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Discussion: 52/300 slow pitch softballs

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April 27, 2012
Brett
Men's 55
245 posts
52/300 slow pitch softballs
What are your opinions on the best performing 52 core 300 compression softballs available for purchase? Please do not comment on whether or not you like the 52/300 softballs, only which ones you like best if you have tried or have been required to use them.
April 27, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3919 posts
i like the AD Starr tattoo balls,the guy who invented the 52 ball works there....get in touch with tattooball from this site or www.softballfans.com site.....
April 27, 2012
Brett
Men's 55
245 posts
Mad Dog, what other 52/300 balls have your tried for comparison against the AD Starr Tattoo balls? For instance, have you tried the Worth Hot Dot ASA AHD12CY with PROCOMP composite cover?
April 27, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3919 posts
brett,i have hit these balls
worth hot dot,both asa and usssa
dudley hycor,asa
ad starr nsa,asa tattoo ball
trump,stote,rock and evil all asa

i would rate the the asa/nsa tattoo with the composite cover at the top,with the synthetic cover a close second....next would be a toss up with the dudley and evil balls,then the trump rock,followed by the worth hot dot....they all are fairly close tho when hitting them off a tee when i was testing them.......
April 28, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2617 posts
What factors are these ratings based on? Just distance, or other factors?
April 28, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
975 posts
Heat would be the biggest factor.. Also why such a big push to dumb down the balls again? Anymore of a dumb down would make this game like Rec softball playing with SB-12 dudley balls.. I avoided these leagues so I didn't have to hit something that felt like a pillow!
April 28, 2012
Jetboy
63 posts
This is pretty much the discussion I was looking for.
Is the 52 core 300 comp considered one of the 'hot' balls? How does that compare to a 44/375 Worth Super Gold Dot? Anything hotter than the 52/300?
April 28, 2012
DonB
36 posts
I picked up a dozen hotdots 52/275.I found that I got a bit better distance with my utrip bats(superfreak/psycho)than my senior bats(blue mm/reebok melee/white combat).
Has anyone else got a chance to compare these balls with the different bats?
Next time I go out to hit I'll be comparing my asa bats.
April 28, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2617 posts
Gee Swing, maybe in some attempt to remove home run limits, time limits, and run limits, and not just give lame lip service to any claims of caring about safety amongst the oldest and slowest group still playing the game.

"dumbing down"? Nothing make it dumber than not having to record three outs to get to come in and hit.

April 29, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3919 posts
swing,don,jetboy....i have found when hitting them off a tee,they perform about the same with any bat,distance and speed thru the infield.i have hit them out with all the different bats(asa,usssa,senior)on a 300' field....also heat DOES NOT AFFECT them,unlike the 44-375 balls or 40-325........we used the ball in both parks i play in and no complainers yet.....yes the ball is still hit out,even in the senior league i play in.......
April 29, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
975 posts
nice to know MD

April 30, 2012
DCPete
228 posts
MD; "heat does not affect them (the 52/275 ball)? Are you talking about all 52/300-275 balls? I have a box of Trump Stote 52/275 balls and stamped in big, black lettering it says: "CAUTION! These balls are heat sensitive. Do not store in trunk of car."
(and they're right, these balls don't go anywhere in June, July, August)
April 30, 2012
Brett
Men's 55
245 posts
My original question pertained only to different brands of 52/300 softballs. This thread has been completely hijacked by the majority of posters. I fail to understand why people continuously do the same thing to almost every thread on this board. Please start other threads if you are unable to stay on subject.
April 30, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3919 posts
dcpete,the guy who came up with the ball(tattooball one here)made the ball so as not to react to the heat or cold.....unlike the 40-325 and 44-375 balls.....

sorry brett,but some people just can't help them selves....
May 1, 2012
Bobby Buggs
39 posts
There have been good reviews of the Evil HOT 52-300, if you would like a sample pack let me know.
May 1, 2012
tattooball
601 posts
Hey look Go Boom is back.........
May 2, 2012
RecMan13
17 posts
Bobby, I would like to try a sample pack! Send me an email to coachbaer13 at gmail dot com Thanks!
Baer
May 3, 2012
Bobby Buggs
39 posts
Email sent, thanks for your interest.
May 3, 2012
Brett
Men's 55
245 posts
Yes, I would be interested in a sample pack. My e-mail address is brett.swanson@ericsson.com
May 3, 2012
crump22
Men's 50
44 posts
Bobby,i would like a sample pack, crump22@aol.com, Motown Stars Softball Team
May 3, 2012
Bobby Buggs
39 posts
2 packs went out today and another will go out tomorrow.
May 8, 2012
RecMan13
17 posts
I received my sample pack from Bobby and will be testing them out later this afternoon! I will post my thoughts on the balls tomorrow! Thanks again Bobby!!
May 9, 2012
Bobby Buggs
39 posts
Rec Man, did you get a chance to try them?
What about the other people did you receive your samples??
May 9, 2012
Brett
Men's 55
245 posts
I have not yet received the sample pack you said you were sending me. I will definitely post my feedback on the ball after trying them out.
May 9, 2012
Bobby Buggs
39 posts
Sorry Brett, Been a very busy 10 days. I will look into this tomorrow.
May 9, 2012
crump22
Men's 50
44 posts
Bobby Buggs ,Thanks for the balls , i,m waiting on better weather before i use my senior bat, i will let you know what i think about the ball
May 10, 2012
Bobby Buggs
39 posts
Brett 1714xxxx sent last week. nOt sure why you didnt get it. Feel free to send me your address again so I can confirm we have it correct
May 10, 2012
Brett
Men's 55
245 posts
Bobby, I received the package late yesterday afternoon. Thanks again. I will provide my feedback within a week, the next time some of the guys on my team have a chance to get out and take batting practice.
June 4, 2012
Raymondo
8 posts
52/275 balls are ok in 45degree or colder,so so up to 65,pure mush balls any hotter than 70, there bounce on hard in fields is very dangers,get a 44 core and 275 and bounce them on the side walk and you will see a big dif,, if your going to use these balls sell all your composite bats and buy metal bats, these balls really stink over all, they just dont have the carry, most older guys will stop playing the game with theses balls
June 4, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3919 posts
well raymondo,the 52 ball has more bounce,that is why it is a 52 C.O.R. ball,the lower the C.O.R. the lower the bounce....go google ball testing and see why the 52 is safer and still does perform...we use this ball for both parks i play at,there has been no whining about it,we still hit the ball out,in fact my 1 mens open team has hit our limit every game,oh and we play here in texas in 100 degree heat during the summer.
this past weekend we play in a tourney using them,and we were able to hit the ball out all game long,and we played in 95 degree weather.

our senior league uses this ball and no one is dropping from the league b/c we use this ball,in fact they like it......
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