2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
13.5 Inch Barrel Length
Slightly End Loaded Swing Feel (Worth's XL 1/2 Ounce End Load)
Four-Piece, All-Composite Slow Pitch Bat
Displays The USA Softball (ASA) Certification
Colorway: White | Black | Green
Quad Comp Tech - Implements A Polyurethane Joint To Hold The Bat Together. Allows For Perfect Amount Of Handle-To-Barrel Flex On Contact. Also, Ensures That The Inner Barrel Plays A Big Part To Maximize Sweet Spot & Distance On Hits.
Flex 100 Handle - Delivers A Stiff Handle Design With A Connection Collar To Generate Optimal Flex During Swing & At Contact With A Softball. This Design Should Help Maximize Bat Speed & Distance On Hits.
Opti-Grip Knob - Smaller Knob Shape Increases Comfort & Allows A Batters' Bottom Finger[s] To Lay Over Or Under The Knob For Increased Leverage When Swinging The Bat.
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty (Save Serial Sticker That Comes With Bat To Keep Warranty Intact)
Worth Mach 1 Cobra Jet 428 13.5" XL USA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WM22MA
The year 1969 ushered in some pretty incredible Ford Mustang designs. And this line of Worth Slow Pitch bats pays homage to the sleek looks and power of those cars!
You'll be confident when you walk up to home plate in a USA Softball (ASA) league toting this Mach 1 Cobra Jet. Worth built the bat with their Quad Comp technology that does quite a bit to make it high performing. The Quad Comp feature adds a polyurethane joint to the connector piece of the bat that will make energy transfer from the handle to the barrel more efficient. And even more, this Quad Comp design allows the bat to have an outer layer + inner barrel. That inner barrel is designed to allow off-centered hits to fly further. As well, the inner barrel permits batters with slower swing speeds to see more jump off the barrel too.
Working with the Quad Comp tech is the Flex 100 Handle which will be extra stiff. This will allow the barrel of the bat to deflect more (i.e. flex) at contact with a softball. Most slow pitch players like this flex feel and think it improves the distance of their hits.
This Mach 1 Cobra Jet 428 will be a great bat for a hitter that is a little more primed for power as it features Worth's XL (1/2 ounce) barrel load that results in a slightly end loaded feel. This being said, if you have been a contact guy in the past and wanted to try your hand at a bat with a little more heft to it, this would be a solid model to try out!
Worth extends a full twelve (12) month manufacturer’s warranty period on this slow pitch stick. If you picked up this bat from us within the last year and have begun to notice a durability issue on it, please reach out to our team of Bat Experts. They are trained in bat warranty knowledge and they will get you the directions needed for reaching out to Worth to begin the warranty replacement process.
It is essential that you save the warranty sticker that comes on the taper of the bat at arrival. If you do not have this sticker and attempt to send a broken bat to Worth for a warranty replacement, they will not send the replacement bat to you.
Have a question about the Worth Mach 1 Cobra Jet 428 13.5" XL USA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WM22MA? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.
About the Brand
Worth, Inc. can trace its beginning back to the year 1912, when George Sharp Lannom, Jr. purchased a tannery in Tullahoma, Tennessee and established the Lannom Manufacturing Company. Initially, the firm tanned leather for harnesses and horse collars they manufactured. However, as the automobile grew in popularity, the demand for the company's harnesses and collars declined, so Lannom shifted its manufacturing resources toward production of leather covered baseballs and softballs under the "Worth" brand, and men's leather dress gloves under the "Craig" brand.
Charles (Chuck) E. Parish joined Lannom in 1930 as a salesman and married G.S. Lannom, Jr.'s daughter, Martha Lannom several years later. Following Mr. Lannom's death, Parish acquired controlling interest in the company, which led to a division of company assets between himself and Lannom's son G.S. Lannom III. Lannom maintained the glove works while Parish, "The Baron of Baseballs," built the Lannom baseball business into the world's largest manufacturer of baseballs.
Upon graduation from Vanderbilt University in 1959, Chuck Parish's son, John, joined the Lannom organization. He persuaded his father to expand the company's Caribbean operations and enter the baseball bat business in 1970. In 1975, following the death of his father, John Parish took over the reigns of the company. Under his leadership, the company diversified and expanded its production line and developed the personnel, technical know-how, and physical facilities to become one of the largest and most financially sound manufacturers in the entire sporting goods industry.
The WorthSports Company was formally organized in 1975 as the sales and marketing arm for all sporting goods products and divisions of Lannom. In addition to the normal marketing functions, Worth also emphasizes and provides new product research and development. In fact, the emphasis placed on this development is largely responsible for Worth's leadership role in the sporting goods industry.
When Worth entered the bat business all bats were made from Northern White Ash. Worth then established wood mills in Pennsylvania and New York to provide the strong but relatively lightweight ash wood stock. Then directions were shifted to aluminum and other composites and in 1968 Lannom Manufacturing produced its first aluminum bat. The company's Jess Heald was primarily responsible for its development. The sale of aluminum bats to amateur baseball and softball players mushroomed in the 70's, helping Lannom achieve record results. In 1994, because of market demands, more emphasis was placed on the aluminum division and an expansion was completed in Tullahoma.
One of the first and most significant results of the R&D program was the development of the Polyurethane (Poly-X™) core for baseballs and softballs. This one innovation revolutionized the entire softball world; up to this time, the traditional softball core was constructed of cork and latex. Worth, through the use of "petrochemical" formulation, created a softball that was more consistent in performance and demonstrated extended durability, thereby setting the stage for the establishment of formal specifications and standards for the industry. More recently, the expanded research and development team has made another revolutionary addition to the aluminum bats called the SuperCell EST (Exterior Shell Technology) Bat.
One product Worth is very proud of is its RIF (Reduced Injury Factor) baseballs and softballs. Introduced in baseballs in the late '80's, the RIF design features a polyurethane center that makes the ball softer than the traditional yarn wound ball, while keeping the weight, size and liveliness. The balls are used mainly in youth leagues, where safety is of major concern. The technology is now being used in Worth softballs as well. New technology is constantly being developed to revolutionize the softball industry as we know it today.
In 2007, Worth was acquired by Jarden Corporation and is now a division of Rawlings and Jarden Team Sports.
|Approved For||ASA USA Softball|
|Barrel Diameter||2 1/4|
|Barrel Length||13.5 Inch|
|Color||Black Green White|
|Deals||Personalization Eligible Bundle and Save Closeout Bats|
|Hitting Style||Power Hitter|
|Softball Bats||Slow Pitch|
|Swing Weight||Slightly End-Loaded|
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