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GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:50:08 PM »



So the Gray Nics Pro Performance has arrived. I bought it (from a private seller) having been told that despite the shorter blade it was still SH length overall and the GN catalogue actually says it is a SH bat whereas in reality it is 1 inch shorter overall so they really should call it an SB. 

So was I misinformed/misled or am I just a muppet, will leave that up to you, but no need to post here.

Anyway, it is an absolute cracker and I would love to keep it. There are 8 grains that run straight through the toe, and it has a little graping at 6 inches up. What it doesnt have in length it makes up elsewhere - Max edge is 49mm, with 66mm spine (some concaving), and 24-26mm toe, it is even 108mm wide, but weighs just 2'10.4 with one grip and scuff. The handle isnt the thickest (binding not tape) and doesnt really have a knob, but that is good as I may be able to hold it right at the top. Taps up lovely (especially off the graping) and the pickup is good.

Seller reckoned it was destined for Luke Wright before the rule change (so maybe there is an upside to the new laws) but thought he stopped using GN a couple of years ago, and there is no sign of a sharpie on the toe so that cant be right. Has a V stamp on one shoulder, nothing on the other, could that mean its UK made?

However, I am 6'2 and stand fairly tall when batting, so really not sure whether it will work for me. As I see it I have the following options:

1. Stop worrying and just have a go at using it
2. Return to the seller and seek a refund. A lot of hassle and seems a pity to do this.
3. Send it to GN to get a longer handle fitted - probably cost around 50, likely to add a couple of oz.
4. Have a handle cap/extension fitted - apparently this is a thing.... (Jake had one fitted, anyone else tried this)
5. Or I sell it on.....

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Comparison with an F18 weighing 29.8 with 37mm edges





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Re: GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 09:55:21 PM »

Option 1 mate. Give it a go as is, you might find it works and you like it, if not youll be able to sell it on for more of less what you paid for it.

You never know, you may end up finding the setup more suited to you.
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Re: GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 09:59:23 PM »

It looks a lovely bat but  think  at your height and with your stance it may not be suitable especially against the fast Yorker .
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Re: GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 10:12:42 PM »

Here are a few questions...

Where on the handle do you hold the bat?
Are you an avid bat tapper or do you stand tall at the crease?
Where on the bat do you usually hit the ball?
Does the bat feel good in your hands?

To be honest it looks a magnificent bat.
I would have the same issue as you with a bat like this.
But it is a magnificent bat...!

Hold the bat towards the top if the handle and imagine pulling the ball for six.
How does it feel?

Buy some matching softs and away you go.

Or stick a toe guard on and that may give you enough extra bat length.
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Re: GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 10:13:11 PM »

Hmm,bit tricky. There might always be a doubt it's not quite right and that might nag away.

On the basis the weight is the right one for you, or near enough, I think I would also keep hold of it.

Never heard of a handle extension myself so not sure how that works, but in the basis you like it and could cope with maybe one more ounce or two I would send it to gray nics for a longer  handle

However if the weight pushes over to 'too heavy' get a refund or sell it

I'm not a believer myself a bat too heavy in the beggining will ever change, as in, do you ever really get used to it...

It's not the first 20 runs its the next 30 when the bat weight will make a difference.

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Re: GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 10:20:23 PM »

Option 3: Send it to GN for longer handle & to keep the original stickers. The bat looks great and not too heavy with these specs.

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Re: GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 10:23:01 PM »

Probably swap it with someone else. Im sure someone will offer you something in your requirements

Cant go wrong for 215 though given how much they retail for normally
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Re: GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 10:23:24 PM »

I'd get it rehandled I reckon, probably not the ideal option but then would be hard not to use that!
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Re: GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 10:40:31 PM »

Such a lovely profile that

Definitely keep it and give it a go
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Re: GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 10:41:08 PM »

Thanks for your comments guys.

@Buzz - answers below

Here are a few questions...

Where on the handle do you hold the bat?  - Normally near the top (top hand resting against the bottom of the knob)
Are you an avid bat tapper or do you stand tall at the crease? - dont tap much, tend to stand fairly tall
Where on the bat do you usually hit the ball? - usually quite high, find the higher middle bats better for me
Does the bat feel good in your hands? - feels very nice

To be honest it looks a magnificent bat. - it is very nice
I would have the same issue as you with a bat like this.
But it is a magnificent bat...!

Hold the bat towards the top if the handle and imagine pulling the ball for six.
How does it feel? - Unusual  ;)  seriously it feels pretty easy

Buy some matching softs and away you go. Got some Predator softs over the winter, so good to go there.

Or stick a toe guard on and that may give you enough extra bat length. - just how thick can a guard be under the regs  ;)

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Re: GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 08:05:35 AM »

I wouldnt mind having this 😂 what a bat! Definitely try it out, if not just give it to me!
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Re: GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 08:27:14 AM »

I wouldnt mind having this 😂 what a bat! Definitely try it out, if not just give it to me!

Already beat you to it....

Ive got first dibs 😀
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Re: GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2018, 09:25:01 AM »

Sell it to a short-(No Swearing Please) on here and buy something in a more manly size.
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Re: GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2018, 09:29:41 AM »

Sell it to a short-(No Swearing Please) on here and buy something in a more manly size.

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Re: GN Pro Performance - shall I keep it?
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2018, 09:31:02 AM »

Too manly for you @seniormoment - it's a gargantuan 2.10.4 - that's like 2 of your normal bats :)
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