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Bat Knob Issues with Miken/Worth Equipment

» STL0: I believe it has been documented pretty well that both Miken and ...
      »BruceinGa: We had a bat separate from its knob last week in bp. I don't know, ...
      »Tri18: STLO very good discussion and point. FYI Miken has now gone to a new ...
      »STL0: Thanks for the info Alan. It's good to see that something has been ...
3 July 31, 2015 358

NEW Miken Senior bat (You might want to read this one !)

» Tri18: Guys, A VERY exciting day yesterday testing a new bat. I've been ...
      »tg69: Just what we need. Anew and improved missile launcher.REALLY
      »lb16: What is the facebook page under.
      »Paco13: Wow. Another better than the rest Senior bats and you as fools will ...
      »Tri18: You can see it under my personal facebook page at Alan Tanner. ...
      »Mulewhipper: Hmmm....very interesting. Miken needs to step it up if they want to ...
      »swing for the fences : Paco, you are 100 percent correct... if everything where true about ...
      »Tri18: You guys are right to a point with a majority of senior bats. I won't ...
      »Tri18: Two hitting sessions today...the first on a baseball field has a ...
      »taits: All I can say is that if it's that good, why no mention of a ...
      »hemi racer: This Miken looks to have a good bit more pop than their warranted ...
      »Tri18: Funny thing is...that was being considered but I don't want to talk ...
      »BruceinGa: It sounds as if Alan is giving his personal guarantee on this bat! ...
      »Tri18: Bruce, Let me finish with the durability testing but right now at ...
      »Tri18: http://youtu.be/0ePFeDo7xjE This is the You Tube URL where you can ...
      »rlspls1974: Alan this link appears to be broken?
      »LeeLee50: This is a prototype correct?
      »Tri18: RLS, I copied and pasted it and for some reason the entire message I ...
      »rlspls1974: Got it! thanks
      »JT25: What's the name of the New Miken senior bat?
      »?: After reading about all your bat testing I have noticed you have not ...
      »Tri18: ? Ummmm, not so much. I have tested MANY versions of bats BEFORE they ...
      »JT25: Thanks Alan, Thanks for what you bring to our great game of Senior ...
      »Tri18: JT, You are very welcome. I am very blessed to still be playing and ...
      »jfsully: This is in response to ? above, who said "After reading about all ...
      »Tri18: Sully, Thanks for your kind words. I try and help whoever I can ...
      »titanhd: Not sure why anyone would be impressed by the video.Every bat that ...
      »Tri18: Titan, Valid response...let me go into a bit of detail though.its ...
      »Bubble Gum: Tri18 Your testing of bats would be much better if you put some sort ...
      »Tri18: Bubble Gum, Not a bad idea at all. Just like my previous response I ...
      »HPower: Hey Allen, Another useful parameter to document might be amount ...
      »grayhitter59: Here we go again,can someone just say (Miken) or who ever has just ...
      »HPower: I should let Alan speak for himself, but... I think one of the main ...
      »Tri18: Gray, You are correct to a point. But consider this....NO bat that I ...
      »RoyHobbs: I just arrived home after hitting with Alan's New 27 ounce Miken ...
      »tg69: To all you ego-maniacs that have to have the newest and greatest ...
      »Lefty: If it swings like the Big Cat and get 1500 swings instead of 150 ...
      »Tri18: Tag, It's not all about long home runs. It's about a great ...
      »Perl: Alan, which bat are you testing, balanced or one of the end loads?
      »Tri18: Perl, My test bat is a 27 with a 1/2 ounce endload. It feels just ...
      »DieselDan: In order to have a bat that seems to provide longer distances, for ...
      »Tri18: Diesel, Your assumption is correct. We don't just test hitting home ...
      »Clean Up: OK So what's the release date, model name and price of this bat?
      »taits: Tri18, 1. So which model is this Miken bat? 2. Still no mention ...
      »Tri18: Taits, I have not spoken to Miken today but as of yesterday the new ...
      »DieselDan: Personally, I would only want a bat to have the required info on a ...
      »taits: Tri18, Was going by your 1st post of July 20 about same as ...
      »Tri18: Taits, I'm hitting a bat that was produced just like the bat that is ...
      »LeeLee50: TRI18 Until there is a production run on these bats yours is ...
      »AcePV: As a pitcher and infielder I must agree with tg69. Where does the ...
      »hombre: I always find it amusing when there is a discussion concerning a ...
      »the wood: Hombre, I'd say that you hit the nail exactly on the head. When it ...
      »Tri18: Hombre, You and the wood bring up some interesting topics. I am ...
      »the wood: Thanks, Alan, for your advice. This strategy worked well on the ...
      »lb16: Hombre, I totally agree with you! I had a similar discussion with ...
      »Tri18: Guys remember a couple of things: One particular bat may not work ...
      »hombre: Alan, mine is not intended to be a negative commentary of you or ...
      »B94: Alan thanks for the great feedback on the newest offering that's ...
      »Tri18: UPDATE: Today the New Miken crossed the 2,000 swing barrier and it's ...
      »DOERBAUM: HI ALAN, ONE QUESTION, HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO THE SENIOR FREAK ...
      »Tri18: WAY better in ease of break in and overall liveliness. Durability is ...
      »LeeLee50: I am sorry but I have to ask again this is a prototype correct, I ...
      »Tri18: Leelee, This is not a one off bat. This is a bat made on the ...
      »LeeLee50: Yeah that probably would be the best for me.
      »crusher: LeeLee51, you should just order one from Alan today. If U can get a ...
64 July 29, 2015 4386

