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March 8, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cold Weather Clarification: Bats or Balls?

If it is cold out they will help with durability. Performance not so much, they may have a better feel but for them to perform better you would have to keep the hot.
March 8, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cold Weather Clarification: Bats or Balls?

Composite bats are plastic resin and carbon fiber material, some also have fiber glass in them. The resin is what is going to do the flexing. So just like if you took 2 plastic spoons and put 1 in the sun and 1 in the refridgerator, the one in the sun will be more flexable. Same holds true for a bat. However composite bats cool rapidly. The temp that a bat will show better performance is above 125f.
March 8, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cold Weather Clarification: Bats or Balls?

Surf you can listen to whom ever you like. I have been in both the bat and ball business for over 25 years and the facts you stated simply are not true. You are a reebok guy here is a fact foe you. They called me to see how to get the Reebok bats to pass the test.........
March 7, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cold Weather Clarification: Bats or Balls?

Surf sorry to burst your bubble but bat warmers do nothing to a composite bats structure. The resins used are molded at temps above 280f some much higher. If a bat was able to get that hot it would melt.

We tested with ASA various bat warmers and none got above 190f for any sustained period. When the bats were removed from the warmer they dropped in temp rapidly. We also left bats out in the sun on a 85f day and the balck bats reached temps over 165f just by sitting in the sun. They returned to 85f in 4 minutes after being put in the shade. The microwave packs that are used in bat warmers are only supossed to produce temps of 220f max, you may be able to get them higher but it is not safe to do.
March 1, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why the low prices on bats?

There is always something new coming out.
Feb. 25, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Athletics Senior Bats

I would be glad to test it, we are testing a new bat this week. The only thing the review will be very honest. Iam not going to be a shill for any company. If it is good I will say that, if not I will also say that.
Feb. 23, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

That is why I say there is a perfect bat for everyone, you need to find which one is best for you.
Feb. 23, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

The number I use is only for example, just like in cor testing. If the balls is fired into a soild wall at 100 mph and returns at 44 mph it is a .44 cor ball. We only fire the balls in testing between 86 and 88 mph but it sure is easier to explain it using 100 mph. Bat speed is measured so many ways you can't go byanything other than what you have seen. If you put a metal tape at the end of a bat and record it your bat speed may be close to 100 mph. I have seen it done this way many times. TPS would test guy's swing speed at events this way. That same swing would show 80-85 at the barrel of the bat.
Feb. 22, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

So true, I will have a few of my new ones today for testing.
Feb. 22, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

It is pretty simple, you can swing a bat at 100 mph to the ball and lose 25 mph if you don't maintain the bat speed past the ball. The contact time is very important, the longer the better. Matter of fact the PGA tests their clubs and balls by using contact time and it actually works better than the test done with softball bats.
Having more weight at the end of the bat and maintaing the bat speed within 10% has proven to increase bat ball contact time do to increased wall flex. If you look at a bat being swung by a human not a machine in slow motion you will see that the bat actually bends forward just before and during contact time. Therefore more weight will increase the speed as the bat is moving forward to punch the ball.
Feb. 21, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Softball Season Is Here Already! Bats For sale...

The guys in the swing video were swing the small knob. I was one of the guys there, no one had the big knob bat.
Feb. 21, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

taits past as in the contact point of the bat and ball. Inertia is going to be better.

The chip is still working 5 years later but the associations wont adopt it.
Feb. 21, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

Ok lets talk about the latest and greatest bats. They ALL still have to pass the test as far as performmance there isn't a big difference from one to another. Sweetspot sizen has alreadt been done also. All of the better bats have about a 7 inch sweetspot. Now if you have a 7 inch sweetspot on a 13,12 or 10 inch it really doesn't matter the barrel size, it is still 7 inches.

Feel you can change, but it doesn't mean the bat will hit farther. It may feel better and you think you are hitting it better.

