Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cricket bats: English Willow "nurtured in India"

Buyers beware: as I alluded in one of my other guides (fake cricket bats guide ) on purchasing a genuine cricket bat safely on Ebay: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ENGLISH WILLOW NURTURED IN INDIA!!!Any willow nurtured in India is Kashmir Willow. End of story.Put it this way - it's like saying Big Ben is an Indian monument "nurtured in England" or the Taj Mahal is an English building "nurtured in India". That's how ridiculous this is.Yet, so many sellers continue to flog their cheap rubbish on Ebay and con decent people into paying good money for a pathetic product.Kashmir Willow vs English Willow is like comparing a Volkswagen to a Porsche: sure, they make look a bit similar to a very drunk man but you are just wasting your money if you pay top dollar for the former, expecting it to perform like the latter.Kashmir Willow is very cheap, it lacks the durability of English Willow and definitely does not have the same performance. If you do buy a bat made of Kashmir Willow, at least make sure you get it VERY CHEAP. Seriously. Even a Grade 1 Kashmir Willow bat should not cost more than

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