2018 Border Battle

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  1. Joker_24

    Joker_24 Star Player

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    End load noticeable? Feel as stiff as the est and freak 23 out of wrapper? I haven't got a clue how many swings I have on my 12" est, but still doesn't quite feel like its opened up all the way yet.
     
  2. BOLTMAN21

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    Endload on this one feels true to .5 as listed. The KP23 ASA felt more endloaded to me. I’ve never tried the 12” EST. Only the 13.5” which I love. If it helps, the KP23ASA wasn’t terrible. It just never opened up for me. In comparison to the 13.5” stuff it was way behind. Hopefully tonight I’ll see more hittable pitches to get more feedback.
     
  3. chile

    chile all 3 forms of retardation

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    How does it feel compared to the 17 and Harvey?
     
  4. BOLTMAN21

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    Only two cuts, but it didn't feel as crisp or clacky if that makes sense. My 17, Harvey, pinky EST etc all felt very crisp. Ball sprung off the barrel on that bomb though. Felt springy and wasn't as loud. I'll be able to get a better feel after few more cuts in a game tonight and def after BP sunday. By then most of you fellas will have yours too though.

    Ill also add that the decal painted on these is pretty thick over the matte paint (you can def feel it when you run your hands over it). Not sure if that is contributing to the more springy sound and feel.
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  5. jkwoody22

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    Got mine today in 27 my local store had these mispriced as the 17 for 250 and I had a 20 coupon so I bought it, the endload feels like a .25/.50, very smooth swinging through the zone and fits my swing better than my 17 B.B. 28oz, which’s feels more like a 27oz,
    Handles both flex the same when I stood on them, the 18 barrel is stiff, I did about 100 mixed balls 52s, 44s, Classic ms off a tee to loosen it up, sound is fluffy, not glass like in my 17, sweet spot didn’t feel overly small for a 12”, but the 17 has more of that trampoline feel, it has like 600-700 hits all 52’s with maybe 25 mixed, I love the way this feels, at the store they had the freak 23 Asa and the freak 20th balance and this hanging, the barrels where all the same length, the only weights of all 3 was 28, the freak Asa endload and feel seemed heavier, this B.B. endload actually felt similar to the freak 20th balance, hopefully some live bp tomorrow night, but it does need some more bping, for comparison I have been using my boombah bca as my gamer, it has about 600-800 hits as well with all balls and this B.B. felt much better already, exit speed, sweet spot size etc, the endload on that is .5 in the 26.5 and it feels sledgey compared to this, this 18 B.B. will be my gamer for the rest of the year, ps I hate the knob and the stock grip, already destroyed, will put on a thinner lizard tomorrow to match my 17 and see if it makes a difference when swinging
     

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  6. dttruax

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    hit mine today for the first time. First hit was a mis-hit homerun by a team mate. Swings smooth like the 18 EST balanced. Doesn't quite have the distance out of the wrapper that the 18 EST did either...might be due to the difference between the 4 piece EST and the BB being 3 piece. Overall still pretty hot. I had some nice hits with it today. Can't wait to see how it hits once broken in more.

    As with all Worths, I took the stock grip off and put a vulcan grip on it. With the vulcan grip it weighs 26.25 oz.
     
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  7. Jusrah99

    Jusrah99 Outstanding Bad Mudasuka!

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    The only difference between the 3 and the 4 pc was the cosmetic rubber pc. They tried to be different...lol...
     
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    I guess, although the 2018 EST balanced doesn't have the rubber piece and they still call it 4 piece construction.
     
  9. jkwoody22

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    Your balance est is the 13.5 or 12” barrel? I’m assuming 13.5?
     
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    Do you feel any difference in the handles?the est is supposed to be stiffer
     
  12. Jusrah99

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    I stand corrected...
     
  13. dttruax

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    BB has a little more flex, but not that much.
     
  14. BOLTMAN21

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    Few rounds of BP today. Did a total 120 52/300 and 36 BP rockets. Not full effort cuts with rockets and it was really loud. Kept looking down often to check on it. At hit count 100 or so the sound changed to that clacking B.B. sound on contact and exit speed improved. To me it swings identical through the zone as my Riot. Which is good because having ASA and utrip bats which feel similar help me be more consistent. Buddy who swings a pink EST swung it for few rounds with 52’s and he loved the feel on contact but said it felt more EL than his pink EST so he couldn’t get a good rhythm with it.

    Still no webbing & only minor ball marks which can be wiped off.
     
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  15. jkwoody22

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    250 hits now and it is a beast, pretty close to my 17 in distance, sound is the same, love the way it swings and feels, I think it will only get better and be similar performance as my broken in 17
     
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    Have about 100 or so hits on mine and is getting better. Did have it compression tested and it tested out at >1450 even though the cutoff is 1050 for this model..... so looks like it has a lot of breaking in to do ;)
     
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  17. chile

    chile all 3 forms of retardation

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    Teammate picked up the Miken BB :/...havent hit it but it seems to hit well (as expected)...since no one else I know seems to wanna put the $ up, guess I'll have to try and pick up a new bb :/
     
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  18. chile

    chile all 3 forms of retardation

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    Looks like some bp is in the near future
     
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    Getcha some bud!
     
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  20. 96packers

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    good info in here....
     

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