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Bat Advice-Break in and onward

» garyheifner: For U bat experts--It is pretty standard when breaking in a new bat ...
      »DieselDan: Most hitters turn a new bat less than a 1/4 inch after each swing. ...
1 Feb. 23, 2024 252

Senior Bats

» 1styrsenior: 55 yr old looking to buy first senior bat. I’m a contact hitter who ...
      »GMCinCOS: best advice is to try and find an event with demo bats so you can try ...
      »ju25: What were you swinging before? Senior bats are hotter than other ...
      »1styrsenior: Thanks. I’ve been playing in a coed league with my boys and just ...
      »RDSinNEOHIO: I'm a contact hitter myself, singles/doubles hitter with shots past ...
      »1styrsenior: The Suncoast Melee is on my potential list. I was also thinking 27 ...
      »NYGNYY: I highly recommend you look at Short Porch’s lineup of senior bats ...
      »Darjlov: Everyone is different but like GMCinCO$ noted try to find an event ...
7 Feb. 21, 2024 486

Vietnam Platoon Leader Finds a Longer Stride helps him Develop More Rotational Hip ...

» bogie: 74 year old Dan, like most seniors, started to shorten the stride and ...
      »donbatman: How long did you do do the longer step, was it walking or ...
      »DieselDan: Batter’s Box. The batter must take an initial position with his back ...
2 Feb. 9, 2024 812

When to use a senior bat?

» BIGDIESEL77: I'm new to the scene, and just need some help. When can you use a ...
      »Jeff50: USSSA and SSUSA designated 40+ and over tourneys usually allow for ...
      »BIGDIESEL77: This is what I needed to know. I'd like to find a 45+ team, but for ...
2 Feb. 9, 2024 403

New rule on shaved bats

» just a player: As a member of the Weakend Warriors team mentioned in Terry ...
      »woodies1023: As the Team Manager I have to agree 100% that the manager should NOT ...
      »TimMcElroy: I feel differently. IMO- the manager should be thankful that his ...
      »Rob64: As a manager/player myself I'm not responsible for someone else using ...
      »BANDITOS180: As a manager, I agree, what steps/actions can we take to verify an ...
      »BANDITOS180: I see the new rule and shows a 10 year suspension for the player now ...
      »SSUSA Staff: BANDITOS180 • There is nothing in the rule amendment that suspends ...
      »mck71: So what happens IF a bat is found altered AT either the TOC or the ...
      »SD00: So, what happens to the players on the team that is no longer allowed ...
      »SSUSA Staff: mck71 • In our view, there's nothing vague in the intent of the ...
      »Gpatoot: Any discussion about random bat testing? Maybe after testing applying ...
      »softball4b: Per latest newsletter: SSUSA is working on additional deterrents, ...
      »mck71: Got it. Thanks as always, happy holidays!
      »JohnO28: I'm all in favor of getting illegal bats out of the game as much as ...
      »titanhd: Player asked to leave a team because he swings altered (shaved) bats. ...
      »softball4b: SSUSA went too far in penalizing teammates associated with cheater. ...
      »JohnO28: Softball4b, I would tend to say your assumption of 90% of guys not ...
      »softball4b: John I agree with most everything you said, but you actually made my ...
      »JohnO28: softball4b, Fair enough. I can't disagree with you on that.
      »yankeesfan12: My take on not letting people using your bat and I've always been ...
      »DaveDowell: JohnO28 • Your posts in this thread are, in my view, totally on point ...
      »tg69: Ok.First of all let me say that I usually don't respond on this ...
      »softball4b: DD this is exactly what this subject needs; open ended proactive ...
      »DaveDowell: tg69 ... Please re-read the new rule as many times as it takes for ...
      »DaveDowell: softball4b ... The National Rules Committee has already developed a ...
      »Bones505: Altered bats are going to be an issue until bat companies step up to ...
      »Mikelmart: I think the penalty for team/manager suspension should be enforced. I ...
      »Dbax: That’s ridiculous. I don’t even know what type of bat my teammates ...
      »hawkjms: If for the reader this is strictly about shaved bats and cheaters ...
      »DJ12: hawkjms...well said. Where do we draw the line. If we are talking ...
      »Mikelmart: Dbax I don't understand how you don't know what kind of bat your ...
      »Dbax: Mikelmart, sorry, I did not realize the BIGGEST part of being on a ...
      »FTP: Ban player for life. Forfeit all games player was on roster for ...
      »nickname36: "EXACTLY" I feel you just need to suspend a player for the 1st ...
      »JohnO28: Nickname36, There is absolutely no room for shaved bats in this ...
      »JohnO28: MikelMart, I pretty much know every bat my guys swing mostly ...
      »Bruce M: I pray for the pitcher that had to leave the field after being hit by ...
      »garyheifner: Lots of interesting comments. The one thing I know is the bat ...
      »kotonk: Yes! Very interesting conversation! As a manager, player, and SSUSA ...
      »Webbie25: I have to weigh in. Maybe I am in a shell, but I cannot tell by the ...
      »Cabs51: Trust me Webbie, The Dudley I sold to Flash (very cheep) and he sold ...
      »Webbie25: I sure didn't mean to infer that it was. I did say I was fully ...
      »yankeesfan12: EVER sport that has been played from day one(1) has had they're share ...
      »garyheifner: Question: When someone shows that ring won using an illegal bat to ...
      »yankeesfan12: Hmmm. Do professional players that used PED's to win the ring and ...
      »ffdonnie: My 2 cents, shaved bats is a disaster waiting to happen. When someone ...
      »Eazy: This topic is a double edge sword. A lot of players are saying they ...
      »JohnO28: Eazy, I agree with you to a point. I've seen small guys with good ...
      »Casey39: Ridiculous to think that a manager or other players know if a ...
      »JohnO28: You know it's 100% illegal to take someones property and cut it open ...
      »Johndoc#7: Casey39 I kind of like your thinking on this. But if the bat is found ...
      »PoollShark: It's all about people's damn egos, I don't understand the need for ...
      »nickname36: "EXACTLY" They never will "DUMB" down the bats then the old guys ...
      »Markanthoni24: I recognize that a shaved bat should carry a penalty, but the point ...
      »JohnO28: Markanthoni24, What SSUSA tourneys are you playing that have nets? ...
      »Markanthoni24: JohnO28, In November, I played in the TOC in Arizona. Although the ...
      »JohnO28: Markanthoni24, Sorry, that is just too hard to follow, it doesnt ...
      »Donna McGuire: Markanthoni24, SSUSA does NOT allow pitching screens in its ...
      »Markanthoni24: JohnO28, I fully comprehend the section regarding illegal bats and ...
      »Markanthoni24: Donna, Due to disapproval from a board member(s), SSUSA does not ...
      »DaveDowell: Markanthoni24 ... Donna is the tenured Chair (ten years of service) ...
60 Jan. 20, 2024 5421

