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Re: GM 2018
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2017, 02:18:04 PM »

NO!  a Purple Haze!!!!!!!!!!
You can even have a purple Haze Max with a 'large swell'!
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Re: GM 2018
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2017, 02:18:12 PM »

Thanks Tom.

Looks like all the images across the range are stock LE photos. Any idea of the grading scale?

I'm just intrigued to see where "Signature LE" fits in the scale. The Haze "Signature LE" looks a little plain Jane. Wondering if it just sounds like a top End bat but isn't.
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Re: GM 2018
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2017, 02:30:48 PM »

Easily the classiest of the big boys.

Nice tweaks to a solid range.
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Re: GM 2018
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2017, 02:32:30 PM »

110 for OLE batting gloves!!!!

The worlds gone mad

Get used to the outrage, its probably going to be the same across the board...
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Re: GM 2018
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2017, 02:33:27 PM »

Link to grading info:
https://www.playwiththebest.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1800x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/b/a/bat-grades-gm_4.jpg

and catalogue:

http://www.unicornsmartboard.com/media/wysiwyg/pdfs/BOC2018_iPad_Edition_20170901.pdf


Ah, perfect. Thanks again Tom.

This is what I'd hoped. The bat looks a very good G2 borderline G1, and that's what the grading suggests too.

Difficult to criticise the new stickers. Yes, they might as well be the same as last season. But last seasons GM stickers were my favourite big brand stickers. If it ain't broke...
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Re: GM 2018
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2017, 02:36:09 PM »

So it would appear that 'ultra curve' equates to the handle being set forward a bit. Nothing new there
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Re: GM 2018
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2017, 03:10:01 PM »

Found few good things about 2018 range of bats

1) One more regular length L555 option totalling 3 models.
2) Introduction of a Lite range even though if it is only for one model i.e. Haze. Would have been better if they had one Lite grade across the ranges similar to the kooka/GN lite models. Something like Chrome Lite, Zelos Lite even if it is a single G2/G3 model.
3) The haze looks mid profile though it says high. But find it better than icon/paragon shape which it replaces I think.
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Re: GM 2018
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2017, 05:24:06 PM »

So it would appear that 'ultra curve' equates to the handle being set forward a bit. Nothing new there

Nope, it's a very big bow too. Looks brilliant.

Won't be too much technical info from me until tomorrow, we're off to the bar!

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Re: GM 2018
« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2017, 08:31:18 PM »

Small sizes only for st30 range?
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Re: GM 2018
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2017, 10:25:28 PM »

Small sizes only for st30 range?

It's Sarah Taylor's range, designed for women
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Re: GM 2018
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2017, 05:32:55 AM »

I've found that GM women's ( now small so it's gender neutral) is the borough equivalent of GN small men's. Why is it only restricted to the st30 range?

Is this now the case for the gloves too?

I'd go FKW if I could get the 0riginal or 909 in small.
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Re: GM 2018
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2017, 04:51:27 PM »

Big thanks to @Edward Lowy and everyone at GM for inviting us to their launch, as always a thoroughly enjoyable experience, bettered this year by the addition of a net at Trent Bridge with all the new gear. I was interviewed post net by Cricket World about GM and the launch, i was a bit sweaty and hungover from GM plying us with lots of drinks so i'm not sure i'll make the edit if/when that video is released!

Whilst not overly important to most of the bat buying public out there, I must reinforce once again that GM are the only brand that treats retailers this way, coupled with the largest number of bats produced by anyone in the UK from extremely high quality materials by a team of experts who have more knowledge than most people could dream of having, you start to see why a GM product is usually in prime position in a cricket shop.
We as retailers get to see everything that goes on when it comes to manufacture, from tree to bat, we are involved by the brand in everything, from the launch, the feedback that goes into subsequent ranges, to always well received drinks at that bar!
The brand cares, about us as retailers, about you as cricketers, and supplying everyone with the best they can produce. As long as the product is top notch (which it certainly is) then you wont go too far wrong if you follow retailer advice and buy a GM bat made by England's best. :)

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Re: GM 2018
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2017, 05:01:17 PM »

On a more range focused note, i like the fact GM have a bat with a big bow in the blade, this is something we do get asked about when it comes to certain bats/brands. Whilst i feel it isn't overly important, some people insist on having a bow so it is great to cater for them. Away from the bow, the Zelos also looks superb with the green fading into yellow.

The Haze is a nailed on winner at Vitas Cricket, anything pink will always be well received! Again the pink to purple colour fade looks great and for the first time in my time in the industry GM have addressed the question of weights on their bats. If you buy a Haze max you know you are getting a very big bat that will be on the weightier side (2'12+) whereas a Haze Lite will be smaller of course but will be in the 2'6-2'9 region.

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Re: GM 2018
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2017, 05:26:33 PM »

That's your free drinks sorted for next year!
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