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, Aug. 8, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shaved bats

I know that no one wants to hear this, but going to the 52/300 ball would solve a lot of the problem. That ball cancels most of the advantage to shaving bats.

We've been using them in our senior league for several years. The good hitters still hit them out regularly and they do much less damage to the body if you're hit with one.
, July 13, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Quick Bat Question

Did a little more looking and found this.


3.4(3) APPROVED BATS
All bats marked "1.21 BPF" (Bat Performance Factor) or less, SSUSA approved bats, or bats having an ASA 2000 or 2004 stamp are approved for
use. Any bat displaying the label "Exceeds 1.21 BPF" is not approved.

, July 11, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Quick Bat Question

The key thing you said is banned by ASA. It is not as hot as a senior bat...it's just that I've used it since I bought it in 2005 and feel very comfortable with it. I have senior bats that are definitely hotter.
, July 10, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Quick Bat Question

I was about 99% sure, but thanks for confirming.
, July 10, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Quick Bat Question

Is my 2005 original Easton Extended ok for SSUSA play? Rules say all Easton bats stamped 1.21 or lower. It only has ASA stamp used at that time.

Thanks.
, May 16, 2017
ETDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: team times for georgetown,tx...heart of texas tourney..

You had better hope it doesn't get rained out Bob.
, April 26, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Umpires- Pitching Rules

Yep. 10 feet.
, April 10, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 55 ,Texas looking for a team

Where in Texas are you?
, March 27, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DeMarini Flipper USA, Worth Mayhem

I wouldn't recommend using the Flipper USA for senior ball. They are made specifically for the 52/300. They won't last long hitting 44/375 from what I'm told. I have one.
, Nov. 5, 2014
ETDave
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for good solid outfielders for 60AAA out of austin, tx

Wish I was old enough to help you out. Only 57. I play league ball with mad dog.
, June 13, 2012
ETDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: On Base Percentage (OBP)

This is my first year playing senior tournaments, so my perspective may be different than some others.

I have played senior league ball for five years. Our senior league was an all ASA ball and bat league until this year. This year the seniors can use the senior bats, but we hit the 52/300 ball. Both setups have been fine with everyone involved. No one complained about the ASA bats and 44/375 balls, and no one has complained about the senior bats and 52/300 balls.

In the two senior tournaments I've played in I can tell the ball comes off the bat a little faster...but not that much. I will concede it probably does inflate OBP over the ASA ball and bat combo.

However, if you think most guys under fifty are playing with bats that are less hot you need to rethink that. Shaved bats are so prevalent in league and tourneys now that most of the young guys are hitting hotter bats than we are. Combine that with the fact that they are younger and you can see some balls that are really smoked.

Any ball and bat combo is ok with me...I just like to play.
, June 8, 2012
ETDave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: softballs

I play in one of the leagues with mad dog. The balls are fine to me. You don't get as much feedback from the bat when you hit them but they will fly.
, June 8, 2012
ETDave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Black Centenarian

Yes it will take a while to break in. After you start to see spiderweb cracks in the paint it will get hot.
, July 28, 2010
ETDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: nature of bat cheating...

Great post, Webbie.

The senior league I play in uses ASA bats and balls. My thoughts are if you need anything hotter than that to feel good about yourself I feel sorry for you.
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