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, Dec. 7, 2017
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Worth Wicked

it is a good senior bat...for me, it did not match my Adidas Melee but I could feel it getting more pop with each swing...i would say 200 good swings made it feel good for me
, Nov. 1, 2017
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: worth wicked

I have hit this bat right out of the wrapper...I wouldn't go so far as to say it was the "hottest bat out of the wrapper" but after a few hundred swings I could feel it open up.....it was very durable in those 200 swings as no cracking or spider webs formed at all...in a 100 more swings, it should be game ready
, Nov. 1, 2017
bkb555
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Evil B.P. 52+ Softballs

wow...I searched this ball issue and it goes back to 2003 and before.....can't we all get along?
, Oct. 9, 2017
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching machine

After 2 solid weeks of Hitting, the Nkue Flame is a resounding success....we have had 15 different hitters use it and all said how great it is to just hit...there aren't a lot of good BP PITCHERS on our teams, so they aren't really as productive as they could be....i would say if 1000 pitches were thrown by the machine, 980 were hittable pitches...to replicate that success with out pitching would be impossible plus each round per batter can pitch 30 pitches in 5 minutes...thats a lot of good productive BP and a lot of happy players
, Oct. 6, 2017
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW ! Worth Wicked Senior bat

these guys do good bat reviews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHjs9_OCa5Q&feature=share


, Oct. 3, 2017
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching machine

I got a blue flame and have used it 3 sessions for BP...the guys LOVE it....best , most consistent BP I have ever had....no complaining, anyone can operate it and it is very portable....I wish I had gotten it years ago
, Sept. 30, 2017
bkb555
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bad experience for a Class Tournament - Worlds

runner is OUT...no different than touching home plate instead of crossing line....if that was OUR team, we would be livid that OUR guy did something that "stupid" because it has happened any times with inexperienced senior players...sliding into first, not advancing to next base on 5th run scoring, touching home plate, being a courtesy runner when you are supposed to bat in 2 spots, sliding into home, running 2x in an inning as courtesy runner.......they all happened to our teams over the years and they are OUTS....runner should have been called out no question
, July 10, 2017
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIPS SESSION 1 RESULTS

Thanks Dave.....we won both our Play in games and were top seed.....we literally played the next 2 games against the 2 teams we played in the prelims......my only concern was when scheduling the prelims, directors should take into consideration that local teams play each other during regular season games and usually in tourneys that are close to their home....we had teams from mass, ct, pa , ohio, Canada and other farther places that we don't play very much and didn't get to do in this tournament either...we like to play teams from all over so we get to see what the rest of the world has and meet different people.....thanks for listening
, July 10, 2017
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIPS SESSION 1 RESULTS

our team Custom Logo from Syracuse played in the finals of the 50AAA and we came upon a very silly situation....we were the winners of the losers bracket and were facing winner's bracket top team...we beat them and figured we would just go into the title game with both teams there, both umpires, all the fans and just play the title game....but no, we were told to move everybody to another field where teams were already playing and they were in a similar situation as us...except, if the loser bracket winner won their game, we would have to wait until THEIR game was decided.......I know it is difficult to run a tournament, but it seems weird that people in California are decided schedules 3000 mile away......we waited a good 75 minutes to play the final game and there was a lot of moving around by many people.....another major problem is that we have 6 teams in our bracket and in the 2 play in games we play a team from Syracuse and one from Rochester 90 minutes away from us......they should have a rule that you can't play anyone within a certain radius in play in games....we didn't even see some teams in our bracket but played 6 games and 5 were against a Syracuse team (2) and a Rochester team (3)....it would be nice to play against some teams we have never faced before.....just a few suggestions for future tourneys...otherwise a great weekend despite the rain and handles very well
, March 13, 2017
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vero Spring Training recap

Also a shout out to Jeff Monpetit for his expert analysis and teaching
, March 13, 2017
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vero Spring Training recap

just attended 3rd camp and it was a great time....had the video extra this year and was very informative.....can learn from positives and negatives from that addition.....campers were great, weather was fantastic and coaches were top notch again....thanks Alan and the guys, Bob, Roger, Carlos....great job
, Feb. 26, 2017
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Spring training in Vero Beach March 10-12

I said earlier, I have been to 2 spring trainings and the next one will be #3....you get what you put into it ....there are lots of instructors and if you have a question you ask.....not only does the camp get me into action a lot sooner than my fellow northerners, I can work on things that I feel are weaknesses and work on strengths...if the instructors see something, they will let you know without trying to change your whole approach...sometimes, it's a minor tweak there or a 1/2 step there but it is helpful and something they see can help your game....plus , it's a week for me in 70-80 degree weather...Alan puts on a good show
, Feb. 7, 2017
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Spring training in Vero Beach March 10-12

raiderman66.....I have been to 2 camps and the instructors are great.....there is no need to worry if you will get enough attention if you attend.....all are very approachable and open to all questions and feedback.....they are some of the nicest and humble people you will meet and great softball people on top of that
, Jan. 13, 2017
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Spring training in Vero Beach March 10-12

I am IN.......nothing like spring training I Florida for us NY'ers
, Jan. 12, 2017
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Spring training in Vero Beach March 10-12

I have gone past 2 years...Thursday night was informal meet and greet at local restaurant....Friday around 830 til 230-3ish....Saturday same and dinner Saturday night....sunday 830 till noonish....that was the past two years in the spring....great time for all and it is a great way to start up the season for northerners
, Dec. 23, 2016
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Active retirement communities with senior softball leagues

we hit indoors in February.....lol

, Dec. 18, 2016
bkb555
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Patterson NY Over 50 League 2017 season

Kenny, is that you ...from Northeast softball board from yesteryear....are you and Max ready to start playing REAL ball now????
, Nov. 22, 2016
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 Adidas Melee 2

what is the difference between 2017 Adidas Melee 2 and 2016 Adidas Melee 2 ....different graphics???? colors???....please let us know
, Nov. 9, 2016
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Age question for Feb TOC Florida

thank you for response
, Nov. 9, 2016
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Age question for Feb TOC Florida

If you are 54 yrs old and will turn 55 in mid 2017, can you play on a 55 team in The TOC in February
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