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What's the best bat for open tournaments?

» bobkat: I recently hit my first over the fence homer with a balanced 2-piece ...
      »Tri18: If you love the MeLee in balanced and swing a 28 or 29 you may be in ...
      »bobkat: Don't think I want to go to a 28 as I want to keep my bat speed up. ...
      »Tri18: It's not even a close comparison. The Ambush is a much better all ...
      »Fabe: I agree with Alan…Ambush is a fun bat n much better performance than ...
      »bobkat: Thanks for the advice guys. The Ambush it is.
      »17Black: Alan? Melee's not going to be made anyore?????
      »17Black: anymore??
      »hemi racer: There are several good senior performance bats out there, but I ...
      »big unit: well alan and fabe I have to disagree with your opinion on the dirty ...
      »hemi racer: I'm sure everybody's swing is deferent, but I'm just the opposite of ...
      »Tri18: Unit, obviously that's what I do...sell bats. However, I don't ...
      »Dbax: Awesome price and free shipping! I just ordered one.
      »miken44: hi guys have swung both the ambush and the dirty to me both are good ...
      »Gorilla Boy: So we don't get to out of control. Alan I disagree with you being the ...
      »Tri18: Mike, I totally agree with you and should have qualified the ...
      »the wood: Alan, You may be a very knowledgable bat guy, as is Mike. There are ...
      »Tri18: Hey Bob, See my above post...I acknowledged that I am not the only ...
      »swing for the fences : Dirty/Ambush/Combat have the same Barrel... all the same materials! ...
      »PJ3P: Popcorn ready. This will be fun. Now if you said Dirty and ...
      »hoovedog: Well here's my 2 cents,, In eleven yrs of Senior Ball I've had 3 ...
      »ju25: I must have got a bad Ambush, because my Combat original, white ...
      »the wood: Alan, I initially responded to your 'no comparison' comment because ...
      »RoyHobbs: Amen!!!
      »Tri18: Guys, To not beat dead horses all day... I have received numerous ...
      »tg69: As my son keeps reminding me, its not the arrow, its the INDIAN.
      »The real deal: My dad was stronger than your dad, and my muscles are bigger than ...
      »KC Jim: I have swung/tested all the bats discussed here and the Reebok ...
      »bobkat: Alan, got my Ambush this week. Thanks for the prompt shipment! ...
      »Tri18: Kat, Glad to hook you up...enjoy the Ambush it's a fun bat to swing. ...
      »boston: I read a review on softballfans.com senior board. The gentleman ...
      »surf88: As others are saying, everyone has an opinion and seems to make it ...
      »swing for the fences : BW, I called and talked to combat company about the Ambush and Dirty ...
      »Coop14: I received a couple calls about this and wanted to clear up a couple ...
      »swing for the fences : not what I was told last year! I called the company because I was ...
      »Tri18: Coop, I appreciate you clearing up this misconception...again. For ...
      »hemi racer: Now THAT my dear friends sounds like info we can count on. Coming ...
      »?: Ambush works well.
      »Full Monty: The Original Combat Da Bomb has always worked wel ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: REEBOK
      »Perl: There are a lot of great bats out right now, however if you look in ...
      »Pull My Finger: Most any BPF 1.21 Senior Bat will do. It just depends on ...
      »softballnuts: Yeah
      »Shut Up & Pitch: GSC!
      »Gonedeep43: I notice no one has mentioned the Worth Legit Senior Bat?? I've been ...
      »Tri18: 43, Good point! The Legit is by far the best bat that Worth has come ...
      »Gonedeep43: Alan, Are you a dealer?? If so, it's a long season, and who ...
      »SSUSA Staff: POSTING REMINDER • This Message Board has (only) four posting rules, ...
      »PeteC: Alan, How would you rate the Legit senior bat compared to the 2007 ...
      »Tri18: Pete, That run of bats was exceptionally good. In my opinion, Worth ...
      »bobkat: Alan, I've been able to hit a couple of times this winter with the ...
      »surf88: Guys, I just read this thread all the way through. Although I have ...
      »db14: Dave D. word it how you wish however once again the above post ...
      »Foothills: If you want reviews on bats from someone ,who has no profit motive, ...
      »B1GPAP1: my wife love's this kind of drama.
      »deep14: Reebok Barrage 30oz hit well for me.To those of you who hit the melee ...
      »armiho211: i have played senior softball for about 13-14 yrs. i have fallen for ...
      »Cruzen_now: Armiho..... Ditto.... Ultra 2 is still the Best bat out there.... ...
57 Feb. 10, 2014 4874

