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Real name:
Bob Woodward

Location:
Chatfield, TX

Division:
Men's 50

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, Aug. 9, 2011
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Thread to discuss altered bats

I use stupid in the literal sense, it doesnt make sense to roll a bat and take away the life of the bat and pay to have it done if there is no benefit, thus ist is a stupid thing to do.
I dont like using equipment that has been toned down but if the associations say that is the rule then I play by them.
, Aug. 9, 2011
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Thread to discuss altered bats

einstein, then why do you do it?
If there is no benefit why spend extra money and have the bat life shortened?
Are you stupid or trying to justify cheating?
, Aug. 9, 2011
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Thread to discuss altered bats

super V 10, I have made bats and repped for a few different companies, I didnt post a theory, it is fact.
I get to tinker with bats and resins so I have seen the effects of rolling on different bats.
I wouldnt roll a senior bat myself, most just need a good bp session to loosen up.
I hit 300-600 a week depending on the weather, right now it is too hot to hit too much so I will hit 100 or so balls 3 times a week but in cooler weather I will hit 150-200 a day 3-4 times a week.
, Aug. 9, 2011
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Thread to discuss altered bats

For those saying rolling is no more than just breaking in your bat, you are wrong.
Rolling can seperate the inner and outer layers without cracking either, this greatly increases the performance of the bat.
Rolling will break in the whole barrel evenly allowing for more flex and increases the performance.
Hitting balls will never duplicate either of these.

, July 6, 2011
obagain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Evil BP Ball

We use the white and orange.
If you look for speedswing on youtube and we have over 100 vids on there.
, July 6, 2011
obagain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Evil BP Ball

We use the evil bp all the time, they hold up great and you really get to see the spin on the ball with the 2 color panels.
Steve Butler and I have several youtube videos using that ball.
, July 4, 2011
obagain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HAPPY 4TH OF JULY !

Well said, God Bless America.
I hope everyone has a great and safe 4th.
, June 27, 2011
obagain
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Senior softball bat reviews (Reebok)

Silverstreak, We have plenty of bats right now, if you need one email me at obagain@yahoo.com
, June 15, 2011
obagain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dallas tourney

There are other parks that would be better IMO.
Waxahachie has 6 fields that are always in very good condition and are set up so that you can get to all of them easy.
, June 13, 2011
obagain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dallas tourney

we lost in the semi to willies.
I was tired and left so I am not sure how it ended, it was silverbacks and willies and willies had the loss.
I had a great time and the tourney was very well run, even though some fields were pretty far away Kieth brought the rosters down so we didnt have to check in and then drive to the other side of the park and he kept water which was very importantin those conditions.
, June 8, 2011
obagain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dallas tourney

batbreaker, I will be out there this weekend, will be around the legends and maddog, he uses my reebok when they need a HR LOL.
, June 8, 2011
obagain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dallas tourney

For the guys playing at kiest in dallas this weekend, please be careful.
The temps will be in the mid 90's and there is not much shade out there so the heat will be bad.
Drink lots of water and get out of the sun as much as you can.
I will be out there this weekend having fun and I want everyone else to do the same.
, May 19, 2011
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: curious umpire

JR, it is altering the bat so it should be tossed but it will not add flex, at least not much if at all.
It will change the swing weight so the bat in theory could swing faster and have more force thru the ball but if you dont have good bat speed it could actually work against you.

, April 8, 2011
obagain
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Wanting to play some tourney ball

I am 49 and will turn 50 in aug.
I play with old horns on tuesdays in irving texas but would like to play some tourneys.
I play OF and still run well.
Arm is ok but not great.
I am a singles hitter with occasional power.
you can email me at obagain@yahoo.com
, Jan. 15, 2011
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why No Reebok Melee Legend Videos?

softball nuts, no, we dont do tests to give away company seacrets,We do tests to check pop and durability but I would never give info an material used or resin used.
We dont open bats unless they are already broken so there is no doubt we dont swing cheater bats, that is why we did the vid becauase we get accused of it so we decided to have fun and make the shaving vid.
, Jan. 15, 2011
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why No Reebok Melee Legend Videos?

Yes I made them, the plans have been around for a while.
I think someone on swingmechanics did the first one.
There is a vid on how to build those also, it is easy and cheap.
, Jan. 15, 2011
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why No Reebok Melee Legend Videos?

They do help some but if the ball is frozen the bat warmer is not going to help much.
If the ball is harder than normal it will cause more flex in the bat which will break or wear out the bat quicker.
If I lived in a cold climate I would use one but since I am in texas we dont need them enough to justify the cost.
, Jan. 15, 2011
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why No Reebok Melee Legend Videos?

Yes, I am the little guy. :)
, Jan. 14, 2011
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why No Reebok Melee Legend Videos?

softballnuts, We are always looking at testing in unconventional ways.
Companies give you the normal stuff but we try to give you data on areas the companies dont.
If you have any ideas you would like us to try send me an email at obagain@yahoo.com and if we can we will do it.
, Jan. 14, 2011
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why No Reebok Melee Legend Videos?

Our user name is speedswing.
We do the normal instructional but we also have some fun, checkout the texas stadium vid we did.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1U-gi7nJWQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3ZG_Jtfb-c
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