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DAVID DOERBAUM

Location:
WINTER HAVEN, FL

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Men's 55

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March 28, 2017
DOERBAUM
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Trump Stote Softball Concerns

AS A PARTICIPANT IN THE TOC WITH F.A.S. 55 M+, I THOUGHT THE BALL USED WAS FANTASTIC !! WE ONLY HAD 1 OR POSSIBLY 2 GAMES OUT OF 6 TOTAL WHERE WE DIDN'T USE OUR HR'S. I WOULD PAY EXTRA TO USE THOSE BALLS ALL THE TIME INSTEAD OF THE STOTE. (WHICH IS A TRUE PIECE OF CRAP SOCK IN THE HEAT). I LIVE IN WINTER HAVEN AND THE STOTE IS USED IN OUR LOCAL LEAGUE, SO I AM USED TO HITTING IT YEAR ROUND. COMPLETELY SUCKS IN THE SUMMER, OK IN THE WINTER. THAT SAID, THE TRUMP "MICRO CELL" BALL IS NOT THE "ROCK". THE ROCK HAS A SOFTER COVER THAT MAKES IT EASY TO CUT AND HAS A GREATER PROPENSITY TO KNUCKLE DUE TO THE FACT ITS SEAMS ARE SO FLAT. I THINK THE TRUMP MICROCELL IS A BETTER BALL THAN THE ROCK DUE TO THE FACT IT ACTUALLY HAS SEAMS TO COMBAT THE EXTREME KNUCKLING AND A DURABLE COVER THAT DOSN'T CUT THE FIRST TIME A LINE DRIVE HITS THE FENCE. I HAVE ABOUT 150 BALLS OF ALL TYPES FROM TATTOO NX3 B.P. BALLS TO THE "ROCK" THAT I HIT FOR B.P. I WOULD PERSONALLY PREFER TO HIT AN OLD WORTH "RED DOT" LOL! .......ONE CAN DREAM CAN'T THEY????
March 27, 2017
DOERBAUM
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball Exit Speed Testing and top Pro Speed Demos..Swing Makeover #52

WHO WAS THAT FINE LOOKING YOUNG MAN IN THE BRIGHT ORANGE SHIRT HITTING IN THE 90+MPH SECTION OF THE VIDEO......LOL!!! I'VE NOW HAD CAMEOS IN 2 BOGIE VIDEOS, MY LIFE IS COMPLETE!!!!! WHERE DID YOU GET THE "RADAR POCKET WATCH"? THAT IS DEFINITELY MY NEXT TOY.
March 22, 2017
DOERBAUM
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Get rid of Major +

COMBINE THE MAJOR AND MAJOR+ DIVISIONS. GIVE M TEAMS THE EXTRA PLAYER (SHUT DOWN THE MIDDLE).

PLAY TO THE HIGHER HOME RUN TOTAL + ONE UP. THIS WILL ALLOW THE M+ TEAMS TO PLAY THEIR GAME TO

A POINT. IF THE M TEAM DOSNT HIT THAT MANY HR'S THE M+ TEAM WILL BE FORCED TO REGULATE THEIR HR

OUTPUT OR BE STUCK AT THE END OF THE GAME WITH NONE. 6 RUNS AN INNING FOR M AGAINST M+ TEAMS,

REGULAR RULES FOR LIKE TEAMS PLAYING EACH OTHER. ALWAYS USE ONE UP RULE FOR ALL GAMES. ALSO

ALLOW THE PITCHERS SOME LATITUDE ON PITCH HEIGHT AND SPEED. COMBINE THE RULES AND GO FROM 3'

(USSSA) TO 12' (OLD ASA) AND REALLY CONFUSE THE UMPS....LOL! WITH A HANDFULL OF M+ TEAMS IN OUR

DIVISION (55M+) OUR TEAM IS PLAYING 50M+ TEAMS THIS WEEKEND IN POLK CO. IN THAT SITUATION USE THE

EXTRA PLAYER AND ONE UP AND PLAY BALL. ONE LAST SUGGESTION. ALLOW 15 MINUTES MORE FOR GAME

TIMES. ALL THE COMPLEXES WE PLAY AT HAVE LIGHTS.....USE THEM.
March 16, 2017
DOERBAUM
Topic: Product review
Discussion: bat break in

.... OR NOT BE A PUSSY!! TRIED A BAT THAT WAS SHAVED AT B.P. LAST WEEK TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE. IT FELT LIKE

CRAP. ALMOST LIKE IT WAS GOING TO BREAK ON EVERY SWING. GOT TO BE A WAY TO CIRCUMVENT THE CHEATING.

