Each cleft is different, and although replication by machine would seem
a sensible direction, it does not allow Kookaburra’s Master Bat Maker
to individually assess and uniquely work every cleft to maximise it’s
performance. Over 50 different processes go into the production of each
Kookaburra bat... TRUE CRAFTSMANSHIP
Players want bats to look as big as possible; hence they want the spine
to be as high as it can be. The Kookaburra ‘Super Spine’ measures up
to 68mm (depending on the weight and profile of the bat), generating
maximum power through every single ball.
Increasing the edge profile minimises the power loss caused from ‘off
centre’ strikes. Kookaburra bat edges measure up to 40mm (depending
on the weight and profile of the bat) – so you can be sure you’ll lose little,
when it doesn’t come out of the middle.
Kookaburra handles utilise multiple pieces of specially selected
cane to enhance strength. This reinforces the bond between
handle & blade thereby maximising durability and power transfer.
All Kookaburra bats have a slightly angled toe – this allows the bat
to sit comfortably in the stance and promote the preferred hand
position of being slightly ahead of the blade.
Kookaburra’s Rounded Face Profile is generally favoured by the more
traditional player. The rounded face provides a refined direction of power
throughout the hitting zone, but yields a slightly less imposing yet more
Kookaburra use traditional methods to
prepare willow, with clefts being left to dry
naturally over a period of time rather than
‘flash’ dried in kilns. This gives greater
durability as it allows the willow to find it’s
natural moisture level
This process is done by hand NOT machine and greatly reduces
the time needed to prepare your bat for match play. It is not a
full ‘knocking in’ service and more preparation work by yourself is
advised after purchase.