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Discussion: Original Miken Ultra gamer series

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March 22
Mackten

3 posts
I new to the SSUSA world and only played in one tournament last year. I bought the miken ultra (grey) and now seeing that it's not legal to use, just curious why did it become illegal since i just wasted my money.
March 22
DaveDowell
Men's 70
4330 posts
Mackten ... The Original Miken Ultra (aka, Miken Ultra I) bat has been an illegal bat for over 20 years, going back to 2002 or so ... The bat was "too hot" and was outlawed by all softball associations at the time ... Shortly thereafter (2003) Miken came out with their Ultra II, which by most objective analysts, was a far and away favorite and dominated the market-share until other manufacturers made in-roads of their own later ... If you have an actual Original Miken Ultra from that era, it's a collector's item ... The last time I saw one in a tournament, I advised the owner to go buy the best auto-wax he could find, shine that thing up and put it in a plastic bat display box and hang it on his wall ... That bat truly revolutionized the offense side of senior slow pitch softball and is a legitimate rarity today ...

March 22
Mackten

3 posts
Okay thanks for the clarification, again I'm new to the senior world and my bat seem to fit the description of what i read on the illegal list from color to name, makes me feel better. thanks again.
March 22
DaveDowell
Men's 70
4330 posts
Very few people still have one of those bats in good or excellent condition ... I'm envious!
March 22
softball4b
Men's 70
1250 posts
I am not sure you are talking about the same bat. Miken Ultra Gamer Series 14" Maxload Senior Slow Pitch Softball Bat: MUL21S New bat.
March 22
DaveDowell
Men's 70
4330 posts
Could be, Mike ... He mentioned "Gamer" in the title, but not in the text ... If someone told him it was illegal, it had to be either [1] it is an Original Miken Ultra or [2] the umpire and/or Director erred ... The 14" Maxload Senior Slow Pitch Softball Bat is certainly legal ...
March 22
Mackten

3 posts
Yeah that's the one i have softball4b, i was on this site and looked at the bat policy and assume under bats not legal it was talking about the current Miken Ultra because it says grey. I believe this is the 2021 model, just got confused because of the color. I have the Miken Ultra gamer series grey in color
March 22
softball4b
Men's 70
1250 posts
But DD is absolutely right! Me doing a little butt kissing here, DD sorry about Springs weather, but that just means more registering for Vegas.
March 22
DaveDowell
Men's 70
4330 posts
Macten ... Your bat is good to go as a 2021 version ... It's the "more senior" guys like softball4b and me whose ears perk up when the Original Miken Ultra is mentioned! ... Have fun wit it!
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