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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2011, 06:19:24 AM »

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 #61 on: February 01, 2011, 08:17:37 AM »

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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2011, 08:48:23 AM »

SS Jumbo

A man with taste! best bat I ever had 'back in the day' was a Jumbo Executive, 2.6 1/2, 9 perfect through grains, what a bat, made quite a few tons with it when I was 16. I remember it was $100 more than the next expensive bat in the shop back in '89.....there was only 1, I had to have it.

Out of interest Andy, would you do a 'modern Jumbo' and if so, what mods would you make to bring it up to speed? Thicker contoured edges with some scalloping? or would that be sacrilegious?  most interested in your thoughts!

PS - how would you describe the middle position of the jumbo?  (curious because this is one of 2 profiles I loved)

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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2011, 08:58:42 AM »

A man with taste! best bat I ever had 'back in the day' was a Jumbo Executive, 2.6 1/2, 9 perfect through grains, what a bat, made quite a few tons with it when I was 16. I remember it was $100 more than the next expensive bat in the shop back in '89.....there was only 1, I had to have it.

Out of interest Andy, would you do a 'modern Jumbo' and if so, what mods would you make to bring it up to speed? Thicker contoured edges with some scalloping? or would that be sacrilegious?  most interested in your thoughts!
PS - how would you describe the middle position of the jumbo?  (curious because this is one of 2 profiles I loved)
Surely the only way to describe the middle on the jumbo was all the way down!
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2011, 09:17:51 AM »

That's a good description! Was super for driving on the up as required in Perth.
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2011, 10:23:19 AM »

Why do bats improve with usage?

 
When a bat is pressed it creates a stiff surface layer on the face of the bat. Basically over time or knocking in this surface stifness can double.So what has happened, the core of the bat is left unhardened resulting in a more elastic response of the bat but because the surface is stiffer less enery will be absorbed by the bat and so therefore it will be transfered to the ball
 
Hi,
You said that the factors affecting how you press a bat are moisture, weight, grains etc. Is that to say that the moisture content in a cleft, is not the only factor that influences the weight but the density of the willow itself?? pressing seems like the most closely kept secret among bat makers so did you learn through trial and error or did some very helpfull experienced bat makers give you a helping hand??

Cheers, (love the bats and the threads)

moisture content / sapwood is the major contributor to weight...
 
I worked out what I wanted to do technically and then transposed that to a practical solution.  It was trail and error on cheap clefts!!!  :o   
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2011, 10:27:33 AM »

A man with taste! best bat I ever had 'back in the day' was a Jumbo Executive, 2.6 1/2, 9 perfect through grains, what a bat, made quite a few tons with it when I was 16. I remember it was $100 more than the next expensive bat in the shop back in '89.....there was only 1, I had to have it.

Out of interest Andy, would you do a 'modern Jumbo' and if so, what mods would you make to bring it up to speed? Thicker contoured edges with some scalloping? or would that be sacrilegious?  most interested in your thoughts!

PS - how would you describe the middle position of the jumbo?  (curious because this is one of 2 profiles I loved)


I wouldn't change it, it is to iconic

middle is just long even on a lightweight bat
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2011, 10:28:23 AM »

Gents if you are all done we can call it a day for this Ask the Bat Maker thread!
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #68 on: February 01, 2011, 10:29:10 AM »

I wouldn't change it, it is to iconic

middle is just long even on a lightweight bat
230 from SS direct for the Jumbo Retro!
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #69 on: February 01, 2011, 10:30:04 AM »

230 from SS direct for the Jumbo Retro!

They don't seem as good, maybe it is the rose tinted specs from the past that has tainted my view though :(
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #70 on: February 01, 2011, 10:30:04 AM »

Just a couple more please :)
what bat do you use ?
and what is the best bat you have owned ?
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #71 on: February 01, 2011, 10:30:39 AM »

Just a couple more please :)
what bat do you use ?
and what is the best bat you have owned ?

ummm a SAF and a SAF what else could I say!
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Re: 1st 2011 Ask the Bat maker session!!!!
« Reply #72 on: February 01, 2011, 10:59:36 AM »

I think that's it now for this thread!
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