I agree with you Mattw but I always thinking what has made them price this much? What is so special about them?
QS, yes you can email them and buy them.
I think Johng has used one maybe he can shed some light..
Do not put Laver and Wood in the same breath as Screaming Cat as lately I have bought 2 Lavers that are dogs.
The price tag on Screaming Cats is high however, Julian does not get it wrong he is very particular when he shapes and chooses your cleft therefore, you get an absolute gem. You can spend a lot more than 400 pounds trying to find a bat that performs like a screaming cat so the purchase price is rather cheap for the way these bats perform. To go out and bat with one of these masterpieces in just a joy as it simply flies off the middle.
I have used one in the nets to face an over (v possessive guy who bought it and wouldn't let me use any longer lol ). This was in the pre-season nets last year.
To be fair it was nothing extra special. pickup was good but ping was nothing like my SS (grade 2 EW) at the time. The bat had an excellent finish and looked like extra love had gone into making it.
But still doesn't justify the price tag for me. Rather get 2-3 good quality bats for that price.
I have used two.
They have a very outdated shape, small edges, heavy-ish pick up.
Ping was nothing to write home about. Grade 2 Puma kit bat was better in every way.
Julian Millichamp has made bats for some of the best batsmen in the world. Adam Gilchrist wouldnt use any other bat except his, or so i have been told. he is one of the, if not the best in the business. many regard him as the best batmaker in the world. he makes a mean bat, but they arent cheap.
to say his shapes are outdated is ridiculous, his shapes are known to perform, so why change them. nothing wrong with thin edges.
Mate your spot on. Big edges is usually because the bat is heavily concaved and some of the traditional shapes or English style bats go as hard if not harder than the modern style bats.
Just because the bat has big edges does not mean it will perform.
Still waiting on the stickers so be patient and I will get them and how is the SCAT going as there is plenty of life and runs left in that bat??
Have all the scats you have had been as good as each other, or were some better than others.
i havent had a long hit with the scat as yet, but i think im experienced enough to know a performing bat, and that is one indeed. (i am trying a few things with the handle, it just need to played around with, i am probably the fussiest person when it comes to bat handles . . .trial and error). . . .brilliant pick up for a 2lb 10oz bat. but i reckon a series 1 would suit me better. . . .im not complaining though. . .happy as larry with it.
They are all more expensive than a SC.
GM Limited Edition: $745 AUD - £485 GBP
GN Legend: $799 AUD - £520 GBP
Kook (Beast, Kahuna, Ice, Blade) Players: $745 AUD - £485 GBP
As you can see, everything over here is alot more expensive than in the UK. I have often wondered why this is, but I've come to the conclusion that different markets have different prices. We also pay more for electronic goods and games, as we have a smaller population compared to the US and the UK, so less unit will sell, so the price needs to be higher to cover that difference in the population.
So they are all more expensive than a SC, but people don't seem to know much about custom companies, and would rather just buy off the shelf than look like a gear nerd. I often tell people about custom stuff and they just call me 'hardout' and stuff like that. But when you look at it, they are paying more and getting less, so it's more a case of me being smart and knowing what's out there.
The only advantage of buying off the shelf is that you can actually hold the bat and can tell if it pick's up nicely.