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Discussion: Senior Boombah Bat

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June 22, 2009
Foothills
Men's 55
76 posts
Senior Boombah Bat
Read on the kids board , that Boombah has a senior bat now . Called them up and they say it is 1.2 compliant . Only $ 140.00 . Orderd one . Can`t go wrong at that price , since senior bats are almost throw aways anyway . If it is any good , they will end up starting a price war in Senior Softball bats . JB
June 23, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
Foothills,
Do you know if this is an ASA bat ?I couldn't find that info on their website.
Thanks...Kenny
June 23, 2009
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Kenny,
I really doubt it, here is a link but it doesn't have any useful info on the web site about most of what they sell. Bat ad only says senior bat, so count on it NOT being ok, for ASA.
http://boombah.com/s.nl/it.A/id.35286/.f
June 23, 2009
hitt2
354 posts
Tait
Called the company and spoke with a staff member. He stated that the bat was 100% composite and that they manufacture the bat. The young man I spoke with stated that his father uses the bat in the league they play in Chi-Town. He stated it good pop just a little less than a UII or combat. He added a very good league bat for seniors that can't use UII or Combats.
Hitts
June 23, 2009
Foothills
Men's 55
76 posts
hitt2---I wonder why they would bother comming out with something not as good as there competition ? Why bother if it isn`t as good . Users would figure it out quick and quit buying the bat . "A little bit less",is a very subjective situation most of the time .
June 23, 2009
hitt2
354 posts
Foothills
The boombah might be putting a focus on ASA senior needs. this company is based in Chicago. From what I've read the mid west and east coast team need ASA bats and this might fit the bill for senior there. Myself I prefer the Combat line of bats for senior. UII's don't work for me.
Hitts
June 23, 2009
SSUSA Staff
1268 posts
Any bat that meets the 1.20 BPF (Bat Performance Factor) standard is eligible for use in SSUSA sanctioned events. To date, the Boombah bats have not met that standard. Some have a designation as BPF: 1.205, which does not meet the standard. We are not aware of the bat's status as an (in)eligible bat with other organizations.
June 23, 2009
Sundevil2
17 posts
The new Boombah senior bat has the 1.20 bpf stamp. I think it hits better than the Combat senior bats.
June 23, 2009
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
hitt2,
That didn't answer the question: Is it an ASA legal bat.
Which is really two questions because there are some ASA SENIOR TOURNAMENTS that allow the "senior" bats, but not all. The tourneys i had through ASA allowed all our bats, but some (many) do not because of city restrictions. So it would depend on where or which city.
Boombah probable didn't tell you either. They sponsor U-trip tournaments which is\are not really Senior tournaments, I'd bet CE Composites is really the maker but under or with the Boombah specs.
June 23, 2009
Sundevil2
17 posts
I don't know to many details. What I do know is the bat is not ASA or USSSA legal. Also the bat is not made by CE or Combat. I know this because I was part of the testing before it was a Boombah bat. As I said before the bat has a great feel and for me and some others a little better performance than the Combats. The U2 is still the best but this comes very close. Mind has well over 1000 hits and is going strong.
June 24, 2009
Sundevil2
17 posts
I don't know to many details. What I do know is the bat is not ASA or USSSA legal. Also the bat is not made by CE or Combat. I know this because I was part of the testing before it was a Boombah bat. As I said before the bat has a great feel and for me and some others a little better performance than the Combats. The U2 is still the best but this comes very close. Mind has well over 1000 hits and is going strong.
June 24, 2009
Foothills
Men's 55
76 posts
Sundevil2--Have one ordered . Will be testing soon . Have used all senior bats extensively . Do not agree with you , that Ultra 11 is still the best . The yellow Combat is as good as any Ultra . The Launch is its equal also . Same bat with a 1 In. longer barrel . I personally swing the Launch over the Ultra , because the flared knob , is more comfortable with the overhand grip . JB
June 24, 2009
hitt2
354 posts
Foothills - Taits
The person I spoke to stated Bombah bat was being used in an ASA league. IF this bat is better that the Combat MM let me know. I doubt it to be so. The launch is a good bat, but they break too quickly. For your type of grip that is a good bat. I wish they offered the flare on the combat MM and grey models. The MM once broke in after about 75 swings I agree is as hot as an UII.
Hitt2
June 24, 2009
Sundevil2
17 posts
As a side note we found the Boombah bat takes about 200 or so hits to break in. Very stiff to start but opens up well. I guess that all the senior bats are close and it comes down to the feel. I like the Boombah feel better than the yellow Combat while other don't. Overall as I said before it hits well and holds up but that is my humble opinion.
June 28, 2009
Gallardo
16 posts
I have hit the senior Boombah. The bat is very stiff out of the wrapper and needs 100-150 swings to open up. The bat is priced very well and it's on par with other senior bats but not an Ultra or Boombah Cannon outlaw bat.
June 29, 2009
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
If it is a Senior bat it would be banned in ASA and Utrip also. If it is like the other Senior bats it will no Assoc approvals on it.
June 29, 2009
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
Here is the link to the bat. As you can see there are no Assoc markings on it that you can see.

http://www.boombah.com/s.nl/it.A/id.35286/.f
June 29, 2009
Sundevil2
17 posts
On the Boombah senior bat the 1.20 bpf stamp can only be seen by a grandchild or micoscope. Don't ask me why they made it so small but it is there.
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