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Discussion: End loaded vs. balanced bats

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Dec. 12, 2019
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End loaded vs. balanced bats
Our senior league uses Dudley Demolition slow pitch softball bats. We supply end loaded and balanced bats. The end loaded bats are developing a vibration noise when they are dropped, tapped or thrown after the ball is hit in a game. The balanced bats sound solid always. Contacted Dudley customer service and received no guidance or cause as to whatís happening. Players are complaining that the end loads are broken but I have no idea how to confirm that. No warranty on bats so we canít send a sample back. Dudley says there is no separate end load piece in the bat that may have come loose. Anyone out there with any idea whatís going on?
Dec. 15, 2019
11 posts
I have been swinging the Dudley Lightning Legend (white/green) balanced and it started doing exactly what you describe during the last third of last year's season. Lost it's pop for the most part and gets a lot of curious looks when hitting and dropping the bat. It's obvious that something inside has broken loose. The outer shell is fine! Someone mentioned that there is a bar inside that has come loose, but I have no idea if that is true.
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