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Discussion: 2 pc vrs 1 pc

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Nov. 30, 2020
Goater
59 posts
2 pc vrs 1 pc
Currently, it seems as if 2pc bats outnumber 1 pc bats about 80% to 20%. I don't know if it is peculiar to my bats or my swing, but, over the years, I hit consistently better with my 1 pc over my 2 pc bats. Some of the longest hits have been with 2 pc, but for me, the 2 pc do not produce as consistently.

I continue to think that 1 pc bats have a larger sweet spot and that may be a contributing factor in the better performance that I get from 1 pc bats.

Do others have an opinion on this?
Nov. 30, 2020
Mannjo
56 posts
Just remember,itís not the wane,itís the magician
Dec. 1, 2020
DCPete
395 posts
No personal opinion but the experts like Dave V. will point out that a 2 pc bat will usually have more handle flex than a 1 pc bat for whatever it's worth . . .
Dec. 1, 2020
DRB22
Men's 50
56 posts
I do agree that the 1 pc bats tend to offer a larger sweet spot, ie: my Wicked has a massive sweet spot compared to my Melee's. I think that with the 2pc bats it takes a more consistent swing and very repeatable swing mechanics to consistently find the sweet spot vs the 1 pc. The 1 pc is much more forgiving with miss hits.

While I tend to agree that its the magician not the wand, some wands are better than others..lol
Dec. 1, 2020
RAM33
7 posts
Hey guys I've been playing softball since 1979.
Been playing senior softball since 2008 and I have been able to sing many 1PC. and 2PC. bats. I have noticed in every 1PC. bat the sweet spot is closer to the end of the barrel. Every 2Pc. bat the sweet spot is toward the middle of the barrel. So the sweet spot between a 1PC. and 2PC. bat is in slightly different positions. I have noticed that if someone who is used to swinging 1PC. hits the ball farther up the barrel toward end plug and someone that is used to hitting 2PC. hit the ball closer to the middle of the barrel.Because of this when people are swinging what they are not used to swinging they think the sweet spot is smaller or harder to find. Try this in BP and you will understand what I'm talking about. Something else I can say about this. During BP it is easier to move to ball on the barrel (middle or toward End plug) however in game play it is much more difficult to do this because you usually will resort back to what you are used to. I would suggest swinging a bat for several months before switching from 1PC. to 2PC. and vice verse. That is why people that are used to swinging 1PC. bats complain about handle flex. Someone who is used to swinging 2PC. never notice flex.
Dec. 2, 2020
mck71
237 posts
Goater - I have always read here and in other places that the swing "is as much in between your ears than in your hands", you should swing whatever FEELS comfortable for YOU. Me, I PREFER a 1pc bat but own a few 2 pcs (4). I like what RAM33 said and will test that out as I have the 12" melee in 2018 (orange/gray 1 pc) and 2019 (red 2 pc). Of course all bats are made a little differently which is why Dave V does the measurements of handle to end load as DCPete said.

So my advice to you is if you find you PREFER the 1 pc, buy a few extra of the ones you like and keep them in reserve (this is what I did and seems I am not alone? lol)
Dec. 2, 2020
DRB22
Men's 50
56 posts
I have no issue switching between 1pc and 2pc during a tournament, just depends on what I am feeling prior to that at bat. I find that my 1pc Wicked has a massive sweet spot, from just above the taper to about an inch from the end cap.
Dec. 2, 2020
mck71
237 posts
DRB22 - me neither. I BELIEVE I get a little more distance with my 26.5 red melee than my normal 13" 26oz green/gray melee but I am more consistent with the 13" (probably it's the load as well since these are 12").

And TOTALLY agree with the Wicked being a very good bat, I own 2 and if they were the ONLY 2 bats I owned, I would hit very well week in and week out, I just prefer the 1pc Melee or the 13" OG Dudley's. That said, if you made me use only 1 bat (have at least 20), would be the 13" Dudley (JMHO) due to swinging weight for me and of course durability (and when colder temps, say between 50 - 60 degrees, that is what I swing).
Dec. 2, 2020
DRB22
Men's 50
56 posts
Nice, traded my red knob for a '19 Adidas red 2pc + cash. My #1 gamer, distance is ridiculous, hands down the best for me. The Wicked just has such a large sweet spot, plus mine has 500+ swings on it and no signs of slowing down. I do like the little extra whip with the 2pc's, just have to know have to contain it
Dec. 4, 2020
Goater
59 posts
My best one pc bats have been OG Ultra II, Blue MM Combat (hands down best) and 2016 Dudly Lightening .. 2 of three broke after considerable use
Dec. 5, 2020
titanhd
Men's 60
596 posts
DRB22-MC71. which color model Wicked?
Dec. 5, 2020
mck71
237 posts
titan - I am speaking about the black 1 pc with green writing, believe it was a 2018 that I got at the end of 2017? I have never hit the green one (came out the next year) but I did buy the white 2 pc and wasn't a fan of it (1. not a big 2 pc guy and 2. it just never opened up for my even with over 500 cuts).
Dec. 7, 2020
DRB22
Men's 50
56 posts
titan- I have the '19 model, green with the black writing..also called the booger. I believe its the same bat just with the paint scheme flipped. But, my new gamers are the 2pc '19 Adidas Melee's, one is the balance 13" barrel and the other is the red 12" barrel, the wicked has turned into a bp/back-up bat
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