2016 Worth 2 Legit Fastpitch Softball Bat Review

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2016 Worth 2 Legit -9oz

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2016 Worth 2 Legit -10oz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2016 Worth 2 Legit Fastpitch Softball Bats have been released! Worth brings back the new & improved 2 Legit after a monster year where it was hard to keep them on the shelf!

Reinforced 360 End Cap - more durable than last year

Reinforced 360 End Cap – more durable than last year

The 2×4 Logic build returns, as Worth compiles the double barrel with a top notch 4-piece 100% composite design. Vibration is limited due to the Flex 50 barrel-to-handle connection band, so you can swing hard without that unwanted vibration preventing you from finishing your swing strong. If there was one concern with last years 2015 model, it was the durability of the end cap, but this year Worth slaps the Reinforced 360 End Cap on the end of the barrel, giving you all the durability you need. Also, this reinforced end cap keeps the contact energy from escaping at the moment of impact and redirects it right back to the sweet spot for increased trampoline effect, which means further hitting distances for you!

The 2016 2 Legit is available in a -9oz and -10oz length to weight ratio. The -9oz is available in 33″/24oz & 34″/25oz sizes, while the -10oz is available in 30″/20oz, 31″/21oz, 32″/22oz, 33″/23oz & 34″/24oz sizes. The 2 Legit is also approved for ALL softball associations including USSSA, ASA, NSA, ISA & ISF using the 98 MPH w/ ABI. Lastly, the 2 Legit is MADE IN THE USA, as Worth has one of the most advanced composite labs in the world in the state of Minnesota.

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2016 Combat MAXUM Baseball Bat Review

2016 Combat Maxum Baseball Bat Lineup

2016 Combat Maxum Baseball Bat Lineup

The new 2016 Combat Maxum Baseball Bat lineup has just hit the market! Combat used the name Maxum for a reason, as these bats have the longest, lightest barrels possible with 20-40% more hitting surface when being compared to competitor bats. Combat has evolved both their Precision Molding Technology and Seamless Construction by pushing the boundaries and delivering a whole new level of overall bat performance, giving you a huge sweet spot and incredibly fast swing speed. The Maxum Bats are also made 100% Composite with a single piece carbon sleeve spread throughout the bat, giving you the best in performance and durability to last you game after game, season after season. These bats also come with a 500 Day Warranty!

 

2016 Combat MAXUM BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz MAXAB103

Maxum BBCOR -3oz

Maxum BBCOR -3oz

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Barrel Length: 7.75″ for 30/27, 8.5″ for 31/28, 9.25″ for 32/29, 10″ for 33/30 & 34/31

Swing Weight Reduction: 20-40%

Stamp: BBCOR

 

2016 Combat MAXUM Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat -5oz MAXSL105

Maxum Youth Big Barrel -5oz

Maxum Youth Big Barrel -5oz

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Barrel Length: 11″ for 30/25, 11.5″ for 31/26, 12″ for 32/27 & 33/28

Swing Weight Reduction: 17%

Stamp: Thumbprint USSSA 1.15 BPF

 

2016 Combat MAXUM Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat -8oz MAXSL108

Maxum Youth Big Barrel -8oz

Maxum Youth Big Barrel -8oz

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Barrel Length: 10″ for 30/22, 11″ for 31/23, 11.5″ for 32/24

Swing Weight Reduction: 26%

Stamp: Thumbprint USSSA 1.15 BPF

 

2016 Combat MAXUM Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat -10oz MAXSL110

Maxum Youth Big Barrel -10oz

Maxum Youth Big Barrel -10oz

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Barrel Length: 8.5″ for 27/17, 9.5″ for 28/18, 10.5″ for 29/19, 11.5″ for 30/20, 31/21 & 32/22

Swing Weight Reduction: 23%

Stamp: Thumbprint USSSA 1.15 BPF

 

2016 Combat MAXUM Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat 2 3/4″ -10oz MAXSL210

Maxum 2 3/4" Youth Big Barrel -10oz

Maxum 2 3/4″ Youth Big Barrel -10oz

Barrel Diameter: 2 3/4″

Barrel Length: 3.5″ for 25/15, 4.5″ for 26/16, 5.5″ for 27/17, 6.5″ for 28/18, 7.5″ for 29/19, 8.5″ for 30/20, 9.5″ for 31/21, 10.5″ for 32/22

Swing Weight Reduction: 20%

Stamp: Thumbprint USSSA 1.15 BPF

 

