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Title: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: liscon12 on January 31, 2018, 07:26:05 PM
Anyone got either or both of the GN Kronus Halestorm or Pro Performance. Birthday is come and girlfriend said a bat could be an option. Which one is better according to the forum?

I always fancied an Aussie GN but the shipping/taxes always worried me plus the fact you can't view them before buying.

Edit- yes I am aware that this is a very subjective question and that they're different style of bats.
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: jd163 on January 31, 2018, 07:30:30 PM
If 2-12 and above weight is good for you then get a GN select extreme. It will save you money and compared to Pro Performance it is a full SH size bat. I just got one from IJC and it is fantastic.
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: JB on January 31, 2018, 08:16:11 PM
Iím not a fan of GNs UK grading, Iíd go Aus every time
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: simonmay5 on January 31, 2018, 08:18:30 PM
Get a Australian made bat you wonít regret it they are fantastic bats and found a lot of the retailers are more than happy to help with pictures etc
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?i
Post by: KW9221 on January 31, 2018, 08:19:26 PM
I donít know about Kronus version but I have Pro Performance and Halestorm from last year and personally Pro Performance has a better pick up. Middle is also better compare to Halestorm. It is all about your preference, if you donít mind an inch shorter blade then Pro Performance is better.
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: Seniorplayer on January 31, 2018, 09:47:26 PM
Can only comment on the pro performance have two both  have  nice grains and excellent ping.
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 31, 2018, 09:58:09 PM
What weights are yours in Alan? And do you notice the size difference to a standard Short Handle?

The ones I saw were huge but rather heavy.
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: liscon12 on January 31, 2018, 10:10:17 PM
Get a Australian made bat you wonít regret it they are fantastic bats and found a lot of the retailers are more than happy to help with pictures etc
Any personal recommendations? @simonmay5
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: Seniorplayer on February 01, 2018, 09:59:44 AM
What weights are yours in Alan? And do you notice the size difference to a standard Short Handle?

The ones I saw were huge but rather heavy.

Mine are just over 2lb 6 ounce a little concaving and a mid balance point to me they don't feel heavy or light
Don't notice the size difference  also find that the shorter blade when you are not tall is an advantage when hitting through the line of the ball.
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: Neon Cricket on February 01, 2018, 10:26:39 AM
I thought the GN pro performance's started from 2lb 10oz...
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: Seniorplayer on February 01, 2018, 11:18:50 AM
I thought the GN pro performance's started from 2lb 10oz...

Nope just had a quick search if anyone wants a light one They are on barring ton sports website
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: DorsetDan on February 01, 2018, 11:27:50 AM
Nope just had a quick search if anyone wants a light one They are on barring ton sports website

Do you have a link, I can't find it.

My 2 cents is that the balance on the Halestorms I tried was awful and that ruled them out straight away. Even a 2.9 that a forum legend pulled a few strings to get something special felt awful. It just seemed like a bat designed to get a big edge at the expense of everything else and sell from the specs above all else.

The Pro Performances on the other hand felt much better balanced and more of a sensible bat, while still being huge. I'm not fussed on a regular or shorter blade as I'm not the tallest so don't notice much difference other than the bat coming through a bit easier on the shorter blade as @Seniorplayer says. Uzi and a few other places had these in 2.9 so easier to get in lighter weights too
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: simonmay5 on February 01, 2018, 11:31:17 AM
Any personal recommendations? @simonmay5

The xxx11 range from meulemans are stunning got three on order for guys on this forum I think @Northern monkey @petehosk will agree stunning bats and would have change as well from what a uk hailstorm would cost you thatís with custom charges as well
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: Seniorplayer on February 01, 2018, 11:34:23 AM
Do you have a link, I can't find it.

My 2 cents is that the balance on the Halestorms I tried was awful and that ruled them out straight away. Even a 2.9 that a forum legend pulled a few strings to get something special felt awful. It just seemed like a bat designed to get a big edge at the expense of everything else and sell from the specs above all else.

