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REPAIRING BROKEN BATS

» JimmyRedSox: I have broken two Miken bats in the past year. The breaks are hard to ...
      »fennellwg: Sorry Jimmy, it can't be done . The problem is not that the ...
      »JimmyRedSox: Bill, Many thanks. I will use it for batting practice.
      »softball4b: This will help....Hit on the opposite ...
      »cyborg45: I tried repairing 2 Big Cats with marine epoxy resin. Cracked ...
      »Hondaf2003: Not sure this helps, but instead of repairing a bat do a little ...
      »fennellwg: Not for nuthin, But that sounds a lot like the definition of a ...
6 Feb. 17, 2017 1350

Dudley Lightning

» amr-4-lc: Guys, looking for opinions especially from those that have or do use ...
      »fennellwg: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fGVdj-NGnz8 This is what Dave had to ...
      »BruceinGa: I've been told by several that they are the same bat. A teammate ...
      »batter4u: Have hit with both bats and the 16 model lasted over 1500 swings. I ...
      »yellowjacket95: I also hit the 15/16 Dudley Lightning and it cracked after a full ...
      »DieselDan: As someone typed last year about bats, with the extra perceived gain ...
      »Perl: i have the 2015/16 and 2017 bats. The most notable difference IMO is ...
      »Hail Ragna!: So who are you suppose to believe? I am confused. I myself have hit ...
      »yellowjacket95: Hail... I think it all comes down to preference and how a bat feels ...
8 Feb. 14, 2017 1504

TOC / Bats

» Tri18: I will be at the TOC starting Wednesday morning to help out with the ...
      »surf88: Alan, Thought I'd take a shot at this. I got invited to play 65's and ...
      »Tri18: Try Shergill Grand hotel in front of Legoland. They are the most ...
      »wdodge22: I dont know if its still active, but the Shergill had a groupon.
      »Juice9: Is there a website to get updates on the TOC and see pictures. Wish I ...
4 Feb. 9, 2017 1502

Combat Maxum

» Softballer48: Has anyone tried the Combat Maxum senior bat? It is very hard to find ...
      »blue leader: Yes, I have a 28oz. Took a while to break it in, but it is ...
      »BruceinGa: Softball Fans has them on sale now for $69.
      »Macbri19: We hit both the 1 piece and 2 piece demos at Woodlawn a few weeks ago ...
      »boss74: Which one did you hit? The one piece or the black 2 piece?
      »Steve44: I have the 2016 white Maxum and used it all of last year, it seemed ...
5 Jan. 25, 2017 1540

Bat prices

» Hitemdeep: These bat companies are slowly raising their prices every year. Cmon ...
      »the car: cost 18 bucks to make
      »k man: If you are a Dudley guy, head over to Direct Sports 2017 - 187 after ...
      »SCRAPPY: Miken Ultra II MSU2 can be purchased at a number of places for $189 ...
      »Hitemdeep: Yeah I get it was referring to the new 2017 models. bats were 179-189 ...
      »Gorilla Boy: I agree with you the consumer. Bats should not be more than 199.95 ...
      »BruceinGa: Yes, Big Mike and KS are two of the "good guys" of senior softball.
      »HAT MAN: I think the final prices haven't changed much. Its the retail price. ...
      »taits: Yes they have and very far too much the last couple of years. ...
8 Jan. 23, 2017 1534

Miken Question

» RG7: In 2013 I bought a Miken Ultra 750x nine months later it broke and I ...
      »taits: They call it marketing. Not the only company that does this. Some ...
      »B94: These are far from the same bat RG. Just because the basic specs ...
2 Jan. 20, 2017 1005

Dudley Lightning 2

» Lefty: Has anyone put any swings with the 13" End load Dudley Lightning 2.
      »yellowjacket95: Lefty... read the Dudley 2.0 thread. It has great feedback. -Mark
      »Lefty: My friend told me he spoke to some guys that purchased the Dudey2.0 ...
      »Tri18: Lefty, You are very welcome. The new 2.0 bats all seem to be opening ...
      »Lefty: Took 95 more swings today and I was never really a dudley guy just ...
      »samg: I purchased the new Dudley EL. Due to living in Ohio I just got the ...
      »Jethro: lefty, how can I contact you??? you can reach me at my email on my ...
      »Lefty: Jethro already playing on a team. joehfalcon@comcast.net
      »Jethro: Thank you. got it.
8 Jan. 17, 2017 2449

