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Posted by jason mellet on 1st Jul 2015
#1 Bat of the Year- The Kookaburra Kahuna
“Kahuna Matata” is what you will be singing all the way to the run bank this year if you bought one of the latest Kookaburra Kahuna cricket bats this year. Kookaburra have been the Steven Smith (I know he uses a New Balance) of cricket bats this season. Their range, which used to be pretty much only the Kahuna, has seen so many great bats, the Xenon, Cadejo and many more. But the Sachin Tendulkar off-drive of a cricket bat this season has to be the Kookaburra Kahuna.
What Kookaburra have done with the Kahuna is that they have a developed a really high quality product across all price ranges and sizes. Quite often you will have an incredibly good bat but it will only be great in the PRO PLAYERS LE editions. The Kookaburra Kahuna for 2015 has been superb across many price ranges and in junior and senior sizes. The bat you pay for is always going to be the bat you get. You do not buy a Grade 3 Willow bat and get Limited Edition Willow. But with the Kahuna, Kookaburra have pushed the envelope to provide a bat that reaches the price and willow potential. The Kookaburra Kahuna has also included a budget range of bats made very well. These are the Kookaburra Kahuna Phantom and the Kookaburra Kahuna 350 Cricket Bats. Otherwise you can get the full range starting at around $699 for the Kahuna PRO Players LE and then moving down at about 50 dollars per bat as you go to Kahuna PRO 1200, the Kahuna PRO 900 and the Kahuna PRO 600.
The Kookaburra Kahuna PRO Players LE is the bat of choice of the world’s best ODI batsman, AB De Villiers. And while the Kahuna has been good across all their price ranges, Kookaburra has really delivered a monster innings with the Kookaburra Kahuna PRO Players LE. This is also the bat of choice for Ian Bell, Martin Guptill and Brad Haddin. This bat in particular, much like AB’s shot repertoire has it all. It has fantastic balance and pick-up and is up there with the best in terms of performance and ping. Best of all is that it is a very versatile bat, it will suit many players and many playing styles on a multitude of surfaces. While players of AB’s caliber are given their bats, the Kahuna is receiving rave reviews from customers who are very happy with the bat. While Michael Carberry did have a Kookaburra snap in his hand a few years back, the Kookaburra Kahuna PRO Players LE has had little to no returns for customer dissatisfaction or breakages. That is quite remarkable for a high end bat and that is what makes it one of Cricket Store Online’s Bats of the Year.
Several factors were taken into consideration when selecting this bat as the bat of the year.
Quality of product, price ranges available, customer feedback and ratings, performance, how many times if any it was returned, how many came back for repairs... Overall were we and customers happy with the product.