2016 Combat MAXUM Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bat -12oz MAXSL112

Maxum Youth Big Barrel -12oz

Maxum Youth Big Barrel -12oz

Barrel Diameter: 2 5/8″

Barrel Length: 4.5″ for 26/14, 5.5″ for 27/15, 6.75″ for 28/16, 7.75″ for 29/17, 8.75″ for 30/18, 9.25″ for 31/19, 10″ for 32/20

Swing Weight Reduction: 38%

Stamp: Thumbprint USSSA 1.15 BPF

 

2016 Combat MAXUM Youth Baseball Bat -10oz MAXYB110

Maxum Youth Bat -10oz

Maxum Youth -10oz

Barrel Diameter: 2 1/4″

Barrel Length: 9.5″ for 27/17, 10.75″ for 28/18, 11.5″ for 29/19, 12″ for 30/20, 31/21 & 32/22

Swing Weight Reduction: 20-40%

Stamp: Thumbprint USSSA 1.15 BPF

 

2016 Combat MAXUM Youth Baseball Bat -12oz MAXYB112

Maxum Youth Bat -12oz

Maxum Youth -12oz

Barrel Diameter: 2 1/4″

Barrel Length: 7″ for 27/15, 8″ for 28/16, 9″ for 29/17, 10″ for 30/18, 11.5″ for 31/19, 12″ for 32/20

Swing Weight Reduction: 20-40%

Stamp: Thumbprint USSSA 1.15 BPF

 

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2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat Review

Ladies, the “Bat of Choice” from DeMarini is back for more! The ALL-NEW 2016 CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat lineup brings more balance, tech & performance to your game than ever before. As always, DeMarini brings you cutting-edge technology that gives you some of the most popular bats in the game, making the 2016 lineup no different. We’re going to go bat-by-bat and breakdown all of the details for the highly anticipated CF8 fastpitch series. Here we go…

2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat -8oz WTDXCF8-16

2016 DeMarini CF8 -8oz

2016 DeMarini CF8 -8oz

Barrel: Paradox Plus Composite

Handle: Paradox Plus Composite

End Cap: Low Pro

The drop 8 is the heaviest bat in the CF8 lineup, giving those stronger players that can create a ton of swing speed the bat they deserve to crush the ball over the fence, time and time again. This is the only bat in the lineup that has the Paradox Plus Composite Handle, as it’s a bit heavier to help give power hitters the max pop that they need. This CF8 -8 is going to be best for players in College or Pro fastpitch softball.

 

2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat -9oz WTDXCFF-16

2016 DeMarini CF8 -9oz

2016 DeMarini CF8 -9oz

Barrel:  Paradox Plus Composite

Handle: D-Fusion 2.0 Composite

End Cap: Low Pro

Lighter than the drop 8, stronger than the drop 10’s… The CF8 drop 9 gives you the best of both worlds. If you’re a power hitter that prefers a bat that gives you a bit more control and a slightly faster swing speed than the drop 8 would give you, then the drop 9 may be your match! The CF8 -9 is recommended for the High School or College fastpitch softball player.

 

2016 DeMarini CF8 INSANE Fastpitch Softball Bat End Loaded -10oz WTDXCFI-16

2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane -10oz

2016 DeMarini CF8 Insane -10oz

Barrel: Paradox Plus Composite

Handle: D-Fusion 2.0 Composite

End Cap: Low Pro

Of the four different drop 10 models, the CF8 Insane is the only one that’s designed for power hitters. Made end loaded, the Insane gives you more mass at the end of the barrel to increase hitting distances. This insanely good bat is made for High School players looking to pack a punch to their swing.

 

 

2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat Balanced -10oz WTDXCFP-16

2016 DeMarini CF8 Balanced -10oz

2016 DeMarini CF8 Balanced -10oz

Barrel: Paradox Plus Composite

Handle: D-Fusion 2.0 Composite

End Cap: Low Pro

The most popular CF8 is this balanced drop 10. Made with a balanced swing weight, this -10 is for the player that prefers more swing speed and bat control while going through the hitting zone. Swing with confidence, swing the balanced drop 10.

 

 

2016 DeMarini CF8 HOPE Fastpitch Softball Bat -10oz WTDXCFH-16

2016 DeMarini CF8 Hope -10oz

2016 DeMarini CF8 Hope -10oz

Barrel: Paradox Plus Composite

Handle: D-Fusion 2.0 Composite

End Cap: Dish

The CF8 Hope fastpitch softball bat is a limited edition with only 2,000 bat models being distributed. DeMarini has a partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Hope drop 10 represents that. A portion of the proceeds for these bats gets donated to breast cancer research, so this bat is beneficial both on and off the field.

