All About English Willow Cricket Bats.

All of us are aware of the importance of a bat in the game of cricket. The cricket bat is a basic necessity in order to play cricket. Cricket bats look identical, but actually, they are not. No two bats can be exactly the same.  There are various things on which a perfect bat is judged, one of which is its wood. The blade of a cricket bat is made of wood. Traditionally the wood used in cricket bats is willow wood. Willow wood can be of two type English willow and Kashmir willow. Majority of players prefer English willow bat.

Willow wood has the characteristics of being hard wearing, relatively light, and also easy to sand and shape. English willow bats provide maximum punch and impact to the ball. One of the most compelling aspects of English willow bat is its pick up and balance. Pick up of the bat means how the bat feels in your hand at the time of lifting it off the ground. It is believed that the lighter the bad, the easier it becomes for the player to maneuver it in the air.

Majority of the players look for a bat having a lighter pick up but still be weighty enough to hit the ball hard.  Wrong selection of a cricket bat may hamper the performance of the cricketer. Thus, it is important to examine the bat properly before coming to the conclusion. Below mentioned are some tips to buy a perfect English willow bat.

  1. Size

The size of the bat is an important aspect to consider while searching for a perfect bat. The size of the bat depends on the height of the player. There are different sizes of bats available, but the player should select the bat according to his height. Picking out a comfortable and right-sized bat not only helps to score well but also helps in maintaining the balance on the field.

  1. Grains

The grains determine the quality of willow used in the bat. The more the grains are, the better is the quality of the willow. The grains can also be a factor to judge the performance of the bat. It is suggested to cricket players to prefer a bat with more grain and straight grain profile. The best quality English willow bats generally contain 8 to 15 grains, such as kookaburra bats.  In a perfect bat, the number of grains should be same at the shoulder and toe of the bat.

  1. Weight

Bats are usually of different weights. For example, MRF bats are available in both heavy and light weights. The weight of the bat determines how the bat will hit the ball. If a person selects a lighter bat, then he will most likely have to compromise slightly on the thickness of the profile and edge profile, but that hardly makes a difference. A heavy willow bat tends to be denser, less prone to damage and more powerful. Whereas, a lighter willow cricket bat will enable better maneuverability and faster speed at the time of playing strokes. It completely depends on the player and his comfort, whether to select a heavy or a lighter bat.

  1. Length of the handle

Cricket bats come in two forms namely short handle and long handle. For example, SG bats come in both the forms i.e. long handle as well as a short handle.  It is generally recommended to the players to choose a short handled bat for increased control. On the other hand, tall players are suggested to opt for a long-handled bat. The size of the handle of the bat also depends upon the players’ grip on the bat and the size of the players’ hands.


About Custom made English Willow Bats:

A cricket bat is important equipment used by a player in the cricket game as correct cricket bat can improve the player performance while on another hand wrongly select bat can negatively impact on performance.

While lots of brands, ready to use bats are available in the market but need to a customized English Willow Cricket bat is always on the top priority list of cricket player. Branded English cricket bat is a good choice for the player but few players have the different need as per there playing style.

Following are the key requirement of cricket players:

  1. Need more Edge Thickness
  2. Need more compressed bat face
  3. Need more Bow and angle
  4. Need more concave profile
  5. Need a more flat surface
  6. Enlarge Sweet Spot
  7. More Grains and Better Grain Profile (See Post on English Willow Grain Profile)

Above mention, the specification can be full filled by any branded bat but sometimes players need all these parameters to be customized based on extended playing condition. To meet the custom requirements few companies are producing the customer made cricket bats.

By Definition, “Custom made English Willow bats are known as the bat with custom specifications which can meet the specific need of individual cricket player.”

In this post, we will explain the detail of Thrax company Custom Made English willow cricket Bats. Thrax sports are known for its quality sports equipment and they are doing continuous improvement in the manufacturing process to deliver the best in class sporting equipment every time.

Thrax sports use tradition manufacturing process to prepare the high-quality English willow bats. All the bats are prepared by expert craftsman of Thrax Sports. With new and innovative design technique and tradition, bat making technique gives the unique combination of design and development to Thrax sports.

