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Title: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Tom on September 06, 2018, 10:41:00 AM
Today is that day, so keep an eye out on retailers Instagram's, Twitter feeds and wherever else  :)
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Buzz on September 06, 2018, 12:55:22 PM
Rumours are that it isn't as well attended this year than in previous years... although there are a few forum favourites there...
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: edge on September 06, 2018, 12:57:16 PM
@Six Sixes Cricket where's the scoops? Always surprised how lacking in coverage this kind of thing is in cricket actually.
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Novak on September 06, 2018, 01:03:16 PM
Any pics from Twitter Instagram pls post if anyone has time
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: billyb on September 06, 2018, 02:00:33 PM
Okay I've found a few from the show, nothing too interesting though. The VKS pic just showed the new GN designs better, unrelated to the show.
(https://s33.postimg.cc/sdd2url5b/Screenshot_20180906-095239_Instagram.jpg)
(https://s33.postimg.cc/5onvve6e7/Screenshot_20180906-094756_Instagram.jpg)
(https://s33.postimg.cc/4mdpcz5m7/Screenshot_20180906-094534_Instagram.jpg)
(https://s33.postimg.cc/kynr29wnz/Screenshot_20180906-095016_Instagram.jpg)
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on September 06, 2018, 07:19:49 PM
@Six Sixes Cricket where's the scoops? Always surprised how lacking in coverage this kind of thing is in cricket actually.
Pretty uninspiring this year @edge , only kook out of the big boys there. Not allowed to show those although there will be a pink bat for @Canners .

Salix new softs havenít arrived, new bats were stunning as usual.

Mrf were there, bats at £800 for Kohli reject top of the range, then filtered down to £250. 3 player models available.

Payntr new colours, a cheaper model at £60, top shoes now £90. Dhoni 7ís not for uk

Kook 2 new ranges plus 2 cheap bats. Big Kahuna is back plus a ghost obscene! For the big edge heavy weight lovers

Bas look uninspiring

Didnít bother with Spartan

Ransom were there, didnít look.

Sf looked really good, 1 entry glove was 👌

New balance, one colourway of shoes, red, looked ok. 3 bats, nice colours, generic average shapes for bats



Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Canners on September 06, 2018, 08:06:07 PM
@Six Sixes Cricket talk to me brother...... I love a pink bat 😂
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: ca_gold on September 06, 2018, 08:14:56 PM
Could this be why you ignored Spartan
https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/batting-on-liquidators-have-spartan-on-the-back-foot-20180905-p501va.html (https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/batting-on-liquidators-have-spartan-on-the-back-foot-20180905-p501va.html)
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: jbrommo on September 06, 2018, 09:06:29 PM
Can I assume Kookaburra will be releasing the range soon then?
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on September 06, 2018, 09:25:01 PM
Could this be why you ignored Spartan
https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/batting-on-liquidators-have-spartan-on-the-back-foot-20180905-p501va.html (https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/batting-on-liquidators-have-spartan-on-the-back-foot-20180905-p501va.html)
Been one to avoid for a few years!
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on September 06, 2018, 09:26:13 PM
Can I assume Kookaburra will be releasing the range soon then?
Not sure of there release date, My rep was in for a bollocking as no pics allowed. Naturally I took one of everything 😀
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Novak on September 06, 2018, 09:28:35 PM
How impressed were you with salix six sixes ?
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on September 06, 2018, 09:33:39 PM
How impressed were you with salix six sixes ?
The 4 Bats were exquisitely finished, all top grade
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Ajdal on September 07, 2018, 05:27:21 AM

Mrf were there, bats at £800 for Kohli reject top of the range, then filtered down to £250. 3 player models available.


I'm assuming this is the Chase Master model?
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on September 07, 2018, 08:04:04 AM
Been one to avoid for a few years!

The Spartan look really doesn't suit Jonny.
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on September 07, 2018, 09:24:31 AM
I'm assuming this is the Chase Master model?
Yes, Apparently he gets to choose his bats from a pool of 50 bats, the ones he doesnt want become the chase master. 9 sh bats in the kohli range

Chase Master RRP £860  :o :(
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: joymarvin on September 07, 2018, 09:34:03 AM
Yes, Apparently he gets to choose his bats from a pool of 50 bats, the ones he doesnt want become the chase master. 9 sh bats in the kohli range

Chase Master RRP £860  :o :(

Wow 860 pounds..
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: edge on September 07, 2018, 09:37:09 AM
Yes, Apparently he gets to choose his bats from a pool of 50 bats, the ones he doesnt want become the chase master. 9 sh bats in the kohli range

Chase Master RRP £860  :o :(
So they might be absolute bobbins then?

"Alright Virat you can choose 5 from these 50, we've put in a good mix so you've got a varied choice. There's 5 super low density grade 1 clefts in your personal shape and weight like you asked, and then 45 grade 4 planks we had the apprentice knock up. You'll take the G1s? No problem Mr Kohli, you're the boss. Hope they get you plenty of runs, you take care now." ... "right then sales team, where are those 'from a batch made for Virat Kohli' stickers I told you to make up? We've got some bats to sell!"
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on September 07, 2018, 10:07:48 AM
Wow 860 pounds..

