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Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« on: February 05, 2019, 12:22:43 PM »

I've just purchased a GM Diamond Signature as where i'm based we don't have the luxury of going to hand select bats from a retailer and I unfortunately have to take a lucky punt at all cricket related purchases.

My point that i'm slowly getting onto is that does anyone else agree GM might be onto something here from a brand exposure point of view by allowing product to get in front of more customers due to reasonable product at reasonable prices?

Do you think some brands are being greedy/forking out too much dough on sponsored players and as a result their products have had to sky rocket in price recently?

P.s- I will post some pictures and a performance review once the bat arrives.
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Re: Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 01:15:40 PM »

Yes, I agree with you. Some brands are forking out too much money on sponsored players and we end up paying for them. 500 is new average prices for some brands quality willow. Where will they stop? I personally stop buying bats for now and only use custom made option. I pay almost half of what some brands are charging for a profile that I approve.
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Re: Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 02:19:56 PM »

I'm a massive fan of the GM Signature range! You can't go wrong! Loving my Mythos Signature Cant wait to use it this summer.

Aye bats are a lot of money. Appreciate clefts aren't cheap and handles are made from cane from far east.

I think anything over 250 had better be awesome! Agree with @KW9221.

I think there's some fantastic deals to be had on CBF here and I plan to now buy bats through here from now on.. Which reminds me I impulsively bought some sl22 full spikes which will be going back.

Plan to buy some  sl22 boosts and hopefully one of the forum sponsors will hook me up  :) . Think need to more consciously support the forum more.



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Re: Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 03:12:15 PM »

I agree about the GM signature range I must have bought about 10 since it was launched maybe 3 seasons ago and have been my match bats for the last 2 seasons and most likely again this year.
In terms of bat purchase I now refuse to spend any more than 150 on a bat as the signature set the bench mark for me in terms of performance and appearance. Most look as good as the majority of G1 bats listed by other companies once I use the benefit of the forum sponsors showing me the options they have and are always happy to answer questions and send specs.
In addition to my GMs I have managed to pick up a quartet of cracking GN bats as well through forum sponsors or ex sponsors again all sub 130 bit I do notice GN are not always as good looks wise lower down but the sponsors hand picking has allowed some stunners to be picked up.

Again unless its an absolute steal in some silly PDC offer I will always try and support a forum sponsor be it for new bats or softs or repair work that I cant carry out.
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Re: Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 03:18:42 PM »

Judging from the kit worn by the junior players at my club, sponsored players do seem to make an impact on the kit purchased by juniors.  The biggest recent example would be New Balance.  They have come from no where in terms of the cricket market but have made big inroads to the kit that junior players buy through sponsoring a few big name players.

I do wonder what value there is to sponsoring a bog standard county pro though. 
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Re: Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 03:38:00 PM »

Judging from the kit worn by the junior players at my club, sponsored players do seem to make an impact on the kit purchased by juniors.  The biggest recent example would be New Balance.  They have come from no where in terms of the cricket market but have made big inroads to the kit that junior players buy through sponsoring a few big name players.

I do wonder what value there is to sponsoring a bog standard county pro though.

i guess for the  base cost of a set of gear (maybe 1000 all in if they have a few bats) they get some exposure on Sky Sports and maybe if their lucky a decent knock in a big domestic game. I suppose the guys on the england radar will also command a fee but can't imagine you're average jobbing county pro gets more than free gear.
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Re: Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 04:33:47 PM »

i guess for the  base cost of a set of gear (maybe 1000 all in if they have a few bats) they get some exposure on Sky Sports and maybe if their lucky a decent knock in a big domestic game. I suppose the guys on the england radar will also command a fee but can't imagine you're average jobbing county pro gets more than free gear.

Not many get free gear,,, have known a few in the past that basically get at cost price but have an agreement or in the contract that if they get into a national side or TV exposure than there is some form of redress sometimes financial or next set of kit is free. Quite a few though if they are a run of the mill pro use the brand they have used for a while or support a local brand. Northeast for example used Salix all his jnr and early county years until he was put on an England programme and then wanted free kit plus to be paid and Andrew just said no for the pure reason he did not expect a return on his investment just because he was using his kit at that stage of his career. And he was proved right i reckon
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Re: Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 04:51:11 PM »

I didn't create this to bash the pros for getting free gear I was more curious to see the feedback on whether sponsorship was a reason behind increasing prices.

Anyway I can't wait for the bat to arrive and hopefully it's a beaut!!
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Re: Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2019, 05:17:17 PM »

Gm have always set there stall out on how the bat are graded on grain structure/looks. The signature is just great value. Grade 2 willow at around 130, usually 5-6 straight even grains.
If you like heartwood then an 808 is where to go for multi grains ( We Have a diamond 808 with 24 grains!! )

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Re: Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2019, 05:35:06 PM »

Whats your view on how ready the Signatures are to go @Six Sixes Cricket ?

How much more prep would you give them, they feel a little firm to me (which may not be a bad thing!)?
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Re: Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 06:05:25 PM »

Whats your view on how ready the Signatures are to go @Six Sixes Cricket ?

How much more prep would you give them, they feel a little firm to me (which may not be a bad thing!)?
A bit more on the toe for peace of mind, then get and use it. Bats are knocked in from GM, and they are happy to be used straight away

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Re: Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2019, 09:06:26 PM »



My signature would be g1 for alot of brands. We
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Re: Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2019, 09:16:55 PM »

I'm a huge GM fan right now. Brilliant price points, great branding, great quality. Made in the UK too.
My 909 Diamond is probably the best bat I've owned, I love it (after only two nets though). @Edward Lowy , Keep doing what you are doing!

Imagine how successful they could be when we get the free to air games on TV, with the new exposure? Signatures will fly off the shelves. I wish them every success!
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Re: Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2019, 10:13:21 PM »

I used my haze 606 in the nets tonight and I am seriously impressed. The pick-up is excellent and I love the handles they use, it just feels 'right' in the hands. A few people at my club waved it about and couldn't believe it only cost a touch over 100 quid!
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Re: Gunn & Moore Diamond Signature
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2019, 10:44:35 PM »

Regarding the Signature's - one thing that I've picked up on in the GM videos, is that they value the weight of the natural cleft (once kiln'ed) highly, along with the grains - so I wondered how they are, size-wise? The majority of Signature's that I've seen have lovely grain structure, but there will also be some that don't I'm sure - however it would be interesting to see if the bats are the same size as the higher grades in the same model.
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