Cracked Dudley

» DOERBAUM: Just noticed a crack about 3 inches long right in the sweet spot on ...
      »taits: I figure you got your money's worth out of it. Thats about 2-3 years ...
      »swing for the fences : If the bat still is performing, put some crazy glue on the crack.. ...
      »DOERBAUM: THANKS FOR THE INPUT GUYS. GOT BAT AT TOC IN WINTER HAVEN THIS PAST ...
3 July 24, 2015 458

Dudley ... Reebok

» Goater: I have to admit that this is speculation ... but could the Reebok ...
      »Tri18: The Dudley was engineered by the same person that did the design for ...
      »STL0: Alan: Just curious about the last statement and it's meaning. Does ...
      »STL0: I just read your other post regarding the Miken so I think I know ...
      »Gorilla Boy: Goater, I still have a few MM Blue Combats for sale. 34/27 Endload. ...
      »Tri18: Goater, I forgot to fully answer your question. Mikes blue Gear bat ...
      »DieselDan: Tri18 You should not type "that may change soon" and not expect a ...
      »Tri18: Diesel, I understand what you are saying people that know my ...
      »swing for the fences : Come on Alan, never stretch the truth... How about all the BS about ...
      »Tri18: Swing, I stand behind the bat and it's design , performance, and ...
      »DieselDan: Thanks for the reply Tri18. When one reads "Dudley gets the ...
      »swing for the fences : LOL. about the ambush... I think the ambush was ambushed by Dudley! ...
      »Tri18: Swing, you are correct in that...ALOT of bats were kinda one upped ...
      »Goater: Thanks for the feedback Mike and Alan. I really prefer balanced bats ...
      »sobs3: I agree with Alan regarding the Ambush. It took a little while to ...
      »BruceinGa: I too bought an Ambush when they first came out. I used it in bp and ...
      »Tri18: Bruce, We did indeed have about 5-7 early failures back then and I'm ...
      »AcePV: Tri- My favorite senior bat(even more than my Dudley) was a balanced ...
      »LeeLee50: We have been using our Dudley's in BP and have continued to have ...
      »Tri18: Ace, The Ambush swing weight is very similar to the Dirty. The ...
      »bkb555: I will add my 2 cents to the discussion...I have both the Dudley ...
      »LeeLee50: I owned 3 EL Reeboks, yes they out hit the Dudley's for distance but ...
      »bkb555: LeeLee.....I am working on end cap....found one for 35 but seems kind ...
      »LeeLee50: bkb555 I have a couple cracked 26oz el you can have, just pay for ...
      »sobs3: Ambush vs. Reebok? - Question to anyone who has used both. How would ...
24 July 23, 2015 1699

USSSA AND ASA BATS?

» JT25: CAN YOU USE USSSA AND ASA BATS IN SENIORS SOFTBALL?
      »BruceinGa: yes, also ISA and NSA bats.
      »neck10: not all asa bats are legal
      »lb16: Just curious which ASA bats are not legal in senior softball?
      »BruceinGa: Probably the ones meant to be used with the 52 cor balls.
      »lb16: And which one's are those that are higher than a BPF of 1.21?
      »Katzy63: The new "hologram" ASA stamp that does not have a year associated ...
      »SoCo#01: If you choose to use a ASA bat, it MUST have the BPF on it. Most ...
      »Hitemdeep: Don't listen to SOCO he is completely wrong on the rule. If he would ...
8 July 20, 2015 704

Combat Jeff Wallace

» Hookdup: Centenarian grey with blue writing. Anybody have any info on this ...
      »hemi racer: My friend purchased two form Jason(Combat) at Alan's spring camp. ...
      »Hookdup: Right on thanks. I have about 35 swings on it now and it feels like a ...
2 July 16, 2015 314

Dudley 12" with rattle.

