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HELP---I just don't get it!

» ?: Can anyone explain to me how a tacky bat barrel makes any significan ...
      »Marv19: The theory is the sticky, or in the case of the Nightmare with a ...
      »smooth01: It means you CAN put pine tar on your bat, as sticky bats have been ...
      »SSUSA Staff: smooth01 ... Actually, it doesn't mean that at all ... Please take a ...
      »BruceinGa: Dave, would not a bat with user added pine tar to the barrel be ...
      »hemi racer: Altered-Illegal? Is there a deference in the eyes of the SSUSA staff? ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Yes, there is a difference ... • ALTERED EQUIPMENT - Equipment ...
      »BruceinGa: Thanks Staff for you attempt at clarification of the difference in ...
      »0: So how or why is that tacky material allowed on bats? If the bat ...
      »SSUSA Staff: In response to your inquiries: 1. The Dudley bat is manufactured ...
      »wdodge22: As I understand the Dudley bat with the tacky barrel, is for the bat ...
      »hemi racer: I have found that it being able to grip the ball for that mille ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: Is there anybody out there that has any real proof or evidence that a ...
      »hemi racer: No scientific proof, just see more knuckle balls off my bat during ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: hemi racer Your statement "No scientific proof, just see more ...
14 Nov. 26, 2014 1288

Barrage 28oz

» Lefty: My 28 Barrage has a little over 200 swings and webbing pretty much. ...
      »DoubleL10: Joe, is there any bat that you DON'T have in your bag?? From your ...
      »Lefty: Larry I've got pretty many of them. The Super Dirty 28oz is the last ...
2 Nov. 25, 2014 191

DeMarini Senior ONE Endload

» Old Stool: Who out there thinks this bat is as good as the Dudley Lightning or ...
      »Need4speed: I'm 5' 5" and 159 pounds, and have multiple hits off the wallls of ...
      »JDub: It's an Awesome Bat and we can't wait for the 2015 Model ! ! ! 5' ...
      »bogie: Its too bad more hitters haven't tried this bat. I believe its th ...
      »BruceinGa: Bogie, a teammate and bp partner bought a 2013 balanced One and we ...
      »bogie: The balanced is good but a totally different bat than th ...
5 Nov. 24, 2014 764

NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

» Tri18: Hey Guys, Just returned from Vegas and I was able to do a small ...
      »taits: Warranty, should get it a lot of attention.
      »Paco13: Wow. Another better than the rest Senior bats and we as fools will ...
      »Tri18: Paco, A valid observation but...we can't always control when our ...
      »southerinman: Tri18 You state "the new handle fusion makes all the difference in ...
      »Longhorns: I have been a miken guy for years. There bats were great just no ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: So what makes this bat so different from the Miken Triad other than ...
      »Full Monty: My Miken Triad Blackout still hasn't broke in yet. Hundreds of hit ...
      »Tri18: Definitely not the Triad Blackout. The Blackout was a bit stiff and ...
      »Misfits: Guys these bats are for real. No joke. My teammates and I on ...
      »Tri18: Freak Black test update: Just finished getting up to 300 swings on ...
      »LeeLee50: Can you please tell me which bat isn't a winner, it seems that would ...
      »Tri18: Lee50, I agree with you to a point...us senior players have several ...
      »LeeLee50: Thanks, but I have to disagree with the Ambush being a high ...
      »LeeLee50: I didn't see 1 Ambush this past weekend.
      »Tri18: Lee, Everyone in entitled to their opinion. My observations on bats ...
      »Sunshine1949: Why not give it a try if you are a two-piece guy, and the swing ...
      »Tri18: Sound advice. Another thing to consider...cool months are coming and ...
      »LeeLee50: That would be the key if you break it? I just don't see taking a ...
      »Tri18: Lee, What that means to me is what I have said since I tested the ...
      »LeeLee50: We received our bat prior to LV, maybe the sales model was that they ...
      »crusher: If I ever wear out my Combat Centenarian I am gonna have to get me ...
      »Tri18: Crusher, Some of those were seriously good and obviously you got one ...
      »Misfits: Just thought I would follow up with everyone in regards to the new ...
      »Tri18: 333, I agree with you this design shows it to be a very good bat. I ...
      »Fabe: Just to let the board know…I had a great time n tourney using my 26fl ...
      »ApMiken: LeeLee50,,, you got me curious. A Miken VP informed you? Pretty sure ...
      »lewis: APMiken,you have me curious now. Big Cat Mike and a rep were at big ...
      »Tri18: AP, Just got back from the ball field and another 100 swings on the ...
      »lb16: Question for Adam, Why can't Miken produce a bat like the ...
      »ApMiken: Lewis,, I was down there for the opening weekend and left on that ...
      »lb16: Adam, Thanks for your response I don,t remember the old Ultra II's ...
      »Omar Khayyam: lb16's experience was similar to mine. Bought an Ultra II in 2003 and ...
      »lewis: APMiken, he may of not ben a rep. I just assumed he was cause he was ...
      »ApMiken: No problem Steve. I am guessing the person there was either Frank who ...
      »Tri18: We had a great day of testing on Friday. We were able to hit on a ...
      »Lefty: Alan does it hit as well as the Big Cat. Looks like the Freak Black ...
      »Tri18: Lefty, I think we have to realize they are two DIFFERENT but very ...
      »?: I think I'll wait until Miken puts out the Freak Black with th ...
      »Tri18: Guys, A couple of things I should have mentioned.... I usually put ...
      »Tri18: We hit the magic 1,000 swing mark with the Freak Black and boy are ...
      »Mulewhipper: Interesting Alan...who is the "We"? There is a big difference is ...
      »Tri18: Mule, Just got back from the Villages tournament with my Team 1 ...
      »LeeLee50: Mulewhipper you are killing me. LOL
      »hemi racer: BOY!!, with 1300 plus swings from major and major plus guys that bat ...
      »Misfits: If you guys still aren't sold on the Miken Freak Black you should go ...
      »Tri18: Misfit, Good call there...I now have 1500/1600 on the bat and it's ...
      »king 44: Tri18 I just hit a friends 27oz freak black and he said he had 200 ...
      »Tri18: King, The Freak Black does sometimes take more than the usual amount ...
      »DieselDan: Soooo, the Freak Black must be similar to the Triad Blackout, which ...
      »Tri18: Dan, Not really. The Freak is an end loaded bat and doesn't require ...
      »DieselDan: Thanks Tri18. I still took the Advil with the headache I had from ...
      »Tri18: Dan, That's hilarious.better get a cool cloth for the forehead ...
      »JDub: Alan, Can you please provide Before & After Bat Compression Specs? ...
      »AJC: J Dub brings up a great point. This bat has to "press" a lot higher ...
      »Tri18: JDub and friends, Bat spec compliance is accomplished during ...
      »JDub: Metal is/was Safer and 300' Fences were Built for Slow Pitch ...
      »garyheifner: What weight is the bat you have hit for 1600+ hits. And, have you ...
      »Tri18: My bat is a 28 ounce and we are now over 1800. I have many hundreds ...
      »Old Stool: I still have my original Brick phone...I use it to kill cockroaches. ...
59 Nov. 22, 2014 4863

Miken 2 piece knob came off.

» Lefty: Had about 15 or less on my new big cat 27oz. and the knob came off. ...
      »Tri18: Joe and all of you guys.... Get some 3M 5200 Marine glue from Home ...
      »Lefty: Just notice on my 27oz big cat that I have has a 1 inch crack on the ...
      »hemi racer: My end cap did brake a portion off the outer part. Will they ...
      »NCS13: My 27oz MM Big Cat replacement bat had the end cap shatter so only ...
      »Lefty: Thanks Alan Tri18 fot the help. Love the Big Cat.
      »animal14: the knob on my Miken big cat came off in my first batting practice ...
      »Lefty: animal14 what glue did your friend use and was your bat a 27 oz. you ...
      »Mr. Mechanic: My 27oz Big Cat has a loose handle at the bottom of the barrel . Any ...
      »badseed2b: My Miken Ultra II 2 piece bat knob came off earlier this year. I used ...
      »AJC: Barrel cracked in Manteca ? Knob flew off my 2 piece Ultra II at BLD ...
      »joel 1975: WATCH OUT MIGHT BE ALTERING BAT??????????????????
      »joel 1975: SO ALAN YOU KNOW HOW TO ALTER BATS???????????????????
      »sobs3: I had a crazy thing happen with the Miken 2 piece this year. Was ...
13 Nov. 21, 2014 1588

Evaluation fo Dudley Senior Bats

» Robo2: I know the new Dudley bats are out there. Can anyone give me their ...
      »J R: I have the end loaded.I bought in Dalton.Hardest bat to break in I ...
      »BruceinGa: I have had my Dudley Lightning 28oz 12" barrel bat since Dalton. I ...
      »BigTuna: I'm currently swinging a 26oz Dudley 12" endload...very nasty bat ...
      »Robo2: Thanks guys. I always find it interesting to hear from guys that have ...
      »NYTX: I purchased a new one in Vegas at the Worlds in October and the bat ...
      »Bruster55: I have a 27 & 28 oz balanced models.I have owned the 27oz since June ...
6 Nov. 18, 2014 1117

Anaconda Sports Rep / Frank Short

» Gorilla Boy: Just wanted to say good luck to all softball teams and players. Just ...
      »surf88: Hey Mike, wanted to say howdy to you and Frank. I'm playing in ...
      »curty: hey Mike, i'm the guy w broken new U-II @ worlds @ Vegas. just want ...
      »neck10: mike call me when you get a chance 231-218-4787 never mind Ill text ...
3 Nov. 18, 2014 461

When Is It Bat Altering?

