- semi-flat (modern) face profile - substantial edges - deep, long bow - mid driving area - semi-concave sanding through back - rounder oval handle - for skilled batsmen front and back foot - uniquely etched, textured, patterned and embossed chrome/black/white/blue labels - highest level of English artisan batmaking: individually handmade by Salix - CNC free: individual in-house pressing and processing from cleft to bat - new intermediate size Hybrid, designed as the perfect bridge between senior and junior and ideal for ladies cricket - Bat Vax toe dipped: especially developed natural, plant based sealer to help prevent water ingress, sealing end grain to protect against cracks - trademark Salix angled toe and blended edges to minimise tapping and running in damage, in conjunction with the player's care and maintenance regime
The archetypal handmade English bat with an indulgently large profile, pitch perfect balance and stunning performance. The work of Salix artisan hand making and individual treatment at every stage from cleft to bat. Flatter faced yet still bowed with a long, deep, mid driving area and impossibly thick edges, the Pod is concave sanded through the back of the blade just enough to reduce weight whilst keeping the essential depth and mass of wood through the bat's core. The result is the greatest and most rewarding playing surface, with lightest pick up and superb manoeuvrability. Every angle is precisely shaped and smoothed through our unique sanding so the bat undulates in form - more sculpture than carpentry. The Pod is performance in its highest state.