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Adidas 2014
« on: November 04, 2013, 08:22:13 PM »

I have just seen the new Adidas 2014 range on the Talent Cricket website.
Not to sure about the decals myself a bit too lary for my liking.
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Re: Adidas 2014
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 08:46:05 PM »

Agreed in the photos the stickers do look a little loud. However in the flesh its a different story as the quality of the stickers is excellent and they have a textured feel to them which looks very good.

Quality wise we have been assured the blades will be A1...and as they are using one of the top factories, no doubt they will.

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Re: Adidas 2014
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 08:49:31 PM »

Is KP using the new gear in the ashes?
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Re: Adidas 2014
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 08:50:56 PM »

he had a new batch of kit delviered prior to him leaving, not sure if this included the new pellara as Broady collected some of his at trent bridge when doing the photoshoot.

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Re: Adidas 2014
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 09:12:52 PM »

I saw broads bats getting the stickers applied before he flew off......


Actually looked okay in the flesh.
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Re: Adidas 2014
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 09:29:25 PM »

I was really impressed with the profiles when we saw the bats in the showroom a few months ago. Then after that we had a team from Adidas that came into see us in September including the chap thats looking after the production and sourcing with the factories....they are taking cricket really seriously now so we should expect good things.

...and with the Ayrtek collaboration, it shows they mean business. So don't be put off by the stickers, its what the bats do that counts!

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Re: Adidas 2014
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 09:34:05 PM »

Do you mean tushar, top bloke and great to speak to and deal with?

he now heads up the category and was very high up at SG before being taken on by Adidas.

Really good to deal with and has a big knowledge base about the product range.

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Re: Adidas 2014
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013, 09:41:19 PM »

Do you mean tushar, top bloke and great to speak to and deal with?

he now heads up the category and was very high up at SG before being taken on by Adidas.

Really good to deal with and has a big knowledge base about the product range.
Yes thats right Tushar, like you say really nice guy and as he was with SG for over 12 years he obviously knows his stuff. He was with us for quite a while, along with 4 others from Adidas UK (Specialist Sports) and Germany.

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Re: Adidas 2014
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2013, 10:03:26 PM »

Yeah good bunch of lads and as a collective have a vast knowledge base of the retail and cricket market....iv certainly learnt a lot over the last few months we have been lucky enough to work with them.

Adidas are def in cricket as a serious sport as we were invited out the their HQ in Germany last week to see the 2014-15 plans and what's happening going forward. Lots going on with players and getting the right people using the kit that's for sure :)

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Re: Adidas 2014
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2013, 10:30:02 PM »

Yeah good bunch of lads and as a collective have a vast knowledge base of the retail and cricket market....iv certainly learnt a lot over the last few months we have been lucky enough to work with them.

Adidas are def in cricket as a serious sport as we were invited out the their HQ in Germany last week to see the 2014-15 plans and what's happening going forward. Lots going on with players and getting the right people using the kit that's for sure :)
Thats really good to hear as I feel the big brands will continue to offer the customer great value and lots of new and innovative designs.

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Re: Adidas 2014
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2013, 11:01:37 PM »

I have just seen the new Adidas 2014 range on the Talent Cricket website.
Not to sure about the decals myself a bit too lary for my liking.

I used to have a pellara, it was a good bat. At first I wasn't sure about the stickers and such, but they grew on me in time. I also owned their top set of gloves and pads, both of which was good quality. For me, I think Adidas' gear has generally been of good quality, and not too bad on price either.

As for this year's gear. They've got a new interesting colour scheme. The elite batting gloves look nice, not sure about the pro set. The batting and keeping pads look good. Though I do not like the colour scheme of the keeping gloves, design wise they look like a good glove, but the colours are almost as off putting as Slazenger's stuff from last season. Overall, some interesting new stuff.
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Re: Adidas 2014
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2013, 11:24:30 PM »

Never really liked the stickers or the bats. They don't seem to be improving.
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Re: Adidas 2014
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2013, 03:03:44 AM »

Never really liked the stickers or the bats. They don't seem to be improving.

Hard to tell until you've actually seen them in the flesh...

I paid 200 for my first Adidas, which was an Incurza V1.0 County (G3). It was an amazing bat, just not quite a 200 bat in looks, but I would say it performed almost as well as my top bats. I really loved it though, I even toed a six with it! I think after their first year, the bats I saw in the store weren't quite as good quality as they used to be, and the prices had lowered, so it seemed like Adidas had perhaps found a different manufacturer and cheaper sticker designs. With the best helmets on the market, it would make sense if they produced their other gear to a high standard too! :)
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Re: Adidas 2014
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2013, 08:42:38 AM »

I have had two Incurza Elite bats - the first one looked nothing special! It had lovely grains but was small profile but it punched way above its weight. The sweet spot was large and the pressing was superb, and the ball flew!!!!
The other hasn't been used yet but it taps up so well!!!
I'm not keen on the stickers, but there is no doubting the quality of pressing and the performance!!!
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Re: Adidas 2014
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2013, 09:30:14 AM »

Hard to tell until you've actually seen them in the flesh...

I paid 200 for my first Adidas, which was an Incurza V1.0 County (G3). It was an amazing bat, just not quite a 200 bat in looks, but I would say it performed almost as well as my top bats. I really loved it though, I even toed a six with it! I think after their first year, the bats I saw in the store weren't quite as good quality as they used to be, and the prices had lowered, so it seemed like Adidas had perhaps found a different manufacturer and cheaper sticker designs. With the best helmets on the market, it would make sense if they produced their other gear to a high standard too! :)

200 smackers for a grade 3 bat?! That's crazy money.
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