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momin97
12th December 2012, 06:47
Salam guys,

So im looking for a new bat and ive been really hooked on the ca 15000 plus, but after reading a few reviews they say that it wont last more than a season and paying that much amount of money i would wont something that will last me a couple of season.

So is this true?

thx

Cricketismylife
12th December 2012, 11:30
Salaam Momin Bhai.

I have personally seen 3 CA Bats break in the nets last year. And the breakage is always sideways so one cannot repair those either.

I used to use a lot of CA bats up untill 2 years ago. 2 years back CA went over the top - trying to make all bats super big and defining bats as G1++++++, G1++++++++++++, G1++++++++ Bringing in models like CA 15000 PLUS, CA 12000 PLUS, CA TRD.

The problem is that there cannot be possibly having clefts of willow that light. So they must be overdrying which is causing this breakage.

The lower grades are still alright- a couple of CA 5000 bats from last year have been going ok.

Everyone's experience might be a bit different.

Go with MB Malik - SHER or BUBBER SHER??

momin97
12th December 2012, 12:03
im currently using the bubber sher for the last 2 yrs. so do you have a substitute? is the breakage issue same with boom boom and ihsan?

Thanks!

Cricketismylife
12th December 2012, 14:15
Best bat = Get a good AS bat and then fit a new handle. lol

Is SS an option?

AFAIK Boom Boom and Ihsan dont have this issue.

Cricketismylife
12th December 2012, 14:21
CA example

http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?t=130021

QasimAli
12th December 2012, 14:45
Hey Momin :) in my own experience in general English/Aus bats like Gray Nic, GM and Kook last longer than most if not all Asian bat makers such as CA or SS. In regards to the CA plus 15000 i am not to sure buddy sorry

momin97
12th December 2012, 14:59
Yeh, qasim but thing is that Aussie bats are way outta my budget as a quality stick would cost you $400 +

momin97
12th December 2012, 15:05
Yeh bro so which AS bat do you propose btw didn't their bat maker die and their quality has dropped significantly? Also have you tried out the boom boom or ihsan as they also might be liable options.

No bro don't think SS is an option as I will be getting my things from PAK

Thx

sarmad709
12th December 2012, 17:51
momin bro ive used most of the top bats from round the glove.....
from julian millichamp's screaming cat, laver and wood from nz, milliachamp and hall from the uk, salix, ss, boom, gray nicz, gm, spartan mc 329 from aus but made in india.....
the very best bats in my opinion are millichamp and hall bats.... even i dont like their profiles much apart from master, but their willow quality, handle quality, finishing, lifespan and above all, their performance is just just better than anyother bats ive seen..... i know they're a bit expensive, but they're worth it, but u said u'd be getting ur bat from pakistan, so making it quite simple.... ca make best bats out of pakistan in terms of willow quality and ping.... but let's not forget, they really do over dry their willows, thus causing shorter lifespan, so in short, if u want a bat from pakistan with excellent performance and above avg. life span and very fine willow and handle quality, go with sids cricket.... believe me they in deed make better bats than AS, AM and even mids.... other day i saw around 170 mids bats, all were their top of the range one, i liked all of em, but none was above my sids bat..... and a custom made sids bat with grade A willow should cost you around $200....that's quite reasonable as well......

shoab68
12th December 2012, 19:41
Salam guys,

So im looking for a new bat and ive been really hooked on the ca 15000 plus, but after reading a few reviews they say that it wont last more than a season and paying that much amount of money i would wont something that will last me a couple of season.

So is this true?

thx
Momin Bhai,

I am lucky to own almost all top of the range bats of world's renowned bat manufacturers. Last 2 months i purchased 2 CA Plus 15k. 3 CA Plus 15K ltd edition and 1 TRD ltd edtion bats. All these bats are fantastic bats and are performing really well, TRD is really going great guns. At present they all looks very solid, i can't guess how many season would they last for me.

Considering the hefty amount i have paid for all English/NZ/Aus bat manufacturers, i would safely say that CA bats are good value for money.

