2017 Miken Freak USA & 2017 Worth Legit USA XL “Border Battle” Bats

A couple of “Border Battle Edition” slowpitch softball bats have been released, the 2017 Miken Freak USA & the 2017 Worth Legit USA XL, so we’re going to dive in and give you all the info and specifics. The “Border Battle” bat lineup has been really popular the last few years, with most of them being limited edition bats that are super hot and sell out really fast. Below is info, pics, and links for each bat, as Miken and Worth both have a representing ASA model in this all-new release.

2017 Miken Freak USA Border Battle Slowpitch Softball Bat Supermax ASA MBBFKA2017 Miken Freak USA Border Battle Slowpitch Softball Bat Supermax ASA MBBFKA

Introducing the Freak USA Border Battle Slowpitch Softball Bat! Miken‘s new, innovative technology that is incorporated with the Freak USA makes this bat a must have for ASA play. This bat is going to be for the slowpitch player wanting that extra end-load to maximize distance and power potential, as this is made with a Supermax weighting. This Freak USA also comes with a monster 14″ barrel, giving you an extra long sweet spot for incredible performance.

Features:

  • 2-Piece Bat Construction
  • 100% Composite Design
  • Tetra-Core Technology
  • Sensi-Flex
  • Supermax End-Loaded Swing Weight
  • 14″ Barrel Length
  • 2 1/4″ Barrel Diameter
  • Approved for ASA Only
  • Made in the USA
  • One Year Manufacturer Warranty

 

2017 Worth Legit USA XL Border Battle Slowpitch Softball Bat End Loaded ASA WBBLGA2017 Worth Legit USA XL Border Battle Slowpitch Softball Bat End Loaded ASA WBBLGA

This new Legit USA XL bat, along with a sweet ‘Merica color scheme, is super hot with insane pop! The Legit USA XL has a new design for ASA play that will be your go to bat! This 13.5″ barreled bat is for the player wanting XL loading with a massive sweet spot that is hot right out of the wrapper and game ready from day one.

Features:

  • 2-Piece Bat Construction
  • 100% Composite Design
  • Quad Comp Technology
  • CF100 Tech
  • Flex 100
  • XL End-Loaded Swing Weight
  • 13.5″ Barrel Length
  • 2 1/4″ Barrel Diameter
  • Approved for ASA Only
  • Made in the USA
  • One Year Manufacturer Warranty

 

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2017 Miken Slowpitch Softball Bat Lineup

The all-new 2017 Miken lineup for slowpitch softball bats is as good as it gets. From ASA to USSSA, whether it’s Supermax or Maxload, this lineup has what you need – and they’re all stupid hot and ready to help you drop bombs! Let’s go bat-by-bat so you can find the one you need.

ASA:

2017 Miken Freak Patriot Slowpitch Softball Bat Maxload ASA (Product Code: FPATMA) 2017 Miken Freak Patriot Maxload ASA

This new design 2-piece bat is for the player wanting end-load weighting with a bigger sweetspot and extreme barrel flex. To be more specific, the end-load is a .5oz maxload, giving you additional power without sacrificing too much swing speed. Also, this Patriot has a MONSTER 14″ barrel length, which allowed Miken to maximize the sweet spot potential. Lastly, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Heroes Mission.

 

USSSA:

2017 Miken Denny Crine DC41 Slowpitch Softball Bat Supermax USSSA (Product Code: MDC41U)

2017 Miken Denny Crine DC41 Slowpitch Softball BatSignature 2-piece bat for Denny Crine with his 1oz supermax end-load for maximum performance and optimal barrel flex. This bat is your classic DC41 bat, giving you more mass at the end of the barrel for increased power and further hitting distances. This DC41 gives you all the stupid hot pop you expect in a Denny Crine, allowing you to maximize the U-trip standard and drive the ball to the wall!

 

 

2017 Miken Freak 30 Kevin Filby Slowpitch Softball Bat Maxload USSSA (Product Code: MFILBU)

mfilbuSignature 2-piece bat for Kevin “Flip” Filby with an end-load weighting on a 12″ barrel length design. This bat has raw power for those that can swing it. The maxload end-load doesn’t make the bat too heavy, so you don’t have to sacrifice too much swing speed for the increased power potential. Year in and year out the Filby models are super hot out of the wrapper and have sick pop, and this bat is no different.

