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Discussion: Ball For Break-in

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July 15, 2014
Men's 70
473 posts
Ball For Break-in
I just was gifted a doz. .44 400 softballs. I want to break-in a new Miken, 1-piece red maxload. I know the recommendation is to use .44 375 balls for break-in. Are the 400's Ok to use for this purpose?
July 15, 2014
Men's 50
10 posts
I've been swinging the red Maxload almost exclusively for 5 years and would not suggest using anything more than 44/375 balls for break in. The OG models took about 15-20 hits to break in. The newer models of the last couple years take about 75 hits. The bat is generally not a very durable model, so be wary of this. My OG 28 ounce lasted 300+ swings but I've been told this is a complete freak of luck. Since it broke about 2 years ago, I've gone through 4 other maxloads that lasted between 75-150 game/bp swings. My favorite senior stick of all time. Enjoy, sir!
July 15, 2014
353 posts
We used 44/400 balls at the Roanoke ISSA tournament 2 weeks ago.
My Red Max cracked on the 1st swing . . .
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