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July 7, 2023
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden Senior Softball

SSUSA has always used synthetic balls since way back to the Trump when I made them 20 plus years ago. Now they are using Baden synthetic. Only time I know that they used Composite was worlds at Vegas.

As for the SPA Baden I think you are referring to 5 or more years ago? This is an entirely new ball.
July 5, 2023
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden Senior Softball

Bruce my number is 845 532 2668 I am available if I answer if mot I will call back. So I started in the bat side of the industry way back when, took over Trump in 2001, when the company was sold went to A.D.STARR. At these companies I developed the balls. Spinners was just one of the projects. I have a new bp ball coming soon. When Dick's bought AD I was offered a job back in the bat side of the industry. I have been friends with Rusty Tredau for over 20 years while doing business on opposite sides of the field. He wanted me to get involved with Baden and it seemed like it would be fun so I accepted consulting position with the ball side of his company.
So to answer some questions. Synthetic materials are difficult to get a good feeling and durability since they banned us from using P3. We all use coatings to help with that. Testing was done coating applied and on certain fields they get dirty as hell. So we have change coatings and continue to refine that.
SSUSA contract calls for synthetic balls. We are making Composite balls that are for sale to the general public and they will be in soon. You can call I don't yell to much.
June 25, 2023
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dumb Question

Wow that bat lasted a loooong time. So the orange was the first ones I made in 2014 I changed the color in 15 because the colors are more optically similar and you get less eye bounce looking at them. The eye bounce goes away after you see several pitched at you but the green is better for that
June 24, 2023
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dumb Question

The .44/375 has a severity index of 1800 to 2600 this is impact force. The spinner has about 1100 SI so it is much better to hit with senior bats. When I made it I tried to make them perform as well as a .44 but with less damage. Soon you will have another option to chose from.
June 23, 2023
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden Senior Softball

As the new balls have been shipped in there has been cover changes
Nov. 14, 2022
tattooball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter National results

Looks like it was a great tourney even with the rain.

Sept. 19, 2022
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hows the new ball performing at worlds Dave?

Benji the ball you used is synthetic defiantly not a composite rock or Tattoo, but the composite Badens are here very soon
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Sept. 12, 2022
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden Balls

Dave the one's you are hitting are synthetic, they are always a little behind composite like the Tattoo. I will say all of our testing is still right there. We do have composites coming soon.
Sept. 1, 2022
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden Balls

Lb not sure why you think the cover has so much
to do with performance. The ISSA ball has had some real challenges in the past and it has that cover.

So to directly answer the question no it is not the same as ISSA. It is also not the same as Baden's cover in the past. It is a new ball. We do have this same ball coming with the composite cover that I have been using for the last 22 years.
Sept. 1, 2022
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden Balls

One of the main reasons I don't comment on other softballs I probably was the one that originally designed them. Since I have left and went on to other companies the old companies have made changes to save money. So it's an unfair comparison for me to do that. Also over the years you all have seen that if you aren't staying on top of the factories like a hawk They will make inferior balls and send them at will. Good batch bad batch, you've all experienced that. So they only way to really test is have the bad balls hit them and see if the others are better. I've been doing this 34 years and there will always be some difference, but if you have the personal QC that a smaller company and privately owned has the difference will not be measurable on the field.
Sept. 1, 2022
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden Balls

Yes so you said you were told they are smaller but didn't see a difference. A stitching room has upwards of 1200 stitchers so every ball will be a little different because stitchers will pull laces tighter or not. After all they are human. But the real point is you don't even know if these are the balls. I know where they have all been sent for testing and received the feedback. Now maybe someone sent a few. I know every test group including the one I have hear have been hitting the same balls since June and they don't look smaller or have dropped in performance. So in closing yes I do take it personal when the review isn't clear on the facts and it's more of an assumption based on what someone has told them and the someone may also have a bias. It's not an attack on you personally just an observation that the facts may or ma not be represented. Have a safe and happy holiday to all.
Aug. 31, 2022
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden Balls

So why post things you have no actual facts of? Especially coming from someone that "reps" another company? The exact reason I wouldn't compare balls as someone asked. I guess some have no integrity.
Aug. 31, 2022
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden Balls

Lol Dave I see you are still intact mentally after dealing with softball players for so long. Have a great holiday say hi to all.
Aug. 31, 2022
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden Balls

You may want to call them, I think they still have a few left or ask for the ISA ball. It is printed 400 comp but is the same ball.
Aug. 31, 2022
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden Balls

I am not going to compare balls I will say they are great and you will be happy.
Aug. 29, 2022
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden Balls

These are NEW balls that have not been used anywhere that you played. I know all will be pleased with the performance.
Aug. 25, 2022
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Which Baden softball is going to be used in Vegas for the Worlds?

Yes it is how ever the seams are red and the logo also. Other than that it is the ball. So if you order they will have the new colors.
Aug. 25, 2022
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Which Baden softball is going to be used in Vegas for the Worlds?

I've been helping Baden for the last year or so in developing a great ball for seniors, I believe everyone will be very happy with the new balls.
Oct. 12, 2020
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ralph Adams

Ralph was a great friend and great man. He was the kind of man that talked with you not at you. We've had many discussions over the years and he was always connected in the conversations. Some people you have to talk to and some you want to talk to. Ralph was the guy you always wanted to talk to. I am fortunate to have had him as a friend and I am sure he will be missed by far more people than me.

God speed Ralph hit them far and often.
Signed a fortunate friend.
Sept. 22, 2020
tattooball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: ISO Senior Softball League at the South Jersey Shore

You have to go up near Toms River. Here is the ASA commissioner number he could tell you the closest place.

Mike Warner 848 210 0634
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