Kookaburra cricket bats

Kookaburra cricket bats, as the name might suggest, originated out of Australia (for those who don’t know a kookaburra is a bird native to the land down under).  The bats are distinctive with the kookaburra bird logo proudly displayed on each bat making them look cool, classy and ready for action.

There are a range of bats available and the variety of choice is designed for all age ranges, abilities and budgets.  The range is described in further detail below.  If you have never picked up a kookaburra bat before it is a good idea to visit a local supplier to get a feel for them.  Even better would be to use on for real.  If you have a friend who has one or if there is a local cricket club you could visit try asking for a trial with one or more to give you an impression of their quality.
Today and in the past, Kookaburra bats are used by numerous famous international cricketers.  Manufacturers look to cricket stars to endorse their products (not just bats but also gloves, pads and helmets for example) and Kookaburra are no exception with cricket players of the highest international quality endorsing and using the bats in the field of action.  Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey of Australia, Owais Shah of England and AB De Villiers of South Africa all use and have endorsed Kookaburra cricket bats to name just a few players.  In Decmeber 2011 it was announced that Ian Bell of England would also be using the new Kookaburra Recoil bat.
The history of Kookaburra sports gear and equipment dates back over 120 years to 1890 when Alfred Grace Thompson established his new business.  Once a maker of horse saddles and harnesses he saw that demand diminished as the use of horses became increasingly replaced by the motorization.  With his skills he turned to the manufacture of sporting products, starting with cricket balls (the kookaburra cricket ball is still used for first class games in Australia today) and eventually to cricket bats in the 1980’s.  Kookaburra cricket equipment includes the full range of gear including bats, gloves, pads, protectors and footwear.
Over the years there have been a variety of bat ranges introduced by Kookaburra. These include Kahuna, Beast, Blade, Rogue, CCX, Genesis, Sword and Ice.  Each bat comes with specific design features tailored for the users preferred requirements and enhancement of attributes such as power, balance, speed and control.
The Kahuna Kookaburra bat range is designed for power.  It has a relatively big middle profile, thicker edges and a power drive handle.  With the increased dimensions the bat offers a bigger ‘sweet spot’ and in the right hands is an effective hitting zone for much more powerful shots and strokes.  The Kahuna 1000 is used by Ricky Ponting (Australia), A.B. De Villiers (South Africa), Martin Guptill (New Zealand) and Luke Wright (England).  Further details about the Kahuna bat range are presented below:
The Kahuna Kookaburra cricket bat range is designed for power.  It has a relatively big middle profile, thicker edges and a power drive handle.  With the increased dimensions the bat offers a bigger ‘sweet spot’ and in the right hands is an effective hitting zone for much more powerful shots and strokes.  The Kahuna 1000 is used by Ricky Ponting (Australia), A.B. De Villiers (South Africa), Martin Guptill (New Zealand) and Luke Wright (England).  Further details about the Kahuna bat range are presented below:
Kauna Cricket Bat

Kauna Cricket Bat

The design of the Kukaburra Beast Cricket Bat range was undertaken with consideration of both the power and creative flamboyance necessary in todays cricket world.
Further details about the Beast range bat are presented below:

Beast Cricket Bat

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Yonex Badminton Racket Arc Saber 10

Yonex Badminton Racket Arc Saber 10:

Flex: Stiff Frame Composition: H.M. Graphite, CS Carbon Nanotube, Super HMG Shaft Composition:H.M. Graphite, Ultra PEF
Weight / Grip Size: 3U (85.0-89.9 g) / G4, 2U(90.0-94.9 g) / G4


Product Technology :

The technology which is used in  Arc Saber 10 Badminton Rackets is mnetion below

Cup-Stack Carbon Nanotube

The new material Cup-Stack Carbon Nanotube is applied in the badminton racquet frame which enables to give the players right amount of flex to stay with the ball, and quick repulsion to make the full energy available for power return.

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Super HMG:

Super HMG

Super HMG

The new ARCSABER10 is adopted High Modulus Graphite which has been integrated into the side of the badminton racket frame to produce a high repulsion power. Hybrid frame, the combination of “Cup-Stack Carbon Nanotube” inside and “Super HMG” outside the frame, makes it possible to control a hard shot with flexibility and repulsion power.

Ultra PEF:

Ultra PEF

Ultra PEF

“UltraPEF – Ultra Poly Ethylene Fiber” has stickness and high shock absorption. The material is extremely light enough to float on water, and the 1 inch across is able to hang up about 20 tons. The telling shot which is requested by advanced-level players and the high repulsion by stretching and recovering its shape are achieved.

