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Old 08-17-2016, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Aloha gang!
Just getting back into the S/P Softball seen after a 25+ year hiatus. So I pulled out the old 1990’s Easton “Major Impact” bat out of the shed. Took some batting practice (cage), after a few whiffs, got the swing semi back on track. After 60 pitches or so, hit about 10-15 in the sweet-spot.
Being out of the scene so long, I was curious if I should upgrade to a new bat? How much has bat technology changed over the past 25+ years? Not looking for a super high-end bat, just maybe an improved tech. bat.
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Thanks for the inputs!!
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It has changed a lot since then and many of the old bats aren't even allowed anymore. Be sure to check up on what certification is required where you will be playing.
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Also depends on what ball you are using. Some of the old metals handle the 52's pretty well.
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Hey guys im new to this which bat is better a 2011 easton salvo 34/30 or a 2014 easton b helmer 4.034/26
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by metsin032000 View Post
Hey guys im new to this which bat is better a 2011 easton salvo 34/30 or a 2014 easton b helmer 4.034/26
If you can swing it comfortably the 30 oz Salvo. For me a 26 would be way too light.
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