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Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
« Reply #885 on: January 27, 2017, 06:33:07 PM »

Best Grain SHEET qualify?  :D

To be honest, I think CX have got something quite exceptional to offer, I have no issues with grain sheets, and these seem to be the most natural looking ones I've seen. It's a real shame they seem to go about it in a dishonest way and try to justify the prices.
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Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
« Reply #886 on: January 27, 2017, 06:39:27 PM »

There will be a fair few bats which I have posted on this already, but may as well retake photos when I get the collection out. :)

Large brands




Black, white and silver




Pair of TK Pros




Bit of orange anyone? (Slazenger are G3)




H4Ls




Lavers

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Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
« Reply #887 on: February 11, 2017, 09:15:26 PM »





A few of the bats sold in the last 48 hours or so to very lucky customers.

Legends not too shabby is it @GoldenArm ;)

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Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
« Reply #888 on: February 11, 2017, 09:28:25 PM »

@Vitas Cricket  ha! Okay I'll have to eat my words temporarily as that at least looks the part but I stand by what I said. I still think the prices have gone completely crazy for what you actually get. Can we honestly say that all the legends look like that? I'll always feel that for the best part of a grand you should get the rockstar treatment and not just have a bat off the shelf. I'd have that travis head personally over that and it's nearly a hundred quid cheaper isn't it?
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Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
« Reply #889 on: February 11, 2017, 09:50:31 PM »

@Vitas Cricket  ha! Okay I'll have to eat my words temporarily as that at least looks the part but I stand by what I said. I still think the prices have gone completely crazy for what you actually get. Can we honestly say that all the legends look like that? I'll always feel that for the best part of a grand you should get the rockstar treatment and not just have a bat off the shelf. I'd have that travis head personally over that and it's nearly a hundred quid cheaper isn't it?

I agree top end bats are rather expensive nowadays. The number of top end clefts isn't going up year on year but there has been an explosion of bedroom brands who market themselves as selling 'pro grade' or 'players grade' etc bats. The simple supply and demand equation does have an impact here, and some of the demands made to batmakers who supply on a white label basis are ridiculous. In the specific case of the legend it is one of the only bats that I have found to be genuinely limited edition. Forget 'a run of only 100' or 'extremely limited edition' etc, we sold 4 Legends in 2016 and I had a customer wanting what would have been our 5th. A simple 'I'm afraid they are all gone for this season' was the response. Apart from a model being discontinued or trying to order something when a warehouse is empty 2 weeks before a brand takes delivery of the new seasons order, I've never been told a bat is completely off the table.


I personally feel the mid/lower price points have barely changed in the 5 and half years we've been in the business, top end has gone up significantly though.

We sell Legends for 575 and yes the GM Player Editions are cheaper than that, lovey bats. My post was very tongue in cheek but I did see what you said in another topic, if you want that experience where you can visit Robertsbridge and sit down with the batmaker and have something truly bespoke then you can, you really won't get much change from 1000 though, we sell it for (I think) 950

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Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
« Reply #890 on: February 11, 2017, 10:20:13 PM »

@Vitas Cricket ah they still offer that then? I didn't even realise that still existed, never hear of anyone actually doing it. I'd love to see what they walked out with; can someone with loads of money please go and do it!!! Yeah fair enough in everything you said, you'd know a lot more about it than me seeing these bats on a daily basis and dealing with GN directly. I'd just seen some really underwhelming legends last couple of years and it made me think blimey has the quality really dropped this far? They were quite weedy and not the best lookers.just not what I would expect from something that's supposed to be the cream of the crop. Pleased to see that at least the sponsors on here can get hold of the good stuff still!
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Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
« Reply #891 on: February 11, 2017, 10:33:41 PM »

@GoldenArm yes it is still available, I think we did our last one about 18 months ago. The customer got a lovely bat and really enjoyed their day out. It was obviously better value when the day also included at least a couple of hours with the England captain, that option is sadly no longer on the table.

I've seen some questionably graded bats from all brands, whilst we don't hang out hat on handpicking as we feel our relationship is good enough with the brands we deal with to be able to trust them to choose a bats to suit what we ask for, it is obviously beneficial when we visit a brand to be able to filter out the 'lesser' bats. All opinion of course.

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Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
« Reply #892 on: February 17, 2017, 04:46:10 PM »

I think this is a pretty good candidate, perfectly straight top to bottom. I think it will look even better once I oil it :)

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Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
« Reply #893 on: February 19, 2017, 02:26:23 PM »

My collection of grains....not very pretty but there are a few

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Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
« Reply #894 on: February 19, 2017, 02:45:16 PM »

Love those. They are so similar they could be the same bat but with different stickers.
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Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
« Reply #895 on: February 20, 2017, 03:48:41 PM »

A couple more belters sold today, lovely grains!

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Re: Best Bat Grains Competition
« Reply #896 on: February 20, 2017, 04:08:49 PM »

A couple more belters sold today, lovely grains!




There's some serious lottery winners out there buying all these legends!!
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Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
« Reply #897 on: March 06, 2017, 10:14:45 AM »

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Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
« Reply #898 on: March 06, 2017, 12:24:23 PM »

Another from ebay that ive been meaning to post up here. A couple of blemishes but some seriously consistant grains!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262487915957

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Re: Best Bat Grains thread...
« Reply #899 on: March 06, 2017, 03:55:11 PM »



Around 24 on the King Hitter!



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