 

 

2017 Miken Psycho Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA Supermax (Product Code: SYKDTE)

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This end-loaded Psycho is for the slowpitch softball player who likes to drop bombs with consistency, as the supermax weighting places more mass at the end of the barrel for increased hitting distances. The 2-piece construction gives way for some flex, minimal sting felt in the hands, and a great optimized feel at the plate. Miken crafts this Psycho with Triple Matrix Core, F2P, and 100COMP technologies that allows you to have a bat that maximizes the U-trip standard with elite performance. The Triple Matrix Core Technology increases Miken’s exclusive aerospace grade material volume by 5%, eliminating wall seams with a breakthrough carbonized process that maximizes both performance and durability. 100COMP is the revolutionary formula that changed the game and introduced certified Miken high performance equipment. This product is engineered utilizing 100% premium aerospace grade fiber to deliver Miken’s legendary performance and durability. The F2P optimizes handles flex to barrel loading, to maximize the overall speed of the bat head through the hitting zone.

2017 Miken Psycho Izzy/Pearson Slowpitch Softball bat Maxload USSSA (Product Code: MPSY2U)
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Signature 2-piece bat for Kyle Pearson and Jeremy Isenhower. This is for the player wanting end-load weighting with hot out of the wrapper performance. Pearson and Izzy wouldn’t swing just any bat, they only swing the best, and that’s exactly what this Psycho is if you’re looking for an end-loaded U-trip monster! This bat has legendary power, incredible performance, and is built for power so your bombs can go further than ever before.

 

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2017 Worth Slowpitch Softball Bat Lineup

With all-new designs, weight distributions, and performance that maximizes the standard, Worth has launched its 2017 repertoire of slow pitch softball bats and they’re awesome! Let’s go bat-by-bat and breakdown why the lineup of these 2017 Worth slow pitch softball bats are awesome, giving you the knowledge to snag the one that’s best for you.

ASA

2017 Worth Liberty Slowpitch Softball Bat Balanced ASA (Product Code: SBLIBA) 2017 Worth Liberty Slowpitch Softball Bat

This new design 2-piece bat is for the player wanting balanced weighting with a bigger sweet spot and extreme barrel flex. The balanced weight distribution will increase your bat speed and improve your overall bat control. The quad comp technology utilizes a urethane joint that increases handle flex to barrel loading, creating an unparalleled whiplash as you rip through the hitting zone. This bat is made 100% composite, has a 13.5″ barrel length, and is approved for ASA play. Also, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Heroes Mission.

USSSA:

2017 Worth Legit Greg Connell Slowpitch Softball Bat Balanced USSSA (Product Code: WLGGCU) 2017 Worth Legit Greg Connell Slowpitch Softball Bat

Signature 2-piece bat for the triple crown winner Greg Connell. It has a true balanced swing weight for increased swing speed and improved bat control. With the 220 Advantage, CF100 Technology, and Flex 50 all incorporated, this Legit is made top notch and has stupid pop. The barrel length is 13.5″, giving you a looooong barrel with a huge sweet spot. If you need a balanced u-trip bat, look no further. This bat is hot right out of the wrapper, game ready from day one, and a must have!

 

2017 Worth Legit XL BJ Fulk Slowpitch Softball Bat End Loaded USSSA (Product Code: WLGBJU)

2017 Worth Legit XL BJ Fulk Slowpitch Softball Bat

Signature 2-piece bat for BJ Fulk with an XL end-load weighting on a 12.5″ barrel length design. This bat is perfect for the player wanting a shorter barrel and extreme performance. The end-load is a 0.5oz XL, which means you’re going to have additional power potential, but it won’t be too much to where it sacrifices swing speed. So, if you’re looking for a u-trip bat with a bit of end-load, but nothing crazy, then this BJ Fulk Legit XL is the one for you. Also, this bat has the CF100 Technology, Flex 50, and 220 Advantage all incorporated, which are Worth’s methods to building a bat that can dominate and drive the ball to the wall!

2017 Worth Legit XL Jeff Hall Slowpitch Softball Bat Reload USSSA (Product Code: WLGJHU)

2017 Worth Legit XL Jeff Hall Slowpitch Softball Bat

Signature 2-piece bat for Jeff Hall with that famous reload end-load weighting on a 12.5″ barrel length design. Perfect for the player looking for a shorter barrel and a 0.5oz end-load with hot out of the wrapper performance. With the 220 Advantage, cF100 Technology, and Flex 50, this bat (like the Legit bats listed above) is as well put together as any other bat on the market for slow pitch. Jeff Hall doesn’t just swing any bat, he only swings what he feels to be the best. Maybe you should, too.

