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whats up guys. i just got back into softball after about 10 years of not playing.im 40 yrs old i ...




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Old 05-26-2013, 04:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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whats up guys. i just got back into softball after about 10 years of not playing.im 40 yrs old i played for 11 years before i stopped.had kids coach them in there sports got married all that fun suff but im back and im looking for a new bat the wife gonna buy me one for fathers day. we use a 300 comp. .52 ball. im more of a line drive hitter so would probly like a balanced bat when i played before the demarini double wall and miken ultra was the bats to use wich i think now is illegal(ultra). now theres all kinda stuff out there.we can use any nsa/asa bats. need some advice. thank you. sorry for the long thread




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Old 05-26-2013, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You mean run on sentence.....lol.

How much are you looking to spend?
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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lol it was late. i was too tired for periods and commas.price dont matter ebay has lots of good deals. i was thinking about the flipper? if i could get a couple good suggestions from the demarini,worth,combat,miken.thanks for the help.
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i also found the f375 for 100 bucks. how much better is the flipper than that?
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Personally I think the composites are a good amount better than the f375. The flipper is supposed to be very good, but I'd look into one of the new easton asa bats. Feel great and hit all balls well.
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Personally I swear by the Louisville Slugger z2000 but try out any bat. If you don't like it do what we all did......trade it for another one or sell it and buy yet another one. Trust me....I think I've been through maybe 150 bats on the last few years until I settled on what I liked.
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thanks for the help guys. i went ahead and bought the flipper got a good deal after coupon code. got it for 199 free shipping from direct sports. let ya know how it is
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i been using the z1000. my buddy has one they say its better than the 2000?
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I’d recommend eastons for that ball. I’ve hit those with a 34/30 sp12sy100 in BP. Sp12sy100 & sp12st100 are the best balanced bats you can buy IMO( I used to swear by a worth 454). I’ve hit 44/325s, 44/375s, 44/400s, & the new stuff with good results. I use these in nsa & utrip play. Everyone that has picked up my sy100 has loved it so far & that’s coming from a bunch of worth/miken guys. Just something to look into if that demarini doesn’t fit the bill.
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Most of the new ASA bats (which I assume you are playing) are designed with the 52/300 ball in mind. They perform good out of the wrapper. They will perform well with the 44/375, but may not last quite as long.

If you like balanced for Easton look for S1 or S2 (stamped for all ass.) for at or under $200 (I swing the S1) or the B3 for ASA only at $300.

LS - Z1000 or Z2000 - can be had in balanced or endload.
Demarini - J3A, Fu Dawg, Flipper. The J3 will have the softest feel of the 3, the Fu is endloaded and stiff. (I just picked up a Fu). All get good reviews.

I haven't swung an ASA Miken or Worth for a few years.
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