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BATTLE OF THE DECADES | Which era had the hottest baseball bats?

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  • Today we're seeing how much metal baseball bats have evolved from their genesis in the 1970s!
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  • @rickbamler2566
    @rickbamler2566 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1495

    Everybody running to their grandparents house to look for 70’s bats in the garage.

    • @jaket2274
      @jaket2274 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +70

      There’s a batting cage that I go to, been open since the 60’s (also a mini golf course cause of course it is) and they have some of those original 70’s 80’s bats. Still hanging in the cages

    • @Chilax
      @Chilax 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +41

      They are always at a thrift store for like 3-10 bucks lol they just need new grips

    • @4baller_kids
      @4baller_kids 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      I loved my Easton b5.

    • @BespokeCarpentry
      @BespokeCarpentry 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      OMW

    • @SAYMYNAM386
      @SAYMYNAM386 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@jaket2274wouldn’t happen to be talking about castle park? Lol

  • @derrickgrant6252
    @derrickgrant6252 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1077

    For those of us who played in the late 90s early 00s I'd had to say we would win the award for fastest reaction times on the defensive side of the game 🤣🤣

    • @CybrSlydr
      @CybrSlydr 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +53

      I was so glad I played outfield instead of infield. lol

    • @thechief1850
      @thechief1850 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      Fair point. But stop bragging about all the 20+ HR seasons. @ all the 40+ year olds that thought they had pop 😂

    • @derrickgrant6252
      @derrickgrant6252 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +40

      @@thechief1850 we still had pop you still had to put a good swing on it but it was much more fun with a juiced v8 in your hands compared to a turbo honda 🤣

    • @derrickgrant6252
      @derrickgrant6252 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      @@CybrSlydr I played the hot corners I've seen webbing ripped out of gloves on a sharp ground ball it was alot of fun

    • @Drath__
      @Drath__ 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      I was a SS. Can confirm. Loved the Redline though.

  • @YzerWings
    @YzerWings 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +235

    The 1990s is when bats started to get ridiculously expensive and the tech was rapidly advancing. Nice video!

    • @FindingMrPockets
      @FindingMrPockets 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      If you know that feeling then you know. What a great time

    • @ALPHA_OMEGA3
      @ALPHA_OMEGA3 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      But they are not better. So is it advancing?

    • @sh3riff
      @sh3riff 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Same with the steroid abuse!

    • @918_xDx
      @918_xDx 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      i remember some of the ultra thinwall stupid pricey "Single tourney durability" Worth Copperheads that either lasered doubles and triples wherever you thought they should go or fractured hands if you made poor contact.

    • @loveandnapalm
      @loveandnapalm 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@918_xDx Those things were the worst on cold mornings... 40 degrees and drizzling and you get jammed on a fastball, your hands would go numb for 2 innings. In little league we had one of the OG ones with the cap cup so deep you could drink water out of it and those were almost as bad. Also had the smallest sweet spot ever, but if you ever got into one it would crack like a gunshot and the ball would just sizzle off the barrel.

  • @MyYTaccountName
    @MyYTaccountName 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +125

    With the reflex c core, if you caught a fastball into the sweet spot, you would get a trampoline sensation of the ball sinking into the bat. It’s a pretty indescribable feeling but you knew that you hit it just right.
    I was pretty hyped to see Will using that model, it was the first time I’ve seen BBB use it.

    • @MrBryant240sx
      @MrBryant240sx 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Worked so well teammates wouldn't hide their bats, but tell me to use it. My parents never bought me a nice one!

    • @MyYTaccountName
      @MyYTaccountName 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@MrBryant240sx I also shared my bats but would get so mad when teammates would tap the dirt out of their metal cleats with it.

    • @jeffbilling2515
      @jeffbilling2515 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      That bat did have a nice feeling sweet spot. Still the best bat I ever hit with. It got stolen out of my truck 😢

    • @mvrick9
      @mvrick9 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Too bad you could get the TPX Air Attack 2. It made the C-Core look dead. That beautiful bright blue with orange trim was EPIC.

    • @Seryma86
      @Seryma86 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Right those were great, same as redline z-core, that and the tpx platinum were my favorites looking back

  • @ST-ku5ni
    @ST-ku5ni 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +386

    I was 18yrs old, 152lbs, and hit absolute nukes in 1996. Thank you Easton C-Core, you meant the world to me LOL.

    • @bradhook6495
      @bradhook6495 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      Same here! 17 yo, 165 lbs, only two diggers that year but I only flied out like twice (line drives and ground balls). The Reflex had legitimate pop, but it wasn’t that durable. Me and my brother destroyed that bat. Good memories

    • @tuggerthegriz5484
      @tuggerthegriz5484 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      I was just thinking about hitting nukes with the Eastons !!!

    • @tomdiets5079
      @tomdiets5079 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      I was 14-16 and skinny and was mashing it with my Redline C-core, everyone on the team used it lol

    • @marcusjessee6747
      @marcusjessee6747 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      We got the Black, Orange and Silver C-Core my senior year. We all went for the fence, most team strikeouts ever that year lol. We would lay it out in the sun all day before games, I guess we thought it would hit harder if it had more heat in it

    • @billybilly3777
      @billybilly3777 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Wood bat era. 17 years old, 155 lbs. Batted leadoff with a 34 ounce Willie McCovey model Louisville Slugger gripped at the knob. Nothing in my life has been as satisfying as the sound of centering a fastball. Crack! God I loved baseball back then.

  • @douglasgatewood6396
    @douglasgatewood6396 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +123

    Probably my favorite BB video of all time. You boys brought back some memories with this one. The TPX Omaha and Easton Connection were the weapons of choice when I was in college in the early 2000s.

    • @SugmaDubNation
      @SugmaDubNation 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Was it just me or did tpx’s generally lost it pop faster than the Eastons?