» Bubble Gum: YES, I know about bat shaving and rolling being illegal. But ...
      »taits: My view on it Rule 3.4(5) covers it 1. one knob cuff ok 2. ok N ...
      »DOLFAN: I would say "not at all" to all of them because these are not the ...
      »BigTuna: No to all listed since neither alter the BPF rating of the bat? But ...
      »obagain: Adding any weight to any area of the bat does change it, if it didn't ...
      »titanhd: ok to use two knob cuffs. We have not changed our position on ...
      »BruceinGa: It all comes downs to what the umpires allow.
      »E6 in AZ: Okay tell me this, I have yet to see any pine tar used but I have ...
      »ju25: Pine tar is messy!
      »BruceinGa: I use Cramer's and/or Evil Grip. I've never used spray.
      »CallaVett: Anything that adds weight to knob changes the bat's MOI thus changing ...
      »0: Should anybody caught with changing the Knob or Handle, as mentioned ...
      »ju25: I thought it was weight at the end of the bat that changes the Moment ...
      »bkb555: the only thing the adding the weight to the handles in the ...
      »Clean Up: It seems to me that adding or losing wieght on the handle end of the ...
      »CallaVett: The rule on altered equipment doesn't say enhance or increase ...
      »joel 1975: Ive heard if you paint the end of the barrel where it wears off the ...
      »AJC: The issue of the end of the bat painted would look like a repair to ...
      »joel 1975: im sure it has something to do with selling them on ebay!!!!!!!!!!!
      »AJC: It has nothing to do with selling them on EBAY. You can paint flames ...
      »neck10: O yes it does Ive bought bats off ebay that have been touched up on ...
      »AJC: Neck, it is not " illegal " to sell bats which are not legal for ...
      »garyheifner: How about a knob cuff with two layers of tape over it. By the above, ...
      »joel 1975: except for lead off hitter from windy city
      »joel 1975: I wasn't concerned about it being illegal you can just make a used ...
      »OZ40: I use spray adhesive on my gloves. I use the 3M automotive or Mr. ...
      »Pull My Finger: OZ40 Would it be Bat Altering if you sprayed that 3M stuff on the ...
      »BruceAZ: I just came from the Winter Worlds manger meeting and Dave Dowell ...
      »Home Plate: A few years ago I heard of a guy that would buy a 26 ounce bat and ...
      »BruceinGa: Home Plate, that guy should have added the weights to his batting ...
      »Home Plate: BruceinGa Good Idea. But I wonder if that would actually be the ...
      »joel 1975: I used to buy 30 oz bats that nobody wanted anymore pop thr pin out ...
      »joel 1975: I used to buy 30 oz bats that nobody wanted anymore pop thr pin out ...
      »Lefty: or a 6'5" 250 pound hitter compared to a 5'8" 180 pound hitter, Would ...
      »joel 1975: this is true most bats don't weigh what there marked.I think ...
      »BruceinGa: I've wondered if adding a couple of ounces of lead weights to your ...
      »neck10: rolling a bat is illegal don't see why but it is seems to me your ...
      »Az Iz: I doubt that adding weight to your batting gloves will change ...
      »DCPete: Don't know for sure if it's true, but have been told that rolling the ...
      »stick8: I've never heard of anyone adding weight to their batting gloves. How ...
      »hurler: dc if that is true I would agree that that is altering the bat but ...
      »DCPete: Maybe someone that knows or owns a rolling machine can set the record ...
      »BruceinGa: Stick, I haven't tried that because I would rather have the weight at ...
      »ju25: DC try this site:http://www.batrollers.com/. Unlike endloading which ...
      »jfsully: Interesting study on Enhanced break-in techniques (may answer the ...
      »mad dog: bruce they actually have weighted batting gloves(fingerless)....wade ...
      »ju25: mad dog, I posted the bat rolling site for DC because he said he had ...
      »mad dog: otay ju25......yes i bought a pair when they first came out....didn't ...
      »OZ40: Reply to: Pull my Finger: I use it on my gloves for better grip ...
      »Az Iz: SSUSA... The above message is a case of blantant "BATTING GLOV ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: Batting Glove Abuse?? We need an investigation.
50 Nov. 17, 2014 1865

Winter Nationals, any bat sellers there?

