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Discussion: What bats are allowed?????????

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March 2, 2019
Junior2412
5 posts
What bats are allowed?????????
Other that a "senior" bat, can I use any USSSA or ASA bats in a tournament(reason, I'd rather have a bat with a warranty (don't need the extra "senior" pop).....thanks.
March 2, 2019
Dbax
Men's 60
1804 posts
Yep.
March 2, 2019
ju25
Men's 60
203 posts
The bat must have a bpf stamp of 1.21 or lower, the new ASA bats do not have the bpf on them and are illegal. Older ASA bats with the 1.20 bpf on them are okay. USSSA bats have the 1.20 bpf on the thumb print. Click on Bat Policy above.
March 2, 2019
titanhd
Men's 50
545 posts
PAGE 15 OF THE RULE BOOK.
March 2, 2019
Junior2412
5 posts
Titanhd.........Reading Page 15 doesn't really help me with this question.
However.......JU25 telling me that ALL NEW ASA bats don't have the 1.21 stamp DOES help me.
So JU25......................Do ALL New USSSA 2019 bats have the stamp on them and that would make them allowed in tourney's?????????
Thanks.
March 2, 2019
ju25
Men's 60
203 posts
USSSA bats 2013 and beyond have the 1.20 bpf in the thumb print . ASA bats with 2004 & 2000 stamp have the 1.20 bpf on them are ok . Dual stamp bats(ASA/USSSA) have the 1.20 bpf on them also. 3.4(3) • APPROVED BATS
All bats manufactured prior to 2014 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 [1] clearly visible on the bat, or [2] be
clearly and permanently marked by either SSUSA logo or “Approved for
March 2, 2019
Junior2412
5 posts
Yes...........here's the rule...............
3.4(3) • APPROVED BATS...All bats manufactured prior to 2014 marked "1.21 BPF"(Bat Performance Factor)or less, SSUSA approved bats, or bats having an ASA2000 or 2004 stamp are approved for use. Any bat displaying the label "Exceeds 1.21 BPF" is not approved. The rating must be[1]clearly visible on the bat, or [2] be clearly and permanently marked by either SSUSA logo or “Approved for SSUSA Use”,or similar, by permanent sticker, etching or imprint. Any new bats introduced by bat manufacturers after 2013 must appear on the SSUSA Approved Bat List to be legal for use in any SSUSA sanctioned event.
However, I WAS looking for the interpretation of the rule BEFORE buying a new bat...
June 14, 2019
armiho211
Men's 70
445 posts
got a couple of used bats if interested:

RAWLINGS SILVERBACK #SBACL ASA 2000 1.20 BPF 26 OZ NO CRACKS, REGULAR WEAR AND TEAR


MIZUNO ORANGE CRUSH 2 ASA 2004 1.20BPF 28 OZ NO CRACKS, REGULAR WEAR AND TEAR

IF INTERESTED, CAN SEND PICS TO YOUR CELL....

flarmijo@sbcglobal.net
June 14, 2019
marcster13
90 posts
Here is the list. You still see people swinging illegal bats like Monsta at SSUSA turnies though so i am not sure the bat rule is enforced.

The following bats have been approved for Senior Softball-USA use:

Updated December 6, 2018

Adidas:

All Adidas slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Combat:

All Combat slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

DeMarini:

All DeMarini slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Dudley:

All Dudley slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Easton:

All Easton slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Elite Sports:

All Elite Sports slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Louisville Slugger:

All Louisville Slugger slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Miken Sports:

All Miken slow-pitch softball bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved, excluding the Original Gray Miken Ultra.

Mizuno:

All Mizuno slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Reebok:

All Reebok slow-pitch bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved.

Worth:

All Worth slow-pitch softball bats stamped 1.21 BPF or lower are approved
June 15, 2019
softballer
Men's 55
583 posts
How about the combat b-1 old one?
June 17, 2019
Fabe
Men's 60
401 posts
Bat requires an association stamp...got one of those! Aloha, Fabe
June 17, 2019
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
1252 posts
Fabe, you might want to look at the Bat Policy above which includes the list that marcster13 posted also. I only say that because I have two senior bats that are clearly marked with the Senior Softball stamp and are not legal for play; so I only use them for batting practice. Hopefully your bat meets the policy. Mahalo.
June 17, 2019
Fabe
Men's 60
401 posts
Nancy,
Good follow up...I was making reference to the Combat B1 with no stamps. I should've been clear with that! I have one of those n swing it only during bp! Aloha, Fabe
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