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Re: Gunn & Moore Signature
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 09:49:23 PM »

A signature is slightly above a 606

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Re: Gunn & Moore Signature
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 10:01:30 PM »

Thanks Jake. I'd seen that on the site as it gives a guide ti the grading. Just wondered if anyone had used one and how they performed?

 I picked up the Focus Evo G1 In the 50% sale and it seems nice,  but was looking at the GM Chrome as a back up/net bat as it's a similar shape, then came across this.
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Re: Gunn & Moore Signature
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 10:18:48 PM »

It will be the same as a 707. GM seem good across the grades- bats are always variable but there's a good chance it'll be good, more than good enough for a net bat. Zelos is supposed to have a higher middle than a Chrome, slightly smaller edge and much more bowed. I doubt many people have hands on experience with a Zelos but on paper fairly different. Interesting different one from GM
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Re: Gunn & Moore Signature
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 10:27:00 PM »

yeah I like the Chrome shape, the ones I've seen pick up nice too. This just seemed cheap for a grade 2, but I've never gone anything but Grade 1 bats before. I'll keep an eye out for a Chrome maybe at a decent price.
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Re: Gunn & Moore Signature
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 10:42:09 PM »

We have both zelos and haze range in stock , all these are available in store and online
I have already posted photos of few of these on the forum
Any questions plz dm

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Re: Gunn & Moore Signature
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 08:23:16 AM »

The Chrome Signature I picked up from Uzi last season was good value for the performance - can't really go wrong at that price IMO.

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Re: Gunn & Moore Signature
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 09:03:03 AM »

Thanks for the input. As i said I've always gone top end with bats but the more i read the more i think there's probably better value lower done the grades (if i stopped being a snob!). Did you find it massively different from a top end/G1 bat performance wise?
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Re: Gunn & Moore Signature
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 09:09:00 AM »

Honestly, not really at all. It took longer to get going, but I think that's more a GM thing than the grade. Once fully knocked/played in it was as good as anything in my collection.

I'm a firm believer that grade is largely just aesthetics, I've seen plenty of G3s perform as well as G1 - it's all in the pressing!

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Re: Gunn & Moore Signature
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2017, 09:27:57 AM »

Good to know. Haven't played in a while but starting again next year and the best bat I ever had was a GM Canon, but was the Original model. Maybe need to look at other options/grades too then.
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Re: Gunn & Moore Signature
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2017, 09:40:26 AM »

Agree with @Neon Cricket regarding grading, especially GM who for example instantly downgrade heartwood and all bats of all grades will be the same size and shape.

I'd judge a bat as an individual bit of wood and be open to all grades.

I've got a 15/16 grain, 50/50 heartwood sapwood 404 and initial impressions are that it is at least equal to other G1's I have for how it goes. Even if it isn't phenomenal it will be more than ok for variable quality balls in nets! The grains are a bit wavy and the heartwood slightly darker at one edge with a hard bar under the sticker... does it make it a bad bat? I've had 2 GM Originals which didn't go as well and currently have an 808 which is better in terms of ball rebound than all of these.

You might also find it interesting to look up the white paper linked recently where the subjective mallet response was compared to actual ball rebound across different grades and models of GM's. The 808's performed best across all models tested with the 404's being worse and the OLE's being slightly worse than the 808's... few years old now but it does go to show it can pay to keep an open mind :)

Main issue is the tool on the end of the bat though :)
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Re: Gunn & Moore Signature
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2017, 10:22:11 AM »

Main issue is the tool on the end of the bat though :)

Don't say that out loud Dan, sacrilege! ;)

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Re: Gunn & Moore Signature
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2017, 10:59:03 AM »

Agree with @Neon Cricket regarding grading, especially GM who for example instantly downgrade heartwood and all bats of all grades will be the same size and shape.

I'd judge a bat as an individual bit of wood and be open to all grades.

I've got a 15/16 grain, 50/50 heartwood sapwood 404 and initial impressions are that it is at least equal to other G1's I have for how it goes. Even if it isn't phenomenal it will be more than ok for variable quality balls in nets! The grains are a bit wavy and the heartwood slightly darker at one edge with a hard bar under the sticker... does it make it a bad bat? I've had 2 GM Originals which didn't go as well and currently have an 808 which is better in terms of ball rebound than all of these.

You might also find it interesting to look up the white paper linked recently where the subjective mallet response was compared to actual ball rebound across different grades and models of GM's. The 808's performed best across all models tested with the 404's being worse and the OLE's being slightly worse than the 808's... few years old now but it does go to show it can pay to keep an open mind :)

Main issue is the tool on the end of the bat though :)

Ha ha, very true! I'm working on that too though  :D After 10 years out of the game it'll be interesting to see how I go but always like to have confidence in my gear first. I've got down to play off 6 at golf over the last 10 years and one thing I've learned is paying big bucks for gear will not solve issues caused by bad technique. However if only psychologically it helps to be happy with the gear you've got I reckon.
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Re: Gunn & Moore Signature
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2017, 09:28:15 PM »

Just seen the Chrome Original is available for 248 quid at Allrounder Cricket. Hmmmmm  :D
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Re: Gunn & Moore Signature
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2017, 09:49:00 PM »

Just seen the Chrome Original is available for 248 quid at Allrounder Cricket. Hmmmmm  :D

Good spot!  :o

The stickers on their Hero bats look good although it wouldn't hurt for them to take a picture of the profile!
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