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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2019, 06:43:18 PM »

PS funnily enough the AM bat has a very similar profile to the Diamond!
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2019, 07:28:44 PM »

Proper full profile, shorter blade, middle not too high or low, lightweight and fantastic grainage.
A terrific buy, that. Lovely stick. I'd be happy to walk out to bat with it.
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2019, 07:35:03 PM »

Proper full profile, shorter blade, middle not too high or low, lightweight and fantastic grainage.
A terrific buy, that. Lovely stick. I'd be happy to walk out to bat with it.

I just hope I can do it justice....
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2019, 10:27:56 PM »

Does this seem reasonable for a LE bat despite the heartwood ? Hope it doesn't crack when I take it to the bowling machine tomorrow . It still keeps getting seam indentations which wasn't the case with my GM Octane LE when I knocked it in , hence thew worry of it being cracked.

https://imgur.com/a/37k2PA1
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2019, 10:36:54 PM »

@DorsetDan

Does the Diamond not feature the "...shorter than traditional blade length at 540mm"?
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 11:18:04 PM »

@DorsetDan

Does the Diamond not feature the "...shorter than traditional blade length at 540mm"?

The Players Edition is full length. There was initially a typo on the GM site.
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2019, 05:23:02 AM »

Does this seem reasonable for a LE bat despite the heartwood ? Hope it doesn't crack when I take it to the bowling machine tomorrow . It still keeps getting seam indentations which wasn't the case with my GM Octane LE when I knocked it in , hence thew worry of it being cracked.

https://imgur.com/a/37k2PA1


Bowling machine balls are a No No for knocking in bat blades.
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2019, 06:46:36 AM »


Bowling machine balls are a No No for knocking in bat blades.

I disagree, Ive used the bowling machine between knocking in and match use on several bats and has worked perfectly
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2019, 10:39:09 AM »


Bowling machine balls are a No No for knocking in bat blades.

Please explain why?
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2019, 02:15:38 PM »


Bowling machine balls are a No No for knocking in bat blades.

Nonsense used bola balls to knock in in and get my bats match ready for years and had no issues
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2019, 03:48:17 PM »


Bowling machine balls are a No No for knocking in bat blades.

Why ?
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2019, 06:40:20 PM »

Does this seem reasonable for a LE bat despite the heartwood ? Hope it doesn't crack when I take it to the bowling machine tomorrow . It still keeps getting seam indentations which wasn't the case with my GM Octane LE when I knocked it in , hence thew worry of it being cracked.

https://imgur.com/a/37k2PA1
The bat looks lovely. Are you getting seam indentations in the actual willow or in the scuff sheet? Also they are match ready, so no need to do loads of knocking in. Get in the nets, hit plenty of bola balls and enjoy

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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2019, 07:12:45 PM »


Bowling machine balls are a No No for knocking in bat blades.

I got the same advice from Laver, don't use Bola fed balls for bat knocking. I stand by that suggestion as Bola balls do hit the bat a late harder and also at the same/close proximity of the same spot over and over again which could lead to early delamination in a new bat.

Best way to knock a bat in order of effeciveness:

- Light mallet work followed by old, soft leather balls in nets - takes longer but an even bat knocking experience.
- Mallet work - slow and gentle to heavy.
- Mallet and machine knocking ( I have to say that my machine knocked bat pings incredibly well )
- Buy a Kranzie ($$$$) and don't knock , they are pretty good to go out of the box.
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2019, 07:25:05 PM »

I got the same advice from Laver, don't use Bola fed balls for bat knocking. I stand by that suggestion as Bola balls do hit the bat a late harder and also at the same/close proximity of the same spot over and over again which could lead to early delamination in a new bat.

Best way to knock a bat in order of effeciveness:

- Light mallet work followed by old, soft leather balls in nets - takes longer but an even bat knocking experience.
- Mallet work - slow and gentle to heavy.
- Mallet and machine knocking ( I have to say that my machine knocked bat pings incredibly well )
- Buy a Kranzie ($$$$) and don't knock , they are pretty good to go out of the box.


Of all the people on the forum, I think I wanna see you bat the most!!
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2019, 09:40:26 PM »

@Six Sixes Cricket Im getting them on the scuff sheet itself , when I ping it with the ball . I guess its ready to go in the nets ?
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