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Discussion: White Centenarian Short barrel

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July 30, 2012
cheezhed1
Men's 65
18 posts
White Centenarian Short barrel
Now that the White Centenarian has been out for awhile, what are the latest opinions, comparisons and reviews? My main concern is the shortened barrel from 13" to 10" reducing the "sweet" spot. I have been told that there's also an issue with paint chipping. Will umpires, after seeing the chipping, not allow the bat to be used during the game? Has the issue been addressed and resolved by Combat?
July 30, 2012
rightrj1
Men's 55
208 posts
It all depends on where you purchased your bat…I have both versions the USA version and the Canadian version, IMO the Canadian version has more pop and doesn’t have the paint chipping issues that USA version has. However the Canadian version has a smaller knob and may feel a little different to some! Both seem to be very durable. IMO this is the best Combat on the market since the Yellow & White came out a few years ago. If you’re a pretty good hitter and know how to hit, you won’t notice the 3” different in the barrel from 13 to 10.
July 30, 2012
cheezhed1
Men's 65
18 posts
Thanks rightj1 for your input. Where can I find the Canadian version with the small knob? I also have the MM Combat senior gear 2 bat. It's not broke in yet but I'm very pleased with the performance so far. Have you hit with that bat and what's your opinion and comparison to the white centenarian?
July 30, 2012
rightrj1
Men's 55
208 posts
Ur Welcome Cheezhed,

Some guys really like the Blue MM! Why?
I have no idea!
I purchased 2 of them and after swinging the Yellow MM for 2 seasons, the blue MM was a step back for Combat. They since have made it better bye producing the Black & White centerian both are very durable with pop.
I have since located a brand new Yellow MM that I will get broken in and NEVER EVER USE in BP, IMO the Combat Yellow MM is bye far the BEST Senior Bat there has been if you're looking for durablity, distance and a nice feel swing!
July 30, 2012
rightrj1
Men's 55
208 posts
Sorry,
You can contact Tri18 from this site and he'll talk to you about the Canadian version. Nice guy to work with!
July 30, 2012
cheezhed1
Men's 65
18 posts
Two questions. How did you ever find a new Yellow MM. I had one, loved it, but it had an endcap issue. Even with the end cap problem a fellow player at one of the FHC tournaments offered to buy it for $175 regardless of the glued endcap...Sold! Second question. Where can I find the Canadian version of the white centenarian?
July 30, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
437 posts
If an endcap is reglued as set forth on other threads in this website, it should be as good as new.
July 30, 2012
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
187 posts
Let me jump in here and explain something to who ever wants to listen. You don't have to but I think I know a little bit about what I am talking about. First there is no difference in the performance of the White Centenarian whether you think it is from the USA or Canada. I did not know that Combat had 2 different plants to build bats. Unless I am being lied to the bats are made by the same developer Steven Sutherland who is the president at Combat in Ottawa, Ontario. The bats are made in the same factory and the only difference is the big knob versus the little knob. Yes Anaconda sells the big knob. Somebody else sells the little knob. The white bat is a great bat no matter which knob you prefer. All of the bats have chipped from the paint no matter where you bought them. I even had a friend of mine tell me that a guy in the parking at at one of the senior tournaments that the only bats that were chipping were the ones that were sold with the big knob. Wow, why would someone say that about a product that they are selling that has the same issues. That is what kills me. I have seen post from different players with both size knobs that say their bat has had some bad chipping. I have had one customer send his bat back because of the issue with an umpire. The bat was replaced and he now has 350 cuts on the bat with no chipping. Have they fixed the issue with the paint. I hope so. Just thought you might want to know.....
