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Approved bats

» Curly67: Checking out the SSUSA "bat policy". It appears Combats & Dudley's ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Yes it is ... Omissions may be the result of the bat manufacturing ...
      »TexasTransplant: So is this saying that Dudley and Combat bats purchased in prior ...
      »SSUSA Staff: It's principally an insurance issue ... We can always work around the ...
      »bond_171513: To be clear - are you saying that in the event that Dudley and Combat ...
      »SSUSA Staff: CORRECT NOT on the "Approved Bat List" = NOT approved for use ...
      »jackbrun: So since Combat has gone out of business, their bats are no longer ...
      »SSUSA Staff: INCORRECT ComBat was acquired by Easton, so the obligations for ...
      »k man: I guess this then begs the question as to what is being done to bring ...
      »TexasTransplant: Staff, as I read your latest response on this issue, i happened to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: k man ... Yes, the ball is in their court, to borrow your phrase from ...
      »k man: I just contacted Dudley customer service to inquire about the issue ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Thanks for the update, k man ... Maybe your call to customer service ...
      »jackbrun: I have also contacted Easton and am awaiting a response.
      »Orlando Lopez: So I can explain to companies and I can understand , SSUSA can you ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Orlando ... You won't have to explain them to any companies you may ...
15 Feb. 27, 2017 543

Adidas 12 inch barrel first impression

» Bobby Buggs: Got to use the new Adidas last week and its impressive. I had a ...
0 Feb. 26, 2017 216

Verdict on the Worth Rulli

» boss74: For those that have hit this bat, what was the overall feeling about ...
      »Mulldog: I bought it last year and used it all season 34/26. I really like ...
      »boss74: Thanks for the input. I'm looking to start playing 40+ ,but don't ...
      »marcster13: If you're worried about investing in a bat I think you should hold ...
3 Feb. 26, 2017 474

Need help valuing a couple bats

» Groundertoshort: Hi, I picked up in a garage sale of couple of older softball bats ...
      »blue leader: Best bet is ebay, slowpitch softball bats.
      »cheezhed1: If you are near a "Play it Again Sports" store, ask for the market ...
      »BruceinGa: There are many buy/sell groups on Facebook. Try there.
3 Feb. 26, 2017 306

Mikens new Freak Senior bats for 2017

» Tri18: Hello guys, I've had a lot of interest in Mikens newest senior bats ...
      »B94: The new line up looks good and it's great to see the Freak name find ...
      »Tri18: B, You are correct I mixed up the colors as that is what Miken ...
      »B94: Thanks Alan! I doubt they will arrive in Canada before the ToC so ...
      »Tri18: Yes I will be there and I'm pretty sure Miken is the official sponsor ...
      »BruceinGa: The new Mikens were available as demos at Softball Mag's Senior Camp ...
      »lb16: Bruce, What is your opinion on the new mikens? Thanks!!
      »BruceinGa: I would advise hitting the Miken bat of choice before purchase. I ...
      »Gorilla Boy: My advice is you should try different bats no matter what you swing. ...
      »JT25: You hit them as far with a $35.00 Steel's bat and a .50 core 650 ...
      »neck10: mike back then you could hit it out with a broom stick.Is the trump ...
      »neck10: mike I forgot what about the worth ruli players moder rumer is thats ...
      »Gorilla Boy: Don't know anything about the Rulli rumors. I believe there will ...
      »neck10: You & your family have a Merry Christmas also ,thank's mike I will ...
      »Tri18: Had a chance to go over to Naples yesterday afternoon and meet up ...
      »Tri18: Good morning guys! Yesterday I had a chance to film a little Bp ...
      »Tri18: Just posted the new video from hitting the 2017 Big Cat Freak ...
      »Home Plate: Other than the paint job is there any difference between the 2016 and ...
      »southerinman: Will there be a chance to hit/try any of the new line at TOC this ...
      »Tri18: There are subtle changes in the construction of the 2017 models as ...
      »raiderman66: Ugh for what it is worth I will tell you that I was told by someone ...
      »Tri18: Raider, One bat does not fit all people, that's for sure. Mikens ...
      »Tri18: Hey Guys, Just posted the new video of Mikens new Freak Platinum ...
      »Tri18: Good news! Just got shipping notification that the first batch will ...
      »Tri18: Just to pass on some current information from MIKEN... the new Freak ...
      »Number 3 Hitter: My current game bat is a 2016 Big Cat and my backup/bp bat was a 2015 ...
25 Feb. 25, 2017 3933

Seniors 75 and over allowed to use composite bats?

» Turbobob: I thought I saw a mention of seniors over 75 being allowed to use ...
      »curveball: ???? ALL Seniors get to use composite bats like the Miken UII. ...
      »k man: Turbo, above you will see BAT POLICY and within that is all the SSUSA ...
      »Fred S: You may have seen something about an ASA league or a league that bans ...
      »Turbobob: Guys, I saw the bat policy and the approved bats list before ...
      »taits: But them again you can use the older one like CU31 bats if you choose ...
      »crusher: 100% U Can use Composite Bats.
      »Bongo2: Can you use old Ultra II bats that don't have the Senior stamp or the ...
      »fennellwg: Yes. Per bat SSUSA bat policy : All Miken slow-pitch ...
      »marcster13: Hmmm I've never known bats from other makers like Combat or Easton ...
9 Feb. 21, 2017 714

Your thoughts on the DeMarini SF8 Balanced bat (2016).