Regarding Ihsan bats, i have Inferno 950 and Lynx 1. These are strong bats because they are pressed very hard but performance wise not very good. AS bats, some of them are very good not all, you need to be lucky to find a good piece for you, also handle quality is very poor. I have used Malik ltd edition and it is good, no idea about SIDS AND MIDS.

Shahbaz bhai is rating highly about SIDS bats so i think you should try one from SIDS otherwise my suggestion is CA 15K or TRD ltd edition.

sarmad709
12th December 2012, 20:29
shoab68 bro im not shahbaz, im sarmad.....
i own 2 ca 15000 bats.... both perform great.... but the one that i use more has already broken without any severe impact..... even sids bat performs an inch better than my ca 15k bats...... even sids bats are for less $$$ than ca ......

shoab68
12th December 2012, 20:53
shoab68 bro im not shahbaz, im sarmad.....
i own 2 ca 15000 bats.... both perform great.... but the one that i use more has already broken without any severe impact..... even sids bat performs an inch better than my ca 15k bats...... even sids bats are for less $$$ than ca ......
Sarmad Bhai, sorry for mentioning you as Shahbaz. No offense, i have not used SIDS. If you are recommending then i will try one. I agree with you that Sids will cost less compared to CA and if performance also better than CA then definitely i will get one SIDS for me, can you suggest how to buy a custom from SIDS.

sarmad709
12th December 2012, 21:02
Sarmad Bhai, sorry for mentioning you as Shahbaz. No offense, i have not used SIDS. If you are recommending then i will try one. I agree with you that Sids will cost less compared to CA and if performance also better than CA then definitely i will get one SIDS for me, can you suggest how to buy a custom from SIDS.

contact them through phone i'd say, their phone number is easily available on their website and their facebook page as well..... (both can easily be searched) :D

shoab68
13th December 2012, 01:45
contact them through phone i'd say, their phone number is easily available on their website and their facebook page as well..... (both can easily be searched) :D
Thanx Sarmad bhai for the info.

Cricketismylife
13th December 2012, 02:16
shoab68 bro im not shahbaz, im sarmad.....
i own 2 ca 15000 bats.... both perform great.... but the one that i use more has already broken without any severe impact..... even sids bat performs an inch better than my ca 15k bats...... even sids bats are for less $$$ than ca ......

Hey Sarmad, can you post some pictures of the broken 15k plus?

momin97
13th December 2012, 05:33
so Sarmad bro are you sure they are 100% authentic as i saw a few posts saying they sell fakes and look shifty. also their sticker also look a mixture of mids and sg. if they are legit do they ship? or can i buy their equipment from a local shop in karachi?

thx appreciate you guys help

momin97
13th December 2012, 08:06
just saw their premium edition black mamba bat for a similar price of trd and 15k is it worth it?

shoab68
13th December 2012, 10:42
just saw their premium edition black mamba bat for a similar price of trd and 15k is it worth it?
With similar price, i would definitely go for a TRD or 15K.

sarmad709
13th December 2012, 10:44
Hey Sarmad, can you post some pictures of the broken 15k plus?

I will!


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sarmad709
13th December 2012, 10:45
so Sarmad bro are you sure they are 100% authentic as i saw a few posts saying they sell fakes and look shifty. also their sticker also look a mixture of mids and sg. if they are legit do they ship? or can i buy their equipment from a local shop in karachi?

thx appreciate you guys help

They do ship! They're not fake at all. Check their facebook page for reviews from their customers around the globe!


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sarmad709
13th December 2012, 10:47
just saw their premium edition black mamba bat for a similar price of trd and 15k is it worth it?

1. The prices mentioned are with shipping cost included, and they ship worldwide via DHL.
2. They can bargain a bit as well.
3. They can modify the bat specs as per your needs within the same price, even they can make you a fully custom bat.


