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New Custom Neon
« on: April 22, 2018, 12:20:18 PM »

Hi all,

The replacement for my orange neon which was too heavy for me has arrived. After discussions with Adam I went with a custom shape. After much deliberation and looking at profile shapes that I had in mind I send some images off to Adam. The shape I wanted was a bit of a Hybrid which I wanted based on the H4L 50/50 and NV bat. I am a big fan of H4L bats so really wanted my Neon to be similar to the shapes that I have been using the last 2/3 years. I asked Adam for it to come in at 2lb 9oz

Here are some Specs:

Grade: Players grade
Length : Short Handle
Weight: 2.9 (with 2nd grip and stickers comes in at 2.10 )
Handle: Oval
Edge size: 40mm
Spine Height: 66/7mm
Spine running into the toe

Here are some photos of the profile:





As you an see if it a bigun. It has a lot of wood where you need it. The pick up is very good and balanced well. The spine is a good height which sadly at its peak doesnt fit through the bat gauge (but i think it will with a bit of sandpaper to it) and the spine running through to the toe.

Here is a nice side shot


There is minumal concaving and a very nice shape to the spine




This is a players grade piece of willow - when I first saw it I will admit I was slightly disappointed to find as much graping as there is on the blade but actually I donít mind it now adds character- also it isnít hard or any different in feel to the rest of the bat. Adam explained that when they chose the cleft it wasnt until they were sanding it down that they appeared - so it wasnt apparent when the cleft was chosen. But as Adam said - the important thing is that the grains are straight and run straight through the toe - which they certainly do. A nice bit of heartwood on the right handers outside edge too.




Overall very pleased with the end result of this Custom bat. Adam was very good throughout the process answering any query I may have had. Time wise it properly took around 3-4 weeks from when I placed the order. But as this was during the busy period for any bat maker this was fine with me.

Neon currently do not do a bat with a spine running in to the toe like this - but Adam hinted this may change after seeing the shape that we all came up with - so watch this space for next seasons @Neon Cricket range!

Many thanks again Adam!

« Last Edit: April 22, 2018, 12:26:29 PM by velvetsky01 »
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Re: New Custom Neon
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 12:57:38 PM »

Like that shape a lot,,,,and graping brings character to a bat
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Re: New Custom Neon
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 02:47:19 PM »

Are these bats 399?

Or do you get discount with trade in??

Nice bat by the way like the shape
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 03:05:17 PM »

Bats Iíve had with graping in the blade have responded very well off it
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 03:37:35 PM »

Love the profile of the bat with the spine going into the toe.
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Re: New Custom Neon
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 09:23:19 AM »

Thanks for the comments on the shape I am pleased with it I think they did a good job

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Re: New Custom Neon
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018, 07:43:40 PM »

Very nice mate. Looks like a couple of the GM Players editions bats Ive seen on here.
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2018, 01:42:12 PM »

I have knocked the bat in for around 3 hours so far I would say and the ping really is fantastic - only going to get better. Grains are starting to open up so wont be long til I can net with it i think
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2018, 02:03:41 PM »

3 hours worth of knocking in over the course of 8 days, that's a good effort!
I bet your family and neighbors are delighted  :D
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 03:29:52 PM »

Ha thanks cam yes have put abit of effort into it also the stars have aligned slightly to allow me the time to do it lol also helps my father in law has a workshop I can be as loud as I like in lol
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Re: New Custom Neon
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2018, 08:38:43 AM »

Knocking in going well another hour or so done this week

What do we reckon, nearly ready for some net action ?

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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2018, 10:02:56 PM »

Knocking in going well another hour or so done this week

What do we reckon, nearly ready for some net action ?



I'd say its ready for some bola balls mate for sure
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2018, 08:46:36 AM »

Old balls will have to do lol all scuffed up now. @Neon Cricket have some cracking scuffs btw and ready for its first throw down/net session this eve

il report back
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Re: New Custom Neon
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2018, 08:18:53 AM »

Well had some throw downs last nite for around 20 mins and boy is this thing good! Just feels so great off the middle - no seem indentions from my inceptions so I will net with it next week or risk it at the T20 I am playing next wed (not sure on that yet tho) but this bat is a thing of beauty! Such a lovely sound off the middle - I am now seriously considering selling my keeley which i netted with last nite - I am not sure it is for me with the shorter blade and higher middle position (may just need to get used to it)  - but this Neon certainly is!
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