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Cover Drive
27th October 2010, 05:38
InshAllah, in the next day or two I will be posting 2011 gear of all the companies (small and big) so we can have a look at it.

For now I have CA new pads pictures. The following pads were worn by CA sponsored players (Imran Farhat and Misbah Ul Haq) in first T20I Pakistan vs South Africa.

I am not sure which range it is but CA have also introduced foam pads which are similar to Boom Boom 5 Star, AS V10 and many more.

Silencer
27th October 2010, 05:42
These pads look quite similar to Boom Boom 5 Star and AS V10 but nonetheless these look slightly better than them.

xkalibur80
27th October 2010, 19:39
Loving them - any idea if they will be launched in the stores soon?

Cover Drive
27th October 2010, 19:53
Loving them - any idea if they will be launched in the stores soon?

No clue. I would guess they would be launched near December.

Cover Drive
27th October 2010, 20:17
[br]http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ASV10GLOVES.jpg
AS V10 GLOVES
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ASV3GLOVES.jpg
AS V3 GLOVES
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ASTONEGLOVES.jpg
AS TONE GLOVES
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ASGOLDGLOVES.jpg
AS GOLD GLOVES
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ASV10PADS.jpg
AS V10 PADS
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ASV3PADS.jpg
AS V3 PADS

Cover Drive
27th October 2010, 20:18
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ASV10.jpg
AS V10 BAT
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ASTONE.jpg
AS TONE BAT
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ASONE.jpg
AS ONE1 BAT
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/AST20.jpg
AS T20 BAT
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ASGOLD.jpg
AS GOLD BAT

Cover Drive
27th October 2010, 20:44
Mongoose 2011 Range

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=447865096327&set=a.447864676327.243723.247737146327&pid=5399338&id=247737146327

Kookaburra 2011 Range

http://www.kookaburra.biz/uploads/files/Kookaburra-cricket-2011uk.pdf

Gunn & Moore 2011 Range

http://www.gm-cricket.com/range/

If anyone comes across anything new gear of any brand please feel free to share it here.

Thanks

Knightrider
28th October 2010, 00:57
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear1.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear2.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear3.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear4.jpg
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http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear6.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear7.jpg

Knightrider
28th October 2010, 00:59
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear8.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear9.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear10.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear11.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear12.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear13.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear14.jpg

Knightrider
28th October 2010, 01:00
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear15.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear16.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear17.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear18.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear19.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SGnew2011gear20.jpg
This is the New SG 2011 Catalog.

ca_gold
28th October 2010, 03:31
New SG Bats look amazing. In particualr the legend, cobra, and tonny. Tonny doesnt seem to be made with their best quality willow - otherwise i like that profile best. Is Agit carrying these?

Cover Drive
28th October 2010, 03:51
New SG Bats look amazing. In particualr the legend, cobra, and tonny. Tonny doesnt seem to be made with their best quality willow - otherwise i like that profile best. Is Agit carrying these?

Yes, he is.

ca_gold
28th October 2010, 04:26
i'd really like one of these sg bats. would have to sell one or two of my bats though. Xclaibur bhai - do you want one ;)

Knightrider
28th October 2010, 04:38
I am going to buy a full SG kit. SG King Cobra bat, megalite pads and hilite or megalite gloves. SG softs quality looks amazing even the lower range stuff is very good.

Knightrider
28th October 2010, 04:48
SG test glove looks similar design & quality as Kook Ice/Rogue 850 gloves. This is probably why its really popular with Indian players and also seen a Aussie player using them.

Cover Drive
28th October 2010, 05:32
Majid Bhai, yes they are tad similar.

Who makes Kookaburra's soft? SG?

Personally I would say SS are better soft maker than SG but it could be only me.

ca_gold
28th October 2010, 06:05
I am going to buy a full SG kit. SG King Cobra bat, megalite pads and hilite or megalite gloves. SG softs quality looks amazing even the lower range stuff is very good.

why the king cobra?

Cover Drive
28th October 2010, 06:29
i'd really like one of these sg bats. would have to sell one or two of my bats though. Xclaibur bhai - do you want one ;)

Which one did you like the most?

Didn't your club mates wanted to snap Ice/Blade?

xkalibur80
28th October 2010, 07:10
I really want to get an Indian bat.....but my heart says no!

Cover Drive
28th October 2010, 07:21
I really want to get an Indian bat.....but my heart says no!

Please don't buy SS :))

I am just kidding, personally I hate SS bats as there shape is wired. I have seen couple of BAS and they look good.

Knightrider
29th October 2010, 00:24
SS and SG are best selling and biggest brands in India. BAS is no way near as popular or good as SG and SS in India. SS and SG bats are best pressed bats in the world, no other brands in India/Pak press bats like SS & SG.

Cover Drive
29th October 2010, 00:30
SS and SG are best selling and biggest brands in India. BAS is no way near as popular or good as SG and SS in India. SS and SG bats are best pressed bats in the world, no other brands in India/Pak press bats like SS & SG.

In India SS and SG could be best selling brands but they are no where the best brand in the world. As far pressing goes SS and SG pressing can never match any English batmaker pressing.

Tim Keeleys brother has been watching Tim pressing the bats for last 35 years but he himself cant press the bats as good as Tim. So pressing requires immense skills and talent.

I have seen SS and they seem to be very very soft pressed. One of my clubmate has SS Matrix which he bought near the end of preseason (near April) and by the end of September his bat was totally finished. Toe cracked although it was well protected, crack on blade etc.

In my opinion, BAS bats are much better than SS and SG. However, outside India BAS seem to be more popular than SS and SG.

Knightrider
29th October 2010, 00:33
why the king cobra?
I wanted to get their Top of the range bat king Cobra. Its a really nice bat with good balance and high quality grade 1 willow and I've had one b4 and it played really well.

Knightrider
29th October 2010, 00:39
In India SS and SG could be best selling brands but they are no where the best brand in the world. As far pressing goes SS and SG pressing can never match any English batmaker pressing.

Tim Keeleys brother has been watching Tim pressing the bats for last 35 years but he himself cant press the bats as good as Tim. So pressing requires immense skills and talent.

I have seen SS and they seem to be very very soft pressed. One of my clubmate has SS Matrix which he bought near the end of preseason (near April) and by the end of September his bat was totally finished. Toe cracked although it was well protected, crack on blade etc.

In my opinion, BAS bats are much better than SS and SG. However, outside India BAS seem to be more popular than SS and SG.
Even Tom agreed SS and SG are best pressed bats in the world and you havnt even used any of the brands but you continue to diss asian brands without even really using or knowing much about how bats are pressed. English bats are pressed very poorly compared to SS & SG.

Cover Drive
29th October 2010, 00:46
Even Tom agreed SS and SG are best pressed bats in the world and you havnt even used any of the brands but you continue to diss asian brands without even really using or knowing much about how bats are pressed. English bats are pressed very poorly compared to SS & SG.

I have used SS, hence, I was talking about them. As far SG goes I haven't used it yet. However, I was no where near "diss[ing]" Asian brands. YOu seem to have your love for SS and SG which is the reason why you always promote them.

If you really want to talk like that then how can you say English bats are pressed very poorly? You haven't used many English brand bats. Have you?

Everyone has there own opinon and its not that I have to agree with you. SS and SG could have the best pressing in world according to you but I don't think that would be the case with everyone.

Atlast suit yourself:)

90MPH
29th October 2010, 01:06
Cover drive I heard earlier this year that Nike would start releasing cricket equipment next year, do you have any info on this ?

Knightrider
29th October 2010, 01:08
Calm down Uzair dont ruin the whole thread. Please keep your posts positive and "real world", don't cast aspersions upon anyone or any brand. Most of all, keep it fun! That is why people share their ideas and concerns.

Cover Drive
29th October 2010, 02:21
Calm down Uzair dont ruin the whole thread. Please keep your posts positive and "real world", don't cast aspersions upon anyone or any brand. Most of all, keep it fun! That is why people share their ideas and concerns.

I am calm and there's no anger in me. What got me a bit furious was your exaggeration towards SS and SG pressing.

If I had hurt you or your feelings then I apologize for it.

Cover Drive
29th October 2010, 02:22
Cover drive I heard earlier this year that Nike would start releasing cricket equipment next year, do you have any info on this ?

Sorry bro I have no idea when they will be releasing cricket equipment.

Cover Drive
29th October 2010, 03:49
Majid Bhai, is SS launching 2011 gear as well?

