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Better Self Defense Weap.-Cricket Or Baseball Bat.  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4152 times:

Hi guys, I was just watching "Shaun of the Dead", which if you haven't seen it is a parody of "Dawn of the Dead". Anyway it takes place in england when a bunch of zombies come alive and then when they bite people those people turn into zombies.

Anyway there is a scene where our hero Shaun ends up wailing on a couple of zombies with a cricket bat.

After watching the scene I couldn't help but think that while the cricket bat worked adequately in that scene, the american style baseball bat would proably have been more effective.

The Cricket bat is fairly short and has flattened sides, So while there is a considerable amount of wood and weight in the bat, you don't get the skull cracking leverage that you would have with a baseball bat. Also if you hit on the flat side of the bat, you dissapate the energy of the hit over a larger area. That makes the angle you hold the cricket bat critical.



An American baseball bat is round so you don't have to worry about what edge of the bat you present to the zombie. Also because of the curvature you have the energy of the swing transfered to the victim over a small area. Also the shape of the US bat puts more of the weight farther out from the hand grip. This results in more energy in the swing. Also there are aluminum versions of the american style bat available if you like hearing that "ping" when you hit something. Also the round shape of the american style of bat I feel would be stronger due to the lack of corners to act as stress points.



But what do you think, if you had to club a zombie or a burgler, do you think the Cricket or Baseball bat would be your weapon of choice?


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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3645 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4149 times:

I would choose the baseball bat.

You can swing it faster and even though the hit might be less its still pretty damn hard.


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

If your beating someone, dose it really matter what edge you hit them with? Either way it's going to hurt.

User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6456 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4127 times:

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 1):
I would choose the baseball bat.

But those filled with cork won't be too good. And for the other side, an English Willow, not Kashmir. In the end, I would choose a baseball bat.. But if you were someone like Flintoff, Ponting or Cairns it wouldn't really matter.

Go the golf club!



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User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4125 times:

Baseball bat, Dude.

Way more concentrated mass, better aerodynamics and difficult to grab or take away.

The question is...
Aluminum or Cork?...I mean WOOD!



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4124 times:

The baseball bat, if it is made out of hickory and studded with 5 inch nails....
like a medieval morning star  Big grin

Jan


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4119 times:

Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):
After watching the scene I couldn't help but think that while the cricket bat worked adequately in that scene, the american style baseball bat would proably have been more effective.

Of course it would. You don't perhaps think that was part of the joke?

Given that hardly anyone plays the game, virtually the entire sales of baseball bats in the UK will be for use as some kind of weapon. There's a reason police batons or truncheons are a similar shape to a baseball bat, you know.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 6):
There's a reason police batons or truncheons are a similar shape to a baseball bat, you know.

They haven't used truncheons in years. They switched to nightsticks first (still used for riot gear as a show of force) and now use the collapsable metal Asp.



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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3086 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4093 times:

Baseball bat...

If you use a cricket bat you would first have to explain to the crook what it was...Then hold it correctly....and when you were done have to go make some tea and eat mushy peas....All very complicated......Just look at the criket thread...

GS



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User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3314 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4086 times:

I wouldn't be getting into a fight in the first place! Although, either of the bats would hurt like hell. We all know that if you got hit by one of those, your pretty much screwed, not like in the movies


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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 3):
Go the golf club!

 checkmark  with the graphite head lol


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4078 times:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/csmpep/DutyWeapons.jpg


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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

Baseball bat - it is so hard to hide a cricket bat after the deed Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

Baseball bat is lighter.Given an Alternative.My preffered is the Maglite  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4041 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 10):
Quoting NZ107 (Reply 3):
Go the golf club!

with the graphite head lol

That is a subject for another thread LOL.....

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 11):

Do you remember that scene from "The Magnificent Seven" where Charles Bronson is trying to teach those farmers how to shoot, "Squeeze it Migel, like you where milking a goat!" Miguel never gets it so Bronson finally has to tell Migel to grab it by the barrel and use it like a club.


I am actually surprised that there hasn't been anybody from the commonweath who went for the cricket bat.



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