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Sept. 2, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Veteran CORE is almost ready.......

If all goes well the American modernization conquest of softball will start on October 1st.
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Aug. 15, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Veteran CORE is almost ready.......

Since the CORE has a different feel that the normal bats I am not sure how to answer that question. Would think the 28 balance would work however if it does not we will work with you to make sure we get the right fit.
Aug. 15, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Veteran CORE is almost ready.......

To answer some questions here;
Sizes are 26-27-28-29.5
Balanced or End Load
Yes we can customize your bat…

Aug. 15, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Veteran CORE is almost ready.......

Joe,
We can a special edition ‘Golden Gate’ bat just for you :)

Aug. 15, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Veteran CORE is almost ready.......

Since our factory is in South Carolina (and not product ordered from China) we will have bats in stock and ready to ship. In terms of swing flex you will find the CORE pure to form, somewhat like swinging a wood bat (remember it is solid) with senior level performance. Another key dynamic is the hitting area. Antiquated bats have a traditional sweet spot which allows maximum flex within a set ‘spot’ on the barrel. The CORE has maximum flex ability cross 81% of its 12” barrel.
Pictures will be ready soon as we get closer to the finish line.

Bill Gateley
sportsaz@msn.com
480.241.3717

Aug. 12, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: About baseball but still interesting.....

It all stars with a leather-covered ball, 9-9.25 inches in circumference and weighing 5-5.25 ounces. Inside is 121 yards of blue-grey yarn, 45 yards of white wool yarn, 150 yards of fine cotton yarn and over a hundred years of dreams. The 216 red stitches hold it together, provide a special gripping surface as well a visual clue to the batter and a distance-boosting “wing” (see below).
• In the 0.11 seconds that it takes the pitcher to throw the ball, he’s accelerating it at 80 times the force of gravity – 80 G’s. It takes a NASCAR race car over 10 seconds and nearly 1,000 feet of acceleration to reach the 90 MPH speed of a top-line pitcher.
• The ball actually leaves the pitchers’ arm at a greater speed than the arm can swing. The pitch is a complicated move involving pitchers’ whole body, and ending in a high velocity “crack the whip” movement. The torque in the forearm has been calculated at 80 Newton-Meters – enough to break the bone of an average person.
• The ball is in the air less than 0.46 seconds; yet, it’s long enough for an experienced batter to make a number of crucial calculations about speed, drop and angle. A curve ball is thrown with the seam at a specific angle, and batters can recognize the distinctive pattern the spinning seams make.
• The game hangs on an event that lasts less than a thousandth of a second. That’s how long the ball is actually in contact with the bat. During that time, an eternity to a fan but way faster than the blink of an eye, the ball hits a 2 pound bat moving about the same speed in the opposite direction.
• High-speed photographs show that the ball compresses by almost half, but it is the bat that goes through the most complex vibrational dynamics. The bat flexes at different frequencies, with multiple nodes. In a perfect collision, the bat bends back, then snaps forward to impart additional force to the ball.
• Calculations suggest that, mid-collision, the peak force on the ball is about 36,982 Newtons, which is more than 8 tons of force. The acceleration on the ball as it changes direction is 127,145m/s2 , or over 12,000 G’s.
• Surprisingly, a batted ball doesn’t travel much faster than a pitch, about 110 MPH, although a batter aims up at an angle to get more distance. Based on that speed, you would expect the trajectory to be no further than about 750 feet in a vacuum, a little over 400 feet in Milwaukee. Due to the aerodynamics of a spinning ball (the seams, again!), batters can slam the ball much further. Cecil Field blasted a 502 foot homer in Milwaukee’s County Stadium. Dave Kingman hit one out of Wrigley Field in Chicago that landed 530 feet away. And Mickey Mantle hit the fabled homer of 1953 (at Clark Griffith Stadium in Washington), a distance of 565 feet from home plate.
©Len Lamberg, 2011, www.lenlamberg.com/baseball


Aug. 12, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Veteran CORE is almost ready.......

Crusher,
If your question is to visit the factory you are welcome to do so once it is finished and set up for visitors. Please contact me for more details.

Thank you,

Bill Gateley
sportsaz@msn.com
480.241.3717

Aug. 12, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Veteran CORE is almost ready.......

