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March 8, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ambush Bat

i used an Ambush in BP a few times and it really flies off the bat..i regularly use a Melee and the Ambush hits it farther....supposed to be durable too
March 8, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Talk regarding illegal bats

As an outfielder, i could tell immediately if a bat was altered/juiced/shaved etc by the sound and the way it traveled over the fence or over your head.....that was in U trip leagues though...with senior ball, it is very difficult to tell because the bats all have that "crack" sound and before you know it, the ball is 40 feet over the fence.......i bet there are probably a bunch out there who do it but as for me being able to tell right now, I wouldn't be able to call out any bats that I played against.....but the real issue is WHY???? we aren't playing for money ( I think) and it's not like in the old days when you got prize money for winning a tourney....every one likes to get a good dinger now and then but for me, knowing I used a cheater bat to do it, doesnt make me feel any better.....that is one reason why i never used a Miken(no matter what model) because I knew right from the get go, they were too good for the game....I stuck with my triConn and mutants while other guys were blasting away withy ultras and freaks.....but at least i knew it was ME who supplied the power and not the bat.....senior ball is different though...I feel like everyone is on a level playing field, so any bat is good to go...I use a Melee in senior tourneys but a Worth 454 in league Utrip/senior games......there is no doubt a senior bat gives you extra distance and to shave it or roll it is just plain egotistical and selfish
March 7, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Recommended ASA single wall bats

I purchased 2 bats last year from Alan (Tri18) and only so because of his testing and recommendations...I have NO complaints at all...My only complaint is just when I get a new bat, a HOTTER, better, more durable bat comes out 2 months later....as for the ASA bat, it seems so ironic that a Division that has been so strict over the years on ball speed etc now surpasses the standards (according to performance by reviews) of U-trip bats......I don't get it....and are ASA bats legal in senior ball?????
March 2, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why the low prices on bats?

new stuff comes out and the older (6 months) gets reduced...alot of times it is just a paint job of an old model ....so sometimes it pays to get last years model at a discount price and still get all the performance......hockey gear is like that all the time...if you want it now, you will pay for it...wait a few months or a year and get $500 pair of skates for $150
Feb. 25, 2013
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does anybody have the address.......

Thanks guys, I got a hold of dave and we are all set with dates and directions for woodlawn....3-19 and 3-21 I will be there....all the way from Syracus NY to hit softballs with the guys...call me crazy or dedicated or just on vacation in the area.....but I am looking forward to it...hope to see some fellow senior softball board members there too.....bkb555
Feb. 23, 2013
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does anybody have the address.......

i hit with him when I was a youngster about 8-10 years ago....i told him i would see him when i was older......i guess that day has come
Feb. 23, 2013
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does anybody have the address.......

tradition
Feb. 23, 2013
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does anybody have the address.......

thanks Bruce...I will be in tampa in mid march and wanted to hit with the boys again...I hope the trasdition still lives on!!!!!
Feb. 22, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Over 50 Softball Players Wanted

darryl, I have been saying this for years about Santaro...it is prime location and has the capability to be a premier facility in the area...With Brett taking over managing, he knows what it takes to make a park upper echelon and maybe we can get some senior tournies there over the next few years......brian...bkb555
Feb. 22, 2013
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does anybody have the address.......

Hi guys, does anybody have the email address for Dave North also known as Pops44 from the St Pete/tampa area....also famous for the Woodlawn tuesday and thursday hitting club.....thanks in advance....beekaybee555 / bkb555
Feb. 5, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Dirty

i have the reebok Melee and that was hitting blasts until I used an ambush.....i never got one because I had my senior bat but it really made me wonder who makes these standards and what does it take to pass a test????...as for durability, I'll just stay with my U-trip worth 454...has super durability and pop...not quite senior bat material but enough to keep me happy for now...and legal in any non ASA league
Feb. 5, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Dirty

ok...forget marketing for a bit.....i have hit the ambush and it was obscene.....and now they have a bat that hits farther???? my only qestion is/was, how do these bats keep out-performing previous bats that are already to the limits of legality?????
Feb. 4, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Dirty

GREAT....Another bat that is more potent than last year's Ambush...or is it a newly painted Ambush....how can anything be more potent than that bat and be legal?????......it amazes me every year that bats come out and just when a bat comapny says, "This bat goes right to the edge of legality and distance etc" and then next year they take it farther.......marketing is an amazing thing..now if the SSUSA would just crack down on these equivalents of hitting "golf balls with aluminum bats" mentality
Jan. 21, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Reebok?

speak and you shall receive...

http://www.vectorteamsports.com/vector_en/softball/men-s-softball/baseball-men-s-softball-bats


too funny
Jan. 21, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Reebok?

Really...so just as it happened before I played senior ball when the latest greatest bestest bat comes out in the middle of the winter, the exact same thing is happening in seniors...I get that manufacturers have to sell bats, but if there is a standard for how fast a ball can travel off of a bat, doesn't it reach a point where it can't get any better...oh well, where do i sign up to be put on the pre-pre order list for a bat to replace my latest greatest bestest Reebok one piece Melee that I got last summer....sighhhhh
Jan. 11, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2 Piece Bats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ErdzBd8GWo&feature=player_embedded&list=PLF141A81780D92347#!

here is video on performance of miken 2 piece senior bat
Jan. 9, 2013
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SALT CITY CLASSIC 2013 CANCELED

Shark....Time to move it to Santaro....I know we will have to upgrade facilities...i.e. concessions and bathroom facilities but fields-wise, it is perfect for that tourney....ever since the county gave Hopkins park to private maintenance, the conditions have deteriorated exponentially......nothing like money getting in the way of how a softball league/tournament is conducted
Jan. 4, 2013
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: place best hitters last strategy

not a good idea at all......worst case scenario, your best hitters might not get up until the 3rd inning......maybe sprinkling a few weaker hitters throughout the lineup.....BUT best way to go is to put best hitters in position where they get the most at bats and the most chances to drive in runs...bottom line
Dec. 24, 2012
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What did you do in your last at bat?

we were in a tourney at Viginia beach....we were getting killed and it was the 5th inning...the other team "let" us hit as a courtesy....I figured it was my last at bat in a beautiful city and what the heck.....i had aleady ripped two doubles down the third base line and was feeling good...the guy before me tried yanking one out and topped it for a single...I figured it was my turn and took my swing...the pitcher was a line drive, flat ball pitcher so i had to really dip my back shoulder and hit a laser over left field fence....it was our fifth run of the inning so THAT was the last at bat of the tourney for us and I felt the weekend ended with a bang...so it wasn't a total loss and gave us something to talk about
Nov. 18, 2012
bkb555
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Update from USSSA National Convention

we dont play Utrip senior softball (yet) but I think the net rule should be revised.....not an out but a strike and an out after second time....anyone can miss-hit a ball and hit the net but if you do it 2 times in an at bat, then THAT is the penalty of hitting low....we did just fine in our senior league with u trip bats....sure, the balls didnt go out like the senior bats but then it brought the game back to the players and no more "excuse me" HR's like the senior bats produce now...i have both bats and the senior bats are insane compared to U trip bats
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