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velvetsky01

Neoncricket "Orange" Cricket Bat Review
« on: September 17, 2017, 06:15:21 PM »

Hi all

I recently got in contact with neoncricket realising that he was only 5 minutes down the road from Me lol.
After some discussion about he state of the local league as well as our own clubs we came on to kit.

Adam mentioned that he had restarted his business. I am keen to support local companies in all walks of life but as there are not many local companies in terms of Cricket (apart from Uzi and now neoncricket) I was hopeful that the bats and kit would be of quality.

Adam and I got chatting and we agreed to meet up - Adam had all of his sample bats out ready for me. He said that these are all players grade and were made for the promo shots for the website. So they are all lookers. I won't go into who makes Neon's bats as he says himself " I'm sure the forum will know". But they are very well made - exceptional craftsmanship.

After looking at and picking up all of the bats (pink,blue, green and orange) I immediately ruled out the blue one (at 2lb 14oz it was far to heavy for me) but it's a lovely shape. Next was the pink, the "one that started it all".  This picked up excellently at 2.lb 11oz. And was as light as a feather (great pickup and balance) But it wasn't quite the shape I was after. So it was a shoot out between the orange and green.
The green is a stunning (and I mean stunning) piece of willow - check the website out to see what I mean and to be honest I was almost sold on that by the looks alone but the handle is slightly longer to allow to his over the top abit more. Which didn't feel quite right in my hands. I am sure I would have got used to it but The handle on the orange felt perfect to me. The orange weighs 2.12 which is what I was looking for with a nice pickup. It doesn't feel it's weight I would say 2lb10oz in the hand. The shape is very similar to my H4L NV but on steroids lol. After much debate picking each of them up and further conversation about the bats and fellow team mates it was the orange which was he winner.

And here she is....









isnt she a stunner - weights in at 2.12 but to be honest feels 2.10  and it is a monster

Here is a comparison of it against my H4L NV



I haven't tapped it up or started the knocking in process as yet as I have been abit busy this weekend so I will update this review with specs later on this week.

Thanks again @neoncricket cant wait to get the matching softs too when they are available 
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Re: Neoncricket "Orange" Cricket Bat Review
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2017, 06:58:19 PM »

Stunning bat! Will serve you well for sure.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2017, 07:02:50 PM »

Love that, looks really nice, I will be buying a neon soon too.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2017, 07:21:58 PM by LEACHY48 »
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2017, 09:51:32 PM »

Lovely tone of heartwood on that, and excellent grains.  Will serve you well I'm sure!
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Re: Neoncricket "Orange" Cricket Bat Review
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2017, 10:14:59 PM »

Yep, impressive bats! Good choice @velvetsky01
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Re: Neoncricket "Orange" Cricket Bat Review
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2017, 04:57:19 AM »

Meh.
Not a fan of the stickers. Bat looks ok.
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Re: Neoncricket "Orange" Cricket Bat Review
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 07:08:18 AM »

Lovely tone of heartwood on that, and excellent grains.  Will serve you well I'm sure!

I hope so @Chad will look even nicer with a coat of oil I'm sure

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Re: Neoncricket "Orange" Cricket Bat Review
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 07:09:23 AM »

Yep, impressive bats! Good choice @velvetsky01

Thanks @DorsetDan you should contact adam - keep it local ;-)
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Re: Neoncricket "Orange" Cricket Bat Review
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2017, 07:33:30 AM »

Thats a very nice stick...but am I alone in absolutely hating the stickers (well, the colour of them at least)?
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2017, 07:59:42 AM »

Yes, you are :) Plenty of other colour options and I really liked the translucent finish in the flesh
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Re: Neoncricket "Orange" Cricket Bat Review
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2017, 08:07:19 AM »

couldn't really go understated with stickers if your name is NEON

good looking stick and I think Andy was going to speak to you about a new one @neoncricket from when we were talking in pub
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Re: Neoncricket "Orange" Cricket Bat Review
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2017, 08:24:12 AM »

Nice bat not keen on the stickers not the colour the length think  bold Neon  colours works better when smaller.
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Re: Neoncricket "Orange" Cricket Bat Review
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2017, 08:46:35 AM »

I shall be honest - I was abit taking aback by the orignal Pink sticker - I wasnt keen on that too bold for my taste  BUT it does need to make a statement and it fits in with the brand name.

But i LOVE the Orange and the green stickers.

Like @DorsetDan said In the flesh the translucent nature of the stickers really do look good.  The only problem with them is that when you oil your bat those see thru parts of the stickers wont be the same colour as the rest of the bat. This will cause my OCD no end of problems lol

I was given some of the green stickers for a blank bat (an Aldred) I was hoping to use abit next season - this of couse had been waxed before putting the stickers on - so you can see what i mean



just to show the size difference lol
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Re: Neoncricket "Orange" Cricket Bat Review
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2017, 09:46:12 AM »

Cheers all for your comments and @velvetsky01 for the kind write up - all feedback of any kind is very much appreciated.

Naturally I understand the stickers won't be to all tastes (especially the Pink!!), but then it wouldn't be very Neon if they weren't a little in your face! :D
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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2017, 11:51:18 AM »

Naturally I understand the stickers won't be to all tastes (especially the Pink!!), but then it wouldn't be very Neon if they weren't a little in your face! :D

Oh, it isn't so much the design - I actually think that is decent, and I even quite like the green version - I just can't stand that horrid Benidorm Suntan colour!
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