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Aug. 30, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Technical Questions

Tatooball, I have been thinking about your post. Are you saying the barrels of the bat in various weights is the same and that as additional weight is added it is done to keep the moi the same or are the barrels in fact different? If the 30 oz barrel is bigger then I think my question may be answered. ?????
Aug. 30, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Technical Questions

Tattooball, just started using your ball for league play and thus far well received.

Neither tattooball nor anyone else has commented on question
2 above. I can't determine the answer for 2 from comments thus far. It would seem that if a 26 endloaded in a model was as hot as the 30 then the speed off the bat should be the same if the batspeed is the same but I know there is more to it than that. HELP?

Mike?? Alan???
Aug. 28, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Technical Questions

1. When a bat is certified are all weights and loads separately tested
and certified?

2. Assuming the same batspeed and a ball hit on the sweet spot will a 26 oz maxload hit the ball the same distance as a 30 oz maxload?

Theoretically the 30 0z should hit hit farther because of more mass, but if in the certification process permits the 26 to be hotter to meet the standard then perhaps the 26 will generate the same distance.
Only Kevin, Alan or Mike can answer this since they understand the the testing process. I have no idea what the answer is?
Aug. 28, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Glove care

Nokona glove conditioner is the best I have found. it conditions and cleans and does not add weight. All liquids I tried added weight. Nokona are high end gloves and their conditioner is high end cheap and now made in US.
Aug. 14, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

Since wall stretches have been mentioned I will describe the one my doc prescribed. Start easy and work up to 30 seconds. Do as much as you want but at least 3x day. Do not do w/in 3 hours before a practice or game. Do do slow jogging before practice or game and between innings.

The stretch:
1. Stand shoulder width legs apart about 30 inches from wall (distance from wall depends on your arm length.
2. Stand pigeon toed (toes on each foot turned inward towards each other)legs straight
3. Stick your stomach out toward the wall as if you were showing off your gut
4. Maintaining body position 2 and 3, put hands on wall slowly bend elbows so your gut approaches the wall. Don't bounce and don't force it too much. You
should feel a tremendous stretch simultaneously in both calves. If you go fast or stretch too quickly the body will tense to protect itself and defeat the stretch. Concentrate on breathing and try to go a little further. Try to hold maximum stretch for 30 seconds, but work up to it slowly.
Aug. 12, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

valgus is saying what my podiatrist said about cortisone and arch support. If the OTC support works for you it is better than a custom expensive one because you can buy many pairs and put them in your shoes so you don't have to keep moving the same smelly one each time you change shoes.
Additionally consider support socks which have a tight band around the arch which raises the arch and alleviates pain. Around the house I wear Feetures brand and for practice and games I wear Rawlings baseball support socks. These are knee high but actually cooler because there is a high % of CoolMax. List is $35 but they are often on sale. Miken also sells a comprable sock. These raise the arch and drive inflammation out of the lower leg. They work for me and help the PF from flaring.

Aug. 12, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HAS ANYBODY TRIED THIS?

It is my understanding and I am not sure if it applies to all associations, but I believe it is considered illegal to break in a bat by any method other than hitting a regulation ball with the bat. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Aug. 11, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

Most of above is good. My foot doctor recommended Power Step Pinnacle Max. He claimed if the off the shelf ones work for your foot they are as good as the custom orthotics. My guy said the problem with SB is too much down time. He recommended slow jogging before the game or practice and slow jogging periodically during the game. What worked best for me was wearing shoes with inserts virtually the whole day. Cortisone is a temporary fix which makes it worse in the long run. The key is constant stretching since the problem is actually a tight calf muscle which pulls the heel up and shortens the tendons involved (plantar fascia). As stated the pain is localized to the precise point where the tendons attach to the heel bone. Often a spur develops which
can be seen on x-ray. The spur is not the cause of the problem it is a possible result. There are specialized wall stretches which work. Good luck.
July 25, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USA U2 snapped

I have no idea if this would have made a difference but there is a protocol posted here by
Alan respecting the proper way to break in a new bat. By memory it is like 25 swings at 1/2 speed,
25 at 3/4 speed and 25 at almost full speed and rotating the bat after each swing. At 20 it should have still been at 1/4 speed. If your 20 count started after a reasonable break in that is a different story.
July 11, 2013
HJ
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Moving and need advice

I am 70 and will be relocating soon. We are looking at various locales including: Aiken, South Carolina (near Augusta Georgia), Southern Delaware and Fort Mill South Carolina (near Charlotte North Carolina). Would appreciate input about rec leagues in these 3 areas and travel teams in these areas in the 70 division. Thank you for any help.
July 9, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Legit 2 Piece Senior 1st test results.....