 

 

2017 Worth Legit XXL Dedonatis/Purcell Slowpitch Softball Bat End Loaded USSSA (Product Code: WLG2XU)

2017 Worth LEgit XXL Dedonatis/Purcell Slowpitch Softball Bat

Signature 2-piece bat for Don DeDonatis III and Andy Purcell with an XXL 1oz end-load for the player wanting performance, sweetspot, and the winning edge. The full 1oz end-load will provide maximum mass at the end of the bat, creating an ultra-loaded bat for players that prefer heavier swinging bats. Of the four 2017 Worth Legit bats, this is the clean-up hitter. The big daddy. This will be the one that can, for those big time power hitters, take those hitting distances to the next level. This barrel has a lot of mass meeting the ball at the moment of impact, so if you can whip it around into the zone – look out.

 

2017 Worth Triple Crown XL Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA Reload (Product Code: WTCSMU)

2017 Worth Triple Crown XL Slowpitch Softball Bat

Worth is proud to sponsor the ONLY two players in history to be awarded the Triple Crown for slow pitch softball. Jeff Hall was the first to capture this back in 2004, followed by Greg Connell in 2015. Worth crafts this Triple Crown XL softball bat with 220 Advantage, Flex 50, and CF100 technologies that allows you to have a bat that maximizes the U-trip standard with championship-level performance. This Triple Crown XL is made with a reload end-load, so there’s more mass weight at the end of the barrel for increased hitting distances. As a limited edition bat, only 1,500 were made and distributed.

 

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Easton Limited Edition Release BBCOR, Fastpitch & Slowpitch Softball Bats

Easton has released 4 pre-summer limited edition bats for May/June 2016. This includes the Z-Core Speed Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat, the Stealth Retro Fastpitch Softball Bat, and the Helmer Flex Slowpitch Softball Bats (one for USSSA and one for ASA). Only so many of these bats are going to be manufactured and distributed, so when they’re gone – they’re gone!

Baseball (BBCOR)

2017 Z-Core Speed Whiteout (-3oz length to weight ratio, 2 5/8″ barrel diameter)

2017 Easton Z-Core Speed Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz BB17ZSW

2017 Easton Z-Core Speed Whiteout BBCOR Baseball Bat -3oz BB17ZSW

Introducing the Limited Edition 2017 Z-Core Speed Whiteout BBCOR Bat! “Z-Core” is the internal core technology that ultimately produces a bigger, longer, and more potent sweet spot for you to take advantage of! Easton constructs this Z-Core Speed Whiteout with a 1-Piece build that’s crafted using 100% HMX Hyperlite Matrix Aluminum Alloy material, giving this Z-Core a sweet ping contact sound while being extremely hot right out of the wrapper and game ready from day one. The 31/32″ Tapered Handle comes with Easton’s 1.2mm Hyperskin Bat Grip, giving you the comfortable hold you need to grip it and rip it. The Speed Barrel Design gives this Z-Core Speed Whiteout a Balanced Swing Weight, so you have faster swing speed and improved bat control while going through the hitting zone. This bat is available for purchase today and ships out to customers 5/13/2016.

Fastpitch Softball

2016 Stealth Retro (-10oz length to weight ratio, 2 1/4″ barrel diameter)

2016 Easton Stealth Retro Fastpitch Softball Bat Balanced -10oz FP16SSR3B

2016 Easton Stealth Retro Fastpitch Softball Bat Balanced -10oz FP16SSR3B

The Stealth Retro has a 2-Piece Bat Construction and is crafted with a 100% Composite Design. The patented 2-Piece ConneXion (CXN) Technology maximizes energy transfer and eliminates vibration from getting to your hands, ultimately eliminating that unwanted sting at the moment of impact. The barrel is made with Easton’s tried and true IMX Composite, which combines durability with ridiculous pop right out of the wrapper. The barrel also has a Balanced Swing Weight, giving you faster swing speed and improved bat control. This Stealth also has advanced Carbon Nanotube Technology, which is an advanced composite that makes the bat lighter. Making the bat lighter allows Easton to make the bat longer without the extra weight, giving the Stealth Retro a larger sweet spot for you to take advantage of! Lastly, the Focus Flex Technology increases the overall power of the bat, which results in further hitting distances with just the right amount of barrel flex. This bat is available for purchase today and ships out to customers 5/13/2016.

