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What would you guys recommend? Just needs to be ASA approved. Price range is $150-$200 tops....




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Old 09-21-2012, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 40 core, 400 compression recommendations?

What would you guys recommend? Just needs to be ASA approved.
Price range is $150-$200 tops.




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Old 09-21-2012, 04:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ummmm 44/400s are NSA balls and sure I'll sell you a dozen for200$
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry....should of been more clear with what I was asking for.

The league I play in uses 40 core, 400 compression balls. I was asking which bat do you all think would work best with this ball.
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Lots of great choices. You looking for balanced or endloaded, new or used?

Freak 98, NRG 500, Recoil, Mayhem 98, 454, SB206 Catalyst, Z1000, Z2000, SCN 3, SCN 8, SCN 3, SCN 5...

Do you want something extremely durable or something that gets hot fast?
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Preferably new, end loaded and durable. I don't have the expendable income to buy a new hot bat each season. Currently using grey/yellow DeMarini EVO composite. Got it cheap, cheap, cheap so I don't think I can afford the comparable current model. I am kind of partial to DeMarini though. What's the scoop on the white steel or raw steel bats?
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I am not all that up on the current Demarini models but I have seen good things from the Sunday Swagger and it has a good endload to it.
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if they have 44/400 balls then they should be looking at nsa bats, pick up a just about anything new and itll be hot but if you can an og psycho is money
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Swagger is not the bat to use with those balls (stays stiff too long) and the steels won't last long against them. Go for an MLC (moderate end load even in 28oz) or the .12 in at least 28oz (the 27 & lighter swing light, 28 & up swing end loaded)
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The 28 oz .12 I helped break in didn't really feel endloaded to me but I am used to Mikens that swing a little heavy anyway. Definitely a good stick.
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Demarini and Miken are opposite ends of the spectrum with Demars running .5-1.5 light while Mikens run .5-1.5 heavy.

I always thought Mikens were the most end loaded bats out there but I think it's a combo of being heavier and end loaded that make them feel this way. I consider the Freak 98 balanced for a Miken but it is still end loaded compared to an Easton or Worth.

Demarini seems to vary end load by weight per bat even though they all run light. Several of my Demars are the most end loaded bats I've had. I'd be willing to bet they just add to the end cap to make some of there heavier weights and the breaking point seems to be 27-28oz. I've had several 26, 27 & 28oz, .12 and creatures, they consistently felt balanced and light at 27/26 and completely different bats at 28/30. But I also have a couple 28oz MLC's that balance the same as 26/27's and several juggies at every weight and they all balanced the same.
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