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Discussion: Macenko Anaconda Yellow Senior Bat

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March 18, 2012
Ray ORear
3 posts
Macenko Anaconda Yellow Senior Bat
Looking to purchase another yellow anaconda senior bat 34-28. Does anyone know where i can purchase one or have one for sale
March 18, 2012
armiho211
Men's 70
410 posts
there is dallas area sporting good store that got me a 28 oz, he was told that was pretty much the last one avail. i believe they are going to be discontinued or may have already been discontinued. he put about 30-40 swings last week. i will get it from him this next weekend in a georgetown, tx tournament. i have never hit a yellow combat,but i am getting tired of replacing ultra 2 's. i will hit it in georgetown games only, will see if i like it. if i dont i may try to sell it in the next 3-4 weeks.
March 18, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1003 posts
I had a yellow one last me the entire year, hit in the snow and hot weather.. bought a Blue one and it didn't even make it to a game.. hit it 75 times in batting practice and it broke.. it was said to me that it was the same as the yellow bat.. Total BS.. my yellow bat had these rings that went around the barrel evey two inches.. the blue one didn't have these rings. different bat all
together.. if it wasn't I have four guys on my team that would be swinging them! FYI
March 19, 2012
VINNY LV
Men's 50
178 posts
why do you guys keep buying these senior bats when all you hear about is them breaking.. I went thru 4 Ultras last year and even broke a Reebok in 10 swings.. I swore off all senior bats and now swing a Miken Psycho DC that came with a 1 yr warranty..Either you want to hit HR's or you don't want to spend the money.. Whats the difference how far the ball travels as long as its hit hard and maybe goes over the fence once in awhile..I've learned to live with .750 - .800 hitn in tourn. and let the guys who are supposed to hit HRs with any bat do it..Cmon guys man up and play the game..
March 19, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Wow VINNY, are you spitting into the wind with that one.
March 19, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1003 posts
vinny, my point was I bought a bat that I thought would be durable.. it didn't work out.. if your bat didn't break you would still be using it, I'm sure.. I hate going to a gun fight with a knife.. One reason I like the 50 seniors, is it is a level playing field with the composites.. I know for a fact that their are cheaters in all the leagues and sactioned Tourneys at the open and lower levels..and I have even heard of senoirs shaving their bats... (which I think would last me 2 swings)I at least feel confident that I can hit the ball as hard and far as I want without going up there like the other team has the advantage! bottom line, if you want to compete and they allow it, you have to use it..
March 20, 2012
Lefty
Men's 65
477 posts
I've got my second blue senior combat and if I were Mike I would take my name off the bat. The second bat was no better than the first one that cracked at 60 and this one did the same. Don't ever plan on useing it in a game. I believe on new bats I'll wait on some reviews before I buy one. I did see the white short barrel in action and it's a horse. Just my opinion.
March 20, 2012
DoubleL10
Men's 65
833 posts
Joe, my experience with the Blue Gear is very different from yours. I got a 27 oz last year and I'll bet I've got at least 500 swings on it! I don't like the pop and I now use in for BP! I had a Yellow Gear when they first came out and liked it a lot before I broke it; it was hot pretty much out of the wrapper.
March 20, 2012
VINNY LV
Men's 50
178 posts
Swing, my point exactly.. I would still be swingn it if they didnt keep "BREAKING". Key word BREAKING.. And like i said I'll hit .750 - .800 in leadoff spot and let the big boys swing for the fences.. Once in awhile I'll hit one out with my Psycho.. HR only counts if it clears the fence not how far it travels !!!! "Keep buyn them bats and they'll keep sellin them".. Sounds like it could be a movie.. Baaaahhaaaa !!!
March 20, 2012
VINNY LV
Men's 50
178 posts
Gary, Pops taught me not to piss or spit in the wind.. Just my .02 on the senior bats.. Oh by the way, I am 60 and still hit the ball hard..
March 20, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
VINNY, many of them are exactly who PT Barnum was referring to.
March 20, 2012
Tri18
625 posts
Hey guys, the new run of combat black centurions are both very hot and durable. A big improvement over both the yellow and blue combats. If you need help getting one feel free to call or email me. Alan tricoach18@att.net
561-718-7504
March 20, 2012
tinman
Men's 50
75 posts
Forget about the Yellow MM.My Centenarian has come alive,Teammates and friends have noticed.I was willing to overpay for the Yellow MM a few months ago.Maximum
Durability and Peformance
March 21, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1003 posts
yes Tri18, I have a Centenarian and so far it's holding up.. took a few BPs for it to come alive.. I used it after I broke my yellow Combat.. We did have a couple of Centenarians that we broke also... they were end loads.. but, I can say mine is hanging in there.. I bought two Reboks on line for 130 each.. They were pretty hot right out of the wrapper.. the price was right and I will see how long they hold up.. so far so good! have 100 plus swings on both of them.. the new Grey Miken is hot out the wrapper also.. don't know about the longevity of it yet...
March 22, 2012
Webbie25
Men's 60
1980 posts
Swing-longevity and Miken in the same sentence sounds like an oxymoron to me.
March 22, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1003 posts
You are probably right if the new grey one last as long as the Red senior miken.. I broke a red one in three games.
March 23, 2012
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
In November I brought 4 Macenko Yellows to Thailand along with some Baden Fire Balls (7 doz) for the Chiang Mai softball club here to use. The players range from college teams (2 teams) players up to me in age. 1-29FL - 2-28 Bal - 1- 27 Bal.

Before that the equipment was really dated they had some 15+ year old bats and horrible balls.

For me I brought a Reebok Melee + a Mayhem to use for BP swings & let the others use if they wanted. I'm tracking the swings on the Melee so am the only one swinging it. So far I have 142 swings on the Melee in games and it's holding up well.

With a good amount big hitters from both the Farangs (westerners) and the Thai's the Macenko's have held up fine. We lost the 29 about a month ago and the others are being used by 80-90% of the guys and are holding up which means based on the number of game swings I've had multiplied by the number of guys using those bats they've done extremely well. One advantage here is it's always 85'+ which helps with the longevity of the bats and no stone cold balls to hit - but they are good hot weather balls.

If the Blue Gear bats are of the same composition/properties of the Yellow it should be a fine bat for all to use. Mighty Mike would be able to tell us about that.

Somewhere along the way these Yellows will have to be replaced but they'll cross that bridge when they get there. The shipping costs probably will not be fun.
March 24, 2012
garyheifner
361 posts
The composites and breaking are the nature of the current beast.

When I joined senior softball, Aluminums were the bat. I dented "5" of them in one season to the point they had to be replaced. It was the nature of the beast.

When I first started playing softball "50" years ago, wood bats were the bat. My record was "16" broken bats in one season. It was the nature of the beast.

We, I mean tournament players, will always search for pop + durability. Thin walled bats, more flex, =s more distance but less durability. Thicker walled bats, less flex =s less distance but more duribility. It is going to be very hard to find both unless some egg head comes up with a super formula.

I have definately noticed that with the U-2s, that the heavier the bat, the longer it lasts. When I am single/controlled minded, I use my 29oz and my two have thousands of hits on each. If I go up more HR minded, I use a 28. All 3 have lasted for many years while many of my teammates have gone through many 26s and 27s.



March 24, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1003 posts
I swing heavier bats for the same reason.. I am swinging two 29 reboooks right now.. we shall see!
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