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Title: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Shinpathy on June 30, 2017, 11:03:41 AM
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Yay or Nay?
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: liscon12 on June 30, 2017, 11:26:06 AM
All a bit sameey don't you think?
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Jaffa on June 30, 2017, 11:27:22 AM
Thanks for posting.

What are the specs including prices on the Velocity and the Atomic?
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 30, 2017, 11:35:23 AM
All a bit sameey don't you think?

Welcome to the new regulations
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Alvaro on June 30, 2017, 11:40:30 AM
If I lived in Oz then I'd love an Atomic
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Jaffa on June 30, 2017, 11:49:35 AM
I think there's a guy in Holland selling one. The name escapes me though.
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Sivlar13 on June 30, 2017, 11:57:51 AM
These are just from their Instagram! An excellent example of what will happen when the regs come into place. It'll be a market based more on density.
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on June 30, 2017, 12:12:34 PM
These are just from their Instagram! An excellent example of what will happen when the regs come into place. It'll be a market based more on density.

There won't be any real USP among brands once the new regulations are in force (unless someone goes rogue and makes illegally big bats!)
Soon you'll just have to pick which stickers you like and get your generic shaped compliant bat  :(
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Biggie Smalls on June 30, 2017, 12:24:34 PM
Legend is pick of a very samey bunch . These regs are depressing. ..... curse you Ricky Ponting et al !
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: petehosk on June 30, 2017, 12:28:48 PM
I think there's a guy in Holland selling one. The name escapes me though.

Some rather large profiled ones! Luckily the regs won't hit us lowly players for a long while, if at all!
You can imagine the cricket Police - doing you for Class A bats!  :(
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Alvaro on June 30, 2017, 12:48:12 PM
I think there's a guy in Holland selling one. The name escapes me though.

I am about £356 short of meeting the asking price :(
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: six and out on June 30, 2017, 01:02:32 PM
Some rather large profiled ones! Luckily the regs won't hit us lowly players for a long while, if at all!
You can imagine the cricket Police - doing you for Class A bats!  :(

Buying off the shelf it will hit us though Pete, because surely the average Joe Bloggs customer won't get the choice of the bigger bat.

So therefore Custom becomes the only way to get the bigger bat?

Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: InternalTraining on June 30, 2017, 01:47:30 PM
I can't make out the name of the bat between Predator and Legend.

It's a shame really what MCC and Ponting have done. The recent ICC CT2017 results prove that bat size matters nothing against good bowling.
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Calzehbhoy on June 30, 2017, 02:04:57 PM
It's Atomic @InternalTraining
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: InternalTraining on June 30, 2017, 03:04:03 PM
Of all those bats, Sliver and the Predator have nice high spines and thick toes. Maybe, it is the angle.
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Aussiecollector on June 30, 2017, 09:44:36 PM
The atomics & predators will fly off the shelves 2lb 7oz to 2lb 9oz , & yes some have over 40mm edges & 20mm+ toes , velocity has the regulation edge size.
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: potzy248 on July 01, 2017, 03:11:20 AM
These are in NZ:

https://www.kilbirniesports.co.nz/collections/cricket/products/velocity-williamson-edition-players-bat (https://www.kilbirniesports.co.nz/collections/cricket/products/velocity-williamson-edition-players-bat)

Photos are same shape as the 1500 so interested to see if his shape has changed.
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: InternalTraining on July 01, 2017, 03:36:11 AM
^ Toe really going to be that thick?
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: skip1973 on July 01, 2017, 03:43:32 AM
^ Toe really going to be that thick?
I think you might need to see someone about this toe obsession.
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: InternalTraining on July 01, 2017, 03:53:34 AM
A decent bat maker, and they are very hard to find these days.
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Shinpathy on July 01, 2017, 04:01:38 AM
Me personally find too thick of a toes makes the bat pick up heavier  :)
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: potzy248 on July 01, 2017, 04:17:48 AM
Me personally find too thick of a toes makes the bat pick up heavier  :)

Funny that   :o
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: potzy248 on July 01, 2017, 04:19:49 AM
A decent bat maker, and they are very hard to find these days.

