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, June 13, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: AD Starr Nightmare

Way to represent Bruce. This past weekend Bruce's 50 major team won the Senior Smokey 5-0. He was selected All Tourney and batted .843. Great accomplishment nice job done by the whole team.
, June 10, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SSUSA Staff: Shaved Bats

I have been compression testing senior bats for 4 years and there is a simple inexpensive way to correct the problem. All it takes is someone that will make rules to do so and allow people to enforce them.
, June 9, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SSUSA Staff: Shaved Bats

It is a simple problem to fix, just takes someone that cares to do it.
, May 29, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2016 melee

Lee I guess you missed that the Nightmare has been offered in a 25 oz for 2+ years now.
, May 26, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Product review
Discussion: NSA (52/275) and ASA (52/300) Ball Review

The Tattoo NX3 ball last the longest of any ball every and does not have the knuckle and odd bounce characteristics as the others. If you need more info feel free to contact me, 845 532 2668
, May 22, 2016
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Re-Rated without playing a tournament

So there is a team in the northeast 55 major that has won or come in 2nd in Vegas multiple times and never been moved up to +. This year picked up 3 major + rated players on top of the ones they already have. The rules are not the same for all.........
, May 18, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HELP---I just don't get it!

Marv hope all is well with you. Un the Nightmare bat it is not for ball spin at all,it is for a specific reason but not ball spin. With all of your knowledge and past history you should have been able to figure it out by now.

Always good to hear from you if you want to talk feel free to call.

, April 14, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Which Batch Is It?

The bats on the site are the new ones. I had some shells left over they are all fitted with the new technology.
, April 6, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Which Batch Is It?

Bill you need to try the new one, hits very well.
, March 30, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking up north for a team

If you have trouble finding a team let me know I have many contacts with teams and would be glad to help out . 845 532 2668
, March 30, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking up north for a team

Is this LaRon's dad? If so we meet in Rochester last summer.
, March 17, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: face masks

Variables is what it all comes down to.
A .47/525 has less Severity index then than a .44/375. Severity index is force. More force more wall flex, more wall flex more performance. This is why shaved and rolled bats perform better.

So balls and bats are tested at 72 degrees. (here's where variables are important)
If you take a .44/375 composite cover ball and hit it against a .47/525 ball at 72 degrees. The .44 will outfly the .47 every time except (again variables) by player that cannot maintain bat speed through the impact.

So bigger players will hit .44's farther and lesser players will hit .47 farther because they have less of an impact and don't slow the bat down as much.

Variables
A .47/525 ball is less prone to lose compression in heat, not because it is higher compression but higher cor poly losses less in the heat than low cor poly.
So the higher the heat,the less a low cor/comp ball will perform for all.

The test facilities have to have a set temp for the ASTM testing and 72 is the number but it is really not reflective of real game play most of the time. A .44 at 82 degrees is around 300 compression and at 92 they are around 250 compression. Now if the testing was done in the lab at 82 the balls would fly well into the 90's but the lab does not take variables into effect just raw test data. A .47 with these same heat indexes would not go much below 400 compression. There is ways to make a ball that will perform right where they should but the associations would have to throw out the numbers used today. They could play better in all conditions and lower the SI at the same time. Here's the problem, how do you get people that don't understand the science to change to some thing else they don't understand. At least by following other associations they are doing what has already been accepted as normal.
, March 17, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

Lets give credit where credit is due, Matthew K Lacroix, Ronald P Laliberty are the 2 guys that designed the Dudley at the R&D lab in Chicopee Ma. John was the manufacture of the ball.

