http://www.seniorsoftballstore.com

 
SIGN IN:   Password     »Sign up

Message board   »Message Board home    »Sign-in or register to get started

Online now: 0 members ; 69 anonymous
Change topic:

Discussion: New Bat Advice

Posted Discussion
Feb. 22, 2012
docswear
Men's 55
97 posts
New Bat Advice
Ok all you bat experts... help me out here. Just broke my Miken Velocit-e over this past weekend and I am in the market for a new bat. I still have my Yellow MM and my orig. gray combat but they, like me, are getting old and fragile. Would love to have the pop of my Miken (please don't lecture me Gary19.. no I don't have any pride and will use the latest technology to go yard if I can)but the durablity of my old Bomb Bat. Considering the Centurion or maybe the new Blue Combat.. Not too interested in the new White Combat (need all the barrel I can get with my weak and inconsistent swing) I prefer an end loaded bat that swings light. So... any ideas from you experts would be helpful.. Push comes to shove I guess I could just pick up another Mikken by ripping off my wife's gambling money but just seeing if anyone out there has a better idea .. I watched a video of you.. Steve Imlay hitting bombs off of you Steve Herd and thought.. hey I'll buy that bat .. but then... Steve Imlay hitting .. he could hit bombs with a toothpick and Steve Herd pitching... I might be even be able to hit a bomb off him... just kidding Steve (Herd).. thanks in advance for any thoughts.. And
.. thinking ahead.. no need to tell me to lay off the donuts, Woodie and E4.. won't happen.

Thanks... docswear AKA Mike
Feb. 22, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Hey, at least you are honest about it. =)
Feb. 22, 2012
Bomber23
48 posts
Wait for the new CORE bat! It'll be worth it.
Feb. 22, 2012
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Richard Head, I thought we had this issue cleared up. Get the new Centurian and be happy once again.
As for the donuts.......I would never tell you to lay off them, only to share them. (Fat chance that'll happen)
PH
Feb. 22, 2012
docswear
Men's 55
97 posts
Bomber23.. tell me about the new CORE bat.. when and who?

Gary19... yes.. honest to a fault

E4/E6.. after getting your advice, thought I would ask someone with knowlege their opinion... and you are always welcome to the crumbs
Feb. 22, 2012
Bomber23
48 posts
docswear, look below at the New Veteran Core bat thread and check all comments by the designer, Bill Gateley, that should give you the info you are looking for. Brand new design.
Feb. 22, 2012
softball4b
Men's 60
762 posts
Mike,

I have 2 Reeboks and when one them breaks I will get a new one. I still swing my yellow combat in BP, but when it comes game time it is the Reebok. I swing the yellow end load. I like my 29, but love my 28. I will probably go to a 30 just for the heck of it. I have had no problem with durability.

Mike Adair
Feb. 22, 2012
neck10
498 posts
get on ebay but a used miken ultra 2 with asa stamps problem solved I have 10 of them doesnt matter wich one I use they all perform & hold up you are going to spend around $200.00 plus frt but you will love it!!!!!!!!
Feb. 22, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2667 posts
I, like softball4b, like the yellow combat and Reebok. I don't have anymore Reebok so I'm using my yellow Combats. My favorite is a 30oz endload, 13". It's on its last leg so when it breaks I'll go with my 10" yellow 30oz. I've also ordered two Centenarians. I may go with them later in the season.
Feb. 22, 2012
SLOBALL1
Men's 50
173 posts
Have a NIW 27 oz. balanced Reebok Melee for free. 170.00 for shipping. I obtained it for a friend who decided that he didn't need another bat.Anyone interested ?

sloball
Feb. 22, 2012
phils57
Men's 50
25 posts
Okay I'll bite...I am interested! What now?
Feb. 22, 2012
phils57
Men's 50
25 posts
...never mind!
Feb. 22, 2012
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
Get the EL Reebok. The Veteran Core is an Urban Legend.
Feb. 22, 2012
SLOBALL1
Men's 50
173 posts
anyone interested in the 27oz bal. Melee. 170 shipped to anywhere in USA. sloball1@aol.com
Feb. 23, 2012
docswear
Men's 55
97 posts
For those of you that responded on this blog as well as on my private e-mail I thank you. The information was helpful. So many bats.... so little time...thanks again..

Mike
Feb. 23, 2012
5ToolsinOhio
Men's 50
160 posts
I think the best post here is...wait for the new Core bat, followed by check the thread out! hahaha.
Feb. 23, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
885 posts
docswear: Miken is a good bat, so is Combat and the new Core will most probably be good as well. But I love the Reebok balanced and end load Melee. I am not the power hitter that some of the senior players are but the ball comes off my bat like a seriously hard shot. I am also very impressed with the Vector-O. In the beginning, I was not impressed with it and so I did not use it much but at Phoenix, I let many guys hit with it and it just kept getting better. I plan to use it in the early morning games and on all cold days. Is ASA,USSSA,NSA and ISA approved with warranty.

