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Bats / Re: JP Gavan bats
« Last post by mohawks94 on Today at 08:25:52 AM »
The Pro Plus was 600 Australian Dollars, whilst the Featherblade would normally be 900 direct from Josh.
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Bats / Re: JP Gavan bats
« Last post by potzy248 on Today at 08:17:01 AM »
Looks great mate.

His bats have come a long way. You able to tell us the price?

Cheers
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Bats / JP Gavan bats
« Last post by mohawks94 on Today at 07:45:49 AM »
As in the 2019 kit thread, my custom JP Gavan Professional Plus arrived this week. Took a bit longer than expected because of the massive amount of repairs Josh had in recently (if you follow his Instagram you can see why) but absolutely worth the wait. As soon as I heard a knock at the door I knew what it was, so I was like a kid at Christmas!

What I wanted was a copy of my original B3 that broke last winter, as I haven't got on with my new B3 so well as the original (more of that will be mentioned elsewhere). Specs are as follows:

Weight requested was between 2lb8 and 2lb10. Comes in at 2lb10 on Josh's scales, and picks up beautifully.
Professional Plus grade willow (Grade 1, only below the Featherblade in Josh's range).
Semi oval handle, white grip and blue stickers.

Also pictured is my Featherblade that Leachy helped set me up with. It is a shorter blade/normal handle combo in 2lb9 and goes like the clappers.

WIN_20190321_12_00_30_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

WIN_20190321_12_00_47_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

WIN_20190321_12_00_57_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

WIN_20190321_12_01_11_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

WIN_20190321_12_01_15_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

WIN_20190321_12_01_27_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

WIN_20190321_12_01_38_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

Suffice to say, these along with my Ace stickered Hunts County will be in my match bag this season. Both are absolute beauties but the Professional Plus needs running in so won't be used until late pre-season back home.
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Your Kit / Re: Your 2019 kit...
« Last post by mohawks94 on Today at 07:37:11 AM »
My JP Gavan arrived this week. It isn't the one I thought from Instagram, but it did appear on there a few days later and got 400 odd likes on there. Fuller review and more pics to come elsewhere, but for now here are my Featherblade (right) and Pro Plus (left).

WIN_20190321_12_00_30_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

Most of my kit is now back home, sent through Send My Bag, who went from pick up in country Australia on Friday afternoon over here to delivery Wednesday afternoon UK time, quicker than I was told to expect by their own tracking. Obviously can't take photos of my chosen kit, but one thing I do know is that my match bats will be my Hunts (Ace stickered) and these two from JP Gavan. My B3 won't be making the cut for now, because I have been disappointed with its performance over the winter. Maybe it was the cheap 2 piece balls, maybe concrete based wickets meaning I was hitting the ball higher on the blade, maybe slow outfields, but shots that I would expect to be flying away for 4 with my previous B3 weapons have been slowing up well inside the boundary or just about making the infield. The only game I felt it was pinging, or starting to ping, was a t20 where I got 61 off 39, otherwise it just hasn't performed as I feel a 3 Stripe LE should. I am sending it back for refurb and will ask for it to be checked as I am a bit concerned.
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Gunn & Moore / Re: Dawid Malan bat
« Last post by DorsetDan on Today at 07:29:40 AM »
The weights on each page is the typical weight each comes out at, presumably based on the average range of densities of PE clefts available made in to that shape. It is possible to buy them outside that range but it gives you a ball park to expect so people donít have unrealistic expectations of what is possible for the size. I really donít see how this is hard to understand. If they only made them in one exact weight then people would whinge that they couldnít buy them in a weight that works for them. Pro bat shapes are changing all the time and vary by format, where they are in the world, etc, etc so nailing them down to one weight just isnít realistic and like I keep saying GM never claim to match weights to anything
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Gunn & Moore / Re: Dawid Malan bat
« Last post by alexevo94 on Today at 12:23:36 AM »
Itís interesting how the weight can vary, but GM are unwilling to budge on anything else
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Gunn & Moore / Re: Dawid Malan bat
« Last post by joymarvin on Today at 12:10:13 AM »
GM are selling the replica players shape but not the exact weight they are using. I believe if GM does that, there won't be any of those pretty looking low density clefts left for all their sponsored players in general.
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Gunn & Moore / Re: Dawid Malan bat
« Last post by brokenbat on Yesterday at 11:53:05 PM »
Where do you infer the dead weight would match the players bats? GM make no such claim. They say they match the shape and dimensions. It would be asking a hell of a lot for them to not only find x number of top grade looking and performing clefts but also make sure all of the clefts are identical density. It just isnít realistic from a natural product. Iíd imagine a lot of players use a range of weights anyway so itís all moot

Theyíve left it vague. On the main page they mention shape and dimensions. But on each players page you get something like :

ďDawid Malan Player Edition DXM

Dawid is currently using Zelos labels with the following bat dimensions:

Swell depth = 66mm
Edge depth = 39mm

Weight between 2.9lb -2.11lbĒ

This seems to imply these are the players weights. Now, I never believed this to be true (it is ridiculous to accept that pros will allow 2 full ounces of variation in their bats), but many retailers and buyers believe this to be true. The wording is just a tad too cheeky imo.

Great bats, no doubt, but the marketing is a bit click-baity.
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Gunn & Moore / Re: Dawid Malan bat
« Last post by alexevo94 on Yesterday at 11:19:00 PM »
For the price you pay I do think you should get the weight they use, Espically as they have the machine to make every bat the same
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Gunn & Moore / Re: Dawid Malan bat
« Last post by DorsetDan on Yesterday at 11:05:37 PM »
Where do you infer the dead weight would match the players bats? GM make no such claim. They say they match the shape and dimensions. It would be asking a hell of a lot for them to not only find x number of top grade looking and performing clefts but also make sure all of the clefts are identical density. It just isnít realistic from a natural product. Iíd imagine a lot of players use a range of weights anyway so itís all moot
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