    • @VidaBlue317
      @VidaBlue317 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Yep, I went from high school to college ball from 2000-2001.
      The Reflex C-Core's (or really any Reflex from ~'96-2000) were just plain lethal, LITERALLY. My college roommate pitcher had to get reconstructive facial surgery from a shot back up the middle.
      In 8th grade, using an orange Reflex Extended, I drilled a liner up the middle that went off the pitcher's head and landed in shallow center field (and I probably only weighed 150 pounds). Needless to say, he was rushed to the hospital.
      The gold Omaha used in the video was only less hot because it was drop 3 instead of drop 5. What many of us did in college is adjust
      to a shorter bat to get a similar result (eg, I went from 33" 28oz Reflex in high school to the 32" 29 oz Omaha Gold in college). The trampoline effect of the bats hadn't changed - they were just heavier.
      Anyways, all our starters in high school had a home run in my senior year, with one kid eventually hitting OVER 50 in his high school career 😂

  • @WaterandIceOutdoors
    @WaterandIceOutdoors 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +49

    The sound of that CCore and TPX brought back all the feels. Those two came out right before my team got to within a game of the LLWS and we were using those two models throughout that tourney. Such insane pop.

    • @Kawasaki10rr
      @Kawasaki10rr 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      The Gold Omaha and red stealth were the best, I used the Omaha in LL and Pony league and the stealth in Pony and HS. I still have my red Stealth, I lost my orange comp stealth.

  • @brandonowens3417
    @brandonowens3417 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Seeing these bats brought back some good memories. The one bat I used in the 90s was called a Black Magic. I hit the ball so damn hard and far with it. I hit 15 home runs in high school ball with it.

  • @joshnunez5265
    @joshnunez5265 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +177

    The sound of that Omaha Gold is unmatched. That’s the sound of college baseball

    • @DonaldShaffer143
      @DonaldShaffer143 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      Class of '08 here. I started having flashbacks as soon as I heard that glorious sound. I got the bat either my freshman or sophomore year, and almost everyone on the team always wanted to use it lol (went to a small private school). Finally decided to try a composite bat (can't remember the model) for my senior year, and I wish I could have returned it. Used it for only two games before I went back to the TPX Gold.

    • @dennisglasier2004
      @dennisglasier2004 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      '04 here. Loved the tpx gold had such a huge sweet spot. Also used an Easton triple 7 that was hotter than the sun.

    • @sawmill035
      @sawmill035 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      It is amazing how much BBCOR killed the bats. I played high school ball from 2013-2016. My first season was the 2nd year of BBCOR restrictions. The bats were awful. Going from drop-10 fully composite LS Triton to an early Easton XL1 was terrible.
      However, my freshman year I played junior little league. We were making a run for the regional tournament (we came up just short). However, little league still allowed us to use BESR bats. Only one guy on our team had a BESR bat. Don't remember what model it was, but literally everyone on the team used it because it was so juiced compared to BBCOR.

    • @thisoldnew4544
      @thisoldnew4544 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      yep brought back a lot of tournament ball memories!

    • @andrewb941
      @andrewb941 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I remember denting/cracking several reflex and Omaha .. . 😂

  • @garettanderson6772
    @garettanderson6772 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +89

    That green Easton 80's bat (without the black band) was a world changer when I first discovered it about 1981. I swear the ball flew much further using that bat, and it felt so sweet when you connected with the ball.

    • @MaxHesh7
      @MaxHesh7 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      You could t kill those bats. Later, when the 90s rolled around, I used that bat in the cages

    • @furiogiunta7886
      @furiogiunta7886 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      My brother used that same green bat, it had great pop, I used the black magic, I felt it was better than the green bats though.

    • @gerardoarroyo5243
      @gerardoarroyo5243 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I used it in '88. We called it the Green Goblin

    • @GenjiroKibigami
      @GenjiroKibigami 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Black magic was where it was at

    • @CR-bs1tl
      @CR-bs1tl 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Think of how the pitcher feels. He's even closer.... on EVERY at bat

  • @dougbrowne9890
    @dougbrowne9890 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    My older brother still has one of our Tennessee Thumpers (the 34 inch) that he used to crush baseballs with. I mean hit the ball a mile. I still have my 35 inch Easton (Pop bought that and two 33 inch for me, one with a thin handle and one with a thicker handle). That 35 inch got me the best day of my life, in 1980, with two HR, a triple and a single and I was only 15. Thanks for bringing back so many wonderful memories from my youth.

  • @justinmaskus
    @justinmaskus 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    Those 90's bats were nuts. Imagine players like Albert Pujols and Ryan Howard both using 34/29's with that kind of bounce off the bat.

    • @SadWhiteSoxFan
      @SadWhiteSoxFan ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

      Prime Pujols and griffrey would be insane

  • @tysonhartle2439
    @tysonhartle2439 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +45

    That C-Core was the bat. Not just the performance, but the crack it made when you hit the ball... It just felt awesome! I still have a Little League one I saved, 29/19. My 6yo is using it this year in coach pitch.

    • @MyYTaccountName
      @MyYTaccountName 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Yeah, the sound it made was fantastic. You described it quite well, it was a crack sound. Not a ping, not a ding and not a thud.

  • @BlueRazz_VR629
    @BlueRazz_VR629 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +144

    I love the idea the old bats are way better than I thought

    • @cgbach
      @cgbach 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      It’s not an idea, it’s facts

    • @NotCreative479
      @NotCreative479 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      The reason the regulations are what they are today is because of the "old" bats.

    • @SWC-el8lp
      @SWC-el8lp 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      ​@@cgbach Even with no punctuation, I knew they meant they loved the video idea.

    • @samthompson7821
      @samthompson7821 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      it's actually scary how hot they are i was never i hr hitter i used bbcor bats but when i felt that besr bat in my hands i was crushing balls

    • @SWC-el8lp
      @SWC-el8lp 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@M-ps6ve The fuck is wrong with you? Does being a prick to people add a little bit of joy to your miserable life?