SempreSami
29th October 2010, 04:16
That's a good looking catalogue SG have come up with.

Cover Drive
29th October 2010, 04:55
That's a good looking catalogue SG have come up with.

I agree from an Asian brand pespective it looks very good catalogue.

xkalibur80
29th October 2010, 21:08
Alright, now we can get back to the 'actual' topic of 2011 range....any more updates from any other batmakers?

Cover Drive
29th October 2010, 21:13
New CA pads and gloves worn by Younus Khan?

Knightrider
30th October 2010, 02:39
These CA look similar to GN fusion pads frm few yrs ago.

Cover Drive
30th October 2010, 02:53
These CA look similar to GN fusion pads frm few yrs ago.

I agree! They look similar to the one Hayden use to wear. The knee part is probably exactly same as that.

Knightrider
3rd November 2010, 20:58
I went to mapperly sports(Nottingham) today and they had some lush Gunn & Moore 2011 bats. Stickers are quite good but the quality of the bats is simply amazing. GM 808 looked Grade 1. Each and every single bat had high quality willow and clean straight grains. I was looking at GM Icon+ 808 it weighed 3.2lb but had a very light pick up. Also saw a few 808 bats with 15+ grains.

Cover Drive
3rd November 2010, 21:08
I went to mapperly sports(Nottingham) today and they had some lush Gunn & Moore 2011 bats. Stickers are quite good but the quality of the bats is simply amazing. GM 808 looked Grade 1. Each and every single bat had high quality willow and clean straight grains. I was looking at GM Icon+ 808 it weighed 3.2lb but had a very light pick up. Also saw a few 808 bats with 15+ grains.

Interesting. Did you also see Luna? If so then how is the shape etc?

Got any pictures?

Knightrider
3rd November 2010, 22:14
Yes I saw that and shape of the bat is bit weird with 2 scoops on the back of the bat. I didnt really like that so I didnt pick that bat up to check the balance. GM+ flare bats had slighty higher middle then last yrs and pick up was much better. No sorry didnt take any pictures bcoz I would hav looked bit silly trying to take pictures in the shop but will try nxt time if the shop is not busy.

Cover Drive
3rd November 2010, 22:25
Yes I saw that and shape of the bat is bit weird with 2 scoops on the back of the bat. I didnt really like that so I didnt pick that bat up to check the balance. GM+ flare bats had slighty higher middle then last yrs and pick up was much better. No sorry didnt take any pictures bcoz I would hav looked bit silly trying to take pictures in the shop but will try nxt time if the shop is not busy.

Its a new shape but it would have been interesting how the bat feel and picks up.

Nevertheless, thanks for the update.

Anything else you saw? How are GM softs this year?

Knightrider
3rd November 2010, 22:37
Mapperly sports(www.cricketsales.co.uk) have the best selection of GM bats in the world all their bats are handpicked to ensure quality. GM Softs arent in the shops yet, i think they will them softs later in this month. Softs will probably be same as last yr with some minor changes in design and colour.

Cover Drive
3rd November 2010, 22:38
Mapperly sports(www.cricketsales.co.uk) have the best selection of GM bats in the world all their bats are handpicked to ensure quality. GM Softs arent in the shops yet, i think they will them softs later in this month. Softs will probably be same as last yr with some minor changes in design and colour.

Any other brands new bats you probably saw such as GN, Kookaburra etc?

Knightrider
3rd November 2010, 22:42
Yes I saw GN and Kook but they were old 2010 gear and new 2011 stuff is not in stock yet. I'll go again in abt few weeks hopefully by then they will have more 2011 gear.

Knightrider
3rd November 2010, 22:48
When I looked at the quality of GM bats then I thought who would want to waste time and money on custom made bats and so called brands expensive like salix, newbery and M & H when you can get a really high quality GM bat for around 130-150.

Knightrider
3rd November 2010, 22:51
GM are one of the few major manufacturers to make their bats in their own factoryin the UK. They have invested hugely in Nottingham instead of moving to India where the quality is very inconsistent and so called brands have no real interest in making better bats.

Silencer
3rd November 2010, 23:05
When I looked at the quality of GM bats then I thought who would want to waste time and money on custom made bats and so called brands expensive like salix, newbery and M & H when you can get a really high quality GM bat for around 130-150.


GM are one of the few major manufacturers to make their bats in their own factoryin the UK. They have invested hugely in Nottingham instead of moving to India where the quality is very inconsistent and so called brands have no real interest in making better bats.

I am sure other manufactures which you have mentioned above like Salix, Millichamp, Newbery etc bats are also made in there own factory and not it India.

Have you used Salix, Millichamp, Newbery bats? If yes did you find GM 808 to be better than them?

SempreSami
3rd November 2010, 23:07
Bit ott to be calling 808 GMs high quality, but I have come across several that have a nice looking face.

Silencer
3rd November 2010, 23:11
Bit ott to be calling 808 GMs high quality, but I have come across several that have a nice looking face.

I agree! Unless you haven't seen Original or LE quality it is harsh to say 808 is better than Original or Original LE.

I don't know but after reading Majid's post I get a feeling that top end bats such as Original or Original LE won't have lots of grains. The other day I heard that clefts are being taken down at young age and most of the top bats will have fewer grains.

I remember I once saw GN Ignite PP which had only 6 grains and I got furious over that because its a 300 Pounds+ bat but later it al made sense :).

askmoi
6th November 2010, 20:19
really impressed with the SG stuff...they are one of the best and biggest companies around now....have to say the best Asian cricket gear by a long way

Cover Drive
6th November 2010, 21:24
really impressed with the SG stuff...they are one of the best and biggest companies around now....have to say the best Asian cricket gear by a long way

I would say SS is the best Asian cricket brand right now rather than SG.

askmoi
6th November 2010, 21:59
if u go by market share and no. of international and first class players using it, then there is no competition...SG is far ahead. SS comes close when it comes to bats. also their soft goods r improving but still behind SG. from personal experience SG is still no. 1 when it comes to soft goods.

Cover Drive
7th November 2010, 10:43
if u go by market share and no. of international and first class players using it, then there is no competition...SG is far ahead. SS comes close when it comes to bats. also their soft goods r improving but still behind SG. from personal experience SG is still no. 1 when it comes to soft goods.

Uhmm I am pretty sure if we go by numbers of international players then SS is one of the leading brand among few others.

Your comments are quite interesting because many people and companies consider SS softs as one of the best in the world. Many English brands such as Salix, Mongoose, Newbery, Puma and few other brand softs are made by SS.

Personally I don't like SS bats as there profile looks wired to me but there softs are exceptional I would say.

ca_gold
7th November 2010, 12:22
Uhmm I am pretty sure if we go by numbers of international players then SS is one of the leading brand among few others.

Your comments are quite interesting because many people and companies consider SS softs as one of the best in the world. Many English brands such as Salix, Mongoose, Newbery, Puma and few other brand softs are made by SS.

Personally I don't like SS bats as there profile looks wired to me but there softs are exceptional I would say.

lol but you have an ss?

Cover Drive
7th November 2010, 12:46
lol but you have an ss?

No, why?

askmoi
7th November 2010, 21:26
really? if i remember correctly ur kit pic had a ss....
personally SG is no. in Asia followed by SS and the rest are someway behind....CA seems to be doing well...particularly bats but their softs r poor

Cover Drive
7th November 2010, 22:00
really? if i remember correctly ur kit pic had a ss....
personally SG is no. in Asia followed by SS and the rest are someway behind....CA seems to be doing well...particularly bats but their softs r poor

It's not real SS bat, just stickered.

As you say :)

Cover Drive
8th November 2010, 23:33
Here is a video which shows interior of the CA pads;

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I thought they had knee roll but I was wrong.

Cover Drive
16th November 2010, 23:08
New CA gloves (shark tooth style), I believe;

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/124500/124543.jpg

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/124500/124569.jpg

SempreSami
16th November 2010, 23:33
Methinks the Pakistani brands' softs look excellent this season, designs look more or less up there with UK and Indian rivals.

Cover Drive
16th November 2010, 23:39
Methinks the Pakistani brands' softs look excellent this season, designs look more or less up there with UK and Indian rivals.

True. I would be interested in seeing Ihsan's new range so lets hope they are good too.

One thing I believe Pakistani softs (in gloves) lack is Pittard palm. I guess this is not being introduced because Pittard is costly and people wouldn't afford to buy those gloves locally.

I remember when I was in Pakistan I went to youth trails near Qadaffi Stadium and I noticed most of the bats used by batsman there were G2-G3 bats.

