The Miken Freak Balanced provides a balanced, four-piece ASA design, delivering a massive 14" double-barrel bat that crushes .52 COR ASA balls. Includes Miken's Sensi-Flex handle, giving the player improved handle flex throughout the swing, increasing ball rebound on all hits.
I'll start this review by saying I had never heard of Scheels. I called one of there stores before ordering. The person I talked to was very nice and knowledgeable about this bat. Although knowing what I know about shipping companies I am surprised the bat got to me in one piece. It was not wrapped in anyway. No bubble wrap no nothing. It was just put in a cardboard box and shipped. Surprisingly it came in mint condition. After several hits with the bat I really like it. Great pop. A true singles hitting bat. It will not drive the fence but will get you on base although I don't think it's as good as the 2017 Miken Platinum balanced bat. (Some thinks shouldn't be messed with.) So I don't think you can go wrong buying this bat unless you are The Hulk and try to hit home runs every time up. I am 72 years old and play in a Senior League so everyone of the "Old Geezers" on the team want to use my bat.
Put around 40 cuts on it. They scream off this bat. I'm used to maxload so it's a light swing. But I can place the ball anywhere with it. I'm super pleased with shipping! Next day! Wow. Will order from Scheels again.
My first experience ordering from the Scheels website. I must say I was VERY impressed with the ease of ordering and the prompt delivery of my purchase. My bat arrived in 2 days, and I was able to track shipping anytime I wanted.
I have played slow pitch softball for over 10 yrs. I tend to use a .5 Oz endloaded bat as I like to feel as though I can sneak in a HR or two each season. Lately, my 2018 EST has felt a little heavy (.5 Oz endload), and I experimented with various bats this season. I found that I produce greater bat speed with not a big drop in distance with a balanced bat. I decided to pull the trigger on the Miken Freak ASA balanced softball bat. I am SO happy with my purchase!! The Miken Freak feels great in the hands and easy to swing. Power wise I am still able to burn an outfielder here and there, but it does feel like I can’t produce the same power as my EST. The increase in bat speed helps shoot the ball into the outfield but seems like 20 ft difference in distance compared to my .5 Oz endloaded bats. Hopefully, after continued use and getting more broke in the distance will come. For the price and performance buy this bat with confidence.
As soon as I got I unwrapped it and was hitting hard line drives and some bombs. Very hot outta the wrapper! Only put about 20-30 swings on it. First Miken I have ever owned. Now I see and feel the hype around these bats. Can’t wait till the local beer league starts up.
Can't really say much about the product itself as it isn't quite softball season yet, but the price was right, shipping was prompt, and the packaging was excellent. It was bubble wrapped and it the correct size of box. The bat is also wrapped in original factory plastic, or cellophane, ensuring a warranty will be honored if necessary. The purchase was made in anticipation of the upcoming season.