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Discussion: SSWC balls

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March 2, 2005
stig 52
Men's 50
46 posts
SSWC balls
I see in the SSWC rules the only ball they will use is the 44 core 375 compression. The best 44 core 375 compression ball when new is at best a poor ball. Most tournament directors will supply one new ball per game and when that is gone they will throw in a used ball that will be a sock. Most Tournament directors will not buy the best 44 core ball but will buy the cheapest. It is better to hit a good ball than a good bat.
March 2, 2005
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
Tom
We played the the SSWC winter world and we has a good 44 core ball. It was in the 50's so the core didn't soften up to bad. People seem to forget that the hotter it gets the softer the ball becomes. the USSSA has a good rule for balls in their tourney. The ball RB uses in his ISSSA was a disgrace to ball companies, they did not last a inning before they was socks and dirty.Our infielders had a hard time picking up the ball off the bats. There is something for people to think about when they talk about safety.
Hope to see you around this year.
Don
March 2, 2005
5-RBIS
Men's 65
12 posts
Let the players decide. Seems when a better ball or bat hits the streets , it's banned by an association without consulting the people it affects most , the players. Deciding policy and defending that decision can be difficult at best. However if that same policy were established by the member teams and their players it becomes their choice and no defense is necessary.
Playing with a 44 core 375 psi ball is fine for some. But in my opinion , if the decision were left to the membership of the SSWC, the preference would be 44-525 or a 47 -525.
Guess my point here is , let the players have some say in the matter , when it comes to what bats and balls we use.
If the SSWC can justify the Ultra II , why not a 47 core ball.
March 2, 2005
5-RBIS
Men's 65
12 posts
Let the players decide. Seems when a better ball or bat hits the streets , it's banned by an association without consulting the people it affects most , the players. Deciding policy and defending that decision can be difficult at best. However if that same policy were established by the member teams and their players it becomes their choice and no defense is necessary.
Playing with a 44 core 375 psi ball is fine for some. But in my opinion , if the decision were left to the membership of the SSWC, the preference would be 44-525 or a 47 -525.
Guess my point here is , let the players have some say in the matter , when it comes to what bats and balls we use.
If the SSWC can justify the Ultra II , why not a 47 core ball.
March 2, 2005
Gary Heifner
248 posts
I have in front of me a ball from the world tourney 60+ in Vegas last year. It is a Trump Stote 44/375. With my U2 and this ball I hit a few out and a bunch of wall shots. It didn't turn into a sock at all. Even the balls grabbed out of the bag when the game ball went out of play, had some pop.
March 2, 2005
Gary Heifner
248 posts
I have in front of me a ball from the world tourney 60+ in Vegas last year. It is a Trump Stote 44/375. With my U2 and this ball I hit a few out and a bunch of wall shots. It didn't turn into a sock at all. Even the balls grabbed out of the bag when the game ball went out of play, had some pop.
March 3, 2005
Bat-Heater
Men's 50
64 posts
jah#4 is correct. It really depends on the weather. At around 60 degrees or cooler, the 44/375 is great to hit.
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