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Ayrtek Elite Grade 1 English Willow Cricket Bat - SH
The Elite Edition bats are handmade in the UK by a master bat-maker, using age old methods to make the bat from a raw cleft to a fully finished blade using the finest English willow.
To mark Ayrtek's 10th Year they brought back their favourite Elite Edition bat and its better than ever, they’ve gone back to the drawing board and completely re-designed the graphics that dress the bat to give it its look. Full details can be seen in the product photos of the details involved.
Offering a mid-positioned middle, generous edge size and a spine that runs into the toe. Ayrtek bats are available in 3 grades, including a Pro option that uses the very best grade of willow.
- Construction: Hand crafted from Grade 1 English Willow bats with minimum of 7+ grains and maybe a minor blemish with good aesthetics
- Profile: Minor concaved profile with an elongated spine running into toe to provide superb balance
- Weight: Available only in light weight bat (2'7 to 2'9) for better hand speed
- Sweet Spot: Medium sweet spot for back foot play and for players who like to take control
- Handle: 9 Piece semi-oval Sarawak cane oval shaped handle, fitted with double textured grip for extra feel and comfort
- Bow: Minimal bow
- Edges: Big edges (35mm to 40mm). Rounded edge profile running from toe to shoulder an imposing bat for extreme power, exceptional balance and precise results
- Spine: Pronounced big spine height
- Toe: Slightly square toe, comes with factory fitted toe guard
- Grip: Chevron white grip
- Finish: Comes with factory fitted toe guard and a free bat cover
- Knocking: Fully Knocked with 15,000 knocks (no further knocking required)
Knocking-in a bat is a very essential and vital process to ensure its longevity and get the best performance. Cricket Bats are expensive items and it is important to take good care of it. Knocking-in process reduces the chances of a crack in your bat by 80%.
Knocking-in process, if done by hand using a wooden mallet, typically requires about 18-20 hours of knocking. To save the time and energy of our customers, WHACK Sports uses a fully automated machine to knock in the bats. The bat will be ready to use in 45 minutes.
Our knocking machine is designed with modern day technology with option to preset the desired number of knocks. It knocks in the bat thoroughly. The moving rollers ensure that it covers the toe, edges and the blade. We give 15,000 knocks to every new bat and no further knocking is required after that.
For details visit our page https://whacksports.com.au/pages/knocking-in
There is no certain time a cricket bat will last. Cricket bats are made from willow which is a natural material and it is repeatedly hit with a hard cricket ball. Deterioration and a small amount of cracking are normal & inevitable. This shouldn’t bother you and have any impact on the performance of the bat.
Subject to the terms and conditions, WHACK Sports agree to repair or replace your gear in circumstances where it’s deemed to be manufacturer’s fault. All cricket bats sold by us are subject to a discretionary 12-month from the date of purchase (including replacement bats), manufacturers’ warranty for any damage deemed not to be the fault of the purchaser. When the manufacturer has inspected the item and reached a conclusion concerning the warranty claim, the customer will be notified of the outcome - being either the item repaired, credited for replacement/exchange or the warranty claim being refused. Please note that minor wear and tear and surface cracking to a bat does not constitute a warranty claim and is a common occurrence that does not affect the performance.
Please visit our page: https://whacksports.com.au/pages/warranty-and-returns for details on what is/is not covered
Postage cost will vary by the total order amount, weight and selected method of delivery. WHACK Sports provides service by Australia Post and Fastway Couriers for all domestic postage, and DHL and Australia Post for international deliveries.
Orders Above $200 qualify for FREE Shipping Australia and New Zealand Wide.
A Flat fee of $9.99 is charged for orders below $199
For orders placed from outside Australia (except New Zealand), international freight charges will apply. Overseas deliveries may be subject to import charges and other local taxes for which customer would be liable. Customs restrictions may also apply.
Note: For detailed cost of International Shipping and Domestic Express Shipping, please visit our page: https://whacksports.com.au/pages/free-shipping