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:
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 2018. 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 2018, 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 Grip.
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.
The important 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 immense.
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.