 

2016 DeMarini CF8 SLAPPER Fastpitch Softball Bat -10oz WTDXCFA-16

2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper -10oz

2016 DeMarini CF8 Slapper -10oz

Barrel: Paradox Plus Composite

Handle: D-Fusion 2.0 Composite

End Cap: Low Pro

A CF8 made for lefty slappers? That’s correct! With an extremely long 14” barrel length, the CF8 Slapper drop 10 provides maximum plate coverage and is weighted more to the hands to provide optimal barrel control and manipulation. However, you have versatility with the Slapper because you can also use it as a lighter swinging drop 10 to get ahead of the ball and drive it to the gaps. Hit where you please, hit the CF8 Slapper!

 

2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bat -11oz WTDXCFS-16

2016 DeMarini CF8 -11oz

2016 DeMarini CF8 -11oz

Barrel: Paradox Plus Composite

Handle: D-Fusion 2.0 Composite

End Cap: Dish

The lightest bat in the 2016 CF8 lineup is the drop 11. Made for the younger player who prefers a ton of bat speed and incredible bat control while stepping into the batter’s box. This -11 is made is six different sizes, from a 28”/17oz all the way to a 33”/22oz, giving you plenty of options as to which one works best for you.

 

 

ALL of these 2016 DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Softball Bats come with a One Year Warranty and have the USSSA, ASA, NSA, ISA and ISF approval stamps. These bats are also certified for High School and College softball.

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NEW 2016 Worth Slowpitch Softball Bat Review

2016 Worth HD52 JEFF HALL Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded SBHDJA

2016 Worth HD52 JEFF HALL Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded

2016 Worth HD52 JEFF HALL Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded

Construction: 1-piece

Material: Composite

Approval Stamp: ASA

Weighting: Cuz .5oz End Load

Sizes: 34″/26.5oz, 34″/27.5oz, 34″/28.5oz

Warranty: One Year

The HD52 Jeff Hall ASA bat for slow-pitch features Worth’s HD52 Tech, Tri-Seamless Technology & was Made in the USA. This bat is made to mash with the 52/300 softball and designed to be placed in the hands of a true ASA long-ball hitter.

2016 Worth Legit 220 JEFF HALL Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded SBL2JU

2016 Worth Legit 220 JEFF HALL Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded

2016 Worth Legit 220 JEFF HALL Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded

Construction: 2-piece

Material: Composite

Approval Stamp: USSSA

Weighting: Cuz .5oz End Load

Sizes: 34″/25.5oz, 34″/26.5oz, 34″/27.5oz, 34″/28.5oz

Warranty: One Year

The multi-piece construction of this Legit 220 Jeff Hall USSSA slow-pitch bat is going to reduce vibration felt in the hands and redirect that contact energy back to the barrel to increase the distances of your bombs. This bat is going to have some flex, but the True1 Tech creates a seamless barrel that keeps the walls sturdy at the moment of impact and increases the durability of the sweet spot.

2016 Worth 220 JEFF HALL Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded SBJH2U

2016 Worth 220 JEFF HALL Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded

2016 Worth 220 JEFF HALL Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded

Construction: 1-piece

Material: Composite

Approval Stamp: USSSA

Weighting: Cuz .5oz End Load

Sizes: 34″/26.5oz, 34″/27.5oz, 34″/28.5oz

Warranty: One Year

The 220 Jeff Hall USSSA bat for slow-pitch features Worth’s 220 Advantage, Tri-Seamless Technology & was Made in the USA. With a Cuz Edition .5oz End Load, this bat has more mass where it counts and can go deep consistently.

2016 Worth Legit JEFF HALL Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat SSUSA Reload SBJHSR

2016 Worth Legit JEFF HALL Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat SSUSA Reload

2016 Worth Legit JEFF HALL Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat SSUSA Reload

Construction: 2-piece

Material: Composite

Approval Stamp: SSUSA

Weighting: .5oz Reload

Sizes: 34″/26.5oz, 34″/27.5oz, 34″/28.5oz

Warranty: None

This Jeff Hall Senior bat gives the SSUSA game its first ever .5oz Reload weighting. Made with CF100 Tech, True1 Tech & Flex 50 Technology, this bat is going to give Senior players a real weapon at the plate. This bat is made as a 2-piece that has a bit of flex, but the seamless barrel is very durable, reliable & high performing.

