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, April 11, 2016
DBurke23
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: spring nationals florida

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, Dec. 22, 2015
DBurke23
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens New Ultra II Black debuts.....

OZ40 I think you misinterpreted my point. I don't think sweet spot is 2 1/2 inches from end. I think having 2 1/2 inches of polyurethane makes hitting zone smaller. If you have less hitting zone does that have any bearing on the trampoline effect? I would think sweet spot is dead center of the 2 most rigid points - those being point where barrel starts and end cap. If you shorten that distance does it affect trampoline effect?
, Dec. 21, 2015
DBurke23
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens New Ultra II Black debuts.....

In theory - wouldn't the end load ( and especially the max end load ) decrease the "hitting zone " and the trampoline effect? A teammate of mine cut his bat open after he cracked it and he said the polyurethane that Gorilla Boy is talking about was 2 1/2 inches from the end of the bat. If this is true it would certainly decrease both the hitting zone AND the trampoline effect. Has anybody cut one to verify? Any specs from bat companies?
, Dec. 3, 2015
DBurke23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

I play Florida Half Century. I have played 7 full tournaments this year plus 1 game in August (rained out the other 3). That's 29 games and a ball in play hit the screen ONCE !! Not an issue.

If the screen prevents 1 serious injury then it's justified.

, Nov. 30, 2015
DBurke23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balanced vs Endload

I haven't seen the video but I don't think it was odd.
He was probably hitting "cutters" with the end load which gave him a lot of carry on the ball. Guys that hit cutters swing level or even down on the ball if they are not trying to hit a home run. He could have done the same with the balanced and got close to the distance he had with the end load.
I personally use a balanced because I was hooking balls foul when I pulled the ball down the line. Not sure if this was a flaw in my swing or the bat but with the balanced I seldom hook.
, July 9, 2015
DBurke23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: VEGAS FIELDS

I will be playing in Vegas for the first time this fall. I've read various opinions about the fields but have never seen anyone "rank" the fields. If some of you could respond with top 3 and bottom 3 that would be great. Thanks
, Nov. 14, 2014
DBurke23
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter National Results

Also, 2 of the 4 HR's were hit with a Dudley Lightning. But those weren't half swings - I can assure you of that !!
, Nov. 12, 2014
DBurke23
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter National Results

Yes, people are that dumb - they see a guy drop a bomb and think it's the bat.
, Aug. 22, 2014
DBurke23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for Bobby Davis

He is a Dudley Rep. You could click on the Dudley advertisement on the right side of this page and contact him thru Dudley.
, Aug. 21, 2014
DBurke23
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

Sorry LeeLee but I completely disagree................. I think the complainers can't hit 'em so they don't want anybody to hit 'em so they want to change the bats back to aluminum.
, Aug. 21, 2014
DBurke23
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

Why are power hitters being referred to as "supposed power hitters", "wanna be HR hitters" and "so called HR hitters" in this discussion ???


, Aug. 20, 2014
DBurke23
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

Has anyone watched a high school or college baseball game lately? The BBCOR bat has taken away 60% of the home runs. It is BORING !!

But (and most significant) it is not just home runs - gap shots are now fly balls and hard grounders through the infield are now groundouts.

In my opinion changing bats/balls would affect the singles hitter far more than it would the power hitter.


, July 23, 2014
DBurke23
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Use for Broken Bats

I don't have a use for them but my wife does - she uses them as examples why I am not allowed to have any other hobbies !!!
, July 22, 2014
DBurke23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Dudley Lightning

Who were these "little guys" you speak of?
, July 14, 2014
DBurke23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: batting title

In Major League Baseball, a player needs 3.1 plate appearances per game to qualify for the batting title. this, of course, is based on a 9 inning game. since we play 7 innings, you multiply 3.1 times .7778 (7/9) and that comes out to 2.4 plate appearances per game.
, May 8, 2014
DBurke23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

SCREEN !!!!!!

Softball has made changes for the safety of the players - double bag at first and 2 home plates to avoid collisions. Mandatory masks is another attempt to protect players. If you REALLY want to protect the pitcher - SCREEN !!!


, May 5, 2014
DBurke23
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cant decide on a senior bat

Krott, I would suggest you decide on an end load or balanced before choosing a bat. Excuse my ignorance, but I don't know if the DeMarini or the Worth are end loaded.

What I do know that the difference in hitting the ball 330' or 360' is not as important as what you do when you put the ball in play. I'd rather hit it 330' and go 4-4 than hit one 360' and go 1-4.
, May 5, 2014
DBurke23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

I have been reading posts on here for a while and the post by Duke is the first I've read concerning a screen. Based on the negative reaction to the new DBO rule and requirement of a mask I thought there would be more discussion about the possibility of using a screen.

Both leagues I currently play in started using screens and there have been no issues. If you hit the screen you're out. No middle wars, no retaliation, and no time-wasting trash talking.

The screens are about 3 feet wide and 7 feet tall so you can still hit the middle without fear of hitting the pitcher. Surprisingly the screen gets hit quite often, even in the unlimited HR league. But it's better than hitting the pitcher - even if he has a mask.
, March 28, 2014
DBurke23
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Miken Senior Bat Review- shich is the best bat of the 3?

Composite bats get "hotter" with use. The "trampoline effect" becomes greater with each swing. So I think a bat can be hot out of the wrapper (none of mine have been) based on what the user believes is hot.

In response to the original post, the 2 piece Ultra II's (gray and white) ARE THE SAME BAT !!! If you get a chance to see the show "How It's Made" on the Science Channel they have a segment on composite bats. When they are finished with the bat they add the weight to the bat to meet manufacturers requirements. Depending where they add the weight dictates end loaded or balanced.

So, as Alan and others have said on this board numerous times it is your swing that dictates which bat is best for you. I have both white and gray (end loaded and balanced). I personally have great difficulty pulling the ball effectively with my end loaded bat. I hit longer and more frequent home runs with my gray bat pulling the ball. But it's just the opposite when going up the middle. For me, it just depends on which way the wind is blowing that day !!
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