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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 3062

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 614

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 1856

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 568

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 1733

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 908

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 862

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 2174

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 1373

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 710

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 898

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 823

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 760

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 1863

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 377

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 504

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 444

New Adidas/Reebok Melee 2 coming 2016

» Bruster55: Another missile hitter coming soon. As Trotter25 ...
0 Sept. 16, 2015 2149

ASA bats

» Rhino35: Will ASA bats be allow at Master (Vegas)? In case my senior bats ...
      »tattooball: Rhino I will be getting in on wed, hitting Thursday if you are in ...
1 Sept. 14, 2015 595

Ultra II Black

» Rhino35: Any words on when these bats will be in stock? Hoping we will get it ...
      »Tri18: Rhino, The bats are still in production and the process is taking ...
      »DieselDan: Tri18 1. Where are the initial bats being made? 2. Based on ...
      »the wood: We have been hitting one of the Miken demos (a 26 oz Max Load) and it ...
      »Gorilla Boy: Miken's bats are manufactured in Caldonia, Minnesota. All the Miken ...
      »Tri18: Rhino, Big Mike is correct...all Miken bats are made in the USA ...
      »Tri18: Sorry Rhino....that post was meant to answer Diesels ...
      »DieselDan: Thanks ATEighteen. (Hope your low total of posts doesn't mean you had ...
      »Foothills: I talked to Kelly also . You are right . He said the main advantage ...
      »B94: If I can get the performance of the current Ultra II Big Cat and the ...
9 Sept. 14, 2015 1678
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