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    GM Icon DXM or Hero DXM

    I was going to buy the GM Icon but I heard everyone talking about the Hero. I heard the hero also has a bigger sweet spot. And a lower middle as the Icon has a higher middle.
    I play on a All weather astro-turf pitch occasiaonly on a grass wicket. I want to know what bat is better for these pitches thanks. I also face relatively fast bowlers.
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    If anyone has one what model?

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    I think the Hero is good, but its pickup isn't great.That's all I can say so far about the Hero.
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    I liked the hero a lot. SO just check both bats when you are in the shop.
    This may be the silliest statement of the day but some peope like jam or people like marmalade on their toast. I just wanna say that if one bat is perfect for 1 person it isn't necessary perfect for another person.
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    I can't find a local shop that sells them


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    i have the icon DXM origional, and omg what a bat! yes the middle is high but this makes for an amazing pickup, and the toe is so powerfull anyway that its the best of both worlds.

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    mate, i love the icon, its expensive but its worth it. the hero hasnt got a great pickup il admit, and i guarentee it will be exactly the same as every bat like it, e.g, hunts county pulse, woodworm hard drive, adidas pellara, kookaburra ice, etc.
    on drives, it will amaze u, on pulls and sweeps, useless.

    cross bat shots need a sweet spot otherwise the ball becomes dead, and will go 3 yards.

    so gunn and moore icon, woodworm ibat, gray nicolls predator are the most usefull.

    but as the other guy (cant remember your name soz) sed, some people like marmalade, some like jam.

    its ur choice

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    That was me mate

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    always the icon great bat but u need 2 preserve it as they last nothing in terms of bats although there have been stories bout them.


    some people have noticed that Gm have been sponsering left handed players with the hero while right handers mostly have the icon. trezza and graeham smith both have the Hero as they are left handers while ravi bopara and jonathon trott have the icon.

    Weird?

    Gm say that the icon has a better pick up for right handers but that is wrong absolute bull.

    I have the icon and to be honest nothing can beat it end of!!

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    i noticed something earlier look at these pictures and look ate the side of the bat.

    http://static.cricketnext.com/pix/sl...t_2208_big.jpg

    jonathon trott with his icon

    Gunn & Moore Icon DXM Original Ltd Etd - English Willow - Black - Pre Prepared Cricket Bats

    the icon dxm

    they look different dont they, i suspect gunn and moore have just given him a hero dxm with icon stickers....why?

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    Trott is paid to endorse a bat, he doesn't have to use it. GM or another brand will make a bat to the shape he wants with Icon stickers added after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tevans View Post
    Trott is paid to endorse a bat, he doesn't have to use it. GM or another brand will make a bat to the shape he wants with Icon stickers added after.
    This. Hussey was using a Bradbury with Nitro stickers (IIRC) for a while there. In a T20 he actually had a Bradbury with Bradbury stickers.

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    the things sportsmen do for money aye?
    thers a good reason why kevin pietersons and ian bells suddlenly switched from woodworm and slazenger to adidas recently. and flintoffs move to puma,



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