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James Uebbing

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Aug. 9, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Senior Boombah Bats

That bat is garbage. The one that I swung had no pop and broke after about 150 swings.
May 6, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: We need a measurement for bat handle flex.

They do it for hockey sticks, so I see no reason why they couldn't do it with bats.
April 29, 2013
ju25
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team in SE Michigan

Check out Warren,they have the best 50+ league right now. It is on Monday nights.
April 25, 2013
ju25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEED A GOOD UTRIP BAT

Does it have to have the new 2013 thumbprint on it? What do you prefer balanced or endloaded? 2014 Miken Psycho $249 or Combat Derby Boys $229 if you like EL. Mizuno Blackout $149 no warranty EL. Balanced choices would be 2014 Worth BJ Fulk Mayhem(green lettering) $199 or the Miken Revex $199 comes in balanced or endload. All come with 1 year warranty, except Blackout.
April 25, 2013
ju25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEED A GOOD UTRIP BAT

Does it have to have the new 2013 thumbprint on it? What do you prefer balanced or endloaded? 2014 Miken Psycho $249 or Combat Derby Boys $229 if you like EL. Mizuno Blackout $149 no warranty EL. Balanced choices would be 2014 Worth BJ Fulk Mayhem(green lettering) $199 or the Miken Revex $199 comes in balanced or endload. All come with 1 year warranty, except Blackout.
April 17, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: End Loaded Vs Max Loaded

According to Miken there Maxload is a 1/2 ounce and the Supermax is 3/4 ounce.
April 17, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: End Loaded Vs Max Loaded

End Loaded bats are usually 1/4 ounce - 1/2 ounce end load and maxloads are 1 ounce, which is the maximum endload allowed. Not sure on the Mikens which offer a Maxload and a Supermax, Alan(Tri18) could probably answer this.
April 16, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: The New Combat Company









HISTORY OF COMBAT SPORTS INC.

Rich in composite sporting goods history, Combat Sports (and its affiliated companies) have been designing and manufacturing composite and hybrid-composite baseball bats and hockey sticks for brand name companies since 1994.

Terry Sutherland (founder and co-owner of Combat Sports) was a VP of General Electric – Canada, in charge of the company’s materials and technology division. After leading a management buyout of GE’s Canadian composite division (FRE Composites) in 1988, Terry and his team went on to design and manufacture products for NASA, the US military as well as several high end industrial products used in various applications such as the construction of the English Channel. It was only fitting that when the hockey industry wanted to introduce a new, revolutionary hockey stick product made from composite materials that they would turn to Terry Sutherland.

In late 1992, Canstar Sports, a holding company for many of hockey’s greatest brands (including Bauer, D’aoust, Micron, Lange and Cooper) approached Terry to produce the worlds first ever composite hockey shaft (up until this point, aluminum was the most advanced material used in hockey shafts). With a passion for the game that started with his father who was a member of the NY Rovers during the 1940’s, Terry quickly took an interest in the project. Later that year, Terry and Canstar reached an agreement to start a joint venture company, which acted as the design and manufacturing arm for all Bauer Hockey composite products.

In 1993, Canstar Composites Technology Inc., (CCTI) was born, which marked the beginning of a company that would change the hockey and baseball industry forever. By late 1994, the world’s first commercially successful composite shaft hit the market, under the Bauer name, designed and manufactured in Ottawa, Ontario by CCTI. Terry quickly hired Stephen Fitzgerald (Combat’s current VP – Engineering), Fred St. Laurent (Combat’s current VP - Development), Kurtis Watson (Combat’s current VP - Manufacturing), and Steven Sutherland (Combat’s current President).

From 1994 to 1997, CCTI designed the most advanced hockey sticks ever to hit the ice, producing over a million units under the Bauer brand, including pro product for their fleet of NHL players (Pavel Bure, Scott Stevens, Trevor Linden to name a few).

In 1997, Nike, the world’s largest footwear company, purchased Canstar Sports and its affiliated brands. Consistent with the Nike philosophy regarding North American manufacturing, they quickly began to shut down all North American manufacturing, moving production to China. This would not deter CCTI, as Terry and his ownership group would reach an agreement with Nike to purchase the Joint Venture Company outright, making it a stand alone company and positioning it to now supply to all major brands in the industry. At that point, the company changed its name to CE Composites Hockey Inc., (CE Composites).

