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Discussion: New Dudley

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Jan. 16, 2019
J R
247 posts
New Dudley
I spoke with Direct Sports.They say delivery has been pushed back to the end of February.
Jan. 18, 2019
Mikelmart
39 posts
Hopefully they won't be delayed as long as last years Stote balls.
Jan. 18, 2019
maskedman
Men's 55
42 posts
I also pre ordered from Direct over a month ago. I was expecting it to arrive this week and just happened to be on their website and saw they changed the ship date from Jan 15 to Feb 15. Now you say the end of Feb? Dudley may be forcing me to swing something else.
Jan. 19, 2019
Lefty
Men's 70
692 posts
It will be cold in Nashville for a few more months or so. I'd rather they get it right with the new Dudley. Nice for us old guys being Hot out the rapper.
Feb. 2, 2019
Tri18
333 posts
I spoke to Dudley yesterday and they advised me my shipment would be sent to me sometime around February 15/16 and I should receive sometime around the 20th. If they get here before that I will advise you. If you have questions about the new Dudley bat or its availability to you feel free to call me at 561-718-7504.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Feb. 17, 2019
Saratoga2
17 posts
I ordered a Dudley Hot W from Direct Sports. It was listed as ship 2/15/2019 and then changed to ship 2/18/2019. NOw they have put a SOLD OUT sign on the bat with a ship in Feb date. I will call them Monday to find out what is going on. Looks like Dudley has not met their delivery commitments. Hope it is nothing else.
Feb. 17, 2019
Bomber23
58 posts
Saratoga2: It says Sold Out because it was never in stock. As soon
as stock arrives it will show the quantities available. I hope
this week as I have one on order myself.
Feb. 17, 2019
Tremor
14 posts
Im sure they're sold out because all the pre orders are spoken for. Non left for stock.
Feb. 17, 2019
Tri18
333 posts
If you guys are having issues getting bats or getting REAL INformation, feel free to call me anytime. Team 1 Sports is the ONLY softball company that deals SPECIFICALLY WITH THE NEEDS of the senior athlete and you will get educated, factual information to your questions and needs.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Feb. 18, 2019
Fabe
Men's 60
414 posts
Alan is an awesome resource n give great service...mahalo my Braddah! Aloha, Fabe
Feb. 19, 2019
lb16
Men's 50
160 posts
So Alan do you have any new Dudley's in stock? And if not when will you have them?
Feb. 19, 2019
J R
247 posts
Direct sports said today no bats no rock solid deliver date
Feb. 19, 2019
Tri18
333 posts
I cannot speak for anybody else nor will I speculate on things that I have no control over. Dudley told me today that MY bats where in inventory and they would start shipping to me Thursday.
AT18
Team 1 Sports
Feb. 20, 2019
lb16
Men's 50
160 posts
Alan thanks for your reply!
Feb. 21, 2019
Tri18
333 posts
I received my tracking information which tells me my order will be here Friday. Call me with any questions.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Feb. 21, 2019
Saratoga2
17 posts
I discussed the situation with Direct Sports on the 20th and they said the bats will ship on the 21st but now their site shows the 22nd. I think they fully expect deli very from the suppllier and shipment this week. We shall see.
Feb. 21, 2019
Saratoga2
17 posts
Another delay from direct sports. They now say a shipment is leaving the Dudley factory on the 21st and is expected to arrive Feb 25th at Direct Sports and will be sent to customers on Feb 26th. This is the 4th delay posted by Direct Sports
Feb. 22, 2019
Tri18
333 posts
No delays here....My Dudley shipment just arrived. Call me at 561-718-7504 with any questions or concerns....
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Feb. 22, 2019
maskedman
Men's 55
42 posts
how do you get a shipment of these bats but get no 28s? I'm very disappointed. I messed with direct sports for 2 months with nothing to show for it then I take your word that you get your bats today and will ship me one. then I'm told that you didn't get any 28s and ill have to wait on Dudley to ship me one. very disappointing. whether I get it or not I'm done with Dudley. I've got an Adidas and I can't imagine a bat being any hotter than it is. now my wife texts you and says please tell me the bat will be delivered by Wednesday and your response is ILL CANCEL YOUR ORDER.very disappointing
Feb. 22, 2019
Tri18
333 posts
Mr. Burke
Your wife called me a day and a half ago to order a bat that you have been trying to get since December. I TOLD HER AHEAD OF TIME that I wasnít positive on which weights/ models were coming in but if it arrived I would ship it immediately. When the 28ís didnít arrive today, and BEFORE I HEARD FROM YOU, I-immediately called Dudley and arranged for your bat to be shipped DIRECTLY TO YOU today from Dudley. You would have received that bat Tuesday or Wednesday. That apparently wasnít good enough ? If you and your wife needed a bat that badly before that then you SHOULD HAVE EXPLAINED THAT TO ME UP FRONT AND REQUESTED TO PAY FOR OVERNIGHT SHIPPING. THIS IS YOUR COMMUNICATION PROBLEM. I did everything I can do and even if I had the bat today you still would not have received it before the one that I arranged Dudley to expedite to you. I cancelled your order and by the way never charged you. Best of luck getting a bat before Tuesday. Please make sure and ask for overnight shipping and save everyone the time or drive and go,pick it up.
Good luck to you this year,

