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Endload?

» Snot Nose Kid: I have a question.... I know that Miken has 2 end loaded bats. ...
      »BruceinGa: I don't know the exact end load but the differences in the two Dudley ...
      »OZ40: If I'm not mistaken, the Dudley's carry the same end load weight as ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: Maybe the end load weight is the same for both Dudley end load ...
      »fennellwg: This is a good question to go with Bruce's recent thread about ...
      »Shut Up & Pitch: So it appears Miken and Dudley have two opposite approaches to get ...
      »BruceinGa: I was told by one of the bashers in Dudley's literature that the 12" ...
      »Tri18: Both of Dudley's bats that are end weighted have a 1/2 ounce end ...
      »obagain: There are many ways to change bat weights. Lighter materials in the ...
      »JimmyRedSox: I have a new Miken Ultra II end-load, SSUSA 2-piece Big Cat. Will it ...
      »crusher: Jimmy, probably around 225 actual swings. Be sure to rotate the ...
      »cyborg45: I agree. At least 225 swings. The 2016 model does not break in as ...
      »Whitey58: With the new Miken Ultra ll Black Big Cat have patience. I have one ...
      »Gorilla Boy: Cyborg45, Whitey is right. Have patience and you will be rewarded. To ...
13 March 15, 2016 1099

Video on the new Miken Balance Black Ultra2

» Lefty: Went hit 3 weeks ago an the wife came along took out her phone ...
      »Lefty: Forgot to say is I got the balance miken for base hitting. I to say ...
1 March 9, 2016 583

Question about single-wall metal bats

» DCPete: Do these bats need to be broken-in at all before being game-ready? ...
      »nails: i would also like to know the answer to this question,,does anyone ...
      »crusher: Started playing in early 70's. Wood Bats. When single wall bats ...
      »Omar Khayyam: I remember the transition time. The manager kicked in to buy the ...
      »ju25: First aluminum bats were like fence poles, virtually indestructable. ...
      »DCPete: Thanx for the replies; agree with all of them. That was the era when ...
5 March 8, 2016 394

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 ...
9 March 4, 2016 2346

ASA Bats

» Wayne 37: What is the best ASA approved bat going today? I had to start ...
      »Fred S: Depends on what ball you are using.
      »Wayne 37: The rules say .52/300. However, their minutes from a meeting say ...
      »Fred S: The Ultra has been banned in ASA since a few months after it came out ...
      »mad dog: wayne...what fred says.......ASA bats with the 2000,2004 and the new ...
      »Wayne 37: Fred S, All bats MUST have the ASA certification on it. Makes ...
      »Wayne 37: Hey, Fred or Mad Dog. How about a 2014 Easton SP14B3 brand new for ...
      »neck10: demirini flipper hits all asa balls
      »Fred S: Not an Easton person so can't help you but for that price I don't see ...
      »Wayne 37: Thanks, Fred S. I'm putting a hard negotiating deal on eBay for a ...
      »ju25: Fred S , I believe he is referring to the ASA only Miken Utra 750X ...
      »ju25: Here is a list of the bats that were just banned on 1-22-2016. The ...
      »Fred S: ju25. Your right missed the 2013. Why would they pick that one? I ...
      »Wayne 37: I didn't buy the Freak 98. Let him keep if he is so proud of his ...
      »Mannjo: Wayne, I got one of those Miken ultras in 2013. Found it to be not ...
      »ju25: MSU is the Gray Ultra 1 and MSUM is the Gray Ultra 1 maxload, these ...
      »Wayne 37: 1.21 bats are for division A only. They just can't sentence ...
      »mad dog: wayne...1.21 or 1.20 are the same......bats before approx 2008 or ...
      »joel 1975: that flipper is a great bat there just like the rest of them too high ...
      »joel 1975: never thought I would see a bat that passes ASA standards that ...
      »Tri18: Joel, Your statement that USSSA bats have always been hotter than ...
      »Bobby Buggs: Demarini has been tough to beatl with 52 cor balls over the past ...
      »Wayne 37: Mad Dog, We have run through bases and use 11 fielders. Some of ...
      »mad dog: guys what alan said.....wayne really.....run thru to me gets people ...
      »Omar Khayyam: mad dog, I have been playing in a rec league that has a run through ...
      »mad dog: omar....the fielder(mostly 2b,and ss) gets put at risk more i ...
      »Omar Khayyam: mad dog, maybe we have mellowed in norcal since you terrorized the ...
      »Wayne 37: It wouldn't be so bad if they didn't piss and moan about which way ...
      »curveball: mad dog, 11 fielders sucks at 70 also!
      »Wayne 37: ju25, I sent your list of the newly banned bats to the league ...
      »Turbo 34: I know everyone has a preference as to bat characteristics so my ...
      »jl1919: i am looking for a 2014 worth asa legit balanced. 28 oz.
31 March 4, 2016 1630