So I guess genuine Pittard is not being introduced due to Pakistan's market. Companies such as MB do have genuine Pittard but it is not being as explained above.

Cover Drive
17th November 2010, 06:51
I don't think MB is going to launch 2011 gear as the one they currently have is quite new.

Here are MB LE gloves;

http://www.maliksports.co.uk/images/products/enlarge/555.jpg

They are like exactly like SS Supertest. I would be interested in getting a pair of these as I am fan of SS Supertest gloves.

Knightrider
17th November 2010, 07:35
http://www.sgcricket.com/index.html

SG website has been updated

http://www.sgcricket.com/SG%20Product%20Brochure%202010.pdf

Silencer
17th November 2010, 07:39
http://www.sgcricket.com/index.html

SG website has been updated

http://www.sgcricket.com/SG%20Product%20Brochure%202010.pdf

Website looks good but SG isn't great cricket manufacturer in my opinion. There bats perform poorly.

SempreSami
17th November 2010, 07:58
Additionally, I must say it's nice to see YK with a full sponsor, didn't look right seeing a batsman of his class with that cobbled together stuff in the past. I swear he used the same blank bat for 18 months.

Cover Drive
17th November 2010, 08:04
Additionally, I must say it's nice to see YK with a full sponsor, didn't look right seeing a batsman of his class with that cobbled together stuff in the past. I swear he used the same blank bat for 18 months.

:)) So true regarding the plain bat.

I still fail to understand why he uses AJ bat/gloves in practice. I am not sure but can a player have two sponsors lol?

I strongly believe that CA should introduce a line after him just like they have one for Dilshan (TRD). Younis is one of the best Pakistani batsman around so having a line such as 'MYK' would be good addition for CA.

SempreSami
17th November 2010, 08:07
True, you'd think he'd be the spiritual successor to the Inzi edition Plus bat.

Cover Drive
17th November 2010, 08:10
True, you'd think he'd be the spiritual successor to the Inzi edition Plus bat.

I am pretty sure many people will buy and CA will make big money.

Plus Younis is one of the few blokes in cricket who are very friendly, clam, down to earth and list goes on.

Not only to Pakistani's he is very good to foreigner fans as well. I remember when he came to Toronto he was not signing autographs for anyone as he was wearing gloves but a third person came (Non-Pakistani) and he happily did an autograph for him. People really do like him. I will not lie but on the same day a guy came and he hug Younis and he kissed Younis on his cheeks :))) :)))

SempreSami
17th November 2010, 08:30
He's always come across as down-to-earth imo, and the CA brand suits him, what with the absence of loud colours in the PLUS range.

Cover Drive
17th November 2010, 08:48
He's always come across as down-to-earth imo, and the CA brand suits him, what with the absence of loud colours in the PLUS range.

True.

His bat looks a bit massive if it is around 2.8lbs range

SempreSami
17th November 2010, 08:50
Pros tend to have all the moisture drained from the willow, which is probably why they can be that big whilst picking up light.

SalmanK
17th November 2010, 08:51
http://www.sgcricket.com/index.html

SG website has been updated

http://www.sgcricket.com/SG%20Product%20Brochure%202010.pdf
The Sunny Legend bat looks very tempting :38: Me likey!

Cover Drive
17th November 2010, 08:52
Pros tend to have all the moisture drained from the willow, which is probably why they can be that big whilst picking up light.

True.

I remember when I was at National Cricket Academy Lahore, I happened to pick few bats of pros and some of them weren't really massive as we think they would be. But I noticed they had lots of grains which is of course because they want the ones which will perform very well.

The professional players I am talking about were Pakistan A tour players with few senior such as Sohail Tanvir, Taufeeq Umar etc

Cover Drive
17th November 2010, 08:54
The Sunny Legend bat looks very tempting :38: Me likey!

Indeed plus it is quite similar to Dravid's profile.

SempreSami
17th November 2010, 09:01
Dravid's bat looks more like a Sunny Tonny, the spine doesn't appear to curve outwards like the Legend.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/122400/122476.jpg

Cover Drive
17th November 2010, 09:14
Dravid's bat looks more like a Sunny Tonny, the spine doesn't appear to curve outwards like the Legend.

True say. I was just asking and saying this for sake of ca_gold as he loves Dravid profile :)

ca_gold
17th November 2010, 10:58
i think thats my next bat - in that pic of dravid above. or a malik le.

revboy
17th November 2010, 20:09
Has anyone got any pics of Ihsan 2011 range?

Cover Drive
19th November 2010, 11:24
http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/124600/124694.jpg

CA custom made gloves for Dilshan which I don't think are even available in the market. I am not sure if these will be CA's new design for gloves...

SempreSami
19th November 2010, 21:35
The ones he had before had sky blue fingers, not sure I ever saw them for sale anywhere.

Cover Drive
19th November 2010, 22:23
Yes, they were sky-blue. If I remember correctly the design of those was like CA 12000 Plus.

SempreSami
23rd November 2010, 00:47
The big four for spikes' 2011 models are all on show online now.

Puma

Calibre (de Villiers, Paine)
http://www.morrant.com/product_images/prd26a637ff-598b-4590-8205-2a3ad5c053a9.jpg
Iridium (Swann)
http://www.morrant.com/product_images/prd02bd3014-2ea3-4728-a12e-4636221e574c.jpg
Iridium Mid
http://www.morrant.com/product_images/prd69557e53-067e-4424-8e08-01e5422a2154.jpg

SempreSami
23rd November 2010, 00:55
Asics

Gel-335 (Panesar)
http://www.morrant.com/product_images/prdc91658e8-41a1-4f85-964a-5164fd78e20c.jpg
Gel-180 Not Out
http://www.morrant.com/product_images/prd2f950fba-4f09-471f-adbb-44beb176ea55.jpg
Gel-Strike Rate (Anderson, Watson)
http://www.morrant.com/product_images/prdeb115541-8ad3-42bd-abc1-b81f969a3a53.jpg
Gel-Speed Menace (Bollinger)
http://www.morrant.com/product_images/prd4d467e0e-72af-4d08-a46b-0bcaaef80880.jpg
Gel-Advance 3 (Comes in two colour options)
http://www.morrant.com/product_images/prd7b365925-6c9b-4cb2-9a18-f8b368ca2186.jpg
http://www.morrant.com/product_images/prdb8d8be92-fd23-4468-986a-eb786d189612.jpg

SempreSami
23rd November 2010, 00:57
Nike

Flywire Century II
http://www.morrant.com/product_images/prd39ac11f3-37a1-4f81-b514-b662e05d4568.jpg

Flywire Opener II
http://www.morrant.com/product_images/prd9e117364-663f-42a2-83e1-498cf2c0340c.jpg

Flywire Pace II
http://www.morrant.com/product_images/prdfb8b926f-6eb0-46d9-9a0a-c3e6d0914c59.jpg

Flywire Yorker II
http://www.morrant.com/product_images/prd1a22f055-3a03-4885-8704-3c312843cdff.jpg

SempreSami
23rd November 2010, 00:58
adidas

Twenty 2 Yds Lite 4 (Pietersen, Collingwood, Prior etc)
http://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/AD11CSLITEzm.jpg

Twenty 2 Yds Mid 4 (Broad, Finn, Shazhad, Tremlett)
http://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/AD11CSMIDzm.jpg

Cover Drive
23rd November 2010, 02:05
The FlyWire spikes look like Basketball shoes lol.

Ascis and Puma stinks in my opinion.

Why do Swann wears Puma spikes? Can't GM make him one..

SempreSami
23rd November 2010, 02:09
I'd imagine Puma, a company with roots in footwear, have a better idea of what to do with one's feet than GM.

Cover Drive
23rd November 2010, 02:39
True, but it's shame to see GM not making spikes for there sponsored player.

Knightrider
23rd November 2010, 06:58
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ssdragon1.jpghttp://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ssdragon2.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ssdragon3.jpghttp://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ssdragon5.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ssdragon4.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/ssdragon6.jpg
NEW SS TON Dragon bat, very recently added to their new range.

Knightrider
23rd November 2010, 07:08
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/newsgsunnygold2.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/newsgsunnygold3.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/newsgsunnygold1.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/newsgsunnygold4.jpg
New SG Sunny Gold bat 2011. Profile is similar to their stud t20i bat and it also has contoured edges.

xkalibur80
23rd November 2010, 20:05
True, but it's shame to see GM not making spikes for there sponsored player.

One can call it a shame but I would rather have a proper shoemaker such as Puma, Asics etc make shoes as opposed to companies like GN, GM, AS etc.

