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2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: SBZ314-AE

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2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: SBZ314-AE
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  • 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: SBZ314-AE
  • 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: SBZ314-AE
  • 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: SBZ314-AE
  • 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: SBZ314-AE
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Questions and Answers for 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: SBZ314-AE

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Why is this not approved for USSSA?

The 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (SBZ314-AE) is approved for ASA play. In recent years ASA and USSSA testing and certification have started to differ and there are very few bats that meet both certifications. The USSSA model of this bat would be the 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load Slow Pitch Softball Bat (SBZ314-UE).

Patrick Expert ·Sep 07, 2014

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Can I use this ASA bat with compression balls over 275 pounds?

The 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (SBZ314-AE) is designed to work best with the new ASA softballs that are .52 core 300 compression. If used with any other balls, the bat may have durability issues.

Patrick Expert ·Sep 02, 2014

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I am interested in this bat. What is the weight of the end-load? 2-3 oz?

The end load weight in the 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA (SBZ314-AE) Slow Pitch bat comes out to around 1 ounce.

Mac Expert ·Jun 11, 2014

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I notice there is no USSSA stamp on it. Why?

The 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA (SBZ314-AE) does not feature a USSSA stamp because it is not certified for USSSA play.

Patrick Expert ·May 22, 2014

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How many times do I have to swing the bat so that it becomes hot? How do I break it in?

Generally, we recommend swinging the 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA: (SBZ314-AE) around 125-150 times rotating the barrel a quarter of an inch after each swing. This will help loosen up the materials, and will help heat up and enhance the performance.

Merritt Expert ·Apr 30, 2014

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How is the durability on this model? I have the OG Z2000's now that I am swinging (balanced & endload). I know the 3000's have been recalled twice which puts up a red flag & the 1 review on the balanced says it broke in the 1st practice. I am debating between purchasing this & the Easton L3.0 but the durability has me up in the air. What do you recommend?

You should not experience durability issues with the 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA (SBZ314-AE) as long as you are using the new .52 COR, 300 Compression balls. The same is true of the Easton L3.0. If you are still using the old .44 or .47 COR balls you will experience durability issue with any bat that carries the new ASA stamp.

Bobby Expert ·Apr 22, 2014

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What is the best available bat for the new 2014 performance standard?

The 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA (SBZ314-AE) is one of the highest performing ASA bats on the market. The new three-piece design decreases vibration and increases durability and performance.

Kara Expert ·Apr 02, 2014

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How does this bat compare to other high end bats in this category?

The 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA (SBZ314-AE) Slow Pitch is very popular and a very high performing bat. It compares very well to others.

Aaron Expert ·Mar 10, 2014

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How much end load does this contain?

The 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA (SBZ314-AE) Slow Pitch features an end loaded feel of about a half ounce to one ounce depending on the bat weight you select. For example: the 30 ounce bat feels slightly more end loaded than the 26 ounce.

Patrick Expert ·Mar 04, 2014

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Is the Z-3000 much better than the Z-2000? What are the major differences in the bats?

The 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA (SBZ314-AE) Slow Pitch is a three piece bat compared with the Z-2000. The Z-3000 is also a step up.

Jackson Expert ·Feb 26, 2014

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Can I use this bat for utrip play?

The 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA: SBZ314-AE Slow Pitch is going to be ASA and ISF approved. However, there is no certification for USSSA.

Merritt Expert ·Feb 20, 2014

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What does the AE, AB and AE stand for at the end of the number?

The AE, as seen at the end of the model number of the 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA (SBZ314-AE), stands for ASA End load. AB stands for ASA Balanced. UB stands for USSSA Balanced. The first letter denotes the league it is certified in, the second letter denotes the swing weight of the bat.

Tessa L. Expert ·Feb 12, 2014

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Is this bat meant for the mush 52/300 balls? How would you say this does with hitting them?

This 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA: (SBZ314-AE) Slow Pitch bat, like the other models that carry the new ASA performance certification mark, is designed to hit the new .52 COR, 300 Compression softballs. Any bat with a new ASA mark should offer better performance than 2004 ASA stamped bats. But the Z-3000 models will hit those softballs very well.

Mac Expert ·Feb 05, 2014

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Does the Z-3000 have all the correct stamps? or just the ASA stamp?

The 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load (SBZ314-AE) is only approved for ASA and ISF.

John Expert ·Jan 30, 2014

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Will this bat exceed the Z-2000 performance?

Yes. The 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-3000 End Load ASA (SBZ314-AE) Slow Pitch will be higher performing than the 2014 Louisville Slugger Z-2000 End Load ASA (SBZ214-AE) Slow Pitch. It uses Louisville Slugger's new Tru3 Technology which strengthens the link between the barrel and the handle, giving the Z-3000 a trampoline spring and dramatically reducing vibration on contact.

Damon Expert ·Jan 25, 2014

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