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Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL
Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL
Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL
Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL
Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL
Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL
Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL
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Features

  • Aggressively End Loaded Swing Weight (Extra 0.5 oz for Maximum Power Potential)

  • Free Shipping!

  • 12 Inch Barrel Length

  • 2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • 7/8 Inch Tapered Handle

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Grit Blast Finish on Barrel - Increases Back Spin for More Carry and Distance

  • Pure 360 Composite Construction - Pure Carbon Composite Fibers Provide Performance and Durability

  • Three-Piece, 100% Composite Construction

  • Patented TRU3 technology reduces vibration and provides unmatched feel on contact

  • Approved for Play in USSSA, NSA, and ISA

  • Stiffer Connection for Enhanced Power Transfer

Description

Three-Piece Power just reached new heights with the Louisville Slugger Z4! The Z4 features a Pure 360 Composite Construction that alone would be enough for premium performance. But add in its TRU3 Technology, with a stiffer flex than last year's models, and you've got one of the biggest bomb-droppers in the game! The patented TRU3 allows for independent movement between the barrel and the handle which controls vibration and provides unmatched feel on contact. By controlling vibration, you are able to maintain acceleration through the impact with less worry of major hand sting, leaving you with the smoothest feeling swing possible while the aggressively end loaded swing weight of the SBZ4U16P places an extra 0.5 ounces of softball-crushing mass right in the hitting zone. Represent Slugger Nation and pick up your own 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: SBZ4U16P today with our Fast, Free Shipping!

Reviews (10)

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Launcher

Pros: Massive pop out of wrapper it nuts!

Cons: Not a thing every ball high or low exploded off this bat

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End LOOOOAD Curvballer player

Pros: good pop right out the wrapper and seems to be getting hotter

Cons: A little heavy even for an end load... Ive got a 27.5 and it swings like my 30

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Great Base Hit Bat Spawski player

Pros: This bat wasn't "fire" out of the wrapper but if you're playing in no HR tournaments this is a great bat. May change once it breaks in a little more but as of now it works great in base hit situations.

Cons: THE SOUND!

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this bat is wicked mark stephens player

Pros: I have used multiple bats of brands, weights and lengths, I have different bats for different situations. this bat is an all in one and I would recommend it to anyone. I firmly enjoy the coating on the barrel.

Cons: It has red on it and that's not my thing

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BAMMMM! K3 player

Pros: love this bat, pop is amazing right from the start cant wait to get it broken in!

Cons: probably is just from getting the cobs webs out but the grit on the barrel maybe doing just as advertised and putting alot of back spin on the ball making it float for along time

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fantastic bat Hoss player

Pros: this bat is fantastic. I play in a very competitive legue where guys swing nothing but Worth and Mikens. We have to check bats every week and I noticed after the 1st 3 weeks everyones bats were failing so I bought this bat after seeing it test at 320 on YouTube. I purchased this bat and it tested 315 and the ball flys off it. The feel is great and the weighting is amazing. After 3 weeks of bp and games 2 nights a week and tournaments every weekend its still testing 290 and I love it. You can swing this bat forever and it will be legal. Buy this with confidence it wont let you down.

Cons: the grip is great but I've changed it to tape cause I like a little thinner handle.

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Great bat, great price J player

Pros: After. I put about 100 about swings on it, I was hitting to the fence. Got the 26.5 and it felt great

Cons: Not much wrong. Color scheme wasn't great.

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Great Bat! Tim player

Pros: Great bat! I really like it. My favorite bat in the dugout.

Cons: None.

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Not much pop jack player

Pros: Love the grip the feel of this bat is amazing

Cons: you can square it up on the sweet spot but it still goes nowhere. Great if you want to place it just behind the infield but terrible if you are looking to burn someone

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Bat is a MACHINE! Scott Kravitz player

Pros: Once u get a feel for the sweet spot, you'll be burning people game in and game out. Great thick grip! Graphics are not neon or over the top. Professional looking bat. Almost zero vibration on contact!

