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Nov. 5, 2013
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tanel Shoes

I have a pair of midi Tanel shoes. While I love the support and comfort, they are heavy. Has anyone had experience with the regular 360's and the light 360's? Is there much of a difference?
Oct. 5, 2013
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas Fields and Umpires

65 AAA at Lorenzi was very well run. Umps were knowledgeable and fields were in excellent shape. We got moved from Desert Breeze just before the tourney started. Never played at Desert Breeze, but Lorenzi was excellent.
Aug. 26, 2013
cyborg45
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fields

What about Desert Breeze. Never played there. Thanks in advance.
Aug. 25, 2013
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat restrictions for Seniors.

Never swung a ti, but I still have my original Ultra. Hottest bat by far I have ever swung. Hit one off the handle in a game that I thought would be a 280 ft. fly out. Ended up in a tree about 15 ft. beyond the fence.
Aug. 10, 2013
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HAS ANYBODY TRIED THIS?

Use a rubber mallet up and down the barrel at first. I think this breaks the bat in evenly. After several sessions, then batting practice.
July 22, 2013
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for a 65+ tournament team.

Sure. Ron, rrkemmerer@gmail.com 316 655-9648.
July 22, 2013
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for a 65+ tournament team.

Looking to move up to my age group for Las Vegas and next year. Been playing down in 60+ Major. Decent glove, good power. Live in Kansas.
July 1, 2013
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: usssa bats

Forgot to add, senior bat, the white one.
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.

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