General Slowpitch Softball Forum Discuss slowpitch topics that don't fit in to other categories here!

Best Softballs


This is a discussion on Best Softballs within the General Slowpitch Softball Forum forums, part of the Softball Forums category!
I know there probably isn't a best softball out there, but I wanted to grab a dozen 52/300 balls to ...




Sponsored Ads
Register to remove these ads.

Like Tree1Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-12-2014, 02:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Name: stephen
Location: tampa bay
Posts: 32
Default Best Softballs

I know there probably isn't a best softball out there, but I wanted to grab a dozen 52/300 balls to hit with my new flipper aftermath I have coming in. Any recommendations? Trying to keep it at a reasonable price as well. Found these on Amazon:

Amazon.com : 1 Dozen Evil Bp 12" Softballs - 52cor/.300 Compression AK EVIL BP52 12 Balls : Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com : 1 Dozen Evil Bp 12" Softballs - 52cor/.300 Compression AK EVIL BP52 12 Balls : Sports & Outdoors




tbsteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2014, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
marlsrsoftball's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Name: Fred
Location: Marlboro Ma
Posts: 226
Default

Originally Posted by tbsteve View Post
I know there probably isn't a best softball out there, but I wanted to grab a dozen 52/300 balls to hit with my new flipper aftermath I have coming in. Any recommendations? Trying to keep it at a reasonable price as well. Found these on Amazon:

Amazon.com : 1 Dozen Evil Bp 12" Softballs - 52cor/.300 Compression AK EVIL BP52 12 Balls : Sports & Outdoors
Depends on what you are looking for. Strictly BP then the Evil BP52 is a good ball.

If looking for a good game ball for BP then I would go with the Tattoo's. I just came back for a tournament that used the regular Evil ASA 52/300's and they were awful. I was kind of shocked as I have been using Evils for years and never ran into this with an Evil ball.
__________________
My Bats in My Bag (Balance Points all with Grip)
PST CLUB MEMBER #1

28.5 oz Ligit ASA HD52 Jeff Hall Reload
28 oz PST98 (BP Bat)(Actual weight 29.2 oz)(BP 22 1/4")
28 oz Worth WS23 (Actual Weight 29.8 oz)
28 oz Worth Black EST (BP 20 3/4") (Actual weight 28.8oz/BP 20 3/8")
27 oz Combat Virus Morphed (Actual wight 27.4 oz)
marlsrsoftball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2014, 05:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
Star Player
 
oppo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Name: Me
Location: Tx
Posts: 8,495
Default

Those will work great for bp but I have always used old gameballs.

As for 52/300 game balls, I would go with X-Rock or Tattoo.
__________________
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin

" Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest"
-Mahatma Ghandi
oppo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2014, 05:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
marlsrsoftball's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Name: Fred
Location: Marlboro Ma
Posts: 226
Default

Originally Posted by tbsteve View Post
I know there probably isn't a best softball out there, but I wanted to grab a dozen 52/300 balls to hit with my new flipper aftermath I have coming in. Any recommendations? Trying to keep it at a reasonable price as well. Found these on Amazon:

Amazon.com : 1 Dozen Evil Bp 12" Softballs - 52cor/.300 Compression AK EVIL BP52 12 Balls : Sports & Outdoors
What about used 52/275's. Have some Evil and Trumps that I can't use. They don't work well in my Wheeler Dealer.
__________________
My Bats in My Bag (Balance Points all with Grip)
PST CLUB MEMBER #1

28.5 oz Ligit ASA HD52 Jeff Hall Reload
28 oz PST98 (BP Bat)(Actual weight 29.2 oz)(BP 22 1/4")
28 oz Worth WS23 (Actual Weight 29.8 oz)
28 oz Worth Black EST (BP 20 3/4") (Actual weight 28.8oz/BP 20 3/8")
27 oz Combat Virus Morphed (Actual wight 27.4 oz)
marlsrsoftball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2014, 09:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member

 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Name: Joe
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 28
Default

Originally Posted by marlsrsoftball View Post
What about used 52/275's. Have some Evil and Trumps that I can't use. They don't work well in my Wheeler Dealer.
Does anybody else think ALL .52's are 275? The ASA are just stamped with 300? I notice zero difference between any ASA .52/300 and classic+ I have.
GrinningBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2014, 09:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
marlsrsoftball's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Name: Fred
Location: Marlboro Ma
Posts: 226
Default

Originally Posted by GrinningBear View Post
Does anybody else think ALL .52's are 275? The ASA are just stamped with 300? I notice zero difference between any ASA .52/300 and classic+ I have.
I use both in BP and there is not too much difference mostly depending on the brand.

The Tattoo 300's toss better in my WD than the 275's mainly because the Tattoo's are a better ball than the Evil and Trumps that I got.
__________________
My Bats in My Bag (Balance Points all with Grip)
PST CLUB MEMBER #1

28.5 oz Ligit ASA HD52 Jeff Hall Reload
28 oz PST98 (BP Bat)(Actual weight 29.2 oz)(BP 22 1/4")
28 oz Worth WS23 (Actual Weight 29.8 oz)
28 oz Worth Black EST (BP 20 3/4") (Actual weight 28.8oz/BP 20 3/8")
27 oz Combat Virus Morphed (Actual wight 27.4 oz)

Last edited by marlsrsoftball; 09-12-2014 at 09:24 PM.
marlsrsoftball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 12:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Name: stephen
Location: tampa bay
Posts: 32
Default

Thanks for your inputs guys. This league by me gets pretty butt-hurt regarding game balls so I just use the ones they sell. Were you referring to these tho?
ASA TATTOO 12" Composite 52 Core-A.D. STARR
tbsteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 02:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member

 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Name: Joe
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 28
Default

The Tattoo composite is a very good ball for games. The Dudley ZN is another one. The composite Trump has always been good. Are they still calling it the X-Rock? Haven't seen the new ones.

All of those are pretty expensive for BP. The synthetic are way cheaper. Tattoo makes a good, inexpensive synthetic, but honestly I think tattooball left Trump with a good product. I have several dozen Stotes that fly well and are holding up. The ASA stamps seems to wear off easily, though.

The Evil BP balls are popular for a reason, but I found they tend to sail even when hit high. Regular .52's have to rise for distance, not float. I'm not sure what Evil's more expensive "game" ball is, but they've rarely made a bad ball.

The new Hot Dot got some formulaic help and this year's was very good. Totally different ball. Literally. I'll try to post picks of the good and bad ones. Even the original crappy ones have held up very well.

People hate Baden, but they're known for making balls out of spec. The Baden Lexum is hard, makes a sharper crack, and flies better than pretty much any other .52 I've hit. Others have not been so lucky.

I think that's all I've had direct experience with.
GrinningBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 03:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member

 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Name: Joe
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 28
Default

Should mention that for some reason Classic + can be bought at a huge discount, and as has been mentioned there's very little to no difference off the bat unless you're comparing a ZN to an original Hot Dot.
GrinningBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 03:05 AM   #10 (permalink)
Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Name: stephen
Location: tampa bay
Posts: 32
Default

I am limited on my softball knowledge man I appreciate your posts. So what do you recommend for a ball that I can get for practice? Game balls are taken care of, just looking for some good practice balls for ASA.
tbsteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 03:24 AM.