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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 4922

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 412

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 1144

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 2881

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 556

Look out for a Big Cat

» cal50: My bet is that Mike makes a big impact next year after battling 2 ...
      »softball4b: Pretty good hitting considering he had tennis shoes on. Good Luck Big ...
      »Gorilla Boy: Thanks Mike...I wish I could find a pair of shoes that will fit this ...
      »OZ40: Hey Mike, just for the heck of it I went on Ebay and entered "size 16 ...
      »Graphite: @ Gorilla Boy..... Is it true that you are playing with a team out of ...
      »jones32: Hey. Big Mike, glad to see you are already at it. Hopefully we can ...
      »DOERBAUM: GOOD TO SEE "MIGHTY MIKE" BACK IN ACTION. MIKE, YOU HIT PROBABLY THE ...
      »17Black: Gorilla Boy (Mike) You always have a place to play with your local ...
      »Gorilla Boy: Graphite, right now I have a couple of different ideas on what I want ...
      »OZ40: Funny you mention Carl Rose, I remember him hitting a line drive at ...
9 Nov. 14, 2015 1734

New Miken Ultra II Black at SSUSA winter Nationals in Naples

» Tri18: Hello guys, I will be at the Naples fields starting Friday morning ...
0 Nov. 1, 2015 501

Bat weights

» DieselDan: I asked the local Miken distributor if he would weigh two U2 blacks ...
      »garyheifner: I have purchased quite a few bats over the years. I take them down ...
      »DieselDan: The two I weighed were also end loaded.
      »hitman: End loaded means just that, not that it should weigh more, a 27 is a ...
      »titanhd: Its across the board.Doesn't matter if it's Miken,worth,Reebok you'll ...
      »Clean Up: Of course there is some degree of tolerance for every mass produced ...
      »DieselDan: Today I learned another idea about buying a bat. When told about the ...
      »1billyd: Okay, I am going to jump in here with my two cents worth because I ...
      »DieselDan: What did the seller tell you when you brought this to their attention ...
      »BruceinGa: Titanhd, the sticker reflects the weight of the bat. It usually ...
      »Bomber23: DieselDan: I'm the friend 1Billyd mentioned in the earlier ...
      »joel 1975: where you will be lucky if you ever buy two bat's with the same ...
      »1billyd: Follow up post. Miken replaced my under weight Miken Black BigCat ...
      »Gorilla Boy: Glad that you got your bat taken care of. This is a little note to ...
13 Oct. 28, 2015 1639

Cost of new U2 Black during Huntsman Games.

» DieselDan: Just curious what the new Miken's were going for from the vendor ...
      »hemi racer: Dan just for your info they where $215 in Pensacola last weekend. And ...
      »DieselDan: So hemi, are you typing they were not successful in charging a local ...
      »Gorilla Boy: Dan, Locker Room is charging 219.00 for the bat, 10.00 or 12.00 for ...
      »hemi racer: Yes Dan, they where successful in collecting the tax. Just don't know ...
4 Oct. 24, 2015 850

Difference in Bats

» crusher: What is the difference in the Miken Ultra II Black "Big Cat" and ...
      »Whitey58: The Miken Ultra Big Cat Is 1oz.endloaded and the maxload is 1/2oz ...
      »crusher: Whitey, thanks. I used a 28oz Big Cat in Vegas, and it felt like ...
      »TexasTransplant: James, you hit one with your UII in Dalton, then picked up my Dudley ...
3 Oct. 19, 2015 812

Original gray Miken Ultra (without center rod insert) VS. current MIken 2 piece ...

» CAT: What started as a casual discussion among teammates but ended heated ...
      »Enviro-Vac: Original = better but I was 16 years younger
      »Omar Khayyam: Watched a longtime fellow player hit the ball farther with the gray ...
      »chico senior: The original Miken would hit the ball at least 25-30 feet further ...
      »Tri18: Guys, This is a fun discussion. I have been asked to compare many ...
      »Pull My Finger: It is beyond me why hitting the long ball is such a big deal. The ...
      »DCPete: Original Gray Ultra 1 was at least 10% longer/hotter and was banned ...
      »LeeLee50: I sorry but this sounds like the Ambush story all over again, not ...
      »Turbo 34: Tri18 is right that the biggest difference was the ball back in 2002 ...
      »CAT: So you guys are possibly saying that the composition of the original ...
      »Tri18: Lee, No hype, just trained observation. As I've always said...hit a ...
      »JDub: STOOOPID BATS ! ! ! I know this is/was supposed to be a "Fun Post" ...
      »JDub: Team 1 Sports/Miken -vs- Arizona Elite/DeMarini in Game 1 of R/R ...
      »Tri18: Dub, I did play you last year but I was playing with Kevitt as my ...
      »bkb555: I took 2 swings with the original Miken...I put it down and said, ...
      »fmathis242: I took two swings with the original ultra on a windy night in ...
      »CAT: thank you for your responses....again, do you think it was the bat or ...
      »DCPete: CAT; all you need to know is the original Ultra was banned & never ...
      »Pull My Finger: Can somebody explain to me how the original Ultra came in different ...
      »CAT: Not to possibly beat a dead issue, here but here is my question - If ...
19 Oct. 14, 2015 1881

What About The Miken Freak Black Senior?

