Weight Reduction

Weight Reduction

Regular price$100.00 NZD
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

  • Worldwide shipping
  • International orders are shipped delivery duties unpaid (DDU)

Is your bat too heavy, or does it not have the pickup you want? Does it feel great when you tap up, but it's just not there when you play your shot? No problem. We can reduce the weight and re-balance your bat.

We can generally take out up to 5 ounces of weight by removing the labels from the back of the bat and completely re-working the shape. Please remember that reducing the weight will reduce the performance of the bat.

PLEASE NOTE: Any stickers covering the back of the bat will be removed and thrown away. If you purchase a full refurbishment, all stickers will be removed. If you'd like to keep the stickers and or grips, please remove them before sending/dropping off your bat.

We offer a crack repair service, not a crack prevention service. We don't provide any warranty on our crack repairs as we can't control what the willow will do, but we do our best to ensure they hold for as long as possible. Crack repairs are a temporary solution. We'd recommend purchasing a new bat if you want a permanent solution. If you need further details, please get in touch with us before placing an order. 

If you'd like to get some custom stickers made, one of our loyal customers often uses Super Signs in Pukekohe, NZ. They can help with one-off bat stickers, If you're interested contact Ryan at design.supersigns@gmail.com


  1. Place your order online or pop in-store for the services and repairs you require (please get in touch if you need any assistance). If you are based outside of NZ, please get a shipping quote before placing your order. Please don't send your bat/s in unless you've placed an order.
  2. Send your bat into our workshop from anywhere around the world (Fantail doesn't organise or pay for this) with your order number and name attached. This is vital to connect your bat/s with your order. Please don't send your bat cover; it may not be returned.
  3.  Your bat will join the queue as soon as it arrives. You won't be notified when your bat arrives.
  4. Once complete, your bat/s will be couriered to the address given in your order details (the return shipping is calculated and paid for in the checkout of our website). You will be sent an email with the tracking details upon dispatch, or we will let you know that it is ready for pick up. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are an international customer, please get a quote to send your bat/s to NZ before placing an order. If you place an order and change your mind. You'll only receive a refund of the order value minus the transaction fee (between 3 & 7% of the order value).

      Send or drop your bat/s off to the following address:

      84C Elizabeth Knox Place
      St Johns, Auckland 1072
      New Zealand


      We can have 60+ open orders at any given time, and as we work on a first-come, first-served basis, it's not possible to provide you with a time or day. We can, however, provide you with our current timelines  VIEW HERE
      If you are concerned that your order has been completed but haven't been notified, click the order status button in your email receipt or email us.

      CLICK HERE to find a stockist near you.

      To get a shipping quote add your the items you would like to purchase to your cart and proceed to the checkout. Our system will calculate the best shipping rates available based on your delivery address

      Please be aware that all international orders are shipped delivery duties unpaid (DDU) and that you, the customer, are responsible for any local customs fees, taxes, and/or duties. Any import duties and taxes are charged once the package has reached the destination country and these charges must be paid by the recipient of the package. Unfortunately, we have no control over these charges as customs policies vary from country to country. If you have questions related to customs charges you are advised to contact your local customs office.

      • New Zealand - orders are sent through Post Haste. Allow 1 to 5 business days for delivery.
      • Australia -  Orders are sent through two carriers. For DHL Express, allow 1 to 4 business days for delivery, and NZ Courier Post allow 5 to 14 business days.
      • Rest of World - Orders are sent through DHL Express. Allow 3 to 8 business days for delivery.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 39 reviews
      Ben Jury (Christchurch, NZ)
      Great Service

      Had a chat with Blake about what I wanted done with the bat. The outcome was awesome, so happy with the pick up whilst still retaining wood in the right areas

      Adam B (Auckland, NZ)
      Bat weight reduction

      I ordered a bat online a couple years ago which I was anticipating would be a certain weight. Although what I received as top quality english willow, it was heavier than I was anticipating.

      The team at Fantail managed to reduce the weight to my specification by reshaping the handle, removing a little of the toe and applying some slight concaving to the back. The profile and bat edges were not compromised and the performance of the bat, in my experience, has been enhanced.

      These guys know their stuff. I'll definitely go back to them should I need any help with bats moving forward.

      Colin Munro
      Weight reduction

      Was a little worried I might lose the shape of the bat but Blake did an outstanding job in maintaining the shape of the blade and getting the weight down to where I wanted it. Great job on all 3 bats not to mention the other one he repaired it’s still going good.

      Ashail (Auckland, NZ)

      Weight Reduction

      Oli H.
      Excellent result

      An excellent job done but true craftsmen!

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