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Discussion: New Combat Macenko Model

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Sept. 2, 2008
softball4b
Men's 60
762 posts
New Combat Macenko Model
I am now a firm believer. There is no doubt the bat is really good if not great. I like the smaller barrel, I love the end load. 200 swings and the ball just jumps off the bat. I cannot speak of the durability, which is the reason I bought the bat, but the results to date speak for themselves.
Sept. 2, 2008
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
I know a number of guys now
who like that bat but you, sir,
even at my expense when pitching against you
were destroying the ball at LVSSA.
Way to hit the ball, Mike.
Sept. 2, 2008
softball4b
Men's 60
762 posts
I had a decent weekend, but totally busted on 2 at bats that would made a significant difference in the game at the time.

The best part of the weekend was, my son was there and even he was impressed with the distance on some of the balls. You have gotta like that.
Sept. 2, 2008
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
I am a little confused. How could durability be the reason the bat was bought if you admittedly cannot speak about it. What then were you basing your decision to buy it on?
Sept. 2, 2008
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
You are a true competitor, Mike
as evidenced by you wanting to do everything possible to help your team win.
I feel the same way about not gloving a ground ball I normally get
for a double play in the last inning that would have given us the rings.
Regardless of the support I got from my teammates
I know I let them down.
It must be great for you and your son to see you hit balls
only a small number of seniors are capable of hitting
and experiencing the shock and awe most of experience
when we see you launch one of those missiles.
Sept. 2, 2008
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Then why the need for the special bats?

Better hitting thru technology.
Sept. 2, 2008
softball4b
Men's 60
762 posts
Dirty give me your name and team and I will repsond otherwise........I will be in Phoenix if you want to ask me yourself.
Sept. 2, 2008
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Gary Sommers

Your turn.
Sept. 2, 2008
softball4b
Men's 60
762 posts
What team do you play for?
Sept. 2, 2008
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Local leagues, no tournament team for reasons that should be more than apparent.

Now why are you ducking my question?
Sept. 2, 2008
softball4b
Men's 60
762 posts
When you walk in our shoes then your comments have worth, I have played softball on local, state and national level since I was 19 years old.

You sir are a gadfly. You have no experience yet comment as though you do. You have no stature yet pontificate as though revered. Please find another board where you MAY be appreciated.
Sept. 2, 2008
softballer
Men's 55
560 posts
SO dirty you still swing a wood bat?
Sept. 2, 2008
Wes
Men's 65
311 posts
For the life of me I do not understand why you guys
respond to Dirty----Let him talk to himself
Wes
Sept. 2, 2008
Wes
Men's 65
311 posts
PS I want one of those--where did you get it?????
How much??????
Wes
Sept. 2, 2008
softball4b
Men's 60
762 posts
Now I know you don't play softball on any competitive level, because if you did, you would realize I don't duck anything and probably not a good idea to mention my son in any of your posts..........So for the rest of you reading this post. I broke my original combat earlier this year and went to the U2 becuae i had one in my bag. I called Bruce Walker to ask his opinion on what bat would be suited best for me for the long term. He indicated he had tested the new Macenko model and he thought it was going to hold up really well. I then called Kevin at Anaconda and discussed with him the differences between the 2 existing models and the new Macenko. Based on the opinions of individuals I respect and know to be experts in this area, I elected to try the macenko model. I am not a bat ho and do not change bats everytime the wind blows. I swung an Anderson Techzilla for 3 years after the Miken came out. and only went to the Miken when my hip was so bad I could barely walk. The balanced bat was easier to swing. With tht said, I hope this bat will hold up for 1500 or so swings. Now that the bat is broken in, it is a game time bat only. I never use my game bats in batting practice, that is what I carry a Matrix for. IMHO
Sept. 2, 2008
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
186 posts
You can call me at 330-419-0205. You can call me anytime. If I don't answer please leave me a message. I will respond as soon as possible. This bat does hit bombs. The gear technology helps with the strength and durability of the bat and the sweet spot is also expanded (longer) from the gear tech. Hope this helps.
Mighty Mike
Sept. 2, 2008
Walk
192 posts
Gary,
First you really need to leave Mike's son out of the posts. That is a street I would suggest you don't go down. Mike loves his children very much and loves to have them at the tournaments to watch him play as do most of us. There is nothing better than to hear you child or grand child yell for you. So let that one go.

Second Mike hit with a metal bat and hit it as good as anyone with the composites but as he said he had to go to the newer bats because of a hip problem which he has had replaced and unless you have had that or a knee done then you really don't know anything about the why and wherefor of what guys do to keep playing. I was playing with Mike and we had to force him to switch to the U2 when his hip went bad. He has played in more pain than you will ever know. and pain that would put most people on the sidelines but his love of the game kept him going. So once again let it go this is really not the post for you everyday rants. Which by the way if you notice the bat he used is legal so why should he or anyone use a lesser bat?

Now Mike I heard clear back here in KC how you hit this past weekend. I have seen it many times but I understand it was a impressive show. Nice job my friend. I was hoping to see you at the SSUSA worlds but with the other knee needing replaced and another loop hold being used to keep me from playing I will not be there but I hope to hear you do as well or better in that tournament.
Later
Walk
Sept. 2, 2008
Walk
192 posts
Oh I forgot Might Mike how is it going? I hear you have broke the 500 foot mark again and with the new ASA ball to boot. You are the man bro. I need to call or e-mail you about some stuff and will do so after I get threw these next few weeks of training.
Later
Walk
Sept. 2, 2008
F.O.G.
Men's 40
105 posts
Hey Big Mike...Haven't seen you in a long time. Hope all is well with you and yours.

