Which Newbery to get?

KashifJ

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Hi Guys,

I need your advice; I am bit lost in finalizing my Newbery bat (yes I only want to get Newbery) … What I am looking for is:

1. Light weight: 2.7lbz (light feel pickup for faster bat speed)
2. SPS is must
3. Hammer Edge is must
4. Lots of straight grains & maximum ping

(my current bat is CA 12000 TRD edition 2.9lbz)

Krakatoa or GT are the models which I shortlisted as per my research over internet; not sure about Thruxton though. I would rely on your feedback & help here; definitely not Uzi or TT (as I am not very fond of their shapes). As I understood Krakatoa is very popular but has a slightly lower sweet spot (good for driving on slow wickets); I am quite tempted but not sure if lower sweet spot would make the feel bit heavier? (even with 2.7lbz)

The issue is that I had tried Newbery only once here; absolutely loved it … but it was older model (Samurai); I can only order online so kinda stuck on making the choice of model …

Would really appreciate sharing your thoughts & Newbery user experience …

Regards,
Kashif
 
Mjolnir is crap in my opinion, as 02thoeva said Krakatoa doesn't really have a light pickup unless you double grip it or apply a counter balance then it will get better.

I have seen all NEwbery ranges and I would say Thruxton is very good, because it has long sweetspot and picks up nice.
 
Oh ok ... I really have to be lucky if I am able to find Thruxton SPS
 
In the middle of desert :) ... Dubai

I am in touch with Asad Bhai from Uzi sports; will get the bat online & shipped to me in Dubai
 
I feel so helpless that I cannot feel the bat before getting it :-(

... I have is to heavily rely on my luck & feedback from everywhere ...

Thruxton or Krakatoa .... or Thruxton .... or Krakatoa .... pffffffffffffffffffffffff
 
Don't worry nearly all of my bats were bought like that. I doubt Dubai pitches will have low bounce to be honest.

As I earlier said Thruxton would be better because it has better balance, better pickup than Krakatoa.
 
Dubai wickets in ICC academy are quite good actually; excpet the Pakistani version which can be bit slow though ...

I am bit old fashioned (if I can say) who prefers to have a look n feel of stuff before buying :) ... but I totally value your suggesstion on Thruxton; so I am hoping if I am able to get one too .... tick tok tick tok :D
 
Go Thruxton, it's a better shape in my opinion. Or wait 2 weeks and see if they bring anything new out.
 
Every brand brings out new models in September, we've already seen the new GN, GM, Puma and Mongoose ones. Newbery are on of the few to launch.
 
Not sure what Newbery is launching at the Lords show but I have been told that prices are going up around 15% on Newbery products.

regards

Asad
 
15% up ! .... would be interesting to see what they launch new :) ... btw, how quickly these new models become available after release?
 
Newbery Krakatoa player 2.12
Grade 1
light pick up (feel like 2.9)
amazing ping
highly recommended, much better then GT and thruxton
 

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Where did you buy your Krakatoa from and which model is it [5 Star, Players or SPS]?
 
well ... I have already place the order for Thruxton SPS ... lets see how goes my first Newbery experience :) .... will post the photos once I my hands on it
 
Mjolnir is crap in my opinion, as 02thoeva said Krakatoa doesn't really have a light pickup unless you double grip it or apply a counter balance then it will get better.

I have seen all NEwbery ranges and I would say Thruxton is very good, because it has long sweetspot and picks up nice.

why do you say mjolnir is crap shape?
 
My opinion as I previously said. Just don't like the way it has been made, not fan of traditional shapes actually.

what are some of the disadvantages of traditional shaped bats? because i want to get one but am wondering how different it will be
 
what are some of the disadvantages of traditional shaped bats? because i want to get one but am wondering how different it will be

Btw, I am also going to use a bat with less bow (Thruxton); so for I have used Asian shaped (CA mostly), so would be intresting
 
what are some of the disadvantages of traditional shaped bats? because i want to get one but am wondering how different it will be

Not too sure about disadvantages but the sweetspot varies because traditional/retro bats have thin edges which means more meat in the middle (vertically) which means sweetspot will be long but not wide as opposed to thick edges which have wider and limited sweetspot.
 
Not too sure about disadvantages but the sweetspot varies because traditional/retro bats have thin edges which means more meat in the middle (vertically) which means sweetspot will be long but not wide as opposed to thick edges which have wider and limited sweetspot.

Curve (or bowed styled) in Asian bats vs Less (or almost none) in English style bats ... are there any differences in bat/shot performances? (Some say its easy/better to play cut shots with Asian styled bats)
 
Cut shots, pull shots etc are generally better off high sweetspot bats as you go on your backfoot to play those strokes. I don't think cut shot has to do anything with Asian or English bats really.

Curve/bow makes pickup and balance well I believe
 
Just posted some pics of my Newbery Thruxton SPS (new thread) in this section ... have a look and let me know your thoughts :)
 
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