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Discussion: Black Centenarian

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June 8, 2012
Tater50
336 posts
Black Centenarian
Broke my last 510 Lauch; used 2 since 07; have an Original ASA U2; but decided to add another Senior Bat; so I purchased a 30 oz Black Centenarian.

Hit BP with it twice; about 60 balls total; hits about the same distance as my Demarini Dbl Wall 30 oz; that's around 300-305' with balls I got from Bill G of AMI back in 06. My Miken 585 outhits it; after ALL that jargon; does this model take a long time to break in?

Tater50
June 8, 2012
ETDave
4 posts
Yes it will take a while to break in. After you start to see spiderweb cracks in the paint it will get hot.
June 8, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
388 posts
Tater50 --
I got a black centenarian 30 oz balanced.
LoveIT.
Only use in tournaments, on 19th swing ball went about 340'.
Bat is not broke in, no spiderwebs at all.
Played 3 games 10 @bats today in SSUSA Texas chanpionship so have 37 swings on bat. Did not get air under any balls, 2 low linedrives carried to fence.
If bat will go 500 strikes then this will last a LONG time and be an incredible bat.
It does not make the loud cracking sound when you hit a ball hard like a Miken.
And, I have used a Reebok in tournaments and league. For me the Combat outperforms the Reebok. Other guys like the Reebok.

Hit the Centenarian hard, you should like it.
C
June 9, 2012
Tri18
607 posts
Tater, I test and sell every bat out there. Your Centurian is a fine mix of performance with excellent durability.what a lot of guys don't realize is that they usually require an extended break in period of around 200 swings. They gradually increase in performance and continue to get better and better up around 600/800 swings sometimes. Keep swinging it...you will like it. The 30 also takes a few extra cuts to shake loose. If you have any more questions you can get me at 561-718-7504 or tricoach18@att.net
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
June 9, 2012
Tater50
336 posts
Good feedback: I hit most of the balls on a line, so only a few got any air underneath.

I had been thinking about the White Combat, but I do not like the smaller knob.

My Original Veloes were like that; took about 4-500 swings & they were good to Launch.

Will give an update ASAP.

Tater50
June 9, 2012
titanhd
Men's 50
328 posts
Tater:The white Combat is available with the regular size knob too.
June 9, 2012
Tri18
607 posts
Tater, I have the white combat in regular size knob also. I am happy to send you one. Contact me at above.... Alan Team 1 Sports
June 9, 2012
Budda12
Men's 65
30 posts
Just bought the black centenarian 26 hope it is good how many swing to break in thanks
June 10, 2012
Tri18
607 posts
Similar in the break in for the white bat. Use gradual intensity for the first 75-100 swings on that bat and then it's ready to handle "game " swings . It should be getting real good around 150/175. The 26 model usually breaks in well by then. When you need another one get in touch with me. Alan tricoach18@att.net
June 10, 2012
Tater50
336 posts
Alan: did not know it came in larger knobs.

Is the white one endloaded?

Tater50
June 10, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4344 posts
Tater50 ,
Scowl down a couple pages to White Centurion thread for some info that might help ya.
June 10, 2012
Tri18
607 posts
Tater, they do and I have them. They are optimum loaded for a 10" barrel.get in touch if you would like one....
June 10, 2012
tinman
Men's 50
75 posts
I own 2 Black Centenarians and 2 White[34x26].I agree with all of the above.The Black will take a long time to break in and will be as lively as any other senior bat and has exceeded all of the Yellow MM I have owned in durability.I am currently using the White model in games with results that have made me put it on top of the list.
June 11, 2012
Tri18
607 posts
Power to the Tinman! Lol glad to hear it
June 12, 2012
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
Just bought a black Centenarian and noticed the 1.21 bpf label and compared it to my Miken Ultra Maxload and noticed the maxload had 1.20bpf..???? My Freak plus has 1.20bpf and its NSA leagal.......is my maxload??
June 12, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
388 posts
Corky - use my black C with 1.21 in SPA and SSUSA.
Not sure about NSA, think they only allow balsa wood bats.
June 12, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4344 posts
NSA used the 1.21 standard but also has bats they don't allow I think are below it
List is on site.
Balls list you may not use:

AD Starr
Tattoo Composite (after 6.1.12) [NT1244PC]
Anaconda (Trump)
Trump "Evil" (after 6.1.12) [MP-EVIL-NSA-400Y]
X Rock (after 6.1.12) [XRock - NSA - Y]
Dudley
Advance Thunder (after 6.1.12) [(4E-184Y) MLT 12 RF80]
Wilson
All Models [All Models]
Worth
Toxic [(after 6.1.12)]
June 12, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
437 posts
Corky, 1.21 is the "new" standard. A maxload at 1.20 is to the old standard which I think was hotter than the new 1.21 standard (they changed some of the parameters in the test so you cannot say a 1.21 is hotter than the old 1.20). Lots of technical stuff, physics, MOI, balance point and performance after broken in, etc., which I don't try to understand.
June 13, 2012
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
Crusher...I umpire NSA and they have actually gone to senior bats to try to draw more seniors to their tournaments. The bats may not exceed the 1.21 bpf and they MUST use the 52/275 ball. I think ASA and USSA have also switched to using senior bats in the 50 and over only. It does give us more options when making up our tournament schedules. Might see some new faces.
June 13, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
388 posts
Corky, that is good news.
Have not played NSA for a while, my team may play
NSA later this year.
Aug. 12, 2012
Tater50
336 posts
Just TERRRRRRRRIIIBLEEE!!!!
Can't afford these high priced bats anyway that have NO warranty; I did not even get 250 swings on this bat & got a 4" split.

Problem was: I was not even swinging hard.

I have an OLD U2 & a tank of a 585 & of course my 2 trusty Original Veloes.

Economy the way it is: I will just have to use what I got.

250 swings; about $.75 a swing............Just Terrrrible!!!

Tater50
You cannot fool the man in the mirror!!!
Aug. 12, 2012
Tri18
607 posts
Tater, you might want to try the new Combat Ambush. By far the best combination of durability, performance and the biggest sweet spot out there.
Best of luck,
Alan tricoach18@att.net
Aug. 12, 2012
Tater50
336 posts
Alan: thanks; I got to use this bat in 2 games; that's 8AB; that's $22 a swing.......!!!!

I will use what I have; have to hit weights more I guess.

Tater50
Aug. 12, 2012
Tri18
607 posts
Which bat did you break in 8 at bats?
Aug. 13, 2012
Tater50
336 posts
Tri18: Black Centenarian; I had only used it in BP to get to the 200 breakinh swings in; then used it in 2 games; actually did not swing it 8 times; maybe 5-6.

BP was with balls from 2006; they were on the soft side; were dry, never water logged; VERY DISAPPOINTED in this bat!!!

Tater50
Aug. 13, 2012
Tri18
607 posts
Sorry about that! The Ambush is very much durable and performance oriented. If you decide on a new bat. ...get with me
Alan
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