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2018 Easton Helmer Hitman 44 Loaded

» Rock25: Just took my first swings today. 27.5 oz. Hit 4 buckets of balls off ...
      »Lefty: Thanks for the info.
1 July 4, 2018 307

Hitman 44

» Big pond: Has anyone swung this bat yet
      »bringiton: let me know when you go hit at BLD so i can go to ?
1 June 29, 2018 265

2017 Dudley Lightning Legend 2.0 13" Balanced compared to Addias Melee 2 Balanced

» Chip: Trying to decide between the 2. Any input is appreciated. Thanks in ...
      »raiderman66: It's like comparing a BMW vs a Mercedes- both top notch and about the ...
      »Chip: If performance level is similar, what about durability? I see the ...
      »k man: Google the Dudley and apply the discount, you can get the 2017 for ...
      »Tremor: For my swing, the Melee is a little hotter, but the Dudley is more ...
      »Chip: Thanks for the feedback!
5 June 29, 2018 639

Easton Empire 1 Piece Loaded

» rlspls1974: Just wondering if anyone has hit the new Easton Empire 1 Piece Loaded ...
0 June 27, 2018 97

Dudley Lift 12" Snior Bat

» Hondaf2003: Would like inputs and first impressions regarding the new Dudley Lift ...
      »Bomber23: I would also like some input on the Dudley Lift bat
      »Broph88: Best senior bat I have used. It's hot right out of the wrapper.
      »Bigboza: No such thing as "hot out of the wrapper", geez, I don't get that ...
      »Bigboza: I got carried away on my rant and forgot to mention I hit with my ...
      »grayhitter59: Bigboza, I agree with you, seems every new bat reviewed is the best ...
      »Broph88: Thanks for straightening me out! I've decided to change my opinion.
      »Perl: Have hit the new 12” Dudley a few times. The bat probably has 250-300 ...
7 June 25, 2018 1251

Mizuno Rejuvenate

» Jon44: I just hit one and liked it, but I don't see it on the approved bats ...
      »Jon44: Maybe a little more context... I don't want to walk up in LV with ...
      »DaveDowell: Jon44 ... Mizuno did NOT sanction any bats with SSUSA this year and, ...
      »Jon44: So using it in a tourney is a big no-no. I would be called out or ...
      »DaveDowell: Jon44 ... You'd be covered by the "Illegal bat" rules as opposed to ...
      »Jon44: Thanks for the clarification
      »mad dog: thought any bat approved by the kids assoc's....aka ...
      »Jon44: Mizuno Rejuvenate is NOT approved ASA/USSSA, etc. It is a senior bat ...
      »marcster13: Mad Dog- Here are the approved bats. SSUSA Approved ...
      »infoblocked: mad dog, ASA and USSSA bats by the above mfgs would be okay since ...
      »Jon44: Just a quick update on this older thread-- looks like SSUSA has ...
10 June 8, 2018 1158

Best ASA bat for mush balls

» Mcgarnicle: Hi, I play orthodox softball. We must use ASA legal bats. The ball ...
      »OZ40: Do you know the manufacturer of the ball you are using? I've not ...
      »jc11: The best ASA bats hands down are Monsta. We've seen it over and over. ...
      »Mcgarnicle: We play in a recreational league in Canada. The ball is a Louisville ...
      »OZ40: I see, shorter fences and that ball you're using bring back memories ...
      »neck10: miken freak platinum balances or end loaded will hit every bit as ...
      »neck10: we hit 52 300 balls in our asa league thos young kid's crush it with ...
      »Tri18: Guys, The new Miken FREAK20 was developed specifically to hit these ...
7 May 24, 2018 800

