GM 2013 cricket bats Zona Argon Octane Max E Icon Epic F2 cricket bats

GM 2013 cricket bats Zona Argon Octane Max E Icon Epic F2 cricket bats

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So it was pretty exciting getting my first up close look at the new GM cricket bats on show for the 2013 cricket season..

I think its  a good ploy to offer either a flat face or rounded face option but it sure is a nightmare for us retailers….they have basically just doubled their stock overnight…

check cricket store online for more information on when these bats and gear are available

 

jason@cricketstoreonline.com

The cricket bat industry and what we can do to battle against fake cricket bats being sold.

The cricket bat industry and what we can do to battle against fake cricket bats being sold.

People know i have a bumpy history when it comes to selling fake cricket gear. I have been the victim of purchasing fake cricket gear in the past when i thought i was purchasing an authentic product. Ive also seen on a few occasions companies like Gunn & Moore, Gray Nicolls, Spartan and kookaburra also being victims of people and companies who make fake cricket gear and sell it as authentic.

Well yesterday this all became very very personal as i found that I ( Hammer cricket bats ) have now also become a victim of this debacle..

One of my fans on facebook told me that someone is selling one of my bats from Pakistan and provided me with the link..So headed over there and had a look and this is what i saw.

Fake cricket bats for sale in Sailkot, Pakistan

Fake cricket bats for sale in Sailkot, Pakistan

Upon asking him about it he told a friend of mine the bats are made in England and are $125 ea…I found that pretty funny as it clearly states in the product description that these cricket bats are exclusively made for me personally in New Zealand. What a dumb ass. Another that was also pretty funny which is a giveaway is that he has labelled the product as 2012 / 2013 and the bat is the pic ( one that i personally took in my house ) is clearly a 1st edition 2012 bat as you can clearly see from the decals.. The new 2013 bats have completely new decals.

So its obvious this fool from CA ONE sports is selling fake gear and suggest people stay away from him in future.

If you are ever looking for information on whether retailers are selling real authentic gear or fake gear, please feel free to email me at jason@cricketstoreonline.com.

If you are looking for real authentic Hel 156 cricket bats then there is currently only 1 authentic retailer worldwide at the moment selling them, and thats www.cricketstoreonline.com…No one else worldwide is authorized.. Also the new 2013 gear has already been released and is available here..click here.

 

Thanks…

Slazenger V600 cricket bat photographic review..

Slazenger V600 cricket bat photographic review..

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V600 cricket bat 2013

slazenger V6 cricket bat review

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slazenger V6 cricket bat review

The second member of our Slazenger Pro Tour bat range is inspired by our legendary

bat maker, Erix Loxton, who first crafted the famous bat some 30 years ago.

Retro styling and a new contemporary profile blend with Slazenger’s vision to take

a step back in time to produce a bat of extreme quality and flair.

The lowered middle combined with a balanced ‘pick up’ delivers excellent playability

for batsmen who love to play attacking shots. Replicating the profi

Slazenger V600 cricket bat review by cricket store online

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Slazenger V600 cricket bat

The V600 is expertly profiled to the design and specification of Slazenger players

Jacques Kallis and Jonny Bairstow who dominate bowling attacks with a combination

of power and precision.

With a distinctly large new low profile, equally impressive edges and a brand new

flat face, the V600 will be a force to be reckoned with in 2013 in any format of the game.

Player Type: Dominating Stroke Player

Developed for players who demand a power bat

with excellent p

Slazenger V12 retro cricket bat review

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An icon of the 20th century, the famous V12 is relaunched,

reinvented and has lost none of its famous charm in the process.

The V12 legacy was born from the style, charisma and quality of the legendary

players that used them during their careers. Players of the stature of Sir Viv Richards,

Sir Gary Sobers, Geoffrey Boycott and Sachin Tendulkar devastated bowling attacks

and dominated world cricket using this iconic blade.

The showcase bat of our Pro Tour range, the V12 is expertly hand mad

Slazenger XLite 2013 cricket batting pads and gloves review

Slazenger XLite 2013 cricket batting pads and Slazenger Ultimate gloves review

So i always get asked by many of my facebook, twitter and store fans…”jason, what gear would you use ” or ” what do you use ” so thought i would share some pics of the new 2013 slazenger Xlite cricket batting pads and Ultimate gloves…It that simple. if i was using slazenger gear next season this is what i would use…These gloves are super light and also the best materials and also supreme comfort. The Slazenger Xlite pads as well are super super light weighing just 688g and also modern materials which mean strength as weight reduction..

here are some pics

Slazenger cricket batting gloves 2013 review

Slazenger cricket batting gloves 2013 review

Slazenger cricket batting gloves

Slazenger cricket batting gloves

Slazenger Panther cricket batting gloves

Protection Rating: Club

Construction: PVC

Profile: Sausage Style (6 Piece)

