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Real name:
Brad Geil

Location:
Kitchener, ON,C

Division:
Men's 50

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, April 13, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Which Batch Is It?

I'll second that Bruce! The Nightmare has a great endloaded feel, smashes the ball and has exceptional durability. The biggest issue I've seen is that guys aren't willing to put the time in to get used to the feel and swing weight of the bat and they put it down before it's broken in. Give the bat a chance and it will reward you! Can't wait to swing the most recent version of the bat as I understand the break in time is down and the performance is up!
, April 13, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens NEW 12" Patriot senior bat

OK though I haven't had an opportunity to swing the Patriot yet I'm going to chime in on this. My understanding is that the Patriot is a 12" version of the new Ultra 2 Black series that previously released the Big Cat and the Maxload - 2 bats which have shown to have good durability so it's safe to assume that Miken's new Patriot 12" will follow in these footsteps but I agree with Alan the Dudley 12" has a proven level of "Street Cred" for durability something that the Patriot will have to prove itself.

As far as weighting goes I'm going to disagree slightly with wood as I think the 1/2oz endload in the Patriot will be more substantial in the swing weight than the Maxload simply based of the shorter barrel. The overall mass of the bat is pushed towards the endcap which will generate a more endloaded feeling bat with the same endload when comparing it to the Ultra 2 Black Maxload. That said if this bat swings anything like the Freak 12 that the younger USSSA guy are going crazy over I have no doubt it will be a winner for Miken.

Once I get one in my hands I will feel I have the ability to give a more informed review of the bat but for now these are my thoughts...
, March 31, 2016
B94
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Update on a bat issue

Glad to hear everything worked out for you! I personally have never had an issue with Miken's service and it goes without saying that Big Mike is the man when it comes to customer service and getting sh*t looked after...
, March 30, 2016
B94
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why I like softball.

As long as they are "more happier" Dancer that's all that matters... ;o)~

, March 22, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Your opinion on best Senior Bat

RadioRan, the Miken Ultra 2 Black Maxload scales accurately to sticker weight I've found. I would think it should feel very similar to the Worth Jeff Hall Legit Senior Reload you were previously swinging so I wouldn't think you would need to go up an once in weight. You could try dry swinging the Maxload and a Big Cat to compare and see if the Big Cat with the heavier endload is more to your preference. The performance of both bats is very good so you'd be good to go with whichever feels like a better fit to your personal swing.
, March 21, 2016
B94
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

If their swings appear as identical as you suggest I'd offer that it's where they are striking the ball that is the biggest difference.

The line drive hitter is likely squaring the ball up hitting it almost on the center line and the "power hitter" I'd guess is striking the ball slightly below the center line generating back spin (cutting the ball) to cause it to lift and carry further...
, March 21, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Your opinion on best Senior Bat

RadioRan if you liked the Worth Jeff Hall Legit Senior Reload I'd suggest you give the Miken Ultra II Black Maxload (Black bat with green lettering) a try. The weighting will be almost identical and the performance and durability will impress you...

, March 17, 2016
B94
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: face masks

To add to the border battle analogy and to put this back on topic you wouldn't see any of these guys pitch without a mask/helmet on and I don't believe that batted ball speed there is a lot different than what happens using a senior bat and ball combination. Andy Purcell, who's arguably the best pitcher in the conference, is now wearing a pitching helmet too and I'm quite confident that his reactions are better than 99% of the senior players playing the game.
, March 17, 2016
B94
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: face masks

Actually Mango the Border Battle has only been played in a Stadium once(last year) in Michigan. In previous years when it was played in Oklahoma and Kitchener (ON Canada) the Border Battle has been played on diamonds with a 300' wire or very close to it. After watching these games (they are available on youtube) the bat control of these players and their stellar defensive abilities becomes quite apparent.
, March 17, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2-Piece vs 1-Piece

As always you're "the man" Mike! Good on you and Miken for stepping up and standing behind the product.
, March 16, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2-Piece vs 1-Piece

That shouldn't happen to 2 piece bats. It's a manufacturing defect and i think if you talk to the right person this will get rectified. Miken is typically pretty good about making things right. Hopefully Mike sees this thread and chimes in.
, March 14, 2016
B94
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule 6:16 once more

TOC is played under 2015 rules. The amendment to the rule is for 2106 and beyond I believe...
, March 7, 2016
B94
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How is this scored #2

Same scenario Batter B has hit out of order, Batter A now in the box and takes Ball 1 and then defensive coach brings to the umpires attention that the batter's are out of order... Result is???
, March 2, 2016
B94
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Are possible changes ahead for future TOC tournaments

gott2play if that is indeed correct then maybe it could be moved back a couple weeks to generate the possibility of playing in some better weather...

, Feb. 29, 2016
B94
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mendoza Line

The other factor that has to be considered here is the level of play - big difference hitting .700 in M+ as opposed to hitting .700 in AA. By no means am I trying to insult anyone but the caliber of the defense plays a factor into batting average and on base percentage.
, Feb. 26, 2016
B94
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Are possible changes ahead for future TOC tournaments

St. George would be a great place for this event. Phoenix would be another option...
, Feb. 25, 2016
B94
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Are possible changes ahead for future TOC tournaments

I'm pretty sure there is still 5 yrs left in the current contract based on previous discussions on the TOC...

, Feb. 23, 2016
B94
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Average or On Base Percentage

A "good" scorekeeper is a must to keep accurate stats. I've seen it many times where one guy has hit similar to what you've described and the next guy has hit lasers that have had unreal plays made on them and a HR that a fielder went up and stole. Game on the line I still want the guy who is smashing the ball at the plate even if he's "0-fer" at that point...

That said there's a reason some say, "it's sometimes better to be lucky than good..."

, Feb. 22, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Your opinion on best Senior Bat

Benji4 Just a caveat to your comment to joel 1975 "I don't dispute Miken is a good bat but you will buy 3 miken bats before the Hyper Z eventually breaks. We have bats from last season that have 800 hits on them."

You obviously haven't tried any of the 2016 Miken Ultra II line up! You can't beat the performance and durability of these bats unless of course you're willing to put the time in to break in and swing the Nightmare...
, Feb. 15, 2016
B94
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: teams looking for players

Fred S - well said in identifying pitchers and throwers. I agree 100% with your analogy in separating the two - the other thing teams need to realize is that a pitcher will walk a few guys if he is doing his job as opposed to the thrower who may not walk anyone. To this day it amazes me how many teams want a "pitcher" but are the first to squawk when there are a few walks thought the pitcher may have only missed the mat by an inch or two...
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