I bought the Kahuna 800 last winter and played with it the whole year of 2014. Easily the best bat I have ever played with. It comes in pre-knocked in and I felt that. I oiled once and knocked during the winter before I took it to the field. As a front line batsman, it is amazing for stroke play and its light weight for the looks of it. If you are top of the line batsman and looking for a good companion this is an easy choice.