Slowpitch Softball

2016 Helmer Flex USSSA (comes in 34″/26oz, 34″/27oz, 34″/28oz)

2016 Helmer Flex ASA (comes in 34″/26oz, 34″/27oz, 34″/28oz)

2016 Easton Helmer Flex Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded SP16BHFXU

2016 Easton Helmer Flex Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded SP16BHFXU

2016 Easton Helmer Flex Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded SP16BHFXA

2016 Easton Helmer Flex Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded SP16BHFXA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Limited Edition 2016 Helmer Flex softball bat features an all-new flex barrel construction for softer compression and maximum performance right out of the wrapper. This bat is also made with a 2-Piece Bat Construction and is crafted with a 100% TCT Composite Design. TCT, short for Thermo Composite Technology, is Easton’s top composite material that gives you the biggest possible sweet spot, great performance, and incredible durability. The CXN Zero barrel-to-handle piece works with the 29/32″ Handle to maximize energy transfer for an optimized feel, while also eliminating vibration/sting from getting to your hands. The 1.2mm Hyperskin Bat Grip has a nice tacky feel with the right amount of cushion so you can grip it and rip it. This Helmer Flex bat is also made with an End-Loaded Swing Weight, which gives the barrel additional weight towards the end cap, giving you more power potential at the plate. These bats are available for purchase today and ships out to customers 6/2/2016.

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2016 Easton Slowpitch Softball Bat Review

We’re going to go bat-by-bat to break down Easton’s new lineup of slowpitch softball bats for 2016. It’s broken down into 3 different series: Mako Torq, Bomb Squad, and Speed Brigade.

The Mako Torq Series…

2016 Easton Mako Torq Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA Balanced SP16MBU

2016 Mako Torq USSSA Balanced

2016 Mako Torq USSSA Balanced

Rating: 9.5/10

“Huge sweet spot, lots of pop, very balanced. Torq Taq grip also much better than last years gauze grip.”

2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using Thermo Composite Technology. Includes 360 Torq Rotation Technology that keeps you on plane and in the hitting zone longer, improving your timing and rids you of the classic rollover that would normally lead to weak grounders and inning-ending pop ups. This particular Mako Torq is made with a Balanced Swing Weight and is approved for 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA, and SSUSA.

 

2016 Easton Mako Torq Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded SP16MLU

2016 Mako Torq USSSA End Loaded

2016 Mako Torq USSSA End Loaded

Rating: 9.5/10

“Nice end-load, never felt sting, and after a few swings the torq rotation felt natural.”

2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using Thermo Composite Technology. Includes 360 Torq Rotation Technology that keeps you on plane and in the hitting zone longer, improving your timing and rids you of the classic rollover that would normally lead to weak grounders and inning-ending pop ups. This particular Mako Torq is made with an End-Loaded Swing Weight and is approved for 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA, and SSUSA.

 

2016 Easton Mako Torq Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA Balanced SP16MBA

2016 Mako Torq ASA Balanced

2016 Mako Torq ASA Balanced

Rating: 9.5/10

“Super balanced, nice pop, feels awesome. The only issue I have with this bat is that all of my teammates want to use it. Not cool.”

2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using Thermo Composite Technology. Includes 360 Torq Rotation Technology that keeps you on plane and in the hitting zone longer, improving your timing and rids you of the classic rollover that would normally lead to weak grounders and inning-ending pop ups. This particular Mako Torq is made with a Balanced Swing Weight and is approved for ASA & ISF only.

 

2016 Easton Mako Torq Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded SP16MLA

2016 Mako Torq ASA End Loaded

2016 Mako Torq ASA End Loaded

Rating: 9.5/10

“As a power hitter I love the end-load weighting. The bat feels really sturdy and it’s easy to swing. Hot out of wrapper and the pop is insane.”

2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using Thermo Composite Technology. Includes 360 Torq Rotation Technology that keeps you on plane and in the hitting zone longer, improving your timing and rids you of the classic rollover that would normally lead to weak grounders and inning-ending pop ups. This particular Mako Torq is made with a End-Loaded Swing Weight and is approved for ASA & ISF only.

