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|, Jan. 12, 2012|
Discussion: Combat Centenarian
looks like its been a long while since any one has updated this thread so here is a little additional info on the CC. I have had two for seven weeks now. 27 and 28.
I hit exclusively with the 28 for these comparisons.
Out of the wrapper they both hit like ASA bats on a clear 74 degree day and Florida Half Century balls. An occasional hit directly on the "sweet spot" would produce a 310-330 feet hit. Nothing from this bat after 40 cuts, found its way over the fence at this baseball field. For reference, on the same day, I hit eight balls with a 29 U2 with 22 swings on it. three of the eight went 350+
I also hit eight balls with the Orange Worth XXX 27.5 which has 60 cuts. One ball ( probably a lucky perfect swing ) hit the center field fence at JU's baseball field which is 405 feet while three others went out of left center field which is marked 345.
We returned to this field four times in seven weeks and put an additional 366 cuts on the combat. With each trip I would hit eight balls with the U2 and the Worth for comparison. Temps were always in the lower 70's. The combat lacked at least 30-40 feet in relation to these two bats. After approx. 200 cuts the bat was just starting to make that distinctive senior bat "crack" and the handle and barrel had begun to give me that flexy rebound feel.
With 300+ cuts I was starting to reach out to the 340+ feet mark pretty consistently and the bat had a sound like a U2. It still hasn't produced the overall distance the Worth and U2 have but was consistently within 20-30 feet.
At 350+ cuts it was NOT improving as far as distance but....it showed NO signs of giving up! NO rattle in the barrel and only cosmetic abrasions on the surface.
At the time of this writing the Combat has exactly 491 cuts, which , to me, is worthy of note for a senior bat. It still makes no rattle inside and shows NO signs of fatigue. My best U2 experience was 160-ish swings. My worst was 70-ish swings.I must again mention however, the average distance of well hit balls has NOT increased from the 350 cut level.
With this kind of durability though, I think Ill get two more later this year.
Just my two cents. Hope it helps!
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