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Discussion: Why Some Players Do Not Use the U2

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Sept. 22, 2006
Men's 50
179 posts
Why Some Players Do Not Use the U2
Up till this year I never owned a U2; I was asked to buy one from our coach (our team folded). I have always been a Worth man until 02 when most all bats were banned. I had a 32 oz SSEST & used it until it cracked. The only bat I had left in my bag was the Miken V-1; so I started using it. It suited my swing, so since then I have bought about 17; broken quite a lot of them. I use them in practice & have developed my confidence so I'd rather not use another bat. In 06', I borrowed the coaches U2. In response to some thoughts "why would anyone swing any other bat when the U2 is allowed", my personal info is that I do not want to get use to a bat that I cannot use in any other association. I am not saying that I will never swing another U2, I hope that I can stay with what I have been using so far. I am not trying to get into a verbal war about the U2, just denoting an idea as to why some guys swing the same bat all the time. They have built confidence in that bat & prefer to use it all of the time. Since the V-1 has gotten scarce I am having to buy other bats to see which suits my swing.
Sept. 22, 2006
Men's 55
285 posts
I take alot of bp and we are all ASA where I live. For guys looking for max. distance, I have hit as far or further with my Synergy 2 and M7 Mayhem as I have hit with an Ultra2. Both of my ASA bats are super well broken in and probably close to the breaking point. BUT that said, I don't reach the max. distance NEARLY as often because the U2 has such an expanded sweet spot. Just my opinion, but that is why I can see your point about guys using something they are very familiar with. The guys I see who hit with consistent power, either strike the ball with good mechanics and its gone...irregardless of the bat they use. So if I went to a senior event and saw a good power hitter, hitting a Freak 100, Synergy2, Mayhem, etc...I would think that like you, they are using something they are comfortable with. I personally would take a U2 any day, because the ball does not have to be struck so precise on the sweet spot for it to be a hard hit. If you are not a power hitter and just a place hitter...certainly your point makes perfect sense. The U2 might actually throw off the singles hitter and create too much distance for his line drives.
Sept. 22, 2006
Men's 50
179 posts
Bogie: Thanks for that input on the M7 120: I just bought a new one & have not put enough swings on it to build any confidence. Planning on using it in non-ASA events & save my V-1's.

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