» HPower: Hey Guys, I just picked up a used 26oz Dudley 12", my first Senior ...
      »hemi racer: In the past I have fond that the rattle your hearing is only ...
      »k man: 3 weeks ago, I contacted Dudley because of a rattle that developed in ...
      »HPower: Ya hemi, that was my first thought (hope) that it was just some cap ...
      »k man: HP, like I said at least I have a plan B regardless of what happens ...
      »HPower: k man, I am playing with Durham Silver Stix in the 50 ...
      »titanhd: Rattles are not new to Composite bats and really no big deal.Remove ...
      »k man: titan - removing the end cap wouldn't have help my situation as the ...
      »HPower: I think most people might consider removing the endcap "tampering" ...
      »titanhd: HP POWER that may be your mind set but, with no warranty.Do you ...
      »HPower: That Schick thing was a joke, hence the ;) I am hoping (guessing) ...
      »k man: HP- tentative Syracuse is up there. We are scheduled against your ...
      »HPower: K, Thanks for the heads up on the schedule! Looks like our 1st game ...
      »k man: HP - we don't play our 1st until 2 but the idea of sitting in a car ...
      »k man: HP better check the revision to the Syracuse schedule- team dropped ...
      »HPower: Thanks, k man! Ya, then they mucked their first try at the ...
      »k man: Follow up to my July 3 posting: Just received my replacement bat ...
      »HPower: That's great to hear that Dudley is looking after you k man! I ...
      »LeeLee50: I own a few Dudleys and the first one I received in March started ...
      »HPower: That is good to hear LLcool50!
19 July 16, 2015 1171

Finally got P413

» DonB: I know some people may not believe this but I just received a GSC ...
      »Reaper: Have not received any yet. Have been waiting on two for two years. No ...
      »Omar Khayyam: DonB, what hopeful news! The long-awaited, long-promised, ...
      »Home Plate: I swung the P413 about a week ago, it was a 27 ounce. The bat felt ...
      »Benji4: Let me see most people promised this bat have been waiting for more ...
      »Dbax: Benji, you are exactly right.
      »Reaper: Still no reply from GSC on my bat.
      »Paco13: Long wait. Personally I hope they make their money back before they ...
7 July 9, 2015 1263

Hitting from tee vs. hitting pitched ball

» hombre: This is a question for all the batmaticians. I'm sure that someone ...
      »BruceinGa: My guess from experience, 330+. This assumes you are placing the tee ...
      »?: Probably Not Much... The pitched ball will resist the bats forward ...
      »Locoengineer: I hit from a tee almost everyday. My distance is about 20-30 feet ...
      »Fred S: I get about the same difference hitting with my WD vs live pitching. ...
      »Dancer: My own experience, I actually hit farther off of a tee, but since the ...
      »STL0: Dancer - I looked at the pop toss product on line and the description ...
      »Dancer: STL0, yes you do have to use your bat handle to push the spring down ...
      »Dancer: STLO, to answer your question, the Pop Toss is convenient for me, but ...
      »Shut Up & Pitch: Send this question to "Mythbusters".
      »DieselDan: Any idea how long the spring lasts and are they easy to replace?
      »STL0: Dancer - Thanks for taking the time to respond and for providing that ...
      »obagain: Too many variables to say for sure but if you had the exact same ...
      »Dancer: STL0 try searching Pop Toss you tube. Even though some of these guys ...
      »STL0: Here is one video I found in case anyone wants to check it out. ...
      »OZ40: I believe a pitched ball will travel farther than a ball hit off of a ...
      »garyheifner: question: I have never hit of a tee. Bought one at a garage sale ...
      »hombre: My tee is home made and extends from 30" to 60" in increments of ...
      »Dancer: Gary Heifner, great deal on the tee. What Homre said is correct, you ...
      »bogie: Gary, as you stride, your body will lower some, so the ball will ...
      »BudLeftField: I've been hitting off a tee for a few years now after I saw Bogie's ...
      »mad dog: i hit close to the same off a tee for distance...my prol is if i do ...
      »Omar Khayyam: I think a major factor in hitting the ball farther in a game versus a ...
      »mad dog: omar all my bp/tee balls will be used and for the most part beyond ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Hitting off a tee is one of the best things you can do for your ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: If anybody were to conduct an actual test to get an answer to this ...
      »Dbax: Why would anyone care about an answer to the original question?
      »mad dog: thanks steve......i didn't think about my front foot...will have to ...
      »Az Iz: Dbax Hombre asked the question when he started the thread in the ...
      »Dbax: I realize it just fine. But, who cares?
      »hombre: Dbax, I care. I wanted to compare my differential between hitting ...
      »cal50: From the length of the thread, quite a few people seem to care.
      »Pull My Finger: Dbax If you didn't care then why are you reading and posting on this ...
      »Dancer: Pull My Finger - LOL I wish I would have thought of that name, Too ...
      »Dbax: Sorry, it's my job to point this kind of stuff out.
      »Funk: Hey Bob... I am always ready to hit with you man... Always good to ...
      »bogie: Thanks Bud...I would add that a lot of the great hitters I see really ...
      »4x4: Sometimes you can adjust on a Tee and yank the ball a Long ways and ...
      »d45: Albert Pujois and Todd Helton advocate hitting off the T regularly. ...
      »obagain: Maddog, When I hit I start by looking at the pitching rubber, start ...
39 July 8, 2015 2340

