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Feb. 14, 2018
mnball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Today's "super" bats

I have used this newNX3 52/300 and I agree its a much better ball than the old 52/300 Tattoo ball as I have had to use ( and still use) this ball in our league. Our league director will not budge on trying the new NX3 either.
When I play 3rd base with the older Tattoo 52/300 and im playing against upper level players - if you get hit by a conference player with a tennis ball - its going to do some damage - I tend to play 3rd base about 2' in front of the lip and hope for the nice 1 hop instead of the 2-3 hop which can go absolutely anywhere - NX3 has a truer bounce pattern to it if you ask me.
Feb. 12, 2018
mnball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Today's "super" bats

I play 2 nights a week at 3rd base with some younger guys and I will say that the 52/300 is a ball that on the second hop you simply don't know whats going to happen. We easily hit this ball 325' plus with our ASA bats and I will say with a senior bat they will fly but not like the balls we use in Vegas. Plus my senior sticks would actually last twice as long - ETDave - you might be on to something here.
Feb. 11, 2018
mnball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Today's "super" bats

Fellas,
I play 50 Major+ and I will be 54 this year. I own about every senior bat thats been made for the last 4 years and I think all my bats would fail ANY test after I put 200 swings plus on them. The only way to make it an even playing field is to have 4-8 bats per field from various companies and you can pick your 26 or 28oz bat - it would suck - but thats where we are heading..
Last year I broke 4 senior bats and I started using some USSSA bats for bp - which surprisingly are damn near on par with the best SSUSA bats - we played against a number of guys who where hitting USSSA bats last year in Vegas..
Feb. 2, 2017
mnball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bullhead City's 15th Annual Senior Spring Tournament

Can I play with a 50+ team that will be playing ? I live in MN and will be visiting a family member that weekend and would love to play.
I am 52 , I am currently rated Major, play OF and 3rd base.
Thanks in advance.
April 19, 2016
mnball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 2 50 + year olds looking to play with a major / major plus team in Iowa..

Ham24 -
I will give you a shout tomorrow to discuss - thanks
April 18, 2016
mnball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 2 50 + year olds looking to play with a major / major plus team in Iowa..

We are both outfielders and one of us can pitch and i can also play in the in-field. We both can still run very well and have very good power.
We are both rated as Major right now . We are both sick of playing with the 20-30 year olds and would like to get back playing against our own age group.
Aug. 12, 2015
mnball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 2 50 + year olds looking to play with a major / major plus team in Iowa..

Hello Alan,

I see that Miken has 3 new models out. I think the Ultra II Black is the one you did all the testing with right ?
March 31, 2015
mnball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Couple of MN players looking to play on a MN team 50+

We would be willing to look at just about anything.
March 29, 2015
mnball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Not HAPPY with Bats Unlimited!

I have used bats unlimited for about 4 years and I have had about 8 bats delivered without a problem. In this case Bats Unlimited MUST step up and file a claim to help you out.
Please keep us posted as I might not use Bats Unlimited again and just go through Alan.
March 27, 2015
mnball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Couple of MN players looking to play on a MN team 50+

The two of us are certified as 50 Major and are looking for a team out of MN. I play anywhere in the OF and my buddy plays absolutely any position needed. Please let me know if you might need a couple of good players who are easy going and looking to be competitive but still have fun.
Dec. 10, 2014
mnball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: the new bat "Nightmare"

I have never meet Kevin , but if you don't like his Nightmare bat then you are not up to speed and don't know what a good bat is. I told him the bat I bought was just an average senior bat and for me was well behind my 2 Dudley Lightning bats along with about 4 other sr bats. The guy has a horrible attitude and I for one will never own or hit a Nightmare bat or use Tattoo balls. I can't imagine having a problem with a bat and dealing with Kevin - you have no chance...
Oct. 6, 2014
mnball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: JEALOUSY AND ENVY ONE OF MANS MANY WEAKNESSES

I think the twin towers are great for senior softball and hopefully I will be playing against you guys next year in 50 Major plus. Hopefully we can get some great 50 and over guys here in MN to give you guys a decent game.
I think putting a charitable home run derby is awesome and it certainly would be a win win for all parties involved. Don't let the derogatory words of a few misguide you and think we are all like that.
Aug. 23, 2014
mnball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a AAA or Major team for nationals or whatever

Randy, I can only play 50 +.
Aug. 18, 2014
mnball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a AAA or Major team for nationals or whatever

I forgot to add I am specifically looking for a 50 AAA , Major team.
Aug. 18, 2014
mnball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a AAA or Major team for nationals or whatever

I play all out field positions and 3rd base. I live in MN but will obviously travel. I have a SSUSA card that has me as a Major player so I am good to go.
March 29, 2014
mnball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Code of Ethics @ Mesquite SSUSA Spring World Championships

Sounds like this pitcher is a douche bag. That means he was a douche bag when he was young and he is obviously a douche bag in his later years.
That doesn't say much for his teammates who allow him to act like that.

March 6, 2014
mnball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New senior bats

Adiktiv6,

I have had lots of people ask about our buy in program. The best way is to locate your local Easton Rep in your state and find out from him/her if that particular program is available.
If it is then you will be able to buy as many Senior/ASA/USSSA bats as you wish at a discounted price along with everything else that Easton sells. Here in MN, our 50 major team was one of only 6 teams in the state to participate in the buy in program.
I would think that would change a bit state to state.
Good luck.
March 4, 2014
mnball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New senior bats

The Easton Elder I swung had close to 1,000 cuts and was insane. That's why our 50 major team jumped at the chance to do a buy in with Easton. We feel very happy about buying our bats at $140.00 a piece and we also get significant discount on all ASA / USSSA bats and bags,hats, shirts etc.
For me I put the Easton Elder ahead of my Boombah Boss, Worth Legit, Monsta Fossil, Reebok Barrage and Mele, and my new Demarini The One EL, the Combat Wanted Full Load is my second best bat. I had a chance to hit the TPS Hyper Z for about 10 cuts and the bat had roughly 75 swings on it and I was impressed with that bat but I was told that the bat didn't see 150 cuts. For us, we can swing what we want because our deal is in fact a buy in program and that's why I have all these other senior bats.

Feb. 5, 2014
mnball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New senior bats

Alan,

Have you had a chance to swing any of these new second batch bats yet ? When you do please post your findings.
Feb. 5, 2014
mnball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Boombah Boss

I had a chance to put about 75 swings on my new Boss and its the real deal. Great pop and pretty true to weight with a slight endload. Our team has done a buy in with Easton and we will be swinging the new Easton Elder, which at this point are all balanced models. The Easton Elder was the best SR bat that I had a chance to hit since the original Boombah Cannon. Some guys have hit it a lot more than me and they posted some reviews on the Softball Fans web site in the senior softball forum.
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