What are Dave Velasquez Top 5 Senior Bats

» OVBALL: Anyone know his Top 5 senior bats list?
      »yerwombat: http://www.seniorsoftballbatreviews.com/reviews.html This lik shows ...
      »JamesLG: I watch all of Dave's bat reviews and he does a great job plus he ha ...
      »OVBALL: Guess these are 2017 bats....so now the new Dudley Lift balanced is ...
      »Jon44: I second James's post-- I enjoy watching Dave's reviews a lot-- ...
      »HJ: I also enjoy Dave's reviews. Dave makes it clear that to him no ...
      »crusher: HJ, l am starting to think at around 70 nature puts a speed limiter ...
      »DocJoel48: Dudley Bats begin shipping on February 20. If you want one email ...
      »PLAYER99: DAVE VALAZQUEZ TOP 5 SENIOR BATS 1--ADIDAS MELEE 12", 2--ADIDAS ...
      »yerwombat: I don't believe the Easton Empire has been rated by Dave as of now ...
9 May 14, 2018 3361

Easton Empire Senior bats

» superfonzie: HI all I'm wondering how may of you SSUSA players besides MNBALL that ...
      »Jon44: I had such a bad experience with the Elder that Easton is way down ...
      »gunnerc5: Interested in the trying this bat. Are these bats going to be ...
      »king 44: How does the Easton compare to the Miken, Dudley, & Adidas bats?
      »lb16: superfonzie, Your quote "I think which was "The Elder" funny you are ...
      »king 44: Les, it would be nice if Dave or Alan would do a review of the Easton ...
      »lb16: Mike, I think Dave is planning on doing one. You can't judge ...
      »superfonzie: lb16... yes I am and I have to admit the The Elder was not really ...
      »lb16: Tim, Thanks for the honest reply, I hope Easton has a winner with ...
      »lb16: Tim, Quick question have you swung both the 1 and 2 piece? If so ...
      »king 44: Les, At least another month. Letting the chest bones heal as long as ...
      »superfonzie: I have only used the 2pc 26EL ... the only bats I saw at the demo ...
      »superfonzie: lb16 sent u PM on SBF
      »lb16: Tim, I replied on SBF.
      »big unit: The new Easton Empire senior bat is the real deal, forget all your ...
      »SS11: Had two demo bats (26oz EL and 27oz balanced). both broke at around ...
      »rtaven: Why would anyone buy a Easton bat? If they decide they are not ...
      »lb16: I posted this same review on softball fans: My review on the Easton ...
      »Jon44: I will be interested only after Dave V reviews the bat and it makes ...
      »lb16: Jon44, I assure I am not a rep. If you read some of my discussions ...
      »Jon44: I am glad you guys are liking the bat. Having more options as a ...
      »big unit: guys look there is no comparison to the older Easton (ELDER) to the ...
      »NCS13: 2 rounds of bp in 60 degree weather w a mixture of restricted flight ...
22 May 10, 2018 2125

Adidas Melee 2 Reloaded

» Bubble Gum: Hi I am interested in the Melee 2 RELOADED! I have seen DV's ...
      »Whitey58: I have been swinging a 27oz 12" Adidas Melee since they came out ...
      »Bubble Gum: Whitey58 Thank you for your information. Anybody else out there ...
      »Bruster55: Awesome bat! I swing the 26.5 and love it.Been using one since ...
      »Spock: Love the 26.5oz Reloaded. Takes about 200 swings to break in all the ...
4 May 7, 2018 1000

Question for Bat Geeks

» DCPete: The new Louisville Slugger Super Z1000 has a "Mass Index" sticker on ...
      »fennellwg: Mass index is LS attempt to quantify moment of inertia (moi) or ...
1 May 3, 2018 420

Wes

» Wes: I'm looking for the following bats 34/30 Original gray Da Bomb ...
0 April 23, 2018 264

2018 27oz Big Cat

» Lefty: Finally had great weather in the Nashville area yesterday. 65 degrees ...
      »Jethro: Yep, we finally had great weather over here in Crossville Tn. also. ...
      »Lefty: It took me around 300 or so swings to get it game ready. Great pop ...
      »justplay: Just got my new 2018 Miken big cat 27 oz.end load from Allen Tanner. ...
3 April 18, 2018 1190

Worths new USSSA Ryan Harvey model

» Tri18: Hello, I’ve been doing some testing and evaluation on some USSSA ...
0 April 11, 2018 534

Easton Empires

» SALCEDO25: If your looking to get a 2018 Easton Empire (pm ) me ronni salcedo ...
0 April 2, 2018 400