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Feb. 22, 2019
TheGrinch
Men's 50
3 posts
I have a hard time believing Alan Tanner is/wouldnít be honest with you on this. Iíve had a few texts with him heís been nothing but helpful and have referred his number to friends who recently bought bat this past week. The response I got from my friend was great guy very helpful. Canít imagine Alan not going out of his way to help you get the bat you wanted. Problem is everyone wants this bat and is tired of waiting, itís not the guys selling them you should have a problem with itís Dudley. Just my 2 cents
Feb. 22, 2019
SALSAKID49
Men's 55
148 posts
Alan Tanner is a top-notch dealer/seller who communicates very well and works with your needs in softball gear. He can't control the shipment sent to him by MFG because they mispack his order......
Feb. 23, 2019
oldschool13
Men's 50
2 posts
Disappointed ☹️ on the new Hot Dudley 12 bat. Out the wrapper yesterday, 80 degrees and sunny, how quickly the clouds moved in. After 58 swings hitting 375, 44 cor balls, a crack bat. Maybe too hot for its own good.
Feb. 23, 2019
Lefty
Men's 70
692 posts
That's a shame. Wait for so long and the bat cracks. You would hope whom ever you bought it from would make an attempt get you another one. It may take another month or so. I'm hoping you just got a hold of a bad one. Good luck on the bat.
Feb. 23, 2019
OMD
38 posts
Dang!!! That's about $3.50 a hit - hope they were totally awesome hits! Waiting for mine (bought 2) to be delivered Monday - but might be awhile before the weather warms up a bit so I can try them out.
oldschool13- please tell me your 6'4" - 280lb & are a power hitter - @ least that way I might be able to get 100 hits out of mine!
Any other reviews? I know it's early since they are just now being delivered but would like to know if this is a chronic problem or if oldschool13 is just a BEAST! 8-) Demarini "The One" had the same problem when they first came out - only about 60-80 before cracked! Went through 2-3 of those before I gave up on them.
Feb. 23, 2019
Saratoga2
17 posts
Go to Dave Velasquez bat review site. He reviewed both the 14 and the so called 12 inch bat. The guys reviewing the bats are a lot stronger hitters than I am and they cracked one of the 12" under test. Dave indicates 600 of their swings is about the norm today. Hope their are no flaws in the production bats as I have waited a while for mine.
Feb. 23, 2019
OMD
38 posts
Saratoga2 - thanks for the lead. Great videos on these new bats. Great news is that if those guys are getting less then a 100 hits before they crack I'll be able to get close to about 600 hits! Seems like a good bat for us base hitters!
Feb. 23, 2019
DocJoel48
9 posts
Bats began shipping from Dudley on Thursday. Preorders should ship from Direct soon....
Feb. 24, 2019
G MAN
Men's 55
18 posts
Early Warning : We hit with the new Dudley HOT bats today 12 & 14. After 70 hits on the 12 and fresh out of the wrapper it CRACKED . The 14 Hot had with only 40 hits and was fine so far......The 12 Hot and the 14 Hot had no problem hitting the ball 300 ft. plus especially the 12 put you also have to remember the 12 had a crack . I believe the bats will be a warranty issue going forward .
Feb. 25, 2019
Saratoga2
17 posts
G-Man