Shaved Bats

» garyheifner: Long discussion below-so rather than tag along-- Question-If bats had ...
      »PoollShark: Of course it's possible, sanctioning bodies won't do it. They all ...
      »mck71: Technically Gary, if they have end caps that are removable then it ...
      »Bruce M: Hi Gary - Is it possible? Well, anything is possible. However, ...
      »nickname36: "EXACTLY" From T-ball all the way up to oldest seniors, male and ...
4 Jan. 8, 2024 673

New bat rule clarification.

» ju25: I understand that the new bats have to have SSUSA stamp or NTS, but ...
      »B.J.: 3.4(3) • APPROVED BATS All bats manufactured prior to 2014 marked ...
      »ju25: I know that part, my question is on approved bat list it says all ...
      »DaveDowell: ju25 ... I missed the "Happy New Year" for this season and gave you ...
      »TimMcElroy: It looks like B.J. quoted most of the rule change but left off the ...
      »BANDITOS180: I heard the penalty is first time offense the player is warned and ...
      »TimMcElroy: BANDITOS180- From the 2023-2024 SSUSA rulebook Page 17- 3.4 (7) ...
      »BANDITOS180: Appreciate this Tim.
      »ju25: So my '05 Combat senior is illegal because it only has a bpf 1.20 ...
      »BruceinGa: So, my bats with "Senior Softball World Championship bpf 1.21" is no ...
      »Donna McGuire: ju25 and BruceinGa: As long as your older bats have the SSUSA stamp ...
      »BruceinGa: Mine say Senior Softball World Championship, not SSUSA (Senior ...
      »ju25: No stamp on my '05 Combat just bpf 1.20
12 Dec. 21, 2023 1503

Senior Softball Bat Reviews

» Soup-e10: I going to try to be more active on here its next year. Let have a ...
      »DJ12: Hey Dave, any reviews on the Marieo Foster Empire you can point me ...
      »Lefty: I bought a few Marieo Fosters and love them. 26,27 and 28oz. They are ...
      »DJ12: Thanks Lefty
      »Benji4: Dave Are you going to be as active on here as you are to returning ...
4 Nov. 24, 2023 1064

