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Discussion: Combat Ambush vs Combat Twilight

Posted Discussion
Oct. 1, 2012
?
80 posts
Combat Ambush vs Combat Twilight
The two piece bat against the one piece.

Should the Combat White Centenarian be thrown into this mix?

Which is the overall winner between these beasts?

Let your opinions and votes begin.

HOW DO YOU RATE THESE BATS?

AND THE WINNER IS??????









Oct. 1, 2012
rightrj1
Men's 55
201 posts
White Combat bye FAR...Sorry Alan IMO the Ambush is not as good!
Oct. 1, 2012
tattooball
604 posts
Haven't hit the ambush but the 2 piece and the white no comparison white buy far. I have some specials if you need them.
Oct. 2, 2012
5ToolsinOhio
Men's 50
160 posts
To early to throw the Twilight in there, don't think its out there in enough hands yet..its all about the feel, the white one i swing is really hot, but the Twilight right out of wrapper was hitting right with the Reebock yellow and white combat, i like all three but the sweet spot on the yellow reebock gives it the edge in my opinion.
Oct. 2, 2012
ju25
Men's 55
139 posts
With 200 hits my White Centenarian has a slight edge over my 250+ hit Ambush, while my 250 hit 454 edges out the White Centenarian ,but my Original Combat is still the king. We hit Dudley Classic M's(40/325)
Oct. 4, 2012
Tri18
603 posts
My Ambush...hits crazy stuff and I'm not that good! Lol good luck to you guys out in Vegas. Get with rob Robinson if you want to demo a bat while you are there!
Alan tricoach18@att.net
Team Ambush
Oct. 5, 2012
Full Monty
77 posts


It looks like the overall winner is Combat!



Oct. 5, 2012
Shut Up & Pitch
54 posts

I need to git me one of them thar Combats.
But I don't know which one.

Oct. 5, 2012
CAPT D5
124 posts
I like my ambush, hits like most senior combats. I'm not selling the bat, I would weigh anything a bat seller says about the bat they claim to be involved in developing and are selling. A lot of independent reviews, don't need the salesmen and their freinds interfering with the unbiased evaluations, but am sure they will, money talks.
Oct. 5, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
388 posts
The Combat Centenarian will also serve you well.
30oz balanced.
Swings speed like a 27oz.
Strikes ball like a 30oz.
Balls hit 3 inches from end are hot.
Will launch balls.
Does not make a cracking sound when ball goes yard.
If this last 700 or 800 swings should be good for 5 years.

I do not have any idea how a 28oz performs,
someone else can give that report.

Have a good winter,
C
Oct. 6, 2012
Shut Up & Pitch
54 posts

crusher

Which Centenarian?

Black or White?

Oct. 6, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
388 posts
The Centenarian is black.

This bat remindes me of using a 30oz MikenII about 10 years ago. However then we used a 47/525 ball that would really fly.

Oct. 6, 2012
Shut Up & Pitch
54 posts

Yes those are great bats until the end cap pops up!

I glued it down but not long after the bat cracked.

Too bad Combat hasn't figured out a way to keep to end caps from coming up or off. If they ever solve that problem then they will have made the perfect senior bat with both great performance and above average durability.









Oct. 6, 2012
Tri18
603 posts
The Ambush uses a new cap and system. With hundreds and hundreds of bats out there, we have only one report of a loose cap and that actually happened today! The Ambush delivers great performance, durability, and has the largest sweet spot.
Alan
Team1sports.US
Oct. 6, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
I JUST TRADED FOR AN AMBUSH(TRADED MY WHITE CENT),AND I LIKE IT....I HAD THE WHITE CENTENARIAN AND IT DOESN'T FIT MY SWING,OTHERS I HAVE SEEN HITTING IT AND BALLS WERE FLYING OFF IT...AMBUSH FITS MY SWING BETTER,LIKE THE REEBOK MELEE YELLOW ENDLOAD....HAVEN'T SWUNG THE TWILIGHT YET....
Oct. 7, 2012
Full Monty
77 posts

Which Combat White....Small knob or regular knob?

