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James Uebbing

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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.
Feb. 22, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What's legal

Naked,
Which Easton are you swinging? I have a CNT+ (SCN2) which is not far behind my senior sticks. Try softballfans.com for info on bats. Miken makes many different bats for different associations and they come with warranties. As far as manufactures Miken, Combat,Demarini, Reebok, & Worth all make senior only bats. Barring a few exceptions (Miken Ultra) if it has 1.20 or 1.21 bpf on the barrel it is legal for senior softball. If you shop around you can find senior bats for 150 and under.
Feb. 21, 2013
ju25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

I was under the impression that the max endload allowed was 1oz., but I see that Easton has a 30oz. with a 4oz. endload. If these bats are a true 4oz. EL how do they pass the test.
Feb. 21, 2013
ju25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

Get in line, the Monsta has arrived! Buy whatever feels good in your hands, proper break-in, then game use only. I swing my USSSA bats for bp, and some of them are not far behind senior status. I have broken ASA $ USSSA bats over the years, but the only senior bat that broke on me was a Worth 454 that was a bad bat, that Worth replaced.
Feb. 19, 2013
ju25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Eligibility Rules to play 50+

Must turn 50 in 2013 to be elgible. You may play in 2013 Winter Nationals if you turn 50 in 2014.
Feb. 19, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ultra II bats...may they rest in piece

If you like a nice end load and can hit with a 10" barrel I would go with a White Centenarian. If you prefer a longer barrel and a balanced or slight end load feel I would choose a Black Centenarian. Black takes a little longer to break in, but for me both are durable and perform well. Personally I would choose the Reissue of the Original Gray Combat(If they are anything like the Original?) or a Reebok Meleee Legend. Proper break-in then game use only for any senior bat has worked for me.
Feb. 18, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What's legal

It's the Frank(Franc) Henry 52 Cal, he's a Canadian Major Player. You can get a Black Combat Centenarian at softballfans right now for 139.99 with coupon code "cent". They feel pretty close to the 52 Cal.
Feb. 15, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Centenarians review, 13" and 10"

I have the white (10") Centenarian and really like it. 50-75 bp swings and it was game ready. With 200+ swings on it it ranks just behind my gray Combat(gamer) and just ahead of my 250+ swing Ambush. Buddy of mine has the black (13") Centenarian and it took a little longer to break-in(150+ swings) . Both are great bats once broken in, no issues with durability yet. If you prefer balanced or slightly end loaded go wit the black, if you like more of an end load go white.
Feb. 10, 2013
ju25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for a 60+ team in Michigan/Ohio Area

Hi Chuck,
How's everything. I thought you and Mac were putting together a 60+ team, what happened?
Feb. 8, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Recommended ASA single wall bats

Miken Ultra ASA is a hot bat, but it is not a single wall. Check out the Anderson line, Nanoteks are nice but costly. Demarini has the Ultimate Weapon or the Vexxum. Easton has the Rival. Try E-bay for some of the old single walls such as TPS Ritch's Superior or a Worth Carl Rose Powercell, or my personal favorite the TPS Gold.
Feb. 3, 2013
ju25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Dirty

Hit wrong button, here is the info:



Personal Review:
WOW is the first thing that comes to mind. I hit this bat with Anthony Kelly and Chris Evans on 1.24.13 and got back to the store in a hurry to call Don Cooper of Combat Sports to tell him to get this into production asap. I have only hit 2 times in the last 3 years and had a ton of rust to knock off and this bat made me look way better that i really was at this point in time.

I can honestly say that i had fun hitting this bat. The ball just jumps off of it and carrries a long long way. Sweet spot for a 13 inch barrel is huge and way more then fair. We Swung both a balanced version and an end loaded version today and Anthony was hitting both the end loaded version and the Balanced version over 400 feet at least 6 times. Chris and i enjoyed balls in the 330 to 350 range. We will have a video up in a week or so for you to both hear and see the flight coming off this monster of a bat.

More to come with this bat

Mike Kelly




DESCRIPTION:


2014 Combat Dirty 121 Senior Softball Bat. This is the Fully Loaded version. 12 inch barrel. Fully Loaded swing weight. 100% Composite. 13.5 inch barrel. Blended Fiber Technology. Seperation Barrier Technology. Precision Molding Technology. Nanocomp Technology Inside. Anisotropic Technology. The New Dirty 121 consists of Blended Fiber Technology which combines several types of fiber in varied proportions to gain resilience for maximum trampoline effect to the seamlessly constructed barrel walls. Combats Anisotropic Composite Technology varies stiffness along the handle (reducing vibration and sting) and across the barrel (for softer feel and improved bat performance). Dirtys always come Hot Out of the Wrapper. With a combination of precision molded components, seamless fiber performs, optimally blended fibers and Fully Loaded performance weighting, Dirtys are as hot as legally allowed.






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