Reccomend bat? Guys league, slow pitch.

Reccomend bat? Guys league, slow pitch.

Post by Vkosla » Wed, 01 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Hey, I play on my works softball team,
and I was hopeing to get a good reccomendation
on a bat to use. Ive been playing with a
28oz 34inch Easton. My brother said I should
look for a 38oz bat,  I havent seen one
in any of the stores Ive looked in.
Maybe I need to look in a real sports store.
But I dont want to pay tons for one.

Thanks in advance!

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Reccomend bat? Guys league, slow pitch.

Post by John Plemon » Thu, 02 Dec 1999 04:00:00

WHY????  You won't hit the ball any further, a 38 oz bat is just to
heavy to control.  Look for a 29 to 32 oz unit, it will work to your
advantage in the long run, it will be easier to put the ball where you
want it, and your mechanics will not suffer from the excessive weight of
the bat.
Bottom line heavier doesn't mean you will hit the ball harder or
further, just the opposite is true your bat speed will likey slow down
due to the extra weight.
Check out the bat wt. Big Mac uses, about 29 oz. I believe.....

Thanks, and good luck,
John

Quote:

> Hey, I play on my works softball team,
> and I was hopeing to get a good reccomendation
> on a bat to use. Ive been playing with a
> 28oz 34inch Easton. My brother said I should
> look for a 38oz bat,  I havent seen one
> in any of the stores Ive looked in.
> Maybe I need to look in a real sports store.
> But I dont want to pay tons for one.

> Thanks in advance!

> --
> -Vkoslak
> ========== http://www.mp3.com/vkoslak/ ===========
> I don't suffer from insanity...
> I enjoy every minute of it!

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.


 
 
 

Reccomend bat? Guys league, slow pitch.

Post by Brian L. Deideric » Thu, 02 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hey, I play on my works softball team,
> and I was hopeing to get a good reccomendation
> on a bat to use. Ive been playing with a
> 28oz 34inch Easton. My brother said I should
> look for a 38oz bat,  I havent seen one
> in any of the stores Ive looked in.
> Maybe I need to look in a real sports store.
> But I dont want to pay tons for one.

> Thanks in advance!

> --
> -Vkoslak

First of all, why would you want a 38 oz. bat???  The more bat speed
that you can maintain through contact with the ball, the further the
ball will go.  Lighter bat tends to equal higher bat speed and more bat
speed post contact.  For more information on that, watch Demarini's
Ultimate Bat Speed video.

More info is needed on your league.  What type of ball does your league
use?  Also, are you allowed only single wall or multi-wall bats?  I
would be happy to share my thoughts if you could answer these questions.
Also, are you a line-drive hitter or do you swing for the fences?  Or
are you a placement (bat control) hitter?

Look forward to hearing more,
Brian

 
 
 

Reccomend bat? Guys league, slow pitch.

Post by Vkosla » Thu, 02 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Quote:


> > Hey, I play on my works softball team,
> > and I was hopeing to get a good reccomendation
> > on a bat to use. Ive been playing with a
> > 28oz 34inch Easton. My brother said I should
> > look for a 38oz bat,  I havent seen one
> > in any of the stores Ive looked in.
> > Maybe I need to look in a real sports store.
> > But I dont want to pay tons for one.

> > Thanks in advance!

> > --
> > -Vkoslak

> First of all, why would you want a 38 oz. bat???  The more bat speed
> that you can maintain through contact with the ball, the further the
> ball will go.  Lighter bat tends to equal higher bat speed and more
bat
> speed post contact.  For more information on that, watch Demarini's
> Ultimate Bat Speed video.

> More info is needed on your league.  What type of ball does your
league
> use?  Also, are you allowed only single wall or multi-wall bats?  I
> would be happy to share my thoughts if you could answer these
questions.
> Also, are you a line-drive hitter or do you swing for the fences?  Or
> are you a placement (bat control) hitter?

> Look forward to hearing more,
> Brian

seems to be more complicated than "go get this bat"
i play in a league where theres alot more beer drinking than ball
playing. :) Bunch of computer programmers trying to play softball, its
not pretty. as far as i know we're just using standard mens
softball, i dont know about the multi-wall thing, but i think i saw one
of the other teams having one. right now i use a 34" 28oz Easton bat I
got at K-Mart. apparantly some bats dent more easily than others, I want
one I can use years from now and its just as good as it is now.
I want to hit the ball to the fence (i know it takes more than a spiffy
bat) and thought a good quality (non-Kmart) bat might help.

Right now is our off season, we wont play again until March.
So if I get a heavy bat, I have all winter to get used to it.
Texas weather allows me to go to batting cages pretty much year round.