» Turbobob: Although not a fully composite senior bat, this one has a composite ...
0 Feb. 19, 2017 153

When did bats start getting END CAPS ?

» JimRamsey: Hi! I'm doing research... when did bat makers start using END ...
      »BruceinGa: Just a guess Jim, maybe Demarini in 1998? See you in Cocoa Beach ...
      »titanhd: Bruce a lot before demarini. I still have some old Bombats with ...
      »BruceinGa: You are correct. Thinking back the 35oz Easton that I had in the ...
      »Tri18: Jim, Louisville Slugger started the TPS model that was rolled over ...
      »JamesLG: I believe it was back in the mid to late 70's when Bombat came ou ...
      »AJC: The first end cap that I remember seeing was in the mid to late 80's. ...
      »Duke: I still have 2 TPS bats that are the Rick Wheeler models. Andy ...
      »crawdaddy: I remember aluminum bats with black end caps from middle school PE ...
      »taits: Worth PST had them back about 2000- or even before. I had two but not ...
      »toyman2: I had a Dudley aluminum bat with an end cap in 1969. I think i still ...
10 Feb. 18, 2017 676

REPAIRING BROKEN BATS

» JimmyRedSox: I have broken two Miken bats in the past year. The breaks are hard to ...
      »fennellwg: Sorry Jimmy, it can't be done . The problem is not that the ...
      »JimmyRedSox: Bill, Many thanks. I will use it for batting practice.
      »softball4b: This will help....Hit on the opposite ...
      »cyborg45: I tried repairing 2 Big Cats with marine epoxy resin. Cracked ...
      »Hondaf2003: Not sure this helps, but instead of repairing a bat do a little ...
      »fennellwg: Not for nuthin, But that sounds a lot like the definition of a ...
6 Feb. 17, 2017 799

Dudley Lightning

» amr-4-lc: Guys, looking for opinions especially from those that have or do use ...
      »fennellwg: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fGVdj-NGnz8 This is what Dave had to ...
      »BruceinGa: I've been told by several that they are the same bat. A teammate ...
      »batter4u: Have hit with both bats and the 16 model lasted over 1500 swings. I ...
      »yellowjacket95: I also hit the 15/16 Dudley Lightning and it cracked after a full ...
      »DieselDan: As someone typed last year about bats, with the extra perceived gain ...
      »Perl: i have the 2015/16 and 2017 bats. The most notable difference IMO is ...
      »Hail Ragna!: So who are you suppose to believe? I am confused. I myself have hit ...
      »yellowjacket95: Hail... I think it all comes down to preference and how a bat feels ...
8 Feb. 14, 2017 862

TOC / Bats

» Tri18: I will be at the TOC starting Wednesday morning to help out with the ...
      »surf88: Alan, Thought I'd take a shot at this. I got invited to play 65's and ...
      »Tri18: Try Shergill Grand hotel in front of Legoland. They are the most ...
      »wdodge22: I dont know if its still active, but the Shergill had a groupon.
      »Juice9: Is there a website to get updates on the TOC and see pictures. Wish I ...
4 Feb. 9, 2017 971

Combat Maxum

» Softballer48: Has anyone tried the Combat Maxum senior bat? It is very hard to find ...
      »blue leader: Yes, I have a 28oz. Took a while to break it in, but it is ...
      »BruceinGa: Softball Fans has them on sale now for $69.
      »Macbri19: We hit both the 1 piece and 2 piece demos at Woodlawn a few weeks ago ...
      »boss74: Which one did you hit? The one piece or the black 2 piece?
      »Steve44: I have the 2016 white Maxum and used it all of last year, it seemed ...
5 Jan. 25, 2017 1063

Bat prices

» Hitemdeep: These bat companies are slowly raising their prices every year. Cmon ...
      »the car: cost 18 bucks to make
      »k man: If you are a Dudley guy, head over to Direct Sports 2017 - 187 after ...
      »SCRAPPY: Miken Ultra II MSU2 can be purchased at a number of places for $189 ...
      »Hitemdeep: Yeah I get it was referring to the new 2017 models. bats were 179-189 ...
      »Gorilla Boy: I agree with you the consumer. Bats should not be more than 199.95 ...
      »BruceinGa: Yes, Big Mike and KS are two of the "good guys" of senior softball.
      »HAT MAN: I think the final prices haven't changed much. Its the retail price. ...
      »taits: Yes they have and very far too much the last couple of years. ...
8 Jan. 23, 2017 934

Miken Question

» RG7: In 2013 I bought a Miken Ultra 750x nine months later it broke and I ...
      »taits: They call it marketing. Not the only company that does this. Some ...
      »B94: These are far from the same bat RG. Just because the basic specs ...
2 Jan. 20, 2017 557

