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Discussion: Red Combat

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June 4, 2013
twins25
19 posts
Red Combat
Looking for short barrel red combat that came out in 2007,prefer 28oz but would consider any weight.
June 4, 2013
Wes
Men's 65
311 posts
After the first gray one this is best bat they put out I would like 30oz if you find one
June 4, 2013
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2667 posts
You guys have some kind of esp!!! I just took the wrapper off my 28oz red Combat this afternoon! Sorry, it's not for sale.
June 5, 2013
CRUSADERVB
Men's 65
272 posts
MR. GALVIN, TOBIN USES THIS BAT. I HAD 2, I THOUGHT THE SAME AS''WES'' IF YOU FIND ONE LET ME KNOW.
June 5, 2013
HJ
Men's 70
442 posts
Excuse my naivete and I don't want to bust anyone's euphoria, and I understand the positive psychological effect of swinging what you are convinced is the best bat for you, but, curiously, why objectively do you guys think this is such a great legal bat??
June 5, 2013
VINNY LV
Men's 50
178 posts
thot I heard a couple months ago that this bat was banned ?? Correct me if I'm wrong anyone..
June 5, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
186 posts
After Anaconda brought out the Original Grey Senior bat Kevin thought a 10 inch barrel would play very well with the Combat technology. I thought so too along with Coop. With the shorter barrell it really makes for a good endload. With that endload in a short barrell it will hlp generate a little bit more bat speed in your swing..

As a matter of fact I had them make 6 bats for me that weighed 31.5 ounces. I like a heavy bat. I hit some balls with that bat in Loudon the one year that were going 500 feet with this bat. I was hitting in front of some players from the New York Statesman team. The bats were not illegal.,. If you know anyone that has one, give it a try. I am sure Bruce is happy with his. Unless you have a dud, the bat played great. We used the 10 inch barrell with the Mike Macenko Yellow Combats along with a 13 inch barrell. I still have one 10 inch left in the Yellow MM.

This is one reason the White Centenarian plays so good. Small barrell.

Just my input. Just trying to help you understand the concept...

Mike Macenko
aka.Gorilla Boy
June 5, 2013
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2667 posts
You're right Mike, I love the red Combat. I also have a 10" barrel Yellow MM. Both are backups to my black Centenarian. I didn't like it at first but can't put it down now.
June 5, 2013
HJ
Men's 70
442 posts
Thank you Mike. One of my bats is a Virus I picked up cheap from Anaconda. It is also end loaded with a 10 inch barrel. The advertising for this bats also states what you say- a shorter barrel generates more batspeed. The increased speed coming from the hip is a new concept to me.
When my inconsistent self hits the ball correctly,it seems to do almost as well as a good senior bat. I use it for BP because it is close to my MM in feel.
June 5, 2013
crusher
Men's 70
396 posts
Bruce, my main is the Black Centenarian 30oz Balanced.
It swings as quick as a 27oz bat for me, or so it seems.

Even when I hit out close to the end of bat the ball still has fence distance, when on sweet spot and timed the bat is increadible.

The bat does not seem to slow down when striking the ball.
June 6, 2013
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2667 posts
Crusher, I had a 30 but it didn't seem to have much pop. I sold it and went to a 28 and really like it. I've always swung 29's and 30's. Well, I guess I'm getting old! ;)
June 6, 2013
4x4
Men's 65
597 posts
Bruce - you must have got a dud.....I had the 28" & 30's and they performed great. But - this bat was probably the easiest Combat to break.
June 7, 2013
batter4u
Men's 65
77 posts
I had a red combat when they first came out and hit some bombs with it. was great except for the end cap situation. I was glad to see them come out with the 10 inch white cent. and IMO it's one of the best senior bats out there. I think the 10 shorter barrel moves the sweet spot a little futher out on the bat.
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