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Discussion: Combat Lady Virus bat - any one use this bat?

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Dec. 14, 2007
snowed-in_new_yorker
Men's 50
15 posts
Combat Lady Virus bat - any one use this bat?
Has anyone out there used this bat? I understand that the Combat lady-Virus has alot of pop. I was told it has a better performance than its brother the "Anti-Virus".
It is ASA approved, 11" barrel, only comes in a balanced weight and a length of 33". Model # VIRSP3

I need a new bat for my ASA leaques so i am looking like everyone else. HELP!! thanks & merry xmas to all!
Dec. 14, 2007
stattad
Men's 65
168 posts
I have heard the same thing here in California. Will be interested in people's experiences with this bat.
Dec. 14, 2007
the wood
1085 posts
I have not used it personally but it seems to be 'made for a woman but strong enough for a man'. I did see a few guys using it in MN this past August and the ball left the bat very well... speed and distance.
I'm told that this bat is the maroon Senior Combat (11" barrel) that has been porportionately reduced from 34 to 33". Obviously, it is painted differently as well... but it is ASA approved.
BW
Dec. 14, 2007
hitt2
354 posts
Instead of getting the lady virus, you might want to look at the red combat Throttle. One of my teammates has one. I swung it and it has a good feel and the ball will jump on contact. It is ASA approved. I have a combat senior model and now considering purchasing a Throttle.
Dec. 15, 2007
calpops
32 posts
The throttle ? Are you serious, my grand DD had one and what a piece of junk. Single wall, no pop and horrible swing.
Dec. 15, 2007
wagon487
Men's 50
524 posts
Get the LV. I gave up my freak for it.
It just takes a couple of swings to get used to it. The one inch is not a big deal. When I played in FLA in Nov, I used the LV the whole time. Ball jumps of the bat. And has good distance. I got my first one in July, of course everyone laughed, made fun of the girly bat. Since July, I've ordered 15 for friends. Go to softballfans.com, look for Sal. He did have some at a great price.
GET ONE, I have three. It the only thing I swing.
Dec. 15, 2007
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Look into a Rip It Elete Fast Pitch bat, ASA ++
Only problem I know of is that some places do not allow use of a fast pitch bat in slow pitch, so you need to check your playing areas out for that. otherwise a vg choice over the throttle....period.
Dec. 15, 2007
snowed-in_new_yorker
Men's 50
15 posts
thanks all who gave input.

the WOOD -- This "MAROON" senior combat that you mentioned. Is it the Combat B198 B1 98mph ASA Balanced Softball Bat?

ALL - how would you rate these 3 bats in order?

Worth Mutant 98 (is this bat end-loaded or balanced??)
Combat anti-vrus ASA
Easton Helmer ASA
Dec. 16, 2007
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
i haven't used any of the ones you mentioned but heard good things about them all. Consider also, the Worth Mayhems. Have used these.
Dec. 16, 2007
hector
Men's 60
25 posts
I have used the Lady Virus & it will be my ASA bat next year. I highly suggest you give this bat a chance. I had no problem adjusting to the 33" length & I am very impressed with the performance.
Dec. 16, 2007
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
snowed-in.............the maroon Senior Combat is not ASA.
You can find it here by clicking on the COMBAT?Senior Softball Store at the upper right hand side of this page.
Dec. 17, 2007
hitt2
354 posts
Snowed in New Yorker
Cal pop, why would I be kidding? A question was asked and I responded. Youíre entitled to your opinion, Understand I'm not a longballer, but a base & line drive hitter. Every once in a while I homer. So what Iím looking for in a bat may be different from you. I purchase a bat for the way it works for me. I can buy an expensive overpriced bat if I choose. However why have something that going to sit in the garage or become another batting practice bat. If you want a purse buy the LV. There are better quality ASA bats out there.
My bat of choice is a Senior Combat.
I also have swung and like the Worth Launch 510.
Ultra II's, I tend to over swing. I'd like to swing a Juggernaut
Having swung the throttle itís a decent bat for ASA.
In our league we can swing any and every bat. Players allow other players to swing them to help break them in.
Having tried the multitude of bats old and new, price doesn't make a good bat. You swing it and if it works for you so be it.
I carry 4 bats to a tourney 3 are ASA
Worth Asylum (BP bat)
Wicked (short barrel)
Maniac 484 (which is a Miken Freak)
Senior Combat
If I can't get it done with these bats it's time to retire.
Dec. 17, 2007
wagon487
Men's 50
524 posts
better ASA bats than the LV, I don't think so.
I've had the chance to swing most ASA bats out there. Nothing touches the LV. And for around 200, price is great.
Dec. 17, 2007
hitt2
354 posts
Wagon 487
You must play on the east coast or down south. Out west playing from March to November the LV doesn't get much respect.
Dec. 17, 2007
wagon487
Men's 50
524 posts
I do got the east coast thing, Maryland.
It started slow and is building a following.
I know of at least 10 seniors that now have the LV. It's not alot, it a start.
Dec. 17, 2007
MaverickAH
59 posts
Personally I'd hold off on purchasing a LV if I were you. Right now I'd say that it's even money on whether or not it'll stay legal for ASA.
Dec. 20, 2007
snowed-in_new_yorker
Men's 50
15 posts
thanks everone for all the input

has anyone out there used a Demarini JUGGENAUT bat?
I understand that it is ASA approved and is "balanced" (which i am looking for. I read some good write ups on it on the www.batsbatsbats.com webite

MERRY XMAS to all!
Dec. 20, 2007
wagon487
Men's 50
524 posts
if you want balanced, besides the LV and AV, get the og extended (red one)
go to softballfans.com, they have agreat review section
Dec. 20, 2007
AlleninGa
Men's 60
113 posts
I agree with Wagon487, the Extended (red) is a great bat that gets hotter with use. I'm wanting to try the Rip-it Senior. I believe it's ASA approved.
Dec. 20, 2007
the wood
1085 posts
Allen in GA:
If you are looking at the Rip-It Senior (I presume the ASA version), you might be well advised to forego it and look instead at the Rip-It Reaper -ASA. I've had both and believe that you'll like it better.
Your best bet is to try someone else's for 20 swings or so (BP).
:-)
BW
Dec. 20, 2007
AlleninGa
Men's 60
113 posts
Thanks Wood, I'll probably do that. It seems there are a lot good ASA bats and the one to use is the one that feels good to you.
Dec. 20, 2007
wagon487
Men's 50
524 posts
the ript it senior is made by combat. i got one to swing when the freak was "killed off in ASA"
Was swithcing off between the senior and AV, great until I started swing the LV, (which is now my gamer) which all are made by combatt.
Dec. 20, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
Allen, I have a Rit-It Senior ASA you can hit. If the weather cooperates we'll do some bp, otherwise see you at CST!
Dec. 20, 2007
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
sound like Bruce is selling one of the hot 26oz bats he finds that no one else can find. You better jump on that one Allen. If it is half as hot as his Mayham it hot as a firecracker
Dec. 20, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
You might be right Don! Once everyone sees the new ASA regulations on the 98mph specs the price of the older ASA bats will skyrocket!
The Rit-It Senior ASA bat is rumored to be hot "as a firecracker" once broken in.
Jan. 3, 2008
wagon487
Men's 50
524 posts
The Lady is good to go! Not banned, swing away!!!!!
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