New Grommet System:

This single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes, creating a high-performance stringing pattern that puts 7% more durability.

New Grommet System




Isometric shape of Badminton Racket

The Isometric Square Head Shape equalizes the length of main and cross strings in the stringbed, enlarging the sweetspot for more consistent accuracy even on off-center hits.








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Latest Badminton Shoes – Yonex Series

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Midsole: Elastic E.V.A, Power Cushion, Power Cushion, T.P.U., Solid E.V.A., Graphite Sheet Outsole: Rubber
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Power Cushion:

The YONEX Power Cushion effectively absorbs shock then reverses the impact energy for smooth transfer into the next movement. Compared with urethane, the YONEX Power cushion construction provides 3 times more shock absorbing power.

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Elastic Eva:

Elastic Eva is a new midsole material which provides the cushioning effect and the upper mesh fabric adds the soft feeling more in Badminton Shoes.

Round Sole:

The YONEX Round Sole is designed to provide all-around support for quick and smooth footwork. The Round Sole integrated into the forefoot and heel of the shoe minimize power loss, ensuring smooth movements the transfer of maximum energy into successive movements.

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Scientifically contoured, the Ergoshape provides more comfort and stability in the forefoot and toe area of the shoe.







Created for agile and stable footwork, the Hexagrip pattern is made from a newly-developed material that provides 3% more gripping power and is 20% lighter than an ordinary material.



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Lateral Claw

The Lateral Claw construction stabilizes the sides of the feet to prevent lateral movement upon landing. This transfers more power into the next step.



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By combining Power Graphite with E.V.A., YONEX creates a lightweight shoe providing high stability.

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Super light-weight and durable, this ultra-fine mesh provides 8 times more air-exchange performance than ordinary mesh for maximum moisture release.

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History of Football Boots

1526: The earliest football boot is recorded as belonging to King  Henry VIII

1800′s: Players wore hard, leather work boots, which were long laced  and steel toe capped as the first football shoes

Late 1800′s: Football boots shifted to a slipper style shoe, which  were made of thick, hard leather going up the ankle for increased protection and  incorporated leather studs – they weighed 500g

1925: The first replaceable studs were  featured, which could be changed according to weather conditions

1940′s: Football boot production shifted to producing a lighter  football boot with the focus on kicking and controlling the ball rather than  simply a piece of protective footwear

1950: Football boots are made with interchangeable screw in studs  made of plastic or rubber for the first time

1950′s: Football boots were still over the ankle but now made of  synthetic materials and leather, producing an even lighter shoe

1960′s: A momentous change in design saw the first below the ankle  football boots introduced

1970′s: This decade is remembered for the way in which football boot  sponsorship took off – players were paid to wear only one brand

1970′s: Technological developments allowed lighter boots to be  produced and the first all – white football boot was made

1990′s: Conventional studs were replaced by some manufacturers with  a bladed design, covering the sole, which gave a more stable base for the  player


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How to Select Football Shoes

If you are on the lookout for the best pair of football shoes, here’s a brief  guide on how to choose football shoes. In buying that perfect pair, make sure to  consider not just the style but also comfort. After all, you don’t want to be  have painful (sometimes crippling) foot sores after playing a football game.


Knowing the different kinds of shoes available will help you on how to choose  football shoes. The different types are:

Changeable studded boots – These have detachable studs that can be replaced  according to your needs and preference and depending on the type of surface you  will be playing on. This kind is ideal for unstable weather conditions.

Molded boots – These have multiple studs attached permanently onto the shoes’  sole.

Astro-turf shoes – These types consist of rubber soles and closely packed  studs. This kind is more apt for artificial surfaces.

Indoor football trainers – The soles of these shoes are made from gum so they  are best for indoor use.

Overall guide

In general, the things you should consider on how to choose football shoes  are the following: comfort, style, and durability. Choose football shoes that do  not have too much cleats as too strong a grip may lead to accidents and  injuries.

You should also know what type of surface you’re playing on so you can choose  the best type. For slippery surfaces, make sure to select football shoes that  have 12 to 18 studs. For hardened pitches, spike-covered soles are best, while  thick and long football shoes cleats are best for muddy surfaces.

