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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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, Jan. 31, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Combat senior bat....?

I talked with a Combat rep that everyone knows and he said the Rocket Launcher is Mike Kelly's graphics on the new Combat senior bat. Kelley's has the guarantee. I don't recall what Combat calls the bat. The balanced version is red with the tacky surface like the Dudleys. The end loaded version is white with a green stripe, no tacky surface. Guys with Covellos in Tampa were killing it with those bats. Granted the guys were huge.
Guys on our team bought several.
Maybe Combat has another winner!

, Jan. 31, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2016 Worth Dennis Rulli Senior Bat Balanced SBDRSR

I was told in Dec at Softball Mag's senior camp that Worth wouldn't be producing a senior bat.
, Jan. 21, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Finding a bat's swing weight

I have a 29oz also. When I get some time I will verify all.
, Jan. 21, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Finding a bat's swing weight

Thanks Bill, for the addendum. I am skeptical that you can use my figures and come up with a meaningful result unless you and I have compared each other's setup. I've found that even 1/4" can distort the outcome. I've made a jig to each bat that I weigh will be positioned identically.
Thanks again for your time taken in presenting this.
, Jan. 18, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Travelling question

Be careful of the 50lb limit! I've had a couple of bat bags ripped by the baggage system so now I squeeze my batbag in an Army duffle bag.
I have heard of an airline charging an oversize rate on a batbag. At one time softball equipment wasn't on the list of accepted oversized luggage not costing extra (such as golf clubs, ski equipment).
, Jan. 17, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Words of Wisdom

mad dog, happy birthday! Capt Kirk, please excuse the hijack.
, Jan. 13, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Endload?

I was told by one of the bashers in Dudley's literature that the 12" and 13" bats have the same size sleeve.
, Jan. 13, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Endload?

I don't know the exact end load but the differences in the two Dudley endloaded models is the barrel length, red is 12" and white is 13".
, Jan. 12, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is your favorite complex you've ever played at?

Tom, lost yours as well, b_fairchild@hotmail.com
, Jan. 11, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is your favorite complex you've ever played at?

joel 1975, which one, Summit, Werner or Montague?
, Jan. 10, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Everybody fill in the blank............$$$

I woulld build the nicest softball complex, complete with restaurants and hotel and let everyone play for free.
, Jan. 10, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is your favorite complex you've ever played at?

I don't know if stick meant just the playing fields or the complex.
Golden Eagle would rate up near the top for me, just because of the artificial turff, as would BLD in Vegas. I don't like the fences at BLD Vegas because they are too short. Botetourt Sports Complex near Roanoake, Va is nice with great views and as someone else has stated, sunken dugouts with fans and restroom.
The Olympic stadium in Columbus was nice when new but haven't played there for some time.
Pensacola is nice with plenty of shade trees for the fans.
When all is said and done, it's nice to be able to eat and relax and watch some games in a place like BLD in Vegas.
, Jan. 10, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Opens Northeast Region

I see Mad Dog's reasoning, much like Hawaii being able to draw from California, Oregon and Wahington but the SSUSA rules explicitly declare which state can draw from which other states.
, Jan. 9, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Double Force Out at the Plate

I like B.J.'s reply!
, Jan. 8, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat speed/swing analyzer

I have a Swing Speed Radar. It is advertised to be useful for golf, baseball and softball.
The problem I have is it doesn't measure bat speed after contact with the ball.
It is interesting to see the different bat speeds generated with different bats.
, Jan. 8, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Finding a bat's swing weight

Fred, if you were thinking of buying another bat you could find the swing weight of it and compare the weight to yours.
Much better than picking one up and wiggling it and thinking "this feels right".
You really don't care what the swing weight is, since it probably isn't accurate from one setup to another. You should just compare the ones that you have measured.
, Jan. 8, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Finding a bat's swing weight

Fred, A balance point would indicate if one bat was more end loaded than another, just not how much more. I'm thinking two end loaded might have the same balance point but one could be an ounce or two more. I don't now this for a fact, just guessing. I don't rely much on balance points.
, Jan. 8, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Finding a bat's swing weight

Has anyone else found themselves scratching their head after reading Bash Bro's article in the latest SSUSA News?
For those that haven't seen it, check out page 4. He states that you should use two scales, one under the balance point of a bat and the other.....well, I'm confused.
The method that I use(per my buddy in Tacoma), is to put the knob on a fixed support and the barrel on the scale. This will give the swing weight. Turn the bat around with the knob on the scale and this number added to the swing weight it the total weight. Or, if looking for total weight just weight the bat standing on the endcap.
I do applaud Bash for trying to describe this to us. Swing weight is important.
, Jan. 7, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Can you use a 2015 USSSA bat?

Speaking of the Hyper-Z, it's the best deal on a senior presently!!
, Jan. 7, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Question?

I would say yes, it's you playing age, not actual age that counts.
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