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Discussion: Combat Centenarian Senior Softball Bat. Fully Loaded - durability?

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Nov. 21, 2011
Old Stool
Men's 55
13 posts
Combat Centenarian Senior Softball Bat. Fully Loaded - durability?
Anyone using this bat? How do they compare with the Miken Ultra lines? I keep breaking my Mikens.
Nov. 21, 2011
GaCMan
85 posts
I have one of the FL 26oz mdls, took about 200 to 300 swings before it opened up and started hitting well. Probably has about 4 to 500 swings now and hits very well,I think about as good as any Miken. Don't know how long it will last it's cracked up pretty good but so far I like it. For the money(you can buy one now for 159.00 ebay) it's hard to beat.
Nov. 21, 2011
knobbs7
5 posts
GaCMan, Are you guys playing in the Janaury tourney in Florida?
Nov. 21, 2011
idahoreb
Men's 50
47 posts
Had about 200 swings on mine when the end plug came out and been fighting that. It basically is useless right now because can't keep plug in. Was end load 27.
Nov. 21, 2011
jack_rabbit
Men's 50
1 posts
After having broken 3 Miken Ultra's this season I decided to give the Centenarian a try. The Centenarian is not as hot initially, but as GaCMan states, it really opens up around 300 swings. Mine has around 600 cuts on it and IMO it is at least as hot as any of the Miken's. Several others that I play with have similar results.
Nov. 21, 2011
Old Stool
Men's 55
13 posts
good to know.
Nov. 21, 2011
GaCMan
85 posts
knobbs7,I guess you're talking about the TOC. We probably will not as most of the team that we won with has moved on to the 60s as the Columbus LX. I guess we would have to come back as a team and I don't see that happening, although I would have loved to go play in that one oh well maybe next yr.
Nov. 21, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3922 posts
to me the combat is the way to go for cost effectiveness,it hits the ball good and is fairly durable,compared to all the other senior bats.i have yet to hear one of these breaking before 500 swings,unlike the reeboks,mikens,worths.....
Nov. 21, 2011
5ToolsinOhio
Men's 50
160 posts
I agree with mad dog, have the same thoughts on the combats and like the fact they need some swings before you hear that special sound once there broken in.
Nov. 22, 2011
knobbs7
5 posts
GaCMan, We are not going either. See you at the Classic Spring Training then I Guess. #7 LC from Reality Check.
Nov. 22, 2011
ffdonnie
Men's 50
89 posts
My 2 cents on this bat is they do hit well after breaking in. This does take a little longer then others. But I have seen several (teammates) break before 200 swings. They probably are more durable then some others but they are still "senior" bats.
Nov. 22, 2011
hombre
Men's 60
220 posts
I'd just like to add my voice to the chorus. I get about three times the hits from a combat as I do from the black Ultras. It's been my experience that You can hit them in colder weather, also. They take a little longer to break in and may not have quite as much pop as the Reeboks and Mikens, but if you can't hit them out with a Combat, you should be base hitting.
Nov. 24, 2011
Q19
Men's 50
44 posts
Have a 27 oz. balanced. Broke my black MIKEN Ultra II this year. Second one in two years. In my bag now (2011 WORTH Toxic XXX, 2012 Worth 454, COMBAT Senior Gear, Maroon Short Barrel, Centenarian, REEBOK Melee Legend balanced & end loaded, DEMARINI The One 26 oz., MIKEN Ultra II Maxload, 2012 Ultra II (Made in the USA)). All are SENIOR 27 oz. except as noted. Used the COMBAT Senior Gear last weekend at the Winter Worlds. Usually stay with one bat until it breaks. Probably have about less than 150 swings on the Centenarian. Has POP like the other senior bats in my bag.
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