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Yonex Badminton Racket ArcSaber 8 DX

The   ArcSaber Series of Badminton Racket utilise Yonex exclusive Cup-Stack Carbon Nanotube   technology to create a revolutionary blend of power and control. Positioned   at the sides of the racquet frame, this revolutionary technology absorbs and   harnesses energy from the shuttle    impact to provide the player with unparalleled feel during every shot.   This energy is then transferred into a return of supreme strength and   pinpoint accuracy. ArcSaber 8DX is specially designed to be strung to HIGH   TENSION: 22-27lbs (9.5-12.0kg) Comes strung with a full length head cover .See More details of Yonex Badminton Racket ArcSaber 8 DXat khelmart.com

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Yonex Badminton Racket ArcSaber Delta

Arcsaber Delta from Yonex. This badminton racket is from the Yonex Arcsaber series and features a single piece construction. The racket shaft and frame are made from graphite. The CS Carbon Nanotube technology improves frames elasticity, holding the shuttle on the string bed for enhanced control at the point of impact. Comes with a full cover.

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Badminton Smash

Badminton Smash is the most potent of all badminton shots. There  is almost no defense against a well executed smash. It can be played  both on the forehand and backhand sides. Power of Badminton Smash is alos depands on type of Badminton Rackets you are playing with.

The smash is a shot hit with power and speed downward to your opponent’s court. The angle and the steepness of the  shuttle’s trajectory will make it hard for your opponent to retrieve.
Contact the shuttle further in front of your body than the clear or the  drop shot. The optimum hitting zone is located somewhere above the  central area of your racket.
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You can also jump and smash the shuttle at the  same time to generate more power and create a steeper angle for the  shot. This will give your opponent even lesser time to react. As this  is a more advance shot, master the normal badminton smash first before  taking on any jumping smash.
The feeling of being able to smash powerfully and  kill off a point is really great. But try not to get carried away. As  the badminton smash requires a lot of energy, use it only when the  opportunity arises. For example, a weak clear from your opponent to  your midcourt area. Do not tire yourself out unnecessarily.

Forehand Smash

The forehand overhead smash is similar to the action of throwing a ball. If you can throw a ball well, you shouldn’t have problem playing this  stroke. You can always practice throwing with a shuttle first before  stepping on to the court.
Here are some pointers for playing a forehand overhead smash.
- Adopt the forehand grip.
- Turn your body and stand sideways to the net with your non-racket shoulder facing the net.
- Shift your weight on to your rear foot.
- Bend your elbow and lock your wrist preparing to swing forward.
- Raise your non-racket hand and point at the shuttle to improve timing and balance.
- Contact the shuttle as high as possible and in front of your body  using a strong throwing action as if you are going to throw your racket  high and forward through the air.
- Straighten your elbow as you hit the shuttle.
- Snap down your wrist at the point of impact giving the shuttle extra power and angle towards your opponent’s court.
- Follow through with your racket and shift your weight from your rear foot to your front foot.
- Move back to your base position.

Backhand Smash

It is difficult to play a backhand overhead smash. Even experienced  players have problem with this badminton stroke. Try to play an ‘around  the head’ forehand smash whenever possible.
However, it is important that you know how to play the backhand  overhead smash. There are times when you just can’t play the shuttle  with your forehand.
Here are some pointers for playing a backhand overhead smash.
- Adopt the backhand grip.
- Turn your body so that your back is facing the net.
- Lead and shift your weight to your racket foot.
- Lift your arm from the shoulder with the forearm parallel to the floor.
- Hold the racket across your body with the racket head pointing down.
- Keep the racket arm and elbow close into your body.
- Hit the shuttle at a high point of contact and in front of your body.
- Flick down your wrist powerfully at the shuttle.
- A follow through is not needed.
- Move back to your base position.

Around the Head Smash

This is actually a forehand overhead badminton  smash played at the non-racket side of your body. Try to use it  whenever play permits as a forehand stroke is always better and more  powerful than a backhand.
The techniques for hitting this shot are about the same as the forehand overhead stroke with only some minor adjustments.
Here are some pointers for playing a forehand around the head smash.
- Stand squarely to the net.
- Bend your upper body sideways to your non-racket side as your arms come through.
- Shift your weight to your non-racket leg.
- Bend your elbow and bring the racket behind your head.
- As you swing forward, your forearm will brush the top of your head before straightening.
- Transfer your body weight rapidly as your non-racket leg pushes your body back to your base position.
An important thing to note here is that whether you are playing a badminton smash, a drop shot or a clear, your wrist plays a key part in creating deception.
The basic preparations for these badminton shots are the same, only the  angle of the racket face, the speed of the racket head and the point of  impact is different. Keep your opponent guessing.
Practice hard on your Badminton Smash and use it wisely. Be patient and wait for the opportunity to strike.

