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Discussion: COMBAT BLUE I LOVE IT

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Feb. 19, 2011
ronnie( g)
9 posts
COMBAT BLUE I LOVE IT
I JUST RECEIVED MY COMBAT BLUE YRSTERDAY , AND TOLK IT OUT TO PRACTICE TODAY, EVERYBODY HIT, WITH IT TODAY . ITS A HOT BAT RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. I BOUGHT THE 28 BALLANCED . REAL NICE FELL TO IT. NICE LOOKING BAT , AND I LOVE THE GROVES NEXT TO THE HANDLE. I HIT ABOUT 10 FT FARTHER. AND A TEAM MATE WHO HITS CLOSE TO THE FENCE PUT IT OVER THREE TIMES. EVEN THE WHOMEN THAT PLAY WITH US THAT DOIN'T HIT OUT OF THE INFIELD. WAS DOING SO TODAY. THANK YOU MIKE FOR A GREAT BAT. I RECEIVED THE BAT IN A WEEK . JUST LIKE SAID. I PLAY IN A REC LEAGE IN SEQUIM WA. I GESS I DIDEN'T NOW THAT THIS BAT WAS NOT ASA APROVED . SO I GESS I WILL JUST HAVE TO USE IT IN PRACTICE. UNLESS ANY TEAM IN SEATTLE NEEDS A NOTHER PLAYER, THIS SEASON. IM A GOOD FEILDER, LOTS OF SPEED, CAN HIT FAIR . AND A LEFTY , GOOD AT GOING TO RIGHT FIELD , AND LEFT FIELD. RONNIE(G)
Feb. 19, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
I realize happiness counts for something, but is doing something you could not do before solely because of the bat really something to feel that good about?

Nothing against Ronnie, this is just another example of what is becoming increasingly wrong with the senior game.
Feb. 19, 2011
ronnie( g)
9 posts
YOU NO MIKE, MAYBE YOU BEEN IN THIS GAME TO LONG. AND NEED TO GET OUT. IM 64 YRS YOUNG, JUST RETIRE AND NEEDED SOMETHING . TO DO AND KEEP IN SHAPE.I STARTED PLAYING SOFTBALL LAST YEAR AND I LOVE IT . I LOOK FORWARD TO COMING OUT EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, AND MEET WITH A GREAT BUNCH OF GUYS AND GAILS. AND GUST CAINT WAIT TILL SPRING, WHEN I BROUGHT THIS BAT OUT TO YHE PARK. EVERY ONE USED IT AND FELT GOOD ABOUT THEMSELFS. AND I DOINT SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT. IT KEEPS GREAT CONVERSATION GOING. AND ITS KIND OF NICE TO HAVE DIFERENT BATS. AND SHARE THEM WITH PEOPLE. ALSO IT KEEPS OUR MONEY FLOWING IN THIS COUNTRY WITH DIFERENT BATS.
Feb. 19, 2011
ju25
Men's 55
139 posts
If your topping ASA bats by 10' out of wrapper you will be pleasntly surprised by what that bat will do once broken in.If you keep letting everybody swing it that bat will not last very long. My Combat Original DaBomb outhits my ASA bats by about 20-50'. Hope you find a senior league so you can enjoy it.

Gary19,
Nothing wrong with the senior game at the tournament level. The competition seems to be pretty well balanced in most divisions. Now at the league level can be a different story. Our 50+ league has 5 real good teams and 2 older lower level teams. When we play the lower teams I put away my senior & good USSSA bats for fear of killing some poor soul.
Feb. 19, 2011
ffdonnie
Men's 50
95 posts
ronnie g, now that was a great comeback. Good for you, sir.
Feb. 19, 2011
ju25
Men's 55
139 posts
Good for you Ronnie, thats what it's all about. If your not having fun, why bother. Enjoy your bat.
Feb. 19, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3936 posts
ronnie/ju25 yep thats the way i see it,our senior league does use the ASA bats only b/c of the disparity of age and talent.no need for senior bats there.now for tourneys you need to fight fire with fire,and yes i did hit balls out when i was 20,30,40,50 and now 60..so no change for me still doing it......
Feb. 19, 2011
Pitcherman
Men's 50
40 posts
I picked up a new blue one at the TOC but haven't had the chance to swing it yet. I have the silver and the yellow and love Combats!
Feb. 19, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
"for tourneys you need to fight fire with fire"

mad dog, in theory I agree with you. So the obvious would be to ban the 'fire' for everyone. NO need for special bats if we have to have a bunch of whacky rules to accommodate them.

And you might very well have been hitting them out all your life, but you really haven't seen guys now doing what they weren't back then, and many of them?
Feb. 19, 2011
pitcher55
Men's 55
130 posts
gary,give ronnie a break.it's his 1st year and he's having fun.
i agree with you on the bat thing-BUT do you have to bring it up every freaking time!!!!!
Feb. 20, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
I suppose I can try dropping to every other. :)
Feb. 20, 2011
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
ronnie,
What I am getting ready to say comes from someone who knows and continues to do reveiws and testing on "all" bats that come out. "HE'S A BIG OLE BOY WHO CAN CRUSH THE BALL".
Here is his take on the Miken Red ASA Recoil.....which I have been using for a few years now.( I know where you can still get them, as Miken does not sale them anymore)

"We tested the Miken Recoil ASA (red bat) 28. oz. on a 300 ft. field. Temp was about 75 degrees.Balls used were NRG .375 and .525.
Bat was a little tight out of the wrapper like most ASA bats are. But once it started to really losen up after about 60-70 swings it did break in ,it was really impressive bat !
I'd say it out hit the Freak 98 and the NRG 500.
This is Mikens best ASA produced bat since the original Freak ! It is without a doubt a TOP PERORMER FOR ASA !
Just wanted to share this with you.
Feb. 20, 2011
birdie
Men's 60
683 posts
#6, Have you tried the ASA Spirit bat. I am leaning toward that bat. I have hit the recoil without much luck. I am not a home run hitter. I look for a little pop to get through the infield holes. Thanks Harry
Feb. 20, 2011
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
Harry, I have not tried the ASA Spirit bat. I am not a home run hitter either, but have had great sucess with my Recoil.
Good luck in 2011. Take care.
Feb. 20, 2011
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
#6, Maybe not Hr's but you are a good hitter and fielder as I remember.
Feb. 20, 2011
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
Thanks taits,,,,,,,hope all is well with you my friend.....keep in touch and let me know what the doc tells you on the next visit.
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