  • @spenceroneil4747
    @spenceroneil4747 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    I had that 80s Easton. Never knew how much pop it had until i had to use it after my Worth Copperhead was stolen with all my baseball stuff from my dads car. I always thought it was just an old bat my dad used for the sliding glass door as a second lock. I found out fast that it was a destroyer of baseballs. Love that bat

    • @philgoad5587
      @philgoad5587 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Same. My Dad had one just around the house with all the random sports equipment that every man aquires. Never realized what I was swinging when it was the first full size bat that got put in my hands.

  • @user-xc3vz9oo8u
    @user-xc3vz9oo8u 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    There is something about watching that ball sail.....it still makes me smile inside. It's been 30 years since I was smashing them myself.....but seeing it now still makes me giggle. I love this channel man. Ive subbed on all of my phones and my PC.... I'll watch and like them all....keep on putting them out. Love from W KY.

  • @MyYTaccountName
    @MyYTaccountName 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +83

    I used that Reflex c core for my last two years of high school. I loved it. The c405 ultra version hit even harder than the one you showcased here. It was the BRX100-CX model. It was awesome watching this. Thanks!

    • @plasmac9
      @plasmac9 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      The original blue zcore was nutty. I had the c405 as well but the blue zcore was on another level. They say that recreated one that was sold over in Korea (?) years ago is the exact same bat but I don't believe it. I still had my blue zcore about 4 years ago and messaged Will if he wanted me to send it to him but he never responded. Instead I sold it on eBay for $700 (!) dollars.

    • @MyYTaccountName
      @MyYTaccountName 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@plasmac9 nice! I picked up the 20th anniversary z2k and the redline c core that they released in Korea in 2019. The ones that Will used in his video months back. I will never take them out of the wrapper, though.
      You’re right about the original z2k. That thing had lots of pop and was very durable compared to everything before it. Glad you made a lot of money on eBay with it, it’s a hot item.

    • @MyYTaccountName
      @MyYTaccountName 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@plasmac9 there is a video on TH-cam of one of the engineers from Easton talking about the re-creation of those bats. It doesn’t contain Scandium because of its rarity but is a newly designed combination of aluminum and composite materials. I’m not sure where I bookmarked that video or I would share it with you.

    • @plasmac9
      @plasmac9 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@MyYTaccountName That makes sense. I doubted they were exact replicas.

  • @plasmac9
    @plasmac9 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +37

    Playing in the 90s 3rd base and coach insisted that I always play in on the grass. Would not allow me to play back on any play, in any count, ever. Those 90s bats were just insane.

    • @JonezBBQ
      @JonezBBQ 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      playing 3rd base in front of the bag when they've got a massive righty up to bat is traumatizing

    • @Saltinator
      @Saltinator 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      I had to play 3rd base one game, im happy i did. My normal posistions were 1st and pitcher.
      There was 1 out, runners on 1st and 2nd. The 4 hole hitter squarched a line drive down the 3rd baseline, i was already on the bag so i just stuck my glove out and i caught it, without thinking i threw it to 2nd and the 2nd baseman threw it to 1st but it sailed over 1st's head. Not that it mattered anyway there were 3 outs.
      I couldn't beileve what just happened and all the adults there couldnt either. A text book bang bang double play from 9 year olds. It was quite the play.

    • @nathanchildress5596
      @nathanchildress5596 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@JonezBBQ For real, sometimes you'd stop it without ever even seeing it, or you'd see stars when the hop was bad.

  • @666Necropsy
    @666Necropsy หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    i miss my late 90s baseball days so much. i had such a blast.

  • @mjayb83
    @mjayb83 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    I grew up on the s.s. of chicago and graduated 8th grade in 1999(class of '98') I had an Easton reflex in my last season before high school, and in that year, I hit the pitcher in the chest and stopped his heart, and that year, luckily we got a defibrillator and it saved his life. The same season, I hit a 430' grandslam to win the world series. I swear on everything I love. I loved that bat. I still have it. I was hitting 400'+ homeruns in games. I was average height and weight. My friends were always 2 grades ahead of me, and I was hitting way further than almost every kid in any league I was playing in. I could've probably played for a decent college, but being better than most my age was good enough. To be a college or pro baseball player, you need a certain mindset. It's the difference between being a 'winner' and a 'could have been'. I look back and regret not working harder and being 100% dedicated. We use to play games in high school at sox Park and I've hit 3 homeruns in 6 games played there. None of them made it out of the bullpen but still hit 3 where my favorite team plays. My team mate was brian bogusevic (bogy). He obviously had what it took to be a pro. He could hit further but I had a better batting average, better arm, and I could run way faster. My coaches had many talks with me about being more dedicated and my attitude. Bogy just had what it took to go to the next level and be a pro. I was happy when he was drafted (astros)and was at the game when he played the chicago White Sox.

  • @michaelbenhain
    @michaelbenhain 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

    I grew up in Miami, and graduated high school in 1994 and college in 1999. The bats we used back then were stoopid. I knew the results as soon as I saw the caption, and when you got to the Reflex I was like "Cool. Video game mode, commence". Take the juiced bats and add in the juiced OG steroid bois and you can imagine some of the bombs we saw growing up. Gawd, I miss it lol

    • @Tevatron044
      @Tevatron044 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      You guys were awesome in 97. Pat Burrell was a delight to watch

  • @DurableDave1
    @DurableDave1 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

    First of all, thanks for making me feel ancient by describing the 70's bat as 50 years old. Graduated high school in '78, college in 83 and used the old Easton 34-30. I had assumed that they would be more juiced than the BBCORs. Nice to see that they were roughly equivalent and that the few homeruns I hit were legit. 😄

    • @JGunit
      @JGunit 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Math is a bitch

  • @zepherscotty
    @zepherscotty 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

    I was born in 91 & nobody can convince me that 90-01 wasn't the greatest era of the human race. Everything was just different & special. TV, movies, music, sports. It was all insane & special.

    • @aceman1126
      @aceman1126 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Agreed. From 9/11 onward has been sh*ttier and sh*ttier

    • @jasonard7227
      @jasonard7227 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      no the 80s where way better and the late 70s but 80s all day for everything

    • @Uruz2012
      @Uruz2012 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Lmao, that's just the time in your life when most stuff was new to you.

