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Discussion: Centenarians review, 13" and 10"

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Feb. 14, 2013
kip@kg3sports
6 posts
Centenarians review, 13" and 10"
Please give your reviews on the Centenarians both 10" and 13"
Feb. 14, 2013
the wood
1071 posts
Both are very good bats... great durability, excellent pop.
I've been using Combats for more than 6 years and feel strongly about them. The Centenarians are in line with their previous models in terms of quality, IMO.
I also have a Reebok Melee and a Combat Ambush. I feel that the Melee is a great bat, too, but I don't know how durable it will be. I've heard others say that it's fragile and others still say that Reebok has improved them. My experience with this bat is limited but I do like what I've seen thus far (only 350 swings on it, all BP).
The Ambush? I'm not as impressed with it as I have been with all of my other Combats. It sort of reminds me of the hype with the many new Mikens. But again, this is just my personal experience. I do know of others who really like the Ambush.
If I needed a bat right now that was both durable and hot, I'd opt for either of the Centenarians... or a gray Combat.
Bob Woodroof
Feb. 15, 2013
ju25
Men's 55
138 posts
I have the white (10") Centenarian and really like it. 50-75 bp swings and it was game ready. With 200+ swings on it it ranks just behind my gray Combat(gamer) and just ahead of my 250+ swing Ambush. Buddy of mine has the black (13") Centenarian and it took a little longer to break-in(150+ swings) . Both are great bats once broken in, no issues with durability yet. If you prefer balanced or slightly end loaded go wit the black, if you like more of an end load go white.
Feb. 15, 2013
Wes
Men's 65
306 posts
I'm a Combat person---I have six bats, the very first gray one
is the best-I have 2---I have a white 10" and the paint started to crack and come off after about 100 hits in bp---I was told by a Combat dealer in St George to call Mike and he gave me a number and I have called three times and all I get is this is Mike leave a message. I have no hope that anyone will take care of the problem so I just keep using it for pb---it ok but not as good as the gray one or the old 10" red one
Wes
Feb. 15, 2013
batter4u
Men's 65
73 posts
I totally agree with the above assesments, both are great bats, I use the white cent. for my gamer but the black one for bp as it seems to have a longer life expectancy, but Both will far outlast the Miken's, dont know about the Reebok's. Have also hit with the twlight and after the first hundred swings, it was up there with the best of them, although had a large paint chip come off it after 50 swings,,,combats problems seems to be end caps, which they have fixed to some extent, and paint jobs,,, just my opinion
Feb. 15, 2013
jackbrun
Men's 60
13 posts
I have 3 white centenarians that are game ready and one in the closet. They are very durable as I have more than 300 BP and game hits on each of the 3. Paint chips are a problem but are only cosmetic. The bat still performs.
Feb. 20, 2013
kip@kg3sports
6 posts
Thanks to all...this was helpful
Feb. 25, 2013
colt
40 posts
Had a small knob white Cent paint was chipping of within 50 swings bat lasted 200 swings cracked same place the painted chipped off.
March 13, 2013
BB#16
5 posts
Bought Black Cent 28FL 2/15/13, paint chipped and bat cracked in less than 70 swings in 70 degree weather in Florida with 44/375 balls. Bat performed very well before it broke.
March 13, 2013
jackbrun
Men's 60
13 posts
I spoke too soon. In the last 9 days I have broken two of my white centenarians. One broke where the paint was chipped and the other where there was still paint. I had more than 400 swings on both bats and will continue to use them but I have learned my lesson and will use them only in games after they are broken in.
March 14, 2013
Tri18
566 posts
Jack,
The white bat has been a great performer this year. Guys that like a really end loaded bat love the feel of it. The black Centenarian is usually one of the better all around performers and has great durability. Occasionally you will see a shorter life but most of the time the black bat is very durable. I just got some of both in as guys keep calling for them!
Alan
561-718-7504
Team 1 Sports
March 14, 2013
Ugly Stick
Men's 60
20 posts
I heard that Combat was all out of the white and black centenarians. How did you get any of them. Do they just sell to people who sell them. My friend bought one and had a problem with it and Combat said they could not replace it because they did not have any. Just curious. My friend is upset. He said he bought the bat in a tourney in Florida from person selling them from the trunk of his car. Was that you? I am just trying to help him. Now what does he do. I told him to buy an ASA bat...

Ugly Stick
March 14, 2013
jackbrun
Men's 60
13 posts
Thanks Allen. The white centenarian is the best bat for the money that I have found for me. I still have a couple left but probably should get a couple more. I'll be in touch.
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