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Cricket Bat Type and Its Impact on Playing Style

If you are a regular cricket player, it is very important that you choose the correct size bat.  This will enable you to play your game without any hindrance. To know whether the bat is of the right size, you should stand in your batting position and rest the toe of the bat against the outside of your back foot.


Now you may lean the cricket bat so that the top of the handle rests next to the inside groin of your front leg. For the bat to be of the perfect size it will rest comfortably next to your box on the inside groin of your front leg. If the size of the bat is either too small or too big, there are chances of you getting out leg before very often.


The Importance of Weight


The weight of your cricket bat should be given top priority. As far as possible you should try and choose a lighter bat. There are many players who make the mistake of buying a bat which is too heavy and that it results in poor performance. If you are a younger player you should not make the mistake of bating with a heavy bat. You will find it very difficult to sweep, cover drive or even hook a ball.


A short handle bat may weigh around 2’8 – 2’10 oz.  You need a lot of practice to manoeuvre with a heavier bat. The quality of cricket bats is recognized by taking into account the grade and type of the willow of the bat. Most bats are made from English Willow, which is a soft fibrous wood, with good striking qualities that will offer you the best option.

A Cheaper Option

Kashmir willow is considered to be a cheaper option but it is harder and quite durable. Mostly junior bats are made from this willow but English willow is preferred by professionals. The willow of cricket bats is graded on a scale from G1+ to G4. Top professionals use a willow grade of G1+ as it is considered to be the highest grade.

English willow is the best as it is unbleached with straight even grains and no marking or discoloration. It is worth its price. A grade 4 willow will always have an anti-scuff covering on its face as it is often non-oil. It is less expensive and considered to be of the lowest grade of willow.

Density and Softness

If you do not want your bat to break easily, then you may go for a harder bat. But if you want hitting power then you can opt for a soft bat; thus you should consider both of these factors while purchasing a bat.  There are various brands you can select from such as Slazenger, Gum and Moore, Gary Nicholls and Kookaburra.

To conclude, when you are selecting a bat that is perfect for you, you should make sure that you have all the information regarding the bat to help you make a correct decision. There are times when you may have to change bats during an innings, depending upon the type of bowler you are facing.

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Trusted Online Sports Store and Information Centre

Today, if you are thinking of purchasing high-quality sports goods at very reasonable rate then you should look for the same on the internet. This will help you save a lot of time, money and energy. Shopping online will enable you to purchase a large variety of sports goods that are branded and of high quality.

Online sports stores will provide you with sports goods and equipment of well-known brands and high quality. You will get equipment that is related to the sports like basketball, badminton, foot-ball and cricket. You can even purchase fitness equipment.  All these will be provided to you at prevailing discounts. If you want to benefit from purchasing sports goods online then you need to select the best online sports shop.

The Perfect Online Stores

online sports shop in India provides you with a vast range of sports goods and equipment pertaining to all kinds of sports. In the badminton category, along with badminton racket you can purchase badminton strings, badminton kits, shuttle cocks etc. Where football is considered you may purchase helmets, elbow pads, cleats, thigh pads, shoulder pads and footballs.

If you play cricket you can purchase shoes, gloves, helmets, cricket balls and bats etc. If you are a fitness buff, you can get the best of fitness accessories and gym equipment. Basketball players can get quality basketball shoes, basket balls, basketball nets etc. You can also purchase sportswear and equipment for boxing, swimming, skating, tennis or volley ball.

Customer on Top Priority

The company holds its customer in high esteem. This is very clear by the fact that they sell only authentic sports goods of high quality for the sportsman to perform well. A few of the reputed brands that you will find at these online sports shop are BDN, Cosco, Addidas, SPEEDO, Yonker, Wilson, Lotto, Yonex etc.

The company, to ensure total customer satisfaction not only provides best deals but also offer the return policy and cash on delivery. You will be allowed 48 hours from the time of delivery to avail of the return policy. There may be very few online sports shop in India that can meet the standards of Khelmart.

A Friendly Online Store

When you have shopped at a store, if goods are delivered to you in damaged condition you can make a claim under transit insurance. You should report the same via email within 24 hours. While returning the product you should make sure that the invoices, labels, original price tags and the packaging is also returned.

Depending upon the situation, only after due claim verification your goods may be replaced or the cost refunded. The information that is provided on the website of the company should be considered as general information. Any guidance or usage information required by you can be obtained by contacting their service centre or directly their website. You will be attended to and your problems will be resolved within moments.

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