Bat warmers

» Breez: Sorry for the repeat, but my original post seems to have disappeared. ...
0 Feb. 8, 2014 438

2000 Freak 98

» local: What is the value of a little used 2000 Freak 98 with a 1.20 stamp? ...
      »brickyard 50: believe freak 98 is a 98 not a 1.20
      »local: I saw the bat and it's Freak 2000 with the 1.20 stamp. Clearly I am ...
      »canIjack: Excuse me sir, I believe you have an original Freak. Its says Freak ...
      »JamesLG: Hi John: The original Freak was a very hot bat. The sweet spot wa ...
      »curveball: I was outbid on a used 27oz Freak 98 last week on eBay. Sold for $81 ...
      »local: James, Lost your email address.Sent me something and I will fill you ...
      »curtiss: In 2000 when bats were rated for ASA they were also rated for USSSA ...
      »swing for the fences : CanIjack,, can you send me your email rnavarroelectric@yahoo.com
      »SALSAKID49: The OG FREAK was made for the 2004 season... to replace the ASA UII ...
9 Feb. 6, 2014 1138

Barrage or Legit

» Lefty: Just want to know if any one had bp with a 28 oz senior reebok ...
      »Tri18: Lefty, I have hit with both extensively. In fact, I just finished ...
      »PJ3P: Lefty, They are both in my top 3. I have always been an end load ...
      »surf88: Lefty, I have been swinging the Barrage in the west and it has been ...
      »DieselDan: Ed, Will you be at Bullhead again this year?
4 Feb. 4, 2014 1185

T.O.C. Bats for Winter Haven

» Gorilla Boy: Just want to let the softball players know that Miken has come out ...
      »neck10: what about us poor guys in lakeland?????????????????
      »Gorilla Boy: We will have someone at Lakeland also. We will have a Miken rep from ...
      »Tri18: Gorilla, I wish you were coming down to the TOC. I'll be heading ...
      »Gorilla Boy: Alan, I wish I was coming down too. Need some sunny weather for sure. ...
4 Jan. 31, 2014 948

Bat Info needed

» garyheifner: Just got a call from a relative. He is joining a very restrictive ...
      »BruceinGa: The Ritch's Superior Green Monster. There are a couple on eBay.
      »swing for the fences : my all time favorite was the black and blue connection... they don't ...
      »Perl: The Worth ESTs were very good. I liked the blue model and a lot of ...
      »rh25: One of the leagues I play in is single wall. The demarini steel is ...
      »BruceinGa: rh25, I've often wondered how the old bat would fare against the ...
      »rh25: Bruce, I'm guessing its because those bats were engineered for harder ...
      »Airbosn: Bruce...At the NSA World Series a few guys from Columbus LX were ...
      »Player: Gary, I still have - and use on cold days - the gold Worth ESTs. ...
8 Jan. 30, 2014 1035

Reebok MeLee Updates

» Tri18: Guys, I have just received word that there will be a FEW MeLees ...
      »Paco13: If I find a team I will get another 27EL. I will let you know. ...
      »Tri18: Word is they are .... Here! And, Reebok will make another run for ...
2 Jan. 30, 2014 1175

Bat Warmers (Sleeves and Such). Any rules against using them?

» OmahaChuck: A small debate among a few of us and since we didn't have a rulebook ...
      »bob4242: I was going to also ask this question. Also what are the results when ...
      »Fred S: I don't think there is in SSUSA but they are banned in ASA. Is it ...
      »JimmyG: Found this from Message Board in 2011. ...
      »OmahaChuck: Jimmy, thanks for digging that up for me. I started to go back but ...
      »jfsully: OC: Your original question was concerning ASA rules and ...
5 Jan. 29, 2014 1212

NEW Miken Triad Blackout Senior bat !!!

