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Discussion: Miken vs Combat

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March 23, 2012
Men's 60
322 posts
Miken vs Combat
At BP yesterday, a friend and new player to senior softball wants to break in a couple of bats before he heads to Nevada for the Tourney this weekend.
So Last night we took the wrapper off a 28oz Miken Ultra II and we kept the wrapper on the 28oz Grey Combat. My thinking was: We would be abe to loosen up the Miken but the Combat would take about 100+ cuts to brake it in. Brand new bats and we were hitting 44 375 Rocks.
Man, I had no idea that the Combat would out perform the Miken. For the last 10 years, I have always thought and felt that the Miken Ultra II was one if not the best senior bat on the market( but not so durable). With about 70+ swings, the Grey Combat was starting to get that sound and pop that we are so use too, while the Miken after 50 cuts, was still hard and no change in the sound when the ball came off the bat. Surprised Yes big time. The Mikens that I use to swing were HOT, HOT out the wapper.
I know it been 4 years since I brought my last U2 off Corky's Truck. But man these are not the same U2 that we use to swing. This New Ultra II felt and hit like a Freak 98

March 24, 2012
775 posts
Hmmmm, very interesting! I have found over the years that no matter how good a particular model of bat is...there can become out there that don't seem to measure up. My guess is that the Miken will come to life but maybe not as quickly as usual. The guys over at Miken are working on a slight variation to help deliver a little more durability to the all our testing this year the Mikens did seem to break in quicker than the other bats, many times in as little as 25-35 swings. It should be good down the line though. Keep me posted on how it does and if you need any bats, etc don't hesitate to email or cal. Good luck, Alan 561-718-7504
March 25, 2012
Men's 50
160 posts
Tri18..tell us something we all don't already know.
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