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June 13, 2019
Saratoga2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Soft Barrel Bat

I have an engineering background and tend to look for a clear definition rather than subjective one. I looked around the internet and could find nothing specific. Is the soft barrel referrinf to the specific number achieved on the bat compression test, or something else? Does having a soft barrel result in longer hits with the same bat velocity and if not, what is the favorable characteristic?
June 8, 2019
Saratoga2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley HotW 14 replacement bat

I just got my replacement serial # 2112180654. It's a 26 ounce 14" barrel Hot W.We shall see how it does. I am 78 so I was suprised to crack the original. I am 6'1" and weigh 235 so it might not have cracked with a smaller old guy. Who knows. The performance was great before the original cracked.
June 3, 2019
Saratoga2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley HotW 14 replacement bat

i contacted Dudley again today asking for a date when the replacment bat will be shipped. They said it will ship very soon as the bats are now in. They also claim only a small percentaqe of the bats sold were returned. We shall see how I fare with the new one, but since I am 78 years old, one would expect that I shouldn't have been able to break the original one.The one they are sending me is from a new batch.
May 27, 2019
Saratoga2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley HotW 14 replacement bat

I'm still awaiting mine. Sounds like the 250419 is from a new batch. I have been waiting for a while so hoping they can come in soon.
May 15, 2019
Saratoga2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Balanced r endloaded

I happen to have a technical background so spent some time trying to understand the physics behind softball and found articles by a professor under this web site https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrCwGFRJ9xcGEYANxEPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByOHZyb21tBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--/RV=2/RE=1557960658/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2fwww.acs.psu.edu%2fdrussell%2fbats.html/RK=2/RS=uDpUZSroxB4g.shO4RzaN.7i08M-

Dr. Russell has spent many years analyzing bat performance and I belive he is a part of the ASA evaluation team. I warn you that some of his articles are highly technical but he does answer your question and a hundred more most people haven't considered.
May 8, 2019
Saratoga2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2015 dudley thunder compared to the new ones they are selling

I have the Dudley Hot W 14 inch and received it at the 1st of April. I am 78 and can't hit the ball out but hit fairly hard for my age. The bat cracked on Monday so I will also try to return it. Unless they provide replacement bat that has been improved it will be an exercise in futility. I had the old Dudley Lightning but it was a 28 and I wanted to go lighter so sold it and now I am sorry I did. That bat never cracked in the 3 years I had it and my brother uses it still.
March 1, 2019
Saratoga2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW

I had ordered my hot W 14 3 weeks ago and it just came today but I missed a chance to hit it in practice. All the talk has me worried that is a generic problem. I ordered mine through Direct Sports after listening to Dave Velazquez glowing report. I also play in semi-southern Florida and would not like to have burned $200 on a fragile bat. Will report next week on my results. I am 6'1" 230# but withing a week on my 78th so don't hit the ball more than 280 feet. Hope that insulates me from the breakage.
Feb. 25, 2019
Saratoga2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Dudley

G-Man

I'm very close to 78. Tell me your a young strong player who breaks bats. I'm hoping to get 10 or 15 extra feet out of the 14" when compared to the Melee single piece 12"
Feb. 23, 2019
Saratoga2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Dudley

Go to Dave Velasquez bat review site. He reviewed both the 14 and the so called 12 inch bat. The guys reviewing the bats are a lot stronger hitters than I am and they cracked one of the 12" under test. Dave indicates 600 of their swings is about the norm today. Hope their are no flaws in the production bats as I have waited a while for mine.
Feb. 21, 2019
Saratoga2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Dudley

Another delay from direct sports. They now say a shipment is leaving the Dudley factory on the 21st and is expected to arrive Feb 25th at Direct Sports and will be sent to customers on Feb 26th. This is the 4th delay posted by Direct Sports
Feb. 21, 2019
Saratoga2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Dudley

I discussed the situation with Direct Sports on the 20th and they said the bats will ship on the 21st but now their site shows the 22nd. I think they fully expect deli very from the suppllier and shipment this week. We shall see.
Feb. 17, 2019
Saratoga2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Dudley

I ordered a Dudley Hot W from Direct Sports. It was listed as ship 2/15/2019 and then changed to ship 2/18/2019. NOw they have put a SOLD OUT sign on the bat with a ship in Feb date. I will call them Monday to find out what is going on. Looks like Dudley has not met their delivery commitments. Hope it is nothing else.
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