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June 12, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking 75 age group

curveball, your scenario for 70 and below is correct. But my understanding of the current rules is that this changes for 75 and above. That's why I'm looking for a good competitive team east of the Mississippi for next year. At this point, not much here in the southeast for this age group.
June 11, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking 75 age group

Very interesting Birdman. I hadn't heard of that ruling. Maybe we could get SSUSA to give us some insight. I played plus ball for a team from Colorado before moving to Florida.
June 7, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking 75 age group

Ho, thanks for your important input! Coming from a TD, this is an impressive validation. Just looking for the best fit for everyone, Ron
June 5, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking 75 age group

Thanks for the response Joe. I will call you as we get towards the end of this year.
June 4, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking 75 age group

This may be a bit premature, but I will turn 74 next year so I will be eligible to play with the 75's. I'm of the understanding that I can play on all eligible teams east of the Mississippi. I am located in the Florida panhandle. Rated Major in all associations. 1st, catch and EH if necessary Decent speed, good power, 714 avg. playing Major Plus 3 years ago. 765 avg. this year in 3 tournaments. Looking forward to hearing from teams looking ahead to 2019.


































Looking for a competitive 75 team
May 9, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Power fading

Yes, age has a lot to do with power fading. I was losing a little bit every year past 65, but when I hit 71, it became very noticeable. My home runs were averaging around 330-320. At around 71, I noticed a big drop off. Still pump iron hard and do all the things I used to do, it's just not there like it was. I hit 2 home runs a couple of weeks ago in Valley, Alabama. However, the wind was blowing out about 20 miles an hour. If not for the wind, they probably would have been warning track at best. Very discouraging. I now just try to hit the ball on a line for average.
April 4, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 75 age group

Answers my question thoroughly. Thanks
April 4, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 75 age group

Just to be clear,is this is similar to Major Plus? You can play on any same class team, or as one of 3 out of rating players, east or west of the Mississippi, depending on the location of your home state. So as an example, if I lived in Kansas, I could play for a 75 team located in California, with class restrictions named above?
April 4, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 75 age group

I can't access the rules link, it disappears before I can click on it. So, I'll ask the question here. Is the 75 age group bound by the surrounding state rule, or can they play anywhere.
March 29, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need advice

I bought a Dudley 2016 end load with the 12'barrel because the reviews were really good. If you hit it on the screws, it had great performance. I just never could get used to the short barrel and sold it 6 months later. I'm convinced after that trial that I need the longer barrel. The Big Cats I have are starting to feel a little heavy to me on some days. That's when I would pull out the red UII. I'll look at the Kendrick Maxload. Thanks for the input
March 28, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need advice

DCPete, I have thought of that option. I was wondering however, if the newer bats would be a little hotter with the new technologies developed over the last several years. Mck, I usually get my bats from Alan, so I plan on his advice as I get a little closer.

March 27, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need advice

Yes, I have primarily been a Miken guy. However, I feel like it might be time for a change. I hear good things about the Worth as far as consistency is concerned, according to Dave Velasquez. Haven't seen much about the reloaded at this point. I appreciate your advice and it certainly will be taken into consideration.
March 27, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need advice

Finally broke my old Miken red endload this weekend. Looking for a replacement. I also have 2 Miken Big Cats which I use more often. Wanting something not as endloaded as the Cats. Narrowed my search to the Worth Wicked and the Adidas Reload. Who has hit these bats and your recommendations please.
March 12, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need clarification

Thank you for your speedy clarification on this issue.
March 12, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need clarification

Currently live in Florida and play 70 Major. I know that if you are east of the Mississippi, and play Major Plus, you cannot join a Major Plus team west of the river. My question is does that apply to the 75 age group also?
Feb. 15, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need to revamp 70 team ratings

I agree. Played on a Major Plus team from Colorado in 2015. Moved to Florida that same year. Unable to find a Major Plus team or Major to play on in this state in 2016. Played in one SPA tournament at the Major level in 2016. Finally found a Major team for 2 tournaments in 2017. SSUSA was reluctant to rerate to Major for this season because I didn't play a SSUSA tournament in 2016. This is an especially bad situation here east. Not many Major or Major Plus teams as compared to west of the Mississippi. We played in Reno this year and there were 10 Major teams in Major. We had 4 at he Winter Nationals in FT. Meyers. On a positive closing, the home office finally gave me credit for the SPA tournament played in 2016 and rerated me to Major for this year. Been a "long train runnin".

Jan. 24, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What Became of 30+ Ounce Bats?

The real reason why todays bats weigh a max of 30oz is anything heavier won't pass the BPF compression test, according to DeMarini sports in a post a number of years ago. I would assume that situation still exists with the composites of today.

Jan. 21, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 2018 Melee Reloaded

It then would seem to me, if the balance points of the 2 weights were similar, that the one ounce would have to be loaded somewhere. I guess I don't understand why "lee can't(or won't)" tell us how the weights are distributed. After all he is, I assume, a rep for the Melee line. I would also assume that they should be knowledgeable about the bats construction and be able to disseminate this information to possible buyers.
Jan. 18, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 2018 Melee Reloaded

Ok, I'm confused here. So if there is weight added to heavier models both in the handle and the endload, what is the endload of the heaviest weight. If the bats are supposed to have a 3/4 oz endload as advertised, do the heavier bats have more than a 3/4 oz endload? Do the lighter bats have less than 3/4 endload? If each bat weight is loaded differently, what are the weights in the handle and endload for the individual listed weights? As far as the heavier weights passing the BPF standard. As I understand, this is why bats only go up to 30oz. Heavier weights than that will not pass the test.
Jan. 17, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 2018 Melee Reloaded

I think I have found the answer to my original question. On the Seniorsoftball website with Dave, there is a video of how a composite bat is made. Near the end, it shows a rod being added to the handle for "swing weight". It did not mention any other means of weight adjustment for the finished product.
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