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Dudley Lighning 12 inch senior bat.

» Lefty: BruceofGa how many swings did you get on your Dudley before it died. ...
      »BruceinGa: It's still alive with about 1800 swings. My 13" 29oz broke today ...
      »jah#4: Lefty I had over 1800 swings on a 13" barrell 28oz and 1650 on a 12" ...
      »DieselDan: I believe barrel size should not affect where the ball goes. How you ...
      »Lefty: Thanks for the info Bruce and Don. At lease now I have some idea on ...
      »Perl: Joe I had a 12" with approximately 1500 cuts that busted. I hit ...
      »hemi racer: Do you guys find that we're hearing greater number of hits on several ...
      »DieselDan: Yes hemi. Once the first bat was tested, was found to have ...
      »swing for the fences : like to know how many of you guys hit it out on a 300 foot fence 4 ...
      »Tri18: Swing, Might want to add some parameters like...what kind of ball ...
      »E6 in AZ: Swing, I saw a player do just that this weekend swinging a Dudley. ...
      »swing for the fences : Allen,, just trying to get some type of feedback.. we can probably ...
      »Perl: Swing, I know a few of the guys posting here, Lefty, BruceinGa, jah#4 ...
      »swing for the fences : I know Tri can hit them a ways,, thanks for the info... good to ...
      »BruceinGa: Perl, just tell him that two of us are over 65 and one is over 60. ...
      »Tri18: Swing. The Dudley bat is without a doubt one of the more durable ...
15 March 10, 2015 1368

Miken White vs. Big Cat

» sobs3: I was thinking of picking up the Big Cat 27oz. due to the fact my ...
      »Tri18: 3, Excellent questions on 2 great bats. The 2-Piece Max (red/white) ...
      »hemi racer: I have both(Big Cat&Dudley Lighting) and prefer the Dudley over these ...
      »cyborg45: Haven't hit the Dudley, so I can't comment on that bat. However, I ...
3 March 3, 2015 1012

BP Bat?????

» road kill: So.....there are only so many hits in an Ultra II before it ...
      »tattooball: If you can swing an end loaded bat get a Nightmare your gamer will be ...
      »DCPete: There's some U-Trip tanks out there; the 2013 black/yellow Mizuno ...
      »curveball: If you can find an Ultra II Legacy, you'll get 1000's of swings out ...
      »DieselDan: Miken Triad Blackout was built for durability and has pop.
      »Shut Up & Pitch: I used to have a BP bat and a gamer. The problem is there are al ...
      »crusher: My 30oz balanced Combat Centenarian is starting its 4th year. I use ...
      »road kill: I guess to be more precise, I want something I can hit a lot for BP ...
      »neck10: road kill find an ultra 11 with asa stamps on it they last a lot ...
      »neck10: I also have 3 ultra 11 ASA stamped bats in the wrapper & maybe 10 ...
      »Wayne 37: Unless the bat is destroyed, I will hit with a cracked bat until I ...
      »softball4b: I have a 26oz Demarini One and put on a 2 oz batting sleeve. Bat is ...
      »road kill: I found a '13 model Ultra brand new. Matches length and weight and ...
      »road kill: @Neck10 you were absolutely correct! Damned near as nice as the ...
      »qdup1: I have been using an Easton SCN18 old stamp for a few years and it ...
      »cronin51: Freak 98's are tanks, I use one in BP all the time, same weight and ...
      »BruceinGa: With the fragile senior bats of the past I frequently used a utrip ...
      »neck10: I have five or six of thos legacys don't care for them!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      »curveball: neck, how much $$$ for the lot of 5 or 6? I'm interested.
      »neck10: curveball text me 231-218-4787 or email ...
19 Feb. 26, 2015 1852

Big Bat Info

» OZ40: A friend sent me this. Read and enjoy but don't shoot the ...
      »Dbax: Wow, excellent!
      »Fred S: Double Wow. Great piece of work on anything you want to know about ...
      »hemi racer: Thanks OZ! That was very interesting and informative to this ole lay ...
      »OZ40: Hemi, that was purely cut-&-paste from am email a friend sent me. By ...
4 Feb. 25, 2015 1143

