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July 1, 2013
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: usssa bats

Tri18, Give me your impression of the new Miken 2 piece endload. Have read many posts and some are contradictory. Thanks, Ron
June 27, 2013
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Miken 2 piece

Yes, I like the Red Maxload also. But since they no longer make it,thought I would try the white 2 piece maxload. Also another point of interest, one post said the White Maxload was not as endloaded as the Red and recommended an ounce heavier.
Checked them both out and the balance point is about 3/4 of an inch back on the White. Definitely the White is more end loaded than the Red.
June 27, 2013
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Miken 2 piece

I just purchased the new Miken 2 piece Maxload. I have read a lot of posts on this bat. Some say it is hot right out of the wrapper, some say it takes 100 or more cuts to open up.Some say it is a dud period. Some posts say the durability is good, some not.Some of the most interesting posts say that the bat is "not a home run bat, but a line drive bat". This same post stated that the balls hit with this bat had "great speed through the infield, but died in the outfield". I would think the "dying" effect would be more of a function of the softball rather than the bat. For those of you that have used this bat, what is real and what is urban legend.
May 8, 2013
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: weightlifting

Lift year round. Heavy from November to April, 6 sessions per week. 2 chest and tris, 2 back and bis, 2 legs and Macenko bat drill. Back off the weight and amount of workouts once the season begins. Works best for me.
Feb. 3, 2013
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: OG ULTRA

I wish they were. But no.
Dec. 29, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Texas in January

I will be heading for S. Padre for the month of January tomorrow. Anything going on in that part of the country? Hitting? Leagues?
Nov. 30, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Step across the aisleuit the game and go fishin'

First year in senior ball at age 67. Playing down in 60 major plus. I rather like the pitching rules/limits as they are. What might be discussed is the juking/ faking of the pitch before the actual delivery, sans USSSA rules. The real good Utrip pitchers are really good at this. No one pitch is then served up as they may be perceived now. No matter how patient you are, there is usually a little timing issue. This gives the pitcher a little advantage over what they have now. The disadvantage is it slows the game down a tad. Food for thought
Nov. 26, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Performance enhancing

2 months ago went in for my annual checkup. Asked the doc to check my testosterone. Came back at 240. Normal is 370 to 1200. I was floored since I take the supplement DHEA. 3 injections 3 weeks apart. Now at 750. More energy and zits, especially on my back. Workout in the off season(winter) 6 days a week. Seems to have helped.
Oct. 30, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken SPU2P Ultra II USA 2012

Miken replaced 6 bats for our team in KC. Very good customer service.

Oct. 2, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Cheyenne Park for Worlds

First time at this complex in 60 major plus. It was one of the worst parks I have ever played in. There was a post on here that stated the park had been rebuilt and updated for this year. If that is the case, it must have been a cow pasture last year. This is in a bad part of town also. I asked one of the umps if there was a fairly nice restaurant where I could take my wife. His reply was " None, I'm surprised they don't armed guards here at the field". He was from Vegas and trying to at least be partially funny
Sept. 16, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SO WHAT DO WE GET OTHER THEN PLAYING FOR $675.00 PER TEAM IN VEGAS

Playing against the best should do it for you! You will find most of them at Vegas.
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June 20, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Moving to Major Plus

I'll try to get back here on the original thread. This is my first year playing senior ball. Here in Wichita Ks, there is no senior softball whatsoever. I have been very fortunate to hook up with a major plus team from Kansas City. Great bunch of guys and extremely well managed, (KC Kids). I missed last year with an injury, so it has been more difficult than ever to come back, especially at this level. I wanted to play at the highest level that a team would accept me at.Given the choice and the chance, I would urge everyone to play at their highest level possible.It was extremely satisfying competing against the very best in Reno. We'll be in Dalton and Vegas. I'm looking forward to the competition at the very highest level with the best softball athletes in the country in our division.

June 17, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II balanced and end load.

New to the seniors this year so I can't comment on the past. My understanding, from another player on our team, is that Miken has changed the makeup of the bat due to the large amount of complaints of breakage. I bought one, a red end load, this winter. I purchased another back up about 2 months ago.The first one has about 400 hits on it and is pretty hot. The second one has about 60 hits and has not opened up yet. I use a mallet on all bats to break them in evenly in the beginning.I have an old original U1 for comparison, and the new bats are not close. I have good power and the bats are holding up well at this point. My take is that these bats are not hot out of the wrapper as they supposedly were. They take a fair amount of break in time.



March 16, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I never dreamed it would be this hard to start playing again.

Any time off, let alone 8 years, is tough to overcome as we get older. Didn't play much last year due to a separated shoulder early in the year. This year has been really an eye opener with my first year in senior softball. Normally a good hitter with good power, my first outing was pretty humbling. Moving back to the outfield also seemed really strange. Lots of work to do. Good luck.
March 4, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat performance testing is in on 2013 models

My Trend Micro antivirus advised my the "performance testing" link above was a
"dangerous page".??? What's up with this?
Feb. 9, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Social Security benefits

Yes it could. See my post above to see if this pertains to your situation.
Feb. 8, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Red U2

I'll try this again. First year in senior ball. Nice to be able to use senior bats! On the red endloaded U2, I am assuming the end loads and shells are the same for all weights. Does this model have rods in the handle as the weights get heavier? Is the balance point closer to the end of the bat on a 26oz, than lets say a 30oz? Does this model swing heavy, or is it pretty much true to the stickered weight. I swing an original Freak,28oz, and an first batch Syn+ 28. Both are fairly balanced.
Feb. 7, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Miken red U2

First year in senior ball. Nice to be able to use a Miken again! Question about the weighting of the red maxload. I would assume the shells and end loads probably are the same. Do the escalating weights have rods in the handle, like the Utrip bats? If this is correct, would the 26 oz. have the balance point more toward the end of the bat as compared to, lets say a 30 oz. model, which would be more toward the handle. Secondly, does this bat swing heavy, light, or fairly true to weight. I swing an original Freak 28 and a first batch Syn+ 28.
Feb. 7, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Social Security benefits

Another thing to consider is how much money you want to make. If you do
retire before your full retirement age, you can only make about 14,000 a year before the penalty kicks in. The max is about 35,000 a year in your final year of full retirement age. Once you get to your full retirement age, and start collecting, you can make all you want without penalty. For those of you actively involved in enterprise beyond retirement age, this is a big thing to consider.
Jan. 9, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ever wonder where or why poster leave or rarely post? I sure do.

Hitt2. I understand. rrkemmerer@gmail.com

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