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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.
Jan. 13, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 2018 Melee Reloaded

bkb555, I would assume, as their advertising asserts, that the end loads are consistent at 3/4 oz. The balanced version would not have the pellets for the endload. I doubt that there would be 4 different endcaps. Crusher, assuming the weight in the handle is correct, your model would be correct. Assuming the gloves were placed at the same location as the handle weight. It is my belief if all of this is true, the lower bat weight endloads "should" produce the most endload swing speed and exit speed. A balanced bat will probably produce a different result. I would welcome any and all opinions on this.



Jan. 13, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 2018 Melee Reloaded

I know Alan reads this board and is certainly welcome to give his professional observation. It used to be that the extra weighting was added to the handle. Thus making the lightest weight the most endloaded. I was unsure if the manufactures of today still use this procedure. It sounds as if they still may. I agree with fennellwg that different shells for different weights would probably be cost prohibitive as well as affecting the performance of each weight. So the extra weight has to go somewhere. I would just like to know where exactly.
Jan. 12, 2018
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 2018 Melee Reloaded

I have a question that so far has gone unanswered. If we are using a 3/4 oz endload in all of the bats, where is the extra weight located for the heavier weight bats? If a 25.5 weight has no extra weight loaded, where is the extra weight located for the 29.5?
Dec. 31, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pensacola,Florida

Don, there is a pickup game every Tues. and Thurs. at Exchange park, preceded by batting practice around 9 am, with the game around 10. All skill levels represented. Great bunch of guys.
Aug. 12, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 75+ age rule question for 2018

I didn't see for "2018 season". Good to know what's up for this coming season. Just my luck, I will turn 73 next year and we've been rolled out. I thought that might happen.
Aug. 12, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 75+ age rule question for 2018

I think the rule changed just this year I think you can have 7 underage players. 3-73 year olds and 4-74 olds on a 75 roster. SSUSA is trying to strengthen the older age groups. They also are going to look at it at the end of the season and possibly roll down the 73 year age group. I haven't seen anyone advantage of this new rule. However, that could really change next year. You will find that rule being very much used, especially if the 73 year olds are left intact.
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