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Mfarank

Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
« on: February 10, 2019, 11:26:36 AM »

Hey guys so after convincing a friend to go for a GM, i decided to order 2 of the 2018 neon 808s from PDC. They were already on 40% off but we saved another 15% by ordering 2. All in all they cost us 102 each with  about 10 each on shipping and customs. Its my first experience with a 5 star GM bat and i really appreciate the whole pickup index concept. So the one with heartwood on left handers outside edge has 9 grains, weighs 2lb9.5oz and has a pickup index of 3. The other one without any heartwood has 8 grains, is an astounding 2lb7.8oz and has a pickup index of 1. The batmaker initials on both is JP. Both of them have identical max edges of 38mm and max spine height of 63mm. Also identical in slight concaving. Handles are typical thick GM semi oval. And the same crunchy press of GM. Ping is great on both but i felt the heavier one pinged slightly better. Though i think im gona pick the lighter one still. Video review coming soon but in the meantime here are the pics.

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Re: Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 12:15:57 PM »

GM batmaker, initials JP... humm @Perkins17 lovely work 🤔😉
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Re: Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 12:18:50 PM »

Ohh wow we have the actual batmaker here on cbf! This place continues to amaze me! Mr. JP care to comment on your handywork? Which one should i keep?  :D
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Re: Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 03:05:04 PM »

Look like good value, always been tempted but cant quite trust PDC
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Re: Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 06:11:35 PM »

Look like good value, always been tempted but cant quite trust PDC

I have read that about SD but why PDC? I have always felt that they are much more customer friendly. At least they don't steal VAT on non-EU shipments.
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Re: Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 06:24:10 PM »

Look like good value, always been tempted but cant quite trust PDC

Ive always found them very helpful and any unwanted returns are always dealt with very quickly. Cricket Direct are the ones to avoid like the plague
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Re: Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 09:39:18 PM »

Decent sticks for the price. Personally I love the GM Neon I own 3 and just bought a 4th this evening. Since switching to the slightly shorter blade as my main match bats seems to have improved my game and the Neon offers decent sized bats with superb pick up and very long middles.

Hope they go well for you & your mate
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Re: Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 10:06:06 PM »

Ive always found them very helpful and any unwanted returns are always dealt with very quickly. Cricket Direct are the ones to avoid like the plague

I'm sure one day I will cave in
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Re: Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 04:52:06 AM »

Thanks alot guys. To those wondering pdc is always my go to for "UK brands" equipment due to my great experience with their customer service and their cheap shipping fees. Not to mention very hassle free. And they deliver to my doorstep in 3-4 days tops.
Anyway my teammate went for the heavier one and i kept the lighter one. Hope they serve us both well. Shot the video review yesterday. Will upload today
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Re: Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 09:23:00 AM »

I've used PDC a few times and have had good experiences with them.

To be honest I've had good experiences with most of the well known cricket retailers... guess it takes 1 order to go wrong... how do the zelos and neon differ?

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Re: Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 09:28:45 AM »

I've used PDC a few times and have had good experiences with them.

To be honest I've had good experiences with most of the well known cricket retailers... guess it takes 1 order to go wrong... how do the zelos and neon differ?
Zelos has a lower sweet spot as compared to neon, has slightly smaller edges and is more bowed. Neon is pretty straight
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Re: Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2019, 09:40:50 AM »

Neon is shorter blade longer handle too...
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Re: Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2019, 10:26:43 AM »

Thanks reason I asked is..

I am using a Noir as my main bat this season and Mythos as my 2020 bat.. and I too am loving the pickup of the shorter blade Mythos...

I've also liked the shape of the Zelos... GM bats are just on the money this year... fast becoming my favourite off the shelf bat brand and am struggling to see a reason to go elsewhere at the moment for my wants!

Next season could be interesting if I find I enjoy using the Mythos over the Noir.
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Re: Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2019, 10:46:43 AM »

Yes last years zelos and chrome were L555 while Mana and Neon were L540 and this years Noir and Zelos are L555 while Mythos, Neon and Diamond are L540
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Re: Couple of GM Neon 808 bargains from PDC
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