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B3 Crown or GN Legend
« on: May 03, 2020, 02:50:05 AM »

If cost was not a constraint, which one is better B3 Crown or GN Legend? Or are there any better options.
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Re: B3 Crown or GN Legend
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2020, 02:57:46 AM »

What colour is better, Red or Blue?
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Re: B3 Crown or GN Legend
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2020, 03:12:33 AM »

there are not many reviews on the forum on the legend, what I am looking for is if someone would to choose  one over the other, what considerations would they take into account?
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Re: B3 Crown or GN Legend
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2020, 03:15:14 AM »

I would go with a B3 Crown. You can talk to them about willow density so you get a bigger bat, whatever shape you want and great service. Legend I'm sure would be a great bat but if I had to choose, B3.
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Re: B3 Crown or GN Legend
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2020, 05:31:20 AM »

100% I would go b3 crown. Gn legend you arent getting the best gn.

I think its a fairer comparison to say what would you choose, a custom made gn from Robertsbridge or a b3 crown. Out of those 2 I would choose GN. On the basis I have always wanted a uk made gn from Robertsbridge. Not some laser etched bat from
India.

Money no option GN- for me You are looking at a Kranz or a custom uk made gn.

« Last Edit: May 03, 2020, 06:56:38 AM by Buzz »
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Re: B3 Crown or GN Legend
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2020, 05:36:23 AM »

Exactly agree with canners. A more fair comparison would be a Robertsbridge made or Kranzie made Gray Nicolls. The standard legend is simply a generic indian made pretty gray nicolls retail bat that doesn't justify its price.
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Re: B3 Crown or GN Legend
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2020, 06:30:07 AM »

how does one get the custom GN? Are the ones sold in the UK for 1000 made in India?
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Re: B3 Crown or GN Legend
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2020, 06:36:15 AM »

how does one get the custom GN? Are the ones sold in the UK for 1000 made in India?
You would need to contact the Robertsbridge gray nicolls factory to get info for that. And yes the ones sold in UK for 1000 gbp are indian made
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Re: B3 Crown or GN Legend
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2020, 06:51:58 AM »

If cost was not a constraint, which one is better B3 Crown or GN Legend? Or are there any better options.

There are better options out there. Need to know what are you looking for specifically so we can help you out.
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Re: B3 Crown or GN Legend
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2020, 07:47:48 AM »

Ive had a few of both (Inc the Legend Gold) and would definitely recommend the Crown over the UK Legend as you can choose your profile, choice of cleft, handle shape, weight etc. All of the Crowns ive had had performed. Cant say the same about a couple of the Legends.
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Re: B3 Crown or GN Legend
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2020, 09:28:55 AM »

I had a Legend and used it in nets for an hour or so. It was the prettiest bat (in terms of grain structure) in I have ever seen, but it was as hard as nails, and there was way too much wood taken off the back. If I had the patience to knock it in it probably would have ended up being a gun, but I didnt really like the heavily concaved shape either, so couldnt be bothered with it. I paid 749 for mine, and ended up selling it for 400. Not the smartest decision I have ever made, but at least I got a decent amount back.

I love the look of B3 bats. I would choose B3 over GN every time.
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Re: B3 Crown or GN Legend
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2020, 12:45:51 PM »

I would take the B3 bat with gray nicolls stickers
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Re: B3 Crown or GN Legend
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2020, 12:57:39 PM »

If cost wasn’t a constraint I’d take a flight to Melbourne kidnap either the mystical Stu or Mr dinger and force them to supply a pros kitbag full of juicy bats... does that help :D

If you want to be more boring then ask one of the forum retailers like Six Sixes about the custom GN route at Robertsbridge and talk to B3 to see what they can both offer. Both will make a quality bat and stand by their product but which one will make YOUR perfect bat... only you know what your preferences are and who will get closest
« Last Edit: May 03, 2020, 01:02:55 PM by DorsetDan »
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Re: B3 Crown or GN Legend
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2020, 01:05:29 PM »

Surely if cost was no constraint the correct answer is one of each and a few others to compare it to?
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Re: B3 Crown or GN Legend
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2020, 01:32:18 PM »

thanks everyone for the suggestions and witty responses
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