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July 2, 2013
4x4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Legit 2 Piece Senior 1st test results.....

Yeah - sometimes I get tired of the faux commercialism on a board that is not supposed have "Advertising for commercial product, servies, or websites" followed up with a phone number in case you need anything for your game.....

It's a high wire act.....
July 2, 2013
4x4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Legit 2 Piece Senior 1st test results.....

It's amazing to me that someone can put 125 swings on a bat - downplay the results because of wind blowing out (LOL) and brag about the GREAT exterior finish.

Let's find some bats that have the performance we want - at a price that is fair - with a longevity factor built in.

Having played againt Clatta and respecting his ballin' abilities and teamanship (word?) let's see what this bat turns out to be.

No teasers needed - seems like outright salesmanship as opposed to a frank, pratical evaluation.

We're not spinning a cash register here (or are we) - if we are going to evaluate bats let's do it without the tease...what are we selling - paint jobs on cars? Get the Diamond coat......

If I want to buy Turtle Way versus Simonize I will. If I'm interested in buying a bat let's hear/see a real report - not a billboard.

This isn't Burma-Shave - although most in Burma (Mymmar) don't need to shave either so I guess that was hype also.....

Stop with the road signs to keep you name in lights - post for real - thanks Mike for the frank low down
June 6, 2013
4x4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Red Combat

Bruce - you must have got a dud.....I had the 28" & 30's and they performed great. But - this bat was probably the easiest Combat to break.
May 31, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tired of Pine tar or 3m spray

The Tanners Grip has worked well for me - lasts for a few seasons. Most that I've shared it with went on to get it for themselves.

Another possibilty.....
May 31, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Lower Back Pain Home Remedies

I had sciatica all the way down the left leg and partially down the right (lifting) when I found those exercises. It'd had it going on for about a month and a half then rehurt it again (slipped on a wet field playing ball) & it got worse - hard to walk - couldn't run. Worked these exercises and within 2 weeks was 75% better.

Didn't know what piriformis is/was but did it to relieve the sciatica and it worked.....

I keep it bookmarked just in case.
May 30, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Lower Back Pain Home Remedies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5llxCSBVqo

This helped me immensely.....
May 27, 2013
4x4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Solar Bat Warmes

LOL - Rob - the world is made up of more than just composite bats my friend. Just a fun post to keep the OBP high. Gotta keep swingin' - "I don't always contradict myself - but when I do = I don't.....Keep active my friend.....
May 23, 2013
4x4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Solar Bat Warmes

Wet balls don't seem to hinder performance - cold might ..... ( 8
May 23, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEW COMBAT DIRTY

Webbie - eseman - thank you for your answers - I guess Ron is on his way to Reno in his big a$$ RV - or couldn't find his glasses or maybe both couldn't find his glasses but found his RV - so look out Cleveland.

Seems like this is a valid bat choice.
May 11, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEW COMBAT DIRTY

Ron - how's the bat holding up? Any idea how many swings/contacts on it so far.

Has it done the Combat end cap distance flight thing yet?
May 5, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHAT IS IT?

This ^^^^^^^ should clear it right up..........
May 5, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHAT IS IT?

DEFINITION OF SPORT:
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=sport

1) Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and
often engaged in competitively.

2) A particular form of this activity.

3) An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a
set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.

4) An active pastime; recreation.

=======================================================================

DEFINITION OF GAME:

1) An activity providing entertainment or amusement; a pastime: party
games; word games.

2)
a) A competitive activity or sport in which players contend with
each other according to a set of rules: the game of basketball;
the game of gin rummy.

b) A single instance of such an activity: We lost the first game.

c) GAMES: An organized athletic program or contest: track-and-field
games; took part in the winter games. [like the Olympics]

d) A period of competition or challenge: It was too late in the game
to change the schedule of the project.

3)
a) The total number of points required to win a game: One hundred
points is game in bridge.

b) The score accumulated at any given time in a game: The game is
now 14 to 12.

4) The equipment needed for playing certain games: packed the children's
games in the car.

5) A particular style or manner of playing a game: improved my tennis
game with practice.

[there are more meanings to "game" but they are not relevent]

=======================================================================

DEFINITION OF HOBBY:

1) An activity or interest pursued outside one's regular occupation
and engaged in primarily for pleasure.