SWING WEIGHTS

» Clean Up: Hi I am interested in getting the BAT SWING WEIGHTS of the Dudley ...
      »Clean Up: Hello Does anybody know or have the swing weights of the bats in ...
      »fennellwg: this may be the closest to a straight ...
      »DOERBAUM: AS BAT WEIGHTS VARY CONSIDERABLY FROM BAT TO BAT FOR THE SAME MARKED ...
      »fennellwg: cleanup, not for nuthin... but you never mentioned which bat you ...
      »Clean Up: fennellwg I am trying to compare the Miken 26 oz to the Dudley 26 ...
      »fennellwg: I have a Dudley 27 oz balanced. Numbers that Alan Tanner of team 1 ...
      »Mr Wolf: I have owned both bats, Dudley 26oz EL 13' barrel and Miken 26oz EL ...
      »wagon487: Instead of being too technical, why not just get the one fits your ...
      »rh25: I got Dudley the 27 oz 12" Dudley last season. I was dissatisfied ...
      »fennellwg: rh, Which year BicCat do you have? I'm pretty sure the senior bat ...
      »rh25: fennellwg, I have the 2016 model. It definitely swings heavier than ...
      »rh25: Listened to Dave's video again. He does state that the 2016 Big Cat ...
      »fennellwg: Thanks, Your version of the story is still better than mine. It's ...
      »fennellwg: this isn't intended to change your mind. it's just a bit more ...
      »garyheifner: Clean Up This is just me, OK. I have the new Miken (white) 26 oz ...
15 Feb. 21, 2016 899

How do we get bat manufactures to still make bats for asa and harder balls

» krmissle: With the new ball (SOME ASA) leagues are adopting. That's leaving the ...
      »OZ40: Our ASA league went to the 52/300 2 years ago, that ball blows, ...
      »ju25: 52/300 is the official ball for ASA sanctioned events as of 2014, ...
2 Feb. 19, 2016 356

Computer Meltdown!

» Tri18: Guys, A computer tragedy has occurred at Team 1 Sports! Somehow ...
      »Cougar: "they say there is no way to recover it." I would have thought ...
1 Feb. 18, 2016 552

TOC in Florida

» Tri18: Good morning everyone! Just letting you know that I will be at the ...
      »Sparky.1: Best of luck to everyone........Should be an outstanding tourney once ...
      »Bruster55: I cannot wait to get there.Go AOS
      »Tri18: Just got to the hotel from the hitting clinic today. What a blast out ...
      »Turbomitch: Looking for information on hitting clinics or locations for hitting ...
      »Tri18: Jim, Take a drive over to Vero Beach the last Friday-Sunday in ...
5 Feb. 12, 2016 1091

New Combat senior bat....?

» OZ40: What's up with the new 2017 Combat "Rocket Launcher" bat, anyone ...
      »curveball: IF the info is correct, does Kelly's also state they will refund your ...
      »spoonplugger: A close up of the bat shows a senior softball stamp on it. Sounds ...
      »spoonplugger: MY MISTAKE. It says a 30 day money back guarantee. Sorry.
      »OZ40: Whatever the bat does, the marketing is really geared toward the ...
      »hemi racer: Guys, is this just another example of the latest and greatest th ...
      »OZ40: I don't know HEMI but at least it's up to the buyer whether or not ...
      »LeeLee50: OZ40, Are you sure this a Combat guarantee ? It could be an offer ...
      »Bruster55: What happens when it breaks on day 31? Should be interesting to see ...
      »OZ40: It could be Kelly offering the deal. In any event I'd hope if someone ...
      »16wood: Bruster, what makes you feel that the Adidas bat will be out soon? BW
      »Tri18: 16, The Adidas bat is said to be coming into the country in March if ...
      »BruceinGa: I talked with a Combat rep that everyone knows and he said the Rocket ...
      »LeeLee50: BruceinGa, Were the ones being used in Tampa. Kelly's version or ...
      »BruceinGa: They were the Combat version. The balanced version is red and the el ...
      »divncatch: BruceinGa, I see you're in Marietta, Ga. I lived there 13 years and ...
      »Coop14: The bats being hit in Florida where not Rocket launchers. 1. One ...
      »BruceinGa: divincatch, my wife went there, class of 68. You prob know dennis ...
      »BruceinGa: Thanks Coop for clarifying that.
      »divncatch: Bruce, I don't think I remember Dennis Daugherty. I remember Joe ...
      »BruceinGa: Dennis was on the wrestling team also. Probably 73
      »divncatch: I'll get my yearbook out and look him up.
      »Cougar: Hey Coop 14, I read your post regarding the Combat Rocket Launcher ...
      »Coop14: 707softballbats.com is Kelly's ultimate sports ... He has a few ...
      »Cougar: Coop: Just received confirmation from Kelly's that 707 is indeed ...
      »Cougar: As a follow-up to my recent dealing with KellysUltimateSports, I'm ...
25 Feb. 9, 2016 3061

