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Old 06-30-2013, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently started playing slow pitch softball. I played baseball as a kid, and now I see that hitting in softball is quite different. After a ton of batting practice I'm starting to to get more consistent with my hitting. I was never a power hitter in little league but now I am older, much stronger, and bigger. I know that base hits are very important in slow pitch, but I want to be able to mash one from time to time. So here is my dilemma. I have just been using the team bats, as everyone shares their bats. I have had my best success thus far with aluminum bats. I have tried the composites our other players have, but I just pop out with them. This weekend my buddy/teammate and I did a ton of BP, and to save his composite from wear, he found an old bat his uncle gave him and we started swinging away. Swing after swing I was destroying the ball. I couldn't believe it. With an old aluminum bat. So I googled the bat, a East on Redline sz1-c 34/28 end loaded Mother load. Come to find out they are actually pretty popular bats. I just figured it was an old "cheapy".

Here are my questions. Should I buy a used super hot composite bat or an aluminum bat similar to this one. If so what would you guys recommend. Second. Should I just continue to work on base hitting, or should I try to develop a power swing as well. Bare in mind my team only has 3 power hitters, the rest of us are all pretty much rookies. We play in a NSA league.




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Old 06-30-2013, 03:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For most people, a composite bat will get better results than metal. Higher exit speed and greater distance, not necessarily more hits. But, if you're killing it with the Redline, you may want to just keep using that. And work on hitting hard liners, the home runs will come.
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For most people, a composite bat will get better results than metal. Higher exit speed and greater distance, not necessarily more hits. But, if you're killing it with the Redline, you may want to just keep using that. And work on hitting hard liners, the home runs will come.
This is about as good of an answer as you can get. Especially the last sentence.

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The Redline was a great bat. They aren't terribly durable and they cannot hold a candle to the performance of a decent composite. It is a favorite in metal only leagues when they can be found.
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Appreciate it. Any suggestions on a bat to select if I do get a new one. Something end loaded, in the $100-$200 range?
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Easton L6 niw would be a good fit in that range...
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Appreciate it. Any suggestions on a bat to select if I do get a new one. Something end loaded, in the $100-$200 range?
I'll defer on composites. But as for metal, as mentioned, the White Steel is great if you like an end load, the Easton ST1z is a solid classic with the ST2z being close, the Raw is also good. Just my opinion.
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The new easton L7 is a nice end loaded metal bat as well.
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Honestly in NSA. A hot composite will definitely be more beneficial with practice. To me an Easton sp12sy100 or sy100w are my favorites(got my sy100s for $100 ea). Their durablility especially against harder nsa balls is great & will absolutely destroy them. The sy100 I like to use comes as .25oz endload but at 30oz is feel like a .5 & has a good sweet spot. Which would give you that endload you like, but at the same time give you the forgiveness of a balanced bat till you get your swing more dialed in. Once you get your swing dialed in & get more consistant then the hr’s will come. “I’d” only use metal against m stamp utrip ball 44/325s in hot weather or in metal only leagues. My 2c

Also working on bat speed excercises will help & tee work will help a lot to. Unlike baseball your basically generating all of your own power. Plenty of knowledge on here take your time look around thru the different threads.
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