» Tri18: Guys, We got a new war stick coming out real soon....I have been ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: Tri18 Isn't that about the SAME TIME and about the SAME PRICE as ...
      »Tri18: Here's a Kleenex! I am not sure about the GSC bat. We have heard ...
      »DCPete: Tri18; has anyone hit with this bat yet & outside of durability how ...
      »Tri18: DC, If you notice my description wasn't too in depth because....I ...
      »Tri18: Just got in 2 Blackouts for me to test. Testing starts tomorrow am ...
      »Tri18: Blackout Senior day 1 testing: We are 100 swings in on the new Triad ...
      »PJ3P: Having put 75 of those 100 swings on the Triad Blackout, I'll say ...
      »Tri18: We are up to 225/235 swings on the bat. It remains a steady performer ...
      »Eurskine: Good job,Alan......keep up the Fantastic work. I am standing in the ...
      »Tri18: I am anticipating that. My concern is that we aren't there yet and ...
      »Az Iz: Tri18 So now that you got some swings on that new bat, how does ...
      »Tri18: At this point it has not quite caught up to its performance levels. ...
      »Tri18: Ok...so we are now approaching 375 swings on the 28 Blackout. ...
      »Az Iz: Alan Has the Blackout reached the performance of a broken in Miken ...
      »Tri18: AZ, I think it's close but I'm still going to give the nod to the ...
      »HJ: When did it break and what was the final performance level? This may ...
      »PJ3P: HJ, it has not broken yet! I put a lot of swings on this bat when it ...
      »Tri18: JJ, PJP is correct...the bat is still going and he is one of my ...
      »Tri18: We dodged raindrops for some bp this afternoon with the Miken Triad ...
      »DieselDan: Spoke with a well respected player in the St. G area who has the ...
      »Tri18: Diesel, You are basically correct. Depending on the players ...
      »HJ: Tri, a question: What senior bat would recommend for a weak hitting ...
      »Tri18: The Reebok Barrage wins that hands down. It's not close. Second ...
      »DieselDan: Tri, HJ asked for a bat that doesn't take several hundred swings ...
      »PJ3P: DieselDan, he meant The Reebok Barrage The Miken Ultra2 two ...
      »Lou50: What do you guys think of the combat dirty?
26 Jan. 28, 2014 5951

Bat policy

» hitts: I think this is a great start in managing our hot bat with a design ...
      »SALSAKID49: I smell a rat in this new bat policy.. Why no Rebook, Worth and ...
      »softball4b: SSUSA. Please clarify. I realize the policy indicated that the new ...
      »SSUSA Staff: All bats introduced into the marketplace prior to 2014, and compliant ...
      »softball4b: That's the way I read it. Thank you.
      »SALSAKID49: LOL!! too bad this forum board is old as a 1990's DESKTOP computer... ...
      »68Levi: So the new Easton that is ready for release, as well as the new 2014 ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Any "new" model bats brought to market after 2013 will be approved ...
      »#19: SSUSA finds a new revenue stream ... Licensing fees ... The cost ...
      »softball4b: Fees, like it or not, this is no different than USSSA or ASA.
      »Garocket: Every Association that has it SA on a bat gets a licence fee same ...
      »PlanoPlayer: I just corresponded with George at SSUSA to get a clarification on ...
      »surf88: Our Reebok Melee and Barrage bats have and are approved. Ed ...
12 Jan. 25, 2014 2001

GSC Bat - Status

» southernson: OK, don't shoot me guys, but just curious on what's the latest. Last ...
      »Omar Khayyam: southernson, I swung a prototype of the GSC in Reno at the SSUSA ...
      »Fabe: There is a video and updates in the Senior section of ...
      »TexasTransplant: A friend and BP partner of mine ordered and paid for one of these ...
      »ChiPrimeMarty: I bought the original White Veteran from Bill Gately, then he offered ...
      »southernson: Thanks Omar, Fabe, ChiPrimeMarty, appreciate the updates and insight.
      »taits: Bottom line....do not hold your breath. Even IF it comes to pass ...
      »TAT22: Question: if the GSC bat goes into production this year it will have ...
      »Tim Millette: This bat crying AGAIN.... All about a bat no one is being forced ...
      »softball4b: Come on, I don't think what I wrote was that bad to have it deleted.
      »GSCJason: Mr. Tait - Quite frankly, you should be ashamed of yourself for no ...
      »softball4b: My bad. Let me rephrase. For what it is worth, I will manage / ...
      »taits: Jason, Steve, et al, Most of what I wrote was passed to me to do...I ...
      »Tim Millette: Taits, since your false info was an attempt to slandered GSC...how ...
      »mnball: This company has made false promises for years. I have moved on after ...
14 Jan. 19, 2014 1987