Monsta Z-Bra

» WCMONSTA: Monsta Athletics will finally launch the bat that has REALLY grabbed ...
      »WCMONSTA: The Z-Bra is a BPF 1.21 bat that is specifically design for the ...
      »hemi racer: WOOOO!!!!, FINALLY a bat I don't need to buy. Sounds like I can ...
      »WCMONSTA: LOL! This bat was really designed for the younger old guy! LOL. Big ...
      »WCMONSTA: BTW Hemi Racer, love the member name. I'm a huge Mopar fan. Had a ...
      »WCMONSTA: BTW, i apologize if you guys are having a hard time getting through. ...
      »hemi racer: Carl, I also wish you still had your cuda. If so I would try to ...
      »curveball: Nice ride John, from an old west coast Comp driver. Westcott makes ...
      »Marv19: Boy you guys triggered some old memories. How about this one for ...
      »lewis: Carl, tried your email address, comes back as (cannot find).Like to ...
      »curveball: Marv, I ran against Rick for many years, both in Super Stock and ...
      »hemi racer: BOY-O-BOY!! small world sometimes AH. Charley and I are friends and ...
      »Marv19: Thanks Rob it is a small world. Panella Trucking. Does that bring ...
      »WCMONSTA: Lewis, that happens alot and i get alot of grief for not returning ...
      »Corky: Big Question is: Has it been approved by all the senior ...
      »Marv19: I have several in stock and they all have the SSUSA logo and the BPF ...
      »?: Can anybody tell me.... When did Monsta Athletics get into th ...
      »WCMONSTA: Another World Champion chooses Monsta for its Firepower! Welcome ...
      »WCMONSTA: We've had a several senior models for a while but we only launched ...
      »swing for the fences : how is the longevity of this bat???
      »Navy: Swing, I know the Monsta Fossil has been a great senior bat for me. ...
      »ju25: Navy, What kind of balls are you hitting in the dome? In dome ...
      »Navy: We are hitting the 44/375 Trump Stote.
      »curveball: Just back from Mesquite, out of curiosity, watched for guys swinging ...
      »Marv19: Rob I know Top Gun Thunder 50AAA have a Monsta. No Guts No Glory ...
      »WCMONSTA: 1st batch of the baddest senior bat on the planet ships this week!
      »Navy: Can't wait to get my Z-Bra! My Fossil has been an excellent bat so ...
      »WCMONSTA: You can check the bat out on Monsta Athletics FB page for more info
      »WCMONSTA: Z-Bras will be in stock Thursday. For more info visit us at Monsta ...
      »softball4b: I hit the Monster Fossil over the weekend. The bat had about 50 ...
      »WCMONSTA: Only 50 swings? Not even broken in yet Softball4b! lol. Thanks for ...
      »WCMONSTA: Fossils and Z-Bras are in now stock! Visit Monsta Athletics on FB for ...
      »curveball: Marv- Got a bud in Palm Springs that's selling the Monsta's, and ...
      »BudLeftField: I thought Monsta Z-bras were worn by Dolly Parton.
      »taits: No Dog, bow wow, the bounty hunter's wife... lol
      »WCMONSTA: Leave the hate'n up to the young guys fellas! lol
      »hemi racer: Curveball, that class has gotten so competitive AND expensive whi ...
      »Marv19: Rob (curveball) glad you had a good race and congrats. I read ...
      »hemi racer: AHHH!, Mr. Gasket (Joe Hrudka) started selling header gaskets out ...
      »Marv19: HR: Boy what an ego too... Yes technically I worked for Joe cuz he ...
      »curveball: I would have preferred to this directly to Marv19 and hemiracer, but ...
      »modi: I've been swinging a fossil for 3 seasons now, all I can say is great ...
      »softball4b: To the best of my knowledge the bat has not been approved by any of ...
      »Marv19: Mikie... The Fossil has a SSUSA Stamp on it. As far as I know it was ...
      »hemi racer: Rob, sounds like you are enjoying the kids success as much as if it ...
      »softball4b: SSUSA Approved Bats, Monsta is not listed.
      »Marv19: Well the only conclusion is: He had these bats made with a stamp on ...
      »softball4b: SSUSA Bat Policy Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, Senior Softball-USA will ...
47 Feb. 24, 2015 5463

Mikens Limited Edition TOC bat is....back!

