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Discussion: Recommendation for balls

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Aug. 13, 2009
missouridave
Men's 55
71 posts
Recommendation for balls
Would someone make a recommendation for a 44 core 375 compression ball to be used in a senior tournament? We get the opportunity to provide our own. Thanks in advance for your support.
Aug. 13, 2009
taits
Men's 65
4357 posts
That is what you see most but not across the board. I've been to one this year where there were white, yellow and three different cor\comps that were used.
Nothing like consistency.
Aug. 13, 2009
missouridave
Men's 55
71 posts
Taits, Do you have a ball you would recommend that is 44 core 375 comp? Thanks.
Aug. 13, 2009
ROOSTER10
Men's 60
91 posts
MISSOURIDAVE
We use the Trump yellow 44/375 ball here in Fl Half Century League for the last 4 or 5 years. Never have a complaint and we tried other brands along the way .I find it even in our hot weather that it is true and the home run hitters do not complain that it is a piece os S##.Most Senior tournaments here use the same.I personally like the ball and recommend it to my friends in other states.My opinion !!
Aug. 13, 2009
taits
Men's 65
4357 posts
Not sure if Roosters ball is a Trump Strote or the Rocks but I believe they are the models that are good.
Baden also makes a Lexum or something that is pretty good but not sure of actual one because they also make some crap. Worth has some also but stay away from Green and Grey nothing less that Gold. Each have differences within that color brand as it were.
Like has been said on here you will find a few within each run of balls that are dogs, but over the percentage is small.
Buyers of large quantities usually can arrange a label to be put on as they wish... My experience was, I have the same exact balls, some with no labels, and or 4 different assn's. You really do not know unless you play with them or get an honest answer from the the one who ordered them... imo
Check the new ball used sometime in the game and take notes on the one used.
Aug. 13, 2009
ROOSTER10
Men's 60
91 posts
taits
It is the Strote 44/375 that we use with a FHC stamp on it.We used I believe a few years ago in the winter nationa at Ft. Myers a Baden ball which stayed hard and was good! I believe it was 44/375 but never saw one again.Certain bats respond to a type of ball better in some cases I noticed.Believe it or not some balls when using single walls bats do more damage than swinging a ultra II.Did this ever happen to anyone else?
Aug. 13, 2009
Lecak
Men's 55
1006 posts
Missouri Dave love the Trump X rock balls their 44/375 really hold up in the heat. We use them in Vegas in the summer and the LVSSA tournaments that is the ball of choice.

Rooster about 4 years ago played in a tournament with temps around 110. The balls were I believe a 40/325 or something to that effect. They felt like bubblegum off the composite bats. We switched to a redline bat and we won the tournament. Funny to see a whole teams sharing a single wall.
Aug. 13, 2009
missouridave
Men's 55
71 posts
Thanks to all for your thoughts.
Aug. 13, 2009
taits
Men's 65
4357 posts
Rooster10
From my experience, that what it may or may not be for some, I'd advise against using metal bats in cold weather. Balls will get harder too. Say below 60-65. Especially Sw bats. Demo's we're the worst back in the late 90's early 2k.
Unless you can warm them up. But you still may cause a wave.
Aug. 13, 2009
DoubleL10
Men's 65
813 posts
We used the Trump Stote Rock MCT yellow ball in Gallatin at the ISA. The ball is feels soft, but it really held up well in the heat. It's the best ball I've used in the last few years (44/375).
Aug. 13, 2009
Lecak
Men's 55
1006 posts
DoubleL10 I think the ball you described is the same one I referenced. Agreed that ball is really fun to hit.
Aug. 13, 2009
Lefty
Men's 65
470 posts
I agree with DoubleL 10 the rock is the best ball we used this year. Just like the ever ready bunny it just keeps on going.
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