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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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Dec. 19, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Flex

Interesting, maybe we should video this way!
Dec. 18, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Any Softball Team in the area of Tampa, Riverview or a near by zone.

There will be a tournament in Tampa/Plant City starting Jan 23. You may want to check out the teams there.
Dec. 15, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

Wayne, I've released my top hand since I started playing softball, 40 years ago. It seems natural now. Just like any change it will feel odd to begin with.
Dec. 12, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: TENNESSEE 60 Looking to join a team

What is your contact info?
Dec. 12, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Flex

Every once in a while I will see a youtube video in slow motion. It's surprising how much bats flex!
Dec. 11, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-day Warmup Tourney in Birmingham

There's a good chance Southern Elite will be there also.
Dec. 11, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Flex

DC, I just wanted to make sure you didn't think the mass of the ball affected club face.
mad dog probably explained it better that I. ;)
Dec. 11, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Flex

The problem that I see is when someone with a fast bat speed uses a bat with more flex is that the barrel lags behind the hands at impact. Imo that batter needs to slow his arms down to let the barrel's max speed coincide with the wrists.
DCPete, are you thinking that the mass of the golf ball makes the shaft flex? I believe a slice occurs when the club head is left open (for many reasons) or the swing path is incorrect. Most of this doesn't apply to a batted ball.
Dec. 10, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Flex

I remember the flex the Demarini Geezer had. You really had to slow down your swing to get it to work. I compare the flex of softball bats to golf club shafts. The harder your swing the more need for a stiff staff/bat. You should pick the flex to complement your swing.
I wish bat manufacturers would measure handle flex and indicate that on the bat. I also think they should mark bats with swing weights.:)
Dec. 10, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Associations
Discussion: TOP GUN ANNOUNCES 2015 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Congratulations guys!!
Dec. 9, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Miken Gloves

I have one that I have been using since 2006. It has served me well. Very inexpensive.
Dec. 9, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: senior tournament

Pat, same weekend at the B'ham warm up.
Dec. 8, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Associations
Discussion: ISA Hall Of Fame.

I watched him in Dalton last year, quite impressive!!
Dec. 8, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning EL 12 inch vs 13 inch barrel

Mario, I still have a 30oz MM yellow Combat with a 10" barrel and just love it! If I didn't have my Dudley's I'd be using it!
I agree with your post about distance and durability of the Dudley.
Dec. 7, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Advice for a 48 year old

find a bp partner and hit a minimum of 3 times a week.
Dec. 6, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Rules Committee Meeting

James, did you see all four pages?
Dec. 6, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning EL 12 inch vs 13 inch barrel

I haven't used the Reebok in a few years but teammates say they are similar. In my opinion the Dudley's handle has more flex than the Reebok.
The Dudley definitely is more durable.
Dec. 6, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thanks for the info

here you go, Steve 716 307 6352. He is a 3N2 rep.


Dec. 6, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thanks for the info

I would think online or through a rep. I know a rep that might be able to help. I'll try contacting him.
Dec. 5, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning EL 12 inch vs 13 inch barrel

Thanks TT for the compliment. I keep wondering how bats keep improving!
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