2016 Worth DENNIS RULLI Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat SSUSA Balanced SBDRSR

2016 Worth DENNIS RULLI Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat SSUSA Balanced

2016 Worth DENNIS RULLI Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat SSUSA Balanced

Construction: 1-piece

Material: Composite

Approval Stamp: SSUSA

Weighting: Evenly Balanced

Sizes: 34″/26oz, 34″/27oz, 34″/28oz

Warranty: None

Made Balanced, the Dennis Rulli Senior bat gives the SSUSA contact hitters increased swing speed and improved bat control while going through the hitting zone. Made as a 1-piece, this Rulli bat is going to be very sturdy and traditional feeling, but the triple-wall barrel gives you unmatched performance and durability for the 1.21 BPF standard.

 

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Anderson Bats: “Proof is at the Plate” Risk-Free Demo Program

Anderson Bat Company has come out with a new program called, “Proof is at the Plate“. This is going to be a big benefit for players as they get to demo a bat for 30 days risk-free. If you don’t like the bat’s performance 30 days (or less) in, then you follow the proper procedure to get a refund or trade the bat in for another new Anderson model. Here’s their statement:

All the hype in the world cannot make a bat perform. The only true way to find out if a bat is right for you is to hit it. Anderson Bat Company was one of the first bat companies to offer a risk free demo program on our bats. We are confident that once you step up to the plate with an Anderson Bat you’ll never want to put it down. We’re SO confident that we’ll allow you to return your bat if you’re not completely satisfied. HOW IT WORKS: So, purchase a new Anderson bat from a participating authorized sporting goods dealer and take it out for a 30 day test drive. Make sure you take plenty of batting practice to insure peak performance and feel. If at any time during this 30 day period (from original date of purchase on receipt) you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase you can follow the necessary steps to get a refund or trade it out for another model. Just give the dealer you bought the bat from a call for instructions on how to handle the situation. Remember, all dealers handle the 30 day demo program differently, so make sure you talk to them about it BEFORE you make your purchase. This is what makes purchasing an Anderson Bat such a wise decision. Not only are our bats the highest in performance, durability and value… now owning one is risk free!

2015 Anderson Flex Youth Baseball Bat -12oz 015031

2015 Anderson Flex Youth Baseball Bat -12oz 015031

This is a bold statement from Anderson, as they display total confidence in their bats and want people to give them a shot. So, why not? If you’re looking for a new bat and are open to using a brand you haven’t used before, give it a shot! Anderson bats have always had great reviews and the cosmetic styles they are coming out with are getting better and better each year. They have Youth Baseball, Senior League Baseball, BBCOR Baseball, Fastpitch Softball & Slowpitch Softball Bats. The example bat image to your right is one of their top 2015 models, but it doesn’t stop there. Check out all of the NEW 2015 Anderson Bats so you can see for yourself!

 

Note: The Proof is at the Plate program applies ONLY to new Anderson bats that are at full retail price, not clearance, discounted or discontinued Anderson bats.

Comparing Softball Bats: 2014 Z3000 & NEW 2016 Z4000

What are the differences between the Z3000 & Z4000 Slowpitch Softball Bats from Louisville Slugger?

We have been getting that question a lot lately, so I’m going to break it down for you. The 2016 Z4000 is basically the newer, updated model of the 2014 Z3000. Let’s start with the similarities…

2016 Z4000 Softball Bat - ASA End Loaded Edition

2016 Z4000 Softball Bat – ASA End Loaded Edition

They are both 3-piece bats, constructed with a 100% Composite design. The 3-pieces are put together using Louisville Slugger’s TRU3 piece, which connects the barrel to the top and the handle to the bottom without them touching. So, without the barrel touching the handle, the contact energy is not going to be able to reach the handle and cause that unwanted vibration/sting that you would normally feel in your hands with 1 or 2-piece bats. Also, the TRU3 piece is going to take that contact energy and redirect it back to the barrel. This redirection of energy will cause a trampoline effect at the point of impact on the sweet spot that will increase the distances of your hits and allow the softball to travel at a faster speed. These bats also have 12″ Barrel Lengths, 2 1/4″ Barrel Diameters & come with a One Year Warranty.

Now, let’s go over the differences . . .

