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The next iconic bat shape?
« on: July 04, 2018, 09:30:12 AM »

Over the years there have been a number of iconic bats shapes for example
Kook Bubble and the ridge back
Ss jumbo
Any number of GN bats
Possible the Tendulkar shape.

But when will we see the next  really iconic shape?
Am I being unfair on the Kohli duck bill? Or the Trott GM?

Or do batmakers and players prefer the more homogenous bat shapes?
 
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Re: The next iconic bat shape?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 09:38:26 AM »

The Root Profile seems to be a popular one.....
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Re: The next iconic bat shape?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2018, 10:08:08 AM »

what about the Millichamp & hall distinction- what a bat that was

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Re: The next iconic bat shape?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2018, 10:15:10 AM »

It's quite possible that the next big trend will not be driven by people scoring big double and triple hundreds in Test cricket, but by the bashing exploits of a T20 specialist.  Not sure if that's a good thing or not.  To me the Bubble and the Gold Crown and possibly the Powerspot are the quintessential cricket bats that all others are measured against, to see them so majestically waved over a number of hours by great players undoubtedly makes an impression.
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Re: The next iconic bat shape?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 10:20:32 AM »

what about the Millichamp & hall distinction- what a bat that was

Or the Amplus - made me wish I had the game to use one.
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Re: The next iconic bat shape?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2018, 10:55:11 AM »

With the new regulations it will be something with:
40mm edges
A 65mm Spine
Convex profile
7mm of camber on the face

Basically something that's as big as possible without being "illegal"
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Re: The next iconic bat shape?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2018, 10:56:20 AM »

what about the Millichamp & hall distinction- what a bat that was



still have mine :)
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Re: The next iconic bat shape?
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2018, 10:58:20 AM »

the later Distinctions werent as good, higher middle
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Re: The next iconic bat shape?
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2018, 11:04:13 AM »

old v new distinction here in my old photos

EPIC BAT 8/9 grains and immense performance. NO bat has ever come close to it. The new Distinction had 12/13 grains, higher middle, not as good

https://www.flickr.com/photos/67335654@N02/with/6130465215/

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Re: The next iconic bat shape?
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2018, 11:09:43 AM »

The omexa xrd shape from GN had me very excited. Beautiful bat
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Re: The next iconic bat shape?
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2018, 11:21:07 AM »

With the new regulations it will be something with:
40mm edges
A 65mm Spine
Convex profile
7mm of camber on the face

Basically something that's as big as possible without being "illegal"

This i think is the biggest consideration....... it surely gives less flexibility and options to batmakers to create a truely distinctive and therefore iconic shape?
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Re: The next iconic bat shape?
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2018, 11:22:59 AM »

2017 gn atomic
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Re: The next iconic bat shape?
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2018, 11:56:45 AM »

I was a massive fan of the Aus Gray Nics F18, unfortunately I must have been the only one because they went out quicker than David Warner in a Canadian T20 match.
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Re: The next iconic bat shape?
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2018, 12:13:19 PM »

Can we add the classic Slazenger V12 shape?

I'd love to see Gray Nics bring back the 2010 Powerbow shape. Also rather liked the xiphos...

Guy at our club has an M&H distinction. Stunning.
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Re: The next iconic bat shape?
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2018, 12:19:45 PM »

Is the original Gunn & Moore Purist seen as an iconic shape, or does it just have a cult following on here?

Or the Icon for that matter... Was the Icon an icon?
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