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Discussion: Solar Bat Warmes

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May 20, 2013
BoiseBat
Men's 60
5 posts
Solar Bat Warmes
Who is the guy that made the bat warmers in clear box with reflective material in the back.

Hoping to connect up at Rock n' Reno.
May 20, 2013
armiho211
Men's 70
410 posts
cold balls and warm bats, not sure of the outcome. hope the bat survives. use an ASA bat for batting practice in the mornings until the day warms up. good luck.

May 21, 2013
Player
32 posts
Most of the players that use these have made them. Make a small box (an old trunk lid works), use household aluminum foil on the inside, then cover with a clear plastic sheet (the big-box stores carry this). You can add props, feet, or set them against the fence. Like armiho211 suggested, cold balls (or wet ones) might be a problem though.
May 23, 2013
4x4
Men's 65
597 posts
Wet balls don't seem to hinder performance - cold might ..... ( 8
May 26, 2013
curveball
Men's 65
410 posts
4X4 I have found the opposite; 2 things that have killed my composite bats are wet, heavy BP balls.
May 27, 2013
4x4
Men's 65
597 posts
LOL - Rob - the world is made up of more than just composite bats my friend. Just a fun post to keep the OBP high. Gotta keep swingin' - "I don't always contradict myself - but when I do = I don't.....Keep active my friend.....
May 27, 2013
curveball
Men's 65
410 posts
LOL Thanx "big guy"
Aug. 21, 2013
Cougar
11 posts
It might have been me.......I've made several
Aug. 21, 2013
titanhd
Men's 50
343 posts
BoiseBat I think that this may be the post that you are refering to.

Jan. 16, 2006
a420pirateguy Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Solar bat warmers

I have a solar power bat warmer that holds 8 bats. On sunny days (which doesn't happen to often up here) you can put the bats in there for about 20 minutes, pull them out and hold on to the barrell! Burns your hand in 5 seconds! As for hitting, it absolutely makes a difference! You don't even feel the ball coming off the bat! The one you get up here goes for about $100 Can.Our whole team swears by that bat box!
Aug. 22, 2013
gott2play
Men's 55
152 posts
Boise,

A better alternative to the bulky boxes are the ones made out of heavy plastic with the reflective material behind a thick clear plastic cover. There's a guy out here in So Cal named Max Edmond (619-855-8474) who plays senior ball and owns an upholstery shop. His versions are lightweight, fold up in a backpack bag, made to order in the color of your choice, and he'll make to hold one or multiple bats...mine hold two but he can do whatever. They come with clips so you can hang on the fences. He'll ship to you quickly. Give him a call.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major

Aug. 22, 2013
Duke
Men's 60
731 posts
Thanks Tony! Just ordered one and he was going to ship it to me today. I told him to bring it to the Hemet tournament in September. It was good talking with him, because we both played with the same players from 30-40 years ago, like Rick Adams and Billy Messina. We just never played on the same teams. Very reasonable price too($25). Good luck in San Clemente this weekend. My team will be in Morro Bay this weekend. Hope to see you and say hi in Hemet.

Take care,

Andy Smith,
60/55 Major
Aug. 22, 2013
Dbax
Men's 60
1299 posts
I believe it's been proven that bat Warner's are useless.
Aug. 22, 2013
Dbax
Men's 60
1299 posts
Warmers!
Aug. 22, 2013
Dbax
Men's 60
1299 posts
Warmers!
Aug. 22, 2013
Dbax
Men's 60
1299 posts
Warmers!
Aug. 23, 2013
hemi racer
Men's 65
103 posts
Dbax, what info makes you think warmers DON"T work? I'm certainly not as they say a rocket scientist, but considering the material these bat are made from, looks like heat would make them more flexible. So I would assume that would help with the trampoline effect, course you know where assuming will get you.
Just wondering.
Aug. 23, 2013
Dbax
Men's 60
1299 posts
Maybe I should have said, there is no scientific proof that a heated bat will increase distance and performance.
Aug. 23, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4403 posts
ou might want to read these post on warming bats from this year:

http://seniorsoftball.com/?messageboard&viewby_thread=101527&message_topic_id=bats

I'd go with the warmers in colder weather if allowed or lying them in the sun to get more warmth. The do work. Tatooball, (Kervin), Knows his stuff.
Aug. 23, 2013
Dbax
Men's 60
1299 posts
He says in a post, it will help durability, but not performance.
Aug. 23, 2013
.
19 posts
All bat manufactures will tell you that all composite bats are NOT supposed to be used when the temperature is under 60 degrees.....BAT WARMER OR NOT!

