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Discussion: Reebok Melee-What's The Truth?

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May 5, 2012
Softballer48
Men's 65
26 posts
Reebok Melee-What's The Truth?
Let me start by saying I own a Melee/End Load; and overall it's the best senior bat I have ever used; have over 500 hits on it, no breaking some spidering that's it.

Now the questions: There are all kind of stories out there about these bats concerning quality control, where made,newer manufacturing runs versus older,and the possibility that Rebook redesigning the senior Melee later this year and that Rebook just doesn't really care. Anyone know the REAL TRUTH?
May 5, 2012
Tri18
671 posts
The real truth is this. As with any new product there can be variables in consistency. Reebok did have some of that early on. The r&d department and engineering addressed those issues and the end result is one of the best senior bats ever produced. That being said there are a few new designs in various stages of progress now and prototypes are soon to be produced and the testing stages to begin on them . If you have any questions or want to get a Reebok bat or Zig Turf shoes feel free to contact me. Tricoach18@att.net 561-718-7504
May 7, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
903 posts
Mike, I agree with you. Reebok makes the best senior composite bat I've used thus far. There has been some blemishes as every manufacturer experiences. If Reebok did not care, they would not have replaced the number of bats that were replaced. I think all manufacturers are constantly trying to better their products and Reebok is no different.

Our Vector USSSA will not be continued next year. Our Melee and our Vector ASA will be continued.There are things in the works that will be exciting for sure.

Thanks for your post. Keep swinging your Reebok!
ed@ewandrews.com (970) 729-3145
May 7, 2012
MurrayW
Men's 50
92 posts
surf88, I need to get an ASA bat to use in league with the young guys. Is the Vector ASA come in end load like the Melee end load? I want to swing a bat that feels the same for both senior and ASA.
thanks,
Murray
May 7, 2012
Webbie25
Men's 60
1995 posts
Softballer48-I had over 600 cuts on mine when it broke-durability far exceeds the Miken. I just have a little problem with how it swung for my particular swing. But I do recommend it. It was one of the first ones, but it was plenty hot.
May 7, 2012
crump22
Men's 50
46 posts
Softballer48,here is my truth, i take 24 swing with new balls to break my bats in, after that i only use them during the game, i broke 2 Reebok bat with less than a 100 swings.I had 5 ,got 2 left in the wrapping that i,m selling.and 1 endload that i will use for league .Surf88 were willing to help. I didn,t think it were fair to have him to help and i didn,t buy the bats from him.I have 2 gold 510 that i will be using for tournament until they break.That my truth on the Reebok Bats
May 8, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
903 posts
Murray: Our ASA Vectors are mid range between end load and balanced. All the same. Very strong bats. Mine has 1,500 swings on it. Same technology as the Melee but more lamination on the barrel. Call or email me and I'll send you one.
May 16, 2012
MurrayW
Men's 50
92 posts
Ed, I left you a voicemail a couple days ago. Want to buy a vector. Please get back with me soon. Thanks, Murray
May 16, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
903 posts
Murray, please call me. You have my number.
Appreciate it,
Ed
May 16, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
903 posts
Thanks, On it's way to you today.
Ed
May 16, 2012
Al Roth
Men's 50
2 posts
Question on Reebok Melee bat is. Has there bat always had the 1.21 or is this the newer model??????
May 16, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
903 posts
Al, it has always been 1.21 from the onset.
Thanks, Ed
May 17, 2012
Marv19
Men's 60
450 posts
I'm looking for the person in charge of sales and marketing for the Bat division at Reebok. If you know the name and contact information please email me at wwm1@adelphia.net Thanx
May 18, 2012
Tri18
671 posts
Marv, contact me at tricoach18@att.net Alan Tanner
May 18, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
903 posts
I followed up Marv.
Ed Andrews
May 22, 2012
Super V 10
Men's 50
71 posts
Need to get rid of all my Mikens ultras
end loads

Dave Velasquez
superv10@msn.com
May 22, 2012
bb28
7 posts
Super V 10 - if you just want to get rid of the mikens I would be glad to take them off your hands.
May 22, 2012
bb28
7 posts
Dave, this is Butch, I figure if it is going to be cold in Reno I might need some backup bats.
May 22, 2012
Super V 10
Men's 50
71 posts
I'll send one up with Tammy
26oz max load

Dave
May 22, 2012
Super V 10
Men's 50
71 posts
Ed,
Are you going to be in reno?
I send the girls over.

Dave Velasquez
May 23, 2012
Webbie25
Men's 60
1995 posts
Dave-I talked to Ed today-he will not be in Reno for the first time in a loooong time. He's looking for a team, if anyone is interested.
May 24, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
903 posts
Dave, call me and I can get something to Reno right away if the girls need something. Ed
(970) 728-3144/729-3145
May 24, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
903 posts
Web: Thanks big guy. Was good to talk to you.
May 27, 2012
Raymondo
7 posts
its going to be hot in reno,no worrys
May 28, 2012
boogpow44
52 posts
just turned 50 and looking forward to playing senior softball this summer. I have money for 1 bat and i'm asking fellow ballplayers for opinions on whats the best buy. Durability and homerun pop is what im looking for. thanks.
May 28, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
903 posts
boog: There will be quite a few sharing their opinion regarding the best bat to use and all will be legitimate opinions. I used the Miken Ultra-II for nearly 10 years and loved it. Did me proud. When I started using the Reebok Melee, 2 years ago, I instantly saw a difference. I got more hits, better hits and longer distance with it. This is truthful input.

Good luck and welcome to senior softball. I think you just might enjoy it. I started playing senior ball in 99'.
Ed Andrews
Sun Reebok
May 28, 2012
Tri18
671 posts
Boog, I test and carry all of the bats every year and am happy to assist you in your selection. Feel free to call or email for info...tricoach18@att.net 561-718-7504
Alan Tanner
June 4, 2012
batman27
Men's 65
24 posts
looking to buy a melee endload, give me a site to buy it from?
June 4, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
903 posts
batman: ed@ewandrews.com or reebokmeleelegend.com
June 4, 2012
Tri18
671 posts
Batman, you can call me direct anytime for best pricing on Reebok, Miken , combat, and worth. Alan 561-718-7504
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