I BROKE MY NEWEST BAT AT 450+- SWINGS. CANT SEE WHY SOMEONE WOULD WANT TO REDUCE LIFESPAN EVEN

MORE....?
Dec. 21, 2016
DOERBAUM
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Active retirement communities with senior softball leagues

SOLAVITA IN KISSIMME FL.

Nov. 2, 2016
DOERBAUM
Topic: Product review
Discussion: NSA (52/275) and ASA (52/300) Ball Review

NX3 BALLS ARE THE BEST OUT THERE. I HAVE OVER 100 OF THEM IN BOTH 44-375 AND THE TWO COLOR B.P. BALLS. I HAVE HIT THE

FIRST BATCH OF THEM FOR ALMOST A YEAR AND THEY STILL HIT LIKE NEW. IF I WANTED TO I COULD STICK THEM IN A BARREL,

WASH THEM WITH SOME SOAP AND WATER AND THEY WOULD LOOK LIKE NEW. I USE THESE FOR B.P. WITH FLORIDA AUTOMATED

SHADE 55M DURING TOURNAMENTS AS WELL. I EVEN HAD ONE RETURNED TO ME AFTER SPENDING A MONTH IN A PALM TREE

THIS PAST SUMMER. ASIDE FROM SOME FADING FROM U.V. EXPOSURE, YOU COULDNT TELL A DIFFERENCE FROM THE NEWER BALLS

AS FAR AS PERFORMANCE. ALL OF THESE BALLS PROBABLY AVERAGE 500 HITS ON THEM WITH NO NOTICEABLE DEGRADATION IN

PERFORMANCE. THEY ALSO HIT BETTER IN THE HEAT THAN ANY TRADITIONAL BALL OF COMPARABLE COR AND COMP. I KNOW

I SOUND LIKE A PAID COMMERCIAL FOR THESE BALLS, BUT I JUST CALL THEM LIKE I SEE THEM. BEST BALL PERIOD!
Oct. 18, 2016
DOERBAUM
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Durable Bats

HEIFNER,

TO ADD: 6'2" - 230 LBS - 56 YEARS OLD -

PLAY TWICE A WEEK IN LOCAL LEAGUE IN WINTER HAVEN, FHC ONCE A MONTH,

BIG TOURNEYS ABOUT 6-7 TIMES A YEAR, HIT 100 BALLS BEFORE EVERY LOCAL

LEAGUE GAME, SOMETIMES GO TO WOODLAWN HITTING CLUB IN ST PETE. (ONCE OR TWICE

A MONTH) EVEN HIT IN MY FRONT FIELD OFF OF MY SOFT TOSS MACHINE (100 TO 150)

MOST OF MY B.P. SWINGS ARE WITH A COUPLE OF BATS I DRUG OUT OF RETIREMENT. AN OLD

C405 WORTH DUAL SHELL (1996) AND A MIZUNO ZN1 (2001? I THINK) I MAY TAKE THE LAST 10 OR SO

SWINGS WITH THE GAMER BAT JUST TO GROOVE THAT BAT. IT DOSNT TAKE LONG TO PUT

1000 ON A BAT. I DO IT EVERY MONTH. IF I DIDN'T, I WOULD TIGHTEN UP LIKE A RUBBER BAND....LOL!

TRY TO FIND AN OLD ALUMINUM, AN ASA, OR USSSA THAT SWINGS APPROXIMATE TO YOUR GAMER,

(READ "SOMETHING WITH A WARRANTY!) AND LIKE CALIBRAVES SAYS, ONCE YOUR SEINOR STICK IS

BROKEN IN, PUT IT IN YOUR BAG FOR GAME USE ONLY!!
Oct. 12, 2016
DOERBAUM
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Durable Bats

AFTER USING JUST ABOUT EVERY BAT OUT THERE FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS (AND BREAKING EVERY BAT BUT ONE) I CAN VOUCH FOR THE NIGHTMARES DURABILITY. I HAVE ABOUT 750-800 SWINGS ON MINE AND IT IS AS HOT AS ANY OTHER BAT I HAVE WITH NO RATTLES AND NO STRESS CRACKS SHOWING. THE MAIN THING WITH A NIGHTMARE I HAVE FOUND IS NOT TO GET IN A RUSH BREAKING IT IN. EVERY BAT I HAVE HAD IN THE LAST 2 YEARS OTHER THAN THE N-MARE I HAVE BLOWN UP IN 850 SWINGS OR LESS. (11 BATS) MOST I CONSIDER BROKEN IN TO GAMER CONDITION IN 50 OR SO SWINGS. THE NIGHTMARE HAS DONE NOTHING BUT GET BETTER WITH EACH SWING ONCE I REACHED ABOUT 250. ONE WORD OF CAUTION ABOUT THE END LOAD, CALL KEVIN AND TALK TO HIM ABOUT WHAT YOU SWING NOW, BECAUSE THE N-MARE SWINGS MORE END LOADED THAN ANY OTHER BAT FOR THE SAME MARKED WEIGHT. ALL THE BATS OUT KNOW ARE GOOD. I HAVE 3 DUDLYS, 2 ADIDAS, 1 MIKEN, AND EVEN A COMBAT. I WOULD BET ALL OF THOSE BREAK BEFORE THE NIGHTMARE. HOPE THIS BLATHERING FROM A SELF CONFESSED BAT JUNKIE HELPS !!!
April 4, 2016
DOERBAUM
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shawnee tourney

