Best Bat To Get For Myself?

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  1. grangdj

    grangdj New Member

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    I recently finished up playing in a rec league and was looking for some advice on getting a bat that would fit my needs and that was durable. They allow USSSA and ASA bats. The balls being used are .44 Core with a compression rating no greater than 375. (12 inch softballs only). I'm primarily a line drive hitter but would love some extra pop. Not sure if it helps but I personally use a 33in 30oz 2013 DeMarini M2M BBCOR bat for baseball and love the feel of it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. ShortYellowBus

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    All of them. Even the 25oz pink and gold bats the huge (round?) guys are swinging.

    Yes. All bats hit 44/375 balls well. Even Normy’s Combats!

    However, random strangers cannot possibly suggest a suitable bat that fits your swing. I’ll give it a go.

    I like 30oz bats with a supermax endload. That might be the best bat for you also. You said you’re used to a 33/30 baseball bat? If you can pull a fastball with that bat, get a 2018 DC41 USSSA.

    Don’t get a 25oz bat.
     
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  3. grangdj

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    I was looking at the 2018 DC-41 bat but was scared away a little after reading some reviews saying that there are only a certain number of swings in the bat and that it also cracks quicker than others, plus that it's better with the .52 ball. Durability is a big thing I'm looking for as well since I'm pretty sure most of the team will use the bat. Thanks for the help.
     
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    ShortYellowBus Well-Known Member

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    In this current atmosphere, all bats are designed to hit the 52/300 ball and none are going after the 44/375 crowds.

    Frankly, this question of what’s the best bat for you is ridiculous considering you’re concerned with durability issues and you’re planning to let the entire team use it. Can’t have both.

    Go get that DC41 and don’t let anyone else swing it. Man up.
     
  5. blakcherry329

    blakcherry329 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, a helpful answer to a "best bat" question, right off the bat? lol

    If you are coming straight from baseball, and you're using .44s I wouldn't go with the newer bats. They will have great performance, for a while. But hitting .44s, they won't last. I'd suggest trying a Blackout or an older Easton. These can be had in 30oz, which is probably what you need, at the moment.

    When you start branching out to tournaments the use .52s then get a newer bat, imo.
     
  6. 4xtra

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    44/375 ?

    2013 - 2016 Easton's
    ANY Mizuno

    If you hit 44's with Any 2018's,
    you better hold onto your receipt
     
    #6 4xtra, Oct 11, 2018 at 9:10 AM
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  7. milesej05

    milesej05 The Rookie

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    I second what 4xtra said. A 2013 Easton L1.0 is probably your best bet.
     
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    Hiltz Oozing with... something.

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    This is pretty much the standard answer for harder balls.

    Pre '17 USSSA Eastons will serve you well but if you're looking for a 30oz you're limited to a few models; any of the 2012 line (SY100, ST100, SY100W, and ST100H), 2013/2014 L1 and L2, and 2015/2016 Kirby.

    Mizuno Blackouts are criminally underrated bats and the EL version is available up to 29.5oz. The standard black/yellow version and any of the FSE versions (limited runs in different colours) are the same bat and will have a mild endload. The Blackout Shadow feels a touch more endloaded but otherwise it's the same. Stay away from the dual-stamped (black and blue) model, it's a dog.

    As far as buying a newer bat for .52's, don't worry about that. Get any of the above-mentioned bats broken in well with harder balls and it'll hang with the new stuff.
     
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    BigWhiffa Underwear Researcher

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    if they don't care about stamps i would find an old easton. a green and grey synergy.
     
  10. dunkky

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    this is very interesting. we're talking about how hot the bats nowadays. i was watching this game last night and guys are just crushing the balls with bats from 14, 15 and 16. it looks like they are performing better once broken in.



    what is that bat scott kirby is hittin with?
     
  11. Stretch19

    Stretch19 Grow up

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    you watch ****ing slow pitch softball games on youtube while you are home at night?

    seriously?
     
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    I watched a slowpitch game. Women's Basketball was over, and darts hadn't started yet, so had 2 hours to kill.
     
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    Easton hammer.

    I thought 2018 utrip bats are mean for 44 cor ball as well?
     
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    Country469 Well-Known Member

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    stfu and either try again or leave
     
  15. Stretch19

    Stretch19 Grow up

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    this is well done here...some of yall need to take notes

    dues been around less than a month and figured it out
     
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  16. dunkky

    dunkky Well-Known Member

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    A few years ago, i would have thought the same thing. Its not that bad.
     
  17. Country469

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    there is reason the border battle was taken off tv and replaced with ****ing poker
     
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  18. Stretch19

    Stretch19 Grow up

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    so you think slow pitch softball is cooler now, than you did a few years ago?

    sheesh
     
  19. jbo911

    jbo911 Super Moderator

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    That is most likely the asa DC 41. Asa bats now are made only for the softer ball because it's the only ball legal in asa. The utrip version would be more durable.

    The best choice starting it for you and your league is a dual stamp. That is a bat that is legal in all associations. It's your most durable option, and the best for durability with 44 Cor balls. An endload bat will swing most like your baseball bat. I'd recommend a demarini deuce or the Easton Ronin flex one piece. Easton and demarini dual stamps are generally considered the top of the dual stamp game so any other models would qualify as well.
     
  20. grangdj

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    Thanks for all the insight. Here is the list the league uses for unapproved bats, http://usa.asasoftball.com/e/BB1P2000.asp. Not sure if any of those older Easton's some were talking about are listed. Is there a good site to buy older model bats like the Deuce, Ronin or Blackout and the other older Mizuno, Easton or DeMarini bats? Thanks.
     
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    you're on it
     
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    N LA Hacker Illuminati

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    I'd get the best bat that you can use for sounding. Dual purpose.
     
  23. blakcherry329

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    This made me LOL.
     
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    dunkky Well-Known Member

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    i was never interested in softball before. now that i am playing, i might as well try to get better by watching those guys and what kinda bat they are using. lol not sure what the **** i am answering these stupid questions, but hey why not.
     
  25. N LA Hacker

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    ****ing softballers haven't changed
     
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    I'm leaning towards getting the DeMarini Deuce but can't find it available anywhere. Looked on here in the shop with no dice and also in the forums but don't really want to buy it used. Any suggestions on where to get one or a model that is similar that works well with the 44/375? I'm kinda partial now to DeMarini because of my baseball bat. I am also thinking about the USSSA DC-41 version if you guys think it'll last a good while with the 44/375 balls. Thanks.
     
    #26 grangdj, Oct 11, 2018 at 3:48 PM
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    There's always Combat bud.
     
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    I love watching Darts. They get into over seas. lol 180!!!
     
  30. Hiltz

    Hiltz Oozing with... something.

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    They're good because they're all ex-college/minor league baseball players. Watching them and buying the bats they use won't make any of us better.
     

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