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, 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.......
, March 10, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

He also said he designed a new ball for team 1 sports, only thing is I designed the ball back in 04 and it has been in play since 05.
, March 9, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

Well Don I guess the good in all of this is that you openly admit that you and your friends are low life cheating scum with no regard to your opponents life or safety concerning a recreational game. You must really feel good about putting your opponents life and health in jeopardy and at risk for a NON ELITEST recreational league that means nothing as you describe.

Who paid the medical bills for the guy that got his jaw broken? Your family must be so proud of you.....

, March 8, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

Cougar if I had any say in senior softball I would suspend you for a year admitting to using rolled bats on this message board.

You try to justify it by saying you are not as big and don't hit the ball as hard or far as others.

That is the problem with the game, instead of playing the best of your ability you have to cheat to be better than you actually are. I hope someone at home gives you a medal for your performance, because you are a fraud and a cheater in real life.

Trying to justify cheating is lamest thing you could ever do. I guess you have not accomplished much on the field before composite bats and now you can be a league ball hero.

Hell all of the senior associations have levels for EVERYONE to compete in, you shouldn't have to cheat to play at the level you are qualified for.
, Feb. 24, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

You can change the sweet spot by altering the COP which is also the MOI being altered. That is why I say in relation to the MOI. @ exact bats with different end loads will have different MOI's, but they will be the same in relation to the MOI. You can find the exact sweet spot on an altered bat at the field in less than 10 seconds, it is simple and effective. The only problem is the bat companies do not make every end plug the exact same. So 2 identical bats in model and weight can be off a little.

Here's my number if you want to talk 845 532 2668
, Feb. 24, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

Sweet spot is always going to be in the same place as in relation to MOI. It can be found on any bat, any weight, and even after it has been rolled or shaved.
, Feb. 24, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

Finding the true sweet spot is simple and can be done at the field in less than 10 seconds. I demonstrated this to Dr Richard Brandt in 1994 at his lab at NYU. He was the head of the Physics dept, and official bat test lab for USSSA and developed the bat test being used today by all associations. ASA uses the same test administered differently to suit their needs.

The game is being ruined by cheaters and the bat companies are also to blame.

Right in the contract it says that bats have to consistently meet the specs, well that is BS. As soon as senior bats break in they are way over the specs. How about doing what every other association has done and not allow bat manufactures to make bats that CONSISTANTLY hit well above 1.21 bpf.
, Feb. 22, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

The study was done at WSU by Dr Lloyd Smith. It is Cheating, rolling a bat does things to a bat that hitting cannot do. It separates layers that never get separated by hitting a ball. They did extensive testing and have the info published on their website. They have also figured out how to detect it. Right now it is only done in the lab but he is working on methods to do this on the field. Same guy developed the on field bat testers.
, Feb. 21, 2016
tattooball
Topic: Product review
Discussion: best distance ball

Try the Tattoo NX3 not only do they hit well they last a very long time.
, Feb. 9, 2016
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: B/P and senior bats

I have received many calls about B/P and senior bats lately.

With the bats becoming more durable people are not worried about hitting them in B/P like they used to.

Most of the time it is not the bat. MOST of the time it is the balls.

Any ball that has a soft outer layer should never be hit in B/P. These are multi layer balls and even though you feel like a hero hitting them they are damaging your bat. Most bats break in B/P even if they do not show signs of that. They will show signs of the damage later. Multi layer balls are a much higher compression than advertised and have a severity index up to 3600. The SI is simple, the higher the number the higher the impact force.

.44 are also high, as much as 2400 SI.

.40 are as high as the multi layer at 3600 SI.

A few more things to consider is old balls pick up weight due to moisture. Wet balls from hitting on fields with wet grass. How many times do we take B/P before a tourney and the balls are soaked from the dew? Conventional balls are picking up that water and damaging the bats. The water soaks into the seams and the cover now becomes heavy.

If you spend money on good B/P balls and store them properly you will save money on bats, and balls last much longer than bats so the savings is long term.

A good 1 piece softball can save you money for years to come.

Feel free to call with questions.

845 532 2668

, Jan. 8, 2016
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Opens Northeast Region

ME 0 NH 1

They guy from NH plays on a MA team so he is legal under the old rules.

Here is an example of why this is a good idea. For 4 years a team had the majority in Ma and was registered as a MA team. They picked up a few players from NY, That made them a NY team. The 1 player from NH was now illegal and had no place to play. He played with the team 4 years. They were not loaded, they did not win any worlds in any association so they were not trophy hunting. Their many other people in the N.E. that are not playing because of lack of teams. It is not about loading up it is giving players that are geographically locked to move over to another state and play.

Here is a good question for you. When was the last time a team from these states won at the Major-Major+ level?



, Jan. 7, 2016
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Opens Northeast Region

Chili you might want to look at a map. MA and RI touch NY so they were already able to play on a NY team. There is very few players and teams in the entire tri state area.
, Jan. 7, 2016
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Opens Northeast Region

It is not where you want to register. You still have to have the majority from a state to declare it your state. So any of the new England teams that pick up other players will still register in the majority state. if the majority is (lets say NY) they are legal under the old rules anyway.
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