» Tri18: Miken has again produced about 1000 Limited Edition TOC bats for this ...
0 Feb. 19, 2015 568

Worth Legit

» divncatch: Anyone got any thoughts or opinion on the Worth Legit Flex 50 USSSA ...
      »DieselDan: Get the popcorn ready!
      »divncatch: So you're saying they are bad to pop up, or sit back and watch the ...
      »Bruster55: Very good bat perfect balance.
3 Feb. 16, 2015 860

Mikens New Freak Black USSSA version

» Tri18: Previously I reported to you on the incredible performance of Mikens ...
      »TOMAR77: Alan,is this Bat ASA approved? Thanx, Tommy
      »Katzy63: The ASA bat goes by the same name and is a "maxload" version. ...
      »TOMAR77: Thanx it does. Tomar
      »Tri18: The Freak Black has a 1/2 ounce endload and it is a USSSA bat. It ...
4 Feb. 14, 2015 1198

Dudley Lightning

» Capt Kirk: What is up with the stickum substance on the Dudley bats? I seem to ...
      »Capt Kirk: What is up with the stickum substance on the Dudley bats? I seem to ...
      »hemi racer: Yes, it is a performance enhancement going by Dudley. It's supposed ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: I believe the stickum is more of a gimmick than actual hitting ai ...
      »Big Mike: Nose, you may think it's a gimmick but I have had mine for a while ...
      »DieselDan: Whether it falls under the heading of physics or not, if you make ...
      »BruceinGa: I talked with Davey Reed last weekend about cleaning the Dudley and ...
      »?: According to Mike just making contact at any part of the ball wit ...
      »Lefty: I haven't it that many knuckles with my Dudleys. I guess I need to ...
      »hemi racer: Not for sure how much finish helps with distance, but Big Mike and I ...
9 Feb. 3, 2015 1565

Endload or balanced?

» BruceinGa: I and others have often wondered, how many senior players use ...
      »Tri18: Bruce, That's a very good question for an interesting discussion. As ...
      »4x4: I think Alan has it right - 75-80% endloads....can only speak for ...
      »OlyPenSenior: Balanced only for me. I get that there are more long balls in ...
      »4x4: OPS Oddly enough - have more control with the FL...with the ...
      »Fred S: 30 oz End Load all the way. Just can't swing a balanced or lighter ...
      »Webbie25: Hi Bruce. I have always used a balanced bat-I feel more control with ...
      »hemi racer: Always been an EL guy, but hope to try a few balanced ones at Alan's ...
      »STL0: I would have to say that our teams are probably closer to 90% EL. I ...
      »Bubble Gum: Other than feel, is there any study or proof that indicates that th ...
      »taits: There are, but it usually comes down to physics and a persons ...
      »Fred S: Bubble Gum: Just personal experience. I have always outhit balanced ...
      »outfielder: Bruce it was good meeting you in Tampa last weekend and my preference ...
      »BruceinGa: Nice meeting you Doug. If I had to guess our 65 M+ team uses more ...
      »bkb555: I have used balanced for the past 10 years...I got a jeff hall legit ...
      »BruceinGa: Through using my swing speed radar I also find that I can swing a ...
      »Robo2: I have both balanced and end load (30 oz). I currently lean to ...
      »CallaVett: I read a study which proved MOI effects swing speed more than weight. ...
      »garyheifner: Does age have anything to do with the above #s. My 70AAA team has ...
      »OZ40: I know many single and double hitters who hit for a high average ...
      »dp44: Bruce, I for one used a balanced bat for years then changed one ...
      »BruceinGa: Roger, I don't recall you making any bad throws!!
21 Jan. 31, 2015 1708

50 Shades of Softball... (homage to the new bat)

» D.Litch: Hello beautiful... Oh how I can't wait to slip my tackified Neuma ...
      »OZ40: I think I need a cigarette.....
1 Jan. 31, 2015 745

Need Help On Selecting a ASA Bat

» TOMAR77: I Have joined a Recreation Senior League. Need to buy a ASA Approved ...
      »Fred S: We have had very good results from the Miken Freak52 if you use the ...
      »titanhd: The FREAK 52 is great using the 52/300 ball but, even better with the ...
      »neck10: I have 4 miken 52 and the demirini flipper flipper is at least 40% ...
      »TOMAR77: Thanks guys I will look into each of your suggestions. Tomar
4 Jan. 26, 2015 956

TOC Senior Easton and the HyberZ

» Lefty: Is anyone bringing the Senior Easton endload and the Hyber Z to the ...
0 Jan. 23, 2015 551

Do you use senior bats in non tournament games/leagues?

