The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) regulates the ASA Slowpitch Softball bats used in Championship Play. Free Shipping & Financing on all ASA Bats.
Double walled ASA Softball bats came into action 1993. Single walled ASA Slowpitch bats had thicker barrels compared to a Double walled aluminum bat. Single walled bats are also one of the best ASA Softball bats because it can withstand impact from strong hits without denting. In the efforts to create high quality ASA Softball bats, the bat manufacturers started using new aluminum alloys like C405 and Scandium and started experimenting on the designs of the barrels.
In 2000, they had based the test on the speed of the batted ball. It must not exceed 98mph for the safety purposes of the players. In 2004, the bat performance standard created a new standard due to improvements of the scientific development of ASA Softball bats. The new standard tested the batter’s swing speed. Every bat model must follow the standard in order to get a ASA Softball Bats Certification. Then came the Composite era and bat performance is now crazy hot and no one can stop it any more.