Sporting Equipment

Composite Cricket Bat

The design philosophy in the creation of the COMBAT was to design a composite material cricket bat with similar characteristics to a good quality wooden bat.  The following important bat characteristics were examined and taken into account during the development of the COMBAT:
Bat geometry
Bat mass
Bat centre of gravity
Bat centre of percussion (sweet spot)
Blade surface hardness
Blade surface durability
Blade stiffness
Handle strength
Toe abrasion resistance
Bat shock absorption characteristics
Ball restitution
Ball surface damage
With the above data and the geometrical constraints as described in the laws of cricket, the bat was designed with Computer Aided Design software.The COMBAT offer the following distinct advantages:No need for knocking in
No oiling
Greatly improved durability
Repeatability in manufacture
The ability to colour the bat to any required colour
Not influenced by environmental conditions, such as moisture
The ability to tailor the mass, centre of gravity / percussion and stiffness of the bat
Reduced depletion of a scarce natural source namely English Willow
Very competitive price
Local production in South-Africa, hence job creation
Export possibilities
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