 

The Bomb Squad Series…

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Brett Helmer Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded SP16BHU

2016 Brett Helmer USSSA End Loaded

2016 Brett Helmer USSSA End Loaded

Rating: 9.5/10

“Worth every penny. Straight out of the wrapper I went 4 for 4 at the yard. Enough said.”

This is the USSSA Brett Helmer Signature Model for 2016. 2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using Thermo Composite Technology. This Helmer has the CXN Zero Technology, which is the barrel-to-handle connection that virutally eliminates all vibration, improves overall feel, and adds more power behind every swing. This Helmer’s End-Loaded Swing Weight goes as follows: 34″/26.5oz = 1.5oz, 34″/27.5oz = 2.5oz, 34″/28.5oz = 3.5oz. Also, this bat is equipped with Easton’s new Hyperskin Bat Grip for more power through a softer feel. Lastly, this bat has the 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA, and SSUSA approval stamps for slowpitch softball play.

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Brett Helmer Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded SP16BHA

2016 Brett Helmer ASA End Loaded

2016 Brett Helmer ASA End Loaded

Rating: 9.5/10

“LOVE THIS BAT! Powerful, nice pop, sturdy. The paint scheme is clean, too.”

This is the ASA Brett Helmer Signature Model for 2016. 2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using Thermo Composite Technology. This Helmer has the CXN Zero Technology, which is the barrel-to-handle connection that virutally eliminates all vibration, improves overall feel, and adds more power behind every swing. This Helmer’s End-Loaded Swing Weight goes as follows: 34″/26.5oz = 1.5oz, 34″/27.5oz = 2.5oz, 34″/28.5oz = 3.5oz. Also, this bat is equipped with Easton’s new Hyperskin Bat Grip for more power through a softer feel. Lastly, this bat is approved for ASA and ISF.

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Bryson Baker Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA Balanced SP16BBU

2016 Bryson Baker USSSA Balanced

2016 Bryson Baker USSSA Balanced

Rating: 9/10

“Super Balanced, sturdy, no sting felt in the hands, great pop.”

The Bryson Baker is the Bomb Squad bat that’s made with a Balanced Swing Weight, giving contact hitters the increased swing speed and improved bat control that they long for. Made as a 2-Piece, 100% Composite bat using Easton’s tried-and-true IMX Composite material. The 13.5″ Barrel Length gives you plenty of hitting surface and a massive sweet spot, while the 29/32″ SIC Black Carbon Handle helps optimize the bat and improve the overall feel. Lastly, this Bryson Baker is approved by 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA, and SSUSA.

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Bryson Baker Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA Balanced SP16BBA

2016 Bryson Baker ASA Balanced

2016 Bryson Baker ASA Balanced

Rating: 9/10

“This bat gives me fast swing speed and the barrel has a nice extended sweet spot.”

The Bryson Baker is the Bomb Squad bat that’s made with a Balanced Swing Weight, giving contact hitters the increased swing speed and improved bat control that they long for. Made as a 2-Piece, 100% Composite bat using Easton’s tried-and-true IMX Composite material. The 13.5″ Barrel Length gives you plenty of hitting surface and a massive sweet spot, while the 29/32″ SIC Black Carbon Handle helps optimize the bat and improve the overall feel. Lastly, this Bryson Baker is approved by ASA and ISF.

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Scott Kirby Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded SP16SKU

2016 Scott Kirby USSSA End Loaded

2016 Scott Kirby USSSA End Loaded

Rating: 9/10

“Sweet end-load for added power, nice paint job, great price.”

2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using IMX Composite, which is Easton’s tried-and-true composite material they have used for many years. Made for power hitters, the End-Loaded Swing Weight on this bat goes as follows: 34″/26oz = 1oz, 34″/27oz = 2oz, 34″/28oz = 3oz, 34″/30oz = 4oz. Lastly, this particular Scott Kirby is approved by 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA, and SSUSA.

 

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Scott Kirby Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded SP16SKA

2016 Scott Kirby ASA End Loaded

2016 Scott Kirby ASA End Loaded

Rating: 9/10

“Sweet end-load for added power, nice paint job, great price.”

