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2024 DUDLEY LIGHTNING LEGEND RETRO E-LOAD RED KNOB BAT

» Bigpapa2071: Has anyone tried this throwback Dudley Lightning Red Knob bat yet? ...
0 May 15, 2024 120

Soda Pop

» The Colonel: Is anyone using the new Short Porch Soda Pop bat. If so, what are ...
      »chikn55: It definitely is made for a slower bad speed. It doesn’t take much ...
1 May 15, 2024 214

Bat standards

» IcanRun: I've been investigating the current bat standards and have a few ...
      »JohnO28: Here are your answers to your questions and after speaking with ...
      »TimMcElroy: I find this whole thing comical- Players- SSUSA, you need to do ...
      »JohnO28: Tim, Can you explain how questioning how using an ASA bat or even a ...
      »TimMcElroy: A dozen posts in the past few days suggest that you're trying to bait ...
      »JohnO28: Tim, LOL, if you say so. You can just admit you didn't understand ...
      »Eazy: At least give SSUSA a chance, they are doing what players were saying ...
      »titanhd: A bat that does not pass Compession test does not mean you'r ...
      »bake: Fellow ballplayers this is real simple, if your bat/s fails ...
      »Scott Harder: Can we test all bats before the tournament? I would hate to be ...
      »AJC: Kudos to SSUSA for addressing the " dirty bats " and trying to get ...
      »AJC: Heres a question. Im sure you've have seen this at least once, maybe ...
      »Fleck14: I really appreciate SSUSA putting the effort to address a long ...
      »Woody22: AJC…what does a "smaller guy "have to do with anything?
      »AJC: Woody, ive seen smaller guys actually kill the ball with a great ...
14 May 10, 2024 1489

Bat ckecks at tournaments

» garyheifner: Just read the rules and consequences regarding an illegal bat. The ...
      »softball4b: that will not happen at 140....that is low
      »rmp0012002: Was the 140 the existing standard but now just adding field testing?
      »JamesLG: A lot of the older Reeboks and Adidas bats have seams but still test ...
      »Double Dee: Miken bats as well. My guess is yes, they will be considered cracks.
      »JohnO28: Double Dee, seams aren't cracks.
      »Double Dee: I agree, but does SSUSA agree?
      »Rob64: Worry worry worry see a bat testers at a Senior event before you ...
      »Rob64: They do not work consistently on Senior bats period!!!!
      »Rob64: Stop the altered bats!!!!!!
      »Rob64: Worry worry worry see a bat testers at a Senior event before you ...
      »Rob64: Team limits will be set on bats as well everyone pic your favorite 20!
      »marcster13: Any bat testing under 180 is almost junk for someone with decent bat ...
      »JohnO28: Marcster13, That really isn't even close to being accurate. Go ...
      »JayPar: how does one determine if the batter knowingly uses a cracked bat or ...
14 May 9, 2024 1233

New Bat Warranty-Testing

» garyheifner: Just a thot: Bat companies do not warrant bats to breakage. How ...
0 May 4, 2024 260

Softball bata

» The Colonel: Does anyone know of a bat that would swing similar to the old two ...
0 April 27, 2024 344

