Latin for Liberate, Avenge, Punish, Protect.
We are cricketers. We are fuelled by cricket and everything so beautiful about this magnificent game. We are passionate about how we play and the tools that enable us to attain perfection on the field and lose ourselves to it for the few hours we spend on a glorious summer’s day. We are Vindico Cricket. We are YOU.
At Vindico, we are committed to bringing you the best cricket bats for a price that won’t break your bank. Having played cricket across the world, it made sense for some of us to band together and form Vindico.
We are committed to bringing you the best profiles and superior quality English Willow, and shaped into magnificent works of art by a top notch Sub-Continental bat maker.
Thats the first thing you read when you take a look at www.vindicocricket.com. That and also the ” are you ready for war ” slogan which i find pretty catchy as well. Needless to say i will probably be taking a Vindico into battle with me at the start of next summer to see if I, ” am ready for WAR “.
So far from first impressions i have been pretty impressed with this simple but very impressive new brand. Having spoken to the owners many times now and working closely with them in their marketing efforts i can attest to their statements, they are cricket lovers and they are passionate about the game. They are sourcing top quality materials and having now played around with their bats they do look to be belters.
One thing i really like is their battle or war like theme they have as every time you go to the middle its you fighting a battle not only with 11 other gladiators out there but also with yourself.
They have two bats in their line up for 2012, the Genghis and the Geronimo. Two mighty warriors in their own rites.
Geronimo profile : High to Mid-Sweetspot to counter the bouncy tracks
Genghis profile : Mid-Low/Elongated Sweetspot to counter low bounce wickets.
PLAYERS+ is our super premium Grade 1 English Willow.
TEST+ is our premium Grade 1 English Willow.
Both are incredible looking bats with imposing profiles and big edges. The test + bats have about 40mm edges. Comparable to any top brands around the world.
My video review of the Vindico Geronimo test+ cricket bat.
Enjoy some more pics of the new geronimo cricket bats.
Another thing i have been playing around with lately is the mositure content of cricket bats. I am finding that here in the united states that 9% is a good amount of moisture to have in your bats. Here is a pic of my GN legend which i think is a good benchmark as its one the the best quality bats in the world, along with Laver and wood and such other names.
As you can see from the pictures the GN legend gets a solid 9% moisture content.
And as you can see the Vindico scores the same with the moisture content reader. A good 9%.
Moisture content is very important in cricket bat longevity as well as performance. a cricket bat that is to dry will crack and become brittle very quickly whilst you are in battle and worst case scenario will break. There is one advantage to having a low moisture content, and thats that the bat will be very light but if you cant afford to buy a new bat every season ( and who of us can ) the you want a bat with a higher moisture content.
The 2012 Vindico bats all come with a padded bat cover and toe guard. Knocking in is available on all bats at a cost of $50 from me at cricket store online. The bats also come with a round 12 piece cane handle with oval handles available on custom orders. As the bats are custom made for Vindico custom orders are quite popular as well.
Most impressive though on the new vindico geronimo is the ping, balance and pick up. This will be an awesome bat and im sure many hundreds will be scored in the 2012 season with these bats. And this bat at only $250 is a genuine great deal. Other cricket bats of this quality are easily $300 or $350 USD. this is certainly a great deal and a great bat.
I look forward to hearing your feedback about this blog and also these bats.
Are YOU ready for War???