July 30, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
996 posts
Well Mike, Joe Ranaldi's second bat has zero paint issues.. the one that chipped early on he's still using.. Looks like they fixed the paint problem and Joe Really likes his bat.. We were playing on 320 fences this weekend and he parked one about 350plus.. Gives me hope for the next 15 years.. joe is 65
July 30, 2012
rightrj1
Men's 55
208 posts
Mike,
I,m not saying you’re wrong as far as the factory is concern, however if both bats are made in Canada as you say, then why is it that only the big knob version is having the paint issues? I have 3 White Centenarian 2 small knobs and of course the Big knob version has the chipping issue, others have also stated the same! It’s a very good bat much better then the last bat we last talked about! You know that Blue MM that you said was the exact same bat as the Yellow MM and we both know how that turned out! Their not even close to being the same! Ok I’m done picking on you…lol
Cheez, I found a guy that had a brand new yellow Combat and he liked the Milken over the Yellow MM so, I traded my Brand new Milken which I don’t like for his brand new in the wrapper Yellow MM, what a steal, I’m laughing all the way to the bank!!! It was a win win for both of us!
July 30, 2012
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
187 posts
Nevermind, I guess I need to get my facts straight. I apologize, Combat does have 2 plants. I was not aware of that. One in Canada that has been doing the smaller knobs. And they have not had any issues with the bat chipping. and one in Washington. I lost my mind for a sceond. The one in Washington is where all of the chipping is coming from. They do the big knob there in Kent at the Combat factory...
Gorilla Boy

PS. You can pick on me. I can handle it.
July 31, 2012
tinman
Men's 50
75 posts
rightrj1,All three of my bats have the small knob.The first had the paint chipping and was replaced.They all perform well and I continue to use the oldest bat that is chipped up and it passed for play in Dalton.The newer bats have a darker blue paint[?]but no chipping.
July 31, 2012
rightrj1
Men's 55
208 posts
Mike thank you for correction…..lol
It’s nice to know a Big guy like yourself has tough skin….Most big men are OHHHHH so sensitive!!
So Cheezhed, looks like you can’t go wrong with the small or big knob White Combat…I would recommend you get you one, nice looking, durable and has pop. The break-in period was short also, about 60swings!
Tinman, good for you, you’re the 1st person I’ve heard of with paint chipping issue on the small knob, I’ve only heard of the large knob with the issue!
July 31, 2012
batter4u
Men's 65
74 posts
I got one with the big knob several months ago,,, no paint problems except for some webbing on the barrel, it hits with the best of the senior bats and have more hits on it than I had with my last 3 mikens,,,don t notice the shorter barrel after the first couple of swings and the ball comes off it hard,,, it will stay my gamer..
July 31, 2012
SLOBALL1
Men's 50
173 posts
Well I have one with the small knob that has the paint issue. I bought it from Kevin earlier this year. At the time he said that the smaller knobs bats were all gone and couldn't / didn't replace it. Still have the damn thing and not being allowed to use it.
July 31, 2012
Tri18
609 posts
Definitely a good bat and a solid performer. Combat did a nice job with a good balance of pop and durability. I have sold a bunch of them with no issues at all.Get with me if you need one or any senior bat. Tricoach18@att.net
July 31, 2012
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
187 posts
Tri18, I really can't believe that you have not had any issues. None what so ever. I guess I better buy all of my bats off of you. So are you trying to tell me there is a 3rd Combat plant. Ha Ha! The question is which factory is yours being shipped out of?
Gorilla Boy
July 31, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
996 posts
MM didn't Tri tell you, he rubs all his Combats with Wintercrest! ;-)
July 31, 2012
Tri18
609 posts
Man I put the special blessing on each bat I ship out. I told you anyone can sell you a bat but...nobody can give you my service!,
Stay tuned for something even bigger and better from Team 1 soon...
You just ain't gonna believe it...
AT
July 31, 2012
Tri18
609 posts
Gorilla boy,
Your hands are still too strong and you are putting a hurting on those bats when you are shipping...they gotta be packed lovingly,,,, LOL
Hope you are well!