2014 Z3000 Slowpitch Softball Bat - ASA End Loaded Edition

2014 Z3000 Slowpitch Softball Bat – ASA End Loaded Edition

Editions – The Z3000 is available in ASA/Balanced, ASA/End Loaded, USSSA/Balanced & USSSA/End Loaded editions. The Z4000 comes in Dual Stamp/Balanced, Dual Stamp/End Loaded, USSSA/Balanced & USSSA/End Loaded editions. So, as you can see, the Z3000 does NOT have a Dual Stamp model, coming with ASA or USSSA only editions in both balanced & end loaded models to choose from. The Z4000 DOES have the Dual Stamp edition (which takes the place of the ASA only edition), while still having the USSSA only edition as well. Both the Dual Stamp and USSSA Z4000 bats have balanced and end loaded models to choose from. This is a benefit with the Z4000’s because it gives you more flexibility with the Dual Stamp bats, but if you want a USSSA only bat that DOES NOT HAVE the S1iD discs inside the barrel then you can still get those as well.

7/8″ Handle – Both the Z3000 & Z4000 slowpitch bats have 7/8″ handles, but the Z4000 handles come tapered. Tapered handles are usually seen in BBCOR baseball bats, but Louisville Slugger features them on these Z4000 softball bats. It’s a preference thing, but most people like the tapered feel on the bottom hand as it seems to give you more bat control.

Barrel Finish – The Z3000 bats have just a regular smooth finish along the barrel (as most composite bats do), but Louisville Slugger features the Grit Blast Finish on the barrels of the Z4000 series. The Grit Blast has a rough sandpaper-like feel that is supposed to create more backspin on the softball at the point of impact. This backspin increases the distances of your hits, which could be the difference between a deep fly-out & a clutch home run.

Check out the NEW 2016 Louisville Slugger Z4000 Slowpitch Softball Bats.

Check out what’s left of the 2014 Louisville Slugger Z3000 Slowpitch Softball Bats.

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2015 Rip-It Helium BBCOR Baseball Bat

Helium? Is that right?

2015 Rip It Helium BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz B1503H

2015 Rip It Helium BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz B1503H

Yes, it sure is. Rip-it features inflatable chambers throughout the entire barrel, taper & handle of this 2015 Helium BBCOR Baseball Bat that they filled with compressed helium. This technique maximizes pop and enhances trampoline effect in the barrel at the point of impact. That pop and trampoline will increase the hitting distances consistently when you hit off the sweet spot. In other words, this bat is HOT!

R3 Rifle Alloy – The rifle aluminum alloy that Rip-It has been using is proven & durable, but the ping sound when a ball was just ripped into the atmosphere is probably the best part.

Balanced – Made for contact hitters who prefer increased swing speed and improved bat control.

Sizes – 32″/29oz, 33″/30oz

BBCOR Certified – Made as a -3oz with a 2 5/8″ barrel diameter, the Helium bat from Rip-It is legal for High School & NCAA play with the BBCOR Certified stamp.

Price$399.95 Now $299.95!

Warranty – One year manufacturer’s warranty along with the 30 day “Love It or Return It” policy.

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2015 DeMarini Slowpitch Softball Bat Lineup

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, not because Rudolph’s footprints are still on your roof, but because DeMarini’s new slow-pitch bats have finally been revealed and are available for pre-order online at CheapBats.com! Below is some informative details on each bat, giving you a good idea as to which one would be best for you.

 

2015 Flipper Series

The Flippers are made as hybrid bats, combining composite in the barrel and alloy in the handle. The composite barrels are made with Divergence Composite, which maximizes the extended sweet spot on the long barrel designs. These bats are still easy to control thanks to the stiff SC4 Alloy Handle, preventing them from being to whippy while they’re being ripped through the hitting zone. DeMarini also incorporates the Dish End Cap, which specializes in taking that contact energy that tries to escape and redirects it right back into the sweet spot, which creates a trampoline effect that significantly increases the distances of hits.

2015 DeMarini FLIPPER AFTERMATH 1.20 Slowpitch Softball Bat

FLIPPER AFTERMATH 1.20

FLIPPER AFTERMATH 1.20

Assocation Approval: USSSA

Barrel Length: 13″

Price: $299.95

Product Code: WTDXFLU-15

 

2015 DeMarini FLIPPER AFTERMATH USA Slowpitch Softball Bat

FLIPPER AFTERMATH USA

FLIPPER AFTERMATH USA

Assocation Approval: ASA

Barrel Length: 12″

Price: $299.95

Product Code: WTDXFLA-15

 

2015 DeMarini FLIPPER AFTERMATH OG Slowpitch Softball Bat

FLIPPER AFTERMATH OG

FLIPPER AFTERMATH OG

Assocation Approval: ASA

Barrel Length: 13″

Price: $299.95

Product Code: WTDXFLS-15

 

The Stadium

Chris Larsen’s signature model for 2015, this Stadium is made for the hitters in the 3-5 spots, ready to stuff the stat sheet with RBI’s. The barrel is 12″ long, constructed with S. One Composite material to play soft and strong with great power and durability in the sweet spot. Just like the Flippers, the Stadium is a hybrid bat with the SC4 Alloy Handle, which will eliminate vibration and optimize the overall feel of the bat. The Big D End Cap is made to handle a ton of contact energy and redirect it back to the sweet spot during the moment of impact for insane trampoline. Certified by 1.20 BPF, the CL22 Stadium is approved for USSSA, NSA & ISA.