New 2018 Melee Reloaded

» Trotter25: The New Melee Reloaded bats are here! Have had some questions ...
      »cyborg45: I have a question that so far has gone unanswered. If we are using a ...
      »Trotter25: The Melee 2 Endload & Melee 12" Legends of the Game are both 1/2 ou ...
      »fennellwg: I believe cyborg45 would like to know if the 29.5 oz Reloaded has 4 ...
      »bkb555: here is a question...if the bat is end loaded 3/4 ounce, it seems ...
      »fennellwg: bkb I’ll keep babbling until lee or one of the other “grownups “ ...
      »AJC: Id have to say Cyborgs question was answered by Trotter like a true ...
      »fennellwg: Lee may not be able to give you the answer you are looking ...
      »AJC: I guess if you need a direct question answered about softball bats ...
      »bkb555: there is a great article about Physics of softball and here is a link ...
      »cyborg45: I know Alan reads this board and is certainly welcome to give his ...
      »bkb555: cyborg...I agree with your statement, the lightest weight bat HAS to ...
      »crusher: So, can you get a 26oz bat then get 4 pair of gloves that weigh 1oz ...
      »AJC: The shell would have to be the same for all weights i would think. ...
      »cyborg45: bkb555, I would assume, as their advertising asserts, that the end ...
      »OZ40: I always thought that it was the handle area that got tweaked the ...
      »bkb555: This is older and Miken bay but it had to be somewhat ...
      »fennellwg: To cyborg and bkb, Let me say that I encourage your questions. Most ...
      »cyborg45: I think I have found the answer to my original question. On the ...
      »Trotter25: Youre correct I cant go into a lot of details on how are bat is ...
      »bkb555: besides all the engineering marvels of the new bat, I must say that ...
      »AJC: Cyborg, there is weight added to the end caps. We have cut off the ...
      »fennellwg: Thanks AJC, Your suggestion that the additional weight may be added ...
      »cyborg45: Ok, I'm confused here. So if there is weight added to heavier models ...
      »mck71: Based on what I read above cyborg, all end loads and barrels are the ...
      »fennellwg: Both AJC and mck71 offer opinions as valid as anyone’s. I’m going ...
      »cyborg45: It then would seem to me, if the balance points of the 2 weights were ...
      »AJC: I could be way over thinking this. Mck71 could very well be correct ...
      »fennellwg: Don’t blame Lee. Anyone getting a paycheck has an obligation to ...
      »SOFTBALLNUTZ: fennellwg: I think you have very good knowledge about bats and such ...
      »fennellwg: SOFTBALLNUTZ, If all things were equal, the increased inertia of ...
      »marcster13: Hi all! These Melee Reloaded bats have been out awhile now. Just ...
      »Bruster55: I have been using the adidas Reloaded since Oct with no signs of any ...
      »ebes03: How do they swing as far as the 3/4 oz end load. I loved the ...
33 April 2, 2018 3846

replacing bat caps

» fisherman: bat cap split is there any legal way to replace it
      »grayhitter59: Yes, buy a new cap from same manufature as bat and replace with 3M ...
      »titanhd: I don't know of any Bat Manufacturer that will sell you an endcap.
      »Whitey58: What type of bat did you break the end cap on
      »fisherman: player on differ team needs help,ill see him Fridays game will find ...
      »OMD: Check EBay - have just about every brand and style available. They ...
      »grayhitter59: Titan, never said from, they are all over eBay, need to have the ...
      »DaveDowell: If it were me in this circumstance, instead of a "..player on a ...
      »fisherman: dave this isn't a (doc I have a friend who has this problem) I really ...
      »DaveDowell: fisherman ... I believe YOU, but there's always that potential ...
      »djs_1964: I would call the warranty department of the manufacturer. Understand ...
      »bkb555: i have a few broken bats lying around...what kind of bat was it
      »fisherman: talked to player Friday, he said thanks for the help, he will take ...
12 March 17, 2018 1023

