View Full Version : ZZZZZ fails me again


damnlukeman
03-14-2012, 11:02 PM
1st Z 27oz EL 150 indoor hits and boom
2nd Z 27oz EL 150 indoor and 50 outdoor and boom
3rd Z 26oz EL 25 hits and boom:eek::eek::bit-wallb:bit-wallb

Outdoor swings for the 27 were 10-12 degrees at the low end
Outdoor swings for the 26 were 13-15 degrees at the low end

these are straight from the wrapper hitting a mix of grey dots, gold dots, and some old wickeds

What is happening, they were dropping bombs and felt so nice and then boom cracked to sh*t.

Also tonight I hit my easton scx2 and it had maybe 30 hits from yesterday and the end cap exploded:bit-wallb:bit-wallb

Really expensive BPcheers

Other bats I was hitting was the USA DC41, hits awesome no problems, well used psycho hitting great no problems, BJ Fulk well used and hitting a ton, FH52 very soft but hits deep and no problems, and a combat assault soft and not the distance as others but still very nice.

I don't know if I have the Z curse but I have receipts and I will try them again, apparently nothing under 15 degrees minimum, to bad thats like half our games in the year, psycho for those I guess.

Great bat but durability sux.

thumbs-yesfor unlimited returns

chinese freak
03-14-2012, 11:04 PM
I swung my NIW this afternoon and no probs bro. Maybe just a bad batch or your simply a masher :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

cards7
03-14-2012, 11:05 PM
sorry to hear i can honestly say i have never broke that many bats in a year let alone 2 in a bp session

good thing you got receipts!

damnlukeman
03-14-2012, 11:11 PM
sorry to hear i can honestly say i have never broke that many bats in a year let alone 2 in a bp session

good thing you got receipts!
3 bats lol 2 Z's and a scx2(only the end cap)

lots of guys out there hit a lot harder than me, are they not swinging ZZZ's???

damnlukeman
03-14-2012, 11:13 PM
I swung my NIW this afternoon and no probs bro. Maybe just a bad batch or your simply a masher :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
I haven't heard of that many breaking lately and CC says his is close to 1000 hits with some big boys hitting it.

the 26 was a WR and i dunno if it was a bad batch or what cuz seriously 25 hits

skully15
03-14-2012, 11:14 PM
quit hitting the balls off the endcap...lol:stir

damnlukeman
03-14-2012, 11:16 PM
quit hitting the balls off the endcap...lol:stir
lol it was just the easton that broke the endcap, the ZZZZ's shattered in the sweet spot almost identical all 3 times

Captain Crunch
03-14-2012, 11:17 PM
Don't hit a z in colder weather then stupid ! :stir

Wowzer89311
03-14-2012, 11:18 PM
1st Z 27oz EL 150 indoor hits and boom
2nd Z 27oz EL 150 indoor and 50 outdoor and boom
3rd Z 26oz EL 25 hits and boom

Outdoor swings for the 27 were 10-12 degrees at the low end
Outdoor swings for the 26 were 13-15 degrees at the low end

these are straight from the wrapper hitting a mix of grey dots, gold dots, and some old wickeds

What is happening, they were dropping bombs and felt so nice and then boom cracked to sh*t.

Also tonight I hit my easton scx2 and it had maybe 30 hits from yesterday and the end cap exploded:bit-wallb:bit-wallb

Really expensive BPcheers

Other bats I was hitting was the USA DC41, hits awesome no problems, well used psycho hitting great no problems, BJ Fulk well used and hitting a ton, FH52 very soft but hits deep and no problems, and a combat assault soft and not the distance as others but still very nice.

I don't know if I have the Z curse but I have receipts and I will try them again, apparently nothing under 15 degrees minimum, to bad thats like half our games in the year, psycho for those I guess.

Great bat but durability sux.

thumbs-yesfor unlimited returns


Pictures of the aftermath or it didnt happen :stir:stir:stir

skully15
03-14-2012, 11:19 PM
Dont know if it matters, but were they utrip or asa ZZZZ's?

