The Gunn & Moore Mana 540 cricket bat is a new short bladed addition to the GM range for 2017.
When a ball hits a bat the bat will vibrate in waves throughout its length. There are some areas of the bat where the vibration is zero and that is where the greatest power can be generated from.
When the ball hits the bat low down at the toe the handle is pushed forward and you get that familiar stinging feeling in your hands. If the ball hits high on the bat the handle flexes backwards and it feels like there is no wood behind it. The best results are when the ball impacts within an area of the bat where the handle is not pushed either forwards or backwards. GM claim that there are two of these sweet spot areas on a bat, known in physics as the center of percussion, and that with a shorter blade these two low vibration points are brought closer together to give a larger more powerful sweet spot.
The GM Mana 540 is produced in adult and harrow youth sizes in seven different willow grades from the very best grade 1 willow in the Original LE to the lower grade 3 willow for 303 model.
The Gunn & Moore Mana 540 is available from First Choice Cricket for the 2017 season.
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