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Umi

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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2018, 10:26:04 AM »

@Kulli i was skeptical of these GN big bats thinking theyre heavy and big, but then I had a chance to use a friends 50+ and it blew me away. The weight was 2.14 and it felt like my 2.11 bat and performance was the best; these bats are special.

One of my friend owns a CA DRAGON with 50 mm edges, its concaved, finishing is average, pick up and performance doesnt  come close to my GN Kaboom
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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2018, 10:35:29 AM »

Having their own willow is a big plus point the only other company I seen that have similar is H4l as matt cuts all his own clefts etc so having the pick of the willow is key
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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2018, 10:36:38 AM »

I have around 5 Gray Nics Australia bats.  For me it is just consistency.  They all pick up great and respond fantastically.

I have a velocity 1500 XL 2.10
XXX Limited Edition 2.9
XP70 2.10
Velocity Players 2.11 (lynn model)
and one of Cam Whites old sticks 2.8

Love the handles, love the pick up.  I just feel confident using them and confidence is the main thing!  I have had predators and atomics too and they were great.

You can find lower end bats in the predator and atomic range that are Aus made and the value for money is astounding!
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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2018, 10:45:25 AM »

The handle on my Atomic 1400 is not as thin as the kabooms and is slightly oval on the bottom hand. 42mm edges and weighing 2lb 9.6oz isnt actually massive and its not the grainiest bat in the world although the grains are nice and straight with a clean face but man does this thing crack out of the middle. Probably one of the nicest shapes on the market with a very long middle starting an inch or 2 above the toe and going right up to just below the stickers. And the pickup on these are beautiful. Id buy one any day of the week
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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2018, 10:58:11 AM »

http://www.eclipseallsports.co.uk/index.php/dragon-50mm-01.html

This is the CA, that to my eyes looks like a Kaboom copy.
i bought this actual bat and it is almost identical profile to the 50plus GNs that i have owned. The handle on the Dragon is round as opposed to oval on the GNs but is actually a bit thicker than them as well. The width is full size and im really impressed with how it taps up. I havent used itin a game yet but a quick net session showed promise although it doesnt have that crisp ping to it the GNs have.
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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2018, 11:59:16 AM »

I think personally a large part of this question is that they are the "in thing" at the moment on here, it's been other brands and bats and shapes are other times.

I have an XP70 and 2 UK made GN bats ( both sample Bats that were sourced through Vitas) plus my Atomic which is one or the other and there is no noticeable difference personally between any of them in terms of performance, the UK made do have thicker handles not that any are that thick
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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2018, 12:06:02 PM »

I have a Velocity Players choice, 2.10, 45mm edges, no concave and goes like a trampoline. My first AUS made and i wont use anything but from now on. I Paid $350aud for a bat made 45 minutes drive from my home under the watch of one of (if not the) best batmakers in the world, ive had some fantastic indian made GNs before, but can safely say that none come close to the aus made. I'll also add that they come in pricepoints for most budgets, its a no brainer for me, locally made, high quality at fair prices. Its truly a shame that GN UK dont have a similar operation as clearly the demand is there.
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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2018, 12:07:06 PM »

I think personally a large part of this question is that they are the "in thing" at the moment on here, it's been other brands and bats and shapes are other times.

I have an XP70 and 2 UK made GN bats ( both sample Bats that were sourced through Vitas) plus my Atomic which is one or the other and there is no noticeable difference personally between any of them in terms of performance, the UK made do have thicker handles not that any are that thick

Hi Chris have you tried a actual sk made bat they are a lot of different from the Indian made xp70 I rate them really highly and like you have tried most brands
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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2018, 12:55:27 PM »

I still want to see the UK pro performances weighing 2.6. Those would rival any Aussie giant GN.
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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2018, 01:01:12 PM »

The proof of the pudding may well lie in the stats. Last years average V This years average. As surely such incredible and expensive bats should warrant a 10 run improvement?
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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2018, 01:04:29 PM »

The proof of the pudding may well lie in the stats. Last years average V This years average. As surely such incredible and expensive bats should warrant a 10 run improvement?

This is another topic... We have a guy in our team who compares his averages between which batting gloves he wears
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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2018, 02:00:31 PM »

I only own SK made GNs. I know there are other bat-makers in GN-AUS factories but mine were handpicked from SK made batches.

1. Out-of-the-box performance - I used my xp-80 2000 pretty much out of the box. I did prepare the edges and toe but not as much as other bats. At 2-10, it is the lightest of my match bats (with a miserably thin toe) but it performed like the best of them. Or even better. Big sixes!
2. Balance - These are impeccably balanced bats. All of my SKs are huge, two stand at 2-12/2-13. For someone, who regularly uses 2-11/2-12 bats, its a usable bat weight.
3. Handle - I love the feeling of the thin handle; I add a second grip to the top half.
4. Value for money - I own many brands and these are by far the closest bats to expectations. Whole point of buying an extremely expensive bat is that you don't have to use others. SK bats did that for me. None of the other brands gave me the satisfaction that these SK bats did. I have netted with a friend's XXX-11 bat as well and at 2-8, it was just too good of a bat to net with.
5. I have 100% satisfaction rate with SK made bats. I can't say that of other brands. It is pretty disappointing that after all the time and money spent, most brands fell short of expectations in one way or another. Not my SKs.

My advice to my younger self would be to save up and buy 1 or maybe 2 SK made GNs. They will not be cheap but I won't need any other bat.
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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2018, 02:26:58 PM »

Hi Chris have you tried a actual sk made bat they are a lot of different from the Indian made xp70 I rate them really highly and like you have tried most brands

Hi mate I have the XP70 and no idea if that was made by SK or in India. I did try getting a forum
Member who I believe works at one of the Aus stores to help me get one but never had a reply to my emails. If you can help me out Si than maybe Ill have a better idea of the difference :) :)
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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2018, 02:31:10 PM »

This would be a starting point with a lot of things generic to most (all?) models
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=42799.msg702626#msg702626
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Re: What makes Aussie made GN's so special/sought after.
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2018, 02:45:51 PM »

Hi mate I have the XP70 and no idea if that was made by SK or in India. I did try getting a forum
Member who I believe works at one of the Aus stores to help me get one but never had a reply to my emails. If you can help me out Si than maybe Ill have a better idea of the difference :) :)

Xp70 are Indian and more than happy to help you mate I sourced a fair few guys Australian made sk bats on this forum had four xxx11 last week let me know what sort of thing youre looking for my custom atomic is extremely special such a long middle
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