Captain Crunch
03-14-2012, 11:19 PM
Pictures of the aftermath or it didnt happen :stir:stir:stir

you n ur pictures ...... BTW i posted a pick of the bartender in tinys thread , but decided to delete it . :stir

damnlukeman
03-14-2012, 11:20 PM
Don't hit a z in colder weather then stupid ! :stir
apparently but its not that cold, if I can't swing a bat at 10-15 degrees that eliminates 1/2 of my games for the year

Admit it is a stupid sick bat but i'd be way more pissed off if they didn't have unlimited returns cuz one of these was a WR already

Captain Crunch
03-14-2012, 11:22 PM
apparently but its not that cold, if I can't swing a bat at 10-15 degrees that eliminates 1/2 of my games for the year

Admit it is a stupid sick bat but i'd be way more pissed off if they didn't have unlimited returns cuz one of these was a WR already

10 degree's would be taking a chance with lots of composite bats . And "Tonight" as u state in the og post was probably no more than that , especially way up there in barrie . :rolleyes:

damnlukeman
03-14-2012, 11:24 PM
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt84/damnlukeman/photo-2.jpg

damnlukeman
03-14-2012, 11:25 PM
10 degree's would be taking a chance with lots of composite bats . And "Tonight" as u state in the og post was probably no more than that , especially way up there in barrie . :rolleyes:
yesterday was 10 at the lowest and tonight was closer to 15 when i was hitting the Z, they broke before it cooled off

Wowzer89311
03-14-2012, 11:25 PM
you n ur pictures ...... BTW i posted a pick of the bartender in tinys thread , but decided to delete it . :stir
yeah i seen it there, just wanted to stir the pot, kinda thought shmoo woulda jumped in somewhere there with a photo of a beaut but i guess not

damnlukeman
03-14-2012, 11:26 PM
I've hit combats, demarinis, mizunos in colder weather then these 2 nights and never broke any of them

Captain Crunch
03-14-2012, 11:26 PM
yeah i seen it there, just wanted to stir the pot, kinda thought shmoo woulda jumped in somewhere there with a photo of a beaut but i guess not

Surprised nobody didn't quote it so it stayed up lol ..........

Captain Crunch
03-14-2012, 11:28 PM
I've hit combats, demarinis, mizunos in colder weather then these 2 nights and never broke any of them

Oh well life goes on don't get any more Z's lol ........ Mine has lasted over 1000 hits with lots of different hitters , but i never used it below 15 degrees .... ;)

damnlukeman
03-14-2012, 11:30 PM
Oh well life goes on don't get any more Z's lol ........ Mine has lasted over 1000 hits with lots of different hitters , but i never used it below 15 degrees .... ;)
2 more coming soon lol i will learn not to hit it cooler than that for sure, they still hit amazing but its a game ready bat out of the wrapper. The 26 first 10 hits were huge for being that new.

Wowzer89311
03-14-2012, 11:31 PM
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt84/damnlukeman/photo-2.jpg
If you need another one of those SCX2 Ri i got one for ya, but seriously you should start your own thread with all the pictures of bats you break this year

blackknight
03-14-2012, 11:34 PM
You start throwing Wicked's into the mix of balls and many bats will break fast around the 10-15 degree range...

Many other bats can handle hitting those balls as they need a ton of hits to break in.

Z is a game ready bat built for the newer balls. Sorry to see you break another one..

damnlukeman
03-14-2012, 11:34 PM
If you need another one of those SCX2 Ri i got one for ya, but seriously you should start your own thread with all the pictures of bats you break this year
the scx2 was a big surprise with distance wow, I was impressed, what kinda deal you got for me lol

Dave.C
03-14-2012, 11:36 PM
the scx2 was a big surprise with distance wow, I was impressed, what kinda deal you got for me lol

How many hits you got on your SCX2??

damnlukeman
03-14-2012, 11:37 PM
You start throwing Wicked's into the mix of balls and many bats will break fast around the 10-15 degree range...

