How long of a bat do you need? How heavy should it be? The key to finding a good bat is getting the perfect size and weight that fits you. JustBats.com is here to help. It is important to get a bat that fits you so that you can have complete control and maximum performance in every swing. If the bat is too heavy you will lose control and you will more than likely be hitting a lot of foul balls because you are not squarely making contact. If the bat is too light you won't get the maximum power out of your swing. A well hit ball won't go as far as it would with a slightly heavier bat, due to a loss of momentum. All softball bats have a 2-1/4 inch barrel, and Slow Pitch bats are 34 inches long and generally weigh from 26 to 30 ounces. Fastpitch bats range from 26 to 34 inches long and can have a length to weight ratio between -8 and -13. What type of bat do you want? Bats can be made from either composite or aluminum materials. Aluminum bats are ready for the field right out of the wrapper and can be slightly less expensive. Composite bats tend to have a larger sweet spot and perform better the more you use them. Leagues may require a USSSA or ASA certification stamp. Be sure to check your listings to insure that your bat is approved. Check out this chart to help you select a bat that will fit your needs. It gives you a ballpark estimate on what size is right for you, according to your height and weight. This chart is also available on our website JustBats.com. Go out there and take some cuts and see what size bat feels most comfortable to you. Experimentation is the best way to get a feel on the perfect size bat. For more information check out JustBats.com and remember from CLICK to HIT.