    • @danr154
      @danr154 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      yea born in 89 and I kinda agree. Some of it though is just being an adult in general mostly sucks and our current economy makes it all so much worse. Im glad I got to see the Cubs win the world series but its definitely been all downhill from there😂

    • @showandtell4265
      @showandtell4265 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Golden age Started with the collapse of the berlin wall. Peaked at the collapse of the WTC. Ended with the financial crisis. 😊

  • @italianterror3329
    @italianterror3329 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    i graduated in 1998, I had a reflex gold, a reflex extended, and a tpx gold. All of them dropped nukes. Honestly, imo the extended was the most consistent. You could hit off the handle or the end of the bat and still crush it. The gold just felt perfect in my hands at least. You didn't feel a thing when you connected, it was balanced so well compared to the other 2. Lastly the TPX was the most inconsistent but when you hit that sweet spot you would hear a ping that would make your ears ring and that ball was going 400+. One thing I do want to point out is these bats made us good fielders. The amount of times I almost got killed at 3rd was scary, had to have some serious reaction times back then. Great video!

  • @brianbanks3044
    @brianbanks3044 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +32

    used the Thumper in high school in 1980....seeing it still perform makes me happy

  • @PlanetMeathead
    @PlanetMeathead 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +75

    I think the next "nostalgia video" needs to be an all time 90's shootout Easton vs TPX. This needs to be settled.

    • @chriswallace1900
      @chriswallace1900 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Mid '90s Copperhead should be in the mix. I had 32" TPX milk-bat, 2 teammates had Copperhead; 33" & 32". I used the 32" Copper because it embarrassed my TPX.

    • @34muggsy34
      @34muggsy34 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I crushed the Easton in the 90's. Switched to a TPS Bill Gatti model and stunk up the joint. I loved the feel of it though.

    • @GR8APE69
      @GR8APE69 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      For the 90s. And then for the 2000s it would be Easton vs DeMarini.

    • @javieri.vazquez9974
      @javieri.vazquez9974 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Tooootally

  • @johndecker9300
    @johndecker9300 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    My first aluminum bat was the orange Thumper. Loved it

  • @Acc0rd79
    @Acc0rd79 10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Graduated HS in 98!! Did little league all the way to HS days before stopping. The sound of the ping still gives me chills decades later!

  • @wienersmcbutts
    @wienersmcbutts 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    I haven't played in 20 years. Just seeing the thumbnail, I immediately knew that the Reflex would come out on top. The feeling of that bat is in it's own world.

  • @CybrSlydr
    @CybrSlydr 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

    You know, I'd absolutely LOVE to see Marucci, Rawlings, Easton, etc all commit to making a bat as hot as you can with current technology, just to see what it's capable of. Like the LeMans LMP of baseball bats just to see how insane these things could be if not for BBCOR and others. Give points for pop, swing weight, durability, etc and see who comes out on top.
    Of course, BB Bros has to be the one to demo them. :D

    • @mitchconner2021
      @mitchconner2021 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Thing is idk why they'd do it other than just to see. They wouldn't make any money off of them since they wouldn't be legal to use so putting all the R&D into that would be a waste of time and money from a business stand point.

    • @CybrSlydr
      @CybrSlydr 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @mitchconner2021 That's why I said it's like LMP - prototype for exhibition only. Maybe they could work with MLB guys for a longest home run competition to exhibit them, etc.

    • @austinfontenot8955
      @austinfontenot8955 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@CybrSlydr Love the idea of this. I mean, you think of someone like Aaron Judge unloading with one of the bats from the video. How high could he push exit velo? And with a fully juiced bat? That'd be awesome. Would love to watch it.

    • @GR8APE69
      @GR8APE69 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@austinfontenot8955 Give him a rolled DeMarini cF3 just to see what happens 😂

  • @iTz_Plewtoe
    @iTz_Plewtoe 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Oh man the TPX Omaha was a go to bat in my days. I also ran with a Black Easton Stealth. It had such a huge sweet spot

  • @762N8O
    @762N8O 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    My first bat was a Worth from the 70’s that I picked up at a yard sale in the 80’s. Brings back memories when you showed it.
    Reminds me when I peppered my bed frame in Topps stickers

  • @ProfessorIgor
    @ProfessorIgor 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    The 1970's Easton B5 was THE bat of choice when I played.. 1977-1986. Once we got to 13-14yrs old, the woods went away and the Easton and an occasional TN Thumper.. I told my son's varsity players about the Easton being an actual hot bat and they were like.. yeah, okay old man.. I posted this video to the team page (Waukesha South).. with an resounding "I told you !!!" LOL Isotoner grips with pine tar. No gloves ?? instant blisters ! I am 55 now and have been hoping and waiting that you'd eventually try one.. They came in different colors too. Blue, green, red & black stripes. I always used the blue. These were SUPER popular. If you would have gotten it in on the hands though ?? IT HURT.

  • @nohalfmeasures6
    @nohalfmeasures6 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    I was always pumped as a kid, when someone would let me use their Easton or TPX bat in little league in the 90's. My parents wouldn't buy me one, so I felt like a king whenever I got to use one lol.

    • @nathanchildress5596
      @nathanchildress5596 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Absolutely, when one of my friends had them I'd be like "Just leave it at the plate dude, we all want it."

  • @russelljabara777
    @russelljabara777 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Im 59 now, I used to carry around my green Easton in a special bag, 33-30. Loved that thing

  • @MarkLada
    @MarkLada 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I remember getting The C Core for Christmas one year.. The following baseball season, I hit my first over the fence home run and six more.. I loved that bat so much..

  • @stevemeters3090
    @stevemeters3090 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    Ah! That's the C Core i wanted to see! Those bats were dangerous, and INSANELY fun to use.
    I put one out dead center with that CCore and didn't even know bc it got out so fast. Iooked up and had no clue what happened.
    CCore was too hot, definitely not safe.
    Awesome that you got to try it out.
    The Omaha was great too. The way it was weighted felt like it didn't weigh anything so you could absolutely rip it through the zone.

