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Discussion: Need some bat help ?

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Jan. 6, 2008
desertpride
4 posts
Need some bat help ?
Just getting back to the game. Age 60 and joined a league here in Az. Not a good hitter and looking to get a bat. Oh my word the choice of bats is mind spinning.
What is the best bang for the buck ?
It must be ASA.
Jan. 6, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4359 posts
Try to find out which balls they will be using. (core and comp).
There are a lot of post on here relating to both bats and balls. We all have our own preferences.
Jan. 6, 2008
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
Find one that is comfortable for you and feels good in your hands and that is the one for you. Unless you are a 350' home run hitter it really doesn't make any difference.
Jan. 6, 2008
desertpride
4 posts
350 ? Would that be in feet or inchs. I will ask around, we start up on Tuesday. We use 44/375 balls.
Thank you for the help.
Jan. 6, 2008
desertpride
4 posts
Also, what about this new ASA compostie thing. How long will I be able to use a current model. Some of the guys said the current bats are grandfathered in but for how long ?
Jan. 6, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4359 posts
Like Fred said, it needs to be comfortable. But I have only played at a few of parks where there were fences over 300. I have seen many BLD's with 306 fields and 35 foot walls though. You can also go to ASA's site and look at the 4 pages of bats that are not legal. This might solve some is it good or not here issues. But experience dictates that todays useable asa bats may not be tomorrow.
The RocketTech CK that was mentioned in posts here, are good bats, As are the Techzilla and regular RocketTech for those balls.
Jan. 6, 2008
desertpride
4 posts
Thanks for the advice. Had a chance to hit some different bats today and decided on a bat. It is called the Reaper and felt good and seemed to be a good deal.
Really enjoy the talk here on the board and respect all of your expertise. Also found out that all the current ASA bats are good till the end of 2009 or so.

thanks again
Jan. 6, 2008
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
DESERTPRIDE: Senior bats:
1) U-11. 2) Senior Combat. 3) DeMi' Juggernaut (Geezer).
4) MIZUNO-- has also, a Senior Bat.

As far as balls?? What brand (Worth / Dudly / Decker)??

From what I have read, players that r not power hitters, should buy a Bat that has FLEX tech'.

U can call Kelly's Ultimate Sports (Anthony) or Anaconda Sports (Kevin S.). These 2 men can help u pick out a good Bat.
ASA BATS...... try 1) Combats Anti-Virus 2) Mizunos Wrath

Good Luck...... The STONEMAN..
Jan. 7, 2008
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
desertpride: Our fences are only 300' but a lot of players insist on bats that will hit 325-350'. Don't ask me why.

For the most part all good bats will hit around the 300' mark. Even at 75 I still hit around the 240-260' mark with my both of my Mutants/WrathII120 and my PST98Z.
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