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Discussion: Is It or Is'nt ! Need Advice!

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March 5, 2013
MrCG54
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Is It or Is'nt ! Need Advice!

Looking to purchase a Bat called the REEBOK DICTATOR SOFTBALL BAT or the LOUISVILLE TPS VOLTAGE II 2 SBXV. ARE THEY 100% COMPOSITE? Found them on Ebay. They are older bats made in 2008 09 or 10. I was advised to switch from an aluminum bat to composite. (50 over league). Price is what is causing me to hesitate to purchase. $65.00 for the Reebok, $60.00 for the L.S. Bats are no longer made.That would be my guess. All advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks !
March 5, 2013
wagon487
Men's 50
530 posts
The Voltage II is one of the worst bats ever made....do not buy it....why don't you see what other people are swinging on your team? My first choice would be the Z2000.
March 5, 2013
HJ
Men's 70
443 posts
MrCG54, You must first determine what bats are legal in the league you play in. If senior bats are permitted you will probably want one. They generally cost about 200 but can be available from about 160 and up and sometimes less. All SB bats are the same length but differ from between 26 and 30 oz. Bats are generally either balanced or end loaded which means more weight is in the barrel. First learn what you are comfortable swinging and then learn from your teammates the best legal bat for your league. Rolling a bat or shaving it are illegal.
March 6, 2013
MrCG54
2 posts
Are they composites? Yes or no? Thanks.
March 6, 2013
bullet
Men's 55
137 posts
HJ, i saw on another post you had a yellow combat for sale.Please e-mail me at topluap @aol. com
March 6, 2013
ju25
Men's 55
149 posts
Yes, they are composites, but you shouldn't waste your money on either one.
March 7, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
899 posts
I would stay away from them. If there is a failure right away, you are out of luck. If I can shed more light on composite, pls call me.
Ed Andrews
(970)729-3145
Andrews Companies
March 7, 2013
HJ
Men's 70
443 posts
bullet, email sent.
CG54, asking if it is a composite is irrelevant.
There are many other issues which are germane to
buying a bat. The problem is there are very few stores with a good selection of SB bats and particularly slow pitch bats. That is why I suggested you talk to your teammates and find out what is legal for your league and what feels right to you. Then you can price out a bat which meets your then educated criteria. Buying the cheapest "composite" will probably be a waste of
$ since it will either break prematurely or not give good performance. There are 3 eminently qualified guys who post here. A call to any or all of them would help you. The 2 are Ed, Gorilla
Boy (Mike Macenko) and tattooball.
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