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Personal note to Gorilla Boy

» Steve44: Hi Mike, you may not remember me, we met in Carson City 3 years ago ...
      »Jethro: Mike is awesome. Trust me for a comment, These Big Cats are awesome ...
      »17Black: Mike is awesome!!! I've had opportunity to play with him "a little ...
2 March 28, 2017 1233

Bats and balls allowed for ASA and USSSA tournaments

» Kev: I am fairly new to the senior softball having played mostly in ...
      »missouridave: Kev, the two bats you have are ONLY allowed in Senior Softball ...
      »Kev: Thank you misouridave. It appears the more popular tournaments for ...
      »Fred S: I believe that Senior bats are allowed in ASA Tournaments only but ...
      »missouridave: Kev, We don't play any ASA around here as there do not appear to be ...
      »TexasTransplant: Kev, I see you live in TN. In addition to the associations listed ...
      »Kev: Thank you all. These comments give me a clearer picture of the senior ...
      »Fred S: The DC41 is a very hot bat right out of the wrapper. The ball just ...
      »ju25: ASA and USSSA both have senior associations but they are scarce. Both ...
      »ju25: Here are some websites: SPA(softballspa.com) ISSA(seniorsoftball.org) ...
      »Jethro: I totally agree with Fred S.. in ASA you can't go wrong with those ...
10 March 27, 2017 2237

DeMarini Flipper USA, Worth Mayhem

» Emmitt: Are these bats legal to use?
      »titanhd: See BAT POLICY at top of this page.
      »ETDave: I wouldn't recommend using the Flipper USA for senior ball. They are ...
      »Emmitt: Thank you
3 March 27, 2017 1094

What is the Best Senior Bat 2017? ( Dudley, Adidas, Miken )

» PLAYER99: What is the Best Sr Bat 2017 ? Dudley Lightning 2.0 Adidas Melee ...
      »Clean Up: Mopar or Ford or Chevy? It's the Magician not the Wand! Al ...
      »DaveDowell: Heard two of the four hitting instructors at last month's T.O.C. in ...
      »BruceinGa: Player99, you should have added durability. I have a preference but ...
3 March 24, 2017 2116

shoes

» big cat7: What are the best turf shoes on the market?
      »Benji4: Adidas TR6 They are trail runner shoes but work great on turf, ...
      »Omar Khayyam: The best turf shoe is one made by Tanel—wear like iron, including the ...
      »Jethro: I found that for me, the ADIDAS turf shoe is awesome. My brother and ...
      »Benji4: Jethro Those are thr TR6's. I golf with mine too.
      »HAT MAN: Athalonz are the new turf I switched to. Being a big guy i have to ...
      »HAT MAN: why cant we edit spelling listakes......lol
      »BH44: Hat Man, How do the shoes run - true to size or small / large? I ...
      »HAT MAN: true to size. I wear a 12 and bought 12.
      »BH21: Thanks for the info Hat Man
      »NYTX: All due respect to Hat Man, I tried these shoes and I strongly ...
      »DaveDowell: I agree with NYTX ... I tried on my first size choice (11) and found ...
      »DieselDan: Recently I searched for new shoes and found ...
      »TexasTransplant: If you are considering the Soloman's (Diesel Dan's link) take a close ...
      »DieselDan: It does take a little practice to use the "button" in order to adjust ...
      »Hitemdeep: Salomon 2 year warranty keep box and receipt anything goes wrong ship ...
15 March 24, 2017 2318

trump rocks

» big cat7: Our league just decided to use trump rocks this year and i would like ...
      »curveball: Cat, LVSSA/SSUSA Spring Worlds and the Masters Championship uses the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: curveball ... The Trump Rocks are used only in Las Vegas events ...
      »raiderman66: They are a great ball, miles better then the stote crap ball we're ...
      »curveball: Slip if the tongue Staff, or slip of the typing fingers! I know ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: Yes.. TRUMP ROCKS!
      »norgenorth: norgenorth: Disagree the Trump Ball used in Vegas is not a pitcher ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: T R U M P R O C K S
      »curveball: norgenorth, disagree with you. I just put my new in the wrapper ...
      »BruceinGa: Tatooball would the one to jump in here. I believe that ISA approved ...
      »Bobby Buggs: You are talking about 2 different cover materials and different core ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: T R U M P R O C K S! And will make America Grea ...
      »big cat7: okay we already have the ASA ones so is there a big difference ...
12 March 19, 2017 1988