miken Freak Black ASA maxload 2016

» irishmike: Just a little help here. I have read that certain bats are better at ...
      »fennellwg: I’m willing to speculate without really knowing the answer. Are ...
      »irishmike: I have been told that certain bats are better to use with the "52" ...
      »marcster13: All of the bats with the newest ASA stamp are made for the .52. They ...
      »irishmike: Thanks everyone. Wondered how they came to that conclusion. Last ...
      »msw4indy: The simple answer to your last question is yes, hitting a 44 cor ball ...
      »fennellwg: So...irishmike, It sounds like you are playing in something that ...
      »irishmike: Yup, ASA senior league,and yes, we are using the "44" ball. Have to ...
      »Tri18: Guys, There are several relevant questions here. First let’s look at ...
      »bkb555: ...to add onto Alan's comments, I hit a Miken Freak ASA with .44 ...
9 March 16, 2018 1073

2018 bats suggestion

» djraja: I want to buy a new bat for 2018 session. How can I choose best bats ...
      »infoblocked: You either have to know what you swing best (balanced, small endload, ...
      »softball4b: First ask your wife what it is that would make her happy.....for ...
      »SilverGhost: Maybe email AT18 , He practices alot with different bats and i think ...
3 March 7, 2018 907

Are you serious.

» Hail Ragna!: I have to laugh when players actually think that heat treating, ...
      »DaveDowell: Thanks, Hail ... If you and I are are going to have an argument, ...
      »COWBOYJIMMY: I hate to get on here and leave negative post myself and I have a ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Be very careful, COWBOY JIMMY, in how you proceed/post from here ... ...
      »COWBOYJIMMY: I was not talking like Catch Me If You Can I was talkin bring your ...
      »TimMcElroy: This isn't my quote, but it certainly applies in this ...
      »DCPete: Would rather hear more about the "heat-treated" young lady . . .
      »Omar Khayyam: Cowboy Jimmy, I don't think you are hearing SSUSA correctly on this ...
      »COWBOYJIMMY: Thanks Omar!! I have already called the bat guy and he is sending me ...
      »DaveDowell: Of course, you're going to drill a couple of holes in the bat's ...
      »missouridave: For Dave Dowell. Here is the website ( a well know one) where on the ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Cowboy Jimmy, good decision and God bless.
      »Hail Ragna!: Dave, I took my sailboat out today and did enjoy the ride. I did not ...
      »COWBOYJIMMY: I sent Dave a email thru senior softball stating everything ...
      »southerinman: Since this thread has brought up the topic of bat testing I have a ...
      »lb16: southerinman - This is just an assumption but I would think a bat ...
      »SSUSA Staff: southerinman and lb16 ... If a bat fails initial field inspection, we ...
      »SilverGhost: Is rubbing Wintercrest cream on the barrel illegal?
      »grayhitter59: question for staff, let's say bat is surrendered and sent to ...
      »HJ: Just curious and don't know the answer to this. I know shaving, ...
      »SSUSA Staff: • SilverGhost ... Although applying a foreign substance to the bat is ...
      »Hail Ragna!: Is anybody allowed to sell bats now on this forum? I see certain ...
      »COWBOYJIMMY: Not only did the guy mess me up by heat treating my new Dudley bat he ...
      »Omar Khayyam: I'm surprised that Kelly's is offering the heat treatment on all of ...
      »COWBOYJIMMY: The one that Kelly sent me was not in the rapper but I did buy the ...
      »titanhd: SSUSA Staff. So guilty until proven innocent?
      »SSUSA Staff: Huh?? ... NO OPINION ever expressed by us until the manufacturer's ...
      »grayhitter59: Just for discussion purpose, which actually happened to me. Miken ...
      »SSUSA Staff: grayhitter59 ... Difficult to say as we understand your situation, ...
      »Hail Ragna!: Sorry to say but I was told by someone once someone was testing ...
      »ju25: What is the compression number for a 1.21 bpf , I know it is 220 for ...
      »neck10: I was out fishing on the lake behind my house yesterday.I took a bat ...
      »VOODOOSPORTS: funny read!!!! I say that because compression testing on Sr bats ...
32 March 5, 2018 3131
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