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SOULMAN1012

GN Classic
« on: March 22, 2019, 11:56:47 AM »

Hi all. So here is the final bat that Iv acquired over the winter ready for the upcoming season and for me its save the best till last.
So this is the entry level GN Classic and I believe a new entrant this year in the introductory price point, keeping with with belief that grade means nothing these days. To me this is a total mid grade as I would say this is G1 with 6 straight and even grains and a totally blemish free playing area as well as going straight through the toe. Couple of tiny marble stains on the rear of the bat.

Specs are 2.9 with 38mm edges, almost a full spine into the toe but stops about an inch or so from the toe, slight amount of concaving and a semi oval handle. Now like my Powerspot this really does ping, the pressing on my 3 GNs this year are all spot on and I have every confidence will be superb sticks once fully played in over this season.
Another side note is the handles seem to be a little thicker than the past few seasons. I know the video Rob posted of his customer bat visit to GN was a mention of a lot of Pros wanting super skinny handles, however I always found they never picked up very well until I had played around with grip set up, which Im quite fussy with as only like a single grip set up so normally required additional binding but seems to be improved this year.

Finish is superb and originally came with edge tape applied but that was easily removed and cut away with a Stanley blade around the GN stickers as they are laid over the edge tape. Anti scuff now added and no toe guard which I really like on the classic collection as think they are one of the best looking ranges out at the moment. Anyway here are some pics. As always will
Update after a few nets.









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Re: GN Classic
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2019, 02:33:04 PM »

Looks like a mean bat  :)
But why are they called classic if they have concaving, bow and thick edges? Is it that the stickers are classic looking?
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Re: GN Classic
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2019, 02:44:03 PM »

Looks like a mean bat  :)
But why are they called classic if they have concaving, bow and thick edges? Is it that the stickers are classic looking?
They are actually in the heritage range, but called classic due to the classic looking stickers

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Re: GN Classic
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 05:52:35 PM »

thats a beauty
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Re: GN Classic
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 11:04:48 PM »

So much more elegant than the 'jazzy' stickers of the other ranges.
They leave room for the wood to do the talking too.
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Re: GN Classic
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2019, 07:47:11 AM »

So much more elegant than the 'jazzy' stickers of the other ranges.
They leave room for the wood to do the talking too.

I agree much prefer the understated stickers but GN do cover all bases when it comes to there range. Personally would like to see a shockwave in the flesh looks like a nice shape
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Re: GN Classic
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2019, 07:44:23 PM »

Nice hour long net tonight and must say this bat like the Powerspot plays as well as it looks, middle is very long and I must say is very responsive high up (our nets are quite springy). With this and the Powerspot playing as well as they are has confirmed Ill go into our season using GN kit for this season.
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