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Discussion: end caps for combats

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March 16, 2010
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
end caps for combats
is there anyone out there that has some end caps for the 28oz gray balanced combat that would sell me , I keep trying to keep my original Combat in play, but have went thru 3 end caps that have broken when they popped out and now looking for another one, that i can use.So if you have a broken Combat or end caps (must not be cracked )i would like to purchase them, hate to buy another bat when this one is still hot, even though I have had 3 new caps in it. I will pay the postage and anything you want for them, please call me at 812-552-5595 and will give you my address, Thanks, Rabbit

ps- I am not cheap, but really like this bat and cant find anymore , well at least i haven't seen any anywhere
March 16, 2010
tattooball
621 posts
Call 800-327-0074 ext 189, Naomi can give you an RA to send the bat for repair.
March 17, 2010
Paco13
374 posts
Mine came off and somebody on this board recomended Gorilla glue...So I reglued mine, so far so good..only swong 10 times or so...Question for Trumpball, why you just don't fix the problem the first time...Why send it back to you, do it right the first time so the problem is gone. I personally like the Combat better than the U2 but you have to fix the problem.
March 17, 2010
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
Paco13,
That was me that recommended Gorilla Glue........countless swings and it's still on ! Just have to clean the end of the bat real good and follow the instructions.
March 17, 2010
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
Thanks for the tips, I have used Gorilla Glue, and J.B.Weld, Super glue, all works for a while, JB Weld was the best , it holds till you hit one off the end of the bat and that does it again, I am sending it back for the second time today, hopefully it will hold this time when they redo it, The Original Combat grey and balanced it a great bat, hated to put it to rest. Rabbit
March 18, 2010
tattooball
621 posts
The reason I don't fix the problem is because I don't own combat. I have been trying to get it corrected for many years now, remeber I fix the bats at no cost so the time and materials come from my pocket.

The bats are so flexable that when you hit a ball near the end the bat flex's and wants to pump the cap out. The new caps are much better but some still come out. I have had more bats than any of you and none of mine have ever come out. So I just keep fixing them.
March 18, 2010
angus73
Men's 50
97 posts
I want to give trumpball ( kevin ) and naomi @ Anaconda sports props. I had one of my MM senior bat's end cap come loose and they took care of the issue in a timely manor.
March 18, 2010
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
Angus I agree, Kevin has took the time to take care of the problem, and he is and has been good to work with, I have no problems with him or his business and Naomi is very friendly and very helpful also. Thanks, Kevin and Naomi, from Rabbit
March 18, 2010
dj
32 posts
I had this problem and use marine glue, cap stayed on until bat broke, you will need to wait 7 days to use the bat,

dj
March 18, 2010
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
dj,yes i had to fix mine also(MM combat).it was 3m marine glue 5200.i did just as u said,waited at least a week before atempting to use.been using it at least a yr.
March 18, 2010
DMac
Men's 60
186 posts
The 3m 5200 is excellent. If the cap is just loose, be careful removing it. Stick the barrel in hot water and it should come off easily. I sanded both the barrel and cap, applied the glue liberally and gave it two weeks. I have not had any problem since.
March 18, 2010
Rod Sweet
Men's 70
53 posts
If I were to glue the end cap myself, would the bat now become an altered bat???
March 18, 2010
SSUSA Staff
1302 posts
No - An "altered bat" is one that has been modified to enhance performance. This is a repair.
March 19, 2010
DCPete
238 posts
Question for SSUSA staff: why do some umps in some associations disallow the use of any bat that has any rattling inside the barrel?
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