are SS softs any good
I once tried BDM softs and they were crap didn't like them at all!
I think SS and SG softs are the best in India but some people say SG is better.
Askmoi would be best person to answer on that.
My opinion is that the bat making expertise is better in Pakistan than in India and after the split more of the quality bat makers stayed in Pakistan than India excluding Mengha Ram (Head Bat Maker at BAS) who is Pakistani.
My Top 5:
1. CA and clearly on top, in fact in the top ten bat makers worldwide.
2. RNS Larsons
CA is up there with the best of them and that includes Newbery, GM and the like.
CD how are you? Chatted CB UK a few times.Interesting picks, I haven't seen much of RNS so I don't know about them. Have seen tons of SS but I don't like them because I don't find there shapes to be good and feel is not good either but that's me. BAS on other hand is brilliant very good bats and very good shapes as well.
AM people aren't very rich, hence, you don't see a lot of there bats being floated in the market. A friend of mine have AM and it is a beauty very very good bat and he also scored his madien (I believe) century with it. The feel and ping on AM bats is second to none!
The best in Pakistan are AM and CA, MB is good too but not as good as those two. MBs finishing is very good I must add.
If CA start using top handles then I don't see why they can't excel in global market.
Mind telling us why exactly you chose CA as number one? Also if you don't mind me asking can you tell me how many bat makers had left in Pakistan I mean how many brands after partion? So since 1947 CA have the same batmaker?
CD how are you? Chatted CB UK a few times.
RNS is widely viewed by those in the know as the best pressed Indian bat, when hand picked they are as good as any. Had a few CA's in my time from mid range to top of the range and all go consistently their handles need to be improved in comparison to Newbery as Newbery in my opinion have the best handles of any bat on the market.
BAS are balance and very consistent performers bat handles let them down. As I am close with Talisman his opinion as like mine that CA are the best Asian bat and right up there with many UK bat makers, but handles do need to be improved.
I maybe also selling a few CA's in Australia as I am a great believer in the brand.
Sent the SCAT to 100 not out but it is a gun of a bat but very expensiveAh okay, will try to look out for RNS out there
I have Newbery and they are impressive, I really like the one I have I rate it among one of the best I have.
Laver & Wood is good too and I like it and I'm happy with them as well! I agree they are not performing very well but I always liked the profile and always wanted to get them. I believe performance will be around the corner too!
How was your SCAT?
Exactly! All of SS I have seen seem to have same sort of shape. I believe SS bats are very soft pressed hence they perform well, I don't see them lasting more than a season assuming you use them everytime