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November 24, 2005 11:38 AM

What size would you recommend for someone who is 6 feet tall, weighs around 155, and has a normal armspan for their height. I'm looking towards getting a 33/30 or a 34/31. I used a 32/29 last year and I find I turn on the ball too quickly with it.
 
 
 
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November 24, 2005 10:23 PM

Hey,

im 16 years old 5'9 and 155. I use a 33/30 and its the perfect one for me. I would suggest you get this size. And about turning "too quick" that's not a bad thing at all, but if you don't like it a 33/30 would help and i think you could handle it well


Just my .02
 
 
 
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November 24, 2005 10:25 PM

p.s.

Im from upstate NY too and my Connie Mack team won the Upper NY State championship, and the Regionals, and went down to compete in New Mexico in the world series.

Maybe we played you?
 
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November 25, 2005 9:22 AM

Yesterday I bought a Rawlings Liquid metal 2 off ebay for $100, brand new 33/30. I decided that 34/31 might be too long. Really can't wait until this makes it home.
 
 
 
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November 25, 2005 10:56 AM

I had a Rawling Liquid Metal 2. They got good pop, but the durability on them is horrible, the first one I had, went dead in one of my at bats during, are State Championship game for babe ruth (Lasted 3 and 1/2 months). Luckly I still had a warranty so I got a new one. Also the really not important and has no effect, but the paint chips really easly. But I guess $100 is a good price for one now.
 
 
 
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November 25, 2005 8:20 PM

im 15 and am 5' 11" or 6 feet about 180 or so and I use a 34/31, try a 33/ 30 before you buy it and if you still find you turn on the ball to quickly I would recommend a 34/31
 
 
 
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December 8, 2005 11:00 AM

I'm 5'11, 170. I bench 200. I personally use a 33/30 easton stealth. I like to choke up like Ted Williams though. Use what feels good!
 
 
 
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December 8, 2005 8:56 PM

I have a 33/30 Stealth (regular flex)
I'm 6'0 or so, 150 and I can swing it pretty well. It feels comfortable too. I'd try to swing each size (maybe a team mates?) before deciding.
 
 
 
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December 9, 2005 8:32 PM

34 inches may be too long. I got one of Jason Kendall's at spring training 2 years ago and he uses a 32 1/2 inch bat. Ryan Doumit uses a 33 inch and Ryan is a big boy so, in my opinion, 34 inches would be too long. I use a 32/24 and I choke way down, one finger off the bottom of the knob, I like turning on the ball as fast a possible. Why would you wanna slow you bat-speed down? After all that's why you do that 10-10 20-20 drill, to increase you bat-speed, getting a bat that is too heavy kind of defeats the purpose don't you think?
 
 
 
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December 9, 2005 8:34 PM

Can you explain what the 10-10 20-20 drill is to me?
 
 
 
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December 12, 2005 9:41 PM

Well, the bigger the bat, the more distance the ball travels.

Of course, if you can't get around on the ball, this does nothing at all!
 
 
 
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December 12, 2005 10:49 PM

josh,
im not sure where u heard the bigger the bat the farther the ball goes ,but im pretty sure that is incorrect. Power is all about bat speed ,and the longer the bat the slower the bat speed will be. Why do u think most major leagures use 32 to 33. Its not because they aren't big enough to swing anything longer. They dont want to sacrifice bat speed.
 
 
 
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December 13, 2005 3:03 PM

Faster the bat speed and faster the pitch the farther the ball will go.
 
 
 
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