Verdict on the Worth Rulli

» boss74: For those that have hit this bat, what was the overall feeling about ...
      »Mulldog: I bought it last year and used it all season 34/26. I really like ...
      »boss74: Thanks for the input. I'm looking to start playing 40+ ,but don't ...
      »marcster13: If you're worried about investing in a bat I think you should hold ...
      »battorque: I purchased a rulli last month ,doesn't seen as lively as my Dudley ...
4 March 7, 2017 1523

Will there be any bat vendors in Mesquite/St. George

» Lecak: Will anyone be selling bats in Mesquite/St. George. If so where and ...
      »Dbax: Does that mean you're going to play again??? Banned in Arizona
      »Lecak: No I'm asking for a friend. Dave how is everything going. Who you ...
      »Steinbrenner: There will be an Adidas Bat Vendor at All Fields, for Both Sessions, ...
      »Dbax: Lol! I'm with the SW Bandits 60 Major and Kamikaze 55 AAA. Hope ...
4 March 3, 2017 1039

Biz Azz Uzual

» mdog00: Well here we go again...the first big tourney is on the horizon and ...
      »k man: mdog, it's been resolved relax!
1 Feb. 28, 2017 1088

Need help valuing a couple bats

» Groundertoshort: Hi, I picked up in a garage sale of couple of older softball bats ...
      »blue leader: Best bet is ebay, slowpitch softball bats.
      »cheezhed1: If you are near a "Play it Again Sports" store, ask for the market ...
      »BruceinGa: There are many buy/sell groups on Facebook. Try there.
3 Feb. 26, 2017 1036

Seniors 75 and over allowed to use composite bats?

» Turbobob: I thought I saw a mention of seniors over 75 being allowed to use ...
      »curveball: ???? ALL Seniors get to use composite bats like the Miken UII. ...
      »k man: Turbo, above you will see BAT POLICY and within that is all the SSUSA ...
      »Fred S: You may have seen something about an ASA league or a league that bans ...
      »Turbobob: Guys, I saw the bat policy and the approved bats list before ...
      »taits: But them again you can use the older one like CU31 bats if you choose ...
      »crusher: 100% U Can use Composite Bats.
      »Bongo2: Can you use old Ultra II bats that don't have the Senior stamp or the ...
      »fennellwg: Yes. Per bat SSUSA bat policy : All Miken slow-pitch ...
      »marcster13: Hmmm I've never known bats from other makers like Combat or Easton ...
9 Feb. 21, 2017 1920

Your thoughts on the DeMarini SF8 Balanced bat (2016).

» Turbobob: Although not a fully composite senior bat, this one has a composite ...
0 Feb. 19, 2017 713

When did bats start getting END CAPS ?

» JimRamsey: Hi! I'm doing research... when did bat makers start using END ...
      »BruceinGa: Just a guess Jim, maybe Demarini in 1998? See you in Cocoa Beach ...
      »titanhd: Bruce a lot before demarini. I still have some old Bombats with ...
      »BruceinGa: You are correct. Thinking back the 35oz Easton that I had in the ...
      »Tri18: Jim, Louisville Slugger started the TPS model that was rolled over ...
      »JamesLG: I believe it was back in the mid to late 70's when Bombat came ou ...
      »AJC: The first end cap that I remember seeing was in the mid to late 80's. ...
      »Duke: I still have 2 TPS bats that are the Rick Wheeler models. Andy ...
      »crawdaddy: I remember aluminum bats with black end caps from middle school PE ...
      »taits: Worth PST had them back about 2000- or even before. I had two but not ...
      »toyman2: I had a Dudley aluminum bat with an end cap in 1969. I think i still ...
10 Feb. 18, 2017 1584

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 1633

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 1801

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 1752

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 1736

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 1857

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 1232

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 2722
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