Comparison: OG '13 AM vs LE '17 RD28...

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  1. mstg25

    mstg25 **OG Horsemen**

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    Has anyone hit both and how do they compare?
    '13 OG Black and Gold AM vs
    '17 All American Athletics LE RD28 (made to the same specs).
    My '13's are stright up the BEST I have hit since playing with the OG Ultra/UII. Just wondering if I just keep looking for the '13, or if the RD I have is worth breaking in for back up.
    Thanks.
     
  2. chile

    chile all 3 forms of retardation

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    I hit one of the 17 RDs for a few ABs...wasn't (isn't) worth buying new vs the older AMs in my opinion. never hit a black and gold but my fave was the green barrel flip.
     
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  3. Ump63

    Ump63 New Member

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    I bought a Rd28. And it fits my swing so well that it is my favorite bat. If you like the older flippers and don’t want to pay the new in wrapper price for them the RD isn’t a bad option
     
  4. hitless45

    hitless45 Addicted to Softballfans

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    Are they still midload? I didn't see anything in description about loading
     
  5. Eeyore

    Eeyore Addicted to Softballfans

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    Same loading as the Flipper. Felt and swung the exact same as them.
     
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  6. hitless45

    hitless45 Addicted to Softballfans

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    Ty
     
  7. bimmerpilot

    bimmerpilot ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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    So it’s an Aftermath rebranded as an RD28 ?
     
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    hitless45 Addicted to Softballfans

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    Apparently made to same specs as the AM, but if you ask Demarini/rep they will probably say (Not rebranded, it's a RD)
     
  9. bimmerpilot

    bimmerpilot ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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    That’s what it reads like, sorry if I’m late to the party ...

    Divergence barrel with an alloy handle will not feel like the OG Stacked RD28

    That’s being said, I wish it came in a 30oz
     
  10. Ump63

    Ump63 New Member

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    More of balanced feeling then mid load. And for 219 retail not bad
     
  11. SwingTheD206

    SwingTheD206 New Member

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    RD28 is the same exact specs as the '13 Black/Gold Flipper, per owner of the company who sells the bat.
     
  12. MPT23

    MPT23 Putting on the foil

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    Yes, exactly. I can't tell you how f***ing pissed i was when i found out the new RD was an aftermath repaint.
     
  13. ichiromoco

    ichiromoco Addicted to Softballfans

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    you might be miserable but plenty liked the og AM
     
  14. ShortYellowBus

    ShortYellowBus Well-Known Member

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    I like the Og 2017. Nice bat. It’s time to rant.

    I don’t know what OG is supposed to infer. OG was indicative of higher status in violent organized gang culture.

    But, now it’s pasted on underhand toss sports equipment for dudes in their late thirties. Marketing department leadership thinks our demographic finds it appealing.

    Whatever, I’m going to bed. Flipper AM OG. Stupid name.
     
  15. MPT23

    MPT23 Putting on the foil

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    Only meant that the new RD wasn't like the old RD at all
     
  16. ichiromoco

    ichiromoco Addicted to Softballfans

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    Yeah. I 'm just saying your review is good news for some... Bad news for RD28 guys. Good news for 2013 Aftermath guys.
     
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