Weight is another thing you can change, as I said the more weight you have past the point of impact the better. If you have 2 bats that weight 28 oz and 1 has 2 oz end and the other has 3 oz end the 3 oz will hit the ball better if you can swing them the same speed. Most players can't that is why not every bat is the right one for you.
Feb. 21, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

The truth about softball bats is that there is a perfect bat for every player, you just have to figure what works best for you.

Endloaded bats should be hit by everyone. The guys that think they need a balanced bat to hit backside are nuts. The more weight you put at the end of a bat the more it will maintain speed at impact.

As for 10 inch vs 12 or 13 is just a matter of preference although for many players a 10 inch will hit better. If you move the sweetspot out 1.5 inches like on a 10 inch you will learn to hit the ball where the bat is traveling at a faster speed. For every 1.5 inch towards the end of the bat the speed is increased by 5 mph. For example the tip of a bat may be traveling at 100 mph but the sweetspot is traveling at 80 mph. Now hit the ball 1.5 inches out and it is traveling 85 mph. You need a bat that has a sweetspot that far out to get the advantage. The other side of this is if you are not stong enough to keep the bat at speed you will lose more bat speed than you gain. For example, if you hit the ball where the bat is traveling at 85 but are not strong enough to maintain the speed you may drop to 65 or 70 mph during impact. If that is the case a bigger barrel bat is better for you. Impacting the ball 1.5 inches down will lessen the force against the bat and you may maintain a higher bat speed.

So not every bat is for every player, you should hit several and find what is working best for you. Just because you are samller doesn't mean you not getting good bat speed and the opposite holds true also. They key is to get as much weight as you can past the point of impact and maintain the speed. Then look into getting the sweetspot farther out if you can

We are working on a couple of bats right now that we may have some better options on this.

Dec. 5, 2012
tattooball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Grading the Rule Changes

I could be off a little, here is what comes up on the net.

It depends on where you are. Las Vegas ranges from over 2000 ft on the strip to close to 4000 in the outer suburbs. Also, Mt. Charleston goes up to 8000 ft, well it is a mountain.
Dec. 4, 2012
tattooball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Grading the Rule Changes

Pricer,
I designed those balls way back when and yes they are 20-30 better than a stote ball. Then add in the fact that you are playing at 4400 ft above sea level with very low humidity and you could easily add 50-70 ft on distances. Really well hit balls by bigger hitters can add 100ft.
Nov. 17, 2012
tattooball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Update from USSSA National Convention

I was in the manufactures meeting when they announced this. Some of the originals posters info is not correct. No masked for pitchers and hitting the net is not correct, as I know it.
Oct. 3, 2012
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mercy Rule,

I don't think you are being a sore loser, I just think that the game was played by the rules. They didn't change during the game.

More rules is not a good idea. They have to have a meeting every year to discuss rules changes as it is. Every year you have to figure out what the new rules are. Prior to the super bats that game was played for 95 years with the same rules, other than moving bases and mounds back. It easn't til the technology forced rule changes in the 80's. I remember when there was no divisions just a softball game.
Oct. 3, 2012
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mercy Rule,

Here is the problem I see with that.

Game was over because your team didn't score enough runs within the rules.

Now you get an open inning and suddenly get hot and score say 30 runs. Now the team that played the game by the rules and won has been in the field for an hour in heat and come in go 123. Game over and they lose. How is that fair? It could work against your team as well. You guys just had a bad game, it happens but I don't think more rules is going to help anyone in this. If this was reversed I really don't believe you would be trying to get the rule changed to help them.
Oct. 3, 2012
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mercy Rule,

I know what game you are talking about, my buddy was playing first base for sportsplex.

Here is the thing, there are to many rules for senior softball. Back in the 90's useing .47/525 balls and aluminum bats games were 7 innings, no time limits, unlimited home runs.
Games lasted 1 hour to 1.5 hours. Scores were between 10 and 20 runs per game.

Now with the new equipment it is an offensive game so all kind of rules had to be put in place. Imagine playing vegas without any rules like they have. You would probably still be there playing.
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