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    Dents and Scratches in edges?? What to do??

    Hey guys i'm in the process of knocking my bat in and taking a look at the edges its got little scratches and dents in the edge? And because i can't knock that bit of the edge in.. And the back of the bat has scratches.. What can i do?
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    Buy a new bat.

    Na, seriously, I'd get keep knocking it in and not worry too much about it.
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    You reckon? It ruins the look of the bat in my opinion?

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    anybody else know how to stop it??


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    Sand the edges back a little bit. If you have a bath tub, roll the edges over the edge of the bathtub - it helps compress the wood. It's nothing to get too concerned about as it doesn't affect the performance of the bat. If the edges get worse, sand them back and put a thin coat of aralydyte over the edges, that should stop them from getting much larger.
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    The bat is there to score runs with not look good with

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    haha yes i guess your right spacemonkey.. I'm getting extartec on it wednesday so should stop marks on edges.. And hopefully this bat will be a run scorer..

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    What do you mean by "little scratches and dents"? When knocking in a bat the aim is to dent the edges (when striking on a 45 degree angle with mallet) then round off the whole edge, each time you strike the bat with the mallet, it should leave a little dent.

    Whatever you do though, do not strike the edge flush...always at a 45 degree angle.

    As long as the bat doesnt crack, it should be fine. Cracking is the main concern, dents and scratches are little imperfections which don't detract from the performance of a bat at all, so you shouldnt worry about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polo23 View Post
    What do you mean by "little scratches and dents"? When knocking in a bat the aim is to dent the edges (when striking on a 45 degree angle with mallet) then round off the whole edge, each time you strike the bat with the mallet, it should leave a little dent.

    Whatever you do though, do not strike the edge flush...always at a 45 degree angle.

    As long as the bat doesnt crack, it should be fine. Cracking is the main concern, dents and scratches are little imperfections which don't detract from the performance of a bat at all, so you shouldnt worry about them.
    Yes i knock the edges in at 45 degrees but sometimes the mallet slips and scraps the edge which leaves dents on the flush edge.. I dunno how to scratches are getting on there?/

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    Nothing on the edges matters anyway. It's the face that you need to concentrate on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyGS View Post
    Nothing on the edges matters anyway. It's the face that you need to concentrate on.
    What are you saying? Try not to get scratches or dents on the face?? Or do the most knocking in on the face??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezza1994 View Post
    What are you saying? Try not to get scratches or dents on the face?? Or do the most knocking in on the face??
    Where did you get your bat? I just get my bats rolled at my local cricket shop, then knock them in with throw downs with old, softer balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyGS View Post
    Where did you get your bat? I just get my bats rolled at my local cricket shop, then knock them in with throw downs with old, softer balls.
    Greg Chappell cricket store in Melbourne City.. I thought if you get it rolled you still have to do 4-6hours.. Or that might be if you get it pressed is it??
    How much it cost to get it rolled mate??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezza1994 View Post
    Greg Chappell cricket store in Melbourne City.. I thought if you get it rolled you still have to do 4-6hours.. Or that might be if you get it pressed is it??
    How much it cost to get it rolled mate??
    I don't actually know to be honest, mine just come all done. I would think it'd only be like 20 bucks though.

    You can knock bats in by doing throw downs with older balls. Does the same thing as using a mallet just isn't as tedious and repetitive.

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    Yeah, lots of throw downs, use it for fielding practice, etc.

    Tend to give it an hour before doing that, myself, just to get a feel of how far away it is.



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