If I can help you and/or your friends with a Reebok bat and equipment, please contact me. 970-729-3145
Surf88
Feb. 23, 2012
Fabe
Men's 50
220 posts
The is and will be The Standard,Miken Ultra II with ASA stamps! Hard to find, but is the best Senior Bat if you like the swing feel. Aloha, Fabe
Feb. 23, 2012
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Clear as mud, like most of our conversations with SS, huh Mikey? =)
Feb. 23, 2012
docswear
Men's 55
97 posts
Hi John.... I actually decided to get a Reebok white balanced endloaded Miken Centurian Veteran Core Combat ... I might even be able to get a hit with that bat... I got some goood info both here on on my e-mail and will surprise you with my purchase in two weeks (assuming I get it within two weeks)
Feb. 23, 2012
Omar Khayyam
1000 posts
docswear, you made a good choice when you went for the Reebok white balanced endloaded Miken Centurian Veteran Core Combat, although I prefer the red myself. My question is: how did you justify the $1299 price tag to the missus?
Feb. 24, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3939 posts
like omar i prefer the red(wife's favorite color),so i would go with a Reebok red balanced endloaded Miken Centurian Veteran Core Combat boombah jak'ed nemesis tho.make sure you get one 1 oz heavier tho as it swings lite.......

it is a tad more($1389) than your choice but for the extra couple days of durability i think it is worth it.........


good luck with your choice,give us a review.....
Feb. 24, 2012
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Omar K, he's a Dr. need I say more?

Docs like others on here, he could use a wornout broomstick and still hit em 400'

DH, dont forget to look at the Worth XXX, now that you have made your decision.
Feb. 24, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
885 posts
Mike, contact: kingofmen@verizon.net beerstudtd@msn.com ftriplett@sbcglobal.net jsutton@ci.desoto.tx.us gunnerlist@msn.com mnicki@yahoo.com. They can share with you how I helped them. Be glad to help you. Ed Andrews
Feb. 25, 2012
neck10
498 posts
miken is the answer just take care of it dont hit in cold weather
Feb. 26, 2012
FOFO
Men's 50
171 posts
One of the guys I am playing with this weekend got a new Centurion and 10 swings into BP the end cap went flying off. Seems like Combat STILL hasn't solved this problem although by know you would certainly think they should have.
Feb. 26, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3939 posts
yes it looks like so FOFO,but at least you can fix an endcap coming off,where you can't fix a cracked bat........
Feb. 26, 2012
bullet
Men's 55
131 posts
Does anyone have or have used a "Gold" TOC Ultra 2
Feb. 26, 2012
SLOBALL1
Men's 50
173 posts
Bullet The Gold one is a"trophy" bat.I got a one for being MVP at the TOC but, I've never seen anyone use one as a game bat.I would assume that it's just a regular U2 with a special paint job. To answer your question there is a used one for sale on EBAY.
Feb. 27, 2012
neck10
498 posts
I hit with one they are the same bat as the black ones
Feb. 27, 2012
curveball
Men's 65
400 posts
There is one in the leagues that gets used each Tues. and Thurs. Just an MSU2 with a different paint job.
March 4, 2012
Tri18
629 posts
I have tested all of the senior and open division bats so feel free to email me with any questions or if you are looking for a Reebok, Miken, or Worth I can get those for you. Tricoach18@att.net
March 5, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
885 posts
I've been using the Reebok Melee's and I have helped many players with their bat needs. Give me a call or email. ed@ewandrews.com 970-729-3145
March 6, 2012
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
Tri18...............I can purchase any of those bats on the internet. Why would I send you an email? If you have a web site, post it. I will go there, see your prices, and purchase if you are lower than others, shipping included.
March 7, 2012
Tri18
629 posts
Salio2k, bat companies only allow certain price points on bats being advertised. My new site is under construction now. So that is why if you want the best price it's worth taking a minute and calling. I will be glad to help you out. Best of luck, at
Sign-in to reply or add to a discussion or post your own message and start a new discussion. If you don't have a message board account, please register for a free nickname. It will only take a moment.
Senior Softball-USA
Phone: (916) 326-5303
Fax: (916) 326-5304
2701 K Street, Suite 101A
Sacramento, CA 95816
Send us e-mail
Senior Softball-USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of America and the World. Senior Softball-USA sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook, publishes Senior Softball-USA News, hosts International Softball Tours and promotes Senior Softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today. »SSUSA History  »Privacy policy

Follow us on Facebook

Partners