STADIUM

STADIUM

2015 DeMarini STADIUM CL22 Slowpitch Softball Bat

Assocation Approval: USSSA

Barrel Length: 12″

Price: $299.95

Product Code: WTDXST2-15

 

The Juggy

It’s back! The Juggy, returning after a dominant 2014 campaign, is made better than ever for 2015! No hybrid build here as the Juggy is made as a 100% composite bat with the Stacked Composite Barrel & the TRS F.L.O. Composite Handle. It’s tough to beat the quality of a composite on composite bat as it is, but DeMarini uses some of the best quality composites in the game and this Juggy is a great example of that. Once you break it in, this should be one of your all-time favorites. Capped off (literally) with the Big D End Cap and a 12″ barrel length, the Juggy is ASA approved.

JUGGY

JUGGY

2015 DeMarini JUGGY Slowpitch Softball Bat

Assocation Approval: ASA

Barrel Length: 12″

Price: $299.95

Product Code: WTDXNT3-15

 

The Mercy

There’s nothing merciful about this nasty stick. Designed to crush, this bat is hot out of the wrapper. The stiff 1-Piece feel & 4.ONE Composite Barrel offers the perfect combination for blazing bat speed, the Mercy brings some serious, unapologetic firepower to the diamond. Take heed outfielders, the Mercy doesn’t take prisoners. The Clutch 2 End Cap should help add a few feet to contact made in the sweet spot, as it redirects impact energy right back into the sweet spot of the barrel.

MERCY

MERCY

2015 DeMarini Mercy Slowpitch Softball Bat

Assocation Approval: ASA

Barrel Length: 13″

Price: $299.95

Product Code: WTDXMSP-15

 

The One Series

The One’s are monsters, made with meaty 4.One Composite Barrels that are ready to dominate – day in and day out. After being so popular last year, DeMarini came through and brought these back for another crack. Enjoy!

ONE ASA/USSSA

ONE ASA/USSSA

2015 DeMarini One Slowpitch Softball Bat

Assocation Approval: Dual ASA/USSSA

Barrel Length: 13″

End Cap: Dish

Price: $299.95

Product Code: WTDXONE-15

 

2015 DeMarini One Balanced Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat

ONE SENIOR BALANCED

ONE SENIOR BALANCED

Assocation Approval: SSUSA

Barrel Length: 13″

End Cap: Clutch 2

Price: $199.95

Product Code: WTDXSNB-15

 

2015 DeMarini One End Loaded Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat

ONE SENIOR END LOADED

ONE SENIOR END LOADED

Assocation Approval: SSUSA

Barrel Length: 12″

End Cap: Clutch 2

Price: $199.95

Product Code: WTDXSNE-15

 

 

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2015 Easton Slowpitch Softball Bat Lineup

Another year, another release of sick slowpitch bats from Easton. We’re going to dive into each bats construction, design, strengths & everything in between so you can be as informed as possible.

A lot of the talk will be about the Mako Torq making its way into the world of slowpitch softball, so let’s start there…

 

2015 Easton Mako Torq Slowpitch Softball BatSP15MBA-main $399.95

Models: Balanced/USSSA, Balanced/ASA, Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz

Already introduced to baseball and fastpitch softball, this is the Mako Torq’s 1st crack at slowpitch softball. The Torq is made as a 2-piece, constructed with Easton’s top of the line 100% TCT Composite. The CXN piece, returning from last year, centers the barrel-to-handle connection and is going to reduce vibration and redirect contact energy back to the sweet spot upon impact. What separates the Torq TORQ-ROTATIONfrom the rest of the pack is the 360 Technology located along the gauze grip at the bottom of the handle, which is placed specifically where your bottom hand grips the bat (see 2nd image on the right). So, as you swing the Torq, your bottom hand will easily rotate along with the bottom of the handle, allowing you to have the most comfortable & complete swing into and out of the hitting zone. In short, your squaring up more pitches – more often. The rotation can go either way, making it good for both right & left-handed hitters. Also, the Mako Torq is Brett Helmer’s 2015 Pro Model bat.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 5/5

