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I'm 6' tall, but only 145lbs. I'm a leadoff hitter, line drives either way, but would like a little more ...




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Old 04-03-2014, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm 6' tall, but only 145lbs. I'm a leadoff hitter, line drives either way, but would like a little more pop (harder, not necessarily farther.)

I currently have, and love, a 2014 Worth 454 Balance USSSA. Unfortunately, I've switched exclusively to ASA all and can't use this bat. I believe most of my ball will be played with 52/.275 balls, but I'm sure there will be a decent bit of 44-47/375 in there, so I need something that works pretty well with both. I play Co-Ed, B-C leagues, and am in NC, so it is HOT for a lot of them.

I really don't have a preference to comp vs steel, single vs double wall, etc. as I don't have enough experience with a variety of bats (and knowing what I'm hitting with) to know the difference. I hit w/a gray & maroon Synergy the other night that I really liked (don't know what it was, but it was ASA), and I hit pretty good w/ my wife's Mizuno Craze.


Any advice guys? I'm hoping for a 27 oz, all around great bat, that will help with the doubles and triples.

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Look at the Easton B3 (I believe it is the ASA one), Worth Legit ASA Balanced, or that Aftermath Demarini. Depends on what your budget is. If you love the 27 balanced feel of the Worth, maybe stick with that. It all comes down to what you are comfortable with, other than that the technology is not that much different. Getting something you are comfortable with is the biggest hurdle.
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add an endload for extra juice on the ball. and what Stork said comfort is king
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Why not get a balanced asa 454 since you like your USSSA model?
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Originally Posted by LSX Freak View Post
Why not get a balanced asa 454 since you like your USSSA model?
I'm not opposed to the ASA 454. I've hit with one and do like it. I just wanted to see if anyone knew of a better option that I should try out.
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Can anyone tell me the difference between all of the Worth 454 ASA bats? There seem to be 5-6 that are all balanced, but I don't know enough to know what benefits each might have, etc.
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If you like your 454 I'd stick with that. If it ain't broke don't fix it

Wish I could answer your questions on the 454... I'm kind of a noob to the new Worths.
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I found what I think is a good deal on an Easton SSR4 and Demarini The One ".12 Edition" ($225 for both + 60 balls). What do you guys think about these?

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Follow up... I picked up the Easton SSR4 and the Demarini. We've only played one game, and my swing was completely off, but I think they're going to work well for my wife and I.

Thank you for all of the advice!
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