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GN Prestige/ general kit
« on: July 30, 2017, 04:28:48 PM »

Hi all,

I am looking to upgrade/change my kit for next season and am looking at the Prestige range as I really like the classical look.

My current plan is Prestige pads, a pair of Prestige gloves, a pair of Legend gloves and a Players bat. If anyone has used any of these, what do you reckon?

I have my eye on an F18 Players on eBay, has anyone used this range of bat before?

I would also cobble together the rest of my kit with GN stuff so any opinions on bags, thigh pads etc much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: GN Prestige/ general kit
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2017, 06:57:30 PM »

I have Legend pads - just superb twisted fit that mounds perfectly
Prestige + Legend gloves + predator 1000 gloves both excellent gloves just feel the legend should be pittard
GN XP70 and Ultimate (Uk made) bats again very very good.

Basically can't fault GN kit in anyway
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Re: GN Prestige/ general kit
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 07:05:50 PM »

Legend pads were very nice but sizing was a touch small I found. My knee didn't sit in the knee locator as it was meant to. Other than that the for and comfort were unreal, as Chris said the twist was lovely once you got used to it. The teammate I sold them to seems pleased with them.

Prestige gloves are lovely, im a big fan. They're a lovely fit and are flexible enough out the packet for sausage fingers.

Legend gloves I'm not a huge fan of! I found them rather stiff for split fingers and there's nothing about them makes me think "wow, these are worth 90". I'd personally get two pairs of prestige and not bother with the legend gloves.
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Re: GN Prestige/ general kit
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2017, 07:29:10 PM »

Got prestige gloves and are fantastic comfy with extra protection

Legend pads as went for the bigger sizes as came up little small and are comfy and light
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Re: GN Prestige/ general kit
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 07:32:10 PM »

lovely kit didn't like the twist in the pads I prefer more straight lines in my canes and bin hat-but agree top materials used.

Very good gloves the prestige.

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Re: GN Prestige/ general kit
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 08:46:15 AM »

Have the prestige players bat lovely feel  and sound when the ball rebounds of it straight close grains clean willow some say prestige is a legend bat at a lower grade due to the willows higher density.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 08:57:51 AM by Seniorplayer »
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Re: GN Prestige/ general kit
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017, 09:01:24 AM »

I broke my thumb in a pair of prestige gloves. So sold them to @WalkingWicket37

I'll let him tell you what body part he broke wearing them... ......
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Re: GN Prestige/ general kit
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2017, 09:11:12 AM »

Gloves are my current favourite since I have tiny hands and find the other well rated sausage style gloves like BAS etc too big. A Youth size is a blessing

Not fussed on the pads. Much like the gloves I found the sizing quite large at 5'9'' and much too large/ bulky around the knee roll. Could never keep the straight and stop them rubbing one side of my ankle. Oh and the squeaked too. Materials felt really nice but not for me.

Bat is hard to say if it will suit as they are such personal things and the performance might vary bat to bat a bit. If you fancy a slightly lower (mid) middle then I can post up my 42mm edge Maverick in the for sale section for peanuts as it is sitting around doing nothing at the moment... I guess the short answer for buying on ebay is to go and have a look if you can
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Re: GN Prestige/ general kit
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2017, 09:14:27 AM »

My match bat this season is a f18. It's a great bat, love that it has no concaving and still  has a good pick up. Having one of my best seasons using it. I highly recommend one.
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Re: GN Prestige/ general kit
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2017, 11:52:43 AM »

I had an F18 bat - lower grade but had lots of wood in the sweet spot, decent middle and great response, especially considering the lower grade of willow!
As was said before, pickup is excellent considering there is no concaving!!
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Re: GN Prestige/ general kit
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2017, 11:56:29 AM »

I've found that cricket direct have an f18 LE in stock so will look that way as apparently it is light.

@DorsetDan what weight and grade are your maverick? I like a light bat (2.9 max)
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Re: GN Prestige/ general kit
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2017, 12:01:41 PM »

Got the legend pads and agree that GN pads are on the smaller end of the sizing; comfort wise, rate them. Great protection yet still light enough. I must have long legs mind, as I'm only 5ft 10 and I'm on the upper end of the knee-locater.

I've got the Legend gloves and the Prestige gloves; only got Legend gloves when Prestiges were hard to find... and in all honesty I'd not bother. For me the Prestige gloves do the job, are more comfortable, and as previously mentioned, flexible straight up. I normally change my gear before I wear it out, yet these gloves are getting worn out and I'm getting more each time!

Not tried a bat, but the rest of the gear is quality! :)
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Re: GN Prestige/ general kit
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2017, 12:13:27 PM »

@mohawks94 http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=41349.0

GN kit in general is huge IMO but if others say they find it small then I guess the answer is to try some different options on and see what you think :)
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Re: GN Prestige/ general kit
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2017, 02:28:34 PM »

A bit heavy for me I'm afraid Dan. Looks lovely though.

Just stumbled across an online clearance by Hunts so snaffled a 15 grain 2lb8 beauty. Looks like that, an f18 plus prestige softs will be me sorted for a while!
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Re: GN Prestige/ general kit
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2017, 06:21:16 AM »

May be a bit late, but I've been using the Legend gloves this season - lovely, lovely gloves, until the palms completely fell apart half way through the season!! Nice enough but wouldn't spend that much on them again.
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