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SOULMAN1012

GM James Vince Players Edition
« on: April 29, 2020, 03:44:49 PM »

So Iv finally got the bat Iv wanted for ages and also spent the most Iv spent in a bat in god knows how long.

Had our holiday cancelled for July which allowed this to be purchased but downside wife has been made redundant so will new certainly be my last purchase for a while but going out on a high.

This was purchased a few weeks back using the 20%off code at Talent cricket taking the price to just over 400 which is for this bat I feel a very good deal however still a lot of money.

So the bat is the L555 blade length so standard SH and the first thing I noticed was its HUGE. Only measured using a tape measure but true to GM listing the bat has 39mm edges and a totally full profile shape with a duck bill toe and a massive mass in the hitting area.

As you would imagine looks wise its stunning with 11 totally straight grains back and front and completely blemish free no marks specks what so ever. I have always liked 7-10 grains so 1 extra is a bonus lol.
Weight wise the bat is 2.10 bang on a has a GM pick up index of 3 which surprised me as picks up like a wand I would honestly have guessed 2.8 dead weight if I didnt know weight was between 2.9 - 2.11 on the GM Website. Swell depth is 65mm according to GM so I assume thats the spine height?

However the most notable difference to this and any other GM Iv owned is the pressing. This is much softer straight from the off even compared to my OLE neon this would easily be ready to go without any prep work which Iv always had to do with all other GM bats. Most of which Iv opened have been signature grade tbh so maybe thats unfair to compare to but it really is notable how soft and springy this is tapping an old ball on it.

Few other bits of note, the icon stickers looks a million times better in the flesh than they do online etc and for a bat this stunning really allow the quality of willow to shine through. Handle to be seems a little thinner than the Neon and Siren I have but still fairly chunky but still a lovely semi oval shape. Only downside is the horrible hex grip so that will be changed

So in short somethings are worth waiting for and this has certainly been one of them.

















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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 03:53:33 PM »

That is a very very very nice bit of wood!
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 03:55:47 PM »

That is a beauty. Lovely shape and full profile.
You do manage to find some beltingly good bats. Is this to be used in anger (at some point in the future), or kept to admire?

Enjoy,

David
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2020, 03:58:15 PM »

Please dont sell this Christopher
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2020, 04:10:03 PM »

Please dont sell this Christopher

No this for sure will be one of very few that stays safely in the kit bag. Wanted one for ages ever since I saw his Haze bat 3 years ago at Canterbury when he was playing there and had them leaned up against the fence when netting before a game
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2020, 04:11:45 PM »

That is a beauty. Lovely shape and full profile.
You do manage to find some beltingly good bats. Is this to be used in anger (at some point in the future), or kept to admire?

Enjoy,

David

Will certainly be used at some point although probably only in games certainly wont be used in the current garden cricket I play with the wife and kids lol
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2020, 04:20:37 PM »

Will certainly be used at some point although probably only in games certainly wont be used in the current garden cricket I play with the wife and kids lol

That's a beauty!!

You've got to use it in the garden!! I put my 4 year old over the roof of an adjoining house with my Keeley Pro at the weekend  :D :D :D
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2020, 04:23:05 PM »

Wow! Lovely that.

Wins the self isolation purchases so far for sure.
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2020, 04:52:04 PM »

I'm sure this is a better investment than going on holidays 😃😃
Surely it's light pickup, willow plus it's higher middle.
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2020, 05:19:46 PM »

Looks amazing. Absolutely nothing like other icons which look heavily concaved. Why do they even pretend this is an icon?

I'm looking forward to next season when you sell it for 105 posted, whatever you say now  ;)
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2020, 05:21:04 PM »

Looks lovely mate. Although I'll never believe it when you say 'no more bats for a while!' 😆
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2020, 05:22:58 PM »

Looks lovely mate. Although I'll never believe it when you say 'no more bats for a while!' 😆

Family finances wont allow it for a while so will be for a little bit for sure
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2020, 05:24:38 PM »

Looks amazing. Absolutely nothing like other icons which look heavily concaved. Why do they even pretend this is an icon?

I'm looking forward to next season when you sell it for 105 posted, whatever you say now  ;)

I guess its just marketing, no difference to to the diamond as nothing like what stokes uses either but stickers promote the brand. Shape wise @SouthpawMark can confirm but not sure much in it between this and the stokes profile. Think GM website states 1mm difference in swell height. Out of curiosity is that middle position of spine height??
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2020, 05:38:34 PM »

That is a very sexy bat.
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2020, 05:47:41 PM »

Lovely bat indeed and interesting to hear the buying decision process.

Wonder how many of these and bats of their ilk might fall price-wise into closer reach this season?

This is a shape I would be very keen on.
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