What springs to mind when you hear this word? Some recall images of high-tech Silicon Valley offices and endless lines of code on multiple monitors. At BatFast, innovation is something different… a group of colleges working (and laughing!) together, aiming to revolutionise the beautiful game, cricket.
We are striving to “put bats in the hands” of people all over the world, democratising cricket for all to enjoy and appreciate. Innovation is the catalyst for achieving this.
BatFast boasts the most high-tech, heart pumping and engaging cricket simulator on the market. With the capabilities to set; speed, length, pan, swing and spin, we are unique in the sports simulation world. However, this has not always been the case. Let’s cast our minds back to 2015 when Jignesh Patel (Co-Founder) was working away in his garage to prototype the first BatFast simulator, the B1. The B1 was an excellent machine with the ability to set length, speed and swing… but we wanted to go further, we wanted to innovate!
Enter the B2! Our second-generation machine, with the added capability of pan. Pan enabled us to change the angle of the delivery, making the simulator accessible to right- and left-handed players, all at the push of a button. Also, giving us the option to set angled deliveries. Our machine now had the same capabilities of Lasith Malinga (albeit Malinga can’t bowl at 110mph)!
But something was missing… spin. How could we expect to get people playing cricket without one of the greatest batting challenges in the game? It was time to innovate, and innovate we did! After months of hard work, our genius tech team unveiled BatFast’s 3rd generation simulator, the B2S.The world’s most technical (but simple to use) cricket simulator was born. Do you fancy facing Shane Warne’s ‘Ball of the Century’? Innovation at its finest.
The BatFast simulator has come a long way since its dusty beginnings, being constantly improved to reflect BatFast’s long term goals; to increase cricket participation worldwide. Innovation is the only way we are going to achieve our goals, and innovation is the only thing that could’ve started us on this journey. Who knows where it will take us? But one thing is for sure, we won’t stand still- we will keep innovating…
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