FOG
O.S. 9
Sept. 2, 2008
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
186 posts
Hey Walk,
You can e-mail or give me a call anytime. Sounds good. To F.O.G. the family is doing good and all is fine. Thanks.
Mike Macenko
Sept. 2, 2008
4x4
Men's 65
597 posts
Pete here - Mike was good enough to get one of the first one's out to me. It has only about 80-100 swings so far but it is shaping up to be a monster (like it's name sake). This bat is so smooth impact wise at 1st you don't think it's been hit well until you sit and watch where the ball comes down. I can't wait until it gets to the 200+ range (which will probably be by Thursday) and let the fun begin.

Mike let us swing some proto-types in February and report back on which felt the best. It looks like they've come up with something special. At that time he was too modest to mention it would be his signature bat.

Anyone that knows me is welcome to take a few cuts with it. It's solid.

Pete 13
Sept. 3, 2008
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
Gorilla Boy, Can you order this bat on the anaconda website ?
Thanks,
Kenny
Sept. 3, 2008
Cognac Lite
Men's 50
32 posts
Walk,

When I read "I heard clear back here in KC.....", I made the assumption it was Bruce Walker (Tippy) as I once called him. If so, drop me a line at coachjefferson22@hotmail.com. I would love to chat with you. It's been years, but I remember the days.
Sept. 3, 2008
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Horace,
Going to the Black World this weekend in Cincinnati?
Drop me a line at: joerinaldi56@yahoo.com
Sept. 3, 2008
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Mike Adair,
Email me at joerinaldi56@yahoo.com
Sept. 4, 2008
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Mitch, serious question here. Do guys really feel that good about hitting a ball further than they ever have when clearly it is the result of someone else's R & D? If I jumped higher than ever before because I used the world's best trampoline should I feel all that good about it?
Sept. 4, 2008
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Sorry, this should have been in the other Combat Macenko bat thread.

I am not saying not to use whatever is available and legal, if others use this equipment no one has to put themselves at a disadvantage. But clearly the distance achieved with the bat, while the batter has to be good as well, is largely attributable to the technology and that should not be forgotten.
Sept. 4, 2008
db14
91 posts
Dirty..... No one human being can continue to remain as backwardly negative or unable to comprehend logic as you . Do you realize that this is the twenty-first century! Technology in sports changes and evolves. Golf no longer uses a feather ball and a stick, Hockey no longer uses wood as the primary material on their sticks, Tennis no longer uses wood rackets, even the wood bat technology has drastically changed etc.etc. Technology as stated evolves as does man (most men)! Those who play those sports ALL have the same opportunity to use the best and latest equipment. Their performance has NOT been artificially enhanced by technology....just changed. Go take your worthless drivel to a Pro sports venue and see what type of responses you get from them. Even the wood bat technology has drastically changed You have every right to an opinion but please admit that you have a ZERO chance of changing the POSITIVE views we seniors have of this game. You are now merely fodder for our comments. You cannot live in your parents house forever. Either man up and play tournaments with us guys (you may find a better understanding) or PLEASE, PLEASE go to another site where you have some chance of changing perspectives.
Sept. 4, 2008
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
I fully realize you guys are very protective and defensive of your small little fiefdom. I just don't think you can comprehend there is a whole world out here of guys who would like to play more tournament ball if it was a better product. If more teams participated. If winning one of the 200 "world" championships really meant something.

Instead you march along in your little society knocking those who know better than to spend good money on a poor product. Ever wonder why, with all the 50+ players out there, so few play in your tournaments? Ever wonder why brackets have to be combined, or cancelled altogether?

By all means do what you want, and maybe you like small turnouts so it gives you that much better of a chance to win the right to buy yourself a ring (now that right there pretty much says it all).
Sept. 4, 2008
DesertDave
Men's 60
74 posts
Dirty,
See if you can find 10 friends to play in one of our tournaments. Come on out and play. Use any bats you like. If the majority of your team honestly doesn't have a good time, I'll pay half your entry fee. Now you have nothing to whine about. Put up or shut up
Dave
Sept. 5, 2008
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Why? I have come, I have seen, and I was a bit disilusioned. A lot of hype, and yes some good quality ball, but with tiny brackets, combined brackets, and worst of all handicaps given to teams in combined bracket, much ado about not as much as I hoped for.

Guys, the proof is in the pudding. Small turnouts, small brackets. Like I said, maybe you like it this way do you have a better chance to get to go and buy yourself a ring.
Sept. 5, 2008
Gekle BUilders
Men's 50
204 posts
Dirty, This will be my last post directed toward your ignorant thoughts on senior softball.We have played in 5 senior tournys this year,Lansing qualifier (6) teams,ISF Salem Va.( 7 ) teams ,Midwest Regional ILL. (13) team,ISA St. Louis (7) teams,LVSSA Las Vegas (7) and looking forward to SSUSA World tourny in Phx. in Oct. with an expected turn out of close to (20) teams.These where not mixed brackets all major teams.I don't know where you get your info from,but obviously it's bad info.Try showing up once in a while and get the facts instead of hear say from another loser like yourself.My next post will be to the staff to ciean this board up and get rid of the dirt(y).
Sept. 5, 2008
floo56
Men's 50
37 posts
Gentlemen,
Please let this person freely express his thoughts! This is American and freedom of speech is important...I have discovered in life that those you talk too much about a certain subject knows little about the intimate parts of the subject.
Dirty, if people enjoy doing what they are doing what drives you to disturb this? I believe anything physically healthy for Seniors is a good thing and better than creating a bunch of couch potatoes!
My fellow softball brothers enjoy this sport, only God knows when we will take our last swing or enjoy our last event...Aloha, Fabe
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