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Discussion: Best 2021 bat for 70+ Seniors

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Feb. 9, 2021
drb69
1 posts
Best 2021 bat for 70+ Seniors
I have watched many BP videos which are of no help to a normal sized senior softball player. Some of those guys could throw me over a 300' fence.

So, my question is what 2021 bat is going to give me the most pop. Do I go for the 1.21 or the newest technology in the 2021's.

And of course what brand and model is providing the most distance.

Is the new 26oz Worth Mach One 1oz end load too much for a weak armed 70 year old?

I have always hit the holes and get on base 80% of the time but would love to crack a few over the fence... just to back them up and give me more room for those singles.

Feb. 9, 2021
DaveDowell
Men's 65
3290 posts
This is borrowed (with appropriate credit) from Corky Pellein when he was a Miken Rep. and driving the Miken Truck ... His choice of recommended bat was the same for every person who asked his opinion: "..It's the bat that's most comfortable in your hands when you swing it, regardless of what company label is on it.." ... I've never forgotten that very sound advice! ... Good luck!
Feb. 9, 2021
BruceinGa
Men's 70
3198 posts
Practice or I should say "perfect" practice.
We are hitting today at noon, join us.
Feb. 12, 2021
Lefty
Men's 70
704 posts
Bruce are you going to huntsville in March. Playing 65AAA with TAG out of Tn.
Feb. 12, 2021
RDSinNEOHIO
Men's 60
25 posts
Hitting? Not for us northerners just yet. Or, with apologies to Jimmy Buffett, Twenty degrees and a hockey games on (along with a foot of snow)...I need a boat drink, I gotta go where it's warm.
Feb. 12, 2021
BruceinGa
Men's 70
3198 posts
No Lefty, I'll be playing in a FHC tournament in Fl.
RDSinNEOHIO, I would think there would be indoor facilities up north where one could perfect their swing.
Feb. 13, 2021
irishmike
13 posts
Great comments but did anyone actually answer the question the Gentleman asked? I'd like to know myself. Just getting back into the tournament scene after many years out and also pushing 70. Usually bat 4th so I could use above requested advice. Thanks again and yes, we're still in a deep freeze here in Ct.
Feb. 13, 2021
Turning2
Men's 70
71 posts
irishmike - Hope this info helps, best 2021 bat i have hit is Miken's Velocit-E Ultra II in a 27oz version, the bat model is designated MSU2.
One of the guys in the Sr team that i play with has this bat and it swings very good, has big sweet spot, and plenty of distance. I'm a 70 yr old, 5'9" and 185 lbs and always swing for the gaps but have hit several over 300' with this bat. I use a 2018 Worth Wicked XL, model WWKDXL 26oz and it is almost identical in sweet spot, pop and distance. Other bat that i really like, although i don't have one but sure would like to have one is an Adidas Melee 2 grey barrel with lime green writing, 2017 model i'm pretty sure. i only mention these other two bats because their performance, with my swing, is literally identical to the 2021 Miken so there are bats out there to be purchased at value prices, check around, swing your teammates bats, you'll find what you like and usually at a good purchase point.
Feb. 14, 2021
G MAN
Men's 55
23 posts
Corky Pellein - Where ever you are - Myself and along with many other players who knew you miss you and your sound advise at every tournament . Be safe my friend . G
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