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, 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.

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

Forget about the number of people that live in the NE, most don't play softball. There is very few recreation programs and softball in the NE. The New England players are stuck when it comes to finding teams to play on.

I believe this was decided on because the amount of registered players and teams versus population.
, Dec. 31, 2015
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Status of the GSC bat

Stick I understand, sounded very good and many tried to make it happen. the unfortunate part is good people got conned and I just hope for the people on this board realize that good people with solid back rounds tried unwittingly to promote this.

This doesn't mean they are bad people. Con men are like magicians they make things appear to be different than they really are. I am sure these reps that tried to get this bat out to market didn't profit one dime. It probably cost them plenty. They probably gave up family time, travel expenses and more to go places they normally wouldn't have to promote this and all for a total lose.
, Dec. 31, 2015
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: John X. E. McAndrew's Viewing

XE was a man all to his own. There will never be another like him. It would do all us good to try to be more like him.

For those who didn't get PRIVLEDGE of knowing him you really were cheated on meeting superman. It was never about how good he was at the game, even though his entire career he played at the highest level with many of the top teams in the nation.

He was always the guy that put you above him on and off the field. He never spoke about himself and accomplishments but always acknowledged yours. He never owned anything or did anything that was more important than his family or friends. Most importantly no one ever had to ask him for his help, he already helped be fore you needed to ask.

In 2010 and 2011 I had 2 major battles with my health he called me everyday and wanted to just come over to sit with me, he lived 2+ hours away.

Yesterday there wasn't a person in that line that would have given up being there for anything else in the world and there wasn't a person in that line that wished we could have done more and been a better friend.

It truly was a honor and privilege to have him in my life and there is nothing I could ever do to repay him for that.
, Dec. 31, 2015
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Status of the GSC bat

The factory wasn't owned by GSC bats it was a manufacturer that was going to make the bats for them. NDA's are very common in this business. I have signed them with many manufactures and testing facilities. These people have intellectual properties that they need to protect. I am a little surprised that they let in people that did not have ownership or operational commitments to GSC. Normally you have to be vested in the company to get in places like this.

Like I said, many appear to have been conned in this. Mike and Ed are some of the guy's that believed in a product presented to them and the belief that it would make it to the market place. I think that make them more of a victim than accomplice.
, Dec. 31, 2015
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Status of the GSC bat

Stick not sure that my perception is based on facts. these are some things that were told to me by someone that lives in the same community.

The Fact that she has her own attorney and has entered in a plea and he has a public defender and has postponed the arraignment may tell more of the story than some are looking at.

They will get their day. As I said there are many kinds of victims in this. Not just the investors. People paid for bats they will never receive. Players bought in to this B.S. and used their credibility to help promote this, and they may have unwittingly damaged their credibility. It does seem as though some are calling people out on this. I am sure that by the time they realized what was going on it was to late.

How about the church members that welcomed him into the church, they are just as much a victim of this as any. Friends and family also, imagine going out in the community and others point and say "they were friends with those 2".

It's called a con for a reason, they steal your confidence and use it to exploit bad.
, Dec. 30, 2015
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Status of the GSC bat

She may have been a victim just like the rest. I don't have the facts but in speaking with someone that knows a little about the 2 of them he may have scammed her also. Yes I do know she was is an educated woman that was also a CPA and knows the rules but sometimes love is blind to the improprieties that seemed to occur.

The story I was told is he meet her and they married 8 days later. That to me sounds like a predator looking for the next victim. I could be wrong but that is MY opinion on the matter. Was he selling her B.S. while this is going on? I don't know but it could be.

I think that the past improprieties on his behalf tells more of the story than we know. It is difficult for me to believe that a successful lady with a lot of good things in her life just decides to change all of it over night.

Con men are good at what they do, look at all of the successful intelligent people Madoff and many others duped.
, Dec. 26, 2015
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tattoo Nx3 softballs

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The ball is nothing like the old rubber coated softballs of days gone by. These balls have been used in leagues since June of this year. Everyone that has used it in leagues has already committed to them for 2016.

There is NO softball that is close when it comes to durability and no non cheater balls can compare in performance.
, Dec. 16, 2015
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tattoo Nx3 softballs

If you are going to hit in those temps I would keep them in the house until you go to the field.
, Dec. 14, 2015
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tattoo Nx3 softballs

ASA does not allow a .44/375 ball for championship play so we did not put the ASA stamp on the .44/375. We do have them without the stamp. In league play the ASA rule book does not apply. It is for Championship play only.

Being that most leagues can use any ball that is .44/375 I felt no need to license the ball and pay fees for a ball that technically is not legal.

As for the USSSA balls they have not had cor/comp on them for many years.

The classic plus ball is a .52/275-300 and the Classic M ball is a .40/325.
, Nov. 27, 2015
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New ADStarr ball

Paco, Tom is home for Thanks giving heading back down I think Monday. If you want to give me a call I can give you his number.
, Nov. 25, 2015
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New ADStarr ball

I make them in all different cor/comp combinations. The BP ball will hold up great in all weather, the others will lose some according to the temps except for the .52/300.

That being said they will hold compression better because the core is totally sealed.

As far as multi layer balls, they will be a little less in extreme heat but better than non multi layer balls. I do sell multi layer balls as I designed the ones you are referring to in the first place, I have my own version of those.

So if it is just for B/P they are great and much less damage to a bat. For games they are better than non multi layer balls by far. If you only use multi layer balls I have them also.
, Nov. 25, 2015
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New ADStarr ball

Oz, just going to say it is still a true tournament grade core inside. The difference is that the cover is the most durable on the planet and is fused to the core, so no lose covers. The ball stays round and tight for a long time. I am still hitting the original test balls from June 2014 and they fly as good as all of the new ones I have added to the bag over the last 12 months. I am adding 2 more dozen this week and will hit again on Friday, it is almost going to be 60 here.

Also the cover is the same material as skateboard wheels so you know it has to be durable, however we mix it to be softer.

Happy holiday season to all.
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