Shoes made by cricket equip manufacturers are meant to ruin your feet.

Cover Drive
23rd November 2010, 21:40
One can call it a shame but I would rather have a proper shoemaker such as Puma, Asics etc make shoes as opposed to companies like GN, GM, AS etc.

Shoes made by cricket equip manufacturers are meant to ruin your feet.

How are you? It has been a while since you posted here. I hope all is well.

Sounds fair. I was just curios as being a big brand they should also look into spikes. I mean they can probably get there spikes made by a proper company like Puma, Asics etc.

ca_gold
23rd November 2010, 21:55
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/newsgsunnygold2.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/newsgsunnygold3.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/newsgsunnygold1.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/newsgsunnygold4.jpg
New SG Sunny Gold bat 2011. Profile is similar to their stud t20i bat and it also has contoured edges.

SG looks really good. shoulders look slightly thin to me though.

Cover Drive
23rd November 2010, 21:58
SG looks really good. shoulders look slightly thin to me though.

I think the purpose of having thin shoulders these days is to have more wood around sweetspot area.

I am not sure about that bat weight but I am assuming it is 2.11+ lbs.

ca_gold
23rd November 2010, 22:06
the sticker on it says 2.10.

Cover Drive
23rd November 2010, 22:16
the sticker on it says 2.10.

Ah okay, JazakAllah Khair.

Cover Drive
23rd November 2010, 23:46
Just a question regarding spikes that can those metal studs be replaced?

AamerM
23rd November 2010, 23:59
I'm pretty sure all metal studs can be replaced with rubber ones.

Opener
24th November 2010, 00:05
The Asics look nice.

SempreSami
24th November 2010, 00:16
There are also all rubber sole models which I've neglected to include.

xkalibur80
24th November 2010, 21:55
There are also all rubber sole models which I've neglected to include.

Can you advise which website carries them? Thanks,

SempreSami
25th November 2010, 01:38
Check out Morrant and owzat-cricket.

b98154
25th November 2010, 07:38
Man, I think I will have to buy some other bat rather than buying AS V10 :( I called Khalid Bhai again and told him that I needed his WU information. He told me that he will email in few minutes. It has been two days now :( I emailed him again. If he doesn't reply today, I am most likely gonna' buy SG Sunny Gold. I might also take a look at SG Sunny Tonny, SG King Cobra, and SS Limited Edition. I hope Khalid Bhai, somehow, reads this :|

Knightrider
26th November 2010, 07:34
SG looks really good. shoulders look slightly thin to me though.
If you look carefully at the shape you can see its bit different from other bats, the edges are contoured like their heavy weight stud t20i bat(used & recommened By S. Raina) The shoulders are thinner then normal on this bat but not all SG bats have thin shoulders and have edges shaped like this.

SempreSami
26th November 2010, 07:46
Looks like Masuri have changed the design on their grills, Pietersen and Broad had ones where the bottom bar looks further away than usual.

Knightrider
26th November 2010, 07:52
Really Bro, I watched all the action in glorious HD and I didnt notice this or maybe they just had lowered setting of the grill?

SempreSami
26th November 2010, 08:00
I've looked over some photos again and suddenly I'm not so sure. It just looks like the vertical bars don't bend back towards the chin.

Cover Drive
26th November 2010, 10:17
Looks like Masuri have changed the design on their grills, Pietersen and Broad had ones where the bottom bar looks further away than usual.

I had heard that there are slight amendment in 2011 Masuri Grill. I never focussed much on it but I was having a look at it and I also noticed that 2011 Grill is slightly different from 2010's.

Yes, as you said the curve from bottom bars is no longer there or have been reduced.

SempreSami
28th November 2010, 12:11
I might shop around and see if I can get a titanium grill in the older style, I prefer the look.

Cover Drive
28th November 2010, 12:14
I might shop around and see if I can get a titanium grill in the older style, I prefer the look.

Asad might have them.

Don't you have Albion?

Cover Drive
28th November 2010, 12:16
New pads and gloves launched by Newbery for 2011;

http://www.newbery.co.uk/images/stories/2010-product-range/batting-equipment/gloves/thruxton_gloves.jpg

http://www.newbery.co.uk/images/stories/2010-product-range/wicket-keeping/thruxton_pads.jpg

Gloves look pretty much like SPS1 but these one have shark tooth style bars.

SempreSami
28th November 2010, 12:18
Asad might have them.

Don't you have Albion?

Nah, I've got a black Masuri with a steel grill, but aim to replace it with a navy one since I cracked the inner layer of the shell after I bounced it across the dressing room floor after a particularly poor dismissal.

But I do like the look of Albion's new classic lid.

Cover Drive
28th November 2010, 12:26
Nah, I've got a black Masuri with a steel grill, but aim to replace it with a navy one since I cracked the inner layer of the shell after I bounced it across the dressing room floor after a particularly poor dismissal.

But I do like the look of Albion's new classic lid.

lol how hard was that "bounce" ?

Never thought Masuri would crack so easily.

Yes, the one Ponting uses look quite good.

I don't like Albion's grill though.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/124900/124908.jpg

What a clean stick! Looks like bleached :)))

SempreSami
28th November 2010, 12:30
I threw it pretty hard and it hit the edge of a bench.

Knightrider
30th November 2010, 03:04
I went to mapperly sports today to buy Kook Rogue 850 softs and I tried on the gloves and they were excellent quality, soft, light and very comfortable. The pads were ok but didnt really like them bcoz they did not suit my stance and didnt wrap around the legs like i wanted. While i was there I had a look at new 2011 Gray Nicolls bats. Mashhallah all the bats were outstanding quality and I was abt to buy Gray Nicolls kaboom bat, they had 5/6 of these and all had really niced placed sweetspots/excellent profile and supreme balance. Also saw a few GN legend bats and they were very good but cost abt 200 2 much. Bats had perfect balance/pick and decent size profile(not that big) and good grains around 10-14 but way 2 costly.

SempreSami
30th November 2010, 03:20
Did you find the Kook pads a little small? My cousin got a pair of Blade 950s at the end of the season and they looked a darn sight smaller than my Original Teknik Lites.

Knightrider
30th November 2010, 03:31
I 1st tried on the small mens pads and they were bit small for me but the standard mens size were fine and they did not seem small to me, top hat was the issue it was bit bulky and didnt wrap around the legs at all. I like pads which have smaller top hat and slighty angled aswell, just like ur GM pads for example.

Cover Drive
30th November 2010, 03:50
JazakAllah Khair, for the info Majid Bhai.

Aren't Rogue gloves exactly like Ice of last years?

Did you get to see GM 2011 softs? If so were the Original LE wide in terms of width compare to years before that?

Knightrider
30th November 2010, 03:51
I forgot to mention Gray Nicolls Oblivion, I saw plenty of these 4 star, 5 star and Limited Edition. These bats had chunky profiles & edges similar to bubber sher and stickers looked really kool. Some of you probably have seen Talisman's GN Obilivin LE on other forum. He's bat is nothing special becuase I have seen off the shelf bats look just as good bat. Hes just **..ing on the forum and ppl are drooling over his bat lol...

Knightrider
30th November 2010, 04:01
JazakAllah Khair, for the info Majid Bhai.

Aren't Rogue gloves exactly like Ice of last years?

Did you get to see GM 2011 softs? If so were the Original LE wide in terms of width compare to years before that?
Looks are very different and not sure about the design but when you wear them they do feel same as last years. I did see some GM lower end batting and some keeping gloves but the Original LE gloves/pads were not on the display.

Cover Drive
30th November 2010, 04:02
Did you see Gray Nicolls softs? If so how ere Legend and Obilivion gloves?

SempreSami
30th November 2010, 04:25
I forgot to mention Gray Nicolls Oblivion, I saw plenty of these 4 star, 5 star and Limited Edition. These bats had chunky profiles & edges similar to bubber sher and stickers looked really kool. Some of you probably have seen Talisman's GN Obilivin LE on other forum. He's bat is nothing special becuase I have seen off the shelf bats look just as good bat. Hes just **..ing on the forum and ppl are drooling over his bat lol...

Bit hard to dismiss a bat from looking at a picture.

Knightrider
30th November 2010, 04:42
Talisman is a show off and has very biased views, I just hate ppl like him.

AamerM
2nd December 2010, 18:19
M&H have launched a new bat for 2011.

Looks to be a real beast.

http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz32/aamerm/Amplus.jpg

ca_gold
2nd December 2010, 19:27
has bit of a high middle - and is in heavier weights isnt it? i imagine it to pick up light given the middle position. however it is 350 pounds.

