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July 7, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Timing & Power Slumps? Balance Rotation and BatHead Snap" Swing Makeover #31

It sure would be nice if you could post a hot link with these. I can never seem to find them.
July 4, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Team "Rankings"

I think this is a great idea. However, going from a great idea to actual reality is another story. It would have to be fairly objective. A lot of stats would have to be collected by the SSUSA staff, then fed into a computer to select the ratings. They probably would have to increase the staff to accommodate this information. I think the interest to attend certain tournys would go both ways. Some teams want to play the best in their division, some sandbag. In the end however, the best teams in each division are going to play each other. I agree it would be of interest to see which teams are doing what during the season.
July 2, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Which Sports Do More Americans Participate In?

I would agree with Nancy and Hombre. It is a "boomer sport". In Florida and the west coast, the participation is pretty high among seniors. Many former players are now doing other things with children and grandchildren instead of playing. In addition, many complexes now devote more tournaments to the girls fastpitch game because it is more lucrative. Tournament directors have told me that the girls fastpitch tournaments generate far more revenue than a senior tournament. More teams, more things bought by parents and grandparents. I do not think that the "hot senior bats" is contributing to any sort of decline in the game. Quite the contrary actually. I think the participation would be less if we had, say ASA bats. However, I would gladly go back to the double walls and 47/520 super blue dots.
June 17, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Snowbird rule

I know this has been discussed before, but I can't seem to find the thread. What exactly is the "snow bird" rule and how does it work.
May 24, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Changing states

Thanks for the response. I'll give them a call.
May 24, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Changing states

Anyone? SSUSA?
May 23, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Changing states

I can't seem to find the answer to this in the rule book. I understand the bordering state rule, however,what if I moved from the Midwest to Florida during the middle of the year. Would I be required to only play with a team from Florida and the surrounding states from that day forward, or could I continue to play with my old team from the Midwest? What about next year? I'm on a major plus team, if that makes a difference.
May 5, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sore Toes

I like Lite Tanels.Get them about a half size larger than your regular shoe size. Get a good pair of inserts, and you should be good to go. I bought mine at Reno last year. If you are going to that tournament, stop by their display and try some on.
April 15, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: THE "HOT BALL" DILEMA

Doerbaum, you bring up an interesting topic that has been debated many times on this board. The composite bats of today, and the 44-375 balls that we now use. As compared with the aluminum bats of yesteryear and the balls that were used then. The 47-525 Red Dots or the Super Blues that were used as late as 2005 or so, were golf balls. The Demarini double walls were a technological breakthrough similar to what the composites of today have been, except they were aluminum. As a result, the balls were dumbed down to the 44-375s that we have today. I would gladly go back to the double walls and the balls that we used then. The longest shots I have hit, or seen hit, were with that combination.
April 11, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Want More Power? Get Arm Extension within the Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover #29

Would it be possible to add a "hot link" to these tutorials. It would make it a lot easier to navigate.
April 6, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Perl and the guys from Pensacola

Thanks Steve. Looking forward to hitting with you guys again this year.
April 6, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Perl and the guys from Pensacola

I will be visiting my daughter again this year in Pensacola. I hit with you guys last year at Exchange Park. Do you folks have a pickup game at the same place this year? I will be there the week of May 11. Great tune up for Reno. There was also a tournament that weekend last year. Don't know if that is a possibility, but would be interested. I play 70 major. Regards, Ron
April 1, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: old miken freak plus

You could always do what I did. I gave Big Mike and the Wounded Warriors an original Freak and a Synergy Plus. You then could write it off as a charitable contribution. Just an option.

March 20, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pioneer park

Well it looks as if we have been moved from Hunter to Pioneer park in Mesquite. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Is there also a baseball field that will be utilized there?
March 15, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Required Face Masks

Pitchers,and other infielders should wear appropriate protection. I may be in the minority here, but I like the game as is. It supposed to be somewhat dangerous. If you ask the average Joe what slowpitch softball is about, he will tell you it's a game played by girls, or overweight guys that are drunk. This is a game, at least in tournaments, that is played with very good athletes with skills that have been honed over many years. Most of us accept the fact, and actually like, that the ball is going to be hit over 100 mph. Wear good protection.

March 8, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2015 TOC - Action shots, team pics, Wounded Warriors All star Game, Best of the Best

Jack, Are you coming to Mesquite/St.George? We will also be in Vegas and Reno this spring. This could be a special season for us and would love you to document some of it. We won the winter worlds in Phoenix and didn't have 1 picture to show for it.
March 4, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spring Worlds

Not played in the Spring Worlds before. How are the fields and the weather in Mesquite/St. George?
March 3, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken White vs. Big Cat

Haven't hit the Dudley, so I can't comment on that bat. However, I have the other two Mikens. My white 2 piece is from 2013. One of the earlier releases. It was a log for a very long time. It finally broke in after a couple of months and probably 500 swings. I have a little power, so that wasn't the problem.I bought a Big Cat last year in June and it broke in a much quicker. I have not used the white 2 piece since. There is a noticeable difference in end load weight, but you have to compare them side by side to notice. I too swing a 27oz in both models. I really like the Big Cat. It seems to fit my swing a little better than anything else.
Feb. 21, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Senior HyperZ softball bat

Any board members hit with this yet? Not the prototype, but the actual 2015 "on the street" model.If so, how does it compare with what you swing?
Feb. 15, 2015
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Hyper Z pretty impressive!

So tatooball, are you suggesting that the 1 way to do this has not been figured out? If so, please share with us what that procedure is.
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