PRE-MADE

FANTAIL PROFILE SHAPE 4

INDOOR FPS4 - SENIOR

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Optimum control & placement over your shots.

Created for indoor cricketers who want balance and power.

The FPS4 shape allows for an outstanding pickup with optimum performance in the centre of the blade. The spine peaks in the middle of the hitting zone with sufficient willow carrying through to the toe allowing for excellent weight distribution and performance.

This shape will transform the way you play. The exceptional pickup enables you to generate quicker hand speed to play off the side and back nets with ease.

CONSTRUCTION

This bat conforms to MCC Law 5 bat regulations, which means that the bat needs will fit through an approved bat gauge with maximum dimensions of 108mm in blade width, 67mm in spine height with 40mm edges

Spine & Edge

You can expect the edge and spine to peak between 220mm & 240mm from the toe of the bat. The edge and spine height will differ based on the weight & size you select, plus the density of the willow used. However, the edge will be between 33mm & 35mm and the spine between 55mm & 62mm.

Bow & Face

Our 2-stage pressing technique generates a balanced bowed blade to deliver increased power and control. Our modern flat face allows for enhanced shot placement. The edges are boned (hardened) to strengthen and decrease the chance of cracking.

Profile
Concaved

The profile refers to the amount of scallop between the edge and spine. The Indoor Swell has a concaved profile, equivalent to scalloping between 5mm and 9mm. This differs based on the weight, size you select, and the density of the willow used.

Handle
Semi-oval

The semi-oval handle is our most popular choice as it gives you the best of both styles. It allows for a consistent and comfortable feel for most batsmen. The semi-oval shape on the bottom hand also gives the bat a better directional feel & means that the bottom hand isn't dominant, enabling the top hand to control the shot.

Toe Shape
Semi-Round

The semi-round toe is our most popular choice, which is why it's used on all of our pre-made bats. It assists you in sliding your bat into the crease and removes the vulnerable corners of a square toe

HOW OUR Pre-made BATS ARE MADE

Each cricket bat willow tree is grown in the UK for around 20 years before being processed & into raw clefts.

Likewise for Kashmir willow the only difference is the willow is grown in India.

Our high-quality Singapore Manu cane & cork cane handles are made in Jalandhar, India.

Once the raw clefts and handles arrive in our Auckland, New Zealand workshop, the clefts are machined, handled and run through our two-stage pressing process, which maximises the potential performance of each piece of willow.

They are then given a final grade, shaped by hand and finished to your chosen specifications. We trust in our process, which allows you to confidently walk to the crease, knowing that you're using a premium product that will perform under pressure.

selection guide

All the information you need to select the correct options for you.

Bat weight

The general rule is light bats for the controlled players and slightly heavier bats for the aggressive and attacking stroke-makers.

Heavier bats have a slower bat speed than lighter bats. The effort required to move the bat increases as the weight of the bat increases. A lighter bat will allow faster bat speed and increase the chance of middling the ball. A heavier bat will not be comparatively easy to middle the ball with, but it will stay hit when you connect with it.

Indoor bats are considerably lighter than outdoor bats as the game is more about bat speed and control over outright bat performance and power.
Use these weights as a guide when choosing the weight of your indoor bat:

Light (2lbs 1oz - 2lbs 3oz): We recommend this weight range if you are moving from junior sizing to your first full-size bat or if your moving into the finishing stages of your playing career and are looking for a lighter bat that may help if you carry a lingering injury

Regular (2lbs 4oz - 2lbs 5oz): This is a standard weight range for a full-size indoor cricket bat. It is an excellent balance between bat speed and bat performance.

Heavy (2lbs 6oz +): you get a bat less about bat speed and more about overall performance. This weight range is for players who want to score their runs by hitting the back net.

STICKER TYPE

BLACK RETRO

GREEN/CREAM

BLUE/CREAM

GREY/CREAM

BLACK MINIMAL

BLUE/WHITE

BLACK/BLACK

WHITE/GOLD

Grip Texture

Dynamite

Essentially a pyramid grip, with hundreds of mini pyramids across the grip. The bottom hand is banded to create a thicker grip with simple pyramids on the top hand.

Aqua Wave

The surface texture of the Aqua Wave grip resembles alternating wave ripples, which create an important solid bond between gloves and bat.

Spiral Coil

Thicken up the handle on your cricket bat with our high-quality spiral coil grip—the thick ridges aid in helping to prevent your hands from moving when playing a shot.

Chevron

Add some stability to the grip on your cricket bat with the popular chevron cricket bat grip alternating bars (of approx 3cm width) of diagonally raised grooves.

Octopus

The surface of this grip is covered in hundreds of mini octopus-like suckers and was the first grip texture to give a prominently raised feel.

willow grading

select english willow

Cosmetically inferior to the rest of our grades but still structurally sound. Heartwood, pin knots, blemishes, fleck and wavy grains are common. This willow grade produces some fantastic bats for indoor cricket is all about hand speed and control rather than outright bat performance.

vintage kashmir willow

Our top grade of Kashmir willow. You can expect a great bat with at least six visible grains, performing excellently in indoor cricket. Blemishes, pin knots & heartwood are common, but generally, they will have a clean grain structure.

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