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New melee

» Big Mike317: Using both 13" and 12" finding better control with 12" and a little ...
      »Casey#44: I have both as well, thinking I would prefer the 13. But, I'm ...
      »JamesLG: Hi: About how many swings did it take to get the 12" broke ...
      »Casey#44: I could see a difference after 10 swings or so. It keeps surprising ...
      »213: Do you think these both have the same endload, just different barrel ...
      »213: I just bought a 12" Suncoast so I'm excited to try it out.
      »Casey#44: No. The end load in the 13 is heavier for sure.
      »213: Thanks Casey; Im hoping I made the right choice.
      »Casey#44: You're very welcome.
      »Casey#44: Just one more observation. I have about 100 swings on the new 12 ...
      »213: I just received my Suncoast 12" yesterday. Very nice bat, I like the ...
      »213: I also ordered a 13" Suncoast as I'm curious to hit with both and see ...
      »Wood_1966: I am not a fan of the thinner handle on the 2020 Suncoast Melee when ...
      »DirkPitt: My "new" 13" Suncoast bat broke today, 59 days into the 60 day ...
      »bkb555: Dirk, how many swings did you get on the Suncoast...I found it is way ...
      »DirkPitt: To be clear - I like the bat and have no issues with it's performance ...
      »JamesLG: Hi: A few of us hit my 27.5 12" EL Suncoast the other day an ...
      »Mr Wolf: My wish that Suncoast would bring back the one-piece Melee, ...
      »Big pond: Was told by suncoast in Vegas that one piece models would be coming ...
      »Saratoga2: I checked with Suncoast before buying their 12" since I noticed their ...
19 June 30, 2020 2869

USSSA bats

» Cates05: so the arsenal of Utrip bats I have cant be used in Senior ball?
      »B.J.: look above for BAT POLICY.. it gives a list of approved bats
      »ju25: USSSA bats with the 1.20 bpf on them are legal, the newere ASA bats ...
2 June 24, 2020 286

Which bat to buy?

» stayfit2016: I currently have 2019 Red Adidas 12" Melee. No ...
      »Casey#44: Hi there. I have swung a few of them but the one you already have ...
      »mck71: stayfit - I have swung them all and based on your current bat of ...
      »stayfit2016: Awesome feedback and does help! Keep the opinions coming!
      »STL0: I have never been an Easton fan but I did buy the Parnell model of ...
      »Fabe: Mahalo for da Easton info wuz looking at dat bat! Aloha, Fabe
      »stayfit2016: Update....David Velasquez posted his review on the Easton Empire ...
      »stayfit2016: Finally pulled the trigger, was surfing on Amazon, got luck and they ...
      »Casey#44: Congrats! I hope you like it.
      »Wood_1966: Anyone know what the issue is with the 2020 Demarini Larry Carter? ...
      »Mont25: Wood_1966 it shouldn't be a red flag. It's the prior year's model and ...
      »Wood_1966: I did not realize Demarini was already on their 2021 model releases, ...
      »STL0: For what it's worth, I had a second round of BP with the Easton ...
      »stayfit2016: David V. just put his review out on the 2021 Demarini Larry Carter. ...
      »Lightning2: The JB bat is one of the better newer models out. Soft feel with a ...
      »Wood_1966: I had great initial results with the Easton Empire Ron Parnell, but ...
      »stayfit2016: David V. posted his review of the 2021 Demarini Denny Crine this ...
      »STL0: Wood_1966: Just curious...what weight is the Parnell that you're ...
      »Wood_1966: I have a 26 ounce and I prefer some flex in my bats(but not alot). I ...
      »stayfit2016: Some of my team had practice yesterday in 87 deg NC weather, not much ...
      »STL0: Wood...I need to swing one of the Melee's to get a basis of ...
      »DOERBAUM: I also bought a parnell and have been impressed with it both in ...
      »stayfit2016: So I have had more practices now and able to put more swings on the ...
      »Q19: 510, 195 lbs., turn 61 in November The one you have is my ...
      »OZ40: I still compare every bat I swing to the MIKEN line of bats. I ...
24 June 19, 2020 3169

2021 DeMarini Denny Crine

» Lefty: Can anyone tell me on the DeMarini Denny Crine softball bat the ...
      »Lefty: To late for durability. Started chipping at 125 bp swings and busted ...
1 April 28, 2020 518

New Easton Empire

» Wood_1966: For those of you who have not been big fans of the Easton SSUSA bat ...
      »Mont25: Wood_1966 Quick question, the Melee has been a proven performer ...
      »Wood_1966: The new Melee's have not had a drop off, I am just not a fan of the ...
      »Wood_1966: damn fat fingers...YouTube
3 April 17, 2020 864

Proper senior bat weight as we age

» IDon'tKnow 3rdBase: I saw on the internet older senior players actually prefer heavier ...
      »Davy: Maybe it depends a bit on the type of hitter. I was always a base ...
      »IDon'tKnow 3rdBase: I hit to all fields, going with the pitch for maximum power. I ...
      »Tri18: Mr. 3rd base, Maybe I can help out here a bit. I do have a video on ...
      »Chief144: I have also found that as I get older, 75 now, the balanced bat gives ...
      »IDon'tKnow 3rdBase: Thanks guys. I think my control is good with a 27 or 27.5 EL Miss ...
      »DCPete: Curious what others say, but it seems like when you use a bat that is ...
      »mck71: DCP - I am not an expert by any means but my experience is this; as ...
      »Nancy Allen: That is an interesting question. The way that I see it on heavy ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: You really need to swing different bats weights and compare them, ...
9 April 15, 2020 1498