» bkb555: In our senior leagues we do NOT use senior bats at all.....I was ...
      »OlyPenSenior: Senior bats are not allowed in our rec league games or practice ...
      »Omar Khayyam: We use senior bats in all of our league games but with ...
      »Tim Millette: There are a couple day time city senior leagues in our area that ...
      »OZ40: I know of 3 senior leagues here in Michigan (all in the Detroit ...
      »BruceinGa: In our league the National League allows 1.21 bats, the American, ...
      »Fred S: We use ASA bats only. General consensus (Even from Tournament ...
      »curveball: Las Vegas uses SSUSA rules on bats. There is a pitchers screen ...
      »garyheifner: Made the move to Dudley balanced-love them. Broke both of them in ...
      »mad dog: our senior league is run by ASA senior rules except for the ball(for ...
      »ju25: In our Can-Am league(Metro Detroit) we use senior bats but hit ...
      »mad dog: ju25...better be careful with that ball if your playing in cool ...
      »bkb555: so for the guys who use a screen and senior bats, what is the rule ...
      »OZ40: Monday night Warren, MI 50+ league: Batted ball hits the screen = ...
      »BruceinGa: In our league if a batted ball hits the screen it is a strike. The ...
      »Ceres: Senior Bats are used in all 3 Senior Softball Leagues in the Houston ...
      »JBTexas : San Antonio Senior Softball league 6 divisions, 40, 50,60, 65, 70 and ...
      »AJC: In Redwood City we can use ASA bats only in senior night league where ...
      »DieselDan: No restrictions in St. G or Mesquite.
      »bkb555: thanks for all the input guys....we will NOT be using senior bats in ...
19 Jan. 13, 2015 1573

Bat Flex

» DCPete: So is the amount of bat flex a good thing, a bad thing or just a ...
      »DieselDan: Had a talk with a Major player who knows bats and when he gets a new ...
      »BruceinGa: I remember the flex the Demarini Geezer had. You really had to slow ...
      »DCPete: So what happens if you swing a bat with too much or too little ...
      »BruceinGa: The problem that I see is when someone with a fast bat speed uses a ...
      »DCPete: Bruce; no, the golf ball itself nothing to do with the shaft flex. ...
      »mad dog: to me DC..it would affect your timing per say.....if there is flex ...
      »taits: Flex for barrel or handle? Barrel you get the trampoline effect of ...
      »BruceinGa: DC, I just wanted to make sure you didn't think the mass of the ball ...
      »DCPete: Thanx Bruce; if you ever watch golf on TV you'll see the pros club ...
      »BruceinGa: Every once in a while I will see a youtube video in slow motion. ...
      »TexasTransplant: Somebody in this year's World Series hit a home run and, in the slow ...
      »Webbie25: Interesting discussion. I actually emailed Curt Hollis a few years ...
      »c.hollis: Interesting topic guys. With softball bats, as long as the flex is ...
      »PJ3P: The dramtic levels of flex you see from TV and some cameras is an ...
      »BruceinGa: Interesting, maybe we should video this way!
      »tattooball: Tex Tran, what you were seeing is bending modes. There are 4 in a ...
      »playr25: There was a write up if bats flex or not on another board. When you ...
17 Jan. 5, 2015 2075

Anyone tried the Combat Dirty two-piece bat?

» AcePV: Does anyone have any experience with the 2015 Combat 2Dirty G3 ...
      »BruceinGa: I hit it yesterday and wasn't impressed. I also hit the Dirty Girl, ...
      »Lefty: Bruce I have around 100bp swings with my Super Dirty and hits as well ...
      »poodass: Combat dirty two piece is garbage. 45 swings busted on both sides . ...
      »Tri18: I am sorry you have had some issues with your other bats. Let me just ...
      »Fabe: I agree with Alan...the Ambush has been fun to swing! Bought 3 since ...
      »17Black: Alan, I know its all a matter of preference or opinion. In "your ...
      »hemi racer: Our team has been predominately Ambush for the past couple of years ...
      »Lefty: I guess BruceinGa. may be right about the 2Dirty. Dave V said on his ...
      »Tri18: 17 Are you asking for the best combination of all three or one bat ...
9 Jan. 5, 2015 1653

