http://www.mikensports.com/

 
SIGN IN:   Password     »Sign up

Message board   »Message Board home    »Sign-in or register to get started

Online now: 4 members: B94, HPO, LeeLee50, neck10; 56 anonymous
Change topic:

Discussion: Honest Answer - Senior Combat vs Ultra II, which is better?

Posted Discussion
Dec. 20, 2006
audieh
Men's 60
242 posts
Honest Answer - Senior Combat vs Ultra II, which is better?
Gentlemen, I have to make a decision for next year on a Combat sponsorship. My question to those of you that have used a senior Combat is how does it honestly compare to the Ultra II. If our team goes all Combat will we be at a disadvantage in tournaments against Ultra equiped teams?

I appreciate your input as I have about 5 days to make a decision and I want to be right!

Also, what is the best weight on a Combat and what is the real difference in the balanced and end loaded?
Dec. 21, 2006
Lefty
Men's 65
485 posts
audieh I think someone would be crazy not to be sponsored by combat. For me I like my endloaded 27oz. I love the way it swings and hits just as well as the U2. But saying that my buddy has a combat balance 28oz. and it hits the ball well. So you have the best of both worlds balance and endloaded. I think once the combat starts coming out more they'll sell like hot cakes.
Dec. 21, 2006
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2667 posts
Audie, Most may think that I am from Missouri. I say "show me" how the Combat performs. I have heard from some the the Combat is a tank and hits almost as far as an Ultra 2. Others say something different.
Mike Gainer has one and he has been hitting with Keith. Talk to them and get their opinion.
If this sponsorship provides free bats I would think that it would be hard to pass up. If it provides bats at a discount it might be ok. The next problem would be telling everyone on the team to put up their U2's and Mayhems and swing the Combat.
Dec. 21, 2006
Gripit&Ripit
31 posts
It's not the bat, it's the person thats swinging it!!!!!!! Its all a matter of what you like in a bat and how it feels in your hands. If you can't hit your way out of a paper bag no bat is gonna help you!!!!!!
Dec. 21, 2006
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2667 posts
I agree with you G&R. On the other hand, if you're a good hitter with good mechanics you can hit with almost any bat.
Dec. 21, 2006
Lecak
Men's 55
1012 posts
Audieh if you pass on the combat sponsorship let us know I know about a zillion guys on the left coast who would love a combat sponsorship. Me personally I will not go back to the UII, I'm waiting for prices to go up and will put mine on ebay at the appropriate time. Also a number of posts down there was a very good thread on EL, weights etc.
Dec. 21, 2006
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Run, don't walk to the sponsorship, Audie.
The bat is a monster, hits as well and feels better
and is more durable than the Ultra 2,
when it's broken in.
Kevin S who sells them is a stand up
and terrific guy.
I like the 28 oz EL.
It's the best bat since the Grey Ultra.
Dec. 21, 2006
phils57
Men's 50
25 posts
I have hit the senior combat head to head with a broken in Ultra II off the tee for three weeks now. The Ultra II got more distance initially, but now that the senior combat is broken in I get better results with the combat. I like the feel of the end load. I was hitting in the 330 range with both bats, and I used all types of balls with great results.
Dec. 21, 2006
audieh
Men's 60
242 posts
Guys, thanks for the comments! This has helped me reach a decision as so many of the player are entrenched in thinking they can't win without the UII. Combat away!
Dec. 21, 2006
Lecak
Men's 55
1012 posts
You won't regret it. Good Luck and your luckier than most with this arrangement.
Dec. 21, 2006
pressguy33
39 posts
I agree with what G&R posted. But...the bat will also help.

I have a 27EL and it feels good. I haven't hit it against the U2. Maybe in the next few weeks.
Dec. 28, 2006
bullet
Men's 55
130 posts
This is for you guys who have a Combat.I swing a 28oz,UltraII,what weight would i need in a Combat.
An has anyone compared this bat to the NEW Ultra
Dec. 28, 2006
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
BULLET: Most 28 oz U-2's weigh about 29 oz. Thereforth, I would buy a 29 to 30 oz End Load. At present, I am hitting a 30.3 oz End Load Combat.

One of the Miken Reps, has told me that the 'new' U-2, is the same old U-2, just a diff.' Knob. The 'new' Knob, is metal & not composite.

Good Luck... It may take 50 to 200 swings to fully break in a new Combat. Several of us Seniors in Vegas, believe that the Combat Senior Bat, will last 3 to 4 times longer than a U-2. I have over 500 swings on my End Load Combat.

BEST WISHES............. The STONEMAN.........
Dec. 29, 2006
CRUSADERVB
Men's 65
272 posts
AUDIEH.........WE'D GIVE OUR LEFT NUT TO BE SPONSORED BY COMBAT!! IF YOU DON'T WANT COMBAT SEND KEVIN OUR WAY!! COMBAT IS DA-BOMB!!
Sign-in to reply or add to a discussion or post your own message and start a new discussion. If you don't have a message board account, please register for a free nickname. It will only take a moment.
Senior Softball-USA
Phone: (916) 326-5303
Fax: (916) 326-5304
2701 K Street, Suite 101A
Sacramento, CA 95816
Send us e-mail
Senior Softball-USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of America and the World. Senior Softball-USA sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook, publishes Senior Softball-USA News, hosts International Softball Tours and promotes Senior Softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today. »SSUSA History  »Privacy policy

Follow us on Facebook

Partners