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Old 11-30-2017, 07:35 AM   #1
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Top 5 USSSA bats for 2017?

https://youtu.be/8tA-yrkS***


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Old 11-30-2017, 09:45 AM   #2
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:50 AM   #3
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:53 AM   #4
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Can't open link....

But here's mine (and really in no particular order cause everything is good now IMO except LS who's behind the pack with their wet noodles and barrels that don't work in with Classic M/Gray Dot or Hot Dots)

1) Miken/Worth 14" 2pc bats - any model really after 2015

2) Miken/Worth 12" 2pc bats - any model really after 2015 - listed at #2 for less forgiving than 14"

3) Mizuno Nighthawks either year and now add the Crush line that I expect to see surpass the Hawks in popularity.

4) Easton Flex lines - Any of them

5) Demarini Newbreed & KTR - And this one is to be slated at #5 for me on purpose as I find them a smidge behind the top 4.

If we are to pick specific models?

1 - Worth EST 14"

2 - Miken Freak 30 now 23, and formerly 12 originally

3 - Green Helmer Flex (Though I prefer Baker and 16 Flex 13.5" )

4 - Nighthawk

5 - Newbreed


If we are talking hands down biggest hype up and myth of any model ever:

2014 "OG Red Knob" DC41 the first 2pc model DC41 - The hype machine on this one continues to this day. Mythical unicorn of a creature really....

Just my honest 2 cents.
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:06 AM   #5
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I agree that BP hero really like the Freak 30
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:45 AM   #6
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Video link here

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Seems his video is pretty spot on to theshoe's list minus the nighthawk.

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Old 11-30-2017, 11:27 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by TheShoe View Post
Can't open link....

But here's mine (and really in no particular order cause everything is good now IMO except LS who's behind the pack with their wet noodles and barrels that don't work in with Classic M/Gray Dot or Hot Dots)

1) Miken/Worth 14" 2pc bats - any model really after 2015

2) Miken/Worth 12" 2pc bats - any model really after 2015 - listed at #2 for less forgiving than 14"

3) Mizuno Nighthawks either year and now add the Crush line that I expect to see surpass the Hawks in popularity.

4) Easton Flex lines - Any of them

5) Demarini Newbreed & KTR - And this one is to be slated at #5 for me on purpose as I find them a smidge behind the top 4.

If we are to pick specific models?

1 - Worth EST 14"

2 - Miken Freak 30 now 23, and formerly 12 originally

3 - Green Helmer Flex (Though I prefer Baker and 16 Flex 13.5" )

4 - Nighthawk

5 - Newbreed


If we are talking hands down biggest hype up and myth of any model ever:

2014 "OG Red Knob" DC41 the first 2pc model DC41 - The hype machine on this one continues to this day. Mythical unicorn of a creature really....

Just my honest 2 cents.

Mythical but so pretty and deadly
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Old 11-30-2017, 11:45 AM   #8
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I've suspected for a long time either SBF or the manufacturer's pay or pay in gear/favors to this guy. He strikes me as a little biased at times.

I can't see Mizuno being a big player in this way, so they don't get a nod from him like Miken/Worth/Easton/Demarini would.

In fact just following his posts and "great mail days" will more or less tell you the truth with regards to his bias and who sends him stuff. Can't blame the guy if he's getting hooked up with gear to test to be favourable in that regard.

If he wasn't biased and actually tried a Nighthawk - I think it would get a nod before the Newbreed IMHO. But Newbreed did deserve one nonetheless.

Don't think too many here would disagree with me either.

2018 will be fun. Some nice stuff out there already, and more to come. Getting tough to make a decision on what to game and stick to. But also tougher to make a bad one and get stuck with a dud. And it's easy to avoid duds with some mild research on unbiased reviews and forums like this, if you really don't let pricing or a sale dictate an impulse buy etc.





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Video link here

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Seems his video is pretty spot on to theshoe's list minus the nighthawk.
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Old 11-30-2017, 11:47 AM   #9
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It's all in your head.

Had you swung all those 2pc Psychos more and not sold them all under 100 hits and kept them until they worked in the same.

You clearly just like 14" and 1/2oz load Mikens. Stick to any of them long enough and, well.

Makes sense the oldest model is the hottest, especially when you bought yours from people who actually CAN hit.

LOL

Don't worry, it's like my EST, came with the Combat25 work in services into it.

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Mythical but so pretty and deadly

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Old 11-30-2017, 11:58 AM   #10
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ur #2 would be my #1 love the freak 30 and short barrels this year!! Don't care for Easton or mizzuno
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:00 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by TheShoe View Post
I've suspected for a long time either SBF or the manufacturer's pay or pay in gear/favors to this guy. He strikes me as a little biased at times.

I can't see Mizuno being a big player in this way, so they don't get a nod from him like Miken/Worth/Easton/Demarini would.

In fact just following his posts and "great mail days" will more or less tell you the truth with regards to his bias and who sends him stuff. Can't blame the guy if he's getting hooked up with gear to test to be favourable in that regard.

If he wasn't biased and actually tried a Nighthawk - I think it would get a nod before the Newbreed IMHO. But Newbreed did deserve one nonetheless.

Don't think too many here would disagree with me either.

2018 will be fun. Some nice stuff out there already, and more to come. Getting tough to make a decision on what to game and stick to. But also tougher to make a bad one and get stuck with a dud. And it's easy to avoid duds with some mild research on unbiased reviews and forums like this, if you really don't let pricing or a sale dictate an impulse buy etc.
If you have a human doing a review, it will always be biased. Reviews are subjective thing. If you want unbiased reviews, the testing will have to be done by machines in a control environment. Ideally, the testing will be done in an indoor facility. A machine will be pitching and a machine will be swinging. Each hit must be with a new ball, number of hits must be the same for all bats. Exit speed and distance will be measured with each swing.

Send him some Mizuno bats to be tested. According to him, he only give reviews on whatever bats people sent him. I think his reviews are pretty spot on. He definitely doesn't push people to get all these exclusive bats.
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:24 PM   #12
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this reminds me... i gotta send that guy a softball gym shirt.. lol

BP hero is a good dude... love the detail he puts into the videos
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