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James Uebbing

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Taylor, MI

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March 14, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Talk regarding illegal bats

By the way Easton stamps there name on the inside of the barrel and therefore leaves no doubt to whether or not the bat has been shaved. If you send back an Easton and the stamp is not visible they will not honor the warranty. Maybe the other companies should do this. Sorry to say but cheating has been going on forever. Cork in wood, tennis balls in aluminum etc. When you call a young gun out on an altered bat there response is" If you ain't cheating, you ain't competing". Sad!!
March 14, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Talk regarding illegal bats

If your going to shave a senior bat you better have deep pockets. 50 bucks for 50 swings(if that) is not worth it. Used to be that altered bats were only used in upper level ball, but now it has filtered down to the lower levels(D-E) and even league ball. If you need to use a shaved or altered bat in senior ball you seriously need to find another hobby. How are you gonna feel when you seriously hurt someone because you had to use a thunderstick. Doctors pop the endcap to shave them so why can't you pop them to check them.
March 14, 2013
ju25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 5 on third

I agree with Webbie25 on this one. Outfielders must play at a depth where they can throw a runner out, but I like to move an outfielder into the infield in hopes of getting a ground ball that you may have a chance of turning two. As an outfielder, with these bats and balls you have to play deeper in order to cover the gaps. Unless you know the hitter there are too many guys who will drop singles all day and burn you if you move in.
March 14, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Other bats

Most of the other associations older composites will take 300+ swings to break-in and last forever. They can be had for under $200 and come with a 1 year warranty. The new stamp(USSSA 2013) models will break-in much faster, but not last as long. The new bats are made to unravel when they exceed the 1.20 bpf. I use my other association bats for bp, sometimes in temps below 50. My first composite was a Miken Velocit-E which was very hot but broke early in it's second season(Used in fall ball,temps below 40). This is when I found out that composites break from the inside out. I learned that you have to break-in the fibers(first 50-100 swings at 1/2-3/4 speed) before you swing all out and rotate the bat after every swing. I have owned 30+ composite bats since 2001 and have 28 left. IMO Miken, Easton, Demarini, & Worth seem to last forever. Mizuno,TPS(Louisville Slugger) and Combat perform well but lack in durability. Bats I have broken include Mizuno Wrath 120, Wrath Extended, Blur Advanced, Combat B1,Uncensored,PM Virus, and TPS SB101 Genesis, and Black Nexus. Only senior bat I broke was a Worth 454. Bat was a dud(200+ swings and still behind my ASA bats) so I tried hitting some old red dots(50/575+) 20 swings and the bat cracked. My gamers for USSSA were a Miken MV-1,Easton CNT+, and Combat Gear Supremacy.
March 12, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Athletics Senior Bats

I scrolled back to March and found Steves old post, Cal 50, maybee you could get Steve to update us with the progress on this bat. Here is his old post;March 12, 2012
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GSC Bats
This is Steve McKinlay. I play with Demolition GSC. For the record, I partnered with Bill Gateley over a year ago, first to perfect the Veteran bat being built in China, and ultimately to build a new bat in the United States. The process of building this bat has taken far longer than we originally anticipated, but it is far better than we could have hoped for. My motivation to get in to the bat business was because I was tired of spending thousands of dollars, and seeing my teammates spend thousands of dollars, on bats that were breaking. In the last month, it was discovered that Bill Gateley had been perpetuating misrepresentations about GSC without my knowledge. Bill is now legally disassociated from GSC completely. Since Billís departure, I have received multiple notices of faulty GSC bats sold and promises of replacement, that I had no knowledge of. I will honor those replacements. I am continuing the manufacturing process of the new Veteran Core bat. We will introduce it by May. We are gearing up for full scale production and inventory reserves so that we are ready for sales. I will honor any bat breakage issues for any GSC bats, past and future. You may contact me directly at steve@gscbats.com but I prefer you call me on our toll free number (888) 459-7040. My hope is that you will be patient as we bring this bat to market. It is 100% made in the USA, something we all can be proud to be a part of.
March 12, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Athletics Senior Bats

44/375 balls are still legal in ASA. Starting next year it will be the 52/300 only, except for senior events, were the 44/375 ball can be used.

If my memory serves correct GSC came into existence in 2010. They produced the White Veteran. In September I ordered a White Vet, but they could not guarantee I would receive it before Winter Nationals(Oct./2010) so I cancelled my order and received my money back (thank God). They also had the GBA 1 piece with the flag on it, hot but terrible durability. Then came out with the 2 piece GBA , the one I swang felt good but lacked in performance. Steve McKinlay hooked up with Bill Gately(Gates) in January of 2011 to produce the solid core bat. They were going to use computers to produce these bats in China. Couldn't be done so they moved the project back to the USA. They use to report on here that they were having problems, but to remain patient. Bill Gately was let go from the company in March of 2012 and Steve took over the project. Steve use to report updates, but hasn't done so in a while . I believe Steve said he wasn't responsible for any bats ordered before January of 2011, but would send bats to these people, if and when they ever become available. The Spirit is an ASA bat.
March 10, 2013
ju25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat/ball combos of yesteryear

CU31 came first, C405's were introduced in 1996.
March 9, 2013
ju25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat/ball combos of yesteryear

