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Bob Evans

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New Bern, NC

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Men's 65

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Feb. 9, 2014
bobkat
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What's the best bat for open tournaments?

Alan, I've been able to hit a couple of times this winter with the Ambush and it is every bit as lively as you said it would be. Hit screaming line drives to all fields and some of my mistakes carried to the fence. It it's durability holds up, it will be a better buy than the Ultra II. I did take a ribbing from my teammates about buying the Ambush after hitting one out with the 2-piece Ultra II balanced but sometimes you gotta go with the gut feeling, you know? Thanks for the help!
Dec. 14, 2013
bobkat
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What's the best cold weather bat?

What would be the best bat to use in under 65 degree temperatures? Would an aluminum bat be best? I'd probably need both ASA and non-ASA approved bat.
Dec. 7, 2013
bobkat
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What's the best bat for open tournaments?

Alan, got my Ambush this week. Thanks for the prompt shipment! Started the break in process and was hoping to get out on the field and hit some but the weather intervened. The bat felt really good off the tee and I had good bat control at all three strokes (lf, cf, & rf). I'll let you know how she hits if we get some good weather here in Carolina. Any temperature restrictions as far as cold weather is concerned? I've heard 50 degrees is the cutoff point.
Nov. 27, 2013
bobkat
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What's the best bat for open tournaments?

Thanks for the advice guys. The Ambush it is.
Nov. 27, 2013
bobkat
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What's the best bat for open tournaments?

Don't think I want to go to a 28 as I want to keep my bat speed up. You like the Ambush better than the Dirty?
Nov. 27, 2013
bobkat
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What's the best bat for open tournaments?

I recently hit my first over the fence homer with a balanced 2-piece Ultra II. I've also hit this year with the end loaded Reebok Melee Legend and the balanced black Ultra II, the balanced Combat Dirty, and an end loaded Miken Recoil (for ASA competition). I seem to have the best bat control with a balanced bat but have been steadily hitting further and further due I think to my workout regime. I like the way the black Ultra II hits, but don't like its lack of durability. I liked the 2-piece Ultra II but wonder if it will hold up any better. I hit the ball well with the end loaded Melee and Recoil, but don't seem to be able to hit the right field line (rh hitter) as consistently as with the balanced bats. I was leaning toward the balanced Melee (which I have not tried) until I read reviews indicating the bat may not have the pop and distance that the end loaded Melee has. Any suggestions?
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