Many other bats can handle hitting those balls as they need a ton of hits to break in.

Z is a game ready bat built for the newer balls. Sorry to see you break another one..
I am so used to hitting my psychos and other bats in any weather I have not really worried about durability until I tried changing it up and trying less of a tank bats lol

I just can't believe 3 already, figured first one was bad luck, batch whatever but now 3 is making me wonder

damnlukeman
03-14-2012, 11:38 PM
How many hits you got on your SCX2??
40-50 maybe not alot

chubbs
03-15-2012, 12:00 AM
you n ur pictures ...... BTW i posted a pick of the bartender in tinys thread , but decided to delete it . :stir

now why would you delete it lol now i have to go back and buy some more beer... darn lol

GOOGLES
03-15-2012, 05:24 AM
Hey Luke, I got bat to Barrie around 6:30 last night and thought it was too damn cold to be hitting. Temp said only 11 degrees and the wind was cold....Huge temp drop around Bradford area. Nice and warm in Toronto but it dropped about 5-7 degrees by the time I hit Barrie and the wind picked up.

Sorry to hear about your Z's as that really sucks but that is why I didn't bring mine out last night. If the rain holds off tonight I will try and pop by tonight.

ZR27
03-15-2012, 06:34 AM
I gave kuch from the brewins a brand new demo Z yesterday, no hits on it.
to try about 10 cuts. Mainly "spo gold dots" he crushed a few out of dunton park1 in mississauga. Bat is definitely hot out of the wrap. The z was put away right after that.

My stash of zee's will only be hitting the new "regulation" spn and spo balls from here on out.. Barely any leagues around here will be using "old" standard balls (ie. Wicked, blue-gold-grey dots)

All of our demos at the dome have lasted 9 weeks of sessions and hundreds and hundreds of hits. And are still going. 52 core 300 comp balls.

TMAC68
03-15-2012, 08:27 AM
I gave kuch from the brewins a brand new demo Z yesterday, no hits on it.
to try about 10 cuts. Mainly "spo gold dots" he crushed a few out of dunton park1 in mississauga. Bat is definitely hot out of the wrap. The z was put away right after that.

My stash of zee's will only be hitting the new "regulation" spn and spo balls from here on out.. Barely any leagues around here will be using "old" standard balls (ie. Wicked, blue-gold-grey dots)

All of our demos at the dome have lasted 9 weeks of sessions and hundreds and hundreds of hits. And are still going. 52 core 300 comp balls.

Both Demo's I was sent (27 bal and 28 bal) blew up in around 50 cuts each...
Balls were rocks.

this teaches me the same thing as posted above...no more rocks! :)

However, my first one that I got from u in Sept hit rocks and hit into Oct and Is STILL alive so its all dependent on how broken in the bat is...more flex = less chance of snapping..

Break your ZZZZZZZZ's in using hot dots or light balls OR in 15+ consistent weather and life will be good!

GOOGLES
03-15-2012, 09:03 AM
I gave kuch from the brewins a brand new demo Z yesterday, no hits on it.
to try about 10 cuts. Mainly "spo gold dots" he crushed a few out of dunton park1 in mississauga. Bat is definitely hot out of the wrap. The z was put away right after that.

My stash of zee's will only be hitting the new "regulation" spn and spo balls from here on out.. Barely any leagues around here will be using "old" standard balls (ie. Wicked, blue-gold-grey dots)

All of our demos at the dome have lasted 9 weeks of sessions and hundreds and hundreds of hits. And are still going. 52 core 300 comp balls.

