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Sept. 22, 2020
marcster13
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: current utah tournament

Nice username! What say the brethren!?
Oct. 14, 2019
marcster13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Adidas Senior Bats

@ AJC- A bat having that stamp does not make it legal for SSUSA play. It must be on the approved bat list here. https://seniorsoftball.com/?page=37

Just having the stamp would make bats like Monsta and Boomba bats legal that at one time were legal to swing.



Oct. 11, 2019
marcster13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Adidas Senior Bats

Melee is a model not a maker or brand. I don't see how the new Melee model made from Suncoast could have been legal to swing in Vegas if Suncoast is not approved. If the office stated it is approved maybe the office forgot to update the approved bat list here on the site?
Oct. 10, 2019
marcster13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Adidas Senior Bats

For those interested in the new Melee be sure you see that vendor listed on the SSUSA approved bat list if you intend to use the bat for SSUSA. It would be horrible to spend all that money and not be able to swing it in SSUSA.

As of right now Suncoast is not on the approval list.
Oct. 9, 2019
marcster13
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is it a double play

I am picturing this happening in real time. The runner would have surely took off once the batter hit the ball. If the runner did indeed take off on contact would he not have had to go back to first to tag up after the ball made first contact (off the foot)? I picture the runner is already off the bag on contact, then continued to run to 2B. Which should be runner out for not tagging up.

I don't think the runner would have had time or the instincts (was yelled at to go to 2b) to go back to tag up after a line drive hit the pitchers foot.

Just my thoughts.
June 14, 2019
marcster13
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NorCal States

A two day even would be nice.

It would be great to know the field assignments too, so folks can get their hotel rooms situated.
June 14, 2019
marcster13
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What bats are allowed?????????

Here is the list. You still see people swinging illegal bats like Monsta at SSUSA turnies though so i am not sure the bat rule is enforced.

The following bats have been approved for Senior Softball-USA use:

Updated December 6, 2018

Adidas:

All Adidas slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Combat:

All Combat slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

DeMarini:

All DeMarini slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Dudley:

All Dudley slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Easton:

All Easton slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Elite Sports:

All Elite Sports slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Louisville Slugger:

All Louisville Slugger slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Miken Sports:

All Miken slow-pitch softball bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved, excluding the Original Gray Miken Ultra.

Mizuno:

All Mizuno slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Reebok:

All Reebok slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Worth:

All Worth slow-pitch softball bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved
Dec. 17, 2018
marcster13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOME PLATE MAT

B.J.- I've heard of "horseshoes & hand grenades" but maybe it should be "horseshoes, hand grenades and strikes"
Dec. 15, 2018
marcster13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOME PLATE MAT

I think someone needs to make mats that light up when hit. In league and SSUSA I've seen many umps call a strike when the ball actually hits the dirt. Lots of day dreaming going on back there. Lol
Nov. 28, 2018
marcster13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rethink Stride as a Smooth Positioning Step for better Timing and Power SwingMakeover 83

I'm not coordinated enough for a big stride so this makes sense to me. Ha!
Nov. 28, 2018
marcster13
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Senior bat technology and performance insights

I agree regarding the barrels getting too soft. I don't have a casual/slow swing so senior bats don't tend to last me very long (except the original Dudley). I have cracked a bunch. But I have given away more bats due to a soft barrel. The ball just makes a thud sound and goes nowhere. I give them to guys who don't swing that hard and the bat works quite well for them. I believe this to be that they usually aren't able to break in a bat fully so the barrel never collapses as much as it could. With these hand me down bats they still don't swing hard enough to notice the barrel is soft but get better trampoline effect than they normally would. Goes back to that saying "One mans trash is another mans treasure."

I will not buy a used bat from someone who swings hard for this reason. But this is why i like buying used bats from guys who don't swing hard.
Nov. 20, 2018
marcster13
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

First off any defensive player who leaves the ball in fair territory in his area of play for another man/woman to go retrieve the ball is a POS. It disgusts me when I see grown men do that.

That being said......... If i was on a team who failed to retrieve the ball i would not call for an appeal to the umpire just out of sheer embarrassment for my team. But if the Outfielder simply went to the ball and picked it up like a decent human then sure why not appeal both runners and save a run.
Nov. 6, 2018
marcster13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A fifth rating?

I am curious what ranking a player has when leaving a Major plus PLUS team. Does this mean none of them can play on a Major team?
Oct. 31, 2018
marcster13
Topic: Product review
Discussion: use of High COR, Low Compression ball

I agree the ASA bats are designed for the 52/300 balls. Much better performance than with a senior bat.

The thing about injuries though is more people are getting hit with this ball. It bounces much more! The injuries won't be as severe though as with a harder compression ball. Pick your poison.
Oct. 25, 2018
marcster13
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Stepping out of the front of the box?

One other thing I've been curious about is which came first. The batters box size or the plate being a strike? I ask because if the batters box size came first then the plate came later the batter effectively lost some stride room.
Oct. 25, 2018
marcster13
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Stepping out of the front of the box?

^^Sorry 3x7^^
Oct. 25, 2018
marcster13
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Stepping out of the front of the box?

I personally don't have a problem keeping my feet in the box because i am too uncoordinated to run around in the box while tying to swing at a moving object. But....... Playing at places that have a pre-painted batters box like at BLD the box always seems smaller than at other venues. Like a foot shorter! So if our batters box really is supposed to be 4x7 (Noted above in this thread) but BLD and others makes the box for the size of baseball which is 4x6 then I'd say SSUSA should not even bother enforcing the rule at these venues. I've never measured the batters box at these places that have it pre-painted. Has anyone else?
Sept. 26, 2018
marcster13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitchers Mask

The danger in using one of the infielder type masks for pitching is a pitchers reflex sometimes is to turn his head. If this is done in an infielder mask you can get struck on the side of the head. Just my thoughts.
Sept. 26, 2018
marcster13
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Products and vendors

Yes. The more vendors the better!
Sept. 19, 2018
marcster13
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner hit by batted ball

I am impressed that any runner at any age is able to have both feet on the base and quickly "lean" out of the way and not fall down! A senior player doing this is amazing!
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