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    What Does This Mean?

    Im looking for a new bat and im thinking about buying this one, but i dont know what this means. "The unique contoured design of the Sword creates a forgiving shape for off*-centre hits"
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    Off centre... probably means "you can hit it off the square"..

    My reccomendation is a Gunn and Moore Purist.. Dunno if you can get them in Aus...
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    off centre hits - I'd guess that it means when you don't middle it

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    THe 'forgiving shape for off-centre hits' mean that the bat is shaped in such a way that all hits are off-centre and you should be forgiven for thinking it's you!


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    edges will fly to the boundary maybe.

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    a larger middle, so that even if u dont middle it (off centre) , you still get a decent amount of power.....get a gray nicholls, they are the best

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    please don't say that any commercial bat is the best....your just kidding yourself

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    well, i use the kookaburra kahuna, as i'm sponsored by kookaburra. and it's a sweet awesome bat. most of my team mates use gray nicholls though, and they are also very very good. i dont rate GM that highly though, but i've only ever tried one. not very popular in aus, or WA anway

    eDIt: just wanted to add, that i've been upgraded to full sponsorship by kookaburra!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeps
    well, i use the kookaburra kahuna, as i'm sponsored by kookaburra. and it's a sweet awesome bat. most of my team mates use gray nicholls though, and they are also very very good. i dont rate GM that highly though, but i've only ever tried one. not very popular in aus, or WA anway

    eDIt: just wanted to add, that i've been upgraded to full sponsorship by kookaburra!
    You for real... Youve got to be seriously good to be sponsered by a major manufacturer. Especially Kookaburra... Im partially sponsered by a minor one at the moment..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggy31
    Im looking for a new bat and im thinking about buying this one, but i dont know what this means. "The unique contoured design of the Sword creates a forgiving shape for off*-centre hits"
    Depends on what sort of a contour it is ?

    About 25 years ago a major bat manufacturer (I forget who) had launched a bat with the sides being much thicker and had loped off from the middle (all along the length not going upto the toe of course). This was touted to spread the sweet spot wider along the width of the bat. Didnt last much in those days as a fad

    Contours , besides being along the length or width (as in the above case) can be both at the back (always but to varying degrees) and at the front (less rarely very pronounced). Those at the back affect the impact of the bat on ball (the spring) but those on the front also affect which direction the ball travels(upwards, downwards or straight) immediately after coming off the face of the bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    You for real... Youve got to be seriously good to be sponsered by a major manufacturer. Especially Kookaburra... Im partially sponsered by a minor one at the moment..
    until last week, i was on partial sponsorship with kookaburra, where i could get the kahuna for $100. (it retails at around 530). I was limited to one per year.

    I am still limited to one per year, but i get the bat for nothing now. I get a free set of pads gloves etc. as well per year!

    It's a continuation from a sponsorship i won when i was younger, and was a bowling all rounder. i've since had major shoulder injuries, and dont bowl much at all anymore, and become the number 5 for the waca 2nd's team.

    Sponsorship isn't that hard to get from a major company, i was lucky and happened to be looking for a sponsor at the time and a kookaburra dude was watching us train... Just talked to him and he said he'd look into it (never thought i'd hear from him again)....took him about 4 months to reply, and yeah! it's all good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    Depends on what sort of a contour it is ?

    About 25 years ago a major bat manufacturer (I forget who) had launched a bat with the sides being much thicker and had loped off from the middle (all along the length not going upto the toe of course). This was touted to spread the sweet spot wider along the width of the bat. Didnt last much in those days as a fad
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    are you talking about the gray nicholls scoop?The scoop will increase the size of the sweet spot by displacing the weight of the bat more evenly through the blade. It will also make the bat pick up weight feel lighter. The amount of actual bat weight taken out from the scoop is only minimal but it will make it feel lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeps
    until last week, i was on partial sponsorship with kookaburra, where i could get the kahuna for $100. (it retails at around 530). I was limited to one per year.

    I am still limited to one per year, but i get the bat for nothing now. I get a free set of pads gloves etc. as well per year!

    It's a continuation from a sponsorship i won when i was younger, and was a bowling all rounder. i've since had major shoulder injuries, and dont bowl much at all anymore, and become the number 5 for the waca 2nd's team.

    Sponsorship isn't that hard to get from a major company, i was lucky and happened to be looking for a sponsor at the time and a kookaburra dude was watching us train... Just talked to him and he said he'd look into it (never thought i'd hear from him again)....took him about 4 months to reply, and yeah! it's all good!
    Thats great Deeps. Congrats.

    Bad about your shoulder injury though. What did you bowl, leg spin, leg cutters, in swing family of deliveries ?

    Why do you say you have become number five(though that maybe the number you bat at today). Its not considered a specialist position these days, is it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeps
    are you talking about the gray nicholls scoop?The scoop will increase the size of the sweet spot by displacing the weight of the bat more evenly through the blade. It will also make the bat pick up weight feel lighter. The amount of actual bat weight taken out from the scoop is only minimal but it will make it feel lighter.
    Yes, perhaps it was Grey Nicholls. Its a long time in the past for me

    I did not find too much of a differnce. For me all these new bats (new in the 70's) were on the heavier side and I prefered to go to a manufacturer's factory and choose a bat there.

    In those days bats were generally much lighter and had to be oiled and played in.

    I myself played with a very light bat (really light) and one really had to be good at bat selection and work hard on the bat after buying it (and lucky to an extent) to get a bat with a great 'stroke' (as we called it then) and still be light. Balance was always the first thing that mattered to me and I was very fussy about that. Balance and the number of lines (years/age) on the face of the bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    Thats great Deeps. Congrats.

    Bad about your shoulder injury though. What did you bowl, leg spin, leg cutters, in swing family of deliveries ?

    Why do you say you have become number five(though that maybe the number you bat at today). Its not considered a specialist position these days, is it ?
    i bowled pace...extremely wayward pace :P, i was always told i was putting too much strain on my back and shoulders, but i (now shamefullY)disregarded it! I used to bat at 7, but now i've transformed into a number 5. We have specialist batsman up till 6 in our team, the number 7 is an all rounder etc. We have that luxury because our keeper bats at 3, in the Shahid Afridi type mould..(hit out or get ouT!)

    theyve tried convincing me to bat at 3, but i've tried batting there in 5 innings,and didn't make more than 21.

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