Weight (Pair): 350g / 11.7oz

Palm: Calf Leather Palm with

V Ventilation

Finger Protection: Cotton Filled High Grade

PVC Finger Rolls on Top and Bottom Hand

Side Protection: NA

Thumb: Two Piece Angled Cut Thumb

Gusset: Air Flow System

Lining: NA

Strap System: 50mm Single Sided

Sweatband

 

slazenger panther cricket batting gloves

slazenger panther cricket batting gloves

Quality : 1

Comfort : 1

Protection : 1

Score of 3/9

To be honest…not an awesome set of cricket batting gloves, but when we were in school we all used gloves exactly like this and i think these gloves are great for just that…a school or club kit where children are going to be using them…they will be cheap so if they dont get looked after that wont be an issue. If you are playing adult club cricket then you want better gloves than this..

Slazenger Xlite cricket batting gloves.

Protection Rating: International

Construction: Test Match Quality Korean PU

Profile: Multi-Flex Chamber (15 Piece)

Weight (Pair): 300g / 10.3oz

Palm: Grade A Sheep Leather

Palm with V Ventilation / Grey Indian Pittard Wear Patches

Finger Protection: Reinforced Ultra-Flex HD Foam Chambers / Shaped

1500K Armour Protection

on Lead Fingers / Braided Fibre Insert Casing

Side Protection: 3 Piece Top Hand Side

Bolster / 1 Piece Bottom Hand Bolster

Thumb: Two Piece Angled Cut Thumb

Gusset: Air Flow System

Lining: Soft Fill Towelling with Comfort Foam

Strap System: 50mm Double Sided Sweatband / New Low Profile Slazenger Embossed Quick Release Straps

Slazenger Xlite cricket batting gloves

Slazenger Xlite cricket batting gloves

Quality : 2

Comfort : 2

Protection : 2

Score of 6/9

Pretty good / solid set of gloves…not sure any international players will be wearing these as the top hand protection is quite average but overall these gloves are good and gets the nod from me…the bottom hand blowing finger protection is international quality and these batting gloves do offer some good comfort and good flexibility….im thinking….serious club / county cricketer for these gloves and they are also nice and light..

Slazenger Pro cricket batting gloves

Protection Rating: County/Premier Club

Construction: Action PU

Profile: Hybrid Sausage/Chamber

Style (9 Piece)

Weight (Pair): 297g / 9.6 oz

Palm: Grade A Calf Leather Palm with V Ventilation

Finger Protection: Crosslink Foam Sausage

Style Fingers with Split 3rd and 4th Finger

Chambers / 2 x Armour- Tec V4 Protection on Lead Fingers

Side Protection: 3 Piece Top Hand Side

Bolster / 1 Piece Bottom Hand Bolster

Thumb: Two Piece Angled Cut Thumb

Gusset: Air Flow System

Lining: Soft Fill Comfort Foam

Strap System: 50mm Double Sided

Sweatband / New Low Profile Slazenger Embossed Quick Release Straps

slazenger pro cricket batting gloves

slazenger pro cricket batting gloves

Quality : 2

Comfort : 1

Protection : 2

Score of 5/9

These gloves fit snug but lack some flexibility in the fingers…This is definitely a mid range set of gloves. Material quality is average but will be perfectly fine for club level cricketers who are on a budget..

Slazenger Ultra cricket batting gloves

Protection Rating: Club

Construction: Action PVC + PU

Profile: Hybrid Sausage/Chamber

Style (9 Piece)

Weight (Pair): 343g / 13.7 oz

Palm: Calf Leather Palm with

V Ventilation

Finger Protection: 2 x Finger Plates for

Additional Protection on Lead Fingers

Side Protection: 3 Piece Top Hand Side Bolster

Thumb: Two Piece Angled Cut Thumb

Gusset: Air Flow System

Lining: Cotton

Strap System: 50mm Single Sided

Sweatband / New Low Profile Slazenger

Embossed Quick Release Straps

slazenger ultra cricket batting gloves

slazenger ultra cricket batting gloves

Quality : 1

Comfort : 2

Protection : 2

Score of 5/9

This is a ” club ” set of cricket batting gloves so dont expect top of the line…These gloves are comfortable and i like the flexibility in the fingers.. They also look pretty cool..They have a full leather palm and some average added protection on the bowling fingers..overall a sold pair of club gloves. They are also a little heavy..

Slazenger Test cricket batting gloves.

