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July 1, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mike Macenko Ultra 2

Mike, purchased the Macenko signature U2 a couple of weeks ago and used it this week in KC. Very impressed with its performance. You have a winner here.
May 12, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: tourney florida

I am in Pensacola this week and plan on hitting with the guys at Exchange Park tomorrow morning. Is there a tournament this weekend? If so where and what days. I might like to watch a couple of games.
May 6, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pensacola Brothers

Thanks for the replies gentlemen. I will be there next Tuesday at around 8AM. I don't know about other times, since I am there with my wife and visiting my daughter and son in law, with my son flying in from Alaska. Looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Ron
May 5, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pensacola Brothers

Joe Marine and others in the Pensacola softball community. If you are still hitting on Tues. May 13th, love get in on the action. Let me know. Staying not far from Exchange Park.
April 18, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: Arroyo Grande & Dos Esquelas Park

Speaking of Arroyo Grande, has anyone played there and how were the fields.
March 31, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pensacola workouts

Thanks guys. Joe looking forward to several of these pickup games. I'll put this on my schedule. Looking at relocating to the Pensacola area next year, so I'd like to meet some of the guys and play a little this year. Also, great tune up for Reno.
March 31, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pensacola workouts

Gentlemen, I will be visiting the Pensacola area from the 10th of May for about 10 days. Looking to hit and workout during that time. It looks like Exchange park is the place for senior softball. Any suggestions or invitations? Thanks in advance.
March 13, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sofball Pants

I have found that Boombah's are by far the best fitting pant available. They have many styles and color combos. As stated above, the clearance section should have a black pant with a stripe of various colors available.
Feb. 24, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How do you get fit?

HJ, Didn't check the heart rate, but it has got to be up there after the last 2 all out sprints. The thing you have to be careful of is pulling something, especially during the last 2 sprints. I wouldn't do all out effort until you have built up some time at 70-80 percent.I have trouble with quads and now calves. At 69, this gets a little tougher every year.
Feb. 24, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage update

Lefty and others who have hit both the Barrage and Legit. Which has more pop?
Feb. 23, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How do you get fit?

I agree, softball is basically sprinting in short bursts. I warm up, then sprint 50 yd. dashes, with a walk of about 50 yds in between, for 6 sets early in the season. Start at 50% the first 2 sets, 80% the next 2 sets, then all out the last 2. I walk and jog for about 2 weeks before this.
Feb. 19, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage update

This is what concerns me about a 2nd batch fix. The original Barrage, by many accounts was pretty hot out of the wrapper. It looks to me as if the 2nd batch is not as hot. Sometimes they stay that way. Only time will tell. When Miken tried to improve the durability of the red end load, it was a disaster. No amount of batting practice could fix it. I'll take performance everytime.
Feb. 8, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage update

Gary, The only way I would guess to know the difference would be in the time frame of purchase. I purchased mine in June of last summer. I would guess that anything purchased later in the year, December or so, would be the new formula, according to posts on this board. If you noticed a difference between your first purchase and the second, then you probably have the new and improved batch. Once Miken gets the process down, they will probably stick with it.
Feb. 7, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage update

Since this is a changed formula, my concern is the new batch would not be as hot as the first batch. The first batch 2 piece Miken, which I have unfortunately, has taken forever to break in. The newer batch is much hotter out of the wrapper. Sometimes when the tweaking takes place from one batch to another, there can be good and not so good results. I will be interested to see what the players who have hit both batches of Reeboks have to say.
Jan. 17, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NIW Triad Blackout from Team1 Sports and Alan Tanner

Big Mike, the two bats are on their way. UPS tracking #1Z9
25W894223029830. Should be there by Thursday. You will have to sign for them. Didn't want to leave them unattended if you weren't at home. Let me know when they get there. rrkemmerer@gmail.com.

Jan. 15, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NIW Triad Blackout from Team1 Sports and Alan Tanner

Big Mike, I'll get this to you in the next week or so. Thanks for all that you do. Ron
Jan. 15, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NIW Triad Blackout from Team1 Sports and Alan Tanner

I have several things I would like to donate. Rawlings Silverback 1st base glove.Original Miken Freak and an original Synergy+. I will be in Vegas
April 21-25. I could bring them with me, or could ship them if needed.
Jan. 8, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

A well hit softball will be in excess of 90 mph. More like 100- 102 mph. The USSSA bats of the mid 2000s were rated at 100 mph +. The senior bats we use today, with a good ball and a good power hitter, have at least an exit speed of that level. I'm told the original ultra had an exit speed of around 107+.

Jan. 7, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

Southernson, Great take off on the cable vs, dish commercial. Very creative.
Jan. 1, 2014
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage Legend is GREAT BAT

Swing, Never swung Combats, but it sounds as if you had a really good one.I think that the bat companies today are trying to find the right combination. I bought an end loaded Miken two piece last summer. I have about 300 or so swings on it and it is just starting to open up. It seems real durable, but is taking forever to get the distance my red Miken has. I'll be able to tell within the first couple of tournaments this year if it has the right stuff. I'm just trying to state that the allocation for bats, even the fragile ones, are not that big of a percentage of the total cost of playing senior tournament softball. I take my wife, so my expenses are higher than a player traveling by themselves. But for me,the total for Reno and Las Vegas, is around $3500. So, for 2 bats a year at $400 for both, you're looking at about 12% of the total cost. And that's just 2 tournaments.
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