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    Knocking in

    how long do you knock in a pre prapared bat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    how long do you knock in a pre prapared bat
    i just bougt kookaburaa savage beast
    keep going.......I knocked my last bat (Warsop) in for 2 months and it didn't even last one season

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    what is a warsop bat i have never heard of it

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    It says pre-prepared but I knocked my Gray-Nicolls (sp?) in for about 30 minutes a day for two weeks or so. Someone at the club had a pre-prepared Gray-Nicolls and used it straight away and lost a big chunk of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    what is a warsop bat i have never heard of it
    bought it when I was playing in England. Great bat !....until I snapped it.

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    IIRC Brian Lara never bothered having his bat knocked in, he just took it out of its wrapper and away he went.

    Works for him (then again the last time he had to pay for a bat was when he was in his teens).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    what is a warsop bat i have never heard of it
    Made by Warsop-Stebbing in West Hanningfield, Essex. Very good company, I get all my stuff from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubb
    Made by Warsop-Stebbing in West Hanningfield, Essex. Very good company, I get all my stuff from them.
    As do a lot of Australians supposedly. Gilchrist certainly gets his bats from somewhere in Essex, though whether its Warsop i don't know.
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    at least 6 hours.. pre prepared means nothing imo... do it properly, and the bat will be sweet and last a long time

    and i don't like the extratech crap either... sanding and oiling is the way to go

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    What I do is knock it in a little to begin with, then use it in nets against part-timers and spinners for a couple of weeks - by the time you come to use it in a match it'll be well softened up.

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    pre-pepared doesn't have anything to do with knocking in(well,not in the pratical sense).

    i've lost my faith in knocking in,my last 3 bats have lasted less than a season despite having been knocked in for 4-7 hours.
    next season i'm going to get it machine knocked in(i think) to see if that makes any difference.

    knock it in for at least 4 hours is my advice,and just make sure you hit the middle every time so it'll never snap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeps
    at least 6 hours.. pre prepared means nothing imo... do it properly, and the bat will be sweet and last a long time

    and i don't like the extratech crap either... sanding and oiling is the way to go
    Yes. Also taking a light wooden mallet and knocking on the bat is very effective.

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    i have a ball mallet

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    I got a new bat covered in extratec but I'm still knocking it in. About a quarter done. i'm a tailender so I won't be using it much
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender
    I got a new bat covered in extratec but I'm still knocking it in. About a quarter done. i'm a tailender so I won't be using it much
    You are equally likely to break it if used without knocking in though !

    Yes a ball mallet is the best though I prefer a ball on a short string or in an old sock which you hammer on the bat. This gets it to bounce off more like it does in actual play. The mallet tends to hit and 'stay' on the surface that spilt second longer to cause more stress.

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