NIW Triad Blackout from Team1 Sports and Alan Tanner

» Big Mike: Alan all I can say thanks for the advice and pointing out such a ...
      »Tri18: SGT. I greatly appreciate your post. It's guys like you that help me ...
      »hemi racer: Was privileged to see the Wounded Warriors team in Hendersonville, ...
      »modi: hey mike why don't you post an address for the guys on here to see ...
      »Big Mike: Modi: my address is 9909 NE 59th Ave. Vancouver, Wa. ...
      »Fabe: Braddah Alan you the man! Doesn't surprise me what you did….you have ...
      »lewis: First of all big Mike THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your ...
      »Big Mike: Alan, Modi and Lewis..thanks for the kind words. I am doing all I can ...
      »cyborg45: I have several things I would like to donate. Rawlings Silverback 1st ...
      »Adiktiv6: oops, I see my request has already been made....tks A dik
      »Big Mike: Cyborg....thanks for the offer. It would be great to have this stuff. ...
      »cyborg45: Big Mike, I'll get this to you in the next week or so. Thanks for all ...
      »GSWP001: Big Mike, do you have a Paypal account? Would like to give a ...
      »Big Mike: Yes Dave I do. it's Friedricemike@mail.com thanks for thinking of ...
      »GSWP001: Big Mike, is that @mail.com or @gmail.com?
      »Big Mike: it's @mail.com
      »cyborg45: Big Mike, the two bats are on their way. UPS tracking ...
      »Big Mike: GSWP...got an email from paypal....sincere thanks for your help. this ...
17 Jan. 17, 2014 1190

Bat experts-I need advice

» garyheifner: A young man that works at my health club has put together a team of ...
      »swing for the fences : ASA Mikan Triad is a great bat.... Also the Demarini Aftermath.. I ...
      »Tri18: In USSSA Mikens Rev X and Psyco are a great value and perform well. ...
      »Adiktiv6: Tell him it's not the bat in the hand, it's the hands around the bat ...
      »hemi racer: I play and use senior bats, but one of our heavy hitters use ...
4 Jan. 15, 2014 870

bats for the new year

» cecil: can we still use ASA and usssa bats in our leagues , i understand the ...
0 Jan. 14, 2014 443

SSUSA PUBLISHES NEW BAT POLICY • Includes list of approved bats

» SSUSA Staff: The SSUSA has published its BAT POLICY for new bats brought to the ...
0 Jan. 13, 2014 3068

Reebok Barrage Legend is GREAT BAT

» KC Jim: Hot out of the wrapper! love my Mikens, but need 200 swings to get ...
      »Tri18: KC, Did some more testing, demo on the bat. My new break in ...
      »mad dog: like that allan...have you patented this method yet.....LOL..... i ...
      »surf88: Alan, Mad Dog, I like mine also. Mad Dog, you will remember me ...
      »Michigan Vet: Alan and Ed You guys seem to be the Barrage experts. How is the ...
      »Tri18: Vet, The Barrage was originally intended to add some durability to ...
      »surf88: I have also been swinging this bat in colder temps as I live in ...
      »J R: Do either of you think 2 piece is in the near future
      »J R: Is a 2 piece end loaded in the near future
      »Tri18: JR, As of now no but remember,,,,there is some end load in the ...
      »J R: I still have 2 oj's end loads . I use.white end load Mikens in winter ...
      »J R: I bought 3 2 from you and 1 from Anaconda. In 2010 .When they 1st ...
      »surf88: I too like the Barrage and it swings like a mild end load from my ...
      »Dave M.: Reebok Barrage is a great bat. Hit quite a few HR's with it. ...
      »SacFly23: Dave.. their was a Bad Batch ser# v55660 Reebok will replace it. Go ...
      »Az Iz: Is there a Reebok Barrage with a different serial number? I haven' ...
      »DCPete: Kind of the same question: are all the v55660 bats defective and is ...
      »Tri18: DC, I have hit and tested a lot of them as well as providing quite a ...
      »Dave M.: I looked on YouTube but did not see anything about returning broken ...
      »Pull My Finger: To: Surf and Tri I am interested in purchasing a Reebok Barrage 2 ...
      »softball4b: I know Topgun broke two in BP on Saturday in San Diego. Not sure of ...
      »ffdonnie: This is where I sent mine, but I don't have an email or phone # for ...
      »fitter45: First off I want to say thank you to Dwight for bringing the the 2 ...
      »cyborg45: It's very difficult to have both extreme performance and good ...
      »Soup-e10: WOW, Cyborg45, I have to agree with every thing you said and could ...
      »swing for the fences : Cyborg45 it's true it's difficult to build a bat with performance ...
      »cyborg45: Swing, Never swung Combats, but it sounds as if you had a really good ...
      »ffdonnie: Update with the Barrage; Reebok called me today and is sending my ...
      »Tri18: FFD, Good to hear....I sent a follow up message to them regarding ...
      »swing for the fences : That's great new Don,, glad Reebok stood behind their product... I ...
      »surf88: Just returned from Florida, So. Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, New ...
      »Dave M.: Amazing story to me. I asked you where to send back my broken ...
31 Jan. 11, 2014 3310