Julious Tomar made the first .52-54 cor balls way back when out of surlyn. When composite bats came out and associations were going the wrong direction with softballs and safety I designed and worked with the factory to produce a safer ball. That was 2006. Some of us in the industry knew this way back when but associations would not listen to facts, they just listened to there testers in a lab. Below is an article put out in 2003 by Terry Hennessey, the interview was in 2002. It clearly states the truth and 8 years before any other company or factory going that direction, but you already knew this. What's next John developed the NX3? That would be tough, I haven't worked with that factory since 2013.What is clear is that 2003 will require patience. The bat and ball issues are complex and changing - but we are moving closer to understanding the science of these new materials. After the science is clear, we can make some informed decisions on standards for bats and balls that keep the game safe and fun. ”Insightful articles similar to this one can be found at www.SeniorSoftball.com
http://slowpitch.portal.dk3.com/article.php?sid=19
Experts Warn that Lower COR and Compression Softballs Won't Solve Safety Issue courtesy of Softball News Report
2003 is shaping up to be the Season of the Ball. And some ball experts are warning that most major national softball organizations are making a dangerous mistake by lowering ball COR and Compression ratings to make up for hot bats.
“Associations aren’t paying close enough attention,” said Kevin Schullstrom, national sales manager for TRUMP Softballs .
“They think by simply lowering the COR and Compression requirements they have made the game safe. It’s not that easy.”
This year, most of the National Softball Organizations are changing their ball standards, requiring .44 COR balls with a low (375 per square inch) Compression rating.
Those standards, however, may do nothing to make the game safer for pitchers and infielders, according to the ball experts.“Most of it (ball-standard change) is being done because of the perception that it will be safer for the third baseman and the pitcher,” said Tom Decker, president of TRUMP (this should read DECKER & not TRUMP ) Softballs
. of Omaha.
“In reality, it’s not safer,” he said. “ In the first 60 to 70 feet from the point of ball-bat
impact, the travel distance is not going to change.” Decker said the only change will be the distance the ball will travel from home plate to the fence - not it’s speed through the infield.
“The net effect for reaction time for the infield is no different. If they get hit in the head with 44 COR it will be just as fatal as if they get hit in the head with a 47 COR ball at the same speeds. (THIS is WHY, a 50 x 375 is a LIL' SAFER.)
“I don’t want players under the false impression that they are not going to get hurt because
they are using a 44 COR ball,” said Decker. According to at least one expert, the lower COR balls may create an even more dangerous situation.
“If safety is the objective, associations should require a more elastic or rubbery .50 or .47 COR ball with lower (375) Compression,” said Trump’s Schullstrom. “That’s because the lower the COR the less elastic - the harder - the ball.”
The COR of a ball is determined by the distance it rebounds after it is hurled against a wall. The farther it rebounds, the higher the COR rating. Thus, the more it rebounds, the more elastic, lively or “rubbery” the ball.
The Compression rating tests hardness: it is the amount of pressure it takes to compress a softball one-quarter inch.
“The bottom line is that associations are trading the .47 COR for a more dense .44 COR, exactly the opposite of what they should be doing,” said Schullstrom.
A Dudley spokesman agreed that associations were looking at the wrong numbers - and using the wrong tests.
“Exit velocity is what they need to address,” said Chris Sims, longtime territory sales and
marketing manager for Dudley Sports .
“The standard tests use bat speeds of 60 miles per hour, but tournament players are swinging at 100 or 120 mph,” said Sims. Balls come off the bats a lot quicker at those speeds.And bat speed apparently makes a significant difference in ball ratings - and may force softball sanctioning organizations to take a new, closer look at the ball-rating system.
A recent report showed that lower COR balls actually came off the bat faster than higher COR balls. The report, “The Effect of Softball Compression and Coefficient of Restitution on Batted Ball Speed,” was based on a new study technique that used actual bat speeds and new high-tech bats.
Using the new, more realistic techniques, a .40 COR ball came off the bat 3.57 miles per hour faster and went 11-12 feet farther than a 47 cor ball.



, March 16, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

Here's the link to the same ball, and by the way they are cheaper to buy direct than the price you quoted a friend.

http://www.anacondasports.com/Trump-AK-MC-ISA-Y-Synthetic-Leather-Softball/dp/B0148U377U
, March 16, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

No spin just facts that you are telling people that you have a new ball that you designed or developed with trump. Getting a logo stamped on a ball that has been available since 2005 is not new, they have been sold for may years as the AK-MC-SS-Y and the AK-MC-ISA-Y for 10 years.
Just stop the BS.
, March 16, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

Xavier, don't know who you are but feel free to call me anytime. Nice to see there are still HONEST people in the game.

845 532 2668
, March 12, 2016
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

Yes read this on the phone without glasses but I talked to him today hope it helped out. Hope all is good out west.
, March 11, 2016
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

Mango give me a call when you have time 845 532 2668
, March 10, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

Yes so if you don't make false claims you don't offend anyone, that's easy. As for my new ball that other associations use, hell that is old technology. Yes they hit great just like the multi layer balls I made many years ago but better. They don't knuckle and drift like the balls used in Vegas and still hit just as well.

My new ball is the NX3 way better than any technology on the market anywhere.....

Wait til the multi layer NX3 is out.

Here's why I never lie. Half the time I can't remember the truth.......
, March 10, 2016
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses for Softball

Yes so if you don't make false claims you don't offend anyone, that's easy. As for my new ball that other associations use, hell that is old technology. Yes they hit great just like the multi layer balls I made many years ago but better. They don't knuckle and drift like the balls used in Vegas and still hit just as well.

My new ball is the NX3 way better than any technology on the market anywhere.....

Wait til the multi layer NX3 is out.

Here's why I never lie. Half the time I can't remember the truth.......
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