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Real name:
Sonny Johnston

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Asheville, NC

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Aug. 6, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Bats
Discussion: combat centenarian

I have had mine for 6 weekks and the ball flies off the bat...line drives too hot too handle...HR's 30 feet further than my u trip bat. Played with kids this weekend hit several HR over 350'. Dont't know how compaares to Ultra....all I knoww it explodes off this bat. I'M 62 and hitting with kids....there threating to have me tested.

Based on my reps., which is 500, I would highly recommend this bat.
July 28, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Associations
Discussion: ASA Bats/warranty/cold weather

I recently asked about recommendation for ASA bat. I'm also looking to play in colder weather and would prefer to buy one bat for both.
Came across Clapbat on ebay...this is an alloy bat with full warranty regarless of weather. Spoke with owner and it sounds like a great product. You can go to ebay type in clapbat and then go to utube link, I think you find it intersting.

Has anyone tried this bat or have an opinion on it, it sells for $149.00 on e bay.
July 20, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What Do You Think

I feel the defensive players need to take advantage of the equipment available to protect them, if the senior nat is being used,I realize it is not the macho things to do, maybe it should be mandatory to some extent.
The other point I would like to make is to the senior bats. I played a game three weeeks ago in a rec. legue with the kids and hit a Miken MV out of the, probably went 340....someone in the stands brings me a Combat Cent. and next time up I hit that ball out probably went 330, a line drive. I was stunned by the velocity of the ball leaving the bat. I bought one and use it because it is legal in my league and I'm hitting over 900 with it but the velocity concerns me for the fielders, not as much in the rec. league because I'm playing against 20 yr. olds but more so with seniors, we don't have the same reflexes we once had.
The point is I think we need to keep the pace moving with a live ball so we can score runs....who wants watch or play a 6-5 game.
Maybe a USSSA/ASA bat is enough, for us as well.
Guys that hit HR with senior bats can still hit it out, if they hit it solid, isn't that the way it should be.
I will end with this since I got the senior bat, when I hit it out or drill a line drive it is no longer my ability, ITS THE BAT, in the opinion of others. They forget that I hit out with the Miken MV.
July 17, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Blowing up the middle in Senior Softball - are screens next???

Omar,this is my first year at senior ball and I have not hit a pitcher yet....but I did come awful close last weekend and it bothered me, and that is why I joined the conversation. I also realize that the pitchers do not have complete control over their pitches and when I have to hit an outside pitch, I'm trying to hit it out to right center....but as I did this last weekend I pulled it a little, and it went up the middle. I totally respect the pitchers and with these hot bat/ball combination I feel they should where the protective gear to avoid an unintended shot up the middle. I would hope that no one intentionally trys to hit a pitcher but incidents will happen.. by accident.
But I have had pitchers that have enough control that they throw a lot of outside pitches and they are aware they are raising the odds of getting hit...hopefully unintetionally. If you are one of those wear the gear.
July 16, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Blowing up the middle in Senior Softball - are screens next???

I don't have as much control as to the exact location of where I'm hitting the ball....I just try to drive the ball, if the pitcher throws it outside he needs to prepare himself for the obvious and not complain about the outcome. I would never want to hurt someone but that is realty.
July 12, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ASA Bats

Thanks for the imput, I'm swinging endload and thinking about going balanced since I was swinging a balanced same weight as mine and it seemed lighter. Do you think this is typical of endload vs. balance. I have also always subscibed to going lighter, using bat speed theory, but I'm noticing a lot of the guys going heavier, with balanced I may be able to do that. I appreciate your comments since I'm just getting introduced to playing with kids my age.
July 12, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ASA Bats

Thanks for the imput, I'm swinging endload and thinking about going balanced since I was swinging a balanced same weight as mine and it seemed lighter. Do you think this is typical of endload vs. balance. I have also always subscibed to going lighter, using bat speed theory, but I'm noticing a lot of the guys going heavier, with balanced I may be able to do that. I appreciate your comments since I'm just getting introduced to playing with kids my age.
July 12, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ASA Bats

I'm 61 and currently using a 27oz. Combat Centenarian, playing in ASA tournament in Sept. and need to purchase ASA Bat, any opinions on the hottest ASA Bat out.
July 10, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Looking to buy Miken UltraII Legacy.

I may be intereted if still available.
End load or Balanced?
How many times hit?
What is asking price?
Please e mail and let me know one way or the other, Thanks.

July 6, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Evil BP Ball

Thansks for the feedback...which ball is it white/orange or green/orange.
July 6, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Evil BP Ball

Does anyone have an opinion on the the white/orange Evil batting practice ball which is a 48/425 versus the Evil green/orange BP ball which is a 52/300. They are out of stock until 7/20 on the 48/425 and wondered if they are worth waiting on......thought the 52/300 may be too soft.
July 2, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Glucosamine and Chondroitin for joint pain relief

I stopped and had problems with knee, wrist and back.....I'm back on and feel great, may be in my mind but for $25 a month, it is worth it to me.
July 2, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Glucosamine and Chondroitin for joint pain relief

I have used a product called Flexicose for years,with no problems.....ran out and developed pain in my knee and my wrist, started back on product and within 5 days problems subsided. Seems to work for me
I get mine through Amazon.

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