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Discussion: Testing updates/Bass Crippler/Combat

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March 9, 2012
Tri18
647 posts
Testing updates/Bass Crippler/Combat
Hello guys,
I had some Calls and emails about the bright green Bas s Crippler bat. I was not able to get them while we were testing the Reebok,Miken,Worth, and Combat lines but we did get them and have done some preliminary work on it. A quick overview....it is a lively bat fairly quickly in the break in process.it does have a stiff feel with slight vibration on off center hits. It's performance increased around 4-5% at the 200-225 hit mark. We had some durability issues on one bat soon after the 325 mark was reached. (we use 2 bats of each model for a cross section of performance/durability numbers.) preliminary findings show it to be a upper mid range performer when compared with the other bats on the market. More to come....a footnote on the black Combats....700-800 swings and continued performance gains shows this one to be a real warrior. If you have questions or need me to help you get any of the bats feel free to call me directly at 561-718-7504 or tricoach18@att.net
March 11, 2012
Tri18
647 posts
Testing updates/ black Combat Centurian: I think they should have called this bat the Warrior instead...Our protocol was drawn out on a 500 test swing range and as you know some seniors don't always achieve that. We have had time to now extend that out with bats that still remain. The black combat appears to continue to gain performance after around 600/650 swings which sets it apart from some of the others. We have over 700 on one and 750/800 on another and they now are at peak performance and still no rattles or cracks. A good choice in conjunction with another hop performance bat in your bat bag. Hope this helps out call me for questions or if you need help getting any bat. Alam 561-718-7504 tricoach18@att.net
March 11, 2012
Ernies 53
Men's 50
23 posts
Combat Centenarian,
All you have to do now is figure out a way to keep the plugs in at 500 plus...still a good bat
March 12, 2012
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
ernies,what would rather have it do,break at 250-400 swings like the other senior bats,or reglue the end cap in....me i would rather have to reglue than buy a new bat......
March 12, 2012
Tri18
647 posts
Combat seems to have addressed the issue with that. We tested 4 different bats and have reached 800 swings without a plug failure or rattle in the bats. We will continue to swing and I will update you on findings as we go...thanks, AT
March 12, 2012
rightrj1
Men's 55
211 posts
Hey Guys,

The Crippler is a nice bat, I've had mine for a little over a season....I may have gotten well over 1500 swings on it, then like a dummie took it out to hit in 50 degree weather and guess what? it cracked.... The fuuny thing about it cracking then was last year in Reno & if you were there you know it was snowing & very cold 40 degrees, but the bat performed really well in the cold. I hit several bombs over that weekend with it....Tri you are very correct in the fact that his bat WILL have vibration if you hit the ball on the handle or hands! Not slight virbation but REAL VIRBATION & this was after the bat was broken in!!
Thanks for your testing review!
March 12, 2012
Ernies 53
Men's 50
23 posts
Hey mad dog, I am very happy with the combat,for now that is all I will buy! I have owned both of the mikens red/black and broke both with less than 70 swings on them, While some swear by the miken, they just dont stay together for me!
March 13, 2012
Tri18
647 posts
Hey right! You are very welcome...I call the Crippler the go to bat on a 8 am hangover game.Stare intently at the barrel for 30 seconds before swinging and you immediately wake up! Lol if you need any help getting any Senior or regular bat call me direct at 561-718-7504 Alan tricoach18@att.net
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