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Kim Oliverson

Location:
Laytn, UT

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Men's 50

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March 7, 2013
olie04
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Athletics Senior Bats

DaddysPestControl,I assume you have played against this team while playing in the 40 age group. If that is the case,all 40's teams hit the ball that way, they are still young studs. I doubt the bat matters. Playing against Steele Sports in the 80's I used to say the same thing "That ball seems to never come down" It was not because of the bat they were swinging then either. Just an observation.
Feb. 10, 2013
olie04
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who is the team to beat this year?

50 Major+ in no particular order:
Demolition
Arizona Elite
ENR
Northwest Legends
GSC = Gods Sports Company
I think these teams will be elite teams.
Now if I have left someone off, let the games begin. Hope
everyone has a great successful year.
Sept. 10, 2012
olie04
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Ambush updates

After 900 + swings on my 27 oz end load Ambush, I have experienced nothing better than results from any Usssa bat I have used. This bat is not going to somehow magically reach a desired number of swings and Suddenly become "hot". I have used Miken Ultra two right out of the wrapper and had much better success hitting the ball harder and further. This bat does not impress me at all. This is my opinion and apparently several others from what I have read on the topic. I hope when I go to the worlds in Vegas, opposing teams will be using the Ambush. This bat is durable and will be my warm up/batting practice bat. However game day will continue too be Miken. Olie #4, Team Demolition
Aug. 28, 2012
olie04
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ambush Review

Swing, I am not aware of GSC having a bat out on the market yet. I can't wait to swing one when it comes out. I will give my honest opinion based upon actual use not hype.
Aug. 28, 2012
olie04
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ambush Review

Second update on Ambush: Over 350 hits on my Ambush with no improvement. Very stiff feel with no noticible pop to it. I am comparing swing for swing with my Miken 27 end load. 30-50 more feet with the miken. At this point the Ambush is no different than any other middle of the road senior bat I have tried. To be continued! Olie, Team Demolition 50 Major Plus.
Aug. 23, 2012
olie04
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ambush Review

HJ, The Ambush is a 27 oz end load. The Miken Ultra two is the same. I hope this is what you need for my post to be helpful.
Aug. 23, 2012
olie04
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ambush Review

I recently purchased the Ambush. I have followed the break in recommended by Alan Tanner. So far the bat has not proved to be anything different than what I have experienced with a Centinarian. I swing a Miken ultra 2 end load normally. So far hitting off a tee, the Miken and the Ambush give me two totally different results. I have around 220 swings on the Ambush and about 350 on the Miken. The Miken out distances and handles miss hits markedly better than the Ambush.I will continue to compare the two side by side with the hope that I notice the significant difference in distance and sweet spot that so many others have experienced. There are no cracks ,fractures or any noticible marks on the Ambush at this point. Olie, Team Demolition
May 7, 2012
olie04
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Northern Utah senior leagues

I would like to find any local teams in the Ogden,Layton area to play league games with. 52 years old. Can play any position required, but prefer outfield. Have senior softball experience at every level. e mail me @ kimwanda@msn.com. Thanks, Kim R. Oliverson Aka, Olie
Sept. 27, 2011
olie04
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Legends 50+ Tony Tucker

My prayers are with you my softball brother. Be strong.
Sept. 17, 2011
olie04
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken's defective bats

Defective bats? A defect is when something is wrong with a product regarding it original design. I believe the miken bats are designed to be the hottest bat available to date, thusly they are going to be subject to early breakage. This is not a defect but a planned design. I swing the darn thing because it is the best performing bat on the market. All of the other bats are very close in performance. Until a better bat comes out, I for one will continue to swing what gives me the best performance. Just my opinion. P.S. A better bat is looming on the horizon!!!!

Kim R. Oliverson, Team Demolition M+
Aug. 24, 2011
olie04
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How To Improve One's Arm?

hombre, Don't be fooled by people who have no proven knowledge and medical training regarding how to improve your throwing arm. Basic Anatomy and physiology/kinesiology need to be employed. Don't take the word of some "I have a friend who said" stuff. These people have all the best intentions in mind but are underqualified to give out pertinent information. I have been training people with sports specific injuries for over 30 years, mostly the 30-75 year old range.Stick8 is right in saying "Either you have a good arm and can run fast or you don't". but realize you are trying to overcome something that has taken away your normal abilities because of injury. Resistance training will strengthen the areas that will give you the best chance at full recovery, not only for your throwing, but endurance and strength. "Whatever you do, do something and be consistant".
Aug. 24, 2011
olie04
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How To Improve One's Arm?