2-Piece, 100% Composite Design using IMX Composite, which is Easton’s tried-and-true composite material they have used for many years. Made for power hitters, the End-Loaded Swing Weight on this bat goes as follows: 34″/26oz = 1oz, 34″/27oz = 2oz, 34″/28oz = 3oz, 34″/30oz = 4oz. Lastly, this particular Scott Kirby is approved by ASA and ISF.

 

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Brian Wegman Slowpitch Softball Bat USSSA End Loaded SP16BWU

2016 Brian Wegman USSSA End Loaded

2016 Brian Wegman USSSA End Loaded

Rating: 8.5/10

“Love the single piece feel, very stiff and sturdy, great pop and power.”

If you like your bat made with the traditional 1-Piece Bat Construction, then the Bomb Squad Brian Wegman is the bat for you. Made with 100% Composite material, a 12″ Barrel Length, and an End-Loaded Swing Weight for power hitters, this bat is ready to help you drive the ball to the wall. Some other features include a 29/32″ SIC Black Carbon Handle, 1.2mm Hyperskin Bat Grip, and the 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA, & SSUSA approval stamps.

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Brian Wegman Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA End Loaded SP16BWA

2016 Brian Wegman ASA End Loaded

2016 Brian Wegman ASA End Loaded

Rating: 8.5/10

“Powerful. Stiff. Looks sick. Much better grip compared to last year.”

If you like your bat made with the traditional 1-Piece Bat Construction, then the Bomb Squad Brian Wegman is the bat for you. Made with 100% Composite material, a 12″ Barrel Length, and an End-Loaded Swing Weight for power hitters, this bat is ready to help you drive the ball to the wall. Some other features include a 29/32″ SIC Black Carbon Handle, 1.2mm Hyperskin Bat Grip, and the ASA & ISF approval stamps.

 

2016 Easton Bomb Squad Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA USSSA End Loaded SP16BSUA

2016 Bomb Squad All-Association End Loaded

2016 Bomb Squad All-Association End Loaded

Rating: 7.5/10

“I play in both a USSSA and ASA league on different nights. This bat is what I needed. Great end-load, very sturdy, super hot, nice pop.”

This is the dual stamp, all-association Bomb Squad bat, made for the player who needs all the approval stamps: 1.20 BPF USSSA, ASA, NSA, ISA, ISF, and SSUSA. Made as a 2-Piece, 100% Composite bat using IMX Composite material, this bat is made to last season after season. Power hitters will favor this bat as it has an End-Loaded Swing Weight, giving you additional weight at the end of the barrel for additional power potential with every swing.

 

The Speed Brigade Series…

Easton S500 Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA USSSA Balanced SP16S500

2016 S500 All-Association

2016 S500 All-Association

“I play for my church on the weekend and it’s a single wall aluminum league and this bat has been great! Price was totally fair and it has been fun to use.”

This is the top option of the Speed Brigade Series. The 100% 7050 Aircraft Aluminum Alloy build is more durable and better performing than the Durable aluminum the S300 and S50 are made with. With a Balanced Swing Weight, this S500 gives you great bat control and fast swing speed while going through the hitting zone. Ultimately, this bat is made as a price-point single wall barrel bat for those that either play in a coed league, church league, or just need a batting cage bat to take some hacks with while not beating up your more expensive bat. Approved for ALL softball associations.

 

Easton S300 Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA USSSA Balanced SP16S300

2016 S300 All-Association

2016 S300 All-Association

“This bat is my batting cage stick. I have a Salvo I use in games but I use this to bang up and get my swing right.”

If you don’t want to spend much money, but play need a bat to beat up on in your coed/church league or maybe need a batting cage bat – you found your match. With a Balanced Swing Weight, this S300 gives you great bat control and fast swing speed while going through the hitting zone. Approved for ALL softball associations.

 

 

 

Easton S50 Slowpitch Softball Bat ASA USSSA Balanced SP16S50

2016 S50 All-Association

2016 S50 All-Association

“I go to Home Run Park batting cages and, even though they have free rentals, I just wanted one that was my own to use now and then. It was cheap and it makes a nice ping sound when I hit the ball.”

The cheapest option of the Speed Brigade Series is the S50 slowpitch softball bat. At a $29.99 price point you get a single wall, 100% aluminum bat that’s ready for the player that’s just trying to have a bit of fun now and then, or if you’re just wanting to hit for hours in the cages and need something to help get your swing right. Approved for ALL softball associations.