Oct. 7, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
FM,i had the small knob,it was a 27fl.....i tried a teammates 26fl in bp this morning and i think that would be ok for me....i couldn't control the 27.......if i get another it will be a 26fl......swung the twilight this morning also and didn't like the 2-piece,to much flex for me.....

hit the ambush in bp and game,and i like it.....
Oct. 7, 2012
?
80 posts

Anybody got any info on the 2 piece Miken?

Oct. 8, 2012
softballnuts
78 posts

So many new model bats and so little money.
Oct. 8, 2012
Fabe
Men's 50
208 posts
Update my Ambush performed great at the Vegas Worlds...people were askn me about it. I did crack the barrel in my second game hittn my second homer. I used it thru the tourney n it was hittn lazers! Aloha, Fabe
Oct. 8, 2012
FOFO
Men's 50
165 posts
Bought the new 2 piece Miken and used it in Vegas this weekend. The bat feels great and performed well. Have to wait and see how long it lasts.
Oct. 8, 2012
0
54 posts

I'm still trying to figure out which bat to purchase.
Oct. 8, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4305 posts
Fabe,
This is the 1st I've heard of, that cracked, and only one with a end cap problem Allen mentioned...
wondering if you have an idea on how many solid hits you had on it ?
I guess you haven't broke it yet though.
Oct. 8, 2012
Fabe
Men's 50
208 posts
I had over 400 hits on it! No endcap problems and I sooo glad I have a new one in wrapper! The bat was still awesome after the crack occurred! Aloha, Fabe
Oct. 8, 2012
0
54 posts

I thought it would get more than 400 hits.
Oct. 8, 2012
PJ3P
Men's 50
68 posts
I had one that lasted over 800.
My last Reebok lasted 160.
The Ambush is extremely durable for a senior bat.
Oct. 8, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4305 posts
I think that help reference a hit 'curv'. I've read some guys have over 1300 on theirs, but for those I would think they are base \ doubles hitters. So somewhere around 850 sounds very respectable for a sr bat.
That's about 4 times the others out there.
Time will tell.
Thanks Fabe.
Oct. 9, 2012
Clean Up
40 posts
I'm starting to like what I hear about the Combat Ambush.
Oct. 9, 2012
Tri18
603 posts
Clean up,
The Ambush has established itself as the best combination of the 3 things we all look for in a bat...performance, durability, and a large sweet spot. I have now received hundreds of calls and emails from players all over the world that have expressed just that. If you need information about the Ambush or other senior bats feel free to contact me at tricoach18@att.net or 561-718-7504
Alan Tanner
Team1Sports.us
Oct. 10, 2012
ju25
Men's 55
139 posts
Although the Ambush is a very good bat and the customer service is excellent, every new bat that comes out makes the same claim. IMO most of the senior bats are pretty darn close in all 3 categories. It all comes down to what feels good in your hands. With proper break-in and then game use only, a bat should last a long time. My bats rank: 1)28oz. EL Combat DaBomb Original 2)28oz. BAL Worth 454 3)27oz. White Centenarian 4) 27oz. EL Ambush 5) 27oz. Demarini Blue The One 6)28oz. Geezer. I am 59, 5'11" ,185, a line drive hitter who hits the occasional HR. I can go yard with any of these bats. Here in Detroit, Mi. the top performing bats are the Mikens and Reeboks. We hit Dudley Classic m's(40/325)
Oct. 10, 2012
Ugly Stick
Men's 60
20 posts
I am new to this board but I do know a little bit about senior softball. I watch the SSUSA in Vegas because I live there. I am lucky to be able to watch some great games. I only saw 1 Ambush and I saw numerous Mikens,Reeboks,and some other Combats. Seems like Reebok might have had the edge but players were complaining that they break too easy, Not as easy as the Mikens but breaking just the same. There are other companies that sell bats with just as good customer service. I saw some players hit with the White Combat and those bals were hit long. Not saying anything bad about the Ambush, just think all of the senior bats perform well.
Oct. 10, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2617 posts
Increased performance = Decreased durability.

That is just how the technology works. No one anytime soon is going to get around that. When I was a kid and over-blew up a balloon, it popped. 50 years later, same thing happens. No getting around it.
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