Kookaburra Ghost 500 English Willow Cricket Bat The weight of this bat from a random sample is approximately 2 lbs and 11 ozs. Actual weight may vary slightly for each individual bat.
Completely reworked for 2019, the Kookaburra Ghost combines a genuine MONSTER of a profile with exceptional pick-up. Minimal scalloping through the back of the blade makes it an unbelievable power profile.
The Kookaburra Ghost 500
cricket bat has been handmade using specially selected Grade y3 unbleached English willow.
PROFILE: A - EDGE PROFILE
Kookaburra's Rounded Face Profile is generally favoured by the more traditional player. The rounded face provides a refine direction of power throughout the hitting zone but yields a slightly less imposing yet more familiar profile. B - SPINE PROFILE
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 unrivalled amounts of power throughout the length of the blade and exceptional ‘pick up’. 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 on 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
The modern game revolves around the thickness of the blade: 1) Flat Face - levelling out the striking area allows more mass to be retained in the back of the bat, maximising the power profile. 2) 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.