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Discussion: Yellow MM Combat

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Feb. 17, 2012
sdsharksbb
37 posts
Yellow MM Combat
Why is the combat yellow MM not being manufactured anymore? If the answer is the Blue MM is the same as the Yellow just painted blue, which its not, why not keep manufactoring the yellow combat?

Why change something that works, if its not broken!

SDSHARKSBB
Feb. 18, 2012
tinman
Men's 50
75 posts
What is the difference?I think they perform the same but I would buy the yellow color over the blue.
Feb. 18, 2012
sdsharksbb
37 posts
My point...no more yellow MM combats and the yellow performs better.

If you know where i can get the yellow MM combat let me know.

I have owned and hit both.
Feb. 28, 2012
Bull3131
Men's 50
14 posts
I agree the yellow performs better we had one yellow and two blues on our team. Both blues have broken where the yellow lasted the entire season and is still performing great.
Feb. 28, 2012
fathertime35
5 posts
I bought a yellow MM Combat when they first came out. I've used it in batting
practice and all kinds of weather. I used it in the T.O.C this year in cold
weather. It's a great bat. My teammate just bought a blue Combat and he really
likes it.
March 1, 2012
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
186 posts
Anaconda changed the color of the bat because they actually change the logo a little bit. They also had to have the 1.21 Stamp on there. So they decided to change colors. The bat is the same make up as the Yellow MM. From my knowlegde that it is the same bat. I don't think Combat would make a bat different and not tell anyone. So as far as I know and I have hit both bats it is the same as the Yellow MM. The only thing we did different was not make a 10 inch barrel again. Good luck to all senior softball players this year. I hope to see you somewhere on the road at one of the SSUSA events.
Gorilla Boy

March 1, 2012
rightrj1
Men's 55
208 posts
Mr Gorilla Boy......I've had 3 yellow MM & 2 blues (still have the blue one, their my BP bats now) I purchase the Blues MM thinking that I would get the SAME performance that the yellow had...

Sorry Combat, but they are NO WAY the same BAT! The Yellow MM out lasts & out performs the blue at EVERY level......(I'm a big Combat Fan)

Something in production changed, I don't know what test were done to say it's the same bat cause it's NOT!

Combat? IMO really took a step back when they came out with the Blue.....It reminds me of That Lady you always wanted to get with & once you did her stuff wasn't any good....lol
March 1, 2012
sdsharksbb
37 posts
Gorilla Boy

I agree, it's like the yellow combat was a test to show that it was a hot bat and by the way cost more to make so then they changed the color to blue added the 1.21 stamp and manufactured it as the same bat but blue and cost a whole lot cheaper to make but tells us that it's the same bat which it isn't!

Why would combat change a very hot and very popular bat!

Same thing happens when professional teams change their uniforms in midsream so the new ones are newer and everybody has to have the new ones.

It's all about money guys.

Shark
March 2, 2012
sdsharksbb
37 posts
Well I got my new combat. The New White short barrel Centenarian from Canada.

Hit with it today and WOW what a bat right out of the wrapper and i'm not a rep!

Imagine that.

I know combats take a while to break in but this bat seems hot out of the wrapper.

I'm a combat guy just didn't like what they did with the yellow MM and what they said about it's performance compared to the blue combat.

Shark

March 2, 2012
Qnine
Men's 50
17 posts
Shark Your new white 10 inch Centenarian is it endload Fulload like the yellow MM was
March 2, 2012
hombre
Men's 60
220 posts
I'm in agreement with you guys. I've had four yellow Combats. The first was the best bat that I've ever had, possibly with the exception of my first ASA stamped UltraII. The next three were not as good. My only blue Combat took longer to break in and didn't last as long as the yellows. It didn't seem to perform as well either. Something was changed.

Qnine, I ordered one of the white 10" Centenarians last Monday. After reading what you've had to say, I'm really excited. I just hope that I can find a sweet spot on a 10" barrel. I have trouble with the 13" barrels. LOL
March 2, 2012
Captain Marauder
Men's 65
67 posts
Hombre
Where did you order from, who is the rep, and what is the price. I live in BC Canada , do these white bats come from Alberta or Ontario. Let me know as I would like to order one.
March 3, 2012
batter4u
Men's 65
76 posts
Hombre,,, a couple of us down here in AZ would also like to check these white 10" centenarians out. If they are anything like the red combat's with the 10" barrels, they will match up with any senior bat.
March 3, 2012
Lefty
Men's 65
477 posts
I'd love to get one. 28oz. I hope Combat desides to come with it soon at stores. I heard they just made few to see if enough guys would buy the 10" White senior bat.
March 3, 2012
Captain Marauder
Men's 65
67 posts
Hey Shark
Where did you get your White 10 inch Combat from, would like to order one
thanks
March 3, 2012
sdsharksbb
37 posts
I got it from the Rep. His name is Kevin Schullstrom I think he is in New York by way of combat in Ottawa.

