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Discussion: Bat Makers

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May 1, 2014
Men's 55
250 posts
Bat Makers
I wondering what bat manufacture you guys think overall is the best, most consistence when it comes to Senior Bats and what are wants & desires are as players?

My vote goes to combat, over the years, IMO they always seem to come out with several different types of Senior Softball bats that have Performance, Durability, Swing weight, feel, Good Pop along with a nice break in period.

I think their overall inventory is more consistence with what we as Senior Softball players want in a Senior Bat! (No I donít get paid my Combat)

I know other Bat makers & Players have the favorites, but I was just wondering what the masses thought as far overall inventory?
May 2, 2014
181 posts
I believe if you look in the dugouts what you'll see are more Mikens than all other companies combined. Combat has done a great job. DeMarini, Worth, Easton, TPS and others are vying for a piece of the market which is good for the game. Miken has a big advantage since they started everything with the Ultra II and built a huge fan base.

May 2, 2014
Men's 65
4549 posts
Combat gets my vote.
May 2, 2014
Men's 60
1703 posts
May 2, 2014
56 posts
May 2, 2014
hemi racer
Men's 65
237 posts
Miken IS the most popular brand out there. My personal choice is Combat though. Between the performance of their products and the service my supplier gives me does it for me.
May 2, 2014
Men's 65
158 posts
I like them all.
May 3, 2014
Men's 50
62 posts
May 3, 2014
Home Plate
34 posts

Not only is Miken the most popular senior bat company....

arguably the most popular senior bat of all time is the Miken UII black bat.....

followed by the Original Combat Da'Bomb gray senior bat!!

May 3, 2014
526 posts
Seems like everytime a new bat is introduced on this site, everyone wants to know how it compares to the Mikens. That has to say something.
May 3, 2014
Men's 65
4549 posts
Miken set the standard for distance. Durability has pretty much been a issue along the line with the better hitters. Thus the comparison factor. They have come a long way through all their lines.
But I feel combats are there with both issues we normally consider are the primary factors, distance and durability. Can add cost to that but that has mellowed over the years as well from the 300 mark.
Some 'makers' never get this far.
Reebok is in there with a good line too now. I've used most of the best bat lines out there Worth, Easton, DeMarini. There is something out there for everyone. But what works for one may not work for someone else.
May 3, 2014
39 posts
Combat out hits em all
May 4, 2014
2 posts
First post here fellas. Combat here. Although Miken is close. I've never swung a Miken as they were banned until last year here, so I suppose that says something right there.
May 4, 2014
Men's 50
47 posts
Miken is the most spoken word as it relates to senior bats. Constant comparison of any bat quickly turns the conversation to "How does it compare to the Miken" My opinion however is any senior bat put in the hands of a confident hitter is a winner. Don't overthink your choice.
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