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The drop is the second most important thing in sizing a player with a new bat. First is the proper length. Once you determine that, the player should swing the heaviest bat she can get around quickly. That's not to say the heaviest bat, but the heaviest bat she can get good bat speed with. For most high school age girls with above average ability that's -10 or even -9. For high school players with average or below (less than a .300 batting average) as well as younger girls the drop should probably be about -11 or -12.

As stated before, the first thing to find out is the proper length. To do that click the Bat Sizing Guide link

What is the drop?

Bat Length Minus The Drop = Bat Weight

"The Drop" is a common term for describing the weight of an aluminum bat. It is unique to aluminum and composite bats as the weight of a wood bat varies somewhat within each bat.

The drop simply means you take the length of the bat and subtract the drop to determine the weight.

For Example: The DeMarini CF4 is a -10 and is available in 31", 32", 33" and 34". Therefore, a 31" would weigh 21 ounces, a 32" would weigh 22 ounces and so on.

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Why is the drop of a softball bat important?

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.

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.

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