Interpretation of the new bat rule

» Mulldog: I am playing in the tidewater classic this weekend. The forecast ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Mulldog ... You may NOT swing a Utrip bat ... Here's the rule that ...
      »ju25: So the original Ultra II, the Combat Original DaBomb, and I think the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Yes, that's correct.
      »Mike777: Ok so I just happened to see this as I’m getting my stuff ready for ...
      »garyheifner: I have a Dudley Lightening end load-an original OG in excellent ...
      »djs_1964: Doesn't the OG have "SSUSA Approved" written around the barrel of the ...
      »yankeesfan12: Is the mike machinko, yellow anaconda combat still legal to use, it ...
      »rocketman: So,per usual conversation with not fully understood subjects, we once ...
      »garyheifner: Yes thanks guys-in my current mental state a senior moment I missed ...
      »JohnO28: I get the idea behind the bat rule change but there should be some ...
      »DaveDowell: JohnO28 ... This one isn't really a "new" development, and in our ...
      »JohnO28: Dave, In the spirit of this conversation. Please elaborate on how ...
      »DaveDowell: Maybe being prepared is just a regional phenomenon ... In St. ...
      »JohnO28: Dave, Altitude has zero to do with bats breaking. The other side of ...
      »DaveDowell: OK, I get it now! ... You're going to have to transport yourself into ...
      »yankeesfan12: Is the mike machinko, yellow anaconda combat still legal to use, it ...
      »SSUSA Staff: SSUSA APPROVED BATSThe following bats have been approved for Senior ...
      »Turning2: SSUSA Staff - Please see below BAT POLICY - approved bats - updated ...
      »Mulldog: So, I played by your rules in the Tidewater Classic. Game temp was 48 ...
      »JohnO28: Mulldog, We played in OH this weekend and there were at least 8 ...
      »DieselDan: Bat warmers like these work great. Even if the ump will not let you ...
      »JohnO28: DieselDan, The whole point of this post from the original author is ...
22 April 22, 2024 1948

Senior vs USSSA balls & bats

» TA: Going to play a weekday senior league and players younger than 70 ...
      »k man: TA - Our 60+ USSSA league uses a Dudley Thunder 40 core ball, not ...
      »ju25: Senior ball is 44/375 while USSSA is 40/325. Most any Utrip bat will ...
2 April 19, 2024 429

Is there a poundage/inch pounds pass/fail test for Sr bats?

» bandylegs17: I ask cause a local low level senior co-ed day league is now testing ...
      »JohnO28: There is no cutoff number in Senior softball. If they are making up ...
1 April 3, 2024 348

Question

» bigjim: A guy is telling me that the old Ultra 2 that has a 2000 stamp on it ...
      »Donna McGuire: I have not seen one of those in some time, but if I remember ...
      »SMOKE707: It’s legal to use, check out the bat policy above
      »Donna McGuire: SMOKE707, you may have missed the rule change, which is highlighted ...
3 March 16, 2024 598

2024 Wigpopper balanced

» MB Breeze: Has anyone had any issues with the Balanced Wigpopper's KNOB COMING ...
0 March 14, 2024 233

Bat Advice-Break in and onward

» garyheifner: For U bat experts--It is pretty standard when breaking in a new bat ...
      »DieselDan: Most hitters turn a new bat less than a 1/4 inch after each swing. ...
1 Feb. 23, 2024 468

Senior Bats

» 1styrsenior: 55 yr old looking to buy first senior bat. I’m a contact hitter who ...
      »GMCinCOS: best advice is to try and find an event with demo bats so you can try ...
      »ju25: What were you swinging before? Senior bats are hotter than other ...
      »1styrsenior: Thanks. I’ve been playing in a coed league with my boys and just ...
      »RDSinNEOHIO: I'm a contact hitter myself, singles/doubles hitter with shots past ...
      »1styrsenior: The Suncoast Melee is on my potential list. I was also thinking 27 ...
      »NYGNYY: I highly recommend you look at Short Porch’s lineup of senior bats ...
      »Darjlov: Everyone is different but like GMCinCO$ noted try to find an event ...
7 Feb. 21, 2024 722

Vietnam Platoon Leader Finds a Longer Stride helps him Develop More Rotational Hip ...

» bogie: 74 year old Dan, like most seniors, started to shorten the stride and ...
      »donbatman: How long did you do do the longer step, was it walking or ...
      »DieselDan: Batter’s Box. The batter must take an initial position with his ...
2 Feb. 9, 2024 966

When to use a senior bat?

