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Chad

Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« on: May 12, 2021, 11:34:02 PM »

Big thanks to Rob for sorting me out with some very nice sticks from GN. This isn't a review, but just a wee thread with pictures. A separate review will be done for the Custom, and probably also the Elite, as I suspect those will be the ones people are the most interested in hearing about. :)

The Pro Performance is actually a Custom, based on @Six Sixes Cricket Rob's own Custom. (That was based off a Varun Chopra bat - http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=45276.msg729924#msg729924) This one is a diet version of that, with some concaving and reduction in size, and weighs in a 2lb 11.75oz, and the pickup and feel is sublime. It's also exceptional when tapping a ball up - @thebigginge has certainly worked his magic on this one...

The other bats, well, when I was waiting for the Custom to be made, these arrived, and Rob just teased me with these, and of course, I caved. (I was actually only looking for an Elite or Ultimate as a potential accompanying bat to the Custom)

The reviews will follow at a later date, but a few points -

  • This Powerspot I believe was made in the UK. Wonderful bat, really well made, but with the Elite being a very similar and more imposing bat, and the Ultimate also being in the range, I do suspect that the Powerspot might not be available for next season. (No rumours or anything, just observations on profiles)
  • The Elite is excellent. It also uses the same binding technique that is associated with Aus made GNs. (With the medical tape and binding at the shoulders) I do believe these are made in India, just that they've adopted this binding technique for some bats. (Will try to get some pics)
  • The Powerbow and Maax really surprised me for budget bats, both in looks and responsiveness. Powerbow response is a bit better, especially low down, while the Maax shape affords a slightly more forgiving higher portion of the blade.
  • GN Robertsbridge Customs are really quite something...
Here are some pictures...





































Again, a massive thanks to Rob for dealing with this. We had actually discussed a Custom way back when he first had his made. I just couldn't believe how good his one looked, and had serious bat envy! This one, although not as large and impressive, just ticks all the boxes. :)

Sorry if this is rather meh, it's late, but felt like I should probably get the ball rolling on the backlog of bats/threads I want to make!
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Re: Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2021, 02:17:15 AM »

Which one is the pingiest?
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Re: Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2021, 07:13:44 AM »

Consistently underwhelmed by stock GNs these days, but that custom is lovely. Rob's one is unreal, so not surprised!
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Re: Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2021, 08:18:31 AM »

Love the stickers on the Elite. The bats GN have brought back all look so stylish.
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Re: Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2021, 10:56:26 AM »

Love these posts @Chad, thanks for taking the time to do them!
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Re: Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2021, 11:13:55 AM »

This sort of thread does nothing for my self control to not purchase a GN. Look beauty
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Re: Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2021, 12:05:12 PM »

Which one is the pingiest?


If it wasn't the Custom, @Six Sixes Cricket would have sent it back. ;)
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Re: Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2021, 02:29:06 PM »

Love the stickers on the Elite. The bats GN have brought back all look so stylish.

memories ah!   They look great.....my youngest was looking at a possible unnecessary bat purchase from GN direct (gets discount) but seem to have really low stock levels across all ranges. 
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Re: Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2021, 03:08:59 PM »

memories ah!   They look great.....my youngest was looking at a possible unnecessary bat purchase from GN direct (gets discount) but seem to have really low stock levels across all ranges.

Suspect there's maybe some correlation with the situation in India.
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Re: Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2021, 11:53:02 AM »

Pretty sure I picked this Maax up Chad, said to Rob at the time it was nice. Some lovely blades there.
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Re: Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2021, 12:04:34 PM »

What weight is the Elite?
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Re: Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2021, 12:55:49 PM »

Nice collection my elite is very very good
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Re: Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2021, 01:26:02 PM »

What weight is the Elite?


It weighs just a touch over 2lb 9.5oz. I suspect weight has been saved via binding and also I think the grip will be quite light!


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Re: Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2021, 06:45:42 PM »

Really tempted by an Elite, are they as full as they look on the pics?
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Re: Thanks Rob! (GN Purchases)
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2021, 08:49:37 PM »

Lovely grains on all of them
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