The Pro Performances on the other hand felt much better balanced and more of a sensible bat, while still being huge. I'm not fussed on a regular or shorter blade as I'm not the tallest so don't notice much difference other than the bat coming through a bit easier on the shorter blade as @Seniorplayer says. Uzi and a few other places had these in 2.9 so easier to get in lighter weights too
Hi Dan
What I did was was enter pro performance bat 2lb 6 ounce and Barrington Sports 2017  came up
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: Neon Cricket on February 01, 2018, 11:43:39 AM
Nope just had a quick search if anyone wants a light one They are on barring ton sports website

My mistake, I've just never heard of any at 2lb 6oz so you must've got some pretty rare clefts (that is incredibly light for a SH bat regardless of it being a shorter blade!!).

Got any pics? Would love to have a look at them both :)
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: DorsetDan on February 01, 2018, 12:23:01 PM
Would love to see a pic too. That Barringtons link looks like a different profile
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: Chad on February 01, 2018, 02:03:01 PM
Have two Halestorms, the 2.14 one picks up much nicer for the weight than my 2.11. Could be a mixture of handle thickness etc. I suspect the Pro Performances do indeed feel nicer due to the slightly shorter length. Kind of makes me wish I didn't dismiss it straight away due to the shorter set up! (I am only 5ft8, so would have been fine)

I think I watched an IJC video where they mentioned the Kronus doesn't pick up nearly as well as the Halestorm did... Do you tend to use heavy bats? I'd recommend that you go and check out some examples in a cricket store if possible!
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: Umi on February 01, 2018, 03:02:21 PM
I would recommend getting Aussie Gray Nicolas bat
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 01, 2018, 03:40:34 PM
@Seniorplayer do you mind sharing where you sourced your 2 in 2lb6 from?

From memory Vitas and Uzi had a couple of "light" ones in 2lb9/2lb10 but they were like rocking horse poo. Getting 2 in an even lighter weight is unreal luck :)
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: Calzehbhoy on February 01, 2018, 04:11:30 PM
I have a Halestorm (Predator, not Kronus) that is 2lb 9.5 and is bloody lovely! Pick up and performance are top notch and would recommend.
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: liscon12 on February 04, 2018, 12:27:36 PM
The xxx11 range from meulemans are stunning got three on order for guys on this forum I think @Northern monkey @petehosk will agree stunning bats and would have change as well from what a uk hailstorm would cost you thatís with custom charges as well
Do you buy direct from Meulemans or get someone over in Aus to buy for you then they ship?

I'm just worried about it getting dinged up while being shipped here .
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: simonmay5 on February 04, 2018, 03:29:36 PM
Nope just had a quick search if anyone wants a light one They are on barring ton sports website

@Seniorplayer would love to see the 2.6 pro Performance must be a very special cleft to get one in that weight
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: simonmay5 on February 04, 2018, 03:32:45 PM
Do you buy direct from Meulemans or get someone over in Aus to buy for you then they ship?

I'm just worried about it getting dinged up while being shipped here .

Yes direct if I had known you wanted one could of added to the order I have put in for three xxx11 for members of this forum all going in the same box and they said they will put the value of just one bat so hopefully we donít get stung for three bats they are extremely good value for money as well and all guaranteed to be made by Stuart Kranzbuhler
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: liscon12 on February 04, 2018, 04:04:40 PM
Only seem to have the custom model left, is that what you guys have bought?
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: simonmay5 on February 04, 2018, 04:16:25 PM
A mixture of limited edition and players grade bats not a lot of difference between the grades to be honest with you all seem to ping well and be massive for the weight always worth sending them a message as always really helpful
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: Chalkie on February 11, 2018, 01:03:48 PM
A couple of people have mentioned about the shorter blade on the GN PP and that not being tall themselves means it shouldnít be a problem. Does this mean that if you are taller (Iím 6í2) the PP would be harder to get on with?

Any taller guys on here got a shorter blade, longer handle set up they use regularly and can comment on this?
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: petehosk on February 11, 2018, 10:01:31 PM
Any taller guys on here got a shorter blade, longer handle set up they use regularly and can comment on this?
I use a Kudos or Warbird from time to time and actually seem to get on as well (sometimes better) than SH or slightly longer blade!!
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: Chalkie on February 11, 2018, 11:16:17 PM
Cheers mate, I forgot the warbird was that style. Used Bruceís one a while back and it was great so think I will try this set up again.
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: petehosk on February 11, 2018, 11:45:40 PM
Cheers mate, I forgot the warbird was that style. Used Bruceís one a while back and it was great so think I will try this set up again.