  • @LearningFast
    @LearningFast 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    I have that exact green Easton sitting in my garage with decades of spider webs 🕸️ on it. Such great memories with that bat.

  • @jakekelley9988
    @jakekelley9988 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I’ll never forget watching college baseball in the early 00s and lol each game seemed like a home run derby 😂

    • @tmscheum
      @tmscheum 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Didn’t they term that “gorilla” ball?

  • @LaggingBack
    @LaggingBack 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I remember the Reflex being the most popular bat around 2000 when I moved up to the big field & made my first AAU team. I remember the first time swinging a -3 bat after years of swinging -5/-6’s & it felt like swinging a sledge hammer.

  • @papacamino2286
    @papacamino2286 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    HS ball ChinoHigh 1976,about cried to see my old bat,one of the best videos i have ever seen,ment a lot,thank you so much!

    • @Johnny_Chingas13
      @Johnny_Chingas13 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Chino High in SoCal?

    • @ConConfwskibbitytoliet
      @ConConfwskibbitytoliet 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      That's lamelo and em

    • @F59PHI
      @F59PHI 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      was thinking the same thing. @@Johnny_Chingas13

  • @tkn4grnite
    @tkn4grnite 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

    The orange stealth was legendary because of the tiny cracks that straight up juiced the bay and automatically added ~30’ to all pop up’s. Would only have been fair for the stealth if it was juiced.

    • @GR8APE69
      @GR8APE69 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      That's what I'm saying! Using a non-broken in BESR composite bat is pointless because they were intentionally designed to FAIL the BESR test AFTER being well broken in. That's where the whole concept of bat rolling came from. You'd have dudes in the dugout standing on their DeMarini cF3 and Stealth Comps, rolling them under their weight because it gave those bats SIGNIFICANTLY more pop. It's literally the entire reason why BESR was done away with, and then most composite and 2 piece bats practically disappeared overnight. BESR was the pinnacle of bat technology.

    • @SpataWorks
      @SpataWorks 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I honestly hated seeing anyone use one of those. I knew it was trouble

    • @TooDaft
      @TooDaft 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@GR8APE69 Exactly....that's when umps started thoroughly inspecting all the bats for cracks for "safety" reasons.

    • @Tevatron044
      @Tevatron044 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@GR8APE69besr bats were far from the pinnacle of bat tech. You must remember that the tech inside the 90s bats has broken down over time and have a steeper performance drop off from their thinner walls. Besr alloys are comparable to modern day usssa alloys. Even if the stealth was not broken in, it should still be better than the besrs/u-trip performance. The 90s bats have performance similar to modern usssa composites, which START out hotter than usssa alloys, which I've already confirmed are comparable to modern usssa alloys

  • @halecj1
    @halecj1 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Nice! I played from the mid 80s to late 90s and used several of these bats. Lots of good memories showing up to practice being the first one to have a new model and everybody wanting to use it. My very first bat was actually a Tennessee Thumper but for a small kid.

  • @Godfami
    @Godfami 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I had the same Reflex in high school. Hit a ball 486 feet in 1998 as a senior in the high school homer derby at Coors field. There were guys who were using shaved versions of the bat and it basically made them deadly weapons.

  • @rocknjock872
    @rocknjock872 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    The Thumper was the bat my buddy carried in the trunk of his car for protection 25 years ago. It was multipurpose use hahaha

  • @ZanZarTN
    @ZanZarTN 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    I really enjoyed using the 08 Demarini Voodoo. That was the bat that Bryce Harper was using at age 16 to hit 500 foot homers at Tropicana

    • @tmtmtlsml
      @tmtmtlsml 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      For real, the Voodoo and Vexxum were so hot in the mid-2000s. Personally I always preferred the red/black Stealth BST2. The only three home runs I ever hit post-Little League were with a slightly dented BST2

    • @PBAJJ866
      @PBAJJ866 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@tmtmtlsmlthose bats were hot forsure. Did you ever see/swing the white Nike aero fuse? Came out late 2007 early 2008. It was absolutely disgusting. I had one and everyone swung my bat over the bats they had.

    • @tmtmtlsml
      @tmtmtlsml 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@PBAJJ866 By that time, I was a pitcher only. More focused on how to get more break out of my slider than bat technology

    • @DanglesSeason
      @DanglesSeason 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@tmtmtlsmlI remember hating the 06 vexxums my senior year when the school bought them. Used them 2 days in practice, then went straight to sport mart and bought the red and grey stealth 😂 needless to say my mom wasn’t happy to be wasting that kind of money for 3 months left of baseball. Bless her heart!

    • @mikesweet5848
      @mikesweet5848 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      They were for sure hot but had pretty bad feedback to the point you couldn't necessarily tell how well you caught it. At least for me as a teen at the time.

  • @OEG85
    @OEG85 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The gray and red Easton Connexion was insane. It had so much pop. We used to buy the 34in and tape the bottom of the handle to shorten it but keep the bigger sweet spot. All the Connexion's that came after didn't live up.

  • @user-xj2dy3xs4z
    @user-xj2dy3xs4z 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I still got my TPX air attack from 1998. Mine is also cracked lol. The wood grain look in the metal was badass.

  • @PharmDRxZ
    @PharmDRxZ 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    I graduated in 2000, and used that Reflex almost exclusively my senior year (it was the team bat bought by the school, we ALL used it!) I had a green and gold TPX that I used my junior year, and I don't think it was too far off from the Reflex either. Growing up I hit with my dad's old green Eastern... Probably the same model used here. Of course, I was like 12 taking swings with it, so no idea the pop it had! Great memories!

    • @RoadNotDestination
      @RoadNotDestination 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I graduated in 08’ but all of the bats you mentioned were in my bag at one point or another (youngest brother hand-me-downs). My TPX exploded a few years ago in the cages (pos) and my Reflex’ core became waterlogged. Believe it or not, my 80’s red Eastern is still kicking strong to this day. They certainly dont make them like they used to

    • @flogrown2014
      @flogrown2014 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      That green and gold tpx was probably the original Omaha. I graduated in 2000 as well and remember swinging those. I always went back to Easton for some reason tho.

