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Discussion: Asa bats

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March 5, 2014
boogpow44
52 posts
Asa bats
Our league has switched from senior allowed 1.21 bats to Asa bats only in order to level playing field.
Any input on the hottest Asa only bats out there. Do not care about durability. We use the 52 core 300compression Dudley hycon.
March 5, 2014
Whitey58
6 posts
With those 52-300 compression balls the best ASA bat is the Miken Triad Extreme. The bat will be more durable hitting those balls than the 375 compression ball.Alot of pop from this bat. After talking with Miken I am waiting for the Miken Physco maxload to use with the 375 balls. The triads are built for the 300 balls. Awesome bat
March 5, 2014
Bruster55
17 posts
Hot ASA bats:Worth 454 sick or the Worth Filthy which is made for the 52/300 balls.
March 6, 2014
Fred S
Men's 80
93 posts
Agree with Whitey58 on the Triad. I used a Triad 3 last year and that ball just flew off it just a well as my PST's
March 6, 2014
boogpow44
52 posts
Fred s. Are you still swinging those 30 ouncers, the last time I talked to you I was amazed guy is 80 years old and still swinging 30 ounce bat. Hope all is well and your able to play softball this spring and summer.
March 6, 2014
ju25
Men's 55
139 posts
All of the new ASA bats are made and tested for the 52/300 ball. The difference in performance for most is minimal, so swing what feels best in your hands. The hype has the Demarini J3A as senior hot, but just like the juggy and geezer, the bat has too much flex for my liking. Bats that are getting good reviews are Demarini J3A, Aftermath, Fu-Dawg, Combat Derby Boys,Wanted, Easton L4,L6, XL2, Worth Legit,Sick,Mutant, Miken Triad. Find the bat that fits you and be patient because some take a little longer to get going than others. Every time a new bat comes out it gets hyped as the greatest, but they all still have to pass the same test.
March 6, 2014
DonB
35 posts
Here is some good info on new ASA approved bats that I found on another site:

As of October 1, 2012, ASA has changed the way they are testing their slow pitch bats. With this change, ASA has also created a new stamp for all ASA-certified bats. Donít worry though, ASA bats with the old stamp are grandfathered in and legal for play moving forward.

The biggest change has to do with how ASA performs their tests. In the past, ASA bats were tested with a cannon that fired a softball at the barrel of a bat at 110 mph. This test measured the balls exit speed off of the barrel to ensure the batís performance didnít result in an exit speed greater than 98 mph. In the new test, the ball is fired at 105 mph instead of 110, but allows the exit speed to remain at 98 mph. The decrease in cannon speed allows for a greater bat performance. By slowing down the rate of the ball in the test, manufacturers can increase the speed at which the ball leaves the bat.

There was also a change made to the official softball used in ASA competition. In the past, ASA required a 44 Core, 375 compression ball. Now they allow a 52 Core, 300 compression ball. In simplified terms, the ball is now bouncier than in the past. ASAís goal is to have the ball flex more than the bat and for ASA bats to perform more like USSSA bats.

Even with the new rule changes, not all ASA bats will be USSSA certified. Each bat is specific as to which leagues it is legal. For example, the new Triad from Miken is ASA certified, but is too hot for USSSA play. While the Z-2000 from Louisville Slugger is maxed out on the ASA test, but still able to pass the USSSA certification.

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March 6, 2014
Fred S
Men's 80
93 posts
boogpow44: Yep still swing those babies though they are actually 29.4 oz even though the sticker says 28 oz. I am starting to lean towards my 27 oz. lately. The day had to come and I think it is just about here.
March 7, 2014
FOFO
Men's 50
171 posts
I actually have a 2003 27 oz warranty replacement model, W melted into end cap, still in the wrapper. I think it may be worth a couple bucks.
March 7, 2014
Dbax
Men's 60
1280 posts
FOFO, who are you playing with this year?
March 10, 2014
JMJIT
Men's 60
35 posts
Hi all.my thoughts on asa bats.I have owned 3 combat derby boys(all 3 broke in less than a month,the compression rings).I also have the Combat Wanted great bat,Personally the Combat Dirty is taking our league by storm.I bought mine and let others try it,and now there are about 60 or so maybe more.I just know this bat hits Bombs and at least 3 or more in both teams all day 14 teams.Thats about alli can tell you.I dohave a Worth Filthy and i do not like it.....
March 10, 2014
boogpow44
52 posts
Which model of dirty Asa bat, there is a couple to chose from.
March 12, 2014
JMJIT
Men's 60
35 posts
There is only 1asa only Combat Dirty it is grey with red lettering
March 12, 2014
boogpow44
52 posts
I don't believe I can name the retailer on this website, but combat is making a 2015 black Asa only bat and it is out already.
March 12, 2014
ju25
Men's 55
139 posts
2015 Dirty G3 Reloaded scheduled to be released on 3/21/14. These bats will come with a 1/2 oz. endload in 25.5 thru 28.5 oz. There will be an ASA only, USSSA only, 275(ASA/USSSA), and 1.21 Senior models.
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