» OZ40: Heading down to FL today. We will be playing at the Naples complex in ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The Winter Nationals is a Dudley Sports exclusive sponsorship ... ...
      »OZ40: Thanks for the info. I currently swing the 2 pc. Miken Ultra end load ...
      »bkb555: where is Dudley getting all these bats....seems like there are ...
      »Stretch14: Try Ebay.
      »JDub: Arizona Elite will have some DeMarini Senior Bats. We are playing at ...
      »surf88: Winter Worlds in Phoenix is a Miken exclusive tournament. I will not ...
      »JDub: Ed, Where is there any Documentation stating this is a "Miken ...
7 Nov. 14, 2014 982

Dudley Lighting

» Locoengineer: Bought a new Dudley Lighting hitting 44/375 balls after about 100 ...
      »Whitey58: I have two Dudleys a 12" and a 13" E/L. Keep hitting and it will open ...
      »justplay: My 28 ounce Dudley has about 350 swings on it and its my only one to ...
      »Locoengineer: Thanks guys, I will keep hitting it, mine is a 28oz balanced
      »surf88: The balanced Dudley bats may take a few more swings than the EL ...
4 Nov. 13, 2014 492

miken bat question

» garyheifner: Re: the Miken 2 piece end load-red/white I have seen some hitting ...
      »BigTuna: Gary yes! Miken incorporates the year the bat was manufactured ...
1 Nov. 12, 2014 309

OG Freaks

» BigTuna: Does anyone else use OG Freaks (Plus, Limited Edition & 98's) in ...
      »obagain: I never liked the freaks but I do use a recoil a lot to save my ...
      »BruceinGa: 4 or 5 years ago I used a Freak Plus, imo large sweetspot, more ...
      »CallaVett: I have an OG Freak and a RI Synergy that I use in spring league.
3 Nov. 9, 2014 383

Dudley Lighning 12 inch senior bat. Webbing

» Lefty: My Dudley 12"lightning started webbing somewhere in the 200's.Has ...
      »hemi racer: Mine is the 13" model, should be the same core though. I have close ...
      »Perl: Joe Congrats on your win in Vegas. I heard you were hitting it ...
      »surf88: First I've heard of any webbing scenario. Please take a photo of this ...
      »Lefty: The webbing doesn,t bother me. I just wanted if it was normal. I know ...
      »Lefty: Ed send me a text on your cell and I'll text you the pictures of the ...
      »BruceinGa: Lefty, I have over 1000 swings on my 12" Dudley and the bat doesn't ...
      »Lefty: I sent Ed the pictures of the 2 bats. I'll try to figure out how to ...
      »Enviro-Vac: I too have well over 1,000 hits on my 12" Dudley and found that the ...
      »DonB: Lefty...how would you compare the big cat to the 12" dudley.I'm ...
      »Lefty: In my opinion I would have a better batting avg. With dudley. Hits ...
      »DonB: Thanks Lefty,that's good to know.Is the reason for going with a 29oz ...
      »Lefty: For me it is Don. Don't weight 250lbs so I have to have an equalizer. ...
      »Terryt123: My Miken Ultra II one piece balanced just broke today. I loved it. ...
      »Tri18: Terry, I do extensive testing on pretty much every bat out there. It ...
      »surf88: Terry, Have been assisting Lefty (Don), Enviro-Vac (jim) and many ...
      »Bomber23: Does anyone know if the Lightning bat has better cold weather ...
      »lumpy10: I have all 3 models of the Lightning and no signs of spider web or ...
      »surf88: From my experience and from receiving many feedback calls and emails ...
      »bullet: Got one of these wonderful bats,after about 200 swings, REALLY ...
      »bullet: Terry123,i have alot of senior bats,the Dudley compares too all of ...
      »zonk: Bullet: If Terryt123 does not hook up with you on an OG U2, I would ...
      »Tri18: Bullet, Some mild dish soap and water are usually all that's needed. ...
      »bullet: zonk,e-mail me at topluap@aol.com
23 Nov. 2, 2014 2206

Nightmare bats

» tattooball: All of the backorder bats have been shipped today. Thank you
0 Oct. 31, 2014 291

