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March 10, 2015
PJ3P
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Winternational Major Plus playing on 285' fields

Nice, two years in a row. I guess if you didn't pretend to be using Auburndale and Winter Haven nobody would show up.
Feb. 25, 2015
PJ3P
Topic: Bats
Discussion: most durable senior bat

I have used this on about 10 bats and used them the next day with zero failures http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/epxy_mrn_s/overview/Loctite-Epoxy-Marine.htm
Feb. 14, 2015
PJ3P
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to get more teams willing to play in the Major-plus division

Having played for 3 years in the Florida Half Century [unlimited hrs] and having played a few SSUSA type tournaments let me say this. It is ridiculously easier to hit with a 4-3 count instead of a 3-2 with no extra. A 3-2 count and umpires who can't tell 15' from 12' when you have a strike on you and the games get much more competitive. Even in the Super A division [top 5 of 85] of the Half Century I would bet that the teams average 10-12 home runs a game [or less] over a 4 game weekend.
I can absolutely guarantee you that with a 4-3 count that number would be more like 18-20.
Dec. 19, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Flex

The dramtic levels of flex you see from TV and some cameras is an optical illusion created by the camera lens. This video should put all of that to rest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dToMXNNpbrM
Oct. 23, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: The Villages softball tournament

BJ, We were using balls that no longer had printing on them. Yes every once in a while you would hit one that was somewhat ok. But the majority of the balls were very old. 44-375 balls do not go splat in 60 degree weather unless they are very old. I hit Trump 44-375 balls in league every week and once a month in the Florida Half Century. These balls were worse than anything we hit all year long including in the hottest months of the year. 50 Major Plus or even 50 Major teams should never go an entire game without a home run. I'll just make sure to remind teams of how the people at the Villages think its funny to make teams play a tournament with year old balls. You talked to one player, I talked to a bunch of people who live in and play ball in the Villages and they said that they are sick of the crappy that they have to use. The same ones they use every day of the week that were used in the tournament. A three day tournament is an expensive proposition for players. If The Villages wants to be that insanely cheap, there is no reason to play there anymore.
Oct. 20, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: The Villages softball tournament

Lefty, I heard that after hitting some of the balls in bp, both declined to participate. As far as Team 1, they easily had the most power of any team there and they did an excellent job of using the wind that was blowing out to right center. Their pitcher did an excellent job keeping their opponents from doing the same. I can assure you that none of the 50 Gold teams were happy with the balls. In fact not a single person I spoke to was. And I asked a lot of teams. We will just have to hope whoever runs it next year will allow decent balls to be provided. The idea that such a great tournament would be played with balls that had been used all year by the rec league is a joke.
Oct. 19, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: The Villages softball tournament

A great deal of people skipped the home run derby for the same reason EVERYONE was upset at this years tournament.
The derby and the tournament were played with the used rec league balls that some didn't even have printing on anymore. Hank Garris one of the greatest hitters ever in the game hit 4 barely and 1 bomb to win the derby. One of balls used in the Miami Power Team 1 losers bracket final actually had a broken core. I bounced it on the sidewalk and it went sideways. When you hit a 44-375 ball in the early morning with high 50's temps it should sound like a cannon going off not like a wet sponge. Anyone associated with running this tournament should be totally ashamed, embarrassed and called out for being so cheap and or clueless.
Oct. 3, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

"THEY ARE FREAKS OF THE NEEDLE" there I fixed it for you.
Oct. 2, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: Bats
Discussion: the new bat "Nightmare"

I'll say this about my dealing with Kevin aka Tattooball.
I was fortunate enough to get one of the first production Nightmare bats. When I got the bat I told Kevin that after the break in process I would make a video review.
Kevin told me the following.... if you roll the bat it will break right away and whatever your opinion of the bat is, be 100% honest. Good or bad. He insisted that I be totally honest in my review even if I hated the bat. What I learned about the Nightmare is that it is a stiff feeling bat that performs very well even when it "feels" like you missed the "sweet spot". I am definitely a bat breaker. Bats that don't break right away like the Legit will get too soft to perform for me. My Nightmare lasted me 1100 very happy swings. An Ultra 2 pc 200, Reebok 275, Legit 300 too soft. Is the Nightmare for everyone? No way. Some people won't be able to handle the big end load. Some won't like the stiff feel. Some people simply won't like Kevin LOL. Me personally, I am thrilled and I hope to shoot some more video tomorrow morning with my second Nightmare. My youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiacdL27kS55sZDHZMyVD2EIoWWzWgAe2
Sept. 27, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: RENEW ONLINE

all mine says is that I am current. no renewal info anywhere.
Sept. 20, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 27 oz Nightmare video

TerryN you are welcome.
The Blue Flame I am using is about 3 years old.
It is extremely adjustable and is currently set to throw a 12' arc. As its names implies [UPM45] it pitches to 45 mph. The Black Flame machine UPM60 throws up to 60mph.
You can quite easily dial in whatever arc you want and it is very consistent. The only variable being the weight of each ball.
Sept. 18, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 27 oz Nightmare video

A few swings [no edits] with my 900+ swing Nightmare.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTeCa8ImQGQ
Sept. 15, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nightmare bat approved

This bat is the real deal. Those of you that know me know I have swung just about every bat out there. My favorite bat is now the AD Starr Nightmare. I have 750 swings on it and it is amazing. In fact I have ordered a second one already.
July 1, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BEST ASA BAT

Juggy or Jeff Hall Legit
June 23, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting

some great points in this thread
1. Practice with purpose!
2. Limit your rounds to 20-30 swings.
I think it is difficult to stay focused for more than 25 or so swings a round.
3. Hit at targets in the infield. Five gallon buckets make great targets and help you keep the ball down. In the game the confidence soars when you have "practiced with purpose!"
June 17, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Worth legit

Paco, if the end cap is just the really thin part of the end cap..... that happened to one of mine as well. I used Loctite marine epoxy on 7 Legit handles with no issues. BUT, when I tried it on the end cap [twice] it did not hold. Worth informed me that because I had tried to fix it myself that they would not fix it for me. So before you try to epoxy it, call Worth. Good luck.

Patrick
June 3, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New DBO HR rules for 2014

One thing not mentioned in this discussion is playing conditions and how much easier it is to hit the home runs at altitude. Dry conditions and altitude add up to huge home run numbers. In the southeast, with heat indexes in triple digits and high humidity it is a little more difficult. While for some of us it is still pretty easy, for most it is not. As far as USSSA goes the major division limit is 16 and the A division is 12. If you want to insist on run limits and home run limits the current number needs to be higher in Plus. I think maybe the problem is trying to make the rules equal with vastly different playing conditions across the country.

May 12, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Worth legit

I think the Legit is the best of the 3. The Legit is a fantastic bat in distance, feel and durability. The Barrage, Melee or Ultra 2 Maxload 2 piece for for EL.
The Big Cat 2 Piece Ultra for a 1 oz end load is fantastic.
The Legit is very easy to hit with being balanced and to me does not sacrifice distance. The end loads are great but harder to swing if you are tired.

May 5, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cant decide on a senior bat

I rate both of these equal in distance and give the edge to the Worth in durability and without question the Worth in feel.
May 5, 2014
PJ3P
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cant decide on a senior bat

The Legit is the best balanced Senior bat I have ever hit.
The Ultra 2 Maxload is a fantastic bat with a 1/2 oz endload. Either of these two is a great choice.
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