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Discussion: Combat Ambush updated....

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April 12, 2014
Tri18
625 posts
Combat Ambush updated....
Hi Guys,
Was happy to get in the newly tweaked Combat Ambushes in and took a few out for break in for clients. The Ambush continues to give a great combination of solid performance, good durability, and a large sweet spot without vibration even on miss hit balls. The ones I broke in came to life very quickly in the 50-60 hit range. Keep in mind some things about breaking in ANY bat. First it should be done in the proper way and secondly: getting the bat broken in within a certain number of hits depends on the player(s) doing the break in swings. You have to consider swing speed, mechanics, and strength so some players will take a few more and some will take a few less to get a bat game ready. Also, the type of balls used comes into play. (I only recommend 44/375 for senior bats)
All in all the Ambush will get VERY good around 75 swings for an average range of players and the sweet spot is maximized even more around 100 swings with a majority of the barrel being effective. It is certainly a top choice for a bat while considering our 3 main criteria in a senior bat. (Performance, durability, and sweet spot) My 2 recent durability tests have resulted in 500 (and still going) major + level swings on each bat which is very good for the skill and strength level of the players who help me. Contact me if you need more info or have questions.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
April 12, 2014
Chick50
Men's 60
27 posts
Hi Alan,
I was wondering how you would rate the following bats.
2014 Elder
2014 The One
2014 Boombah Senior Boss
2014&2015 Dirty, and Ambush
2014 Miken white 2 piece
2014 Barage
Thanks, Chick Hanson
April 12, 2014
Tri18
625 posts
Chick,
What's the criteria? Just performance? Performance and durability? Performance durability and sweet spot?
AT18
April 13, 2014
hemi racer
Men's 65
82 posts
Include performance for sure. Morning Alan.
April 13, 2014
Chick50
Men's 60
27 posts
Hi Alan,
I'd say performance and durability.
Thanks
April 13, 2014
Tri18
625 posts
Performance and durability....ok here goes

Miken 2pc and Ambush are tops there.
The One comes in a close 3rd...
Some general comments on the rest.
2014 Easton Elder good on durability , average on performance.
2014 Barrage: excellent in performance, slightly below average on durability.
Boombah Boss: average across the line
Dirty: actually ...close to a tie with the One in third as both of these bats are good but not quite in the top tier. The Reebok MeLee belongs right there with the Ambush and the Miken 2 piece along with Mikens TOC bat.
The bottom line is at the top tier you have 3 or 4 choices of bats that are darn good. The one that feels good and matches your swing is the one that you most likely have your best success with.mim happy to discuss your swing and technique with you or any player to try and find the best bat that fits so contact me anytime.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
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