GM players edition cricket bats go under the microscope

GM players edition cricket bats go under the microscope

DSC04697 GM players edition cricket bats go under the microscope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GM Graeme smith players grade cricket bat 2012

DSC04665 GM players edition cricket bats go under the microscope

Specifications

Origin: England
Wood: English willow Original LE grade willow
Weight Guide: 2lb 12oz
Sample Weight: 2lb 12 oz
Handle: Oval at bottom
Edge (at widest): 35mm
Finish: Polycoat and toetec
Toe Protection: Yes

My opinion

Wow thats expensive, but so is a ferrari or an Aston Martin. And are they worth every penny. Absolutely. These bats are incredible. Some of the best bats ive picked up in a long time. Great Ping, balance is awesome. total confidence that you will clear any boundary on the planet. This bat only scores a 36/45. however take the price out of the equation and change the score to 35, you will have a bat that scores 33/35. thats not to bad.

We Like

- Just about everything about it. Shape, profile, ping, handle shape, presence, willow.

pickup index ( 4 ) i like this

We Dislike

- No bat cover…WTF. $699 USD and no bat cover????? Thats lame.

Star Rating

Price: 3/10                              weight : 2.12
Willow: 9/10                          edge size : 35mm
Finish: 9/10
Performance: 10/10
Wow: 5/5

total score : 36/45

GM Shane Watson players grade cricket bat 2012

DSC04683 GM players edition cricket bats go under the microscope

Specifications

Origin: England
Wood: English willow Original LE grade willow
Weight Guide: 2lb 12oz
Sample Weight: 2lb 12 oz
Handle: Oval at bottom
Edge (at widest): 37mm
Finish: Polycoat and toetec
Toe Protection: Yes

My opinion

I dont love this bat as much i do the epic PE, but that doesn’t take away from the fact its an awesome bat. all the characteristics as the epic. Expensive, exclusive, brilliant. Pity about the slight blemish on the toe on this one bat.take the price out of the equation and change the score to 35, you will have a bat that scores 32/35. thats not to bad.

We Like

- Im not in love with the sweet spot location on this and the pickup index.

pickup index ( 3 ) Feels a little light for me.

We Dislike

- No bat cover…WTF. $699 USD and no bat cover????? Thats lame.

Star Rating

Price: 3/10                              weight : 2.12
Willow: 8/10                          edge size : 37mm
Finish: 9/10
Performance: 10/10
Wow: 5/5

total score : 35/45

GM Jonathan Trott players grade cricket bat 2012

DSC04688 GM players edition cricket bats go under the microscope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specifications

Origin: England
Wood: English willow Original LE grade willow
Weight Guide: 2lb 10oz
Sample Weight: 2lb 10 oz
Handle: Oval at bottom
Edge (at widest): 34mm
Finish: Polycoat and toetec
Toe Protection: Yes

My opinion

I like this bat and the shape. its has a nice low elongated middle that extends up the blade and its very well balanced. The balance is a little light as it comes in 2.10 with a pickup index of 2 but it carries it very will and i could see myself playing with this bat as its very close to one of the bats i currently use myself. see Hammer cricket bats.take the price out of the equation and change the score to 35, you will have a bat that scores 33/35. thats not to bad.

We Like

- I love the balance and pickup of this bat even though its lighter than i usually use. Ping is awesome obviously as are all of the player edition cricket bats.

pickup index ( 2 )Its very light but i like this one a lot

We Dislike

- Still…seriously. no bat cover….

Star Rating

Price: 3/10                              weight : 2.10
Willow: 9/10                          edge size : 34mm
Finish: 9/10
Performance: 10/10
Wow: 5/5

total score : 36/45

GM Ross Taylor players grade cricket bat 2012

DSC04678 GM players edition cricket bats go under the microscope

Specifications

Origin: England
Wood: English willow Original LE grade willow
Weight Guide: 2lb 11oz
Sample Weight: 2lb 11 oz
Handle: Oval at bottom
Edge (at widest): 35mm
Finish: Polycoat and toetec
Toe Protection: Yes

My opinion

This bat and the shane watson are the only two bats in the range that are anything like the actual GM range of bats. eg the watson shape is very similar to the actual flare and this Ross taylor bat is similar to the Icon shape but the G.smith and the Trott bats are nothing like the bats they are endorsing shape and profile wise. Overall however its still an awesome bat with a large middle and will dwarf any ground out there.take the price out of the equation and change the score to 35, you will have a bat that scores 33/35. thats not to bad.

We Like

- Very good weight and balance with the pickup index being a perfect 3. combining control and power. Any batsman will love this bat in their hands.

pickup index ( 3 )

We Dislike

- im starting to not love the sharp icon spine. if 3/4 GM pros don’t have the sharp spine with con-caved rear profile, is that a sign that there is something to the design??

Star Rating

Price: 3/10                              weight : 2.11
Willow: 9/10                          edge size : 35mm
Finish: 9/10
Performance: 10/10
Wow: 5/5

total score : 36/45

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