Just hastily doubling my prices a minute...bare with me!
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: KettonJake on September 07, 2018, 10:11:43 AM
MRF tried to come into the UK market 2 years ago with obscene pricing and got nowhere, i'm not sure what they think has changed since.
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Warneymonster on September 07, 2018, 02:11:55 PM
Not sure of there release date, My rep was in for a bollocking as no pics allowed. Naturally I took one of everything 😀

GCCC have a pink kahuna, just a wild guess but would this be essentially the same bat?
https://www.cricketcentre.com.au/product-group/13585-kookaburra-mcgrath-foundation-senior-cricket-bat/product (https://www.cricketcentre.com.au/product-group/13585-kookaburra-mcgrath-foundation-senior-cricket-bat/product)

Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on September 07, 2018, 03:52:20 PM
GCCC have a pink kahuna, just a wild guess but would this be essentially the same bat?
https://www.cricketcentre.com.au/product-group/13585-kookaburra-mcgrath-foundation-senior-cricket-bat/product (https://www.cricketcentre.com.au/product-group/13585-kookaburra-mcgrath-foundation-senior-cricket-bat/product)
That looks a bigger edge profiled bat compared to the uk's, the uk has white stickers with a pink bird
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Warneymonster on September 12, 2018, 11:58:14 AM
That looks a bigger edge profiled bat compared to the uk's, the uk has white stickers with a pink bird

kookaburra moving into the womens cricket market? following GM?

any other info on the kooks 2019 range? looking at new keeping gear next season as well as the usual stock up on batting gloves

Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on September 12, 2018, 12:09:23 PM
kookaburra moving into the womens cricket market? following GM?

any other info on the kooks 2019 range? looking at new keeping gear next season as well as the usual stock up on batting gloves
The pink bat is 2.8 1/2 to 2.10 1/2, so probably a bit too heavy,

2 sets of wk gloves, short cut and long cut

2 new ranges to go with kahuna and ghost. Ghost now not full profile and starts at 2.8 1/2 to 2.10 1/2. also a heavy bat and a t20 lite bat in both of these models
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Warneymonster on September 12, 2018, 12:15:42 PM
The pink bat is 2.8 1/2 to 2.10 1/2, so probably a bit too heavy,

2 sets of wk gloves, short cut and long cut

2 new ranges to go with kahuna and ghost. Ghost now not full profile and starts at 2.8 1/2 to 2.10 1/2. also a heavy bat and a t20 lite bat in both of these models

pink will be interesting, could attract a lot of attention while batting. especially if its possible to get matching gloves.

pics of the WK gloves?

shame they have changed the ghost as is a great bat with the full profile.
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on September 12, 2018, 12:24:43 PM
pink will be interesting, could attract a lot of attention while batting. especially if its possible to get matching gloves.

pics of the WK gloves?

shame they have changed the ghost as is a great bat with the full profile.
Wk gloves, greens are the same as last year, white/black/orange gloves the same minus the orange/red stripes
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Warneymonster on September 12, 2018, 12:27:41 PM
Wk gloves, greens are the same as last year, white/black/orange gloves the same minus the orange/red stripes

white and black sound nice, when is the kooks 2019 kit being released?
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on September 12, 2018, 12:31:11 PM
white and black sound nice, when is the kooks 2019 kit being released?
Not sure, there has been snippets of gloves on instagram but surprised in not launched yet.

GM launched yesterday but havent seen anything of that either
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Tom on September 12, 2018, 12:33:17 PM
Think GM are doing a public launch in October, but from what I've heard there's a specific Ben Stokes BS55 bat or something
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on September 12, 2018, 12:52:43 PM
Think GM are doing a public launch in October, but from what I've heard there's a specific Ben Stokes BS55 bat or something
Yes, his own range called BS55 is correct
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Warneymonster on September 19, 2018, 09:03:39 AM
Are kooks continuing with the coloured pads? hopefully they have opted to include small mens/youth sizes as well
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on September 19, 2018, 09:14:58 AM
Yes Kook are still doing coloured, youth in the flare range, GN are doing a prestige range in youth/mens and GM are doing pre order colour as well
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Warneymonster on September 19, 2018, 09:23:16 AM
waiting on the club deciding what colour t20 kit they want for next year, will be black, green, or (hopefully not) yellow

will be keeping an eye on pro direct as they occasionally have coloured pro pads on there
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: adb club cricketer on September 19, 2018, 07:43:35 PM
Surprised why we have such few options for colored pads. With increasing T20s all around the world, we should have more colored options from the big brands. Good to hear GN and GM are taking steps in this direction, even though limited.
Title: Re: Lord's Trade Show 2018/19
Post by: Warneymonster on September 25, 2018, 09:46:56 AM
looks like dan Lawrence is using next years kahuna stickers for Essex today