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Calzehbhoy

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What a difference 1cm makes....
« on: December 24, 2017, 07:58:22 PM »

I have been a big fan of the few atomics that  Ive seen on here and when the email for an extra 20% off in the GCCC email came through I thought Id take a look.

SH Atomic 1400 - 580aud or 340GBP
SM Atomic 1400 - 236aud or 136GBP

On further checking the only difference between a SM and a SH is 1cm blade length???

How is 1cm worth 200gbp??? Would anybody actually notice the difference between SM & SH if they were given two blank bats to net with on two different occasions but not phisically compare the two??
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Re: What a difference 1cm makes....
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 08:05:43 PM »

No bats are really worth the markup, rather it is what people are willing to pay

The main issue with these smaller sizes is lighter weights. I'd happily have an Academy GM for around 100 less but they always seems to be around 2.6 or 2.7 at the most. No chance of an nice discounted 2.11
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Re: What a difference 1cm makes....
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 08:12:48 PM »

Is there a coupon or just 20% on all items?
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Re: What a difference 1cm makes....
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 08:14:43 PM »

Thats what she said.
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Re: What a difference 1cm makes....
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 08:49:57 PM »

Are the widths still the same?
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Re: What a difference 1cm makes....
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 08:59:39 PM »

If you are of average height, I think SM bats are a very viable option. Most Ive compared just have a fractionally shorter handle and the blade, from what I could tell, looked very close to a standard size. Even if it was a few mm less in blade width, would most even notice?

They are usually several hundred dollars less. I bought a cracking SM bat for T20s for 250aud a few weeks back.
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Re: What a difference 1cm makes....
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2017, 09:26:11 PM »

SM bats are slightly longer than Harrow but tend to be substantially lighter than SH.  As pointed out here they rarely get over 2.6 in weigh.  Sometimes the blade can be slightly narrower (very slightly) than a SH but that's only sometimes.  SM bats are very common in Australia (not sure why) but less common imported into the UK.  But I think there is a trend going on right now to make shorter bladed SH bats.  GN Velocity Players Choice and Pro Performance being two examples.
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Re: What a difference 1cm makes....
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 09:34:56 PM »

Thats what she said.

Its not the first cm they want, its the last cm
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Re: What a difference 1cm makes....
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2017, 09:37:59 PM »

The Atomic 1400 I had weighed 2,8 , was standard SH length but was 105mm instead of the normal 108mm.

Someone got lucky on ebay with that one.
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Re: What a difference 1cm makes....
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2017, 05:17:22 AM »

I have purchased the SM size bats from 3 different off the shelf brands and found that all of them were substantially thinner than standard SH bats. Yes, they were lighter and slightly shorter than the standard SH but the compromise in volume was way too much for me. I ended up returning all the 3 and got them replaced with SH bats.

It could be different if the bat is custom made to the specifications.
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Re: What a difference 1cm makes....
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2017, 10:19:45 AM »

They are kids bats designed for 13-14 yo children.
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Re: What a difference 1cm makes....
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2017, 11:14:58 AM »

Cant get on with  slightly shorter width of S/ M bats  For  season 2018 going to use full High middle S/H  GN lite originally 2.8 1/2   but cut 1CM of the bottom of the  bat  its now 2lb 6 1/2
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Re: What a difference 1cm makes....
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2017, 12:02:08 PM »

Or an l540 GM at 2.7....
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Re: What a difference 1cm makes....
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2017, 12:05:23 PM »

Thats what she said.


Damn , that's what i was going to say ! :D :D
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Re: What a difference 1cm makes....
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2017, 03:34:51 PM »

I have been a big fan of the few atomics that  Ive seen on here and when the email for an extra 20% off in the GCCC email came through I thought Id take a look.

SH Atomic 1400 - 580aud or 340GBP
SM Atomic 1400 - 236aud or 136GBP

On further checking the only difference between a SM and a SH is 1cm blade length???

How is 1cm worth 200gbp??? Would anybody actually notice the difference between SM & SH if they were given two blank bats to net with on two different occasions but not phisically compare the two??
just check out the CA bats they are all like this..you will never notice unless someone tells you..Newbury Kudos the same..
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