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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2011, 09:30:22 PM »

Yes please you have lost me   :o


Could you take an existing bat, cut the face off, then laminate it so it is the same bat, same size but can you improve the performance?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2011, 09:30:38 PM »

Andy, I was told by a guy (UK seller) who supplies bats to a few pros that a slightly soft pressed bat will perform better against a harder ball (like Kookaburra or Dukes) and a hard pressed bat against a slightly softer ball (like readers) and this is the reason why the bats of some of the pros are pressed slightly softer as compared with the standard shop bats.

Is this something to do with the transfer of energy from the bat to the ball by just creating enough time contact between the bat and the ball?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2011, 09:34:06 PM »

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

Actually the reason why I asked is because a lot of sellers and in fact bat maker say that "hard pressed bats last longer than soft pressed bats".

Again when I spend 200+ Pounds I'd want a bat which will last longest and perform the best.
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2011, 09:35:48 PM »

Could you take an existing bat, cut the face off, then laminate it so it is the same bat, same size but can you improve the performance?

yes you can but my opinion is that is won't work
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2011, 09:36:32 PM »

yes you can but my opinion is that is won't work
Perhaps something to try in the future though ;)
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2011, 09:38:02 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? :)

Nothing at all the Erus is my most popular one I do and because of slight concaved it is more work shaping and sanding.  The Audax I don't do many so it is great to do and SAF Fab I can almost do with just the drawknife!!!
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2011, 09:38:57 PM »

Perhaps something to try in the future though ;)

I was trying to be nice, NOPE I wont be trying it
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2011, 09:39:42 PM »

OK. I suspected it was due to more work haha, but they are very impressive mate ;) :D Though I haven't got round to using mine in the nets yet, saving it for matches...
LOL, ok about the lam idea then!! :)
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2011, 09:41:56 PM »

What causes some bats to delaminate? (the hard surface layer separates from the rest of the wood in the middle. tapping it with fingers gives off a "hollow" sound)
What's the best way to fix it?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2011, 09:42:45 PM »

how do you press a bat to get the most out of it ?
Do you press the bow in to a bat intentionality or does it come from the skill of the presser ?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2011, 09:44:30 PM »

Andy, I was told by a guy (UK seller) who supplies bats to a few pros that a slightly soft pressed bat will perform better against a harder ball (like Kookaburra or Dukes) and a hard pressed bat against a slightly softer ball (like readers) and this is the reason why the bats of some of the pros are pressed slightly softer as compared with the standard shop bats.

Is this something to do with the transfer of energy from the bat to the ball by just creating enough time contact between the bat and the ball?

Yash that is fine but in the context you are talking about I wouldn't hard press a bat or have it soft there is no reason to in my opinion
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2011, 09:46:22 PM »

Actually the reason why I asked is because a lot of sellers and in fact bat maker say that "hard pressed bats last longer than soft pressed bats".

Again when I spend 200+ Pounds I'd want a bat which will last longest and perform the best.

CD I can't talk for other bat makers, you get what you get with me it is up to them market and do what they want with there bats.
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2011, 09:47:04 PM »

Is there any truth in the oft quoted saying thata bat is in it's prime when it starts to get horizontal surface cracking, and if so whats the theory behind this?

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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2011, 09:50:59 PM »


Yash that is fine but in the context you are talking about I wouldn't hard press a bat or have it soft there is no reason to in my opinion

 agree a bat needs to be pressed right depending on the willow characteristics. However, I asked you this question as I was not sure if the info shared by the guy had any merit. If yes, then most bats made for pros would not perform to their potential on club cricket level (as majority/most clubs use the readers balls) and it will need more time to knock them in to get the peak performance.
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2011, 09:53:50 PM »

Do people in the forum overthink bat technicalities and should they leave it to the batmakers?
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