» BIGDIESEL77: I'm new to the scene, and just need some help. When can you use a ...
      »Jeff50: USSSA and SSUSA designated 40+ and over tourneys usually allow for ...
      »BIGDIESEL77: This is what I needed to know. I'd like to find a 45+ team, but for ...
2 Feb. 9, 2024 565

New rule on shaved bats

» just a player: As a member of the Weakend Warriors team mentioned in Terry ...
      »woodies1023: As the Team Manager I have to agree 100% that the manager should NOT ...
      »TimMcElroy: I feel differently. IMO- the manager should be thankful that his ...
      »Rob64: As a manager/player myself I'm not responsible for someone else using ...
      »BANDITOS180: As a manager, I agree, what steps/actions can we take to verify an ...
      »BANDITOS180: I see the new rule and shows a 10 year suspension for the player now ...
      »SSUSA Staff: BANDITOS180 • There is nothing in the rule amendment that suspends ...
      »mck71: So what happens IF a bat is found altered AT either the TOC or the ...
      »SD00: So, what happens to the players on the team that is no longer allowed ...
      »SSUSA Staff: mck71 • In our view, there's nothing vague in the intent of the ...
      »Gpatoot: Any discussion about random bat testing? Maybe after testing applying ...
      »softball4b: Per latest newsletter: SSUSA is working on additional deterrents, ...
      »mck71: Got it. Thanks as always, happy holidays!
      »JohnO28: I'm all in favor of getting illegal bats out of the game as much as ...
      »titanhd: Player asked to leave a team because he swings altered (shaved) bats. ...
      »softball4b: SSUSA went too far in penalizing teammates associated with cheater. ...
      »JohnO28: Softball4b, I would tend to say your assumption of 90% of guys not ...
      »softball4b: John I agree with most everything you said, but you actually made my ...
      »JohnO28: softball4b, Fair enough. I can't disagree with you on that.
      »yankeesfan12: My take on not letting people using your bat and I've always been ...
      »DaveDowell: JohnO28 • Your posts in this thread are, in my view, totally on ...
      »tg69: Ok.First of all let me say that I usually don't respond on this ...
      »softball4b: DD this is exactly what this subject needs; open ended proactive ...
      »DaveDowell: tg69 ... Please re-read the new rule as many times as it takes for ...
      »DaveDowell: softball4b ... The National Rules Committee has already developed a ...
      »Bones505: Altered bats are going to be an issue until bat companies step up to ...
      »Mikelmart: I think the penalty for team/manager suspension should be enforced. I ...
      »Dbax: That’s ridiculous. I don’t even know what type of bat my ...
      »hawkjms: If for the reader this is strictly about shaved bats and cheaters ...
      »DJ12: hawkjms...well said. Where do we draw the line. If we are talking ...
      »Mikelmart: Dbax I don't understand how you don't know what kind of bat your ...
      »Dbax: Mikelmart, sorry, I did not realize the BIGGEST part of being on a ...
      »FTP: Ban player for life. Forfeit all games player was on roster for ...
      »nickname36: "EXACTLY" I feel you just need to suspend a player for the 1st ...
      »JohnO28: Nickname36, There is absolutely no room for shaved bats in this ...
      »JohnO28: MikelMart, I pretty much know every bat my guys swing mostly ...
      »Bruce M: I pray for the pitcher that had to leave the field after being hit by ...
      »garyheifner: Lots of interesting comments. The one thing I know is the bat ...
      »kotonk: Yes! Very interesting conversation! As a manager, player, and SSUSA ...
      »Webbie25: I have to weigh in. Maybe I am in a shell, but I cannot tell by the ...
      »Cabs51: Trust me Webbie, The Dudley I sold to Flash (very cheep) and he sold ...
      »Webbie25: I sure didn't mean to infer that it was. I did say I was fully ...
      »yankeesfan12: EVER sport that has been played from day one(1) has had they're share ...
      »garyheifner: Question: When someone shows that ring won using an illegal bat to ...
      »yankeesfan12: Hmmm. Do professional players that used PED's to win the ring and ...
      »ffdonnie: My 2 cents, shaved bats is a disaster waiting to happen. When someone ...
      »Eazy: This topic is a double edge sword. A lot of players are saying they ...
      »JohnO28: Eazy, I agree with you to a point. I've seen small guys with good ...
      »Casey39: Ridiculous to think that a manager or other players know if a ...
      »JohnO28: You know it's 100% illegal to take someones property and cut it open ...
      »Johndoc#7: Casey39 I kind of like your thinking on this. But if the bat is found ...
      »PoollShark: It's all about people's damn egos, I don't understand the need for ...
      »nickname36: "EXACTLY" They never will "DUMB" down the bats then the old guys ...
      »Markanthoni24: I recognize that a shaved bat should carry a penalty, but the point ...
      »JohnO28: Markanthoni24, What SSUSA tourneys are you playing that have nets? ...
      »Markanthoni24: JohnO28, In November, I played in the TOC in Arizona. Although the ...
      »JohnO28: Markanthoni24, Sorry, that is just too hard to follow, it doesnt ...
      »Donna McGuire: Markanthoni24, SSUSA does NOT allow pitching screens in its ...
      »Markanthoni24: JohnO28, I fully comprehend the section regarding illegal bats and ...
      »Markanthoni24: Donna, Due to disapproval from a board member(s), SSUSA does not ...
      »DaveDowell: Markanthoni24 ... Donna is the tenured Chair (ten years of service) ...
60 Jan. 20, 2024 5866

