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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2019, 09:45:37 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 ?
Thats fine then, Go for it 👍

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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2019, 11:06:53 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.


Absolute nonsense  :D but each to their own
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2019, 12:25:39 AM »


Of all the people on the forum, I think I wanna see you bat the most!!

Ok. It is good to emphatically desire things in life. There are no free lunches. Do some good in the world, good karma always helps. Your wish(es) might be rewarded. Someday.
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2019, 12:27:40 AM »

Absolute nonsense  :D but each to their own

I am with team Laver. You are not. As you said "each to their own". Enjoy the peace and quiet. :D
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2019, 03:51:44 PM »

Had a net session with the Noir and it pings everywhere. Already got some cherries on it and 93 not out in a practice game 👍 Luckily there were no cracks 😅
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2019, 05:58:09 PM »

Absolute nonsense  :D but each to their own
One of my teammates used bola balls in nets for 2 straight weeks, the following week his bat broke into two pieces. He paid 225 for it and it was such a good bat.
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2019, 06:23:24 PM »

Stunning bat OP! I'm very happy with my 909. Great bats. Could almost tempt myself with the Diamond Original pads too!
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2019, 08:15:13 PM »

One of my teammates used bola balls in nets for 2 straight weeks, the following week his bat broke into two pieces. He paid 225 for it and it was such a good bat.

One of my mates too at 230 bat and did all the correct knocking in .. first game.. snapped clean through 4th ball.. such a good bat


Ps it was storm damage 🙈 more just to highlight bats break regardless of cost. Cost doesnt equal durability or performance sadly. Same with anything.. see a lot of cars <insert makes of your choice>  new reg and broken down.. great way to spend 30k+ to break down ..
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2019, 10:43:30 PM »

I wonder instead of Bola balls, can we use old match balls with the bowling machine?
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2019, 10:45:47 PM »

The wheels inside the machine dont fare to well with the seams as it will wear them quicker than using actual dimpled bowling machine balls. It will also lead to larger variation in deoveries when the wheels hit the seam etc.
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2019, 09:22:52 AM »

There does seem to be a big difference of opinion as to whether using the bola is a good way to knock in a bat.  I have always found it to be an excellent way of getting a bat ready for use in games after work with the mallet.  If you watch slow motion footage of a bola ball hitting the blade, it's softness means that the ball flattens on impact, therefore spreading the force of the ball across a wider surface areas, whereas a cricket ball is harder and suffers less compression so that the force of the ball impacts on a smaller area on the blade.   

Using a bola frequently will probably impact on the lifespan of a bat though as for a recreational cricketer, you are unlikely to haver the chance to face actual bowlers in the nets anywhere near as often as you can book a net with a bowling machine so you will are far more deliveries in a shorter period of time if you frequent bat against bowling machines

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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2019, 09:54:40 AM »

This is getting way off topic from a stunning bat ;)

Used mine for the third time and it's getting better and better :D

I worry about walking out with a bat with an engraved signature on but most people who've seen it go "nice bat mate... what's that... oh yeah I forgot Ben Stokes was on GM... I bet everyone will have these next season" thinking they will be common as muck. Fine with me :D
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #42 on: January 16, 2019, 12:59:19 PM »

How long can a player edition / limited edition GM bat be used for ? Im guessing around a year then its time to buy a new one ? I dont know what to do with my old GM bats as they are placed in the store room doing nothing .
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #43 on: January 16, 2019, 01:15:09 PM »

How long can a player edition / limited edition GM bat be used for ? Im guessing around a year then its time to buy a new one ? I dont know what to do with my old GM bats as they are placed in the store room doing nothing .

Until it breaks beyond repair?
This may be the wrong forum for such questions, but... Other than vanity, is there any real reason to replace a bat every year if it's not broken?
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Re: GM Diamond Ben Stokes Player Edition
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2019, 02:28:01 PM »

Has anyone else bought a Ben Stokes Player Edition bat?

I really like the shape but would prefer some more feedback before parting with 500?

Any other PE bats worth having?
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