It's a full loaded (balanced) bat.

$190.00 including shipping charges which is higher from Canada to So Cal where i'm from.

His number is 845-532-2668. He has talked about this bat and his email address and phone number was lis
ted on message board.

Shark
March 3, 2012
armiho211
Men's 70
410 posts
got a friend that has a yellow combat he might be willing to sell, just has a few dirt scratches. 30 oz. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, email me, i can put you in touch with him, you boys work out the price. ft. worth area. my email: flarmijo@sbcglobal.net
March 3, 2012
hombre
Men's 60
220 posts
I ordered mine from Kevin also. 845-532-2668. I was so excited that I didn't ask about the price. The answer to your question, no, I'm not too smart. LOL
March 4, 2012
Qnine
Men's 50
17 posts
Shark I know Kevin I hope He is in Good Health.But isn't full loaded bat mean all the weight at the end of the bat. look on the nob if has ba itis balance if el it is end load if fl itis full load .Hard ot balance a 10 inch barrel .
March 5, 2012
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
186 posts
If the bat has a 10 inch barrel then I would think the bat is endloaded. That is the whole purpose of the 10 inch barrel. With a shorter barrel and a nice endload once you get the bat going the bat will do the rest of the work. Don't try and overswing. Just let the bat do the work.
Gorilla Boy
March 5, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
395 posts
QUESTION -

Does an end-loaded bat break easier than a balanced
because of the weight out past the point of contact
causing more pressure at the contact point?
March 5, 2012
sdsharksbb
37 posts
My New White short barrel Centenarian has a FL on the knob.

But i was told its end loaded?

Might be mistaken.

Gorilla boy you should know this and what you just said makes sense, BUT?

I guess I could call Kevin.

Shark
March 5, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2663 posts
FL means full load, end loaded.
At one time Combat used EL, FL and EEL. I believe EL and FL are the same-endload.
EEL is extreme or extra endload.
Kevin will know.
March 5, 2012
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
186 posts
Lets put it this way. I really don't thik there is that much of an end load in any of he bats. Yes all three basically mean the same thing. Fully Loaded, End Loaded or Extra endloaded. EEL, how much more can they put it in it to make it an extra endload. Actually I believe it will make the bat break quicker with more weight in the end. But that is because of the energy that is created when swinging an endloaded bat. I can tell you this, I myself have tried different things with these composite bats.

I had one bat (Yellow MM) where I replaced the plug with a plug that made the bat weigh 33.5 oz. I also had a grey one I added weight to it to make it a 32 oz. As I have always stated before, your swing is what breaks bats. Some people can swing all day and not break nothing, and then someone can take one cut on the same bat and blow it up. Now I know I am not supposed to be swinging these heavy of bats because it is illegal, what do I care, I am 56 years old. I want to swing something with some ass in the end of the bat. I myself have a swing where I very seldom break bats.

Just to prove a point I let one person use both bats at a homerun derby later that year and he blew both of them up in l;ike 10 swings. Now he had a hard time swinging them but his swing was the same as it always is. He hits the ball dead nuts.

So to answer Crusher's question will an endloaded bat break faster, it all depends on your swing. The majority of the 10 inch barrel bats have 1.5 ounces or 2 ounces in it. You can ask Kevin on that one becase he might know exactley. I hope this will help.
Gorilla Boy
March 5, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
395 posts
Gorilla Boy,
Yes it helps, thanks for the answer.
I like the feel of a balanced swing, so, it is best if I stay with a balanced.
Again Thanks.
C
March 7, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
442 posts
Gorilla Boy,
I am intrigued by your statement that different swings break or don't break bats. Why does your very powerful swing not break bats? What kind of swing breaks bats and what does hits the ball dead nuts mean?
HL
(I bought by yellow MM from u on the field)
March 7, 2012
Super V 10
Men's 50
70 posts
Gorilla boy is right, you will break more bats if you hit the ball square.
if you cut the ball you will break less bats. shorter the barrel, the more endload.

Dave
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