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Old 07-21-2014, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everybody, I'm starting to get into playing some competitive slowpitch, I'm currently in a league and starting to play tournaments also, both men's and Co-Rec. I am starting to look into getting my own bat and was wondering what a good bat might be. I don't want to spend over $200, I am a pretty big guy with good power, I stand 6'3" and weigh 300. I'm not a tub of lard either, I'm a college football player so I'm pretty athletic. I can hit bombs with decent bats but I want more consistency and better distances. Any bats that you would recommend. I appreciate the feedback, thanks.





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Welcome bro................first thing:
What are the bat rules in your league?
Which ball will you be using?

Secondly..........
what are your preferences?


200 bux can get you multiple bats right now.
Without nowing the above info here is a quick suggestion:
Mizuno Blackout
Miken DC-41 2015
Demarini CL-22
COmbat..........well any of them
Easton 100w
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I believe that the tourneys and league that I'm in is all ASA around here. I am not so much buying for right now but possibly looking at bats that I could buy for next year based on the new model release and price dropping. I will most likely be using the Trump Evil Ball ASA 50/300 with HOT. And personally I like the feel of an end loaded bat at about 28oz. So any personal recommendations or opinions would be great!

Thank you for the help.
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Easton line or demarini
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Originally Posted by hb2 View Post
Easton line or demarini
Any specific bat or series? Like the Raw Power line in Easton possibly?
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Asa, and endloaded.....
Well you will not find a better bat than the Combat Wanted or Demarini J3a.

To be honest....any of the asa only bats will perform well...if they fit your swing.
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I was looking at dual asa and usssa bats so that I had a bat for either one. I have read some good reviews on the Miken Freak 4 the Fallen and also the Easton LX.0 but wanted a second opinion.
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Both of those will work.
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Originally Posted by hb2 View Post
Both of those will work.
Is one a better choice than the other? Because the Miken is 20 cheaper than the Easton, but at only $20 I'll spend the money if the LX.0 is a better choice.
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Before you go dropping 200 dollars on internet opinions I would highly suggest swinging anything you can before you purchase.

My team has an LX0, It's a good bat and Eastons are known to be tanks so it will last you a while. I'm hearing really good things about the all association Combat's right now too.

That being said my e-opinion says go with easton, mine has 3500 hits on it and is still going strong (28oz L5). But, I don't feel as thought the LX0 is as good as the B1, B2, L1, L2, L5 in USSSA. I play NSA and Utrip so I've never hist .52/300 balls and can't comment on ASA only bats.
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