By 1998, CE Composites negotiated supplier agreements with most of the major players in the hockey industry, including Hespeler, Louisville, Sherwood, Mission, and Victoriaville as well as continuing to produce composite sticks for Nike/Bauer. If you wanted to sell a composite hockey product in the 1990’s, you wanted CE Composites making it for you. They were the “who’s who” of design and manufacturing and sought after by all major brands looking to produce composite hockey sticks.

CE Composites would continue to produce composite hockey sticks for the better part of the decade, however cost pressures from China and Mexico became greater and greater as the decade neared an end.

Once again, faced with adversity, CE Composites was not deterred from continuing its mission to produce superior advanced composite products for the sporting goods industry. In 1999, the company would make another big leap forward, developing the world’s first commercially viable composite softball bat. After meeting with the industry’s top players, they would soon reach a supplier agreement with Worth, a market leader in the baseball / softball business, to design and produce Worth’s flagship bats, winners of three consecutive Bat Wars.™

With the new found growth in the baseball / softball business and the continuing price constraints from Chinese manufacturers in the hockey business, the company would make the decision in 1999 to exit the OEM hockey business to focus on the rapidly growing baseball / softball division.

The company would continue to design and manufacture baseball / softball product for many of the industry’s market leaders up until 2004, including Worth, Rawlings, Nike and others.

In 2004, K2 Sports, one of the worlds largest sporting goods company acquired Worth and Rawlings, CE Composites two largest customers. Faced with the possibility of once again losing its main customers to offshore, lower cost manufacturing, CE Composites made a company altering decision: to create a unique identity, one focused on a true players’ product lineup under their own brand and Combat Sports was born.

Fairweather Sports (led by Don Cooper, Combat’s current VP of Sales and Marketing) was quickly retained as Combat’s exclusive USA distributor bringing needed baseball and softball marketing expertise into the mix.

During this same time period, Steven Sutherland started a side project to pursue a life long passion: to build a new type of hockey company, with a philosophy built on superior service, advanced materials technology, and superior products designed “For Players, By Players”. Ballistik Hockey was born in 2002 and would quickly become a viable business, carving a niche amongst elite level players all over the world.

Since 2004, Combat Sports has emerged as the fastest growing brand within the baseball / softball industry. Armed with the momentum of that growth, combined with its longstanding expertise in the design and manufacturing of composite sporting goods products, Combat Sports amalgamated Fairweather Sports and subsequently Ballistik Hockey bringing the Sutherland Father / Son and Fairweather teams together, creating the platform for a company destined to change the hockey and baseball / softball industries forever…..

Today, we have grown to over 100 employees and have distribution worldwide; we continue to be the fastest growing brand in the sports of softball, baseball and hockey.

Our success is simple:

Everyone at Combat Sports has a genuine love and enthusiasm for the game and our product. Our staff consists of elite level players, past greats and weekend warriors that truly understand the players needs. Not only are we regarded as composite design, manufacturing, and engineering experts, but we are also die hard fans and players of the games. Above all, we strive to understand what players need and want. We truly live by our motto:

"FOR PLAYERS, BY PLAYERS..."

March 31, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Z2000 vs miken ultra II

Durability has been a problem for the Z2000. Make sure you ask for a replacement with a warranty. Z2000+ and Z3000 are supposed to resolve the durability issues but the release date has been pushed back to mid April on the 2000+ and November on the 3000. Although the Z2000 is a good bat it will not hit as far as an UltraII, unless you get one of the bad batches.
March 29, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Z2000 vs miken ultra II

down2earthsports.com has the legit for 179.90
March 25, 2013
ju25
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: player looking to get on a team downriver michigan

Sorry to hear that, Chuck. Sun Devils (Tuesday) folded for the same reason. Will you be in Novi tomorrow?
March 24, 2013
ju25
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: player looking to get on a team downriver michigan

Hi Dave,

Hows everything with you? I'm all healed up now, knees feel good. Chompin' at the bit for this weather to break. Are you hitting at Novi with BC, Mike and the boys?
March 24, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ANYBODY HERE ANYTHING ABOUT DEAD REEBOK VECTORS?

