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Discussion: Winter Worlds in Phoenix

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Oct. 24, 2012
BobLaser
Men's 50
38 posts
Winter Worlds in Phoenix
Hello Everybody,
Who's all going to Phoenix in 50'S AAA? Hope it's a good one!
Oct. 24, 2012
BobLaser
Men's 50
38 posts
Okay. Nobody's going to Phoenix Worlds in 50's AAA. Maybe we have a chance to win. Anybody have a suggestion for the best softball cleat for an outfielder? Looking for lightweight that helps with speed on the bases.
Oct. 24, 2012
Joe-SL Bulls
Men's 50
10 posts
Team Bulls 50's will be there.

Joe
Oct. 24, 2012
BobLaser
Men's 50
38 posts
Cool. It will be good to see you. Hope y'all had fun in Vegas.
Oct. 24, 2012
stick8
1325 posts
Bob, Boombah with trail bottoms work real well in the outfield. Lightweight and a variety of copl Also OKI will be in Phoenix in 50 major plus.
Oct. 24, 2012
stick8
1325 posts
Bob, typo on my part, meant to say a they come in a variety of color combinations. My bad
Oct. 25, 2012
Webbie25
Men's 60
1995 posts
Bob-we all know speed is a relative term at our ages!! LOL I have had great luck with my Tanels. Enjoyed talking to you the other day!
Oct. 25, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1010 posts
As Webbie said, Tanels are very nice... I have had them for 5 year and no complaints very comfortable!
Oct. 26, 2012
BobLaser
Men's 50
38 posts
Thanks for the help. I need cleats that help me run the bases fast cuz I can't hit far like Webbie.
Oct. 26, 2012
Uncle Mike
Men's 55
48 posts
We are trying to get enough guys- Oxnard Rookies. I have 10 and a couple maybes.
Oct. 26, 2012
VINNY LV
Men's 50
178 posts
I have beeen wearing the Reebock ZigTech shoes for over a year now and I can only remember one time slipping in the outfield.. They are light weight and very comfortable.. I've seen alot of the young guys wearing them too and they're way faster than us !!!!!
Oct. 26, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
443 posts
If your ankles and body can handle it, I think the classic low cut baseball cleat (in none metal form) is best. I like the Mizunos because they are very lightweight and are cut wider; and I can remove the insole and use my power step orthotics. For practice, I use the Mizuno mid size turf shoe.

Oct. 26, 2012
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
BobLaser,

Go to: TANEL360.COM, when you get to check out put in this code: KRTX49....You will get 20% off your order and I know you will love the Tanel shoes.I am a Texas Rep and that shoe is all I wear !(have been for the last 5 years, I could wear "any" shoe.....but I wear Tanel !)
Oct. 26, 2012
mad dog
Men's 65
3958 posts
the mizuno blast is a great combo shoe,and is very light....i have been wearing them for the last 5 years with no prols.the pairs(1 black,1 red) i have now i bought the beginning of 2011 and are still going strong....if you have a wide foot go .5 size bigger tho.....
Oct. 26, 2012
stick8
1325 posts
HJ just curious about the part where you elluded to practice shoes. Perhaps I'm behind the eight ball on this but I admit I'm not familiar with anyone who uses a different pair of shoes when practicing as opposed to game shoes. Is this a common thing? Do you do it because your seeking to prolong the life of your game shoes? Appreciate your input, I'm intrigued by this.
Oct. 26, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
443 posts
The turf shoes are easier on the feet and give more ankle support which is more protective for practice. If legs are fine and no issues then use
game shoes for practice. I'm a little wacky and always want a backup so I actually have 2 pairs of game shoes and the turf shoes would be OK for games in a pinch. The lightness of the Mizunos is key to me and the cleats in my opinion give better traction than any other configuration. Just opinion.
Oct. 27, 2012
stick8
1325 posts
Interesting HJ, I never considered using shoes just for practice. What you say makes sense in a way, especially about shoes being protective in practice. Do you find that doing this allows your game shoes to last longer?
Oct. 27, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
443 posts
Stick, I assume they last longer because they are used less, but honestly don't know. I always clean them well after any use and let them dry inside the AC'd house. I know my size so usually get them cheap on sale online somewhere.
Oct. 27, 2012
Webbie25
Men's 60
1995 posts
Stick8-I never considered practice shoes. I never considered a bp bat to save my 'game' bat. I don't have a practice glove, either. I know I am behind the times, but do I need a practice cup, too?
Oct. 28, 2012
mad dog
Men's 65
3958 posts
webbie,all but the cup...LOL....yes i swap out for practice vs game.....glove used in practice is one i'm breaking in(have 3 backups,gonna be 2 soon tho).....shoes use my old gamer's for practice (have 2 turfs and 2 mizuno blasts for games)...bats i use either an ASA or USSSA bat for bp,unless i'm breaking in a new bat regardless of assoc,gamers rarely see bp....

also like HJ says,clean your glove and shoes after games,helps them last longer,i have some wipes and a brush with me at all times.....
Oct. 28, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
443 posts
Since we are walking on the obsessive side, my game glove is a 14 incher. For practice I use a 12 incher not quite broken in. The smaller stiffer glove forces me to actually catch the ball rather than letting the glove do it and I believe helps encourage better glove work. Obsessive, yes. Over the line?? You decide.
Oct. 28, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
443 posts
Also, I find glove oil ruins gloves. I use Nokoma
glove conditioner which is a gel. For me it keeps the glove clean and soft w/o weight buildup. Use sparingly, work well with hands and use paper towels to wipe off dirt and excess. Yes obsessive.
Oct. 28, 2012
mad dog
Men's 65
3958 posts
HJ,most will think so,i just like to make my equipment last as long as possible,guess ya can call me cheap......i like a lanolin foam,oil seems to make a glove heavier after repeated oiling.....
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