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Discussion: U2 Handles

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May 8, 2007
Conman13
Men's 50
5 posts
U2 Handles
I heard a rumor yesterday that Miken was going to start making U2\'s with a \"normal\" handle again. Anyone else heard this?

Conman
May 8, 2007
koived
41 posts
I heard the same thing, but did they make them more duable? I hope so, and I won't buy one until I get alot of feed back from players that did buy the new ones.
May 8, 2007
Stones 1B
Men's 55
52 posts
Sometime in June they'll be shipping...

It's funny that over here in Hawaii we don't seem to have that BIG of a problem with U2s.
The problem we do have is that bats are breaking at the handle in our 14" league...and it's just a very small #.
All of the guys that had their bats break say they could tell that they hit the ball at the end of the bat.
We have 12" leagues that still allow the U2 and it's bombs away and not a real huge problem. We don't have a "boycott" on U2s so to speak.
The league uses the Worth Gold Dot 44-375
June 19, 2007
angus73
Men's 50
97 posts
if you check a few web sites, they are supposed to be ready to ship by the 1st. of july. hopefully they last longer than the advanced.
June 19, 2007
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
QUESTION???? R these bats made in CHINA?? WHY, do I ask ?? Where is CHINA, get' it's oil ?? Why, r so many people be' killed in this NATION & the U. N. & the members of the SECURITY COUNCIL, r & have not done a damn thing to stop the slaughter ??

The STONEMAN.........
June 30, 2007
FreshFish
32 posts
They are (redo) made in USA...It's my first U2 and I am thoroughly impressed...Do U2's get "hotter" with use ?
June 30, 2007
laser7
Men's 60
1 posts
Conman...heard the same rumor...checked the Miken website today as well...nothing posted as of June 30
...2008 bats are the 180 and 250....not the bat of choice for Florida Half Century...not sure when they will hit the market..but heard the price was around $300..same as before.
June 30, 2007
Conman
Men's 50
72 posts
Hey Laser

I went into the Miken site and noticed they are showing 2 bats under their U-2 series. The U-2 "advanced" (silver knob) and the U-2 velocite.

Kelly Sports has an ad for Original U-2's for $199

I am assuming this is not the old style?

Conman
June 30, 2007
geezer#6
Men's 70
58 posts
You can buy orginial U2's at http://store.spcsoftballsales.com for $210 and I'm sure there are others out there.
July 1, 2007
MaverickAH
59 posts
Stoneman,

Surely you're not naive enough not to realize it's a, "Don't mess with our oil & we won't mess with your oil.", type of thing going on. There's no doubt in my mind that there are plenty of back door agreements involved.
July 1, 2007
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
MAVERICK... GENOCIDE.. is still KILLING...Do u ever wonder why, most of the World, thinks that America.. is the biggest TERRORIEST??? What does the 140 nations think?? Yes, to h... w/ 40 or so NATIONS..... But, what about the other 80 to 100 NATIONS? What do they THINK...??

I am to ol' to tell anyone.. anythink. Do what u want... but, be will' to pay "a" price. Why, r so many jobs, now over seas? Why, is GM, FORD, etc..... do' so poorly??

G..... why, in the last 2 yrs or so, has the U-2, started to break inlast than 100 swings???? Could it be that our beloved bat... is made in CHINA?? OUT SOURCHING??

MIKEN, WORTH, RAWLING, ETC.... r these bats now, made in CHINA???? I just got a Worth M-7, yes.... made in CHINA...A BIGGER PROFIT??

MIKEN bat bags r made in CHINA!!! What else??

SO... HAPPY...The STONEMAN Say.... what?? WHAT is THE "REAL' ANSWER!1
July 2, 2007
Rod Sweet
Men's 70
53 posts
Stoneman, if you ever run for any office, you have my vote.
The more I read your post the more I understand them.
Enjoy you day.
July 2, 2007
DesertGuy
Men's 60
224 posts
I can see it now, like a 1960's campaign bumper sticker for you two: "It's SWEET to Vote STONED"
July 2, 2007
Hit the gap
Men's 60
146 posts
We already have a guy in that Whitehouse that butchers the english language. Do we really want another? LOL. Keep the posts coming Stoneman. I love them.
July 2, 2007
Walkoff
8 posts
Butchering the english language in not near a bad and getting a bj while on watch!
July 2, 2007
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
SORRY GUYS: But, I have been look' @ my ball equipment. My Puma Shoes... made in China. My Miken Bats, NRG Ball, Shirts, Hats, Glove (Rawling / Miken), made in China. My shin guards,... made in China. DECKER, DUDLEY, WORTH, & TRUMP Balls,... made in China. Even my WORTH Bats,... made in China.

