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Gm chrome
« on: August 02, 2018, 06:46:15 PM »

Hi guys

I purchased a GM chrome LE a month or so back, as this was the top grade thought it would an absolute belter. I knocked it for a for a good week before I even let it touch a ball. Anyways first net session it didnt seem to do much. So thought probably needs some more knocking in. However when the bat touches a ball it just doesnt sound knocked in. Im just wondering is it the pressing or just got a bad bat. I will upload some pictures later once Ive found out how to do it. Any advice would be kindly appreciated.
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Re: Gm chrome
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 07:29:37 PM »

I have a 909 I will say it is still not that great for big hitting after lots of nets . I do think it will open up at some point fully . But I think it will take a while but I feel it's a bat that will last . Will be interesting how you fare ...
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Re: Gm chrome
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 08:32:41 PM »

Keep knocking. try to get hold of a heavy mallet and keep knocking
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Re: Gm chrome
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 08:33:16 AM »

Do you know if its a common problem with the chrome, Ive seen a few people mention similar problems
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Re: Gm chrome
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 08:35:21 AM »

Really Alex where else have you seen comments ?
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Re: Gm chrome
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2018, 08:41:24 AM »

One of the shops I buy bats mentioned that the chromes didnt sell that much as a few people had said there too hard pressed
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Re: Gm chrome
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2018, 08:53:23 AM »

Do seem harder however do believe it's a good bat and great for nets and over time may take a long time will perform well ....

Hope so anyway
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Re: Gm chrome
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2018, 08:57:50 AM »

I've had a few GMs that took a while to open up.  A Luna was the worst, used as a net bat every week for a year before it really started to come good.  Once they're there though they're great and make a beautiful sound out of the middle.
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Re: Gm chrome
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2018, 09:06:36 AM »

I'm going to do the same and use it as a net bat throughout winter
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Re: Gm chrome
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2018, 09:08:28 AM »

I had a 404 chrome that pinged virtually straight out of the packet, either I got very lucky or you've been unlucky with yours
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Re: Gm chrome
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2018, 09:11:17 AM »

Hi guys

I purchased a GM chrome LE a month or so back, as this was the top grade thought it would an absolute belter. I knocked it for a for a good week before I even let it touch a ball. Anyways first net session it didnt seem to do much. So thought probably needs some more knocking in. However when the bat touches a ball it just doesnt sound knocked in. Im just wondering is it the pressing or just got a bad bat. I will upload some pictures later once Ive found out how to do it. Any advice would be kindly appreciated.

Traditionally GM's have always taken a bit longer to get going, although I believe they have got a lot better over the last few seasons.

I would think the resident CBF GM expert is @SOULMAN1012
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Re: Gm chrome
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2018, 09:41:08 AM »

Thanks for the replies guys going to keep knocking it in and using in the nets and hope it comes good at some point
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Re: Gm chrome
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2018, 10:06:46 AM »

Heard its because dukes ball is used in uk
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Re: Gm chrome
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2018, 11:16:47 AM »

I used a GM Chri e last season and its uo there as one of the best bats Iv used, I netted all through the winter with it prior to last season.

This season Iv used a Neon and Zelos with same again winter nets abs match use all year.

However they have all performed from pretty much the off so personally I do t think the GM bats are hard pressed come t is valid anymore, I still have 2 brand new GMs that Iv only tapped balls up with and again they are good for brand new bats. Check the handle make sure no cracks but I also do loosen the handles on my GM bats by slightly standing on them when handle is rested on slight elevation and I do find this makes a massive difference in getting some flex in the handles of my GM bats
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Re: Gm chrome
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2018, 03:39:19 PM »

I used a GM Chri e last season and its uo there as one of the best bats Iv used, I netted all through the winter with it prior to last season.

This season Iv used a Neon and Zelos with same again winter nets abs match use all year.

However they have all performed from pretty much the off so personally I do t think the GM bats are hard pressed come t is valid anymore, I still have 2 brand new GMs that Iv only tapped balls up with and again they are good for brand new bats. Check the handle make sure no cracks but I also do loosen the handles on my GM bats by slightly standing on them when handle is rested on slight elevation and I do find this makes a massive difference in getting some flex in the handles of my GM bats


Ill check the handle because it sounds hollow when its hit with a mallet. Also standing on the handle doesnt this damage the bat?

Thanks for the advice though will come in handy having 4 GM s
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