Any demo ASA bats kicking around....:stir

ZR27
03-15-2012, 09:06 AM
Any demo ASA bats kicking around....:stir

Bluejay7 has a 27oz bal ASA.. PM him to test drive :D

i only have utrip 26EL, 27BAL, 27EL demos on me

damnlukeman
03-15-2012, 09:14 AM
@googles def was warmer than that when we were hitting, iPhone said 16 and nicks truck said 15 and he got there around 645, with wind maybe took a couple degrees off but who knows, now I know if I ain't sweatin it ain't warm enough lol

GOOGLES
03-15-2012, 09:29 AM
@googles def was warmer than that when we were hitting, iPhone said 16 and nicks truck said 15 and he got there around 645, with wind maybe took a couple degrees off but who knows, now I know if I ain't sweatin it ain't warm enough lol

Yeah balckberry said 11 (weathernetwork.com) but who knows. Just knew it was too cold for me...lmao

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/index.php?product=obs24h&placecode=caon0040

Tsuga
03-15-2012, 10:33 AM
Bluejay7 has a 27oz bal ASA.. PM him to test drive :D

i only have utrip 26EL, 27BAL, 27EL demos on me

Do the ones you have, have the new utrip stamp?

ZR27
03-15-2012, 10:58 AM
Do the ones you have, have the new utrip stamp?

not available until may/June...
we'll update the Z1000 thread, when we get more details on them

cheex
03-15-2012, 12:33 PM
I gave kuch from the brewins a brand new demo Z yesterday, no hits on it.
to try about 10 cuts. Mainly "spo gold dots" he crushed a few out of dunton park1 in mississauga. Bat is definitely hot out of the wrap. The z was put away right after that.

Dunton is a huge field 360' and 320' or so down the lines. I hate that field we always seem to lose there. good thing there is a hotdog vendor in the parking lot to drawn my sorrows with a ball park frank.


Damnlukeman, are the serial numbers all around the same group? some bats last a long time other not. be interested to know if the SN show a pattern.

bluejay7
03-15-2012, 12:50 PM
I am planning on a BP session this weekend sometime. I guess it would be a good time to get guys out and try some Z's! I will update later with a confirmed time and location.

bluejay7
03-15-2012, 01:06 PM
Just to add on to my post. Where in the GTA would guys like to hit this weekend???
I'm just trying to find a fair location for everyone.

Arsenal
03-15-2012, 01:24 PM
Just to add on to my post. Where in the GTA would guys like to hit this weekend???
I'm just trying to find a fair location for everyone.

COUGHMississauga/BramptonCOUGH :D

bluejay7
03-15-2012, 01:26 PM
COUGHMississauga/BramptonCOUGH :D

I was hoping you wouldn't say that...Lexx you free this weekend???? :D

Dave.C
03-15-2012, 01:31 PM
Just to add on to my post. Where in the GTA would guys like to hit this weekend???
I'm just trying to find a fair location for everyone.

I would pick a park with a couple of fields that way you can split in to a couple of groups if need be, because you might get a big response for this.

bluejay7
03-15-2012, 01:33 PM
I would pick a park with a couple of fields that way you can split in to a couple of groups if need be, because you might get a big response for this.

LOL, I only have soo many bats....many of which are my personal bats...demos are limited. Maybe I need a cap how many guys show up to this?

bobber_1077
03-15-2012, 01:34 PM
So...don't buy a Z?

bluejay7
03-15-2012, 01:38 PM
So...don't buy a Z?

No....Don't hit stadium balls with Zee's!!!! :D

Seriously...I have been hitting HOT DOT spec balls and am pushing 1000 hits on one my most used Zee. No cracks..just 'Clinks' ;)

Captain Crunch
03-15-2012, 01:40 PM
So...don't buy a Z?

Luke is just the one bad apple in Z nation ...... :stir:D

Felks32
03-15-2012, 01:43 PM
So...don't buy a Z?

This right here. thumbs-yes :stir

bluejay7
03-15-2012, 01:48 PM
Hey Luke, have you ever swung any of mine at the dome on Sundays????

damnlukeman
03-15-2012, 07:47 PM
Luke is just the one bad apple in Z nation ...... :stir:D
You would say that ya ASS lol

Hey Luke, have you ever swung any of mine at the dome on Sundays????

