This is defiantly one of my favorite pats. I have several different bats and this is the best one of them all. The Gray Nicolls Fusion 1000 Senior Cricket Bat is so good because of its features and the weight. It has the best English willow and a carbon handle. The English willow is a lightwood so it's easy to get up and under the ball for that extra, longer, faster hit. The carbon handle helps a lot to get the extra, longer, faster hit because its much easier to rotate through with the wrists and you know it wont break. The bat looks great with a natural finish and toe. The bat has a great design and because of the new technology in this bat I wont fail when I hit with it and that's why it goes so far with a swing that I hardly try in.