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Laver & Wood cricket bats are beautifully designed, have innovative profile and are hand-crafted in New Zealand with precision by one of the best bat makers in the world, James Laver.
James specialises in making the best quality, high performance, hand-crafted cricket bats using his extensive knowledge, experience and expertise.
L&W bats have unparalleled ping and are second to none. All bats are made from the finest English Willow, and to current regulations. These bats offer best value bat for shots, empower you to play your natural game with ease, and ultimately score more runs. The bats are for the big hitter, the traditional batsman, the all-rounder, and anybody just wanting to move up the order.
BOW profile has the sub-continental shape. This shape couples nice, thick edges with a low sweet spot and creates a bat with nice balance and impressive feel. The curve to the blade may slightly decrease the size of the sweet spot but assists with aerial hitting.
- Construction:Made from Player Grade and designed for Test Level Matches - Beautifully hand crafted with Retro Badge Laver and Wood sticker by James Laver, from some of the best and most reserved English Willow
- Sweet Spot:Low to mid extended sweet spot suited for front foot play and players who like to play in the “V”
- Handle:Semi-Oval handle
- Profile:Almost no concaving to give professional pick up and balance
- Bow:Bowed sub-continent profile for aggressive players
- Grip:Classic White Chevron Grip improves feel and touch through the shot
- Toe:Custom factory fitted new style toe guard which doesn’t come off easily
- Finish:Fully Knocked with 15,000 knocks (no further knocking required - ready to use)
Comes with free premium padded bat cover and $50 worth bat care kit.
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