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GM English Willow Bat Grading

At GM we’re proud of our Bat Grading and in Australia we offer English willow bats in ten qualities.

ORIGINAL L.E., ORIGINAL, SIGNATURE L.E., 909, 808, 707, 606, MAXI, 404 & 303.

Each quality is developed around different grades of Willow. GM Willow Grading is Industry Leading and is consistent across every bat model.

We’ve got nothing to hide and are proud to publish this important product information and stand by it with every bat we produce in our own Nottingham factory. Our bats are Made by England’s Best.

ORIGINAL L.E. *****

  • The very best unbleached seasoned Grade 1 English Willow
  • Selected for grain structure and weight
  • Limited by willow availability
  • Bats individually tested to ensure 5 Star performance
  • Fitted with top quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control
  • GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

ORIGINAL *****

  • Superior unbleached seasoned Grade 1 English Willow
  • Predominantly straight grained with a hint of colour and minor cosmetic blemishes
  • Fitted with top quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control
  • GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

SIGNATURE L.E. *****

  • Prime unbleached seasoned Grade 1 English Willow
  • Predominantly straight grained with colour on one edge and minor cosmetic blemishes
  • Fitted with top quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control
  • GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

909 *****

  • Unbleached seasoned Grade 1 English Willow
  • Predominantly straight grained with colour on one edge and minor cosmetic blemishes
  • Fitted with top quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control
  • GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

808 *****

  • Superior unbleached seasoned Grade 2 English Willow
  • Minor blemishes, may have some colour to one edge
  • Fitted with good quality treble spring multi-piece cane handle for outstanding feel, flex and control
  • GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

707 / SIGNATURE ****

  • Seasoned unbleached Grade 2 English Willow
  • Minor blemishes, may have some colour to one edge
  • Fitted with good quality treble spring cane handle
  • GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

606 ***

  • Superior Seasoned unbleached Grade 3 English Willow
  • Minor blemishes, may have some colour to one edge
  • Fitted with good quality treble spring cane handle
  • GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

MAXI ***

  • Seasoned bleached Grade 3 English Willow
  • Minor knot marks with some minor stain/speck
  • Fitted with treble spring cane handle
  • GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

404 ***

  • Seasoned bleached Grade 3 English Willow
  • Knot marks with some stain/speck
  • Fitted with treble spring cane handle
  • GM NOW! & ToeTek™ finish fitted as standard

303 *

  • Seasoned Grade 4 English Willow
  • Grained GM polycarbonate Dura Cover
  • Fitted with treble spring cane handle
  • ToeTek™ toe guard fitted as standard

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