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    Quote Originally Posted by adub View Post
    Yep same. GN Scoop, SS Jumbo and the Duncs were the cool blades when I was a kid.
    Yep, then Symonds Tuskers came along too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adub View Post
    Yep same. GN Scoop, SS Jumbo and the Duncs were the cool blades when I was a kid.
    I had and a Gray Nic PowerSpot

    Used to think that Powerspot had such a great middle. Had a hit with it a couple years back, terrible..

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    these were the cool ones back in my day, bubble and ridgeback

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    I just love all kinds of balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Was thinking before about how much I'd love to see someone come out with an old school DF and take the attack apart.

    Anyways, for the record, how many of the stars of the 1980s used them?

    Richards
    Border
    Crowe

    What others?

    And is there any reason why they haven't managed to have any sort of international presence, basically since Border retired?
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    Had a contract with them for a while and Magnums were a great bat and coolest at the time

    Unfortunately, they were too heavy for me (3lb really felt like 3 lb) so used others from their range ("Ian Botham Attack" and one other) for a while but they were complete planks

    Also made excellent protective gear - think they were the first to put reinforcement on index/middle finger of bottom hand

    Best I used were Stuart Surridge "Ultimate Jumbo" - same design as Jumbo but maximum weight of 2' 8"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Yep, then Symonds Tuskers came along too.
    100%

    Would you believe my brother in law has dragged my sorry arse out for my first summer in about 6 years and his first for about 10. He has also dragged out his Tusker including original Kingsgrove Sports sticker (featuring their old 6 digit phone number!) original Symonds bat case and original Symonds bag for the season. Yes, he has used the same bat and gear since about 1984. I did tell him that the old buckle style pads had to go though.

    By coincidence he was in Steve and Mark Waugh's year at East Hills boys (and tells of the time Tugga put his bowling out of the school and into the train tracks). So an appropriate choice of blade back then perhaps, but maybe time to move on.

    Christmas day cricket matches at his parents' place are fought over with the Dunc and Butterfly Scoop bats he had prior to the Tusker...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    I had and a Gray Nic PowerSpot

    Used to think that Powerspot had such a great middle. Had a hit with it a couple years back, terrible..
    I use a V100 long blade of about that vintage I think (can't be sure cause it's been a clean skin for over a decade now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox;2903157[B
    ]Was thinking before about how much I'd love to see someone come out with an old school DF and take the attack apart.
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    Anyways, for the record, how many of the stars of the 1980s used them?

    Richards
    Border
    Crowe

    What others?

    And is there any reason why they haven't managed to have any sort of international presence, basically since Border retired?
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    Didn't Lance Klusener use one in the late 90's?

    Used to have a AB 5 star in the early 90's. Scored about 5 runs with it, but boy did i look good making them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Good lord did I lust after one as a kid.

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    I think some of the Worcestershire team still use them (although given their recent performances they are hardly star power) - Fearnley is their president now, although I seem to recall a few years back he was barred from the ground after some drunken behaviour.

    My first ever bat was a DF Graeme Hick 405*. I am not sure I ever score 405 runs in total with it though!

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    Sooo tempted to get one of these bats: http://www.fearnleycricket.co.uk/Ass...20Articals.pdf

    Just wondering which would be the funniest to walk out with.
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    They're all a bit too cool to work as a piss-take, I reckon. If someone walked out with a GN Scoop, I'd think they were pretty badass.
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    Agreed. Those bats all look ****ing awesome.

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    We played against Peter Roach five or so years ago, and he was getting kit of DF and the stick he was using was an absolute shocker. We were all having a chuckle as he tried to lace balls, and only got one for them. Dunno if they were made in Australia, or imported in. I'd imagine the former.

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