FANTAIL PROFILE SHAPE 4
INDOOR FPS4 - SENIOR
Created for indoor cricketers who want balance and power.
The FPS4 indoor 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.
The profile refers to the amount of scallop between the edge and spine. The Indoor Swell has a concaved profile, equivalent to scalloping between 4mm and 7mm. This differs based on the weight, size you select, and the density of the willow used.
HOW OUR MADE TO ORDER BATS ARE MADE
Each cricket bat willow tree is grown in the UK for around 20 years before being processed & into raw clefts.
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.
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.
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.
The willow won't look exactly the same as in the picture, as it's a natural product.
When placing your order, select 'Yes, please' in the 'Send pictures of willow options' section if you want a specific grain structure. We will email you options once we've received your order (we will refund your order if you don't like any of the options).