Doublewall bat definition - slow pitch league

Doublewall bat definition - slow pitch league

Post by keane » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00


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.

Pat

 
 
 

Doublewall bat definition - slow pitch league

Post by Jim Schelt » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00

See:

http://www.bomani.com/bat_review98.html

They cut bats open and all...Z/C Cores are DW.

Quote:

> 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.

> Pat


 
 
 

Doublewall bat definition - slow pitch league

Post by Rick Arrospid » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> 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.

> Pat

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 ;-)

Rick

 
 
 

Doublewall bat definition - slow pitch league

Post by SYCH » Thu, 29 Jul 1999 04:00:00

My league switched from a 47 core to a 44 core.  Now, regardless of bat, only
the "big men" hit home runs.  I have gone back to being a singles hitter.

I use a C-core and in my mind it is most definitely a multi-wall bat.