A
July 31, 2012
bags40
Men's 60
3 posts
Agree with rightjr1. Bought my (Canadian) White C from Tri18 in March and bought my Blue MM in Feb. Live up north so my BP didn't start until mid-May. Have now played 3 tournaments and I can say that the White C is HOT! And NO chipping. The Blue MM has not touched the performance of the White. I have the same number of swings on both. Had the Yellow MM and the Blue is not even close to performance. The two bats are NOT alike. Also had end-cap problems with the Yellow until I cracked the end. True believer in Combat. Still swinging my Grey Combat since '07 and still hits a ton, my go to bat. A true "Combatant".
July 31, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
996 posts
Bags, it just wasn't me.. the Blue one was disappointing to say the least.. I never got it to a game.. it broke in less then a 100 bp swings! I have swung Joe Ranaldi's white Combat and it's a great bat.. I need the 13 inch barrel with my limited skills. ;)
Aug. 1, 2012
tattooball
605 posts
Slo give me a call about your bat,845-532-2668. I have plenty of the small knob bats for those who want one. We have had very little problems with the bat since full production.
Aug. 2, 2012
hombre
Men's 60
220 posts
I purchased one of the white Centenarians from Kevin this February. It had the small knob and came from Canada. There were several large chips in the first 20 hits. Keven sent me another and it broke last month with about 600 hits on it and with no chips. I have a new one in the box and can't wait to break it in. It's been my experience that this bat takes about 100 hits to break in and performs very well. I consider getting 600 hits from a senior bat good durability. Kudos to Combat.
Aug. 2, 2012
GeHall44
Men's 55
92 posts
Kevin the where my White Centenarian came from and I am extremely pleased with this bat. I refer every one I know to Kevin because you get excellent customer service, he stands behind his products and he tells some good stories too! Thanks Kevin!
Aug. 2, 2012
GeHall44
Men's 55
92 posts
I meant to say" Kevin is where...
Oct. 20, 2012
SLOBALL1
Men's 50
173 posts
Tattooball. Returned bat to you over a month ago. Still haven't receive bat and you won't respond to e-mails.Can you just return the old one to me???
Oct. 20, 2012
Mango
Men's 50
89 posts
I have purchased 4 of them. They were way hotter out of the wrapper than than either the yellow or gray combats of the past. They were sick. Within 20 swings they were as hot as my red ultra. I was thinking that if they had the same durability as the gray or yellow combat I would give up my red ultra forever.

The first one broke around 60 swings. Had another one break about 75 swings. 3rd one broke under 100 swings. I still have the 4th one with around 50 swings on it...in my bag for games only. Another player on our team Bully broke his in under 100 swings as well. The bats are sick hot...but no durability.
Oct. 21, 2012
saddlebrookrick
55 posts
Friend and I ordered 2 and each have atleast 600 hits and are both very hot. Both have a few paint chips, but no problems. We both have decided to order 2 more- - just alittle lighter because we both think they swing heavier. very happy with bats although for us it took awhile to break in.
Oct. 21, 2012
batter4u
Men's 65
74 posts
my white centenarian cracked in St George this week after 800 hits. it took about 50 swings to break in and would match any senior bat after that. have to go bat shopping now for next year,,,,
Oct. 21, 2012
Tri18
609 posts
Batter4u,
Glad to help you bat shop! I have all the combats including the new Ambush as well as all the other senior bats. Tricoach18@att.net
Alan team 1 sports
561-718-7504
Oct. 21, 2012
SLOBALL1
Men's 50
173 posts
My white centenarian was hot and durable but,the paint was chipping and I wasn't allowed to use at a few tournaments-SPA Dalton being one of them.Tatooball asked in this same thread that I send it back for a replacement which I did.Once he received bat his contact silent. I guess that his word has chips in it too.I'd settle just to have the original bat returned to me. Still waiting....
July 8, 2013
HJ
Men's 70
437 posts
Anaconda is selling the 2013 white short barrel for $110. Is the 2013 model a good bat??
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