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Discussion: Illegal Bats for Senior Softball?

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May 12, 2009
5 posts
Illegal Bats for Senior Softball?
Probably a short one, but is there a list?

Dave Adams
OSC, Washington
May 12, 2009
Men's 60
91 posts
Senior softball banned lists ?
1. titanium
2.ultra I grey
3. hubble microscope
4. anything that does not come out of knop or end cap?
5. If you make it we will come !!
A little humor I guess on last 3 but I
believe the first 2 are the ones!!
May 12, 2009
Men's 65
4549 posts
Some I can think of :
Grey original Ultras, balanced and maxload,
Titanium's from the early-mid '90's, 4 makes,
Yellow Rip-it Elite
Have yet to see an official list. May vary as to assn. and where played as well.
You could add any altered bat to that list as well. But again, these vary with definition within each.
May 12, 2009
Men's 55
580 posts
I don't think the Boombah cannon is approved for anything but WSA
May 12, 2009
2502 posts
The SSUSA approved bat list is really very simple. Any non-altered bat that bears the label/marking as meeting the 1.20 BPF (Bat Performance Factor) standard is allowed for SSUSA sanctioned play. There are only a handful of senior bats not meeting that standard, including (as noted by another poster above) the original grey Miken Ultra, the yellow Rip-It and a vary small production run of Red ComBat's made in Canada a couple of years ago. The only other somewhat frequently encountered non-complying bat is the blue Boombah with a BPF marked 1.205, which does not meet the standard.
May 12, 2009
Men's 60
1175 posts
DA13, i was using the Miken Titanium in Irving and the ump wouldn't allow it, we got the TD over to our field and he said is was OK.Since then, i sold it! I like the Launch510 gold.
May 12, 2009
Men's 65
3146 posts
I'll add the Toloso Maximus, and the Powerhouse Team Players Model (it has a bfp stamp, not bpf and the ASA stamp reads American Sports Assoc).
May 14, 2009
Men's 60
322 posts
The Staff and that SECRET COMMITTEE really need to get a life. Boombah with a BPF marked 1.205
And everyone else including Miken has their bats BPF marked 1.20?????? But they only elect to take and PRINT the BPF number in the Hundredths (.00) and not the Thousandth (.000). Come on all you math genius, what is the real issue here. I have used Mikens since 2002 starting with the Ultra 1 which I cracked, and then I've had over 8- 30 oz Mikens. I also have two Boombahs 27 and 29 oz. that I have used this pass year. Great bat, but over my senior career the Miken is still tops. I have cleared hardball fences of 365 with the Miken and not the Boombah but the Boombah Cannon seems to last longer. I have not cracked my Boombah YET. I will, but not yet. Some one is getting paid to keep the Boombah Cannon off the list. All the Politics that goes on in this SSUSA / Tom Hennessey

May 14, 2009
Men's 65
4549 posts
Another some short run was with a Blueish\Grey Combat, that did not have the BPF stamps either.
June 8, 2009
54 posts
How does a bat that does not meet ASA and USSA standards be legal in
SSUSA ??????

Does not meet current ASA and USSSA standards

Sizes/Weights: 34 in./26 oz., 34 in./27 oz., 34 in./28 oz., 34 in./29 oz., 34 in./30 oz.
Does not meet current ASA and USSSA standards.
Approved for Senior Softball U.S.A. (SSUSA)
Model No.:

June 9, 2009
Men's 65
3146 posts
I don't understand your post, what's your point? You left out ISA and NSA.
June 9, 2009
Men's 60
547 posts
RochBob.....Welcome to senior softball. This message board is supplied by SSUSA. They make the rules. This is not ASA. This is not USSSA.
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