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Discussion: new bat

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Oct. 9, 2007
SOFTBALLGRAMPS
Men's 55
98 posts
new bat
Can someone tell me if it is a good idea to take a new ultra 2 with only 20 swings, to the batting cages ?
Oct. 9, 2007
pmack
2 posts
i would never use it in a cage,
Oct. 9, 2007
SOFTBALLGRAMPS
Men's 55
98 posts
Thanks, someone said i should take it to the cages, but i remember someone on here saying the same thing you said
Oct. 9, 2007
floo56
Men's 50
37 posts
This bat only requires a minimum amount of swings to break in...please no cages. Aloha, Fabe
Oct. 9, 2007
Gary Heifner
248 posts
cage balls can be very hard and hurt the bat. If you do hit it in a cage swing easy. I think the key to a proper beak-in is make sure you rotate it about 1/4 turn after each hit.
Oct. 9, 2007
pete88
Men's 50
46 posts
I always use a neoprene bat sleeve for hitting practice balls.(you can find these at softball.com) Seems like it would give the bat longevity. Recently I purchased some soft training balls made by Easton. Though the ball doesn't have the same pop, you still can tell if you hit it well. Has anyone else tried these? You could hit hundreds of these without harming your bats.
Oct. 10, 2007
AlleninGa
Men's 60
113 posts
Pete88, I have not tried the sleeve but it sounds interesting. Gramps, "NO BATTING CAGE" is pretty much the consensus of opinion. Althought the bat is has good pop out of the wrapper, it improves noticebly after 100 to 200 swings. That's the scoop I received and I found it to be true in my case. You will love the bat. Gary's right, rotate the bat.
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