Be the game changer, set the tone.
Power hitting is where the Tone comes into its own.
The intimidating & imposing shape is created for big hitters. The broad edges and full profile are suitable for aggressive players looking to score in boundaries.
The spine flows consistently from the handle to its long and wide mid to low hitting zone, which rounds to the toe allowing for strength and power in the final third of the blade. This does affect the balance, and you will feel the weight of your bat in your pick-up.
The Tone provides aggressive batters confidence that they can clear fielders and the ropes even when hitting off-centre of the sweet spot.
The profile refers to the amount of scallop between the edge and spine. The Tone has a full profile, equivalent to scalloping between 0mm and 1mm. This differs based on the weight, size you select, and the density of the willow used.
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.
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
Each cricket bat English willow tree is grown in the UK for around 20 years before being processed & into raw clefts.
Our Singapore Manu cane & cork cane handles (made in Jalandhar) get spliced into our clefts. The clefts are then machined and go through our three-stage pressing process, which maximises the potential performance of each piece of willow.
Made in India, bats are shaped and finished in Meerut, India.
Made in New Zealand, bats are shaped and finished in Auckland, New Zealand.
Every Fantail bat goes through its final quality checks in our Auckland workshop. We trust in our process, which allows you to walk to the crease with confidence, knowing that you're using a bat that performs under pressure.
All the information you need to select the correct options for you.
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.
Light (2lbs 6oz - 2lbs 8oz): We recommend this weight range if you are moving to your first full-size bat or into the finishing stages of your playing career, as it may help if you carry a lingering injury. We can't achieve the Tone shape at this weight range if you're looking for a lightweight bat have a look at our Core or Swell shapes.
Standard (2lbs 9oz - 2lbs 10oz): Most professional cricketers use a bat of this weight. It is an excellent balance between bat speed and bat performance.
Heavy (2lbs 11oz +): From 2lbs 11oz, you get a bat less about bat speed and more about blade performance. This weight range is for players who want to score their runs through boundaries and want a large and imposing bat.