I'm very close to 78. Tell me your a young strong player who breaks bats. I'm hoping to get 10 or 15 extra feet out of the 14" when compared to the Melee single piece 12"
Feb. 25, 2019
G MAN
Men's 55
18 posts
Saratoga2, No I am unfortunatley not young and I dont breaks bats . I was hitting mainly the 14 Hot and did not notice that extra 10 or 15 feet yet.
Feb. 25, 2019
G MAN
Men's 55
18 posts
MAJOR PROBLEM : Today I was asked to help break in a brand new Dudley Hot 14 bat. After 25 swings the bat CRACKED. ( BAT WAS STILL IN WRAPPER ) I also took pictures of everything I am telling you. Theses bats are a big problem. So in this production there are now at least 8 bats less then 50 swings that have cracked already from Alan Tanner sales. My advise would be to have Dudley recall all theses bats and fix the issue before the problem gets any bigger. Hope this helps everyone and would love to hear anyone else with the same issues.
Feb. 25, 2019
Hail Ragna!
Men's 55
40 posts
Yes a friend of mine just got one (don't want to mention people's names) reason being I am not sure on who to put the blame on. If you buy the bat because of someone's recommendation that is on you. I am now seeing reviewers tell you that if you are this weight this bat won't be any good for you...You are too young and strong so it won't work for you... Or this one is perfect because you are older and the barrel is softer. It has got me confused.

This isn't related but he broke his HOTW 27 oz in a batting cage with Evil bp balls. He had over 100 swings on the bat as 4 guys were hitting. Inside the temp was 72 degrees. The weather is crappy anyways so I can't go out and hit. Maybe I will go down to California and hit with some teammates.

You need to go back to basics yourselves fellas and buy the bat and hit it yourself. Then this way you will know for yourself... You only live once so go get one and hit it and find out! I am not relying on other peoples views.. Not anymore!

Hail Ragna!
Feb. 25, 2019
DieselDan
Men's 70
405 posts
Give Alan a day or two to check into what the hell is going on.
Feb. 25, 2019
Mannjo
55 posts
Buy Miken., Made in USA. Dudley made in China. I always look at never buy something that it is the first year of Production. Went to two piece and problems are happening.
Feb. 26, 2019
G MAN
Men's 55
18 posts
Diesel Dan,

You mean its what Dudley going to do? ....The bats are made in China with NO WARRANTY. Its called RECALL !!! Just in one shippment 8 CRACKED bats in 2 days. Good luck trying to get your money back from some small town dealer . They needed to do a compression test on every bat and record it with the bats serial number just like Miken does and the ones that fail never make it past the front door.This process was clearly not done with the Dudley Hot bats and if it was something is seriously Not right. This bat story almost sounds like the old Reebok Barrage bat.
Feb. 26, 2019
DocJoel48
9 posts
Guys, calm down. Is the bat BROKEN or does it have surface cracks? If it is surface cracks or chips or a BROKEN bat? If surface cracks, Iíll bet it is still HOT! Iíd keep hitting it until it does REALLY breaks. Surface cracks happen. Is it really acceptable? Maybe but maybe not... Shit does happen. NEVER hit the bat in cage! Itís a game bat, hot out of the wrapper! Treat it like gold, and it will treat you well. Enjoy and relax! Dudley will do the right thing if it is really a problem!
Feb. 26, 2019
Bobby Buggs
82 posts
Looks like Dudley has a problem with the Hot W. In 10 years I have yet to hear someone blow up a new bat using Evil Bp balls in 70 degree temps. I have to say I was a bit skeptical on the durability of a bat that was alleged to be that much hotter than the current Adidas offerings.
Feb. 26, 2019
ffdonnie
Men's 60
131 posts
The bats are breaking. Not stress cracks. And hitting Evil Balls in a cage is not going to break a bat.SMH
Feb. 26, 2019
rightrj1
Men's 55
278 posts
Looks like this will be a Dudley issue!!!
I don't know about the 14" orange, but the 12" Hot W Blue/Gray has got to be defective! :( :( :(
On the 13th swing in BP it CRACKED....Funny thing is I was only going to take 15 swings then put it up after reading all the bad reviews... balls 44 375 evil BP balls... This isn't a good start for much awaited 2019 Dudley Senior Bats!!!

Feb. 26, 2019
G MAN
Men's 55
18 posts
Doc.Joe48

I hate to be so negative but the two bats I hit with were cracks and NOT surface cracks.

In Rightrj1 post he cracked his bat on the 13th swing....Now thats really confirms a bigger problem in my opinion with the production / material used in theses bats.
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