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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2020, 06:24:46 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.

I must have had one of these in a basket about 10 times but always ended up not going through with it because of the price. Then when I say the discount code I was really tempted but held off for a bit and then when we were informed our holiday was cancelled it meant I had the free resources as had been saving for a year as always for our big family holiday as it needs to be in school holidays as thats when I have my eldest daughter. Fact is there is every chance that if flight rules are relaxed kids wont be at school anyway or flights are not going to relaxed and will hold to hold on until next next year. Either way I ran out of excuses to myself not to buy it.
Wife job situation happened about 4 days after I bought it. But hey ho wont be the end of the world.
Worst case Ill be homeless but still have this bat lol.
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2020, 06:27:40 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.

Not sure many of these will individually as not sure many places stock many players edition bats but certainly when places offer discount codes in all stock online it will bring price down.
Talent cricket have the 20% off until tomorrow I think.

But yea if this lockdown goes on much longer I imagine as season technically gets shorter lots of stores may be sitting on stock they had delivered early in the year and need to clear out so maybe some decent deals as we go through the season
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2020, 06:44:28 PM »

Hot dingly dang, that's a lovely (and massive-looking) bit O' wood.
Beau grainage as the French would say.
I've a suspicion it'll go as well as it looks, too.
Sorry to hear about your wife's job.
Hope she finds something she'll enjoy when we're all allowed out.
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2020, 07:39:59 PM »

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Sorry to hear about your wife's job.
Hope she finds something she'll enjoy when we're all allowed out.
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Thank you. She works in the care industry in dementia care so Im sure she will be fine.
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2020, 07:44:58 PM »

That's a beauty. How's the ping , any different from the GM signatures/808 ? is it softer pressed ?
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2020, 08:13:45 PM »

That is a very lovely looking bat!

If you find one you love the feel and pickup of hold on to it dearly! The looks, size, pressing... everything is perfection on these PE bats IMO. I've even used mine against a new ball straight away and it fared exactly the same as any other GM.  They may sound a million times nicer but that press and preparation at GM doesn't seem to sacrifice any durability. My only criticism is that each of the 4 or 5 I've had wouldn't list pickup as a strength hence why if this is delivers then don't let it go!!!

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

GM are very open on their videos on YT saying that generally players get whatever stickers they like the colour of. None of the PE shapes have anything in common with the rest of the range really anyway so what do you want them to do? You could argue the Stokes/ Vince are a beefed up Zelos at a push. QDK is probably closest (big Icon) but the others are their own shapes.
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2020, 08:41:09 PM »

Very nice. This is my one in the older stickers.












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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2020, 09:09:36 PM »

The toes on both look fairly thin, or is that just relative to the big spine?

I don't mind personally that the player bats are nothing like the profile of the lower grade bats, because we all know about these things, but I reckon the average buyer thinks their Diamond 808 is roughly the same bat as Ben Stokes uses, and that's clearly not the case
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2020, 09:23:17 PM »

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??

Thats an absolute beauty. Shame its right handed, or I might have offered you 200 for it.  :D

It looks remarkably similar to my bats. In fact, I dont think theres too much difference between Stokes, Vince, Malan or Pope PE bats to be honest.

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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2020, 10:11:23 PM »

That's a beauty. How's the ping , any different from the GM signatures/808 ? is it softer pressed ?

Yes like chalk and cheese. This PE edition is very different in terms of its pressing much softer from the off.
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2020, 10:11:49 PM »

Pope is the first (?) short blade players edition, but yes most are the same shape with subtle handle shape differences and stickers

Edit: oh and yes the toes are thin but I wouldnt say that particularly affects durability. GM in general do tend to have thinner toes
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2020, 10:14:34 PM »

Pope is the first (?) short blade players edition, but yes most are the same shape with subtle handle shape differences and stickers

Edit: oh and yes the toes are thin but I wouldnt say that particularly affects durability. GM in general do tend to have thinner toes

The Pope PE is the only L540 listed on the GM website all others are L555 I think 🤔
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2020, 10:39:40 PM »

Yep, I dont think theyve ever done a PE in anything other than L555 until the Pope
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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2020, 11:04:33 PM »

Lovey looking bat Chris. Looks the same shape as Stokes and a few others use.

Vince used to have a different shape to that, well he did two+ years ago, it was low middle with a bow. What the Zelos was then designed from

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Re: GM James Vince Players Edition
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2020, 07:16:18 AM »

Both bats looking very very nice and i can see a spike in sales after this post!
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