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SS Ton Reserve vs SS Ton Gladiator
« on: May 12, 2017, 04:54:35 AM »

Which of these two would you recommend based on facts below?

1. Opening Batsman
2. Prefer 2.7 to 2.9 bats
3. Pick up is more important as I prefer backfoot shots
4. Like the pickup of GM Six6 but not Laver wood Mega or Carbo profiles
5. No store nearby to go and see these bats personally

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Re: SS Ton Reserve vs SS Ton Gladiator
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 05:26:23 AM »

Welcome to the forum mate.
Where are you based?
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Re: SS Ton Reserve vs SS Ton Gladiator
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 05:44:40 AM »

Both essentially have the same profile. I would recommend using other brands as most of the SS bats have a lower middle. And that impacts the pick-up. Use a mid middle bat.
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Re: SS Ton Reserve vs SS Ton Gladiator
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 06:54:30 AM »

Agree with @sgcricket . If you're mostly playing back foot shots you want something with a mid/high middle.
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Re: SS Ton Reserve vs SS Ton Gladiator
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 07:29:44 AM »

Where are you based mandeep ?? James Laver is with me in Hyderabad for 4 days from 19-22. Let me know if you'd like to get a bat customised. Cheers
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Re: SS Ton Reserve vs SS Ton Gladiator
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 04:27:27 PM »

Thanks, guys. I am in the souhthern USA. Forgot to mention I just play 20-20 league so do need to score quickly.

I have a Laver Signature Carbo Profile 2.10 (Picked during fire sale) which is opening up very slowly. Pick up is decent and I am starting to like it.
I have another new unused Laverwood Reserve Mega 2.9 which I just do not like the pick up. Might as well sell it.
GM Six6 808 2.8 is the one I like but the ball doesn't travel far even when it is middled perfectly.

Some of the SS Tons I have used from other friends have felt better than Mega for sure.
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Re: SS Ton Reserve vs SS Ton Gladiator
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2017, 06:40:29 PM »

Both are equally good but unfortunately, very difficult to get either of them in 2.7-2.9 weights. 2.9 will be starting weight for most of them, even the low 2.9 ones will be hard to get. 2.9.5 and over most of them in my experience.

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Re: SS Ton Reserve vs SS Ton Gladiator
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 11:32:19 PM »

Thanks, guys. I am in the souhthern USA. Forgot to mention I just play 20-20 league so do need to score quickly.

I have a Laver Signature Carbo Profile 2.10 (Picked during fire sale) which is opening up very slowly. Pick up is decent and I am starting to like it.
I have another new unused Laverwood Reserve Mega 2.9 which I just do not like the pick up. Might as well sell it.
GM Six6 808 2.8 is the one I like but the ball doesn't travel far even when it is middled perfectly.

Some of the SS Tons I have used from other friends have felt better than Mega for sure.


GM & Lavers are pure quality. For the most part they are pressed a little harder and it will take more time than usual to open up. Spend more time with these bats and you will like them. GM six6 is my personal favorite and it plays really well, however it took me around 10-15 net sessions to get the bat to open up.

Forum thread and pics => http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=41867.0

SS Tons are a little softer pressed compared to GM. So it might give u the sponge feel straight away and it might feel better to you. But when it comes to longevity and performance i feel that GM strikes a better balance between the two and make its more value for money than SS.

This is just my personal take on GM and SS. I am a GM & GN fan and i tend be biased towards these brands to a certain extent  :D
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Re: SS Ton Reserve vs SS Ton Gladiator
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 12:24:37 PM »

GM & Lavers are pure quality. For the most part they are pressed a little harder and it will take more time than usual to open up. Spend more time with these bats and you will like them. GM six6 is my personal favorite and it plays really well, however it took me around 10-15 net sessions to get the bat to open up.

Forum thread and pics => http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=41867.0

SS Tons are a little softer pressed compared to GM. So it might give u the sponge feel straight away and it might feel better to you. But when it comes to longevity and performance i feel that GM strikes a better balance between the two and make its more value for money than SS.

This is just my personal take on GM and SS. I am a GM & GN fan and i tend be biased towards these brands to a certain extent  :D


I love the pick up on Six6 and Mogul. Maybe I lack patience as we don't have too many net sessions and more matches so want the bat to get going. I have been using the Six6 for tape ball league and scoring a lot of runs. I guess, I will keep using it in practice with old balls.
I have reached out to SS directly to see if they can make a custom bat with Mogul's profile and Reserve willow.
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