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Old 08-20-2012, 08:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Are there any set rules or guidelines given to blue regarding spiral webbing and what is/isn't good to go?

I thought originally when the spirals appeared the bat wasn't legal for play any more but it seems like guys are using it to determine when their bats are broken in like traditional webbing and not worrying about any consequence.




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I haven't seen many spiral webbing issues unless the bat was rolled so maybe this opens up a bigger question.

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True, there are a lot of people that don't understand what the new bats are built to do. I've practiced with several guys who got new bats and talking about needing to hit some blue dots, 525's, or rolling/beating to break them in. They look at me like I'm screwing with them when I ask if they're worried about it spiral webbing early. I see a lot of guys on the boards talking about their new Easton/Miken/Worths being broken in/gettting real hot once the spiral webbing starts almost like that's the goal is to get them webbing.

I'm curious because I'm going to need a new Utrip stick this next year but only for tournies (league is ASA) where blue is going to be more critical of our sticks. I was originally just going to get a White Steel or try an Anderson to avoid the whole spiral thing but with Kelly's prices on the F+ and DC41 I'm reconsidering. Just wondering if they are being hard nosed about kicking out the spiral webbed or letting it slide until they start unravelling big time.
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To answer your original question, if i'm not mistaken the spiral cracks are considered by the associations the first sign that a bat has exceeded performance limits. I believe the umps and tournament directors are being told to remove the bat from play when it has spiral webbing. But you know that already. I suppose just like everything else it depends how strict your umps are. If the tournament has a table set up to compression test bats i can almost guarantee they will take it

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Good to know, thanks!
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can you explain why bats pass the compression test with spiral webbing/cracks
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They are both just indicators that the bat may be surpassing performance standards. Neither are surefire ways of determining exact performance, lot of variables to each. May get better as companies have more time to improve technology.

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