When looking at improving an area of the body that has had injury or muscle degeneration, it is best to focus on strengthening the muscle and tendons/ligaments first. Remember, the weakest link is the one that is going to give you problems(i.e. tendons attach muscle to bone, Ligaments attach bone to bone). Basic exercise for the shoulder girth are advised with very close attention to range of motion. Resistance bands are good for allowing you to closely mimic the natural movement of throwing without an increased risk of injury. Specific exercises for stregthening the rotator are recommended. Visit any web site for "Rotator rehabilitation" for examples. Resistance training with weights will help with strengthening the tendons and ligaments. Shoulder training at your age(not meant to be demeaning)should be done with light weight and progress in minimal poundages. Once the shoulder area is strengthened sufficiently,begin the regular throwing regimene. Good luck my friend.
Aug. 10, 2011
olie04
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: testing of bats

My opinion is bat testing costs money and takes time. Could this be why it has not been implemented? I would welcome a testing process before every game, or to have the bats supplied by the association being represented. If I sell a hot product that makes the ball fly farther than others, then I may corner the market. If I sell an inferior product, no one will want to by it. Maybe the bat companies have this in mind when manufactiring their products? (just being sarcastic). Kim R. Oliverson (Olie) Team Demolition, Ca
June 7, 2011
olie04
Topic: Bats
Discussion: idea to stop cheating on bats

I don't think exchanging bats is a good idea. Who is going to pay for the bat supplied by team "A" when someone off team "B" breaks it or vice versa? Now if SSUSA or whatever sanction wants to supply the bats then it might work. The other problem is some players like their bats to have tapered handle knobs, tape, stickum etc. This would only slow the game down or create undo complaining. Look what happened when a pitcher recently pushed the envelope on illegal deception in delivery of pitches. I don't believe bat cheating in senior softball is a huge issue. I have only heard a moducum of people playing the game, suspect it even happens. It does not merit any special rules in my opinion.
As far as a softer ball, if you get hit with a ball no matter what the applied perception of hardness is (current ball standards), you are not going to experience any less pain from one verses the other, it is going to smart one way or the other.
March 15, 2011
olie04
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Which Is Tougher?

Variety? If all sanctions had the same rules then how do you appeal to the people who disagree. Offer different options and you may capitalize on the majority. These are basic economic strategies. Look at the subtle differences in cars from manufacturer to manufacturer. The same holds true with softball sanctions. NSA,ASA,USSSA, etc. Just my observation. Then you have the choice to play which game you like the best.
March 15, 2011
olie04
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Which Is Tougher?

You are absolutely correct. Why do we need special bats,longer bases. Lets just play the game the way it was intended to be played. Offense,defense and occasional strategy. Good call Gary19
March 15, 2011
olie04
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Which Is Tougher?

No, I made a point. Too much whinning about making changes to an already fun game. As for USSA bats being used, I say lets use them. I don,t need to hit it 500 feet. 400 is fine by me.
March 15, 2011
olie04
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Which Is Tougher?

Move the bases back 5 feet, use a dubbed down bat and ball, change the age divisions,etc.etc.etc.
This is senior softball. If you have the desire and ability to play, you play. If you have to request changes to the game then maybe it is time to either stop playing softball and opt for a more sedintary activity. There are divisions available to match your abilities and skills level.
Senior softball is a sport that is competative. If you want it to be safer for you/match your skill level, may I suggest a non-competative division that plays on 70 foot bases,only on Saturdays and Sundays, with USSA bats and crappy balls, where you have no umpires to make bad calls, and no tournament directors. Questions?

Nov. 14, 2010
olie04
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bouncy softballs...

Poster using moniker "mad Dog"
If you play softball west of the rockies and don't know me, then you must play AA ball. If you play east of the rockies then our paths have never crossed. I obviously don't know you because you are anonymous. You have chosen to be anonymous for whatever reason you may have. I can respect that. As far a writing a stupid post, stupid would be your percetion of stupid, good etc. People with such strong opinions as yours will only hold credence or credibility with me when you are passionate enough to put a real name to it. Where I grew up if you talked the talk, you better walk the walk. If you didn't you were getting your a** handed to you or were labeled a pussy. I am not attacking you or your opinion. I am just voicing mine. Good day sir/madam.
Nov. 13, 2010
olie04
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bouncy softballs...

I have read just about every post on this site over the past year. In doing so I have noticed about 6 people who voice there opinion consistently and with great passion. This makes for a great debate and sometimes even viable issues are covered. One person however seems to post only with the intent to antagonise,demean, and whine like a child. This person is an anonymous poster who from his/her posts would appear to be a wanabe athlete. I am only basing this upon the responses this person writes. They all seem to be self serving comments with negative connotations. Try writing something that is positive bud/gal, you will be received (at least your post will),with a much more intelligent format and understanding. Just a thought from a person who puts a face behind a post.
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