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Real name:
Brad Geil

Location:
Kitchener, ON,C

Division:
Men's 50

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, June 17, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Lighter bat weight

The Nightmare comes in a 25oz...
, June 14, 2016
B94
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: My son Tim

Alan on behalf of my family and my Homer Lovers team mates we send our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...
, June 13, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: softballs

Unfortunately Alan's son Tim succumbed to his injuries. Please keep Alan and his family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time...
, May 27, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Typically you want to try to carry maximum bat speed through the point of contact. To achieve this you are looking for the most efficient combination of weight and bat speed that suits your swing. You want to be able to accelerate the bat as rapidly as possible while maintaining bat speed through the ball and for some people they feel they achieve this best with an end loaded bat others choose a balanced bat. An end loaded bat tends to take more effort to put into motion than a balanced bat, however, it the end loaded bat also tends to maintain bat speed through the point of contact better than a balanced bat if the bat has the same speed at the point of contact. You really need to try a few bats and see what feels good to you as this is a very personal thing and something you will only decide by trying some different bats out.

The two bats you are comparing, as others have said, spec out and swing completely differently. You will find they don't feel similar at all if you were to hit both. Even though the Melee is end loaded it will be much less end loaded than the Big Cat and the one piece vs two piece design will give different feed back when you hit it.

I'd suggest you try to find some guys local that have some different bats you could try to see what has the right feel for you and then move forward with your search for a bat accordingly.
, May 26, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Rocket Launcher

12" Patriot is the Senior Bat - the 14" Barrel is the U-Trip bat...
, May 21, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2016 Senior Patriot

Rocky if paint loss is an issue I'd suggest you contact Miken as there was an issue with paint on a batch of bats and I believe they were replacing these...
, May 5, 2016
B94
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is It LEGAL?

Thanks Staff!
, May 4, 2016
B94
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is It LEGAL?

Is there a document on the website showing all of the rating indexes?

, 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...
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