  • @furiogiunta7886
    @furiogiunta7886 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    The Easton Black Magic bats were the best ever.

    • @DebbiTalbott
      @DebbiTalbott หลายเดือนก่อน

      Facts

    • @DebbiTalbott
      @DebbiTalbott หลายเดือนก่อน

      I have that bat!

    • @darincampbell6208
      @darincampbell6208 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@DebbiTalbott I still have my Easton Black Magic and Easton Featherweight. My son keeps asking if he can use them when he gets older.

  • @cross_fire_
    @cross_fire_ 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I was in high school when the 90s bats were outlawed. They were juiced. That reflex was a beast.

  • @pempem8527
    @pempem8527 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I had that green Easton, loved it, cracked near the end and the rubber cap would fall out when you hit, taped the end of it to keep cap on and it still had a lot of pop.

  • @goodwolf152
    @goodwolf152 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

    This is the only channel on YT where the production values increase by an order of magnitude with each episode. Dudes rocking ball trails now? How are they leveling up so quickly, lol?

  • @DaddysWorldOfficial
    @DaddysWorldOfficial 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

    I should’ve kept all of the baseball bats I used when I was a kid! We had so many of the “Thumpers” in our team practice equipment bag! Graduated HS in ‘98! Our bats then were crazy! You confirmed it! Just came across this video, great baseball content, very original! Love it! There are so many different things to compare in baseball, you guys should never run out of ideas! You know I had to subscribe! 💪👍😎

    • @serslack6175
      @serslack6175 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I graduated in '98 also. We had a catcher on one of the leagues i was in use a c-core (it was drop 4 i think 33/29) and hit 40+ homers in a 35 game season. I was a starting pitcher and you had to attempt to not allow anyone to hit the ball. Either pop fly home runs or screamers through the infield. Had a few 140+ pitch games.

    • @DaddysWorldOfficial
      @DaddysWorldOfficial 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@serslack6175 it was pretty crazy compared to the little league bats we used a few years before that.

  • @JDmix123
    @JDmix123 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    That Reflex C-Core was my bat throughout the late 90s , hell ya!
    This video was a pleasure to watch

  • @CH4madness
    @CH4madness 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Awesome vid. The sound of that reflex takes me back to my childhood watching the men's league when they used those -5's and 2 3'4" barrel and just destroyed baseballs. Then one year the league went all wood-bat and some guys who were pounding homeruns never hit another homerun again.

  • @danielsarahbelle
    @danielsarahbelle 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

    Well, I thoroughly enjoyed this. I graduated HS in '97, pitched in college, and have played adult amateur ball ever since. This is no surprise to me. The one I remember well was the late 90's Louisville Slugger Air Attack, which I would like to see go head to head with the C-Core. Everyone was using those two back then, and almost every hitter was hitting bombs. It was like the whole bat was the sweet spot. Being a pitcher then wasn't easy...

    • @frankgriffin6671
      @frankgriffin6671 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      C-core 100%

    • @rileyetheridge9615
      @rileyetheridge9615 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Black majic Easton 35" 31 ounze we called the Tree explodes off the bat bro

    • @jamesp1289
      @jamesp1289 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Dude I won that in a raffle when it first came out. It was literally a cheat code. Best bat I ever used

    • @Mott2
      @Mott2 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The Air Attack 2 was an insanely hot bat! In the summers you could easily hit your furthest home runs with it. Just do not swing it in fall ball lol

  • @Whistleswein
    @Whistleswein 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Graduated HS in 03 and had the TPX Gold and absolutely loved that bat. It felt lighter and more distributed for weight and able to have quick bat speed. Busted it out the other day and it is still a thing of beauty

    • @morganmccormick3450
      @morganmccormick3450 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I had the TPX Omaha, loved it. Always used a balanced bat all the way through, definitely felt that way

    • @bfry38
      @bfry38 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I know I want to bust my old bat out now lol. I graduated from H.S in 03 too. Sucks getting old! I miss my Baseball, Basketball and Football days!

  • @carsonshaw
    @carsonshaw 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    7:49 that ring on that bat was amazing

  • @DonRobinson-le6qp
    @DonRobinson-le6qp 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I played in an adult baseball league when I was in my mid 30's in 2003 here in Atlanta, and I hit the longest straight away center field walk off grand slam homerun that I have ever hit that traveled about 450 feet with that same exact Easton Relex C405 bat. The crazy thing about that bat is it was my favorite bat out of all the bats we had on the team and the bat was actually already cracked on the barrel when I hit that home run. It was a 34" 29oz Easton Reflex that I still have to this day I kept as a souvenir....I even went in the woods after the game and found the ball.

  • @brandoncamp1105
    @brandoncamp1105 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Grew up playing in the 90s. I still remember when a kid got that Easton when I was playing. Needless to say everyone on the team was using that thing. Then we got hit with the BESR reg bats when I got into high school.

  • @michaeltaylor4271
    @michaeltaylor4271 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

    So basically what we learned is these bat companies said they were "BESR certified" but in reality they were just doing what they wanted to do the whole time. I want to see what Easton could come up with if they had absolutely no restrictions on bats.

    • @GolfGunsNGears
      @GolfGunsNGears 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      If you go play EA Sports Triple Play 2001 and catch all of one in a Home Run Derby I'm pretty sure that's what bats would sound like now if exit speeds weren't limited.

    • @justarandominternetdude2579
      @justarandominternetdude2579 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      What does BESR certified mean?

    • @michaeltaylor4271
      @michaeltaylor4271 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @justarandominternetdude2579 it stands for bat exit speed ratio, basically they measure the exit velocity of the ball and it had to be in a certain range of speed, thats how I understood it.

