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Old 01-25-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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What is the best ASA bat?

Question: What is the best ASA bat?

Answer: Most top tier ASA bats will perform about the same. The ASA uses the ASTM F2219 testing method to ensure that no bat exceeds the 98MPH batted ball speed.*

Some players will hit better with endloaded bats while others will hit better with balanced bats. The best thing to do is try several models to determine which type of bat fits your swing the best.

*Prior to 2009, the ASA tested composite bats WITHOUT breaking them in first. It was determined that some of the bats, once broken in, were exceeding the 98MPH standard. In 2009, the ASA introduced an advance break-in (ABI) process (rolling) to all composite bats prior to testing. Bats made prior to 2009 are considered pre-ABI bats. Bats made in 2009 and beyond are considered post-ABI bats.

Many people believe that pre-ABI bats are better than post-ABI bats. There is likely a lot of truth to this. However, the ASA has the authority to re-test bats at any time and subsequently ban them if they fail. The Louisville Slugger SB73V Voltage is the ONLY bat that has been banned since the ABI process was introduced, so you can draw your own conclusions about the other pre-ABI bats.

Instead of asking, "What is the best ASA bat?", my suggestion would be to find a bat that fits your swing and then work on improving your overall strength and hitting technique.

See the ASA STICKY at the top of this forum for links to important ASA information including approved/banned ASA bats.
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