Cover Drive
2nd December 2010, 23:03
Depends what you consider as hevier weights. The lowest weight in which its available is 2.10 and ofcourse it will feel light in terms of weight due to pick up.

Seems like this is competitor of GN Legend.

Also AamerM Bhai did they reduce Distinction price?

bigfan
3rd December 2010, 06:07
Talisman is a show off and has very biased views, I just hate ppl like him.

How can you dismiss that bat?
Its one of the nicest bats I've ever seen. and given the weight and size etc and that its custom made, I would defiantly have it.

It must play like an absolute train!

Cover Drive
3rd December 2010, 11:10
http://www.cricketsupplies.com/showimage.asp?s=99&path=\ImageLibrary\salix\bats\2011%20POD-CTS.jpg

Certainly best stickers around, in my opinion.

I think I have seen a brand with somewhat similar stickers but I can't recall its name.

SempreSami
3rd December 2010, 11:23
I'm liking how they've changed it so the stickers aren't the same shape as the M&H ones.

Cover Drive
3rd December 2010, 11:42
I really like the idea of having "less" stickers on the bat. Usually you will see Asian bats which have big sticker on the front which covers half of the face and back is just filled with stickers of model and brand. That certainly over the top.

Now it's only Blackcat and M&H who have similar stickers.

Salix have brought back the initials of Andrew on front which was on there old bats. I wonder what the edge sticker 'CTS' means.

SempreSami
3rd December 2010, 12:04
"In the Players senior grade and the junior Pods, the shape benefits further from CTS, where the edges are turned back into the splice tapering from the shoulders down into the upper blade, further amplifying the wood in the spline down into the playing area without restricting pickup and creating a stunning shape. "

ca_gold
3rd December 2010, 12:31
http://www.cricketsupplies.com/showimage.asp?s=99&path=\ImageLibrary\salix\bats\2011%20POD-CTS.jpg

Certainly best stickers around, in my opinion.

I think I have seen a brand with somewhat similar stickers but I can't recall its name.

i like the old stickers alot more. but i like the classic looking stickers with these sort of brands, m&h, nb, salix.

i do like the look of the new M&H, wonder if they can make it with the middle just a tad lower.

Poison
3rd December 2010, 12:42
Need new pads, clip broke on the weekend while batting on my CA Plus 10000's [getting it repaired, but just needed an excuse to get new gear ;-)] - AS V10 Pads look awesome

:fawad

Poison
3rd December 2010, 12:43
Nike



Was talking to the bloke who owns the largest cricket store franchise in Australia - he said Nike is all brand, I guess like all their shoes. Recommended Asics shoes which cost less over Nike shoes which cost more.

Cover Drive
4th December 2010, 11:09
Need new pads, clip broke on the weekend while batting on my CA Plus 10000's [getting it repaired, but just needed an excuse to get new gear ;-)] - AS V10 Pads look awesome

:fawad

A common problem with those CA pads I assume. Cricketer13 Bhai have had same issue.

Yes, AS V10 pads look great especially the knee roll looks good as they seem to be first Pakistani brand to have them in there pads. AS V10 pads look precisely like Boom Boom 5 Star pads (which Shahid Afridi wears :D) but the only difference is that AS V10 one has knee roll and AS V10 ones doesn't have two "O" which is Boom Boom's logo.


Was talking to the bloke who owns the largest cricket store franchise in Australia - he said Nike is all brand, I guess like all their shoes. Recommended Asics shoes which cost less over Nike shoes which cost more.

Since you live in Australia have you ever seen or used any Screaming Cat? If so how are they?

Knightrider
5th December 2010, 21:28
How can you dismiss that bat?
Its one of the nicest bats I've ever seen. and given the weight and size etc and that its custom made, I would defiantly have it.

It must play like an absolute train!
I didnt dismiss it at all. I just said its nothing special and I've seen just as good GN bats in the shop.

Knightrider
5th December 2010, 21:36
http://www.sgcricket.com/
SG have a nice short video on their site abt bat making and legends who used SG.
click on corporate movie to see the clip.

Knightrider
22nd December 2010, 00:35
I went to mapperly sports to buy few bat accessories and whilst browsing around I took some pictures of new 2011 Puma, GN and GM bats. I'll share them bit later.

Knightrider
22nd December 2010, 01:22
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports1.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports2.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports3.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports4.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports5.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports6.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports7.jpg
Took a lot of pictures of these bcoz cheaper/lower grade Puma's had awesome quality willow and narrow grains.

Knightrider
22nd December 2010, 01:23
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports13.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports14.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports15.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports16.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports21.jpg
Gray Nicolls 2011 bats are amazing quality. GN Evo in pictures above weighed 2.8, super light pick up & amazing feel.

Knightrider
22nd December 2010, 01:24
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports8.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports9.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports17.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapperlysports19.jpg
GM BATS eXCEllent as usual and newbery not so, infact newbery looked pretty average compared to GN, GM, kook & PUma. All above pictures were taken earlier today at my local shop [mapperly sports]

SempreSami
22nd December 2010, 02:44
I don't see much wrong with the Newbery bats there. Would have to give them a tap to know for sure.

Cover Drive
22nd December 2010, 12:38
Impressive work Majid Bhai :14:, thanks for the pictures and updates.

That Evo looks great and look likes GN bats are getting better and better as time goes by. Am seriously getting tempted by GN and would consider one of GN bats as my next bat (hopefully).

GM stickers doesn't look that bat perhaps this is because we are getting used to them.

Also did you get to see any softs ? If so which and how were they ?

JazakAllah Khair

SempreSami
22nd December 2010, 23:33
I do like the way the light reflects off the silvery bits and the embossed outline of the GM logo. Yummy.

Knightrider
22nd December 2010, 23:40
thanks bro Uzair & SempreSami. Today I went to same shop again mapperly sports and this time I have bought Gray Nicolls Oblivion test softs(gloves and pads) and I also took more snaps of GN, GM & Kook bats. I'll post the pictures later.

Cover Drive
22nd December 2010, 23:42
Great! The Oblivion gloves look superb!

Looking forward for the pictures :)

Knightrider
23rd December 2010, 00:14
Oblivion softs baad mein(i'll email u pics of softs). Look at this beast GN Oblivion Limited Edition bat, weighs 2.9.5lb, edges around 37mm, huge spine and immaculate feel and pick up. GN Legend in the backround is a kiddy size bat. Mapperly sports had 6 Gray Nicolls legend bats but they were all sold within a week, these bats are very popular.
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapsports1.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapsports3.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapsports7.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapsports8.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapsports4.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapsports5.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapsports9.jpg

Knightrider
23rd December 2010, 00:17
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapsports12.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapsports10.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/mapsports11.jpg
GM bats again looking very impressive and newbery bit shabby. My local shop(mapperly sports) has the best selection of Gunn & Moore bats in the world. Also took a picture of lower end Kook Rogue bats.

Cover Drive
23rd December 2010, 00:33
Great work Majid Bhai!

How much was that Oblivion, it looks great I must say.

SempreSami
23rd December 2010, 00:46
I quite like the look of the face on that Apex 909.

And the Oblivion's probably my favourite of the new GNs.

Cover Drive
23rd December 2010, 00:55
I concur SS.

That Apex 909 looks more of a Original Limited Edition and looks great!

The more I see Oblivion the more I get tempted towards Gray Nicolls and Oblivion. InshAllah, my next bat could be Oblivion.

Majid Bhai, were all of the Oblivion (4 Star, 5 Star, Players etc) like that Oblivion Limited Edition or they were different ?

Knightrider
23rd December 2010, 05:51
I concur SS.

That Apex 909 looks more of a Original Limited Edition and looks great!

The more I see Oblivion the more I get tempted towards Gray Nicolls and Oblivion. InshAllah, my next bat could be Oblivion.

Majid Bhai, were all of the Oblivion (4 Star, 5 Star, Players etc) like that Oblivion Limited Edition or they were different ?
4 star, 5 star & players bats looked similar quality to LE bats but the balance, feel and pick up was the best on the LE bats.

Cover Drive
23rd December 2010, 06:03
Was the profile on Players, 5 Star and 4 Star was as massive as this LE ?

Knightrider
23rd December 2010, 06:52
Yes most of the GN bats I looked at had big profiles but I didnt go thru all. 2011 bats definitely seem to have bigger profiles then last yrs.

cricketer13
23rd December 2010, 23:55
Majid bhai how was GN Legend? I am thinking of ordering one and also did you see LUNA if so how was that?

