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Discussion: Recommended ASA single wall bats

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Feb. 5, 2013
Lefty_20
2 posts
Recommended ASA single wall bats
So I have used the White Steel & Raw Steel. Anybody have any suggestions on some ASA stamped Single Wall bats. They seem to be hard to find...
Feb. 5, 2013
BudLeftField
62 posts
I have used the Louisville slugger TPS-Advanced player series model sb30-1.20 BPF stamped approved by ASA - C405 plus .this is a great bat if you can find one. Good luck
Feb. 8, 2013
Wayne 37
203 posts
Miken has come out with a bat that is called Ultra, white in color, and has the new ASA 2013 sticker on it. That is the only sticker on it also. It seems ASA is allowing a much hotter bat. I bought one, just haven't used it yet so I cant tell you how it performs. It sounds, and bounces like it could be very hot.
Feb. 8, 2013
Tri18
625 posts
Wayne,
It is indeed a great bat for the price. I just completed testing on it and it will be a definite solid performer. If you have any questions about them feel free to get with me.
Alan Tanner
561-718-7504
Feb. 8, 2013
Paco13
373 posts
I just got one from Alan, I am going to mainly play locally with the flat bellies...I believe that it is hotter than any Utrip bat on the market right now. It is not Utrip or NSA approved. My concern is the durability, but it does have a limited warranty and I don't hit as hard as you Gents. Alan thanks for the expeditious and courteous customer service.

PR NINJA OUT

JESUS TE AMA!!!
Feb. 8, 2013
ju25
Men's 55
139 posts
Miken Ultra ASA is a hot bat, but it is not a single wall. Check out the Anderson line, Nanoteks are nice but costly. Demarini has the Ultimate Weapon or the Vexxum. Easton has the Rival. Try E-bay for some of the old single walls such as TPS Ritch's Superior or a Worth Carl Rose Powercell, or my personal favorite the TPS Gold.
Feb. 8, 2013
5ToolsinOhio
Men's 50
160 posts
Rip-It makes some nice single wall models.

Feb. 8, 2013
Wayne 37
203 posts
Alan,

Already got one from Kelly Ultimate sports for $175.00 free shipping on a make offer on eBay I see that the the majority of them are running for $199.00. I don't know what you want to get, but if anyone else wants one, I can direct them your way.

Yes, it does come with a one year warranty. You will still have to use your USSSA or NSA when warranted. I've heard the Worth 454 is pretty hot also.

Feb. 13, 2013
Lefty_20
2 posts
Thanks a lot guys, appreciate the feedback. Been looking at the Ultimate Weapon. I'll check out the Vexxum, Easton Rival and some of the Andersons...
Feb. 26, 2013
Wayne 37
203 posts
Been able to hit with my ASA only approved bat. It really has some good pop. It hits well. The new USSSA approved bats aren't as hot as they used to be. The old USSSA are not allowed to be used at some softball complexes. You need a 2013 USSSA sticker on it for it to be legal. They know which models models could try to be made fake. End caps are different too.

Most places though are going to grandfather the older USSSA in though. So don't get rid of them yet.

In summation the 2013 ASA bats are hotter. The USSSA bat not as hot as in the past. Irony abounds.
Feb. 27, 2013
Tri18
625 posts
Wayne,
I have been working on testing ASA bats for 2013. I just got another shipment of the Miken Ultra ASA in as for the price, it's the best thing out there so far.I had some of them along with a demo at the Florida Half Century Tournament this past week. After letting guys feel it, I had none left ! you guys have questions or need anything get in touch.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
561-718-7504
Feb. 27, 2013
Paco13
373 posts
I swong my ASA Ultra last weekend at a local tourney and it is as hot as any old Utrip or hotter...I pewrsonally like it a lot, swinging it again this weekend at tourney. I have the 27EL...durability still an issue will see, but like Alan said for the price you can't go wrong. Mis 2 centavos

JESUS TE AMA

PR NINJA OUT
March 3, 2013
Tri18
625 posts
You can see a full report on the new Miken ASA Ultra over on the product review page on this message board.
Alan
Team 1 Sports / Ambush
March 4, 2013
Ugly Stick
Men's 60
20 posts
Not sure about your testing abilities. I did not know that there was so much testing to do to a senior bat. What about the two guys from Texas? They look like they really know what they are doing. Hitting on a baseball field with a glove as home plate 25 feet behind home plate. I heard this was key in breaking in the bats. I have learned a lot listening to their info. I would like to know more about the testing procedures.

