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in softball, it is important to drop the bat because if you sling it you could hit the catcher or maybe even the pitcher. it is safer to just set it down.

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What is drop on a softball bat?

The drop is the difference between the length of the bat and the weight of the bat. If you have a 32 inch bat and its weight is 22oz you have a -10 drop.


How does drop affect a softball bat?

It doesn't "affect" the bat. Drop is the difference of the length and the weight.


Do you drop bat when you hit ball and run to base in softball?

Yes you drop the bat after you hit the ball.


What is a 33 drop 10 bat for softball?

It is a 33 inch 23 oz 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


In softball can a bat be carried to firstbase on a hit?

After the ball is hit, the batter MUST drop the bat at home plate. It is important to remember not to "throw" the bat behind you in a game. It could result in an automatic out.


What is bat drop on fast pitch softball bats?

The drop is the weight of the bat in relationship to the length. If you have a 32 inch bat and a -10 drop the weight is 22 ounces. If you have a 32 inch bat and a -9 drop the weight is 23 ounces.


What is the -10 on a softball bat?

That is referred to as the drop. It is the difference between the bat length and the weight. If the bat is 32 inches long and the drop is -10 the weight is 22oz. If bat is 32 inches and the drop is -12 then the weight is 20oz.


What is the minus bat drop requirement for high school softball?

There is no limit to the drop; that only applies to baseball. The only requirement for a softball bat to be used in high school softball is that it must be ASA (Amateur Softball Association) approved and so marked on the bat. The current marking is the phrase ASA 2004 inside the outline of a home plate.


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 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 between a Easton Stealth Softball bat SCN7B and SCN6B?

SCN7B is a -9 drop SCN6B is a -10 drop


What does the -11 mean for fast pitch softball bats?

It referrers to the drop of the bat or the weight. If you have a 32 inch long bat and a -11 drop the bat weight is 21 oz. If you have a 31 inch long bat and a -11 the bat weight is 20 oz.


What softball bat would be good for a beginner?

When selecting a softball bat a few things need to be considered; age, height, and weight of the person who will be using the bat, type of material the bat is made from, the grip, the drop; length-to-weight ratio, and if a youth bat or adult bat is needed. Easton has many choices in beginner's softball bats including youth and adult bats.


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.


Can you use a -12.5 oz bat for high school fast pitch softball?

As long as the bat make and model are not banned you can use a -12.5 drop.


Does the -9 mean the bat is heavier than a -10 fastpitch softball bat?

If you are talking about the same length bat then yes a 9 drop is heavier than a 10 drop. The -9 and -10 is used to tell you the weight of the bat in relationship to the length. If you have a 32 inch bat and a -10 drop the bats weight is 22 oz. If that same length bat is a -9 drop it would be 23 oz. If you have a 31 inch bat and a -9 drop the bat it would be 22 oz.


What does the -10 mean for fastpitch softball bats?

It stands for drop 10. The drop of a bat depends on what the length and weight is. You find out the drop by subtracting the weight from the length. So if your bat was 32 inches long and 22 ounces then it would be drop 10 (-10) if your bat was 32 inches and 25 ounces then it would be drop 7 (-7)


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


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