Broken Miken Ulttra ll

» The Colonel: I just broke my Miken Ultra ll two piece. I am looking for ...
      »rrengineer99: go for the dudley lighting, i just bought mine and used for the 1st ...
      »hemi racer: Dudley for me also, but my Ambush just keeps going and going. Both ...
      »Bruster55: Dudley Lightning balanced.You cannot beat the performance and ...
      »CG01: Dudley 13 inch barrel will be a closer match than the Dudley 12 inch ...
      »Tri18: Col. I'll be happy to discuss your swing and swing weight ...
5 July 7, 2015 1126

Senior Easton Salvo EL 28oz

» Lefty: I have around 175 swings on my EL and like most Eastons it will take ...
      »Lefty: Dave V from Senior Softball Bat Review said he put 600 swings on the ...
1 July 7, 2015 395

GSC - Martnick

» GSCJason: All, It is with a truly heavy heart that Monday 7/6/2015 will be ...
      »DonB: Hi Jason,I tried to call you a bunch of times today.If it wasn't for ...
1 July 6, 2015 686

BAT REPAIR

» JCoasty: Has anyone tried repairing a crack bat barrel? I have a Dudley ...
      »garyheifner: not sure but a repaired bat might be considered altered. If an ump ...
      »SSUSA Staff: We would not normally determine a bat repair to be "altering" (unless ...
      »k man: Good advice Gary. I did the duct tape with one of our team bats and ...
      »ocden: I had this guy that does fiberglass repair look into it & he said ...
      »hemi racer: Reading our SSUSA staff input and no other workable repair ideas it ...
      »Reaper: We use bat sleeves on ours. Had a Reebok with a split in the barrel ...
      »hemi racer: Good ideas Reaper, better than throwing them in the can.
7 July 6, 2015 1180

Swing Weight: Miken Big Cat vs Dudley EL 13

» ChiPrimeMarty: I was having great success with my 27oz Big Cat, but it broke after 4 ...
      »DOERBAUM: Took me about 50-60 swings to blow up my big cat. Took 80+- to blow ...
      »Perl: I have had 3 Big Cats and currently have 3 of the 12" Dudleys. The ...
      »ChiPrimeMarty: Thanks DOERBAUM and Perl, that info is helpful. It confirms what I've ...
      »Mario: ChiPrimeMarty I can hook you up. Give me a call 317-670-0257.
      »ChiPrimeMarty: Ordered a 13EL 27oz this morning, thanks.
5 July 1, 2015 897

LIGHTER BATS

» manny 41: IF THE BIG YOUNG PRO SOFTBALL PLAYERS ARE SWINGING 26 OR 27 OUNCE ...
      »crusher: manny 41 - this is a guess only.. When you swing a very lite bat ...
      »Az Iz: Combat produces a 34 inch, 25 ounce Senior Bat.
      »BruceinGa: The Dirty Girl, 25.5oz
3 June 27, 2015 914

