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Discussion: next best bat

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Oct. 10, 2007
SOFTBALLGRAMPS
Men's 55
98 posts
next best bat
just bought a ultra2, i'm looking to buy the next best bat on the market, play mostly ssusa tournament's, can someone help me ?
Oct. 10, 2007
softballer
Men's 55
560 posts
senior combat or the senior asa rip it!
Oct. 10, 2007
SOFTBALLGRAMPS
Men's 55
98 posts
i'm swinging a 29 oz u2, would i buy a 29 oz combat or 28oz ?
Oct. 10, 2007
softballer
Men's 55
560 posts
i would talk to trumpball and see what he says
Oct. 10, 2007
the wood
1085 posts
Senior ASA Rip It? I had 2 of them... aside from durability, I thought that they sucked. I also have the ASA Reaper, which I find to be a bit better.
But, IMO, the next best bats to the U2 are the Senior combat and the Worth Launch. I see a lot of guys using either of them in lieu of the U2 but I see no one, absolutely no one, using the ASA Rip It or Reaper when the hotter bats are allowed.
I know that many guys have said the Yellow Rip It Elite is real good but it isn't legal in senior ball.
BW
Oct. 10, 2007
azsenior
92 posts
Letís be fair. The senior ASA model is not in the same league as the SSUSA bats and it is designed for the rec lever senior players. It has a soft swing and is very balanced. Many of our rec players love the bat. The Reaper is end loaded and is harder to swing but is still an ASA level bat. The yellow senior is in the process of getting a make over and will be legal with the 1.20 stamp so legal in SSUSA play based on the info I heard.
Oct. 10, 2007
tattooball
620 posts
If you are swinging a UltraII in a 29 oz you can get a combat in a 29 oz balanced or a 28 oz endload. I would stick with the 29 if you like that weight.
Oct. 10, 2007
Fastsam
Men's 60
55 posts
I have both a combat 28oz. end loaded and a worth launch 28oz. The worth only comes in balanced so far from what I've seen. I like both but the worth sounds much harder almost like a hardball bat. But the combat seems to have more distance.
Sam ODB
Oct. 10, 2007
hitt2
354 posts
SoftballGramps
Everyone loves the UII, however I favor the Combat over the UII. It has good feel and lots of pop. I have Miken 484, which is really a Freak and it doesn't give me the pop like the Combat. If you like the 29 oz. If you want more bat speed and control try a 28oz.
Oct. 11, 2007
tattooball
620 posts
Hit2,
Lighter bats and bat control don't go hand in hand. The lighter bat you swing will generally have less bat control. The heavier the bat is the better it will stay in motion on a even plane.
Nov. 14, 2007
SOFTBALLGRAMPS
Men's 55
98 posts
Thanks guy's, i'm getting a combat,my next question What's the best bats for a local senior league where the u-2's and combat's, etc. are not allowed
Nov. 14, 2007
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Hey guys and you, too, Woody.
Hey Woody.
Welcome to 60 and over.
The Rip it bat Woody referred to was a black
all in one bat Rip it made to fit all occasions.
It takes forever to get it to loosen up
and most people gave up on it.
He wasn't talking about the Yellow bat that
Norcal should be sanctioning this year
which I used for Ken Van Bogaert's home run video
in Seattle this year.
That bat is a monster and better than either Ultra 2 or the Combat.
Rip it is currently working on a "new" senior bat
and when I get a chance to swing it
I'll let everyone know what it's like.
Nov. 14, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
Softball Gramps, what bat rules do you play under? ASA, USSSA?
Nov. 14, 2007
SOFTBALLGRAMPS
Men's 55
98 posts
BruceinGa, I really don't know, I played in Fountain Valley on Thursdays, can someone who play there tell me under what bat rules they play ?
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