Classic M or Classic Plus?

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  1. Kevw45

    Kevw45 New Member

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    I'm just wondering what type of ball to use for the upcoming league. I live in Texas, it's hot and humid, and thus so far, I've been led to believe the Classic Plus is what I should use for those conditions. If anyone can verify, that would be great. Also, what brand should I get?
     
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    Country469 Well-Known Member

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    Evil 100% makes a classic plus
     
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  3. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    Agree with using C+ in hot weather. I don't really care what brand either, any of them will perform better than a classic M in heat/humidity. Those things turn to marshmallows.
     
  4. Kevw45

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    Thanks, I've decided on the Demarini Lightning Classic +. Very few classic + balls out there that have the .52 Cor and extra 25 compression at 300 and are made of leather. Shoot, I bought a couple of the classic M's just to have a go with both. These things are nice, and I was able to find both to buy by singles, the M's at a nearby store, and the +'s online. I can't wait to get the + to check out.
     
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  5. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    Let us know what you think. I much prefer +s to Ms, regardless of the weather. +s perform consistently across all temperature ranges. Ms are too hard in the cold and complete sponges in hot weather.

    The only thing with the +s is that you have to get used to the softer feel. Some people equate feel with distance, but these balls fly surprisingly well despite not feeling hard off the bat.
     
  6. jaketr1

    jaketr1 Boom !!!!!

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    We play in ks and ok and no one use plus balls at all, extremes fly fine and it's hot as all get out
     
  7. chad hall

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    Have both in the bag. C+ for hear, and once your temp drops in to the 80s or below, bust out the classic M
     
  8. clementeunknown

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    The Classic + flies more consistent than the Classic M in the heat. The only time to use Classic M is during winter night games
     
  9. LSX Freak

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    I'd prefer to hit a classic + just because I know what I'm getting regardless of temps. But it's hard to say no to a classic M on a 60 degree night................
     
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  11. Henkelsprinkle

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    Everyone agrees classic plus. What classic plus is your favorite?
     
  12. clementeunknown

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    I've been hitting the crappiest Classic M, Thunder SY for winter league. Average temperature is low 60s at game time and it is hard to keep the ball in the park. The dimensions is 280 to the side and 330 down the alley. My 2000 hit 15' Kirby sounds like a shotgun.
     
  13. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    Decker Sharks and Dudley Hycors. Composite cover. Both are great performers. Deckers are the best C+ I've ever hit.
     
  14. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    Yeah, only an older Easton will hold up to hitting classic Ms during the winter.
     
  15. Gladzilla

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    The shark c+ I have are having issues with the covers ripping easily. How are yours holding up?
     
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    Do you know where I can get decker 44/375?
     
  17. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    I've seen a few rip, but for the most part they're holding up fine. Great performing balls.
     
  18. milesej05

    milesej05 The Rookie

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    The Shark Classic +'s are probably the worst durability wise. The "best" Classic +'s I have found are the Thunder HyCon's with leather covers.

    The Sharks will gouge and rip whenever they hit a fence
     
  19. Gladzilla

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    Hycons or sharks?
     
  20. jstn8887

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    The Demarini Lightning C+ balls are horrible, at least the synthetic cover ones are. Softball World in Euless used to use those and finally switched to a Worth Hot Dot (still a synthetic cover) about 2 years ago, and even though the Hot Dot is still a crappy ball, it is noticeably better than the Demarini Lightning.
     
  21. Joker

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    you do realize he made that decision a year ago
     
  22. jstn8887

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    Nope, but I do now. Oh well... maybe he'll come back and reread this thread and see that he made a poor choice. Plus, this may help someone else that is trying to decide which Classic Plus ball to buy.
     
  23. Gladzilla

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    Where can I find gold dot extreme classic plus line they sell in Mansfield with the Lone Star shootout stamp. I have searched for gde classic plus to no avail
     
  24. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    There are no Gold Dot C+s. I've seen/used the Lonestar shootout balls you speak of and they're Hot Dots. I think you can only buy them from the parks in TX.

    I've also seen a very limited few GSL C+ balls. Also Hot Dots.
     
  25. Bobby Buggs

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    Evil Cplus or Classic M with leather wont rip like the others
     
  26. jaketr1

    jaketr1 Boom !!!!!

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    i will say the leather cover hot dot is ok ball
     

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