SUNCOAST Bat Demo Day

» Jerry820: SUNCOAST Bat Demo Day here in Southern California in City of Menifee ...
      »Jerry820: Dont forget guys I will be having a SUNCOAST Bat Demo on Wednesday ...
      »boss74: I need to check back on this board more often. Keep me updated on ...
2 April 15, 2020 814

Sticky Bat Surface

» Wood_1966: Two questions: I know because I am a George Brett fan that pine tar ...
      »Wood_1966: Well, the second question I answered for myself! Applying any ...
      »DaveDowell: You're correct ... Looks like "Home Schooling" works for you!
      »Wood_1966: Dave I am a little slow on the uptake, but I eventually find my way ...
3 March 20, 2020 578

miken mag 7

» outfield13: Has anyone had the opportunity to swing the new mag 7 outside. We ...
      »Lefty: My friend bought the MAG7 and the Easton Triple R endload. I get to ...
      »Lefty: I put 33 bp swings with the Mag7 28oz. and Easton 28.5oz. They both ...
      »Tri18: Outfield, If you go on my you tube page I have a short video and ...
      »Casey#44: Just put about 20 swings on a brand new one. It was surprisingly hot ...
      »troung1: Dave V did a review yesterday on Youtube....not good.
5 March 5, 2020 1130

Bat experience?

» Sisavic: Anyone have experience with the Miken Ultra Fusion 14" Mike Dill ...
      »Tri18: Sisavic, You can go on my you tube page for a description and see ...
      »Sisavic: Thanks Alan, I bought the bat. Any hints about breaking it in?
2 March 1, 2020 450

Miken Freak Gold Series

» Tri18: Guys, Mikens new Limited Production Freak Gold Series will be ...
0 Feb. 27, 2020 353

Miken 2020 Johnny Bailey Ultra 12" reviews?

» 17Black: Checking in to see if anybody has any reviews on the 2020 Miken ...
      »mck71: Dave V did one - ...
      »17Black: mck71 thank you! Anybody used them in games yet? Being in ...
      »DieselDan: 17Black Don't you guys make or buy bat warmers?
      »mck71: 17Black - Suggestion: leave bats and balls inside until ready to hit, ...
      »17Black: mck71 yes when we hit indoors we use 52/300 balls and older bats or ...
      »Tri18: 17, Check out my video description and demo on you tube and call me ...
6 Feb. 27, 2020 926

New Dudley Bats

» DocJoel48: Dudley has launched two new Seniors bats for 2020. There is a one ...
      »Dusty-3: But no balanced bat from Dudley so far for 2020!
      »Wayne 37: The 14" is probably a balanced. However, I don't think it is 14". ...
      »Dusty-3: Dudley has the Mastery, the blue Nifong, the new orange one piece and ...
      »MurrayW: Dudley has a balanced two-piece bat in testing. I hit with it a few ...
      »Dusty-3: Is it one of the "HotW's"? It would be nice if Dudley is going to ...
      »MurrayW: Yes, a HotW.
6 Feb. 21, 2020 1193

New Dudley 2 piece bats

» OMD: Just wondering if anybody has heard any new information about the ...
0 Feb. 20, 2020 272

Rumor on Bats

» Red Sox #5: Players on my teams have been saying that starting September 2020 ...
      »DieselDan: If this was to happen, would .21 bats, bought before a set date, be ...
      »DCPete: Actually it's 1.20 USSSA bats & it's not a ...
      »Wayne 37: Might be Rico Petrocelli.
      »DieselDan: Rico wore #6.
      »'Skerz: Depending on age, could be Joe Foy...
      »DieselDan: #1 for Joe 66-68 Next?
      »'Skerz: Duh...George Scott!
      »DaveDowell: Red Sox #5 ... We had originally replied to your question here, but ...
      »lb16: DCPete - The USSSA bat change deadline has been extended to Jan. 1 ...
9 Feb. 18, 2020 1285
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BAT TESTING LAB CHANGE Summer 2020

» SSUSA Staff: RUMOR CONTROL RESPONSE Sometime later this calendar year, the "BPF ...
0 Feb. 17, 2020 2439

Melee Reload 2018/19

» irishmike: Good morning everyone. Playing now in a Senior League which allows ...
      »outfield13: theres nothing wrong with them at all. theyre that cheap because the ...
      »213: What Outfield13 said, plus its just like what happens with ASA or ...
2 Feb. 10, 2020 706

Miken & Worth bar demos at the TOC

» Tri18: Hi Guys and girls, Looking forward to seeing you at the TOC starting ...
      »Tri18: Field correction....its LOYCE HARP Park .... AT18
1 Feb. 4, 2020 431

Worth/Miken Team package

» Chad 31: If anyone is interested in a team buy in package with Worth/Miken ...
0 Jan. 30, 2020 509

?

» SOFTBALLNUTZ: BAT WARMERS... What's your opinion???
      »DieselDan: Yes. Have one that folds up and fits in bag easily.
      »Az Iz: How does a bat that is heated to 70 degrees hitting a ball that is 5 ...
      »curveball: "IF"the bat compresses on contact with a ball, and "IF" the bat ...
      »msw4indy: My thought is the ball makes more of a difference. Even if the bat is ...
      »DieselDan: Cold balls are always bad.
      »curveball: At what temp is the compression of the balls used measured? How much ...
      »jfsully: If I recall correctly Ball compression is measured at 72 and for each ...
      »0: I was of the understanding that the Bat Warmer was for the ...
      »DieselDan: Have been told that 1.21 bats should not be used unless they are ...
      »jfsully: The research done by ASA at the time showed warming a bat added 2-4 ...
      ».: I don't get it! If the ball is as hard as a rock (not the Softball) ...
      »troung1: If you keep the bats at room temperature until you hit and use a bat ...
      »Dqmtv: I thought bat warmers were now legal? Are they?
13 Jan. 27, 2020 1576
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