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Discussion: Cracked my new blue combat today

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May 8, 2011
Lefty
Men's 65
505 posts
Cracked my new blue combat today
I got new blue combat from Mike at the TOC. Spider webbed in 10 swings and though that was pretty fast. 75 to a 100 swings later she broke. Temp was 75 and not hard softballs. 375/44cor. Maybe I just baught a bad one from Mike. Don't plan on buying another blue one. My yellow one is still going stong and I've been having it for 2 years.
Joe Lefty Falcon
Wild Bunch Softball
60 Major
Ya'll pass a good time.
May 11, 2011
hitman
Men's 65
309 posts
Lefty,

How can a bat that has been "raved on here" break.
If it had been another brand it would have been assaulted by many.
Just goes to show how perception is always part of the problem.
See you in Pensacola.
BTW the new REEBOK's are not breaking.

The Hitman
May 11, 2011
MurrayW
Men's 50
92 posts
My new Reebok 26 oz end load cracked after 40 swings. 80 degrees with 375/44core balls.
May 11, 2011
hitman
Men's 65
309 posts
Murray,
Hope you sent it back for a return as Reebok has warrantied/replaced all of the early failures because they discoved a manufacturing anomaly on the ones that broke.
Let me correct that except for the ones that were shaved/cut.

The Hitman
May 11, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3958 posts
hitman maybe it is b/c this is a rare occurrence that a combat bat breaks this early.i have owned(and still do) many combats and only had one crap out early(approx 200-300 swings)on me another died of old age(over 1k swings on it).i still have the first one i ever bought(oct 07).i don't use it as much now b/c it is a balanced bat(26 oz) and i have moved to the end-loaded ones,but it still has well over 500 swings on it and shows no sign of letting go.
i think lefty got one of those anomaly's your talking about from combat.
May 11, 2011
MurrayW
Men's 50
92 posts
Hitman,

I sent mine back about 2 weeks ago. Have to wait 30 days for the lone inspector of broken bats to get back from China.
May 11, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3958 posts
good luck murray,hope you can get a return back.
May 11, 2011
smooth01
Men's 50
123 posts
If Mike doesn't reply and make it right (he reads this board), then you know you just as well have bought an Ultra .You don't have to question the performance of Miken,just the durability which you didn't recieve from the Combat.
May 11, 2011
pitcher55
Men's 55
130 posts
i got a blue combat 26 oz end load. it's a dud! my 5 year old easton senergy ASA 98,puts it to shame. since got a rebook,it's HOT!
May 12, 2011
leftyfalcon
Men's 65
158 posts
Mike is working on getting me a RA number. Good guy.
May 12, 2011
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
190 posts
I spoke with Joe and I am handling it. Working on getting it taken care of. Thanks.
Gorilla boy
May 12, 2011
tinman
Men's 50
75 posts
Pitcher55,I have the same bat,do not give up.The bat is as live as anything I have used.I honestly have hundreds of BP swings on it.Very durable!
May 13, 2011
Lefty
Men's 65
505 posts
Mike got me the RA# yesterday. So I'll ship the blue combat today. Hopefully I'll get another thanks to Mike. I guess everyone thinks the Gorilla Boy just sales Combat because they named a bat after him. He works for Andaconda Sports and sales every bat out their. Even the Reebok. He sales all the Senior Bats and if you want to buy one give him a call. Great Guy. By the way I do have a yellow and gray combat an have well over 300 swings with them.

Joe Lefty Falcon
Wild Bunch Softball 60M
Dixie Senior Softball 55M
June 1, 2011
Lefty
Men's 65
505 posts
Looks like it's going to take 1 month to 3 months before I'll find out about the bat. Looks like they are slowing it down. So I can forget about getting me another one. If a new combat cracks your just out of luck. My bad luck I baught one that didn't get that for with hits. Oh well life goes on. ya'll pass a good time. Thanks for trying Mike.
June 1, 2011
GaCMan
86 posts
Bought a blue 26endload from anaconda it broke last sunday somewhere around 200 to 300 swings on it are there any recourses on it like the reebok or are you just out of luck????? The combat took quit a while to start to hit from that time till it broke didn't last very long either!!
June 1, 2011
perly
88 posts
Joe, waiting 1 to 3 months is ridiculous. These bat companies have gotten totally out of hand. Customer service is a thing of the past. The only company that seems to act quickly on a return is Miken. I've sent them two bats, with legit receipts, and they replaced both within two weeks. Hope to you guys in Marietta.

Steve Perlman
Columbus 55's
June 1, 2011
Lefty
Men's 65
505 posts
Steve I guess I want be getting a replacement. As you know I have plenty of the other brands. I'll be playing with the Wild Bunch gang in Marietta. Can't wait to see everyone. I'm starting to get a little more of my guns back sense the op.and that is a good thing.
Joe Lefty Falcon
Wild Bunch Softball 60M
June 2, 2011
mikensoftball
49 posts
Lefty, So you sent the bat off to Combat and have been waiting for at least a month and no response? My bat broke a couple of weeks ago. Thinking about sending it back but???????
June 2, 2011
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
190 posts
Lefty, I do apologize for the incovience. I have not heard that it took that long to get the bat back. I will check into it first thing today and see what I can find out and get back to you. 1 month to 3 months just doesn't sound right but I have heard crazier things. Like I said I will look into it. Thanks.
Gorilla Boy
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