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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.
Oct. 1, 2012
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Ambush vs Combat Twilight

Haven't hit the ambush but the 2 piece and the white no comparison white buy far. I have some specials if you need them.
Sept. 4, 2012
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ASA WORLDS AT BURLINGTON

Donnie I understand the rules, you shouldn't complain when you are playing local toury's and there is no competition for your team to play.

You were upset at R.B for making you play down in age to make it more competitive. How do you think the other teams feel pitching BP to your team? They spent just as much and many times they spent more to be there.

Directors would rather loose 1 team then 3 or 4. You guys know that if the Fl, or teams from the west are not in the tourny it is a cake walk for your team.

You actually went on this site and called out other teams for not wanting to play your team,and you didn't have the facts.

By the way what was the score of your games against the 60's in Manassas?

Softball is a recreational sport and is supposed to be fun for all.
Sept. 3, 2012
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ASA WORLDS AT BURLINGTON

Donnie, Your team has taken the best players from a very big area of the country and you wonder why you don't have good competition to play?
Aug. 8, 2012
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers needed for the Dowell family

Dave/Fran
I sure hope you get through this quickly and things turn out for the best. We have all had trying times in the past and we with support of friends somehow we make it through. If there is anything I can do just call.
Aug. 8, 2012
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Manassas, Va.

You say teams should want to play better competition but you want to play all of the teams you have beaten before, maybe I just don't get it?
Aug. 1, 2012
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: White Centenarian Short barrel

Slo give me a call about your bat,845-532-2668. I have plenty of the small knob bats for those who want one. We have had very little problems with the bat since full production.
June 6, 2012
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: White Combats

Mario
Your bat was purchased through combat canada and is being replaced by them. The 30 oz bats that are available are through A.D.STARR.

I said I don't have any on hand meaning my bats at the house or I would have sent you one of mine.
June 3, 2012
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: White Combats

Wes you can call me if you need a 30 oz I have some left.
June 3, 2012
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: White Combats

taits
I have never seen a combat break at the knob, but if that did happened and I sold the bat it would be replaced. I have replaced any and all of the bats that have had a defect to date.

Misused or abused bats will not be replaced however.
June 3, 2012
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: White Combats

You can call me on monday 845-532-2668
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