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Discussion: Kombat bat by DeBomb

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Dec. 2, 2004
barko34
19 posts
Kombat bat by DeBomb
Anyone know about the legality of this bat for the '05 season? MK39, have you heard anything?

Steve
Dec. 2, 2004
The Pro
81 posts
At this time it is legal and will be legal in 2005 in all Associations except ASA.
Dec. 2, 2004
barko34
19 posts
The Pro
Thanks for the reply, but don't all the associations (except USSSA and SSWS) use the ASA banned bat list?
Just wondering.

Steve
Dec. 2, 2004
barko34
19 posts

Sorry. Meant to type SSWC.
Dec. 2, 2004
Walk
192 posts
barko34,
The ASA, SSWS, ISF, and ISSA use the ASA rules all the rest use either the NSA, USSSA, or 1.20 rules. The Combat is legal in everything but the ASA.

It should be legal in the ISF since the ISF goes by the 1.20 but the person who runs that world decided (at least last year) to follow the ASA bat standards instead of the ISF bat standards.
Walk
Dec. 2, 2004
MK39
Men's 50
333 posts
barko34:
I have hit the bat and here are my findings.

1. Paint chipped off of most of the middle of the barrel within 100 swings. The stamps that make it legal ( 1.20 ) were no longer there.

2. The bat cracked severly on it's 290th hit.

3. The bat broke in aroung 100 hits and got hot. The first 100 hits felt like a hard composite bat but still had decent pop.

4. I believe this bat will have to be changed to increase the durabilty otherwise Combat will have way to many returns.

5. We are not going to be offering the bat until we see what changes and how it affects both performance and durability.

6. The Miken Freak Plus is still the best USSSSA 1.2 bat . Only problem for Senior guys is that Miken still wont sign with NSA, neither will Wilson/DeMarini so there new bats like the Freak plus and the Evo will be good for USSSA but not for NSA or SPA.
JMHO
Hope that helps.
Thanks Mike Kelly
Kelly's Sports 50+
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