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March 22, 2013
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tired of breaking bats

HJ, although I agree with most of what you are saying, and agree with types of swing, when I talk about the swings on the Legacy, it was by a whole lot of bangers, prolific HR guys. Although some of them, like Paul Salow, do hit below or above the exact center and avoid the direct square impact, the multitude of swings put on mine after I bought it were extremely strong hitters, HOF guys, known for power. Many, many of those swings were direct centered blows. The Legacy, to me, seems to defy those circumstances...............I'm on my 3rd one, all were extremely long living.
March 22, 2013
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tired of breaking bats

Swing, your observations and thoughts are same as mine, including greedy Co's and paying for bats that lasted all season.
March 22, 2013
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tired of breaking bats

My opinion is that Miken already had the ideal senior bat, the Ultra II Legacy. The reason they don't make it anymore, "it lasted too long." I've got one right now I bought from Vinnie LV on this board. It had several thousand swings on it when I bought it 1.5 years ago. It's been to Sat BP's, league twice a week, and more tourneys than I can remember in 2 age groups, used exclusively at most of the tourney BP's, and used a lot in cold weather games. It must have close to 5000 swings by now. The paint is about gone. Still going. They were $299 with a warranty, well worth it. A lot of seniors gave up on them because they didn't give instant gratification, you had to put some swings on them to get them to open up. Once they did, they were UII-like.

Big Mike, how many BP swings did you have on those broken bats?

March 22, 2013
curveball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

Just back from Mesquite, out of curiosity, watched for guys swinging the Monsta, none spotted. Maybe the youngns' will have some this weekend. Anxious to see them in action.
Marv, Dondero was a show by himself! Moved here after racing, not familiar with the Fremont St boys................
Hemi, haven't seen the West Coast hemi's in great numbers. Still a few at the Divisionals and Natls, but no shows as an Association.
March 17, 2013
curveball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

Marv, I ran against Rick for many years, both in Super Stock and Comp. We both ran Bob Panella motors, he was actually driving for Panella when I ran him in Comp. I consider him a friend, a tuff racer for sure, and see him a couple of times a year. Will see him next month here in Vegas and he'll get a hello from you for certain. Small world...................
Also, as to not hijack, Houser would be considered a Monsta driver........
March 17, 2013
curveball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

Nice ride John, from an old west coast Comp driver. Westcott makes it an uphill battle for you guys. you fella's put on a nice show at Indy, always fun to watch.
Feb. 19, 2013
curveball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New to Northwest, Pitcher needs team

Does any other part of the country play in a league where a 57 yr. old is too young!
Jan. 30, 2013
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds Mesquite

You may have to book in both, ones with a 24 hr. no cancel fee...............
Jan. 7, 2013
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Menifee Tournament Jan. 12 & 13,

If you need an Ambush without shipping charge, I'll have some in Menifee next weekend. Just need an idea on weight and BA or FL.
Dec. 30, 2012
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Carl's Corner Story

Latest Senior Softball News, page 3. Played for Carl for a couple of years. He's a work horse, even after his heart attack. Good guy, good article.
Dec. 20, 2012
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Laughlin, nv. tournament 2013

Great test for pitching under adverse conditions; does the big wind ever stop blowing in Bullhead City?
Dec. 5, 2012
curveball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking to play competitve softball slowpitch or fastpitch

Whitey, get out of the casino's and answer the age question!!!! Can't help you if you don't communicate. We play Mon and Wed at Desert Breeze at 9 AM if you are interested............
Dec. 4, 2012
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Grading the Rule Changes

tattooball,not sure where you were referring to at 4400 ft. above sea level, but it's not Las Vegas.
We're 2100+ feet at the airport with a high of just under 2500 ft in Henderson, south of Vegas.
Dec. 4, 2012
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Grading the Rule Changes

Omar, guess it's just a difference in opinion. No matter what the rules are, there will be a variety of ideas about what's right for the game. Our opinions just differ on base distance.

The 70's 3rd basemen you know shouldn't have any gripe about a larger 5-6 hole, 70's get an extra fielder and the 5-6 hole is almost gone!

I'm not sure what level the 70's you know play at, nor their overall physical condition, but so far, the guys I've seen at tournaments still have a high level of game. They have brought to the 70's a very elevated skill level quite frankly that wasn't there 5-10 years ago. As far as not being able to hit holes or gaps, I have not seen that problem at all. In fact, quite the opposite, they can hit well.

Pricer, one way the baserunner will have a split second longer to react to the line drive hit at him while he is on base.


Dec. 3, 2012
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Grading the Rule Changes

Omar,my 70's team doesn't mind the 70' bases at all. It's makes for a better game. I personally love the rule change. The other rule change that I also like very much is the pitcher being allowed to pitch from 60', this added distance will allow the pitcher to be back a little further and have a safer chance of making a difference defensively. Overall grade------A.

Wood, you are right bud.
Nov. 30, 2012
curveball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking to play competitve softball slowpitch or fastpitch

What age group? We have several teams here you could probably fit in.
Nov. 29, 2012
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

There's no way Major+ champs should or will be dispersed, it just doesn't make sense. I can see 70' bases, possibly less HR's and runs per innings to speed up the games, and not much else. No way the screen is put in play, not yet anyway. Senior bats are a no brainer, they'll stay also.
Nov. 18, 2012
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Worlds-Phoenix

Thanks SSUSA for quick score posting, much appreciated.
Nov. 18, 2012
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Worlds-Phoenix

We had 1 for seeding games on Tues and Wed morning, and 2 for double elimination Wed afternoon and Thurs.
Nov. 18, 2012
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: pitching screens

Perhaps because Ray (DeMarini) was from Portland, the Pacific NW was loaded with his bats. They never did cost $300, they were $250, $51 higher than todays composites at list price.
In the Pacific NW, the umpires wouldn't allow a dented bat. They thought it was easier to hit if the bat had a flat spot!
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