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May 9, 2021
irishmike
14 posts
UTRIP -senior ?
Need help Guys, was looking to buy a Worth Kreacher when someone told me that they can only be used in UTRIP softball. I'm old and I admit it, but just getting back into tournaments and always used Adidas or Worth bats. Realize that UTRIP is USSSA softball so can I use the Kreacher in SSUSA tournaments that I used to play in? Or should I stay with the Adidas Ruckus? I was thinking of buying both. Sounds silly to some but haven't played tournaments in over 13 years,(pushing 71 but love the game so much I need to back in). Thanks to all in advance, stay young. ("You don't stop playing when you get old-you get old when you stop playing!)
May 9, 2021
titanhd
Men's 60
604 posts


The new Worth Mach1 is a senior bat and I would highly recommend it over the Kreacher. It being a Senior bat removes any ambiguity of approval and at about the same cost.

In general:

Worth:
All Worth slow-pitch bats stamped NTS Certified with the SSUSA Logo are approved.
All Worth slow-pitch softball bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved
May 11, 2021
STL0
Men's 55
217 posts
Irishmike. If you're just getting back into things and don't want to spend top dollar, look on line for older models that are still NIW. Overall, you won't see much of a difference between what is the hot model today over a 2019 model. There are used bats for sale as well but that's a bit more risky because you don't know how they were treated by the seller and senior bats are more likely to break.

If you can find anyone in your area that would let you take a few swings with different models, that's even better so you can get an idea of what you like. Good luck.
May 11, 2021
Tri18
350 posts
Mike,
Feel free to call me for up to date real information on any MIKEN or Worth bat.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
May 12, 2021
Wood_1966
Men's 55
163 posts
I have the Mach1 26oz and I love it, but it swings heavy. So, point being if you are an older guy who is just getting back into playing again and don't quite have the strength and swing speed you once did, I think the Alan Tanner which is only a half ounce end load is the way to go for a Worth. Great bat!

I made the mistake after a few years off buying the same weight bat I last swung and found I did not have the strength to get the same bat speed with a 30oz bat, so I dropped down in weight and it paid off.

This is my 2 cents so take it for what it is worth, just some random guys opinion.

May 15, 2021
17Black
Men's 55
409 posts
I am "pretty sure" like the TV commercial.... you can use USSSA or ASA stamped bats in senior softball if you so choose.

They should all have 1.20 stamps on them--------bats have to be 1.21 or less,

Most senior bats I know of are 1.21
May 15, 2021
17Black
Men's 55
409 posts
That being said you CANNOT likely use a senior 1.21 bat in a sanctioned USSSA/GSL/ASA or other league unless that league has over ride rules or gives approval.

I play in a local GSL senior (Over 50) league where everybody has to use a USSSA stamped 1.20 bat but you can have an exception if age 65 or older & can use a senior bat.
May 15, 2021
Turning2
Men's 70
104 posts
irishmike - all info you have received in posts above are good and informative. You just need to check your Sr league for the rule set that they will enforce for the bats per their rules.

As an example, i play in two Sr leagues, one allows Sr bats and ANY bat that has 1.21 BPF or lower. Other Sr league ONLY allows ASA stamped and approved bats, so I have a 2018 Worth Wicked XL Sr bat for one league and two 2011 Easton Salvo SRV5 bats that i use in the ASA only league.

Alan Tanner is an excellent salesman/rep/player that will help you with selection of bat, he helped me when i bought the 2018 Worth Wicked XL

Good luck and hope your return to playing Sr softball is as enjoyable as all the rest of us "seasoned" players. RR
May 15, 2021
ju25
Men's 60
224 posts
In tournament ball the bat must have a bpf of 1.21 or lower(unless on banned list). USSSA have a 1.20 bpf so they are legal but ASA doesn't have the bpf stamp so it is not. Our 55+ and 70+ allow any bat, but our 65+ is any USSSA or ASA bat. We hit classic m's so the difference in bats is minimal. New ASA bats hit them well but don't last very long. In metro Detroit area the most popular senior bats are Adidas(Suncoast) or Dudley. Miken/Worth used to dominate USSSA but everybody else has caught up. ASA used to be Demarini but like USSSA there all pretty good now. Ruckus is a USSSA bat, do you mean Melee.(Adidas is now Suncoast)
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