non-senior bat question

» OZ40: What bat(s) are best for hitting that new 50 core low compression ...
      »joel 1975: demirini flipper aftermath 2013 model there are other's but this one ...
      »OZ40: Hi Joel I appreciate the info. I was told about an hour ago that ...
      »Super V 10: Any endloaded Bat Dave V
      »Tri18: Oz, The two best bats I have tested for that application are the ...
      »OZ40: Alan, how do these bats perform with 44/375 balls? Last year our ...
      »Tri18: Oz, If you are that lucky to hit 44/375 balls with them you will get ...
      »laramie55: I don't have experience with the Miken Freak 52 and DeMarinis ...
      »titanhd: Oz, The Worth Legit is designed for the low compression ball. Not to ...
      »OZ40: There is a wealth of information on this website. Thanks for helping ...
      »Fred S: IMO the Miken Freak52. We have had very good performance from the ...
10 Dec. 12, 2014 1237

the new bat "Nightmare"

» grayhitter59: Just got to swing the new bat Nightmare. First time swinging a 2 ...
      »taits: Onermaybe being broken in & the other cracked? lol
      »grayhitter59: No cracks or spider webbing on this bat. Brand new out of the rapper.
      »Wayne 37: This message board is provided as a means for senior softball players ...
      »hemi racer: Didn't think grayhitter's comments where out of order. He was just ...
      »HJ: Grayhitter's comments were fine with 1 caveat. If he has a financial ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Please feel free to provide personal commentary on likes/dislikes of ...
      »hemi racer: That sounds reasonable enough. THANKS! for the service you provide ...
      »Wayne 37: I have no problem with anything........except I started a thread ...
      »BruceinGa: I'm thinking you have not read all of the post pertaining to the ...
      »Wayne 37: Bruce, I Googled it, and found AD Starr manufactures the bat. ...
      »Railice96: I think you have to put a 'Nightmare' in your hands and try it! Your ...
      »BruceinGa: Wayne, the Dudley was designed by the same person that designed the ...
      »grayhitter59: I think this is getting out of hand, I was sent a bat by a friend ...
      »Wayne 37: Thanks for the info guys. That is all I was looking for. I'm more ...
      »tattooball: Wayne I am going to go out on a limb here and say your post may have ...
      »brian warner: The Nightmare we had was just that, A NIGHTMARE. We had a 28oz. bat ...
      »tattooball: Well Brian the ABS plastic end cap was smashed in when the bat was ...
      »brian warner: Well did ever occur to you that might have happened during shipment. ...
      »tattooball: The force it would have taken to do this damage the box would have ...
      »taits: Brian, Kevin DOES SERVICE HIS CUSTOMERS as do many other reps on ...
      »brian warner: Well Taits there was a time I would have said that about Kevin. As ...
      »taits: I see it a many ways: 1. It is a likely a NO WARRANTY bat, (I do not ...
      »brian warner: Taits, We sent him pictures before we sent the bat to him. And he ...
      »tattooball: Brian this is an outright lie. I never talked to you and I NEVER said ...
      »taits: A few thoughts: Saw the pics, read the emails. IMO bat was abuse ...
      »brian warner: Well look who is losing their temper. Why don't you put this bat out ...
      »Sr34: Ok, I am the one who purchased the bat "along" with Brian. I'm not ...
      »PJ3P: I'll say this about my dealing with Kevin aka Tattooball. I was ...
      »the wood: We have been hitting the Nightmare (27 oz) and have roughly 400 ...
      »DoubleL10: I agree with everything The Wood says...I hit the Nightmare with ...
      »mnball: I have never meet Kevin , but if you don't like his Nightmare bat ...
31 Dec. 10, 2014 5111

Hyper Z

» Softballer48: Noticed that the Louisville Senior Hyper Z due out 1/02/15. Bat ...
      »TexasTransplant: I heard February '15. I haven't seen or hit a production model yet, ...
1 Dec. 10, 2014 719

Best bat for a line drive hitter

» Fishguy49: What do you all think would be the best bat overall for someone who ...
      »cyborg45: I really don't think there are certain bats for "line drives" or ...
      »BruceinGa: Very good response cyborg45!
      »DieselDan: Increase bat speed.
      »laramie55: What cyborg45 said and also consider choosing something with an end ...
      »hemi racer: I've defiantly noticed more knuckling on my line drives with the ...
5 Dec. 5, 2014 1109
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