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Feb. 21, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
876 posts
Reebok News
I wanted to share some Reebok Melee Legend news with you. As of today, over 2,500 bats have been shipped. The demand for the Melee well surpassed expectations and fewer bats were shipped to us than we expected. Some did not get their bats in a timely manner but 1,600 bats will be in stock by mid March so delays will be a thing of the past. If you have not yet received your bat, call me, I will respond.

With regard to bat replacements, I am told that every bat has been replaced but three. Research & development discovered they were shaved. Your bats should be on the way. I hope the wait will be worthwhile.

As it continues to warm up around the country, I am hearing more and more positive reports about the Melee.

The Classic Spring Training Softball Camp just ended Sunday in Jacksonville. It was once again, a success. In the Home run contest, 8 of the 9 senior competitors swung a Reebok Melee Legend. Two Ultra II's broke over the week-end. No broken Melee's.

Let me say "Thanks" for working with me. If I have been helpful to you, please tell a friend.

Ed Andrews
Reebok Melee Legend Independent Rep
(970) 728-3144/ 729-3145
Feb. 21, 2011
canIjack
Men's 60
322 posts
Ed,
NOW THATíS WHAT I'M TALKIN ABOUT, I'll be looking for my replacement in the mail. Ed, youíre a man of his word. Tell Lee for me, Thanks. Also, What DUMB f_ _k would send in a shaved bat?
Feb. 21, 2011
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Too bad they don't let it be known who the shaved bats were owned by.
Feb. 21, 2011
John27
Men's 50
32 posts
Ed,
Thanks for the update. That is some good news.
Feb. 21, 2011
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
One correction Ed, the winner of the senior hr derby found Saturday morning that his Reebok was cracked. It was replaced by Curt and Lee.
I used my new 28el Reebok in the hr derby and was pleased with its performance. I probably have 50 swings on it now and will only use it in games.
Feb. 21, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
876 posts
Thanks Bruce, what did you feel was the difference in the swing between the balanced and the end load? Guys would like to know this. Ed
Feb. 21, 2011
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
I've never hit the balanced Reebok. I can compare the Reebok el to the U2 though. The U2 swings much quicker. I used a 29 and 30oz U2 about 4 years ago. From there I went to the gray sr combat, a 29el and from there I went to the MM in a 29 and 30el. The Reebok 28el has almost the swing weight as my 29 and 30el MMs.
Feb. 21, 2011
hombre
Men's 60
220 posts
After having heard a lot of negative comments on the Reebok I was a little concerned. After this weekend at the CST, I'm feeling really feeling good about it. I have about 200 hits on my 27 EL and am very pleased with the performance. It has lasted about 50 hits longer than my Miken maxload. I can't wait to get my blue combat broken in so I can compare the too.
Feb. 22, 2011
leftyfalcon
Men's 65
158 posts
Bruce my Reebok 28oz EL arrives today on UPS. Don't plan on hitting with it until the temp. is 75 degrees. I baught the 28 EL blue combat from Mike and my lucky me it's the hottest combat I have. You know me I have all of them.
Feb. 22, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
876 posts
I've been hitting the balanced Melee and will swing the EL Melee shortly to see the difference. The balanced Melee had good pop from the start. The swing on the balanced felt a bit lighter than the U-II so I got a Melee one ounce heavier. Will pass on what I see to be difference between the two. Ed
Feb. 22, 2011
Mario
Men's 50
381 posts
Hey, I'm the one of the seniors that did not use a Reebok in the HR derby at CST. The only reason that I did not use a Reebok is that I don't have one. I am waiting on mine to be delivered. I have hit with the Reebok and can confirm that it will outhit the U2's. If I would have had my Reebok I would have beat big Mike williamson!! HA! HA!
Feb. 22, 2011
Mario
Men's 50
381 posts
Hombre, my 1st Reebok lasted 400 swings. That is more than all the U2's that I broke last year (3). All together I only got 270 swings out of the Mikens.
Feb. 22, 2011
canIjack
Men's 60
322 posts
Hey Guys, the Blue M M Combat is the same bat as the Yellow M M Combat, .Just painted Blue. My BP partner unwrapped both bats the Reebok EL 26oz and the 27 oz Blue M M last week Thursday, His words were at the end of BP. ďthe Reebok EL is hotter but I can't wait to see what the Combat does when itís broken in". Now he wants to sale the Balance 27 Reebok. There is nothing like that Reebok End Load in my opinion. So Ed, The Question about Durability with the End Loaded bats, has that been addressed?

Thanks again Ed,
Kennard
Feb. 22, 2011
Mario
Men's 50
381 posts
Has anyone tried the new Bass Senior bat? I just heard about it over the weekend at CST.
Feb. 22, 2011
hayden
Men's 60
21 posts
I've taken a few swings with my melee 27 balanced and so far been hitting it around 280 ft. I've noticed even with mis hits the ball will jump off the bat. As the weather warms up and I start playing hopefully the bat will continue to perform good. Can't afford to keep replacing Mikens
Feb. 22, 2011
RoyHobbs
15 posts
Does anyone know the actual end load weight of the Reebok? Is it a full ounce or a half ounce?
Feb. 22, 2011
hombre
Men's 60
220 posts
Mario, if you got 400 hits from yours, I figure I'll get about 2,000. In fact, it may outlast me.
Feb. 22, 2011
leroy28
Men's 50
23 posts
Come on mario. I couldn't have hit all those homeruns without you pitching to me. lol. You shouldn't pitch so good.
Feb. 23, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
876 posts
Kennard, I am told that is the case. Hope you are liking your Melee and glad to help out.

Roy, I have a chart somewhere that gives that information and will track it down. send me an email off this thread and I'll send you info. ed@ewandrews.com
Feb. 23, 2011
John27
Men's 50
32 posts
I'm happy, I received my replacement bat today.
Feb. 23, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
876 posts
IMPORTANT NEWS: High performance composite bats should not be hit in cool/cold temps. This is true for most. Please refrain from hitting in cold climates and from hitting cold hard balls. I talked to someone today in Michigan who said to be careful when hitting indoors. This is designed only to be helpful and nothing else. Ed
Feb. 24, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
876 posts
Getting more calls from people who are receiving their bats. It is nice to hear from happy people.
Feb. 25, 2011
JamesLG
303 posts

i bought a 28oz EL from surf88 and it took a while to get here but he kept giving me updates and i respected that. Kurt Hollis even sent me an email when it was shipped. i have not hit it yet but like the feel and weight. I usually swing a 29 or 30oz black U2 and this Reebok feels as heavy.
surf did a good job for me that is all I can say now we will see how the bat is if it ever warms up here in Washington state.
Thanks:
James
Feb. 26, 2011
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
JamesLG, you're right about the feel of the 28el. They have the same swing weight as my Combat MM 29el.
Feb. 26, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
876 posts
Thanks James. Hope you get performance and enjoyment from your bat. Surf
Feb. 26, 2011
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
Mario you beat my Freak plus to death............I hit that bat for 5yrs before you and Big Phil got a hold of it. It finally gave up the ghost at BP in 2010. Just got the 2011 Freak+ players model and it has a yrs. warranty. It seems to be hotter out of the wrapper than the black one. Got a 30oz you can try when we start hittin outdoors. A HR is a HR whether it's 330ft or 350ft.......Gary S (BL) #44
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