New Mizuno Bat 2018

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  1. Geezer000

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    Just thought I would post these here.......not much info yet.......will let you know more when I do. They are 2-piece FB_IMG_1507495007699.jpg FB_IMG_1507495013793.jpg
     
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    Wow. I like the white/red usssa 2-piece. Never tried a nighthawk, but really wanted to. Maybe this year if that's a nighthawk or equivalent.
     
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    Crush eh? NICE!

    Is the Balanced White/Orange or White/Red?
     
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    They are sweet looking. Nice colors. I keep hoping for an ASA only stick.
     
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    I didn't notice "CRUSH" near the transition, that's a cool nod to the classic Mizunos.

    It looks like the first pic was taken in the shade and the second one in the sun, I wonder if the orange accent is actually the same colour on both bats.
     
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    As always, I will give them their fair shot and trial as I've liked the Mizuno line last few years.

    I hope it's Orange too.

    That explains some of the FB posts I've seen of the retro Crush tshirt etc.

    And why no one has called it a "Nighthawk" this go around. Hoping they have a formula for a faster work in and last year's handle personally.

    Should be a good stick as always. Those who keep hitting and hitting the Hawks with any ball under the sun seem to be well rewarded.

    My mistake last year was buying an EL when I wound up moving towards all Bal bats later in the season. My buddy bought my EL and his is on absolute fire hanging with all the DC41's our teams own.




     
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    I'll give it a fair shot as well as I am a big supporter of Mizuno products. (Shoes, bags, apparel) That said, the ASA Nighthawk left a real bad taste in my mouth. I'm by no means a power hitter and I split two Nighthawks in half, both under 50 cuts. I hope the 2018 line gives me a reason to revisit Mizuno and isn't just a repaint.
     
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    IMG-20171031-WA0000.jpg Another pic
     
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    Hiltz But my mom says I'm cool.

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    I usually don't care what bats look like, but those are gorgeous. The barrels look shorter than the Nighthawks', is that the case or is the taper just slimmed down a bit?
     
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    You are correct sir, 12 inch barrels on both.
     
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    Someone get me the Bal version to demo ASAP!!!!
     
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    As soon as I get one in my hands I'll let you know. Although you'll probably be able to swing one at the softball gym.
     
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    Yeah most likely, they usually all know I want early dibs on the Mizzy demo there.


     
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    That's called a CRAP ton of hits....several thousand in all weather conditions......
     
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    yup...need an asa version.
     
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    Release date?
     
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    Still trying to narrow that down. I believe it will be in February 2018
     
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    Way to go Mizuno. Hopefully it performs as good as it looks.
     
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    These are very sexy, but gonna have to have the performance akin to the Connell I've swung all year to get me to change.
     

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