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Discussion: ONYX Senior Bats

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April 8, 2019
BOURGEOIS
Men's 40
18 posts
ONYX Senior Bats
I heard a rumor going around this past weekend that someone is saying the ONYX bat is only approved for Senior League play. To correct whom ever said this, the ONYX BLACKOUT & OHANA are both approved for Senior Softball. Tournaments or League.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Kevin Bourgeois
ONYX #00
May 5, 2019
J R
244 posts
I got an Onyx Blackout from Elite in Dallas this week. A rumor says it is made by Demarini any truth. Anyone know anything about the bat good or bad.
May 6, 2019
Boomer78
Men's 40
1 posts
JR- The bat is made by Elite not Demarini. I currently swing the balanced model and in Las Vegas a few weekends ago it was fire. The bat is fire out of the wrapper. If you are open to change I would say definitely try it out you won't be disappointed.
May 6, 2019
Opie83704
12 posts
I demo'd one at Vegas Worlds last year in September. I liked it and ended up buying one. I used it that weekend (3 games) and hit well with it. Used it in a few (3?) league games and then again in The Phoenix t-ment in Nov. 2018 (3 more games). During the Phoenix t-ment chunks of paint began coming off. I quit using it as everytime I swing it more paint falls off. Just a warning to anyone looking to buy one.

Maybe it was a bad batch...not sure. I tried to contact Onyx just to let them know and never heard back. I realize there is no warranty on Senior bats...but I expected a longer life than 10 +/- games.
May 6, 2019
BOURGEOIS
Men's 40
18 posts
Opie, I am sorry no one got back to you on your issues with the ONYX Blackout Orange bat. If you ask anyone, I always respond to every message that is sent to me. Call me and we can discuss getting you taken care of.

Kevin Bourgeois
602-752-2525
May 6, 2019
Opie83704
12 posts
Thanks Kevin. I will give you a call. Thanks.
Jason Obenshain
June 3, 2019
Jrotten08
1 posts
Kevin I'd like to pick up one of your signature bats...
June 3, 2019
BOURGEOIS
Men's 40
18 posts
Jrotten08,

Give me a call and I will get you taken care of.

602-752-2525

Kevin Bourgeois
June 9, 2019
Phoenix26
19 posts
Playing last weekend at Carson and saw a few of these sticks. Doubt theyíre made by DeMarini as the handle area leading into the barrel is much different than any two piece Iíve seen. Very thick compared to others. As far as performance...some serious exit velo coming off these things. And, they were literally ď out of the wrapper ď as I saw a couple players take them off and directly into games.

Also like the fact they offer heavier models. Up to 30.5
Strongly considering getting a 29.5 of the 12Ē model. Just
hope they donít add weight to the knob/handle area the heavier
you go up like Adidas.
June 10, 2019
BOURGEOIS
Men's 40
18 posts
Phoenix26. The ONYX BOURGEOIS 12" EL does not add more weight to the handle. It is a progressive weight throughout the bat. If interested in a bat, please feel free to call me. I do have a 29.5oz in stock.

602-752-2525

Kevin Bourgeois
July 1, 2019
Opie83704
12 posts
UPDATE:
I been working with with Kevin and also Ryan at Elite Sports and received my replacement bat today! Always nice when a company stands behind their product. Cant wait to swing the new bat.

Thanks again Kevin. I appreciate your assistance.

July 1, 2019
BOURGEOIS
Men's 40
18 posts
Your welcome Jason. Enjoy swinging the ONYX bat.


Kevin
July 2, 2019
Mr Wolf
15 posts
Iíll just add my two cents about the Onyx 12Ē 25.5oz. for what itís worth. I just got my bat this past week. From what my friends and I noticed this bat swings heavy. It swings heavier than an Adidas 25.5 EL. I usually donít blind order a bat without swinging the bat first. I chanced it and was disappointed. As to performance of the Onyx, I never got a chance to put this bat to a ball because I probably will return it. If you normally and comfortably swing a 26.5oz EL with other bats, you may want to consider dropping an ounce in weight with this bat. Just a word of caution and an opinion.
July 3, 2019
LM21
16 posts
Our team won an onyx in Mr. Bourgeois's NBA pool and I didn't use it because I don't swing EL but the guys who did loved it.
July 3, 2019
Wayne 37
Men's 65
646 posts
Are there no specific rules as to the bat drop ratio? 30.5 to 25.5? I think the standard weights should run between 30 down to 26 myself.

Always seems to be the latest greatness bat on the market
July 3, 2019
TimMcElroy
615 posts
"Drop" is a term used for youth bats where the bat length varies because kids are still growing. Drop = Length minus weight.

The length of adult slow pitch bats remain constant at 34"
July 6, 2019
Wayne 37
Men's 65
646 posts
I'm aware what drop ratio is. Senior league BB bats' are a minus 3 meaning if the bat is 34" the weight can only be 31 oz. They only go as low as a 29 oz. now I believe with a length of 32". The diameter was 2 5/8" inches. It has now been changed to 2 3/4" and the bats have thicker shells now.

A 34" bath with a weight drop of 8.5 is almost youth dimensions of minus 9. You take an EL two piece, and with the bat speed the lighter bat would generate with the weight mostly toward the end of the barrel, some people need to be very careful especially if the wind is blowing out heavily.

Somebody needs to say enough already. Sounds like Dudley has crossed that line judging from the broken bat complaints being generated on the forum.
July 7, 2019
B.J.
641 posts
wayne, ??? most of what you posted above does not pertain to SENIOR bats.. as Tim stated above ALL SENIOR BATS are 34" long and range from 26oz up to 30oz.
July 7, 2019
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
1297 posts
BJ, mine are 25 ounces.
July 7, 2019
B.J.
641 posts
Nancy, yes.. I know ladies are allowed lighter bats.. are they actually senior bats or do they also qualify for fast pitch?
July 7, 2019
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
1297 posts
Two are 25 ounces; one is 25.5. All are legal senior bats, and none are fast pitch.
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