Tanks again!

--
-Vkoslak
========== http://www.mp3.com/vkoslak/ ===========
I don't suffer from insanity...
I enjoy every minute of it!

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Post by Brian L. Deideric » Fri, 03 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
> seems to be more complicated than "go get this bat"
> i play in a league where theres alot more beer drinking than ball
> playing. :) Bunch of computer programmers trying to play softball, its
> not pretty. as far as i know we're just using standard mens
> softball, i dont know about the multi-wall thing, but i think i saw one
> of the other teams having one. right now i use a 34" 28oz Easton bat I
> got at K-Mart. apparantly some bats dent more easily than others, I want
> one I can use years from now and its just as good as it is now.
> I want to hit the ball to the fence (i know it takes more than a spiffy
> bat) and thought a good quality (non-Kmart) bat might help.

> Right now is our off season, we wont play again until March.
> So if I get a heavy bat, I have all winter to get used to it.
> Texas weather allows me to go to batting cages pretty much year round.

> Tanks again!

> --
> -Vkoslak

Okay, here are my two cents worth...  Some people may disagree.
Oh-well, I know what I like, so here it is.  I am 5' 11", weigh about
210 and love to hit line drives that nearly kill the pitcher (it is the
way I have always swung that way, since little league).  So there is
some about me.  

Now on to the bat thing.  There are some different ways to go about
buying a bat.  Some people will tell you to try other people's bats.
(Not everyone is to high on letting entire teams or other people use
their bats).  I have bought a couple of new bats over the past two years
and have used a bunch of different bats.  The best way to figure out if
you like it is to use it (swings while the wrapper is still on, if you
don't like the way it feels, then you send it back; but if you like the
way it feels, you unwrap it and swing away).  I would watch how much you
use it at the batting cages.  They tend to have a harder ball for
durability, which ends in dents.

Now, as to my personal choices.  My favorite bat which is a nice
combination of price and big time performance is the Grover MVP.  It has
a little bit different of a shape and takes some getting used to.  Once
you do, look out!  I have cranked one to the fence just trying to hit a
long fly-out for the runner at third to score (about 300 feet using a
Dudley SB-12, cork core).  It has a great sweet spot and you just need
to develop a really consistant swing to hit it consistantly.  I swing a
34", 26 oz.  It has a little heavier of an end load, so it swings more
like a 28 oz. bat because of the end load.  Actual weight does make a
difference in bat speed.  

Another bat that I have just gotten is the Johnny Ice 14.  It is by
Bombat.  It has a double end load, so it is another 26 oz. bat, but
swings more like a 29-30 oz.  I don't really like the knob on it, but
that is a personal preference (I like to bat with my pinky over the end
knob).  Another down side is the fact that it has been dubbed the
"Barney Bat" because it is purple.  Oh-well...  Good quality, crappy
color.

Both of these have been incredibly durable.  I have used both of them in
sub- 50 degree weather and both kind of turned into team bats.  Close to
750-1000 swings on the Grover.  No dents or waves.  The Bombat has about
300-550 swings on it and no dents or waves.  Not a problem!

Another thing, check out this web cite:  http://www.bomani.com  and look
at the bat review page.  I have used their info (that's why I got the
Grover).  They know their stuff.

Later,
Brian

 
 
 

Reccomend bat? Guys league, slow pitch.

Post by John Plemon » Fri, 03 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Try a nice single wall Worth, goto Sportmart or a store like that, move up
to CU31 Aluminum it is pretty tuff and should last several years, stick with
about 30 oz.....  should be had for $40 to $50.00....

Thanks,
John

Quote:




> > > Hey, I play on my works softball team,
> > > and I was hopeing to get a good reccomendation
> > > on a bat to use. Ive been playing with a
> > > 28oz 34inch Easton. My brother said I should
> > > look for a 38oz bat,  I havent seen one
> > > in any of the stores Ive looked in.
> > > Maybe I need to look in a real sports store.
> > > But I dont want to pay tons for one.

> > > Thanks in advance!

> > > --
> > > -Vkoslak

> > First of all, why would you want a 38 oz. bat???  The more bat speed
> > that you can maintain through contact with the ball, the further the
> > ball will go.  Lighter bat tends to equal higher bat speed and more
> bat
> > speed post contact.  For more information on that, watch Demarini's
> > Ultimate Bat Speed video.

> > More info is needed on your league.  What type of ball does your
> league
> > use?  Also, are you allowed only single wall or multi-wall bats?  I
> > would be happy to share my thoughts if you could answer these
> questions.
> > Also, are you a line-drive hitter or do you swing for the fences?  Or
> > are you a placement (bat control) hitter?

