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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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March 4, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: pitching rules

" Trouble with it is time it takes to put on and take off."
Another reason to increase game times!
Feb. 28, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage update

Paco, are you talking about MM weighted bat drills? Here is a link:
http://www.bigcat844.com/increasing_bat_speed.html
Feb. 16, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New senior bats

I just found out that Bauer recently bought Combat.
Feb. 12, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bill Allen

Sorry for your loss Nancy.
Feb. 11, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Outfielder with Great Speed, Great Glove, Great Stick and a Great Attitude looking to join a 50Major+ Team

Tony, I live in Marietta. Maybe we could get together and hit some. I'll call you.
Bruce
Feb. 11, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Slide Tube System of Hitting..Swing Makeover 14..revolutionary in simplicity

Thanks Bogie! Great tips in this episode!
Feb. 11, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Update on Webbie's new knee?

Best of luck with your rehab. I hope to see you this year!
Feb. 3, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat swing, analyzing it

A 28oz bat may swing like a 29oz or even a 26 oz. It depends on the balance point. To find the swing weight, rest the knob on a fixed object with the end of the bat on a scale (horizontally). You should be precise and consistent with this from bat to bat. I have built a jig so it is easier.
The swing weights of my bats may be anywhere from 17.5 ounces to 18.7.
This is helpful when choosing a durable bp bat. This bat and your senior bat should be close to the same swing weight.
Feb. 3, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vintage Brand New Bruce Meade softball bats

I can swing, just can't run. I'll be there!
Feb. 3, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat swing, analyzing it

Murray, I would be interested in seeing which weight you find optimal. I would suggest that you try swing weights and not just the weight of the bat.
Good luck!
Feb. 3, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vintage Brand New Bruce Meade softball bats

Bob, he is messaging you about his listings! ;)
Jan. 28, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Info needed

rh25, I've often wondered how the old bat would fare against the 44cor balls. About 10 years ago we hit one of the titanium bats and our composites were much better.
Jan. 28, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Info needed

The Ritch's Superior Green Monster. There are a couple on eBay.
Jan. 24, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #12.Using a Double Knobcuff for max power and the 70's Senior Bomb Squad from St. Petersburg, Fl

I recently bought Jake Woods's 1962 Topps baseball card. Yes, he can hit (as do Terry, Wendell and the others)!
Jan. 19, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mask or Pitcher Protection Screen

We've used the screen in our league for the past year. At first I thought I wouldn't like it but now I'm sold on it. If we hit the screen it is a foul ball.
The difference that I see with tournaments is that the tournament director would probably have to supply the screen where the individual is now responsible for the mask. I can't see LVSSA and SSUSA furnishing screens for every field of every park.
I think a screen would have been a much better rule change than the required mask.
Jan. 11, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Breaking in a couple of new senior bats

I'm not sure about the weight of ISA and SSUSA balls. maybe Tatooball will tell us.
I am ready to play, just don't know how "fast" I'll be. ha ha!
Jan. 11, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Breaking in a couple of new senior bats

Perl, it was discussed here last Sept that the Baden Fire ball may not be 44/375.
Kyphogt, if you are buying new balls, think about ISA approved balls. They are lighter than ASA and maybe utip balls, causing less damage to your bats. The 52/300 ball might also be better for your bats.
Jan. 11, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat swing, analyzing it

Good luck, don't give it up!
Jan. 11, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover 11 up...Transition from working mechanics on your swing, to a pro style single focus

Webbie, Cocoa Beach in March is Softball Magazine's Spring Training.
I don't know about knee replacement but my reconstructed ACL is in my right knee. The first time out I tried not to use my lower body. After 5 or 6 bp sessions I just couldn't seem to get any distance. One of my bp partners made mention of using lower body. I later realized he was telling me that I wasn't using mine. I had gotten into a bad habit of not using my leg and I was glad he brought that to my attention. So, remember to start easy but later on remember to add your legs back into your swing.
Good luck on your rehab.
Jan. 11, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat swing, analyzing it

Scott, have you used one of know of anyone that has?
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