What bat to get for slow pitch?

What bat to get for slow pitch?

Post by David Dia » Mon, 16 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Hello!  How important is the bat choice to someone who has never bought a
bat before?  I don't know what my swing is like.  I have in the past, just
used the bat someone handed me.
Any advice?  Where can I go to see comparisons on slowpitch bats.

Thanks!

 
 
 

What bat to get for slow pitch?

Post by J. Cecil Blackmo » Mon, 16 Aug 1999 04:00:00

B & N Softball offers a great bat review page at
http://www.bomani.com/bnsoftball.html
Our team web site offers a price & style comparison at
http://banditsoftball.homepage.com/

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> Hello!  How important is the bat choice to someone who has never bought a
> bat before?  I don't know what my swing is like.  I have in the past, just
> used the bat someone handed me.
> Any advice?  Where can I go to see comparisons on slowpitch bats.

> Thanks!

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What bat to get for slow pitch?

Post by rob smi » Tue, 17 Aug 1999 04:00:00

To put weight in the slow pitched ball you realy need a 34 inch, 38 oz.

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Leidschendam
THE NETHERLANDS


Quote:
> Hello!  How important is the bat choice to someone who has never bought a
> bat before?  I don't know what my swing is like.  I have in the past, just
> used the bat someone handed me.
> Any advice?  Where can I go to see comparisons on slowpitch bats.

> Thanks!


 
 
 

What bat to get for slow pitch?

Post by Jim Schelt » Tue, 17 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Hehehehe, you are kidding right!!!

Quote:

> To put weight in the slow pitched ball you realy need a 34 inch, 38 oz.

> --
> Rob Smit

> Leidschendam
> THE NETHERLANDS



> > Hello!  How important is the bat choice to someone who has never bought a
> > bat before?  I don't know what my swing is like.  I have in the past, just
> > used the bat someone handed me.
> > Any advice?  Where can I go to see comparisons on slowpitch bats.

> > Thanks!

 
 
 

What bat to get for slow pitch?

Post by David Bea » Tue, 17 Aug 1999 04:00:00

: To put weight in the slow pitched ball you realy need a 34 inch, 38 oz.

You better be one strong dude :)

I use a 30oz Easton c-core and am not particularily strong, but driving
the ball 250'-275' is not that uncommon.  Most people are NOT suited to
swinging for the fences in slow pitch.  Much better to have a lighter bat
with good control and drive the ball than to swing a 38oz bat and fly out
half the time.  Of course, if you are McGwire-esque, swing whatever the
hell bat you want.  

For what it's worth, most guys I play with like a 28,29 oz bat

: --
: Rob Smit

: Leidschendam
: THE NETHERLANDS



:> Hello!  How important is the bat choice to someone who has never bought a
:> bat before?  I don't know what my swing is like.  I have in the past, just
:> used the bat someone handed me.
:> Any advice?  Where can I go to see comparisons on slowpitch bats.
:>
:> Thanks!
:>
:>

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What bat to get for slow pitch?

Post by Jim Schelt » Tue, 17 Aug 1999 04:00:00

I'm only 5'9 155lbs, and I swing a 26oz DW-Dimarini, and a 26oz EST.
Both of these bats are some of best (I here good things about the new
Easton ConXection) if not the best.  
jr

p.s.
300' is no a problem for me (unless your using 40core ball)!!! ;p

Quote:


> : To put weight in the slow pitched ball you realy need a 34 inch, 38 oz.

> You better be one strong dude :)

> I use a 30oz Easton c-core and am not particularily strong, but driving
> the ball 250'-275' is not that uncommon.  Most people are NOT suited to
> swinging for the fences in slow pitch.  Much better to have a lighter bat
> with good control and drive the ball than to swing a 38oz bat and fly out
> half the time.  Of course, if you are McGwire-esque, swing whatever the
> hell bat you want.

> For what it's worth, most guys I play with like a 28,29 oz bat

> : --
> : Rob Smit

> : Leidschendam
> : THE NETHERLANDS



> :> Hello!  How important is the bat choice to someone who has never bought a
> :> bat before?  I don't know what my swing is like.  I have in the past, just
> :> used the bat someone handed me.
> :> Any advice?  Where can I go to see comparisons on slowpitch bats.
> :>
> :> Thanks!

 
 
 

What bat to get for slow pitch?

Post by Rick Arrospid » Tue, 17 Aug 1999 04:00:00

I also use a 26 oz. DeMarini doublewall and 300 foot fences are very reachable for
me.  I'm not sure where this guy gets his 38 oz. idea from, but he's the same guy
that suggested we soak our gloves in milk to break them in.  I think there may
still be a language barrier problem.

For the original poster, stick with the DeMarini doublewall.  I have pretty much
every high performance bat you can name and nothing is as good as the DeMarini.  I
will say that you should either buy the '99 doublewall or wait for the 2000 DDW,
which is due in early October.  Past DeMarini's had problems with cracking.
Denting is something you will need to deal with with all high end softball bats.
Good luck and let us know what you decided.

Rick

PS  The 2000 DDW will sell for $175-$200.  This is much cheaper than past DDWs and
it should be made of the new C555, assuming DeMarini gets approval from ASA.

 
 
 

What bat to get for slow pitch?

Post by David Dia » Tue, 17 Aug 1999 04:00:00

I have heard some of my friends talk about a Louisville TPS.  Is this middle
or low-end?
 
 
 

What bat to get for slow pitch?

Post by Rick Arrospid » Tue, 17 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> I have heard some of my friends talk about a Louisville TPS.  Is this middle
> or low-end?

David, that's a brand name.  Louisville Slugger's (TPS) top of the line bat is
the Air Inertia.  I think that the DeMarini is a better bat, but the AI has had
a lot of good reviews.

Rick

 
 
 

What bat to get for slow pitch?

Post by 3rd Basem » Wed, 25 Aug 1999 04:00:00

I use a 34" 26oz TPS Spring Steele. And a 34" 27oz 2x Demarini. In all
honesty I would take a couple games and use other peoples bats a few
times and pick one that you feel would be appropriate for the type of
hitter you are. For example if you are a power hitter go for a 28 or
29 oz Demarini or if you are a place hitter go with a lighter weight
so you can have more handle on the bat. I've played for 10 years and
have led my league in batting for the last 3 years. But........I dont
really hit to many homeruns. Hope this will help.

Steve



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>> I have heard some of my friends talk about a Louisville TPS.  Is this middle
>> or low-end?

>David, that's a brand name.  Louisville Slugger's (TPS) top of the line bat is
>the Air Inertia.  I think that the DeMarini is a better bat, but the AI has had
>a lot of good reviews.

>Rick