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Discussion: Senior Bats

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Feb. 16, 2024
1styrsenior
3 posts
Senior Bats
55 yr old looking to buy first senior bat. Iím a contact hitter who can go to all fields. Looking for a bit more pop. Small frame 175 lbs. End loaded vs Balanced? Thanks in advance.
Feb. 17, 2024
GMCinCOS
5 posts
best advice is to try and find an event with demo bats so you can try a few. short of that, based on your comments, a balanced bat makes a lot of sense. You'll find that sr bats have more pop than what you were using. I'm a fan of Miken & Worth bats, the MIKE DILL ULTRA GAMER BALANCED SSUSA SENIOR bat is pretty sweet. Good control and ball jumps off the bat.
Feb. 18, 2024
ju25
Men's 60
236 posts
What were you swinging before? Senior bats are hotter than other associations, plus we hit a better ball. Older bats take a little longer to break in, but most of the new bats are coming out at 230 or lower and under 200 in 50-100 swings.
Feb. 19, 2024
1styrsenior
3 posts
Thanks. Iíve been playing in a coed league with my boys and just using an old Worth Supercell bat 1.20 BPF and end loaded that I have been using for what seems like forever. I had reviewed the Mike Drill, Miken Ultra 2, and the Axe Avenger Pro. Havenít seen any Demo events but will look. Playing in a 55 and older league and want to get a good bat.
Feb. 19, 2024
RDSinNEOHIO
Men's 70
31 posts
I'm a contact hitter myself, singles/doubles hitter with shots past the respective infielders. I have three bats in my bag, all balanced. I feel the end loads are for the bigger guys. I have the Suncoast Melee and two Dudley Lightnings from different years. All are 27 ou. balanced. Direct Sports or Smash it Sports...you'll probably pay around $239 or so.
Feb. 19, 2024
1styrsenior
3 posts
The Suncoast Melee is on my potential list. I was also thinking 27 ounce. Appreciate the advice.
Feb. 20, 2024
NYGNYY
215 posts
I highly recommend you look at Short Porchís lineup of senior bats and YouTube videos. IMO they are the best out there.
Feb. 21, 2024
Darjlov
7 posts
Everyone is different but like GMCinCO$ noted try to find an event that demos several bats. Most avid Senior players have 3 or 4 bats in their bags. A lot of players look for the latest and greatest every year trying to get that edge. However, a good starting point is http://www.seniorsoftballbatreviews.com/. The site posts reviews and videos that will give some idea how a bat feels and handles.
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