 

2015 Easton Mako Realtree Slowpitch Softball Bat $349.95

Models: Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz, 34”/30ozEaston-Mako-Realtree-Softball-Bat-SP15MKU

The Mako Realtree from Easton, making its debut in the slowpitch world as well, comes in as the #2 bat in the Mako series. The Mako Realtree is basically a Mako Torq with a different paint job, but has 2 main structural differences. 1 – The Mako Realtree does NOT come with the 360 Torq rotation AND 2 – The Mako Realtree is end loaded and still has a long barrel design (the Mako Torq only has a long barrel design with its balanced models, not its end loaded models). So, if you’re a power hitter and you want a long barrel, then this is going to be your bat! And by the way, isn’t that Realtree look on the barrel awesome?!

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 5/5

 

Next up is the Raw Power series!

 

2015 Easton Raw Power Bryson Baker Balanced Slowpitch Softball Bat $299.95

Models: Balanced/USSSA, Balanced/ASA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28ozEaston-Bryson-Baker-Softball-Bat-SP15BBA

If you’re a contact hitter looking for swing speed and bat control, then the Bryson Baker is the Raw Power you’re going to want. Made balanced, Easton constructs the Bryson Baker Raw Power as a 2-piece that’s crafted out of 100% IMX Composite material. IMX is an advanced composite type (just a notch below the TCT Composite used with the Makos above) that’s going to optimize the barrel and increase overall performance throughout the bat. The CXN piece is used here as well, connecting the barrel to the SIC Black Carbon Handle. The SIC handle is patented by Easton and used to eliminate vibration for a better feel upon impact with the softball. This is a very impressive bat without all the extra bells and whistles of the Mako lineup, with the added benefit of not being as expensive.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 4.5/5

 

2015 Easton Raw Power Scott Kirby End Loaded Slowpitch Softball Bat $299.95

Models: Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASAEaston-Scott-Kirby-Softball-Bat-SP15SKA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz, 34”/30oz

Made end loaded, the Scott Kirby Raw Power is for power hitters. The extra weight is precisely placed at the end of the barrel allowing hitters that can get this baby through the zone to mash with increased distances. This Scott Kirby (just like the Bryson Baker) has a 2-piece design using the CXN piece, is made out of 100% IMX Composite material & has the SIC Black Carbon Handle. This is the best end loaded bat in the Raw Power series, hands down.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 4.5/5

 

2015 Easton Raw Power Brian Wegman End Loaded Slowpitch Softball Bat $249.95

Models: Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASAEaston-Brian-Wegman-Softball-Bat-SP15BWA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz, 34”/30oz

The Brian Wegman is the solo 1-piece bat in the Raw Power series, while still being made out of 100% IMX Composite material with a SIC Black Carbon Handle just like its counterparts (the Bryson Baker & Scott Kirby). Made end loaded, the Brian Wegman is designed for power hitters that want more mass at the end of the barrel, but don’t mind a single piece bat that gives them a little feedback upon contact with the softball.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 4/5

 

Lastly, Easton’s Salvo series for 2015…

 

2015 Easton Salvo End Loaded Slowpitch Softball Bat $199.95

Models: Loaded/USSSA, Loaded/ASA, Loaded/USSSA+ASAEaston-Salvo-Softball-Bat-SP15SVA

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz

The Salvo series of bats are all made with Single Piece designs constructed with 100% IMX Composite material. No special handle comes on these bats, just the IMX from the end of the barrel to the bottom of the handle. The Salvo is going to be your basic slow-pitch composite bat, giving you good material at a good cost. These 3 Salvos are also made for power hitters with their end loaded weight distribution.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 3.5/5

 

2015 Salvo Scandium End Loaded Slowpitch Softball Bat $179.95

Model: Loaded/USSSA+ASAEaston-Salvo-Scandium-Softball-Bat-SP15SVS

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz

The Salvo Scandium is your price-point Single Piece bat, made out of THT100 Alloy material. THT100 is one of the better aluminum materials on the market, giving you decent durability and a sweet ping sound when you make contact with the softball. If you don’t want to break the bank, but want a producing bat, the Scandium is a great option for you. Also, the dual stamp approval is a plus, giving you flexibility with what softball association your league uses.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 3/5

 

2015 Easton Salvo SSUSA Balanced Senior Slowpitch Softball Bat $199.95

Model: Balanced/SSUSAEaston-Salvo-Senior-Softball-Bat-SP15SVSR

Sizes: 34”/26oz, 34”/27oz, 34”/28oz, 34”/30oz

This is Easton’s lone 2015 Senior slow-pitch bat, certified by 1.21 BPF and approved for SSUSA play. Just like the Salvos above (besides the Scandium), this Senior edition is made with a 1-piece design and constructed out of 100% IMX Composite material. However, this is the only evenly balanced Salvo model, made for SSUSA contact hitters who prefer improved bat control and increased swing speed as perks.

