How Not to Treat Your Cricket Bat?
There are few experts in the world of cricket bats that no better as to how to treat your cricket bat than the experts at GM. GM is the standard bearer for quality manufacturing and research when it comes to cricket bat making.
But more than what you should be doing with your cricket bat, GM has put together a list of specific things that you should not be doing with your cricket bat.
Here is a brief analysis of some of these cricket bat don’ts:
Don’t expose your bat to extreme temperatures:
Your bat is for all intents and purposes like any other wood, extreme cold and extreme heat will damage the composition of your cricket bat willow hence damaging your bat.
This may come as a shock but the experts at GM suggest that over-oiling your cricket bat is far worse than underoiling your cricket bat. Too much oil adds unnecessary weight to the bat, it spoils the driving power of your cricket bat and may even rot your cricket bat from the inside out.
Don’t Stand Your Bat in Oil:
Contrary to old thinking, the oil well of your bat is not for you to stand your bat in oil. You will swell the toe of your bat and cause long term damage to the cricket bat.
Don’t Use Cheap Balls:
Using cheap cricket balls on a great cricket bat can cause long term damage to not only the surface of your cricket bat, but to the inside willow as well.
Don’t play with a damaged bat:
If you feel your bat is damaged, send it in to experts like cricketstoreonline.com, do not use your bat if you think it is damaged, if you do, you can turn a fixable bat into a cricket bat that is broken for good.