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Discussion: ASA and USSSA bats no longer approved for use in SSUSA play??

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April 29, 2014
Men's 65
3146 posts
ASA and USSSA bats no longer approved for use in SSUSA play??
The way I read the new "Bat Policy" is that ASA, USSSA and some older senior bats are no longer approved. This includes my yellow/white MM Combat, among others.
April 29, 2014
2518 posts
That assumption would be incorrect ... The very first line of the BAT POLICY is ...

"Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, Senior Softball-USA will license new senior bats ..." [Emphasis added]

The new BAT POLICY applies only to newly manufactured bats brought to the marketplace after December 31, 2013 ... Accordingly, all bats that were previously legal as of that date may continue to be used, including your yellow/white MM Combat ...

April 29, 2014
1 posts
Please clarify:

"Accordingly, all bats that were previously legal as of that date (December 31, 2013) may continue to be used"

What exactly does that mean regarding any ASA, USSSA bats etc. released prior to 2014? Can I continue to use them in SSUSA tourneys?

Can I use a 2014 ASA bat that does not have SSUSA stamp?
April 29, 2014
2518 posts
Please see Official SSUSA Rulebook §3.4(3) • APPROVED BATS (at page 15) ... Here is the language, in its entirety, as it applies to bats manufactured prior to January 1, 2014:

All bats marked "1.21 BPF" (Bat Performance Factor) or less, SSUSA approved bats, or bats having an ASA 2000 or 2004 stamp are approved for use. Any bat displaying the label "Exceeds 1.21 BPF" is not approved. The rating must be clearly visible on the bat, or it must be obvious to the inspector that the bat is of an age to make it not high-tech.

April 29, 2014
Men's 55
377 posts
There are many confused players concerning this policy....seems simple enough but? Aloha, Fabe
April 30, 2014
Men's 65
3146 posts
Staff, thanks for clearing my confusion!

I have a 2014 USSSA approved bat, the Worth Sick 454 Greg Connell. It has a bpf of 1.20 so it meets the criteria "All bats marked "1.21 BPF or less".
cleanoneb, is the bpf listed on your bat?
April 30, 2014
Men's 70
517 posts
BruceinGa Good Morning.

From the Bat Policy above here is the approved Jan 1 2014 and later manufactured bats that are legal from Worth:

•Toxic Titan (SBTXXX)
•Toxic XXX Reload (SBXXXR)
•454 (SBRHA)
•Sick 454 Resmondo Endload (SBSRU)
•2 Legit (FPLGC)
•Legit Balanced (SB43S, SBL5S, SBL5U)
•Launch 510 (WSRSB, WSRRH)

This is what seems to be legal if made Jan 1, 2014 and later, there is a Sick 454, what is your model number, if SBSRU then your bat is legal AS I READ THE POLICY.
(that last is a disclamir in that i may not know what i am talking about, later C)
April 30, 2014
Men's 65
3146 posts
The model number of my Sick is SBSKBU.
I'm still confused!
thanks crusher
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