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, Sept. 22, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question For You BAT GEEKS?


Based on your experience with 27 ounce bats, what results would you expect or predict to get if you were to test the 25 ounce Melee end load?




, Sept. 22, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question For You BAT GEEKS?


Sir
I think your knowledge of bats is good enough for you to be considered a legitimate "Bat Geek"!

Thanks....
, Sept. 22, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question For You BAT GEEKS?


Thanks for your reply

I think comparing the 25 ounce Adidas Melee end load and the 28 ounce Adidas Melee end load is comparing apples to apples. Both bats are 34 inches long and have the same end load weight located in the same part of the bat barrel. If the over all weight difference is in the bat handle which is about 1.5 to 2 feet from the barrel, how much does that change the MOI between the two bats?

Not being a "bat expert", I would guess the heavier bat has no big advantage since the end load weights are the same, and that is where the barrel contacts the ball.




, Sept. 22, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question For You BAT GEEKS?


Thanks for your info...
So when 2 bats are exactly the same except for different weights the balance point is the only difference. Is it better to have the balance point closer to the barrel?

Why I am asking is because I've been looking at the 25 ounce Adidas Melee end load and trying to find out what is gained or lost when compared to a 28 ounce Adidas Melee end load. Does the weight difference really make much difference when bat meets ball?






, Sept. 21, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question For You BAT GEEKS?


I would guess the heavier bat would have the balance point closer to the handle than the barrel. And the lighter bat would make the end load more noticeable because of the end load weight at the barrel end of the bat.


, Sept. 21, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question For You BAT GEEKS?


I am interested in getting some info about End Load Bats. I know end load bats have extra weight in the upper barrel area of the bat. This extra weight can be anywhere from a 1/2 ounce or more (like the 1 ounce end load in the Miken Big Cat model bat or Rocket Launchers ? ounces). A bat gets it's over all weight in the handle. Example: a 26 ounce bat will have less weight in the handle than a 30 ounce bat. So as I understand it the only difference between a 26 ounce end load and a 30 ounce end load is in the weight in the handle of the bat, YES?

If that is true then how much of that extra 4 ounce weight (the difference between 26 and 30 ounce) in the handle of the bat is actually transferred to the barrel when bat meets ball? Especially when the barrel lags behind the handle?
, Sept. 13, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: EYE BLACK?


I tried that and now I got a REAL Black Eye!


, Aug. 30, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Colin Kaepernick



Kaperprick obviously thinks Obama's efforts are useless!

If he doesn't want to respect the US flag and/or efforts of our half black President....

He can go play football in Canada if they will take him.

Will anybody miss him?


, Aug. 29, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: EYE BLACK?

Some use eye black for decoration and some major league players use it. Bryce Harper uses it. Some claim eye black is great while others think it's just a gimmick.
What I am interested in is which is better.

Is the sticker type better? I noticed they don't seem to stay in place when the player sweats. What is the better brand?

Then there is the lipstick or eye liner type. How do they hold up when the player sweats? How about staining clothing? Which are easier to apply and remove? Any recommended brands?

Thanks for any knowledge or input you share...


, Aug. 7, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #42...The Power Lag, sets up an Explosive Bathead Snap.

bogie
I was wondering why you were batting "left handed"!


, July 4, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: The new Adidas Melee 2


I have the Adidas Melee 2 in the Balanced Version 27 ounce. I am starting to like it more than the 28 oz end load version that I also have. Since I only got the Balanced bat about a week ago it's still got the wrapper on it and not yet broke in. I let other guys swing it in BP to help break it in faster. All of those guys that swung it were very impressed with it. In fact I know of 2 guys that have ordered the Balanced version after swinging my bat.


, May 28, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Rob
Thanks for the offer, but I have decided on the buying the 26 oz Big Cat Miken. Hit some balls with a 25 oz Combat yesterday and was not very impressed. Not sure if there is any real gain in bat speed over 26 or 27 oz bats. Plus the 15% Memorial Day Sale discount helped seal the deal.








, May 27, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: WHAT DO YOU THINK?


Hi All
Thanks for your input. I forgot to mention that the 25 oz. Adidas Melee 2 mentioned above is the End Load version. This is a case of Bat Speed verses Bat Weight. Are there any other factors I should consider between the two bats?
I would like to buy both bats, but I don't want to spend the rest of the year sleeping in the dog house.










, May 26, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: WHAT DO YOU THINK?



Hi
I'm interested in buying a new bat. I have narrowed my choices down to 2 bats.

The 2 contenders are the 26 oz Miken Big Cat and the 25 oz Adidas Melee 2.

I have heard great things about each bat.

Does any of you bat guys have any suggestions, opinions or advice?







, May 18, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HELP---I just don't get it!

Over many years of playing softball and watching countless balls being hit in my direction during batting practices and games by all levels of players. I can honestly report that as having played infield and outfield while hitters were using Dudley Lightning bats, that I DO NOT see any difference in the ground ball or fly ball coming at me. If that sticky stuff radically changed the way the ball came off the bat, it would be unsafe and probably outlawed.

The Dudley Lightning Senior bat is a great bat that really doesn't need that "Gimmick" to make it any better.

At this point in time I have not heard anybody calling out to their team mates, "Watch out the batter is using a Dudley Bat", because they think the ball reacts to the differently to the sticky stuff on the bat.






, April 30, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shadow Rock Complex






Shadow Rock is nothing but an EMBARRASSMENT to:

SSUSA...

LVSSA...

CITY OF LAS VEGAS...

CLARK COUNTY...










, April 28, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Re-Learning Hip Rotation, Cures Early Season Slump. Swing Makeover #39


Another great and informative video....

Good work!

Keep em' coming!





, March 31, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Update on a bat issue


So does this mean if I have the same bat problem as Mannjo had. It won't be resolved by Miken unless I can get help from Gorilla Boy?






, March 2, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Your opinion on best Senior Bat



Wee Willie Springer?


, Feb. 28, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling


I was at a beach just the other day and I saw a guy with a "shaved and rolled" surfboard!


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