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Aug. 27, 2014
gman1
18 posts
huntsman games
DOES HUNTSMAN TOURNEY USE HOT BATS,,,ALSO DO THEY USE PITCHING SCREENS? AND IS IT TO LATE TO GET PICKED UP BY A TEAM,,THANKS,,,,,,,,THE GUYS THAT HAV PLAYED THERE,,IS IT GOOD FIELDS AND GOOD FUN TOURNEY......
Aug. 27, 2014
garyheifner
367 posts
My 1st time last year. Had a blast. Senior bats were good to go.
Fields were great-good umps and competition. Make it more than just softball. Tons of other sports to watch and play in. National Parks as well as State. Make it a vacation. I have guys on my SSUSA team that play on other teams in Huntsman and stay an entire month. I will return every year as long as I can play.
Aug. 27, 2014
BruceAZ
Men's 60
95 posts
This will be my 7th year, I love it, the fields are great, the Canyons complex is one of the best in the country. Senior bats are allowed and there use to be unlimited home runs but they've made a rule change for this year, similar to SSUSAs HR rules. If you like the outdoors and hiking, Zion is an hour away and Bryce Canyon is 2 hours away. I make a vacation out of it and spend some time at one of the national parks. The only downside is they spread it out over a week (M-F for 60s), 1 of the days you only play 1 game and the other seeding day you play 2, then the tournament starts (3 seeding games and a DE bracket). But I'll keep going as long as I can.

Bruce
Aug. 27, 2014
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
612 posts
Gary and Bruce, thanks. Coachie always wanted to go there. I am thinking about selling myself as a used scorekeeper to get to the worlds somehow. Poor Coachie, some husbands cannot get their wives to the ballpark, and others cannot get theirs wives out of it. Guess which one I am?
Aug. 27, 2014
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
612 posts
Thanks to the guy that just called and said that I could also courtesy run. You made my day.
Aug. 28, 2014
4x4
Men's 65
597 posts
Played there 6 years.....if you love playing ball (good bats).....if you enjoy breath taking scenery all around you......if you love great (quick)fields and clean air.....if you enjoy plenty of good places to eat with discount coupons.....if you enjoy being around areas for stunning day trips.....if you enjoy good shows/entertainement at the nearby ampitheater (don't miss it if you can help it).....if you enjoy participating in/watching other sports events beyond softball....if you enjoy built in pre-planned social activities put on by Huntsman..... + a hall with mutiple vendors for sports related items + health services and screenings.....then you will enjoy your experience at the Huntsman.....

Really no down side - umping is sometimes spotty.....practice fields for BP tough to find except for the one kamikazi field......

Some banks do not have a presence in Utah - if you require inside the bank services might want to plan ahead.....

Make it vacation with softball included.....go once & you'll go back.....
Aug. 28, 2014
4x4
Men's 65
597 posts
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As for the ability to get picked up - there is a desk there assigned to help with that.....just tried to get you a name and number but my US cell phone battery was dead....someone else may be able to get that for you or you could call Huntsman....
Aug. 28, 2014
Omar Khayyam
1002 posts
4 x 4 correctly explains why the Huntsman is beloved by many and why some return year after year.

The reason that some go once and never again is two-fold:
1. The seeding and bracket play are incredibly drawn out. Often you will play just one game a day, thus meaning a longer more expensive stay in hotels and dining out.

2. The seeding is unpredictable. Rosters are expanded, often with ringers and players that have never played for the team before the tournament. Sandbagging is notorious in the seeding rounds (such sights as a team all batting opposite-handed or each player at an unfamiliar position on defense).

The result is that you may play a team you think you know and find a crusher instead (a problem except for the Major Plus guys); or you may defeat a team in the seeding round, only to be beaten in the bracket play by double digits; or you may experience playing a team that recently won in AAA or Major in Las Vegas in the Worlds, and now they are in with the AA teams.

In other words, go for the experience, not with expectations of winning a medal. That's why I am returning (and I have never gone other than 5 and done in the past because we don't sandbag or load up, but play our normal tournament team). I usually plan on taking a side trip on the last day I am there since my team is no longer in the running for a medal.
Aug. 29, 2014
SSUSA Staff
1305 posts
Gary ... It's OK, in fact it's advisable, to post follow-up comments in the original thread you started ... We did it for you this time ...
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Aug. 29, 2014 - gman1 - 10 posts DO THEY USE PITCHING SCREEN? 4X4 I KNOW I CAN PLACE AD ON HUNTSMEN SITE BUT IS IT BETTER TO CALL,,,,THANKS FOR ALL INFOR,,,,,,,,GARY 65

Sept. 1, 2014
gman1
18 posts
SO WHEN IS LAST DAY TEAMS CAN PICK UP PLAYERS FOR HUNTSMEN GAMES?
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