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Discussion: 2017 Miken Platinium Freak

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March 26
Mr Wolf

23 posts
I bought a 2017 ASA Miken Platinium Freak 26oz end-load. I thought it would swing like my 2015 Senior Miken Ultra II 26oz end-load. Well, I was wrong. It swung a little heavier than my senior bat. I’m wondering if I can find someone who can shave a little off the end-load. Is it worth it? Will it downgrade the performance of the bat? I don’t like choking up on a bat because I like using a knob-cuff with my pinky finger on the bat knob. Other than that, it’s a good performing bat.
March 26
Men's 65
457 posts
This my Braddah is not allowed! Aloha, Fabe
March 26
Men's 70
4361 posts
Please don't become a self-professed bat cheater ... Fabe speaks wisely here ... Your legal options are to swing this bat as-is or acquire another one more suited to your taste ... Good luck! ...
March 26
Men's 60
348 posts
Mr Wolf - As suggested, try and either trade or sell the bat. I will add that this bat will break much quicker if you are hitting 44/375 balls as this bat was designed for 52/300 balls. Good luck!
March 26
Mr Wolf

23 posts
To clarify, I don’t want to shave the barrel. I wouldn’t think taking a little off the end-load would mark it illegal or dangerous. If the end-load itself was a quarter of an ounce, I would want to reduce it to an eighth of an ounce.
March 27
Men's 60
201 posts
Mr. Wolf - Yes changing the weighting in any way from original specs is altering the bat and yes bat will become illegal! As others have stated swing as is or trade or sell away and get bat more suited for you.
March 27
Men's 60
345 posts
As stated any change from manufacturing specs is an altered bat.

changing these specs can ban you for up to 5 years or life from some associations.

Not worth it.

my 2 cents
March 28

550 posts
If you have a knob cuff on it try removing it and replacing it with tape. Wrap it as tightly as possible. The tighter tape will weigh more than a rubber knob cuff thus balancing off a little of the end weight by adding a tad to the handle end. As far as I know, I may be wrong, but a tape knob cuff is legal as long as the bottom of the bat's knob is not covered with the tape.
March 30
Wayne 37
Men's 65
773 posts
I would surmise their are more than quite a few un-self-professed cheaters in more ways than one around here, Dave.

Never could understand why some players all bulked had to have a special bat they had to use for each day of the tournament because they got so tired they had a smaller weighted size for everyday.

You would think with all that working out [cough] and all the Red Bulls being chugged, an ounce wouldn't be that much of a problem. I would think they're probably more tired from lugging their bat bag around.

Mr. Wolf go get your bat weighted and see what the difference in the bats, or you might want to take into the fact that you're older and the bat is heavier due to increasing age.
March 30

303 posts
Mr Wolf....those bats are extremely rare in that weight and if you don't like it, you can sell it on the famous web selling site....I have seen new in wrapper bat that you have go for over 350.....make your decision wisely but do NOT mess with the end cap
March 31
Mr Wolf

23 posts
After thinking about it, I will probably sell the Miken because if I mess with the endcap, it may affect the inner-sleeve and its performance. There will probably never be an ASA bat like this again, with all its technology.. I hate to give it up. Perhaps for $400........ I may do an experiment as OZ40 explained.
April 1

714 posts
wont get $400.00 for it just bought one for $300.00 in the wrapper
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