Cover Drive
24th December 2010, 01:02
I think Boom Boom is also coming out with 2011 gear. Have a close look at Abdul Razzaq pads and you will notice they are new style

http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/107745694.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892102A727B1636DE2E6A9359183A58E9181 27EBB497DCEF92BB3827838BDD54B856

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Knightrider
24th December 2010, 01:51
Majid bhai how was GN Legend? I am thinking of ordering one and also did you see LUNA if so how was that?
Dosta, I saw these bats about a month ago, mapperly sports had six of them but they all got sold in a hurry. When I picked up a couple of them they had awesome pick up, perfect feel & the bats looked immaculate. Profiles were big for their weight.
I also saw a lot of GM Luna bats but not 2 closely bcoz I didnt like them at all bcoz of the 2 scoops on the back of the bat.

Cover Drive
26th December 2010, 10:52
http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/126200/126244.jpg

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/126200/126240.jpg

NEw MIDS pads.

xkalibur80
27th December 2010, 03:37
Going to Karachi in March - new softs are on the card yet again!

Cover Drive
27th December 2010, 20:17
Mind sharing with us ? :D

SempreSami
30th December 2010, 00:15
Went to Hubble & Freeman (nearest place that sells cricket gear) and they had all the 2011 Kookaburra stuff in. Wasn't too impressed with the top of the range bats, but the pads and gloves are of the usual Kook quality.

Cover Drive
30th December 2010, 00:20
Which pads and gloves looked the best if you don't mind telling us?

SempreSami
30th December 2010, 01:14
Pads all look virtually the same, so I guess the CCX ones because the red piping along the top of the top hat doesn't look as silly.

All their high end gloves felt lovely, although I'm not sure whether the Pittards palm is my thing given that I like a pair of inners on when I bat. 40 for a pair of Rogue 850s with Pittards cougar leather palm is pretty good though when you consider that I spent that much on a pair of GM Originals last year.

Cover Drive
30th December 2010, 01:42
40 for Pittard Palm is very reasonable and a steal when comparing others such as Salix, Newbery, GM etc. If you compare that with Gray Nicolls you're paying almost the same.

Excuse me my arrogance but can't you wear inners with Pittard palm or it doesn't make any difference if you wear them?

How were Blade 950 gloves if you got to see them. Personally I like CCX and Blade top of the range gloves the best. Lately the ones Punter wears look nice as well. However, for Blade 950 I like 2010 model more compare to 2011s

SempreSami
30th December 2010, 02:01
I did like the design on the Blade 950s with the yellow and black stripe running diagonally across the bottom two fingers.

You can wear inners with Pittards leather palms, just methinks it would be a bit odd to do so when everyone goes on about how great the ventilation in the leather is. Not that I'd go out of my way to avoid wearing Pittards palmed gloves, they do feel very nice.

Cover Drive
30th December 2010, 15:03
The design of CCX 950 and Blade 950 gloves is pretty much the same and both look superb.

When I go to Kookaburra's website I don't see Blade 950 being made or pictured with black palm so how does Scott Styris use one? I guess pro factor?

Ah make sense, I thought you were considering the softness factor etc

The only reason why I basically started to wear inners was that I wanted the gloves to last long but as I used more I got more comfortable with inners and now I don't use gloves without inners.

Also the gloves I buy from UK needs inners for example Newbery Test and Salix Arma. If I don't wear inner they are tad bigger for me.

SempreSami
30th December 2010, 16:36
Yeah, if I don't wear inners, my hands swim around in my gloves. Kookaburras are a tad more snug fitting though.

Cover Drive
30th December 2010, 23:55
Yes, Kook do have snig fitting.

I guess why I'm finding Arma to be a bit lose is because of splitt design which tends to be a bit bigger compare to others or it can have to do something with English peeps hands :D

Knightrider
31st December 2010, 01:18
What happened to ur SS Millenium pro gloves?

Cover Drive
31st December 2010, 01:29
Didn't get them yet, they're with crickter13 bhai. InshAllah, I'll take them when I meet him in following weeks

Cover Drive
4th January 2011, 22:16
New CA traditional pads ?

http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/107859627.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892102A727B1636DE2E6A29FC6AC3B9D6223 5B16FFBE0656F183631BB7B6661BE561

http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/107859624.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892102A727B1636DE2E6AF7B11ECF9F7A471 5B16FFBE0656F1838096444278E68013

Cover Drive
5th January 2011, 22:17
Today I went to my local cricket store (Qasra Sports) to buy a full face scuff sheet for my MB LE and toe guard for my Salix.

So I went there and saw some of 2011 bats in stock. He had following 2011 ranges;

Xiphos
Nitro
Powerbow
Quantum
Kaboom
Oblivion

I didn't try Xiphos, Nitro and Powerbow as I wasn't interested in them. So I played around with Quantum, Kaboom and Oblivion. Out of these three the best one in my opinion was Oblivion. They had 4-5 Oblivion in 4-5 Stars and some had good grains and some of those grains weren't that great.

So anyways the one I played with was 2.8/2.9lbs and was 4 Star. It was really big bat and looked bigger than its weight. I measured the edges and they were 36 mm and it weighed 2.8/2.9lbs. Although it was low sweetspot bat but its pickup and balance was superb.

Personally I fell in love with Oblivion and am planning to buy one for future.

Kaboom looked good but looked a lot like Asian bat for some reason.

Quantum was not that bad either but as I said I wasn't really interested in seeing Quantum and/or Kaboom.

xkalibur80
7th January 2011, 23:03
CD - how many bats will you end up collecting? Personally, I find it difficult to bat with a different bat each time (I only have two). I am not sure how you plan on utilizing your collection

ca_gold
8th January 2011, 01:09
CD are you a top order batsmen?

xkalibur80
8th January 2011, 01:23
CD are you a top order batsmen?

are you back in T.O?

Cover Drive
8th January 2011, 01:28
CD - how many bats will you end up collecting? Personally, I find it difficult to bat with a different bat each time (I only have two). I am not sure how you plan on utilizing your collection

Don't know.


CD are you a top order batsmen?

Middle.

ca_gold
8th January 2011, 01:29
are you back in T.O?

yes i am - with a new malik all set to go.

Cover Drive
8th January 2011, 05:18
yes i am - with a new malik all set to go.

Did you get your H4L yet?

I thought you said you won't be buying any bat from Pakistan after purchasing H4L ;-)

SempreSami
8th January 2011, 05:31
I'm liking Taufeeq Umar's MIDS gear. Now he just needs a new lid.

Cover Drive
8th January 2011, 05:40
I found Hafeez MIDS bat stickers better than Taufeeq Umar's.

Is it me that Taufeeq Umar's grill doesn't look straight. The gap between the top of the grill and the lid is not same throughout the vision.

SempreSami
8th January 2011, 05:43
You're right CD, I think he's missing a nut on the right hand side as well.

Cover Drive
8th January 2011, 06:31
Not sure but its dangerous to be honest. Against Saffers he did get few blows on the helmet, chest, arms etc so if one by any chances goes through the grill we don't want to see another Kirsten type incident

ca_gold
8th January 2011, 06:36
Did you get your H4L yet?

I thought you said you won't be buying any bat from Pakistan after purchasing H4L ;-)

malik was to good a deal to pass up.

xkalibur80
8th January 2011, 08:10
yes i am - with a new malik all set to go.

I need to look at this piece......where r u guys practicing?

ca_gold
8th January 2011, 18:48
I need to look at this piece......where r u guys practicing?

did you see the pics i posted? will be at khans on sundays 11-1

Cover Drive
9th January 2011, 10:45
ca_gold bhai do update how it goes in the nets tomorrow.

Thought I would update you guys on my current state, have made up my mind and will be buying Gray Nicolls Oblivion Limited Edition soon, InshAllah.

ca_gold
9th January 2011, 11:17
how will you end up using all those bats!

Cover Drive
9th January 2011, 21:32
This is last bat purchase for quite sometime now.

Just saw the following pictures and it looks the following are Boom Boom 2011 softs;

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/126800/126880.jpg

These gloves don't look like Ihsan made

ca_gold
9th January 2011, 23:32
You said that about the Salix haha.

Cover Drive
10th January 2011, 02:17
Bus couldn't control myself :(

By the way, how was your MB LE today?

xkalibur80
10th January 2011, 05:03
Used Newbery in the nets again today - in love all over again. Switched between AS and NB and what a difference.

