USSSA bat guidance

Sailorjoe6308

New Member
Hey y'all! I am looking for a little guidance on a new bat. This will be the first UTrip bat I've purchased since 2012. I am currently swinging the Anarchy All The Smoke which is a USA/ASA bat and the Anarchy Autism bat not sure what it is a repaint of but it also is an ASA/USA bat. I am currently swinging a 26oz bat. I am cool with dropping down to 25oz but going up in weight would hurt me at the plate as I'm a little guy. I don't hit for power. I'm the hit it on the ground or into RC guy that gets on base with a quickness. I have swung my dad's Miken, I think it's called Primo, and it's okay but doesn't feel comfortable in my hands. I watch a lot of bat review videos but I never see hitters like me doing them just the power hitters. So I can't really make an informed purchase based off of them. Any bat suggestions? I prefer 2 piece bats by the way. Thank you in advance.
 

jhitman

Well-Known Member
If you can get a Louisville Genesis bat that would be a great choice. They are hard to find right now though. My 2nd choice is a bat that I just purchased a Miken DC41 USSSA bat.
 

ShortYellowBus

Well-Known Member
The utrip bats swing differently than Asa bats. I recommend trying a balanced bat first. I highly recommend the DeMarini balanced bats in a 13” barrel. That would be a nice comparable bat.

My guys swing ASA Anarchy in league and switch to DeMarini Nautalai bats for utrip. The transition is pretty seamless.

All the utrip bats are terrific and perform similarly. You just have to find one that fits your swing.
 

D-ROCK13

Well-Known Member
Personally I'd look into the Anarchy 220 u trip bats. They have plenty of options on barrel length and loading, and are really good after a couple hundred hits. Like SYB said above, try a longer barrel, balanced or maybe .25oz endload
 

Sailorjoe6308

New Member
So I ended up going with the balanced anarchy 240 in green. Got a smoking deal on it because it was part of an Easter sale. Dad was even able to get a bat on the same order to split cost. So far I'm really enjoying the new bat. I have only put about 10 swings on it. We will see where it is when it really opens on.
 

jhitman

Well-Known Member
The 240 anarchys are really good too and usually break in alot faster
I have a friend that has an Anarchy and he likes it a lot. My questions is, how do they hold up with regards to compression? Will they still pass the 240 standard for tournaments after 200 swings?
 

Sailorjoe6308

New Member
I don't have 200 cuts on it yet. When my pop and I ordered from sma****sports website for the Easter buy one get one sale my pop got the break-in service. The bat is hot as hell though. I don't hit for power at all. I hit 2 up the middle last night that I felt bad for hitting.
 

D-ROCK13

Well-Known Member
The 220 bats will hold compression for over 500 hits easily, don't own a 240 yet but research shows they'll hold for a few hundred hits no problem
 

jhitman

Well-Known Member
I know some of the new 240 bats fail pretty quickly. It might be best to just get a few hits on them and then game them.
 

TWmccoy

3DX Connoisseur
I know some of the new 240 bats fail pretty quickly. It might be best to just get a few hits on them and then game them.

I don't like what I'm seeing out of 240 bats as far as durability goes. Other than the first Junos, none of them seem to be durable at all. Suncoast, Louisville, Easton, you name it... all fail compression very quickly. Even the newer Junos fail right away.

If your league allows 220 bats, I'd go that route.
 

D-ROCK13

Well-Known Member
Of the few 240s i've seen around here, most seem to perform the same as the 220s, we don't get tested so no clue on that though. Seen some suncoasts break at the handle early, warsticks break under 100 cuts, dudleys have a nasty glue rattle almost immediately etc...
 

jhitman

Well-Known Member
I don't like what I'm seeing out of 240 bats as far as durability goes. Other than the first Junos, none of them seem to be durable at all. Suncoast, Louisville, Easton, you name it... all fail compression very quickly. Even the newer Junos fail right away.

If your league allows 220 bats, I'd go that route.

Thanks TW. I appreciate your input.
 
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