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Discussion: Difference in OG senior combat and the anaconda newer one

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March 14, 2008
wagon487
Men's 50
516 posts
Difference in OG senior combat and the anaconda newer one
Anyone notice a difference between these two bats?
I can get the orginial without the anaconda sports written on it or the one with anaconda sports on it.
Your thoughts?
Thanks
March 14, 2008
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
You may not be able to use the one without Anaconda written on it. Make sure it has the BPF 1.20 on it.
March 14, 2008
tattooball
604 posts
The first 300 did not have anaconda sports on them we used graphics that were available to us. Then we put anaconda sports on the rest of the ones.
March 14, 2008
wagon487
Men's 50
516 posts
Trumpball, you work for anaconda?
So all the bats are the same?
March 14, 2008
tattooball
604 posts
All of the gray bats are the exact same exceot for the weight, there is no first batch second batch. Actually the ones without anaconda sports were in a run of 1000 bats the remaining 700 were painted and waited for the grphics to come in.
The red ones have a smaller barrel, other than that they are the same. We are in the process of finishing the new one, it is different and will be out sometime this summer.
March 15, 2008
wagon487
Men's 50
516 posts
Ah, different! In a good way or a bad way?
March 15, 2008
tattooball
604 posts
Wagon,
Is this a trick question? Do you really think that I am trying to make a bat that is worse? The performace of the bats are all about equal as far as senior bats go, so about the only thig you can do is work on durability.
March 15, 2008
wagon487
Men's 50
516 posts
That is good news. I was a little jaded when easton came out the thier 08 extended, it was a POS!
I am a firm believer in combat. 7 of my 9 bats are combat, soon to be 8 out of 10.
March 16, 2008
Norq44
57 posts
Trumpball,
I was talking with Stoneman yesterday about my two red combats. I have previously posted that I have estimated I have at least 750 swings on each of these bats. Stoney came to Florida to visit me because I invited him to come to the Hollis Brothers "Classic Spring Training". While there he got one of the red bats. He broke it already. I hit with him twice a week for years when I lived in Las Vegas, and I have seen him break a hundred bats. I would venture a guess that he breaks 20 for every one that I have broken. I know why that is. He swings the bat harder than me, and he hits the center of the ball often. Anyway, we were talking about my bats, I told him that I have been carefully inspecting them both each time I use them. I have noticed very tiny cracks in the paint running the length of the barrel. Let me stress that these bats have both performed exceedlingly well right out of the wrapper. And they still do. My question to you is should I put them up now and just use them for games?
On another note: I had the opportunity to swing your prototype ( #21) at the Classic Spring Training. I have to say that it was arguably the best bat I have ever had the pleasure of swinging. It will be the next bat that I purchase.
Don Norquist
dnorquist44@bellsouth.net
March 16, 2008
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
Don, I too tried the new Gear prostotype at CST. I'm sure it will be a popular bat with all!
I think that the more you use your sr combats now, the less you will be able to use it in games. (my opinion) So, you make the decision.
March 16, 2008
FreshFish
32 posts
Well it finally happened, I broke my Sr Combat...After three seasons, a bazillion lonnngball hits, intentional walks, it finally colasped...Thanks for the memories Guru, U were correct !
March 16, 2008
tattooball
604 posts
I talked to stoney friday, 2 things he does wrong 1 is he hits the center of the ball all the time. I call guy's like this mashers. He needs to work on hitting the bottom of the ball, it is less damaging to a bat and he will hit the ball farther. The other thing is he is hitting with the sleeve on the bat. I don't know if that matters but he broke 2 miken 585's 1 combat and I think a m75 in the same week, the other bats are far better for durability. So we are trying to figure out if the sleeve has something to do with it also. The small cracks in the paint means it is broken in very well. I don't know what to say about hitting your bat because U've never seen you swing. My bats I generally get over 1000 swings many over 1500, but I don't mash the balls I spin them. 2 I only hit trump .44/375 synthetic softballs so I know they really are .44/375. I never hit old softballs. I change my bp bag in spring right after the thaw, so I get rid of any muddy softballs for the summer. I don't hit my senior bat when it is wet out because the balls will pick up weight.

As for the new bats # 21 and 24 are the two I'm am finishing. 24 you guys did not hit and I sent it to someone else that weekend. They are so close that I didn't want the 2 of them together, you guys would never have picked 1.

Some of the things I am trying to make better is, better durability without loosing performance.
Fix the end caps so they don't come out. It is not a huge problem but some come out.
Bigger sweetspot on the 12 inch and on the 10 inch, well nothing. Dan Lowery hit the new 10 inch and that bat is right where it should be.
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