GM cricket bat
manufacturers have introduced some incredible cricket bats for the 2018 cricket
season. One of the brand new cricket bats is the GM Neon Cricket Bat, it has
GM’s new L-Sweet cricket bat technology and is known in full as the GM Neon
L540 cricket bat.
The Willow on the
GM Neon Cricket Bat
The GM Neon cricket
bat comes in a wide variety of top English willows throughout the range. At its
premium, there is the GM Neon DXM LE cricket bat and the GM Neon Original which
is made with premium limited edition English willow and Grade 1 English Willow
respectively. It is also available in Grade 2, Grade 3 and Grade 4 English
Willow, to best suit your budget when buying the GM Neon cricket bat.
The GM Neon
cricket bat comes in a wide variety of willow grades and has different names
that distinguish them. Cricket Store Online makes it clear on each product page
to know exactly which GM Neon cricket bat you are buying and what the grade of
willow is. The availabilities are:
NEON™ DXM® ORIGINAL L.E.
NEON™ DXM® SIGNATURE
NEON™ DXM® 808
NEON™ DXM® 707
NEON™ DXM® 606
NEON™ DXM® 404
NEON™ DXM® 303
Sweet Spot and
As mentioned the GM
Neon cricket bat has the latest L-Sweet cricket bat technology from GM. This
means that GM has varied the lengths of the blades and handles on their range
of bats. This gives batsmen a better opportunity to select the cricket bat that
will best suit their style of play. A longer handle for a real power hitter or
perhaps the traditional face of the cricket bat for a top order stroke maker.
The GM Neon cricket
bat has a slightly shortened blade with a 310mm handle. The GM Neon has the second
highest core sweet spot position in the GM range of cricket bats for 2017. The
only bat with a higher sweet spot is the GM Paragon. The sweet spot would
qualify as a mid to high sweet spot but with the shortened blade, there is
immense power all over the GM Neon cricket bat.
Like all the bats in
the GM range of cricket bats for 2017, the GM Neon cricket bat comes fitted
with the GM Dynamic Grip. Players absolutely love the dynamic grip because it
is exactly as its name suggests, Dynamic. It offers a different feel on the top
hand of the cricket bat to the bottom hand. This is because they perform
different functions for the batsman when he is playing his shot. It is for very
good reason that GM has fitted all of their 2017 cricket bats with a GM Dynamic
The GM Neon
cricket bats come with a toe guard fitted as standard.
The handle of
the GM Neon cricket bats are slightly longer as mentioned and they
are made with premium cane. Cane is the best material for a cricket bat handle as
it prevents vibration to the hands of the batsman and promotes power in the
face and blade of the cricket bat. The semi-oval handle on the cricket bat is
known to be the most comfortable and give the batsman the most amount of
control. That is why the GM Neon cricket bats have semi-oval handles.
For a few seasons
now GM has finished their cricket bats with GM Now! GM Neon cricket bats are
also finished with GM Now! This means that the bat has been treated to a light
knock-in, a coating of raw linseed oil and a professionally fitted anti-scuff
sheet on the face of the blade and the shoulders. As mentioned GM Now!, also
means that the bat has a professional ToeTek toe guard fitted. This process
limits the possibility of dampness seeping into the bat and the toe swelling.
Players till need to take good care of their cricket bats to ensure that they
are not neglected and therefore damaged.
numbers on the GM Neon range of cricket bats are as follows. The GM Neon ranges
in weight from 2lbs8oz to about 2lbs13oz, this makes it one of the lightest
bats in the GM range of cricket bats for 2018. It is also worth considering
that the GM Neon with L-Sweet technology has a slightly shorter blade which
means that the swing speed and power through the ball with this cricket bat is
The edges of this
cricket bat are a massive 39mm, this is huge power and stability for the rest
of the bat.
Players these days like to multiply the edge size
with the swell depth as well as other factors. The swell depth on the GM Neon
cricket bat is 64mm, this overall gives huge power to the face of the cricket
bat and ensures maximum ball power striking on every shot played with the GM
Neon cricket bat.