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Discussion: wig popper

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Jan. 18, 2023
big cat7
Men's 50
138 posts
wig popper
With all the hype about the wig popper and senior softball bat reviews having it number one i looked into getting one and they are having pre orders now for febuary shipping date which means those might be second run bats.If super dave sees this will you be doing another review on the second run bats?
Jan. 18, 2023
outtashape3
Men's 60
20 posts
Just got mine delivered today. Going to be a while before I can try it out outside. To cold in Missouri now. Hopefully they live up to the hype.
Jan. 18, 2023
JohnO28
Men's 50
68 posts
Big Cat,

In Dave's revies he made it clear that they some of the bats they were hitting in the second(final review) that some of the bats they were hitting were from the second batch.
Jan. 18, 2023
Squidlius
Men's 60
1 posts
I ordered mine. I hope it's as hot as the ones Dave has. I got a 2023 Ultra Fusion Big Cat based on his reviews and it's been pretty good. I'm looking forward to trying a short barreled bat.
Jan. 22, 2023
bkb555
300 posts
they are on the 4th or 5th batch now...I got one of the first batches way back in early oct which may have even been a 2nd run
March 14, 2023
JamesLG
420 posts

Hi All:

So now that this bat has been out for a while are they good performing bats? I have only seen one used one for sale so that is usually a positive sign.

Thank You:

James
March 14, 2023
titanhd
Men's 60
632 posts
https://youtu.be/AKQdnLizMR8

bat is wig popper
March 16, 2023
Scott Harder
Men's 55
38 posts
This is a great bat if you like a one-piece that swings like a Dudley. I'm just a dumb softball guy with no talent, but it seems to me to be more helpful for those with less than the strongest swing. I have watched other use it and that's my assessment. If you slow it down and just concentrate on contacting the ball, you may like it. I had two of these bats, wound up giving them away. It's very hot but fragile, had less than 50 swings on the first one and it broke (in Florida so temps weren't the problem). When you hit it square you won't be disappointed it's as hot as any bat available. I normally hit a 30oz or 29.5oz Diamond and really had a hard time squaring it up because the heaviest they make is 28oz. Having a bat you can hit good would be better than one that's hot but not fit for your swing. For me, I gave up on it. I'm not looking forward to playing defense against it!! And really, any senior bat is good enough to get hits with.
March 16, 2023
Scott Harder
Men's 55
38 posts
Upon further consideration and watching the video I would not recommend it for anyone under 60, unless you like buying replacements or are considered as a table setter.
March 17, 2023
chikn55
Men's 60
28 posts
Iíve been using the Wig Popper and several other Cellblock bats since they came out last summer. The Wig Poppers speed thru the infield is about the best Iíve seen. I have about 400 swings on mine and Iím actually trying to break it. i have a tendency to break bats because i hit the ball very flush. So far itís holding up. Another bat for the hard hitting player is their new DaBomb signature bat.

Chikn
March 20, 2023
AxSlash
1 posts
I bought the 28oz Wig. Found to have problems with 12Ē barrels so I also bought 12.5Ē barrel 28 oz Short Porch Dabomb. Still getting used to it as I play year round senior league in Florida. Also bought & breaking in the California Bat Co Little Mexican. Between Short Porch & Calif Bats, the Little Mexican is working out the best in BP.

New to Senior League Softball, I never owned 1 pc seniors until now as my gamer is still 28 oz Louisville Genesis Griffey. One piece 220ís (1.21) are viewed as hot while 2 piece bats (1.20) 240ís are viewed as restricted (less hot) by most players. Matter of fact, we have another ďRestricted Bat LeagueĒ and the 1.20 two piece bats are legal. Iím shaking my head as Iím still hitting better with my LS 240 Griffey.

Thoughts?
March 20, 2023
Vet
Men's 60
19 posts
I have one of the 1st batch Wig Popper. Breaks in fast. Got about 100 swings on it. The ball jumps off it well. The sound it makes is like the OG Dudley lightning. It's the real deal.
March 27, 2023
chikn55
Men's 60
28 posts
Shortporch is coming out with a 2 piece 12Ē bat this week called the Hangman.
April 25, 2023
Minnesota_Pete
Men's 65
6 posts
I bought the 26 oz Wig Popper. It weighs about 1/2 ounce heavier than my 26 oz Dudley Lightning Legend, with the difference in weight almost all on the end. Haven't swung it yet though because it's been too cold and/or wet in Minnesota so far this year.
April 26, 2023
DustyMac
1 posts
Used mine (26 oz) for the first time in last week's game, after about 100 swings from a tee and BP. Hit HR's... and I'm not a big guy. Bat feels great. Love the smaller handle and weighting. Tested exit velocity on 52/300 balls against my 2 yr old Worth Hitman XXL. They're very close. The WP feels better to me though.
April 26, 2023
christom10
Men's 55
14 posts
I follow Senior Softball Bat Reviews. I wanted to compare end-loaded, 12-inch, one-piece bats so I purchased a first batch Wig Popper and a Suncoast Melee 3 12". Haven't been able to hit them until recently due to weather. I alternated 5 swings each, 4 rounds. The Suncoast, for me, had greater exit velocity and distance and I didn't like the sound the Wig Popper made. Maybe the Wig Popper needs more break in time, I find it hard to believe that Suncoast isn't on the top 10 list for either hard/soft barrel bats, or on his balanced list when it was number one at one time. I understand new bats have new technology, better balance points, etc but I don't see Suncoast as some 'antiquated technology' that's no longer competitive in the market. In the end it all comes down to personal preference.

Just my .02 cents.
April 27, 2023
chikn55
Men's 60
28 posts
Every bat works differently for ever player. I always tell people go with the bat that feels good to you. What works well for one may not perform well for another. Iíve had good experiences with All of the Cellblock bats. I especially like the Wig Popper, Big Daddy and the DaBomb Signature bat.
June 5, 2023
Mr Wolf
23 posts
Question, the Wig Popper with its hard and heavy barrel, howís its hitting performance on a 300/52 ball versus using an ASA bat on the same ball?
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