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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

Jan. 8, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ever wonder where or why poster leave or rarely post? I sure do.

hitt2. What are some of the other sites you speak of. I would like to check them out.
Jan. 5, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A thought....

Don't know about the senior rules, since this will be my first year. But in Utrip, the runner has to avoid the the collision by either sliding or dodging out of the way. If a collision occurs, and it deemed the runner ran the catcher over, it is an automatic ejection.








Aug. 13, 2011
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Don't Forget What It's All About

There have always been different levels of steroid use. The stuff that Clemons allegedly used was always illegal. McGwire at the time (19980 took Andro, which you could buy at Wal-Mart. He even kept it on a shelve in his locker. That has since been labeled a banned substance, but it was totally legal at the time.
July 19, 2011
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Morning Thought To Share

Super post, Thanks!
June 23, 2011
cyborg45
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Players for 65

Been out with a grade 3 shoulder separation since April 1. Ready to go again. What's happening here?

Feb. 21, 2011
cyborg45
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Players for 65

Bongo, live in Wichita, will be 66 in April. Have already committed to a team from Kansas City for 60+ for this year.Will be meeting them next month for the first time, so I will know more as far as tourneys being played etc. If you compose a 65+ team, then I might be interested. It just depends on scheduling and the amount of tournaments. Will move back to the outfield with the seniors. As far as Phoenix and Utah are concerned, it would depend on the exact dates in October. My daughter is getting married Oct.1st, so it would have to be after that weekend. E-mail rrkemmerer@gmail.com or Ron, 316-655-9648.
Jan. 5, 2011
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For All the Rained in, snowed in, Waiting on Warmer Weather People

That was meant to be "one".
Jan. 5, 2011
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For All the Rained in, snowed in, Waiting on Warmer Weather People

After 40 days and 40 nights, Moses came down off the mountain and was immediately greeted by several close friends. Upon seeing them he said "the good news is I got it down to 10. The bad news is adultery is still on of them."
Jan. 5, 2011
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For All the Rained in, snowed in, Waiting on Warmer Weather People

Two very old softball buddies were discussing if there would be softball teams in heaven. About a week later one of the buddies passed away. Another week or so went by and suddenly the ghost of the friend who had died appeared to to his old buddy. The ghost said "I've got good news and bad news. The good news is they've got great softball teams in heaven. The bad news is you're pitching on Friday".
Jan. 1, 2011
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Has Anybody Tried At Home Bat Swinging Routines?

I do tension resistance as well. Use an old workout tension tube duct-taped to a bat attached to weight bench press. Also have a carpet remnant hanging from one of the the joists in my basement. It is about 9 feet wide and hangs down to the floor with about 4 feet extra on the floor. I place my tee on the edge of the remnant with a 25 lb weight on top of the base of the tee. 2 10 lb weights out on the outer back edges of the remnant. I hit into this after the above bat speed routine. You could also use some netting instead of the carpet.One other tip. If you have an old bat you are not using anymore, an olympic 2 1/2 or 5 lb weight will fit snugly down on the handle. Use this for a monster heavy bat workout. Good luck.
Dec. 27, 2010
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Has Anybody Tried At Home Bat Swinging Routines?

Forgot to mention, this is twice a week for 13 weeks. Thanks, Ron
Dec. 27, 2010
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Has Anybody Tried At Home Bat Swinging Routines?

This is "Mighty Mikes" bat speed exercise. I have been doing it for the last 15 years or so. I use a 23oz. for the lighter weight, an old 37oz that I used to lead off with in 1980, for the heavy bat. It is a great exercise. It is a 13 week program for the winter,or off season, that can sustained with a smaller program during the regular season.Warm up well, then 10 swings with the lighter bat followed by 10 swings with the heavy bat. 3 sets, or 60 total swings. After 5 weeks, follow with 10 cuts off a tee with your game bat. Have't had any problems with shoulders. Have had a few problems with inner elbow (golfers elbow), but that also could be attributed to the heavier weight program in the winter.
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