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Discussion: Anyone else swing utrip bats?

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Oct. 14, 2011
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
Anyone else swing utrip bats?
For the past year or so I've been swinging a Freak Plus for the majority of my bp swings, thinking I would save my senior bats for games. I have used my F+ for some games in cooler weather and did use it in Jacksonville a couple of years ago in the Classic Spring Training homerun derby where the temps were in the low 40's. It performs well with great pop. The only drawback is that the sweetspot is somewhat smaller.
When I bought the F+ I tried to find a bat with the same swing weight as my senior bat so the switch to my senior bat would be easier.
This week I bought a Miken Psycho SuperMax that was on sale on Softballfans.com. I went with a 29oz but when it arrived yesterday I found that it weighed 30oz.
The swing weight is 19.5 where the sw of the F+ is 18.4. I guess I should have ordered a 28. Oh well, I'll just have to make do.
What prompted this post was an older one discussing someone that has broken 4 or 5 senior bats in one year. Maybe he should try using a more durable bat in bp, saving the senior bat for only very few bp swings and game swings.
Oct. 14, 2011
FOFO
Men's 50
165 posts
I swing a Original Freak and a Long Haul for league and BP. The only time I use my Senior bats is during tournament games. It certainly makes my senior bats last a lot longer.
Oct. 14, 2011
Webbie25
Men's 60
1956 posts
Hey Bruce-I was one of those with 7 bats in 2 years. The only time I use my U2's in practice is to break them in. You are exactly right on the Freak Pluses. We have to use them in league. Just a slightly smaller sweet spot, but I do not see any noticeable differences in distance or velocity off the bat. With apologies to everyone on the board, I have to agree with Gary19 on this one. When you have to baby and sleep with a bat and check it every time you hit the ball hard, 'Houston, we have a problem!'
Oct. 14, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2617 posts
Plus, keep in mind guys, a 'slightly smaller sweet spot' than a U2 is still a long sweet spot.

That has been my point all along. Today's Utrip bats are plenty lively enough for anyone. And if they aren't, there is always checkers.
Oct. 14, 2011
DoubleL10
Men's 65
811 posts
Bruce, I play in a utrip senior league in OKC. I swing a BJ Fulk Mayhem which I also take with me for BP in Senior events. I had one last year which lasted me a full year. This one is about 8 months old and is still going strong. The bat has plenty of pop and is not that different from the Worth Toxics (Orange - this year - and green - last year) I swing only in Senior events. I only have one new U2 now since I broke 4 in a year a couple of years ago.
Oct. 14, 2011
rfsoftball
Men's 50
52 posts
I swing a Miken FX700 Maxload (27oz) an this bat is hot. I'm the only one on my team that hit with a Utrip bat. I also hit with my Miken Utrip Recoil that is a MONSTER.
Oct. 14, 2011
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
I swear by the Freak+............Bought the blue players model for BP and cold weather.....takes a while to get it goin, but when it does, its pretty sweet.
Oct. 14, 2011
leftyfalcon
Men's 65
158 posts
Bruce go to Direct Sports an buy the $100 free shipping
Easton Synergy SCx2. Mine hits hard liners and hits out just as easy. Takes a little time to break in but for you that is about 2 swings. Easton bats last way longer than other bats. Just takes a little time to break in. I have over 1000 of bp with the one I have. All the utrip Eastons are good bats.
Oct. 14, 2011
Tater50
336 posts
Bruce: I have a Miken 585 that I've had for 3+ years; I swing it continually in BP; I need to check the distance, but I believe it is comparable to the U2. Will check & give a feedback; but it is a tank.

I had a 510 that I had since 07', bought 2 NIW off of Ebay & I broke one @ BP (about 55 degrees) trying to give a good representation to the Columbus 55 team that picked me up. Should have used my 585.

Anyone that has a 30 oz Miken 585 FS (stock) LMK.

Tater50
Oct. 14, 2011
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
Lefty, Pete mentioned that DTE Sports had them for $99. I've never been able to hit an Easton.
T50, SF's had 585's untill recently. you may want to call them. $149 if I remember correctly.
Oct. 14, 2011
Tater50
336 posts
Thanks Bruce
Oct. 15, 2011
king 44
8 posts
I use the green stealth +. This bat has a bigger sweet spot and is very close to the distance of the U2. I have had this bat since it came out and use it year round including cold weather.

I was only able to play 3 tournaments this year and broke 2 U2's.

