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Discussion: Best Cold Weather Bat

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Jan. 4, 2013
hoovedog
Men's 50
71 posts
Best Cold Weather Bat
Now that the temps here in South Texas are Polar Bear Friendly.. I've broke out my Worth Green EST C405,, This bat is 9 yrs old,,will hit any ball in any conditions, and NEVER BREAK!!And probably only gives up 10-20' ft in Distance, to a Composite.Bring back this Bat and the core 47. Super Blue Dot or the 47. Dudley Thunder,and the distance would match a composite. Players could save a lot of money.
Jan. 4, 2013
J R
181 posts
Doc I still have my Easton Tri Shell I used back before Ultras We used the worth 47 Blue Dot.Ball was hit hard
Jan. 4, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
862 posts
I have some composite Reebok Vector-O's and ASA/USSSA Melee's that will not break in cold weather and both have a 1 year warranty. Both are performance oriented bats. (970) 728-3144/729-3145.
Jan. 4, 2013
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
416 posts
hoovedog, while I agree with you about the old aluminum bats and 47 cor balls, I will tell you that I broke a Worth Carl Rose C405 hitting in the cold weather (high 40's) this week in Dallas. They are not indestructible. The state of the game being what it is, however, that's probably the only way to get any use out of those old bats.

Last year, I bought a UTrip composite with a one year warranty for cold weather use. I broke in 10 months and I got a replacement just in time for this winter.
Jan. 5, 2013
hoovedog
Men's 50
71 posts
That's the first I've ever heard of,, did it crack like a composite, or rupture with a dent in it?? Who do you play with in Dallas? Its been miserable here in Galveston..
Jan. 5, 2013
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
416 posts
About a three inch long crack along the length of the barrel. This is actually the second one I've had break. A few years ago, again playing in cold weather, I had on literally break wide open.

I've been playing with Crackerbox, a team out of Little Rock, but they aged up to 70's for this year and left me behind. I will be playing with the Dallas Spurs 65's this year.
Jan. 5, 2013
hoovedog
Men's 50
71 posts
Your probably really tough on composites !! Hope to see you this Spring at the Tournaments..I'll be with Tx Thunder, and don't ask to borrow my bat!!lol
Jan. 5, 2013
crusher
Men's 70
389 posts
Texas Transplant - Have a good year with the Spurs.
Guess it is monkey see monkey do.. Harris Auction is moving to 70 also. The Arkies move together.

Yeah, hooverdog do not loan him your bat as he will use both hands to swing someone elses bat, you would probably get a 2 piece bat back.

C
Jan. 5, 2013
DoubleL10
Men's 65
811 posts
Hoovedog, I use old metal bats when it gets cold here in Oklahoma City. I've cracked the gold C405 EST already this year and started a crack on an old a TPS. They do last a long time but do give out. However, I can't crack my old 35 oz Dave Carroll Sports Bombat,
Jan. 5, 2013
DoubleL10
Men's 65
811 posts
Hoovedog, I use old metal bats when it gets cold here in Oklahoma City. I've cracked the gold C405 EST already this year and started a crack on an old a TPS. They do last a long time but do give out. However, I can't crack my old 35 oz Dave Carroll Sports Bombat,
Jan. 5, 2013
17Black
Men's 50
217 posts
"Now that the temps here in South Texas are Polar Bear Friendly....."

LOL--I got a kick out of that ^^^^^^^^.

Try living here in Northeast Ohio. I live 30 miles northeast of Cleveland.

Even after the snow thaws here, its usually pretty cool in March and April, even into May sometimes, and not worthy of composite bats at $200 a pop.

I have an old Worth EST that's about 13 years old I still hit with when we are outside, and even an old Steele Bat, Silver & Black model, that has to be close to 20 years old.

Luckily up here there are multiple indoor facilities we can get swings in for six or seven months.
Jan. 5, 2013
hoovedog
Men's 50
71 posts
Thanks for the heads up Crusher, Larry; what is up there, 20's and 30's? I've still got my Bombat 36 oz, can't believe I swung that pipe. Are you playing with Makule's this year?. Sorry 17 Black I came from the Shen. Valley Va. and that was cold enough for me.
Jan. 5, 2013
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
We hit today with the temps in the 40's. My Velocity II held up well.
Jan. 6, 2013
Lefty
Men's 65
465 posts
In the cold I hit with the Easton Tri Zone bats. These bats hit well at any temp. They take a little longer to break in but when they do good by ball.The Brett Helmer Easton Stealt bats can't go wrong. They have a pretty good sale on one of the Major softball sport sites. For the money these bats last a long time and the at moment instead of being $300 they are under $150. Can't put the name of the site because they will delete this message.
Joe Lefty Falcon FMSI 60's.
Jan. 7, 2013
hitt2
354 posts
I agree it hard to find a good composite bat for for below 55 weather. I'm a Combat guy so I'm bias. I've been swing an OG U-trip Derby Boys(white with blue graphics) during the winter months for the past 2 years. The bat has held up very well and the pop desired is there. My opinion this bat was a fore runner to the white Centenarian.
jm2cent
Jan. 7, 2013
Webbie25
Men's 60
1956 posts
We hit yesterday in Albuquerque at 26 degrees. I did not hit one ball out. We hit off a tee with my Steeles bat and my 2 Louisvilles-the 38 and 35 ounce, and old BP balls. Go figure. The bats held up, though.
Jan. 7, 2013
softball4b
Men's 60
722 posts
I hit yesterday. I hit the couch hard, it did not go very far, I was still able to reach my beer and the channel changer. The next hit, was me getting hit up side the head because I had a bunch of Honey Do's I had not finished. My son is graduating from Marine Boot Camp on Friday and we are having a little get together on Sat. I expect to be hitting a few that day also.
Jan. 8, 2013
hoovedog
Men's 50
71 posts
softball4b,, you must have been out of home runs,so you went up the middle and hit the couch!I hope it had its protective pillows in place. Congrats on your sons graduation, that is some serious cardio
Jan. 8, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
862 posts
Cold in Colorado is really cold. I use my Vector-O and my ASA/USSSA Melee. Both are strong as can be and I ship them to Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire and Michigan. All who have purchased from me say they are pleased. I hit BP with both and don't worry about breakage at all. If you need one call or email me.
ed@ewandrews.com; batman@andrewsdev.com 970-729-3145
Jan. 16, 2013
Puppa
Men's 50
6 posts
I also have a ASA Reebok Melee (29x34) that I'm looking to «get rid off». Email me duvs01@uqo.ca. Great bat for showing off. Man, winter is boring!
Jan. 16, 2013
Wayne 37
192 posts
Don't feel bad about how you hit with the older bats. The balls were jacked up back then, and a few got killed with them. It was no disgrace to shy away from a ball back then.
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