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Title: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: csnew on May 16, 2018, 12:34:19 PM
Didn't need another bat but ended up with this monster.

Weighs 2lb 9 with an Inch shorter blade - pings like a monster as you would expect.
Thought i'd try one of these out before they get banned!

Here's the pics:

(https://preview.ibb.co/g94mty/image1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/g1Mo6J)
(https://preview.ibb.co/iSBo6J/image2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cdEmty)
(https://preview.ibb.co/nhPmty/image3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hL31RJ)
(https://preview.ibb.co/dok4fd/image4.jpg) (https://ibb.co/g8N6ty)
(https://preview.ibb.co/mkNT6J/image5.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nJy1RJ)
(https://preview.ibb.co/kp7T6J/image6.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cEteDy)
(https://preview.ibb.co/morc0d/image7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/g2MzDy)
(https://preview.ibb.co/gctCYy/image8.jpg) (https://ibb.co/h9Umty)
(https://preview.ibb.co/jgbMRJ/image29.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dPFsYy)
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: Mattsky on May 16, 2018, 12:53:32 PM
Impressive girth indeed, sir, but God's teeth!
That GM/GN horror!  :o
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 16, 2018, 01:04:23 PM
Haven't got as far as looking at the bat itself yet, I can't get over the massive fold in the grip :(
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: tushar sehgal on May 16, 2018, 01:17:09 PM
That looks loverly!!
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: sfa82 on May 16, 2018, 01:35:18 PM
2.9 at that size. Amazing.
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: InternalTraining on May 16, 2018, 02:21:35 PM
@csnew , Looks great!!

From where did you source this? What was the price?
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: csnew on May 16, 2018, 02:34:05 PM
@csnew , Looks great!!

From where did you source this? What was the price?

Picked it up from eBay- brand new for £240. Surprised I won it
Seller said it was sourced from vitas
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: csnew on May 16, 2018, 02:34:51 PM
Haven't got as far as looking at the bat itself yet, I can't get over the massive fold in the grip :(

Grip just came through the post so was in a rush to get it on and get some pics up. Apologies for the heart attacks :D
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: InternalTraining on May 16, 2018, 02:46:16 PM
^ Talking about grips, is it a thin handled bat?
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: csnew on May 16, 2018, 02:50:10 PM
^ Talking about grips, is it a thin handled bat?

In terms of modern GNís - the handle is fairly normal. But thin to what I like/use .

Definitely needed another grip
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: InternalTraining on May 16, 2018, 02:53:10 PM
The GN-AUS bats I have are thin, ovals which I prefer...much more comfortable.
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: KettonJake on May 16, 2018, 03:31:16 PM
Picked it up from eBay- brand new for £240. Surprised I won it
Seller said it was sourced from vitas

I remember it, the best of the batch we picked from, better than my own
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: Biggie Smalls on May 17, 2018, 09:09:20 AM
Aaaaarrrrrgggggghhhhhhh. .......kit . O . C . D . Go . Ing . Over . Board . Can . Not . Compute . Mal . Function.  Mal . Function .   ;) :D
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: Biggie Smalls on May 17, 2018, 09:10:01 AM
Awesome size , grains , shape btw. Looks a steal .
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: KD4 on May 17, 2018, 12:07:59 PM
For a big bat and to get it at 2.9 is absolutely incredible.
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: csnew on May 17, 2018, 03:04:37 PM
I remember it, the best of the batch we picked from, better than my own

Always good to hear :D certainly pings like crazy
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: SD on May 17, 2018, 07:41:50 PM
Possibly one that has been discussed to death elsewhere but does anyone really think that banning bats like this is in recreational cricket has any value at all given the more pressing issue of the alarming drop in interest and participation at all age groups?
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: Chalkie on May 17, 2018, 08:07:29 PM
Mine is also huge, just over 2í10 and 48mm edges, and response with mallet is great, but pretty much decided itís too short for me, especially as the Blitz shape I got from Tai is so good.
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: InternalTraining on May 18, 2018, 02:32:43 AM
Mine is also huge, just over 2í10 and 48mm edges, and response with mallet is great, but pretty much decided itís too short for me, especially as the Blitz shape I got from Tai is so good.

Too short? How do you mean?
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: csnew on May 18, 2018, 05:38:33 AM
I have the same issue. Getting use to the bat being 1 inch shorter.
Iím 6ft (with a very upright stance) so finding myself trying to adjust where I hold it. Will give it a go - if not might end up in the for sale section or swaps
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: Chalkie on May 18, 2018, 07:38:57 AM
Too short? How do you mean?

Iím 6í2 and have a fairly upright stance at the crease so think (havenít tried yet) that being a shorter set up I may play over the ball when going for a big shot - which I have done in the past with a standard SH bat. Bear in mind I am a mainly a bowler and my batting is what I would call occasionally effective but not pretty  ;)

So think I will probably sell the Pro Performance, which I may regret but doesnít feel right having it sitting around not being used.
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: jamferg on May 18, 2018, 09:17:52 AM
Possibly one that has been discussed to death elsewhere but does anyone really think that banning bats like this is in recreational cricket has any value at all given the more pressing issue of the alarming drop in interest and participation at all age groups?

Totally agree.. We play on uncovered green tracks with a large seamed new ball taking slivers of the track every ball and they think its a batsmen's game?
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: edge on May 18, 2018, 09:20:22 AM
Possibly one that has been discussed to death elsewhere but does anyone really think that banning bats like this is in recreational cricket has any value at all given the more pressing issue of the alarming drop in interest and participation at all age groups?
I'd be amazed if it made the tiniest bit of difference!
Title: Re: My Illegal bat :D - GN Pro Performance
Post by: JB on May 18, 2018, 10:21:28 AM
Possibly one that has been discussed to death elsewhere but does anyone really think that banning bats like this is in recreational cricket has any value at all given the more pressing issue of the alarming drop in interest and participation at all age groups?

You'd think that the powers that be were actively trying to get cricket done away with