In Need Of An ASA Bat

» divncatch: Well I need to buy an ASA approved bat as it appears my Worth Legit ...
      »Dancer: I have an ASA Miken Ultra bat. But only used it in BP. I would be ...
      »divncatch: What oz is it? I like a 26oz.
      »Dancer: I believe it is a 26oz. If I am not playing tonight, I can check out ...
      »divncatch: I'd be interested in seeing pics, 704-983-3251. Thanks.
      »Fred S: Depends what balls you will be using. If using the 52's the Freak52 ...
      »divncatch: Thanks Fred. The balls are probably 52 core. I read and liked the ...
      »Fred S: I bought the first one last year. After trying mine at least a doz ...
      »divncatch: I get that 30oz drag during the 2nd game. I like balanced better and ...
      »neck10: might want to try the demirini flipper hit's everything
      »Tri18: You too guys have it right. The Freak52 and the Flipper are the two ...
      »Fred S: I have tried dropping down in weight but just can't get comfortable ...
      »Mark 44: The 2 best bats, in my humble opinion, for ASA using the 52/300 ball ...
      »divncatch: Thanks Fred,Neck10,Tri18 and Mark44, I'll check all these out.
      »Locoengineer: looking for a good asa endloaded model any suggestions. Thanks
      »neck10: dancer 231-218-4787 interested in asa miken
      »neck10: dancer rickeymcdowell@gmail.com I have ton's of asa bats it all ...
      »costa: IMO the Demarini Flipper Aftermath is straight fire. I have swung it ...
      »cheezhed1: I"ve been playing in two Florida ASA senior softball leagues year ...
      »cheezhed1: Update....The Z3000 is no longer available on the Dicks Sporting ...
      »Tri18: Cheeze, The Freak52 is as good as anything out there for sure ...
      »DCPete: Just curious, what makes a particular bat better or worse for the 52 ...
      »Tri18: DC, Great question. Without getting too techy, the smart engineers ...
      »scoop44: Alan Will be playing in senior ASA league. They use 44/374 SB 12's ...
      »Leesville Slugger: I play in a ASA 55+ league. The majority of the big hitters use a ...
      »Tri18: Scoop, Perfect for that. A Juggy or Freak52 is just what you need, ...
25 June 27, 2015 1622

Worth Senior Legit

» lewis: Just a heads up guys, we bought a 26 ounce 2015 worth senior legit ...
      »taits: Reads like it is a two piece bat. You might want to post your ...
      »titanhd: Taits makes a good point but, it is the case that the bat is sold ...
      »ju25: I had a 454 senior that was less than 30 days old and had about 200 ...
      »lewis: I was hoping one of the reps would respond, so I could tell them a ...
      »taits: Manufacturing Defects When a product is defective as a result of ...
      »lewis: Worth received all the information they asked for.
      »taits: Was that upon the initial claim or what...You lascked info here and ...
      »Tri18: Lewis, Sorry you are having this issue. What dealer did you buy the ...
      »lewis: Alan, I hoped you would be the one to respond! We bought the bat ...
      »Tri18: That's strange. I would call them directly and explain what happened ...
      »lewis: Alan, have contacted them and now they changed systems in February ...
      »Stan6: Lewis, I am an Advisory Staff Member & dealer for Worth.(& a senior ...
      »lewis: Thanks Paul but softball.com can't come up with the receipt, cause ...
      »Tri18: Lewis, Go online and print a copy of your credit card statement with ...
      »taits: Something awfully fishy in all this. It doesn't take a rocket ...
      »LeeLee50: Is it just me? If I bought a senior bat with no warranty late in 2014 ...
      »lewis: Taits think what you want! There is nothing fishy about this check ...
      »taits: Lewis, The easiest way for you given that you were not able to get a ...
      »LeeLee50: Lewis I am sorry I got now it's a defective bat gods knows how many ...
      »lewis: Taits no we didn't use pay pal. The owner of the bat, the 68 year ...
      »taits: I might be wrong, but this is sounding (reading) like it's been on ...
      »LeeLee50: Lewis sorry this happened to your teammate. But you do have to ...
22 June 27, 2015 1964

Combat Wanted G3

» L.Martin: Has anyone got a chance to swing the new Combat Wanted G3 and if so ...
      »Tri18: L, I have tested the bat extensively. The G3 is a bat that takes a ...
      »L.Martin: Thanks Alan...
2 June 10, 2015 523

Miken Psycho Supermax

» C-lo: I use the Miken Ultra II playing in over 50 in FLorida - Can the ...
      »ju25: Yes, Hereis the approved bat list for Mikens; Miken Ultra II ...
1 June 7, 2015 503

Bat weight

» big cat7: I would like to know what ounce bat most of the sluggers of today use?
      »garyheifner: I know that seniors use everything from 26-30. I have seen 75 yr old ...
      »BruceinGa: 29 & 28 for me. I still have a 30oz mm combat and wouldnt hesitate ...
      »Tri18: Cat, I send out hundreds of bats to seniors and overall the most ...
      »crusher: My tournament bat is 30oz balanced Black Centenarian. I bought a ...
      »E6 in AZ: Dudley Lightning balanced 27 oz. I generate a lot of bat speed and ...
      »The Screamer5: Dudley Lightning balanced 28 or 29 oz. It's all personal preference ...
      »cutty: Big Cat at 208-210 Lbs I consider my self a power hitter, however, ...
7 June 4, 2015 970
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