Cons: Sound isnt bad. but it is diff! might even intimidate players and give you an edge. Make sure if you usually use a 27oz that u go with the 26.5. and like wise for other weights. the 0.5 is heavier than you think.

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Questions and Answers (11)

Have a question about the Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

What's the difference between this bat and the Z-4000 or the Z4 without the Backman print?
muggsy
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (SBZ4U16P) is going to feature an additional 0.5 oz. end load (Power Load) over the 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4 End Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (WTLZ4U16E) or Z-4000.
Jake
What is the end-load of this bat?
kevin
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL features a 0.5 ounce end-load.
Cameron
Is this bat ASA approved?
OtherJCfm83
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL is not ASA approved.
Cameron
Does this bat have the NSA 2012 stamp on it?
Joe
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL will feature the NSA 2012 stamp on it.
Cameron
Is this bat approved for use by SSUSA?
Bear
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL does not feature the SSUSA certification stamp. It only features the USSSA certification. Typically, a bat that is USSSA certified would be allowed in a SSUSA league, but that would be best to check with a league official first.
Jason
Is this bat ASA certified?
D
I would not recommend the 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4 Balanced ASA/USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (WTLZ4A16B) for ASA play as the 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (WTLZ4U16PL) is just for USSSA.
Carter
Does it have the ASA stamp?
chris
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL does not have a ASA stamp.
Max
Does it have the 1.20 NSA stamp on it?
Derek
The 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL does feature the 1.20 BPF stamp.
Cameron
Does this bat require a break-in?
dnev
This 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (WTLZ4U16PL) features composite material and therefore I would recommend allowing for a few practice sessions before expecting to see the highest performance off the barrel.
Ben
What COR/Comp balls would you recommend using with this bat?
El capitan
This 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (WTLZ4U16PL) will display the best combination of performance and durability with the 40/325 -or- 52/275 balls.
Ben
Why would this bat be discontinued?
Lamar
Bats are discontinued at the discretion of the manufacturer unfortunately, not us. Bats become discontinued when the manufacturer decides to no longer produce them in their factories/warehouses. Usually this is because they want to produce their newest models, and stop producing older ones. You can try contacting the manufacturer (Louisville Slugger) for more information.
Kyle
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About the Brand

In 1842, J. Frederick Hillerich emigrated with his family from Baden-Baden, Germany to the United States. Eight years before, the 1834 Book of Sports had made its debut as the nation's first publication covering baseball. But when he arrived in Baltimore, J. Frederick Hillerich would never have dreamed of the future impact his family would have on America's favorite pastime.

After a short while, the Hillerichs moved to Louisville, where J. Fred started a woodworking shop in 1856. Two of his sons, Adam and John Andrew "Bud" were born in the United States and would later join their father in his business. By 1864 "J.F. Hillerich, Job Turning" was in operation and filled orders for businesses by custom-turning everything from balusters to bedposts.

The firm thrived, and by 1875 the little woodworking shop employed about 20 people. In 1880 Bud Hillerich, who was an amateur baseball player, became an apprentice in his father's shop. Young Bud made his own baseball bats along with bats for several of his teammates.

The debate over the origins of the first bat continues to generate controversy among baseball enthusiasts, but the younger Hillerich was most certainly involved in getting his father's business involved with what would become the company's signature item. According to company legend, the first bat was turned by Bud for Pete "The Old Gladiator" Browning in 1884. Browning was a star on Louisville's professional American Association team - the Eclipse. On a spring afternoon Bud, then seventeen, witnessed Browning break his favorite bat. Bud offered to make a bat for his hero, and Browning accepted. After the young wood shop apprentice lathed a quality stick from white ash, according to the story, Browning got three hits with it in the next game.

Louisville Slugger gloves are worn by more pitchers in Major League Baseball than any other glove.

Bat Properties

Louisville Slugger Z4 Backman/Shoppe Power Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLZ4U16PL
Approved For ISA NSA USSSA
Barrel Diameter 2 1/4"
Bat Type Softball
Color Black Grey Red
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Material Composite
Softball Bats Slow Pitch
Vendor Louisville Slugger
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