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Dec. 5, 2013
RoyHobbs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What's the best bat for open tournaments?

Amen!!!
Oct. 14, 2013
RoyHobbs
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: The Villages,Fl

Congratulations to everyone who played for Miami Power at the Villages. It was a lot of fun playing you guys in the finals. You guys played great and are also a great group of guys.

"Doc"
Sept. 23, 2013
RoyHobbs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

Tri18 aka: "Alan The Hitting Machine," As much as I didn't want to, you actually made me laugh.

PJ3P aka: "Pat The Batting Coach, Patience of Job (pronounced Jobe) who hits home runs twice as far as me," Alright, I'll give you at least 75% of the credit (especially since my "slight" uppercut swing causes you heart palpitations, increases your blood pressure and results in bilateral retinal bleeding every time you observe my swing).
Sept. 23, 2013
RoyHobbs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

Combat Dirty Update: I played in a Florida Half Century tournament this past weekend in Fort Myers, Florida. The first two games the wind was blowing out slightly to right center. The last two games the wind was blowing out strong to left. Played four games total. Weight 188 pounds and 5'10" tall. I hit 8 home runs using a 27 ounce FL Dirty and then used a 26 ounce FL Dirty during my last at bat to hit number 9. By the way, I sold one of my Ambush bats and I am in now in the process of selling my last remaining.
Sept. 19, 2013
RoyHobbs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

Steve L. Imlay, thanks for the information. I also am very happy with the Dirty. I have used many senior bats in the past including Ultras, Reeboks and numerous Ambush bats. I initially ordered a 26 ounce FL Dirty. The 26 FL that I purchased swings a bit light so I also purchased a 27 ounce FL that is now my "gamer." I must admit that this bat took more swings than a typical senior bat to break in; however, it is now just as good if not better than any senior bat that I have used in the past. I have used my Dirty and Ambush side by side and the Dirty has consistently hit the ball farther than the Ambush on multiple occasions. This bat probably took about 150-200 swings or so to break in, which is considerably more than any other senior bat that I have ever purchased. However, I am now very impressed with this bat, which is extremely durable and now results in the ball traveling considerable distances. My 26 ounce bat has at least 300 swings and my 27 ounce has approximately 250 swings with no signs of cracking or breakage. You indicated that you are getting 700-900 swings before your bats break. That is incredible and something that I am glad to hear.
July 12, 2013
RoyHobbs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Lower Back Pain Home Remedies

Unfortunately, there are some orthopedists who are extremely negative regarding chiropractic examination and treatment. However, may orthopedists actively consult with and utilize chiropractors in the co-treatment of musculoskeletal related pathologies (i.e., intervertebral disc herniations, sprain/strains, arthritis, etc.). Admittedly, there are indeed "Quack" chiropractors who give the profession a bad name. Nevertheless, there are many exceptional chiropractic physicians who are well trained and extremely educated regarding anatomy, biochemistry, nutrition, musculoskeletal pathologies, etc. Typically, low back pain issues often resolve relatively quickly with treatment combinations that can consist of inactivity,
anti-inflammatories, hot and/or cold therapy in addition to gentle stretching during the acute phase of an injury.
If an individual's pain worsens and/or changes in character (e.g., low back pain with new complaints of shooting unilateral or bilateral leg pain), then consultation with a health care provider (i.e., an internist, a chiropractor, an orthopedist, etc.)would be recommended. Unfortunately, as individuals become older, a relative more sedentary lifestyle including less exercise and consuming more empty calories become the norm. In those cases, instead of having a "back" problem, the problem is often more accurately caused from a "front" problem, which increases the load on the discs, spinal joints and associated soft tissues. As a matter of fact, instead of having a "washboard stomach," my stomach now looks as if it is actually "doing a few loads."
July 2, 2013
RoyHobbs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

Thanks guys. Bogie, were you swinging a balanced or endloaded Dirty? If you swung both, which one did you prefer?
July 2, 2013
RoyHobbs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

Steve L. Imlay, what is the weight of the Dirty that you prefer? Also, is it balanced or endloaded? I am thinking about buying either a 26 once endloaded or a 27 ounce balanced Dirty. I swing a 26 ounce endloaded Reebok but do like the feel of a 27 ounce balanced Ambush. I have decent pop with both bats.
Dec. 5, 2012
RoyHobbs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hard time getting ahold of Team 1 sports re: broken Ambush