We used HARWOOD BALLS here in Michigan and those balls were lopsided by the 2nd or 3rd inning. Back then we were using 34-38oz. bats and the hitter had to do the work, not the bat or ball. When singlewall bats came out balls would fly when you hit that tiny sweetspot, then came doublewalls, balls flying further more often because of the bigger sweetspot and the trampoline effect of the 2 walls. Nowadays with the composite bats the sweetspot is practically the entire barrel and the bat compresses more than the ball does, which results in greater distance more often. When the first Ultra came out it was advertised as adding 50' to your swing and this was no lie. Witnessed an original Ultra outhit a Bobby Buggs PST by atleast 50'. Technology is here to stay, so just live with it an be thankful that we are still able to play this game we have loved all our life.
March 9, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Talk regarding illegal bats

A shaved USSSA bat (when done right) will outhit a senior bat. I think there is more rolling going on than shaving. Like I said before if you shave a senior bat it is not going to last very long. I have heard from known bat doctor in our area(Metro Detroit) that he removed the rod from a 30oz. Launch(4 oz.) and put the weight into the end, for a senior player. Same guy who shaved the Freak 98 for a 65+ senior.
March 9, 2013
ju25
Topic: Product review
Discussion: New Miken ASA Ultra

I see it was the ASA version. What bat were you swinging before?
March 9, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken 2 piece End Load (supermax)

Alan, Is the new supermax a 1oz. end load.
March 9, 2013
ju25
Topic: Product review
Discussion: New Miken ASA Ultra

JMJIT, Which Derby Boy were you hitting, USSSA(Yellow), ASA (orange), 275(red),or the old one(white). What were the temps, and what kind of ball were you hitting.
March 8, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Talk regarding illegal bats

I've witnessed quite a few seniors who will tap a new bat against a fence pole or tap 2 bats together. Although according to the rules it would not be part of the normal break-in process and therefore illegal it doesn't bother me. I'm sure there are some out there who alter their bats by shaving or rolling, but I don't think it is many. If you alter a senior bat it's not going to last very long. I know a couple 65+ guys who have there senior bats rolled and one guy who uses a shaved freak98, but they don't hit the ball hard enough that it would matter. I also know some 65+ and 70+guys who crush with any bat(USSSA, ASA). They don't mess with their senior sticks. Pretty hard to detect an altered senior bat IMO, when broken-in they all make that nice crack sound, that is usually a dead giveaway for altered in the young kids game.
March 6, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Is It or Is'nt ! Need Advice!

Yes, they are composites, but you shouldn't waste your money on either one.
March 4, 2013
ju25
Topic: Product review
Discussion: New Miken ASA Ultra

ASA changed a couple things on their bat tests. 98mph batted ball speed remains the same, but they are now testing with the 52/300 ball, and they lowered the swing speed from 65 down to 60mph. In 2014 ASA will only use the 52/300 ball for sanctioned events, excluding senior ball, where the 44/375 will still be used.
March 4, 2013
ju25
Topic: Product review
Discussion: New Miken ASA Ultra

Ultra ASA is good for ASA only, not legal in USSSA. I heard it was made for the 52/300 ball and lacks durability with 44/375. Good to see 800+ swings and still going strong. Some are saying the Triad is better.
March 1, 2013
ju25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: WHAT IS A MAJOR PLUS PLAYER?

Taits,
Where did I say anything about senior bats not being composite. I was referring to composite bats in general(IMO special bats) when broken in can be as hot as a senior composite bat.
March 1, 2013
ju25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: WHAT IS A MAJOR PLUS PLAYER?

Swing,

Composite bats when broken in can be as hot as a senior bat. Usually don't last very long after they reach that point though. Joe himself said he had a freak+ that was as hot as any senior bat he had swung. Unless you are hitting 52/275 balls there is no balancing act between hot bats and balls. The 44/375 trumps we hit in senior ball fly with most composite bats. Joe is a great ball player(380' at any age is an accomplishment) and you can't take that away from him, but nowadays there are many guys at 65+ and some at 70+ that can crush a softball. Steve Papalas(my hero), who is going to be 73, is a 5 tool player and he tells me that there are 5-6 guys on his team who outhit him.
March 1, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why the low prices on bats?

I know that the USSSA and ASA prices have dropped because of the new stamp. Mike has some great prices on senior sticks and I too wonder if something new is in the making. IMO the only improvement you could make on seniors is to improve durabiliy, and I don't know how that could be accomplished without sacrificing performance.
Feb. 26, 2013
ju25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: WHAT IS A MAJOR PLUS PLAYER?

IMO any composite bat is a special bat. I am turning 60 this year and hit farther now than I did when I was in my 20's swinging an Orange Easton 36oz. or 34oz. XBH. The difference being , we hit Harwood balls(lopsided by 2nd inning) with lead pipes. SB12's were an upgrade for us. Distance improved dramatically when we started using red & blue dots and singlewall bats came out. Composite bats have a higher bbs than aluminum bats and there is no comparison when it comes to sweetspot. I remember when the Ultra came out, we were hitting 47/525 balls, this bat outhit a Bobby Buggs PST by 50'. Major + players IMO are the best of the best. Your Major + teams are made up of the best players in your area. Most Major players could play Major +. Major + has the best hitters in the game , these guys can hit for power or shoot the gaps when HR'S are gone.
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