$10,500.00 TO BE EXACT "BIGHURT". FIGURE $1000 TO $1500 FOR 3 DAYS FIELD RENT, UMPS AT $3500 - $4000, INSURANCE? $250 FOR POLICY THAT ALSO COVERS PARK, BALLS $750 @ 5 PER TEAM X $5, PRE PLANNING TIME AT 2 WEEKS @ $20 PER HOUR (NOT NEAR ENOUGH IMO) = $1600, ADVERTISING $?????, LODGING FOR DIRECTOR AND STAFF $????, TRAVEL EXPENSES FOR DIRECTOR AND STAFF $????. MY NUMBERS MAY BE WAAAAY OFF, BUT JUST AT THIS GLANCE, I WOULDN'T DO IT FOR DOUBLE THE PRICE. ENJOY THE GAME, BE THANKFUL YOU CAN STILL PLAY, AND APPRECIATE THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR A BUNCH OF OLD FARTS TO PLAY A KIDS GAME. WHINING BECOMES NO ONE.
March 17, 2016
DOERBAUM
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

THERE YOU GO WITH THAT CONFOUNDED SCIENCE AGAIN, KEVIN.....LOL

March 17, 2016
DOERBAUM
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: face masks

DANG IT KEVIN !! NOW YOU DONE WENT AN GOT THAT CONFOUNDED SCIENCE STUFF INVOLVED??? MOST OF THESE GUYS ARE CORNFUSED ENUF WITHOUT THAT SUBJECT FROM HIGH SCHOOL THAT HAD 'EM FLUMMOXED. (COME ON GUYS, I'M JUST JOKING!) IMHO THE MASK OR THE SCREEN IS JUST FINE. DON'T WANT TO DEAL WITH IT, PLAY GOLF.....OR TIDDLEY WINKS. I STARTED PITCHING AND PLAYING INFIELD IN 1991 WHEN THE SPONSOR OF THE LOCAL CINCINNATI TEAM I WAS ON (AND OUR PITCHER) WAS KILLED IN A CAR WRECK TWO DAYS BEFORE THE RUMPKE PARK "METRO" TOURNAMENT. HAD NO REAL IDEA ABOUT THE SPEED "BACK AT YOU" THAT WAS INVOLVED AT THAT POSITION (HAD ALWAYS PLAYED OUTFIELD UP TO THAT POINT). BATTED BALL SPEEDS HAVE DEFINITELY GONE UP WITH THE ADVENT OF "NEW TECHNOLOGY". SO FOR THE ONES THAT ARE NOT QUITE SMART ENOUGH TO REALIZE THAT THE REFLEXES ARE WANING AND THE AVAILABLE REACTION TIME BEFORE YOU HAVE A POLY-CORE LUNCH IS THE SAME AS IT USED TO BE, OR DECREASING...... JUST THINK OF IT AS THE POSSIBLE MITIGATION OF THE APPLICATION OF "DARWIN'S THEORY". I PERSONALLY DON'T LIKE THE SCREEN AS I FEEL I DONT PICK UP THE BALL OFF OF THE BAT WELL, BUT ITS PART OF THE GAME, SO I DEAL WITH IT. WENT OUT AND BOUGHT A LACROSSE HELMET TO SATISFY THE LEAGUES THAT REQUIRE JUST A MASK. DON'T LIKE IT EITHER, BUT, AS SOMEONE MENTIONED ABOVE, SOMEDAY I'LL HAVE GRAND KIDS, AND I WANT TO HAVE A KNEE JUST WAITING FOR THEM.