Protection Rating: County/Premier Club

Construction: Action PU

Profile: Hybrid Sausage/Chamber

Style (9 Piece)

Weight (Pair): 357g / 13oz

Palm: Calf Leather Palm with V Ventilation

Finger Protection: Crosslink Foam Cut

Sausage Style Fingers with Split 3rd and 4th

Finger Chambers / 2 x Armour-Tec V4 Protection

on Lead Fingers / 2 x Finger Plates for Added

Protection on Lead Fingers

Side Protection: 3 Piece Top Hand Side Bolster

Thumb: Two Piece Angled Cut Thumb

Gusset: Air Flow System

Lining: Soft Fill Comfort Foam

Strap System: 50mm Double Sided

Sweatband / New

Low Profile Slazenger

Embossed Quick Release Straps

slazenger test cricket batting gloves

slazenger test cricket batting gloves

Quality : 1

Comfort : 1

Protection : 1

Score of 3/9

Slazenger say these are county or premier club level gloves….i would disagree…i would say these cricket batting gloves are still club level…at county you probably need international level gloves so that would not be these…although i play club level and use international level gloves..I really like the overall quality of these gloves but find there isn’t enough flexibility in the fingers and they are also a little heavy.

Slazenger Elite cricket batting gloves

Protection Rating: International

Construction: Test Match Quality Korean

PU

Profile: Traditional Pre-Formed

Sausage Style (9 Piece)

Weight (Pair): 369g / 13 oz

Palm: Grade A Calf Leather

Palm with V Ventilation /

Grey Indian Pittard Wear Patches

Finger Protection: Traditional HD Foam

Sausage Fingers with Extra Protective Wrap /

4 x Armour-Tec V4 Dual

Protection on Lead Fingers / 2 x Finger Plates

for Added Protection on Lead Fingers

Side Protection: 3 Piece Top Hand Side

Bolster / 1 Piece Bottom Hand Bolster

Thumb: Two Piece Angled Cut Thumb

Gusset: Air Flow System

Lining: Soft Fill Comfort Foam

Strap System: 50mm Double Sided

Sweatband / New Low Profile Slazenger

Embossed Quick Release Straps

slazenger elite cricket batting gloves

slazenger elite cricket batting gloves

Quality : 2

Comfort : 2

Protection : 2

Score of 6/9

Getting closer..but still not quite international level…i mean come on. these wont stand up to being wrapped on the gloves by Dale Steyn. Still a good set of gloves but really only club level.Lacks a bit of flexibility on the fingers..

Slazenger Pro Tour cricket batting gloves.

Protection Rating: International

Construction: Premium Quality Leather

Profile: Traditional Sausage Style

Weight (Pair): 437g / 15.2oz

Palm: Grade A Sheep Leather

with V Ventilation

Finger Protection: Triple Layer Full Finger

Protection / 2 x Wrapped Finger Plates with HD

Foam Cut Strips on Lead Fingers

Side Protection: 3 Piece Top Hand Side

Bolster / 1 Piece Bottom Hand Bolster

Thumb: Two Piece Straight Cut

Thumb with ‘Genuine Leather’ Stamp

Gusset: Air Flow System

Lining: Soft Fill Comfort Foam

Strap System: 50mm Double Sided

Sweatband

slazenger pro tour cricket batting gloves

slazenger pro tour cricket batting gloves

Quality : 3

Comfort : 2

Protection : 3

Score of 8/9

Traditional international level full leather cricket batting gloves…..i think that pretty much sums up how i feel about these gloves….Nice …i like them. good protection, great quality, just a touch stiff due to the full sausage fingers but thats what you get for maximum protection…The only negative would be the weight, but international level cricketers can deal with that.

Slazenger Ultimate cricket batting gloves

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

Protection Rating: International

Construction: Test Match Quality Korean PU

Profile: Multi-Flex Chamber (16 Piece)

Weight (Pair): 310g / 10.8 oz

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

Palm: Carbon Fibre WR100X

Pittards Leather Palm with V Ventilation

Finger Protection: Reinforced ‘Shark Tooth’

HD Foam Chambers on All Fingers / Shaped

1500K Armour Protection on Lead Fingers

Slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

Slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

Side Protection: 3 Piece Top Hand Side

Bolster / 1 Piece Bottom Hand Bolster

Thumb: Two Piece 1500K Angled Cut Thumb

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

Gusset: Air Flow System

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

Lining: Soft Fill Towelling with Comfort Foam

Strap System: 50mm Double Sided

Sweatband / New Low Profile Slazenger

Embossed Quick Release Straps

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

Quality : 3

Comfort : 3

Protection : 3

Score of 9/9

Its simple…BUY these gloves if you want some Slazenger gloves…These ultimate batting gloves are just that…The ultimate…They use synthetic materials to keep the weight down and materials like Carbon Fibre to maximize protection of the bowling fingers and thumb. If i was to have slazenger gloves these would be them.

So my overall thoughts of the new 2013 range is that they are pretty good.Maybe not quite as good as maybe the SG gloves as those are possible the best as far as value for money is concerned but these slazenger gloves will be close…I am still yet to see the prices of these gloves and that may be the deciding factor..Overall a good solid range with something for everybody.

Thanks for reading.

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