Kahuna cricket bat has been the spearhead of the Kookaburra range for the last 16 years and is the classic Kookaburra bat shape. It's powerful profile, big edges and world renowned graphics make it ideal for the stroke maker who likes to take control and lead by example.
MODEL: Kahuna Lite
Kookaburra Kahuna Lite cricket bat, has been handmade using Premium Grade 4 unbleached English willow. Careful weight distribution and subtle re-engineering allow these bats to be produced at a reduced overall weight, whilst maintaining their unique Kookaburra power profiles.
The same pedigree as the Iconic Kahuna but by using a shorter blade and a longer handle all bats can be supplied at weights less than 2lb 8½oz.
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
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.
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
The unique combination of multi
directional ‘Snake Scales’ creates a solid and
Despite the quest for maximum profile, certain players still want
‘lightweight’ bats. The Kookaburra Master Bat Makers use all their
skills to produce more big bats which are also lighter than any
other Brand – the ‘holy grail’ for all players.
Sweet Spot Mid Blade (210mm to 230mm from toe)
Edge Profile Rounded Edge - Thickness (32-36mm)
Face Profile Rounded
Spine Profile Super Spine (62 to 66mm)
Scallop Slight Concave (2-3mm)
Bow Mid/Low Blade (11-12mm)
Weight Range Maximum weight 2lb 8 1/2 oz
Kookaburra’s ‘Super Spine’ profiles adopt traditional shaping characteristics which operate in unison with the ‘Big Edge’ profile of the bat – creating a huge apex, with unrivalled amounts of power throughout the length of the blade and exceptional ‘pick up’.
The position in the blade where performance is maximised. Kookaburra bats are engineered to maximise the size of the sweet spot, allowing the middle of the bat to be spread further across the blade meaning that off centre strikes perform better.
In the quest to maximise profile, using scallops either side of the spine allow the apex to be extended without dramatically increasing weight. Scallops also maximise edge profile which reduces rotation of the blade in off centre hits, minimising power loss.
The curve of the bat from the tip of the handle to the end of the toe. Designed to enhance the position of the hands by placing them ahead of the ball, which is essential for good strokeplay.