Don't know of any bat manufacturer that makes bat warmers.


Does anybody know just what is the ideal operating temperature range (low being 60 degrees and a high of ? degrees)of a bat? Is it 60-130 degrees? Is there such a thing as getting the bat too hot, temperature wise?



Aug. 23, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4403 posts
Kevin is correct & you always give up something in the construction, either performance or durability to some extent.
Bats are getting better in both respects too, so it should get interesting fairly soon in regards to new bats coming out for next years models.

As for the warmers, I doubt any 'bat' manufacturer makes any per se, but there are many makers of out there. Easy to make a home made too. Micro-wave versions also that serve as a barrel protecter as well, just a little bulky bot a bat sleeve.

You might find your 'proof' on B&N web site but don't have the paid rights to enter it.
Aug. 23, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4403 posts
Kevin is correct & you always give up something in the construction, either performance or durability to some extent.
Bats are getting better in both respects too, so it should get interesting fairly soon in regards to new bats coming out for next years models.

As for the warmers, I doubt any 'bat' manufacturer makes any per se, but there are many makers of out there. Easy to make a home made too. Micro-wave versions also that serve as a barrel protecter as well, just a little bulky bot a bat sleeve.

You might find your 'proof' on B&N web site but don't have the paid rights to enter it.
Aug. 24, 2013
hemi racer
Men's 65
103 posts
Speaking of next year, competition in the bat wars must be heating up. My last Combat Ambush I received had a 1 year warranty decal on the bat. Never seen a senior bat with any kind of warranty.

Think that is a sign of things to come?
Aug. 24, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4403 posts
My Ambush does not have that & was told it didn't have a warranty i believe...If i remember right over the last year plus. Only that it is a 1.21 limited bat.
The GSC is to carry the years warranty and your post is the only other bat I've heard of with one. If so, it will put pressure on the others I believe especially if at competitive pricing like the GSC will be offering on it. ($239.00) Not sure if that is shipped or just the bat. Latest 'news' is that around end of Sept- first of Oct some demos should be sent out to the reps.
Please send me a pic of that Ambush with sticker warranty. tait_ebay@yahoo.com
Thanks.
Aug. 24, 2013
Bubble Gum
65 posts
Speaking of GSC....

Is their warranty voided if the bat is used in temps under 60 degrees?

If so, by the time the GSC bats are released (Sept/Oct)and delivered, many parts of the country will be too cold to use them. Maybe I'll wait until spring before considering buying.






Aug. 24, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4403 posts
I can't answer that with certainty, however I would imaging it to be like most bat companies that have some disclaimer, for many things. Quite frankly I wouldn't blame them.
As for your last though, use an old alloy bat though they are prone to problems but you can find the very cheap. Why risk it.
Aug. 24, 2013
PJ3P
Men's 50
78 posts
It isn't the bat that is the problem under 60 degrees people!
It's the ball. The ball gets too hard as it gets colder and will damage your bat.
Aug. 24, 2013
Dbax
Men's 60
1299 posts
Exactly!!
Aug. 25, 2013
hemi racer
Men's 65
103 posts
Taits, will try to get that picture of decal to you. I still have the wrapper on the bat while breaking it in. Haven't unfolded it and read contents but I did see where you have to register the bat.
Aug. 25, 2013
Bubble Gum
65 posts
taits

Thanks for the tip about using old alloy bats for the cold weather. It is for that reason there is no need to buy a GSC bat if they are sold in the last few months of this year. I can't see any reason for buying a GSC bat in October or November and not be able to use it until spring 2014. Also since GSC announced that their bats are approved I have had to buy 2 replacement bats for bats that broke.

STILL WAITING!!

Aug. 25, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4403 posts
Hemi racer. Will be looking forward to pic.
Aug. 25, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4403 posts
Hemi racer. Will be looking forward to pic.
Aug. 25, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4403 posts
Bubble gum,
Don't forget the Alloy also have issues with cold weather. Just should be able to get one cheaper that is still good for games.
The balls will be the main problem if cold or wet. Not all absorb water if playing on wet fields, some shed it pretty well. (Synthetic covers). Leather balls tend to absorb, thus can weigh more in time, cold will make them harder.
Aug. 25, 2013
michael697
Men's 50
4 posts
The Team was Sonoma Crush...Rick Marion
Aug. 25, 2013
hemi racer
Men's 65
103 posts
Taits, pictures on the way. Sunday Night
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