2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
Drop 9 Length-To-Weight Ratio
Features USSSA 1.20 (New NTS Tested Stamp), USA Softball (ASA), NSA & ISA Certifications
Balanced Swing Feel
Two-Piece, All-Composite Fastpitch Bat
Colorway: Light Blue
KNOB IS BUILT TO HOLD A BLAST MOTION SENSOR IN IT. WHEN SENSOR IS ADDED TO THE BAT YOU CAN EASILY ACCESS THE ANALYTICS OF YOUR SWING. **SENSOR SOLD SEPARATELY**
3-Step Inner Barrel Helps Maximize Performance
Outer Barrel Is 15% Thinner For Unmatched Trampoline & Pop
F2 Collar - This Piece Connects The Barrel & Handle + It Helps Eliminate Barrel Drag Through The Hitting Zone
Ultra-Light End Cap - Assists In Lightening Up The Feel Of The Bat
Handle Is Wrapped With A Lizard Skin Bat Grip
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Rawlings Mantra -9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: FP1M9
All fastpitch players have an inner "mantra" that drives them to be the best they can be! This Rawlings Mantra celebrates those creeds that are held deep inside and keep ladies pushing for more!
The big thing that most will hear about this Mantra Fastpitch bat is the ground-breaking knob technology. Built into the knob is a socket that will perfectly hold the Blast Motion Sensor! The Blast Motion Sensor will be a boon to any player's batting performance as it will provide quick and detailed analytics of your swing! Advances like this bat's knob are only making softball technology more accessible to players! (BLAST MOTION SENSOR MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY FROM THE BAT; SENSOR NOT SOLD AT JUSTBATS)
Rawlings doesn't rest on the fact that they built an awesome knob! They push technology forward in nearly every section of this 2-piece and all-composite fastpitch bat. The barrel has a 3-Step Inner Barrel System and an Outer Barrel that work together to create top performance. The Outer Barrel is really neat because its wall will be 15% thinner and display awesome trampoline effect. The F2 Collar (located at the connection point of the barrel & handle) will help with bat speed too as it should eliminate the barrel from dragging during the swing.
And even though this bat will be a little heavier at the drop 9 size, it should still be really balanced in its feel and allow for excellent control + great swing speed!
It is impossible to become as renowned as Rawlings without dedicating time to helping customers! With that knowledge, Rawlings is sure to offer their twelve (12) month warranty on this bat. If you buy this bat from us and notice an issue with the bat during the first 12 months from the purchase date, please let our Bat Experts know. The Experts understand the warranty processes for the manufacturers and they will get you the info needed to begin a warranty replacement process with Rawlings!
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About the Brand
Rawlings is a major manufacturer of competitive team sports equipment and apparel for baseball, basketball, and football, as well as licensed MLB, NFL, and NCAA retail products. Rawlings is a major supplier to professional, collegiate, interscholastic and amateur organizations worldwide, including the Official Baseball Supplier to Major League Baseball.
The first real innovation in glove making occurred in 1912 when Rawlings Sporting Goods Company introduced the "Sure Catch" glove, which was "endorsed by leading players all over the country." The Sure Catch was a one-piece glove with sewn-in finger channels and looked better suited for a duck's foot than a man's hand. Catchers' mitts used at the time were large and bulky with a single leather thong passing for a web.
In 1920, Bill Doak, a journeyman pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, approached Rawlings with an idea for improving the baseball glove from a mere protective device to a genuine aid in fielding. The "Bill Doak" model was so revolutionary that it stayed in Rawlings' line until 1953. Its key feature was a multi-thong web laced into the first finger and thumb, which created for the first time in baseball's young life, a natural pocket.
In 1925, Rawlings unveiled a three-fingered fielder's glove, and ten years later improved the Bill Doak model with a two-piece leather web. At the same time, the "T" web became a rage for first basemen's mitts. The pocket underwent a pronounced change in 1941 when the Trapper Mitt, also known as the Claw, appeared. The "Deep Well" pocket was so unique that Rawlings quickly patented it. The design was improved in 1950 by adding a leather piece across the top. Another significant creation occurred in 1948 with the three-fingered Playmaker. A five-fingered fielder's model, with all fingers laced together, provided greater pocket control.
The six-fingered Trap-Eze evolved in the 1960's. In more recent years, Rawlings produced the Fastback design, which gives a glove a snugger fit, greater extension, and overall control. The Holdster is a slot through which a finger can be extended for additional protection from impacts on the pocket. Then, there is the Edge-U-Cated Heel with its extended U-shaped lacing and the Pro H Web and much-copied Basket Web.
Some of Rawlings more recent glove innovations also include the unique Spin-Stopper design which reduces ball spin when the ball hits the glove, and the Cantilever glove design feature that provides a cushioned area between the hand and the glove's palm area. In all, Rawlings has produced and patented more functionally innovative glove features and designs than that of any other glove manufacturer. The result is that the modern baseball glove is much larger, more comfortable, better padded and made to last far longer than its ancestors. It is not uncommon to see today's Major League players wearing the same Rawlings' glove they wore during their college playing days. In fact, Rawlings is the #1 glove in the major leagues. Rawlings maintains about 65 models of baseball and softball mitts and gloves in its line. The prototypes of virtually all of them have been field tested by professionals before entering a sporting goods dealer's inventory.
|Approved For||ASA ISA NSA USA Softball USSSA|
|Barrel Diameter||2 1/4|
|Hitting Style||Contact Hitter Power Hitter|
|Length to Weight Ratio||- 9|
|Price||$300 - $399.99 $350 - $399.99|
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