STAG: BROWSE AND BUY

SIKA STAG

From Kent, the spiritual home of batmaking, the Sika – another name for the Japanese spotted deer, if you were wondering – is intended for the all-round strokemaker, albeit with another unusual, cut-off flat toe.

“It felt really fluent,” said one of our testers.

Initial impression: 8
Build quality: 7.3
Pick-up/feel: 7.3
Performance: 7.2

RRP: £295

Weight: 2lb 9oz

Edges: 36mm

ROE STAG

This boutique offering from the Maidstone manufacturers is designed for the junior batter who wishes to add a bit more oomph to their strokeplay, whether on the deck or over the top.

A low middle and bottom-heavy weight distribution could help patient batters cash in.

Initial impression: 6.7
Build quality: 7
Pick-up/feel: 7.5
Performance: 7.2

RRP: £295

Weight: 2lb 8.5oz

Edges: 38mm

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