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Discussion: Which Balls do you use for BP

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Nov. 18, 2010
canIjack
Men's 60
321 posts
Which Balls do you use for BP
We have been using 44 cores 375, we are just starting to hit 44 core 400 Dudley’s about 2wks ago and we have cracked about 4 different bats. 3 senior are combats and 1 ASA rate worth. My question is which ball you prefer to hit BP with. We loved the distance, but we paid the price with cracking our BP bats. I swing hard every pitch so I need a durable softball, any Helpful suggestion on the type and core/psi,
Thanks
Kennard
Nov. 18, 2010
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Hey Ken.
BP balls where I live from morning dew
and sprinkers get wet and then heavy
and crack bats.
My solution is getting another more durable bat like a Jeff Hall Worth bat
or Super Freak or J 2 (Demarini) USSSA
bat and don't hit the senior bats
at all in BP.
Nov. 18, 2010
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
When it's wet or cold we try to use the 50cor 125comp bp balls from Annaconda. Its not as fun as hitting the MCT's or other good balls but you don't break as many bats. For me my max with these balls is just a bit over 300'.
einstein is right about using an ASA or utrip bat for bp. Try to find one with close to the same swing weight as your sr bat. A year ago I bought a 2007 Virus for $75 with a years warranty. A couple of weeks ago I bought a 2007 Players Model Virus for $65 with a warrenty. These are my bp bats as well as my Freak Plus.
Nov. 18, 2010
Lefty
Men's 65
464 posts
Bruce I need to move to Atlanta so I can get some good deals on bats. I've got some good Easton bats that hit great in cold weather. But I didn't get them that cheap. See you at the TOC Bruce.
Nov. 18, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
kennard,evil has a bp ball(its a 48 cor i think and about 300 comp,or something to that effect) that goes ok and is supposed to be easier on bats,its orange and white,and also helps in watching spin you get on the ball,like in getting back spin for distance.
i would look for a miken 484 maniac,maybe a easton syn 2 as both of these bats are tanks.if its wet i rarely will bp in that type of conditions,i'll wait for dry conditions.
Nov. 18, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
oh lefty bruce is always getting cheap/free bats,aka cst,:(:(
Nov. 18, 2010
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
Lefty, the deals were on the internet. The last one was on eBay.
You just have to look around.
See you at the TOC.
Bob, you can't say free from CST. I had to buy 60 raffle tickets. Come to think about it $60 in tickets is pretty good for two bats.
Nov. 19, 2010
canIjack
Men's 60
321 posts
Joe, I like hitting hard balls, its the feel, Do you know what I'm talking about?
Mad dog, I have a 30 oz miken 484 Maniac,it a tank, no pop, no feel to it. Hate it! Someone stole my Freak 98. I might have to try the 48core balls.
Nov. 19, 2010
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
I know what you mean, Ken.
The feel of hitting the ball
is telling about the swing
and satisfying as hell.
I cracked a red/black ultra in
less than 20 swings.
Broke my heart and desire
to swing senior bats in BP.
Nov. 19, 2010
canIjack
Men's 60
321 posts
I love to see this OLD guy hit 350+, it addicting. The only time that I don't mine softballs is when I'm working on base hits in the holes. By the way Joe,I may not be coming to LV, Won't know till late tonight. I hope I can get thru the Mountains. A large Strom is heads down here today thru the weekend; I have no chains if it snows. Looks like no forty for me. I was looking forward in seeing my Granddaughter, we’ll see.
Nov. 19, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
kenard keep working on that 484,it will come around in about 500-600 swings :):) well maybe 750.......

that was only the one cst bruce,what about the others that you have won there,i know you have at least 3 from the cst's you have been to....
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