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# How does drop affect a softball bat?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

11y ago

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

http://www.aluminumbats.com/batsizingguide-thebattersbox.aspx

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.

Wiki User

14y ago

Wiki User

13y ago

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.

Wiki User

15y ago

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

Wiki User

15y ago

It is the difference between the length of the bat and the weight, ie 33 in length and 23 oz weight, is a drop 10, or -10, 33 in length and 24 oz weight is a drop 9, or -9, etc.

Wiki User

12y ago

There's 8 10 and 12 drop bats it all just depends on weight how old you are and such. I'm a freshman in highschool and About 119 pounds and the 10 drop is what I use

Wiki User

11y ago

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.

Wiki User

11y ago

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

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### How many ounces is a drop 10 softball bat?

It is a 33 inch 23 oz bat.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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 the difference from a baseball bat and a softball bat?

I guess they are more heavier than softball bats

### Is a drop of 4 good on a softball bat?

It's not good nor bad it just means the weight to length ratio is significantly smaller than most softball bats currently used.

### 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

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