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April 17, 2012
barrym
157 posts
reebok bat
Hello i was wondering if i can sue reebok, reason being i sent a bat back per mr. hollis. I called and got no where. Shouldn't i have at least gotten the bat back. I sent it fed ex and have a tracking number showing they rec. the item. Its been over 4 months and i want something in return for buying the item. Please help. Thank You. I know with miken if they don't warranty the bat, you at least get it back.
April 17, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4315 posts
Look into small claims. No attorneys allowed (unless that is who your going after).

April 18, 2012
tg69
304 posts
Barrym.good luck with that.I did finally get my vector-o back after several calls.and mine was under warranty.My dealings with reebok was that they just plain SUCK.Others seem to have good luck with their bats but all I have had were worthless ,
April 18, 2012
armiho211
Men's 70
406 posts
BARRY- ever since the reebok melee senior bat came on the scene about 1 yr ago, there has been one reebok sales guy that gone to bat ( pardon the pun ) and has helped anybody that has bought and had a problem with a reebok bat. his name is ed andrews , cell #970-728-3144 , he lives in colorado. if you back track any reebok posts over the last few months, you'll see that he has been pretty involved with any problems that involves the MELEE SENIOR BAT. give him a call and explain the situation , you got nothing to lose . GOOD LUCK !
April 20, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
862 posts
I saw your post above and have been discussing your situation with R&D the past few days. I can't say that I will be successful. I have learned that in some/many situations, they cut open returned bats to inspect the inside of the bats to determine what happened. I recently learned that bat warmers may not be good for bat life as some are saying they are. The warmers heat up composite material and can make it flex more than normal thus allowing an opportunity for early failure and/or breakage. Ed Andrews
(970) 729-3145 cell
April 20, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2617 posts
Barry, you can sue anyone you want. Winning might be a different matter.
April 25, 2012
barrym
157 posts
Well Gary I'll let fed ex know since they got a sig. And the bat was insured, I want it back so people can see how it was made. Thanks anyway. People please ask if you bat knob is screwed into the bat. Thank you. More to come.
April 25, 2012
4x4
Men's 65
592 posts
BAT WARMERS ? If that is the case (don't use them but have wondered about them) Is the any temperature ratings/readings for when they should not be used?????

We know we can't hit below a certain temperature - we also know that some balls are like pillows when warm - can't possibly be good for the bat during impact either....especially when we are trying to make up for the lack of result with a harsher swing......

Also wonder about bats stored in cargo holds of planes in <-> temperatures with tons of cargo stacked all over and around possibly putting unequal, bending, or twisting forces on a bat at freeaing temps.....can't be for the bats either......

It does seem that come companies are looking for an "edge" not to stand behind their product.

It least with Miken you pretty much understand it could fail within 4 to 30 swings without being surprised. Miken Red averaging about 60 for me.

April 25, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4315 posts
They became popular with using on the alloy bats. The home made box types, store bought box & microwave able ones too.
Have used micro types on alloy bats but not the boxed types.
Very cold day, warmed pouch in micro, placed a bat in pouch, and bat was still warn to touch at game time. Balls on the other hand were rocks. Not a good combo. Balls that were used and warmed up were very good together.

This last weekend in Folsom there was one player using a two bat box with his composites.

April 25, 2012
4Four4
Men's 60
82 posts
4x4 - Have a microwave batwarmer and I'm a plastics guy (30 yrs.). Continuous operating temp high limits of the resins (epoxies/polyesters) and reinforcements (carbon/aramid/fg) used to make bats are about 300F so don't heat 'em up above that for any length of time or you may do some damage - especially with cool/cold ball use. Hotter is not better. Used correctly they won't hurt or alter a bat and might help the life cycle up here in the north. JMHO. Good luck.
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