April 24, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Stutter Step

The more I think of it - it seems the shuffle or stutter step is really supseptible to pitchers that can make the ball move - either curve (which some can for 12" or more) drop (ditto) or knuckle - worse with headwind and a pitcher that knows how to seam it accordingly. If you start to move you commit - if you've decided to swing you're toast.

It may be more of a situational hitting strategy than a constant if facing upper level pitchering. If you got a guy pitching that's just trying to hit different parts of the zone/plate not varying his pitches/distance/height/delivery/ball speed/trajectery/cadence/spin/attitude - then the shuffle might tend to be more successful.

There is a difference in classifications. And this is one area of them.


April 24, 2013
4x4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken 2 pc End Load vs Reebok End Load

How do you get a Miken 2 piece? Get a Miken Ultra or Maxload and use it. How to get a Miken 3 piece? Get a Miken 2 piece and use it.

Some things never change - except for your checkbook balance if you decide to keep using them.......

If you want to bet on a sure thing bet on gravity. If you want to lose - bet on Miken durability............has as much pop as a bottle of champagne on new years eve - and about the same life span
April 20, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: interpretaion

I recognized that it was Cyrillic. Where I am now is multi-national and I have a lot of friends who are not English based so I used Bing translator to see if it was softball related or not.

We have international tournies here with many different languages so I thought there might have been a chance it was either related to our sport - or trouble - so I took a look to see if I could help one way or the other.
April 20, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Stutter Step

You know - I MAY have to be back to the US at about the same time as RR. If so I might just hook up & head out and get the chance to see everyone there. I've got bats/gear stored in the rig so may get some BP in. Now - talking to the wife maybe we'll stay for a couple of months and RV it (I'm thinking of tourney locations but she doesn't know that) and play some ball too. Have to see how it goes. But 2 months 24/7 still won't straighten out the dance moves.....
April 19, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Stutter Step

Yeah Yeah Yeah Big R.....LOL . . . . let's see one two three one two three - where in the heck did four come from? With me it's not dancing with the stars - it's Dancing With The Scars !
April 18, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Stutter Step

Walking the box...some are very successful with it and can crush the ball....a couple of guys I spoke with were avid active tennis players and they liked it because it helped them place/gap a ball like they are use to. One young guy can go 375-400 consistantly to pretty much all fields. In Thailand they call it the Chiang Mai Shuffle.

I've experimented with it in BP. Sometimes feels good - most times feels awkward - but I can't dance either. I'm ususally at the front of the plate so walking up/starting from the back of the box didn't feel right

I think it's something you have to dedicate yourself to and have patient team mates playing tourney ball because you are not going to be consistant hitter for your team until you get it down. It does seen logical that you could pick up some pop as you are actively moving toward the ball. I know I had a few wow swings when it went right.

It's easier off a tee. But unless you are a tennis player or Happy Gilmore it will take a LOT of work.
April 17, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Public Forum VS Anonymity

Navy - that was me and the reason was that I check a couple of softball related boards and you were on with new/1st time posts praising a brand. It seemed at the time to be a faux post - we've had a lot of those - but that is in the past. As others have pointed out you are real.

I don't think the board should be used for company/vendor advertising. SSUSA is pretty tolerant with it but there are quite a few thinly veiled commercial messages in spite of the fact that it is specifically forbidden under the terms for use of the board. On other boards they are removed pretty quickly unless in the "sales" section and SSUSA should probably do the same here as they have their own store and advertisers to protect (in all fairness).

There's a place to put your email address on your profile - we all know who sells what and that is a private way to communicate that is available to all of us.

I like to see names posted when I see an interesting comment. It's a small softball orbit out there and we get to know each other coast to coast so I like to see if I know who the person is.

On the other side of the coin more often than not when it's a viscious serial ranter more often than not there only seems to be commas where information is supposed to be. It seems like the people with real problems/attitudes have been removed and the board has automatically once again become a useful informative source with members that were driven away returning.

By and large it is a well contained community that polices itself well. When the fur flies (which it will) now the board tends to equalize itself fairly quickly.

Personally I think if someone wants to post they should leave some information in their profile as to their identity with contact information and hold an SSUSA card.
April 7, 2013
4x4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Tuff Shield

Yeah I caught it Swing...

First they have to get here and then be proven with consistant performance and durability. It would be nice to get away from the Miken-auto break technology.

In the meantime there's 10,000's of thousands of $200 bats that could have a prolonged life with the use of the Tuff Sleeve. Seems like a good trade off.
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