SlowPitch Bat Survey
Who doesn’t enjoy a rousing game of slowpitch softball? However, did you know that slowpitch softball requires a different type of bat than regular softball? It’s true.
Because pitches in slowpitch softball are thrown much lower and at more of an arch than a traditional fastball or curveball, batters in slowpitch softball leagues know that to hit the ball well, their bats must have certain qualities that aren’t exactly as important in traditional softball bats.
Some basic qualities important for softball bats don’t typically vary much. First of all, it’s their size, as most of the bats out there are about 34”, and have a barrel of 2.25” in diameter. Secondly, it’s the weight that is 26-30 oz. And lastly, the material which is not too varied – most bats are made from composite materials, you can find some examples of aluminium, and just a couple of wooden bats on the market at the moment.
When in search for a slowpitch bat, it’s important to remember just how many different kinds are on the market, especially considering that men and women can play in a single slowpitch softball league team. That means there is a wide selection of bats available to accommodate a wide diversity in batters. Additionally, certain guidelines concerning bats tend to vary depending on the league.
You’ll find two options of this bat on the market – ASA only approved, and USSSA, ISA and NSA approved.
The first one – ASA approved – is a three-piece bat made of composite materials. Thanks to the Tetra-Core technology used for inside and outside construction pieces the bat is to give your the perfect hit place and ensure the durability at the same time. The Flex 2 Power technology for the barrel-handle joining piece optimizes the loading and increases the speed through the hitting zone.
This bat will offer you a combination of a 13.5” barrel and a ½ oz end load. Add to it the Flex 50 Technology of the handle, and you’ll get a strong sweet spot, top-notch performance and endurance. The Legit comes in 26, 27, and 28 oz options, and ASA, USSSA, NSA and ISA approve it for the games.
All these features make this bat perfect for players who look for a responsive barrel and distance and pop boost. If that’s you then give it a try, and you’ll be amazed by the thinnest feel of the handle and impressive whip of the zone giving the most efficient edge.