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Jan. 19, 2013
usmc0311
32 posts
combat Centenarian
after ten swings indoors with 44 core balls with a brand new taken out of the wrapper Centenarian it broke in three places. thinking it really shouldnt happen
Jan. 19, 2013
garyheifner
349 posts
I know "2" guys with MANY hundreds of swings on theirs-no problem. You should talk to the people who sold it to you. Kinda strange-had to be a serious factory defect.
Jan. 19, 2013
usmc0311
32 posts
im a little disappointed to say the least couse it does have a good feel to it
Jan. 20, 2013
chikn55
Men's 50
20 posts
I have had very good luck with these bats. I had one that had over 800 swings before it broke. The one I have now has over 300 swings and doesn't even have scuff marks on it. Combat is a very good company to work with, they will help you out if they can.
Good luck
Jan. 20, 2013
ju25
Men's 55
139 posts
You got a bad bat. Contact the seller and see if they will make it right. I had a Worth 454 that broke in a couple of weeks with about 200 swings on it, and they replaced it. My Centenarian has about 250 swings on it with no marks on the barrel and is killing the ball.
Jan. 20, 2013
ju25
Men's 55
139 posts
What kind of temps were you hitting in?
Jan. 20, 2013
ju25
Men's 55
139 posts
Disregard above statement, you were hitting indoors.
Jan. 20, 2013
usmc0311
32 posts
since im new too the senior bat thing are all senior bats break like this
Jan. 20, 2013
ju25
Men's 55
139 posts
Senior bats are hotter than most bats and with hotness you sacrifice durability. Sometimes you get a bad bat and it will break prematurely. IMO with composite bats you have to start out slowly, 25 or so swings at 1/2 speed, 25 or so swings at 3/4 speed, before you start swinging at full speed. This helps to break in the fibers more evenly which limits the weak spots, which cause breaking. Bats must be rotated after every swing and not used for bp after break-in, or in temps below 60. I have an original Combat (gray) that sees game use only and is still going strong. I have boken USSSA and ASA bats, but all were in 50 degree and below weather.
Jan. 20, 2013
HJ
Men's 70
432 posts
The above advice is all good. The fact that it broke new in 10 swings means you were probably swinging flat out w/o break in. ju25's advice is consistent with what bat sellers have said here respecting break in. Temperature may also have played a role. If you are in a northern clime, the bat may have been in the trunk on the ride to
where you hit. Additionally indoor cages can be very cold before the heat is turned on and even then.
All that said act respectfully and go back to the
seller and ask for help. There is also a system at Combat to address this if the seller isn't helful. Combat's contact person can be found by searching this website.
Good Luck.
Jan. 20, 2013
Lefty
Men's 65
465 posts
Got my black centenrian in Dec. I have around 150bps with it. 72 from the pitcher and the rest with the T. Hits great. I guess I got lucky with this one. Sorry about your bad luck usmc0311.
Jan. 20, 2013
usmc0311
32 posts
Thanks for all the advice. I was a little bummed Since this weekend coming will be my first 50 tournament Guess I'll use my usssa bat!!
Jan. 21, 2013
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
usmc0311, what team do you play for and what tournament is this?
Jan. 21, 2013
usmc0311
32 posts
the issa in plant city fla
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