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Les Barnes

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Milton, FL

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Men's 50

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, Nov. 3, 2016
lb16
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Information

Hopefully you didn't trade anything good for those! Sorry to say most USSSA bats are better than any of those. Some of the worst senior bats out there.
, Oct. 22, 2016
lb16
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II vs Dudley Lightning

Jimmy, just curious was it last years Big cat or this years? I know this years version is much more durable than last years. To answer your question I hadn't gotten over 600 swings on any senior bat I have used and I have tried most until my Dudley I got last year. Had over 1500 swings on mine before it cracked. I do have almost 600 on my balanced Ultra II black still going for now will see how much longer it lasts. Just took the wrapper off of my Dudley 2.0 today and it feels great right out of the wrapper hope it lasts as long a my 1st one.
, Oct. 14, 2016
lb16
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Durable Bats

Benji4, are you guys swinging last years or this years Parnell version? Which one do you prefer pro's and con's for both. Thanks!!
, Sept. 22, 2016
lb16
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Senior Softballs-44/375

For performance the rock is the best ball hands down. The Baden is better than the stote but performance on the Baden's has dropped as well since baden went to a synthetic cover instead of a composite cover.
, Sept. 16, 2016
lb16
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Cleats

Omar,From my experience yes! But like I try to tell anyone that will listen don't skimp when getting shoes IMO never were boombahs or any other inexpensive shoe, they don't hold-up well and are hard on your feet not much support. As the old saying goes you get what you pay for. Go with a name brand such as Nike, Adidas, New Balance etc. Your feet will thank you!!
, Sept. 15, 2016
lb16
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Cleats

Turf shoes work better in wet grass than you may think. Almost everyone I have played with in the last 15 years basically all wear turfs. This includes playing with the young guys up until about 3 years ago. I have personally been wearing turfs for over 20 years now. Played in a tournament on turf infields were you couldn't run the bases in cleats was the 1st tourney my feet didn't ache after the tourney I have worn turfs every since!! Do your feet a favor and switch to turfs!!
, Aug. 25, 2016
lb16
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Baden Fire Balls

Baden went to a synthetic cover instead of a composite cover for the black stitch balls. These barely perform better than the red and blue stitch balls did.
, April 9, 2016
lb16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

PoollShark - I understand your concern, look at it this way runner going from 1st to 3rd on base hit misses 2nd, ump sees runner miss 2nd. Does he automatically call runner out? No!! It is an appeal play, it is the same scenario as runner going to 1st.
, April 8, 2016
lb16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

B.J. is correct if runner beats throw to first defensive team must appeal. It is the same as a runner missing any other bag running bases out must be made on appeal.
, March 14, 2016
lb16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Open inning ruling

Pitch being thrown or not has nothing to do with it. Once the 3rd out is made in the bottom of the current inning the next inning starts immediately!
, March 10, 2016
lb16
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Your opinion on best Senior Bat

Timmy B you will be lucky to get 200 swings out of the SE Miken. Performance is good but durability is horrible. Get yourself a Dudley or one of the new Miken Ultra II Blacks, can't go wrong with either for combo of performance and durability.
, Feb. 22, 2016
lb16
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

"Only gets bat broke-in compared to hitting" is an absolute crock! I have seen guys roll there bats and the bat is squeezed down like a pancake far exceeds what a bat would normally get broke in just by swinging it. Might want to inform the batting cages they are setting themselves up for a lawsuit if one of the bats they roll injures someone because this is considered altering equipment in every organization!!
, Feb. 11, 2016
lb16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Sliding into first base

Might I ask why it's an out? Other than it's in the rule book.
, Aug. 27, 2015
lb16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What's the call?

As long as fielder does not touch ball in any way and then drop this is a double play. It is the batters responsibility to run to 1st. If batter does his job there would be no double play.
, July 27, 2015
lb16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What's the call?

Hombre, I totally agree with you! I had a similar discussion with "Adam" a miken rep who gets on hear occasionally. I said the same thing the Ultra II I got when the original grey ultra's were banned, I swung it for at least 2 years. Had to have at least 3-4000 swings on it before it broke hitting .44 and .47 core balls. Now you can't tell technology has went backwards I was 39-40 years old then I know i don't swing harder now than I did then. Have not got a Ultra II hardly past 200 swings now. Alan have you had any discussion with Miken on this? There is no way the current bats out right now are using the same composite materials they were using in 2003!
, July 17, 2015
lb16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What's the call?

What is the facebook page under.
, July 13, 2015
lb16
Topic: Bats
Discussion: USSSA AND ASA BATS?

And which one's are those that are higher than a BPF of 1.21?
, July 13, 2015
lb16
Topic: Bats
Discussion: USSSA AND ASA BATS?

Just curious which ASA bats are not legal in senior softball?
, June 22, 2015
lb16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: ARC OF THE PITCHED BALL

Exactly someone who gets it, you don't know how many times I am standing on infield behind my pitcher who is 6'2
and the ball is anywhere from 2-6 inches at least above his head and almost every umpire immediately calls illegal. And how in the world to most umpires not have a clue as to what 12' is?
, June 21, 2015
lb16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: ARC OF THE PITCHED BALL

Nancy you are right I was a little off ASA changed rule in 2009 took effect for the 2010 season so it has been if effect for 6 years now. As I said most of the new seniors have not seen 12' in years, 6 now! When SSUSA made rule change on homeruns one of their main points was ASA and USSSA all have DBO's for homeruns over the limit so SSUSA should be a well. Well they also both have a max pitch height of 10'. When should we expect SSUSA to follow suit since they pattern there rules I guess as they see fit to ASA.
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