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Discussion: Looks like more associations are going to allow senior bats.

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Dec. 9, 2008
Jose #12
Men's 60
89 posts
Looks like more associations are going to allow senior bats.
I just recieved notice from a teammate that ISSA based out of Manassas Va. is going the way of other associations and are going to allow senior bats.

I assume some will be happy and others not. It will certainly be more financially viable to not have buy or replenish bats for diffferent organizations.

I would guess that more teams will now be coming to these tournaments.

Happy Holidays
Dec. 10, 2008
Men's 55
580 posts
I was a little shocked on this move. RB had just switched to the dudley thunder advanced for balls, which work s great with asa bats. I was happy with the combo. It was a real game again, no cheap home runs.
I guess he wanted to get a bigger turnout. For some reason, some seniors won't go to tourny unless they can use the senior bats. Maybe it's an ego thing.
Dec. 10, 2008
Men's 65
3146 posts
We were just talking about this last Sunday. I would expect more teams to want to play with the hotter bats and not have to worry about some using shaved bats.
How about ISF, will he allow 1.20bpf bats there also?
Dec. 10, 2008
Michigan Vet
Men's 65
252 posts
Just got this from ISSA, yes ISF and ISSA are going to Senior bats.

Beginning January 1, 2009 the equipment standards for bats and balls will be established in accordance with the current addition of the ISF Official Rules of Softball and/or as established in the tournament rules. To be consistent with the equipment rules, the ISSA tournaments will play by the same equipment standards. The bats allowed in the 2009 ISF Senior World Cup, the ISSA World Championships and the ISSA Winter Nationals will include all bats currently allowed by any member organization of the Senior Summit. This will include ASA Certified and BPF 1.2 Certified bats. The Senior Bats.will be allowed in all senior divisions of play. The balls to be used in these events will be the Dudley Thunder Advance, .44 core with maximum 375 compression. Given the recent experience from senior tournaments throughout the world and the feedback from participating players, the ISF and ISSA have jointly agreed to adopt the equipment rules preferred by the vast majority of the senior players today and now being used in most senior tournaments

I expect more teams to show up this year.
Dec. 10, 2008
425 posts
These are great news indeed. It is about time that we in the East Coast move up to new era of technology. I remember playing in FT. Myers and I believe that we were the only Team with only one U2 and everybody else had ASA bats. I personally had my USAAA Frenzy, few players from other Teams came and asked us where were we from, because they were I guess amazed to see ASA bats on such a big tourney. We lost three games all by two runs. Perhaps more senior bats would have made a little difference...who knows. I AM ELATED ABOUT THE NEWS.
Dec. 10, 2008
Men's 65
3146 posts
Thanks Vet, I also just received the email from RB.
Dec. 10, 2008
Big D from Tennessee
Men's 50
79 posts

I spoke with Joe Parton from Knoxville, TN yesterday and he wanted me to tell you Hello and Good Luck next year with the Florida Raptors - Also he stated how smooth your swing was for a lefty. By the way what time did you guys hit last week? Morning or Early afternoon?
If the weather or schedules don't work while we are in Vegas - let's plan on meeeting for a bevearge one night!

Big D from TN
Dec. 10, 2008
Men's 60
1023 posts
Big D I haven't forgotten, I'll be in touch via email to get your travel plans. I have your email I believe from another post. If your in Vegas through the XMAS you should get some swings in somewhere. We hit Sunday with Bruce on Sunday around 10 in the AM. Bruce has a sweeeeet swing. Bruce if you see this it is looking like Saturday, Sunday the weather ain't going to cooperate. I'll be in touch.
Dec. 10, 2008
Men's 65
3146 posts
Sounds good Big D, let me know when. My wife will be here Friday night through Sunday night. I hope we have bad bp weather since she will be here. Joe, I'll have to let you know about bp Sunday.
Dec. 10, 2008
Men's 60
1706 posts
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Dec. 10, 2008
118 posts
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