    • @GR8APE69
      @GR8APE69 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@michaeltaylor4271Yup. Different from BBCOR which stands for Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution, which is a fancy way of saying how much the bat is able to multiply force. The problem with BESR is that measuring exit speed instead of the multiplying force of the bat itself allowed for the BESR stats to be fudged. That's why BESR bats were the era of "breaking in" composite connection style bats. A brand new bat would pass the BESR regulation, but a "broken in" BESR bat would end up increasing its exit velocity by over 10 MPH in some cases. That's ultimately why the regulation system was changed, because manufacturers bad figured out how to get around the regulation and it started what was basically an arms race in bat technology. That's also why the Stealth bat he's using in this video doesn't win, because it was a brand new bat. If he were to find an older one that somebody has used and taken a lot of BP with first, I guarantee you that Stealth comp would've come in first in this video.

  • @flyg13
    @flyg13 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The orange stealth! Man, that brings back a lot of memories that bat was one of my favorites. I also loved my red and white Voodoo through high school.

  • @migueblankito
    @migueblankito 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I was never a power hittter in the 90's when I was 16-17 years old but one time I got a hold of a curve ball with a reflex and damn that thing went over the CF fence in a hurry and still kept going, those bats were beast.

  • @blakeinman
    @blakeinman 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    Man, this was so fun to watch! Playing 3rd base was rough back in the day 😂...I just missed the 90's, I remember the 2000's Omaha and Stealth vividly. I also remember finding my Uncle's Easton from the 80's at my grandfather's house and playing with it. Man, the memories that just flooded back!

    • @jordanpennington9426
      @jordanpennington9426 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      You aren’t kidding about third base, I can’t tell you how many times I just stuck my glove out where I thought the ball was going to go and hoping for the best because I sure wasn’t seeing the ball.

  • @desertfarmer248
    @desertfarmer248 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

    I used the c core in hs. Hit so many bombs. Pop ups were bombs. The redline was good too but the c405 was my favorite and my redline broke after 1 season. I definitely wouldnt have hit so well with today's bats.

    • @thomasnew8606
      @thomasnew8606 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      I still have mine! I let my son hit with it for fun

    • @wesleyturner1979
      @wesleyturner1979 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I had both to. I still have my Redline and I think the CCore is at my dads… my Redline is much hotter from what I can tell. The sweet spot is bigger than the CCore.

  • @MikeJ2319
    @MikeJ2319 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thats awesome! That Reflex C-core was the bat i used in Little League back in 1999-2000! I always had a feeling it was a good one because half my teammates would use it during games! Brings back good memories forsure

  • @NickolaiVolkov
    @NickolaiVolkov 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I love the bat slams post-jack. SO well done, dude! Get it!

  • @fearthereaper8e
    @fearthereaper8e 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    As a pitcher i had someone bunt a fastball into the outfield with an Omaha Gold. I HATED these bats and scared as heck of comebackers. If you had an exaggerated follow through it was Russian Roulette if one came up the middle. High 80's fastballs rocketing off the bat 😮.

  • @iant.6319
    @iant.6319 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Love the whirly bird whiff at the end! 🤣 This video was amazing!

  • @MrBlackFabio
    @MrBlackFabio 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I used to see the Tennessee Thumper at Sportsmart when I was a kid.
    The 1980’s Easton is my favorite. I remember some of my high school teammates in the 90’s using that bat. However, that 1990’s Easton Reflex is a BEAST!

  • @BRM2RG
    @BRM2RG 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I remember that reflex bat, we had 2 on our team and EVERYBODY used them.. then things shifted to TPX but man that reflex was really good. Thank you for the video.

  • @Tevatron044
    @Tevatron044 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    You can just hear the difference between the bats. Alloy is unique where the lower the pitch, the hotter the bat. With composites, it kinda works that way but not always and not precisely so.
    I would LOVE to see you do the same comparison with senior league bats
    The drop 8s from the 90s, early 2000s 1.15 bpf bats like drop 8.5 tpx response, and the modern classics from 10s and 20s like xl-1, green zen, cat 9/x composite and hype fire

  • @turbonerd3075
    @turbonerd3075 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Yeah… being a pitcher between the unregulated and besr age was kinda scary.
    The Omaha scared the crap out of me. Then the tpx genx and the tpx c555 platinum were scary AF too.

    • @Dlogreen
      @Dlogreen 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      c555 platinum and the genx for real!!!!! i used every bat he had in there until 2020s because I was in college as a pitcher only in 2004. But That old easton (or similar because I was in tee ball), the ccore, stealth, omaha, z2k (loved that fake wood grain hahaha). My buddy hit two grand slams in one INNING using the c-core. They checked it bc they thought he corked it. we were 13....so 1997 c-core extended I think

  • @yahiko-targaryen
    @yahiko-targaryen 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    bro this man swing is pretty asf lmao

  • @OoogaBoog
    @OoogaBoog 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I used to play with that 80s easton bat....I saw it and was like 'Theres my bat!!' lol. Thanks for the memories.

  • @23ofSeptember
    @23ofSeptember 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    I think the Louisville TPX was a game changer. I used it in the late 90s when I played for the Kelowna Jays. CU31 Alloy, Black and Yellow -4 (33/29) BB6. I hit so many dingers with that bat its crazy. I still have it too. Before that I used an Easton Ultra Light (-5) BX1.

    • @MaxHesh7
      @MaxHesh7 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      yeah, there were versions of the TPX that were insane.

  • @davidc3943
    @davidc3943 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    I remember our high school team had all the TPX’s. The Response, the EXO Grid, the Omaha Orange, the Dynasty, C555. You name it, we got it lol. Throw back bro with that Omaha Gold!

  • @stevenhammond8186
    @stevenhammond8186 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    My son & live in Bend, OR. He is a huge Elks fan, he was so excited to see you filming here.