Bat reviews

» garyheifner: Texas Dave: I really enjoy watching ur bat reviews on utube and the ...
      »Soup-e10: I'll work on that for 2024 Thanks
1 Nov. 14, 2023 906

Proton Hot Butter Senior Bat

» spider9188: Hey guys...any feedback on the new Proton Hot Butter limited edition ...
      »Soup-e10: The bat is HOT D
1 Nov. 11, 2023 620

New 2024 Worth AT18 in Vegas

» Tri18: Super excited to be heading for Vegas tomorrow to play in one of the ...
      »chikn55: Even though i don’t swing Miken bats anymore, i would trust and buy ...
1 Oct. 3, 2023 1127

***SUNCOAST SENIOR WORLDS BAT SALE***

» Chad303: 🚨🚨🚨SUNCOAST SENIOR BAT ...
      »Chad303: Just to let you know, this sale will only run through SSUSA Worlds ...
1 Sept. 11, 2023 1125

Are bats that Only have SSUSA APPROVED 1.21 BPF going to be Legal next year (2024)

» Oldballs: Are the adidas bats that only have the wording SSUSA Approved 1.21 ...
0 Aug. 30, 2023 719

Gamer

» chikn55: What is everybody’s gamer ? Do you have more than one ? How many ...
      »donskip14: Miken Johnny Bailey
      »Ohioballer: Easton Empire 1 piece
      »ocwill1: Demarini Larry Carter most of the time, Suncoast Melee 3 balanced 1 ...
      »9 ball: Miken ultra hit well for me. After using team's 27 oz last year, and ...
      »Mikelmart: 26 oz Axe bat
5 Aug. 17, 2023 887

Easton Bell Corp Sr Bat

» 17Black: Local Rep gave me one of these in the wrapper a few months ago. I ...
0 Aug. 4, 2023 629

usssa bats

» bman27: this is going to sound like a dumb question as I'm just about to play ...
      »mck71: bman - BAT POLICY is listed above. Believe as long as it has a BPF ...
      »bman27: thanks.
      »grayhitter59: if you look just above in the green area "bat policy" look up your ...
      »DJ12: Looks like this policy changes Nov 1, if I'm reading the policy ...
      »grayhitter59: Reading the new policy "Beginning Nov. 1, 2023, Bats must be marked ...
5 July 6, 2023 994

wig popper

» big cat7: With all the hype about the wig popper and senior softball bat ...
      »outtashape3: Just got mine delivered today. Going to be a while before I can try ...
      »JohnO28: Big Cat, In Dave's revies he made it clear that they some of the ...
      »Squidlius: I ordered mine. I hope it's as hot as the ones Dave has. I got a ...
      »bkb555: they are on the 4th or 5th batch now...I got one of the first batches ...
      »JamesLG: Hi All: So now that this bat has been out for a while are they good ...
      »titanhd: https://youtu.be/AKQdnLizMR8 bat is wig popper
      »Scott Harder: This is a great bat if you like a one-piece that swings like a ...
      »Scott Harder: Upon further consideration and watching the video I would not ...
      »chikn55: I’ve been using the Wig Popper and several other Cellblock bats since ...
      »AxSlash: I bought the 28oz Wig. Found to have problems with 12” barrels so I ...
      »Vet: I have one of the 1st batch Wig Popper. Breaks in fast. Got about ...
      »chikn55: Shortporch is coming out with a 2 piece 12” bat this week called the ...
      »Minnesota_Pete: I bought the 26 oz Wig Popper. It weighs about 1/2 ounce heavier than ...
      »DustyMac: Used mine (26 oz) for the first time in last week's game, after about ...
      »christom10: I follow Senior Softball Bat Reviews. I wanted to compare ...
      »chikn55: Every bat works differently for ever player. I always tell people go ...
      »Mr Wolf: Question, the Wig Popper with its hard and heavy barrel, how’s its ...
17 July 1, 2023 6706

Swing Weight

» mk33: I love the swing weight of the Melee 3 26oz balanced bat. I am ...
0 June 13, 2023 483

Worth Bat

» garyheifner: Is there a 2023 version of the Worth AT 18 that Allen Tanner ...
      »GMCinCOS: A friend is a distributor for Worth and told me that the new AT18 ...
1 June 5, 2023 808

Bats

» Captain Marauder: If you step into the batters box with a bat not on the approved and ...
      »B.J.: 3.4(7) • PENALTY FOR USING AN ILLEGAL BAT A. Any attempt to use an ...
      »Rob64: True in theory not true on the field! I have plenty of examples, but ...
2 May 22, 2023 721
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