Feb. 12, 2016
DOERBAUM
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Basics of Cutting the Ball with Ryan Harvey and Bob Woldyke. Swing Makeover #37

HEY BOGIE!!! DAVE DOERBAUM HERE. MET YOU AT WOODLAWN A COUPLE OF TIMES LAST FALL. TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET RID OF A DIP IN MY SWING. TYPE MY NAME JUST AS ABOVE IN THE SEARCH BAR ON YOUTUBE AND LOOK AT THE VIDEO OF ME IN THE PINK COMBAT SHIRT (HITTING AT DIAMONDPLEX IN WINTER HAVEN, FIELD D). I SEEM TO START MY SWING DECENT AND THE LAST HALF OF THE SWING IS OK. THE FIRST HALF HAS A GOD AWFUL DIP RIGHT OFF THE SHOULDER ABOUT HALF THE TIME. I DONT DO IT CONSISTENTLY, BUT IF I COULD GET RID OF IT I THINK I MIGHT ELIMINATE THE ONCE A TOURNAMENT EMBARRASSING POP UP TO "DEEP SECOND BASE".....LOL. ANY INSIGHT WOULD BE APPRECIATED. ONE LAST THING, I KNOW THE PITCH SELECTION COULD BE BETTER, BUT I SWING AT ALMOST ANYTHING IN B.P. I FIGURE IF I'M DOWN 2 STRIKES I NEED TO BE ABLE TO HIT THE CRAPPY PITCHES AS WELL AS THE DOUGHNUTS.

Jan. 28, 2016
DOERBAUM
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SWING WEIGHTS

AS BAT WEIGHTS VARY CONSIDERABLY FROM BAT TO BAT FOR THE SAME MARKED WEIGHT, MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMPARING BATS THAT ARE AT LEAST "CLOSE" IN ACTUAL WEIGHT. 26 TO 26 ETC. FOR EXAMPLE I HAVE TWO BRAND NEW 26 OZ 2016 BIG CATS. I HAVN'T WEIGHED THEM YET, BUT ONE SWINGS A BIT LIGHTER THAN THE OTHER. I AM GUESSING PERHAPS 1/3 TO 1/2 OZ DIFFERENCE IN ACTUAL WEIGHT. JUST MAKE SURE YOU COMPARE "APPLES TO APPLES".
Jan. 25, 2016
DOERBAUM
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2016 Miken U2 Maxload

THE GREEN LETTERED IS THE MAXLOAD IF I AM NOT MISTAKEN. I BOUGHT ONE A WHILE BACK FROM ALAN TANNER AS I AM ALWAYS

LOOKING FOR A DURABILITY BOOST. HAVE JUST SHY OF 250 SWINGS ON IT AND SO FAR NO VISIBLE STRUCTURAL ISSUES. THE

PERFORMANCE IS EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS ANY OTHER BAT I HAVE SWUNG. I WENT THROUGH 4 DUDLEYS THIS PAST YEAR AT 7-800

SWINGS BEFORE FAILURE. HOPE I GET MORE OUT OF THESE. I ALSO BOUGHT A COUPLE OF BIG CATS RECENTLY AS I AM PARTIAL TO

AS MUCH END LOAD AS POSSIBLE. HAVE ABOUT 25 SWINGS ON #1 AND LIKE IT BETTER THAN THE MAXLOAD SWING WISE. THE LAST

BATTING PRACTICE I TOOK AND RECORDED WAS USING THE MAXLOAD. TOOK 84 SWINGS AND THE LAST SWING WENT THE

FARTHEST, CLEARING AN 80' OAK TREE AT 320' TO LEFT CENTER. NUMEROUS LINE DRIVES AT OR SHORT HOPPING THE FENCE.

PERFORMANCE IS NOT AN ISSUE WITH THESE AT ALL. I LET TWO PEOPLE ON MY LOCAL TEAM TRY IT 2 WEEKS AGO AND THE NEXT

GAME THEY EACH HAD ONE. YOU SHOULD BE VERY PLEASED WITH IT WHETHER YOU ARE A LINE DRIVE GAP HITTER OR A POWER

HITTER, AS THE BAT WORKS EXTREMELY WELL AND HAS A HUGE, VERY FORGIVING SWEET SPOT. GO TO YOUTUBE AND TYPE IN MY

NAME IN THE SEARCH BAR. DAVE DOERBAUM. THE VIDEO I HAVE THE PINK COMBAT SHIRT ON IS THE ONE USING THE MAXLOAD.

