you offer this in your bats at present?

Nope it doesn't look like it will be available just yet!  I haven't had a chance to get it sorted out

Some people say Asian bats are not as good as English bats, so why is that?

How much a bat should be pressed in order to have longest batlife and best performance (eg hard, soft, medium etc)? Any brands who follow this rule?

People say soft pressed bats don't last very long, so generally speaking how long is there life? For example, if you bat out 50 overs will the bat be finished towards end of your innings?

Lastly, how do you figure out which handle is of good quality and which one is of bad quality ?

Thanks mate!

A bit of leading question as I'm going to say English made is better the same way an Asian bat maker would say there's is better... Anyways a few items that happen other then willow mileage and willow storage conditions. Ebay is not the asian bats friend or a friend of friend who knows a friend thing and has a website... What happens  is that a lot of the domestic [cheap local Asian] product get sold over here as G1, the amount of counterfiets seem to be quite high and that diminishes the reputation
 
The how mush pressed is like a piece of string - I would just say not very soft or hard, even hard pressed bats will have problems
 
A soft press bat can last, in fact it annoys me all this soft press stuff[not having a go at you CD in general, it doesn't really show an understanding of why you are requesting a bat to be "soft" pressed. it is a misconception that a soft pressed bat will perform better.  The willow still needs to be pressed properly.  It is done properly and prep'd well it could last for a while
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2011, 09:22:48 PM »

Are you going to sponsor any players this year ?

I already have a few grass root and minor counties players and maybe something in pipeline for something else
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2011, 09:25:13 PM »

if you put a long handle into a short handle bat would performance go?

I assume you mean replacing a short handle with a long handle, otherwise you are going slightly mad :D

anyways nope it shouldn't do
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2011, 09:25:50 PM »

What makes inaugural willow..... Special??

Performance or looks?

I'd hazard a guess at both mate :)

Yep both!
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2011, 09:27:40 PM »

You mentioned you like making the Audax and the Fab...What do you not really like about making the Erus then, if it is anything major? :)
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