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Discussion: Which .44 375 To Use

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Sept. 1, 2012
Men's 70
473 posts
Which .44 375 To Use
Playing in a rec league which purchase all balls from 1 vendor before the season, I have no way to know how the different balls all labelled .44 375 perform compared to each other and as the game goes on, and in different atmospheric conditions-
cold/hot; wet/dry, high humidity/low humidity etc. Let's not sidetrack this thread by how the balls affect the game, please just discuss how the different brands behave in different conditions and why you like some and dislike others and let's avoid personal attacks. Thank you. Just trying to learn.
Sept. 1, 2012
Men's 65
4549 posts
Baden Fire,.. travel well and hold up.
Sept. 2, 2012
Men's 55
112 posts
x2 Baden Fire.
Sept. 3, 2012
85 posts
baden fire should be used in all senior tournys travels well holds up great
Sept. 3, 2012
222 posts
We use Tattoo 44x375 very good
Sept. 4, 2012
Men's 55
94 posts
The Baden is the second best option in my opinion . We use it for our NCSSA tournaments and it is a vast upgrade from the "Stotes" , that SSUSA uses . But , to actually comply with the designated 44/375 rating we need to use the X Rock . It is actually 44/375when it is 100 degrees . Doesen`t lose compression in the heat . This is why they use it in Vegas . If other tournament directors were really concerned with us actually using the compression , that is specified , they would use the Rock . It is a no brainer .
Sept. 5, 2012
Men's 50
160 posts
Trump...Micro-cell cover.
Sept. 5, 2012
280 posts
If you can find some old Thunder Advance 44/375 that is an excellent ball IMO.
Sept. 5, 2012
Men's 60
240 posts
Be careful which Baden Fire softball you purchase. Model 2sb550ys has been used in numerous tournaments which stipulate the use of a 44core 375compression ball. There is a very small 44core 375comp printed in red on the ball. According to several sites which sell these balls, the 44core and 375comp stamp represent the minimum not maximum. They are actually 47 core 550 compression balls. Note the 550 in the model number. It is suggested that they be used in outlaw leagues and home run derbies.

If you have ever hit these balls, you knoe that they are not 44 375's.
Sept. 5, 2012
Men's 65
4549 posts
47\525's FLY & hold up well. The ball was once the staple of the T events for being used. I Have them white Reptile covers. Legend Centerfire 2 balls.
June 2, 2016
Men's 65
10 posts
hombre, I been talking to Baden senior quality control manager and I been telling him from the sound of the ball off the bat to the flight of the ball the quality of the 2sb550ys is poor compared to there Baden "Fire" Softball (1SPA312Y-02. After reading your comments the 44core and 375comp stamp represent the minimum not maximum. They are actually 47 core 550 compression balls. That Tells you why the ball has poor performance and the reason the COSSA 60 league return the ball. Thanks hombre.
June 2, 2016
mad dog
Men's 65
4149 posts
stew44....not sure/or why how that info was given to ya....but the 44/375 are suppose to be the max cor/ baden did have some mislabeled balls back a few yrs ago that they were trying to sneak thru that just outright flew like rockets when hit....but the 47/550's(actually prolly 575) they say they are should of been going real well as that is the back in the day (pre 2003) cor/compression of softballs we used to used before plastic we did used this ball when the ultra's first came out and it was dicey on the mound.....might wanna check your source again.....
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