Pay attention, power hitters.
Have you heard of Team USA softball legend and Miken Sports advisory staff member Denny Crine? His signature slow pitch bat, the DC-41, has been a constant on fields across the nation for over five years. For the 2018 season, both the ASA and the USSSA model are ready to dominate diamonds and petrify pitchers with their best-in-class composite materials and industry-leading bat technology.
After a brief minor league stint with the Chicago White Sox that was cut short due to injury, Crine took his competitiveness to slow pitch softball. Standing at 6'6" and weighing in at over 250 pounds, DC launches softballs with relative ease. After eight World Titles in softball, an ASA Major MVP award, and numerous Long Haul Bombers tour trophies, Denny is one of the best, most respected, and accoladed players in the history of the game. In a recent interview, he was asked, "What's your favorite bat of all time?" His answer? The DC-41, of course.
Also known as Denny "Grand Slam" Crine, he was one of the first athletes to have his own signature Miken softball bat. The DC-41 symbolizes Miken's commitment to greatness through eye-catching cosmetics and elite innovation. Available and approved for both ASA and USSSA leagues, there is an option for all associations and every player who wants to swing with the best of them. While the two 2018 models are similar regarding reliability and performance, the USSSA and ASA approved slow pitch softball bats each have their own distinct features. Below, the two 2018 slow pitch softball bats are broken down for you:
Specifically designed to crush lower compression, 52 COR softballs, the Miken DC41 ASA softball bat is back and better than ever. If you're looking for some serious mass behind your swing, Miken's SuperMax full one-ounce end load provides premium pop with extreme distances on contact with the sweet spot.
As a three-piece, 100% composite construction, this year's ASA model is slightly different from the 2017 four-piece, fully composite design. But, it still utilizes the proven tetra-core technology and is manufactured out of the revolutionary 100 COMP premium aerospace grade fibers for distinguished durability.
Keep in mind that this model is approved for play in ASA only. If you play in a USSSA, NSA, or ISA league, don't worry. Miken has created a DC-41 for you, too.
As a part of the Miken Signature Series, the USSSA Miken DC-41 is one of the most popular and highly rated slow pitch softball bats for 2018. With weights from 26 ounces up to 30 ounces, there is an option for all players. While the ASA model is a three-piece design, this softball bat features the more popular two-piece, 100% composite construction. Other key features of the 2018 USSSA Miken DC-41 slow pitch bat include:
- 100 COMP aerospace grade materials for unbeatable durability
- 14-inch barrel length
- Flex 2 Power (F2P) technology enhances flex and increases swing speed
- SuperMax full ounce end load for maximum power
- Triple Matrix Core + increases volume by 15% for hot out of the wrapper performance
If you're still unsure about the 2018 USSSA Miken DC-41, read what other players have said in these five-star reviews:
Pros: "All I can say is WOW. The barrel is long, and the pop is next level. I definitely feel the end load, which is nice, and I'm hitting more home runs than ever before."
Cons: "Not a huge fan of the highlighter orange graphics, but it's all good."
Pros: "Great pop with almost no vibration. This bat is strongly constructed. The grip is better than lizard skin in my opinion, and the handle is super thin. I would recommend this bat to anyone."
Denny Crine is in a class of his own, and so is his signature bat. Have you had the chance to swing either one of the 2018 Miken DC-41 slow pitch bats? What about one of the 2017 models? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below and tell us why you think the Miken DC-41 is the best slow pitch bat in the game or if there is another model that deserves the top spot. Or, if you have any specific softball bat questions, you can reach our Bat Experts via telephone at 866-321-2287, email at email@example.com, or you can click here to live chat. Don't forget, with our customer service, we'll be here from click to hit!