help

» biglee13: new to senior softball ! which bat should I get ? miken ...
      »DOLFAN: I love my 2 piece Miken Ultra II 27 ounce Balanced....just bought ...
      »hemi racer: I'm sure you will get a verity of opinions on here Biglee. I have ...
      »Tri18: Lee, I'm happy to try and help you with the right bat to match your ...
3 Jan. 10, 2014 544

REEBOK BARRAGE vs MIKEN ULTRA 2PIECE MAXLOAD

» Shut Up & Pitch: I just broke my Combat and I'm interested in replacing it with eithe ...
      »mad dog: the reebok barrage is for real...i just got one and hit it yesterday ...
      »Mark 44: The Barrage is hot out of the wrapper, but mine broke in 30-40 ...
      »Tri18: Guys, The Barrage is one of the hottest bats out of the wrapper that ...
      »ffdonnie: Better wait on the Barrage. Mine broke in 35 swings, and my team ...
      »Clean Up: When Reebok bats break, where do you send them? Is there a Reebo ...
      »surf88: Guys, As others have shared, the Barrage is a hot bat. I let players ...
      »surf88: Have recently traveled across country in this winter storm. Left ...
      »BruceinGa: Ed, you're a little early for Classic Spring Training aren't ...
      »surf88: Hey Bruce, Would love to attend Curt's camp this year. Will fly back ...
      »Senior Moments: Ed -- If you will be in the Orlando area this Friday and would like ...
      »surf88: Shelby, Maybe I can make it. How long is the drive from Ocala? Still ...
      »surf88: Shelby, what time are games being played there? Ed
      »surf88: I had a lot of fun playing ball with the Senior Moments boys in ...
      »Lefty: Yeap Shelby is a great guy. joe lefty falcon 77 panhandle hitmen ...
      »surf88: Back to the topic of playing ball, I will be flying to Tampa on 12/24 ...
      »surf88: Today will be interesting. Driving to Durango, Colorado over a snow ...
      »swing for the fences : FFDonnie, what happened with the Barrage?
      »ffdonnie: Nothing. Reebok won't send out replacements to Dean and I until they ...
      »surf88: I spent Christmas in Ocala. What a great change from winter snows to ...
      »swing for the fences : That sucked Don! Say hello To Dean and the Family. Look forward to ...
      »BudLeftField: Hi surf 88-There is open practice on all fields in the Villages. ...
      »Perl: Surf88 If you are around Pensacola this week we get together on ...
      »Mark 44: Hey Donnie, Tri18 (Alan) was a big help getting my barrage replaced. ...
      »ffdonnie: Rich I will thanks, and Happy New Year be safe. To Mark, I heard ...
      »taits: Allan also helped me out before. Great customer service & bat ...
      »Fabe: Also want to give a shout out to Alan for his great customer service! ...
      »Tri18: Thanks for the kind words guys. I have pretty much set up things ...
      »Rainmans: Alan, I want to pass my kudos on to you for your outstanding ...
      »surf88: Just felt like I should wade in here and share that I also have been ...
      »Tri18: Hey Ed, How about I wade in and tell guys the same about you. Ed and ...
30 Jan. 7, 2014 3119

Twilight vrs MM Blue

» Goater: I'm seeing some great prices on Combat Twilight. I have an MM Blue ...
      »hemi racer: Have had my MM Blue(28oz.) for some two years now and i ...
      »Adiktiv6: Love the Twilight....lots of fellas gave up on it because it feels ...
2 Jan. 7, 2014 645

Combat Avarice G2 USSSA review

» Tri18: Ok Guys, Bright sunny and warm day yesterday in South Florida so I ...
      »taits: With only 7 days into the year, correct me if wrong but I believe ...
      »Tri18: Young man...! You sir are correct with your dating but.....a bat ...
      »Tri18: Guys, Just to clarify on pricing of the Avarice G2. Retail pricing ...
      »taits: Alan, It's a well known fact, Combat makes great bats. Pretty much ...
      »tg69: Taits, its not what you know ,but who you know////////////// or ...
      »taits: Yes, to a point.
6 Jan. 7, 2014 1062
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