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momin97
13th December 2012, 11:47
Ok thanks alot so before rushing into decisions are you sure it will last me longer than a trd or 15k thx

sarmad709
13th December 2012, 13:20
Ok thanks alot so before rushing into decisions are you sure it will last me longer than a trd or 15k thx

for me? yes it did!

momin97
13th December 2012, 14:11
by approximately how much? im really confused, i will much appreciate it if you could rate each by ping, quality, lifespan, pickup etc, btw which SIDS bat did you own?

thanks again sarmad bro!

sarmad709
13th December 2012, 15:05
by approximately how much? im really confused, i will much appreciate it if you could rate each by ping, quality, lifespan, pickup etc, btw which SIDS bat did you own?

thanks again sarmad bro!

ok, im gonna rate out of 10
ping: ca 15000 7.5/10 sids black mamba 8/10
willow quality: ca 15000 8/10 sids mamba 8/10
lifespan: ca 15000 6/10 sids mamba 8/10
pickup: ca 15000 9/10 sids mamba 8.5/10

i have sids black mamba.... i made a thread earlier to review it, can easily be found in this forum..... u should look for it.

sarmad709
13th December 2012, 15:10
i used ca15000 for just one season, even a bit less than that, i got it last year, almost when the season was about to end, so had about 4,5 games and about 10,12 net session with it....and now this season had 10,12 games and around 30,35 net sessions and it was over.... it still can be used, im using it in nets, hitting humungous sixes but still has a feel like its loosing its ping.....
have used sids bat for about 3,4 games and around 20 net sessions and is kinda brand brand new at the moment..... doesn't look that prone to breakage as compared to the 2 ca 15000 bats....

sarmad709
13th December 2012, 15:18
a few reviews by me
http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?t=154421
http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?t=154313
http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?t=153953
http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?t=153658
http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?t=151731
http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?t=153781
http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?t=155972
http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?t=156566
http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?t=156916
http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?t=154244
http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?t=153574


sids mamba one is here: http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?t=166752

momin97
14th December 2012, 03:49
Wow awesome bats and yeh I messaged him and he is giving me bat for $250 aud with shipping $ gloves for 35 and
Pads for 40 all included with shipping so does this seem ok to you? Or should I bargain and how should I approach bargaining lol

Thanks for ur time!

sarmad709
14th December 2012, 09:29
Wow awesome bats and yeh I messaged him and he is giving me bat for $250 aud with shipping $ gloves for 35 and
Pads for 40 all included with shipping so does this seem ok to you? Or should I bargain and how should I approach bargaining lol

Thanks for ur time!

Tell him u were referred by me and i believe he surely will give u a much better quote.


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momin97
14th December 2012, 12:59
so i say sarmad bhai referred me? thx

momin97
14th December 2012, 13:00
did you speak to Ali or Faisal?

sarmad709
14th December 2012, 13:06
did you speak to Ali or Faisal?

both, but i'd suggest u to speak to ali

momin97
14th December 2012, 14:07
Ohhh thanks a lot I spoke to Faisal yesterday via fb.

sarmad709
17th December 2012, 13:30
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momin97
17th December 2012, 13:35
How long of use

sarmad709
17th December 2012, 14:14
Not more than 20 games and about 40 net sessions may be!


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momin97
17th December 2012, 15:28
Wow and btw Ali gave me a final price for $300 including gloves bat and pads

QasimAli
17th December 2012, 16:20
$300 gloves bat and pads a great deal Momin ! What bat are you getting ? Great to see Pakpassion links working :)

momin97
18th December 2012, 04:29
Sids black mamba and its including shipping via dhl

QasimAli
18th December 2012, 19:03
Very Nice Momin heard the SIDS Black Mamba a beast of a bat :) Good luck bhai hope you do well with it

momin97
19th December 2012, 05:51
Thanks a lot !

batspecialist
30th December 2012, 23:34
CA, AS, MB Malik bats aren't for persons who want bats to last long. Have had bad experience with those brands, and i've tried 3+ bats in all those brands.

Ihsan is the strongest in Pakistan and really good bats for power hitters. Boom Boom also nice but willow seems rather dry but edges and toe doesn't break as easy as the other mentioned brands. My Club uses 2 Boom Boom 2 star bats, my gosh, they are really good on stroke and powerplay. Should definitely apply a coat of oil on them first though. Not sure why they used such dry willow (those were bought 2 years ago, not sure if they're different now)