> > Look forward to hearing more,
> > Brian

> seems to be more complicated than "go get this bat"
> i play in a league where theres alot more beer drinking than ball
> playing. :) Bunch of computer programmers trying to play softball, its
> not pretty. as far as i know we're just using standard mens
> softball, i dont know about the multi-wall thing, but i think i saw one
> of the other teams having one. right now i use a 34" 28oz Easton bat I
> got at K-Mart. apparantly some bats dent more easily than others, I want
> one I can use years from now and its just as good as it is now.
> I want to hit the ball to the fence (i know it takes more than a spiffy
> bat) and thought a good quality (non-Kmart) bat might help.

> Right now is our off season, we wont play again until March.
> So if I get a heavy bat, I have all winter to get used to it.
> Texas weather allows me to go to batting cages pretty much year round.

> Tanks again!

> --
> -Vkoslak
> ========== http://www.mp3.com/vkoslak/ ===========
> I don't suffer from insanity...
> I enjoy every minute of it!

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.

 
 
 

Reccomend bat? Guys league, slow pitch.

Post by Vkosla » Sat, 04 Dec 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> Try a nice single wall Worth, goto Sportmart or a store like that,
move up
> to CU31 Aluminum it is pretty tuff and should last several years,
stick with
> about 30 oz.....  should be had for $40 to $50.00....

> Thanks,
> John

> > > First of all, why would you want a 38 oz. bat???  The more bat
speed
> > > that you can maintain through contact with the ball, the further
the
> > > ball will go.  Lighter bat tends to equal higher bat speed and
more
> > bat
> > > speed post contact.  For more information on that, watch
Demarini's
> > > Ultimate Bat Speed video.

> > > More info is needed on your league.  What type of ball does your
> > league
> > > use?  Also, are you allowed only single wall or multi-wall bats?
I
> > > would be happy to share my thoughts if you could answer these
> > questions.
> > > Also, are you a line-drive hitter or do you swing for the fences?
 Or
> > > are you a placement (bat control) hitter?

> > > Look forward to hearing more,
> > > Brian

I went out to the batting cages last night,
took with me my Easton (kmart)34" 28oz bat, and a friends
Louisville Slugger(wal-mart)32" 26oz, and used one of the
batting cages Easton 34" 28oz(different from mine).

I did the worst with my own bat, ok with the bat from the batting cages.
it didnt feel as heavy, but it was marked as being the same weight.
And I did the best with the small light slugger from my friend.

Im going to go to a different batting cage tonight that has a more
consistant pitching machine and try again to see if i get same results.
If so then I got my eye on a 34" 26oz Easton "Core" bat that is end
loaded. (single wall)

--
-Vkoslak
========== http://www.mp3.com/vkoslak/ ===========
I don't suffer from insanity...
I enjoy every minute of it!

Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
Before you buy.

 
 
 

Reccomend bat? Guys league, slow pitch.

Post by Brian L. Deideric » Sun, 05 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> I went out to the batting cages last night,
> took with me my Easton (kmart)34" 28oz bat, and a friends
> Louisville Slugger(wal-mart)32" 26oz, and used one of the
> batting cages Easton 34" 28oz(different from mine).

> I did the worst with my own bat, ok with the bat from the batting cages.
> it didnt feel as heavy, but it was marked as being the same weight.
> And I did the best with the small light slugger from my friend.

> Im going to go to a different batting cage tonight that has a more
> consistant pitching machine and try again to see if i get same results.
> If so then I got my eye on a 34" 26oz Easton "Core" bat that is end
> loaded. (single wall)

> --
> -Vkoslak

Makes sense... The lighter bat is easier to use after multiple swings.
I know that after playing two or three games in a day, I like to switch
to a lighter bat.  You become fatigued, that is just a physiological
fact.  Which "Core" bat do you have your eye on?  Did you check out that
web page?  You really should before you decide to buy.

Later,
Brian

 
 
 

Reccomend bat? Guys league, slow pitch.

Post by LakePwr » Fri, 10 Dec 1999 04:00:00

If you dont want to spend very much money the Grover MVP is the way to go. A
ton of performance with very good durablility for around $100. Which really is
a good deal for the performance your getting.  If that is still too much check
some of the equiptment supplier's web site's sale pages. You can find very good
bats that originally sold for $150 + on "clearance" for half price. Try
www.DirectSports.com.  As far as those Wal-Mart & K-Mart bats, you really are
only hurting yourself by using those bats. Trust me you will be amazed by the
difference in performance by spending a little more money !