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    We used bownet balls for a early spring tournament in the low 40's and a June tournament in the hi 90's. Balls held up really well in both climates and stayed solid. We didn't have to throw out as many as we had in the past so ended up with about 2 doz extra from previous years using when we were using dream seams.

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    I have a dozen of the Mach 1's from WarriorMike and they are holding up well with just DD hitting them. We will be going to team practices starting next week so we will see how they hold up there. DD does like the feel of them and the raised seams are nice when playing catch. With that said I also have two dozen Thunder Heat's and a dozen Dream Seams to go along with it. Just an FYI if you plan on buying 2 dozen balls you will want to get a 6 gallon bucket because 2 dozen 12" will not fit in a 5 gallon bucket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoreSoftball20 View Post
    No...not the "these suckers fly" balls...they are death to bats. They are something like a 600 compression ball. They are only made to boost egos

    They make a legit BP52 ball that hits just like any 52 core ball but withstands the abuse of BP more than regular balls.
    Now I wonder which ones I have! They are orange and white, I will have to dig them out. I used to use those and a few buckets of white balls so they wouldn’t wander off or get mixed up with team balls but I got on a little “only 12” yellow balls” kick for awhile.
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    Yellow/white I believe are the 52/500+ compression...then you also have yellow/orange (BP52) and orange/white BP's (Regular BP ball)
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    Mine are the white/orange ones. Got them in a Craigslist deal with a couple hundred slowpitch balls.

    They are awesome balls but the only thing I like about the color is that they don’t disappear into peoples bags.

    I have a few bucket of old white fp balls that I keep around for the same reason
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    Ok, just make sure the compression on them...I know those colors are the more recent color scheme. I don't remember what the colors were years ago.
    The BP52 will be the nicest on the bats out of all of them

    But the Trump bp balls really do work...they hold up very well thru tons of bp. Not just a gimmick
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