Next net let me know if you need me to bring one with me?
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: FattusCattus on February 12, 2018, 10:42:46 AM
Warbirds are great, you really don't notice the difference and get a bit more wood for your buck.
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: edge on February 12, 2018, 03:38:01 PM
A couple of people have mentioned about the shorter blade on the GN PP and that not being tall themselves means it shouldnít be a problem. Does this mean that if you are taller (Iím 6í2) the PP would be harder to get on with?

Any taller guys on here got a shorter blade, longer handle set up they use regularly and can comment on this?
I've got a couple, never had any problems using them although it does change the balance so can see why some don't like it. However, isn't the problem with the Pro Performance is that it's not your usual sb/lh setup but that the whole bat is actually shorter than standard? Worth checking to make sure.
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: Chalkie on February 12, 2018, 04:11:55 PM
I've got a couple, never had any problems using them although it does change the balance so can see why some don't like it. However, isn't the problem with the Pro Performance is that it's not your usual sb/lh setup but that the whole bat is actually shorter than standard? Worth checking to make sure.

Is it really a smaller bat? All the adverts (and the GN catalogue) talk about a 1 inch shorter blade, but they say it is a SH bat so assumed the handle was longer to make up for the blade?

Surely if the whole bat was 1 inch shorter they couldn't call it SH?

@Seniorplayer can you confirm if it is indeed shorter than the usual SH?
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: edge on February 12, 2018, 04:19:25 PM
Is it really a smaller bat? All the adverts (and the GN catalogue) talk about a 1 inch shorter blade, but they say it is a SH bat so assumed the handle was longer to make up for the blade?

Surely if the whole bat was 1 inch shorter they couldn't call it SH?

@Seniorplayer can you confirm if it is indeed shorter than the usual SH?

Did some searching and found Vitas' thread from when they were released:
(http://i.imgur.com/oiwEMvWh.jpg)
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: Chalkie on February 12, 2018, 06:46:39 PM
Oh  :(

In that case I may be posting another for sale thread in the near future.........
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: jd163 on February 12, 2018, 07:25:57 PM
Oh  :(

In that case I may be posting another for sale thread in the near future.........

Get a GN Select Extreme. Cheaper, similar edge sizes and performance with Full SH size.
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: simonmay5 on February 12, 2018, 07:27:09 PM
Get a GN Select Extreme. Cheaper, similar edge sizes and performance with Full SH size.


Try and get one in under 2.12 I think youíre find it really hard
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: jd163 on February 12, 2018, 07:32:56 PM

Try and get one in under 2.12 I think youíre find it really hard

IJC just picked one for me at 2-11.7. Semi Oval thinner handle, 47 mm edge, 27 toe & it picks much lighter.

(https://s17.postimg.org/sgaqyytun/039_B6007-_E770-4_EC3-88_F9-_CABDCF1542_F1.jpg)
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(https://s17.postimg.org/8yg3j021r/8_C74_D274-_FCB4-48_F7-9_BE9-3608_E543_AF69.jpg)
(https://s17.postimg.org/4pbdgue7z/9_CEB41_C1-7_F21-455_C-90_C0-0_FC7_A0_F385_DB.jpg)
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 12, 2018, 07:39:39 PM
IJC just picked one for me at 2-11.7. Will post pics soon.

2lb11.7 is under 2lb12 to be fair @simonmay5  ;)
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: simonmay5 on February 12, 2018, 07:42:54 PM
2lb11.7 is under 2lb12 to be fair @simonmay5  ;)

Very true that mate 😂
Title: Re: GN Kronus Halesorm v GN Pro Performance, which is better?
Post by: Chalkie on March 18, 2018, 09:48:48 PM

Try and get one in under 2.12 I think youíre find it really hard

Hard yes, but apparently not impossible....