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The Aldred butterfly I have and others I've seen are as good as any bat I've ever used, would likely go for one of those if I were you.
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I would go for a GM. I've had a couple over the years and they've been very good. As has been mentioned before you can pick up a decent bat on one of there lower models.
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Calzehbhoy


Have a word with a forum sponsor and get a Hunts made butterfly with bright illuminated stickers in a custom shape that happens to be the insignia?
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From personal experience of those 3 I would choose GM, last 2 years the performance has been exceptional on my 3 bats, handles are the best in the business feel wise for me.
Hunts always pinged just didnt last (iv only ever broke 2 bats and both were Hunts made)
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Thanks all for your replies!

Split between a GM Chrome or a Hunts. As mentioned previously the Hunts Insignia in Butterfly is appealing also.

Thankfully got some time to think it through  :D

Life was much easier as a young'un and not being able to afford multiple bats.     :(
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  • Bend it like Fattus!!

Insignia all day long - mine is splenfuckerous!!
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Personally I would have gone for the Aldred.
Since you've narrowed it down I would go for the Hunts.
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KettonJake


A butterfly insignia... oooohhh that sounds tempting? Just out of interest with Jake no longer around, can I go direct or would I have to go through someone?

If you want to go direct then call them and ask for Duffy, he will sort it for you :)
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If you live near hunts i woukd go personally...they kind of messed my order up. I went via talent
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Have to say i have a massive respect for Paul Aldred's bats, he made my match bat almost 2 years ago. When it arrived i was gutted, paid 300+ for a players grade custom and looked down to see 7 grains in the front with a knot in the middle of the playing area, 4 grains through the back and heavily angled. Didn't want to moan about looks as had seen 2/3 people praise poor looking bats from him. 2/3 weeks into using it after it had opened up a little it went like a train far better than any of my other bats which were a bit more pricey at retail value. I've seen very few bats that look amazing but they all perform brilliantly, looking to get a butterfly from him soon to test the theory of butterfly vs G1/ players grades.

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Have to say i have a massive respect for Paul Aldred's bats, he made my match bat almost 2 years ago. When it arrived i was gutted, paid 300+ for a players grade custom and looked down to see 7 grains in the front with a knot in the middle of the playing area, 4 grains through the back and heavily angled. Didn't want to moan about looks as had seen 2/3 people praise poor looking bats from him. 2/3 weeks into using it after it had opened up a little it went like a train far better than any of my other bats which were a bit more pricey at retail value. I've seen very few bats that look amazing but they all perform brilliantly, looking to get a butterfly from him soon to test the theory of butterfly vs G1/ players grades.

Love a story like this!!
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Interesting, care to share pictures @jjelricksmith ? Never seen anything I'd consider overgraded from Aldred before.
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Interesting, care to share pictures @jjelricksmith ? Never seen anything I'd consider overgraded from Aldred before.

Yep sure will grab some later today, i would say performance graded rather than looks. Best bat ive owned.
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Please don't mention grading on performance! :-[

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Love a story like this!!

Yup! One of the reasons I am interested in trying a butterfly, besides the fact lots of people refer to the excerpt from the Quilts & Podshavers book is because:

As mentioned previously one of the best off the shelf bats with an amazing middle was a friends bat. It was a cheap Malik bat, it had the most awful looking face.

I hadn't heard about butterfly willow back then but it does make me think whether it was a butterfly bat or not. With the recent discussions about butterfly willow and Aldred videos it got me thinking.

I've had bats with lovely grains but again one of my favourite bats is the Charlie French and that only has around 8 grains. My JEDi has around 8 too. All my other bats have at least 10 grains but cant say they are any better ping wise.

Even with the GM don't think I want buy above a 909.

Im almost now toying with just sticking with 7-10 max grains.
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