For all the ways that sporting equipment has been reimagined over the years—goodbye, heavy hockey sticks and wooden drivers—there’s still room for evolution in the 16th-century-designed cricket bat.

Which is exactly why cricket fanatic Aayush Tapuriah WG17 used science and technology to reengineer the bat with an aerodynamic blade, a super-cushiony grip, and an ergonomic handle. As for the material, league rules mandate that it be wood, so only top-notch willow wedges are inspected and handpicked. The result is a custom Elevar Sports bat designed for control, power, and just the right amount of vibration for the modern cricketer.

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