  • @smokeycoonhoundut6081
    @smokeycoonhoundut6081 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Enjoyed this one a lot! Used the Reflex as a kid, then the Air Attack, and finished off playing with the Omaha Gold

  • @keatonmatlock394
    @keatonmatlock394 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    This was the coolest video you’ve ever done, man. That was jaw drop after jaw drop and so much intrigue and suspense. Well done 🔥

  • @rudivanrooijen7611
    @rudivanrooijen7611 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    You guys should try the Mizuno bats of the '80s.
    As a player from that era, I can tell you those bats had crazy thump and a huge sweetspot
    By the way, the biggest gain of aluminum bats in comparison with wooden bats is not the maximum exit velo, but the help a batter got from the bigger sweetspots, resulting in substantial higher average exit velo

  • @KCC46
    @KCC46 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Man, my Easton C Core and LS Air Attack 2 bats finally gave up the ghost in the last couple of years of practicing with my boys. The Air Attack 2 looked exactly like that one as well... they were definitely joys to use.

  • @addamtate1230
    @addamtate1230 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Played at that stadium back when Barney and Ellsbury were on the Elks. They had a squad. Always an awesome crowd too.

  • @MrLShort
    @MrLShort 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    I swung that green Easton starting in middle school, so around 1992. All my friends were getting the shiny expensive bats and I always went back to the Easton. It raked. Other big bats around then was the black Mizuno with the big ass knob on the end and nearly anything TPX. My younger brother had a blue/green one that he shattered.

  • @clintseltzner8658
    @clintseltzner8658 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    I wore two to the face my senior season from the Easton C Core. Makes the nerve damage totally worth it to see it mash in 2023.

  • @SplyttScreen
    @SplyttScreen 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Nothing will ever beat the sounds of those 90’s and 2000’s bats on a hot summer day at the ballpark👌

  • @iluvtv2
    @iluvtv2 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    That stealth comp made my nostalgia bone tingle. I hit my 2nd HR in Little League with a Red Stealth bad. Love it

  • @AB-qs7vw
    @AB-qs7vw 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    90’s no question. Hitting with a Z-Core -5 was like hitting with a tennis racquet. I can attest.

    • @AB-qs7vw
      @AB-qs7vw 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Was also using a Direct Protect back then which was another advantage that has apparently recently become popular.

  • @CodyRob52
    @CodyRob52 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Honestly IMO the Worth Copperhead BC45A is one of the hottest bats of the early 2000s (not sure on the release date). I used a -7 version and the ball would fly, but once I tried the -3 version it was a whole new ballgame. Unless you were jammed, every pitch you would make contact on it felt like the ball was gonna fly 400 feet.

    • @rockyacosta4917
      @rockyacosta4917 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Yes they are a hot bat flatten one side a lil bit and it's on. The combatwas also amazing! The engineer for that bat is with Dirty South Bats now.

    • @DanglesSeason
      @DanglesSeason 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I do remember copperheads being hot as a kid. Never tried one but remember a few opponents having them.

    • @chriswallace1900
      @chriswallace1900 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      My team was using Copperheads in '94 and '95, I do not remember alloy. They certainly weren't drops though.

  • @tanto2farwest
    @tanto2farwest 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Still have my ccore and used it in high school 97-99 had no idea how much people loved em till I was playing at my sons home run derby.

  • @michaelandcolinspop
    @michaelandcolinspop 22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I want to send this video to my HS coach from the '90s as an explanation for any 1-hoppers I let through at third base. Geez...those were hot bats.

  • @Dr.MalcomsBrokenLeg
    @Dr.MalcomsBrokenLeg 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Will got the dawg in him at 8:26 😅 Dude, the Z2K will forever be iconic. Wish you swung with that more. Also, I can confirm the Omaha Gold was an absolute sleeper GOAT. I hit one in Palm Springs during a Travel Tourney on a fenceless field. I was batting lefty more and was more contact hitter from the left side. I waited and just put a solid swing on the ball, didn't overdue it. Just went back to measure it since I have old ass grainy footage of it. Measured 415 feet on Google Earth 😮 That's freaking nuts bro. I remember that swing clearly and it was a great swing but not a power wing for sure. This bat was awesome haha. I'd like to see you do a showdown of just all old bats you can find or have. Seriously.

  • @metallicasnake
    @metallicasnake 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    It takes real ability to hit balls so far with so many different bats. Hats off to you and the team, Will. A great video through and through.

  • @RockItProductions
    @RockItProductions 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Seeing that green Easton brings back so many memories. I can still remember the shockwaves through my arms if I didn't get all the barrel lol

  • @tankslawnmaintenance5230
    @tankslawnmaintenance5230 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    90s bats sounds dedicated like you were chopping wood with samurai swords. I had the reflex extended from 98-02. I loved it.

  • @Northeastbaseball
    @Northeastbaseball 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    I played Babe Ruth Ball with the VERY end of the unrestricted bats (I had a Reflex Easton in Blue) and the VERY beginning of BESR (Alot of Kids swung the the Yellow Omaha). Very little difference between those two bats in my opinion.
    Flash forward to High School (Right Smack in Middle of BESR), the orange Stealth Easton was probably hands down the most popular bat, but it was pricy. I had an Easton Connection with a Sc888 alloy. Loved that bat.

    • @plasmac9
      @plasmac9 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I was playing when they made the switch to BESR. The biggest changes were drop 3 instead of drop 5 and they required the barrel of the bat to be smaller: 3 3/4 to 3 5/8.

    • @mikesweet5848
      @mikesweet5848 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I was never a fan of composite bats period. That orange stealth never did it for me. But I did like the more traditional sc900 Stealth. I had the Black one with the gold/yellow composite handle.

  • @pepepepert
    @pepepepert 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    We used the C-cores, z-cores and TPS in orthodox softball. They were crazy. Heavy but crazy. I can't imagine how hot they were for BB.

  • @corymikulec6967
    @corymikulec6967 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Seeing the air attack brought back so many memories! You were cracking that bat no matter what along with the A3 and A3 lol. Would love to see the og green Omaha in action if you ever find one

  • @socmin030
    @socmin030 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Result confirmed. I used to hit the Easton Reflex bat in the 90s, it was truly a beast and pitchers were scared of it. 😅