Interesting statement. "Very hard to find" ??? Who have you been using mate?
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Shinpathy on July 01, 2017, 05:23:48 AM
GN's are pretty hard pressed and take a fair whilr to really open up in my experience.
 :)
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Jaffa on July 01, 2017, 06:16:48 AM
GN's are pretty hard pressed and take a fair whilr to really open up in my experience.
 :)

Not all GN bats are made equal though. I've had 4 Vortex bats pass through my hands; 3x 5 Star and 1x LE. They were all stamped on each shoulder which I'm told means Indian made. The 5 Star bats were very hard pressed but were still going from the off. The LE wasn't as hard, still went very well and had better balance. What I'm trying to say is thankfully there was a noticeable difference between the grades.
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: InternalTraining on July 01, 2017, 12:02:56 PM
GN's are pretty hard pressed and take a fair whilr to really open up in my experience.
 :)

No complaints againt my GNs , But I only use one of them -  weak toe but launches balls like an over-caffeinated monkey off a trampoline!
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Calzehbhoy on July 01, 2017, 01:37:25 PM
No complaints againt my GNs , But I only use one of them -  weak toe but launches balls like an over-caffeinated monkey off a trampoline!

Have any of the toes actually broken on any of your GN's?
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Shinpathy on July 01, 2017, 01:45:08 PM
No complaints againt my GNs , But I only use one of them -  weak toe but launches balls like an over-caffeinated monkey off a trampoline!

Mine is just a observation, the ping is still good but just doesn't feel as soft as some other bats.
And with brand new ball with a pronounced seam it doesn't seem to be making any dents.
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Aussiecollector on July 01, 2017, 02:14:37 PM
All of my GNs are awesome & i have had no trouble with toes or cracks , all knocked in the same , but each is different , played a whole season with 3 xp80 , 2 warner , 2 50plus , looking fwd to using the new warner , velocity & signature coming soon
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Biggie Smalls on July 01, 2017, 02:19:49 PM
I think you might need to see someone about this toe obsession.


Um , i think it's called a 'fetish' isn't it ?  :D :D
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Shinpathy on July 01, 2017, 02:22:33 PM
All of my GNs are awesome & i have had no trouble with toes or cracks , all knocked in the same , but each is different , played a whole season with 3 xp80 , 2 warner , 2 50plus , looking fwd to using the new warner , velocity & signature coming soon

You have some insane bats man.

Good enough to trade your B3 crown  :D
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Chad on November 07, 2019, 01:33:08 AM
Sorry, reviving an old thread.

I'm in Sydney at the moment for annual leave, and thought it would be rude not to check out the Kingsgrove store, especially since there have been many who speak highly of the quality they have.

Here are some teasers, and I'll do a full review later on.

(https://i.postimg.cc/zDp45bfg/20191107-102314.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/XqNhd3sq/20191107-102316.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/TPmq7mZW/20191107-110852.jpg)

Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: FattusCattus on November 07, 2019, 08:45:32 AM
Are the 'K' branded bats their own?
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: SouthpawMark on November 07, 2019, 09:22:44 AM
Back in a sec, I need to wipe the drool off my keyboard.
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: Chalkie on November 07, 2019, 10:29:13 AM
Sorry, reviving an old thread.

I'm in Sydney at the moment for annual leave, and thought it would be rude not to check out the Kingsgrove store, especially since there have been many who speak highly of the quality they have.

Here are some teasers, and I'll do a full review later on.


Lucky sod.....

Looks like you got the plastic out for a couple, have you got access to a piano in Aus so you can do a proper Chad review?   ;)
Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: t2ylo on November 07, 2019, 10:47:06 AM
Back in a sec, I need to wipe the drool off my keyboard.

Donít say it. Donít say it...

I seen how taken you are by top end bats...

Thatís not drool!! 

;-)


Title: Re: New GN bats at Kingsgrove
Post by: SouthpawMark on November 07, 2019, 10:50:48 AM
Donít say it. Donít say it...

I seen how taken you are by top end bats...

Thatís not drool!! 

;-)

Of course itís drool, you filthy beast...