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Discussion: 1999-2000 Miken Ultra 2

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Dec. 7, 2018
skip_6
Men's 70
17 posts
1999-2000 Miken Ultra 2
Just bought a Ultra 2 at a garage sale. I took off the grip, the numbers under the old grip indicated it was made in 1999- 2000, I called Miken and that is what they told me. It has an asa 2000 mark and ISF BPF 120. My question is how good is this bat. There is no SSUSA approval stamp. Thanks for any feedback.
Dec. 8, 2018
SSUSA Staff
2703 posts
skip_6 ... Proceed with some degree of caution on this ... The Miken Ultra II was first released in 2003, shortly after the original Miken Ultra (aka the Ultra I) was declared illegal and banned by almost all associations ... If your bat was manufactured in 1999-2000, it's highly likely you have your hands on the original Ultra, possibly re-painted and/or having counterfeit graphics ... There's an interesting historical summary of the Ultra II at ...

http://forums.softballfans.com/threads/the-pre-2007-miken-ultra-ii-buyers-guide.1179828/

We have no opinion as to the accuracy of this article, but it's fairly comprehensive and leaves very little "wiggle room" for misinterpretation ... Good luck! ...

Dec. 10, 2018
lb16
Men's 50
149 posts
skip 6 - I think you got some bad info. The original Gray Ultra wasn't out until 2002 and the Og Black Ultra II wasn't out as SSUSA Staff replied until 2003. How about some pics to see what you actually have.
Dec. 10, 2018
Eazy
Men's 50
2 posts
They did make an Ultra and it is an ASA bat and it should have a circle on the taper of the barrel and inside that circle it should read 2000. That was the first composite bat I every used. I think it was the first composite bat they made. We use to use them in Hayward CA during league play. That was around 2000. That bat was soon banned from all league play and tournament play (too hot).
Jan. 24, 2019
pug
155 posts
I had one in 2000. Id like to talk to you about it.
Jan. 24, 2019
Bomber23
57 posts
Pug
I have a 27 in excellent condition
with the 200 ASA circle.
bxbombers at tampabay.rr,com
Jan. 24, 2019
Phoenix26
19 posts
Eazy..Back then, where in Hayward did you play? Centennial or
Mt Eden? I was at Mt Eden playing coed on Friday nights. Unlimited
HR's back then too. 3 or 4 bombs every game. I remember being scared as hell pitching when those things came out.
Jan. 26, 2019
JDub
Men's 55
197 posts
Reminder Dave,

I was "That Pitcher" nearly Killed by the Original Gray Ultra back in 2002 versus K&C Drywall in Lancaster, CA.

STOOOPID BAT was Banned the following week ! ! !


Have Fun, Be Safe,


Jeff White
Elite/Dudley 55M+
Jan. 26, 2019
DaveDowell
Men's 65
2519 posts
Gentlemen ... Hopefully this is a "collector's item" discussion only ... If the bat is as represented, the best thing to do it to go to the local auto parts store, buy the best wax/shine product you can find, and polish it up real shiny ... The ONLY place that bat belongs is in a display case, NEVER again on a field of play ... I gave that same advice to and honestly very surprised player in Las Vegas a decade or so back when he bought one in a garage sale environment, not knowing what he had ... Thanks!

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