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Discussion: 100 mph bats and the ASA

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Nov. 7, 2006
BillyMac
Men's 55
91 posts
100 mph bats and the ASA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

\"Grandfathered\" Bats no longer authorized in ASA beginning in 2008

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, November, 6 2006 — The Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, today announced that under a resolution adopted by the ASA Board of Directors, bats submitted by manufacturers that were previously allowed a 2 mph variance in the ASA’s test standards are no longer authorized for use in ASA Championship Play effective January 1, 2008.

Commonly referred to by players and coaches as “grandfathered” bats, these bats were allowed a 2 mph testing variance under the terms of an agreement the bat manufacturers and ASA negotiated in the fall of 2003. These terms will no longer be in effect on January 1, 2008 thus making these bats illegal for use in ASA Championship Play.

According to the list provided to ASA under the terms of the agreement with each manufacturer, the following bats will be placed on the non approved list on January 1, 2008

Easton
Synergy2

Miken
Freak


Louisville Slugger

SB304

SB404


Worth
XGOLD-Fastpitch
XRED-Fastpitch
XPST4
WWSCA

SBWKA

About the ASA

The Amateur Softball Association of America, a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization based in Oklahoma City, OK, is the national governing body of softball in the United States. Founded in 1933, the ASA regulates competition in every state through a network of 85 local associations to insure fairness and equal opportunity to the millions of players who annually play the sport. Additional information about the ASA and its Bat Testing and Certification Program can be found by visiting www.asasoftball.com
Nov. 7, 2006
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
Billy Mac
What are we going to do with these Freaks.
Don
Nov. 7, 2006
BillyMac
Men's 55
91 posts
Donny...mine finally broke this fall (and broke my heart). Suffice to say, I won't be going to E-Bay to look for another. Hope all is well with you.
peace
Hit To WIN!!!!
B Mac
Nov. 7, 2006
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2667 posts
One more year left BillyMac. I just listed a niw Synergy 2 on eBay.
Nov. 7, 2006
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
Billy Mac
I have one left if you need one. I won't it go on ebay like Bruce with a hope. They are still good in SPA and USSSA
Hope everything is fine with you and Stu, Miss talking with the both of you two Yankees. Maybe see you next year.
aways your friend
Don
Nov. 7, 2006
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
Billy and Bruce
Look at Ebay all the Freaks 100 for sale Someone has quit palying ASA.
Don
Nov. 7, 2006
the wood
1086 posts
I have a 27 oz and a 26 oz original Freak (w/ USSSA stamps). Both are in very good condition... neither have been modified.
If you're interested, email me @ awtgroupsc@aol.com and make me an offer.
Bob Woodroof
Nov. 8, 2006
BillyMac
Men's 55
91 posts
JAH#4...alias Donny the Demon...If you are going to Fort Myers this weekend, bring it with you. If you want to be reasonable about the SSSSS, I'll take it off your hands. Leave a message here or shoot me an e-mail about where you'll be. I'm leaving in the early AM tomorrow, so make it today if possible. Hope to see you in FL.
peace
Hit To WIN!!!!
B Mac
Nov. 15, 2006
Mitch
Men's 50
68 posts
I was under the impression that according to the license agreement between the ASA and bat manufacturers, these bats could be used "indefinitely" after June 30, 2004. If that is in fact true, then how can the ASA make these bats illegal without being in violation of the agreement? Or did the ASA consult with the bat manufacturers and come to a new agreement? Can anyone shed more light on this subject? I would hate to have to give up my Synergy 2.
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