Knightrider
10th January 2011, 05:30
Harder pressed bats play better in indoor nets.

ca_gold
10th January 2011, 11:57
Used Newbery in the nets again today - in love all over again. Switched between AS and NB and what a difference.

I used the mb Le today- really liked it. Actually going to sell my Bas now as I have to many bats.

Cover Drive
10th January 2011, 17:36
I thought BAS was powerful bat? ;-)

Never thought you would rate MB LE over BAS which is a very good thing :14:

ca_gold
10th January 2011, 18:40
I rate them equally- just have to many bats.

xkalibur80
10th January 2011, 22:46
I used the mb Le today- really liked it. Actually going to sell my Bas now as I have to many bats.

Reach out to my cousin who got NB - he might be interested in BAS.

Cover Drive
11th January 2011, 00:31
My clubmate bought a TRD locally and it is a superb bat. Have been playing around with it since last night and it feels very good. The cleft is certainly the best one so I highly recommend TRD to those who plan to buy it near the future.

ca_gold
11th January 2011, 01:34
Reach out to my cousin who got NB - he might be interested in BAS.

send him a note for me - ive lost his contact details. bat is in perfect condition - no damage - now in its prime. you've seen my bats.

Cover Drive
11th January 2011, 01:49
Rehan Bhai, what happened to your Kookaburra? Did you use that yet?

ca_gold
11th January 2011, 02:37
Rehan Bhai, what happened to your Kookaburra? Did you use that yet?

donated to team kit. its a good net bat. good middle, not amazing - but perfect to use in nets for people who dont have light bats.

Cover Drive
11th January 2011, 03:17
donated to team kit. its a good net bat. good middle, not amazing - but perfect to use in nets for people who dont have light bats.

Ah okay, what is not good? Ping? Is it because of refurnhisment by any chance?

Cover Drive
22nd January 2011, 09:44
Was at my local cricket store to buy a full face scuff sheet so I thought I would take pictures while the guy cuts one out so I took pictures of GN Quantum 4 Star they had there. I would have taken more but the shop keeper was very annoying!

http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac91/minhasuz/IMG-20110121-00077.jpg

http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac91/minhasuz/IMG-20110121-00078.jpg

http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac91/minhasuz/IMG-20110121-00079.jpg

Cover Drive
22nd January 2011, 09:45
ca_gold bhai, you said Qasra has good stock of these Gray Nicolls but to be honest some of his sticks were good whereas some were poor or okay I would say. Personally I'd go for AK Pro as they have more variety.

ca_gold
22nd January 2011, 11:01
i havent been in there this year. and my team has 3 GN's from there and there all good. at the end of the day, if you were to look at your powerbow now you would say it looks poor, but you say yourself that its your best performing bat - so really how they look doesnt really matter.

Cover Drive
22nd January 2011, 11:03
i havent been in there this year. and my team has 3 GN's from there and there all good. at the end of the day, if you were to look at your powerbow now you would say it looks poor, but you say yourself that its your best performing bat - so really how they look doesnt really matter.

My Powerbow does look poor but it is my best performing bat. But what I'm saying is that Qasra doesn't have a wide range of selection. He has 2-3 bats of each model in specific weight range whereas AK Pro has in different shape and have much more bats than Qasra.

In simple terms AK Pro has more choice compare to Qasra

Quick Single
23rd January 2011, 00:56
JazakallahKhair CD bhai for sharing the pictures.

However I must admit I am not too impressed with the appearances of the GN's, there are many knots, but the grains do look pretty straight, just my opinion though.

Cover Drive
23rd January 2011, 02:28
Waiyyakum bhai :)

I agree, the grains aren't that impressive, however, there were few at the back which had good grains. These are Grade 2/3 so you can expect ruler straight or knot/blemish free face. Although they are not great bat from there appearence these bats play very well I must say.

Knightrider
23rd January 2011, 05:17
SS 2011 range for owzat-cricket UK
http://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/SS11BTGLADzm.jpg
http://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/SS11BTMATXzm.jpg
http://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/SS11BTHERzm.jpg
http://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/SS11BPGLADzm.jpg
http://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/SS11BPMATXzm.jpg
http://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/SS11BPHERzm.jpg
http://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/SS11BGGLADzm.jpg
http://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/SS11BGMATXzm.jpg
http://www.owzat-cricket.co.uk/acatalog/SS11BGHERzm.jpg

Quick Single
23rd January 2011, 14:10
Waiyyakum bhai :)

I agree, the grains aren't that impressive, however, there were few at the back which had good grains. These are Grade 2/3 so you can expect ruler straight or knot/blemish free face. Although they are not great bat from there appearence these bats play very well I must say.

Salam,

Yes, obviously a cricket bat isn't all about looks, and if they went like guns then that would throw all the appearances faults out of the window. Did you get a chance to hit any of them with a mallet?

bigfan
23rd January 2011, 15:38
That's nice stuff Majid,
Do all the new SS bats come with the knob top on the handle? The ones I have seen didn't have such a pronounced knob. Does that mean they are better handle's than before? 12 piece maybe?

Do you know if these leg pads all have cane inserts in them? don't get me wrong, the cane is great for protection but I prefer the all foam pads, especially for their lightness. Do the Gladiator and Matrix pads have knee locators or do they just look like they do. (knee locators like on puma kinetic pads)

Knightrider
23rd January 2011, 20:04
That's nice stuff Majid,
Do all the new SS bats come with the knob top on the handle? The ones I have seen didn't have such a pronounced knob. Does that mean they are better handle's than before? 12 piece maybe?

Do you know if these leg pads all have cane inserts in them? don't get me wrong, the cane is great for protection but I prefer the all foam pads, especially for their lightness. Do the Gladiator and Matrix pads have knee locators or do they just look like they do. (knee locators like on puma kinetic pads)
I've had 5 SS Ton bats and they all had slight knob at the top of the handle but its never as pronounced as the pictures show. I forgot to check if the handles were multi piece or not. The best thing about SS bats and they have world class pressing and their bats do perform very well.
I've also had different type of SS pads and one of the pads were called SS superlite, they were like puma kinetic/mongoose all foam protection very lightweight pads. Recently I had exactly same as above SS Gladiator they were touch heavier because they had lot of padding(test level) knee locater bit had some sort of extra hard padding stuffed inside it.
Yeah they do have proper knee locators which fit well and they actually are very good pads & have perfect snug fittings. They also look extremely good and very eyecatching.

Quick Single
23rd January 2011, 20:24
I've had 5 SS Ton bats and they all had slight knob at the top of the handle but its never as pronounced as the pictures show. I forgot to check if the handles were multi piece or not. The best thing about SS bats and they have world class pressing and their bats do perform very well.
I've also had different type of SS pads and one of the pads were called SS superlite, they were like puma kinetic/mongoose all foam protection very lightweight pads. Recently I had exactly same as above SS Gladiator they were touch heavier because they had lot of padding(test level) knee locater bit had some sort of extra hard padding stuffed inside it.
Yeah they do have proper knee locators which fit well and they actually are very good pads & have perfect snug fittings. They also look extremely good and very eyecatching.

Excuse me Majid bhai, but what does the knob at the top of the handle do and also are the springs those lines at the very top of the handles?

Knightrider
23rd January 2011, 20:45
I think some bat makers make that knob for counter balancing and it also stops hand sliding of the bat handle. Those line at the top of handle are springs.

Quick Single
23rd January 2011, 20:48
So if a bat has 3 springs that's better than a bat with 2 springs?

Knightrider
23rd January 2011, 21:02
So if a bat has 3 springs that's better than a bat with 2 springs?

Not really 3 spring handle has more flex and 2 spring has less but they are brands that use 2 springs and several players use bats with 2 spring handles.
I might be wrong (Tom bhai will know best). I think you get more power into the shot if the bat has 2 springs in the handle, this is why some players use them

Quick Single
23rd January 2011, 21:21
Also what is the profile?

Cover Drive
23rd January 2011, 21:30
Salam,

Yes, obviously a cricket bat isn't all about looks, and if they went like guns then that would throw all the appearances faults out of the window. Did you get a chance to hit any of them with a mallet?

Walakiumasalam Bhai,

Arre nahe the shop keeper was not letting me hit the bat on the ground so forget mallet test :))



Yeah they do have proper knee locators which fit well and they actually are very good pads & have perfect snug fittings. They also look extremely good and very eyecatching.

My clubmate has SS Matrix pads and he is complaining about there knee area part. Although it has knee locator they should be fitting and wrapping perfectly but unfortunately they are not and he is saying they are tad bulkier compare to his GM Orginal D30.


