Choosing the Right Slow Pitch Bat: Beginner's Guide
Finding a slow pitch softball bat can be a very diligent task with how large the selection is out there. Let's break it down by a few certain key criteria to be sure you get a bat that fits your needs.
All slow pitch bats have 2-1/4 inch barrel. Slow pitch bats are 34 inches long generally weigh from 26 to 30 ounces. Most models come in 26 oz, 27 oz, 28 oz and 30 oz, only a few select slow pitch models are made in a 29 oz. If you are a bigger player that loves to just mash the ball you probably are looking for something in the 28 oz to 30 oz range. Where if you are a smaller power hitter or a smaller to average sized player in general you will probably want something in the 26 oz to 27 oz range.
Another thing to be aware of in slow pitch softball bats is that there are balanced and endloaded bats. Balanced models mean that the weight is evenly distributed throughout the bat and this tends to be the most common choice and swung by most players. An endloaded model means the weight is distributed more towards the end of the bat and these are typically used by big power hitters.
Making sure your bat meets your league or tournaments rules is very important. There are many different sanctioned leagues such as ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, ISF and Senior Softball. Leagues may require a certiﬁcation stamp so be sure to check your league's listings to see what specs are necessary. Check out JustBats.com for the largest selection of slow pitch softball bats.
Choosing the Right Slow Pitch Bat: Balanced vs. End loaded
Cant decide whether you need a balanced or end loaded slow pitch bat? Competitive slow pitch player, Hobbs, discusses the difference between the two and gives a few pointers.
ASA Slow Pitch Bat Standards
Competitive slow pitch player, Hobbs, breaks down the 2013 ASA Bat Standards in slow pitch softball. Watch and learn to ensure your bat is approved for ASA play.
USSSA and NSA Bat Standards for Slow Pitch
Slow pitch expert, Hobbs, breaks down the 2013 USSSA & NSA Bat Standards in slow pitch softball. Watch and learn to ensure your bat is approved for play.
SSUSA Slow Pitch Bat Standards
Competitive slow pitch player, Hobbs, breaks down the 2013 SSUSA Bat Standards in slow pitch softball. Watch and learn to ensure your bat is approved for SSUSA play.
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