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Aug. 30, 2012
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ambush Review

Bat warmers are illegal in ASA, they have a rule, the ball cannot come off the bat faster than 98 miles/hr.(safety reasons) lower level parks & rec., and co-ed softball. This is why they have some legal bats,and some illegal bats. What they found out was that the ball came off the bats faster than 98 mph using legal bats that were heated (I guess the bat warmers do work for better performance) Like HJ said, I think more flexibility, more spring. In 2010 to 2012, bat warmers were legal, but the start of 2012, ASA said no longer legal. Some local leagues use ASA as a basis for their league rules, but their boards say better performing bats, and bat warmers are OK, One Spokane,WA league did this.
SSUSA,NSA,USSSA,and Canada Softball are all fine with using warmers.
Does anyone know of other leagues that they are OK?
Gary19-as long as there is competition in sports, the players will be looking for that extra edge, as long as it is legal of course.
Aug. 29, 2012
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ambush Review

jfsully, your post Aug.16th, "cheater bats" (shaved, heated,etc.) Shaved bats, rolled bats, I agree, but heated, or warmed bats are fine in SSUSA. Check with Terry H., he says "they are part of the game".
Anybody use a bat warmer? Or some kind of heater? Are they working for you?
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