Pros: Great feel, not overly end-heavy. Tacky barrel definitely adds spin and helps with distance.
Cons: As usual: ignore the marketing -- this is NOT a one-piece bat and it is NOT durable.
There are two segments: barrel and handle. The barrel is inserted/glued into the handle and the carbon/graphite weave is then layered over the seam (which is right below the orange stripe).
After one year (less than 12 tourneys) of use in warm weather, the graphite weave started to show cracks/chips at the seam. The seam eventually failed and the bat cleanly fractured into the two segments described above. Very easy to verify its construction at that point.
Low marks for durability as this was exclusively a game bat, not a cage/practice bat. Hardly qualifies as "expected", let alone "insane".
Pros: when itd hot its very hot,,,swings fast...took me a fee hundred at bats to get timing...power to all fields,,,last two tourneys...45 for 47...saintgeorge,,,phoenix...i own 20 bats ...they stay home...my 12 inch ..27...a stud...and the only bat in my bag...
Cons: mine broke at a prox 500 swings,,,but i played on some damp cooler mornings ,,i have a back up broken in ready to go..
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Is this bat approved for USSSA and ASA?
Asked by BAM-BAM
This 2017 Dudley Lightning Legend 2.0 End Loaded SSUSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (LLESP2) is Senior Slowpitch certified and therefore has too high of possible performance for use in ASA and USSSA leagues. It will not be allowed for use in ASA or USSSA play.
Is it ASA approved?
I am a 5'4" senior woman who weighs 140 pounds. What would you suggest as far as ounces?
Asked by Nim Schutten
This bat is not listed as ASA approved. If you are looking for an end-loaded bat such as this, I would suggest a lighter bat, around 26 oz.
What is the end-load weight?
Asked by l
Dudley does not list the specific weight of the end-load featured on this 2017 Dudley Lightning Legend 2.0 End Loaded SSUSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (LLESP2), but the end-load should feel close to a full 1 oz end-load.
In 1938, Dudley was founded by George Dudley Full. Thirty years later when they became the first company to make cork and rubber center softballs, Dudley started to make a name for itself.
The Thunder series for softball, as well as athletes like Jennie Finch and Jessica Mendoza using Dudley bats, have secured Dudley's reputation.
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Approved For Play In SSUSA & Other Senior Softball Associations
End Loaded Swing Weight
Colorway: Black / Red
Fusion Composite - Hot Out Of The Wrapper With Insane Durability
Grip Spin Technology - Creates More Backspin For Maximum Distance
One-Piece Composite Construction
Description for 2017 Dudley Lightning Legend 2.0 End Loaded SSUSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: LLESP2
Dudley is BACK in the slow pitch softball bat game with the Lightning Legend 2.0 Series! Dudley has been rigorously testing the Lightning Legend Series to ensure it lives up to the standards of one of the biggest names in the slow pitch softball industry. The Lightning Legend 2.0 Series is a one-piece, fully composite design that's made from Dudley's Fusion Composite. This proprietary blend is hot out of the wrapper but offers exceptional durability for the higher-performing Senior Softball category. This model is not backed by a warranty, but it does provide players with the highest softball performance standard with the 1.21 BPF certification. Not only are these softball bats hot, but they feature Dudley's innovative Grip Spin Technology. Grip Spin is engineered into the bat's barrel and allows the barrel surface to "grip" the ball and increase its spin revolutions. More backspin equals more distance. Dudley: Grip It & Spin It!
This 2017 Dudley Lightning Legend 2.0 SSUSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: LLESP2 features a 13-inch barrel, an end loaded swing weight, and is recommended for strong hitters who can swing fast and want more mass at the end of the softball bat. Take your game to the next level and buy a Dudley slow pitch softball bat today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. We're here for you from Click To Hit!
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