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Discussion: Is There Any Real Difference?

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Nov. 13, 2013
Full Monty
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Is There Any Real Difference?

Other than the higher price, color and the 90 day warranty......

What is the difference between the Miken Ultra II 2Piece Senior Maxload Slowpitch Softball Bat and the 2014 Miken Triad Blackout Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat?

Both have Triad technology.

Is the Blackout actually the Senior 2Piece with a warranty and paint job?

Nov. 18, 2013
81 posts


Can you explain what would be the difference between the Blackout and a 2014 Miken Triad 3 Maxload Two-Piece Slowpitch Bat USSSA 1.20 bat that has a full 1 year warranty?

Nov. 19, 2013
Men's 55
6 posts
I have hit owned both. I swing 28oz End Load bats. The Maxload has abetter feel and the load seems slightly heavier (which I prefer). I've owned two of the Maxloads and neither lasted more than 75-80 swings. They have been returned to Miken for "evaluation". The Blackout I'm swinging now has over 350 swings on it. Still no webbing, paint cracks, or endcap issues. It is a very solid senior bat. The Blackout has only a slight load to it so I have been adjusting to it. I'm not even sure it is broke in yet. I doubt this will break before I get to use the warranty.
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