If anyone is interested in purchasing a new softball bat, I highly recommend utilizing Alan from Team 1 Sports. I called him earlier this week and informed him that I wanted to purchase a new senior softball bat; however, I wasn't sure if I wanted to purchase a 26 ounce, a 27 ounce or a 28 ounce senior softball bat. To my surprise, he indicated that he could meet me a local softball field that same day so I could try various weights and models to determine what worked best for my particular swing. Fortunately, I live in the same general area. Nevertheless, I was extremely impressed with his customer service. As a matter of fact, Alan even brought softballs and pitched them to me as I tried various weights. Needless to say, I was impressed by the Ambush and Reebok senior softball bats that I swung and purchased a bat that worked for my particular swing. However, I was just as impressed with his customer service. However, I must say (even though he is a home run hitting machine) I was not too impressed with his pitching abilities. : )
Aug. 23, 2012
RoyHobbs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ambush Review

I recently used the Ambush in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with other Florida players including Alan Tanner. All players involved were high level players that can hit for both average and distance. Firstly, I believe the Ambush has the biggest sweet spot of all senior sofball bats. Everyone who utilized the Ambush consistently hit one ball after another over the the PGA National 300 foot fence in weather conditions that exceeded 90 degrees without any difficulties whatsoever. I believe I mishit one ball off the knob of the bat that traveled 310 feet. Only kidding!!!
Secondly, the distance the balls were traveling were ridiculous. I believe I became at least one foot taller and 25 ponds of muscle stronger just by holding the Ambush : )
Finally, I personally thought the Reebok was the best bat out there. However, once I purchased my Ambush, I quickly realized that I now own the best bat out there and the absolute best bat that money can buy.
Aug. 4, 2011
RoyHobbs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Customer Service

I am a Florida Half Century softball who did not purchase a Reebok bat from Ed Andrews; however, Ed was extremely helpful in assuring that I received a replacement bat from Reebok after my original bat broke with less than 50 swings. With the help of Ed, I finally received a replacement bat from Reebok after approximately one month from the time that I mailed my broken bat back to Reebok. My bat was examined and was determined to be defective; Reebok even provided me with a lighter bat that I requested. I am extremely happy with Reebok and with the help that Ed Andrews provided. When my new Reebok finally breaks, I will make sure that I buy my new bats from Ed Andrews. Once again, Ed was extremely helpful. For example, Ed made phone calls to Reebok and Emailed Reebok and me on numerous occasions in order to expedite the delivery of my replacement bat. By the way, my new Reebok bat is probably the best bat that I have ever used. I have used Combats and Mikens in the past, which ( in my opinion) do not compare with Reebok. Additionally, when a Miken bat that I purchased last year broke after only six Florida half Century games, Miken refused to provide a replacement bat. The bottom line is that Reebok did provide me with a replacement bat, unlike Miken. I am now a fan of Reebok and I am now a fan of Ed Andrews, who did not know me and who had never met before. Thank you Ed for all your help and thank you Reebok.
Feb. 22, 2011
RoyHobbs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok News

Does anyone know the actual end load weight of the Reebok? Is it a full ounce or a half ounce?
Feb. 21, 2011
RoyHobbs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Has Anyone Else Had Problems With The Reebok ME'LEE Legend Senior Softball Bat Because Mine Cracked After 45 Hits Any Durability Problems?

I finally hit with my 28 ounce end loaded Reebook this past Saturday and Sunday. It took about 50 swings to get used to the end load feel of this bat. I was swinging a 28.5 ounce Jeff Hall end load that actually felt lighter than the 28 ounce end load Reebok. I was late in swinging the Reebok initally since it was swinging quite a bit heavier than I expected. The end load must be heavier than my Jeff Hall. However, when I finally started swinging more towards left center/center, I started hitting bombs. Logically, I suppose the trampoline effect increased once I started swinging more towards left center/center. It made a big difference with my particular swing. I probably swung the bat approximately 100 times total this past weekend. It is definitely broken in now and is staying in my bat bag until tournaments. I do not see any signs of breaking whatsoever. So far so good and then some.
Feb. 9, 2011
RoyHobbs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Has Anyone Else Had Problems With The Reebok ME'LEE Legend Senior Softball Bat Because Mine Cracked After 45 Hits Any Durability Problems?

I have been hitting with a friend who bought a 26 ounce endload Reebok Melee. Some of the balls that we have used were Rocks, which are about as hard as a rock. We estimated that he has put approximately 400-450 swings on his bat with no issues whatsoever. Many of his swings resulted in 330-350 foot distances. I am hoping that I do not receive a lemon when I finally get my bat delivered, which I paid for in early November of 2010. I will keep my fingers crossed. Also, I bought a Miken endload Maxload 28 ounces last year that lasted only 6 FHC games! I do not use my senior bats when it is cold and I did not use the bat in batting practice either except for about 25 swings initially. Also, I loved the Senior Gear Combats; however, mine had had end cap issues. My hope is that the Reebok will last at least 400-500 swings before breaking, especially since durability was a major selling point. I am sure that I will be afriad to swing my new Reebok once and if I ever receive my bat.
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