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kaustav

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Chrome vs Noir
« on: October 29, 2018, 01:26:40 AM »

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I am thinking-- what exactly are the differences between the Chrome and the Noir apart from the stickers? I have not played or even picked up either so am hoping that someone would enlighten me a bit about this. I feel interested to experiment with the Noir but am not sure whether I should instead be saving some money and getting the old Chrome instead. Thanks, guys.
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Re: Chrome vs Noir
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 03:26:56 AM »

Just from looking at the images, it looks like the Noir is just a beefier version of the chrome. Other than that, the shape/sweet spot location seems identical.
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Re: Chrome vs Noir
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 04:06:10 AM »

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Re: Chrome vs Noir
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018, 07:39:17 AM »

Noir has fractionally smaller spine if you compare the GM book of cricket from the two years. Presumably to make the edges look bigger.

I would go for whichever you like the look of and fits your budget as they are near as dammit the same to me
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Re: Chrome vs Noir
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018, 09:47:21 AM »

I did ask... but didn't really follow up on it.
The Chrome and Noir are definitely different but its subtle...
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Re: Chrome vs Noir
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018, 11:20:42 PM »

I did ask... but didn't really follow up on it.
The Chrome and Noir are definitely different but its subtle...
Very subtle
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Re: Chrome vs Noir
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2018, 08:23:49 AM »

If anyone has access to last years catalogue, it may say the dimensions/ volume (albeit not the curvature, exact peak swell position etc). The2019 catalogue shows the Noir to have max edges of 38mm, max spine of 64mm and a volume of 2,274 cm3.

Given the similarity from above, I suspect they will pick up in a very similar way (st the inevitable differences from bat to bat).
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Re: Chrome vs Noir
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2018, 08:42:13 AM »

2019 v:2274, e:38, s:64.
2018 v: 2283, e38, s:65.

As I said, looks like a tiny bit off the peak spine and little else changed. Lower spine and removing those stickers on the back make the edge look a little larger.

I personally go with whichever are the better individual bats rather than worry about stickers and BNG.

I have to say if I am really nit picking then the Noirs feel a little chunkier than a Chrome... I've had a few Chromes and most had a smaller edge than the stated 38mm so they looked a little thin. If the Noirs are being made to stated 38mm edges then I think when combined with the other visual changes (marginally smaller spine and no back stickers) I can see why the Chrome and Noir would be perceived to be quite different, though they should be pretty identical in theory.

The Chrome I currently have is just over a 39mm edge and a slightly lower spine so has the chunkier than every other Chrome I have had or seen. Even with GM's technology there is scope for a little bit of variation in shapes/ sizes.

This season
http://www.unicornsmartboard.com/media/wysiwyg/pdfs/BOC2019_iPad_Interactive.pdf

Last season
http://www.unicornsmartboard.com/media/wysiwyg/pdfs/BOC2018_iPad_Edition_20170901.pdf
« Last Edit: October 30, 2018, 08:50:01 AM by DorsetDan »
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