Using Fast Pitch Bats in Slo-Pitch

Using Fast Pitch Bats in Slo-Pitch

Post by Coeurdeleo » Tue, 03 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Does anyone here have any expierience or information regarding the use of
Fast Pitch bats in the Slow Pitch game? I play on a good San Francisco Slow
Pitch co-ed team, and one of our women recently bought a "bottle bat" type
fast pitch bat. She's having some success using it, and now we're
considering getting another (lighter) one for the women to use.

As far as I know, it's perfectly legal to use these bats in our league. The
only outlawed bats are multi-wall bats. The reason the women seem to dig the
fast pitch bat is:
1) that they come in lighter weights (we've got a 25 oz. bat now, and we're
considering getting a 24).
2) they're BALANCED (as opposed to the end-loaded slow pitch bats) and
3) they have a larger hitting area.

Feedback?

(By the way: The bat we're considering is the Louisville TPS "Air Attack"
Lisa Fernandez model 34" long, 17" barrel 24 oz weight.)

Thanks in advance,

--Rich

 
 
 

Using Fast Pitch Bats in Slo-Pitch

Post by TwoBa » Tue, 03 Aug 1999 04:00:00

I've been using a Worth EST (red) bat in slow-pitch for over a year now.  I
like the fact that it is so light, I can generate a great deal of bat speed.  I
get razzed quite a bit for using this 33", 23.5 oz. bat, but I don't care, I'll
put my batting average up against anyone else on the team!  Go for it!

Sheryl Tupa
Largo, FL

check out:
http://members.aol.com/twobase/attitude/Hitting

Let me know what you think!! :-)

 
 
 

Using Fast Pitch Bats in Slo-Pitch

Post by David Bea » Tue, 03 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Our women like fast pitch bats as well, even though we play slow pitch.
The main advantage is the reduced weight, though I still feel that a slow
pitch bat that was lighter but still end loaded would be better for them.
I'm curious to see whether this is illegal in stricter leagues than ours.

: Does anyone here have any expierience or information regarding the use of
: Fast Pitch bats in the Slow Pitch game? I play on a good San Francisco Slow
: Pitch co-ed team, and one of our women recently bought a "bottle bat" type
: fast pitch bat. She's having some success using it, and now we're
: considering getting another (lighter) one for the women to use.

: As far as I know, it's perfectly legal to use these bats in our league. The
: only outlawed bats are multi-wall bats. The reason the women seem to dig the
: fast pitch bat is:
: 1) that they come in lighter weights (we've got a 25 oz. bat now, and we're
: considering getting a 24).
: 2) they're BALANCED (as opposed to the end-loaded slow pitch bats) and
: 3) they have a larger hitting area.

: Feedback?

: (By the way: The bat we're considering is the Louisville TPS "Air Attack"
: Lisa Fernandez model 34" long, 17" barrel 24 oz weight.)

: Thanks in advance,

: --Rich

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Using Fast Pitch Bats in Slo-Pitch

Post by Coeurdeleo » Tue, 03 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>I've been using a Worth EST (red) bat in slow-pitch for over a year now.  I
>like the fact that it is so light, I can generate a great deal of bat
speed.  I
>get razzed quite a bit for using this 33", 23.5 oz. bat, but I don't care,
I'll
>put my batting average up against anyone else on the team!  Go for it!

>Sheryl Tupa
>Largo, FL

>check out:
>http://members.aol.com/twobase/attitude/Hitting

>Let me know what you think!! :-)

Thanks for the feedback! And let me (belatedly) thank you for your "Bat
Attitude" program! It's great! My officemate ordered it from you and never
used it. I was curious, and he gave it to me. You've really tapped into some
key aspects of hitting. My girlfriend and I (who both play on the coed team)
are both going throught the program together...

Okay, so I see that this affinity for fastpitch bats isn't unique to our
team. What model EST are you using, Sheryl? I don't see a Worth red EST in
my Direct Sports catalog. (http://www.directsports.com).

My $0.02 -- balanced bats may be easier to control; is yours balanced or
end-loaded?

Thanks again for the feedback!

--> Rich

 
 
 

Using Fast Pitch Bats in Slo-Pitch

Post by BOGEYMAN » Tue, 03 Aug 1999 04:00:00

You can even get them in -11 versions (ie 34 in 23 oz) My daughter plays
fastpitch & there is quite a bit of pop in these bats. Easton Z core, TPS, &
One Cryo all make the -11 bats. You might want to look into them for maximum
length per oz.

Mike