Both the ASA and USSSA Melees have gotten good reviews.
March 22, 2013
ju25
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: player looking to get on a team downriver michigan

Good luck on that Dan. Dearborn used to have a real good 50+ Monday night league, but that folded 2 years ago. My 50+ team had to drop down to the 40+ league and the competition is not very good. Nearest 50+ league that I know of is in Warren. There is a morning 55+ travel league (CanAm) that has teams out of Dearborn, Taylor, Oak Park, Livonia, Warren, Sterling Heights, and Windsor.
March 19, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

Navy,

What kind of balls are you hitting in the dome? In dome ball around here(Michigan) we hit the Incrediball. That ball is so spongy it has no effect on the durability of bats.
March 15, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken 2 piece End Load (supermax)

Just read that the release date of the Z3000 has been pushed back to June.
March 14, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: COMBAT BANKRUPTCY

Once again another thread hijacked. Getting back on the topic of Combats Bankruptcy I got this on another site from VP of Combat Sports; #1
coop14
VP COMBAT SPORTS




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As you all know we are going through some strange times at Combat.

couple things

1. There is a spot for the combatants in the Seattle Major. Strojan is handling the event for me this year with everything we have going on.

2. As you all know our partner company in Canada was taken into recevership thus having a Chapter 15 restraining order filed against us here in the US to protect assets owned by a foregin bank. We filled nothing in the US this is all been forced on us from the Canadian banking system.

3. The current Majority ownership and employees of Combat are prepairing to bid/purchase the entire company ... Manufacturing plant, brand , Combat USA, inventory, etc.
Making the compnay employee owned and operated has always been the dream, the Candian engineers, President and manufacturing team are coming together with the sales, marketing and players to form a Players by Players complete company. There is always a risk that someone out bids the employee backed move but as in any Derby adventure, all you can do is go balls out and make it work.

4. I have been asked by people how did this happen... The short answer is a youth baseball organization put a moratorium on high performing bats in Dec. of 2010 -- Combat as a entire Company backed by the manufaturing arm in Canada made the call to be fair to all retailers and consumers to take back the 35,000+ bats in the field. This process cost just over 5 million dollars. The plant has been fighting that battle ever since, and just ran out of time. No matter what happens it was the right thing to do, we could not stick our dealers or customers with a product they could not use. Not the Derby way!


5. I fully feel that we will come out of this stronger, better and unified. We are having great support form dealers like Softball Fans. Bryan is a true friend to us.

Most of all we could not do this with out all you Derby Life and Combatants .....

Thanks to everyone and my apologies that this happend on my watch........

March 14, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Other bats

If it is as hot as a Gray Ultra it will not pass the 1.21 bpf test. Titaniums are not as hot as senior bats with 44/375 balls.
March 14, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken 2 piece End Load (supermax)

TPS doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to durability. High performing bats that don't last very long. SB34 Genesis, Black Nexus,Z2000, all great bats, but all are known for poor durability. Supposedly that problem has been taken care of with the Z3000 line . Allan55, you say the 3000 has better (incredible)durability, but as far as I know this bat is a preorder and is not sheduled for release until April? Tim, Stadium balls are.47cor/450comp. It's amazing that a senior bat could withstand that kind of punishment. I am a soon to be 60 year old and I would never use a senior bat in temps below 60. I have broken USSSA and ASA bats with 44/375 balls in 50 degree weather, and I'm a linedrive, once in awhile HR hitter.
March 14, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Talk regarding illegal bats

HJ,
Composite bats develop cracks and will still last for years. I had a first batch Synergy that developed vertical cracks in less than 100 swings, that lasted 6 more years until it actually broke. A crack in a composite bat is something that happens naturally after use and doesn't necessaraly mean the bat was altered. USSSA has a rule that if the Ump finds a crack in a bat it should be removed from play. Due to the high rate of bat doctoring USSSA has changed their bat standard for 2013. The new bats are supposed to be made to unravel when they exceed the 1.20 bpf.
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