» Bubble Gum: I'm interested in the Miken Freak Black Senior with warranty.... ...
      »DOERBAUM: Have had all of them and I would get the new 2016 big cat over any of ...
      »Bubble Gum: Thanks for the reply. I have noticed that there seems to be much ...
      »B94: The Freak Black Senior isn't a bad bat - it simply takes a lot more ...
      »0: It seems odd that the Freak Black, a bat that comes with a warranty, ...
      »rfsoftball: I'm with B94 about the Freak Black it's not a bad bat.....I have is ...
      »Bubble Gum: Your telling me the Freak Black preforms every bit as well as the Big ...
      »Bubble Gum: Ooops....My last post was supposed to be "performs"...my fingers ...
      »Steve44: So if the Freak Black is such a good bat, why did they come out with ...
      »crusher: Steve, the Freak Black is USSSA approved. The freak is a good bat. ...
      »Bubble Gum: crusher Miken produces a Freak Black Senior Bat. SSUSA ...
10 Oct. 8, 2015 1209

Miken Big Cat

» crusher: Been using a 30oz balanced (for reference only). Used a Miken 28oz ...
      »cyborg45: I'm on my second Big Cat endload. The first cracked earlier this ...
      »rfsoftball: Here Dave on the 2016 Big ...
      »mad dog: crusher the mct ball that is used in vegas has a higher compression ...
3 Oct. 3, 2015 649

Bat demos in Vegas

» Tri18: Hello Guys, I am leaving for Vegas today and I will be at the ...
      »hemi racer: Good luck in Vegas Alan. Any time table on your regular order and ...
      »the wood: Most of our players have received their new Mikens from Kelly's ...
      »Tri18: I got the shipment in in Vegas yesterday. I have a few more with me ...
3 Oct. 3, 2015 837

Legal bat for play?

» kimmie26: This website says that this bat is legal for play in SSUSA. ...
      »Phoenix26: 3.4(3) APPROVED BATS All bats marked "1.21 BPF" (Bat Performance ...
      »Semmy: If the bat is USSSA approved it will have the USSSA thumbprint stamp ...
2 Oct. 1, 2015 694

New Miken Big Cat Black

» Lefty: Alan Tanner with Team 1 Sports was right about the new Miken Big Cat ...
      »Lefty: Put around 180 hits on it now and the sound started to change at 135 ...
1 Sept. 28, 2015 721

Release of new Miken Ultra II Black

» Tri18: Hi Guys, Light is getting brighter at the end of the tunnel. I've ...
      »Number 3 Hitter: Alan Need to pickup a new bat for SSUSA and SPA tournaments. Used ...
      »Dirtball: Bats are being sold in Vegas, played at Arroyo Grande.
      »SSUSA Staff: We've also been giving them out as a "Team Bat" award for the winners ...
      »?: I was at Lorenzi Park for the World Masters Tournament in Las Vega ...
      »Lefty: Got my Big Cat Black 28oz. Alan hit it right on the sweet spot is the ...
      »Az Iz: I don't get it! If the Ultra II Black is just a 2 piece version o ...
      »Bomber23: Az iz: The original Miken Ultra II is a composite of several ...
      »Tri18: AZ, I think you are comparing the new 2 PC U2 Black to the original ...
      »RoyHobbs: I want to thank Alan Tanner for his excellent customer service that ...
      »Rhino35: How many hits for Ultra II Black to break-in?
      »Whitey58: I just got back from hitting the new Miken Ultra ll Black Maxload and ...
11 Sept. 28, 2015 1738

Miken Ultra II (red/white, 2 pieces)

» Rhino35: How long it take to break-in this new bat?
      »B94: Rhino it really depends on the guy swinging the bat... Typically I'd ...
      »Rhino35: Thanks
2 Sept. 24, 2015 349

is the DeMarini Vision usssa senior softball legal

» jpb28: I have a 2015 DeMarini Vision usssa bat, it has the usssa BPF 1.20 ...
0 Sept. 20, 2015 456

Worth legit bats

» jackson21: I'm looking for a 2013 senior bat worth legit balanced 27 oz. Grey ...
      »titanhd: bats unlimted has a few
1 Sept. 19, 2015 377
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