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Discussion: cold weather bats

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Dec. 7, 2013
playball5
3 posts
cold weather bats
Is there a senior bat that holds up to temperatures under 60 degrees?Playing next weekend in Hemet.8:00 a.m. games will probably be 40 to 50 degrees or colder.
Dec. 7, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4395 posts
Personally I'd say NO if you have any sort of power. Or anything for that matter.

Don't forget the balls get HARDER. a pretty good example might be to try hitting a croquet ball with one and see how long it lasts. I don't recommend using a good bat for that though.
Dec. 7, 2013
obagain
Men's 50
58 posts
You might want to pick up a cheap utrip bat, any senior will have problems in those temps.
Dec. 8, 2013
leftyfalcon
Men's 65
158 posts
I've used my senior combats in tourneys with temps. below 60 degrees. The Majority of bat companys no matter if open or senior bats do not want you to use their bats when temps are under 60 degrees. Senior bats are not meant to be used for bp after break in period. Eastons hit well in cold weather. Just my input.
Dec. 8, 2013
playball5
3 posts
If the bats are kept warm the cold balls will still do damage.Thanks for the information.
Dec. 8, 2013
PJ3P
Men's 50
77 posts
The 52 300 is the best option in cooler weather.
It is not nearly as affected by the temperature.
Dec. 8, 2013
DonB
38 posts
I swung the 2pc fossil in March in Florida when the temp was around 50 degrees with no problems.I'm not a masher but was able to bounce the ball off of a fence 300ft away.Played in 4 games and teammates and me hit bp before every game.We were using 44/375's.Bat is still going strong today.
Dec. 8, 2013
boston
306 posts
I just played in a scrimmage game here in southern NM where it is usaully very comfortable. The temps were in the low 30's with the wind chill. Most of us brought out our USSSA bats to use. A couple of guys actually used their Combat Centenarians. I was shocked the bats did not crack at all. I would never use a senior bat in these types of temps. In fact, I didn't even take out my gamer USSSA bat. These guys either lucked out or the Centenarian is a duarble bat.
Dec. 8, 2013
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
PJ3P....really are you schilling for that ball.....actually that is all i hear when i recommend that ball...it is a great ball to use...heat or cold doesn't affect that ball..we use it all year long in our leagues..in our senior,mens open,coed leagues......still see all lot of balls being hit out....
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