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July 21, 2015
Goater
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley ... Reebok

Thanks for the feedback Mike and Alan. I really prefer balanced bats so the Blue MM in EL is not likely to be a fit for me. As soon as the adhesive cures on my blue MM gear (endcap came off for a 2nd time) I should be able to determine if it is really cracked.

If cracked, I'll need to decide if I wait for the new Miken or go for a Dudley
July 16, 2015
Goater
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley ... Reebok

I have to admit that this is speculation ... but could the Reebok bats have mutated to Dudleys?

My blue MM Combat just developed a crack and I may soon be looking for a new bat. I also have a 2 pc Ultra II which has delivered my longest hits but I prefer the blue MM because it seems to have a larger sweetspot. I'm not sure that I can still find a 27 oz blue Combat MM as a replacement

Any feedback on the Dudleys relative to the Blue Combat MM and the Ultra II 2 pc (or the Ultra II one piece)?
Sept. 23, 2014
Goater
Topic: Product review
Discussion: knob cuff advocates

I now have a knobcuff on all of my bats and feel that my hitting has improved since .... I now can drop a pinky comfortably ... but I think that the real difference maker is that I now grip the bat with my fingers and do not bury the handle in my palms.

Different players used to coach me to line up my knocker knuckles. When I tried to line them up without holding the bat in my fingers and burying the bat in my palms, it was not a happening thing. Lining up the knocker knuckles is quite natural when holding the bat handle in the fingers.

Then, using the knob cuff to facilitate "dropping a pinky" also becomes natural ... the combination of a "fingers grip" and "dropping a pinky" has improved my hitting
July 26, 2014
Goater
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SENIOR BATS

Ditto on the Senior Gear ... I'm currently using mine over my 2 pc Ultra II. I just seem to hit better with it. At $99, it's tempting to buy one as a back up.
May 5, 2014
Goater
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cant decide on a senior bat

There is an ASA Legit as well as a senior Legit, The senior would not be approved for ASA ... ASA requires an ASA stamp and the senior ASA would not have that
May 5, 2014
Goater
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cant decide on a senior bat

There is an ASA Legit as well as a senior Legit, The senior would not be approved for ASA ... ASA requires an ASA stamp and the senior ASA would not have that
Jan. 5, 2014
Goater
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bats and cold weather

under 60 degrees ... I swing only bats to which I'm prepared to say my goodbyes
Jan. 5, 2014
Goater
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Twilight vrs MM Blue

I'm seeing some great prices on Combat Twilight. I have an MM Blue that I really like. Any feedback on how the two compare?
Nov. 27, 2013
Goater
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: pitchers shin guards

a former teammate of mine swore by hockey shin guards

Sept. 6, 2013
Goater
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Glove care

I'm partial to Lanolin ... it's my understanding that shaving creme is used because it contains lanolin ... you can buy just lanolin

July 26, 2013
Goater
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Yellow Combat MM Gear vs Blue MM Gear

cheese ... you guys are making me feel guilty for liking my blue MM
Dec. 20, 2012
Goater
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Seniors Manifesto

I'm going plagiarize this and send to my friends ... thanks for this one
Dec. 18, 2012
Goater
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Santa....

Taits ... get serious and ask for wins for the Bears
Nov. 3, 2012
Goater
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken SPU2P Ultra II USA 2012

Just noticed Centenarians in the $160 range. Maybe price competition has finally hit the senior bat market. It is great when the bat manufacturers experiment with price elasticity of demand.
Oct. 29, 2012
Goater
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken SPU2P Ultra II USA 2012

Seeing unbelievable prices for this bat .... why so cheap? If most senior bats are $190 plus ... what is driving down the price for this bat?
Sept. 20, 2012
Goater
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SLIDING!!

I'm 66 .. I slid once last year and once this year. The slide last year led to some serious regret ... the slide this year made me wonder why i don't push the envelope more often ... guess there is no pat answer
Sept. 20, 2012
Goater
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Twilight

so what's to do if one is ready to buy another Combat? Buy a Twilight, an Ambush or a 2nd MM blue?
Sept. 20, 2012
Goater
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken U II vs Combat Ambush

Taits ... thanks for the offer ... I may take you up on that but I might go ahead and buy ... are you content with yours?

Sept. 19, 2012
Goater
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken U II vs Combat Ambush

I just broke my UII and I already have a Blue Combat MM which I am quite happy with. I definitely want to have at least 2 senior bats. I'm reticent about buying another UII because of the "bad batch" stories, even though I was happy with it.

I have a real interest in the Ambush but I keep remembering all the hype about the Gates Veteran (I believe that was what it was called). To this day I've never seen anyone swing one (Gates) and there is no dialogue about them on the senior sites, for quite some time.

I suspect that because the Ambush is a Combat, it's not likely to be a flame out like the Gates. The problem becomes sorting out hype from fact, in the absence of being able to swing a bat before plunking down $200.

Feedback?
Sept. 4, 2012
Goater
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: pick up senior softball in the SF East Bay

We're back to Sunday mornings. Pick up softball / batting practice for players over 50. We play in Moraga at Camino Pablo Elementary School at 10:00 AM. Call me with any questions.

Roy ... 925-324-7857
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