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May 8, 2020
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Which bat to buy?

Congrats! I hope you like it.
April 18, 2020
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Which bat to buy?

Hi there.

I have swung a few of them but the one you already have is the hottest for me. The 19 melee. Everybody is different, but here's some of my observations:

The new red suncoast feels and swings great, very consistent, but it doesn't have the same distance as the 19 melee for me.

The green suncoast has more pop, but it feels very end loaded for those that like that.

The Larry Carter is hot too, but it feels a little light in the end load for me. A lot of distance though. I would really like to try the Denny or a heavier Larry.

I haven't swung the others.

Hope that helps.

Casey


Feb. 28, 2020
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: miken mag 7

Just put about 20 swings on a brand new one. It was surprisingly hot and got there much quicker than I expected. The 28 and the 27 both weigh a little heavy but the still swing fast.
Feb. 10, 2020
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New melee

Just one more observation.

I have about 100 swings on the new 12 now. It is the easiest bat to swing that I have ever used. Meaning little effort and few mis-hits.

But....I also have last years 12 inch model. The two look and weigh nearly the same. The new one swings easier for me, but last years model gives me noticeably more distance. Not sure why?

Too much handle flex or the new one needs more break in ?? Great bat though.
Feb. 8, 2020
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New melee

You're very welcome.
Feb. 7, 2020
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New melee

No. The end load in the 13 is heavier for sure.

Feb. 6, 2020
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New melee

I could see a difference after 10 swings or so. It keeps surprising me each time I swing it. Getting hotter each time.
Feb. 3, 2020
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New melee

I have both as well, thinking I would prefer the 13.
But, I'm getting the same results. Both are good but the 12 just swings so perfectly for me.
Dec. 9, 2019
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Suncoast/Adidas bats

I have a few swings on both. About 20 on the 12inch and 10 or so on the 13 inch and I can say, so far, so good. I generally prefer a 13 but I am liking the 12 a bit more at this point. The are both pretty hot and neither is even close break-in. Both are hotter than last years models.
No negatives to report.

I will say that they are lighter than advertised. My 27.5 is around 27.1 with the tape still on it. The 28 is about 27.5 with the tape still on as well.
May 10, 2019
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Keeping Weight on Rear Foot during Stride, Key to Hip Power


The video was great Bogie, thank you.

Casey
March 21, 2019
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW


I swung my replacement bat today. It was 80+ in South Florida. I was hitting evil bp's and tanner balls. The bat cracked after 15 swings or so.(So I got around 30 total) It was still hot even with the cracking. Not sure what to do now since it was a replacement. I still have 2 more replacement bats. Not sure what to do with them either.

I will try Dudley and see what they say.

Casey
March 16, 2019
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW

Hi, yes I have. See above posts. I have received 1 replacement and am still waiting on 4 more.

I put 15 swings on the new one. It didn't break but I did notice a very small ripple on one of the letters. I am hoping its just paint. I will follow up next week with any further developments.
March 12, 2019
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW


Elite Sports1
All


As I mentioned before, I will post each step in this process. Good or bad. Also, this is my first experience with Dudley.

We used 2 different sellers to buy our bats. One was a Dudley rep. I didn't want to name names before, but i feel it is the right thing to do.

The Dudley rep was Robbie Clark. He could not have treated me better. He sent me a free return from Fed ex and the replacement bat just arrived. He was all over it from start to finish. Maybe a 10 day turn around. So, as for Dudley and their rep's customer service, I have to say outstanding. I am highly impressed so far. They even gave a different weight bat at my request.

So.....Thanks Robbie. Thanks Dudley. Most impressive so far.

I still have another return pending that wasn't through Robbie, so we will see how that goes. It did cost me $40 to return those. I am also concerned that they will be the exact same bat and break again just as easily but I will see in a few days and update.


Casey
March 2, 2019
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW

Elite Sports 1.

All good. I Didn't realize you were here or I wouldn't have spoke in 3rd person. I am not mad at anyone. I completely understand your position, but just wanted to share my experience. All bats have been returned and I am hopeful Dudley will make it right. Like I mentioned, the Dudley rep I worked with was great. Helpful, Free return etc..
I suspect a bad batch as well.

I will post on how the rest of this goes.
March 1, 2019
Casey#44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW

I read this forum occasionally, but I just joined to be able to respond to this. I watched the videos and just because he didn't break the bat doesn't make him right. He may be a great guy, but he is wrong...... wrong...... wrong! I know this for a fact. Here's why:

I swung the dudley's at senior camp. They were hot and had a lot of swings on them before one of them finally broke. I liked them so much I ordered 3 of them for myself and my buddy ordered 2 at my suggestion. We used 2 different reps. We waited for them to ship like everyone else.

When we finally got them to the park to swing, it was over 80 degrees in south florida.. We hit evil bps and tanner senior balls. The bats were hot, but all 5 bats broke and not one bat made it over 30 swings. Some didn't make 20 swings and one bat bat did in fact break in 5 swings. That's 5 broken bats in 2 hours, under 100 swings total. None of the bats were altered in any way.

I have nothing against dudley. I don't want to harm their reputation nor do I want to gouge them for anything. I just want a bat to swing that doesn't break immediately.

In their defense, the dudley rep that I dealt with was all over it and couldn't have treated me any better. We will see how dudley responds.

I just wanted to respond to those videos and the guy calling BS. He couldn't be more wrong. Not cool.


Casey
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