Following are the Custom made bats available by Thrax Sports:      

  1. Thrax Custom Made Grade 1 English willow cricket Bat
  2. Thrax Custom Made Grade 2 English willow cricket Bat
  3. Thrax Custom Made Grade 2 Pro English willow cricket Bat

Thrax Custom Made Grade 1 English willow cricket Bat:–

Thrax Custom Made Grade 1 English willow cricket Bat is made from grade 1 English willow which provides durable performance. These bat willow cleft are processed with Naturally Air Dried Process, which gives grain development at slow and steady rate results into superfine grain profile and slow moisture removal. With Natural willow cleft seasoning, it contains optimum level of moisture which is a must needed condition for new English Willow Cricket Bat.

Thrax Grade 1 custom made English willow bat is equipped with tradition bat shape to include perfect spine, flat face, and concave blade. The sweet spot is kept enlarge which will provide you better hitting zone and will be suitable for all-rounder cricketing performance.

Thrax Custom made is comes in pre knocked condition which is ready to use in condition, It means you can use directly into the cricket field.

As it is a custom made bat so all the cricket bat parameter can be customized based on player need.

It is equipped with 12 piece cane handle which will provide flexible and comfortable fell. This cricket bat contains 11 to 22 straight grains. It has thick Edge and the curved blade will provide you with superb balance and a perfect sweet spot. The weight of the bat is 1150 gms to 1230 gms. Specially made from the professional level and aggressive players.

Bats will come along with padded bat cover and pre-fitted toe guard which will save you bat from edge damage.

         Thrax Custom Made Grade 2 English willow cricket Bat:

Thrax Custom Made Grade 2 English willow cricket Bat is made from grade 2 English willow which provides better bat performance with comparatively low price. These bat willow cleft are processed with Naturally Air Dried Process or naturally seasoned, which gives grain development at slow and steady rate results into superfine grain profile and slow moisture removal. With Natural willow cleft seasoning, it contains optimum level of moisture which is a must need a condition for any English Willow Cricket Bat.

Thrax Grade 2 custom made English willow bat is equipped with latest bat shape to include additional curve spine, super flat face and more concave blade. With extended Sweet Cricket Player will get more hitting zone which will provide addition hitting area.

Thrax Custom made is comes in pre knocked condition which is ready to use in condition, It means you can use directly into the cricket field.

As it is a custom made bat so all the cricket bat parameter can be customized based on player need.

It is equipped with 8 piece cane handle which will provide flexible and comfortable fell. This cricket bat contains 6 to 8 straight grains. It has thick Edge and the curved blade will provide you superb balance and perfect sweet spot. Weight of the bat is 1150gms to 1230gms. Specially made from the professional level and aggressive players.

Bats will come along with padded bat cover and pre-fitted toe guard which will save you bat from edge damage.

Thrax Custom Made Lower Grade English willow cricket Bat:

To extend further the custom-made bat range, Thrax sports also included the low-grade Custom made English Willow bat in catalog. These low-grade bats will be a good option for entry level or intermediate cricket players. Low-grade English willow bats are contained 3-4 grains. With more aggressive bat profile and concave blade, these bats will provide to destructive and powerful bat surface.

Following are the key specifications of Thrax Low-grade English Willow Bats:

  1. Economically in Natural.
  2. Designed for Entry Level Cricket Player
  3. Comparatively better grain profile.
  4. Suitable for all-round cricket performance

Summary:

Custom made bats nowadays are very popular in the cricket community as a game of cricket recently changes a lot.  In 20-20 cricket game, cricket player needs to quickly score the runs by manipulating the cricket shots or play aggressive shots. A player needs to regularly check the playing style to improve the game. Based on game type Bat selection is very important and can play a crucial role. Custom made English Willow bats gives a better option to the player to select bat as per playing condition and it will gain more popularity in coming years.

Source: https://cricketequipments007.blogspot.com/2018/08/how-english-willow-cricket-bats-are.html

Source:http://cricketequipments007.blogspot.com/2018/07/english-willow-cricket-bat.html

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