Excuse me Majid bhai, but what does the knob at the top of the handle do and also are the springs those lines at the very top of the handles?

It is counterbalance and it improves the balance of the bat.


Also what is the profile?

Shape, location of sweetspot etc

Quick Single
23rd January 2011, 21:35
Salam,

What a batamees shopkeeper, how does he expect customers to buy his stuff if they can't try it out?

Also I just had a question, I hope you don't mind. The other day, I was on the Sialkot Shop website and they were selling bats for really cheap, also they seem to have gotten good reviews, have you ever bought from them?

JazakallahKhair.:)

Cover Drive
23rd January 2011, 21:56
Salam,

What a batamees shopkeeper, how does he expect customers to buy his stuff if they can't try it out?

Also I just had a question, I hope you don't mind. The other day, I was on the Sialkot Shop website and they were selling bats for really cheap, also they seem to have gotten good reviews, have you ever bought from them?

JazakallahKhair.:)

Walakiumasalam,

Yes, he was very batamees. I would have never gone to his store but he is the only one who has full face scuff sheet which I wanted to buy.

No, I haven't bought anything from them but my club mate has. Unfortunately when my club mate bought it his stuff got drilled but he got all of the money back. However, Bahasrat Bhai (at Sailkot shop) is a top bloke and there service is good as well.

Quick Single
23rd January 2011, 22:01
Okay JazakallahKhair, I was just wondering because the reviews looked pretty good.

Also still no news from Asad bhai yet?

Cover Drive
23rd January 2011, 22:01
Nope, Asad Bhai is busy as he is somewhere in London. Will ask him again for you :)

Knightrider
23rd January 2011, 22:13
My clubmate has SS Matrix pads and he is complaining about there knee area part. Although it has knee locator they should be fitting and wrapping perfectly but unfortunately they are not and he is saying they are tad bulkier compare to his GM Orginal D30.




I had no problems with knee area as the pads fitted me perfectly. They were not bulky at all but some people who are used to playing club cricket and use lower end pads, they might find them a bit bulky. I fount the SS pads lot better then GM pads, I tried GM teknik lite and GM d30. GM d30 were okay but I fount SS pads to be superior and much better looking design.
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/majid100no/SSWHITES.jpg

SempreSami
23rd January 2011, 22:19
Lies, Gunn & Moore Original Teknik Lites are the coolest pads in recent years, as made evident by Graeme Smith when he was twatting bowlers around in 2009.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/111800/111886.jpg

Cover Drive
23rd January 2011, 22:21
I concur SS! Tehniik/D30 are the coolest pads around in the market nothing beats them!

Knightrider
23rd January 2011, 22:27
No lies bro. I'm honest. Lot more players use SS Matrix pads you will see in the WC and IPL4.

SempreSami
23rd January 2011, 22:28
None as hard as Graeme Smith though. The man's harder than diamond coated nails put in a freezer for a week.

Quick Single
23rd January 2011, 22:29
I concur SS! Tehniik/D30 are the coolest pads around in the market nothing beats them!

CD bhai if it's not too much would you mind posting pictures of the D30, because a guy in my cricket academy has the Original Technik's and I love them.

Also JazakallahKhair for asking Asad bhai.:)

Cover Drive
23rd January 2011, 22:31
CD bhai if it's not too much would you mind posting pictures of the D30, because a guy in my cricket academy has the Original Technik's and I love them.

Also JazakallahKhair for asking Asad bhai.:)

Actually they are my friends, not mine. But I saw them yesterday and they are very very good pads.

If you are considering them I'll say go ahead buy them.

My clubmate had posted pictures in the following thread (scroll down a bit);

http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/showthread.php?t=110004

Quick Single
23rd January 2011, 22:40
Actually I was talking about the one's Graeme Smith's wearing.

However I don't think I will buy any pads as I have recently bought Ihsan Stratus 250 pads from Pakistan. I must admit they are really good. They are light, comfy and stylish, Inshallah I will post pics soon if you want, but if you don't want that's fine. Also any questions are welcome.:)

Cover Drive
23rd January 2011, 22:43
Actually Smith does wear D30 Original pads in ODIs. SempreSami will be the man for this as Smithy is his boy :D

Oh pictures of this with your CA bat would be great!

Quick Single
23rd January 2011, 22:45
I'll go do that right now.:)

SempreSami
23rd January 2011, 23:24
Smith indeed is wearing last year's d3o pads in ODIs atm.

I'd post some photos of my Original Teknik Lite pads but they're currently in my kit bag at the bottom of my wardrobe, so perhaps in the near future I'll do so.

Cover Drive
23rd January 2011, 23:38
Personally I find the 2010 D30 pads to be better, the new ones (2011) aren't that great looking imo

What a lazy cricketer ;-)

Silencer
24th January 2011, 20:15
SS design scheme is boring, I mean every year they have same design for the pads. Same design but three different lines of pads are pictured above. I mean why have same thing ? lol

Silencer
24th January 2011, 20:19
M&H have launched a new bat for 2011.

Looks to be a real beast.

http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz32/aamerm/Amplus.jpg

Looks big but one thing I don't like about M&H is that there bats don't look great. I know it is just appearence but if I pay 350 ounds I would want a perfect bat in every aspect.

askmoi
26th January 2011, 09:22
that bat has a very high middle...not suited mostly to the low pitches

AamerM
26th January 2011, 17:41
Looks big but one thing I don't like about M&H is that there bats don't look great. I know it is just appearence but if I pay 350 ounds I would want a perfect bat in every aspect.

What part of the appearance don't you like? Is it just the stickers?

As far as the willow goes, if you get an opportunity to go to their shop in Taunton you will see some exquisite blades.

I have seen some in serious cricket that did not look too good though so maybe buy from the factory is best.

Cover Drive
27th January 2011, 00:03
What part of the appearance don't you like? Is it just the stickers?

As far as the willow goes, if you get an opportunity to go to their shop in Taunton you will see some exquisite blades.

I have seen some in serious cricket that did not look too good though so maybe buy from the factory is best.

Great to see you posting Aamer Bhai :)

I think what that poster is saying is talking about how M&H don't look pleasing aesthetically and I agree with that. I have seen pictures of few M&H which don't look very good physically but there performance as we all know is unmatchable.

Also I found about this the other day that M&H bats are pressed at Newbery and was quite shocked to hear this.

Cover Drive
27th January 2011, 07:58
Majid Bhai, told me about Boom Boom's 2011 range and I just had a look at them and I must say I'm truly impressed with there vast improvements! MashAllah, there softs look impressive! There 2011 range just puts them in a different class all together. It can be viewed here;

http://boomboomcricket.com/gear

The Signature 175 range is impressive! They have introduced genuine pittard palms as well!

cricket_fan1
23rd March 2011, 15:06
One Brother MB malik has changed sticker of MB Malik Limited Edition Bat.

canadiancricketer
23rd March 2011, 19:35
Looks VERY nice indeed..............hop it goes well

canadiancricketer
23rd March 2011, 19:35
*hope

Quick Single
23rd March 2011, 21:56
Wow, they look pretty good.

However, why does it still have Afridi's signature on it even though he has been endorsed by BB for quite a while now?:13:

cricket_fan1
23rd March 2011, 22:13
How is looking bats grains

Quick Single
23rd March 2011, 22:47
The grains look amazing.

Is this your bat?

canadiancricketer
23rd March 2011, 22:59
yep...........probably one of the best grains iv's seen on a bat!

Cover Drive
23rd March 2011, 23:18
Looks amazing bhai! Is it sticker? or painted version ?

canadiancricketer
24th March 2011, 00:17
CD...........just a quick question,

I'm asking you because your the only one i know on this forum that lives in the GTA

There is a guy I found on Kijiji (toronto) who is selling custom made cricket bats at a VERY low price. His bats are grade 1 and cost about 150 dollars.

DO u think I there is some kind of catch here...............too good to be true?

here is the link

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-sports-bikes-Custom-Cricket-Bats-Unreal-Quality-W0QQAdIdZ265649248


Thoughts?

Cover Drive
24th March 2011, 00:28
Adeel is my from my university he wants to start his own business etc etc

Those bats are cheap Pakistani bats as you can tell from handle and finishing, they no where deserve $150 price tag.

That is my personally opinion again..

canadiancricketer
24th March 2011, 00:37
so do u think I should get a bat from him?

canadiancricketer
24th March 2011, 00:38
Im sorry I've had a long last 2 days I dont quite get what u mean