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    Hey I thought it would be interesting to see what bats we all use. I'm 16 and I use a GM Duellist 808. The bat feels quite heavy and I think it limits some of my shots, for example the cut and pull, also as I spend more time at the crease, and fatigue kicks in, it really does start to feel like a brick. Its a mens size bat, and I was wondering if there are soem lighter men's cricket bats? I was looking at the newburry range and was wondering if anyoen who had one could tell me if they are very heavy?

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    I use a Woodworm Torch

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    ^ I'm guessing that may be quite a heavy bat though, that's the impression that I get with woodworm bats.

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    Unless you get a £200+ one GM's are usualy very heavy.

    Lightest bat i've ever had was last years GN Lazer which was awesome. If you're looking for a light bat i'd stay away from GM and try the Kookaburra Gennesis range and all the Newberry's which are both great bats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umop 3p!sdn View Post
    ^ I'm guessing that may be quite a heavy bat though, that's the impression that I get with woodworm bats.
    The ones i've that heavy, however i find the pickup on them makes them feel a bit heavier than what they really are.

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    Had a smash in the nets with a heavy as MRF bat at the weekend. Essentially just throw the bat at any delivery and it'll ping off somewhere for runs.

    Normally bat with one of these though.
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    Well, I've had a net with a Newbury, and it felt very nice I guess a negative is that they cost quite a bit. I've usually gome for GM's usually 909's and they are messed up in 2 years, I hope the added price will also mean added quality.

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    I'm using a Slazenger SX Extreme at the moment, and I'm loving it. It's the first bat I've ever had that isn't a Gray Nicholls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by umop 3p!sdn View Post
    Well, I've had a net with a Newbury, and it felt very nice I guess a negative is that they cost quite a bit. I've usually gome for GM's usually 909's and they are messed up in 2 years, I hope the added price will also mean added quality.
    More pricy bats give better performance but generaly break easier due to the way they are made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365 View Post
    More pricy bats give better performance but generaly break easier due to the way they are made.
    Do you think it is worth it? I play around 3 times a week?

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    Depends, do you like your cricket?

    Personaly i love playing and love having a good bat so i get a £150+ one every year, but 3 times a week if you could afford it i reckon you should.

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    I tend to bat in nets and in matches around 5/6/7 times a week, so I have 4 bats. On dead bat that has no middle at all that I use in nets, to improve my timing, 1 fielding bat that I use when doing fielding for our juniors sometimes, my second bat which is a GN Gladius Select (still a great bat), and my match bat which is a Slazenger SX Extreme, which is very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    I tend to bat in nets and in matches around 5/6/7 times a week, so I have 4 bats. On dead bat that has no middle at all that I use in nets, to improve my timing, 1 fielding bat that I use when doing fielding for our juniors sometimes, my second bat which is a GN Gladius Select (still a great bat), and my match bat which is a Slazenger SX Extreme, which is very nice.
    I had one of those 3 years ago, absolutely awesome, best bat i've ever had, i cried when they discontinued it.

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