CHEAPBATS PRO RATING: 3.5/5

 

 

 

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2016 Louisville Slugger Z4000 SlowPitch Softball Bat Line-Up

 

Z4000 USSSA BALANCED

Z4000 USSSA BALANCED

The 2016 Louisville Z4000 slow pitch bats come in six different flavors to cater to each individual’s tastes.  Starting with the balanced model Z4000 USSSA Balanced, which is a 100% composite bat made from the Pure 360 carbon fiber, that also incorporates the TRU3 – 3-piece Technology. Mixing these high end composites with the TRU3 will help direct any potentially lost energy of the swing back into the softball. This model has a balanced swing weight to make it more of a line drive/contact hitters softball bat. It has a tapered handle with a 12″ barrel length and a 2 1/4″ barrel diameter. This balanced model is approved for USSSA, NSA and ISA. The Z4000 Balanced USSSA is not allowed in ASA or ISF.

 

Z4000 BALANCED ASA

Z4000 ASA/USSSA BALANCED

The next softball bat in the group is the 2016 Z4000 ASA/USSSA Balanced . This bat is very similar to the previous slow-pitch bat save a few little differences. They both have the same composite & offer the TRU3 connecting piece that eliminates vibration and improves overall stiffness and feel. Where they differ, however, is that the ASA/USSSA Balanced is approved for all major softball associations. Louisville slugger was able to do this by using their Swing 1 inner Disc Technology, or ‘S1iD’. The S1iD is composed of two inner discs inserted into the sweet spot of the barrel to allow for maximum pop right out of the wrapper without having to wait for it to break in at all. This softball bat is approved for USSSA, ASA, NSA,ISA and ISF associations.

Z4000 USSSA END LOADED

Z4000 USSSA END LOADED

Now we have the Louisville Slugger Z4000 End Loaded USSSA . This is the exact same slow pitch bat as the first model mentioned but with an End Loaded weighting. This bat will be ideal for players who love to crush the ball over the fence & have the power+strength to use it. You get all the other great bells and whistles, just a little more inertia behind the ball. This Z4000 SBZ416U-E is approved for USSSA, NSA, and ISA. It is not approved for ASA or ISF.

 

 

Z4000 ASA END LOADED

Z4000 ASA/USSSA END LOADED

Next is the Louisville Slugger Z4000 ASA/USSSA End Loaded bat. This is exactly like the second softball bat talked about but it features an end load as well. Again great for the players who have enough strength to utilize the end loaded softball bat to help put some extra distance on the ball. This bat is approved for all major softball associations: USSSA, ASA, NSA, ISA and ISF.

 

 

 

Z4000 USSSA POWER LOADED (SHOPPE BACKMAN EDITION)

Z4000 USSSA POWER LOADED (SHOPPE BACKMAN EDITION)

Finally we get to the heaviest end loaded bat Louisville makes in the Z4000 line up. With an extra half ounce end load, this Shoppe Backman model made for Louisville Sluggers own pro-sponsored team is ready to put some heavy damage on the ball. The Z4000 SBZ416U-PL is the hottest & heaviest Z4000 softball bat Louisville Slugger makes. Made with the same great features and aero space carbon fiber as the other Z4000’s, this USSSA slow pitch bat is a beast! Also approved for NSA and ISA softball associations.

 

 

HYPER-Z SSUSA SENIOR END LOADED

HYPER-Z SSUSA SENIOR END LOADED

The last Louisville softball bat to talk about here is the SSUSA Senior Z4000. This bat is also made with the Pure 360 composite material and the TRU3 connection technology. It has an end load like some of the other Z4000’s, but this SSUSA model is not restricted in the way other associations are. The gates have been opened wide in terms of performance for the manufacturers, so you will be getting a slow-pitch bat that tries to walk as close to the edge of maximum power without sacrificing the durability of the product. This Softball Bat is approved for SSUSA play only.

 

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