2016 Worth Dennis Rulli Senior Bat Balanced SBDRSR

» jsheeran: Looking for a review of this bat positive or negative from anyone out ...
      »Gonedeep43: I've never seen anyone use this bat, so getting a review maybe tough?
      »BruceinGa: I was told in Dec at Softball Mag's senior camp that Worth wouldn't ...
      »Tri18: The Miken/Worth people have informed me that Worth won't produce a ...
      »titanhd: Are you sure on that TRI18. The Rulli bat was 2015 model. However ...
      »jsheeran: Thanks for the feedback. It's the blue Rulli Senior bat and it says ...
      »ju25: Same bat Jeff, the Rulli and Jeff Hall Legit were both released in ...
      »Tri18: Titan, Reasonably, possibly, somewhat sure.....! I don't work for ...
      »Gorilla Boy: Hey Guys, just so everyone understands. Alan is on the right track as ...
      »jsheeran: Thanks GB. I used the grey Worth senior legit balanced for three ...
9 Feb. 3, 2016 1104

Gods sports Co.'

» bobski: If you are still waiting for money from them just go to this news ...
0 Jan. 23, 2016 701

Can you use a 2015 USSSA bat?

» Bballer3: Was wondering if you can use any of the new 2015 Utrip bats in SSU ...
      »swing for the fences : Yes, why stop there? go to single wall metal or wood ;-)
      »Bballer3: Thanks swing... just making sure - think I might be on to something ...
      »neck10: don't all bats manufactured after a certain date have to have senior ...
      »swing for the fences : no matter what the date, every bat in all other sactions are not ...
      »Bballer3: hey swing...not tryin to start an argument with you because that is ...
      »swing for the fences : Bballer3, I know what you are talking about, for me, I still get that ...
      »Bballer3: Swing...you are right if you are that type of hitter. I used to try ...
      »joel 1975: asa demirini (flipper)aftermath is just as good as ultra 2
      »Benji4: Joel, ASA flipper aftermath with an ounce shaved out of it might be ...
      »neck10: we have to hit the sock's in our young league & the 2013 flipper ...
      »joel 1975: neck 10 if the bat was manufactured after 2014 it must have ssusa ...
      »titanhd: A well broken in USSSA bat can be every much as good as a Senior ...
      »400: neck10 are you referring to the Ultra II with the metal knob on the ...
      »Dancer: I have a Miken DC-41 that I used often and it is not a senior bat, I ...
      »neck10: no Im talking about the one that has the grove on the end of the knob ...
      »neck10: tell me your cell number Ill send you a picture of one
      »neck10: or email address
      »neck10: benji 4 is the Louisville hyperZ like the flipper made for the mush ...
      »BruceinGa: Speaking of the Hyper-Z, it's the best deal on a senior presently!!
      »Benji4: Neck10 we hit mush balls and the bat performed pretty good. Obviously ...
      »neck10: is it a senior bat I just swing miken ultra2's I have two brand new ...
      »Uncle Mike: FYI- just bought a Hyper Z on Amazon for $59.95, read this post and ...
22 Jan. 20, 2016 1566

