Initially developed in 2001 in conjunction with Ricky Ponting, the Iconic Kahuna cricket bat has stood the test of time and continues to meet the demands of the modern player in terms of profile, pick-up and ultimate performance.
The Kookaburra Kahuna Pro cricket bat, has been handmade using 'Players' quality specially selected Grade 1 unbleached English willow and includes a free of charge padded bat cover.
|Sweet Spot||Mid Blade (215mm to 235mm from toe)|
|Edge Profile||Rounded Edge - Thickness (34-38mm)|
|Spine Profile||Super Spine (62 to 67mm)|
|Scallop||Slight Concave (2-3mm)|
|Bow||Mid/Low Blade (11-12mm)|
Kookaburra’s ‘Super Spine’ profiles adopt traditional shaping characteristics which operate in unison with the ‘Big Edge’ profile of the bat – creating a huge apex, with unrivaled amounts of power throughout the length of the blade and exceptional ‘pick up’.
The position in the blade where performance is maximized. Kookaburra bats are engineered to maximize the size of the sweet spot, allowing the middle of the bat to be spread further across the blade meaning that off center strikes perform better.
In the quest to maximize profile, using scallops either side of the spine allow the apex to be extended without dramatically increasing weight. Scallops also maximize edge profile which reduces rotation of the blade in off center hits, minimizing power loss.
The curve of the bat from the tip of the handle to the end of the toe. Designed to enhance the position of the hands by placing them ahead of the ball, which is essential for good stroke play.
Each cleft is different, and although replication by machine would seem a sensible direction, it does not allow Kookaburra’s Master Bat Maker to individually assess and uniquely work every cleft to maximize it’s performance. Over 50 different processes go into the production of each Kookaburra bat... TRUE CRAFTSMANSHIP
Kookaburra use traditional methods to prepare willow, with clefts being left to dry naturally over a period of time rather than ‘flash’ dried in kilns. This gives greater durability as it allows the willow to find it’s natural moisture level
This process is done by hand NOT machine and greatly reduces the time needed to prepare your bat for match play. It is not a full ‘knocking in’ service and more preparation work by yourself is advised after purchase.