Gray Nicolls Velocity 900 Junior Cricket Bat Select Grade 2 English Willow
Velocity provides outstanding performance and will create new boundaries in any cricketer's game.
Shaped with a high/mid profile to provide a feather light pickup, this new bat in the Gray-Nicolls family will be the pride in any cricketer's bag.
SWEET SPOT POSITION = Mid to High: A hybrid setup that allows some slight favourability towards players who like to hit square of the wicket but still want the benefits of a mid-sweet spot. A slightly higher sweet spot brings the bulk of the willow towards the hands allowing for players to consider going for an extra ounce of bat weight. Smash a front foot pull-shot with one of these to strike fear in the opposition.
PREPARATION = Pre-Prepared: This cricket bat has been both pressed and had extratec applied at its factory of origin. However, it still needs to go through the full hand knocking-in process. While this cricket bat sadly isn't ready for use against leather balls just yet, the preparation process is well on its way and can be completed easily.
BOW = Standard: The regular bow found in the majority of modern cricket bats which gets your hands slightly ahead of the ball for ease of stroke play. It also helps the cricket bat feel more aggressive.
EDGES = Slight: Small edges means one of two things; either a lightweight bat or a high spine peak. Combine slight edges with a high spine and you'll have a powerful precision tool.
SPINE HEIGHT = Medium: Often combined with big edges to create a forgiving bat with an extra wide hitting zone which still rewards striking the blade out of the very middle.
PROFILE SHAPE = Slightly Scalloped: A small amount of scalloping is seen in a very large amount of cricket bats. The goal is to save weight while still making the sweet spot as wide as possible. Even very high quality bats can contain a small amount of scalloping in order to reduce their weight.
FACE = Semi-Flat: One of the latest trends in cricket bat faces was born from the need to add some durability to the edges of flat faced bats. When prepared correctly semi-flat faces bring the benefits of slightly bigger edges, a wider sweet spot plus 'point and shoot' aiming of a flat face bat. A slight curve also allows batsman to be confident when using the wrists to manipulate the face angle.
HANDLE TYPE = Semi-Oval: A happy medium that brings the benefits of both oval & round handles. This shape aids alignment, slightly weakens the bottom hand for more controlled stroke play and still allows for creative use of the bottom hand.
TOE = Toe Guard: This bat has been fitted with a toe guard.