Failing after 300 cuts?

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  1. Joker

    Joker Well-Known Member

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    This seems to be the section where the old fogies are trying to bring back the past.
     
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  2. BigCO9

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    I see zero threads with a headline about new Easton’s failing at a low swing count. You are whining more about people asking questions. Move along.
     
  3. Joker

    Joker Well-Known Member

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    the flex line of Easton's are fine. I liked the reckoning I had. Only because Easton finally caught up with everyone else
     
  4. Joker

    Joker Well-Known Member

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    Then where did you see the 300 number?
     
  5. dunkky

    dunkky Well-Known Member

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    I do. :) especially, your collection, man i'll be swinging every single one of them.
     
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  6. jbo911

    jbo911 Super Moderator

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    When you say work on a bat, you mean take BP? Why shouldn't they? They always have been and they always will be. Don't make a bat the gets hotter through use of that's not what you want.
     
  7. hitless45

    hitless45 Addicted to Softballfans

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    You are preaching to the choir brother.. Idk where you're located up here but we were slammed with 12" of snow within two and a half days that started Friday ... Man I'm beat lol.
     
  8. Normy

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    Lol, sounds like Michigan to me. Getting hammered up here lately.
     
  9. clementeunknown

    clementeunknown Addicted to Softballfans

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    Easton got it right with the 16 Flex but they couldn't leave well enough alone.
     
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  10. Jerrshoe

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    I agree. 16 was the sweet spot. Bat's took a couple hundred cuts to heat up and they lasted for a long time.
     
  11. belly43

    belly43 Bored without softball

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    Stick with Easton. Miken and worth won’t last 150 swings
     
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  12. lukeamdman

    lukeamdman Active Member

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    16' Flex, both ASA and utrip, are my favorite Easton bats. Big barrel, good end loads, plenty of pop, and durable.
     
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    hitless45 Addicted to Softballfans

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    Idk how far up there you are but yes just north of me (southwest Michigan) got the hammer with I think they said 18" within the same timeframe..YIKES!!
     
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  14. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    Yes! I'll agree some of Easton's '16s are pretty damn stiff. However, they had the SIS team edition. Very good swinging bat right there. It also combined good durability with good performance. I was honestly surprised that bat wasn't more popular. Even the torq has some decent pop. I just don't really care for that bat because it has weird weighting. I'll even go as far as to say that the realtree was decent.

    '15 was a good year too if you're a true Easton purist. The Kirby is legit, but it takes quite a few swings to get there.

    Agree the Helmer '16 flex was a good bat too.
     
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    mnball Addicted to Softballfans

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    Good thing I got all my 2018 sticks from my rep at cost this year - FYI - Couldn't be happier with my SSUSA approved Balanced and Endloaded Easton Empire sr sticks - ASA Gohst is very hot after 200 cuts.
     
  16. superfonzie

    superfonzie MILE HI HEEL'Billy

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    is there anyone out there who can provide accurate info or documentation (pics) that 2018 Easton bat are failing comp testing ... i mean its Feb for forks sake... "pics or it didn't happen" ...as they say please

    Super
     
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  17. BigCO9

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    I haven’t seen any evidence (pics/videos)... but between this forum, and other ones, I have read bats failing after cage swings and even breaking.

    I had a Wegman Flex snap in two on me last year. Took a practice swing while on deck and it literally broke under the bat grip. It had probably 800 swings on it and was still passing compression. Was weird.
     
  18. Joker

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    but if it wasn't in a thread title, how do you know?
     
  19. Sloth91

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    buy a 16 kirby from the store for $65, swing it for the rest of your life. problem solved

    unless you don't want to take the time to open the bat up, in which case this thread and all the ones like it are pointless
     
  20. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    '16 Kirby is a pretty good swinging bat. I have 5 of them. I won't go as far as to call it underrated, but it performs well. For what it costs you won't find a cheaper, more durable bat out there.
     
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  21. 4xtra

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    I agree 100%
     
  22. dunkky

    dunkky Well-Known Member

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    i don't mind doing bp. the real question is, will the kirby be as hot eventually as other HOW bats such as dc41, est xxl, etc.
     
  23. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    The Kirby probably won't ever be as hot as a DC41. I have a USSSA DC, and no Easton I own can touch it for pure distance. I don't really care though. The Eastons will still easily get the job done on 300' fields.

    Difference is, the DC won't last even 1/4 as long as any of my Eastons. I save the DC for situations on big fields, in Florida, or on very hot days when the ball isn't flying well. I've yet to meet weather that could marginalize the performance of the DC.

    I swing my DC very sparingly. I never BP'd it either. Out of the wrapper it was game ready. Still very easily passes compression too.
     
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  24. dunkky

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    thanks, just trying to get an idea. for power guy like you it won't matter much who can clear 300 with any bats. now guy like me with warning track power, that extra 10/20ft makes difference of deep fly out or glorious homerun.
     
  25. chile

    chile all 3 forms of retardation

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    there's always a bigger field...what do you do then?
     
  26. dunkky

    dunkky Well-Known Member

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    the league i am playing is only 300. the tourny i am playing is only 290ish. that's where my softball journey stops. i go florida for fishing and disneyland, no time for softball. I don't think it will come to that point but i'll worry about 300+ when i can clear 300 first. :)
     
  27. bakesta72

    bakesta72 Do you carry that in a 12 inch model?

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    whatever makes more money is what theyre going with.
     
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  28. jbo911

    jbo911 Super Moderator

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    Exactly, and they either made way fewer bats last year or sold way more because they didn't make it to clearance like they usually do. I can't see them making fewer because of the huge numbers they've put on clearance for years so there you go.
     
  29. Jerrshoe

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    Well I can tell you Easton still has plenty of Ronin’s left over if that’s your thing. I’d personally rather drag my balls through broken glass than swing with one of those, but whatever works.
     
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  30. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    That bad, huh? I've never tried a Ronin.:D
     

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