Shaved Bats

» garyheifner: Long discussion below-so rather than tag along-- Question-If bats had ...
      »PoollShark: Of course it's possible, sanctioning bodies won't do it. They all ...
      »mck71: Technically Gary, if they have end caps that are removable then it ...
      »Bruce M: Hi Gary - Is it possible? Well, anything is possible. However, ...
      »nickname36: "EXACTLY" From T-ball all the way up to oldest seniors, male and ...
4 Jan. 8, 2024 829

New bat rule clarification.

» ju25: I understand that the new bats have to have SSUSA stamp or NTS, but ...
      »B.J.: 3.4(3) • APPROVED BATS All bats manufactured prior to 2014 marked ...
      »ju25: I know that part, my question is on approved bat list it says all ...
      »DaveDowell: ju25 ... I missed the "Happy New Year" for this season and gave you ...
      »TimMcElroy: It looks like B.J. quoted most of the rule change but left off the ...
      »BANDITOS180: I heard the penalty is first time offense the player is warned and ...
      »TimMcElroy: BANDITOS180- From the 2023-2024 SSUSA rulebook Page 17- 3.4 (7) ...
      »BANDITOS180: Appreciate this Tim.
      »ju25: So my '05 Combat senior is illegal because it only has a bpf 1.20 ...
      »BruceinGa: So, my bats with "Senior Softball World Championship bpf 1.21" is no ...
      »Donna McGuire: ju25 and BruceinGa: As long as your older bats have the SSUSA stamp ...
      »BruceinGa: Mine say Senior Softball World Championship, not SSUSA (Senior ...
      »ju25: No stamp on my '05 Combat just bpf 1.20
12 Dec. 21, 2023 1879

Senior Softball Bat Reviews

» Soup-e10: I going to try to be more active on here its next year. Let have a ...
      »DJ12: Hey Dave, any reviews on the Marieo Foster Empire you can point me ...
      »Lefty: I bought a few Marieo Fosters and love them. 26,27 and 28oz. They are ...
      »DJ12: Thanks Lefty
      »Benji4: Dave Are you going to be as active on here as you are to returning ...
4 Nov. 24, 2023 1265

Bat reviews

» garyheifner: Texas Dave: I really enjoy watching ur bat reviews on utube and the ...
      »Soup-e10: I'll work on that for 2024 Thanks
1 Nov. 14, 2023 1067
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