Slow-pitch bats

Slow-pitch bats

Post by Eastlak » Mon, 08 Apr 1996 05:00:00


I know we have this conversation on the DeMarini listserv, but I thought
I might get a little better of a discussion here due to the way a
newsgroup is set up.

What are some of you favorite slowpitch bats and why?  How have you
compared bats to each other?  We all know that the titanium and double
wall bats are the best, but the titanium is outlawed totally and many
local leagues are outlawing the double wall.  So what's the best of the
rest?

I have used a 34/28 blue TPS (5 or so years old) and used the black TPS
c405 for the first time and what a difference.  More pop and zing.

How about your thoughts?

 
 
 

Slow-pitch bats

Post by Zett7777 » Tue, 09 Apr 1996 04:00:00

I like the Team Lighthouse bats-- lots of pop in a nicely balanced bat. My
bat is the 30 oz power load. My other bat is the new TPSC 28 oz. This
thing feels great so far in practice, and I'm not on one of those teams
that carries coolers around for their bats, or microwaves the balls to
make 'em fly.

 
 
 

Slow-pitch bats

Post by Eric T. Marne » Wed, 10 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>I know we have this conversation on the DeMarini listserv, but I thought
>I might get a little better of a discussion here due to the way a
>newsgroup is set up.
>What are some of you favorite slowpitch bats and why?  How have you
>compared bats to each other?  We all know that the titanium and double
>wall bats are the best, but the titanium is outlawed totally and many
>local leagues are outlawing the double wall.  So what's the best of the
>rest?
>I have used a 34/28 blue TPS (5 or so years old) and used the black TPS
>c405 for the first time and what a difference.  More pop and zing.
>How about your thoughts?

Well, I have been using the Lighthouse C405 Supercell bat(28 ounce)
from last season.  Great bat!  Unfortunately, I dented it this past
weekend playing in about 50 degree weather.  But the dent is not bad
enough that I can't keep playing with it.  I have yet to unwrap the
unwarrantied Lighthouse(29 ounce) that I bought for this season.  I'll
wait til it's real hot before doing that.  I'm thinking of getting the
TPS Advanced Player C405 as a backup bat(Softball Sales about $111).
I liked last year's advanced player series green TPS bat.....And by
the way, isn't the purpose of bringing coolers to the game to put your
beers in?  

 
 
 

Slow-pitch bats

Post by John D. Shoo » Wed, 10 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Amen to the beer!!  I have been reading (lurking) on the Demarini
hitting mail list for the last few weeks and have finally gone and
bought an expensive (at least for me) $99.00 softball bat.

It is a Easton-Reflex, Bell Corp, Gold, featuring the C405 aluminum
alloy, game loaded for added power (whatever that means), thin 31/32"
tapered handle with a cushioned grip, 28 oz total weight, 12 inch barrel,
and she sure looks pretty!!  Also has a 1 year warranty against defects.

Now I,m afraid to use it!!  I don't think I'll use it at the local
batting cages since my instructions recommend I hit only leather covered
softballs.

I guess I will buy one of those $8 batting tees and hit regular softballs
at a backstop.

Our practices for the summer season here at Fort Belvoir, VA, start in
one week, so I'll see how it improves my hitting.

I'll keep you posted on my average (.541 last summer with my old 28 oz.
Easton)

J Dave Shoop
Coach, "AFTER HOURS" US ARMY NIGHT VISION COED SOFTBALL TEAM

 
 
 

Slow-pitch bats

Post by White » Mon, 15 Apr 1996 04:00:00

I have purchased a 34"-28oz"Easton Reflex Bell Corp"(BTW this is the real
one, the gold is not Bell Corp) I have not used yet. I have been hitting
the 28oz Reflex Dan Shuck at the batting cages. This bat really feel
great! I have also purchased the black TPS C405 power dome. I have heard
to many horor stories involving the Easton bats to only buy one. Every
other thing I have heard about the Easton Reflex Bats sounds good.

See Ya on the diamond
Big Dawg.....