Dinger slinger (broken in)

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  1. Ungerlj87

    Ungerlj87 New Member

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    I have a question, everybody slams the dingerslinger, video reviews are bad. Writen reviews talk about the long break in period. So i ask anyone who has put 400 500 800 1000 swings on one to give an update. I wanna know what this thing is like with all cylinders firing
     
  2. padilla1636

    padilla1636 Addicted to Softballfans

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    Have a buddy that uses his 27oz for league 44/375 bld balls. Out the wrapper it has been pretty impressive. I would say he has roughly 100 hits or so and it smokes the ball. He is a good hitter and hits for power and placement. We are in Cali so weather at night's is around 70ish. Hope that helps
     
  3. jlee

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    At this point... get the bat swing it till it breaks, let us know the progress, then send it in for the 2018 line haha.
     
  4. Ungerlj87

    Ungerlj87 New Member

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    That's what I did with my 3 combat pte's. Soon to be three 2017 helmers.
     
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  5. Party mafia

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    i just pick up the dinger slinger for $100 last night from kelly Slater sports.
     
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  6. Party mafia

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    how many oz are your 3 pte? have you broking any of your pte?
     
  7. Ungerlj87

    Ungerlj87 New Member

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    I bought all at the same time. First one I hit broke in about a month but I went crazy that month it was summer which is off season for my leagues and I put around 400 swings a week on it it lasted a little longer than a month 5 for 6 weeks at that pace. Hit mostly 44s I have one I game right now...just barely passes. And one that's sitting in my bed room I was gonna break in soon In case the 2nd cracked anytime soon but at a league night a friend had a 16 dc41 for sale for a price I couldn't refuse and as soon as I hit it I loved the 14 inch barrel so Idk what I'll do with the unhit pre probably use it for winter bp.
     
  8. bakesta72

    bakesta72 SBF original

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    Can someone confirm if the DS is a 12inch barrel as listed on many spec sheets, or is it the longer 13inch barrel?
     
  9. jlee

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  10. mizunoguy

    mizunoguy Softball Whore

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    DS is a 13in barrel.
     
  11. Party mafia

    Party mafia Active Member

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    how many cuts on your Danger Stranger before it opens up?
     
  12. mizunoguy

    mizunoguy Softball Whore

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    anywhere between 100-150. it reminds me of the uflip. once opened up, its good.
     
  13. jlee

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    Pulled from DeMarini's site.

    It's new, it's bad -- and it's ready to unleash insane performance at a softball diamond near you. With a new USSSA-approved 12" Divergence Gap barrel and ZnX alloy handle, the Dinger Slinger is designed with the player in mind. This new stick gives you the best of both worlds -- it can handle any kind of ball from the Men's Classic 40 COR or the High COR 52s. You want to dominate at any level? Wrap your hands around a Dinger Slinger .. and enjoy the show!
     
  14. Joker

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    you can find contradicting info on this bat everywhere. 12" vs 13" barrel, paraflex vs divergence, etc. listen to the guy who has one in his hands and is swinging it. it's a 12" barrel balanced usssa flipper

     
  15. mizunoguy

    mizunoguy Softball Whore

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    Since I own both the uflip and DS I figured I could help settle the debate. Here's a pic showing the DS has the ZNX handle and is a 13in barrel just like its prodecessor.
     

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    What's his face is a liar then
     
  17. mizunoguy

    mizunoguy Softball Whore

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    Lol. I wouldn't say a liar. BpHero is a reputable dude. Demarini introduced a white usssa 12' flipper at the same time as the DS. Maybe the internet/PR folks at Demarini miss labeled it on their site? Which led to misinforming the masses.
     
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  18. Joker

    Joker Well-Known Member

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    There is still a **** show of mislabing this bat. A quick Google search will show you that
     
  19. mizunoguy

    mizunoguy Softball Whore

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    Agreed. That's why I provided the pic for clarification to those concerned.
     
  20. jlee

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    DeMarini PR and Marketing team fails again.
     
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    Yeah, it's in their catalog wrong. I was going to buy one at first. May still if they get cheap enough.
     
  22. jlee

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    I saw it go for $110 somewhere... can't remember exactly.
     
  23. Party mafia

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    The danger stranger is $116 where cheap bats are sold.
     
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    Is $116 cheap enough for the danger stranger?
     
  25. jlee

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    To me... its worth only because if I break it I will get the a 2018 model... I have two Demarini Vouchers $330 waiting to be used. I bought two CL22's for cheap and they both cracked....

    $116 NIW with return is cheap enough for any bat.
     
  26. Party mafia

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    Which 2018 line of bats are you going to use your voucher on?
     
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  28. jlee

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    Will be using one for Twisted Mistress then won't decide on the second until I know which of the Demaini is selling well... or is in high demand.
     
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    If you're looking to sell both NR bats, you'd probably be better off getting Flippers.
     
  30. jbo911

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    Lol, I thought your avatar was Roy Moore for a second! Sorry.
     

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