I would totally discount everything cop298 has said above. There is no name or other info on his profile and he has made only 2 posts. The other post was in April and said the same thing about a
Miken. 4 broken knobs on 4 bats????? draw your own conclusion.
July 8, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combat Twilight bat users

Ancaconda is selling for 130 when get on actual site. Anyone really like the Ambush?
July 8, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: White Centenarian Short barrel

Anaconda is selling the 2013 white short barrel for $110. Is the 2013 model a good bat??
July 2, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why Do Some Guys Lose It Sooner

tg69, I am not sure what you are saying. I realize that the starting point differs for each of us. My concern is what makes a player at any level seem to deteriorate suddenly and fast. It is possible that the decline is in fact gradual and my impression of rapid decline is just wrong.
I do think I see rapid decline in some on a year to year basis. As an outfielder I am conscious that we start crowding in on the guys who just don't drive it like they use to. One thought, there may be medical issues which become sudden major issues but which are not publicized. Restated, there may be more going on then meets the eye.
July 1, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why Do Some Guys Lose It Sooner

Rightrj, taking no meds at 57 and being healthy means you are doing most if not everything right.
Anyone who plays 3 games in 1 day in hot weather most be cognizant of staying hydrated. That said, there is concern for those who are not in your shape who just automatically hydrate w/o letting thirst be the guide. Clearly with the heat now affecting the west dehydration should be the main
concern. But for others playing 1 game in less severe weather the opposite may be the concern.
As a low carber I eat a lot of salt normally which mitigates water loss.
June 29, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why Do Some Guys Lose It Sooner

Rightrj, living in L.A. water intake may be more of an issue than in other parts of the country. I
agree to listen to your body, but excessive automatic hydrating can be dangerous by depleting
sodium. More people die in marathons from drinking too much water than from heat prostration. Recent articles I have read suggest not overhydrating before events. Elite runners do not drink during races as a generalization. One tip, fatigue is generally caused by the brain saying enough. A tiny bit of sugar added to plain water can trick the brain and overcome fatigue for a while.
Webbie: great points about rest and recovery. I too am fighting weight loss and think a personal trainer may be necessary for the incentive to really work out and lose the final pounds.
a while
June 28, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why Do Some Guys Lose It Sooner

A further take on wht batter4u said, I notice guys who are in pretty good shape who play in multiple leagues and then practice many times a week. In many cases their play totally peters out in the dog days of summer. They lose all power and become ineffective hitters. Does anyone have any guidelines as to when it is too much. Enthusiasm is great but too much is too much.
June 28, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why Do Some Guys Lose It Sooner

Ceres raises a point I would like to discuss.
Simply put, since as you get older you lose muscle and gain fat, if your weight stays the same as you get older, you are getting fatter as a % of your body weight. Think of the out of shape old guys with thin arms and big fat bellies.
I have come to the conclusion that unless you are very thin you must lose a pound or 2 a year to maintain fitness. In my experience, I think the heavier guys deteriorate faster, but this is maybe just saying the obvious that the thinner guys are in better shape. Thin really isn't the right term, actually it is % of weight which is fat. That said, I am having problems keeping my weight down, lifting and running but I know if I don't I will decline faster.
June 26, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why Do Some Guys Lose It Sooner

Approaching 70, and having played SB for 5 years, I note big individual differences in how soon batters lose the ability to drive the ball as they did in prior years. I recognize that age is an obvious factor and that scientifically it is proven that we lose muscle mass as we age, but I think I am seeing more.
Is it as simple as some guys just work out harder and smarter and keep what they have longer? I think this is part of it.
Is it genetics? Probably to some degree, but science can't prove it, but can show how far your cells have aged. One other factor I have noticed which might only apply to rec players: it seems some guys just lose the desire to attack the ball. This just might be a corollary of not being in shape, but I think it is independent. I am wondering if others have any thoughts on this and if others have advice on how to stave off the inevitable as long as possible. Your thoughts?
June 25, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: EYE BLACK

Great story, Ceres. Your last post proves my point I think. My point is there is no down side to trying it and as you point out there may be special cases that need it. You didn't seem like the mythology type. LOL
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