Most underrated bat of all time.

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  1. Hiltz

    Hiltz Oozing with... something.

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    I mentioned the Mizuno Blackout and forgot about the Mamba. It's in between the balanced and endloaded Blackouts as far as weighting and it has comparable performance and durability. You can find them on clearance everywhere, I just picked up a NIW 2017 for $65 cdn.
     
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  2. Playr4

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    Steele's XXX. Last Steele's bat made.
     
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    hitless45 Addicted to Softballfans

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    LS/TPS cattys and nexus.. Both with small sweet spots (until broken in) nexus = very small sweet spot even broken in why they were not popular at all.. Cattys like the Easton scn/x3's took alot to break in..
     
  4. defos

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    Or the Steele's XLT2. Tremendous endload. I bought one that was already pretty beat up, but the ball jumped off it like no other bat I've had. Cracked not long after I got.
     
  5. rtrantham

    rtrantham The Veteran

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    I thought the LS sonic+ was an underrated bat. I don't see many around here.
     
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  6. Hiltz

    Hiltz Oozing with... something.

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    The Sonic+ needs a bunch of break-in hits to get going and it came out when everyone was jumping on the "hot out of the wrapper" craze. It got overshadowed by all the LS fanboys drooling over the Z2000 and Z3000, even though over half of the TPS sponsored Backman players were swinging it over the Z's.

    Great bat and can still be found for under $100.
     
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    Bump this up for more suggestions of mass produced and highly regarded "underrated" bats
     
  8. fuzzy2651

    fuzzy2651 Extra Hitter

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    Red/white Combat Portent
     
  9. swingnmiss

    swingnmiss #1 IN YOUR HEARTS

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    Worth Wicked Composite...........That thing was nutty hot. No durability, but for the 100 swings it lasted. It was insane.
     
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    The Corndog.
     
  11. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    I still have a Wicked Insanity. I only hit .52 balls with it so it's still in great condition. It is hot. I won't call it the most underrated bat ever, but its a fine hitting implement for sure.
     
  12. swingnmiss

    swingnmiss #1 IN YOUR HEARTS

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    The Wicked had a carbon fiber outer shell and a metal sleeve inside of it on a PST handle.........It was pretty crazy. I don't know about the Insanity. Never swung one, but the Wicked was nuts.
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  13. mkimmer

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    Yeah, that Wicked composite really was a game changer. We were hitting Super Duper Blue Dots with that bat and it was just plain nasty!
     
  14. ShortYellowBus

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    I really enjoyed the Wicked. Unfortunately I can’t use it anymore, unless we’re doing home run derby with old stamps. Sitting somewhere collecting dust.

    Unrelated, I let a friend borrow the Wicked and he tried using it in rec league and it got thrown out. He got incredibly creative and put an old ASA stamp on it somehow. I was upset.

    I asked for it back.
     
  15. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    The Insanity is basically the same thing, but a year newer. Exactly as you describe. Very nice hitting bat. I've had the thing well over 10 years too.

    My Insanity has the '04 ASA stamp on it I think. I could (and have) used it in ASA league games.
     
  16. baseman

    baseman in your face nancy grace

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    We used our wicked comp with the old .177s in modified. It lasted 4 seasons then I picked up my scn5 and never borrowed his bat again.
     
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    I think we dented the first wicked est in the first game we swung it. Lol
     
  18. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    That bat sucked. It was all metal (no composite layer) and wasn't durable at all.
     
  19. pbsoftball

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    The reebok barrage is underrated.
     
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    Exactly right. I have a 27.5 and a 26.5 both with over 2000 swings and they hit just as hard and as far as any bat I've ever owned. And I've owned a lot over the past 25 years lol. Kills any ball used and feels great!
     
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    Rawlings Rush 98 was a sleeper because most players were swinging Freaks and synergy’s
     
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    hrdchrgin13 Well-Known Member

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    I had a Demarini EVO utrip that was sick
     
  23. swingnmiss

    swingnmiss #1 IN YOUR HEARTS

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    I also have a Mizuno Blackout (black and gold) that I got in a trade for a Sunday Swagger... I just got it for bp because I heard they were indestructible That thing is superhot. I was swinging an Easton Helmer for Utrip and traded it away because the Blackout became my gamer.
     
  24. bakesta72

    bakesta72 Do you carry that in a 12 inch model?

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    Demarini Dark, Easton Trishell (green) were a couple underrated bats pre new stamp.
     
  25. Hiltz

    Hiltz Oozing with... something.

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    IT'S YELLOW, MOTHER******S!!!!
     
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    the wicked was the game changer. that the og ultras
     
  27. MarlSrSoftball

    MarlSrSoftball Into Semi-Retirement Still activebut not League

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    I would say, on it's initial release,is the Louisville Voltage I remember when they first came out. They were just dumped into a big box in a Sports Authority store for $99.00. I looked at them but thought how good can it be at $99.00, I was looking for a good bat. Little did I know
     
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  28. TWmccoy

    TWmccoy 3DX Connoisseur

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    I bought one of those from Sports Authority for $99. It had a funny feel and weighting and I never really got into the Voltage. Frankly, I probably never even swung it enough to break it in. Ended up selling it used for $200. So I ended up doubling my money. I've swung quite a few ASA bats I liked better, but for what the Voltage cost I'll agree its underrated.
     
  29. arther itis

    arther itis payin' to get paid

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    :D I hope it wasn't the SB78V?
     
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  30. arther itis

    arther itis payin' to get paid

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    my pick for an underrated bat is the ASA Miken MNATMA

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