Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Softball - The Best Softball Bat For Slow Pitches

September 27, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 182

Ever wonder how some players seem to effortlessly crank softballs 275' and more while you're struggling to put one over a drawn in outfield, and your team's best power hitter is overshadowed by your opponent's bottom three in the line up. Want to know the secret for hitting for power in slow pitch softball?

One word... Bat, or rather Softball Bat. All other things equal... the bat is the greatest single difference maker when it comes to increasing distance and velocity when hitting in slow pitch softball. Now that you are aware of the bat's importance I would think you'd cancel your trip to K-mart or Target to buy a new bat for the upcoming season. It's imperative, if you're serious about becoming a power hitter, to buy the best legal softball bat you can find or afford.

So what's the best slow pitch softball bat available? We're going to review, what I have found to be, the Best 3 Bats available. This is not my personal opinion, but rather a consensus of opinions from several highly competitive slow pitch softball teams, from several different leagues.

The Easton Stealth Speed Slow Pitch Bat was in the top three evaluated. It's one of the best ASA legal bats because Easton engineers somehow figured out how to increase bat speed without altering the barrel length, which is critical to remaining ASA qualified.

It's a proven fact, whether it be baseball or softball, Bat Speed dictates power and distance which the ball travels after being struck. Whether you're a number 4, 5 or 6 hitter looking to increase home run power or the number 1, 2, or 3 hitter looking for increased on base percentage by lacing line drives through the infielder, this is the bat for you.

The only draw back of this bat is it's a little bit pricey at $400 +.

The Worth 20011 Toxic ASA Softball Bat is one of the best bats around for raw power. The beyond composite technology coupled with the advanced tempered alloy construction provides additional power to any player's swing.

In addition, the Tabbed-Taper technology and end-load design gives the bat an elongated sweet spot which turns normal outfield fly balls into soaring blasts over the fences.

The bat is a slow pitch players' favorite and Worth guarantees the bat will outperform a normal composite bat by 3%, although I have know idea how to measure or prove that claim. There is no doubt however, the bat will add power.

The number #1 bat players chose was the Miken FX700 Freak ASA Softball Bat for the best bat for power for immediate use. What do I mean "for immediate use?" Many players do not realize composite bats, whether baseball or softball, requires a breaking in period in order to establish a sweet spot. There are actual requirements and certain techniques for performing this break-in procedure.

A break-in period for the Miken FX700 is not required as it provides excellent pop right out of the wrapper. In addition Miken shortened the FX700 barrel, which moves the sweet spot towards the end of the bat, which produces consistent hard hit line drives with added distance.

If you're a serious softball slow pitch player, you should check out one of these three bats in order to get increased power and distance in your swing.

Jim Bain, former Minor league baseball player, who since retiring has dedicated his life to teaching baseball to youth, shares his advice on pitching baseball drills on his exciting info packed website:

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Slow Pitch Softball


Power Hitter


Asa Softball


Slow Pitch


Pitch Softball


Best Softball

LED boat trailer lights are designed to offer high-power output and low-power consumption for ultra-bright and reliable illumination; they are sealed to resist UV-radiation, corrosion, and water

By: Simon Liva l Recreation & Sports > Boating l December 12, 2012 lViews: 273

All these scooters are highly durable as they have been made using qualitative materials. They are ideal for extreme tricks, jumps and stunts for youngsters and are extremely light in weight. All

By: Simon Liva l Recreation & Sports > Extreme l November 24, 2012 lViews: 413

The interest in BMXing has grown massively over the past few years. With BMX hitting its peak in the 80's with freestyle riders, the sport has never looked back. Even more impressively BMX racing is

By: Alan Trotter l Recreation & Sports > Cycling l October 24, 2012 lViews: 452

Mountain biking has grown vastly over the years from simple, open entry competitions to global world cup and olympic events. There are still local enthusiasts and the sport has a dedicated following.

By: Philip Loughran l Recreation & Sports > Mountain Biking l July 10, 2012 lViews: 248

It's unfortunate but true that although summer holidays such as the 4th of July and Labor Day offer some of the best opportunities for families to get out and enjoy some quality time together, with

By: Dexter Luck l Recreation & Sports > Boating l July 10, 2012 lViews: 585

The term "Klunker" that for years became synonymous with heavy, clumsy machines, was actually the model of bike made by the Schwinn company that had something to do with the origins of freestyle

By: John D Meyers l Recreation & Sports > Mountain Biking l July 10, 2012 lViews: 270

I play for an elite travel team where everyone is good. How can I stand out when college coaches come to scout our team?

By: Lance L Mossl Recreation & Sports > Softballl June 26, 2012 lViews: 173

As my daughter Amy advances through her high school fast pitch softball career, I have found that the players are not only on different levels of skill, but the views the parents have, can be

By: Kevin Dt McDonnelll Recreation & Sports > Softballl April 16, 2012 lViews: 174

Although you can save a lot of money by buying last year's sports equipment, many people are hesitant to do so. This article discuss why older models are generally speaking a great choice for most

By: Michael B Millerl Recreation & Sports > Softballl March 16, 2012 lViews: 144

Softball Clubs often hand out weekly or end of season awards such as fast food vouchers or cans of soft drink. What about a more lasting reminders of the child's achievement such as a piece of

By: J A Rutterl Recreation & Sports > Softballl January 05, 2012 lViews: 167

There are many differences between baseball and softball. However, a key difference is the type and availability of socks available to consumers. Softball offers a much greater variety and selection,

By: Zack W Barthl Recreation & Sports > Softballl December 22, 2011 lViews: 163

What are the real differences between a baseball glove, a fast pitch glove and an adult slow pitch softball glove? To figure this out, we need to look at what size glove is used for each sport.

By: Peter V. Johnl Recreation & Sports > Softballl November 07, 2011 lViews: 168

Recently the news media seems to be filled with one tragic story after another of youngsters dying from sports and/or other physically demanding activities. What in the world is going on with our

By: Jim Bainl Recreation & Sports > Baseballl April 24, 2012 lViews: 174

On April 21, 2012, Phil Humber, pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, achieved " perfection " pitching against the Seattle Mariners in their home park, which only makes the feat that much more

By: Jim Bainl Recreation & Sports > Baseballl April 22, 2012 lViews: 182

The 2011 magical run to the World Series Championship by the St. Louis Baseball Cardinals, orchestrated by future Hall of Fame baseball manager, Tony La Russa, could hardly be classified as boring.

By: Jim Bainl Recreation & Sports > Baseballl April 20, 2012 lViews: 175

If asked to visualize an action you'd most closely associate with playing the baseball infield, most people would think of fielding ground balls, just as catching fly balls is associated with an

By: Jim Bainl Recreation & Sports > Baseballl February 21, 2012 lViews: 135

Anyone involved in the world of baseball has heard the phrase "5 tool player", based on the 5 most recognized skills which an all-around good player should possess. Obviously, physical skills are

By: Jim Bainl Recreation & Sports > Baseballl February 20, 2012 lViews: 166

There comes a time in every athletes' life, they must admit the reflexes aren't what they used to be, the energy level is reduced and the muscles are sore after a workout, which at one time was more

By: Jim Bainl Recreation & Sports > Softballl May 17, 2011 lViews: 151