My MIZUNO, 9 spikes,... made in China. My MIZUNO ball pants... made in Thailand. Well.... who, missed up on that?

@ least my TOP FLITE T XL 3000s, r made in the U S A.

Great weather.... 114 in the shade... The STONEMAN
July 2, 2007
MaverickAH
59 posts
Stoneman: Don't get me wrong. I'm in total agreement with you on the humanitarian issue. It's just not as simple as going in there & ending the turmoil. China is the #1 consumer of Sudanese oil. If we or the UN go in there & disrupt their oil supply what do you think will happen next? Let's just suffice to say that it wouldn't be pretty & the affects would be world-wide.

As far as not buying anything made in China goes I am in complete agreement with you! Unfortunately that may make purchasing a lot of things very expensive or impossible. If you want to help in your softball related purchases then bo back to using alloy bats or those made in Canada. You may have to make a choice of whether you want ultimate perfomance or whether you want to maintain your personal ethics.

The real answer? Well,,,,,,,,, Support & vote for candidate who agree with you......... Practice what you preach in your purchasing habits......... Advocate alternative fuel sources........ Support companies using non-union emplyees......... I am purposely over simplifying the point but you get the idea.

(BTW...... Just to keep the record straight. Mizuno is & always has been a Japanese corporation.)
July 2, 2007
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
MAVERICK AH: Try read' material written by "The Union of Concern Scientist". Several members on the MANHATTAN PROJECT, got together & wrote about Energy.

1) Jimmy Carter, in mid-70's, started the Renewable Energy Progam.
2) Rotten Regan, in early 1980's, stopped this Energy / Tax Break Policy.
3) Cost of oil was @ around $34 per barrel, in the 80's. The Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, dropped the cost of oil to the U S down to $14 per barrel. THINK.....!!!!
4) U S Corp, spent $892 m, in a 4-6 yr period (Tax breaks), for RESEARCH.
5) 1st planes to fly W/ the USE of Renewable Energy, X-15, X-59, & SX-71, in 1954-59.
6) What happen in D. C., on 11/11/04?? The 1st Service Station in the U S, open that sold RENEWABLE ENERGY.
7) Who killed the ELECTRIC CAR? Why, no new Nuclear Power Plants started in 30 yrs or so??

MIZUNO-- my point was that even the Japanese, have some of their produced made in China, etc.

Funny, how a small mine, gets lost sooo..... E-Z. NICE POST. But, the World "POWERS", again will stand by & watch this GENOCIDE.

THANKS.. Have a great Week...The STONEMAN, so windy.
July 3, 2007
DMac
Men's 60
186 posts
I had no idea that so much of our softball equipment was made in China. I have been happy with my American glove and Japanese bat but I have had so much fun playing with my Chinese wife that I will be sure to try some of their other products. Thanks for the heads up.
July 3, 2007
FreshFish
32 posts
My bats and gloves were made in USA...I'll hit your balls !
July 3, 2007
Gary Heifner
248 posts
Kelly's sports has the original U2 with a normal handle for $199 each, I thought the footnote was interesting in the ad to NOT use this bat for batting practice. I hope the composite material and connstruction is the original formula.
July 4, 2007
Hotrod
Men's 55
9 posts
Whyizzit a few months ago I couldn't find an Ultra II and now everyone sas they're available?
July 5, 2007
bashbro1
Men's 60
266 posts
DMac, you're killing bashbro1 here in Kent, WA. So, let me get this straight...you're “balls” were made in American and your “wife” was made in China? That sounds like a pretty darn hot combination!!

Bashbro1 (Playing out of Kent, WA Ruth 60's Major+)
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