Dudley Lightning 2

» Lefty: Has anyone put any swings with the 13" End load Dudley Lightning 2.
      »yellowjacket95: Lefty... read the Dudley 2.0 thread. It has great feedback. -Mark
      »Lefty: My friend told me he spoke to some guys that purchased the Dudey2.0 ...
      »Tri18: Lefty, You are very welcome. The new 2.0 bats all seem to be opening ...
      »Lefty: Took 95 more swings today and I was never really a dudley guy just ...
      »samg: I purchased the new Dudley EL. Due to living in Ohio I just got the ...
      »Jethro: lefty, how can I contact you??? you can reach me at my email on my ...
      »Lefty: Jethro already playing on a team. joehfalcon@comcast.net
      »Jethro: Thank you. got it.
8 Jan. 17, 2017 1881

In search of Monsta Fossil bat 34/27

» AZChappy: I am looking for a Monsta Fossil 34 inch 27 ounce preferably, please ...
0 Dec. 19, 2016 243

Mikens 2017 USSSA bat lineup

» Tri18: Hi guys, I have been busy hitting and testing Mikens new USSSA bats ...
      »Senior57: Alan, can you post a link for the videos? Thanks a bunch. Senior57
      »RoyHobbs: I recently purchased a 27 ounce Miken Ultra II Black Maxload softball ...
      »Tri18: Im not so good at that! Tried to copy and paste with out success. Go ...
      »Tri18: Thanks for the kind words Roy! I try to take care of people promptly ...
4 Dec. 7, 2016 815

A Question 4 U Bat/Math Geeks

» Home Plate: Hi Before I ask my question, I want you to know that I have worked ...
      »coop3636: The difference is A pop up to the catcher or a pop up to the ...
      »Dbax: I'll make a guess and say they will be the same.
      »DaveDowell: This sounds a lot like the grade school math quiz: "Two trains are on ...
      »AJC: Dave, that's 1 fast fly. I'd have to say since both trains would have ...
      »Crusher23: It's a trick question, there's, not enough information to come to a ...
      »Home Plate: Crusher23 OK...Just for sake of conversation let's use Adidas End ...
      »Crusher23: My apologies. I need to read my test questions more carefully. It ...
      »B94: The answer will depend more on what bat speed you carry through the ...
      »Turbo 34: If you swing both bats the same exact speed, 75mph, the heavier bat ...
      »Home Plate: Turbo 34 If you swing both bats the same exact speed, 75mph, the ...
      »taits: imo, Since no two people let alone a group like here can hit ...
      »fennellwg: About 10 mph of BBS or 20 ft xtra distance. No reason for you to ...
      »fennellwg: http://www.acs.psu.edu/drussell/bats/bbs-asa.html Another good ...
      »fennellwg: One final comment. Bats with higher MOI tend to have higher ...
      »fennellwg: Yikes, too much typing to hold anyone's attention. In short,....I ...
      »Home Plate: Wow! That's a lot of information to digest. I find it interesting ...
      »fennellwg: http://baseball.physics.illinois.edu/aero.html If you're still ...
      »OZ40: Your answer can be found here if ...
      »fennellwg: I suspect the kids from MIT could do a pretty good job with ...
      »the car: bat speed is bat speed if it hits the sweet spot same only if the ...
      »fennellwg: I agree. Batspeed has much greater effect on BBS than pitch ...
21 Dec. 3, 2016 1294

Combat NIFONG endload

» softballman47: looking into buying a Combat NIFONG end load - any feed back from ...
      »BruceinGa: At Softball Magazine's Senior Camp we hit Dudleys, Hyper Z's, the ...
      »Italian Bulldog: I played against Combat 55 team in Myrtle Beach in Oct. and they hit ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: I agree with Bruce at the camp many of the players were using the new ...
      »Lud: Really like the new combat Ni Fong bat.For distance its as good or ...
      »Chip: Anyone know how durable these bats are supposed to be?
      »titanhd: Combat has never had any real issues with durability.For a senior bat ...
      »Chip: It is my understanding that the Dudleys and the new Mikens are ...
      »Lefty: I hope Combat is following Dudley and Mikens durability. Love the way ...
      »xavier: cant go wrong with any of the 2016 combats their all really good the ...
      »Lefty: The NIFONG has been out for a while now. I would like to know the ...
10 Nov. 26, 2016 3122

Bat Information

» southerinman: Picked up 4 bats in trade and was looking for some input on them. I ...
      »Gonedeep43: Unfortunately, the senior Salvo isn't very good, and neither is the ...
      »lb16: Hopefully you didn't trade anything good for those! Sorry to say most ...
      »marcster13: I have a some of the EL Salvos made for SC Sports and they have tons ...
      »el viejo 50: southerinman are you looking for a EL senior bat?
      »southerinman: No, I actually have 3-4 OG U2's to swing thru before I have to look ...
5 Nov. 9, 2016 1158
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