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14 grain GM Flare Original
« on: March 01, 2015, 08:03:10 PM »

For sale: 14 grain Flare Original - sensible offers considered.  Please PM if interested.

It will go on general sale next Saturday at the Cricket Club Expo, Swalec Stadium, Cardiff

Can provide weight and other info next week.  Pics not the best, but rest assured, it's an exceptional bat.







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Re: 14 grain GM Flare Original
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 06:27:56 AM »

Thats a pretty rough looking piece of willow to be labelled as a top grade One isn;t it?
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Re: 14 grain GM Flare Original
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 08:46:28 AM »

Thats a pretty rough looking piece of willow to be labelled as a top grade One isn;t it?


I've seen quite a lot of GM bats that don't look their grade.  According to GM, an 'Original' bat should be:
"Superior unbleached seasoned Grade 1 English Willow
Straight grained with a hint of colour and minor cosmetic blemishes."
http://www.gm-cricket.com/pages/willow-grading.aspx

Don't think this bat matches that description!
Doesn't seem to be a 'GM Now' sticker either which would be a bit odd.
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Re: 14 grain GM Flare Original
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 09:04:52 AM »

don't think grains look that straight, there's a LOT of colour and at least one fairly major blemish.  MAy well play nicely, but it's no looker!
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Re: 14 grain GM Flare Original
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 10:45:52 AM »

A lot of this is personal preference, whether you want a bat that looks "good", or plays well, or both.  Some people prefer the red, some people don't like it at all.
Personally, I'm a fan of this type of "major" blemish ... only because I have a bat which goes extremely well, has lasted me years, and has two of those "major" blemishes.
The grains are pretty straight in my opinion, the photo is not that great though :)
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Re: 14 grain GM Flare Original
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 10:51:39 AM »

A lot of this is personal preference, whether you want a bat that looks "good", or plays well, or both.  Some people prefer the red, some people don't like it at all.
Personally, I'm a fan of this type of "major" blemish ... only because I have a bat which goes extremely well, has lasted me years, and has two of those "major" blemishes.
The grains are pretty straight in my opinion, the photo is not that great though :)

I agree at it wasn't a criticism of how the bat might perform, just of GM's grading seeming to be a bit off even by their own criteria!
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Re: 14 grain GM Flare Original
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 11:15:12 AM »

I agree at it wasn't a criticism of how the bat might perform, just of GM's grading seeming to be a bit off even by their own criteria!

I can see what you mean.  We find GM as a company generally very fair and with excellent back-up customer service, so I'd like to allow them a little leeway in their descriptions :)

Re: your comment about the GM NOW sticker ... good point, and actually I can't even remember whether it's on there or not ... will have to get my colleague to check tomorrow. Hopefully, it's just out pf the picture
 
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Re: 14 grain GM Flare Original
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 11:20:52 AM »

Can you ask your colleague  to find out how much it weigh as well please.
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Re: 14 grain GM Flare Original
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2015, 08:42:08 PM »

Ok, finally got this bat home ... it weighs 1250g = 2.12 approx, pickup index 3

There are a few people who have PM'd that are interested, but have only just weighed the bat now
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Re: 14 grain GM Flare Original
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2015, 09:45:28 PM »

Excuse my ignorance but what is a "pick up index" and how does it work?
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Re: 14 grain GM Flare Original
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2015, 10:04:54 PM »

Excuse my ignorance but what is a "pick up index" and how does it work?


There's more detail of it here: http://www.gm-cricket.com/pages/pick-up-index.aspx

There's a tag on every GM 5 Star bat which indicates the pickup index
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Re: 14 grain GM Flare Original
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2015, 11:05:26 PM »

still for sale??
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Re: 14 grain GM Flare Original
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2015, 11:10:37 PM »

Yes, it is
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