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Re: Couple of Players bats
« Reply #135 on: May 18, 2020, 08:08:06 AM »

I play half a dozen old boys games these days, not taking it too seriously so most dont have much gear. I take a bag full of repaired pros bats which have been replaced with new ones. The bats are sometimes gone through the back and always cracking in the face. Some just fit through the gauge (MCC believes size is the only reason these bats are so good!), some arent so huge. My team mates are awestruck by how well they are hitting the ball, if they can see it! Opposition are always asking if they can buy second hand bats off me because they think we are cheating even when we lose (?) We have plenty of these clefts available. Question is how many of you would purchase new knowing the bat will probably not last many seasons and will require constant repair and maintenance?

So you are saying that these old pros bats perform better than normal bats. Can you tell the difference by looking at them or weighing them? Are they different profile, lighter weight, or just much better ping off the bat face because of the cleft and pressing?
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Re: Couple of Players bats
« Reply #136 on: June 12, 2020, 05:17:37 PM »

Interesting topic , I myself own two bats where one of them is a GM and the other one is a MH . The GM is a players edition which is 2'9 and picks like its dead weight . However , the MH which was made for Babar Azam which I received from his coach in Pakistan is 2'9 but picks up way lighter with a lot more wood . Would this justify the price of a MH bat ? The pro range isn't the best but with the SE range the bats are special where even a forward defence or push can go for four . I have attached the picture below but not sure if you guys can see it . Here is the imager link :

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Re: Couple of Players bats
« Reply #137 on: June 12, 2020, 08:13:12 PM »

Interesting topic , I myself own two bats where one of them is a GM and the other one is a MH . The GM is a players edition which is 2'9 and picks like its dead weight . However , the MH which was made for Babar Azam which I received from his coach in Pakistan is 2'9 but picks up way lighter with a lot more wood . Would this justify the price of a MH bat ? The pro range isn't the best but with the SE range the bats are special where even a forward defence or push can go for four . I have attached the picture below but not sure if you guys can see it . Here is the imager link :

https://imgur.com/7stbQOO

M&H are great bats never seen a bad one but the prices if you pay the store on website prices are crazy in my opinion. Iv played forward defensive shots as a push that have raced for four using a 120 GM signature so that doesnt justify the full market prices. However if you get the chance to own an M&H for a fair and decent price the are well worth a buy.

Personally I would say a GM players edition is a better buy than any M&H but thats just personal opinion
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Re: Couple of Players bats
« Reply #138 on: June 12, 2020, 09:34:10 PM »

Some GM Player Editions are pressed too hard , don't you think ? I got the MH for free that I got from Zain Ul Abaddin's ( Babar's coach in Pakistan) as it was one of his rejected bats for the tour v England . He also uses SS but in England when he plays for Somerset he goes for MH . The Aiden Markram players edition I have is sadly too firmly pressed and the sound is completely different to the MH . Although , you are right 700 is insanely expensive , even though I can manage to get 50% off from my cousin . I will probably opt to get a  GM players edition for next season so I can perform in the prem and somehow get a county trial ........ Been focussed on college since I left to UK from Pakistan U16.  GM's are much better value for money at the end of the day .... for some reason the sound of them looks different to me
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Re: Couple of Players bats
« Reply #139 on: June 14, 2020, 04:56:58 PM »

GM's are much better value for money at the end of the day .... for some reason the sound of them looks different to me

Don't be dissuaded by the sound of the bat, look at the ball's rebound or value for shots in the nets/matches. If you are used to a certain type of a bat sound (Asian moisture level or even press), the sound of a bat is a very poor indicator of its ping.

I sometimes use ear plugs when bouncing balls on different bats. The "hard" sounding bats that I'd normally reject don't feel so bad when you eliminate sounds and just look at the rebound. My Keeley's sound different when compared to CAs and I love both. LW sounds like GM, hard sounding.
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