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    Our LL used a Riddell BB-LL1, but I can't seem to find any. I bought a couple dozen of balls (what I thought were good at the time) for personal use a while back and they warped after just a little use. I don't want to make that mistake again and was looking for some suggestions in the ~$30-$35 per dozen range. Just something that's genuine leather that'll hold up to BP and grounders. Thanks.


    edit - Unfortunately, I don't have the model #'s of the previous balls that I wasn't happy with. Gave them away to the LL team at the end of the year.
    Last edited by TexAg; 06-27-2012, 06:45 AM.

  • #2
    I've been using Diamond DLL's and really like them. Check out the Diamond site and it shows whats under the leather. Pretty neat.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by utseay View Post
      I've been using Diamond DLL's and really like them. Check out the Diamond site and it shows whats under the leather. Pretty neat.
      DLL-1 or DLL-2? both are listed here:

      http://www.baseballsavings.com/custo...&a1793=1+dozen

      also, what should I be looking for "under the leather"? cork center, rubber center, etc.?

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      • #4
        Our LL use the Rawlings RLLB1. About $30 a dozen

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SOCOM Aggie View Post
          DLL-1 or DLL-2? both are listed here:

          http://www.baseballsavings.com/custo...&a1793=1+dozen

          also, what should I be looking for "under the leather"? cork center, rubber center, etc.?
          http://www.diamond-sports.com/Webpag...%20League.html

          Above is link to the diamond LL balls. Hover over the ball to see whats "under the leather". All their Minor / Major league balls have cork centers and are yarn wound. The only LL ball similar is the DLL. I've bought both the DLL-1's and DLL's, and the DLL's seem more compressed / harder. It flies off the bat. I took some clips from my sons BP the other day, and you can tell a difference between DLL's and DLL-1's. For instance, @ :49 on the below, my son crushes a DLL:

          http://youtu.be/2lNdaBwrSb8

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          • #6
            Originally posted by utseay View Post
            http://www.diamond-sports.com/Webpag...%20League.html

            Above is link to the diamond LL balls. Hover over the ball to see whats "under the leather". All their Minor / Major league balls have cork centers and are yarn wound. The only LL ball similar is the DLL. I've bought both the DLL-1's and DLL's, and the DLL's seem more compressed / harder. It flies off the bat. I took some clips from my sons BP the other day, and you can tell a difference between DLL's and DLL-1's. For instance, @ :49 on the below, my son crushes a DLL:

            http://youtu.be/2lNdaBwrSb8
            Good times.... Your son is 5 in that video?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mr. potato head View Post
              Good times.... Your son is 5 in that video?
              He turned 6 May 2nd. So he's 6. However, he's 5u age (cut-off May 1st).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by utseay View Post
                He turned 6 May 2nd. So he's 6. However, he's 5u age (cut-off May 1st).
                Gotcha.... Looks like he has fun. Is that an XL3 he is swinging? What size? Who did the work?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by utseay View Post
                  http://www.diamond-sports.com/Webpag...%20League.html

                  Above is link to the diamond LL balls. Hover over the ball to see whats "under the leather". All their Minor / Major league balls have cork centers and are yarn wound. The only LL ball similar is the DLL. I've bought both the DLL-1's and DLL's, and the DLL's seem more compressed / harder. It flies off the bat. I took some clips from my sons BP the other day, and you can tell a difference between DLL's and DLL-1's. For instance, @ :49 on the below, my son crushes a DLL:

                  http://youtu.be/2lNdaBwrSb8
                  great, thanks. do you notice any weight differences between the two?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mr. potato head View Post
                    Gotcha.... Looks like he has fun. Is that an XL3 he is swinging? What size? Who did the work?
                    He has a blast, wears me out. He went to camp a few weeks ago from 9-3 every day for a week. Every day he still wanted to go to the field after I got off work, ha. Yeah, it's 27/17 Easton XL3. He likes it with a 1" choke on it. If by work, you mean who taught him the swing? He naturally had an aggressive swing (if that's what you call it), and I've tweaked it here and there since he was 3. Hands up...weight shift...stance changes...finishing. I actually got a lot of great advice from this site. Great ppl here.

                    Originally posted by SOCOM Aggie View Post
                    great, thanks. do you notice any weight differences between the two?
                    Just going from memory, but there seems to be a slight weight difference. DLL's being slightly heavier.

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                    • #11
                      In tee ball and 7/8 machine pitch our league used RIF balls. I hated them. When hit off center they could go oblong. My son took a shot right between the eyes in 7/8's because an oblong ball came straight up on him. It wasn't until 9/10's the league went to normal baseballs.

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                      • #12
                        wilson 1010's are all I will buy, got 3 dozen for 99 bux at baseball saving's. They say blems but they look perfect to me. Used to by the rawling's for like 23 a dozen but they got soft real fast. Obviously you get what you pay for but the wilson's are tops to me. We hit 4-5 times a week in a cage & the wilson's are still in perfect shape

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                        • #13
                          I'm pretty sure Wilson is the "Official Ball" of the Little League World Series. Wilson is what my son's LL in the DC burbs uses.
                          Last edited by Doctor Joe; 06-28-2012, 02:30 PM. Reason: typo

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