The Kahuna is an iconic cricket brand. Think of Ricky Ponting, AB De Villiers and Michael Hussey to name just three of the many superstars that have been avid users of the Kookaburra Kahuna.
There are 3 things that you need to know about the Kookaburra Kahuna that will confirm for you that this is a bat of superb power.
Kookaburra Kahuna 2000 cricket bat
1. Super Spine
The Super Spine essentially means that the Kooaburra Kahuna has a sweet spot that runs the whole length of the cricket bat. The spine provides substance to the front of the willow that strikes the ball and being that this is a Super Spine there is power throughout the bat.
2. Flat Power Plus Face
Basic physics tells you that the bat will have the most power imparted on the ball if it meets the ball at a perpendicular angle. Well that is exactly what the Flat Power Plus Face on the Kookaburra Kahuna 2000 does. It means that the best possible connection is achieved from bat on ball.
3. Willow Grade
You do not get better willow than the willow that is being used for the Kookaburra Kahuna 2000. It is Grade 1 Unbleached English Willow. There is no blemishes on this willow and it is the absolute best willow available to cricket bat makers around the world.
Kookaburra have come out with all bats blazing when it comes to their line of cricket bats for the 2015-2016 cricket season. There is no bat as unique and modern as the new Kookaburra Verve cricket bat. It is the cricket bat of choice of England’s wicketkeeper and hard hitting batsman Joss Buttler.
It differs slightly from many of the other Kookaburra cricket bats in that it has a low profile sweet spot. The low profile sweet spot, is the position that was favored by the great Sachin Tendulkar. The low swell position is indicative of a very powerful bat that allows for playing all around the wicket. The handle of the bat is also very unique in that it is the cushioned round powerdrive. The cushioned element of the handle allows for the batsman to have a minimal amount of vibration no matter where on the bat the ball hits. The powerdrive allows for the batsman to execute maximum power through the blade when playing shots all around the wicket.
It is made from premium English Willow. The scallop concave is in the mid position as is the bow. The sweet spot on the bat is huge and it is extended. There is no doubt that Kookaburra has come along way with their huge selection of bats. At one time, Kookaburra was powered only by their staple cricket bat, the Kookaburra Kahuna. Without belittling the amazing Kahuna, Kookaburra have brought a lot to the market with their new styles of bats that are versatile, durable and superb performers.
Cricket bat makers have definitely gone the extra mile when it comes to their cricket bat ranges for 2015. Kookaburra has brought on some fantastic new ranges including bolstering their existing Kahuna and the ever popular Bubble comeback cricket bat. GM has also produced some superlative ranges for 2015, including the Mogul, Sigma and of course ever popular brands like the Icon and the Octane.
Small bespoke handcraft bat makers are also pulling out the stops to produce cricket bats that will match and possibly even surpass the bats produced by the larger brands of bat makers. One of the best bats for the 2015 season has to be the Hammer Black Edition Cricket Bat.
This bat does not last long on the shelves and the makers at Hammer cricket have kept the exclusivity of this cricket bat by only producing 25 of them.
The limit on the amount produced is also due to the caliber of the willow. The Hammer Black Edition Cricket Bat 2015 is produced from willow that is usually only reserved for the best professional players. The semi-oval handle is made from premium 12 piece cane. This quality handle is a substantial element of the almost zero vibration from the bat.
It has a full face profile and the camber on the bat is 2mm. This camber along with the profile allows the bat to have huge edges. The bat is available in SH and LH.
Perhaps the greatest element of this cricket bat is the weight distribution. The bat weighs between 2.9 and 2.12 but the absolutely brilliant balance of the cricket bat makes it feel a lot lighter. This gives the batsman huge amounts of concentrated power without compromising on the batsman’s ability to wield the willow.
Such is the exclusivity of this bat is that it comes with a high quality padded bat cover to help you protect one of the best cricket bats your money can buy.
So just got the 2012 Kookaburra biggest kahuna in my hands and was horribly disappointed. theyve gone and taken the previously great design and absolutely raped it, giving it a completely flat face ( E41, SG, laver ultra etc ). i hate the look of it, and those other bats.
Now granted thats a personal opinion and has no effect on bat performance, but that brings me to my topic headline.
as i was looking at the new 2012 biggest kahuna ( stopping myself from throwing up on my computer ) something struck me. its looks like a bat ive just recently reviewed. so went through my bats and found it.
the SG VS 319 ultimate.
then remembered just the other day i did the review on the new Kahuna T20 and that as well is an exact replica of the SG stud T11i cricket bat.
now we all know SG makes Kookaburra’s bats for them but, previously i would of held kookaburra to a higher standard than SG, whereas in actual fact all they are doing is taking SG bats and putting kookaburra stickers on them, or vica versa.
so is kookaburra going down the same path as slazenger where their products will as well be only classified as a average indian brand or is SG going to be the big winner in this as people will start seeing them as a more reputable brand.
please remember these are all just my opinions…
p.s. guess i should grab my kahuna 1000’s and see which SG bat they are now as well right?