Harry, the new CORE ASA bat will not have any issues at those temps.
Aug. 12, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Veteran CORE is almost ready.......

UPDATE: We have some engineering adjustments that are very complicated so it looks like mid September will need to be our target date. Please note that we do not have a deadline or are we behind in any way. We are creating a completely new design to resolve the dilemma of senior bats. The CORE is one of the most technology advanced senior bat ever produced, it cannot be shaved, cannot be rolled or altered in anyway. Will performance and durability stand superior? We will let the CORE answer that on the field very soon. Building a new factory and creating a technology is no different then what the Army used to say, “just hurry up and wait”.
July 26, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Looking for U2 ASA, cracked or not

Got it....thanks
July 26, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Looking for U2 ASA, cracked or not

Looking for a U2 ASA model. Bat can be cracked or not. If you have one you would like to sell please call or email.

thanks,
480.241.3717
sportsaz@msn.com
July 8, 2011
gates24
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: GBA WILL BE BORN JULY 4TH

I understand you guys have been waiting for a long time, so have we. As you can understand, building a production line from the ground up has been a high and rocky road. We are in the last lap and after testing will get the bats out. If you have questions on your order please feel free to contact me.

Bill Gateley
sportsaz@msn.com
480.241.3717
July 7, 2011
gates24
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Obama at the plate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tcahn7PwQU&feature=share
July 6, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Veteran CORE is almost ready.......

Harry,
We can make you a bat with everything on it and even add some South Carolina flavor as well....
July 6, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Veteran CORE is almost ready.......

Well I guess the bottom line is we will have the best senior bat on the planet, or I will be sleeping on the couch for a long time :)

Bill Gateley
sportsaz@msn.com
480.241.3717



July 6, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Veteran CORE is almost ready.......

Joe has always done right by me....someone far smarter than me one said,

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
July 3, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Veteran CORE is almost ready.......

We thank all those that have waited as we move from getting bats made in China to building our factory here in the USA. The move is far more than just setting up a simple production line to make antiquated copies of ordinary design. The bat market is a banquet of the same cake with different frosting, different yet the same. What we are striving to accomplish is original in design with the end result to prove performance and durability can be achieved in a senior bat. We also aim to show that American ingenuity is not a thing of the past but alive and well in a product 100% made in USA. The task is complex to say the least however when finished we will join an elite few that actually own and operate their own factory with full control over design and production.
The sales team is anxious, the engineer is reserved and the factory is almost ready to go. So please hang in there as we approached the runway for takeoff.

June 14, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: People keep buying very popular bats that break way too soon

July 4th is our goal, the right product is the true target. Will keep you posted on how we are doing. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me...

Bill Gateley
480.241.3717
sportsaz@msn.com
June 14, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: People keep buying very popular bats that break way too soon

Thank you for the kind words. Over the past seven months I have been working with two associations on the bat shaving/rolling issue. Last week I had the opportunity to present the findings at a committee meeting. The shaving issue is far more widespread than many know or may admit to. One can only take a guess in senior softball to the percentage of shaved bats on the field. In the course of our study (along with a PhD from a leading University) we found senior bats to be a large customer base for the shaving business.
It will be interesting to see how players react to a bat that cannot be altered. Performance at the 1.21 is not a concern for us. The ‘pop’ will be there as will the added life span. Again the question will be how players react to the total concept of the bat and only time on the field will tell.
All of the core bats will be approved for play by each related association.

June 14, 2011
gates24
Topic: Bats
Discussion: People keep buying very popular bats that break way too soon

We did not change the old Veteran…..we just left it behind……
We did however bid China a fond farewell, started building our own factory in South Carolina to start fresh with new concept.
Putting together a factory is no easy task as many of you know. If all goes well we should be ready by July 4th which is our launch date.
The CORE concept has much to offer in a senior bat. Besides the performance and durability features we offer a bat that cannot be shaved, rolled or altered in any way.
We understand some will find this a negative feature, however many will find it a refreshing change.
‘God Bless American’ and ‘Made in America’ will proudly be displayed on the barrel.
We are working as fast as we can to meet 7/4/2011 timeline. Will keep you posted as we get closer.

Thank you,
Bill


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