2015 Demarini Senior One End Load

» Lefty: Just got one for a good price. Wondering if anyone had a chance to ...
      »KC Jim: Good bat...also have two buds who got good results...held up ...
      »Lefty: Thanks for the info Jim. I had a 2014 end load One and it hit great ...
      »Qnine: I have four 29 oz I use for bp 2014 end load Two 2014 28 oz in ...
      »Lefty: Qnine that is good news for me I have a 28oz. 2015 end load. Took it ...
      »colt: The 2016 Juggy senior is the same composite and handle as the 2014 ...
      »Curly67: Have used my 26 oz. Demarini Senior One End Load since Oct when I ...
      »Lefty: Curly67 are you a singles or power hitter. I normally hit 1 or 2 in ...
7 Jan. 16, 2016 1033

Miken Ultra 2 Advance Bat

» SeniorMan: I am wondering if anyone is still using the Miken Ultra 2 Advance bat ...
      »curveball: Used one till it broke last year. I liked it, it was durable as well ...
      »SeniorMan: Thanks 'curveball'. I have been using these bats since they were ...
2 Jan. 14, 2016 476

Mikens New Ultra II Black debuts.....

» Tri18: Mikens new Ultra is slowly making it's way around the country and ...
      »DieselDan: Could you give us your thoughts Tri18 on some concerns mentioned in ...
      »Tri18: Diesel, Great topic....pretty much every bat company has differences ...
      »FOFO: They had all three models for sale at the Huntsman games.
      »17Black: Tri18, I see you are playing in Ft Myers, are you bringing any bats ...
      »Tri18: I will be there for sure. I am awaiting Miken to let me know for sure ...
      »Lefty: I have 400 swings on my 28 oz and 27oz Big Cats. They hit for ...
      »maurice: Miken still seems to be the bat of choice for most players. Have you ...
      »LeeLee50: Not sure what part of the country you are playing in but in the west ...
      »B94: I was quite surprised that there was no one selling the new Mikens at ...
      »OZ40: Is the Ultra II Black replacing the 2-piece White Miken Ultra II. The ...
      »Gorilla Boy: OZ40, this year the White Ultra 2 Black model bat is the balanced ...
      »OZ40: Big Mike, thanks for the information. I've met you on several ...
      »Gorilla Boy: OZ, thank you very much. It is funny. I have been on the wounded list ...
      »Tri18: So the 3 different models of Mikens new Ultra II Black have been out ...
      »Tim Millette: My view on all things Miken is... I have already spent alot of ...
      »DOERBAUM: Gee Tim, is there anyone or any company in senior softball that ...
      »Slap hitter: Doerbaum--I thought the same thing...My guess is, he joins a 50 Major ...
      »OZ40: Is it true that the first production runs of a new model bat are a ...
      »DOERBAUM: Slap Hitter - i'm sure he would drag any team down a level (or two) ...
      »Tri18: Oz, I have sent hundreds of them around the country from various ...
      »Slap hitter: Doerbaum - He is a cancer to a team. I'm soooo glad I don't have to ...
      »DOERBAUM: 4 years !!! I'm happy as a clam to get 4 months out of a bat! Got ...
      »Tim Millette: Gary Springer...is it possible to explain how a 50 major plus ranked ...
      »DOERBAUM: Tim, at least bitch with proper English.
      »TheCat43: Tim: The Cat fears nothing. I have not posted because you're still ...
      »TheCat43: OOPS! Another hijacked thread. Sorry for my part - I got sucked in. ...
      »Turbo 34: I will say that I agree with Tim about Miken having bad customer ...
      »OZ40: There are a million stories in the Naked City, this is another one: ...
      »Turbo 34: I'm sure because of the competition they are much better today. I've ...
      »OZ40: Turbo I'm glad you've had good luck with them, mine fell apart ...
      »bkb555: I have the new balanced Miken Ultra2....it swings EXACTLY like my ...
      »Wayne 37: Question? Are there now three new Miken two piece bats on the ...
      »OZ40: Wayne, as stated above: this year the White Ultra 2 Black model ...
      »maurice: I swung the big cat the other day and it still seems to me that miken ...
      »Wayne 37: OZ40, I don't usually peruse each and every post because the ...
      »Gorilla Boy: OZ40 is right on with the weighting system. The Balance has 0 ...
      »DBurke23: In theory - wouldn't the end load ( and especially the max end load ...
      »OZ40: DBurke,I don't think so, here's why: No bat will ever have a portion ...
      »jfsully: Sweet spot studies : ...
      »DBurke23: OZ40 I think you misinterpreted my point. I don't think sweet spot ...
      »bkb555: I have used the Utrip versions of Miken's endload and balanced bats ...
      »OZ40: That extra poly on the inside of the barrel at most may add to the ...
      »Italian Bulldog: Fellows AT18 is wright! I Like what I've seen and heard about the new ...
43 Dec. 24, 2015 4873

