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Old 07-19-2011, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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someone was telling me that there is gonna be a ban on bats with end caps starting in 2012. Is this true? Trying to find out before I buy a new bat




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I don't believe this is true for all associations. I've heard that either ISA or NSA was trying to do that, but they were having way too much difficulty coming up with the technology.
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ok cool. according to that if i buy one now itll be fine. thanks
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ok cool. according to that if i buy one now itll be fine. thanks
to use next year, but thats it. You can wait until the new lines come out this fall with the new logo on them if you want to be okay past next year
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to use next year, but thats it. You can wait until the new lines come out this fall with the new logo on them if you want to be okay past next year
"While other sanctioning bodies have chosen to ban older composite bats, USSSA has determined
that it would be grossly unfair to disallow a bat with no notice to the retailers, manufacturers and customers who
had previously relied on USSSA rules in the sale or purchase of a bat. "

that doesnt mean that older bats are allowed?
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Originally Posted by ar121187 View Post
"While other sanctioning bodies have chosen to ban older composite bats, USSSA has determined
that it would be grossly unfair to disallow a bat with no notice to the retailers, manufacturers and customers who
had previously relied on USSSA rules in the sale or purchase of a bat. "

that doesnt mean that older bats are allowed?
They are not banning them like ASA flat out banned the Freak and Voltage. They are giving the bat companies advanced notice to comply with the new standards.

In addition, USSSA has now implemented new rules for testing bats before a manufacturer can license its bats
for use in USSSA play
. Under the new rules, bats will no longer be licensed for USSSA play if they can
significantly improve beyond the BPF standard
with use, abuse or damage. Beginning in the fall of 2011, such
new engineering standard bats will carry a new and very prominent USSSA mark
. In addition, the manufacturers
will be required to address the issue of making bats that are less susceptible to alteration before the new mark
can be used.


All the bats being produced going forward will have the new USSSA mark on it and no bats will be grandfathered. Basically all utrips bats on out there now will be garbage in 2013
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Originally Posted by bis25 View Post
They are not banning them like ASA flat out banned the Freak and Voltage. They are giving the bat companies advanced notice to comply with the new standards.

In addition, USSSA has now implemented new rules for testing bats before a manufacturer can license its bats
for use in USSSA play
. Under the new rules, bats will no longer be licensed for USSSA play if they can
significantly improve beyond the BPF standard
with use, abuse or damage. Beginning in the fall of 2011, such
new engineering standard bats will carry a new and very prominent USSSA mark
. In addition, the manufacturers
will be required to address the issue of making bats that are less susceptible to alteration before the new mark
can be used.


All the bats being produced going forward will have the new USSSA mark on it and no bats will be grandfathered. Basically all utrips bats on out there now will be garbage in 2013
seems like a big fuck you to anyone whose spent money on bats
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seems like a big fuck you to anyone whose spent money on bats
Yup. And a nice big hand job for the bat companies. I wonder if they will offer the new series of bats for replacements of old broken ones with receipts.
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Yup. And a nice big hand job for the bat companies. I wonder if they will offer the new series of bats for replacements of old broken ones with receipts.
what should be done is you should be able to trade in your older, now illegal bats for say a 15% discount or something like that. but that will never happen
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