Composite is better if you want more power, but you need to break in a composite bat (about 200 hits w/ leather baseballs). Aluminum is the best once you buy it then gradually loses pop after each at bat. I bought one of each kind. Both work good for me, if you mix up the use of each. I would suggest that you get a "practice" bat and a game/cold weather bat. To preserve your $300-420$ bat.
In the 2011 World Series College Fastpitch
1) Demarini CF4/CF4 Insane
2) Easton Stealth/Synergy
If I bought anything else it would be the USA made Anderson bats. All metal! The kids I've seen using these bats, don't seem to be miss anything.
These two were the most used. My 14 year old swings the Synergy Speed 33/23. The weighting and balence works for her, big girl! She pounds the ball.
aluminum...sux you can feel all the vibration.
composite should be better if your not getting the bal at like 500m/h....but if ur getting hard shots...id go with aluminium...but honestly......wood is he greatest
I think the composite bat hit the farthest.
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The DeMarini Voodoo Black bat is made of aluminum alloy.
Composite bats are better because the way they hit the ball moves it farther. It is also usually lighter then the aluminum, so it's easier to swing.
Composite bats more dull sounds when hit (close to a wood bat) while aluminum makes a "loud ping" once contact is made
Yes you can! Especially since it's aluminum... I recommend a composite bat though. Composite bats have way more pop than aluminum bats. I would recommend the cf3 or cf4 for a new bat. Or try the stealth!
I just got that same bat (for $25 I can't believe it) and I'm pretty sure that it is half composite and half aluminum but I can't be sure. It makes a funny noise when you hit something with it and its not pure composite or pure aluminum so I think its a mix.
It depends on the type and quality of bat, some are made of aluminum, others composite. The higher end bats are usually a type of composite alloy mix.
The composite bats have a trampoline like affect that give the ball more distance. Aluminum is more stiff and has less of a trampoline affect than a composite bat would.
Which is better, perpendicular or parallel bat rolling, will depend on the type of bat you are rolling. If you are rolling an aluminum bat parallel bat rolling is better.
There are a lot bats that have some composite or all composite. If you are looking for a good bat to buy that is composite, I would recommend a combat, they are 100% composite, so they have a really good pop, and they have a very long barrel which means the sweet spot is a lot bigger.
Not as dangerous as the newer composite bats.
A division of Spalding was set to introduce the Fusion bat; a composite of aluminum and graphite, it was supposed to provide a lighter, faster swing.