First time I was there when there was 50 people and all the manufacturers were there but only got a round with it, felt great thats why I bought one lol

bluejay7
03-16-2012, 09:33 AM
You would say that ya ASS lol



First time I was there when there was 50 people and all the manufacturers were there but only got a round with it, felt great thats why I bought one lol

That one has yet to break and that night alone must have taken at least 400 cuts!!! Ive had that same Zee since last august! pushing 1000 hits If I had to make a rough guess.

pt#2
03-16-2012, 09:37 AM
Dunton is a huge field 360' and 320' or so down the lines. I hate that field we always seem to lose there. good thing there is a hotdog vendor in the parking lot to drawn my sorrows with a ball park frank.


Damnlukeman, are the serial numbers all around the same group? some bats last a long time other not. be interested to know if the SN show a pattern.

Dunton is 300 down the lines man and 360 up the middle we've hit there twice already this year

ZR27
03-16-2012, 09:47 AM
I was hoping you wouldn't say that...Lexx you free this weekend???? :D

tomorrow AM @fallingbrook in Mississauga...
hoping to steal more aftershock guys :D :stir

Arsenal
03-16-2012, 10:12 AM
tomorrow AM @fallingbrook in Mississauga...
hoping to steal more aftershock guys :D :stir

I am there.. 11am work?

bluejay7
03-16-2012, 10:14 AM
tomorrow AM @fallingbrook in Mississauga...
hoping to steal more aftershock guys :D :stir

I think I can make that!!! TPS DAY AT FALLINGBROOK LOL

ZR27
03-16-2012, 12:19 PM
930am... bright and early..

homieZZZZZ :D

bluejay7
03-16-2012, 12:28 PM
930am... bright and early..

homieZZZZZ :D

Damn might be a bit late...I'll try to get out there.

Rip_It
03-16-2012, 12:30 PM
Damn might be a bit late...I'll try to get out there.

I'm coming from an 1:45 away bra, you be there on time!

ZR27
03-16-2012, 12:37 PM
I'm coming from an 1:45 away bra, you be there on time!

hes on asian time dood... +1 hour :)

Arsenal
03-16-2012, 12:42 PM
930am... bright and early..

homieZZZZZ :D

thumbs-yes

bluejay7
03-16-2012, 01:24 PM
I'm coming from an 1:45 away bra, you be there on time!

Only if we hit up an all you can eat sushi buffet after ;)

Rip_It
03-16-2012, 01:43 PM
Only if we hit up an all you can eat sushi buffet after ;)

Gross! I'll smash a taco-bell.

ZR27
03-16-2012, 01:53 PM
Gross! I'll smash a taco-bell.

we'll go kill it Yak... while this ^^^ dood makes a run for the border :D

Rip_It
03-16-2012, 01:59 PM
we'll go kill it Yak... while this ^^^ dood makes a run for the border :D

You guys can't abandon me!! Fine.. I'll try the stupid sushi. There had better be burgers to fall back on if they taste like a$$ though!!

Wes Vickery
03-16-2012, 02:04 PM
Would it be safe to say that the Z is better suited for the line drive hitters compared to guys that hit it hard and far?

TMAC68
03-16-2012, 02:05 PM
You guys can't abandon me!! Fine.. I'll try the stupid sushi. There had better be burgers to fall back on if they taste like a$$ though!!

sushi is delicious pal...give it a go at a good resturaunt and u will love it, and this is coming from a white dood that HATES seafood! :)

Rip_It
03-16-2012, 02:11 PM
Would it be safe to say that the Z is better suited for the line drive hitters compared to guys that hit it hard and far?

This is what I found. The exit speed through the IF was pretty impressive, but it didn't seem to have the carry that my other bats have. Definitely gets through the IF in a hurry though!

Arsenal
03-16-2012, 02:18 PM
Gross! I'll smash a taco-bell.

There's a TB not even 5 min away from there... just sayin' :)

But GOOD sushi is absolutely amazing.