JUST PROMISE NOT TO LAUGH AT THE POP-UPS....LOL
Jan. 10, 2016
DOERBAUM
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Everybody fill in the blank............$$$

FOLLOW THE PGA TOUR FOR A YEAR AND PLAY THE PRO-AM EVENTS. FLY OUT TO THE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS ON A CHARTERED FLIGHT (ALONG WITH MY TEAM). REHAB HOUSES AND GIVE THEM TO DESERVING FAMILIES. THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. I FIGURE WITH A LUMP SUM OF 5-600 MILLION YOU WILL HAVE INCOME OF 25 MILLION PER YEAR.......WHAT FUN !!!
Dec. 15, 2015
DOERBAUM
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tattoo Nx3 softballs

HIT THEM AGAIN TODAY OZ40. YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED !! 84 AND MUGGY AND

THEY WERE JUMPING GREAT 1
Dec. 15, 2015
DOERBAUM
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2 FLEX or NOT 2 FLEX

PJ3P IS CORRECT IN HIS ASSUMPTIONS. AS HARD AS HE HITS THE BALL, HE IS NOT

"FLEXING THE HANDLE" TO ANY APPRECIABLE DEGREE. THE BARREL IS THE KEY. THE

ONLY THING I HAVE FOUND THAT THE "FLEX BATS" DO (THE OLD "CONNECTION", THE

COMBATS WITH THE HARD RUBBER COUPLING, ETC) IS ROB POWER THAT SHOULD BE

TRANSFERED AT THE BARREL. I TOOK B.P. TODAY AFTER OUR LOCAL LEAGUE HERE IN

WINTER HAVEN AND VIDEOED MYSELF TO WORK OUT A COUPLE OF ISSUES I WAS

HAVING WITH MY FOOTWORK. I ACTUALLY GOT LUCKY ENOUGH TO CATCH ONE

PARTICULARLY GOOD SHOT RIGHT AS IT WAS FULLY COMPRESSING THE BARREL OF THE

BAT. I WAS ASTOUNDED AT THE DEGREE OF FLEX THESE NEW BATS HAVE. WITH THE

CONTRAST OF THE NEW BLACK MIKEN AND THE BRIGHT YELLOW OF THE BALL IT WAS

EASY TO SEE. ANYTHING THAT WOULD TAKE AWAY FROM THIS "ENGINEERED

ADVANTAGE", TO MY MIND, WOULD BE A WASTE OF ENERGY !!
Dec. 12, 2015
DOERBAUM
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New ADStarr ball

OZ40, HIT THEM AT FRIDAY MORNING B.P., THE FIRST 12 SWINGS AND THE LAST 12 SWINGS OF 100 JUST FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES. WAS ABOUT 75ISH DEGREES WITH WIND BLOWING STRAIGHT IN AT 10 MPH. THE FIRST 12, HIT 3 OF 12 OUT (3 OF LAST 4) AS I TAKES ME A WHILE TO LOOSEN UP. THE LAST 12, I HIT 7 OF 12 OUT. THE LINE DRIVES WERE MORE INFLUENCED BY THE SPIN I THOUGHT. THE URETHANE MOLDED COVER SEEMED TO IMPART MORE SPIN TO THE BALL (BOTH BACKSPIN AND TOPSPIN) AS IT FELT AS IF IT GRIPPED THE BAT A BIT BETTER THAN A TRADITIONAL COVER.(ESPECIALLY THE DUDLEY) SEEMED TO BE VERY CONSISTENT IN PERFORMANCE. FEEL WAS A BIT DIFFERENT THAN A TRADITIONAL COVER BALL AS WAS THE SOUND. DISTANCE WAS ON PAR WITH ANY GOOD NEW 44-375 BALL. TRUE 44-375 THAT IS. OVERALL I THINK KEVIN HAS A WINNER HERE IF FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN DURABILITY. I TEND TO RUIN AT LEAST 2-3 BALLS EVERY B.P. SESSION BY HITTING THE FENCE AND SLICING THE COVERS WIDE OPEN. SMASHED THREE OF THESE INTO THE FENCE ON A LINE, ONE INTO THE FENCE FABRIC AND THE OTHER 2 OFF OF THE PIPES, AND NOT A SCRATCH. GOING TO PICK UP A FEW DOZEN MORE AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR. HOPE THIS WORDY DIATRIBE HELPS !! LOL
Dec. 9, 2015
DOERBAUM
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New ADStarr ball

JUST RECEIVED MY FIRST (NOTICE I SAID FIRST....) DOZEN. GOING TO PLAY AND HIT EXTRA B.P. FRIDAY MORNING. LOOK AND FEEL

REALLY GOOD. DOING THE BAT TAP THING GIVES A GOOD SOUND. CANT WAIT TO HIT THEM AND SEE WHAT THEY ARE LIKE.
Nov. 29, 2015
DOERBAUM
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens New Ultra II Black debuts.....

Tim, at least bitch with proper English.
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