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Discussion: Which Miken is the most durable? Red Gray or Black

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April 4, 2011
Batbreaker
Men's 50
79 posts
Which Miken is the most durable? Red Gray or Black
I have a Red Miken which I broke in the first tournament I played in this year. Has anyone had better luck with gray miken? I tried the black one and didnt like the balanced model as well as the end load. I might try a different Mfg. if there is significant difference in durability. If all Mikens are the same I am not going to be able to afford this activity very long!!!
April 4, 2011
JMJIT
Men's 60
35 posts
i have been using the Gray one for 3 yrs i am about 5.8 195 lbs... Still going strong
April 4, 2011
Mario
Men's 50
372 posts
I just started playing senior ball last year and broke 4 mikens. I never got more than 150 swings on any of them. 3 red and 1 black. Never bought a gray one. I now swing 1 of the new Reebok Senior Melee's. I'm on my 2nd one, only because I used my first one in batting practice, but I still got right at 400 swings out of it. And I think its just as hot as the red mikens.
April 4, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
mario you would break telephone pole if ya swung it.....LOL....
HOW IS IT GOING BIGGEN....
April 4, 2011
wagon487
Men's 50
522 posts
one word, COMBAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
great durablitity and pop!
April 4, 2011
Super V 10
Men's 50
69 posts
The one that is a maxload will crack before a balance bat. because of the endload. my 2C
April 7, 2011
canIjack
Men's 60
321 posts
If itís Miken that youíre looking for, then the Miken Ultra II Legacy Senior softball bat, its color is Silver and Black. It has the pop of an old Miken Freak. Itís a very durable bat.
April 7, 2011
Mario
Men's 50
372 posts
mad dog - things are all good for me. Had a great winter of working out and I am ready to start playing. We were supposed to play this weekend but it got cancelled. How are things with you?
April 8, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
everything going ok mario,we just played our first tourney this past weekend,except for TOC in feb.have fun and stay safe......
April 8, 2011
Homer Simpson
Men's 55
17 posts
I have a a grey Miken that I only use in games and tournaments. I used it in 55 to 60 degree weather. I am 6 feet 200lbs. It is going strong so far after about 400 swings.
April 8, 2011
titanhd
Men's 50
328 posts
Superv10.You are entitled to your opinion,but your endload theory is "poppycock". Combat endloads don't break any more frequently than the balance models why should Mikens? I do agree that the Red Miken is less durable but,not because of the endload.
April 8, 2011
Super V 10
Men's 50
69 posts
titanhd, so you think the maxload and the black u2 have different shells?
April 9, 2011
tinman
Men's 50
75 posts
I bought 3 26oz endloaded and all are in the garbage.Hit bombs but they seem to brake quickly.My teammates have experienced the same.
April 10, 2011
Q19
Men's 55
45 posts
Had all three (Balanced (Black), Slightly endloaded (Gray), & Max endloaded (Red)) at one time. At 5'10" 190 lbs., got plenty of use out of the BLACK one, less than 100 swings on the GRAY before it broke, and still have the RED one cause I hardly use it. Teammate of mine almost snapped his in half and he definitely had less than 100 swings. Have a new BLACK one, with the new Blue COMBAT and the new WORTH Toxic XXX and just ordered the COMBAT Centenarian.
April 17, 2011
Ernies 53
Men's 50
23 posts
No more mikens for me until they can figure out their durability issues, 56 swings on the black miken and its now in the trash!
April 17, 2011
paul0784
Men's 60
128 posts
Not real sure, we as a team broke 5 Mikens in AZ (2) grey, (2) red, and (1) black. So not real sure on that one.
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