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Discussion: 2015 dudley thunder compared to the new ones they are selling

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April 26, 2019
caps14
Men's 50
2 posts
2015 dudley thunder compared to the new ones they are selling
I had the original Dudley lightning balanced bat it lasted 4 years broke in vegas last year bought a new one broke in one tournament obviously these bats are not the same as the originals anyone else notice this with these bats
April 26, 2019
57BLACK
8 posts
YES SIR BOUGHT ONE OF THE REISSUES IT CRACKED HAD IT A MONTH ONLY USED IN BP SPALDING WHO OWNS DUDLEY TOLD ME THEY CANNOT REFUND OR ISSUE A NEW BAT THEY R ONLY DOING THE NEW DUDLEYS THEY R NOT THE SAME BAT AN PROBABLY CAME OUT OF SAME BATCH AS THE NEW DUDLEYS THATS WHY THERE IS NO WARRANTY ON THEM
April 28, 2019
J R
244 posts
My Dudley Hot W short barrel broke in 52 swings. I am 75. They said I had to long no replacement. I had it 4 weeks.
April 28, 2019
Enviro-Vac
Men's 65
454 posts
hmmmm I bought two I have not used yet as I am waiting for warmer weather before I use them.
April 28, 2019
J R
244 posts
It has been the mid 80ís here in Houston. It may may have cracked sooner I just felt while cleaning it. Good balls and only off a tee
April 30, 2019
TOMMYHAWK77
6 posts
JR, it would be good to call them back and hopefully speak with another rep or a manager. There is a problem with these bats which they (maybe some) are aware. I sent my broken HOT W back and am awaiting a replacement. They are waiting on a new batch to arrive. I heard that they have some of the short barrel ones that came in though.
April 30, 2019
action50
Men's 55
10 posts
I got a text from Dudley today telling me they have short barrel in 25,26 and 28oz in. They are still waiting on longer barrel.
May 1, 2019
NPW#9
3 posts
I have one of the old 2015 Dudley's and love it. When that one cracks there is no way I buy one of the new Dudley's knowing the history. Will probably go with a Miken or Adidas bat
May 8, 2019
Saratoga2
15 posts
I have the Dudley Hot W 14 inch and received it at the 1st of April. I am 78 and can't hit the ball out but hit fairly hard for my age. The bat cracked on Monday so I will also try to return it. Unless they provide replacement bat that has been improved it will be an exercise in futility. I had the old Dudley Lightning but it was a 28 and I wanted to go lighter so sold it and now I am sorry I did. That bat never cracked in the 3 years I had it and my brother uses it still.
May 10, 2019
cyborg45
Men's 70
182 posts
Action, I have the short barrel version and I really like it. It is not a 12 inch barrel bat, which I do not like. Alan Tanner alerted me to the fact that it is a longer barrel than 12 inches. At least 13, almost as long as my Big Cat, which is 14 inches. So far, so good with this bat. I have fair power at age 74. About 150 swings with no problems.
May 12, 2019
Wayne 37
Men's 65
647 posts
I bought two of the Dudley bats when they first came out. Still have both.

I've had several black Mikan Ultra II's. They held up real well. However, I could hit a lot harder back then.

I'm too old to worry about the next big thing.
May 22, 2019
TOMMYHAWK77
6 posts
Received my 14" replacement about 2 weeks ago. So far it's holding up longer than the original one. Got about 40-50 hits on it and hits the ball well with pop and distance. Has a different sound than the original. More of a pong sound at first but has changed since.
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