HAND SELECTED

Carefully selected by hand from only the finest clefts of willow available, Kookaburra bats are produced to the utmost standard from the word go. Longstanding traditional methods in willow grading ensure that every single bat Kookaburra produce’s, is the best that it can be within any individual grade.

Every piece of hand selected willow is different, and therefore it is not possible to automate production if one wishes to produce the best bats. Remarkably there are over 50 different individual processes that go into the production of each Kookaburra cricket bat, allowing the master bat maker to use his craft and experience to optimise the pressing, profile, balance and performance of each bat.

Reknowned for an impeccable ‘performance to durability’ ratio players of all levels can be confident that, whether you’re working hard in the nets or walking out at the MCG their Kookaburra fits the bill perfectly.

SALIX CAERULEA (WILLOW IN OTHER WORDS)

Kookaburra use traditional methods to produce their bats – they are handmade and not machine manufactured, which gives our master bat maker the opportunity to use his skills to produce the best bat possible from every cleft of willow. In these days of mass production it is reassuring toknow that there are centuries of experience going into the production of every single Kookaburrabat, giving players every chance of making centuries for themselves.

Historically bat makers have defined the various grades of willow based on the percentage of heart(red) wood there is in a particular cleft, as generally speaking more red wood means the bat will be harder, less responsive and correspondingly cheaper. If outright performance is vital, you should always select a bat with a greater white to red wood ratio.

Kookaburra bat grading is exemplary in the market; although pricing has increased over time the grading has not slipped and as such neither has the quality; meaning that ‘pound for pound’ Kookaburra offer the best value in the market.