In search of Monsta Fossil bat 34/27

» AZChappy: I am looking for a Monsta Fossil 34 inch 27 ounce preferably, please ...
0 Dec. 19, 2016 626

Mikens 2017 USSSA bat lineup

» Tri18: Hi guys, I have been busy hitting and testing Mikens new USSSA bats ...
      »Senior57: Alan, can you post a link for the videos? Thanks a bunch. Senior57
      »RoyHobbs: I recently purchased a 27 ounce Miken Ultra II Black Maxload softball ...
      »Tri18: Im not so good at that! Tried to copy and paste with out success. Go ...
      »Tri18: Thanks for the kind words Roy! I try to take care of people promptly ...
4 Dec. 7, 2016 1366

A Question 4 U Bat/Math Geeks

» Home Plate: Hi Before I ask my question, I want you to know that I have worked ...
      »coop3636: The difference is A pop up to the catcher or a pop up to the ...
      »Dbax: I'll make a guess and say they will be the same.
      »DaveDowell: This sounds a lot like the grade school math quiz: "Two trains are on ...
      »AJC: Dave, that's 1 fast fly. I'd have to say since both trains would have ...
      »Crusher23: It's a trick question, there's, not enough information to come to a ...
      »Home Plate: Crusher23 OK...Just for sake of conversation let's use Adidas End ...
      »Crusher23: My apologies. I need to read my test questions more carefully. It ...
      »B94: The answer will depend more on what bat speed you carry through the ...
      »Turbo 34: If you swing both bats the same exact speed, 75mph, the heavier bat ...
      »Home Plate: Turbo 34 If you swing both bats the same exact speed, 75mph, the ...
      »taits: imo, Since no two people let alone a group like here can hit ...
      »fennellwg: About 10 mph of BBS or 20 ft xtra distance. No reason for you to ...
      »fennellwg: http://www.acs.psu.edu/drussell/bats/bbs-asa.html Another good ...
      »fennellwg: One final comment. Bats with higher MOI tend to have higher ...
      »fennellwg: Yikes, too much typing to hold anyone's attention. In short,....I ...
      »Home Plate: Wow! That's a lot of information to digest. I find it interesting ...
      »fennellwg: http://baseball.physics.illinois.edu/aero.html If you're still ...
      »OZ40: Your answer can be found here if ...
      »fennellwg: I suspect the kids from MIT could do a pretty good job with ...
      »the car: bat speed is bat speed if it hits the sweet spot same only if the ...
      »fennellwg: I agree. Batspeed has much greater effect on BBS than pitch ...
21 Dec. 3, 2016 1850

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 ...
      »Lefty: The NIFONG has been out for a while now. I would like to know the ...
10 Nov. 26, 2016 3602

Bat Information

» southerinman: Picked up 4 bats in trade and was looking for some input on them. I ...
      »Gonedeep43: Unfortunately, the senior Salvo isn't very good, and neither is the ...
      »lb16: Hopefully you didn't trade anything good for those! Sorry to say most ...
      »marcster13: I have a some of the EL Salvos made for SC Sports and they have tons ...
      »el viejo 50: southerinman are you looking for a EL senior bat?
      »southerinman: No, I actually have 3-4 OG U2's to swing thru before I have to look ...
5 Nov. 9, 2016 1643

Loose end cap

» DCPete: Sorry this has been discussed before but what product(s) is it that ...
      »curveball: 3M Marine Adhesive 5200. Did 4-5 for guys in our league, all wore ...
1 Oct. 31, 2016 743

Miken Ultra II vs Dudley Lightning

» JimmyRedSox: Bad news....my Miken Big Cat, end-loaded, which I purchased for $200 ...
      »AJC: Jimmy, sorry to hear about the bat but there isnt 1 bat manufacturer ...
      »#19: Stop swinging so hard! :-)
      »lb16: Jimmy, just curious was it last years Big cat or this years? I know ...
      »JimmyRedSox: lb16 - thanks for your message. My Big Cat was a 2016. (;-(( I still ...
      »cyborg45: I have both. The performance of both is very similar. I have the ...
5 Oct. 26, 2016 1992

