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Discussion: New 2014COMBAT 10" Centenarian

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Aug. 23, 2013
Tri18
609 posts
New 2014COMBAT 10" Centenarian
Guys,
I was able to get my hands on the new 2014 10" Combat Senior bat. If you liked the white Centenarian, you will love this bat. It's performance is excellent and I'm in the middle of durability testing now. Preliminary results look good on that end too. Since they are 2014 they are extremely limited in supply and I got them first....
AlanTanner
Tricoach18@att.net
561-718-7504
Aug. 23, 2013
DoubleL10
Men's 65
817 posts
Is the new Centenarian blue similar in color to the blue Macenko Gear?
Aug. 24, 2013
Tri18
609 posts
Not so much...it's a deeper blue color. If you send me your email I have photos I can send you.
Alan Tanner
Tricoach18@att.net
Aug. 24, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
186 posts
The new 2014 model is a Jeff Wallace Signature model. It is a great stick made by Combat again. You should be able to buy them fron Allen in a 10 inch and 13 inch model. Balanced or Full Load. If you need to see a picure of it you can go to Just bats.com to see a picture of it. Hope this helps.

Gorilla Boy
Aug. 24, 2013
DoubleL10
Men's 65
817 posts
The reason I asked is I saw a blue Centanarian in my senior league last Tuesday night. I had not seen it before. The guy using it was crushing the ball but he is a very big man and crushes with any stick.
Aug. 26, 2013
usmc0311
32 posts
I used the the long barrel Jeff Wallace 27 ounce combat senior bat. Wow after 25 or so swings it opened right up!! It's as good or better than any senior bat I have swung!! Highly recommend Have about 200 swings on it too!! The other senior bats I have used didnt last that long!!
Aug. 26, 2013
Tri18
609 posts
USMC,
Just finished hitting with the 13" model...first observations are just as the new 10" they break in quicker than the old models. Definitely a nice bat. I got in a few of the 13" in both balanced and end loads today. Call me if you have questions or need one.
Alan
Team1 Sports
561-718-7504
Aug. 26, 2013
crusher
Men's 70
389 posts
Breakin? My Black Centerarian went yard on 21st swing of a tournament. That was probably only the 5th strike on the barrel of the bat. Most on handle.

I do not see how this new Combat could be any better?? Is it still rated 1.21??

Or is it the same barrel as the BC ???

C
Aug. 27, 2013
bob4242
18 posts
Does this bat have the same pop & distance as the Yellow Melee or the Miken's?
Aug. 27, 2013
usmc0311
32 posts
I'n my humble opinion Its as good or better than any of the senior bats I have swung. Just my opinion !!
Aug. 29, 2013
AZTOMC
Men's 55
104 posts
I would like to see additional reviews on this new 2014 Jeff Wallace Combat bat. Thinking about getting a 13" barrel, balanced one. Anybody?????
Aug. 30, 2013
Tri18
609 posts
AZTOMC,
the 13" is hitting well. The bat has definitely been fine tuned over last years model and has a great feel to it. If you would like to discuss further please contact me at 561-718-7504.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Aug. 30, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
186 posts
Since the senior bats all have the same 1.21 bpf it would not seem possible that the ball will go any father. But if they use a different blend of composites which Don Cooper told me then maybe the bat will last a little longer. He said that they used a different blend and basically that is it. I believe the whole concept was to put the two different models as one bat line. Jeff Wallace signature model in 3 diferent sizes. 13 in Balanced or Full load, and the 10 inch which we all know is already designed as a full load. The Black and the White Cent's are almost all gone. From talking with Jeff he says the bat has great pop. I am sure he is hitting it a long way. Jeff has been one of the best hitters in softball the last 15 years if not the best. Clutch hitter. Once the White and Black are gone you will have to buy the new Jeff Wallace to get the Centenarian feel. Good Luck and have fun...

Mike Macenko
Aug. 31, 2013
Tri18
609 posts
Hey Mighty Mike,
How goes it? Let me know when you are coming to Florida so we can hook up for bp and trade old war stories of my neck hurting from tracking the balls you hit over my head. You are right on about the new bat. This is what I have found after hitting them in the last few days.....the new composite blend appears to break in much quicker than last years thus giving the bat a longer lifespan in the high performance mode. Durability is still good as in the past. Last years seem to take longer breaking in and longer to get to hyper space mode. All in all....another fine product from Combat. The guys that I have sent them to like them very much.
Alan Tanner
Tricoach18@att.net
Sept. 1, 2013
HJ
Men's 70
438 posts
Mike, you imply all 1.21's have the same pop. Please view the thread under Bats named "Technical Question." You may have answered my question no. 2 where I asked if the same batspeed would generate the same distance for a particular model irrespective of the weight since all are 1.21's. This fellow Ohioan would love to hear your opinion. Thanks, HJL
Sept. 1, 2013
crusher
Men's 70
389 posts
HJ - The key to the 1.21 is NOT TO EXCEED THAT NUMBER
not to actually get to that number.

That is why some bats will launch a ball farther then other bats with same swing speed.
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