 

 

That’s the ENTIRE 2016 Easton Slowpitch Softball Bat Lineup, which is available at CheapBats.com!

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2016 Miken Freak USA Border Battle Slowpitch Softball Bat Review

Show your USA pride, get the Freak USA Border Battle softball bat at CheapBats.com!

Show your USA pride, get the Freak USA Border Battle softball bat at CheapBats.com!

The all-new Miken slow-pitch softball bat for 2016, called the Freak USA Border Battle, is made for ASA play and has a Supermax end-load. It’s awesome how Miken is showing pride towards the Land of the Free & the Home of the Brave. This particular Freak bat has a 2-piece construction and is crafted using Miken’s 100COMP method, which means the bat is made 100% composite with some of the finest aerospace grade carbon fiber in the game. The Triple Matrix Core Technology eliminates wall seams by 5%, which allows the barrel walls to be stronger while also being lighter, giving you all the power benefits while still giving you the fast swing speed and improved bat control that you long for. This Freak USA Border Battle comes with the ASA approval stamp, approving this softball bat for ASA play only (it’s not approved for any other softball association). This Freak should be lights out with the 52core/300lb compression softballs, as well as all other softballs used in ASA leagues. Lastly, this Freak comes with a full one year manufacturer’s warranty!

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2016 Louisville Slugger SUPER Z Slowpitch Softball Bat Lineup

Louisville Slugger crafts the 2016 Super Z Slowpitch Softball Bats with a 2-Piece construction and a 100% Composite design. They all have a 12″ Barrel Length, 2 1/4″ Barrel Diameter, and a 7/8″ Tapered Handle. Below is each specific Super Z softball bat, along with some bullet points and an image of the bat.

2016 Louisville Slugger SUPER Z Slowpitch Softball Bat Balanced USSSA SBSZ16U-B

USSSA Balanced SUPER Z

USSSA Balanced SUPER Z

Swing Weight: Evenly Balanced

Barrel Finish: Grit Blast

Association Approval: 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA

Product Code: SBSZ16U-B

Release Price: $299.99

Warranty: One Year

 

 

2016 Louisville Slugger SUPER Z Slowpitch Softball Bat End Loaded USSSA SBSZ16U-E

USSSA End Loaded Super Z

USSSA End Loaded Super Z

Swing Weight: End Loaded

Barrel Finish: Grit Blast

Association Approval: 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA

Product Code: SBSZ16U-E

Release Price: $299.99

Warranty: One Year

 

 

2016 Louisville Slugger SUPER Z Slowpitch Softball Bat Balanced ASA SBSZ16A-B

ASA Balanced Super Z

ASA Balanced Super Z

Swing Weight: Evenly Balanced

Barrel Finish: Grit Blast

Association Approval: ASA, 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA, ISF

Product Code: SBSZ16A-B

Release Price: $299.99

Warranty: One Year

 

 

2016 Louisville Slugger SUPER Z Slowpitch Softball Bat End Loaded ASA SBSZ16A-E

ASA End Loaded Super Z

ASA End Loaded Super Z

Swing Weight: End Loaded

Barrel Finish: Grit Blast

Association Approval: ASA, 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA, ISF

Product Code: SBSZ16A-E

Release Price: $299.99

Warranty: One Year

 

 

2016 Louisville Slugger SUPER Z WOUNDED WARRIOR Slowpitch Softball Bat Balanced USSSA SBWZ16U-B

USSSA Balanced Super Z Wounded Warrior

USSSA Balanced Super Z Wounded Warrior

*Limited Edition – Portion of proceeds go to the WWAST (Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team)

Swing Weight: Evenly Balanced

Association Approval: 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA

Product Code: SBWZ16U-B

Release Price: $329.95

Warranty: One Year

 

 

2016 Louisville Slugger SUPER Z WOUNDED WARRIOR Slowpitch Softball Bat End Loaded USSSA SBWZ16U-E

USSSA End Loaded Super Z Wounded Warrior

USSSA End Loaded Super Z Wounded Warrior

*Limited Edition – Portion of proceeds go to the WWAST (Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team)

Swing Weight: End Loaded

Association Approval: 1.20 BPF USSSA, NSA, ISA

Product Code: SBWZ16U-E

Release Price: $329.95

Warranty: One Year

 

 

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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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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 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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