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 Post subject: Wood bats
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:17 pm 
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I've been using a Demarini composite D110 (the light colored one). I'm on my second, and it's lasted quite awhile. I go from the cages to live pitching with no problem.

What does everyone use?

I've been putting some thought into getting a new maple bat to use for live pitching. I'm leaning towards Max bat because it seems they make a good product, and it's a Minnesota company. Anyone used one before?

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 Post subject: Re: Wood bats
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:02 pm 
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Hey Goldy,


I have used the C4, 243 and 141 models and just recently ordered 2 bats in the H2 model. I absolutely love Maxbats. I think they are very well built bats and are extremely durable. I use my bats at the batting cages and in recreational games since my knees won't allow league play for now. I exclusively use now only wood bats and would never go back to using aluminum. The feel and sound can't be beat in my opinion. I have used Demarini 243 composite bats and numerous louisville slugger turn models bats, CTG and Old Hickorys but Maxbats are by far my favorite wood bats.

I like big barrel bats and thus prefer end loaded bats and in my opinion the C4 and 243 fit that catogory quite well. The 141 has a smaller barrel and thicker handle so it is not my cup of tea but nevertheless is a very well built bat. Can't wait to receive my H2 models as they have a 2 5/8 barrel which is their biggest size barrel bat.


Hope that helps and trust me you won't be disappointed.

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 Post subject: Re: Wood bats
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:56 pm 
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^ Good to hear. I'm going to order one in the spring. I'll keep using the Demarini until then.

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Marruci and Louisville are my favorite.


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 Post subject: Re: Wood bats
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Louisville Slugger M9 C271 and Old Hickory AR13 both in maple. The Louisville feels unbelievable when you hit it on the screws.

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 Post subject: Re: Wood bats
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I'm using, and have had good results with my Mizuno Bamboo. Have a Nokona Wrecking Crew in my bag but that 34" is a beast.

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 Post subject: Re: Wood bats
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I demo'd a Mizuno composite bat. It had good pop, but broke after 3 uses.

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 Post subject: Re: Wood bats
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My favorite's have always been Zinger and Old Hickory. I like Max Bats and Diablo bats, but found those to break more easily. I like the 271, I13, H238 and Bonds "73" models from Zinger and Old Hickory.

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 Post subject: Re: Wood bats
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http://www.baseballexp.com/Maxbat-Inc/M ... /index.pro


ordered this bad boy today. $71 shipped.

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 Post subject: Re: Wood bats
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:21 pm 
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I have used Charlie's Pro Rock Maple PB100 33.5/29.5 PB100 bats for 3 yrs now..Sweeettttt bats....

Great price, great durability....

Mike in Detroit
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 Post subject: Re: Wood bats
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:24 pm 
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Mizuno bats in our league are about as strong as balsa wood. They break very quickly....

Just my .02 gents..


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 Post subject: Re: Wood bats
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Just back from playing in a tourney in Cooperstown and tried out a LS M9 for the first time. Loved it! Used the C331 with the flared knob and cracked one 320ft off the left field scoreboard. Gonna pick up a few

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Marucci...hands down,the best wood bats we have seen. Give one a try!

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 Post subject: Re: Wood bats
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I agree on Marucci.


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 Post subject: Re: Wood bats
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:55 pm 
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I'm hesitant to get a Marucci, since they cost a lot, and come with now warranty.

Xbat is coming out with a composite bat which will go for $129.99 I'm going to get one of those when they come out, or get another Demarini composite at some point.

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