Ugly Stick
March 5, 2013
Tri18
625 posts
Ugly Stick,
I have been accused of being Beaton by you (ugly stick) multiple times and reminded of that when I look in the mirror each morning but....
Haven't recently been questioned on my testing abilities! Let me give you the short version. Guys like myself and Kevin (tattoo) have been designing , testing, and working on bats back when CU31 came in vogue. If you aren't sure what that is it's one of the first high performance "aircraft" aluminum alloys that really started changing the game. That was 25 YEARS ago and we were taking bats, balls, shoes,and gloves apart and figuring out ways to make them better. If Kevin or myself post something it's because we have done our homework and we still ENJOY doing what we do. And that is putting out factual information so players all over the world can make the best choice for their equipment needs. Hope this helps you a bit.
Alan
Team 1 Sports
March 6, 2013
Ugly Stick
Men's 60
20 posts
So what you are telling me is that you and Kevin are the ones with all of the softball knowledge about bats and balls. That for the last 25 years you are the brains behind all of the softball equipment. Just being curious?

Ugly Stick
March 6, 2013
Tri18
625 posts
No sir not at all. I will and I don't think Kevin will claim to be anything close to that. Just a simple statement that we have been involved with designing, creating, and testing softball and other sports equipment for many years and our experiences doing so can be helpful to others. Best of luck.
Alan
Team 1 Sports
March 6, 2013
Ugly Stick
Men's 60
20 posts
There are so many bats out today it really makes it difficult to choose one. I don't underestimate your knowledge of the game, you or Kevin. It is just hard to pick the right one. You say everyone has their own style. I play but am not that good at all. I just want to make sure I am spendin my money the right way. Sorry if I come off wrong.

Ugly Stick
March 6, 2013
5ToolsinOhio
Men's 50
160 posts
Well Tri18 some people just don't know who you are! Ugly you need to go back and read some of this guys post, then you will understand more hahaha
March 7, 2013
Tri18
625 posts
Ugly,
No problem at all. Sometimes we all lose or gain meaning in emails or texts that isnt always intended. I have done it myself many times. One of the faults of social media I guess. Usually direct phone conversation can be more beneficial when we can't meet face to face. I post my number and invite you guys to call and if I can i will give you some answers to your questions. If I am not sure, I will do my best to find out and get back with you when I do. There are certainly a lot of good choices in equipment out there today which is great for us players.
Best of Luck,
Alan Tanner
561-718-7504
March 7, 2013
bkb555
88 posts
I purchased 2 bats last year from Alan (Tri18) and only so because of his testing and recommendations...I have NO complaints at all...My only complaint is just when I get a new bat, a HOTTER, better, more durable bat comes out 2 months later....as for the ASA bat, it seems so ironic that a Division that has been so strict over the years on ball speed etc now surpasses the standards (according to performance by reviews) of U-trip bats......I don't get it....and are ASA bats legal in senior ball?????
March 7, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
bkb555,
ASA legal? If they have a BPF of 1.21 or less. yes of if they have a asa stamp for 2002 or 4.
Easier to find older ones with the BPF to use in cold weather. I use a EsT C405P for bP.
March 9, 2013
JMJIT
Men's 60
35 posts
I bought the New ASA Combat Derby Boys 34/26El.I know others that bought the New Ultra ASA,When they hit my Combat.they all bought one.3Guys on my team now own the Combat Derby Boys ASA bat.
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