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The maximum speed in which a softball can come off the bat at in mph. (The bat's composition or structure is designed to limit the speed of the ball off the bat to 120mph)

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What is a Slowpitch Softball Bat?

You may be wondering what the difference is among a slowpitch softball bat, a fastpitch softball bat and a regular baseball bat. The difference is in the technology of designing the bat. The length, weight and barrel diameter, among other features, are the main differences. Manufacturers have determined the size and weight that are optimal for hitting a slowpitch softball versus fastpitch, and have designed them accordingly.softballpickles .com


Can you use a fastpitch softball bat in slowpitch softball?

I don't know what the "legal" umpire answer would be, but I do know that fastpitch bats are made lighter so they can be swung quicker. It seems like you would want to use a slowpitch bat in slowpitch for the extra power you would get from the extra weight of the bat. There is no rule against it as long as the bat is an approved bat in the league you are playing in, i.e. ASA, USSSA, ISA, NSA.


Is a vritcal crack bad for a slowpitch softball bat?

YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES. You can bust your bat that way!!!!


What is the best asa approved slowpitch softball bat?

Go with the Easton Salvo or The Demarini J2 Flyswatter. Awsome Bats.


Can a slowpitch softball bat get damaged if used with for fastpitch softballs?

yes, they are made differently and of different substances and could be damaged when hit


Can a fast pitch softball bat be damaged if used for slowpitch softball?

Yes, a slowpich ball is heavier. That is why a slowpitch ball makes an arch and drop straight to the ground. since fastpitch balls come in faster the bats are lighter and made to swing faster.............any other questions go to www.youbetya.com


What is the heaviest bat you can use in slowpitch softball?

it really depends on your governing body in usssa slowpitch you can use up to 31 ounces legally some people get by and use heavier bat but unless you are built like a gorilla a heavier bat is going to have a negative effect on your bat speed. You ideally want a medium, middle of the road bat weight of 26 to 28 ounces so you can get a quick bat onto the ball


Is it safe to hit a baseball with a softball bat?

Softball bats are designed to hit softballs. Hitting a baseball with a softball bat may damage the bat. Either hit a softball or get a baseball bat if you do not want to risk damaging your bat.


What is inside a fastpitch softball bat?

Air. A softball bat is an empty cylinder.


Why would you need a softball bat in combat?

You would need a softball bat in combat if there is no other weapon available. A softball bat is useful in combat because of the length of the bat and the hardness of the bat.


What is the function of a softball bat?

to hit a softball.


What does the -8 mean on your softball bat?

-8 Means that it's a drop 8 bat, and that is just the difference between your length and weight of your bat.


What is the difference from a baseball bat and a softball bat?

I guess they are more heavier than softball bats


How do you hit a softball?

With a bat


What is an ab in softball?

at bat


What is the difference between slow pitch softball and regular softball?

Slowpitch Softball is played using a high-arc pitching technique where the ball slowly falls into the strike-zone. Slowpitch speeds range from 25mph-35mph. Fastpitch Softball a windmill pitching technique is used that increases that speed of the pitch significantly and allows the pitcher to throw different kinds of pitches like drop, rise, curve, screw, and change. Fastpitch speed range from usually 50mph-65mph. The rules are basically the same, minus some variations in batting. In slow pitch if you foul off the third strike you are out. In fastpitch the strike is not called until you swing with no contact with the ball. Both require different equipment. EX:A fastpitch bat is different from a slowpitch bat. Slow Pitch...the coach pitches it and fast pitch....one of the teammates pitches it! :)


What does -9 mean on a softball bat?

-9 means the difference between the weight and the length of the bat (the length of the bat minus the weight of the bat). Most bats on average are -10


Is it safe to hit a softball with a baseball bat?

completely! a softball is less hard than a baseball but a baseball bat will not harm the softball in any way


Is bat speed or bat weight more important in sixteen inch softball?

its the weight of the bat the heavier the bat the further the ball will go the same in fast pitch softball


What is a senior league softball bat?

A softball bat with a barrel over 2 an 1/4 inches in diameter, used by leagues with younger softball players


How do you shave a slowpitch bat?

You start the process by removing the end cap from the bat. The bat is placed in a lathe and the inside wall of the bat is shaved. You ususally just take about .020 off of the inside wall.


What is a Louisville Slugger 125 Y bat?

It's a softball bat.


What does drop mean in a softball bat?

drop means how many ounces it is lighter than the length of the bat for example a drop -10 on a 32" bat would be 22 ounces


Is rolling and shaving a softball bat legal?

If you are going to compete in an organized sporting event, then it is not legal. If you are going to roll your bat, make sure you keep it for your personal home use. See the related link below for the clarifications from the Armature Softball Association of America. Every Sanction of baseball, fastpitch, little league and slopitch softball has an "alteration" or "modification rule except for the ISA in slowpitch soft ball they cleary state it is illegal. Try Batrolling4u.com... I've had great luck with them


What is ab in softball pitching stats?

an at bat