knee problems

» big cat7: I would like to know if anyone has experienced the same problem im ...
      »Mannjo: Big cat, I had a similar issue. You do lose power because sub ...
      »Mulewhipper: Mannjo...those gel shots don't always work, and when they do, they ...
      »Mannjo: Mulewhipper, you are right about the gel shots. They are good for six ...
      »OZ40: Unfortunately, there is no magic pill. If you can afford to loose a ...
      »ocden: Mannjo,i tried to find accu-fill on the internet couldn't find ...
      »softball4b: search accu-fill knee caulking
      »Mannjo: Ocden, try subchonodrdplasty.com
      »ssnaz: I would not hesitate to recommend the gel shots to anyone that wanted ...
      »ocden: I've had the shots 3 different times & i know others who have had ...
      »Mannjo: Ocden, I have had knee issues due to arthritis and tearing meniscus. ...
      »ocden: Thks for the info Mannjo,I've been bone on bone for over 4yrs with ...
      »Mannjo: I am in Massachusetts. Medicare paid for my procedure. It is I would ...
      »kjones: Always hesitate as there is no going back with knee replacement. I ...
      »1tuffmuddah16: I also have some arthritis and torn meniscus in both knees, can't run ...
14 Oct. 25, 2016 1831

What bat shouuld I use?

» crewmember: I have always been swinging a balanced 26 or 27oz bat. most of my ...
      »OZ40: If you want to try an end loaded bat and you have been swinging a ...
      »rlspls1974: If you like to swing an end loaded bat try the Nightmare, $139
      »AllTournyPit: Adidas Melee is only a 1/2 Oz endload. Hottest bat on the market by ...
      »crewmember: Thank you guys. What I am hoping to find out is an opinion as to if ...
      »fennellwg: I'm not really sure which bat property is best for going to the ...
      »rangpat: Crew, Based on your comments I would stay with a balanced bat. That ...
      »rangpat: PS, watch Seniorsoftballbatreviews.com Dave has reviewed both the ...
7 Oct. 24, 2016 1417

Adidas Melee2 vs Reebok Melee legend

» Bobby Buggs: Been hitting the Adidias 27 el and just got a Reebok 27 el What is ...
      »rangpat: Adidas bought Reebok. So the Reebok is an older version of the ...
1 Oct. 24, 2016 822

Durable Bats

» Hail Ragna!: Now that Vegas is over, what bat would you say is the most durable ...
      »tattooball: Give me a call I have some thing you may like to try.
      »tattooball: sorry 845 532 2668
      »Tri18: Hail, Call me because it sounds like you need a bat with a different ...
      »DOERBAUM: AFTER USING JUST ABOUT EVERY BAT OUT THERE FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS (AND ...
      »AllTournyPit: The Big Cat has a 1 0uncertain end load. If you can get ahold of last ...
      »rlspls1974: Hail, I will also vouch for the Nightmare. Two full seasons of ...
      »pete from nj: I have been swinging the Nightmare for 3 years. One of my bats has ...
      »rlspls1974: If you like to swing an end loaded bat try the Nightmare, $139
      »rlspls1974: Sorry wrong thread.
      »SilverGhost: I thought everyone knew that the Nightmare and the Miken Big Cat had ...
      »Benji4: Louisville Hyper Z. Some have 1000 swings on them and it seems to ...
      »lb16: Benji4, are you guys swinging last years or this years Parnell ...
      »Benji4: lb16 We are swinging this years model the green and blue signature ...
      »CaliBraves: I was cracking 3 or 4 bats (Miken, Demarini) a season and usually ...
      »E6 in AZ: I am a fan of the Dudley Lightning. I went through two Mikens, the ...
      »garyheifner: What nobody adds, when talking about durability, is what is their ...
      »CaliBraves: Gary Heifner, To answer all your questions: Age: 52 Height: ...
      »DOERBAUM: HEIFNER, TO ADD: 6'2" - 230 LBS - 56 YEARS OLD - PLAY TWICE A ...
      »bkb555: I am 6'1" 185lbs, 54yrs old and have never broken a bat....I swing ...
      »blue leader: Hi Gary, How's things in Huntley? Good luck Gray Sox in Ft ...
20 Oct. 19, 2016 2756

softball mags senior camp

» Wrenchturner: Has anyone been to softball mag senior camp in cocoa beach? wonder if ...
      »hemi racer: Been to both, Team 1 Sports camp is more bang for your buck. Great ...
      »bogie: I haven't been to Team 1 camp, heard it was good. I have been to the ...
      »BruceinGa: I agree 100% with Bogie, very well organized, each camper receives a ...
3 Oct. 14, 2016 937

Bat Knob

» ?: Hi Before I screw something up I want to get info from someone with ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: I think the knob on the Miken Big Cat is pressure fitted on to ...
      »B94: First of it depends if it's the old Big Cat with the red/white logos ...
      »?: I have the "New" Black Cat. And thank you for the info! I was ...
3 Oct. 4, 2016 922
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