Rating Miken DC-41 Models

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  1. kenbat

    kenbat Addicted to Softballfans

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    My son has been using my Miken DC-41 (original red knob, not the re-issue) and likes it very much. To get it back I would like to get a DC-41 for him for Christmas. Are any of the available newer ones as good or near as good as the the original red knob one? Or is there a Miken or Worth non-DC-41 as good? Thanks
     
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    Dars Addicted to Softballfans

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    Grab a Worth Purcell or Resmondo Legit. Same EL as the DCs, and feels pretty much the same.
     
  3. Rooster210

    Rooster210 P-Pumpah #1

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    would assume utrip since his son is using his red knob
     
  4. THESHOE

    THESHOE Starting Player

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    How do you figure when the red knobs ran light on EL and swung more like a modern day 2pc Psycho Maxload than any of the black DCs with Supermax?

    Purcell/Ressy are sledgy like the Black 15/16/17 DC

    His son swings the 2014 OG model red knob.

    Performance wise - He'd like just about any of them tbh. All good all worked in quicker after etc etc. Just swung with a heavier EL to me than the OGs.

    If EL is a big reason he likes the OG - Might want to look at the Psycho 2017 or something Maxload.

    Feel wise I love the OGs and the closest ones to it for me were the 2017 Psycho or DC and the Reissue White DCs. Also the Canadian exclusive Freakshow model in Supermax EL.

    /My 2 cents...


     
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    Dars Addicted to Softballfans

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    Neither my ASA DC or my Purcell feel sledgy to me. Both are 27s, and feel exactly like my teammates 4000 hit red knob DC. MY ed knob DC had a 1 oz EL, not sure how it is any lighter than anything in the past few years.
     
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    THESHOE Starting Player

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    Weird. General consensus here is the OGs lacked the full oz load all the following models seem to have.

    FWIW - I think pick a load and go with 2017. They are all good. Freak PT was gross is Maxload is the choice, Psycho took longer but also very good once worked in. 2017 DC was just more of the good full load goodness.

    My least favourite might be the 2015 black one, and I found the 2016 really soft smashed the Classic M or harder but felt too soft with 52/300 balls we game here. The 2015 first black DC41 has a cult like following much like OGs here. Probably has a lot to do with the 52/300 balls and its feel.




     
  7. Dars

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    Yeah, pretty much any Miken or Worth is lights out in 2017 models.
     
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    I've been doing some research and the 2017 DC-41 Supermax ASA seems to be rated very highly. Input will be geatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  9. 4xtra

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    Like DARS said, the 2017 models are the real deal.
    They are also more durable than previous models.
    I honestly use to NOT like Miken/Worth because I am a hardcore EASTON guy but I now co-game a 17Connell with the Easton Flex.
    Damn near any 17 model WILL get the job done.
    Trust me, you could hit HR's in high heels with the 2017 models
     
  10. MarlSrSoftball

    MarlSrSoftball Gettin Ready to Retire.

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    I have one and love it. The ball just seems to jump off the bat. Because of the 1 oz endload I was able to drop down to a 28 oz.
     
  11. Dars

    Dars Addicted to Softballfans

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    My ASA DC crushes 52s, feels like hitting 44s with it. Next year is the first time in years I have no interest in getting any 2018 models. The 2017 ASA DC and the 2017 Worth Purcell I have are both as good a bat as you can find for each association. No need to get the latest and greatest when I already have two of the best bats available.
     
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    BigDawgz Extra Hitter

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    The ASA DC41 will be nothing like the red knob Utrip DC41 model. I swang the OG red knob Utrip and own the black 2015 DC41. After the red knob OG, the newer ones feel like there is a small amount of endload more than the original. 2015 & after DC41s have been pretty much the same. The 2 piece DC41 has always been a great bat, but the ASA model is constructed completely different than the Utrip model. In my opinion, the Utrip hits better than the ASA bat. if your league allows them, stick to any of the Utrip models you can find cheap and you will be set.
     
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    jhitman Well-Known Member

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    I agree 100%. I owned 4 white DC41's with the red knob and the endload was about a full ounce. Everything since feels more like a 1/2 ounce although I never weighed them. Curious about the new Freak23 and how much endload it has in it.
     
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    Swung the 2018 DC-41 today. Feels just like the 16' and 17' to me. Good end load, huge sweet spot, and very springy.
     

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