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Real name:
Steve Riley

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Lacey,

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Men's 50

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, June 17, 2013
CallaVett
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Cal Cup & Western Nationals

Doerflinger 50M will be at Western.
, July 20, 2012
CallaVett
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

The address is on the front page of their website.

, June 8, 2012
CallaVett
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS IN AURORA, COLORADO

This was the first time (and the last)I replied to Gary19 post; I should have heeded the words of Mark Twain “Do not argue with an idiot they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.”


, June 8, 2012
CallaVett
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS IN AURORA, COLORADO

I didn't realize we were talking about GOLF or TENNIS, I thought we were discussing softball. Where a grand slam a single event.
, June 8, 2012
CallaVett
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS IN AURORA, COLORADO

So much type, so little substance. =(
I always thought a GRAND SLAM was a singular event, (a home run hit with the bases loaded) with the most possible runs (4) scoring on ONE PLAY.
So, I believe a Triple Grand Slam would be three singular events; for those mathematically-challenged that would be 3 X one event (tournament), not 3 X four events (tournaments).

, May 4, 2012
CallaVett
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking to contact TD Tom

TD Tom is from WA, plays with The Rock out of Olympia, WA.


, March 9, 2012
CallaVett
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHAT TEAM DOES EVERYONE PLAY FOR

I, too, have changed teams this year. I'll be playing 50 Major wtih Doerflinger. I enjoyed my time playing with my friends on the Rock but I'm really looking forward to the challenge of the higher level competition.

Steve
Doerflinger #21
, Feb. 17, 2012
CallaVett
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2012 CLASSIC SPRING TRAINING

I saw it on another message board (SBF). The event primarily targets the younger guys.

, Feb. 17, 2012
CallaVett
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2012 CLASSIC SPRING TRAINING

There was a Western Spring Training in Vegas, last weekend. This was the first year there was a western event.
, Jan. 14, 2012
CallaVett
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Veteran CORE thread.....

Bill, with the new bat being a solid core will it require break-in, like the standard composite design?

Steve
, Jan. 14, 2012
CallaVett
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok bats

I remember a post by Curt Hollis stating that approximately 8% of the December 2010 and January 2011 bats had a problem and were breaking early. The serial # were 0L (Dec 10) and 1A (Jan 11); the number identifies the year (0=2010, 1=2011) and the letter the month (A=Jan, B=Feb, etc).

Steve
, Jan. 10, 2012
CallaVett
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Care

Neck10, I didn’t do any of my normal break-in with the ASA Ultra II, I took off the wrapper and used it. I did limit the amount of BP, generally, 5-7 swings with the Ultra II during BP just to keep a feel for the bat. I don’t remember any bad miss hits but the bat did seem to get hot really quick within the first 25 – 50 swings. I started using it around the end of May and it developed a crack in end of July, I was the only person using the bat. I was surprised it cracked that quick considering all the feedback about durability of the ASA stamped models. My Reebok Melee (which I did my normal break-in) definitely out lasted the Ultra II and I started using it around the same time. The Reebok saw a lot more BP and was used by myself and several team mates.
, Jan. 3, 2012
CallaVett
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Veterans

USAF 26-yrs

Lindsay Air Station, Germany 1980-1983
Castle AFB, CA 1983-1984
Wurtsmith AFB, MI 1986-1988
Hahn AB, Germany 1988-1991
Whiteman AFB, MO 1991-1996
Dyess AFB, TX 1996-1998
Osan AB, Korea 1998-1999
Camp Casey AIN, Korea 1999-2000
Fort Lewis, WA 2000-2008

Steve

, Dec. 31, 2011
CallaVett
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Care

I agree with ju25, I feel that proper break-in helps to extend bat life. My break-in method is similar to ju25; I take the first 50-75 swings at about half strength, rotating the bat after each swing. I use my tee for the initial break-in because I can better control the contact point on the barrel.

I broke three bats last year but to be fair one was a 4-year old Ultra II and another was a GBA (which broke on the 5th swing during break-in). The third, an ASA stamped Ultra II – NIW, I didn’t break-in prior to using it in games. It broke within 150 game swings. My gamer is a Reebok Melee Legend EL that I took my time breaking-in and is still crack-free but extremely hot.

BTW – I spoke to Bill about the GBA and he said he would send me a CORE (when they are ready for release) to replace the GBA.

, Dec. 29, 2011
CallaVett
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHAT TEAM DOES EVERYONE PLAY FOR

The Rock - 50 AA
I'm looking to move up to a level more appropriate for my skill level for 2012. I would like to move up to Major, I played several tournaments last year against M/M+ and really enjoyed that level of competition.

Steve
, Nov. 6, 2011
CallaVett
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A Poll For The Power Hitters

I'm not what you would consider an elite power hitter and I don't play major/major + but I hit my share of HR. I generally average around 1 HR / game (but I try to limit myself to one per game). IMO, HRs are primarily determined by technique and bat speed.

I use a standard grip; dropping the pinkie off the knob.

Most of my HR are to center and the left center power alley. Most of my mistake HR are to the opposite field, I rarely try to HR to the opposite field.

I currently prefer the standard grip because of the additional bat control I gain. I just don't get enough BP these days to have good bat control with the overlap grip.

Steve



, Oct. 16, 2011
CallaVett
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50AAA Teams, how many tournaments a year are you playing??

I'm on a 50AA, we have played 7 tournaments, 5 local and 2 travel. The two travel one was in Oregon and the other was in Spokane (about 5-hours away). I, also played 3 other tournaments with different teams 2 local and 1 in northern Washington (about 4-hours away).
, Oct. 15, 2011
CallaVett
Topic: Bats
Discussion: reebok vis a vis ultra....a year later

hombre, I have 1 GBA and owned two others. The one, I still have, is one of the early ones. It hits great and appears to be durable - still no cracks or webbing. That is why I ordered a second GBA (the one that broke). It busted on the seam, on the 5th swing, two swings later it had shark toothed.

I, also have a Veteran (one of the GBA prototypes)and it is a tank. I hit it when the temp is below 60. I think it outhits my U-trip bats but not as good as the high-end senior bats. The Veteran sounds like a wood bat when you hit it. I, also had a 2-piece GBA but traded it for a Nokona glove. I was saving it as a back-up for the Ultra & Reebok.

Good luck with the getting that GBA.

Steve
, Oct. 15, 2011
CallaVett
Topic: Bats
Discussion: reebok vis a vis ultra....a year later

I like the durability I've gotten from my Reebok. I'm about the same size as hombre but a do hit the ball hard (ShaneV & JamesLG can attest to that). I'm surprised that the Reebok has out lasted my ASA stamped Ultra II. The Reebok probable has around 300-400 swings and is really hot.

I have never owned a Combat, so I can't comment on their durability. I am going to add one one to my collection for next year. Plus, I have a GSC Core coming my way when Bill gets things rolling. (I broke a NIW GSC GBA in 5 swings).

Steve
The Rock #21
, Oct. 14, 2011
CallaVett
Topic: Bats
Discussion: reebok vis a vis ultra....a year later

I bought a Reebok and a NIW Ultra II (ASA stamped) this winter, I broke the wrappers off both in May. The Ultra II started to crack in July and Reebok is still intact. I feel I get a little more distant out of the Reebok but not a lot.

The graphics are just about completely gone from the Reebok. They started coming off within 10 hits. I plan on buying another Reebok this winter and don't plan on replacing the Miken.

I think the Reebok has a slight edge on the Miken in both performance and durability.
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