Reebok Melee's

» surf88: I continue to get emails from players asking about the Reebok ...
      »Graphite: Why was a good selling product discontinued?
      »Marv19: That is an easy question to answer. The larger question is why did ...
      »surf88: Graphite: Call me and I can answer your questions and perhaps help ...
      »Tri18: Graphite and Marv, You are on the right track. The simple reason ...
      »hemi racer: Have heard that when Reebok chose to discontinued bat sales, it was ...
      »surf88: Thank you Alan for stepping in and answering the question posed to me ...
      »4x4: +1 Happens a LOT....
      »Tri18: No problem Ed. Hope things are well with you out there. My guess is ...
8 Oct. 31, 2014 1362

Bats @ Bullhead City

» Az Iz: Is anybody going to be selling bats at the upcoming Bullhead Cit ...
      »surf88: I will not be there for the fall tourney this year but if you will ...
1 Oct. 29, 2014 317

the new bat "Nightmare"

» grayhitter59: Just got to swing the new bat Nightmare. First time swinging a 2 ...
      »taits: Onermaybe being broken in & the other cracked? lol
      »grayhitter59: No cracks or spider webbing on this bat. Brand new out of the rapper.
      »Wayne 37: This message board is provided as a means for senior softball players ...
      »hemi racer: Didn't think grayhitter's comments where out of order. He was just ...
      »HJ: Grayhitter's comments were fine with 1 caveat. If he has a financial ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Please feel free to provide personal commentary on likes/dislikes of ...
      »hemi racer: That sounds reasonable enough. THANKS! for the service you provide ...
      »Wayne 37: I have no problem with anything........except I started a thread ...
      »BruceinGa: I'm thinking you have not read all of the post pertaining to the ...
      »Wayne 37: Bruce, I Googled it, and found AD Starr manufactures the bat. ...
      »Railice96: I think you have to put a 'Nightmare' in your hands and try it! Your ...
      »BruceinGa: Wayne, the Dudley was designed by the same person that designed the ...
      »grayhitter59: I think this is getting out of hand, I was sent a bat by a friend ...
      »Wayne 37: Thanks for the info guys. That is all I was looking for. I'm more ...
      »tattooball: Wayne I am going to go out on a limb here and say your post may have ...
      »brian warner: The Nightmare we had was just that, A NIGHTMARE. We had a 28oz. bat ...
      »tattooball: Well Brian the ABS plastic end cap was smashed in when the bat was ...
      »brian warner: Well did ever occur to you that might have happened during shipment. ...
      »tattooball: The force it would have taken to do this damage the box would have ...
      »taits: Brian, Kevin DOES SERVICE HIS CUSTOMERS as do many other reps on ...
      »brian warner: Well Taits there was a time I would have said that about Kevin. As ...
      »taits: I see it a many ways: 1. It is a likely a NO WARRANTY bat, (I do not ...
      »brian warner: Taits, We sent him pictures before we sent the bat to him. And he ...
      »tattooball: Brian this is an outright lie. I never talked to you and I NEVER said ...
      »taits: A few thoughts: Saw the pics, read the emails. IMO bat was abuse ...
      »brian warner: Well look who is losing their temper. Why don't you put this bat out ...
      »Sr34: Ok, I am the one who purchased the bat "along" with Brian. I'm not ...
      »PJ3P: I'll say this about my dealing with Kevin aka Tattooball. I was ...
      »the wood: We have been hitting the Nightmare (27 oz) and have roughly 400 ...
      »DoubleL10: I agree with everything The Wood says...I hit the Nightmare with ...
30 Oct. 17, 2014 3647

Monsta Senior Bat?

» sobs3: - I was wondering if the Monsta Senior bat is legal for all senior ...
      »BigTuna: Yes...unless locally restricted. I have the Fossil and the ASA ...
      »Bill Shimels: I have the fossil , LC, Boogeyman , and original 2012 model ... there ...
2 Oct. 17, 2014 537

Easton BSR Senior bat

» rick#8: Guys, what's the word on the Easton Senior bat, break in period?, ...
      »Tri18: Rick, Let me gently say it wasn't one of their better efforts. I ...
      »Lefty: I have to agree with Alan. The I had only lasted a little over a 100 ...
      »boston: I bought an Easton Elder and I don't like its performance to date. ...
3 Oct. 12, 2014 609

New 52/275 balls

» southerinman: As a senior player still playing in local leagues I though I'd try ...
      »Fred S: Any of the new ASA/Utrip bats (Triad3, Freak52 etc.) which are made ...
      »HJ: I was told by an individual who is instrumental in the development ...
      »titanhd: Try the Worth Jeff Hall legit (Red/black) it too is tuned for 53/275 ...
      »B94: The USSSA Miken DC41 and the Worth Resmondo Legit bot hit the 52/275 ...
      »titanhd: Yes they do B94 but, you can't use them in a ASA sanction ...
5 Sept. 30, 2014 717
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