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Title: GM Player Edition - James Vince
Post by: Ajdal on May 31, 2018, 09:15:18 PM
Hello folks. Me and a friend of mine decided to get GM player edition bats, mostly because I had gotten one earlier and rate it very highly. Detailed review here: http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=43282.0 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=43282.0)

We both pondered which shape to get and finally settled on the James Vince as we both were looking for a lower middle. The bats were sourced through Asad @Uzi Sports

Weight: 2.9.5
Handle: medium thickness, very slightly semioval at the bottom.
Specs: 40mm edges, 67mm spine, 2mm concaving.

Pressing: so hereís the interesting bit, the pressing on this bat is quite different to the QDK bat I got last year. While the QDK sounded firm/crisp this one seems much softer when bouncing the ball. I donít know if GM have changed the way they press their bats compared to last year or itís because we requested these to be the exact replica of Vince bats in terms of pressing as well as the weight. Iíll do a follow up on the performance when I try it in the nets and matches.

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Title: Re: GM Player Edition - James Vince
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 31, 2018, 09:30:35 PM
Love that!
Title: Re: GM Player Edition - James Vince
Post by: Mfarank on May 31, 2018, 09:31:48 PM
Looks amazing! Do share a performance review. Curious to know how it responds to pulls and cuts
Title: Re: GM Player Edition - James Vince
Post by: Ajdal on May 31, 2018, 09:41:13 PM
Looks amazing! Do share a performance review. Curious to know how it responds to pulls and cuts

Will do mate. Pings all over so shouldnít be an issue. Shape is like the SS bats but much thicker shoulders and more wood in the top half of the bat in general
Title: Re: GM Player Edition - James Vince
Post by: Umi on May 31, 2018, 09:42:42 PM
Impressive bat, from feel to pick up to pressing. Itís a top quality bat,  shout out to Asad @Uzi Sports
Title: Re: GM Player Edition - James Vince
Post by: Novak on May 31, 2018, 10:33:16 PM
Hey Ajdal .

Recently been looking into GM . The research suggests Great bats and I'm glad you posted this review up .

From some research on the website my preference was the GM Chrome's . I believe you may have one in the past ?

The website suggests they have a lot to mid sweet spot which is large and thick handles . Any input from your side .?

Was looking at 909 max at this point and maybe 808 or do you recommend going higher . I have read how the bats perform great and j think your reviews suggest the same in the post you linked .

Is Asad the man to go to ?
Title: Re: GM Player Edition - James Vince
Post by: Ajdal on May 31, 2018, 10:45:56 PM
Hey Ajdal .
Recently been looking into GM . The research suggests Great bats and I'm glad you posted this review up .
From some research on the website my preference was the GM Chrome's . I believe you may have one in the past ?
The website suggests they have a lot to mid sweet spot which is large and thick handles . Any input from your side .?
Was looking at 909 max at this point and maybe 808 or do you recommend going higher . I have read how the bats perform great and j think your reviews suggest the same in the post you linked .
Is Asad the man to go to ?

I think the Vince profile is very similar to the Chrome. Low middle and nice thick handle on the chrome LE. 909 description from GM seem to suggest they have their best quality handles so Iíd suggest you go for a 909 instead of an 808. My teammate has a 909 Mana and itís a belter. Asad is very pleasant to deal with and so is @Six Sixes Cricket but they arenít vat registered yet.
Title: Re: GM Player Edition - James Vince
Post by: Novak on May 31, 2018, 11:02:31 PM
Thank you Ajdal .

Will give them a bell tomorrow think Uzi is closer but don't think they have any more 909 s in stock ....

I was trying to understand the limitation of them not being vat registered to the customer ?

Reading you're review again you are a fan of the new way GM are pressing the bats .

Your reviews were really helpful

GM do thick handles and I always prefer that and I also am a believer the bat has an affinity to last longer
Title: Re: GM Player Edition - James Vince
Post by: Ajdal on May 31, 2018, 11:15:22 PM
UziSports are vat registered @Six Sixes Cricket arenít sorry if I confused you. But it Doesnít matter since youíre in the UK.

Regarding the press, even though the QDK from last year sounded crisp and still does, the response is absolutely second to none. I believe you canít tell about the performance of a bat by bouncing a ball on it. Itís just a preference with people I suppose if they like the softer feel in their bat. As long as the ball flies I really donít care personally.
Title: Re: GM Player Edition - James Vince
Post by: Novak on May 31, 2018, 11:25:28 PM
Will give Asad a call tomorrow but think his 909 are finished . They must have flown out .

May have to visit romida instead :( :o
Title: Re: GM Player Edition - James Vince
Post by: Uzi Sports on June 01, 2018, 01:58:59 AM
Will give Asad a call tomorrow but think his 909 are finished . They must have flown out .

May have to visit romida instead :( :o
We can get one made for you if you like
Title: Re: GM Player Edition - James Vince
Post by: Novak on June 01, 2018, 06:46:43 AM
Thank you Asad, as they flew out and sold relatively quickly will you not be bringing a bunch of new ones in ? so can pick from a bunch rather than have one made solely.
Title: Re: GM Player Edition - James Vince
Post by: Biggie Smalls on June 01, 2018, 09:43:03 AM
This players model has extra strong , reinforced right handers outside edge ? Right ?  :D
Title: Re: GM Player Edition - James Vince
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on June 01, 2018, 10:15:42 AM
@Novak You can also consider the Zelos, low to mid swell position, hugely popular