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What the pro says about our gear



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« Last Edit: May 21, 2014, 08:16:21 PM by procricket B3 »
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Re: Gareth Cross on our keeping gloves
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 07:45:40 AM »

sponsored players are hardly going to criticise though, are they? ;)
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Re: Gareth Cross on our keeping gloves
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 07:56:09 AM »

Sorry i shared though it would be interesting but we can't please everybody.

Just sharing that a Professional player said about our kit and uses it.

He did have other offers but choose us mainly because of our bats and Gloves.
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Re: Gareth Cross on our keeping gloves
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2014, 07:57:52 AM »

Having seen them in the flesh/leather they are stupidly soft straight out the packet
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Re: Gareth Cross on our keeping gloves
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2014, 08:29:22 AM »

Sorry i shared though it would be interesting but we can't please everybody.

Just sharing that a Professional player said about our kit and uses it.

He did have other offers but choose us mainly because of our bats and Gloves.

Or, playing devils advocate, because you offered the most desireable inducements?

Guess thats the problem with Pro endorsements - not one specifically related to B3 at all - the fact that money changes hands (often when the player just stickers up their gear from a preferred supplier) means you can place relatively little store in what they say on the subject!
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Re: Gareth Cross on our keeping gloves
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2014, 08:46:02 AM »

they really are nice gloves though :)

pros might be persuaded to choose brand A over brand B due to "commercial enticements", but they also rely on the gear as the tool of their trade. if it's sh*te they won't use it.
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Re: Gareth Cross on our keeping gloves
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2014, 08:57:53 AM »

One of our younger lads has got the full B3 set up with keeping gear,
reasons were one the price of the full kit pads inners and gloves plus after getting his bats from there realised how enthusiastic the guys at B3 are about their kit.
and second they are really really good quality items.
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Re: Gareth Cross on our keeping gloves
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2014, 09:12:50 AM »

One of our younger lads has got the full B3 set up with keeping gear,
reasons were one the price of the full kit pads inners and gloves plus after getting his bats from there realised how enthusiastic the guys at B3 are about their kit.
and second they are really really good quality items.

which is actually better advertising for the brand than someone being paid to say its great!
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Re: Gareth Cross on our keeping gloves
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2014, 09:16:01 AM »

which is actually better advertising for the brand than someone being paid to say its great!

Thats true in many ways as he's only a young lad not earning a lot and yet has a great set of gear that look the part but more importantly are the part as well.
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Re: Gareth Cross on our keeping gloves
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2014, 10:17:00 AM »

Or, playing devils advocate, because you offered the most desireable inducements?

Guess thats the problem with Pro endorsements - not one specifically related to B3 at all - the fact that money changes hands (often when the player just stickers up their gear from a preferred supplier) means you can place relatively little store in what they say on the subject!

No player is paid to use b3 equipment and we take your point about the average club cricketer talking about our product very seriously look at the feedback on twitter and also on here. I guess before I became involved with B3 my talking about them brought in interest.

Glad our video about our newly sponsored county keeper talking about his gloves has caused thought only through discussion new ideas are born.

We also use our players to get real feedback to better products but I also find non cricketers normally have great comments because they have no set or pre conceived ideas.

 
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2014, 10:49:29 AM »

No player is paid to use b3 equipment and we take your point about the average club cricketer talking about our product very seriously look at the feedback on twitter and also on here. I guess before I became involved with B3 my talking about them brought in interest.

Glad our video about our newly sponsored county keeper talking about his gloves has caused thought only through discussion new ideas are born.

We also use our players to get real feedback to better products but I also find non cricketers normally have great comments because they have no set or pre conceived ideas.

They are paid though, even if only in kind - and in any event, plenty of people have claimed that players are not being paid when they actually are so its a difficult statement to trust from any company!  Hence my comment that I'm personally more impressed to read positive feedback from players who have bought the equipment themselves than I am from "the experts"!
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Re: Gareth Cross on our keeping gloves
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2014, 10:52:10 AM »

They are paid though, even if only in kind - and in any event, plenty of people have claimed that players are not being paid when they actually are so its a difficult statement to trust from any company!  Hence my comment that I'm personally more impressed to read positive feedback from players who have bought the equipment themselves than I am from "the experts"!

Cheers for your feedback do I count as a expert!!

Only pulling your leg as I said read our Twitter And some comments on here they all same the same about the quality but cheers mate.

And no player is paid not even poor me but you can either trust my word or not.
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Re: Gareth Cross on our keeping gloves
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2014, 10:57:11 AM »

thanks for sharing, good to hear what the pros think of kit that club level players can get to use. Being a keeper myself i know how important a decent pair of gloves are.

on the subject of pros and endorsements etc ... a lot of them do pimp themselves around companies and take any offer as long as it free. I have had a few ask me and when i told them to pay they got a little upset and then 2 weeks later they are raving on about a certain brand exactly how they did to me initially so i can see why people dont trust some pro endorsements. Then you get stickers on other brands bats which is further reason to be skeptical.

For b3 they are the other way, pros are stickering up their bats so they must be top notch!!

Not all pros are like that, this bloke seems like he genuinely likes the gloves
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Re: Gareth Cross on our keeping gloves
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2014, 11:01:23 AM »

We are indeed more professional use our bats and put there stickers on than us sponsoring players. And guess what they pay full price too same as regular customers.

Crossy by all accounts is a top lad he was released and started doing coaching glad he has got another bite of the cherry with Derbyshire. He was a customer before he joined us as well maybe I should have mentioned but let the kit do the talking were nearly sold out of keeping gloves.
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Re: Gareth Cross on our keeping gloves
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2014, 06:04:49 PM »

Cheers for your feedback do I count as a expert!!

Only pulling your leg as I said read our Twitter And some comments on here they all same the same about the quality but cheers mate.

Actually, whilst I don't always agree with you, you've always struck me as pretty genuine and I took your endorsement of the brand on face value so, I guess, yeah.  The point I'm making is, B3 have a buzz from their work with grassroots cricketers, not pros, and actually have more kudos with a lot of people for that.
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