I also purchased a Miken MV1 for my son and once broke in it hits well.
Oct. 15, 2011
Fabe
Men's 50
209 posts
I swing the Easton Synergy Plus...BP and 14" league..it has open up quite nicely! I like the swing feel better than the Miken Ultra Il. But of course I enjoy swinging Easton products! Aloha, Fabe
Oct. 25, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
862 posts
Bruce, we have a Utrip Vector that a lot of guys tried at our hitting tent in Phoenix. I had not seen one earlier but did hit it a lot all last week and it is a solid bat with excellent performance and cold weather ability. Be well, Ed
Oct. 25, 2011
canIjack
Men's 60
321 posts
Hey Bruce, Ed is so right about the Vector. I used a freak 98 for a while but went to Combat and Reebok USSSA bats since I change from Miken.
I hit BP with both the Combat Virus and the Reebok Vector (last year’s model- blk/blue)for the last 9 months and both are good USSSA bats, But the Vector has more pop than the Virus.JMO
Also my Vector feels like its end loaded.
Sweet spot is about the same. JMO
Oct. 27, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
862 posts
Players bought our ASA and USSSA Vectors in Phoenix for league play, BP, cold weather hitting and a number of guys told me they will be hitting it in Sr. play.
Ed Andrews
970-729-3145
Oct. 27, 2011
PJ3P
Men's 50
68 posts
Bruce, The Supermax bats have a full ounce end load. The Maxload bats have a half ounce which would be more like your Freak Plus. In my opinion you don't want the supermax bats for bp. The Worth Reload bats have a half ounce as well. My 28.5 Titan Reload feels very similar to my 29 EL Combat and thats what I swing in BP.
Oct. 28, 2011
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
That right Pat, I really mis-figured that. I plan on using it for possibly for a NSA or utip tournament.
Oct. 28, 2011
tg69
304 posts
Surff88,you have an email address I could contact you at?
Nov. 2, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
862 posts
TG: Have been out in the woods for a few days. Our Vectors are approved by ASA,USSSA,NSA and ISA. Full year warranty from date of purchase.
ed@ewandrews.com 970.729.3145
Nov. 3, 2011
bluebelly
Men's 65
6 posts
Sold all 6 of my U2s some with ASA stamp. Now use Freak + & Miken Recoil for leagues & tournaments exclusively. Swing Miken Recoil ASA version for my ASA leagues. No durability issues & since all are well broken in they hit just as well as any of the U2s I sold.
Nov. 3, 2011
rfsoftball
Men's 50
52 posts
Bluebelly, I can stand with you about those Miken Recoil. I have a Utrip Recoil an this thing is a MONSTER. Also I have to give my FX700 some love. Today my U2 USA was at the door when I got home. Hope to put some hits on it this weekend.
Nov. 3, 2011
Mario
Men's 50
367 posts
Bruce, I swing the Reebok Melee young kids model from 2010. Anaconda has them on sale for $99. I've had 3 this year, I got 1200 bp swings out of the first one, 1150 out of the second one and I still an swings the third one. For the money that is cheap swings. As far as pop goes, they have as good of pop as any other utrip bat that I have swung. You going to CST this february?
Nov. 7, 2011
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
leftyfalcon...........Amazon has eight 28oz Easton Synergy SCx2 for $62.00 each.
Some 26 and 27 also.
Nov. 7, 2011
leftyfalcon
Men's 65
158 posts
Thanks salio2k. Will check it out.
Nov. 9, 2011
RecMan13
17 posts
Our senior league finally went to usssa bats from asa and I use my old green mayhem that is very hot! I always liked the usssa bats and worth is my weapon of choice when I can't use the senior bats!
Nov. 9, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
862 posts
Guys, I have the ASA/USSSA Reebok Vector-O's.Great bats!
Ed
Nov. 10, 2011
twins25
18 posts
Have 2-Utrip Worth 454's For Sale/1-Resmundo 27oz and 1-Titan 27.5 oz both have less than 50 swings/belong to my son who does not play for a Worth team anymore.Priced to sell/contact me at roncoyote28@sbcglobal.net
Nov. 27, 2011
leftyfalcon
Men's 65
158 posts
salio2k ordered the 28oz SCx2 dismorning for $65 free shipping. I have one that's broke in and hits close to the ultra bats maybe 10 to 20ft shorter. Just takes a little time to brake in but it's worth it to me. I have over 1000 swings of bp with it. Fields like the end loaded reeboks to be. So I use it for bp for tourneys. Thanks again for the info.
Joe Lefty Falcon
Columbus LX #14
Nov. 27, 2011
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
Glad you were able to get one. Can't beat the price. I was always a fan of the original SCX2. I always claimed it to be better than the U2.
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