> I need some input as to doublewall bats. Our slow pitch league has
> outlawed them and I have been assigned the task of creating and "illegal bat
> list". ASA does not have a definition so I combed some independent bat
> review sites and while coming up with a list noticed that most sites (all
> but one that I found) consider the Z-core and C-core lines to not be
> multiwall bats.
> I know these are "hot" bats but, are they "multiwall". I would really like
> some opinions. Thanks in advance.
It's actually a hot topic. There are folks who think that the C/Z cores are not
multiwall bats because the carbon fiber isn't designed to add distance, just
durability. They also feel that since there isn't any space between the carbon
core and the wall of the bat, it's a singlewall. Personally, I think that if
it's not a hollow tube, it's not a singlewall bat. Also, DeMarini owns the word
"doublewall" (TM). So what you would have is a ban on multiwall bats.
If I can interject, you may want to consider changing balls instead of outlawing
multiwall bats. You see, you're going to make a lot of guys very unhappy when
they find out that their $200+ bat is now banned. If you switch to a restricted
flight ball, you will have a lot less homeruns and fewer injuries. It's just a
thought. Our league switched to these balls this season and I've gone from
hitting 34 homeruns a year ago to hitting ZERO this season. I've had a few
groundrule doubles here and there, but that's it. All that weight training gone
to hell ;-)