The New Ultra 2 Black Line

» Lefty: Getting up in age at 67 and I hardly ever hit what I call the sweet ...
0 Dec. 19, 2015 402

2 FLEX or NOT 2 FLEX

» ?: Help! I have read and heard that having a Stiff Bat handle is wha ...
      »wdodge22: Here is my thought process, keeping in mind I coached High School ...
      »crusher: In Golf, if I try to swing a Senior Shaft (Flex) the club face if ...
      »0: Lots of bat handle flex helps giving the bat more whipping action
      »Full Monty: It seems that the bat handle flex would give the bat a type of ...
      »Hit the gap: One of the best bats I ever had was the Easton Flex SCN3. Lots of ...
      »PJ3P: Handle flex absorbs energy that would instead be flexing the barrel. ...
      »Home Plate: 10 or 12 years ago I saw a high speed picture of Mark McGwire hitting ...
      »PJ3P: Home Plate that was camera lens distortion.
      »Wayne 37: If you want bat flex, you should be able to snap your wrists through ...
      »DOERBAUM: PJ3P IS CORRECT IN HIS ASSUMPTIONS. AS HARD AS HE HITS THE BALL, HE ...
      »0: Ok HOW ABOUT A LITTLE INFO FROM ALL YOU BAT GUYS, BAT TESTERS AND ...
      »Pull My Finger: C'mon you bat geeks. Tell us if the handles of the 2 piece bats have ...
      »OZ40: It's not that easy of a question per say. A lot depends on the ...
      »Tri18: OZ, You are on track with your statement. It's not a simple question ...
14 Dec. 18, 2015 1113

The care of senior bats

» tall_thunder: Does leaving your bats, like the ONE, and Ultra 2, in your garage ...
      »garyheifner: I have absolutely no insight on this that is factual. However, if ...
      »E6 in AZ: You know Randy, I wondered if it wasn't the bats at all but some of ...
      »swing for the fences : I would bet your bats are fine.. it was most likely the Balls you ...
      »Bruster55: I think the humidity had more do to with it than anything. The air ...
      »B94: As others have said the balls being left in the heat is the ...
      »Turbo 34: Definitely the ball. Composite bats are at their hottest right before ...
      »garyheifner: Turbo Interesting comments. I went down to Joliet Illinois to ...
      »phantomf4j: Well guys, as far as composite material is concerned, here is my ...
      »hemi racer: Doesn't seem relevant for you guys in warm weather parts of the ...
      »17Black: I'm not a bat engineer :) I live in Northern Ohio. It gets real ...
      »neck10: you need to keep bats clean I see some guy's doing it between at ...
      »sheik03: This past season I was told that the new Dudley Lightning bats kept ...
      »garyheifner: Sheik good idea. picked up a 6 pack of sponges at the dollar tree ...
      »hemi racer: I was vigilant about cleaning my Dudley after ever tournament, but ...
      »Bubble Gum: hemi racer I am willing to wager that you will agree that your ...
      »miken44: i have always kept my bats inside summer and winter never leave them ...
      »crusher: A lot of bat damage occurs when the grass is wet and ball rolls ...
      »Allan55: Years ago, I was told to bring my bats inside the house for the ...
      »hemi racer: Bubble Gum, your probable right about it being a sales gimmick. ...
      »Wayne 37: I've been telling people this for a long time. Nobody ever paid ...
      »Eurskine: Through the years i have learned this....I treat my bats and Balls ...
      »Wayne 37: Heat expands. Cold contracts.
      »Dbax: We know this when George Costanza went in the pool.
      »hemi racer: That was cruel Dbax, cruel!
      »Wayne 37: I don't take my bat into the pool. I just lay it on the lounging ...
25 Dec. 17, 2015 2850

SR Bat

» caryp33: Looking for a one piece bat. Any recommendations? I don't like ...
      »wdodge22: Dudley Lightning - comes with balanced or end load options. Good ...
      »BruceinGa: Ditto, I've had four, over 3000 swings on three of them. Imo the ...
2 Dec. 12, 2015 550
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