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Discussion: ANYBODY HERE ANYTHING ABOUT DEAD REEBOK VECTORS?

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March 20, 2013
playball212
9 posts
ANYBODY HERE ANYTHING ABOUT DEAD REEBOK VECTORS?
I was at a tourney and I see this one guy swinging a ASA Vector effortlessly and hitting the Ball 350+, with Low compression SB12's. So I go out and pick 2 up, one for me and a buddy of mine. I have pretty good power and so does my buddy so we go out and swing them and they where Dead wood! I mean I felt like I was swinging a plastic bat. I go out and lend my bat out and get atleast 600 cuts on it, every person that used my bat told me something is wrong with it it has no pop at all. My buddies bat has the same performance. Long store short I resold mine for half the price. I go out again and see another guy swinging another Vector and the ball is coming off the bat really good. Can anybody shed some light on this? I read the weirdest stories online about Fakes being sold. I wanna buy another one but worried I might get another DUD...
March 21, 2013
Tri18
608 posts
There was a rumour that this was happening back a few months ago. I have never personally seen a bat that was supposedly a fake so i am not positive that it's true. I will check in with Reebok Corporate today about that situation and if I find out some factual information I'll post it so players can know. Where did you purchase the bats ? The best recommendation I could give you is be careful who you purchase from and watch out for eBay....if you buy from a legit Reebok rep whether it's myself or Ed we have the capacity to have the bats examined by Reebok to see if in fact it's a fake or possibly a defect. If you need help feel free to get with me. Best of luck,
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
561-718-7504
March 21, 2013
5ToolsinOhio
Men's 50
160 posts
Other than Reeboks senior bats..there ASA/USSSA models are at the bottom of the depth chart. Supersalesman Dr. T put a spin on it for me please.
March 24, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
871 posts
I beg to differ that opinion. We let hundreds of players swing our Vectors at the "Worlds" in Phoenix and most everyone loved the bat. I use one in league play and it works quite well. The Vector has been discontinued because it was an expensive bat to manufacture. I still have a few in stock.
Ed Andrews
Andrews Companies
ed@ewandrews.com
batman@andrewsdev.com
March 24, 2013
ju25
Men's 55
139 posts
Both the ASA and USSSA Melees have gotten good reviews.
March 25, 2013
5ToolsinOhio
Men's 50
160 posts
Surf i am sure you beg to differ, but in Asa/Ussa play you rarely see players swinging the reebok. As stated before i love the yellow reebok senior bat but when it comes to asa or utrip they are behind Easton/Worth/Miken/Combat/Louisville slugger in sales...Hey now if you wanna talk Turf shoes you got me there great shoes, and the reebok brutus sunglasses are pretty sweet also.
March 25, 2013
tg69
307 posts
ju25.Let me add to this.Ive had both the Vector and the Melee in USSSA bats and they both were junk.Both broke,the vector less than 100 swings in 90 degree .Reebok replaced one of them and would not replace the other saying I bought it to cheap.Anyhow, I would not recomend them at all.Also,like 5tools stated, you never see them being used at all.
March 25, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
871 posts
5Tools: I respect your opinion.
March 26, 2013
playball212
9 posts
Thanks for the info, My buddy still has his and again it's a log! WWe bought them on Ebay New In the wrapper.
March 28, 2013
Tri18
608 posts
After more research I was unable to substantiate that there were "knock off" Reebok bats being produced. The Vector has a very unique design so cloning that would be quite a challenge. As with any bat there is a possibility that it was one that underperforms. Make sure if you are buying on eBay that it's from an official dealer so you can have some recourse. Most companies will not recognize a eBay purchase for warranty issues .
Alan
Team 1 Sports
March 28, 2013
canIjack
Men's 60
322 posts

Hey Ed,
How are you doing? Good I hope. Question? Do you or Alan have any of the original Vectors (Blue/Black/yellow) with the 3 holes in the handle? I like to get a 28oz if possible. I know that it is an old model, but may be you have one lying around
Kennard
March 29, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
871 posts
Hello Kennard, I do in fact have a couple in stock and one may be a 28. I can check when I get to the office today. How you doing? One more week of skiing here and then mass exodus for the ocean resort areas.
Later,
Ed
March 29, 2013
canIjack
Men's 60
322 posts
Hey Ed,
I found one, a friend who visits this site emailed me this morning and I can get his. But if you got a new one I'm still interested, email me please,
Thanks Kennard
March 31, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
871 posts
I was on the internet last night and saw Vectors on EBay for $79.00. I looked closely and realized the bat was not the Hank Garrison model composite softball bat. The Garrison Model is approved for ASA, NSA and ISA and it DOES HAVE GOOD POP. I have a couple left.

Will try to email you Kennard.
Ed
April 1, 2013
canIjack
Men's 60
322 posts
2010 Model, And it should also have the USSSA printed somewhere on it. And is it new? I have a used one. If not, thanks anyway.
Kennard
April 24, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
871 posts
Kennard: I am bringing a new Vector with me to Vegas if you want to see it. Give me a ring on cell. Ed (970) 729-3145
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