2018 sees the Surge consolidate it's place as one of the most stylish bats available in the market. Smooth graphics mean the Surge not only acts the part but looks it. The revised profile maintains it's relatively low middle, with distinctive shaping to the toe to enhance pick up.
- MODEL: Surge 400
- CODE: 6B048
The Kookaburra Surge 400 has been handmade using ‘Players’ quality specially selected Grade 4 unbleached English willow and includes a free of charge padded bat cover. Available at cricketmerchant.com
|Sweet Spot||Low (150mm to 180mm from toe)|
|Edge Profile||Round (34-37mm)|
|Spine Profile||Super Spine (63 to 67mm)|
|Scallop||Slight Concave (1-2mm)|
|Bow||Mid/Low Blade (13-17mm)|
|Weight Range||2lbs 8oz - 2lbs 10oz|
- A - Edge Profile & Thickness
- B - Spine Profile
- C - Sweet Spot
- The position in the blade where performance is maximised. Kookaburra bats are engineered to maximise the size of the sweet spot, allowing the middle of the bat to be spread further across the blade meaning that off centre strikes perform better.
- D - Scallop
- In the quest to maximise profile, using scallops either side of the spine allow the apex to be extended without dramatically increasing weight. Scallops also maximise edge profile which reduces rotation of the blade in off centre hits, minimising power loss.
- E - Face Profile Rounded Face – favoured by more traditional players, the slightly rounded face gives a familiar look but yields a less expanded profile.
- F - Bow
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 strokeplay.
Hand Crafted: 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 maximise it’s performance. Over 50 different processes go into the production of each Kookaburra bat... TRUE CRAFTSMANSHIP
KPP : 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.
Naturally Dried : 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.