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Discussion: ASA Bats

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May 12, 2014
Men's 50
12 posts
ASA Bats
Are you allowed to use ASA and USSSA bats in senior softball. Thanks for the input.
May 12, 2014
Men's 60
1718 posts
Absolutely, but you won't want to.
May 14, 2014
Fred S
Men's 85
278 posts
Why not? Depends on what kind of hitter you are. I use one and up till this year have had one of the highest batting avg on the team.

I tried one a few years ago and the extra 15-20' turned my hits into outs. I will stay with my ASA bat and keep dropping the in front of the outfielders.
May 14, 2014
Omar Khayyam
1243 posts
This is how those wise old codgers like Fred beat you!
May 15, 2014
Men's 55
178 posts
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.

New stamp ASA only bats do not have the 1.20 bpf on them so they are no longer legal in SSUSA. In league ball it will depend on your league rules. USSSA bats have the 1.20 bpf so they should be legal.
May 15, 2014
Men's 55
451 posts
My Softball bag is like my golf clubs...I start with the heaviest while I'm fresh and go lighter when I start to tire....also after the HR's are gone, go to a NSA Utrip or ASA to change distance BUT keep the weight and swing the same.
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