New Mizuno Bat 2018

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  1. jbo911

    jbo911 Super Moderator

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    Very interesting...
     
  2. jhitman

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    You have me intrigued at the possibility of picking one up. I just lost my 4th bat the other day so I'm in the market for 1 new bat. Great review and information.
     
  3. bakesta72

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    The vids Chudder posted on FB looked really nice. Im actually somewhat excited for a Mizuno and thats been a while.
     
  4. THESHOE

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    I own 3 bats now. 2 are not going anywhere, the 3rd I am just not loving but a buddy is and wants to buy it. I think I am about to let it go and #3 and #4 spots will be filled by a Crush Bal 27 and the other slot TBD or possibly might not even bother.

    Ever feel like you just have too much of the same thing, and get bored hitting BP with the same kinda bat all the time?

    The Crush was different, and good different. And fun as heck to swing. It really has me wanting one. It showed a lot of promise in just one night of cage work.


     
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    Absolutely with hitting the same bat. I have 3 bats (2 are the same bat/weight and the other is a different year version of the same bat). I do love all three bats but all pretty much swing the same way as you pointed out. That's why I'm intrigued by the new Mizuno. Also, interested in the new Jeff Hall bat as I hear it swings like the OG Z-1000. It's the only one of the LS Z line that I liked. So both of those bats are on my radar. I usually don't swing DeMarini but saw a few of the new 2018 line bats and some look interesting.
     
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    Hiltz But my mom says I'm cool.

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    I look around at yard sales and flea markets for old aluminums. Anything in decent shape for under $30, I grab it. Kinda fun showing up at BP and pulling out a 32oz metal bat that predates ASA stamps. :)

    Any word on Mizuno demos coming to Nova Scotia? I love my Nighthawk but wish it had a shorter barrel, sounds like I need to try the Crush.
     
  7. THESHOE

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    NS with SportsWheels has been a good market for Mizzy - I would assume they will run a demo, they said on SFO and FB demo schedules are coming soon.

    Definitely get out and try it if you're a Hawk fan. I really liked it myself. Didn't expect to being a short barrel, but it was poppin and forgiving.


     
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    Sorry to be a nitpick Fehrsy, but we actually hit 52/275's in Ontario :D
     
  9. jbo911

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    I've never seen a louisville softball.
     
  10. Geezer000

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    They are surprisingly good. I like them better than Worth Hot Dots
     
  11. Geezer000

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    SPN 275, SPO 300
     
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    They aren't great. Covers are kinda crap.
     
  14. THESHOE

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    Newer batches seem to hold up better. The first year we got them they feel apart easy.

    I don't mind them, in my experience they fly pretty well. Have hit some shots in BP that surprise me when you go pick up it was LS 52 Cor and not a Worth ball.

    NSA Canada should be using these LS Balls, in tournaments we see them at least. Unfortunately a few stupid local leagues still haven't figured out to support the NSA Sponsor and buy balls through the program. Instead they spend too much on balls shipped from USA and get killed on price. Then when we run low it's a huge hassle to get more of the same.

    Wouldn't be such an issue if they just bought LS 52 Cor intead of Trumps or Worth NSA USA Hot Dots. All the same crap anyways.

    FWIW -- Mizuno was out with the demos last night at Softball Gym at the dome. Took the 27 Bal for more cuts in my several rounds. Bat feels better and better the more work it gets. On the flipside we hit Demarini, I tried the Mistress and was underwhelmed as usual. Just seemed like anyone who tested it suffered a big loss of exit speed compared to what they usually swing. I didn't bother with the 12" Demarinis, not for me.

    Right now my verdict favours Worth and Mizuno heavily, Miken has good stuff but nothing Balanced out right now in 2018. Waiting to try Easton FireFlex hopefully soon. The Project 9 protos felt great but all End Loaded which isn't my preference these days. And then there's LS as well.....

     

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