Does the weight of the bat matter?

FahadAshfaq

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i wanted to know if the weight of the bat mattered? if someone buys a dilshan 12000 le trd, how different would the light weight be from the heavy weight?
 
talking general terms- too light and you wont get enough power for your shots.....too heavy is even worse coz if you cant swing it you cant hit the ball.....

Also, heavier bats last much more longer than lighter bats!
 
weight is pretty much all that matters you need a bat that is a comfortable weight for you or you won't be able to use it.
If you are not sure better of getting a light bat
 
weight/pick up/balance is the most crucial part of the bat. the rest follows later. and if you are unsure, i would also suggest going with a lighter bat.
 
It's mostly psychological, when your talking about the increase in weight a few ounces is not going to really hinder your play.

If it does you need to build some arm strength, otherwise take up ladies croquet.
 
If your have only played cricket for a short while then ideally you would start with a light bat as it easier to develop your game and different shots in your armoury.
Once your batting is developed you should have a good idea what weight is ideal for you - it depends a lot on your bat speed, your weight and what type of player you are.
 
Why is that?

makes sense if you think about it. (pressing and wood quality being similar)

More wood, lesser "damage" with each impact from those balls coming in at a good speed!

its like comparing a thin stick to a THICK log- what would withstand brute force longer....
 
makes sense if you think about it. (pressing and wood quality being similar)

More wood, lesser "damage" with each impact from those balls coming in at a good speed!

its like comparing a thin stick to a THICK log- what would withstand brute force longer....

Umm no.... A high quality thin stick will out do a weak thick log... think about it

Why is a bamboo stick so light and yet strong at the same time?
 
Two bats may pick up the same, but the heavier one will prolly be more taxing on your arms whilst playing a long innings.
 
Umm no.... A high quality thin stick will out do a weak thick log... think about it

Why is a bamboo stick so light and yet strong at the same time?

Comparison is with the material being same.

Its not that the thin bat is made from bamboo and the thicker one from English willow...

Both are same English willow. Being same material - think about it.

One which is heavier will be stronger, more powerful and all other things being equal will last longer!
 
^what is the point of a bat that will last long when you can't use it properly and are only scoring a few runs then getting out
 
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^what is the point of a bat that will last long when you can't use it properly and are only scoring a few runs then getting out

see post 2 (which I wrote yesterday)

talking general terms- too light and you wont get enough power for your shots.....too heavy is even worse coz if you cant swing it you cant hit the ball.....

Also, heavier bats last much more longer than lighter bats!
 
makes sense if you think about it. (pressing and wood quality being similar)

More wood, lesser "damage" with each impact from those balls coming in at a good speed!

its like comparing a thin stick to a THICK log- what would withstand brute force longer....

True make sense.

I guess pressing plays very very important role.

One guy at my club has Slazenger V500 and it is thinest bat I have ever held and that bat is so strong that it is probably stronger than a 40 mm edge bat!!
 
The main question that i had was, "DOES THE BAT PROFILE GET AFFECTED IF YOU CHOOSE THE BAT TO BE LIGHT WEIGHT AS OPPOSED TO MEDIUM, OR HEAVY?" does the bat stay just as thick when you order it light weight when compared to a heavier style?
 
I ordered a signature 175 boom boom bat

i ordered a signature 175 boom boom bat and im still deciding on the weight that i should use. 2.7 to 2.9 .....or 2.10 to 2.12......or 2.13 to 2.15?

I have a GN nitro 4 star bat currently, it seems on the heavier side when i pick it up and my Malik bubber sher seems lighter when i pick that up.
 
^agree go for the lighter bat, you will still get thick edges. better safe than sorry
 
i ordered a signature 175 boom boom bat and im still deciding on the weight that i should use. 2.7 to 2.9 .....or 2.10 to 2.12......or 2.13 to 2.15?

Aren't there a maximum of 12 ounces per pound? :yk
 
I feel light bats are the best, but not too light. My favourite bat is still my Sher (2.9), and I don't understand why anyone would get any heavier. It's probably one of the thickest bats you could imagine. Personally though my next bat is going to be an AS G200 or something, and I'll want to try something more in the range of 2.6/7
 
I'm 24 yrs old, and am 5'8 and weight 160.
I'm left handed, and my favorite shots are on my leg side, on drive, pull, hook shots.
 
Go for light weight bat because light bat is usually ideal for backfoot players as it gives you better bat speed.
 
I ordered the bat a while back, and saj bhai is having boom boom ship it to me directly. Unfortunately i found out a little over two weeks ago, they are out of stock right now. So i'm just waiting till they get it in stock and then i'll def. do a review and post some pictures up.
 
Yes, Boom Boom Signature 175 bats were sold out quickly and it was not what we had excepted or Boom Boom, hence, there is slight delay but we are on your order :)

InshAllah you will get it soon, it will be couriered to you InshAllah!
 
cd bhai

Salaam cd bhai

I guess boom boom has the bats in stock, but I'm not sure if they have shipped yet. Anyway to find out? And I was wondering how long it takes to ship from UK to usa.
 
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