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Real name:
Johnny Kelley

Location:
Salem, SC

Division:
Men's 65

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April 27, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightnings Breaking Under 300 Swings?

My 26oz. EL is going strong with some 4 hundred hits on it. Sure hope you guys don't jinx it talking about them.
April 25, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spring Training in Vero Beach, FL March 27-29

Good catch Dbax. My brain didn't catch complaining, it saw complying I guess. Hope Alan and his Team 1 guys get to play today. Looks really stormy above Atlanta today.
April 20, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spring Training in Vero Beach, FL March 27-29

Morning Alan, in trying to find the most suitable date for your fall camp I'm sure you are aware of the obvious dates to stay away from(Dalton, Pensacola). Course with your weather you could have it later and give us a brake from the cold.
April 15, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wondering about your team name; especially the unusual ones.

Best team I played on as a younger man was sponsored by the Dirty Butts Bar.
April 12, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior bats vs. 52/300 ball

Haven't tried hitting a wet or dry tampon lately, but as you stated believe I would find something else to do.
April 12, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior bats vs. 52/300 ball

When we play in Charlotte they use those 52/300 balls and senior bats are aloud. We have found more success using ASA bats.
April 12, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: senior softball bats

Miken really addressed their durability concerns with this new Triad blackout. Haven't heard of but one failed blackout all year. Does take time to brake in though.
Haven't heard anyone give the Demarini much positive remarks.
April 10, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Want More Power? Get Arm Extension within the Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover #29

These are great videos guys, well worth your time if you like hitting the ball a little further.
April 5, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spring Training in Vero Beach, FL March 27-29

Too bad your not old enough to have a ten or twelve year old grandchild. They are the cheapest expert technical advisor you can get. In the meantime put me down for the e-mail snippets.
April 4, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spring Training in Vero Beach, FL March 27-29

Alan, after attending your softball camp I realize softball and equipment sales are just part of your business. You have a lot of irons in the fire as we said growing up.
BUT, do you think you would have time maybe once month to send out a info letter(diet,training,newest equipment) related to senior softball for anyone who wanted to sign up? Maybe Bob and Davey could contribute also. I'm sure you would have a good response. Also if you decided I hope your sweet wife doesn't find out who came up with this idea.
April 3, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Happy Easter

AMEN guys!! You have blessed my day with your post.
April 3, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley lightning question

I'm not a heavy hitter and it took somewhere around 100 to 125 for mine to open up. Plus several on our team had similar results. I did also notice it seemed to hit another gear at about 200 swings. All manufactures have addressed the durability problem, which in turn I think it take longer to brake them in.
April 2, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Senior HyperZ softball bat

Grimmie, I'm 67 and would still play the game I love without the senior bats now that I'm retired and have the time. But it is still rewarding when I'm able to get one over the finch. That would never happen with the ole aluminum bats.
April 1, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley lightning question

Guess there are spot problems with any of the bat manufactures, but have swung Dudleys and moved several from Alan and have not experienced any problems as of yet. Sold auto tires for some 35+ plus years. Michelins mostly and even with them had a bad one ever now and then.
March 31, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spring Training in Vero Beach, FL March 27-29

Fall Camp? What a GREAT idea Alan! Do you have the dates yet? When can I sign up? I look forward to seeing you and your staff again this fall.

One other thought is I along with a lot of others I bet would like to see you construct a message board that yourself, maybe Bob and Davey could have weekly tips and answer our questions about training and nutrition.

Boy, did you open up a can of worms with us ole guys.


March 30, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spring Training in Vero Beach, FL March 27-29

I echo all the above remarks about the camp in spades!! What impressed me the most besides Alan's Christian witness was how his staff was genuinely excited and willing to try to help us upgrade our game after them participating at the highest levels of softball. They didn't seem to get bored or tired of even our simplest questions. They always had endless time for you with the fundamentals of the game. They were all so accessible anytime.
Jason, son, I have never seen a softball fly so high and so far as it did when you hit it and you did it with a Combat fresh out of the wrapper. After hitting some 350 ft. and 375 ft. balls, he turns to us and states he is now going to see how far he can hit it as he was just trying to get some lift on the previous ones. WOW!!! They were out of the park, across the road, over the trees into the parking lot. Of course all the staff were impressive accomplished long-ball hitters. Davey, you're truly amazing.

I received tons of useful information about nutrition(Bob O'Brien is not just another dumb jock) and instruction on hitting and fielding, which has encouraged and got me excited about improving my game this coming year.

Thank-You Alan Tanner and staff. See you next year.
March 22, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley lightning question

Boy, that's a new one on me. Haven't heard Dudley is producing an EXTRA end load, just their .5oz. end load.
March 19, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Softball bats

rucker, there are several very knowledgeable people on this board that can help you with advice and bats.
March 13, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Required Face Masks

I'm not a pitcher and never had to fool with a mask, but just this week a pitcher at the Montgomery tournament is thanking our LORD today he had one on.
March 9, 2015
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lighning 12 inch senior bat.

Do you guys find that we're hearing greater number of hits on several brand bats before they brake? Seems the manufactures are all making headway in durability.
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