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Discussion: BLACK MIKEN ULTRA 2 PROBLEMS FIXED ?

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May 31, 2013
armiho211
Men's 70
410 posts
BLACK MIKEN ULTRA 2 PROBLEMS FIXED ?
MIKEN had a batch(s) of the regular ULTRA 2'S a few months ago that " had no pop " at all. as far as you know has this particular problem been corrected ?

i bought one that was a dud, sent it to miken and got it back as being okay. i finally got rid of it.
i switch to a reebok melee balanced and this one is getting hotter and hotter as time goes by, BUT as far as i am concerned , it does not compare to a regular ultra 2 .

so , is the miken ultra 2 back to normal as far as manufacturing ? no more batch problems ??
May 31, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Any idea of a serial number range for the bad batch?
May 31, 2013
Tri18
625 posts
They seemed to have been sold through. I only had 2-3 that had problems but that was months ago. All of my new stock has been doing real well.
Alan
Team1Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
June 3, 2013
Wayne 37
203 posts
I bought a black Ultra II about two weeks ago. That bat is hotter than the one I had had for quite a while. Wonder if this thing will get any hotter as time goes by, and breaks itself in.?
June 3, 2013
armiho211
Men's 70
410 posts
WAYNE 37- i read someplace that the composite bats get stiffer as time goes by. not sure if this means they get brittle or harder to break.
nobody knows the answer because they normally dont last that long with a normal hitter.

see ya tonite, i will give you an extra 25 ft in right field now that you warned us about your new miken.
June 5, 2013
Wayne 37
203 posts
Okay, Frank.............lol
Aug. 21, 2013
Cougar
11 posts
On July 30, 2013, I purchased a black Ultra from Dunham Sports in Sterling Hgts, MI that felt deader than a doornail. Let a buddy hit with it and he said the same. So yesterday I took it in to LineDrive Sportz in Sterling Hgts. where they performed a compression test. The first words out of the gentleman's mouth were "That is a bad bat!". So I boxed it up and sent it back to Miken, will report back here when I get a response. As a side note, I had a friend's new Ultra with me but that one checked out fine.
Aug. 21, 2013
17Black
Men's 50
220 posts
I believe the batch of bad bats went into circulation about a year ago, maybe a little longer.

I had a bat with same issue Cougar had above, and Miken replaced it very promptly for me, after I sent it back with RA# back to Miken for inspection.

My replacement bat is fine.
Aug. 29, 2013
Cougar
11 posts
Today is Thurs, Aug. 29, and I just received a new Ultra-II as the replacement for the bad one I sent back last week. Great turn around and my thanks to Miken Sports...........
Aug. 29, 2013
Tri18
625 posts
Cougar,
I agree... I deal with all the bat companies and if I have ever stepped in for one of my customers and contacted Miken, they have always taken care of things. Their staff is pleasant and efficient and I enjoy working with them and of course they make some nice products that I can offer to you guys. Miken is great to deal with.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
Aug. 30, 2013
17Black
Men's 50
220 posts
I could be wrong, but I believe most of the bad bats last year got out to retail stores?

At least that is what the guy at my local softball supply store told me???

Corky also told me something similar at a tournament last year, but also explained what to do, and how to do it, and again, Miken took care of it for not only me, but two of my buddies who got the same bad batch of bats from same store.

Aug. 30, 2013
Cougar
11 posts
To 17Black: As far as the claim about bad bats making it to retail stores, two guys I know purchased theirs from Dunhams's and the third got his over the internet. And as a side note, the bad bat I sent back had no visible serial number on it but the replacement did............I wasn't about to remove the original bat's grip to see if there was one......
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