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Bob Russell

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Evilsports.com, MA

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April 25, 2019
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls

Guys If the ball has the MCT logo on it you will be happy Rock or not. Trust me on this
April 24, 2019
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Senior bat technology and performance insights

While Im not going to get into who's words they are, I agree with what you are saying Alan. We all love that soft feel but there is a point where the crispness is gone due to too many microfractures in the composite lay up. I experienced this exact phenomenon last week playing in Florida. I was hitting my well broken in green Adidas and I could feel what I call the bat "Over flexing".I dont need a compression tester to know what this feels like. I know that bat is now too soft for my swing speed and its time to move on.
March 13, 2019
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW

Guys, when turning in your cracked bat make sure you document the process every step of the way. Start from the day and place you purchased it from, who you spoke with when processing your return, pictures of your receipts if you have one and pictures of the serial #s.
March 4, 2019
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW

Unfortunately its the same old game for bat companies, have to introduce the NEW hotter bat every year and keep tinkering with what is already a great mix of materials. It will be interesting to see if there is ever a statement as to technically what happened to this batch. The simple uneducated guess was they didnt roll enough layers when the made the shells. Its a delicate balance between too many layers and not enough. Now Im far from a bat engineer and there a many other parts of this equation so thats just my simplified statement.
March 4, 2019
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW

As bad of a reputation hit this may cause Dudley they know how to do the right thing and Im sure they will. I expect they figure out the problem quickly and rerelease the quality of bats you have come to expect.
Feb. 26, 2019
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Dudley

Looks like Dudley has a problem with the Hot W. In 10 years I have yet to hear someone blow up a new bat using Evil Bp balls in 70 degree temps. I have to say I was a bit skeptical on the durability of a bat that was alleged to be that much hotter than the current Adidas offerings.
Nov. 2, 2018
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Product review
Discussion: use of High COR, Low Compression ball

Your scores will be much lower and defense will be a premium with 52-300. People with proper mechanics will still hit that ball 300 feet but not nearly as often and those with the excuse me HRs will be simple F7s
Aug. 19, 2018
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Kudos on new balls

Gotta the Microcell difference.
Aug. 2, 2018
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Ball

Since I own the rights to "Microcell Technology" for softball Im very happy to see the people finally realized its the best choice. Look for a Evil Microcell ball to be released approved for senior use by the spring.
Jan. 29, 2018
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Softball for 2018

NY, yes the Evil ISA Microcell will be a great comparison. If you try getting them at evil sports.com and I can get you a discount code
Jan. 28, 2018
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Softball for 2018

The new SSUSA Stote Microcell wont be in the country until early March.
Jan. 13, 2018
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ASA 44-375 Balls

Jethro, Thanks for using the Evil BP at your hitting club. Let me know if you need more as I know a guy lol. My number is below.
We are very happy Alan Tanner chose to use our "Microcell" technology when developing the specifications for his ball. As people have said here, balls with the "Microcell" tech design are the most consistent across varying temperature ranges.

Bob Russell
Evil Sports
413-531-9734
Dec. 14, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Batting Practice Balls-- Evil BP balls (orange/white) vs Tattoo NX3 Balls (green/yellow)

Hummm lets see, Your bat broke and almost 10 years of user experience with the Evil bp ball would indicate it was not the cause. Deductive reasoning usually wins.
Dec. 14, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Worth Wicked

Good bat but its NOT an Adidas like some people are saying. When I hit it a few weeks ago it totally reminded me of a Ultra, even looks like one if you lined up the 2 together.
Dec. 11, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Convention Minutes

This is great news. As the person who owns the trademark rights to Microcell technology I can tell you SSUSA has chosen the appropriate mixture of materials and technology for this ball. It wont be too hot in the cold and wont suffer from thermal degradation in higher temps.
I believe many of you will be satisfied with this choice.
Great Job SSUSA
Dec. 9, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: diference between melee 2 bats

Lee, I was a huge fan of the green 13, went to the same weight in the 12 inch and wont even consider using another bat. Before the green 13 I was never comfortable with endloads but that bat changed me for life. I was a bit concerned about the smaller barrel on the 12 inch but that was not an issue at all. It has been an outstanding bat for me and I have yet to put it down. You have a loyal user of the 12 here. Thanks for some great product.
Nov. 6, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Evil B.P. 52+ Softballs

Woodlawn has been using those Evil BP balls for Years without damage to peoples bats. The Evil BP ball is what we call a rinse and repeat ball with our water resistant cover so they clean up simple and easy. I would not tell you to do that with the Evil game balls.
I can only speak to the Evil BP ball but the Evil BP52 has been perfected for use on any bat in all types of temps. This has been proven for over 4 years now and continues to be one of our top sellers.
Im happy to send you a couple samples to try before you buy.
Oct. 22, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dont sleep on a Heavy Ball for rehabbing and throwing strength

Gary, The Evil Heavy is 12 oz weight. We found that to be the best weight for this application. Our ball does not really bounce and its built with a leather cover like many of the other Evil Balls sold today. We were looking for something close to a game ball feel with good weight and I think we nailed it with the Evil heavy.
https://youtu.be/gQ9eGkfO7qw
Oct. 19, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dont sleep on a Heavy Ball for rehabbing and throwing strength

My title means its a good thing to have.
Oct. 18, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dont sleep on a Heavy Ball for rehabbing and throwing strength

Lets get this out of the way right up front. Yes I sell a heavy ball and this is not intended to further the sales of it. This is my personal result.
A little background, Im 54, I have a separated right shoulder and have not played much over the past 5 years, a game or 2 here or there. My throwing shoulder is compromised by the separation and I was never much of a flame thrower to begin with. Last summer I about mid season I was asked to play in a senior league 1 or 2 days a week. I was excited to get back into playing but quickly realized I could barely make the throw from the 2nd base bag to first. In my past I was able to make just about any throw but again no one was gonna be saying Wow what a dart.
I made it through that season but really wanted to be able to play anywhere on the infield as needed going forward. This spring I started out with about the same arm strength, it was not easy for me to throw out someone from behind the 2nd base bag but I managed. To me it was embarrassing that I couldn't play 3rd or short if needed. It was Not ok for me to be one of those "I can only play 2nd" guys, so I started using a heavy ball 2 to 3 times a week to see it if would help. After 2 weeks of using it I began to notice I had more pop on my throws and continued to use it at least 2 times a week. By the end of the season I was asked to play short when our regular guy was out and I was able to make the plays.
I dont care what heavy ball you get, of course I believe the Evil is one of the best due to its leather cover and 12oz weight but you need to choose which one is best for you. Like any other training aid you need to be smart using it. Dont show up and try to throw it as hard as you can. Just play some short toss and gradually increase the distance. I would say I was throwing it at about 70%. Later in the season I would push it a little when I was fully warm.
Im excited to get back to throwing with it and preparing for the winter season down in Florida now feeling confident I can play anywhere in the infield where Im needed.
Heavy ball worked for me.
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