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Johnny Kelley

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Salem, SC

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Men's 65

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Dec. 20, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

Boy this discussion about senior bats has really taken of. Haven't taken time to read all the post, but as I understand you guys are suggesting not allowing the 45 to 60 year old guys the use of senior bats. Not us 65 year old guys. Is that pretty much the suggestion here?
Dec. 16, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

Already using pitching nets in Atlanta league. I think it was the county's liability concerns more than safety issues.
Dec. 14, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

Not going to give you (H) about it Richard, just disagree with you a little. I am as you amazed at some of these smaller guys that have amazing pop in their bats. But that's a talent they are blessed with. As for myself I'm 6'2 and somewhere around 230 lbs. and it's all I can do to hit one 301' every now and then. BUT it give me great joy when I do as I'm sure it does everyone 65+ years old. I was thinking that you had to be 60+ to use a senior bat in tournament play anyway. So humor us old guys a little and let us feel like we're young once again.
Have no argument that $200 for a bat making any sense. Got to spend my kids inheritance on something you know.
Dec. 11, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What's the best bat for open tournaments?

Now THAT my dear friends sounds like info we can count on. Coming from the horse's mouth so to say. Thanks D. Cooper for taking time to help clear the air for use confused old guys.
Dec. 1, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What's the best bat for open tournaments?

I'm sure everybody's swing is deferent, but I'm just the opposite of big unit. I do manage to hit a home run every now an then. They are always with my Ambush. Have hit with the dirty in a couple of year ending tournaments as two of my teammates have the dirty. Good senior bat, but just didn't have the success as I do with the Ambush. Like I stated everybody's swing is deferent.
Nov. 29, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What's the best bat for open tournaments?

There are several good senior performance bats out there, but I promise you will love the Ambush.
Aug. 25, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Solar Bat Warmes

Taits, pictures on the way. Sunday Night
Aug. 25, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Solar Bat Warmes

Taits, will try to get that picture of decal to you. I still have the wrapper on the bat while breaking it in. Haven't unfolded it and read contents but I did see where you have to register the bat.
Aug. 24, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Solar Bat Warmes

Speaking of next year, competition in the bat wars must be heating up. My last Combat Ambush I received had a 1 year warranty decal on the bat. Never seen a senior bat with any kind of warranty.

Think that is a sign of things to come?
Aug. 23, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Solar Bat Warmes

Dbax, what info makes you think warmers DON"T work? I'm certainly not as they say a rocket scientist, but considering the material these bat are made from, looks like heat would make them more flexible. So I would assume that would help with the trampoline effect, course you know where assuming will get you.
Just wondering.
Aug. 23, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat restrictions for Seniors.

Biscuit, several options on bat choices. Most of us have a hard time avoiding senior equipment ads. There are several people on the board that are very knowledgeable about the different leagues and their rules. The one person that I depend on is Alan(561-718-7504) at Team1sports(tricoach18@att.net). I'm sure he could answer all your questions and has always been truthful. He can advise you for what every age group your in. Also has very competitive prices.
Good luck on your second time around.
July 31, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2 piece Ultra broke after 6 games..... extremely disappointed

Good to hear follow up on your bat. Kind of thought they would help you. Have received 4 or 5 of the second run Ambush bats and I noticed they have added a year warranty sticker on the bat. First senior bat I've seen with a warranty. Guess competition is forcing companies to offer some kind of help.
June 16, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reborn Miken user

Great news Alan. There getting here just as softball is really heating up.
Do you think the formula for the bat will be the same as before? Hope they didn't change anything. Have seen on this board where performance changed from one batch to another on different brands.
Happy Father's Day Guys!!
June 16, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reborn Miken user

I echo your comments about Allen's knowledge, also he and his family are just good people. I fell in love with his new Ambush bat, but since they are on back order he sent me a Miken two piece and it is doing a good job for me. Still like the Ambush better personal, guess everybody's swing is deferent. Hope this post gets me a discount of some kind. LOL
June 2, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2 piece Ultra broke after 6 games..... extremely disappointed

Boy-O-Boy! Been using the Ambush with good success. Just purchased a two piece Miken as the Ambush is on back order. Hope I have better luck with my two piece then you did my dear.
I really fell like they will help you though.
May 13, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What does a rattle mean

My 26oz. end loaded Ambush has also developed same rattle. When I grip the bat in a swinging grip and wiggle it rattles at the end. Alan informed me that maybe some of the epoxy has come lose. No indication it is about to break. Said probable because of my power and or G-forces(Yeh Right). He also told me what type glue to use if I could get end cap off. When my backup bat arrives think I will just send it back a let a professional do it. Meantime, use it.
Hemi Racer
April 15, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra 2 piece Maxload. She gone

Lefty, I play with Extreme Heat out of Atlanta 65's team. #11
Look forward to meeting you guys. I'm out of S.C. near Clemson U.
April 15, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra 2 piece Maxload. She gone

Perl

Will do. We play at 10 am. See you there. I'LL be the handsome old guy there.
April 15, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra 2 piece Maxload. She gone

Cartersville? Is that this coming Thursdays tournament? If so who will you guys be playing with?
I'm scheduled to be there also. Would be good to chat with you guys.
Johnny

April 8, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

AHHH!, Mr. Gasket (Joe Hrudka) started selling header gaskets out of the trunk of his car.
You guys are getting way back now. And yes Tommy (Mouseketer) Ivo did he have some wild rides or not? I think every boy in my era had a crush on Annette.
Seems all the people and things I grew up with are disappearing.
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